Wednesday, July 18, 2012
By Manoj Kumawat
Three new car launches soon; Mercedes Benz B Class, BMW 3 series and Elantra
Its July now and it’s raining cars in India. There are three car launches scheduled in the near future and these include Mercedes Benz B Class, BMW 3 series and Hyundai Elantra. Where the first one is a sports tourer in the garb of hatchback, the next two are sedans. The BMW 3 series is a sports sedan that has most premium features while the Hyundai Elantra will be targeting the next to entry level sedan segment. These three cars will also bring change to their respective segment following their price as well as features.
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Hoped to be launched tomorrow the B Class hatchback will be priced under Rs 20 lakh and this will be the most affordable car by Mercedes. Expected to be launched in petrol and diesel models, the car will have a lot of Sports Tourer features such as Active Park Assist, Hill Hold an Hill descent control besides adaptive head lamp Assist system and other features. It is expected that Mercedes will be selling the B Class as a Sports Tourer rather than hatchback as the SUV market in India is already on the high and putting in a car at Rs 20 lakh will be a must buy for those who wish to buy Audi Q3 or BMW X1.
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The 2012 BMW 3-series tagged as F30 is expected to be launched on July 21 and it will also be the low priced car by the German car maker. It will be competing with Mercedes Benz C Class, Audi A4 and Nissan Teana besides the Volvo S60 premium sedans. The super luxury sedan will have more than expected safety and comfort features that are in fact the prerequisites of this segment.
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The Hyundai Elantra on the other hand will be priced around Rs 12 lakh and the Korean car maker has opened the bookings for this car. Notably, this is the second time entry of the car and this time it will take on Honda Civic, Volkswagen Vento, recently refreshed Chevrolet Cruze and Toyota Corolla Altis.
The launch of these three cars is expected to change the face of each of the segment to which they belong. Where the B Class will bring revolution in the premium segment compact SUV category, the new 3 Series will be gaining momentum as this will be the refreshed version of the car. Meanwhile, the Elantra will be a best buy for those who wish to have a car in the Rs 12 lakh to Rs 14 lakh price bracket and want a Hyundai car specially. However, the Elantra will be competing with some of the big player such as Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla Altis as well as Vento in this segment which are doing great work and fetching good numbers.