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, 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
Honda’s most popular compact sedan – Amaze – is all set for a generation change in the country. Unveiled at the Auto Expo 2018, the 2018 Amaze is surely one of the much-awaited upcoming sedan cars in India. Based on Honda’s EXCITING H design philosophy, the sedan receives comprehensive design updates and looks a lot better than the current model. The new-gen model uses Brio’s versatile platform, which is claimed to be lighter and safer than the old one. Some of its styling cues are carried over from the new City sedan. The new model receives an all-new front design featuring new grille, revised bumper and LED headlamps. Other highlights include new alloy wheels, chromed door handles, new taillamps and tail gate design.
The new Amaze has witnessed improvement in cabin quality along with a pack of new features. Additionally, the vehicle will be wider and more spacious than the outgoing car. The compact sedan will 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.
Expected Price: Rs 6 lakh to Rs 9 lakh
Expected Launch: H2, 2018
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
The next in our list of upcoming sedan cars in India is the new Toyota Yaris that made its India debut at the Auto Expo 2018. To be positioned between the Etios and Corolla Altis, the Yaris will take on the Hyundai Verna, Honda City, Maruti Ciaz and other C-sedan segment cars. Expected to come in two trims – V and VX – this new sedan will make use of the 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine that’s good for 105bhp and 140Nm of torque. There will be two gearboxes on offer – a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed CVT. Toyota’s new sedan comes equipped with several segment-first features including seven airbags, 6-way power adjustable driver’s seat and tyre pressure monitoring system. Besides this, the vehicle comes with a host of advanced comfort and safety features including a 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system with MirrorLink, automatic climate control, ABS with EBD, rear view camera, vehicle stability control, etc.
Expected Price: Rs 8 lakh to Rs 12 lakh
Expected Launch: April 2018