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A Complete List of Upcoming Sedan Cars in India

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 Civic, Ciaz facelift 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 2018, 2019.

Upcoming Sedan Cars in India 2018 – 2019

1. Maruti Ciaz 2018

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First introduced in 2014, the Ciaz was a breakthrough for Maruti Suzuki in the C segment. The sedan is now all set to receive its first mid-life facelift which will largely be restricted to mild cosmetic changes and additional equipment. Design of the Ciaz facelift could be inspired by the China-spec Alivio. Some of the key updates will include new front grille, smoked headlamps with LED DRLs, revised front and rear bumpers, sunroof, cruise control, new instrument cluster with two pods and a larger MID display. 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 that’s good for 100bhp and 133Nm of torque. Transmission on offer will be a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic unit.

Expected Price: Rs 8.5 lakh to Rs 11.50 lakh

Expected Launch: Mid 2018

2. Tata Tigor Electric/ Tigor JTP

Next model in our list of upcoming sedan cars in India is the electric and performance oriented versions of the Tigor compact sedan. The Tigor EV is equipped with a 29.8kW electric motor, which is equivalent to Mahindra eVerito’s power output (i.e. 41bhp). The Tata Tigor electric weighs 1,516kg that makes it lighter than other cars. Design of the electric model is exactly similar to the regular model.

At the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo, Tata Motors had showcased the performance version of the Tigor sedan. The performance model has adapted some of its design bits from Tata’s latest IMPACT design 2.0 design philosophy. Featuring more pronounced detailing and other visual upgrades, the Tata Tigor JTP looks more aggressive and sportier than the regular model. It also gets stiffer suspension, tweaked dampers and a lower ground clearance. Power for the performance sedan comes from 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine borrowed from the Nexon

Expected Price: Rs 9 lakh to Rs 12 lakh

Expected Launch:  2018-19

 3. New Honda Civic

New Honda Civic 2016 price in India

One of the most successful models from Honda, the Civic sedan is set to make a comeback to the Indian market in 2019. 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 along with a new diesel engine. The new-generation 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. Sharing its platform with the Accord, the new Civic features the new ‘Flying H’ grille, sweptback LED headlamps, long hood with integrated air intakes, 17-inch alloys and boomerang-shaped LED taillamps. Inside, it will have more space and advanced features to offer.

Expected Price: Rs 15 lakh to Rs 20 lakh

Expected Launch: 2019

4. Ford Aspire Facelift

Ford Aspire best mileage sedans in India

Launched in August 2015, the Ford Aspire will complete its three years in the Indian market. Now, the sedan is all set to receive its first facelift sometime this year. The vehicle will see major updates on the front fascia including a new honeycomb pattern grille, new headlamps that could be integrated with LED DRLs, re-designed bumper, new fog lamps and revised bonnet design. Other updates will include new all-black multi-spoke alloy wheels, slightly revised taillamps and rear bumper. As of now, the interior details are scanty. Though, it is likely to get new dashboard, EcoSport-inspired floating touchscreen display, Ford’s SYNC in-car connectivity system with voice assistance and new seat upholstery. Mechanically, the sedan is likely to feature the new 1.2-litre, three-cylinder Dragon series petrol engine that’s good for 94bhp and 115Nm of torque. It will also continue to feature the 99bhp, 1.5-litre, four-cylinder engine. Transmission on offer will include a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed automatic torque converter from the EcoSport.

Expected Price: Rs 5.60 lakh to Rs 8.50 lakh

Expected Launch: 2018

5. Tata E-Vision 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. Based on Tata new-generation IMPACT Design 2.0 philosophy, the sedan features more pronounced three-dimensional Humanity Line, sculpted outside mirrors, large 21-inch wheels and other bold elements. Tata has confirmed that the E-Vision can accelerate 0-100kmph in 7 seconds and offer a top speed of 200kmph. Though, the engine specifications are yet to be revealed.

Expected Price: Rs 8 lakh to Rs 12 lakh

Expected Launch: 2019

6. Ford’s New Premium Sedan

Ford B563 premium sedan

Aiming to tap the growing premium sedan segment, Ford India will bring in a new model that will be positioned against the Maruti Ciaz, Honda City and Hyundai Verna. Codenamed B563, this new model will be based on the company’s all-new platform. In terms of pricing and positioning, it will be placed above the Aspire subcompact sedan. No design and engine details of the vehicle are available yet. Though, it is expected to come with both petrol and diesel engines paired to a manual and automatic gearbox unit.

Expected Launch: 2019-2020

Expected Price: Rs 7.50 lakh to Rs 10 lakh

7. New-gen Nissan Sunny

Nissan Sunny 2018 rendering

The Japanese carmaker is working on new-generation Nissan Sunny that might see a release sometime in 2018. Based on the new-gen Micra hatchback, the sedan’s new model will share its styling elements and components with its sibling. Unlike the global model, which is based on the new V platform, the Indian version will be designed on the low-cost CMF platform. This will also help the carmaker achieve competitive pricing. Speculations suggest that the new Sunny might share its engines with the new 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. The carline might also receive a new 6-speed Easy-R AMT gearbox.

Expected Launch: 2018

Expected Price: Rs 8 lakh to Rs 12 lakh

8. Maruti Kizashi Replacement

Maruti Suzuki Kizashi replacement

Buoyed by excellent response for Baleno and 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 for the Kizashi 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. The new sedan model is expected to be based on Toyota Corolla Altis sedan. As per Toyota-Maruti Suzuki agreement, Toyota will provide Corolla Altis to Maruti to produce new premium sedan. Read More…

Expected Price: Rs 12 lakh to Rs 16 lakh

Expected Launch: 2019

9. Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

Cars At Auto Expo 2018

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. Previewed at the Auto Expo 2018, the 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

Expected Launch: Late 2018

10. Fiat Tipo

Fiat Tipo (Egea) front fascia

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: 2019

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