09 July, 2014
With the festive season in India approaching, car manufacturers are looking to penetrate the market with a variety of new models aimed at a budget-conscious audience. Some are slated to release during Diwali and Christmas, to capitalize on holiday bonuses although some have already been released. To assist you in your buying, we have listed out a few upcoming cars by top manufacturers that are sure to make a huge wave when they are released.
Tata’s new hatchback, the Bolt, is based on their X1 platform-the same as that underpinning the Indica Vista. Sporting a brand new design, it will be released in two variants: a 1.2-litre 140-bhp Revtron engine and a 1.3-litre Quadrajet diesel engine. The highlights of the design are a new grille and sleeker headlights. Also new are the more rounded edges as compared with the Indica Vista.
Honda’s hit hatchback has undergone a thorough makeover, following a more assertive design philosophy. The grille has been slightly redesigned, sporting a similar pattern to that of its siblings, whereas the sides and the bumpers sport a notched look accentuated by well-defined creases that elegantly envelop the car. The wedge-shaped D-pillar is inspired from older-generation Honda models, and the tail cluster has been given a compact design. It will be released in 1.2-litre and 1.5-litre variants.
Fiat’s entry into the cross-hatchback segment-a segment yet to be properly explored by Indian manufacturers-is the Avventura. Based on the Panda platform, the Avventura has body panels with a design similar to the Punto’s. It also gets higher ground clearance than the Punto owing to the new suspension setup and bigger wheels and sturdier tyres. Also characteristic is the front facia that sports a set of aggressive headlights and a redesigned front grille with built-in daytime running lamps. It is expected to be the first car in India to feature the 0.9-litre Fiat TwinAir engine. However, it will also be released in a 1.3-litre MultiJet diesel and a standard 1.2-litre petrol engine.
Toyota Etios Cross:
As compact SUVs increase in popularity, Toyota looks to cash in by introducing the Etios Cross. Characteristic with its matte-finished black plastic cladding, along with a bold front grille, pronounced roof rails, skid plates, darkened B-pillar and diamond-cut 15-inch alloy wheel, the Etios sports a very muscular look sure to appeal to male car owners. For added longevity, it comes with anti-corrosion steel sheets (placed at rust-prone areas), under-body coating and anti-chip coating. In terms of engine variants, it comes with standard 1.2- or 1.5-litre petrol engine as well as a 1.4-litre diesel variant.
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