The following article should drive you through the various upcoming cars that will add splendor to the Indian market. So, watch out for these new hot rides that should help confuse you a little more with your buying decision:
Toyota’s collaboration with Kirloskar motors has brought quite the reputation to the Indian Automobile market. With a wide range of vehicles, the company is now planning to introduce a new model named Toyota Rush. The Rush looks like a robust sports utility vehicle that is expected to be launched sometime in 2016. This car is already available in Malaysia.
The sporty looking Rush is quite the compact that you’ll ever need. This vehicle certainly reminds us about the Fortuner that is running quite successfully in India. The front façade with a perforated radiator grille along with the logo as well as a chrome strip adds to the style. This vehicle will be a compressed version of the Fortuner.
The interiors of the Rush will be quite spacious and plush with 2 tone color scheme. That said, this vehicle is most likely to feature a 2-DIN infotainment system along with high quality speakers.
The Toyota Rush might come with a 1.5 litre petrol power train with 1495 cc capacity. This 4 cylinder enabled car will feature 16 valves. This mill is tuned to return a decent mileage along with an impressive top speed. Moreover, it also has the ability to churn out a maximum power of 107.5bhp in combination with torque output of 141Nm, which is also good.
The Toyota Rush might carry a price ranging from 8 lakh to 12 lakh. This car will compete with Maruti Brezza, Hyundai Creta, Ford Eco sport and Renault Duster.
The French automobile giant, Renault, has launched plenty of cars in India. The latest offering is the Renault Laguna which will hit the Indian roads probably during the end of 2016.
The front look of the Renault Laguna looks similar to the Renault Fluence. Although the Fluence did not do too well in India, Renault has hopes with the Laguna. The car has am elegant looking design with the company’s logo placed between the headlamps. The C-segment sedan should amaze various corporate customers due to its sophisticated looks.
In terms of interiors, the Renault Laguna should carry pretty much the same offerings as the Fluence, only a bit more elaborate. The car will have an excellent set of speakers, great infotainment system and plush interiors.
The same K9K engine powering the Duster and Captur will also power the Laguna in its higher state of tune. The 1,461cc four-cylinder engine develops 109bhp at 4,000rpm and 240Nm of torque, mated to six-speed manual transmission. A 1.2-litre M9R petrol engine is available in the international Laguna, which is not expected in India. The car will bear a new name when launched in India.
The car comes with disc brakes front and rear, making it easy and convenient to handle. This convenience is further enhanced by the power steering. The Laguna is capable of an impressive top speed of 210 kmph. It has a turning radius of 11m. The average mileage of the car is not known but it is expected to be quite competitive. This is one of the first cars to be given a five star safety rating by the European NCAP.
The Laguna is expected to be priced between Rs 18 to 25 lakhs. It is a car of the D+ segment which will be in direct competition with Honda Accord, Skoda Superb and the Volkswagen Passat. The Renault Laguna in India is expected to be available in two variations. One is the Renault Laguna Expression 1.4 and the Renault Laguna Dynamique 1.4.
This vehicle you just can’t miss because this is the Porsche Killer. The GT-R, ecer since its launch has evolved to become one of the fastest and yet highly practical supercars of all time. What’s even more impressive is the fact that developments on this all-wheel drive coupe has never really slowed down, with Nissan introducing yearly updates with more power and upgraded mechanicals. Now, Nissan is finally planning to bring the GT-R to India by the end of this year to take on the mighty Porsche 911 Turbo.
Speed is the only thing that you can expect out of the GT-R and so, the design is kept as aerodynamic as possible. While the uninspiring look of the front-end isn’t the most impressive piece of design in the supercar world, the GT-R makes up for it with its jet fighter-style canopy, striking multi spoke alloys and that massive rear wing. Lastly, the signature Skyline look at the rear is courtesy the traditional four-ring taillights, while air flow below the vehicle is handled by the carbon fibre underbody diffuser.
This should come as no surprise because the GT-R’s interior is nothing less than a tech-fest. It has plenty of computers and high-tech sensors that monitor even the tiniest of movements of this car. The GT-R may be termed as a four-seater but it essentially features a 2+2 configuration.
The GT-R is powered by a 3.8-litre V6 engine. Now it may not sound like a lot in supercar space, however, Nissan has backed this highly advanced engine with two turbochargers. The end result is 542bhp of power and 612Nm of torque. This massive powerful brute does 0-100 in less than 3.8 seconds.
The GT-R is certainly a force not to be reckoned with. The price tag is quite steep. The car crosses the 1 crore rupee limit.
Volkswagen is planning to launch one more compact hatchback in the Indian car market that’s going to be named UP. This is expected to be the first ever smallest and cheapest vehicle against its competitors like Hyundai, Maruti, Chevrolet and Ford. The best part of this car is the vehicle comes in 3 different body styles namely; 2 door hatchback, 4-door hatchback and 4 door wagon versions.
The vehicle looks quite captivating with a new radiator grille, attractive halogen lights and interesting bonnet. The vehicle is overall an attractive looking package.
The interiors of the Volkswagen UP has dual tone color scheme. The cabin has an advanced instrument panel that displays the aspects like vehicle’s speed, a digital tachometer, fuel level and provides several warning notifications for keeping the driver updated. It also has a leather wrapped steering wheel is mounted with audio and call control switches for additional comfort. Its center fascia has a high gloss black finish and is integrated with a proficient AC unit along with a lot of storage spaces.
As per the speculations, the upcoming Volkswagen UP model series is going to be fitted with a 1.0-litre, petrol engine, which displaces 999cc. It is integrated with three cylinders and twelve valves using a double overhead camshaft based valve configuration. This turbocharged power plant has the ability of churning out a maximum power output of 58bhp at 5000-6000rpm in combination with a peak torque output of 95Nm in the range of 3000 to 4300rpm.
The Volkswagen UP is expected to bag a price tag starting from Rs. 3.5 lakhs.
Japanese carmaker Honda is planning to introduce its all-new compact SUV named Vezek in India. This car made its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show.
Looks have certainly not been compromised on. This good looking compact SUV has sloping lines along its well planned C pillars and has sharp exteriors curves. This vehicle has a brilliant crossover appearance.
What’s good on the outside is sure to be brilliant inside. Honda is sure to add a couple of interesting goodies that will entertain the passengers. The cabin space will also be quite commodious as per its looks. The speakers and the infotainment system will also be built quite brilliantly.
Honda will offer the all new Vezel in 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engines with two-wheel drive (2WD) option. In Japan, the Mini SUV is available with only petrol engines. The 1.5-litre, four cylinder petrol unit produces a peak power of 132bhp and a torque of 155Nm. There’s one more electric motor version, but with the same 1.5-litre petrol engine. Both the petrol mills are made available with a CVT or seven speed CVT in two-wheel drive (2WD) or four-wheel drive (4WD) configuration.
The Vezel will compete against competitors like Ford EcoSport, Renault Duster and will carry a price tag ranging from Rs. 9 lakhs to Rs. 13 lakhs. It is expected to be launched somewhere in November 2016.