There are at least 10 small cars that will launch in India within 12 months. Most of these upcoming hatchbacks have been spied testing in the country.However, it's noteworthy that not all hatchbacks that have been seen testing on Indian roads are going to showrooms. Today, our focus is on a group of hatchbacks that were spotted in India but never made it to the market.10 Hatchbacks that never came to IndiaThe Ford Fiesta hatchback was spotted in Chennai in the year 2011. Back then, there were rumours of this car being India-bound, slotting above the Figo that raced to 50,000 and soon to 100,000 units in no time after its launch in March 2010. However, the car never made it to the market.Ford India did launch the sedan version, but the European-spec hatchback that was spotted in India was used only as a test mule for the 1.5L Ti-VCT petrol engine. Manufacturers have refrained from premium hatchbacks, and this is owing to the small boot space and the lack of generous legroom for the rear … [Read more...] about 10 Hatchbacks that never came to India
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India is celebrating the completion of 71 years of Independence today and the nation will look to the idiot box to hear the PM’s address from the Red Fort in Delhi. So this Independence Day, we take a look back at 10 made-in-India cars and bikes that we as a nation should be proud of. Tata Nano We kick this list off with a car that shocked the world when it arrived thanks to its absurdly low launch price of Rs 1 lakh when it launched in 2008, which was the equivalent of $2,500 at that time. The brainchild of Ratan Tata, the Nano was designed and developed in-house by Tata Motors as an alternative for bikers. However, the Nano did not do as well as Tata Motors expected it do in the market, though that could be be blamed on the carmaker’s promotion campaign pushing its cheap price tag, which drove many prospective buyers away. Bajaj Pulsar The Bajaj Pulsar is what made sporty motorcycles popular among India’s youth With its aggressive pricing, ever evolving design and … [Read more...] about 10 made-in-India cars & bikes that every Indian should be proud of: Bajaj Pulsar to Mahindra Scorpio
The 2012 Auto Expo was when we first saw the production version of the Bajaj Qute, the country's first quadricycle. Powered by a fuel injected, 216cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine the Qute offers 13.2PS and has a top speed limited to 70kmph, and was expected to effectively replace the humble three-wheeled autorickshaw. In fact, the Qute is properly modern in terms of technology and uses Bajaj Auto's patented triple spark plug technology just like the Pulsar and is also a lot safer than autorickshaws, boasting monocoque construction and a high-tensile steel body. The Bajaj Qute, India's first quadricycle is expected to go on sale in the near future thanks to a revision in vehicular norms to include quadricycles It looks like the time for the Qute and other quadricycle to ply on our roads is finally here, as the Government is expected to update vehicular regulations to include quadricycles shortly. Rajiv Bajaj was hoping the Qute will revolutionise what is today known as 'last … [Read more...] about Bajaj Qute to finally ply on Indian roads?
Auto Expo 2018 is just days away and Ford decided to unveil its Ford Figo facelift after months of testing. The hatchback’s competition ,the Maruti Swift is nearing its launch and is also much more competitive product. Ford has changed what it had to make its product appealing. Today, the Figo facelift is out worlwide and we have details that Ford has sent to us. Big, flat and imposing grille at the front with chrome inspiration and honeycomb mesh is clearly making it stand out as a facelift. New alloy wheels, tweaks to the front bumper are on offer. The rear and side profile see no change whatsoever and continue to be appealing.Big change includes a brand new touch screen that will make from the Ecosport facelift to this hatchback and its sedan sibling. Black interior with subtle changes to the roof and seats will make it stand out and refresh the cabin which is the need of the day for the current Figo on sale. Automatic climate control, sync3 with apple car play and android … [Read more...] about 2018 Ford Figo Facelift Unveiled – Subtle Changes Inside Out Seen – Maruti Swift Beware!