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Automobile update: Cars to drive in 2013

2013 to be a blockbuster year for Indian automobile market
Cars to drive in 2013 Cars to drive in 2013

One of World's leading Automobile giants will enter into a market tiff against each other, bringing in exciting new cars for the Indian roads

Key players in 2013
HYundai
Ford
Audi
BMW

The year 2012 was high on important announcements and hyped automobile launches that didn't really deliver. However, trade analysts have marked 2013 to be an important year for the Indian market and we all shall witness a whole new range of cars running on the domestic routes soon. Check out the following highly awaited automobile launches in 2013.

Hyundai
Hyundai has enjoyed a successful stint with its i10 and i20 hatchbacks cars in the Indian market. Buzz is that the South Korean company is expected top launch a whole new range of cars from the same category for the Indian roads next year.

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), which is also country's largest exporter of passenger cars, will bring i15, i30 and i45 models soon. Although the official declaration for the prices has not been made, i15 is expected to be priced around Rs 5-6 lacs. The car may be launched in first half of 2013.

Moreover, the 'H' brand foresees to sustain its dominance and shall introduce its highly anticipated sedan i45. While it may carry a price tag close to Rs 15 lac, it is slated for a festival launch any time between Sept-Oct next year.

Ford

SUVs have been highly desired by the Indian consumer, although the market never offered too many alternatives. Risen out of a black period, automobile giant Ford has backed its Indian subsidiary Ford India Private Limited (FIPL) to launch compact Sports Utility Vehicle named as EcoSport .

The immense popularity for SUVs developed in India is credited to Renault Duster and Mahindra Quanto , and Ford wants to emerge as one of the key players for the category and register its dominance amidst other automobile giants. The car is expected to launch and hit the stores by first quarter of 2013.

Audi and BMW

Highly appreciated German automobile marque, Audi , has launched many of its globally popular makes in India. In an important development, the company has decided to cater to the demands of Indian consumers by introducing the most basic version of all its cars, Q1.

In a similar turnout, Audi's home rival BMW has taken lead by a step and announced launch of its 1 series range of premium vehicles in the first half of 2013.