Take a look at the new upcoming sedan cars in the Indian market in 2018, 2019 – 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, 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.
First introduced in 2014, 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. Some of the key updates will include new front grille, smoked headlamps, 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 putting out 100bhp and 133Nm of torque. Transmission choices will include a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic unit.
Expected Price – Rs 8.5 lakh to Rs 11.50 lakh
Expected Launch -2018
Competition – Hyundai Verna and Honda City
Honda’s most popular compact sedan – Amaze – will enter into its new generation next year. The new model might make its public debut at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. The new Amaze will see comprehensive design changes with improved cabin quality and lots of features. Additionally, the vehicle will be wider and more spacious than the outgoing car. The compact sedan could be offered with Honda’s new 7-inch DigiPad infotainment system that we have already seen on the new City. In fact, the sedan will be equipped with a more powerful version of the existing 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine. The car will also continue to use the existing 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol 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
One of the most successful models from Honda, Civic 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.
Expected Price – Rs 15 lakh to Rs 20 lakh
Expected Launch – 2019
Competition –Toyota Corolla, Skoda Octavia, new Hyundai Elantra and Chevrolet Cruze
Toyota is planning to bring next generation Vios sedan 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 compete against the Maruti Baleno and Hyundai i20. Production of the sedan will take place at the carmaker’s Bengaluru-based plant. It might have its India debut at the Auto Expo 2018. Mechanicals powering the mid-size sedan will include a 1.5-litre VVT-i petrol engine and 1.4-litre D4-D diesel with a choice between a manual unit and an auto box.
Expected Price – Rs 7.5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh
Expected Launch – 2018
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. In fact, the carmaker has confirmed that it will introduce three Kwid-based models including a compact sedan. Similar to its hatchback sibling, the French carmaker will develop the Kwid sedan at the Renault-Nissan’s Chennai based facility. Besides sharing its platform and components, the sedan carline will borrow engine from the 1.0-litre SCe petrol engine good for 67bhp of power and 91Nm of torque. For transmitting power, the carline will get a 5-speed manual unit and there could also be an optional AMT gearbox.
Expected Price – Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh
Expected Launch – 2018
Competition- Tata Tigor and Hyundai Xcent
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 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