The automobile industry in the country is booming and there are lots of choices which are available in the market. In this section we will look at the different segment of cars which are available in the Indian market and the price range at which they come.
A segment or the entry level segment in the Indian Car industry has been dominated by one car over the decades.The Maruti 800 from the stable of one of the largest cars makers in the country Maruti Udyog falls under this category of cars.
These cars have single handedly changed the perception of cars in the country and have provided an easy option for those who want to graduate from a two-wheeler to a car. Tata Motors' dream of providing a one lakh rupee car would revolutionize this segment but till then Maruti 800 will continue to rule the roost with another product from Maruti stable Alto catching up with it.
There has been a shift in the market in which these cars are being sold. Since a large number of towns in India will not come under the Euro III norms it makes little sense for the peop le in these places to shell out extra money for cars which have to conform to Euro III norms.
A Segment Cars
The indicative auto prices (Ex Showroom New Delhi) if the A segment cars in rupees are as follows.
|Name of the Model||Metallic Price||Non Metallic|
|Maruti 800 Std - Bharat III||208062.86||205681.65|
|Maruti 800 AC - Bharat III||228558.14||226176.94|
|Tata indica GL BS III||Rs. 3,28,671/-|
There has been a rise in number of people who belong to the affluent middle class and wish to graduate to cars which provide the extra glitz and glamour than an entry level car. These cars come with fancy things like power steering, power windows, pepped up engine and conform to the latest emission norms.
This particular segment doesn't have a clear winner unlike the entry level segment as all the major car companies in the country have their representation in this segment. There is the Maruti Zen and Wagon R from the countries largest car maker. The Korean car maker Hyundai entered the market with its flagship car Santro and it has been able make a great impact in this segment. Tata Motors which promised a desi car for the people of this country has had a run away winner in Tata indica.
B Segment cars
The indicative auto car prices (Ex Showroom New Delhi) in the B segment cars in rupees are as follows.
|Name of the Model||Price Non Metallic||Metallic Prices|
|Hyundai Santro Euro III - XK NonA/C||268,720|
|Hyundai Santro Euro III - XK NonA/C||265,132|
|Hyundai Santro Euro III XL||332,794||336,385|
|Hyundai Santro Euro III XL ABS||351,857||355,448|
|Tata indica V2||The prices of Tata indica V2 Models are in the range of 3 to four lakhs|
|Tata indica V2 Turbo||The price range of the Tata indica models which are fitted with Turbo Engines come with a price tag of over three lakh ninety thousand to four lakh fourteen thousand|
|Tata indica Xeta||The prices of the variants of Tata indica Xeta range from nearly two lakhs eighty thousand to three and a half lakhs|
cars in the C segment
The booming economy of the country has fuelled the aspirations of the people manifolds and people are just not content with a small car these days, cars have ceased to become a mode of transport and have become expressions of social status and repertoire. Tata motors have added a new dimension to this segment with Tata Indigo which has gone on to become one of the largest selling cars of this segment.
Given below are the indicative prices of some of the cars which are available in the Indian market.
|Name of the Model||Company||Prices( Ex Showroom Delhi)|
|Ford Ikon||Ford Motors India||The prices of these cars start from Rs 4,83000|
|Ford Fiesta||Ford Motors India||The prices of these cars start from 6,20,000|
|Hyundai Accent||Hyundai Motors India||The prices of these cars start from 4,99,903 and goes up to nearly|
D segments cars
cars in this segment stand for luxury and they come with a hefty price tag, but who cares when you have loads of money and an array of luxurious wheels to choose from. These cars provide you the ultimate luxury and are fitted with the state of the art accessories.
Below are the list of luxury cars which are available in India and the indicative price tag:
Mercedes Benz C 180 and C 200 CDI
These new set of cars from the stable of Daimler Chrysler provide you with all the luxury and can set you back by twenty to twenty three lakhs.
Ford Mondeo from the stable of Ford Motors comes at a price of 14.00 lakhs ex showroom price Delhi
Hyundai Sonata has been re-launched in the country and the car which comes with a 2.4 liter engine and is priced at 13.00 lakhs ex showroom Delhi.
These are only a few luxury cars which are available in the country and with each passing day the list is sure to increase.