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23 stunning cars that were launched in 2011

Last updated on: December 6, 2011 11:07 IST

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Year 2011 witnessed a wide array of car launches in India. From luxury auto makers like Aston Martin to Hyundai - cars from different segments roared through the Indian roads.

The cars mentioned here do not include facelift, new variants or upgrades of any existing car.

Skoda Rapid

It hit the Indian shores in the month of November 2011. This entry level sedan by Skoda India was launched both in petrol as well as diesel version.

Skoda Rapid sedan keeps the ability to give a tough competition to other sedans currently present in the Indian car market like Hyundai Verna, Honda City, etc.

The base petrol variant of this sedan is available for Rs 675,000 (ex-showroom Delhi).

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The petrol variant of Skoda Rapid is powered with 1.6 litre MPI engine, which gives out 105 PS with 250 Nm of torque.

On the other hand, the diesel version has 1.6 litre of TDI unit that delivers the same power with 153 Nm torque.

Skoda Rapid is the perfect example of true art that is intelligently combined with technology and science, although the platform on which the car is made is thoroughly shared by VW Vento.

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Lamborghini Aventador

It came with all pomp and show in India in early November 2011.

This superb sports beauty comes with a whopping price tag of Rs 36,900,000.

Wondering what would one get for Rs 3.69 crore?

The new Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 comes with a massive 6.5 litre of engine, capable of producing 700 horsepower and has a top speed of 350 km per hour.

The presence of independent shifting rods in the gearbox puts it a notch higher than a Formula one car.

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Lamborghini Aventador comes loaded with absolutely new technology, which shows up powerful and unique functional design.

The roof is developed in a single unit, which has an enhanced frame level along with brilliant driving precision.

The damper suspension and the pushrod spring are inspired from Formula One car and delivers high performance at every level.

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Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

It was launched in November 2011. This new coupe has a different feel altogether.

The design of the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is sophisticated and bold at the same time.

The technology used is innovative and relevant. This new coupe by Range Rover could be considered as a quantum leap so far in the history of Range Rover.

The car has a starting price of Rs 4,475,000 and is launched in 5-door diesel and 3-door petrol version.

Both the version of Land Rover Range Rover Evoque promises to proffer their owners an astounding driving experience and the main causative factor to this is its fabulous cabin.

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Hyundai Eon

It was launched on October 13, 2011. This small car by Hyundai India is certainly a head-turner.

The strong posture and the continuous flowing curves on the exteriors, make this car totally stylish and modern.

Hyundai Eon has a very recognizable hexagonal grille, crescent shaped tail lamps with swept back head lamps, which makes this compact car look more distinctive and high on style quotient.

The major highlight of this car is its mileage. Hyundai Eon provides an impressive mileage of 21.1 km per litre with the help of its 814 cc petrol engine.

The starting price of Hyundai Eon in India is just Rs 269,999.

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Renault Koleos

September 2011 saw the launch of the much awaited SUV by Renault -- Koleos.

This new SUV by Renault declares its dynamic personality through its high profile front end style, whereas on the other hand, the interiors of the car are simply terrific.

Renault Koleos's impressive stability, precise steering along with high standard driving capabilities makes this SUV a stunner.

The car is powered with 2.0 litre of diesel engine, which produces peak power of 150 HP and is mated with 6-speed automatic gearbox.

Renault Koleos has a top speed of 180 km per hour and it takes merely 12.3 seconds to cover 0-100 km per hour.

The car was launched with a starting price of Rs 22,99,000.

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Nissan Sunny

This entry level sedan was launched on September 20, 2011.

The sedan has a premium style and is a flawless combination of luxury and simplicity. Powered with 1.5 litre of 4-cylinder petrol engine, Nissan Sunny was launched with an interesting advertising campaign.

With crisp exteriors and sophisticated interiors, Nissan Sunny promises its owner a level of refinement that no other 'CAAAAAR' offers.

This sedan comes with a decent price tag of Rs 578,000.

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Honda Brio

Honda India launched its cheeky hatchback car Brio on September 28, 2011.

This small car came in India with an initial price of Rs 395,000.

This hatchback by Honda is a perfect blend of low cost and outstanding features.

The car comes with 1.2 litre of petrol engine, which is taken from Honda Jazz.

This beautiful hatchback is equipped with plenty of features, which comprise of spacious and comfortable interiors, anti lock braking system, electrical stability program, halogen headlamps, push button keyless start and front fog lamps.

