Aston Martin set to introduce Rapide in India

Aston Martin set to introduce Rapide in IndiaAs the Indian luxury car market grows in volume and significance, more and more global manufacturers are entering the market and setting up shops in the country. Aston Martin will be the latest to introduce its models in the Indian market.

The British car maker is set to introduce its Rapide model in the country by the end of this year. The Aston Martin Rapide is built on the same platform as DB9 and it can also be built as a sports car.

Rapide will be powered by 6.0L V12 engine that will run at 6000 rpm to produce 469 bhp. The company has already tied up with dealers in Delhi and Mumbai to sell the vehicle to customers in India. The car will be sold for a price of Rs 2 crores.

The company has announced that DB9 will get its due update. The vehicle is very popular among car enthusiasts. The car was launched in 2004 and is significant changes are being made to the 2011 model.

The DB9 will now feature reshaped side sills, brighter grillework, new front fascia, and new headlamp bezels which surprisingly looks very similar to the old ones. The car will also have the diamond-turned 20-inch wheels like other Aston models.

The Active Damping System of the car has been improved and now it also features Sport and Comfort settings along with new features like Bluetooth connectivity and tire-pressure monitoring, Bang & Olufsen sound system and a Double Apex alloy trim treatment.

The car will be powered by the same 5.9-liter V-12 engine with 470-hp and six-speed automatic or manual transaxles. The company announced that DB9 coupe will be priced at $188,965 and the DB9 Volante will come with a price tag of $202,465.