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Best Hatchback cars in India

  • Hyundai Elite i20

    January 31, 2015: Hyundai Elite i20 is doing wonder for Hyundai India and now the manufacturer is going to launch the Crossover version of the i20. The launch of the i20 Cross is slated for march.The i20 Cross is based on the new Elite i20 and apart from a full body cladding, roof rails, projector headlamps with daytime running lights and LED tail lights with revised front and rear bumper will differentiate it from the hatch.With the rugged look company might offer bigger 17-inch alloy wheels to add more to its sporty stance. Under the skin the Cross will share the same 1.2-litre Kappa2 and 1.4-litre CRDi diesel engine. Hyundai is planning to launch the car in second week of March, which will also be its global debut.

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  • Maruti Swift

    January 27, 2014: Maruti Suzuki has launched the limited edition Swift Windsong VXI at Rs 5,14,973 and Swift Windsong VDI at Rs 6,10,246 (Ex-Showroom, Delhi). The limited edition of Swift is only made available in two trims-VXI and VDI. The automaker has earlier showcased this limited edition Swift Windsong at the ‘Windsong Music Festival' Lonavala. The limited edition model embraces Sony Touchscreen Music System with Bluetooth & External Mic with USB connectivity, reverse parking sensors, rear upper roof spoiler, door sill guard with illumination and ambient interior lighting. The limited edition also gets designer groovy musical themed graphics on exterior, trendy seat covers and designer floor mats on interior. Mechanically, the car remains unchanged and features the same 1.3-litre DDiS diesel and 1.2-litre K-Series VVT petrol engine.

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  • Tata Bolt

    March 04, 2015: Tata Motors marked its presence in the ongoing 2015 Geneva Motor Show by showcasing Tata Bolt Sport and two concept cars; Tata Hexa and ConnectNext. Powered by 1.2-litre turbocharged Revotron engine, the Bolt Sport churns a max power of 120bhp with 170 Nm of peak torque. The car rides on 17-inch alloys with disc on all four wheels and features sunroof, sporty bumper, rear spoiler and all black interiors. Earlier in January 2015, Tata Motors has launched the Bolt hatch at Rs 4.44 Lac (Ex-Showroom, Delhi). The hatch is made available in both the fuel trims with four variants in each petrol and diesel models. The online bookings for the Bolt are already open and can be booked with an amount of just INR 11,000. Though Bolt looks more-or-less like a modern evolution of the company's late 1990s launched Indica hatchback, but is ahead of any Indicas before, be it the most recent- Vista. Powering the Bolt, is a 1.2-litre Revotron turbocharged Multi-point Fuel Injection (MPFi) mill, good for 90 bhp and peak torque of 140 Nm and a 1.3-litre diesel unit, rated at 75 bhp and 190 Nm of peak torque. A five-speed manual gearbox will come as standard across all variants, with no AMT, even as optional.

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  • Maruti Alto K10

    December 17, 2014: Suzuki Motors has officially released the images of new hatchback Alto Kei. The car will first be launched in Japan on December 22, 2014 and then will make its way to other parts of the world. In terms of design, the front fascia of car gets kind of retro look with flat front and trapezoidal headlights.The new Suzuki Alto is powered by 3-cylinder, 660cc petrol engine tuned to develop an output of 54bhp with 63Nm of torque. The engine is mated to five-speed manual or four-speed automatic gearbox. The company is also planning a sporty Alto Turbo RS variant in coming months.

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  • Maruti Celerio

    January 31st : Maruti Suzuki Celerio will soon be offered with a diesel engine along with the earlier launched petrol mill, a recent report states. As claimed, the diesel-powered Celerio will be making its way to Indian roads, sometime around the second quarter of this year. It will be powered by all-new 792cc twin-cylinder turbo diesel engine, developed in-house by the company. This mill will also propel the company’s new LCV (Light Commercial Vehicle), code-named as Y9T. Though nothing official is out yet but it is highly expected that MSIL will introduce the Automated Manual Transmission with the diesel engine too.

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  • Hyundai Grand i10

    February 06, 2015: Hyundai UK has introduced a new ‘Premium SE’ trim to the existing line up of the second generation i10 (the vehicle in India is christened as Grand i10). The Premium SE variant is available in both manual and automatic trim, prices starts from £11,995 (approximately Rs. 11.35 lac) for manual and £12,650 (approximately Rs. 11.97 lac) for automatic. Earlier in September 2014, Hyundai India had introduced a ‘SportZ Edition’ of the Grand i10 to celebrate its first anniversary in the country. The Grand i10 was launched in September 2013 and it already has over 1.1 lakh happy owners in India. The Grand ‘SportZ Edition’ gets the 14-inch diamond cut alloy wheels as a standard, the other list of features include bluetooth connectivity, steering mounted audio and leather wrap on steering wheel, rear spoiler, B-Pillar blackout along with body graphics. The interiors too have been upgraded with fabric upholstery and crafted in tones of red. The SportZ is available with both 1.2-litre petrol and 1.1-litre U2 diesel engines.

