The idea of Toyota Etios was showcased at this year’s Auto Expo in New Delhi. The opening of this car will mark the entry of the car maker in the small car section which accounts for over 70 per cent of the sales in the Indian car market. If priced right, this car can improve Toyota’s sales figures significantly. Etios is believed to be inflowing the Indian roads by end of this year or early next year.
Not many details are available about the features the car may exhibit, although conjecture is rife that it will carry a 1.2-litre 74-bhp petrol engine. The new car may be priced at Rs 4.5 Lakh.
All New Ford Fiesta
There’s a new Ford Fiesta tailgate that’s India clear. India must be lucky to get this one as it is one of the most beautiful models in the tailgate class sold in Europe today. A sedan version of the next-gen Fiesta may also enter the Indian market quicker or later. It will most probably sport a 1.4 Duratec petrol engine and the diesel alternative may be powered by a 1.4 Duratorq diesel motor. While the petrol Fiesta may distribute 94.6 bhp, the new diesel Fiesta may expel 67 bhp.
The Ford Figo has been introduced to the Indian roads with a commendable tag. So, there shouldn’t be a problem with new Fiesta’s pricing too, as Ford would be bringing it as a bunch selling car. Those really fascinated could also hope for a higher variant with added power and features that may be launched at a later stage.
Honda New Small Car
Honda had displayed the New Small car idea at the 2010 Auto Expo. This one wants to be watched out for. The car maker is known for its grand cars, but not for the prices. Let’s see if Honda’s pricing approach changes with this car.
As of now, it is predictable to bear a tag below Rs 5 Lakh. Nothing is certain though. However, this time, in order to keep costs low, Honda has determined to achieve a high rate of localization. For electronics, Honda India depends on imports and that makes it’s cars luxurious.
The Volkswagen Polo has previously found a place in the Indian market. So, that makes the prospect of the VW Golf tailgate in India feel more like a reality than a dream. The auto maker has already invested a lot to enlarge its presence. Across the globe, the Golf has been performing attractively well. It’s been a practical, high-performance car.
However, this car, if imported into the country may come with fairly a heavy price tag of over Rs 12 Lakh. Volkswagen may target the car towards those looking for performance slanting hatchbacks.
The Mercedes-Benz has been moving on and off the future cars list every now and then. However, finally, the car maker had announced that the new A-Class would be brought to India at the right time, when India was prepared for it. The Mercedes-Benz A-Class would be an entry-level presenting from the luxury car maker.
The price, however, would be attractively high. One may even have to pay as much for this one as a C-segment car in the nation. The various variants of the car would likely fall in the Rs 12-16 Lakh range.