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Mahindra XUV500

September end witnessed the launch of the people's SUV Mahindra XUV 500, which has a global touch.

The first ever monococque Mahindra car was launched at the price of Rs 10,80,000.

Mahindra XUV 500 is intelligently designed and promises to deliver high class performance and style.

The SUV can be considered as the blend of safety, comfort, technology and style.

The exteriors of the Mahindra XUV 500 are chiseled with utmost car and are accompanied with LED parking lamps, projector headlamps and sophisticated rear end. The main essence of the SUV is its uncompromised driving dynamics.

Under the hood, Mahindra XUV500 has a 2179cc of mHawk CRDi diesel engine that churns out 140 BHP of maximum power.

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Premier Rio

One of the cheapest SUVs was launched in India in the month of September 2011 for the initial price of Rs 561,234.

Initially the SUV was quite hyped, because one could get a SUV in the price of a hatchback. But gradually, its effect faded.

The car has decent looks and within such an affordable price tag, the SUV is powered with an impressive 1489 cc diesel engine that would churn out right amount of power and torque, however later this year a petrol version was also released.

What makes this SUV a stunner is its easy drivability along with comfortable interiors.

Premier Rio also comprise of features like powerful air conditioning system, power windows, power steering, ABS, alloy wheels and offers a striking mileage of 16 km per litre.

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Force One

Force Motors made its debut into the Indian car market with its new SUV in August 2011.

Force One SUV is powered with 2149 cc of CDRi diesel engine that produces 141 BHP of power with 321 Nm of torque.

The mileage provided by this SUV is 11.6 km per litre, which is absolutely fabulous.

The car has comfortable interiors and comprises of luxury features, such as AC, power windows, rear wiper, fog lamps, electric door mirrors and so on.

Force One SUV also doesn't let down the consumers in terms of its looks.

The SUV has got the sturdy built, which makes it look more bold and masculine.

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Toyota Etios Liva

Toyota India launched its hatchback car, Toyota Etios Liva in the country at Rs 399,000 in the month of June.

However, the diesel variant of the car was launched in September 2011.

The car is certainly a tough competition to big daddies of the segment, such as Maruti Swift, Honda Brio and Hyundai i10.

Toyota India acted smartly while designing the car and made it stylish and comfortable but technologically sound at the same time.

Toyota Etios Liva has all kinds of features and accessories that one could think of in a hatchback.

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Audi A7

Luxury car maker, Audi launched its lush A7 Sportsback in India in May 2011.

Audi A7 has proved to be very successful globally and in India too.

The car managed to strike a few cords with Indians.

Audi A7 is absolutely a flawless blend of comfort, technologies, environmental capabilities and safety.

Audi has made use of numerous sensors, intelligent electronic systems and intelligent driving assistance.

The major highlight of this car is its safety quotient that would ensure the owner complete protection during the drive. The price of the car has been kept around Rs 64,36,000.

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Audi RS5

Along with A7, Audi also launched its luxury coupe, Audi RS5 in the country.

The initial price of Audi RS5 has been kept Rs 76,42,000.

The major highlight of this luxury coupe is its 4.2 litre of V8 engine that churns out 450 horse power with 430 Nm of torque.

It hardly takes 4.6 seconds to zoom at the speed of 100 km per hour.

Look wise, Audi RS5 is totally sporty and its 2 doors add a very rich and classy look.

The interiors of Audi RS5 are elegant and plush as well.

The front seats have an extraordinary sporty contour design and are electric adjustable.

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Ferrari FF

World's most successful luxury car maker, Ferrari made its grand entry to the Indian car market with Ferrari FF for Rs 3.42 crore.

The car was launched on October 31, 2011.

The car touches the 100 km per hour mark in just 3.7 seconds.

Ferrari FF does full justice to its brand name and being appreciated well in the country.

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Renault Fluence

In May 2011, Renault India launched its brand new sedan, Renault Fluence.

The sedan was launched in both diesel and petrol versions.

The diesel variant comes with 6 speed forward along with 1 reverse gear, while the petrol version comes with advanced CVT II transmission that comprise 6-speed gear with manual mode.

Renault Fluence sedan ensures complete enjoyable, efficient and comfortable driving experience to its owners on the rugged Indian roads.

The starting price of Renault Fluence has been kept Rs 12,99,000.

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Maserati

Italian car maker, Maserati made its debut in India with its entire car range.

Maserati car range in India comprise some of the most exquisite vehicles, which are ideal amalgamation of technology, luxury and style.

