After GM's India exit, Volkswagen, Ford, FIAT and Skoda
also stare down that path.
With VW having no robust plans for the mass market products could be seriously looking at an exit with a wait and watch policy. Heavily under the diesel gate it has no resources for bringing out the next platform of products for such a cost conscious market.
In a market that at last count had over 17 carmakers, and in which the top four control over 75%, a legitimate question to ask is: who next after GM? It’s also pertinent considering that all is not well at many of the bit players — in India as well as at the global headquarters.
Staying in India isn't easy. But quitting may make a future re-entry harder. French carmaker Peugeot, of course, may want to disagree. After exiting India in the late '90s, its now readying for a second wind.