Cars of 2011& Most Memorable Car
Better efficiency has always been the biggest virtue of automobiles getting their energy from alternate fuel sources like LPG and CNG. Earlier this year, Hyundai went the LPG way with one of its best-selling hatchbacks in India, the i10. Despite being priced Rs 27,630 more than the existing 1.1-litre petrol model, the new factory-fitted LPG version of the i10 promises better efficiency and lower running costs, giving it that extra edge amongst its existing crop of staid looking LPG competitors. Pratibha Pahuja from Delhi was excited to hear about the introduction of LPG spec i10 model and said, “I like the new i10 model, mainly because of its compact design, and alluring interiors. I am quite sure the overall efficiency and drive quality on the new model will not disappoint.”
Now the larger sized premium compact sedan segment in India has certainly conquered some new ground in areas of technology, design, production and overall product affordability. After witnessing the stupendous success of the Volkswagen Vento since being launched in India, it was only a matter of time before Czech subsidiary Skoda came along with its own stylish rendition, a swanky looking sedan that we now know as the new Skoda Rapid (Read : First Drive). “All said and done, it is a great looking car, and constitutes a worthwhile package, especially when you look at the interior fit and finish, all of which is on offer at such an affordable price point,” said Manbha Shaw Khonglah from Shillong, who recently moved to Mumbai to work for an online travel portal, Celebrate India.
In late September this year, Mahindra unveiled its new age SUV for India and the world, christened the XUV5oo, which has quite simply been the company’s scintillating success saga for 2011. With impactful pre-launch marketing initiatives and various customer engaging social media platforms drawing bountiful attention to the launch of the vehicle, SUV enthusiasts like Ashwini Gokhale from Pune found themselves being drawn towards the hype around the Mahindra XUV5OO (Read : Road Test). Being the most memorable SUV launch for her this year, Ashwini said, “The market hype around the car just got me so inquisitive, and after seeing its captivating design and the plethora of features on offer I was thoroughly impressed.”