Here are five upcoming new mid-sized sedans that will rival the Honda City
Honda had launched the City facelift in India in 2017. The company has already started working on the next-gen City sedan, which is claimed to be bigger, more premium & efficient. With fresher design, more efficient engines & feature loaded cabin, Honda aims to maintain the supremacy of City in the mid-sized sedan segment. However, automakers in India are also aiming to challenge the dominance of City by introducing their mid-sized sedans. Here are five upcoming new mid-sized sedans that will rival the Honda City –
Next-gen Maruti Ciaz
Maruti Suzuki has recently launched the facelift version of the Ciaz sedan. However, the Indo-Japanese brand is also working on the next-gen Ciaz. The next model is scheduled to be launched in 2020. It will come with BS6 compliant engines. Moreover, the diesel version of the Ciaz is most likely to receive a newly-developed and powerful 1.5-litre diesel engine. The next model will also get several high-end features along with sunroof option, which is missing in the current car. Also See – 5 Affordable Cars With Sunroof In India
New Tata mid-sized sedan
Buoyed by excellent response for Tiago & Nexon, Tata Motors is aiming to enter into new segments. Next Year, the homegrown automaker will launch a 5-seater premium SUV – Harrier and a premium hatchback based on the 45X concept. What’s interesting is that Tata is also working on a mid-sized sedan for Indian market. Likely to share design cues from Tata E-Vision sedan, the new model will be launched in 2020. It will come equipped with segment-leading comfort and convenience features along with powerful engine setup. This model could be a viable alternative to Honda City in India.
New VW Vento / Virtus
Volkswagen Group is planning to launch at least 3 new models in India by 2022. The company will launch the next-gen Vento sedan in 2021, which will be based on the heavily localised MQB AO IN platform. The next model is likely to share design cues from the VW Virtus sedan, which is based on the global new Polo’s MQB AO platform. The sedan will see increase in dimensions and cabin space. It will be powered by a locally-developed 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that produces 110bhp of power.
New Skoda Rapid
Czech automaker, Skoda will lead the VW Group’s Plan 2.0 in India. The brand will develop the MQB AO In platform in India, which will be used to develop a compact SUV, a mid-sized sedan and a premium hatchback. Skoda will be launching the next-gen Rapid sedan in 2021. Similar to the Vento, the next Rapid will be bigger and spacious than the outgoing model. It will share mechanics with the VW sibling and will rival the segment-leader – Honda City.
Nissan has recently announced to launch a range of new cars in India in the next few years. The company will launch the new-gen Micra hatchback in 2019. Adding to it, Nissan is also working on the next-gen Sunny sedan which will be based on new CMF-A platform. The new Sunny will be premium and spacious than the current car. It will be equipped with a new touchscreen infotainment system with connected car applications and an electric sunroof.