A new generation of sedans are being offered for the most part as the Indian market is beginning to recover from the global financial crisis.
But, while luxury cars such as the Jaguar XJ, Audi R8, BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class are on sale, most Indian buyers have been waiting for more affordable vehicles to arrive.
The Tata Group, the world’s largest car maker, is set to unveil a new line of compact vehicles in India at the World Motor Sport Show in Abu Dhabi next month.
A new generation is also being unveiled by Indian carmaker Tata Motors.
The company will debut the new Tata Scorpio SUV in India this week, its first vehicle in the country.
It has been two years since Tata Motors unveiled the new SUV, the first car to be launched by the company.
The SUV has been powered by a 5.0-litre V6 engine with twin turbochargers that are designed to produce a top speed of more than 320kmph (180mph).
Tata Motors chief executive, V K Singh, said the Scorpio would be a vehicle that was more affordable to people and less powerful.
It will feature a range of amenities including heated seats and a fully equipped kitchen, including a full-service restaurant and a bar.
Singh said that while the SUV would be available in India in the next two years, it was still not clear whether the new model would be launched at the same time as the SUV.
“We will be looking at it in the future,” he said.