With the increasing affordability and purchase power of the average Indian, the number of cars being launched in the Indian market is increasing day by day. There are over a 100 new cars scheduled for launch in the year 2012. A number of new, as well as luxury brands, have found their place in India in the last couple of years. The Auto Expo 2012 was a good preview to many different cars that have been slated for launch over the months in 2012.

Among the latest sedans is the Swift Dzire launched in February in the price range of Rs.4.8- 7.09 lakh. Just like the new Swift, the new Swift Dzire has also found favor with the Indian audience. Even the Skoda Rapid, which was launched at the end of 2011 with a price range of Rs.6.75-9.19 lakh, has received good reviews.

In the hatchback segment, new cars for launch include Chevrolet Sail, the new i20, the rebranded Nissan Micra and also a diesel variant of the Wagon R. The Renault Pulse that comes in the price-range of Rs. 5.77- 6.37lakhs, and launched in January 2012 has also received favorable reviews in the market.

There are also a number of new SUVs and MUVs being launched in India in 2012 after the successful launch of Mahindra XUV 5OO (price range: Rs.10.95-13.16 lakh). A number of SUVs were also launched or previewed at the Auto Expo 2012. Among them were the Renault Duster, Ford EcoSport, Hyundai HND-7, Tata Safari Storme, the new Toyota Fortuner, the Maruti Suzuki XA, and Nissan Evalia.

In the luxury car segment, the Jaguar XK and XKR convertible have been launched in the beginning of 2012. Jaguar XKR Convertible with its supercharged V8 petrol engine and heightened performance has been named as the supercar to have this year. Other luxury new car models expected for launch this year include the all new BMW 3 Series, Volkswagen Toureg , and the Mercedes M-Class.

The customers will have a lot of choices in most segments, be it sedans, SUVs, hatchbacks, or even luxury sports cars. With so many cars being launched, prospective car owners can use the Internet to know more about the features and prices of these new cars and book a test drive. Auto Portals like carnation.in, among others can help you make the right choice as it offers a host of helpful features like on-road price, affordability calculator, and EMI calculator.

The year 2012 will prove to be a fantastic year with a number of new cars ready to surprise and please the customers in terms of choice, features, and drivability experience. So, do not wait, get started on finding your dream car now.