When you think of exceptional cars that are built in Europe, does your mind run strictly to cars made by Rolls Royce, BMW, or Mercedes? Of course, there are many other foreign automakers that make cars in the US that are hurting in South Carolina (BMW) and in Alabama (Toyota, Mercedes) and in Ohio (Honda) and all of these companies provide mega jobs and are every bit as much a part of our manufacturing base here.
And because of Germany being extremely reticent when trying to develop its automotive industry, they opened the floodgates for American automobile manufacturers like General Motors who bought out German automaker Opel and Ford Motor Company who possessed a very successful subsidiary in Germany.
For a country of just nine million to produce one automaker would be amazing enough. All domestic automakers have to react upon potential new entrants anytime soon. And what we know now is that the latest EV wave has been with us for decade — and the automakers are selling more gas-powered cars than ever. The vehicle uses a 172 horsepower 2.4 liter GEMA I4 gasoline engine for the Australian and European market. Iacocca, unlike today’s automaker chiefs, traveled back and forth to Washington on commercial jets to negotiate on behalf of Chrysler.
India has emerged as the right market for Suzuki cars and with Volkswagen now holding approximately 20 percent of Suzuki’s shares, the German automaker may tell its Japanese partner to expend its sources in markets where it is succeeding. Additionally, the country boasts of having the biggest percentage of automobile production in all of Europe with a 29% share of the market, next is France with 18%, Spain with 13% and finally the United Kingdom with a 9% share of the market. OpenCar works with automakers to create custom HMI profiles which exactly match the native interface specification.
Having a satisfied dealer network is critical because automakers rely on retail entrepreneurs who have the energy, financial resources and the commitment to represent its brand and distribute and sell its vehicles in a vast and populous nation like India.