2018 looks all set to turn out to be an action-packed year for the Indian car market. India will witness the launch of many new cars and SUVs in the coming months of this year. These upcoming cars in India will comprise of all-new versions and facelifts of the current models. Here, in this post, we take a look at the upcoming sedans in 2018 –
Honda is merely weeks away from launching an all-new version of the Amaze compact sedan in India. While the upcoming sedan will likely get exactly the same engines as the current car, the diesel version will become the first in the segment to offer a CVT. Moreover, the new Amaze takes many design hints from the current City, which makes it look a tad more premium and sophisticated. It will also offer more space and a longer list of features, both of which should help it come across as a very good alternative to the high-selling Maruti Suzuki Dzire. As per ARAI, the diesel engine variant of the current Amaze offers 25.8 kmpl. There are good chances of the next Amaze being even more frugal.
Ford Aspire Facelift Diesel
Ford India has finally stopped the production of the current Aspire and looks all set to soon launch a facelift of its compact sedan. The Figo facelift will not only have spruced up exterior but also a more feature-rich interior. The current infotainment unit will be replaced with a SYNC 3 system that will offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Another important highlight will be the advent of the new-age 1.2-litre Dragon petrol engine that is about to mark is debut on the Freestyle pseudo crossover. The Aspire will also offer the current 1.5-litre Diesel engine that is known to offer a good mix of performance and mileage.]
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift
The highly popular Maruti Suzuki Ciaz will also get a facelift this year. The Ciaz facelift will come with a comprehensively updated front-end. The rear will also get some new styling bits. Also, expect the facelift to bring some new features to the sedan. Engine options will remain unchanged, which means the Ciaz will continue to offer the 1.4-litre petrol and the 1.3-litre diesel motors. These engines are known to offer decent performance along with a high mileage. Also, the Ciaz offers the most spacious interior in its class. Safely expect all these traits to make it to the upcoming facelift.
Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) will soon launch the all-new Toyota Yaris sedan in the C2-segment of our car market. The Yaris will find itself slotted between the Etios and the Corolla Altis in the company’s product portfolio. It will go on to rival the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Honda City. The Yaris will come with a petrol engine only. However, there will be an automatic option and the new sedan will offer some segment-leading features.
Toyota Camry Facelift
Toyota revealed the Camry facelift for the ASEAN markets last year. The India-bound Camry facelift mirrors the aggressive styling of its North American counterpart. It will come with a handful of styling updates for the exterior as well as the interior. The cabin will also offer a few extra features. TKM discontinued the Petrol-only Camry last year. However, the facelift is likely to launch in both petrol-only and petrol-electric-hybrid variants. The Camry facelift will come to us via CKD-route.