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  • Maruti Wagon R

    December 6, 2014: As a part of its year-end sale, Maruti Suzuki is offering benefits of upto INR 55,000 in its Wagon R hatchback. The tall-boy, which crossed the 15 lac units benchmark quite recently, comes with a 998cc K-series engine, which is good for 67 bhp and 90Nm torque. Apart from petrol, it also comes in LPG and CNG variants.

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  • Maruti Alto 800

    December 17, 2014: Suzuki Motors has officially released the images of new hatchback Alto Kei. The car will first be launched in Japan on December 22, 2014 and then will make its way to other parts of the world. In terms of design, the front fascia of car gets kind of retro look with flat front and trapezoidal headlights.The new Suzuki Alto is powered by 3-cylinder, 660cc petrol engine tuned to develop an output of 54bhp with 63Nm of torque. The engine is mated to five-speed manual or four-speed automatic gearbox. The company is also planning a sporty Alto Turbo RS variant in coming months.

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  • Hyundai EON

    May 6, 2014 : Hyundai India launched Eon Magna+ at Rs 3.83 lakh (Ex-showroom,New Delhi) . The exterior remains same while inside the cabin, Magna+ features dual tone interiors in beige and brown colour scheme along with addition of music system with USB and AUX connectivity. Mechanically, the car in-houses latest Dual VTVT technology as it carries 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine that musters a maximum power output of 68bhp and peak torque of 94Nm at 3500 rpm. The engine is coupled to a five speed manual transmission and the hatch delivers a fuel economy of 20.3 Kmpl (ARAI Certified).

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  • Volkswagen Polo

    December 24, 2014: Volkswagen has launched the first-ever petrol version of the Polo BlueMotion , ahead of first UK deliveries in March, with prices starting from £14,730. The Volkswagen Polo Bluemotion will be powered a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder BlueMotion TSI petrol engine that produces 95 PS of maximum power at 5,000-5,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 118 Nm at 1,500-3,500 rpm. The 1.0-litre engine will be the greenest petrol engine in the range with 94 g/km CO2 emissions and 68.9 mpg fuel economy. The Polo Bluemotion comes with a styling pack which includes uniquely shaped front and rear bumpers, radiator grille, side skirts and rear roof spoiler, body coloured door handles, body coloured door mirrors with integrated indicators, front fog lights and static cornering function and unique BlueMotion badging.

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  • Datsun GO

    December 06, 2014 : Datsun, the wholly owned subsidary of Nissan is offering benefits upto Rs 30,000 on its entry level Go hatch. To lure more buyers, the automaker is also offering free gift on every test drive. Launched in the month of March, the car is best suited for the first time buyers. Moreover, the automaker also released a new TV commercial for the GO featuring Babuji - Alok Nath and Ayushmann khurana. The advertisement revolves around Ayushmann's GO rivaling Alok Nath's Altos and Wagon R. Based on the brand's motto of Dream Access and Trust, the car delivers a fuel efficiency of 20.63kmpl. The company is also giving special offers to doctors, farmers, corporates, govt employees and bankers.

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  • Ford Figo

    February 21, 2015: Latest in the offering from the American automaker is the zero down payment scheme on Figo. The EMI for the Figo thus gets as low as Rs 1,671 per lakh. Apart from the saving upto Rs 58,000, the carmaker is also offering discount upto 15 per cent on selected accessories. Next-Gen Ford Figo is doing great in Brazil and with over 50,000 units sold since its launch it is one of the top ranking hatch out there. Ford sold around 8,227 units of Ka, Next-Gen Figo, in the month of January. Moreover, the manufacturer registered a booking number of over 10,000 units for Ka+ or Figo Sedan, in the same month. This all new car from Ford is expected to make its entry into Indian auto sector in a couple of months.

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  • Renault Pulse

    February 26, 2015: Renault India, in order to uplift its model line has silently launched Pulse facelift at Rs 5.03 Lac (Ex-showroom Delhi). The 2015 Pulse facelift now gets little upscaled inside out. It gets automatic headlamps, steering mounted controls and a height adjustable driver seat for better comfort. The facelift now gets all new dual tone dashboard with a piano black finish on the central console.

