New and Upcoming Premium Car Launches in the Festive and End of 2014

The slow-down in the car market has acted adversely to the benefit, turning the car market in India, into a more customer friendly market , rendering more affordability to the buyers, flourishing with lucrative offers to choose from. Automobile Companies have been launching new models to grab your attention, and dealers offering added discounts and throw in freebies , making it the exact right time for you toe buy  while car-makers pamper you with choices, to avail your dream vehicle.

Hatchbacks packed in with  more features, sedans designed to consume lesser fuel, SUVs  becoming more  compact and luxury cars coming within reach- 2014 surely does promises a range of sleeker and smarter launches in every category.

Here provided to you is a list of awesome vehicles, launched or expected to launch during the year:

The Compact SUVs:

Maruti Suzuki XA Alpha:

Unveiled at the 2012 Auto Expo in New Delhi, Maruti has remained tight-lipped about this sub 4-metre compact SUV. Though the prototype had bold designs, it will be interesting to see how much of it will actually be retained in the production version of the vehicle. Expect a 1.3-litre diesel engine to do duty in this SUV – details about a petrol variant are yet to be ascertained.

  • Engines: 1.3 litre diesel
  • Power: 88 bhp (approx)
  • Expected price: Rs 7-10 lakh
  • Expected launch: Toward the end of 2014.

Honda Urban SUV Concept:

The compact SUV was the toast of the auto industry in 2013, and the sentiment will continue in 2014 as well. On the road to a comeback, Japanese car-maker Honda is not leaving any stone unturned to attract buyers. It will, therefore, launch a mini version of its popular SUV, the CR-V. Based on the Urban SUV Concept, the Vezel, as the product will be called, will get compact sedan Amaze’s 1.5 litre diesel engine and the City’s petrol innards.

The Vezel will likely be one the best-looking cars in the compact segment.

  • Engines: 1.5 petrol/diesel
  • Power: 117bhp/98bhp
  • Expected price: Rs 8-11 lakh
  • Expected launch: End of 2014.

Chevrolet Trax:

Many must be awaiting this mini version of the Captiva to make its debut. This compact SUV could be a gamechanger for Chevrolet whose sales figures this year have not been very encouraging. For the international market, the Trax will get a 1.7-litre diesel enginge that produces 129 bhp of power, and it will have a six-speed gearbox. It might just borrow the compact sedan Sail’s power plants.

  • Engines: NA
  • Power: NA
  • Expected price: Not clear yet
  • Expected launch: Around the middle of 2014.

The Luxury Machines:

Mercedez Benz CLA:

This coupe sedan will change the luxury car market if Mercedes-Benz gets the pricing right. It looks gorgeous with the low roofline, frameless door glass, and slooping CLS-like rear. Bringing luxury within the affordable range doesn’t mean heavy cost cutting, however. CLA will remain a shining example of luxury without sacrificing quality. Like the luxury hatchback A-Class from its stable, the CLA will keep its genes as a top-class Mercedes and not just some wannabe.

  • Engines: 1.6 petrol/2.1 diesel
  • Power: 120bhp/107bhp
  • Expected price: Rs 20-25 lakh
  • Expected launch: End of 2014.

Audi A3:

The new car from German automaker Audi is a smart move. The A3 will come in the sedan version rather than as a hatchback. What is more, this will be the most affordable Audi car in India. The top-of-the-line variant will come with the Drive Select system, MMI badging, a sunroof, two-zone climate control and a multifunctional steering. The power train options in the A3 sedan are likely to be 180PS 1.8-litre TFSI petrol engine and a 150PS 2.0TDi diesel alternative.

  • Engines: 1.8 petrol/2.0 diesel
  • Power: 177bhp/148bhp
  • Expected price: Rs 20-25 lakh
  • Expected launch: August 2014.

The Hatch Bags:

Honda Jazz:

The Japanese car-maker’s multi-purpose vehicle was a hit with consumers, even if it was priced on the higher side. The new edition of the Jazz looks sleeker, even sportier. The Jazz retains its strengths, which include generous cabin space. However, though it may be roomy, expect the quality to have gone a notch below its predecessor’s. Cost cutting has kicked in because Honda plans to keep the Jazz in the affordable bracket. This time around, expect the car to come in both petrol and the much-needed diesel variants.

  • Engines: 1.2 petrol/1.5 diesel
  • Power: 87bhp/98bhp (approx)
  • Expected price: Rs 5-8 lakh, Delhi
  • Expected launch: November 2014.


Toyato Vios:

After reasonable success with its Etios sedan, Toyota plans to move into a segment just above it, and the Vios fits the bill. Based on the Japanese company’s Yaris, Vios is a modern-looking sedan which tries to combine a cool quotient with sporty looks. The interiors look futuristic and contemporary and can give the City and Verna a headache or two.

  • Engines: 1.5 petrol/1.4 diesel
  • Power: 88bhp/67bhp (approx)
  • Expected price: Rs 8-12 lakh
  • Expected launch: November 2014.
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