By on January 5, 2010

Honda's New Small Concept

Honda, Toyota, Ford, Chevy, Tata, Renault and Volkswagen are all gunning for India’s small car market, with a number of new models unveiled or featured at today’s India Auto Expo. Some, like the Renault ULC, or “Ultra Low Cost” car still haven’t been revealed. For a look at some of the competitors that are on the road or have just been unveiled, check out our gallery below. With Toyota and Volkswagen publicly aiming for ten percent market share (and others surely hoping for a similar performance), the competition couldn’t be more cutthroat.

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5 Comments on “India Auto Expo: The Nano Warriors Assemble...”

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    Wow. That Maruti 800 looks straight out of 1983. The rest of them at least LOOK modern.

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      Agreed.  It resembles the awful Subaru Justy.

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      To my eyes the Murati reminds me of the Yugo, another blast from my college years. But realistically, one wonders if the compound curves on all the others are practical for low-cost production. At any rate, I’d be interested in seeing how well the panels line up on ANY of these if and when they become production models.

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      almost, came out in 1984/85 as the 2nd gen Suzuki Alto

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      Yes, the Maruti is a humble looking device yet is tougher and more durable than most anything out there, as proven by it 25 year track record.  Cheap and simple does not always equal junk, in this case attention was paid to all the critical spots to make an economical life-cycle-cost vehicle.

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