Here is a list of 4 all-new mid-sized sedans coming to our market in the next 2 years
Despite growing demand for SUVs, sedans are still one of the first choice among family car buyers of India. In fact, mid-sized sedan segment is one of the most popular among middle-class and upper middle-class buyers of the country. In the next 2 years, Indian market will witness the launch of several new sedans. Here we listed 4 all-new mid-sized sedans coming to our market in the next 2 years –
Honda has already started working on the next generation City sedan, which is expected to arrive in the first quarter of 2020. The new model could make its global debut at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo. What’s interesting is the next-gen City will be bigger and more spacious than the current model. Instead of the Tapukara plant in Rajasthan, the next-gen City will be rolled out from Honda’s Greater Noida facility. It will have a sleeker and more premium design with inputs from Honda’s global models like new Accord and Insight. It is expected to be based on the thoroughly upgraded version of the existing platform. The sedan will be offered with a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine with mild-hybrid system along with the BSVI compliant 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine. Both models will be offered with automatic transmission options.
– Tata’s Mid-sized sedan
Buoyed by positive response for Tiago and Tigor, the home-grown passenger vehicle maker is now planning to enter into premium hatchback and C-sedan segment sometime next year. The company will launch the E-Vision concept based premium sedan in the country. Showcased at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, the Tata E-Vision is an electric sedan based on the Omega/Optimal Modular Efficient Global Advanced platform. However, the India-spec version will use Tata’s new AMP (Advanced Modular Platform) architecture with conventional fuel units. The sedan will be available in 2 engine options – 1.2-litre turbo petrol & a 1.5-litre Revotorq diesel.
– New Nissan Sunny
The Japanese carmaker is reportedly working on the new-gen Nissan Sunny, which is likely to arrive in 2020. Based on the new-gen Micra hatchback, the sedan’s new model will share styling cues and components with its hatchback sibling. The new model will be built on the low-cost CMF platform, which will help the automaker to achieve competitive pricing. The sedan is likely to borrow its engines with the Duster – i.e. 1.5L H4K petrol and 1.5L diesel. For delivering power to the wheels, there will be a 5-speed manual and X-tronic CVT gearbox.
– New-gen Maruti Ciaz
Earlier this year, Maruti had launched the facelifted Ciaz sedan. What’s interesting is that the Indo-Japanese brand has also started working on the next-gen Ciaz. The next model is likely to arrive before April 2020 and will be powered by the BSVI compliant 1.5-litre petrol engine with SHVS mild-hybrid system. It is speculated that Maruti Ciaz will only be available in petrol version, as the brand will not have any diesel engine at the time of the new Ciaz launch. The current 1.3-litre MJD diesel engine will not meet the upcoming emission norms.