Ford Fiesta the executive sedan which depicts style, performance and class continues to top the consumer satisfaction poll recently conducted by TNS. For the second consecutive year the savvy looking sedan has topped the chart in the midsize segment by a survey conducted on consumer satisfaction by TNS. It is a proud moment for the US auto mobile maker as at one place the company is enjoying lucrative market for its popular hatchback Ford Figo and on the other hand tops the consumer satisfaction list. It was a survey conducted by TNS Automotive 2010 India Total Customer Satisfaction (TCS).
Michael Boneham, Ford India- President and Managing Director expressed his feelings and said that Ford Fiesta has always been the apple of the customers' eyes. The sedan is a market winner which has been reflected well by the rising consumer satisfaction. Ford Fiesta has been well accepted by the customers and the sedan has brought big name to the car brand.
Hyundai, India's second largest car manufacturer recently made the announcement regarding the 10th nationwide Free Car Care Clinic. The Free Car Care Clinic commenced on March 5, 2011 and will continue until March 14, 2011. It is organized at around 500 Hyundai workshops all over India. The company is offering gifts to the customers attending the camp. The gift being presented to the customers include eight 1.5 ton Window ACs, daily free extended warranty and sixteen other amazing awards. Apart from this the company will also present a bumper prize which is a 40 inch LCD TV. The 40 inch LCD TV will be presented to one lucky customer.
General Motors India has finally revealed its aggressive India strategy to enhance the portfolio in India. Looking at the upward trend of the rapidly growing Indian auto industry, the auto biggie is eyeing at rolling out six news cars in 14 variants. The auto giant made the announcement recently, the six new cars will be revealed in coming two years. Rumour has it that General Motors has planned the launch in order to grapple the tough competition through other auto biggies in the market.
Speaking on the announcement General Motors India President and Managing Director Karl Slym, said that the company has lined up launch of six new cars slated to release within two years of time. He further added that amongst the six cars, two commercial vehicles will also mark it official entry in 2012. Apart from the two commercial vehicles, the company will roll out Sports Utility Vehicle and sedan. With the launch of these cars the company will make a mark in all the car segments in the Indian auto market.
The Indian auto giant Tata Motors after the launch of the wonder carTata Nano is now apparently working on the diesel variant of the common man's car Tata Nano. The petite car that fulfilled the dreams of thousands of customers of owing a four wheeler is now all set to step into the race of diesel segment by launching its diesel variant. The car was spotted in the outskirts of Pune taking test drives, it was reported that the car was running at a speed of 60 kmph and was escorted by Tata Aria as well as Tata Indica Vista.
The diesel variant of Tata Nano will be equipped with the common raile motor developed by Bosch. The 700cc single cylinder apparently produces power of 35 bhp and an excellent torque of 110 Nm. It is being highly speculated that the car will offer a spectacular mileage of 30 kmpl which has already created a hysteria about the Tata Nano Diesel in the auto industry.
Ford Figo is one year old now, the hatchback recently completed its first anniversary on the Indian shores or it will be better if we say a successful year. FordFigo has been the phoenix for Ford India as the US auto giant was unable to stand on a respectable position from a long time. The car has been accepted very well by the customers all credit goes to the looks, engine and the advanced features the car comes loaded with. It can be rightly said that because of the Ford Figo sales Ford India has been able to break records or should we say set new milestones.
The US auto giant has major plans to mark the celebration of the popular hatchback ford Figo's one year, however Ford is still tight lipped about it. To embark the celebration in Ford's style it is revealed by a reliable source that Ford will introduce a newer version of Ford Figo in the domestic auto market. As per the speculations, it is expected to be CNG/LPG or may be an automatic version. The fuel prices are now a concern, as the petrol prices is expected to rise after government will withdraw subsidies from these fuels.
Volvo S60 the luxury on wheels is all set to roll out in India on 10th March 2011. All the assumptions and speculations are shunned away by the top officials of Volvo auto company after the announcement. The officials also disclosed the price of the luxury car Volvo S60 which will be tagged at Rs 30 lakh in the Indian auto market. After the launch of this luxury car, Volvo S60 will carry the badge of the cheapest car in Volvo India's Portfolio. The premium car will directly battle with the well established players of this segment Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series.
Volvo S60, the second generation car from the Swedish auto giants is one of the most safe sport car adorned with several safety features. The safety features like Pedestrian Detection has been making news recently for its advanced technology and enumerable accuracy. The safety system has a feature which applies automatic breaks if the car witnesses an object in its front via its camera and radar senses. Also the luxury car is affixed with another safety feature which is known as Blind Line Information System (BLIS) never been affixed with any other car introduced in the domestic auto market.
Tata Nano the wonder car has garbbed the attention once again but this time again regarding the car's safety issues. Recently in Ahemdabad the mini car caught fire as told by an official. Vipul Jani the owner of the car witnessed fire while he was driving the car home. This report has stunned the mini car admirers once again and tossing questions over the car's security and safety.
The owner has filed complaint against the manufacturers. The fire was in the rear side where the engine is positioned. He brought Tata Nano in May 2010. As we all know, this is not the first time the world's cheapest car has reported such an incident. In past, various other such accidents were noted. These incidents proved negative for the makers and the results started showing on its sales graph.
The czar of the Indian auto market Maruti has got a stern competition through its counterpart Volkswagen. Maruti’s popular hatchback Maruti Swift is facing stiff competition with the spectacular Volkswagen Polo. Maruti has enjoyed the numero uno position for a long time in the small car segment, commonly called as a common man’s manufacturer, Maruti has been the undisputed king of the hatchback segment. General Motors however changed the trend with the launch of small cars in the rapidly growing Indian auto market and gave a stiff competition to the common man’s manufacturer. Despite of the tough competition the splendid hatchback has managed to maintain its sales figure.
As per the recent polls conducted by the largest syndicated automotive study in the country, TNS Automotive, Maruti Swift and Volkswagen Polo have emerged as the most popular hatchbacks in India. The study done on the customer satisfaction was released a few days back. Around 9300 customers who recently bought new cars gave their opinions.
Tata Motors one of the biggest auto mobile manufacturers in India has pulled its socks for the current year. Recently, it declared the launch the new version of Tata Indica, the popular hatchback. Tata is making its full efforts to engineer the new version of Tata Indica best in terms of fuel efficiency.
Also, few days back the news was unveiled by Ramakrishnan, an executive from Tata Motors who stated that Tata Indica diesel BS IV version with CRDI (Common Rail Direct Injection) will be launched in the coming month. For this variant, the Indian auto firm will load the hatchback with the new BS4 compliant, CR4 diesel powertrain. Other than this, some more exciting new features will be part of the small car.
The American automobile giant General Motors recently launched the much awaited Chevrolet LPG with SMARTECH technology and is also looking forward to launch its diesel variant soon. But if the rumours are to be believed General Motors is also thinking on the lines of launching the diesel variant of its flagship Chevrolet Spark.
With Chevrolet launching the diesel variant of Chevrolet Spark, the king of the Indian auto market might face difficulties in maintaining the popularity of its hatchback Maruti Alto. General Motors India’s Vice President P. Balendran recently announced General Motors India will incorporate a 1 Liter CRDI Diesel engine in its popular hatchback Chevrolet Spark. The GM’s Diesel 1 Liter engine is likely to displace around 936cc as it basically is an in house chopped up, three cylinder version of the 1.3 liter Fiat Multijet diesel engine.
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