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.
Indian infrastructure is the major point of concerns for the Electric car (EV) manufacturers at the stage when the more and more car manufacturers are joining the high tech, zero emission cars hub. The major point of concerns for the electric cars manufacturers is lack of good roads, parking lots , electricity and availability of charger stations.
BMW India is all set to bring its compact SUV, BMW X1 on Indian roads and the official launch is scheduled on December 23. The smallest SUV from BMW pavilion will be loaded with 1.8 litre petrol engine and the diesel variant will be powered by 2.0 litre diesel engine.
BMW X1 in Indian markets will be made available as a rear-wheel drive which actually supported the company to price this car competitively in market. In markets the German car maker will be launching its BMW X1 in two editions namely BMW X1 Corporate Edition and BMW X1 Highline. The Corporate Edition will witness a lack of a few features as against the Highline variant.
Your car is your baby, when you purchase a new car you tend to learn the maintenance manual by heart but sorry folks most of these manuals miss on basic important car maintenance tips. So here are few necessary tips on car maintenance which will save on the repair cost and keep your car rolling. These days buying a car is an investment and to utilize the car to the maximum, proper care is required by the owner. What you need to do is to simply follow the manual and the car maintenance tips given below.
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