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5 cars to watch out for this festive season

Indian Auto Industry is on the revitalization mode. The auto makers are coming up with attractive new features that appeal to the people of all age group. Be it Hyundai, Maruti Suzuki, Toyota or Honda
India TV Business Desk September 13, 2015 15:02 IST
India TV Business Desk

Indian Auto Industry is on the revitalization mode. The auto makers are coming up with attractive new features that appeal to the people of all age group. Be it Hyundai, Maruti Suzuki, Toyota or Honda - each of them reported a huge profit this year. Sales of the vehicles were seen much higher than previous year.

The first half of the year 2015 was a blissful year for these well-known four- wheeler makers.

But automakers like Mahindra & Mahindra and Tata Motors struggled to perform. With each passing day these carmakers are trying their best to woo customers with great designs and models.

If you are planning to buy a car in this year's festive season then get ready to drive the best cars meant just for you.

Here is the list of 5 cars that are expected to be launched in India:

1. Maruti Suzuki YRA (Baleno) : Premium Hatchback

Maruti Suzuki is the most liked and famous car maker of India. They are considered best carmaker as they give the limited edition of the best selling cars.
By the end of this year, Maruti is planning to get its new hatchback against their competitors- Honda Jazz, Hyundai i20 and Volkswagen Polo


1.0-litre turbocharged petrol unit (Indian model might be launched with two petrol engine options - a 1.4-litre K-Series and a 1.25-litre K-series).
The diesel model might feature 1.3-litre DDiS unit. It may compete with S-Cross, Swift and Swift Dzire.

What's expected?

Price: Rs. 5.50 lakh - Rs. 9 lakh
Launch: By the end of 2015 or Early 2016
Engine options: 1.3-litre diesel, 1.25-litre petrol and 1.4-litre petrol (two petrol engine options)

2. Renault Kwid

After Renault's MPV - the Lodgy – Renault is eager to launch the much awaited 800cc hatchback, the Kwid by the end of this year.


This small hatchback by Renault is built on the CMF-A platform that has been jointly developed by Renault and Nissan.

It may compete with Maruti Alto 800 and Hyundai Eon.

What's expected?

Price: Rs. 3 lakh - Rs. 4 lakh
Launch: October/November, 2015
Engine: 800cc, 3-cylinder, petrol

3. Tata Kite twins

Tata is planning to launch a small hatchback and a reasonably priced sub-compact sedan. It's codenamed as Kite hatchback and the Kite sedan.


It will have a 1.2-litre petrol and 1.05-litre three-cylinder diesel engines. 1.2-litre petrol unit will be having new engine, whereas the 1.05-litre three-cylinder mill will be coming up as the downsize version of the 1.4-litre DiCOR diesel engine.

These premium hatchback cars will replace the Indica eV2 and Indigo eCS .

What's expected?

Price: Kite Hatchback - Rs. 2.5 lakh - Rs. 4 lakh
Price :  Kite sedan - Rs. 3 lakh - Rs. 4.5 lakh
Launch: Kite hatchback (Festive season) Kite sedan (End of 2015 or Early 2016)
Engine options: 1.2-litre petrol, 1.05-litre diesel

4.  New-Generation Ford Figo

The new-generation Ford Figo is all set to make its debut by the end of September or October of this year.

The vehicle is same as the Figo Aspire.


It will feature the same 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel power trains as Figo's Aspire. It has several advanced features on offer coming down your way; this new-generation model of the Ford Figo will surely win your heart.

What's expected?

Price: Rs. 4.20 lakh - Rs. 6.50 lakh
Launch: September/October, 2015
Engine options: 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel power trains

5. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Facelift

The facelift of Maruti Suzuki's Ertiga will be coming during the festive season. The updated model comes with a new front fascia with latest features such as a triple-slat chrome grille with new bumper, modified airdam, new radiator grille, and fog-lamp enclosures with chrome bezels.


It will include a set of new 10-spoke 15-inch alloy wheels, re-designed tail-lamp cluster with new reflector elements, revised bumper and many more things to roll your way are coming soon. The cabin of the Ertica's facelift car will also be coming with some changes such as steering wheel with silver inserts and brown fabric, dual-tone dashboard etc.

The diesel version might get the SHVS technology just as the newly launched Maruti Suzuki Ciaz SHVS Hybrid.

What's expected?

Price: Rs. 6.50 lakh - Rs. 9.0 lakh
Launch: Coming Festive Season, 2015