Car sales had been on the rise, but they had slowed down a bit in India as well as throughout the globe for past one quarter or so. Sales are also expected to be subdued in the present fiscal year with rising fuel prices, high interest rates, and economic downturn. Let’s take a look at some of the enticing top 5 latest cars in India that were launched over last thirty to sixty days.
On the whole, auto sales have declined terribly in first quarter of 2013, and automakers are currently offering huge discounts since their inventories are filled with unsold cars.
Honda, Audi, Land Rover, Jaguar, and Lamborghini have launched few exciting new cars in India, and are hoping to change this trend, and gain momentum; so, let’s look at these 5 hot new cars in Indian markets.
The company has launched the most awaited saloon – Honda Amaze in India. It is the 1st sub-4-metre saloon in India.
The big news is that the company has introduced a new 1.5L diesel engine in Amaze that can deliver 98.6bhp. The saloon is also available with 1.2-L petrol engine, which is shared with Brio hatchback. The company is expecting more sales with this new saloon model, where the price suits Indian customers.
Audi R8 V10 Plus
Right after launching the new 2013 R8 in India, Audi has come up with a new high-performance V10 Plus model priced at INR 2.05 Crore.
With a 5.2-L V10 FSI engine, the new R8 V10 Plus can go from zero to 100 kmph in 3.5 seconds. A seven-speed dual clutch transmission handles all the duties. The company also claims that it can hit top speed of around 317kmph.
The suspension has been tweaked when compared with the regular R8 version. Components such as front splitter, mirrors, side blades, and rear diffuser are made from CFRP.
Land Rover Freelander 2 HSE
The new 2013 Freelander 2 has been launched by Land Rover in India. The updated HSE version gets lots of changes, increasing the appeal towards this entry-level SUV.
2013 model gets minor updates, which include new 17-inch alloy wheels, revamped lights, bars, new details on grille, and fender vent. The interior has bigger storage space with passive start system.
Jaguar XJ Ultimate LWB
Jaguar launches new Ultimate LWB with 2.2-L Luxury. The new XJ Ultimate is the top-end variant of XJ.
The new Ultimate version is available with two engine options- a 3.0-L V6 diesel power-train and a 5.0-L V8. Both the engines are teamed to the eight-speed auto gearbox.
2013 Lamborghini Gallardo LP- 560-4 and 570-4
These two models were showcased at Paris Motor Show in 2012. These vehicles get redesigned front-rear bumpers, incorporated with broader air intakes and triangular styling element, which makes the car aggressive. New LP- 560-4 and 570-4 is powered by a 5.2 L V10 engine that pushes out 552 bhp.
More New Launches in India
Recently, Maruti had silently rolled out next generation SX4 without any price hike, and Mahindra had rolled out Reva e2o, while Nissan will be shortly coming out with Sunny automatic (petrol), and dozens of other launches are slated over the coming weeks too.
There are several other exciting models set to be released in the upcoming weeks, which include the all-new refreshed Hyundai’s i10, revamped Maruti A-star, and new Fiesta in the Indian markets.
So, keep an eye on these latest cars in India, and visit AutoPortal.com to check out the inside scoops, and spy pictures.