New cars worth waiting for in 2014

Snapshot – If you’re in the market for a new car over the next 6 months or so, you must jump right in and read our list of the hottest upcoming cars that are worth waiting for. Most these cars bring significant upgrades to the table while others are launches aimed at carving new segments altogether. 

Honda Mobilio

Launch in July 2014

 

Why should you consider buying one?

If you’re in the market for a MPV and find the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga too cramped and the Toyota Innova a little too expensive for your budget, the Honda Mobilio might just float your boat. The Mobilio is a seven seat MPV that sits between the Ertiga and the Innova in terms of dimensions. Price wise too, the Mobilio is expected to bisect the Ertiga and Innova. Both petrol and turbo diesel engines will be on offer.

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz

Launch in August/September 2014

Why should you consider buying one?

Maruti Suzuki has a lot riding on the Ciaz C-Segment sedan. India’s largest car maker, known best for its small car range, is working hard to take its image upmarket, and conquer higher segments of the car market here. The Ciaz is one such attempt by Maruti Suzuki and the car is touted to come with stellar quality interiors and features that stand a cut above the rest of the C-Segment sedans sold here. The Ciaz will be sold with petrol and turbo diesel engines, and the car replaces the SX4 sedan.

Tata Bolt and Zest

Launch before August 2014

 

Why should you consider buying one?

Tata Motors is facing a major sales slump and the Indian automaker needs something special to ride out of the doldrums. The Bolt B+ segment hatchback and the Zest compact sedan are two such products, which have seen Tata Motors put quite a lot of effort. The cars are said to be a step above existing products from Tata Motors, in terms of interior quality and features on offer. Also, Tata Motors has worked on infusing the fun-to-drive factor in these cars. Tata Motors will introduce turbo petrol engines and automated manual transmissions in these cars. Turbo diesel motors will also be offered.

Mahindra Scorpio Facelift

Launch before October 2014

 

Why should you consider buying one?

Code named the W205, the Mahindra Scorpio Facelift is said to be more than a run-of-the-mill, end cycle facelift. Although the Scorpio will hop on to its next generation in a couple of years, the latest facelift is said to be the dress rehearsal for the new model. Expect major improvements in the suspension department while looks and finish levels get a once over. Additional features will make it to India’s most popular mass market SUV, whose mechanicals will be unchanged. So, if you are in the market for an SUV, you may well put your purchase on hold until the facelifted Scorpio arrives.

Datsun Go+ MPV 

Launch during festive season 2014

 

Why should you consider buying one?

A people mover for folks on a tight budget, the Datsun Go+ promises to be a low cost MPV that could spawn a new segment altogether. An extended version of the Datsun Go low cost hatchback, the Go+ will share its mechanicals with the Go. The car will roll out from the Renault-Nissan Oragadam factory and will be capable of seating seven adults. Expect the Go+ to be priced close to the 4 lakh rupee mark, making it an extremely affordable people mover. A bummer though is the fact that Nissan isn’t considering a diesel option for the Go+.

Next-generation 2015 Hyundai i20

End 2014 launch on the cards

Why should you consider buying one?

The all-new Hyundai i20 B+ segment hatchback will make its debut at this year’s Paris Motor Show. The outgoing car set a benchmark in terms of features offered and the new car is expected to raise the bar higher in terms of space, refinement and features offered. The new i20 will be sold with petrol and diesel engine options, and is expected to arrive into India by the end of this year. If a well rounded, fully loaded B+ segment hatchback is what you’re looking at, the 2015 i20 may well be worth the wait.

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