Following the success of Micra, Nissan plans two more small cars for indian market. Autocar India reports Nissan plans to add two more small cars to its portfolio to take on the mighty maruti. Nissan’s first small car codenamed K2 will be based on Nissan’s K11 platform (generation old Micra platform). This would be a surprising move as every other car maker moves forward. Nissan plans to save cost by building a car on older K11 platform. Nissan’s K2 would be position below Micra to take on the likes of Maruti Wagon-R, Estilo, A-star and chevrolet beat.
Another small car would be I2 which would sit below K2 to take on the likes of Maruti Alto, Chevrolet Spark and Hyundai Santro. Nissan – Ashok leyland would jointly produce this product which will be launched sometime in 2013. Nissan k2 might come to light by 2012 Delhi Auto expo. Remember, Nissan- Renault – Bajaj small car project still hangs in balance as each partner moves in their direction
While Honda plans CBR250R and Bajaj plans Pulsar 250, Yamaha can’t be silent for long. Yamaha will join the quarter litre bandwagon with FZ250. Yamaha FZ250 will come with loads of technology including the Fuel Injection, four valve and liquid cooled engine. Yamaha FZ would follow the design theme Yamaha’s successful FZ -series. The naked styling DNA would be carried forward in FZ250 as well.
Honda plans to launch the CBR250R in March and Bajaj may launch the Pulsar 250cc in april. Yamaha may follow the bike majors with the launch of FZ250. This would also give the Yamaha to price the FZ250 sensitively. Remember, Yamaha plans to launch the facelifted R15 soon.
The much awaited Pulsar 250cc may finally hit the market in 2011. As Honda clocks record bookings for its CBR250R, Bajaj cannot be idle for long. While Bajaj plans higher displacement duke for indian market, it is also looking 250cc+ pulsar. Honda CBR250R is likely to be priced sensitively. To counter these, Bajaj may look at higher displacement pulsar. Bajaj pulsar 250cc might come with 4-valve engine like its younger sibling Pulsar 135LS for superior performance. The 250cc pulsar could be launched by the end of 2011. Stay tuned
Not just cars, India two wheeler makers plans a slew of launches particularly in the performance segment in 2011. We would see Honda’s first 250cc bike and Bajaj-KTM products in india.
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The following series of articles is sure to make your monthly and annual budget revised. Bajaj’s bikes – discover and pulsar series bikes will witness a price hike of Rs1000 from January 01st. The continued rising cost of raw material inputs is the main cause for this increase. Despite the hike, we do not expect this to affect sales,”said Bajaj Auto president (twowheelers ) S Sridhar. Bajaj currently sells Discover 100ccc, Discover 150cc, Pulsar 150cc, Pulsar 180cc, Pulsar 220cc and Ninja 250cc
Following the stupendous success of Ninja 250cc, Bajaj plans to bring the higher displacement Ninja to India. The good news is Ninja 650R will hit the Bajaj probiking showrooms before the end of April 2011. Bajaj tasted success with the Ninja 250cc launched a year back. Bajaj has sold more than 1000 units of Ninja 250cc which many believe priced on the premium side.
Ninja 650R powered by a twin cylinder 650cc engine produces 71bhp at 8500rpm and 66Nm at 7000rpm. The liquid cooled, four valve per cylinder engine comes with a 6-speed manual transmission. Ninja 650cc also comes with dual discs brakes at the front. Ninja 650cc will join its sibling Ninja 250cc and is expected to be priced between Rs6-7 lakhs.
Bajaj auto today said that it will launch the KTM Duke 125cc in India in 2011. KTM Duke 125cc was recently unveiled at an European auto show.
“There are plans to launch Duke 125, which was showcased at Cologne (Germany) this year. The bike will be first launched in Europe and then it will be brought to India,” said S. Ravikumar, the company’s vice-president for business development. “This will happen some time next year… in the first quarter of the next fiscal,” said Amit Nandi, vice-president, pro-biking segment, Bajaj Auto.
Bajaj Auto is also said to be working on new variant of pulsar bike. The new pulsar will hit the market in 2011. Stay tuned for crackers from Bajaj Auto next year
Bajaj today launched new colour to its Pulsar family of motorycles. The flamboyant orange colour will be available on Pulsar 180 and Pulsar 220 models
Picture of Bajaj Pulsar in Metallic orange color
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