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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Car War!!!

Real war is taking place in the car industry., especially among small cars. Lots of new models have entered the arena. Anyways the customer has many things to opt. Now he is the king.

Here is quick look of some of the much awited small car models by big players of the field.

Toyota Etios


The Toyota is coming to compete with popular models like Maruti’s swift along with other premium hatchback cars in India like Fiat’s Punto, Hyundai’s i20 and Skoda Fabia. 

Toyota India unvieled its all new small car Etios and Etios Sedan. In addition to India, the Toyota Etios (the name means 'the origin of') hatchback will also be sold in Russia, South America and perhaps other emerging markets. With Honda also set to unveil its new small hatchback for the Indian market during the Expo, the two Japanese biggies will be facing off in a big way and for the first time, the two will be up against each other in the small car market.

The Etios sedan will be the first to get launched in India, it is expected to be launched by November or December 2010, while the hatchback will be ready for Indian roads by early 2011 and is expected to be launched by March or April 2011.

Toyota India has not made any official announcement regarding the prices of Toyota Etios but here are speculative prices of Toyota Etios.

- Toyota Etios 1.2 ---------- Rs. 5,50,000.00
- Toyota Etios Sedan 1.2 - Rs. 6,00,000.00
- Toyota Etios 1.5 ---------- Rs. 7,00,000.00
- Toyota Etios Sedan 1.5 - Rs. 7,50,000.00

The main features of the car include power steering, Power windows, Remote central locking, Dash integrated music system, Steeing mounted audio controls, Automatic climate control system, Rear defogger, Rear wiper/washer, Steering adjustment and various other features offering maximum comfort to the passengers. Etios will also feature a full touchscreen music system which will be a MP3, DVD and FM system with factory fitted 4 speakers. The high end models of Etios will also feature ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution) and Dual SRS Airbags.

Etios will be come with two engine options - a 1.2 litre petrol which is expected to generate maximum power of 80 Bhp. The second engine option will be a 1.5 litre petrol engine which is expected to generate 100 Bhp of maximum power. 

Ford Figo

Ford unveiled its new small car "Figo" in India. 

And now Figo has been launched and will compete with the likes of Maruti Ritz, Hyundai i20, Honda Jazz & Skoda Fabia. 

Ford Figo is available in 8 variants, 4 of petrol and 4 of diesel:
- Ford Figo LXi, EXi, ZXi and Ford Figo Titanium. 
- Ford Figo Diesel LXi, EXi, ZXi and Ford Figo Diesel Titanium.

The Top of the line "Titanium" variant of Ford Figo comes with:
- Body Coloured Bumpers  
- Full Wheel Covers 
- Body Coloured ORVMs 
- Chrome Finish Radiator Grille  
- Air Conditioning 
- Power Steering 
- MP3 Player with 4 Speakers 
- Bluetooth Phone Interface 
- Rear Washer and Wiper - Power Windows 
- Remote Central Locking 
- Remote Boot Opener 
- Remote Fuel Lid Opener 
- Driver Seat Height Adjustment 
- Removable Parcel Tray 
- Rear Defogger 
- ABS with EBD 
- Dual SRS Airbags 

Ford Figo has been launched with 2 engine options:
- 1196cc DuraTec Petrol - 70 Bhp 
- 1399cc DuraTorq Diesel - 68 Bhp
The diesel engine is the same 1.4 Duratorq 68bhp motor that powers the Ikon & Fiesta saloons. 

- Ford Figo LXi – Rs. 3,49,000.00
- Ford Figo EXi – Rs. 3,81,000.00
- Ford Figo SXi – Rs. 3,99,000.00
- Ford Figo Titanium – Rs. 4,42,000.00 
- Ford Figo Diesel LXi – Rs. 4,47,000.00
- Ford Figo Diesel EXi – Rs. 4,72,000.00
- Ford Figo Diesel SXi – Rs. 4,96,000.00
- Ford Figo Diesel Titanium – Rs 5,29,000.00

Volkswagen Polo 
European car manufacturer Volkswagen has launched its most awaited hatchback model Volkswagen Polo in India.
Polo comes with both petrol and diesel models. The car will be available at from this month at Volkswagen showroom across the India. Volkswagen polo will be available with six variants.
The petrol engined Polo is powered by a 1.2 litre engine with an output of 75HP@ 5400 rpm and churns out a torque of 110Nm@3750 rpm. The diesel is also a 1.2 litre unit that churns out 75HP however it develops this at a lower 4200 rpm and churns out a healthier torque figure of 180Nm@ just 2000 rpm.  

Volkswagen Polo Pricing 
Model / Variant Trendline Comfortline Highline 
Polo 1.2 Petrol Rs 4.34 lakh Rs 4.83 lakh Rs 5.72 lakh 
Polo 1.2 Diesel Rs 5.32 lakh Rs 5.81 lakh Rs 6.70 lakh

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