The Mitsubishi is all set to launch its Evolution series of cars and a new variant of its sports utility vehicle Pajero in India. Japanese automaker has plans to double sales this fiscal. Mitsubishi recently launched the new Mitsubishi Outlander sports utility vehicle with a 2.4-litre petrol engine. The car is now Bharat Stage IV emission norms-compliant.
So now the next on the list is the launch of all new Mitsubishi Pajero by the end of this fiscal, says Hindustan Motors executive vice-president and business head Vijay Kumar. The new Mitsubishi Pajero would cost Rs 19.95 lakh (ex-showroom), while the older version was costlier by over Rs 70,000.
The all new much-awaited HM - Mitsubishi Outlander 2010 was finally unveiled at Delhi. This HM Mitsubishi Outlander 2010 is a real show-stopper and is available at a price of Rs 19.95 lakh, (ex-showroom), all-India. Also, this HM Outlander is available in colours like Catwalk Silver, Haute Red, Chic Black, Cool Aqua Metallic, Vogue White, Shimmering Ash, Runway Grey, Primavera Purple and Glitterati Green. The Mitsubishi Outlander has lots of features like all wheel control system, superior handling, centrally located dial system, located on the center console permits free switching between 3 drive modes (2WD, 4WD Auto and 4WD Locked), Anti-lock braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), theft protection device, alloy brakes and clutch control. This is not all the Mitsubishi Outlander has a new Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFLS), a new grille with chrome accents, new front bumpers, redesigned front fenders, mirror mounted turn indicators, new door and dash trims, USB port, AUX-IN port, aluminum pedals, leather covered instrument panel, roof rails, new combination meter and auto-folding Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs).
The recently launched hatchbacks in the country like Ford Figo, Chevrolet Beat, Volkswagen Polo and Fiat Punto are gradually carving a niche in the market. Most of the new hatchbacks have been well accepted in the market and the wait is on for the much anticipated and widely talked about Nissan Micra. This is Nissan Motor Company's first made-in-India car expected to come with a price tag of Rs 4-5 lakh. The fourth generation Nissan Micra has been designed in line with the discerning needs of the Indian customers and we believe that it is the right product at the right time.
The Germans are closing in fast and it is time for the Japanese to get their act together. Did you think we were talking about some political conflict? No, we are not. We are talking about Volkswagen Group’s upcoming sedan Volkswagen Vento that is going to be placed in competition with Honda City. “Volkswagen Vento is targeted at the City segment as there is least competition there. The drive, handling, interiors and exteriors of the Volkswagen Vento have been developed keeping in mind the City,” a source informed an auto magazine.
Volkswagen Vento would share its platform with the recently launched hatchback Polo that was launched by VW in February. The Volkswagen Vento would be positioned as a premium car, as one can expect from Volkswagen.
Ford India reached another benchmark by rolling out the 1,00,000th Ford Fiesta from its Chennai manufacturing facility. The company has been in the news lately for its brand new hatchback Ford Figo. According to Michael Boneham, Ford India president and managing director, “After a terrific sales record in March-April the rolling out of the 1,00,000th Ford Fiesta is a new milestone for us.
The Ford Fiesta falls in mid-size car category and the Ford Fiesta provides a highly stable ride along with high comfort levels. Ford Fiesta is designed specifically for India and therefore performs well in Indian conditions. Ford Fiesta has always been one of the most sought after sedans in its segment. The April sales figures of the Ford Fiesta were also pleasing and the car managed to sell 7,509 units in April this year while it was able to sell 2,034 units in the corresponding month last year.
Volkswagen has hit the bull’s eye with its all new hatchback Volkswagen Polo but if they want to be finish top of the list than they need clear the backlog of deliveries that has reached 5700 units. According to Volkswagen Group Sales India Board Member Neeraj Garg, “We are gradually ramping up production, but not rapidly as, we do not want to compromise on the quality. About 50 per cent of the components are localised, so we have to be very careful while increasing the output.” The Volkswagen Polo petrol comes in both petrol and diesel. The three-cylinder 1.2L (1198 cc) petrol offers 74 BHP (5,400 rpms) and 110 NM of torque (3,750 rpms). The 1.2L 3-cylinder diesel offers 74 BHP (4,200 rpms) and 180 NM of torque (2,000 rpms).
The Geveva Motor Show saw the unveiling of the much awaited low-cost compact car Nissan Micra. The car had been sighted at Nissan's Chennai plant, where it is being manufactured. The car is soon going to be launched in the Indian market.
With a global sales target of 1 million Nissan aims at taking the small car
market by storm. The company plans the roll-out of a family of compact cars by 2013. Nissan Micra would be available in 160 countries and according to Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault Nissan, “This is a very ambitious plan.”
Tata Motors has launched an all-new Indica Vista series, named as, the Indica Vista Drivetech4, with a number of new features and a thrilling driving experience, to take the encouraging market response to the company’s new generation car to a new high.
The new Tata Indica Vista, which is compatible to the new BS-IV emission norms, has a specially designed Eurotech gearbox perfectly mated to the Vista Drivetech4 Quadrajet diesel and Safire petrol engines. It ensures higher torque at low RPMs, minimal vibration, precise gear shifting, longer engine life and cooled exhaust gas recirculation for lower emissions. All these together result in superior handling, exciting zip and a never-before driving experience. The same degree of refinement and driveability is also being offered on BS-III engines.
Tata Motors has upgraded and launched an all-new Indica Vista range – the Indica Vista Drivetech4. The Tata Indica Vista Drivetech4 is BS-4 compliant and has several new features. The new car is said to be thrilling to drive and take the luxury experience, in the company’s new generation car, to a new high. The Indica Vista Drivetech4 series, falls in the premium B segmentand comes with a competitive price tag of Rs.3.57 lakh for the Safire petrol range and from Rs. 4.4 lakh for the Quadrajet diesel range (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Skoda Fabia is a 5-door premium hatchback with over 15 lakh units sold in Europe and other countries. SkodaFabia comes in both diesel and petrol engine options. The petrol engine is a three-cylinder 1.2 HTP engine with a power output of 51 kW. The relaxed engine performance makes city and highway travel effortless and gives better fuel economy. The 1.2 12V HTP/51 kW petrol engine with a Max. engine performance/rev [kW (bhp) at rpm] of 51(70)/5400, Max torque/revs of 108/3000 comes with a electronic multipoint fuel injection MPI and control unit controlled electronic ignition system.