Upcoming Cars 2011 India

The Hottest New cars of 2011

It’s boom time for the auto industry in India. More than 50 new cars and variants are set for their India debut and over the next two weeks, Check this cars that will hit the Indian auto sector.

 

HYUNDAI AVANTE

Release: January 2011

Price: 12 Lakhs

India’s largest auto exporter and second largest auto manufacturer, Hyundai Motor Co., plans to launch Hyundai Avante as a replacement for its discontinued model Hyundai Elantra. The Avante might be equipped with a 1.6 litre Gamma petrol engine and a diesel engine variant may follow. The 1.6 litre, DOHC, VVT, 4 cylinder, petrol engine is believed to pump out a top power of 118 bhp at 6200 rpm and churn out a peak torque of 156 Nm at 4200 rpm. The diesel variant of the car is reported to be loaded with a 1582cc, CRDi power-train that belts out a max power of 115 bhp at 4000 rpm and generates maximum torque of 260 nm at 1900 rpm. Both the mills are to be mated with a 6-speed automatic gearbox. For better fuel economy, the petrol engine is reported to have intelligent Gasoline Direct Injection technology (GDI). This technology will ensure around 10 per cent increase in the fuel efficiency as compared to its peers.

MARUTI CERVO

Release: January 2011
Price: Rs 1.5-2 lakh

India’s largest auto manufacturer, Maruti, is planning to launch another small car model, Cervo, as an entry level segment in the Indian auto market. This is seen as Maruti’s aggressive counter for the Tata Nano which has stormed the auto market with its ultra low cost. To reduce its manufacturing cost Maruti Suzuki may reduce some features from the original model which is available in Japan. It is also expected that after the launch Maruti Cervo will overtake the company’s most popular models Maruti 800 and Maruti Alto.

 

CHEVROLET CAMARO

Release: February 2011
Price: Rs 20-25 lakh

Leading Indian car manufacturer General Motors India is planning to present its fifth generation all-new luxury sports car in Indian auto market. The Camaro is expected to be powered by two types of engines – 3.6L V6 petrol engine and 6.2L V8 Engine carrying 5 trim level variants, LS, 1 LT, 2LT, 1SS & 2SS. The variants LS, 1LT, 2LT comes with 3.6L V6 engine while rest 1SS & 2SS are packed with 6.2 L V8 engine.

 

CHEVROLET SAIL

Release: April 2011
Price: Rs 5-7 lakh

After being hit by bankruptcy last year, General Motors has overcome the bad time and is now sailing across the world. It recently launched a new sedan Chevrolet Sail in the Chinese market in association with Shanghai GM and the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC), both being GM-SAIC joint ventures. The concept car model, Chevrolet Sail, was displayed in Shanghai Auto Show in 2005. The company has informed that the car will be exported to other emerging markets as well. The statement is seen as an indication of its launch in India as well. However, the company has not confirmed the India launch. The Sail EV isn’t approved for production but there is a strong possibility of it arriving in India next year in the prototype form. GM India has said it will display a concept EV in April 2011.

 

NISSAN SUNNY

Release: April 2011
Price: Rs 8 lakh

As promised by the Japanese auto major, Nissan Micra, a small car, will be followed by Nissan Micra sedan. The Sunny range was first introduced in 1966 and a lot of modifications took place every passing year for decades. Among the all raw information, the code name of the upcoming Sedan i.e. L02B and it’s Nissan V-platform sound trustworthy. The company is also planning to launch Nissan Sunny with both petrol and diesel engine, each having three variants that are all set to be produced in the manufacturing plant in Chennai where Nissan Micra is produced for India and exported to other countries. However, in the case of Nissan Sunny, the car would be first launched in China and then in other nations including India.

The Nissan Sunny is speculated to be loaded with 1.5 litre petrol and the same capacity 1.5 litre diesel engine producing 100 bhp of maximum power. The engine might produce around 146 Nm of torque like other 1.5 litre powertrains. The engine will be incorporated with a 5 speed manual gearbox. It is also clubbed with 4 cylinders and 16 valves. With this engine configuration and expected price tag, the Nissan Sunny will have to face competition from the likes of Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Maruti Swift Dzire, Tata Indigo Manza, Ford Fiesta.

 

TOYOTA ETIOS LIVA

 

Release: April 2011
Price: Rs 4.2-5.5 lakh

The announcement of Toyota Etios Liva was made with great anxiousness from Toyota as this is the first time that Toyota Motors has pinned its hopes on a low-range model. However, the cost of this hatchback has been reduced with no compromise on safety or comfort. On stepping in to a new market, Toyota has to face some real experts like Maruti, Hyundai and Tata.

