Different brand comes out with unique and upgraded version of cars every year. The fiscal year 2014 – 15 also notes with few best cars that are mentioned below.
The Honda City was launched in January, 2014. The stocks sold by the brand has touched a unit of 1,01,299. The model is driven by both the petrol and the diesel variants. In the earlier stage the model did not support the diesel motor but Honda corrected their mistake by bringing up the two models – Amaze and the City that supported the diesel motors.
Maruti Suzuki has kept a hold in the market since last ten years and has touched the record by selling 2,64,492 units of Maruti Alto in the last year. The other cars of Maruti Suzuki like – The Swift and the Dzire have touched up a record of 2,01,338 and 1,92,010 units respectively.
The Hyundai i10 Grand is one of the model from Hyundai. This car has also set a standard and competitive range for other cars. The car has been awarded with ICOTY by the eminent jury of Sr. Editors of all the prominent automotive publications in the country.
Maruti Wagon R is one of the model launched by the brand Maruti and has earned a good name in couple of years. The power and increased fuel economy of 8.5%, has made the car one of the best car in the fiscal year 2014 – 15.
There are many other cars like Mahindra Bolero, Hyundai Eon, Hyundai Elite i20 and Maruti Omni that have been ranked as the best cars in the Fiscal year 2014 – 15.
The Tata Safari is going to launch its upgraded model Storme. The model will be launched in the upcoming year 2016. The model is upgraded on the basis of its features like – brand new chassis, fresh interiors and an unique styling update.
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The model offers a 2.2 litre engine that combines with 5 – speed manual transmission in the previous model. However, the company has decided to downgrade the torque power and so it has decided to come up with 148 PS/320 Nm in the upgraded Tata Safari Storme MT. The power and torque offered by the new 6-speed automatic transmission is of 154 bhp and 400 Nm respectively.
The interior design of the model features – Cabin, dashboard design and audio system. The dashboard is designed with silver accents which includes a centre console. 4WD selector knob that is attached to the dashboard occupies the space of wallets and cell phone. The single DIN audio system is an upgraded feature in the model that improves the sound quality. The reverse camera and parking sensors are also present in the model.
The steering wheel in the model looks like Bolt and it gets mixed with audio and telephony controls. The bluetooth, aux-in and USB connectivity is upgraded in its variant like VX variant. The low dashboard and the large glass area adds more comfort to the seats. The middle seated row is more spacious with better cushioning and fabrics.
Skoda is going to launch its new model Skoda Superb. The date is not declared yet but according to the sources, the car will be launched in India by next year. The ideas seeked for the car is somewhere related to the second generation car that was known for its segment-defying rear legroom. The new Skoda Superb is loaded with longer wheelbase and is more spacious in terms of seats and comforts but something that is similar to the old car is the roof of the new Skoda Superb.
The car is 75 kg lighter in weight than the older one. The model is based on the advanced MQB platform. The car is built with VW Group’s six-speed, twin-clutch automatic transmission. The car moves freely and easily in sixth gear on the open roads. Slight Vibrations are heard in the cabin when pushed hard.
The new Skoda generates a power between 88 and 206 kW, as it consumes 3.8 to 7.1 litres per 100km. The four engines with wheel drive based supports Haldex 5 Clutch. The engines comes with modern DSG dual-clutch transmission. The car is featured with a wide radiator grille and logo (present in the middle), a dynamically contoured bonnet, and razor-sharp wide headlights and front fog lights.
The Skoda Superb comes with advanced enhancement and connectivity. One can connect your smartphone or tablet to control the current infotainment functions as the new Skoda Superb comes with Skoda Media Command App.
Audi – the four ringed brand is ready to set the new benchmarks in this year as well in the upcoming year 2016. The brand has already passed out a huge sale of 1.74 million automobiles in 2014 and has sold 591,000cars in these four months of 2015. The car will continue to upgrade its sale by bringing up more new models and upgraded version of the car in this year or in the upcoming year. Reportedly, the company will increase its range by increasing its model like the new Audi A4 that is going to be launched in the seconds half this year ( 2015).
The company has set up a plan to bring out eight new models till 2020. The current rate shows that the brand has delivered out 52 unique models. The range also adds three additional members of the Q – family. The upcoming models of the four – ringed brand will comprise newly developed ideas as well as additional features. The company has set an idea to invest around $24 billion till 2019 to strengthen its market quality. The company has also decided to hire 6000 workers to increase its workforce.
