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Aston Martin will make its India debut along with Ferrari in 2011. First up, Aston Martin will formally start its operations in February and is already taking bookings and delivering its first cars. Expect the whole range of cars, from the Rapide sports saloon to the DB9, Vantage and DBS to be on offer, with prices in the range of Rs 1 to 3 crore. Ferrari, like Aston, will begin operations in the twin cities of Mumbai and New Delhi, but will arrive later, around June-July 2011. Once again, Ferrari will offer its whole range, from the 458 Italia and California to the 612 Scaglietti and 599 GTB. Prices for the prancing horse supercars are expected to range in the region of Rs 1.5 to 3.5 crore. Mahindra and its new South Korean acquisition Ssangyong too will offer their W201 and Korando/Rexton SUVs this year. The W201 (codename) SUV is Mahindra's first full-monocoque offering and will be priced in the region of Rs 15-17 lakh. The Korando from Ssangyong is also expected to be similarly priced and will be assembled in Chakan in Pune. Audi will offer not one, but two new cars. The new A8 will be the first to go on sale, with prices ranging from Rs 80 lakh to 1.4 crore for its flagship saloon.
Bookings have already commenced, with a launch slated sometime in January. The new A6 will go on sale sometime during the festive season and will come with a host of four and six-cylinder petrol and diesel options. Prices are expected to range between Rs 41 lakh and 58 lakh.