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.
Starting from today all the Ferrari enthusiasts and clients in India can count on the official presence of Ferrari in the country, 58th market of the Prancing Horse, as the first dealership in the heart of New Delhi opens its doors. The Grand Opening, dedicated to the local and international medias, was hosted by Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa, Ferrari Commercial and Marketing Director Enrico Galliera, and Ashish Chordia, Chairman of the Shreyans Group, the Ferrari importer for the country. The Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro drivers, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, already in Montecarlo for next race, sent their greetings to the guests through a video message, looking forward to coming to India in October for the first Indian GP.
All the lights are now falling on the Renault brand flagship bearer drive i.e. Renault Fluence. As per reports, speculations regarding the design, specs and features of Renault’s latest invent first turned into whispers and as soon as doors of the beautifully crafted car were opened, they became reality.
With every Global Automaker Company seeking good prospects in Indian auto market, Japanese company Nissan Motor is no exception. The Indian subsidiary of Nissan Motors, Nissan India which made the debut in Indian market with Nissan X-Trail (T30) is all set for the launch of Nissan Sunny which is a V-Platform sedan later in 2011. After the launch of company’s first in-India production Nissan Micra, Nissan is again planning to increase its share in Indian market with this new car. As far as rumors flying in auto market, the Nissan Sunny price is expected to move between Rs 6.8 to Rs 7 lakh and the car is going to release in two variants i.e. 1.6 petrol and diesel variants.
The Japan catastrophe halted the much hyped and long awaited launch of cars like Honda Brio and Toyota Etios Liva. Now the auto industry aficionados are suggesting that the Toyota has pulled its socks and the production will commence at full swing effective today. Toyota Etios Liva will be unveiled during the end of June in India. A senior official at Toyota Motors made the announcement regarding the launch of this already popular hatchback. Earlier the car was to hit the Indian shores in the month of April but due to the natural calamity the Japanese auto giant faced shortage of parts in India because of which the launch was halted.
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