INDIA IS being recognised as emerging auto market in the current years and is the fifth largest commercial vehicle manufacturer in the world. India is the fourth largest car market in Asia after Japan, South Korea and Thailand, has recently crossed the 1 million mark.
India is also a huge market in small car segment as it covers about 80% of market share in the Indian car market. In 2010 many international car makers including Toyota Motors, Nissan Motors, Chevrolet, Volkswagen, etc. launched small cars and mid size cars for the Indian roads.
Etios: Japanese car maker Toyota Motors launched the entry-level sedan Etios. The Etios is powered by a newly developed 1.5 liter 16 valve DOHC engine that produces 90 hp and has a torque of 132 Nm.
New Skoda Fabia: The new Skoda Fabia comes with 1.6 MPI, 1.2 TDI CR and 1.2 MPI engine. The car has Dual Front Airbags, ABS (Antilock Brake Syatem), EBC, height and reach adjustable steering wheel.
Nissan Micra: Nissan Motor Company launched Nissan Micra features a 1.2L three-cylinder petrol engine that delivers maximum power of 76 bhp @ 6000 rpm and 104Nm torque @ 4000 rpm.
Chevrolet Beat: World largest auto manufacturer, General Motors’ Chevrolet Beat is powered by a 1.2 liter 4 cylinder engine which would produce 70 bhp, 5-speed manual gearbox.
Volkswagen Polo: Volkswagen (VW) launched Volkswagen Polo equipped with a 1.2 litre engine which produces an output of 74 bhp @ 5400 rpm and a Torque of 110NM @ 3750 rpm.
Hyundai Verna Transform: Hyndai Motors’ Hyundai Verna Transform has 1599cc VTVT, 5 Speed Manual transmission, Max Power: 103.2 ps @ 5500 rpm, Max Torque: 14.9 kgm @ 3000 rpm.
Ford Figo: Ford has launched the Ford Figo in India, powered by 1.2 Duratec engines, with SEFI technology, 70 bhp at 6,250 rpm and a torque of 102 Nm at 4000 rpm.
Indica V2 Turbomax: Tata Motors launched this car and the Tata Indica V2 Turbomax has new 71 PS BS4 turbo diesel engine, maximum torque of 135 Nm @2500rpm, ARAI certified mileage of 19 kmpl.
New Wagon R: Top selling car from Maruti Udyog Ltd., WagonR come with a major re-haul and an all-new attitude. The car features a 1.1L In-line 4 engine capable of producing 64 bhp and 84 Nm of torque.
Alto K10: Maruti Udyog Ltd.’s new Alto K10 is loaded with a 1.0L, 998cc, 3-Cylinders, 12-Valve KB10 petrol engine and a maximum torque of 90Nm at 3500 rpm.