List Of New Cars Offered Under End Of The Year Discounts: 2014

Year is about to end and the automakers vying to sell as much as possible in order to reach the sales target, and also to clear the inventory of current’s year production, which will be then left idle soon when the 2015 would commence.

Followed down are the discounts made available on cars in India that are needed to be cleared up from the stockyard as soon as possible.

Ford Figo

Ford’s hatchback is about to get a new version in the coming year. Rolling benefit for buyers, it became affirmed the company is offering exchange bonus worth of Rs 20,000, free insurance of Rs 29,000 and loyalty bonus worth of Rs 5,000, which totals up to Rs 54,000.

Ford Figo

Chevrolet Beat

Chevrolet has launched the Beat facelift in India this year, but it seem there is some lackluster in selling them. The discounts worth of RS 65,000 can be bifurcated as: free insurance up to Rs 20,000 (from Bajaj Allianz), loyalty bonus of Rs 20,000 and an exchange bonus of Rs 25,000.

Chevrolet Beat

Hyundai Eon

Hyundai offered up to Rs 30,000 discount on Eon. The additional cash benefit from insurance of Rs 12,000 depends upon the trim bought.

Hyundai Eon

Mercedes-Benz A-Class and B-Class

Mercedes-Benz A-and B-Class had diminutively sold numerous examples on the Indian roads, adding more them would be disappointing either. Approving discounts up to Rs 2 lakh is just a cool strategic move.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class and B-Class

Hyundai Santa Fe

Facelift of Hyundai Sante Fe was bound to gain impressive results from the marker, and it seems the maker is successfully doing so. Discounts of a mere Rs 2 lakh on its huge price tag convey the selling point of Hyundai behind this model is still going strong.

Hyundai Santa Fe

BMW X1

BMW X1 facelift with the negligible nip and tucks is one of the biggest and longest compact SUV in its category, but despite being the rear-wheel drive that too with a powerful diesel engine still hadn’t managed to go without this huge discount of Rs 6 lakh. Must say, the cut-throat retails competition is streaking hard in this segment.

BMW X1

BMW X3

The mid-size SUV of BMW, X3, can now be availed at the price lesser by Rs 2 lakh due to the discount offered.

BMW X3

Audi Q3

The immediate rival to BMW X1, Audi Q3 with coupe-type egress seating arrangement at rear and a powerful all-wheel drive Quattro has kept the magic alive, the reason why only a discount of Rs 2 lakh is provided in comparison to the others.

Audi Q3

Audi Q5

Once again, the mid-size SUV rival of BMW X3, Audi Q5 too is offered after a nominal deduction of Rs 3 lakh.

Audi Q5

BMW 7-Series

BMW 7-Series, flagship sedan of the automaker, had chopped off a million from the price tag. Offered for a hefty discount of Rs 10 lakh, the price tag seems to have become very interesting, but it doesn’t matters very distinctly to the king-types pf customers who are its typical buyers.

BMW 7-Series

BMW 5-Series

Categorized as the mid-size sedan, the 5-Series that appears to be a flagship but it isn’t, too gained a discounted price label lesser by up to Rs 6 lakh.

BMW 5-Series

BMW 3-Series

This entry-level sedan of BMW now became more tempting to buy as the company has cropped the prices by up to Rs 4 lakh.

BMW 3-Series

Audi A8.

The biggest Audi sedan in India, A8, begs to differ from the rest in a number of ways. The discount of up to Rs 6 lakh leads the buyers to opt for a number of features that it holds in optional list where rival follows them as standard. It too straps number of engine options to suit the driving fetish of owners at times.

Audi A8

Audi A4

The smallest Audi sedan and also the most affordable until the A3 is launched, A4 still finding many homes and when offered for a discount of up to Rs 5 lakh it becomes attractive than before.

Audi A4

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

The new E-Class is the most distinct car of its repertoire. Design speaking of the aura itself and toppled by a discount of up to Rs 4 lakh it becomes the only car from the automaker of this body-type to get listed here.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Hyundai Eon with 1-litre 3-cylinder Engine in Development

Hyundai Eon, the last word in the category of Datsun GO and Maruti Alto K10, is bound to get a 1.0L 3-cylinder engine, instead of the existing 814cc 3-cylinder motor. The major reason for the change is to beef up the existing product instead of launching a new one to compete the new arrivals of segment.

The existing engine of 814cc produces 56 PS of power at 5500 RPM and 75 Nm of torque at 4000 RPM, and it was borrowed from the Santro. Now, this all new whole one liter motor is expected to be based on the 1.2-litre Kappa of 3-cylinder.

Hopefully, the enhancement in the cubic capacity will also increase the power output. The increment in the range of 60-65PS peak power and approximately 90Nm of torque are speculated.

