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Top 5 Upcoming Cars Under Rs 6 Lakh

Here’re the top 5 upcoming cars in India that will be priced below Rs 6 lakh.

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Top 5 Upcoming Cars Under Rs 6 Lakh

Despite the growing popularity of SUVs and premium cars in the country, the entry-level segments still continue to dominate the Indian automobile market. Credit for this goes to several capable entry-level models that have been launched in the country at regular intervals. In the last 2-3 years, we have seen some highly successful entry-level products including the Tata Tiago, Renault Kwid, Maruti Suzuki Celerio, etc.

If you are planning to buy a car under Rs 6 lakh this year, here’s our list of top 5 of them –

1. Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 2017

New Maruti Wagon R 2017 in blue

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. The 2017 Wagon R will continue to carry its tall-boy design with significant cosmetic updates. The interior, too, will be more feature-rich and practical than the current model. 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.

Expected Launch – Second half of 2017

2. Tata Kite 5 Sedan

Tata Kite 5 sedan

Previewed at the 2016 Auto Expo, the Tata Kite 5 sedan has already created a buzz among buyers – all thanks to its curvy and unique design. This sub-4 meter compact sedan will be one of the best-looking and affordable cars in its segment. Designed with inputs from Tata’s Pune, UK and Italian design studios, the new Tata sedan sits on modified XO platform and features the brand’s new “IMPACT’ design philosophy. Engine options for the Kite 5 will include 1.2L Revotron petrol and 1.05L Revotorq diesel, both borrowed from the Tiago hatchback.

Expected Launch – Mid 2017

3. New-gen Chevrolet Beat

2017 Chevrolet Beat hatchback

One of the most exciting looking hatches in the market, Chevrolet Beat will soon receive its new-generation updates in India. Talking about the design, the front fascia of the hatchback will be revised with multiple cosmetic changes including new bumper, headlamps, grille with chrome accents and fog lamps. A new colour option will also be available on the hatchback. Interior will look refreshing with improved material quality and several new features. Though, the major change might come in the form of a new 1.0L petrol engine. It will continue to feature the existing 1.0L diesel engine paired to a 5-speed gearbox.

Expected Launch – Mid 2017

4. Datsun redi-GO 1000cc

Datsun redi GO Review front view

Nissan’s low-cost brand, Datsun introduced the redi-GO hatchback previous year. The company is now planning to expand its redi-GO lineup with a new 1000cc version that might come by mid this year. The new 1000cc model will share its engine with the Kwid 1.0L – i.e. 1.0L Sce petrol. This motor delivers 67bhp and 91Nm of torque on the Kwid hatch. Design and features of the redi-GO 1000cc will be similar to the regular model.

Expected Launch – Mid 2017

5. Tata Tiago AMT

Tata Tiago side

Buoyed by the success of the Tiago, Tata Motors is planning to introduce the automatic version of the hatchback. Reports suggest that the AMT (automated manual transmission) will be made available only on the – XM and XT – variants of the Tiago. Power for the Tata Tiago AMT will come from the same 1.2L VCTi Revotron petrol engine that produces 83.8bhp and 114Nm of torque. With the availability of the AMT gearbox, the Tiago will directly compete against the Maruti Suzuki Celerio AMT.

Expected Launch – March or April



 

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