With ever increasing pollution in the world and the successive damage done to the environment as a whole, which ultimately becomes catastrophic for human existence, has obviously raised a lot of concerns around the world. Every now and then world elites are witnessed discussing measures to avoid these issues. One of the major sources of pollution are the automobiles which are also connected to another bigger issue of resource unavailability at hand. Petrol and diesel were by far the most used fuel systems for the automobiles while economical alternatives such as CNG and LPG evolved over the years. While these were alternatives which were probably okay due to their availability, the indisputable fact that these resources too would eventually go scarce, led manufacturers to venture into other alternatives.
But no matter how immediate the need is or how innovative the efforts are, unless the masses follow it, any technological solution might be left unheard. India is one of the largest automobile market internationally. At the same time however, it is also the most diverse automobile market in the world. People do not just buy products based on innovation and need but also consider long term advantages of the car. Factors like resale value, brand name, mileage, service availability, maintenance expenses play a considerate role with the Indian demographic. No matter how innovative an automobile is, the trusted brands which proved their worth on Indian roads would remain the prime choice. People mostly prefer word of mouth which becomes a hassle for the international players who enter the market for the first time. When an innovative product such as electric vehicles are concerned, the dubious nature of customers stays a hurdle. How far the product can succeed in India can be checked through the same parameters Indian customers look for in order to cross check the availability of the same by manufacturers.
The Indian automobile industry witnessed the beginning of a revolutionary trend as Mahindra e2o was launched on 18th March this year. It is not that this is the first electric vehicle to hit the Indian roads. However, no other automobile manufacturer has introduced an electric vehicle and promised to launch a few more models in the next couple of years, as Mahindra Reva has done. It seems that the aspiring car buyers are going to have increased options to choose from.
Hopes are high that Mahindra will make it happen, so far as their venture to redefine the 'future of mobility' in India is concerned. However, there is always hope against hope, and in this case, it is not without reasons. Several attempts have been made in the last decade to introduce and popularise electric vehicles. Due to several reasons, dreams of eco-friendly drives did not materialise. Now that the first four-seat EV has been launched, here's another possibility.
Finally putting an end to the misery of all curious cats, Mahindra launches their sub-4metre compact, the Mahindra Quanto a.k.a the Mini Xylo at a splendid price of Rs.5.82 lakh and go up to Rs. 7.36 lakh, ex-showroom Thane. These prices undercut the price of both, Ertiga and the Renault Duster. The Premier Rio, from the same segment, on the other hand starts from Rs. 5 lakh and ranges to Rs. 7.20 lakh. The Quanto has four trims, C2 as the base variant, C4 which is priced at Rs. 6.35 lakh, the Quanto C6 priced at Rs. 6.86 lakh and the top of the line Quanto C8 (all prices mentioned are ex-showroom Thane).
The year is about to step into its final quarter – a clear indication of its swiftly approaching closure. But instead of witnessing a wind-up for the end of the year, the Indian auto-market is ablaze with fresh launches taking place every other week. The entire year has been full of life and activity for the automotive markets with cars from all over the world being introduced in every possible segment. MUV, SUV and sedan sections have practically been turned into battle-grounds between legendary auto-giants of the world. And over the next few days, the situation is going to get even more exciting for the Indian car enthusiasts. Starting tomorrow, a host of 3 amazing new cars is going to be rolled out on the Indian streets over a span of just 8 days. Including the first ever sports tourer of the country, the next week will witness the release of some of the most awaited cars of the year. So, lets have a peek at what the auto-world has in store for us.
Mahindra and Mahindra has had the world on edge with the yet-to-be-launched compact SUV, i.e. the mini version of Mahindra Xylo a.k.a the Mahindra Quanto. And now that the car is ready for a September 20 launch, the frenzy associated with the car keeps growing with every passing moment. Mahindra and Mahindra is renowned for its quality cars, and has also lead the SUV segment of the Indian car market with its extraordinary SUVs like Scorpio and Bolero. And the latest one to carry on that legacy is Mahindra XUV500. The massive success of XUV500 speakes volumes about the quality that the company delivers through the means of its cars. And now they are ready to roll out a compact that will live on in the hearts of Indian auto fanatics, just like its predecessors.
