Ownership of a sedan is always regarded as a statement that the person is successful in life. It is the dream of common people to graduate from ownership of two wheelers to that of small cars and this usually culminates with a sedan. Indian Drives brings to you the list of top ten sedans that have been able to firmly entrench themselves in the Indian automobile market. It needs to be mentioned that the order in which the cars have been placed is completely random.
The Mahindra Logan has been restyled with changes in design and re-launched as the Mahindra Verito. The auto maker is already famous for the high performing and impressive technology it offers. The vehicle has been made available in both petrol and diesel engine variants. This is the only sedan that has been provided with three head rests in its rear seat. The vehicle comes with a 172mm ground clearance that makes the vehicle handle rough roads easily. The Verito has been equipped with the best in safety features that includes ABS along with EBD, head restraint in all its seats, Driver Airbag and a comprehensive information system for the driver. The Mahindra Verito offers all the features of a sedan though it has been priced similar to small cars. Excellent space has been offered inside the car. The Mahindra Verito base edition comes at a starting price of Rs.4.82 Lakh.
Maruti Swift Dzire:
The Maruti Swift Dzire has been blessed with sporty looks and has also been provided with a comfortable interior along with offering excellent ride quality. All these factors have combined to make this sedan one of the best riding on Indian roads. The Maruti Swift Dzire offered by Maruti Suzuki has been based on its high popular Swift hatchback model. Its front and side exterior profiles have been given sporty looks whereas its rear is similar looking to the other sedan model from Maruti, the SX4. The vehicle has been provided with European styling and combines superb performance with excellent comfort levels. It has been made available in both diesel and petrol variants. It retains similar 1.3L diesel and petrol engines as its hatchback model. The cars have been mated with an excellent five-speed manual transmission gearbox. Its well designed interior has been equipped with multiple luxury features. It has also been provided with excellent boot space of 450L, which can make you comfortably use the vehicle for long distance travelling. It has been equipped with multiple safety features as well including a collapsible steering, safety locks for children, and seat belts for both its rear and front seats along with twin side-impact beams. Its top-end models, the ZDi and the ZXi have been also equipped with two front airbags and ABD. An engine immobilizer called the iCATS has been standardized in all variants of the car. The Maruti Swift Dzire has been offered at starting prices of Rs.4.95Lakh.
All-New Ford Fiesta:
The latest Ford Fiesta is the newest offering in the sedan category from the world reputed auto maker, Ford Motors. The product has been designed with the philosophy of Kinetic and has been rated as the one of the most beautifully crafted sedans that has been made available in the Indian auto market. This sedan gets its power from a 1.5L TDCi engine in its diesel variant and a 1.5L Ti-VCT engine in its petrol variant. Both these car engines have been mated to five-speed manual transmitting gearbox. The car has been provided with an excellent interior that has been equipped with a host of comfortable features. Driving dynamics of the car is also excellent and the overall handling of the car is very refined. It has been equipped with a lot of critical features of safety that includes anti-lock brake system along with EBD, airbags for the Front passenger, centralized locking, keyless entry, anti-theft system, automatic re-locking and the likes. The starting price of the latest Ford Fiesta is Rs.8.23 Lakh.
The Fiat Linea has been designed as a premium sedan in the medium sized category and has been provided with graceful and stylish Italian design that has makes the vehicle a show stealer whenever it passes by the road. It has also been gifted with a lively performance. Three variants of the car have been made available in the Indian market. They are the Active, Emotion and Dynamic variants, all being available in both diesel and petrol versions. The petrol models get power from a 1.4L FIRE engine whereas powers to the diesel variants come from its Multijet 1.3L engine. All the car engines have been mated with five-speed manual transmission gearbox. Its classically designed exterior has been provided with twin parabola headlights, a contemporary retro grille that has been surrounded with chrome and fog lamps at both its front and rear; all these features have combined to give this sedan an aggressive and bold look. The interior of the sedan boasts of a spacious cabin that has been provided with multiple convenient and comfortable features. The dual toned interiors in beiger and black is well spaced and the look factor is significantly enhanced by its fabric inserts and two-toned dashboard. A latest technology called Blue & Me, provided by Microsoft, has been provided in the Fiat Linea. This technology allows you to make or receive phone calls without using the hands. The Fiat Linea sedan is a perfect example that the car maker from Italy makes no compromise as far as safety aspects are concerned. It has been provided with a system of Fire Prevention, two front airbags, engine immobilizer for preventing theft ad ABS along with EBD. The Fiat Linea has a starting price of Rs.8.56 Lakh.
Hyundai Verna Fluidic:
Hyundai has launched its latest Verna by making use of its new philosophy of Fluidic sculpture. The latest Hyundai Verna has been provided with a completely new exterior design and body. The latest features have also been loaded with immense innovative features. At the same time, the manufacturer has not neglected the safety aspects of the car and has provided it with multiple features including 6 units of airbags and ABD along with EBD to ensure the safety of the passengers travelling on it. The car has been provided in both diesel and petrol variants having 1.4L and 1.6L engines. The latest Hyundai Verna has been made available in 10 different variants, 5 each in petrol and diesel. The 1.4L petrol engine has the capacity of delivering a maximum power of 105Bhp whereas the diesel engine of the same capacity offers peak power of 88.7Bhp. The 1.6L engines for the petrol and the diesel variants have maximum power delivering capacity of 121Bhp and 126Bhp respectively. The car has been offered with three different transmissions, its manual transmission having the option of five-speed and six-speed gearbox whereas the automatic transmission has been provided with a four-speed gearbox. Starting price of the Hyundai Verna Fluidic is Rs.7 Lakh.
Top Five Sedan cars in India – Indian Drives way Part 2