Audi A1 Launched in India by 2011 source AMICARS


Audi, the German auto makers is expected to come with its strong and sturdy car, Audi A1, in the Indian auto market. India, the second fastest growing auto market, holds 70 per cent of the market share in the small car segment and as per the experts, buyers welcome the small luxury cars too in this segment such as BMW Mini, Volkswagen Beetle, Fiat 500 and and soon to be launched Audi A1. These cars other than fuel efficiency are suffixed with advanced features which will sure turn the heads of many when rolled out on roads.
The all new Audi A1 is speculated to be coming with a price tag of Rs 18 lakh to Rs 19 lakh which excludes the import duties. Along with it, a special sports model will also be launched. The new car model will come with 1.4 litre engine suffixed with the Audi's S-Tronic seven speed automatic transmission. The 90 kW, 1.4 litre turbocharged fuel stratified injection (TFSI) engine which is capable of generating maximum torque of 200 Nm at 1500 rpm enables the Audi A1 to zoom from 0 to 100 kmph in few blinks of 8.9 seconds accelerating it to a maximum speed of 203 kmph. The stout, masculine car will be affixed with German technology and will come in both diesel and petrol car models. As per the speculations, the compact Audi A1wil be entering the Indian auto market in the last quarter of 2011.

Other than, the athletic look and technologically advanced car is loaded with various features which is sure to spoil the passenger in luxury. These features include Bluetooth, I-Pod Connectivity, multi functioning steering wheel like sort style, climate control and more.

Audi, in India is rapidly capturing the Indian auto market. In the last 11 months of 2010, has already sold 2,803 cars in the domestic auto sector compared to last year's sale of 1,645 cars same time. The German auto brand in India accounted for an impressive growth of 70.40 per cent. The Audi cars are know for perfection in terms of its German technology, style and advanced features. There are seven car models Audi rules the Indian auto market with, such as Audi A4, Audi A6, Audi A8, Audi Q5, Audi Q7, Audi A8 and Audi TT.

New TOYOTA ETIOS hatchback launch in March 2011



Toyota Etios will be launched soon in the domestic market. The Japanese auto giants will launch Toyota Etios sedan first and is expected that Toyota Etios Hatch will be out by March 2011. The hatch model of Toyota Etios will be affixed with 1.2 litre petrol engine producing almost 80 bhp power and rolling close to 20 kmpl in the fuel efficiency test of ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India).
Toyota is also planning for the 1.4 litre diesel engine which is fixed in the Toyota Corolla Altis diesel engine. Though, the VGT is missing in this option. Toyota Motors is planning to go for fixed geometry turbo which will be cost effective. The car will fetch fuel economy which can be achieved with the use of diesel engine. Toyota Motors will come with the sedan which will be affixed with 1.5 litre engine which will be followed in the hatch engine later.

Toyota Motors has won the hearts of many with its technological expertize, and great looking machines. In India, Toyota runs with seven models Toyota Camry, Toyota Corolla Altis, Toyota Fortuner, Toyota Innova, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, Toyota Land Crusier and Toyota Prius.
By launching the new car in sedan and hatchback models, the Japaneses auto giant will be stepping in the second phase of the investment in the Indian auto market. The company will further start with its expansion plan with the launch of the small car. Toyota Motors to spread itself in the domestic market also wishes to set another manufacturing plant in the sub continent which will produce engines for Toyota Etios, the hatch back. With the set up of the new plant the automotive will be more competitive in the domestic auto sector. As per the reports, Toyota has selected a land of 20 acres for its production plant which is close to the Bidadi plant of the Toyota.
Well as the small car segment is brewing, Honda Motors, is also expected to launch its small car. The concept of the small car was presented in the Delhi Expo in January 2010 by Honda. Honda has crafted the new small car as per the standards of the Indian markets. The small car segment is a growing sector in the domestic auto market which is crowded with numerous cars but still holds potential.






International Markets: Hertz will offer electric Smart carsharing vehicles in three U.S. cities

The company specialized in car rental Hertz Corporation and Smart USA, a subsidiary of Penske Automotive Group company, exclusive distributor of the Smart Fortwo in the United States, have signed an agreement that the first offer electric vehicles in service Smart Fortwo Electric Drive in three cities: New York, Washington and San Francisco.

Delivery of the first electric car is scheduled for Dec. 15 in New York and will join the Connect carsharing system by Hertz.

For Hertz, the partnership is part of their electrical mobility program to offer its customers a variety of 100% electric vehicles and hybrids, but has not yet informed about the potential extension of this agreement in other U.S. cities.

To date, the group has already signed agreements with manufacturers Coda and Nissan, as well as system supplier electric vehicle charging NRG Energy to develop a network of recharge in the state of Texas