Premium compact cars could be the future of Indian auto market where, compacts are being preferred a lot today. Since compact cars fall in between the classes of sedans and hatches, they bring with them the comfort and economy of both. One can easily notice why Indians are going behind compacts, as models in this segment have become a good bargain. Past decade has seen foreign investors vowing to shape-up premium compact market.
The premium compacts may reign the industry. The observation comes from the fact that people are getting inclined a lot towards the same. The benefit that Indians are picking from the segment is that price comes lowered so aptly that one's needs from a sedan and love of having first affordable hatch, all get compromised here. The Society Of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has come up with a startling fact, that current sold units, 30,000 will rise to One lakh quite sooner in the coming time and it may be that the very segment shall overpower other segments of pure hatch and compact. So, all those preferring to buy premium compact may in future find themselves going with the trend.
Let see what has been introduced and what is awaited.
Mercedes-Benz A class
German auto giant seemed enthusiastic with the showcasing of A-class that turned out very well, though it was made available to a select group. Nonetheless the launch will take place on May 30th 2013. The company has put online the first official pictures of A-class on its Facebook page. A-class at first will be brought as CBU (completely built unit), which may come as a jolt to some but hey, that's just initial effort. The car will be manufactured as a CKD (completely knocked down) unit, later on. The firm that launched B-class at Rs. 22 Lakh, introductory to be noted, is now planning to tag A-class lesser than you think. Yes the car maker is in rush to make it the most affordable Merc in India. The car has been brought up on MFA platform. A-class would probably come with