The month of October has barely started and if you are a car-buff, rest assured that you won't even realize when November is knocking at your door because this month is going to be jammed and packed with launches of the most popular cars of India. SUV, MPV, compact and hatchback car – all these segments will be welcoming new members into their clans very soon. And here, we bring you a quick look into the fun and frivolities that the auto-world has in store for all of us over the coming few weeks.
Ranked amongst the top 20 motor vehicle manufacturers in the world, Tata Motors is one of the pioneers and the largest brand in the Indian automotive industry. There's practically no segment of the auto-world where Tata Motors have not left their lasting mark, not just in India but across the world. Tata cars have always been known to be ahead of their times ever since the year 1991 when Tata Motors made their auto-debut with the famous Tata Sierra, the first automobile to be produced in India. Following the success of Sierra, Tata Motors soon ventured into the other arenas as well with their station wagon Tata Estate and the MUV Tata Sumo only to pen down one success story after the next. Not to mention the fact that it was our very own Tata Motors that presented the Indian roads with their very first SUV - Tata Safari.
Each product of Tata Motors comes with some special features which separates it from the crowd quite easily. We do agree that they have been the rulers of the market for quite sometime now, especially in the SUV segment. The high point of a TATA Motor launch is the level of expectation it caters to. As the Indian market has shifted from demanding Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) to Multi Utility Vehicles (MUV), the competition has become rustic. TATA has to compete with other SUVs like Force Motors -Force One, Mahindra Scorpio, Bolero, XUV 500 and the Tata Safari, the newly launched Duster and the Audi Q3 of-course.
"Duster would be the most aggressive product from our stable, so far” had said the Renault India spokesperson Rajiv Mitra. Renault India isn’t just saying it but is all set to prove it as well. The all new Renault Duster price starts at Rs. 7.19 Lakh for the petrol base variant and Rs. 8.19 Lakh for the RxL. The Diesel (85bhp) variant RxE starts at a price of Rs. 7.99 Lakh and the 110bhp RxL is tagged at Rs. 9.99 Lakh. The top variant RxZ pack diesel is available at Rs. 11.29 Lakh.After the break up between Renault and Mahindra & Mahindra, Renault India is all determined to make a stable position for itself in the Indian market. They seek to stand among the top 3 international car manufacturers in India. The strategy forward for Renault in India is simple; build the brand popularity among consumers, set up a powerful dealer network and build a wide spread and efficient service network. Whether or not Renault India will be able to fulfill its aim, we’ll have to wait and watch... because now it doesn’t have to deal with the Indian manufacturers but also world players like Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda and the likes.
The small SUVs and compact crossovers are the season’s flavor. The BMW X1and Audi Q3 has established a new segment of baby SUVs in the Indian market. Renault has also followed the footsteps of these two and decided to launch its small family SUV, Renault Duster in India. Renault, the French automobile manufacturer, has spread all over the world and is selling its vehicles in 118 countries. Renault is a late entrant in the Indian market. They had established a JV with Mahindra & Mahindra when they entered India but this was dissolved in 2010. After this, Renault gave a fresh start by establishing Renault India Pvt. Ltd., and has also established a facility in Chennai with along with Nissan.
Currently, the Indian SUV market is doing very well and apparently SUVs are selling more in numbers than the other most popular cars in the market. The buyers have a number of questions before buying any SUV and first time users are quite apprehensive as to whether it would be a good idea to change over to a SUV from a sedan or a hatchback car. Here is a list of frequently asked or thought about questions in the mind of a buyer. We have taken one the most popular SUV, Mahindra XUV500 and a couple of yet to be launched SUVs; namely, Tata Safari Storme and Renault Duster. These yet to be launched SUVs have been taken into consideration as they are acclaimed to be the most anticipated vehicles to be launched very soon. An attempt to help you choose…
Will Renault Duster launch bring forth the recognition that Renault India deserves… or will it be another hit-and-miss product from them? As Renault India puts it; Renault Duster is an automobile that has been appreciated across the globe and they are positive that with its sleek and compact design and built, the SUV will strike it big for them in India. No doubt the SUV has been in news for quite some time now, first during the 2012 Auto Expo, then expected launch, then the delay in launch and now once again the launch of the Renault Duster is due in the next month. With the onset of vehicles like Audi Q3, XUV500 and the upcoming vehicles like Tata Safari Storme, Renault Duster is in for a tough competition. Indians love their SUVs and they have real high expectations from them. To be able to please an Indian with a SUV… it should be a complete package, with power packed engine, fuel efficiency, balance drive, easy maneuverability and comfortable interiors. Will Renault Duster satisfy these criteria?
Since the time Tata Safari Storme has been showcased in one of the country’s biggest and most popular automobile expo, it has generated an overwhelming response from the audience as well as the media. Tata Cars In India have always been acclaimed to be some of the most dependable and trustworthy vehicles. Their Diesel Cars are said to be some of the best vehicles prevalent on the Indian roads. Tata Motor Group is a globally commended company now and has an admirable fleet of cars on display. They are now going to launch a superior version of their steadfast Tata Safari, which has been one of the most admired and popular SUV in the Indian car market since many years. This new version has been christened as Tata Safari Storme and is expected to be rolled out anytime soon. The price tag is expected to be in the range of Rs. 10 lakh, but the final price will be revealed at the official launch.
A plethora of upcoming vehicle launches soon to rock the Indian car market...
This year seems to be a lucrative year for the country’s car market with more than a few Upcoming Cars to be launched one after another. The list is quite long and there are Diesel Cars, SUVs and a couple of Petrol Cars as well. The SUV segment is also getting quite a few additions as the demand for these muscular vehicles have seen a surge recently. But the fate of Petrol Cars seems to be in doldrums with another hike in the fuel prices from today. What is in store for all these new entrants in the coming future that only time will tell.
Tata Safari Storme
To start with, the most anticipated launch of this year is Tata Safari Storme; an SUV from the formidable stables of Tata Motors is expected to be priced around Rs. 10 lakh approximately. According to a few Tata Safari Storme Reviews, this SUV will come equipped with a 2179cc DICOR engine that churns out 140 Bhp at 4000 Rpm along with 320 Nm of torque at 1700 Rpm. This engine is said to be fitted with an advanced G76 MKII, 5-Speed manual transmission gear box for smoother gear shifts. The company claims that this SUV will be able to generate a mileage between 11 to 15 Kmpl, which is quite impressive. The launch is expected to happen anytime now as the company had stated that this SUV would be launched in May or early June.
The entire Indian population got up to a bolt from the blue in the morning today with the Indian government hiking the petrol prices further. This time it’s not just a couple of rupees but a substantial amount of Rs. 7 or more in other cities. Everyone is stunned at the kind of steep increase in the fuel as it will send the common man’s monthly budget in a tizzy. There are a lot of revolts and objections on this hike from each and every stratum of the society. The automobile fraternity is further shocked as they were already undergoing a slump due to the increase in the excise duty and other taxes. With this hike in the fuel, the car sales will further crash and will hit an all-time low, but at the same time there is no hike in diesel price as yet. This will further fuel the demand for diesel cars, but at the same time will imbalance the equation among the cars. Tata Cars might be one of the biggest sellers of vehicles as they are majorly into diesel engine cars manufacturing. They are expected to launch their brand new SUV, Tata Safari Storme anytime now and now with this hike, this diesel engine based SUV will do tremendous business for the company.