Take a look at the new upcoming sedan cars in the Indian market in 2017, 2018 – Price, Images & Launch Details
While SUVs are dominating the domestic market currently, sedans continue to charm the customers. In earlier times, sedans were thought of as a premium product which made hatchbacks clinch away all the limelight. Although, with the launch of hatchback based subcompact sedans, carmakers have narrowed the gap. Attributed to aggressive pricing, chic exterior and feature-packed cabin, the new-age sedans offer much more than the additional boot.
In the next 2 years, we are set to witness launch of the most awaited models like new Honda Amaze, new Hyundai Verna among others. To keep you abreast with the forthcoming products in the segment, we bring you a compilation of upcoming new sedan cars in India in 2017, 2018.
The Italian carmaker had unveiled the global replacement of the Linea – called Aegea or Fiat Tipo – at the 2015 Istanbul Motor Show. The Tipo is also likely to make its way to the Indian car market as a replacement for the ageing Linea. This sedan will take on the likes of Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Hyundai Verna and others in its league. Designed in Italy at the FCA Style and Centre and produced at Fiat’s Bursa factory in Turkey, the Tipo looks a lot sportier and edgier than the Linea. In India, the sedan is expected to be powered by a 1.3-litre MJD diesel or a bigger 1.6L MJD unit. The petrol version is likely to be a 1.4-litre turbo unit that also powers the Linea T-Jet.
Expected Price – Rs 8 lakh to Rs 12 lakh
Expected Launch – 2018
Competition – Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Maruti Ciaz
The Japanese automaker has already started working on the next generation Amaze compact sedan, which is likely to make its global debut at Auto Expo 2018. The new model will get comprehensive design changes and improved cabin. Adding to it, the vehicle will be wider and more spacious than the outgoing car. In fact, the sedan will be equipped with a more powerful version of the existing 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine. The company is also considering an AMT version of the car to take on the Maruti Swift Dzire AMT. The new Amaze is expected to get advanced connectivity and comfort features.
Expected Price- Rs 6 lakh to Rs 9 lakh
Expected Launch-H2, 2018
Competition- Maruti Dzire, Hyundai Xcent
To ward off competition in the C segment, Hyundai Verna will take a leap into the next generation. The production version of the new Verna was revealed globally last year at the Chengudu Motor Show which looked largely similar to the concept version displayed at the 2016 Beijing Motor Show. That said the production version gets few aesthetic changes including the new headlamp cluster, bumpers and alloy wheels.
While the sedan will receive comprehensive cosmetic upgrades, the engine set-up is likely to remain unchanged. Under the hood, it will get a choice between 105bhp, 1.4-litre petrol, 1221bhp, 1.6-litre petrol, 89bhp 1.4-litre diesel and 126bhp, 1.6-litre diesel units. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual and 6-speed auto box.
Expected Price- Rs 9 to Rs14 lakh
Expected Launch-Second half of 2017
Competition-Honda City and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz
First introduced in 2014, Ciaz was a breakthrough for Maruti Suzuki in the C segment. The volume churner is set for its first facelift which will largely be restricted to mild cosmetic changes and additional equipment. While Suzuki’s mild hybrid technology-SHVS will be retained, the sedan is likely to get a more powerful 1.5-litre M15 petrol engine putting out 100bhp and 133Nm of torque. For transmitting power, Ciaz carline will use a 5-speed manual and a CVT unit.
Expected Price- Rs 8 lakh to Rs 12 lakh
Competition-Hyundai Verna and Honda City
One of the most successful models from Honda, Civic is set to make a comeback to the Indian market this year. India will get the 10th generation Civic which is already available in global markets. In 2013, Honda suspended production of 8th gen Civic owing to decline in monthly sales. Considering that the brand is making a comeback, it is expected to sport radical changes.
The new Civic carline will be available in two petrol units and one diesel engine with an option between a six-speed manual gearbox and a CVT. Petrol powered Civic will reportedly derive power from the 1.5-litre and 1.8-litre engines, while the 1.6-litre i-DTEC oil burner will be borrowed from Honda CR-V.
Expected Price-Rs 15 lakh to Rs 20 lakh
Expected Launch-2017 end of early 2018
Competition -Toyota Corolla, Skoda Octavia, new Hyundai Elantra and Chevrolet Cruze
Toyota, the Japanese automaker had unveiled the next generation Camy hybrid at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The new model is based on the TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) that also underpins the Prius. Featuring more premium design, the sedan gets two-piece grille with flowing thin and thick treatments, sculpted c-pillar, curvaceous hood, low-angle rear three-quarter view and new LED taillights. Engine options for the new Camry include a new 3.5L V6 with D-4S fuel injection, a new 2.5L inline-4 petrol and new gen Toyota Hybrid system. Paired with a new Direct Shift-8AT transmission, the hybrid model is claimed to deliver high power and torque figures.
Expected Launch- Rs 35 lakh
Competition-Honda Accord Hybrid
The German conglomerate, VW is evaluating options to re-launch Passat brand in India. While the new-generation model already available in global markets, India is expected to get the sedan by mid-2017. Built on VW’s MQB platform, Passat will initially be launched in diesel version, whereas the petrol & hybrid variants will be rolled-out later. At the heart of the diesel Passat will be a 2.0-litre TDI oil burner mated to a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Petrol variants on the other hand will use the 1.8-litre TFSI unit that churns out 180bhp and 320Nm of torque. This engine will be paired to the 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox. The petrol-hybrid GTE will draw power from the 1.4-litre, 4-cylinder TFSI engine that will work jointly with an electric motor with a 9.9kWh lithium ion battery.
