The second week of September has been pretty good, no launch took place however, there have been official announcements made by the companies on their upcoming projects. We also broke several stories on future cars like Jaguar XF 2.2 that is expected to launch next year, Ford Fiesta Hatchback, Toyota's next low-cost car and some others. One thing that came as a shock to everyone was the Rs 5 hike in diesel prices. So we bring to you the weekly synopsis of all the major adventure happened within the week.
Mahindra Quanto to be Priced at Rs 4.75 lakh; Launch on 20th September
The Indian automotive giant, Mahindra & Mahindra has recently announced to launch its much awaited compact SUV, the Quanto on 20th September. Now the news coming in is about its price that the compact SUV is likely to be priced at Rs 4.75 lakh making it one of the cheapest compact SUVs available in India.
Nissan Evalia to Launch on 25th September: Official
Nissan India has now officially announced to launch its long awaited MUV Nissan Evalia on 25th September. The launch will happen in phases beginning from Delhi on 25th September, in Mumbai on 26th September, in Chennai on 27th September, then in Bangalore on 28th September.
Volkswagen Polo 1.6 Petrol Leaving the Indian Market?
If rumours are to believed, Volkswagen India's maiden hatchback, the Polo's 1.6 petrol version is likely to be phased out of the market as the variant has been taken off the official Volkswagen India website. However nothing officially has been said on the same.
Diesel Prices Increased by Rs. 5, Petrol Prices Unchanged
Indian oil companies which have been said to be facing a major loss due to selling fuel at a subsidized prices, has now finally increased the diesel prices by Rs 5, however they the petrol prices have been kept the same. But as we all know that Indian transportation is solely dependent on Diesel, so directly and indirectly the prices of all products are expected to rise.
Toyota to introduce a low-cost car?
Some of our trusted sources from Japan have confirmed that Toyota is planning to introduce a low-cost brand to compete against Nissan Datsun's to be launched models. There are speculations that Toyota will soon make an announcement about the same either by end of this month or early next month.0
Tata Motors Launches Tata Indigo MANZA in South Africa
The Indian auto giant, Tata Motors have launched the all new Tata Indigo Manza in South Africa. The car has been built on its new car platform with an all new body and interiors. The all new Tata Indigo Manza's size has been increased that makes it more spacious and roomy cabin. It has been priced between Rs 7.93 lakh and 8.93 lakh.
Ashok Leyland Dost Special Edition Unveiled
Ashok Leyland that entered the small commercial vehicle segment last year with the launch of DOST range of vehicles have now come up with the special edition of the same on its first anniversary. The Limited edition Dost will be made available till Diwali and has been priced around Rs 15,000 higher than the existing model, it now comes at Rs 4.78 lakh (ex-showroom, Chennai). The all new model gets stylish and bold graphics, new gray beige interiors, bull bars and fuel tank guard.
Jaguar XF 2.2 to Launch Next Year
The stripped down version of the Jaguar's famous XF Saloon , 2.2 was earlier speculated to be unveiled within this year only in India, but our sources have now confirmed that the Saloon would come next year. It is currently sold in three engine options, 3.0-litre V6 diesel, 5.0-litre petrol and 5.0-litre supercharged petrol, but the all new XF will be powered by a 2.2-litre, four-cylinder engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, and will become cheaper and more fuel efficient.
Ford Fiesta Hatchback Spotted in India
CarDekho has been constantly reporting about Ford Fiesta hatchback version which is currently sold in international markets has been spotted doing test runs in India as well, which further strengthens our claims of Ford India's plans of launching the vehicle in Indian sub-continent as well.
Volkswagen's Shiver of Excitement, Did you Feel it?
The German auto giant, Volkswagen known for its innovations have always proved itself to be equally innovative and distinctive at branding its products as well. They came with 'Talking newspaper' two years back, and this time by attaching a motorised vibrator on the last page of September 11th HT and TOI edition that automatically sets off the newspaper, have set a new benchmark in the newspaper advertising.