October 5, 2016 – We are heading towards the end of this fiscal year (2016 – 2017), and the Indian automobile industry has already eye-witnessed commendable growth – all thanks to multiple new car launches. Now to further increase sales, car manufacturers are all set to roll out more products during Diwali season, which is considered to be the best time to launch any new vehicle.
If you are planning to bring home a new car this festive season, here’s a checklist of upcoming new car launches during Diwali 2016.
1. Maruti Ignis
Maruti Ignis is, undoubtedly, one of the most-awaited new car launches during Diwali 2016. Ever since its unveiling (as a concept) at this year’s Auto Expo, the crossover has remained in limelight, thanks to multiple spy shots we have seen throughout the year. With high-level of localization, the Ignis is estimated to be priced between Rs 5 lakh – Rs 7 lakh (ex-showroom). At this price, it will face challenge from Mahindra KUV100 that costs from Rs 4.56 lakh to Rs 7.02 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Unlike the Baleno and the S-Cross, the upcoming Maruti crossover will be retailed via NEXA dealerships.
In India, the Ignis could be brought with a 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.3-litre diesel engines producing 83bhp with 115Nm and 74bhp with 190Nm respectively. Both the mills could be coupled either to a 5-speed manual gearbox or an AMT. With compact design and tall stance, the Ignis could come as a practical option for city buyers. It will come with a luggage area of 258-litres that can be made up to 415-litre by folding rear seats. The crossover will have several comfort and safety features on offer. There will also be a range of customization options adding more to its sporty appearance. Also Read – 2016 Festive Discounts & Offers On Maruti Suzuki’s Petrol Cars
|Minimum||Rs 5 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 7 lakh|