Expected Price-Rs 25 lakh to Rs 30 lakh
Competition-Honda Accord, Toyota Camry
Buoyed by excellent response for Baleno & Brezza, Maruti Suzuki is now planning to launch more premium products in the market. Interestingly, the Indo-Japanese maker is considering a premium sedan for the Indian market. To be positioned above Ciaz, the new sedan will come as a replacement in the country. Currently, the Kizashi replacement doesn’t even exist in the global Suzuki lineup. Therefore, the new sedan will be an all-new car and is expected to be based on an all-new platform. Like the S-Cross and Ciaz, the new sedan will be retailed through NEXA dealership network.
Expected Price-Rs 12 lakh to Rs 16 lakh
Competition- Toyota Corolla Altis, Hyundai Elantra
Toyota is planning to bring next generation Vios to Indian market. The sedan will be based on a global platform, implicating its launch in various overseas markets. In Toyota India’s line-up, the sedan will be placed between Etios and Corolla Altis and will be produced at the company’s manufacturing unit in Bengaluru. Mechanicals powering the mid-size sedan will include a 1.5-litre VVT-i petrol engine and 1.4-litre D4-D oil burner with a choice between a manual unit and an auto box.
Expected Launch-Rs 8 lakh to Rs 12 lakh
Competition-Honda City, Hyundai Verna and Maruti Ciaz
To capitalize on the growing popularity of Kwid, Renault is developing a Kwid based compact sedan which is expected to be highly fuel efficient and affordable in terms of pricing. Just like its hatchback sibling, Renault will develop the Kwid sedan at the Renault-Nissan’s Chennai based facility. The carline will get power from the 1.0-litre SCe petrol engine good for 67bhp of power and 91Nm of torque. Transmission choices will include a 5-speed manual unit and there could also be an optional AMT gearbox.
Expected Launch-Rs 4 lakh to Rs 6 lakh
Competition- Tata Kite 5, Chevrolet Essentia and Hyundai Xcent
Yet another sedan expected to launch in India this year is the Megane model. This premium sedan is likely to replace Fluence, which failed to get traction. While Fluence was the first model launched by Renault upon its return to India, the sedan succumbed to low sales after an initial spark. In the premium sedan segment, Megane will go up against the likes of Hyundai Elantra, Skoda Octavia and Toyota Corolla. If launched in India, Renualt will offer it with petrol and diesel engines with a choice between manual and CVT units.
Expected Launch-Rs 15 lakh to Rs 20 lakh
Competition-Toyota Corolla Altis, Honda Civic, Chevrolet Cruze and Hyundai Elantra
With global carmakers bringing in their premium hybrid sedans to India, Hyundai too is considering the launch of Ioniq in the Indian market. The segment currently offers Toyota Prius and Honda Accord hybrid. Upon its launch, Ioniq will be Hyundai’s first entrant in the segment which is currently dominated by Toyota.
To be built on Hyundai’s latest fluidic design philosophy, Ioniq will sport a hexagonal grille in front, vertical C-shaped LED DRLs, low-beam LED headlamps and 16-inhc alloy wheels. It is to be noted that Ioniq will be the first model globally, to offer three distinct electrified engines on a single, dedicated vehicle platform. As for the India-spec model, it is expected to come with a 1.6-litre four cylinder Kappa petrol engine that will be mated to a 8.9kWh lithium-ion battery. Interestingly, the sedan will make its India debut at the 2018 Auto Expo, early next year and is likely to go on sale in the following months.
Expected Price- Rs 35 lakh to Rs 40 lakh
Competition-Toyota Prius, Honda Accord hybrid
Buoyed by positive response for Tiago & Tigor, the homegrown passenger vehicle maker is now planning to enter into premium hatchback and C-sedan segment by the end of this decade. The company will launch a premium sedan to take on the likes of Hyundai Verna, Honda City and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. The new sedan will be based on Tata Motors’ new AMP (Advanced Modular Platform) platform. It is expected to share its engine specs with the Nexon compact SUV. While the petrol version will get a 1.2-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged unit, the oil burner will be a 1.5-litre TDI unit that is good for 108bhp and 260Nm of torque.
Expected Price – Rs 7.5 lakh to Rs 11 lakh
Expected Launch – 2018-19
Competition – Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Maruti Ciaz
Image Courtesy – IAB
The Czech automaker is all set to launch the facelifted version of its premium sedan – Octavia – in the Indian market in 2017. The vehicle will get cosmetic upgrades to both exterior and interior; however, mechanics of the car will remain unchanged. Similar to the current model, the 2017 Octavia will be assembled locally at the carmaker’s Aurangabad-based plant in Maharashtra. Talking about changes, the sedan will get new LED headlamps with LED DRLs, new bumpers and alloys, a new 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system, heated steering wheel, etc.
Expected Price – Rs 17 lakh to Rs 22 Lakh
Expected Launch – Mid 2017
Competition – Toyota Corolla Altis, Hyundai Elantra