Ever since Tata Motors has taken charge of the operations of JLR, India has become more like a second home for this iconic car maker from Britain. Hence, the company is coming to the Delhi Auto Expo armed with some of the best brands from their stable. The company wishes to use this platform to show its Indian consumers its vast capability.
The DC100 and the DC100 Sport are definitely going to leave the Indian car lovers awestruck. Both these concept cars are going to offer a preview to the vehicle that is going to succeed the Defender in 2015. The excellent styling and off-road capabilities of these cars are clearly visible.
Another future design from Jaguar will be showcased through its C-X16 concept, which definitely can steal the show on the basis of its looks. The car is expected to be provided with a 3.0L V6 engine that achieves 380Bhp power. A further 95Bhp is added by its electric boosting system that has been inspired from Formula I styling. The car is expected to reach a speed of 100kmph within 4.4 seconds.
The Delhi Auto Expo can also see Jaguar displaying its C-X75 supercar, which is turbine powered. JLR is planning to co-develop this car with the Williams Formula I team. The car will be produced in a limited edition of 250 units and is expected to go on sale from 2013. The XF is also getting a facelift and together with the Evoque, is going to be present at the stall of Jaguar Land Rover in the auto expo.
When Nissan Motor Corp. was launching its latest Nissan Sunny, Nissan Motors India CEO and Managing Director, Kiminobu Tokuyama talked about the next offering of the auto manufacturer from Japan, for its Indian customers. It is going to be a car specifically designed to give the Toyota Innova a strong competition. The vehicle that Tokuyama was referring to is the Nissan NV200 light commercial vehicle (LCV), which has been seen being tested on Indian roads umpteen number of times. It is, however, being said that Nissan has put in considerable work on the aesthetics and interiors of this LCV, so that it can relate to the MPV segment of cars in the Indian auto market.
Information that has been received about the latest Nissan NV 200 seems to indicate that the car is going to get its power from a HR15DE engine. This is essentially the same dCi 1.5L engine that is used to power the diesel variants of the Renault Pulse, Nissan Sunny, Nissan Micra as well as Mahindra Verito. The Nissan NV200 has been designed to comfortably accommodate seven people. The vehicle is expected to come with a list of features that is going to empower it to provide strong competition to its major rival, the Toyota Innova. The Nissan NV200 is already proving its worth as an excellent MPV. This is reflected by the fact that the vehicle has already been chosen as future taxi for the city of New York.
According to experts, the Nissan NV200 is going to be launched in the Indian market at a price range between Rs.8 lacs and Rs.12 lacs. Automobile lovers are eager to watch the interesting duel that is expected between the Nissan NV200 and the Toyota Innova, which is already enjoying the advantage of huge market popularity in India. With Toyota Innova also coming out with its latest variant, which is going to be displayed at the Delhi Auto Expo, things could not have been any more interesting.
It seems that the Indian auto lovers are not going to have to wait much longer for the diesel variant of the Tata Nano. It seems now that the Delhi Auto Expo 2012 is going to be the forum that Tata India may choose for launching its diesel variant of the Tata Nano, which is regarded the world over as the cheapest car available anywhere. Though the Auto Expo is going to witness a series of launches, it now seems that come 7th of January, 2012 (the day the auto show starts), the diesel variant of the Tata Nano is going to be the most anticipated vehicle. The one thing that can be surely said about this vehicle is its exceptional fuel efficiency, which is expected to be upwards of 32km/liters.
The twin-cylinder 800cc engine provided to the Tata Nano is expected to achieve a maximum power of 35Bhp and also have a peak torque of 110Nm. Most of the features that this car possesses is basically upgrades of the features of the petrol variant of the Nano. The suspension set-up has been improved and power steering along with anti-roll bars has been provided with a view to improve handling and performance related aspects of this car. The diesel variant will be able to retain the 105kmph top speed that this car has been provided with. Car manufacturers have rarely been seen to offer diesel variants in the budget segment as diesel technology is quite expensive, which makes it nearly impossible for the manufacturers to offer these vehicles at low costs.
In fact, rumors pointing to the above-mentioned fact are doing rounds of the market these days. The price of the diesel variant of the Tata Nano is expected to go up and be in the range of Rs.2 Lakh to Rs.3 Lakh. However, this fact does not bring an end to the image that Tata Motors has of providing the cheapest car in the world. Although the leading auto manufacturer from India has significantly increased the price of its diesel variant Tata Nano, it has ensured that its consumers are ideally compensated for this increase in price. It has gone for a totally redefined interior, making the Nano much more exciting with newer color tones as well as increased comfort.