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  • Hyundai i10

    December 17, 2014: Hyundai Motors is now planning to introduce its popular hatch i10 for the taxi market in Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Kolkata. Painted in black and yellow, the cabs will soon start their services in the selected metro cities. The South Korean automaker is introducing i10 in the Mumbai taxi market at the time when the city is expected to see 7,843 permits up for grabs in upcoming six months.

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  • Fiat Avventura

    November 17, 2014: Fiat Avventura, the only vehicle that competes with both crossovers and compact SUVs is also an option to think before buying a hot hatch, at least in India (though not stepping on the toes of VW Polo GT TDI). Build on Punto Evo's platform, the CUV (Contemporary Urban Vehicle) lock horns with Ford EcoSport, Toyota Etios Cross and Volkswagen Cross Polo and dare I say, is a better option when compared with the last two. Fiat Avventura is available in three trim levels- Active, Dynamic and Emotion, while the petrol misses out the range-topping trim. Petrol variants of Avventura gets its power from a 1.4-litre Fire engine, while the trusted 1.3-litre Multijet does its duty under the hood of diesel variants. Both the powertrains are carried over from the Punto Evo hatchback without giving any revamp.

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  • Toyota Etios Cross

    March 2, 2015 :  This March, Toyota Kirloskar Motor India is offering Etios cross with a total benefit of Rs. 30,000 that includes standard insurance at Rs. 1 and TGA - Toyota’s Genuine Accessories worth Rs. 8,000, in their Holi offer. The benefits offered are only for the diesel variants of the Toyota Etios Cross and are applicable on deliveries taken till March 31st, 2015.

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  • Chevrolet Beat

    December 26, 2014: Chevrolet Beat (known as Spark in US) has won the 2015 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick awards along with three other Chevrolet models. The Top Safety Pick award goes to models that achieve a good or acceptable rating in the challenging small overlap front test – introduced in 2012 – and a good rating in each of the Institute’s four other crashworthiness evaluations, which include moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints. Chevrolet Beat in India is available in both petrol and diesel versions with 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.0-litre diesel engine. The diesel Beat is one of the most fuel efficient cars in India with a fuel economy of 25.44 km/l.

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  • Honda Brio

    January 13, 2015: Honda refreshes Brio's model lineup by adding Audio-Video Navigation and Black Interiors in the new VX grade. The Audio Video Navigation system embraces a large 15.7 cm Touch Screen which supports maps, satellite-based voice guided navigation and infotainment system with DVD/CD, Bluetooth, USB, AUX, i-POD, MP3 connectivity. Passengers can also connect their smart phones with integrated Bluetooth communication function to sync their phone. Brio will also feature Advanced White illumination Speedometer with Blue gradation and newly designed Power Foldable ORVMs

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  • Maruti Ritz

    November 12, 2014: India's ace passenger carmaker Maruti Suzuki recently introduced the limited edition of its tall boy hatch Ritz christened as Ritz Elate and to lure more buyers, the company is now offering a saving of Rs 65,000. Maruti Suzuki Ritz Elate embraces 12 additional features. The additional features offered with the limited edition version are double-din audio system with Bluetooth stereo and telephony kit, USB, AUX-in and speakers; reverse parking sensors, steering wheel cover, ,multipurpose bag, ambient lighting, neck cushions, stylish body graphics, mud flaps, door visors, seat covers and floor mats. Mechanically, it remains unchanged.

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  • Toyota Etios Liva

    March 2, 2015: Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd. is offering benefits upto Rs. 25,000 on the facelifted Etios Liva hatch. The benefits include, standard insurance @ Rs. 1 and genuine accessories worth Rs. 5,000. Earlier in October 2014, this minor facelifted version was launched at a at a starting price of Rs. 4.76 lac for petrol and Rs. 5.94 lac for diesel. Highlighted changes at the front - Liva comes with a new body colored grille, electrically adjustable ORVMs, chrome inserts on door handles. Speaking of the changes inside, refreshed Etios Liva sports a new premium fabric upholstery; updated instrumentation cluster with a larger multi-info LCD display; seatbelt, door ajar and headlamp buzzer. Mechanically, facelifted Etios Liva is unchanged; under the hood is a 1.4liter diesel and 1.2 liter diesel. The 1.4 liter D-4D oil burner chucks out 67.1bhp and 170Nm of torque mated to a five speed unit. The 1.2 liter petrol in Liva belts out 78.9bhp and 104Nm of torque mated to a five-speed unit.

