Indian automobile industry
Over the past couple of years India has become a major front runner in the race to become a superpower. The balance of power is slowly and gradually shifting from the west to the east. In this entire change that has been initiated, India has seen numerous advancements and changes. Right from making massive nuclear deals with giant superpowers like the United States of America to the massive construction of world class sky scrapers across the metropolitan cities. India has come a long way in the last decade. Every field has undergone so much progress and change, and one industry which has undergone a massive transformation is the automobile industry. This is one industry in which, each one of us can see the change.
Until less than a decade ago the Indian car market was a completely different scenario altogether.
There were almost no foreign cars available in the Indian market except for maybe one model of the Peugeot and the Opel Astra. There were literally one or two cars in each segment. The hatchback segment had the ever successful Maruti 800 and the Daewoo Matiz, the sedan segment had the Maruti Esteem, Hindustan Motors 118NE and the Opel Astra. In the SUV segment there was the one Maruti Gypsy. Today however, it’s an absolute contrast. Almost every car manufacturer you must have ever heard of has launched in india and the variety of cars from which one can choose is endless. There are new cars being launched almost every other day, every now and then when you first glance at the newspaper in the morning, the first page showcases a massive ad sprawled across the entire page indicating a new car being launched. Every segment has multiple cars of which there are multiple variants, considering how, in today’s world owning a car in no longer a privilege but a necessity. Car manufacturers are trying their best to give every type of consumer a car that would perfectly suit his or her requirements.
Premium high end car manufacturers like Jaguar, Aston Martin, Porche, Land Rover and Rolls Royce have opened their outlets in India. Other large car manufacturers like Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Skoda and Volkswagen have also made their presence felt in the Indian car market. It’s no more a scenario where there are just a handful of manufacturers dominating the market. It’s a whole new ballgame now.
Hatchback cars have become the most in demand cars over the last few years, and there are many reasons for the same. The over crowded traffic infested roads, lack of parking space and let’s no forget the fuel prices rocketing at a rapid pace. The new hatchback cars to be launched recently are the Maruti Swift, Honda Brio, Hyundai Eon, Nissan Micra and Toyota Liva. And this is all within a span of the last few months; this proves ho much in demand this segment of cars in facing. With such an array of options its difficult how one could determine which the best new small cars in India would be?
Maruti Estilo is a family car in the clutter of new small cars in India which stands out as a brand.