The Liva will be equipped with a 1.2 litre motor will be accompanied with four valves per cylinder for it to breathe better, but despite of all the efficient technology it ends up producing 80 bhp power, a modest figure for a hatchback but if we look at the proportion of power and weight, the Toyota Etios Liva will rule out major players in the segment. The effective weight of the car is 890 Kg and with that it will also assure easy to drive motor. The torque spread of the car is going to be a striking feature as in its saloon version which gives the car excellent linear power delivery.

 

NISSAN GTR

Release: May 2011
Price: Rs 65-70 lakh

Nissan, the largest auto manufacturer in the world, is reported to launch its flagship car model, Nissan GTR in India. The sports car which has coupe design was first introduced in Japan in December 2007 followed by the U.S. in July 2008 and the rest of the world in March 2009. The car is also known as Godzilla across the world. After the commercial launch, Nissan GTR was launched in different countries with a few upgradation. Recently the car was displayed at Tokyo Motor Show 2009 with some changes. The car Nissan GTR was brought to India in March 2008 for display purposes only.

The super fast sports car comes loaded with a 3.8L, DOHC V6, two-parallel turbochargers, all wheel drive with a displacement of 3,799cc. The powerplant of the coupe is capable of delivering a maximum power of 474 bhp at 6400 rpm and produces a peak torque of 588 Nm at 3,200-5200 rpm. The Nissan GTR comes equipped with GR6 dual-clutch six-speed transmission. As far as the acceleration is concerned, the Nissan GTR can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in a mere 3.5 seconds and can reach speeds in excess of 300 kmph.

 

VOLVO S60

 

Release: June 2011
Price: Rs 30-35 lakh

The Swedish car manufacturer Volvo that has already earned reliability and reputation in India through it’s buses, now the company is all set to hit a new sedan Volvo S60 in the luxury segment. Volvo is targeting to sell 9000 units in the first year of launching.

As per the description given by Volvo Design Boss Peter Horboury, this is going to be in a typical Swedish look, this will probably be like Mercedes high end S-Class sedan in respect of safety features. The company will be offering a single variant – COMFORT – initially, the car will be launched in two petrol engines a 304bhp turbocharged 3.0-litre straight six and a 203 bhp 2.0 – litre turbo four – as well as two five-cylinder diesels, with 205bhp and 163bhp.

 

AUDI A1

 

Release: June 2011
Price: Rs 11-14 lakh

Audi has decided to bring its small car to India. Audi A1 is based on its parent firm’s car Volkswagen Polo and is to be shorter than the Audi A3, but will have more length, width and height than the Mini Cooper.

Initially, Audi is reported to launch the compact car in four variants, viz 1.2L TFSI, 1.4L TFSI, 2.0 TDI and 1.6L TDI engine. The first two are petrol and last two are diesel engine. All the power-plants are smaller, turbocharged and have direct fuel injection system. The base petrol engine, 1.2 L TFSI is capable enough to produce 63 Kw of peak power while generates top torque of 160 Nm at 1500-3,500 rpm. The higher end petrol variant of the Audi A1 is powered by a 1.4L TFSI, four cylinder engine which easily pumps out 90 kW of maximum power and 200 Nm of peak torque at 1,500-4,000 rpm. The variant is to be loaded with standard six-speed manual transmission. The diesel variant of Audi A1 might be loaded with 1.6 TDI 16 valve engine that develops 77 kW of peak power and 250 Nm of top torque at 1500-2500 rpm. The variant is loaded with a five-speed manual transmission. There is a bit confusion for the second diesel engine. Some sources report that it will be a 2.0L TDI engine or others say that it will be another 1.6L TDI engine which is to produce more power.

 

MARUTI SUZUKI KIZASHI

Release: January 2011

Price: Rs 16 lakh

Small car maker Maruti Suzuki India is all set for a foray into the luxury segment with the Kizashi. Powered by a J24B 2.4 litre petrol engine, 4 cylinder, DOHC, the D-segment car’s powertrain is capable of producing peak power of 185 hp at 6,500 rpm (Manual Transmission) and 180 hp at 6,000 rpm (Continuously Variable Transmission). The maximum torque from the engine is 170 Nm at 4,000 rpm in both types of transmission.

 

 

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