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Great cars to look forward to in 2010!

Last updated on: January 28, 2010 13:21 IST

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Carmakers like Volkswagen, BMW, Nissan, Ford, Fiat, Skoda, Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors, and Toyota are all set to make 2010 a delightful year for Indian car lovers by launching an array of interesting models across segments.

Maruti Kizashi, Maruti Cervo

India's leading car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki will roll out the red carpet for Maruti Cervo and Maruti Kizashi in 2010.

Kizashi, the luxury sedan from the Suzuki stable, will be launched in February and will be priced at Rs 10-12 lakh (Rs 1-1.2 million).

Cervo, which is being positioned as the rival to Tata Nano, will make it to the showrooms by July with a price tag of Rs 1.5-2 lakh (Rs 150,000-200,000).  further. . .

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Volkswagen Phaeton, Volkswagen Polo

Volkswagen Phaeton and Volkswagen Polo would be the latest products by the car maker for the Indian market. Both the cars would be seen on Indian roads by March.

While luxury sedan Volkswagen Phaeton will be priced at around Rs 75-78 lakh (Rs 7.5-7.8 million), Polo, the premium hatchback, is expected to cost anything between Rs 4 lakh (Rs 400,000) and Rs 6 lakh (Rs 600,000).  further. . .

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Ford Figo

The company's mid-size segment models, Ford Fiesta and Ford Ikon, have worked well for the American giant in India.

To make a mark in the premium hatchback segment, Ford is all set to come out with Ford Figo by the end of March 2010 at a highly competitive price of Rs 3.5-5 lakh (Rs 350,000-500,000). further. . .

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BMW X1

The premium carmaker will be offering BMW X1, a very stylish and cost-efficient SUV, this year. The BMW X1 is expected to be available in the Indian auto market from the second half of this year.

The company plans to introduce BMW X1 with highly competitive price tag. It is expected that it will be priced in the Rs 25-30-lakh (Rs 2.5-3 million) range. further. . .

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Skoda Yeti

The German auto manufacturer Skoda would roll out its globally popular SUV, Yeti, in the first quarter of 2010 in India.

At Rs 12-16 lakh (Rs 1.2-1.6 million), the car is Skoda's answer to Tata Safari, Maruti Grand Vitara, Honda CR-V, Chevrolet Captiva and Toyota Fortuner.

The car is expected to be launched in the Indian market during March-April, 2010. further. . .

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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X

The Japanese are not far behind when it comes to wanting to capture the Indian car market. The auto major will launch a luxurious sedan model Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X during November or December this year.

The car would be imported making it a little costlier at Rs 21-Rs 23 lakh (Rs 2.1-2.3 million). further. . .

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Mahindra Renault Sandero

The Mahindra-Renault joint venture company would be entering the hatchback segment with Renault Sandero by the end of the second quarter of 2010.

The car will be available in petrol as well as diesel engine options. Mahindra Renault Sandero is expected to be priced in teh Rs 4 to 5 lakh (Rs 400,000-500,000) range. further. . .

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Tata Aria, Tata Indica Vista Electric, Tata Prima

Tata will launch Tata Aria, Tata Indica Vista Electric, Tata Prima this year. Tata Prima, the concept luxury sedan will hit Indian roads by mid-2010 and will be priced around Rs 9-11 lakh (Rs 900,000-1.1 million).

Tata Aria, crossover of an MUV and an SUV, is expected to be launched in April 2010 and will priced around Rs 12-14 lakh (Rs 1.2-1.4 million)  in the market.

Tata Indica Vista Electric is an eco-friendly car which will be launched in the second half of 2010. further. . .

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Toyota Avanza, Toyota Etios, Toyota Prius

This year will see the launch of Toyota Avanza, Toyota Etios and Toyota Prius in India. Toyota Etios will be launched in both the hatchback and sedan variants.

The sedan will be launched later this year and the hatchback will follow in early-2011. Toyota Avanza, a multi-utility vehicle, will be launched by the end of this year and will be priced around Rs 6-8 lakh (Rs 600,000-800,000).

Toyota Prius, a hybrid car, would be available in India as a CBU (Completely Built Unit). The exact price of Toyota Prius has not been disclosed, but it is expected to lie in the range of Rs 18-20 lakh (Rs 1.8-2 million). further. . .

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Hyundai i30, Hyundai i10 Electric

After i10 and i20, Hyundai will unveil the diesel and electric version of Hyundai i10. The diesel and electric versions of Hyundai i10 are expected to hit the Indian road by the end of this year.

The company also plans to launch Hyundai i30, the premium hatchback model, in the second quarter of 2010. This C-segment, five-door hatchback might be priced closer to the Accent. further. . .

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Fiat Bravo, Fiat Linea T-Jet, Fiat 500 Diesel 

Fiat is also coming up with new models for the Indian market. The Car major will launch its premium small car Bravo by September. Fiat Bravo is expected to be priced in Rs 16-18 lakh range (Rs 1.6-1.8 million).

Apart from this, the company also plans to introduce the Linea T-Jet, which will be powered by a more powerful engine.

The diesel version of Fiat 500 is also expected to launch by the end of this year. The company also plans to introduce new variants of its most popular hatchback Fiat Punto in the second half of this year. further. . .

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Nissan Micra

Auto major Nissan also plans to launch Micra, a premium hatchback model. Nissan Micra is expected to hit the Indian roads by March, as a joint venture with Renault. The car will be priced in the range of Rs 4-5 lakh (Rs 400,000-500,000).

In the race to grab the biggest chunk of the Indian car market, car manufacturers are spoiling the consumer for choice.

With disposable incomes at an all time high in the country the demand for cars is on the rise across segments. Also, the Indian consumer is now more aware and wants more value for money.

The market today has a number of models with good features at competitive prices and therefore this is turning out to be a win-win situation for, both, the carmakers and the consumers.

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