The day unveils itself, spreading new shine, and a new smile especially for petrol heads who were holding their breath and looking forward to the launch of Mahindra Verito Refresh. The facelift of Mahindra Verito Refresh is actually true to its additional name- Refresh. With changes and new features added, the look of the Verito has become more ergonomic and aesthetic appeal.
The Mahindra Verito sedan has got a brand new look up on the front, a new grille (It has got the typical Mahindra family face owing to the vertically slated front grille job) and bumper job. The headlamps wow us and the boot sculpting is impressive. The few more features which have been added, makes the Verito Refresh a feature rich sedan, a kind that we expect from Mahindra.
The Brand new Verito is available in 2 variants in petrol (G2 and G4) and 3 variants in diesel (D2, D4 and D6). The Mahindra Verito price for refresh starts at an affordable Rs.5.27 Lakh (ex-showroom Delhi for petrol, BS4) and Rs. 6.26 Lakh (ex showroom Delhi, BS4). The price quote for the sedan suits the segment that it is targeted towards especially with the Mahindra Verito’s claim of giving more value to the customers, a promise that Mahindra has never failed to fulfill.
Mahindra India has brought in coolness to this scorching summer with the launch of their SUV, Mahindra Thar, which is now offered with a factory fitted powerful air conditioner. There are a lot of other features, which is certainly going to make the driving on the rugged roads very comfortable from now on. Apart from the air conditioner and heater, Mahindra Thar will also have a short turning radius of 5.35 meters, which will be very good to handle and maneuver this SUV. The insides have comfy twin bucket seats to add to the bliss of driving on rough road conditions. The home grown Mahindra Cars have always been renowned for their powerful engines and remarkable fuel efficiency. Taking the legacy further, this soft top SUV, Mahindra Thar has been equipped with a commanding 2.5 litre common rail diesel engine (CRDe), which can generate a maximum power of 105 Bhp at 3800 RPM and 247 Nm of peak torque at 1800 RPM as mentioned in a few Mahindra Thar AC Reviews.
India’s very own leading automobile manufacturer Mahindra India is overjoyed with happiness as their powerfully built SUV Mahindra Bolero is doing extremely well in the car market. This formidable SUV has done its highest annual sales till date, which is of 1,00,686 vehicles since it was launched. Mahindra India has a wonderful fleet of cars which are powerfully built and very reliable. From the renowned stable comes the other SUV cars like Mahindra Scorpio, Mahindra Thar, Mahindra Xylo and the stunning new Mahindra XUV 500. The Mahindra XUV 500 has generated tremendous response across the country since its launch and there was a lot of hype and publicity regarding this commanding vehicle before its launch as well. The Mahindra XUV 500 Price is starting at Rs. 11.38 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi) and has done amazing sales for its company from the moment it was launched.
Mahindra has finally unearthed the Thar CRDe 4X4 SUV car with factory fitted air conditioning and an engine immobilizer as a prerequisite kit. The move could not have come at a better time as the scorching Indian summers have just arrived and the AC feature will definitely be welcomed by the on road enthusiasts. All new Mahindra Thar SUV is aimed at the off-roader fanatics and seeing the target audience Mahindra has left out the comfy features. Company has not decided whether this curbing of Mahindra expansion plans would be for a short period of 3 months or permanent. However, in India one does not go and buy a vehicle for the off-road experiences only and the lack of air conditioning earlier was making it a feasible option, especially when you think about the soaring temperature in many tropical parts of the country.
The renowned utility car manufacturer of India, Mahindra and Mahindra is likely to heat up the market during the coming fiscal. The car manufacturer has lined up not one or two but five new cars right from sedans to hatchbacks to sports utility vehicles in the year to follow. The first and the foremost will be a passenger car version of its commerical vehicle, the Mahindra Maxximo. This is basically going to be a mini van, to be launched during the very beginning of the closely approaching FY 2012-2013.