The Indian car industry is witnessing a lot of new car launches in the current calendar year, and this will continue to be so throughout this year. Sedans are highly popular in India, even though a lot of attention is being grabbed by the SUVs in various sizes. The truth is that the sedans still retain their appeal for being stylish, elegant and for being good family cars. Hence, while the car makers of India are increasingly focusing on churning out as many SUVs as possible, they are also planning to launch a handful of sedan models to keep the sedan lovers happy.
Here are the top 4 sedans that are set to launch in the Indian car market this year:
1. Updated Maruti Ciaz
The highly popular Maruti Suzuki Ciaz mid-sized premium sedan is all set to get a refresh this year. It is going to be a major refresh for the Ciaz sedan and it will be flaunting a fully updated front as well as rear facades in order to offer a fresh visual appeal. It will also offer a more contemporary and stylish appeal than the ongoing model. Apart from the styling updates, there will be some added features as well. Under the hood, Maruti Suzuki will also be replacing the current 1.4 litre K14 petrol mill with a more powerful petrol engine. All the updates together are going to make the Maruti Ciaz fighter better with its market competitors such as Toyota Yaris, Honda City and Hyundai Verna.
2. Tata Tigor JTP
Tata Motors is going to endow its Tigor subcompact sedan with the sporty JTP treatment. The Tigor and its sibling Tiago hatchback with the JTP treatment will be getting equipped with the 1.2 litre turbocharged petrol engine that powers the new Nexon. The engine will generate the same max power of 110 PS along with peak torque of 150 Nm. The Tigor JTP will also flaunt a sportier exterior and matching updated interior along with added features. Tata Motors being known for affordability might as well make the Tigor JTP the cheapest available hot sedan model in India.
3. Ford Aspire facelift
Ford India is preparing to launch the refreshed Aspire facelift model, and has already stopped producing the outgoing model. The Aspire facelift is expected to launch in the next couple of months. The new refreshed Ford Aspire will get endowed with quite a few cosmetic updates and several added new features to make things more interesting. Moreover, its current 1.2 litre TiVCT petrol mill will be getting replaced by the new 1.2 litre Dragon series petrol engine that was introduced with the Freestyle CUV. The 1.5 litre Dragon engine from the EcoSport is also expected for the Aspire’s top-spec automatic transmission model.
4. Honda Amaze
All set to launch on 16th of May, 2018, the second generation Honda Amaze subcompact sedan is braced to fight better with the segment leader Maruti Suzuki Dzire and others. The new-gen Amaze is based on a new platform and looks more matured and sophisticated. It is reminiscent of the Honda City and comes with many added features. It will get diesel CVT variant, making it the first in its own class.