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  • Nissan Micra

    September 4, 2013: Nissan India has silently launched the new diesel-powered base Micra XE variant for Rs. 5.57 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The entry level Micra XE variant is now available at all the Nissan's dealership across the nation. It offers a fuel economy of 23.08kmpl (ARAI), and will be made available in six different colours Olive Green (new), Turquoise Blue (new), Blade Silver, Storm White, Onyx Black and Brick Red. The affordable Micra XE features a Chrome plated radiator grille, tilt steering, drive computer, driver airbag, immobilizer, driver seat belt warning indicator, door ajar warning indicator, low fuel level warning indicator, headlight on warning indicator, key remove warning indicator and others. The company is also offering a warranty of 2 years/50,000kms on entire Nissan Micra range.

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  • Tata Nano

    February 25, 2015 : Tata Nano has grabbed the 'Most Trusted Brand' award in the hatchback category. The small car was bestowed with the title by Brand Trust Report, India Study 2015. The tiny Nano was selected from 1000 most trusted brand that were chosen from 19,000 exclusive brands from various 270 categories. And more to the excitement, this was the third time that Nano has bagged this award consecutively. Recently, Tata added another variant to the Nano line-up named 'Twist XE' at the price tag of INR 2.06 lac which also became the most affordable power steering car available in the country.

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  • Nissan Micra Active

    July 3, 2012: Nissan India that has launched the facelifted Micra in India at a staring price of Rs 4.79 lakh, has also introduced a low-cost version of the Micra called as Micra Active. Priced at Rs 3.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) Nissan Micra Active will lure the buyers who are looking for an affordable car with good features and quality. Nissan Micra Active is basically the pre-facelift version of the car, which has now been replaced by the new version, but rather than discontinuing the earlier generation, the company has decided to sale it besides the new Micra. But the Micra Active has now received different bumpers, airbags and ABS+ EBD, which makes this model too a feature rich one. However, the advanced features will only be offered with the top-end Active variants. Nissan Micra Active has been offered with 4 different variants priced upto Rs 4.71 lakh.  

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  • Mahindra e2o

    August 21, 2014: Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd a wholly owned subsidy of India's largest SUV maker Mahindra and Mahindra launches a new top-end trim of their zero emission vehicle – e2o . The new variant of the e2o comes with variable assist electric power steering (which was missing since its launch last year). The new variant also comes with an extended range of 120km! The premium variant of the e2o continues to come in Reva's unique “Goodbye Fuel, Hello Electric” scheme with no extra costs. In terms of recharging, the electric car can be re-charged through any 15 amp plug point along with the Sun2Car option that utilizes solar power technology. The company also offers quick-2-charge facility which charges the e2o completley within 60 minutes.

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  • Tata Indica eV2

    November 17, 2014:  Tata Indica eV2, the fuel efficient hatch with CR4 diesel is now available with benefits upto Rs 40,000. The car delivers a fuel economy of 25kmpl. Inside the cabin, the car gets attractive spacious dual tone interiors. Last year, the company also introduced a CNG model of Indica. Indica emax delivers an excellent fuel economy of 23.7km/kg, and it offers an additional range of 230Kms in CNG over 600km in petrol. It features an advanced F-Shift gearbox and a new dual path suspension that further enhances the handling and driveability. It is available in 6 cities across India including Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Tripura.

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  • Tata Vista

    November 17, 2014: Tata Vista which offers touchscreen multimedia system with GPS and potent quadrajet diesel engine is now available with a discount of Rs 50,000. Earlier this year, Tata Motors launched the new variant, 'Tata Vista Tech VX'. This is the top-end variant in the hatchback Vista's variant lineup. It gets centrally-mounted 6.5-inch touchscreen multimedia system with audio, video with DVD, USB and Bluetooth compatibility. Furthermore, it facilitates the occupants by connecting five mobiles at the same time.

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  • Fiat Punto EVO

    August 5, 2014: Fiat has finally launched the Punto EVO at Rs 4.55 lakh. The manufacturer has introduced 4 variants in Petrol and 4 in Diesel model. Mechanically, Punto EVO is same but apart from this the hatch gets everything brand new and coming with several segment first features. The new Punto EVO will compete with the player in the premium hatchback space like Maruti Suzuki Swift, 2014 VW Polo, and the upcoming Hyundai Elite i20. Fiat is offering Punto with two petrol engine, 1.2-litre and 1.4-litre FIRE while the diesel model carries 1.3 liter MJD power train. 

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  • BMW 1 Series

    January 17, 2015: BMW has officially revealed its entry level - 1 Series ’ facelift. The mid-life refresh of the hatch comes in the form of heavy stylistic and mechanical updates. Speaking of the Indian launch, the 2015 BMW 1-series is expected to enter later this year. Earlier last year, BMW India has launched a limited edition of the company's most economical offering - 1 Series M Performance Edition at a starting price of INR 22.65 lakh; only 111 units of this special edition will be made.

