Industry sources have told IndianAutosBlog.com that Ford India is looking at the pre-Diwali time frame for the launch of the Figo facelift.

Ford Figo car cover

These sources revealed that the launch is likely to unfold in the coming weeks which is crowded with a slew of refreshments and new products such as the Honda Brio AT, Chevrolet Sail, Chevrolet Spark facelift and Maruti Alto 800.

Mercedes Benz India revealed earlier this year that it is studying the feasibility of many derivatives on the MFA Platform such as a sports tourer, a compact sedan and an SUV.

Mercedes A Class effects

The information in the public domain is that the A Class hatchback is scheduled to land sometime in 2013.

Yes, the Evoque is the hottest looking Land Rover on sale today.

Range Rover LRGT Concept

But if designer Thibault Devauze has his way around, he could make the Evoque look a bit outdated like camo cargo pants.

Nissan has launched a new trim level of their X-Trail SUV in UK called the N-Tec+.

Nissan X-Trail N-Tec+

The Nissan X-Trail N-Tec+ trim is positioned in between the Acenta and the top-spec Tekna variants. The exterior changes comprise of 18″ alloy wheels and chrome finish for the fog lamp surroundings and side steps.

Mercedes-Benz has launched Sport editions of their C and E Class models.

Mercedes C and E class sport editionsMercedes E220 Sport edition

The new variants are not special editions and will continue to be sold alongside the existing variants.

Mahindra & Mahindra is on an aggressive global expansion spree with their XUV500 and the newly launched Quanto compact SUV.

Mahindra Quanto side view

The XUV500 will shed its ‘500’ suffix in the Italian market. The global SUV is recreating the success story in Italy and has already clocked around 3,200 bookings since the bookings started in third week of September.

The Mahindra XUV500 was unveiled to the European media last month and the Indian UV maker’s first global vehicle is all set to go on sale now.

Mahindra XUV500 in Rome

The XUV500 for Europe is powered by the same 2.2 litre 140 bhp mHawk motor with the 6-Speed manual gearbox.

A couple of weeks back, we asked our readers on IAB’s Facebook page why the Ford Fiesta isn’t selling well. New launches such as the Skoda Rapid and Nissan Sunny in this segment have led from the front and become star performers for their respective brands, while the Fiesta, a celebrated nameplate globally in the B Segment, has been underperforming, shifting between 200-300 units a month in 2012.

Why is the Ford Fiesta not selling well

We have put together all the factors cited by our FB fans on why the Indian consumer moved away from the Fiesta and looked for other options.