1. Honda Jazz
This is a come back for the brand Jazz and now Honda has learnt to keep the price tag in check due to localisation of the parts.
will be powered by the 1.2L, 87bhp engine which will be available with a five speed manual gearbox and optional CVT. The diesel unit will remain the 1.5L 99bhp and 200Nm served with a five-speed manual gearbox as seen in other Honda cars. The feature list includes touchscreen audio system with Bluetooth connectivity and steering mounted controls, front dual airbags, push button start, automatic climate control, rear parking sensors and camera and as other Honda cars, the diesel version will come standard with features such as ABS with EBD and power windows. Expect the prices to start around INR 5lakhs.
Maruti Suzuki wants to now go bit up notch and premium , it has tried it with the Ciaz and now they want to tackle the Elite i20 witha feature rich,premium looking hatch code named the YRA.Thenew hatchback may debut with the recently displayed, 1.0L Boosterjet petrol engine of Suzuki equipped with an automatic transmission. The diesel unit could be the same 1.3L Multijet engine of Fiat as seen in Swift but in a more powerful state producing around 89bhp. Maruti will not hesitate to stuff the car with features such as push-button start, auto-climate control, front airbags, touchscreen audio system and rear parking camera. The car will be more spacious than Swift and may even offer the best in-class rear leg room.
Recently unveiled , the budget cross over looking hatch from the French car maker has already got positive reviews on its looks and the specs it comes with. it will have touchscreen audio system, digital instrument display, power windows, a.c and power steering. Technically Kwid will debut with an 800cc engine with a five-speed manual gearbox which will be later joined by a 1.0L petrol engine mated with an AMT gearbox. The car will be launched by the end of this year. To be priced around 3-4 Lakhs.
4. Ford Figo
We have already shown you the spy and other undisguised pics of the new Figo .It looks more of a hatch version of the Ford Aspire, the car is fresh looking has more equipment on board and there are mechanical changes coming your way too!
The diesel unit could be the 1.5L, 89bhp engine from Fiesta which will also be powering its sedan sibling, Figo Aspire. The feature count will have push button start, automatic climate control, and front dual airbags, ABS with EBD and audio system with AppLink and Bluetooth connectivity. The new Figo will rival the Swift and Grand i10
5. Tata Kite
The Indica has been in the market like forever now, the Kite is set to replace it and it is going to be placed below the Bolt which didn’t kick off as well as they had thought it would.Tata could plonk in the new home developed 1.05L CR4 diesel engine which is the downsized version of the current 1.4L engine powering the Indigo eCS. It is still not sure if it will have an option of AMT or not. The fuel efficiency of this engine could be around 27-30km/ltr. The features will include A.c power steering, audio system, power windows and the Kite will be a direct rival of the diesel version of Celerio and Grand i10.
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