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A look at how some new entrants fared in Indian automobile sector

Updated : 2019-10-15 07:26:58

From large scale decline in sales to a large number of job cuts, the auto sector is going through a rough patch. However, the situation has not deterred some of the brands from launching newer models instead of playing safe.

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso: Launched in September, the mini–SUV comes with various unique features and is priced at Rs 369,000. The car, based on the fifth-generation Heartect Platform, comes with ten top-line safety features and is powered by a BS6 compliant, 1-litre petrol engine. The mini-SUV is the eighth BS6 model introduced by Maruti Suzuki.In the sales front, the model made a splendid entry after bagging over 10,000 bookings within eight days of its launch. According to the data by the auto magazine Auto Punditz, the car was the 14th most sold model in the county last month with the sale of 5,006 units.
Maruti Suzuki S-Presso: Launched in September, the mini–SUV comes with various unique features and is priced at Rs 369,000. The car, based on the fifth-generation Heartect Platform, comes with ten top-line safety features and is powered by a BS6 compliant, 1-litre petrol engine. The mini-SUV is the eighth BS6 model introduced by Maruti Suzuki.In the sales front, the model made a splendid entry after bagging over 10,000 bookings within eight days of its launch. According to the data by the auto magazine Auto Punditz, the car was the 14th most sold model in the county last month with the sale of 5,006 units.
MG Hector: MG Hector, the highly anticipated SUV from Chinese carmaker SAIC Motor Corp, was launched in India at an introductory price tag of Rs 12.18 lakh in June. The company had to temporary stop the bookings of the SUV, which is India's first ever internet car, following orders of over 21,000 units, thus selling out for the ongoing calendar year.MG Motor India said in a statement that the company will increase the production of the new SUV to 3,000 units from October as part of plans to cater to the increasing demand gradually over the next few months.
MG Hector: MG Hector, the highly anticipated SUV from Chinese carmaker SAIC Motor Corp, was launched in India at an introductory price tag of Rs 12.18 lakh in June. The company had to temporary stop the bookings of the SUV, which is India's first ever internet car, following orders of over 21,000 units, thus selling out for the ongoing calendar year.MG Motor India said in a statement that the company will increase the production of the new SUV to 3,000 units from October as part of plans to cater to the increasing demand gradually over the next few months.
Renault Triber: French automaker Renault had launched Triber, a seven-seater starting at Rs 4.95 lakh, back in August.  The model is available in four variants, and offers modular and versatile seating layouts, making it an optional seven-seater, according to the company. The independent seats in the third row will be removable, while the second raw is sliding, foldable, reclining, and can be tumbled too.On the sales-front, the model has had an impressive start after it sold 2,490 units in August. It further improved its performance in September registering a 90 percent rise in sales by selling 4,710 units. So positive has been the response to the model that Renault India MD Venkatram said that he expects the model to double its market share by 2022.
Renault Triber: French automaker Renault had launched Triber, a seven-seater starting at Rs 4.95 lakh, back in August.  The model is available in four variants, and offers modular and versatile seating layouts, making it an optional seven-seater, according to the company. The independent seats in the third row will be removable, while the second raw is sliding, foldable, reclining, and can be tumbled too.On the sales-front, the model has had an impressive start after it sold 2,490 units in August. It further improved its performance in September registering a 90 percent rise in sales by selling 4,710 units. So positive has been the response to the model that Renault India MD Venkatram said that he expects the model to double its market share by 2022.
Kia Seltos: Launched in August at a starting price of Rs 9.69 lakh, the SUV from South Korean auto giant is available with a highly efficient, brand new smart stream engine that comes in three variants: 1.5 Petrol, 1.5 Diesel and first in segment 1.4 Turbo Petrol.The model, as per the company sources, received over 23,000 pre-bookings. As per the data by Auto Punditz, the company sold 6,236 units in August and emerged as the top-selling Mid-SUV in September after recording a sale of  7754 units.
Kia Seltos: Launched in August at a starting price of Rs 9.69 lakh, the SUV from South Korean auto giant is available with a highly efficient, brand new smart stream engine that comes in three variants: 1.5 Petrol, 1.5 Diesel and first in segment 1.4 Turbo Petrol.The model, as per the company sources, received over 23,000 pre-bookings. As per the data by Auto Punditz, the company sold 6,236 units in August and emerged as the top-selling Mid-SUV in September after recording a sale of  7754 units.
Maruti Suzuki XL6: Launched back in August, Ertiga-based crossover XL6 is priced below Rs 10 lakh. The premium MPV comes with numerous features including individual captain seats for the second row, making it a 6-seater. Powered by BS6 compliant K15 petrol engine with ‘Progressive Smart Hybrid’ technology with Lithium-ion battery, the model is available in  5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmission options.On the sales front, the model recorded the sale of 2,356 units in August, which increased by 63 percent to 3,840 in September.
Maruti Suzuki XL6: Launched back in August, Ertiga-based crossover XL6 is priced below Rs 10 lakh. The premium MPV comes with numerous features including individual captain seats for the second row, making it a 6-seater. Powered by BS6 compliant K15 petrol engine with ‘Progressive Smart Hybrid’ technology with Lithium-ion battery, the model is available in  5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmission options.On the sales front, the model recorded the sale of 2,356 units in August, which increased by 63 percent to 3,840 in September.
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