Hyundai Eon with 1-litre 3-cylinder Engine in Development

Reportedly, the Hyundai is already testing the Eon with new powerplant at its testing facility in Hyderabad. And the Eon too is two and a half year old, so some tweaking on the cosmetics can also be speculated at the time of launch.

Hyundai Eon caught fire in Mumbai

Earlier the days, Tata Nano caught fire on the road and was burnt to ashes just after the launch, which was then followed by Audi R8 last year at the Parx Car rally. Now this time, it’s the Hyundai Eon which is been seen burning on the roads of Mumbai.

As learnt, two Eons got choked into fire within a gap of just one day.

Hence, a day before yesterday a Hyundai Eon was reported burning at Borivali, which was a test vehicle of Sheeram Hyundai. And just yesterday, another Eon was also found burning to ashes at Vikhroli eastern express highway, Mumbai, which too was a test drive car of Hyundai dealer called ‘Modi Hyundai’.

However, it is said to be co-incident that has fallen by the time disastrously. But both of these vehicles burning within a gap of one day are an alarm for the carmaker to look into the things precisely.

Hyundai Eon caught fire in Mumbai

Hence, one can take a look at the video, which clearly belts the report what we had just said above.

Image Courtesy – Fly-wheel.com

Maruti may roll out CNG edition of Alto 800

In spite of the continuous increase in the rates of petrol and diesel that has a shocking effect on the sale of cars in the Indian market, the country’s top car selling firm, Maruti Suzuki is expected to roll out its top selling car, Alto 800 with a CNG alternative.

As the introduction of the Alto 800 draws nearer by the day, there are already news reports and conjectures that the ‘People’s Car’ will re-establish its place as the top selling car with the CNG edition.

As per reports, the auto giant sold 17,500 Alto cars during the month of July this year as against to more than 24,000 vehicle units, which the company  sold during the same period of last year; figures declining because of the increase in rates of fuel.

Maruti may roll out CNG edition of Alto 800

In actual fact, the Alto sales were overpowered by another car, Swift, during the month of April, 2012, as the hot selling model in the Indian market, the report also said.

Accordingly, with the aim to get back the position it was famous for, Maruti Suzuki is eyeing forward to introducing the CNG edition of the Alto 800, as per reports.

The CNG edition Alto 800 is projected to be pricier by approximately Rs 30,000, positioning it between competitors the Hyundai Eon and the Tata Nano.

The source added up that Alto 800 might provide a fuel competence of about 20 kilometers per liter.

Hyundai records 11% growth in domestic market sales

In a completely reverse display of performance to the negative growth that the Indian domestic auto segment has been suffering, Hyundai Motors India Ltd. recorded a 10.9% growth in their domestic sales figures. The company, which is the second largest auto manufacturer in India and largest exporter of passenger cars, also recorded growth in exports which shot up to 69.8% taking the current month’s growth figure to an aggregate of 28.1%. HMIL achieved domestic sales of 35,000 units as compared to 31,540 units that they had achieved last year in November. Exports recorded a big leap in November with 22,080 units compared to the 13,000 units they had exported in the corresponding period in 2010.

Hyundai Verna

The aggregate sales of the company marked a new high by touching 57,080 units this month compared to the figure of 44,010 units achieved in November last year. The Director, Marketing and Sales, Arvind Saxena, expressed happiness at the figures stating that the Company had grown both in market share and volume in a very challenging scenario. This was achieved based on their new offerings to the market – Hyundai EON and Hyundai Verna. Saxena however expressed concern on the immediate future of the auto market in India as the increase in fuel prices and interest rates had compounded the problems even further. He said that a solution to these problems in the immediate future was highly unlikely.

Hyundai Eon

The cumulative sales figures of the company, in a segment-wise break up, for the month of November 2011 is given below:

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Cheaper and lighter cars is the new mantra for automobile companies

With the recent advent of launches happening in the Indian car industry, manufacturers are turning to lighter and cheaper cars. Proof is the Hyundai Eon, Toyota Liva, Honda Brio and others. Automotive technology has come a long way from the earlier 60s and 70s what now with manufacturers trying and introducing newer technologies in even their entry level models.

Shedding weight is the most important thing in any manufacturer’s mind while designing or even conceptualizing a vehicle. Even SUVs are now going on a weight reduction. A heavier car needs an engine with more output to offset the weight difference while a lighter car with a smaller engine output means cost savings as also use of less metal. The cost of steel and other metals has forced manufacturers to hike the prices of their cars and hence an immediate solution to the same is to reduce the amount of steel used in a car. Classic case can be made of the XUV500 for which Mahindra and Mahindra had to shed flab and make it one of the lightest SUVs in its class. Before the labour unrest, Maruti Suzuki were given some incentives based on every weight reduction to the tune of every gram lost. In this way, Maruti were able to make about Rs 147 crores profit. Carbon fiber is also the new momentum for car manufacturers as it affords the rigidity needed and also at the same time costs less.

