Don’t buy these cars, for all-new/facelifted versions of these very cars are arriving soon in India. We’ll take a look at a half a dozen new launches that’ll hit Indian roads shortly. From MPVs and compact sedans to luxury saloons and compact SUVs, this list has a few popular options.
In weeks from now, the Tata Indica will be replaced by a much more contemporary car, the Zica. The Zica not only looks nattier but is much better finished as well. The hatchback will rival the Maruti WagonR and aim at family car buyers who never really warmed up to the Indica. While the Indica may still motor on, to serve the cab segment, the Zica is the car that’ll give buyers a brand new alternate between the Nano and the Bolt.
India’s best selling MPV will be replaced by an all-new model next year. The new Innova is expected to arrive later next year, and will sit on the second generation IMV platform. A downsized, 2.4 liter turbo diesel engine from the GD range of motors, will power the MPV, and will also be more powerful and fuel efficient. This engine will be produced in India. The new Innova will offer more space, safety and features, at a slightly higher price tag. Also see – All you need to know about the new Innova.
At the 2016 Indian Auto Expo, Renault India is expected to unwrap the facelifted Duster compact SUV, putting the vehicle into production soon after. The Duster is facing a lot of heat from the Creta and needs a mid life makeover to bring back buyers to the Renault fold. Apart from tweaked looks, new features including a 6 speed AMT option for the 1.5 liter diesel variant are likely to be added to the facelifted Duster. Also see – 15 hot SUVs coming to the 2016 Auto Expo
The Quanto will be facelifted, and launched at the 2016 Indian Auto Expo. Along with the facelift, the compact SUV based on the Xylo will also get a new name. It’ll be interesting to see how Mahindra will pitch the Quanto Facelift, given that the TUV300 is already on sale in a similar segment. The Quanto is expected to be cheaper, and slot in between the KUV100 and the TUV300, as a lower priced alternate to the latter. Also see – Driven – Mahindra TUV300
The all-new Skoda Superb, based on the MQB platform, will make its India debut early next year. The new Superb will be the solitary big launch from Skoda next year, and is expected to be sold with turbocharged petrol and diesel engines. Larger and more luxurious than the outgoing model, the Superb will be priced at under 30 lakh rupees, with CKD assembly to happen at Aurangabad. Notably, the Superb will slot in below the new B8 Volkswagen Passat, another all-new car launching next year. Also see – 20 new luxury cars & SUVs to watch out for at the Auto Expo
Tata Indigo eCS
The Indigo eCS is on its way out, and the Kite5 codenamed compact sedan will replace it. The new car will share its underpinnings, engines and gearboxes with the Zica, and will be launched by the end of next year. Options such as ABS and Airbags, will be available on the new compact sedan, which is poised to be the most affordable one in the Indian car market. Also see – Tata Kite compact sedan spied