The year witnessed the launch of many cars in India, including the Maruti Alto 800, Renault Duster and Tata Safari Storme. Here is a list of the top 10 cars launched in India in 2012.
Renault launched its Duster SUV in India at a base ex-showroom price of Rs 7.19 lakh for the 1.6-litre petrol, Rs 7.99 lakh for the 85PS diesel and Rs 9.99 lakh for the 105PS diesel engines. It is is available in eight trim levels.
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd launched the much-awaited Quanto SUV. The Quanto is available nationally at Mahindra dealerships in four distinct and attractive variants - C2, C4, C6 & C8. The Quanto price range starts from Rs 5.82 lac (ex-showroom Thane) for the base C2 model, to Rs 7.36 lac (ex showroom Thane) for the fully loaded top end C8 model. It is packaged with a 5 2 seating arrangement.
German Luxury car major Audi launched a new model, Audi S4, priced at Rs 45,31,000 onwards (ex-showroom Maharashtra). Powered by a V6 3.0 TFSI engine, the Audi S4 can touch a speed of 100 km/h in 5 seconds.
Tata Motors launched the Safari Storme at a starting price of Rs 9.95 lakh, ex-Delhi, in India. Borrowing underpinnings from the Aria, the Storme sports ladder-frame chassis and revised suspension.
Renault India launched the Scala car in India. Both the petrol and diesel come with two trims each. The base petrol (RXE) is priced at Rs 6.99 lakh while the top-end RXL retails at Rs 7.85 lakh whereas the diesel RXL and RXZ trims have been priced at Rs 8.69 lakh and Rs 9.57 lakh ex- Delhi.
Mahindra and Mahindra launched the SsangYong brand in India with the new Rexton W SUV. The car comes in two variants depending on the transmission. The RX5 manual is priced at Rs 17.67 lakh and the RX7 auto at Rs 19.67 lakh ex-Mumbai.
Maruti Suzuki India Limited launched the Alto 800 in India at a starting price of Rs 2.44 lakh, (ex-showroom Delhi). Available in an updated design package, the 2012 Alto 800 comes in six trim levels including CNG versions.
Nissan has launched their people mover in India - the Evalia. Starting at a price of Rs 8.49 lakh, ex-Delhi and available in four trims, the Evalia competes with the likes of the Toyota Innova and Mahindra Xylo.
Maruti Suzuki launched the Ertiga MPV at a starting price of Rs 5.89 lakh for the base petrol variant, ex-Delhi. Maruti claims a fuel efficiency of 16.02kmpl for the petrol and an incredible 20.77kmpl for the diesel powered Ertiga.
The all-new Range Rover was launched in India this year. The car comes in three variants - the Vogue SE at Rs 1.72 crore, Autobiography at Rs 1.79 crore and the range topping Autobiography petrol at Rs 1.84 crore ex-Delhi.