The Indian automobile market has witnessed a remarkable transformation over the last decade. From being a barely noticed and niche market it has evolved into a potentially huge market, where all the global players are battling each other to gain supremacy. Over the last couple of years almost every car manufacturing giant has come and set up shop in India. Car makers like Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Renault and now Nissan are all trying their best to grab a fair amount of the market share in India. Maruti Suzuki doesn’t have it as easy as it did a decade ago and hence is finding it an uphill task to maintain a fair amount of the market share. Even high end luxury car brands like Porche, Jaguar, Rolls Royce, Audi and Aston Martin have all opened showrooms in the metropolitan cities across the country. Even Mini famous for the Mini Cooper is opening up in India early this year. This really screams out how rapidly the Indian automobile market is developing.
In this article we shall speak about the upcoming cars in India. There were several cars launched in 2011 and its going to be no different this year, in fact there will be more cars launched this year. There are numerous cars lined up to be launched across all segments. The hatchback segment will see the launch of the Renault Pulse which is priced between 4.5 to 6.5 lakhs. This car will be very similar to the Nissan Micra as Renault and Nissan share the same manufacturing plant in Chennai. Another awaited hatchback is the Volkswagen Up, this is Volkswagens attempt to conquer the budget hatchback segment as it’s priced between 3 to 4 lakhs. The sedan segment will see the re launch of many cars like the Hyundai sonata, Maruti Swift Dzire, the Fiat Linea and the Honda Civic. All these models will be re launched with newer features and improved looks. In the MUV(multi utility vehicle) segment there will be the addition of the new and improved Toyota Innova which will be priced between 7 to 11 lakhs. Also Maruti will be stepping out of their comfort zone again like they did with the Maruti Kizashi and launching the Maruti Ertiga which will be priced between 5 to 7 lakhs and will be ready to give the Toyota Innova a run for its money.
Another new car in India will be the Chevrolet Sail which will have a hatchback and a sedan version similar to the concept of the Volkswagen Polo and Vento. These are just some of the upcoming cars in India cars lined up to be launched. This clearly shows us what a boom the Indian automobile industry is witnessing, with all the mammoth car manufacturers of the world battling it out to emerge on top of one another.