Despite auto slump, Kia Motors hits the gas on new car launches in India

MUMBAI : Kia Motors will continue with its ambitious product introduction plans for India, undeterred by the worst slump in sales in nearly two decades in the world’s fourth-largest automobile market. The South Korean automaker and the latest entrant to the Indian market plans to introduce half a dozen new vehicles over the next three years, said Kook Hyun Shim, chief executive officer and managing director of Kia Motors India. A key focus will be on the utility vehicle segment, which is largely dominated by Hyundai Motor India Ltd, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd…

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New car launches in August – Kia Seltos, Renault Triber, Hyundai Grand i10

As we move closer to the festive season, car manufacturers in the country are gearing up with new product launches. New car buyers will soon have more options to choose from across different body styles ranging from the likes of a hatchback to the premium sedan. Here below are five new cars which are due for India launch in August – Kia Seltos Kia Seltos is due for India launch on 22 August. Bookings for the SUV commenced earlier this month on 16 July and interested customers can book the…

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5 new cars launching in August 2019

The Indian car market might have seen a harsh downturn in the past few months but there are a few bright spots in the form of new launches headed our way. One of the models on the list even marks the India debut for its manufacturer. So what’s coming? Read on to know more. New Hyundai Grand i10 Launch: August 20, 2019 Hyundai is going to launch the all-new Grand i10 in India and it will features refreshed styling, all around. Design-wise, the new Hyundai Grand i10 will come equipped with a…

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Beating slowdown blues with new car launches

Since the beginning of 2019, India’s automobile market has been faced with a slowdown. In May, passenger vehicle sales fell by 20.6 percent to 239,347 cars compared to a year earlier, according to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers. It was the biggest fall since a 22 percent decline in September 2001. In April, sales fell by 17 percent. Yet, in June, auto makers launched at least four new vehicles: Renault’s Triber (a budget MPV), Kia’s Seltos (a subcompact SUV), Toyota’s Glanza (a premium hatchback), and MG Motors’ Hector (a…

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Top 5 Cars News Of The Week: Hyundai Venue Mild-hybrid, Kia SP2i Sans Camo, Skoda Karoq India Launch And More

This week’s news was mainly dominated by SUVs. Hyundai is considering a mild-hybrid variant for the Venue, while the Kia SP2i was spotted sans camo outside India. Talking about spy shots, the XUV300 Diesel AMT was also spotted this week and Skoda has confirmed that its midsize SUV Karoq will make its way here. Last but not the least, Volkswagen launched another special edition for the Polo, Ameo and Vento this week. Hyundai Considering Mild-hybrid Tech For Venue Turbo: Korean giant Hyundai is claiming that the Venue turbo’s fuel efficiency…

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Maruti Suzuki To Launch 2 All-New Car Brands In India – Report

Maruti Suzuki will reportedly introduce Nexa as a separate car brand by 2022-23; will likely offer premium vehicles Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) inaugurated the Nexa premium dealerships in 2015 and the first product was the S-Cross. Despite the initial hiccups, it did get going well following the arrival of Baleno hatchback and four years on, it is significantly contributing to the brand’s sales tally every month. Maruti Suzuki is consistently expanding Nexa’s reach and it has been paying them good dividends. Along with it, the regular Arena as well…

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Pre-Owned Car Market Bigger Than New Car Market: Study

The pre-owned or second-hand car market has been growing steadily over the past decade. Though there’s still a long way to go for it to become organised, there’s been a significant change in the way this market has grown over the years. A study done by Mahindra First Choice Wheels and published in the third edition of the “Indian Blue Book” points out to this very fact. The study says that in FY2018-19, the pre-owned car market has grown steadily and has crossed the 4 million unit mark making it bigger than…

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Top 5 upcoming cars in India 2019: Hyundai Venue, MG Hector, Tata Altroz and more

The Indian car market has already seen several big launches in 2019. The likes of Maruti Suzuki India, Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Motors, Honda Cars India and Ford India have either introduced new products or driven in facelifts. Some of the important launches this year have been 3rd-generation Maruti Suzuki WagonR, 2019 Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Maruti Suzuki Alto facelift, Ford Figo facelift, 2019 Ford Endeavour, Mahindra XUV300, 10th-generation Honda Civic and Tata Harrier. Even after so many launches, there is no halt to the flow of new vehicles in India…

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