Volkswagen started making its presence felt in the Indian car market with the launch of its Hatchback model Volkswagen Polo and later its sedan the Volkswagen Vento.
The company that has under it brands like Skoda and Audi is doing well in the Indian market. Both the cars – Volkswagen Polo and Volkswagen Vento – have a waiting period of two to three months each. While the Polo has competition from the like of Ford Figo, Fiat Punto, Hyundai i20 etc the Vento is up against segment leader Honda City and the struggling Fiat Linea.
The Indian auto market is one of the fastest growing market in the world and at the same time it is centered towards fuel efficient cars as it makes the traditional need of Indian customers. The Indian buyers consider the fuel efficiency of a car as the most essential element in decision making.
The phenomenon of price hike has become routine in the country. Carmakers increased prices several time throughout 2010 due to a number of reasons. The most pressing of them all was the increasing cost of raw materials.
Once again carmakers in the country are going to increase prices of their models. One such car manufacturer happens to be Maruti Suzuki India that has almost certainly decide to hike prices of its models soon. The decision comes after the rise in input costs and in addition the impact of strengthening yen.
The much talked about Nissan Micra Diesel from Nissan's stable is scheduled to be launched this Friday on the 10th of December for Rs. 4.5 lac (approximately). Bookings for the diesel version of this car have already begun.
Owning to the popularity of diesel cars, Nissan Micra planned to offer its customers their beloved Nissan Micra in diesel version. Nissan Micra diesel has been equipped with a 1.5 L DCI engine that produces maximum power of 63 Bhp and offers maximum torque of 16.3 kgm. The engine in this car would be same as is present in Mahindra Logan. Micra lovers will have two options to choose from in this car one being Nissan Micra Diesel XV and the other Nissan Micra Diesel XV Premium.
Toyota, the world's largest car manufacturer launched its most awaited sedan, Toyota Etios and also revealed the hatchback version named Toyota Etios Liva. The affordable luxury car received great positive response evident from 3077 units marked for booking in just two days of its launch. The hatchback version, Toyota Etios Liva is already in news for its stand out looks and fuel efficiency. And now adding more spice to this much-anticipated entry level sedan, the company is planning a Toyota Etios Diesel variant which is likely to be launched in December 2011.
Ludhaina, Punjab, is a leading business hub for the used luxury car market is drooling substantially. With two important car markets and more than 50 used car dealers it is the country's largest auto markets.
The domestic auto market was crowded with customers especially on the weekends but now the picture has changed. The dealers are feeling a dud in the used luxury car segment from quite some time. As per the dealers, this has happened for the first time.
Nissan Micra, launched five months back is a successful hatchback from the company which has attracted customers at a large scale making it a major player in its segment. Adding further spice to the sizzling model, Nissan announced its Nissan Micra diesel version in Indian market at a price tag of INR 5.85 lac to 6.33 lac (ex-showroom, Mumbai). Excitingly this is the first time that the company is adding diesel version hatchback to its portfolio. The prototype of the car was displayed at an ongoing auto show in the country. The motor that will be used in Nissan Micra Diesel is same as the one used in Mahindra Logan. With a powerhouse of 1.5-litre DCI the car will be able to smoke out power of 64 Ps and 164 Nmof beating torque. The diesel version will have two variants XV and XV Premium.
Nissan Micra Diesel version will be launched soon on the Indian shores with an expected price range of Rs 4.5 lakhs. Few days back, the hatchback Nissan Micra Diesel model was exhibited at a recent auto show in the country. The diesel version is expected to come with 1.5 litre DCI motor which can churn maximum power of 63 bhp and 16.3 kgm of maximum torque. The NissanMicra Diesel version will be launched in two variants- XV and XV Premium. Nissan Motors in the wake of utilizing the small car segment in its favour launched Nissan Micra Petrol version five months ago. The company has already sold 4,500 Nissan Micra Petrol version in the Indian auto market. There is a high demand for the diesel cars in India and Nissan from a very long time was planning to explore this car segment.
In a new survey held in Sydney(Australia), it has been discovered that silver cars have 10 percent higher crash risk in comparison to white cars on Australian roads. Dr. Stuart Newstead, a leading research personnel at the Monash University Accident Research Centre stated that risk factor is higher for silver colour vehicles on Australian roads.
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