Continued: Comeback Cars & SUVs of India

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Honda Accord

Honda Accord

In September this year, Honda will re-launch the Accord luxury sedan in India, as competition for the Skoda Superb and the Toyota Camry. In its India comeback, the Accord will be sold with a petrol-hybrid option. An automatic gearbox is likely to be standard on the new car, which is also expected to be packed with luxury and safety features.

Tata Hexa

Tata-Hexa

The Hexa is the Aria’s replacement, a vehicle that aims to undo the damage caused by its predecessor. The Hexa looks like a proper SUV, and features plush interiors. It’s featured loaded, and also gets a more powerful 2.2 liter Varicor turbo diesel motor that puts out 154 Bhp-400 Nm. 6 speed manual and automatic transmissions will be on offer.

Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai India will re-launch the Tucson this festive season. The SUV is making a comeback into India after nearly a decade. The new Tucson will be a 5 seat luxury crossover that will slot in between the Creta and the Santa Fe. It’s likely to be priced at a little under 20 lakh rupees. A turbo diesel engine could be standard, with an automatic gearbox and all wheel drive system to accompany.

Nissan X-Trail

Nissan X-Trail

The rugged X-Trail is no longer sold in India. It’s replacement has moved a generation ahead, and is more of a urban crossover. The new X-Trail will be sold in India as a petrol-hybrid SUV, and will be imported into the country as a completely-built-unit. This will make it pricey, with the price likely to hit 35-40 lakh rupees. Nissan won’t really mind a slow seller as the X-Trail’s job is to build the brand.