It's wedding bells ringing all over the Indian sub continent as the country witnesses the peak wedding season. One tradition that has always been an integral part of India's wedding arena is that of gifts and monetary exchanges. Cars have become a well accepted gift over communities recently. Volkswagen India seems all keen to tap the potential customer acquisition offered by the season and has aired attractive commercials in line of the same.
Fiat, the Italian auto maker is soon to come with a new carFiat Palio or Fiat Siena in the international auto market by 2011. The new car from Fiat was snapped while it was on its road test. If the reports are to be believed, the new vehicle from the Italian car marvels has drawn an investment of $352 million and it is also speculated that the government has also funded in the car. Fiat owns a manufacturing facility in Cordoba, Argentina.
Volvo XC 60, the much talked about and hugely awaited Swedish SUV has finally been launched in the Indian automobile market today on 24th November'2010. The car has been shelved at an attractive price tag of Rs. 39.5 lacs ex-showroom (Delhi). Volvo XC 60 has been able to gather enough limelight much before its official launch as the car has been rightly projected and positioned as a package of world's finest features and specifications. The car comes with a Laser assisted automatic braking that can be explained as an intelligent collision prevention system. Blessed with 4-c active chases, haldex AWD with instant traction the car seems to be a driver's delight.
Famous five automobile majors are in process to establish themselves in India which is the second fastest growing automobile hub after China. Companies namely Chrysler, Peugeot, Kia, Scania and Trumph are still in process of finalizing their Indian Blueprint. Day by day many foreign companies are stepping in India, the report by Ernest and Young says that India will soon become the largest automobile hub leaving China, North America and Europe far behind.
According to the recent industry speculations, Toyota Etios hatchback is expected to come by March 2011. Toyota Motors most ambitious car Etios will be launched in two models sedan and hatchback. The Toyota Etios sedan will be launched soon in this year in the domestic market. Later the hatchback version of Toyota Etios will be followed. The hatchback version is expected to be affixed with 1.2 litre petrol engine which pumps 80 bhp power and on the ARAI fuel economy test stands near to 20 kmpl.
Toyota Motors is also planning to hit on the option of Toyota Corolla Altis diesel engine. The factor which will be missing in the new car will be VGT. Well it is expected that Toyota Motors would be picking the fixed geometry turbo, which will help in reducing the cost. If the diesel engine will be used the fuel efficiency will be better which will also result in excellent mileage.
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.
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