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3 superb cars to scorch Indian roads in July

Last updated on: June 8, 2011 08:02 IST

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India and China are not only the world's fastest growing economies, they are also the eye of the apple for all major automobile manufacturers.

With disposable incomes rising and more and more people aspiring to own cars, global auto majors want to grab a share of the market.

Not only are car manufacturers eyeing to sell cars in India, they are also looking at the country as a manufacturing base: the main reason for such a move is the presence of low-cost and skilled labour, easy raw material availability, favourable environment and a booming economy.

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As for now, there are nine in-house car manufacturing companies in India, including Hindustan Motors, Maruti Suzuki, Reva Electric Car Co (now acquired by M&M), Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Motors, Force Motors, San Motors, Chinkara Motors and Premier Automobile Ltd.

However, there are 18 global car manufacturing companies currently marking their presence in Indian car market -- Daimler Chrysler India, Fiat India Private Ltd, Ford India Ltd, General Motors India, Honda Siel Cars India Ltd, Hyundai Motors India Ltd, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Ltd, Skoda Auto India Private Ltd, Audi AG, BMW, Chevrolet, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd, Porsche, Rolls-Royce Motor and Daewoo Motors.

Austin Martin, Renault and Ferrari have recently joined the bandwagon.

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About a dozen cars this Diwali and 3 new cars in July

Every year the month of October witnesses quite a high volume of car launches in India.

But this time, July too is going to offer new cars ranging from small compact cars to luxurious sedans.

This July, three global car manufacturers are going to release their car models which are eagerly awaited, namely, Chevrolet Beat Diesel, New Ford Fiesta and Audi A6.

Of these, Chevrolet Beat Diesel belongs to small and compact car segment whereas New Ford Fiesta and Audi A6 fit in B-segment and E-segment, respectively.

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Now let's take a glance at the launches awaited in July:

Chevrolet Beat Diesel

With recent increase in petrol prices in India, the release of Chevrolet Beat Diesel is eagerly awaited.

Chevrolet Beat is expected to be powered by 1.2L 80bhp S-TEC II engine and will deliver displacement of 1199cc.

According the reports, Chevrolet Beat Diesel will give a mileage of 18 kmpl, which is quite a promising figure by a small segment car.

Chevrolet Beat Diesel price being speculated at Rs 4.5 lakh (Rs 450,000), and is likely to launched in the first week of July.

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New Ford Fiesta

New Ford Fiesta will make its debut in the premium compact sedan segment.

Ford's latest offering is expected to enter Indian car market in July this year.

Being first of the eight cars which Ford India is going to launch by 2015, the new Ford Fiesta will join hands with Ford's popular hatchback car Ford Figo.

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The car will be launched in both petrol and diesel variants, offering relief to Ford Fiesta lovers.

The New Ford Fiesta is expected to hold a price tag of Rs 9 lakh (Rs 900,000) due to the addition of high-tech gizmos and premium quality interiors.

However, one month ago Ford India launched an upgraded version of old Ford Fiesta with minor changes and a new name 'Ford Fiesta Classic'.

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Audi A6

Manufactured by German automaker Audi AG, the Audi A6 is expected to mark its presence on Indian roads in July this year.

Being a high-end luxury sedan, Audi A6 price is going to touch the figure of Rs 47 lakh (Rs 4.7 million) due to its exquisite styling and high quality interiors.

The car will be launched in both diesel and petrol models.

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Audi A6 is expected to be available with four engine options in India -- viz. Audi A6 2.8 FSI, Audi A6 3.0 T, Audi A6 2.7 TDI and Audi A6 3.0 TDI Quattro.

Being a synonym of power and style, Audi A6 will be capable of zooming from zero to 60 kmph in just 3.08 seconds and will be blessed with plush interiors.

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