Tough fight: Small car manufacturers line up new models to capture Indian market
THE DELHI Auto Expo, which runs from January 5-11 is set to host 10 global launches, all in the small car segment.
India, where about 10 million cars, trucks and motorcycles are sold a year, is Asia’s fourth-largest auto market and the world’s fourth-largest truck market.
Below is a sampling of models to be exhibited:
MARUTI SUZUKI INDIA LTD
Compact, six-seater multi-purpose vehicle concept R3
Multipurpose family car Eeco, to be sold from January 7, priced under Rs400,000 ($8,547/£5,349))
Suzuki Kizashi, imported from Japan
Around 17 new and existing vehicles total
TOYOTA MOTOR CORP
Concept model of compact car code-named EFC, or Entry Family Car
A total 14 production and concept vehicles, including the Prius hybrid and an electric commuter car
GENERAL MOTORS CO
Chevrolet Beat for the Indian market
Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid car
Chevrolet Camaro sports car
FORD MOTOR CO
Figo compact vehicle to be launched next year
HONDA MOTOR CO
Concept model of new small car for the India and other emerging markets
Polo hatchback and sedan
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