Highly affordable car launches in 2015 India

Datsun Go+The Indian automobile industry witnessed a series of car launched in the year 2014. Now the manufacturers in India are all pepped up to launch the next set of cars with futuristic technology, modern features and improved styling. The list mentioned below is a list of upcoming affordable and highly comfortable cars in the range from 4 lakh – 15 lakhs:

Tata Bolt

Tata Bolt is expected to be launched on January 20, 2015. The expected price of the car is estimated at 4.2 lakhs onwards. Tata Motors has already opened the online bookings and is charging a minimum booking amount of Rs. 11,000. Tata Bolt may help reinstate the position of Tata Motors to enter the market of passenger cars.

Datsun Go Plus

 After the success of its Go, hatchback car, Datsun India is now ready to launch its MPV model Datsun Go Plus. Expected to be launched on January 20, 2015, the price of the car is estimated to be around 3.8 – 5 lakh onwards. The smart styling and designing is expected to give a car a very expensive look even though the price range is low. The spacing is expected to be highly comfortable and the interiors will be similar to Go. However, it will be available only in a petrol variant.

 Renault Lodgy MPV

 After the success of its SUV model, Renault Duster, the auto manufacturers are now expecting to receive the same kind of appreciation for its upcoming MPV – Renault Lodgy. Expected to be launched somewhere in mid-2015, the estimated price of car should be around 10 lakh – 15 lakh rupees. The car is expected to have the similar interiors to Renault Duster and is expected to be available in both diesel and petrol variants. It may become a direct competitor for Nissan Evalia, Mahindra Xylo and Toyota Innova.

Honda Jazz

Expected to launch in mid-2015, Honda has priced its Jazz hatchback economically in range starting from Rs. 4.5 lakh – 7 lakh. It is a spacious car and available in both petrol and diesel variants. The earlier Jazz hatchback did not do very well in India due to being overpriced and available only in a petrol variant.

Renault Duster Facelift

Renault India witnessed a high level of success in India with their SUV Duster. The company has now decided to give the SUV a facelift. The SUV is expected to carry quite a few cosmetic changes and will be available in both petrol and diesel variants. Expected to be launched in the first quarter of 2015, the estimated price of the SUV is expected to be somewhere around Rs. 8 – 12.28 lakhs.

Maruti YBA SUV

Maruti is now all set to launch a rival for Ford EcoSport in 2015. Expected to be launched in the second quarter of 2015, the price of the SUV is estimated to be around Rs.7.5 – Rs. 10 lakhs. Maruti YBA will be packing in quite a few equipment to take on EcoSport in the market. The exteriors will be muscular and heavily stylized.

Hyundai ix25

Hyundai aspiring to compete in the SUV drive currently sweeping away the country will be launching their compact SUV in mid-2015. The car will be similar to Renault Duster in size and will be a direct competitor for Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano. The estimated price of car will be about 10 lakhs and will be available in both petrol and diesel variants.

We have mentioned some of the most affordable, economical and comfortable cars above. 2015 is expected to be a great year for auto makers in terms of sales so you can expect some great SUVs and MPVs in the coming year!

Car prices to be hiked next year, buy one before the New Year!

hyundaiPlanning to buy a new car next year? Get ready to shell out some extra cash from your kitty since most of the automobile manufacturers are all set to hike prices starting January 2015. Most of them are stating the reason of rising costs for the price rise. This price rise is taking place after a lean sales period during which car prices could not be raised. However, the auto manufacturers are now claiming the prices need to be hiked as the heavy discounts and increasing expenses given during the lean periods have badly affected the profitability.

Expected price hike by auto manufacturers for the next year:

  • Maruti Suzuki – Maruti Suzuki will now hike prices after a period of 1. 2 years. A sharp 2-3% increase in the entire Maruti Suzuki range with Ciaz going up to Rs. 20,000.
  • Hyundai India – The last hike was conducted in September 2014 from Rs. 8,000 to Rs. 18,000. Hyundai India is expected to marginally increase prices from Rs. 5,000 – Rs. 20,000.
  • Mahindra & Mahindra – Mahindra & Mahindra increased prices in November 2014. The hike on Mahindra Cars on XUV Range, Scorpio and Xylo maybe between Rs. 6,000 – Rs. 10,000.
  • Nissan – Prices for Sunny and Terrano can go up to Rs. 12,000 – Rs. 18,000. Prices for Nissan Micra can increase up to Rs. 7000-8,000. Datsun Go price can be further hiked by Rs. 10,000.
  • Toyota Kirloskar – The auto manufacturer is expected to raise prices from 2-3% based on model variants.
  • Honda Siel – Even though Honda has raised prices three times already in 2014. The manufacturer is expected to increase costs again in January.
  • Ford India – Prices of Fiesta and Ford EcoSport is expected to increase by Rs. 10,000 – Rs. 12,000 in January 2015.
  • BMW India – BMW India may increase car prices by at least 5 % and can increase the cost of BMW 7 Series by almost Rs. 5 lakh.
  • Other car manufacturers – With the market leaders such as Toyota, Honda and Hyundai and Maruti all set to increase prices, the others too are bound to follow and hike prices in the coming months. Tata Motors, Mercedes Benz, Audi, Chevrolet India and Volkswagen may increase their price in 2% – 5% range.

Most of the auto manufacturers are all set for the hike prices to offset the rising cost of raw material and impact of strong dollar rate against rupee. So, in case, you are planning to buy a new car next year and want to save some extra cash, book your car now with the year-end bumper discounts being offered by almost all auto manufacturers.