This festive season car buyers will see the market bustle with new car launches across segments and brands. Here’s CarToq’s list of interesting cars that we expect to launch by December this year, with most launches scheduled around the festive season.
New Maruti Suzuki Alto 800: The new 800 replacement will be built on the existing Alto platform and will also retain the same F8D, 800 cc engine that powers the Maruti Suzuki Alto. Also see: New Maruti 800 spied testing
New Maruti Suzuki Ritz: The upcoming Ritz is expected to get the new 1.2-litre K-series VVT petrol motor and the 1.3-litre DDiS diesel motor from the new Swift. It will come with exterior styling changes like refreshed bumpers, bonnet, grille etc. Also read: Maruti Suzuki Ritz face lift: Official Images
Tata Safari Storme: The Safari Storme differs from the regular Safari in many aspects such as styling, chassis, suspension, short turning radius and improved interior quality. It will be powered by a 2.2-litre DiCOR motor that puts out 140 Bhp of power and 320 Nm of torque. Read more: Should you wait for the new Safari Storme
Tata Manza CS: The Tata Manza CS will essentially be a cheaper version of the sedan with its boot chopped off. It will be available at a lower price thanks to the excise duty sops cars that tare shorter than 4 metres in length get.
Sail sedan and hatchback: The Chevrolet Sail hatchback was showcased at the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo and it will soon replace the present U-Va which is selling in dismal numbers. The Sedan version of the Sail is also expected to follow, replacing the present Aveo sedan. Also read: Can the upcoming Chevrolet Sail take on the Volkswagen Polo
Chevrolet Enjoy: The Enjoy MPV will be slightly cheaper than the Innova and will likely have less space than the Innova. It is bigger than the Ertiga but smaller than Xylo and Innova. It is also boxier in design compared to the Innova. Chevrolet Enjoy: Meet the new MPV from GM!
Ford EcoSport: The Ford EcoSport could see a price of around Rs. 7.4 lakh for the base model going up to Rs. 10.5 lakh for the top-end diesel version. It will compete with cars like the Renault Duster and Mahindra XUV500. For more see: Ertiga vs. Ecosport vs. Duster: Compact SUV/MPV comparison
New Honda CRV: The petrol CR-V will come with a 2-litre i-Vtec engine that puts out 153 bhp of power and 192 Nm of torque, while the 2.2 iDtec diesel engine puts out 148 bhp of power and 350 Nm of torque. Read more: 2012 New Honda CR-V photos, new Honda CR-V launch in India
Nissan Evalia: The Evalia is a vehicle that makes sense for those with a large family, who want to travel large distances in comfort, as well as carry a fair bit of luggage. It will be more spacious and comfortable than the Innova and Xylo. Read more: Nissan Evalia road test and review
Renault Scala: The Renault Scala will be Renault’s version of the Nissan Sunny it will get different exterior styling but will have the same 1.5 K9K and HR 15 engines that the Sunny sports.
Ashok Leyland Stile: The Stile is going to be the same car as the Nissan Evalia; it will be rebadged and re-styled before it is sold in the Indian market. The Style will see more commercial applications, while the Evalia will be a personal vehicle.
Mahindra Reva NXR: The Reva is an extremely practical electric car perfect for those who travel short distances in the urban jungle. It will have enough space for four passengers to sit unlike the regular Reva. Read more: Mahindra Reva NXR plant to be inaugurated on August 22
Mahindra Verito CS: The Mahindra Verito CS will be a shorter and cheaper version of the new Verito; it will have a lower price tag and may see some cost cutting measures as well. Read more: Upcoming Mahindra Verito CS
Mahindra Rexton: The Mahindra Rexton is a big traditional looking SUV. It is expected to be powered by a 2.7-litre turbocharged common-rail diesel engine churning out 182 bhp of power and 402 Nm of torque. Also read: New spy photos of Mahindra Rexton snapped
Mercedes Benz B class: Mercedes will introduce the B-Class small car to the Indian market. The car will have a starting price of Rs. 25 lakh and will initially be imported as a CBU, but will eventually be assembled in India. Read more about the Mercedes Benz B-Class launch.