No doubt that the basic purpose of a car is to take an individual from Point A to Point B. However, buyers today seek out for more than just a simple mode of transport. Factors expand from super efficiency and luxury to automatic functions and the overall design! In India, the automobile industry has been booming and making dazzling waves. Gone are the days where Indians drooled over the foreign car magazines and admired the mechanical prowess of the German car manufacturers! Indian cars of the present millennium are, in fact, more than what buyers bargained for. Available at astonishingly affordable rates, many of the cars in the Indian market deliver optimal performance that often cannot be obtained from vehicles produced overseas. The approaching year entices us with a brand new range of extraordinary car model entries. Grab a quick peek at the sleek cars slated to release in the year 2011.
2011 Car Models In India
Chevrolet Beat LPG
Everybody’s going green! If you aren’t, then you probably don’t care enough about the turmoil our environment has been immersed in. Fortunately, General Motors India did show concern as they were the first Indian automakers to embark upon an eco friendly initiative. Estimated to be priced at Rupees 4-5 lakh, Chevrolet Beat LPG shall hit the roads in January 2011. After the success of the Aveo CNG, Chevrolet has improvised to offer a 1.2 liter engine LPG design promising to greatly satisfy environmentally conscious customers, whose second priority is good mileage!
Mahindra Thar is expected to be launched at the end of this year and will be made available from 2011. The coming year will witness an abundance of Thars on the Indian streets, which is aimed at attracting off-road buffs. Picture this beauty pacing down gravel and paved surfaces! What a feeling! Does the 2.6-litre CRDe engine sound familiar? It was the magic apparatus, which so effectively motorized the older generation Scorpio and is going to do the same for Mahindra Thar! Thar flaunts independent suspension both at the front and rear. Various other car accessories add up to what is most definitely going to be one hell of a treat for the off-roaders.
Tata New Safari
Anticipate the middle of next year for what many claim to be one of Tata’s best models. Based on Tata’s all-new X2 platform, Tata New Safari is bound to win many hearts. Tata Aria was the first to introduce this X2 platform, however the New Safari poses to be significantly more advanced and not solely a facelift. The structural plus points extend right from the impeccably built hydro-formed chassis sections and the 2.2 Liter DiCOR engine refined with the dual-mass flywheel. The upgraded G76-Mark II gearbox contributes to making this a flawless and exhilarating ride. As the zooming wheels incite adrenaline volcanoes within your system, bear in mind that the four wheel disc brakes and all the electronic safety kit promises to land you home in one piece.
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
The roll out of the debonair Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X towards the end of the upcoming year 2011 might provoke you to fast forward the preceding months. Introduced at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2005 as Concept-X, Mitsubishi Evolution X was further enhanced, as the second concept car was unveiled at 2007 North American International Auto Show. Attempting to retain the stereotypical family look while infusing in newer properties, Mitsubishi has carefully deliberated upon a fabulous design which includes a black and silver styling. This model comes with 18-inch alloys, 245/40/R18 Dunlop tyres as well as Brembo brakes. Storm down the roads as you blast your favorite tunes through a 650-watt amplifier and nine speakers, which guarantee a truly remarkable drive! For a deeper insight, note that this tantalizing model comprises of the 4B11T 2.0-litre turbocharged all-aluminum inline-4 petrol engine. Churning out 294bhp of power, accompanied with 366Nm of maximum torque, you are in for a treat of a lifetime!
Skoda Laura RS
Priced at Rs 15-17 lakh, Skoda spices up the month of March by offering buyers what can easily be regarded as a steel. Its whooping power of 200bhp will cause many jaws to drop! The six-speed manual or six-speed auto DSG box, the sports alloy pedals and light weight Neptune alloy wheels are every performance enthusiast’s wildest dream come true.
Apart from the above mentioned models, coming in the midst of this ever so anticipated year are models like Honda Brio and Renault Fluence. This is without doubt, a year to keep money aside and invest in a fine Indian car. The soon-to-be-released new Indian cars in 2011 have given just the most spectacular reason to look forward to the next year.