Here is the list of upcoming new small cars that will be priced under Rs 6 lakh in India
SUVs might be dominating the Indian market, but the staple models are still in demand and have been incessantly doing well. Attributed to affordable pricing, low cost of maintenance and frugal engines, the entry-level models are hard to go out of demand. Interestingly, carmakers are defying the rules by coming up with contemporary designs for these mainstay models and equipping them with latest tech. For those who are planning to buy a new car and have a restricted budget, here is our list of the top 6 upcoming cars in India under Rs 6 lakh –
Maruti Suzuki’s top-selling hatchback – Wagon R – is all set to enter its new-generation towards the end of this year. The hatchback’s new model (Suzuki Wagon R) is already on sale in the Japanese market, and the India-spec model could take a bit of its design inspiration from that. Similar to the new Swift and Dzire, the new generation WagonR will be based on the Suzuki’s new generation HEARTECT platform. This platform is claimed to be lighter, stiffer and safer than the previous model. In fact, the new WagonR is expected to carry a slightly longer wheelbase to create more space inside the cabin.
The 2018 Wagon R will continue to carry its tall-boy design with significant cosmetic updates. Design highlights will include split headlamps, new front grille, more sculpted bumper and flat hood. Side profile looks similar to the existing model, except for the few changes. It is now equipped with new wheels and ORVMs are now positioned on the door instead of the Pillar. At the back, the hatchback gets low-placed horizontal tail-lights, new roof-mounted spoiler and a large rear windshield.
The interior, too, will be more feature-rich and practical than the current model. It is expected to feature Suzuki’s new Smartplay infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Though, this feature is likely to come with a top-spec model. Other changes will include new dashboard with a centre-mounted instrument console, new AC vents and beige interior. Though the engine details are yet to be revealed, it is likely to come with the same 1.0L K-Series petrol engine paired to a 5-speed manual and an AGS (Auto GearShift) gearbox. This engine is capable of producing 67bhp of power and 91Nm of torque. With lighter platform, the new WagonR is likely to offer better acceleration and fuel efficiency.
Expected Launch – Second half of 2018
Expected Price – Rs 4.5 lakh to Rs 7 lakh