A series of new cars to hit Indian roads in year 2011

Saturday 08 January 2011, 00:00 AM by Vikas Yogi

As the Indian auto market has been growing at its best pace ever, the leading car makers around the world are aggressively planning to expand their India portfolio in year 2011. Same as year 2010 that had witnessed the launch of a series of new cars in the country, the calendar year 2011 is slated to be one of the most exciting years for the automobile enthusiasts in India.

One of the most awaited cars, the Maruti Kizashi, is all set to mark its debut in the Indian market in the last week of January 2011. The Kizashi model is slated to be launch on 28th of this month and will carry a price tag of Rs 16 lakh. The other Maruti models that are scheduled to be launched in the Indian market include Maruti SX4 Diesel, and new generation models of Swift and Swift Dzire.

Two of the most awaited compact hatchbacks – Toyota Etios Liva and Honda Brio – will hit the Indian roads during this year. While the Etios Liva will be rolled out in April 2011, the Honda Brio will be launched in the festival season in Oct 2011.

The French car maker Renault is also gearing-up to mark its debut in the country by launching two models – Fluance and Koleos – from its global portfolio. Where the Renault Fluance is a premium sedan which will be launched in May 2011, the Renault Koleos is a luxury SUV that will be rolled out in Oct 2011. Renault’s global partner Nissan will launch its New Global sedan in the country in the last quarter of this year.

One more much awaited car that will be launched by the end of this year is a new 800cc small car in Hyundai’s India portfolio.

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