Cars that can change dynamics of Indian market in future

Wednesday 30 October 2013, 10:39 AM by

Despite the slowdown in auto sector, car makers are lining up to launch several models in the Indian car market by 2014. Major car companies like Maruti Suzuki, Renault, Tata Motors, Datsun and Hyundai are planning to introduce a slew of vehicles next year ranging from hatchbacks to Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs). The advantage wrests in the hand of car buyers that would get a lot more options in deciding the vehicles meant for them.

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Cars that can change dynamics of Indian market in future

First on the list is Tata Nano that would make its debut in the entry level diesel hatchback segment. The estimated price for Tata Nano Diesel would be somewhere between Rs. 2 lakh to Rs. 4 lakh. In terms of performance, the upcoming hatchback shall get an 800 cc diesel engine. With its innovative and compact design, the Tata Nano Diesel might work wonders for the company. One of the main highlight of the car would be its fuel efficiency that will appeal to a lot of Indian buyers. The low specification engine of this car can generate a peak power that equals to 33 bhp alongside the maximum torque of 51 Nm. The engine of the car will be paired to a 4-speed manual gearbox that would further transfer the power to its rear wheels. As far as launch date of the car is concerned, Tata Nano Diesel could arrive in the country during the early part of 2014.

Cars that can change dynamics of Indian market in future

For country's leading car company, Maruti Suzuki, its compact SUV named XA Alpha will make way during 2014. The car is predicted to be a game changer once it gets introduced in India. As expected, the car will be available in petrol and diesel fuel options. The diesel version shall get the 1.3-litre DDiS engine whereas the petrol variant is presumed to be powered by the 1300 cc K-Series unit. The estimated price of the upcoming compact SUV shall be under Rs. 10 lakh for the base variant. In terms of features, the car would get 2 airbags, parking sensors, leather seats, steering mounted audio controls, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD).

Cars that can change dynamics of Indian market in future
Cars that can change dynamics of Indian market in future

Renault Duster 4x4 is expected to arrive in 2013-2014, which has been priced in a range of Rs. 10 lakh to Rs. 14 lakh. Industry experts feel that Renault is likely to add to the solidarity of this vehicle, thereby improving its driveability in rough terrains. This compact SUV would excite the drivers with its ability to easily manoeuvre through roughest of terrains. Industry experts are predicting that the upcoming car of Renault would be able to enhance the performance standards set by its incumbent 4x2 model. However, it is likely that the company might give away the same engine configurations in Duster 4x4 model. Going by recent sales statistics, the 4x4 version of Duster can gain a considerable market share of Mahindra XUV500 AWD.