Maruti states that the car has had over 8Lakh satisfied customers and with so many of them on the road. The first car was launched in 1999 followed by a facelift in 2003 and yet another facelift in 2006. So after a good ten year product life cycle for the first car, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, thought that it was about time they launched an all new car based on an all new platform. The new car is far bolder in its looks, far more aggressive and spacious while now being far more sophisticated in its appearance both inside and out.
The Audi TT is available as a 2+2 hatchback coupe or a two-seat roadster convertible. Only one trim and engine are available, the latter being a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 211 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Quattro all-wheel drive and a six-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission (S tronic) are standard.
The Ford EcoSport has been one of the highest selling Ford cars in India since its launch in 2014. It sparked off the sub-4 meter compact SUV segment which has now turned out to be the highest growing segment in the Indian car market. The EcoSport now got a makeover as a part of its product lifecycle. It now gets a new face, redesigned cabin and a new petrol engine.
The all new Honda Accord that has come to India is the ninth generation car globally and is the flagship offering from the Japanese manufacturer. The Accord has made a comeback after a hiatus of a couple of years but is now a completely built unit and gets hybrid technology along with a new face and more equipment.
The new Hyundai Tucson is a third generation car globally. The Tucson is slotted between the Hyundai Creta and the Hyundai Santa-Fe SUVs. It ideally competes with Honda CR-V and Skoda Yeti both being five-seater SUVs. But with its price tag it also competes with the Innova Crysta and D-segment sedans like Skoda Octavia, Toyota Corolla Altis and Chevrolet Cruze.
The Ford Mustang is probably one of the most popular cars in history. The pony car has adapted itself with time to outdo its arch rival the Chevrolet Camaro. In spite of its demand in right-hand-drive markets, Ford did not build an RHD car till this one. The sixth-generation Ford Mustang gets a long hood with a large bulge on top, vertically stacked daytime LED lights and projector headlamps. The signature Mustang mesh grille has now been made larger in a bid to improve cooling but overall the car retains a familiar shape that defines the range.
The Ertiga has received its first mid-life update to keep it relevant in the ever evolving Indian market. The MUV gets new hybrid technology for the diesel variants along with feature cosmetic changes to both exterior and interior. With the subsidy for the hybrid cars under the new FAME initiative, the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga facelift is priced very similar to the previous car. It competes with the Honda Mobilio and Chevrolet Enjoy in the entry-level seven-seater MUV segment.