According to the sources- The 126th Annual General Meeting of Audi AG in Neckarsulm, discussed about the financial increment in the year 2014 and also had a word on the company’s current project. The information was derived that the company is in plan to make a huge amount of investment to increase its sale figure around 8 – 10% this year. The brand was successful to achieve this goal as the company was able to cope up with the market creating a rich sales figure in these four months.
The newly developed models like new Audi TT Roadster, new RS 3 Sportback and the new Audi R8 are being shipped to the dealers. The company is set to give the best selling model of the next generation i.e New Audi A4. The setup and plans shows that the four – ringed car is ready to create a new benchmark for the other renowned brands.
A new as well first product to be launched by Eicher- Polaris partnership. The product has been named as Flexituff. This device will be helpful to the small scale rural entrepreneurs and farmers. The product is based on an utilitarian model and it can be used as a personal vehicle as well as for transporting farming products.The project will be initiated in a newly built firmin Jaipur and the amount invested in the project is around INR 250 crores.
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The image shows that the product is going to have two body styles, both with a sizable cargo bay. The front part of the Flexituff supports an enclosed cabin with four doors and seating for 5 occupants including the driver and the back or the second part of the product keep a hold of 5-seater layout. The roof is featured with a fabric cover.
The front part of the model is similar to the Polaris ATV’s. The functions and the use of the vehicle helps to keep the cost in check in the Joint Venture. The model is featured with centre console-mounted gear lever. The vehicle generates a power range of 600 cc rear-mounted diesel engine which is derived from small engine specialist Greaves Cotton. The motor will be checked out with the combination of A 4 – or 5-speed manual transmission. The fuel – efficiency is noted around 25 kmpl.
The estimated price of the vehicle will be around 1 lakh and 10,000 to 12,000 units will be circulated after the product is launched.
Duster Single Cab was spied last year in August, 2014 and this year an upgraded model of Duster with Double Cab pick up was spotted in Romania. Generally, the models like Dacia Duster (Single as well as Double cab) are noticed in Frankfurt Motor Show around September. According to the information, it is said that the Dacia is going to expand the Duster’s collection including one of the version that consists black plastic coating with distinctive alloy wheels. The photo depicts about the model that it supports lower suspension and its back as well as side windows are completely black tinted.
The coach – builder Romturingia brought up the project named Duster pick – up. The Romturingia is one of the largest South – Eastern oil company in Europe. The Romturingia ordered a limited number of 500 units of car last year. The stock ordered by the company only included single cabs based pickups.
The model is loaded with features including new flush-fitting door handles, panoramic glass roof, orange accents, new headlamp/tail-lamp cluster, new bumpers, 18-inch wheels with 255/60 tires and broad side protective moldings. This car has been conceptualised at the Renault design center for Latin America (RDAL) in Sao Paulo.
The car body is quite similar to the Brazilian Concept but be sure that it will have some or other different features and also it will have a bit unique concept in its structure.
The 2016 Audi A4 Sedan was spotted in Europe without a camouflage. According to the information, the Audi A4 Sedan was ready to make its first public debut at Frankfurt Motor Show in September, 2015. The front face of the model follows new innovations and ideas. The taillight of the model is quite similar to Audi A3 Sedan and the diffuser part of the car carries twin exhaust tips. The dashboard of the car is refurbished and similar to Q7. The AC Vents were covered within the dashboard trims. The four-ringed brand will power a new 190 PS 2.0-litre TFSI petrol engine in 2016 A4 Sedan.
The Audi A4 Sedan will set a rivalry with the cars like new Jaguar XE and new Mercedes C Class. The Mercedes BMW 3 Series will join the race soon and set the competition for the above mentioned cars. Reportedly, the car will have MQB architecture support and will be more lighter and firm than its other models. The extended dimension of the car will provide extra luggage space and uplifted design.
The model will support TFSI turbo petrol and TDI turbodiesel engines including the new 190 PS 2.0 litre TFSI motor. The engine was revealed in the earlier month at the Vienna Motor Symposium. The top variant models will features Start/Stop system and brake energy recuperation. In India Audi A4 Sedan is expected to come up in 2016 , after it makes a global supply.
