Latest Cars to Enter the Indian Market
The Indian car market is expanding at a rapid pace and the spirit of competition is ever-present. Newer models are constantly being introduced and existing models are continuously being revamped as international and domestic car manufacturers are coming to realize the potential that the Indian car market offers. Car manufacturers like Hyundai, that have made India a second-home in terms of manufacturing capacities, are introducing their completely built units as well to the Indian market to provide a larger choice to Indian consumers.
Other car manufacturers are introducing mid-model upgrades to compete with their rivals as Honda has done with the City in order to better compete with the Volkswagen Vento. The burgeoning Indian car market means that we as buyers are treated to a host of new vehicles more regularly than we have ever been used to and this can only be a good thing. Some of the newest cars to enter the Indian market are discussed below and should make for some exciting reading.
Hyundai Santa Fe Makes its Entry
Hyundai has released its latest offering in the SUV segment the Santa Fe has been released in time for the holiday …
Used Rolls Royce – How to Play the Used Market to Your Advantage
When it comes to buying a brand new prestige car the market is perilous and can be quite punishing to those not in the know about how to make the market work for you rather than against you. An example of this is amply displayed when you consider that a prestige car such as a Rolls Royce loses almost half its market value as soon as you drive it off the dealer’s forecourt for the first time. At this point it is a used car and therefore is of less resale value to both the dealers and any potential future buyers.
With this firmly in your mind, you can play this market value freefall to your own advantage. The Rolls Royce Phantom, when it is brand new, is worth somewhere in the region of $400,000 (about £250,000 GBP). With only the most cursory of research I have found a used Rolls Royce Phantom with less than 14,000 miles on the clock for about $250,000 (about £150,000 GBP). 14,000 miles is only about a year’s worth of mileage, so in terms of the cars lifespan it has barely …
German Luxury Brands Going After Green Market
The German luxury trio of Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi are all locked in a close battle for the title of the world’s most popular automaker. According to sales figures from the first half of 2010, BMW is currently in first place, although its lead over its two rivals is marginal. At under 2,000 vehicles, Mercedes’ lead over third-place Audi is even slimmer, although that number may have grown in recent months thanks to strong sales for Mercedes in the U.S.Regardless, all three German luxury brands are racing for the top spot. To accomplish this, they’re going after smaller market segments. According to the Automotive News, the next segment that the brands are looking to cater to is the “green,” or environmentally conscious, car owner.
Mercedes recently announced that it will debut a four-cylinder engine on its top-of-the-line S-Class model. The S250 CDI is expected to be available on several models in early 2011. Four-cylinders are uncommon options for luxury vehicles, with drivers typically wanting the performance of a six- or eight-cylinder. Yet Mercedes says that thanks to turbocharging technology, the engine delivers the torque of a six-cylinder with the low emissions and fuel …