While SUVs are dominating the domestic market currently, sedans continue to charm the customers. In earlier times, sedans were thought of as a premium product which made hatchbacks clinch away all the limelight. Although, with the launch of hatchback based subcompact sedans, carmakers have narrowed the gap. Attributed to aggressive pricing, chic exterior and feature-packed cabin, the new-age sedans offer much more than the additional boot.
This year, we are set to witness launch of the most awaited models that made an appearance at the 2016 Auto Expo like Chevrolet Essentia among others. To keep you abreast with the forthcoming products in the segment, we bring you a compilation of upcoming new sedan cars in India in 2017, 2018.
The Italian carmaker had unveiled the global replacement of the Linea – called Aegea or Fiat Tipo – at the 2015 Istanbul Motor Show. The Tipo is also likely to make its way to the Indian car market as a replacement for the ageing Linea. This sedan will take on the likes of Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Hyundai Verna and others in its league. Designed in Italy at the FCA Style and Centre and produced at Fiat’s Bursa factory in Turkey, the Tipo looks a lot sportier and edgier than the Linea. In India, the sedan is expected to be powered by a 1.3-litre MJD diesel or a bigger 1.6L MJD unit. The petrol version is likely to be a 1.4-litre turbo unit that also powers the Linea T-Jet.
Expected Price – Rs 8 lakh to Rs 12 lakh
Expected Launch – 2018
Competition – Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Maruti Ciaz