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scotty_passat said:
does this mean they are outsourcing car design to India now as well? :poke: :eek:h:
You'll probably see a lot more things going over there....I hear they're pretty good at math....and we're ..uhh...slipping. Sure they can do it cheaper,,,,the problem is, they have the smarts to do it better now. Bad combination for us.
 

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I was expecting a photo of a donkey on chrystal meth! :lol:
 

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JokerUNM said:
You'll probably see a lot more things going over there....I hear they're pretty good at math....and we're ..uhh...slipping. Sure they can do it cheaper,,,,the problem is, they have the smarts to do it better now. Bad combination for us.
Hmm... don't know about that, but the Indians did have the smarts to copy a 1940's Morris design and market it as a new car for who knows how long:
http://www.hmambassador.com/
They've done a good job on older Suzuki cars too:
http://www.marutiudyog.com/bp/models.asp?ch=2&ct=23&sc=0

That Ford twin turbo engine probably produces more power than everything in Maruti's lineup combined! :lol:
 

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raneek said:
JokerUNM said:
You'll probably see a lot more things going over there....I hear they're pretty good at math....and we're ..uhh...slipping. Sure they can do it cheaper,,,,the problem is, they have the smarts to do it better now. Bad combination for us.
Hmm... don't know about that, but the Indians did have the smarts to copy a 1940's Morris design and market it as a new car for who knows how long:
http://www.hmambassador.com/
They've done a good job on older Suzuki cars too:
http://www.marutiudyog.com/bp/models.asp?ch=2&ct=23&sc=0

That Ford twin turbo engine probably produces more power than everything in Maruti's lineup combined! :lol:
Hey, I didn't say they would be doing it anytime soon....people laughed at the Japanese at one time also. You're forgetting Tata, or is that not a manufacterer? :D
 

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JokerUNM said:
Hey, I didn't say they would be doing it anytime soon....people laughed at the Japanese at one time also. You're forgetting Tata, or is that not a manufacterer? :D
Good point...
You're right, Tata is one of the largest industrial conglomerates in India. I recall reading in one of the U.K. car magazines (TopGear or CAR) that Rover will be selling rebadged Tata Indicas (a subcompact car). Interestingly, I think Tata outsourced much of the design and engineering of the Indica to France and Italy. Like HM and Maruti, they seem to be very good at adapting components and/or designs from other companies toward their own products.
 
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If you look at the overall shape it seems like its modeled after the z, but then something went terribly wrong! where did you find this...........put it back! :lol:
 
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