The Indian market, as we know, is one of the most crucial markets for Volkswagen and the brand is in for a shout with a long term commitment. Volkswagen, in fact, is currently working on a new compact sedan that will debut at the 2016 Auto Expo in February 2016 and go on sale later in the year.
Hyundai has announced that it has sold 150,000 units of the Elite i20 since the latest generation was launched in August 2014. The company, in a report, says that the Elite i20 now commands 66 per cent market share in the premium compact segment in the Indian auto market.
There is a lot riding on the small shoulders of this second generation Ford Figo hatchback. Although the EcoSport has been doing pretty well, it’s a small hatch that gets you big numbers in a developing country like India. The Ford Aspire sub-compact sedan has been well received by Indian car buyers and without a doubt has aroused a positive response in the market. In an effort to follow up on this good reaction, the American car maker has quickly launched the Figo, which is essentially the hatchback iteration of the Aspire. Like with the sedan, Ford has spared no effort in making the Figo as good as it can be. It’s spacious, well equipped, has strong engines and is quite nice to look at. Ford seems to have nailed it with the pricing especially for the base and mid variants and this definitely puts the Figo in good stead. However, price and equipment is not the only determining factor of a car’s success and the Figo has to deliver as an all-rounder.
The Beetle is finally coming back to India this year. Volkswagen is set to launch the third-generation model of the iconic brand here, three years after its global debut in 2012.The Beetle has come a long way from its humble start in 1938 as a people’s car to being a lifestyle icon; here are our first impressions of the soon to be launched three-door hatchback.