Indian auto market is currently buzzing with the gossip that Tata Inidca Vista will soon going to get a makeover soon. Tata however, has numerous variants of Indica and Tata Indica’s Vista edition is pretty eminent as it is actually known for its tremendous performance and its style. Now, this model will get a makeover very soon. Tata Motors India launched Tata Indica Vista in August 2008 and this car till now is counted to be the most salable car by Tata. On the 2nd anniversary of Tata, it launched premium edition cars, which took no time to be sold. Besides the Tata Indica Vista, in 2012, Tata Motors is giving a thought of providing makeovers to its other cars; just as other car makers are planning to bestow their cars with a facelift. These are Renault, Toyota Etios, Honda Brio and many more.
As reported earlier, Indian car market witnessed a tight dip in sale of cars in May this year. In the month of May, car sales in India rose up to 7 percent but it was considered as slowest pace in two years and car experts are still expecting further drop due to hike in fuel prices and interest rates.Car sales in India experienced towering heights in 2010 with market grown up to 30 percent but with increase in interest rates resulted in consumers drifting away from banks which in turn ended up with low sales figure of cars in India. It is worth mentioning that a good percentage of Indian middle class relies on bank loans for purchasing cars.
Ford India has showcased the new 2011 Ford Fiesta in Bengaluru today. The new Ford Fiesta is indigenously built in the country. A range of engines have been introduced to the new sedan.
Reports reveal that both petrol and diesel engines will power the car. The new engines 1.5 liter petrol is said to have been the less powerful 1.6 liter engine that currently powers the Ford Fiesta. However, the 1.5L petrol engine has been tweaked with and now it comes with Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) that takes the power to 108.4 bhp, 140Nm. Meanwhile, the 1.5L diesel engine that is fitted with an intercooler is the more powerful version of the existing 1.4 Duratorq. The diesel Ford Fiesta will be able to develop 90bhp and 204Nm of torque. Initially the two powerful engines will be coupled with five-speed manual gearbox and a twin clutch auto version is expected later. With the introduction of new engine, the new Ford Fiesta petrol delivers around 17kmpl while the TDCi diesel version delvers 23.5kmpl according to ARAI.
A new trend is fast settling down in the Indian Automobile Industry these days which is face-lifting of existing car models and launching them again in the market. With large number of companies opting for this trend, Maruti India is yet another addition in the line. Recent reports states that Maruti India is working hard for creating better prospects for its prime release of 2011, new Maruti Swift. Moreover, Maruti Suzuki will be launching this new Swift 2011 in August before starting of festive season. Maruti India is keeping the launch before Diwali, since the festive season is going to witness launch of large number of new car models.
Good News for Tata Nano lovers! The Indian car giant Tata Motors is all set for the launch of Tata Nano variants during financial year 2012. As for now Tata Motors India has kept all the details regarding the variants in hush-hush, but speculations running over internet notifies about Tata Motors preparing for the diesel variant of Tata Nano. Earlier in an official presentation on future passenger cars, Tata Motor’s spokesperson said that company is most likely to introduce good number of cars in India in financial year 2012.
Honda Motors, the Japanese automobile company which is largest manufacturer of engines is currently going through tough times in Indian automobile market. Honda City, which was once bestselling car of Honda Motors in India, is now failing to show the charisma amongst other mid-size car segment in India. A glance through sales figures show that Volkswagen Vento is running down the dreams of Honda City in almost every sector. It is worth mentioning that once Honda City was the undisputed king of mid-size segment cars in India and due to Volkswagen Vento entering the market with BANG, Honda City is unable to maintain its position.
Honda is all set and geared up to begin manufacturing of its brand new car, Honda Brio during Diwali this year. The production will be done at the manufacturing plant in India itself. Presently, Honda is operating on around 50% of its actually planned manufacturing capacity, and this all because of lack of the parts from Japan. The launch of Honda Brio will be done according to the schedule, which is planned this Diwali season. Currently, Honda is putting in efforts and making some adjustments to its manufacturing capacity in the Asia Oceania region. The supply of the components of the car is likely to rise up gradually and the production capacity will slowly be increased from the month of August 2011.
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