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Key trends that drive year’s motor show

The tax structure for smaller and larger in the Indian market has paved the way for a new of compact sub-four-metre sedans and vehicles at the 12th edition of the Expo. Over the next two or years, nearly a dozen metre vehicles will hit roads — in what be a first for any country globally.

Tata Motors (Zest ), India (Figo Concept ) and Motor (XCent ) have announced their entry the sub-four-metre sedan segment, has evinced interest in joining the “The sub-four-metre sedan has grown 39 per cent at a time the overall market for passenger has shrunk by seven per cent. We are to launch the Hyundai XCent month to meet the demand in the said Rakesh Srivastava, vice-president (marketing and sales) at Motors India.

The action in the space was not limited only to sedans. A spate of companies General Motors (concept SUV ) to Volkswagen (concept SUV Tiguan ), (Avventura ) and Tata Motors Nexon ) showcased concepts of spots utility vehicles to Indian buyers. Maruti

Hyundai and Mahindra Mahindra are also gearing up to put on roads utility vehicles, encouraged by the success of Renault Duster and EcoSport though the products not showcased at the Auto Expo year.

GM India’s new concept SUV badged the Chevrolet Adra is on the company’s global small-vehicle called the Gamma. The Fiat is an off-road crossover based on the platform and has a tailgate-mounted spare

Puneet Gupta, associate at IHS Automotive India, said: duty on sub-four metre at 12 per cent is less than of that levied on larger (27 per cent). Manufacturers can reduce the of the vehicle and introduce products at price points in the market. has made such compact and utility vehicles an attractive in India. The segment holds a lot of and all car makers — be it Ford or — are exploring opportunities.”

The key trend, which emerged at the show this year was the shown by auto makers in newer vehicles with transmission (AT) technology. Suzuki slashed prices of AT by up to Rs 2 lakh launching automatic transmission variants of the Celerio prices starting at Rs 4.29 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

With the price differential manual transmission and AT variants from an average of Rs 1.2 lakh to Rs with the Celerio, Maruti hopes 25-30 per cent of of its latest offering in the compact would come from AT Sales of AT versions currently for less than one per cent of passenger vehicle sales in the

Tata Motors and Hyundai India are also planning to products with advanced manual transmission systems. week, Tata Motors the Zest, which has an automatic variant. The company is also launching an automatic transmission of small car Nano.

Hyundai has its new Xcent will have an transmission variant. Last Honda launched a continuous transmission variant for the latest of the City. Through the last few worsening traffic conditions led to high demand for automatic technology in India.

The reduction in gap between petrol and diesel spurred a renewed focus by manufacturers on vehicles powered by engine in this edition of the expo. Tata Motors, unveiled the 1.2 litre indigenously Revotron petrol engine in cars Bolt and Zest, the company would have offering in the petrol segment.

Mahindra Mahindra (MM), records 98 per cent of its sales in said all future compact would come with options. Pawan Goenka, (automotive division) at MM, said: all compact SUVs, we will petrol options in future.”

slowdown in the passenger vehicle has kept away buyers even entry-level cars, motorcycles seem to have the fancy of consumers in the two-wheeler Two-dozen premium bikes either showcased or launched by companies, all of which will their way to the local showrooms.

Harley-Davidson launched its cheapest Street 750, tagged at Rs 4.1 (ex-showroom, Delhi), rival Motorcycles introduced Daytona 675 at Rs lakh. Suzuki Motorcycles drove in the V-Strom 1000 at Rs 14.95 lakh and 250cc at Rs 3 lakh. Korean superbike Hyosung launched Aquila 250 at Rs lakh.

Mass market players, joined the fray — MotoCorp showcased a 620cc bike Huster 250cc while Bajaj Auto took covers off Pulsar and Pulsar CS400, both of will go into production in

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Vimal Sumbly, managing of Triumph Motorcycles India, “The demand for such bikes in India has been rapidly and Triumph wants to a part of that growth.”

of motorcycles with engine above 800cc grew by a 47 per cent during the April-December period. With an average of over Rs 600,000, the segment almost 1,500 units the nine months, according to by the Society Of Indian Automobile (SIAM ). However, the segment 250cc and 800cc grew faster. With sales of units, it posted a growth of 65 per against 86,905 units the comparable year-ago period.

The for scooters, which has gone up by 20 per cent till December (compared to a 2.48 per cent clocked in the motorcycle segment), two-wheeler makers aggressively products in the category. Market Honda Motorcycle and Scooter Activa 125, which hit roads in the first quarter of Not to be left behind, Hero too, announced it would three products in the scooters 150cc Zir, 110cc 125cc Dare by March

Yamaha chose to launch a new Alpha, priced at Rs 49,518. unveiled 110cc scooter Let’s, which will go production in May this year. TVS the Zest and Piaggio Vespa S. * Sub 4 vehicles segment emerges as a among car makers.

Tata showcases sedan Zest, XCent and Ford Figo General Motors (Adra), (Tiguan), Fiat (Avventura) others working on introducing sports utility vehicles in the sub 4 space.

* Maruti Suzuki price diffenrential between and automatic transmission variants the Celerio AT tagged upwards of Rs lakh. Tata Motors, set to join the AT bandwagon with and XCent.

* With sales of vehicles on a downswing homegrown majors Tata Motors and Mahindra talk of increasing in the petrol market. Both are working in-house on petrol

* Premium motorcycles steal the in the two-wheeler category. From Davidson Street 750 (Rs 4.1 lakh), Aquila (Rs 2.69 lakh), V-Strom 1000 (Rs 14.95 bike makers leave spoilt for choice in the midrange to categories. Mass motorcycle too join the fray with taking covers off 620 cc Huster sports bikes HX250R and Pulsar SS400 AND CS400.

* seemed to be the future for driving in the industry. Yamaha launched at Rs 49,518. TVS Zest, Suzuki Vespa S, Honda Activa Hero Dash and Dare to hit over the next few months.

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