Indian Automobile market is the hottest spot for any car manufacturer as it is showing an exponential growth and stunning this world with its exceptional opportunities. Looking at this undiscovered opportunities in Indian Auto market, many car manufacturers are trying their best to debut in different segment and get their share of pie.
Among all the segments, we have seen some exceptional performance in the mid sized car segment. Many beautiful models are present in this niche and is lined up with many great opportunities. Here we have taken up 5 top small sized cars which will make the best option in its segment for this year.
The year 2011 will be staring on a slightly ‘expensive’ note for those planning to buy cars. Several carmakers have decided to hike prices of their products in the coming year and now Tata Motor’s has joined the list.
Apart from the prices of its most expensive and cheapest cars – Tata Nano and Tata Aria one of India’s largest automobile company Tata Motors will be increasing the price of other models by up to 1.5 per cent from the coming January.
Are you waiting for a sedan which looks in vogue, is tough, comes with excellent fuel efficiency, loaded features at great price. Probably what you are looking for is Nissan Sunny which is expected to land on the Indian shores by April 2011 at a price of Rs 8 to Rs 10 lakh. First it will be exhibited at the 8th Guangzhou International Motor show in December, it is a global car by the Japanese auto makers which will be first seeing the dawn in China and later to be followed in India. The auto giant from Japan is best known for its technology and features it affix in its cars. It seems each has been crafted with its own hands. If you think the exterior is what marks the statement sorry folks interior equally catches your attention immediately.
Maruti Kizashi, the all new sedan from the Indian auto giants Maruti Suzuki is expected to be launched by January 2011, with a speculated price of Rs 10,00,000. The sporty sedan featured in the Indian Auto Expo in New Delhi 2010 was applauded for the design and technology it is affixed with. The sedan from the Maruti's pavilion is a highly priced car in comparison to the others in the family. The sedan is expected to be loaded with J24B 2.4 litre petrol engine along with 4 cylinder, DOHC.
The leading auto major in India, Mahindra & Mahindra, is expected to launch its new upcoming four-wheel drive SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle), the Mahindra Thar by this month end. A revamped version of the classic Jeep, Mahindra Thar will be launched at a speculated price of Rs. 8 lac. Built for the dauntless, this off-roader will be a treat to those who believe in moving on the less travelled path.
Mahindra Thar is powered by 2498 cc CRDe Turbocharged intercooled engine which will be based on Euro IV norms. It has Maximum Power of 105 bhp at 3800 R.P.M and Maximum Torque of 247 Nm at 1800-2000 R.P.M. This exciting crossover will come in 5 speed manual transmission.
Luxury carmakers are lining up products to launch in India one after the other. In the yet nascent luxury hatchback segment there are already existing players like Fiat 500 and VW Beetle in the Indian market. Soon there will be another more versatile model launched in this category.
We are talking about the German car maker Audi’s plans of bringing its powerful small car Audi A1 model in India. Even though cars like BMW Mini, Fiat 500, VW Beetle and Audi A1 are new concepts for the Indian market but there is scope for such, especially when one considers VW Beetle’s success in the country.
Mahindra and Mahindra, one of the biggest auto manufacturer in India is all set to launch a similar version of Jeep, Mahindra Thar, within this month. i.e December. Mahindra Thar which is being brought back to India nearly after a decade, will be a revised version of Commander Jeep.
Mahindra Thar was first unveiled at the Bologna Motor Show and will come to India in Rajasthan and Kerela before offering it to other places in the country. Priced at 8 lac, this SUV comes powered with a 2500 cc, 4 cylinder, turbo-diesel direct injection common rail engine churning maximum output of 107Kw. The new SUV from Mahindra is already available in South africa where it is sold for INR 9.5-10 lac. However modifications will be made in price and otherwise suiting the requirements of Indian buyer and Indian terrain.
The leading German Auto major in India, Volkswagen has recently announced to increase price of Volkswagen Polo by 2.9 percent commencing from January 1, 2011.
Mr. Neeraj Garg, member of Board and Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd commented that the company has been facing constant rise in input costs over past several months and they tried to maintain the cost fluctuations. He added that now in order to continue to maintain their quality standards as per the customers expectations they will have to increase the prices of Volkswagen Polo by a nominal percentage. He also added that the customers who will book Volkswagen Polo before 31,Dec,2010 will get the car at the current prices.
Toyota Etios entry in the Indian auto market has geared up the competition in the mid size sedan and the contemporaries such as Tata Manza, Maruti Swift Dzire, Mahindra Logan and others has already started feeling the ripple in the market. The sedan from the Japanese auto makers has launched the car with a competitive price of Rs 4,96,000 to Rs 6,86,500 and with various features which has made it popular among in the domestic auto market. Lets looks at the competition Toyota Etios will give to its rival cars in the mid sized segment.
Be it global launches of Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt or the local player Mahindra and Mahindra that now controls electric vehicle maker Reva – the question raised by almost every electric car marker is that of adequate infrastructure to support their products.
Especially in India infrastructure woes are very serious and hampering the growth of the electric vehicle segment of the country. CEO of carmaker Fiat, Rajeev Kapoor, was quoted in a press report saying that we need to invest more in infrastructure before launching electric cars in the country.
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