General Motors has planned to come up with a wide range of new models and variants in the next 18-24 months. They are planning to bring these wide range of vehicles in different shapes, sizes and models with LPG, CNG, Petrol, Diesel and Electric vehicles to attract the customer attention . GM has been consistently introducing attractive schemes and variants to gear up its market share , but they only set back with General Motors was the absence of diesel engines for the hatchback segments.
Volvo XC60, the Swedish SUV from the luxury car maker Volvo India is all set to dazzle the Indian audiences tomorrow on 24th November'2010. The vehicle has already become a rage amidst car enthusiasts in India as the company has been marketing for Volvo XC 60 aggressively recently. Equipped with a range of safety features, the car would expand the company's modest car range. Volvo XC 60, the four wheel drive SUV would be available in both Petrol and Diesel versions in India. The Petrol version would be sporting a six cylinder 3.0 litre T6 engine with 285 brake horse power(bhp), while the Diesel variant would be available with a 2.4 litre D5 engine with 175 bhp of Power. The car is speculated to be tagged in the range of Rs. 55 to 60 Lacs.
Nissan Sunny, an eagerly awaited car has been unofficially revealed by Nissan Motors. The new sedan codenamed as L02B was to be launched at the 2010 Guangzhou Motor Show in China, in 2010. But the new car was unveiled unofficially and looks similar to Nissan Micra. The hatchback Nissan Micra is a liked car and to take advantage of the market in the company's favor, it seems the company has made a saloon version of the car. The Nissan Sunny (Vera, March the two models) is manufactured on V-platform and will be having one of the production unit in India. The new Nissan Sunny will be coming with 1.5 litre HR 15 and 1.6 litre HR 16 engine. This Nissan C segment car is expected to have an excellent fuel efficiency and would be decent in its power.
India's pride Ambassador will come in a new look. Hindustan Motors (HM ) has instructed its Pune's design firm to give a new look to its iconic car Ambassador. Its first new variant is expected to be ready by December. HM introduced Ambassador in 1958. The new look of Ambassador is a part of marketing tactics to mount up HM's image in the auto industry which was on the verge to refer BIFR following 90 % of the total loss in the first quarter of this fiscal.
The Managing Director of Hindustan Motors told that the first new variant will be ready by December. Onio -Design is working with the core team of Hindustan Motors to give a new look to ambassador. They have planned to launch new Ambassador by first quarter of 2011 . He added that their aim is to increase the target audience by bringing in new variants of Ambassador. The manufacturing of Ambassador's new variants will be done from Uttarpara facility. The upcoming new variants will come in the engine capacity ranging from 1500 cc to 2000 cc.
Honda Motor company, the Japanese car maker is in news with the speculated launch of its new small car that is scheduled to be launched by the next Diwali in the Indian markets. Honda Siel cars India has been a market leader in the luxury sedan segment with its popular sedan Honda City. The new small car is expected to be the "second pillar" as far as the Indian market is concerned.
Tatsuya Natsume, Director marketing, Honda Siel Cars India, said that the company is aiming to begin the commercial production in 2011 and would be launching the car in the Indian market by Diwali next year. The company also seems keen on the plans to export the car to neighbouring markets in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Bhutan next year.
The Italian car maker has a long way to go and lots of ground to cover when it comes to the Indian market. Despite launching cars like the Fiat Punto, Fiat Linea and the recently launched Fiat Linea T jet – the company is not able to cash registers ring the way it wants to.
So far the company has managed to sell 24,000 units as of this October. The company had set itself a target of selling 46,000 units in India in 2010.
Fiat India is facing stiff competition in every segment in the country and as per a quote by Rajeev Kapoor, CEO and president Fiat India the company is going to fall short of its sales target this year. Fiat India had the target of doubling its sales in 2010. The company had a target of achieving 46,000 units from 23,000 units it managed to sell in 2009.
Tata Motors seems to be keen on the plans of launching an all new Tata Manza CS model in the Indian market soon. This new entrant would be a much more compact version as compared to the current model on the Indian turf. The car however would be powered with the same Diesel engine that drives the current version of Vista and Manza.
The all new compact sedan would measure 4mm less in length when compared to the current version, which would mean compromising a bit on the boot space. The trimming would not have any effects in terms of the interior spacing of the car, while the luggage space at the back would be compromised a bit. This all new refurnished Indigo Manza CS is going to have much sportier look with freshly done exteriors including new grill and lights.
Fiat India has launched its Fiat Linea T – Jet at the Auto Show East, 2010 in Kolkata and with its launching, they have now opened the bookings of upgraded model of Linea T – Jet in Kolkata . Linea has got remarkable achievements in its kitty since its launch in 2009 . With the launching of this new C segment car, the company has brought next generation Linea T – Jet in the market with its redefined performance and luxury benchmarks in the C segment.
Linea T – Jet is now even more powerful car with its new T – Jet engine and will have an array of classy features. This car offers a maximum power of 114 PS and maximum torque of 207 NM which is a treat for the buyers of this upgraded beauty. In premium segment Linea is the only car which boasts of turbo-charged petrol engine.
Nissan Micra Diesel is all set to be launched in India by Christmas this year and the bookings for the car is already begun. The small car with diesel engine will be a milestone in Nissan Motors and will give stiff competition to the likes of Hyundai i20, Fiat Punto, Maruti Ritz and Ford Figo. The car is announced to be available with two variants namely Nissan Micra Diesel XV and Nissan Micra Diesel XV Premium.; the variants are expected to be fall in price band of Rs 6 lakh.
Volvo XC60, the power SUV to be launched in November has already created a curiosity among the car admirers. Volvo India, has already started marketing for SUV XC60 which will be unveiled soon. The new SUV which will be launched soon will get the lasser assisted braking, that will be affixed with the technology which can sense collision up to 50kmph and will automatically apply the brakes. The launch of this super technologically advanced machine will be on 24th of November and it is speculated to be priced between Rs 55 lacs to Rs 60 lacs.
Volvo, the Swedish automobile company is planning to come with luxury which will be a compact crossover or SUV Volvo XC60 in India. The power SUV has advanced style and technology, it is sure to give comfort along with great performance. The new SUV is already the talk of the town much before its launch as it has exceptional and advanced technology. The premium luxury has already created ripple among its contemporaries.
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