Hyundai Eon

Toyota Liva Mahindra XUV500

Hyundai EON Trial Production Is In Full Swing


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The launch date of Hyundai EON will now be unveiled in this month; the company began the manufacture of EON model at its production plant situated in Chennai. Its price is one of the most significant attractions these days, as a compact vehicle is likely to be available for the price of approximately Rs. 2.5 lakh, making it a strong competitor for Maruti Suzuki Alto. The EON hatchback is most likely to be the most important volume driver for Hyundai in India. Maruti Suzuki has marketed more than three lakh Alto models for becoming one of the largest marketed single car marque in the world, and its price ranges from Rs. 2.32 lakh. It is quite popular in India and usually offers the sales of 25,000 to 30,000 vehicles.

Hyundai EONThe Hyundai EON will be one of the most affordable vehicles from the company, powered by an 800cc engine with the option of automatic and manual transmission. It is also believed that Santro will be phased out, once the EON is introduced to the Indian market. Mr. Arvind Saxena, Sales and Marketing Director at Hyundai said that, new vehicle introductions are unwavering on the basis of long term outlook on the market. Hyundai Motor India Limited is at present one of the 2nd biggest automobile manufacturing companies after Maruti Suzuki and the biggest auto exporter in India. It designs and markets various models in India, the most famous being i20, i10 and Santro Xing.

Priced at 2.5 lakhs, Eon all set to challenge Alto

Hyundai has been quite aggressive in the Indian car market with premium hatchback launches of Santro, Santro Xing, i10 and i20 with now focussing on introducing its small car that’s price is below 3 lakhs.

The small car, that’s called Eon, would be directly competing with Alto, Maruti’s highest selling car. The Eon would be gripping the Indian roads between October 10th and October 15th. The price of the Eon would be between Rs. 2.5 to Rs. 2.6 lakhs.

At the entry level, Hyundai said it would make no compromises with the Eon, for it would be a car that’s quite spacious with a big boot. The Eon would be run by an 814cc engine promising a mileage of 21.1 km per litre. The length of the Eon would be the same as Alto, that is, 3.5 metres, but would be wider by 75 mm and taller by 40 mm than the Alto.

Hyundai EonHyundai uses Santro’s platform in building the Eon and shares quite a few components from i10 and Santro respectively. The looks of the Eon are enhanced by Hyundai using their concept of fluidic design. Hyundai says the Eon would not be hampering market shares of the Santro.

While Hyundai is busy introducing the Eon into the Indian car market, other manufacturers are not far behind in entry level segment. Tata Motors is one such manufacturer busy producing a car with features of Indica and Nano. Volkswagen is introducing its Up sometime next year. Ford’s not far behind too, and with the encouragement offered by the sales of its Figo, they’re planning to develop a car that could be priced below the Figo.

Recent slump in auto sales is pretty evident in the Indian market, a downward trend at single digits. While the sales of mini cars is steady at 20%, that’s encouraging enough for car manufacturers to develop and introduce more small cars into the Indian car market.

Hyundai India to launch Hyundai Eon in October at 3 lakhs

Rumours and sightings were abuzz in some parts of the Chennai suburbs about the new small car from Hyundai, car manufacturers from South Korea that they are planning to launch in competition with Chevrolet Spark and Maruti Alto. According to Hormazd Sorabjee, Editor of Auto Car India, Hyundai are planning to name their new, small 800 cc car as Eon.

It certainly confirms that Hyundai have given a proper name for the small car it has developed. It is also felt that this car would be for the Indian market rather than a car made globally for other consumers by Hyundai. The small car is powered by a three cylinder, 800 cc engine. Hyundai claim that the small car would excel both performance wise and also have good fuel economy. They plan to price it at 3 lakhs hence directly competing with the likes of Maruti Suzuki’s Alto, which is their highest selling car in recent years.

The launch of the Eon is still unconfirmed at the moment, but there are news circulating saying that a tentative launch date has been set by them in October coinciding with the festive season in India. Insiders from Hyundai have told that Hyundai Eon’s initial production has already started and there was plenty of anticipation and excitement surrounding Hyundai India with its launch, which would help them compete with Maruti’s Alto.

Dealer footprints have also been expanded aggressively by Hyundai for Pan India recognition as they feel the brand is a bit behind Maruti Suzuki when constraints like brand recognition and dealer penetrations are primary, and the demand for a car worth 3 lakhs is particularly strong in India. With all these strategies to be employed by the carmaker, Hyundai Eon hopefully would contribute to huge volumes for Hyundai India. So, with the tentative date set already ticking, we would see the small car rolling out sometime soon.