The cars include in Maserati GranCabrio which is a fantastic convertible at an unimaginable price of Rs 14,299,000.

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MaseratiGran Turismo

The second in the range is Maserati Gran Turismo is a 2+2 coupe with drop dead gorgeous looks, superb driving abilities and high class comfort.

The third offering by Maserati in India is Maserati Quattroporte that is powered with 4.2 litre of V8 engine that is also present in Maserati Coupe and Spyder.

The price range of the cars starts from Rs 13,231,900 and goes up to Rs 16,000,000.

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Aston Martin

It made its grand entry into the Indian car market with its entire range of cars.

There is huge variety of coupes and sports cars that Aston Martin is currently offering to the consumers in India.

The range of Aston Martin cars in India comprise of DB9 coupe, V8 Vantage Coupe, V12 Vantage, Volante, Virage Volante, Virage, Rapide and One-77.

These cars carry a hefty price tag, which ranges from Rs 1.7 crore to a whopping Rs 20 crore, probably the most expensive car in India.

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Mahindra Verito

In April 2011, Mahindra relaunched its Logan as,Mahindra Verito.

The car was launched for a throwaway price of Rs 491,108.

Mahindra Verito is a classic combination of flashy looks, high standard performance, and excellent mileage.

Both petrol and diesel variants have been introduced in the country out of which 1.4 and 1.6 litre are petrol engines and the 1.5 litre is the diesel motor.

Mahindra Verito diesel delivers a brilliant mileage of 21.03 km per litre.

The sedan in its entirety is loaded with some exquisite features, such as air bag, ABS with EBD, Variometric air conditioner, driver information system and bold fog lamps to name a few.

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Volvo S60

It was launched in the country during the month of August 2011 for the preliminary cost of Rs 27,00,000.

This luxury sedan has compelling exteriors and interiors. The safety quotient of Volvo S60 is major highlight of the sedan.

The sedan is seriously loaded with so many safety features, which blows your mind away.

It starts with adaptive cruise control, collision warning with full auto brake, city safety, drive alert control, active bending light, traction control, trailer stability assist, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, intelligent driver information system, ready alert brake, ABS with hydraulic brake assist, tyre pressure monitoring system and warning triangle.

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BMW Series 6

Luxury car segment also welcomed the BMW Series 6, both coupe and convertible in India.

The BMW series 6 coupe has great styling and is powered with 4.4 litre twin turbo V8 engine.

The diesel variant of this coupe has 3.0 litre of frugal diesel motor.

The cost of BMW Series 6 starts from Rs 75 lakh.

The car has used an advanced iDrive technology that allows the owner to control and display settings on the console that has been intelligently placed.

The monitor shows up communication, navigation and cabin temperature.

The convertible with soft top costs as much as Rs 95,00,000.

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Koenigsegg Agera

It made its debut in India in March this year.

Koenigsegg came into collaboration with Interglobe aviation, better known as Indigo airlines and launched Agera, which is a luxury super car.

Under the hood, Koenigsegg Agera has 5 litre of V8 bi-turbo engine that churns out 940 horse power along with 1000 Nm.

Koenigsegg has priced its car Rs 12.5 crore and the firm has complete self-assurance that India will surely have some takers around.

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Maybach 57S and Maybach 62

February 2011 belonged to Mercedes Benz India as it introduced two new cars, Maybach 57S and Maybach 62.

The Maybach 57 S is powered with bi-turbo 12 cylinder engine and has a top speed of 275 km per hour. Performance wise, Maybach 57 S is surely stunning.

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On the other hand, Maybach 62 comes with a powerful engine along with some luxury features like sturdy exteriors, tinted glass, electrically operated curtains, electro transparent partition and many more.

The Mercedes Benz Maybach cars price ranges from Rs. 4.85 crore to Rs 5.15 crore depending on the model one chooses.

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Maruti Kizashi

In February 2011, Maruti India launched its premium sedan, Maruti Kizashi at a price of Rs 16,50,000.

Though Maruti cars are cheaper in general, this one is heavy on pocket due to lack of local production (the sedan is brought as Completely Built Unit).

Maruti Kizashi is basically Maruti India's first venture in the luxury car segment of the Indian car market.

The sedan has an extremely high quality built and a powerful engine.

The interiors of the Maruti Kizashi are up to the mark and comprise of comfortable seats, dual zone climate control, power steering and power windows.

The car also comes with 8 air bags, EPS stability control with ABS, push button keyless start and projector beam headlamps.




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