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  • Maruti Wagon R Stingray

    November 22, 2014: Maruti is launching the AMT version of Wagon R, the AGS (Auto Gear Shift) AKA AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) is reportedly available only in the Stingray Avatar! Apart from the addition of an AMT, Wagon R Stingray will remain unaltered powered by the same K10B K-series 3-cylinder motor chucking out 67.1 bhp and 90 Nm of max torque. Moreover, with the 5-speed manual Wagon R gets an certified fuel economy of 20.51 km/l, expect the same for the AMT. The vehicle is expected to launch early next year.

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  • Mercedes-Benz A-Class

    June 24, 2014: Mercedes Benz has launched a limited edition of A Class christened as Edition 1 with a price tag of INR 26.1 lakh. The changes in the Edition 1 is majorly stylistic. Externally, the A Class features Edition 1 badging, glossy black ORVMs, new set of alloys. On the inside, the car now gets sunroof, reverse parking camera and electronically adjustable front seats with memory function. The special edition is unaltered mechanically and is only available in the diesel guise. The 2.2 liter turbo diesel unit under the hood belts out 108bhp of maximum power while the torque is stated at 204NM.

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  • Volkswagen Cross Polo

    January 15th, 2014: Volkswagen India has launched a new variant, the beefed up version of Polo hatchback, the Cross Polo . Featuring the same 1.2-litre petrol mill that puts out 74bhp and 110Nm, the new trim is christened as Cross Polo 1.2 MPI.  Volkswagen has priced the crossover at INR 6.94 lacs (ex-showroom Mumbai) and its bookings are open from today. The Cross Polo competes against the likes of Toyota Etios Cross, Fiat Avventura and soon-to-be launched Hyundai Elite i20 Cross.

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  • Chevrolet Spark

    December 5, 2014: Chevrolet Spark, General Motor India's cheapest offering in the country is being offered with a discount of upto INR 68,000 in December. Powering the hatch is the same 1.0-litre Smartech engine, which churns out 63 bhp and 90Nm of torque , which is quite generous for a car in its segment.

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  • Chevrolet Sail Hatchback

    December 5, 2014: In the month of December, Chevrolet is offering benefits of upto INR 55,000 on its recently-updated Sail series (hatchback and sedan). Powering the updated offerings are a 1.3 litre SDE SMARTECH turbocharged diesel engine and a locally developed 1.2 litre SMARTECH petrol engine. The diesel engine produces 74bhp of maximum power at 4,000rpm and peak torque generated is 190Nm from 1,750rpm. While petrol mill puts out 82bhp of maximum power at 6,000rpm and a peak torque of 108.5Nm at 5,000rpm.

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  • Volvo V40 Cross Country

    14-Jun-2013: The highly acclaimed luxury car maker from Sweden, Volvo Car Corporation has launched their stylish crossover, Volvo V40 for the Indian populace. This wonderful cross country vehicle has been launched at a price of Rs. 28.50 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi) and will be available at all the Volvo dealerships across the country. This Volvo V40 is equipped with a power packed 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel mill, which can displace close to 1984cc and has the capacity to churn out an incredible 150bhp in combination with a pounding maximum torque output of 350Nm, which is rather excellent. The company claims that this crossover has the ability to generate a healthy mileage of 16.80 Kmpl, which has also been certified by ARAI. This performance packed diesel engine is skilfully mated with a six speed automatic transmission gear box. The company has loaded this new Volvo V40 crossover with a long list of comfort and safety aspects, which will certainly lure the customers into buying it. With the launch of this new crossover, the company will certainly increase their foot hold in the profitable Indian car market.

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  • Mahindra Verito Vibe

    December 08, 2014: Verito Vibe, the sub-four-metre version of its Verito saloon was initially believed to be a hatchback, but its actually a compact sedan with the boot hinged at the bottom of the rear windscreen. It comes equipped with the same 64bhp Renault K9K 1.5-litre diesel engine that powers the Verito saloon

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  • Mini Cooper Countryman

    May 8, 2013: BMW India that started the local production of Mini Countryman in India at its plant near Chennai, has now launched the diesel version of the car called the Countryman D. The company has rolled out two diesel versions- the Countryman and Countryman high, priced at Rs. 25.60 lakh and Rs. 28.9 lakh respectively (ex-showroom, Mumbai). Countryman Diesel becomes the first Mini model to have a diesel engine. The car will be brought in India via CKD and then assembled locally. The local assembly of the car has helped BMW to price the vehicle quite competitive.

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