General Motors India has been making elaborate plans to have a stronger footing in the Indian market. As the first step in the direction the company will be launching a 1.2-litre SMARTECH engine next month. The engine will power the funky looking hatchback Chevrolet Beat. The new engine has been developed locally by the GM Technical Centre-India in Bangalore in co-operation with GM's new engine plant in Talegaon.
According to the Karl Slym, president and MD of the company the diesel version of the Chevy Beat will be launched by the end of this year.
car existing in vogue since past 40 long and successful years, is now prepared to serve the next generation with a promise of best in class performance and modern styling. The upcoming Honda Civic coupe and sedan is to get a new concept which was unfolded at the Detroit Motor Show 2011. The stunning concept received a great response from the audience as a car known for its age old experience was dancing in ultra modern look and nowhere held the hint of old age designing. The concept targeted the young minds of today with an assured experience of 40 years. The new concept employed the existing one-motion, mono-form patent design accompanied with a better shaped and sleekly designed body beautified with prominent crease on it. The resultant car model gives a more aggressive and powerful appearance along with the identifiable hint of ancestor models.
The small car market is likely to get more crowded as one of the country’s oldest carmakers Hindustan Motors Limited, displays intention of coming up with a small car by July 2011.
The company informed a new agency that the prototype of the car would be showcased to dealers for feedback during the first week of the month. The Indian car market has a number of small cars and hatchbacks like the Maruti Alto, Maruti Swift, Tata Nano, Volkswagen Polo, Ford Figo et al.
The year 2011 is lined up with some big launches in Indian auto market from automobile majors all round the globe. Among the big launches in luxury car segment we have the majestic Audi A8 making its way in Indian auto market tomorrow. Audi is standing at the third position after BMW and Mercedes Benz in the luxury car world and with that the company is aiming to speed up its progress by the year 2015 in world and in India it will start a little early with the launch of luxurious Audi A8.
The company is known to come up with highly competitive cars in luxury car segment by adding new horizon in luxury innovation and the same is visible in its upcoming Audi A8. The car is designed so smartly that despite its 5 meter long body, it does not go humongous. The striking beauty make its appearance unique with its one piece grille and LED lights and the high performance is assured with the four ring logo mounted on the front grille.
The surge in demand in the Indian market has lead to a number of carmakers entering the market with newer products. But Mercedes Benz has re launched its hyper-luxury saloon brand Maybach in the India car market. The car is a aimed at the growing class of super rich in India who wish to drive around on unique set of wheels that can be customised to suit their taste.
The carmaker has launched the Maybach in two top-of-the-line variants. The Maybach 57 S and Maybach 62 are on offer to the Indian buyers. The Maybach 57 S is powered by a 611bhp 6.0-litre V12 AMG engine. And the Maybach 62 is powered by a 5.5-liter twin-turbo V12, generating 537bhp. While the Maybach 57 S is priced at Rs 4.85crore (ex-showroom Delhi), the Maybach 62 will have a price tag of Rs 5.1crore (ex-showroom Delhi).
C K Birla group company, Hindustan Motors Limited, is getting ready for the launch of a small car. The launch may happen in the month of July. The company has planned to showcase prototypes of the variants of the small car to the dealers. This exercise would be done in order to get the feedback from the dealers.
The car would be designed on the lines of the Ambassador but is likely to be smaller in length.Rumour has it that the new car would be designed in both the segments, hatchback and sedan. Name of the car has not been decided yet but the manufacturing would be done from HM'S plant at Uttarpara in West Bengal.
The most awaited Maruti Suzuki sports sedan, Maruti Kizashi is finally launched today. Maruti Kizashi will come in two variants: Manual Transmission (MT) and Continuous Variable Transmission(CVT). The car has been priced at 16.5 Lakhs (Ex-showroom New Delhi) for Maruti Kizashi manual transmission and 17.5 Lakhs (Ex-showroom New Delhi) for Maruti Kizashi Continuous Variable Transmission. With Maruti Kizashi on shores, India.s leading small car manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki would be looking ahead to show its dominance in the luxury car segment.
Maruti Kizashi is powered by 2.4 liter, four cylinder DOHC J-series engine . This D segment sports sedan churns maximum power of 178 PS @ 6,500rpm and maximum torque of 230Nm @ 4,000rpm with excellent fuel efficient of 12.53 kmpl (CVT) and 12.45 kmp (Manual Transmission).
Maruti Kizashi the premium luxury car has been launched today (2nd February) on the Indian shores by Maruti Suzuki. The saloon will be available with two car options; these are Maruti Kizashi 6 Speed Manual Transmission (MT) which is priced at Rs 16.75 lakh and Maruti Kizashi Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) or AT will come with Rs 17.5 lakh.
Maruti Kizashi launched today by the Indian czars has all the making of an exceptional car in the luxury car segment. Maruti Kizashi will be powered with 2.4 litre petrol powertrain churning a maximum power of 178 PS at 6500 rpm, generating top torque of 230 NM at 4000 rpm. The new luxury sedan offers excellent fuel economy of 12.53 kmpl for CVT model and for MT car model it is 12.45 kmpl. The beautiful sedan is a true example of advanced technology in amity with state of the art design and great features. This car is sure to win over the Indian buyer's confidence with its safety features.
Launched early last year, Ford Figo, the hatchback by Ford set sales registers ringing for the American carmaker almost instantly. Ford Figo won many awards including the car of the year award and this January the car reported a four-fold increase. Ford Figo sold 10,026 units as against 2,453 units sold over the same period of last year.
The car had sold 9,478 units in March 2010 and finally it crossed the 10,000-unit monthly sales milestone in January 2011 by selling 10026 cars, according to the company statement. Ford India Managing Director Michael Boneham was quoted in the press saying, “2010 was a landmark year for us, with Ford nearly tripling its annual sales volume. We have carried the momentum of last year's terrific performance into the new year by crossing the 10,000-unit sales mark.”
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. will be launching its most aspired model Maruti SX4 diesel in Indian auto market in the second half of February. This is going to be a crucial time for the company. Like Maruti Swift and Maruti Dzire the Indian version of Maruti SX4 diesel will also have 1.3 Multi-jet along with a VGT (Variable Geometry Turbo).
Recently a lot of diesel powered cars have been launched and one of them is Volkswagen Vento. The level of competition is high in the diesel powered mid sized saloon market. Maruti will have to adapt smart marketing policies along with good cost advantage in order to sustain in the mid sized diesel powered saloon market. Maruti is expecting to give tough competition to the current market leader VolkswagenVento. Maruti SX4 Diesel might range from Rs 6.99 Lakh or 10,000 more than its petrol variant.
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