The Honda Jazz with paddle shifters is going to be launched in this year, 2015. The car has upgraded its feature with predetermined ratio steps and manual mode with paddle shifters. It’s different from the regular CVTs which have cone – shaped pulleys. The Jazz shares the platform with the City. A bit difference that occurs between both the cars is that Honda City has larger 1.5-litre mill owing to the sub-4 metre norm whereas the Honda Jazz has smaller 1.2-litre i-VTEC engine. Even the cars like Brio and Amaze share 1.2-litre motor, combined to a 5-speed torque converter automatic transmission but Honda Jazz has decided to make its way with CVTs.
The car arrives as a mid-variant as the car is featured with touchscreen infotainment system start/stop button, touch controls for automatic AC, steering mounted audio control and silver accents on the gear selector surround. The dashboard design is quite similar to Honda City.
Its predecessor was not able to achieve expected numbers in terms of slaes due to its single petrol engine option. But the New Honda Jazz is upgraded with both the fuel options. The localisation content of Honda is up to 90%. The petrol Jazz can generate power of 87bhp with a torque of 110Nm at 4,800rpm. The diesel Jazz is expected to feature 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel motor that will generate 100PS of power and 200Nm torque
The Tapukara plant in Rajasthan has started Honda Jazz production and according to the sources, the car with paddle shifters will be launched in July, 2015 and it would come in a range of ₹5 – ₹7.5 lakh.
The four ringed brand Audi is all set to bring out an upgraded version of Audi RS 7 Sportback in 2015. This model has been upgraded by having new front bumper, electronic stabilization Control with Sport mode, adaptive air suspension and RS sport suspension plus with Dynamic Ride control. The lightweight design of Audi is raised due to its Hybrid Aluminium Body.
The body of the model is carved with exterior styling front and rear, LED Matrix headlights, and a few upgradations in the infotainment and driver-centric interior tech anchor. The top variant is Sportback 4.0 TFSI Quattro with 4G MY14 series. The RS-specific instrumentation and the standard issue piano black with carbon fibre inlays are elegant. It has luggage capacity of 535 Liters. The 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 produces a robust 700Nm from just 1750rpm through to 5500rpm, while 412kW clocks on at 5700rpm, pulling peak power through to 6600rpm. The speed of the car is 0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds, so one can have an awesome driving experience in roads which are meant for such drives. From 150 km/h, the retardation force of a full-ABS activated emergency stop is present in the upgraded version of Audi RS 7 Sportback.
The awesome acceleration, engine flexibility, interior opulence, high-speed stability, incredible ceramic brakes just give you a jaw drop experience while driving the car. MMI navigation plus with MMI touch is an advance feature upgraded in the model. The tyre pressure monitoring system with air pressure and an advance climate as well as temperature display is present in the screen of the car.
The price yet announced regarding Audi RS 7 Sportback is INR 1.4 crore.
Hyundai is all set to update its old version of Santa Fe with new one. The car is loaded with world – class product and this car will set a new edge in all the SUV range. The new Santa Fe will bring a different experience for their customers. The Santa fe is powered by a four-cylinder, 2.2-liter CRDI engine capable of producing 197 PS at 3,800 rpm and 42.9 kgm of torque in the manual and 44.5 kgm of torque on the automatic.The 6- speed manual automatic gearbox with two wheel drive including all wheel drive is available in India.
There are two different returns offered by Manual as well as automatic transmission. The manual 14.74 Km/l and automatic does 13.01 km/l. The car is upgraded with advanced feature like 12-way adjustable seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, 6 airbags, chilled glovebox, daytime running lights, 18-inch diamond cut alloy wheels and LED headlights. Electronics include sports/comfort/normal mode, Advanced Traction Cornering Control and Down Hill Brake Control system.The Santa Fe introduces three-row seating with 40:20:20 split second row seat, and 50:50 split for third row seat.
The efficient Electronic Variable Turbocharger has improved the performance of car as it control the speed of exhausted gas and also maintain an accurate power delivery.
The leading competitor for the car are – Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Ssangyong Rexton and Chevrolet Captiva.The Hyundai Santa Fe 2WD MT is priced for Rs 26.3 lakhs, The Hyundai Santa Fe 2WD AT is priced for Rs 27.15 lakhs and the Hyundai Santa Fe 4WD AT is priced for Rs 29.25 lakhs.