Volkswagen Jetta Facelift India Launch On February 17

After clearly cutting the clutter of brouhaha that insisted the contradicting thoughts like both possibility and downturn of the launch; now Volkswagen made a cut above the rest and announced the launch date of Jetta facelift for India.

Scheduled to take place on February 17, 2015, this sedan of VW had lastly received a makeover in October 2013, but the burgeoning upgradations among its rivals compels it to bring out a new yet sharpened tool for penetrating the segment. New front grille, wider air dams (for better aerodynamics), and slimmer but perched up tail lamps are the gimmicks witnessed on outside.

Moving inside, the cabin adorns bigger and clearer dials on instrument panel, corporate steering wheel and a new high-res trip computer. Apparently, the engineers at Volkswagen India don’t meant to quirk the technicalities, so it happens to be the same as before, except for the diesel engine that will see a hike of 10bhp in power output.

Volkswagen Jetta Facelift India Launch On February 17

Specifically speaking the engine options, a 1.4-litre turbo petrol and that 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine would do the job in the bay.

Pricing is expected to be slotted somewhere between Rs 16-20 lakh.

New Car Launches In February 2015

The month of February is majorly remembered for the Valentine Day (Feb 14) every year, but this year India is bound to get a one more reason to keep of a memory of this month, with special regards to 2015. Hence, amid the various launches of carmakers, the BMW is about to roll down its first hybrid supercar ‘i8’ in India, after initially screening it at Delhi Auto Expo 2014. Baffled by its aerodynamics and design language, it can even put down to shame the Lamborghini at some point. Well more details can be followed down this page. See the launches termed to happen in February 2015, in India, slotted date-wise.

Hyundai Verna Facelift – February 16, 2015

Sold under the banner of Hyundai Solaris in Russia and various other tags for numerous markets, here this sedan in India had garnered adaptive fan following with title of ‘Verna’. Said that, the car came to Indian shores back in 2010, and since then almost next to none amendments are carried out, for which it seems to be in an immediate need of a facelift. Hence, looking down to the competition in India, Hyundai had vowed to bring this new model of Verna to the country on February 16. Changes like revamped front grille, headlamps, fog lamps, addition of daytime running light and LED in tail lamps can be witnessed.

New Car Launches In February 2015

Volkswagen Jetta Facelift – February 17, 2015

After a whole lot of brouhaha that insisting the possibility and downturn of the launch; Volkswagen finally made a cut above the clutter and came out with the launch date of Jetta facelift for India. Scheduled to take place on February 17, this sedan of VW had received a makeover in October 2013, but the burgeoning upgradations on its rivals compels it to bring out a new tool for penetrating the segment. New front grille, wider air dams for better aerodynamics, slimmer tail lamps perched up are the gimmicks witnessed on outer. Inside the cabin, there adorns the clearer and bigger dials, corporate steering wheel and a new high-resolution trip computer. Apparently, the engineers at Volkswagen India don’t happen to quirk it on the technicalities, so it happens to be the same as before, except for the diesel engine that may see a hike of 10bhp in the engine bay.

BMW i8 – February 18, 2015

Finally, there comes the baap of all February launches, the BMW i8, carmaker’s first hybrid sportscar, which in the designing aspect has won accolades and can ashamed anyone else from the repertoire with its jaw-dropping layout. Heavily inspired from the concept model, i8 production car isn’t changed a lot from the conceptual model. Someone even says, buying an i8 like owning a concept car which guarantees more admiration than a Lamborghini or a Ferrari, and appears out of the crowd when driven on the roads. What’s more enticing is its drivetrain that unbelievably from a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine cast out the spell of 228bhp alone, alongside the electric motor that clocks another 129bbhp, which totals up to 357bhp. This much of power means, i8 can reach 0-100km/h mark in 4.4 seconds and can attain the electronically capped top-speed of 250km/h. With all the capacities of a heavy weight, the car weighs merely 1490kgs on scale. So for this kind of result, extensive use of carbon fibre led BMW to mark a milestone in the automobile industry with i8, which India will be seeing it soon. For the price-tagged followers, this could be something as expensive as Rs 2 crore (expected) ex-showroom, Mumbai. But for such a price, BMW isn’t expecting it to sell in bonking numbers as the model is a ‘halo’ car, which would represent the magnificent work of BMW wherever it lands. As expected, only few units of i8 are bound to be imported in India looking down the segmentation.

Facelift Car Launches For 2015: Hatchbacks, Sedans And SUVs

Plans for 2015 are clearly laid out by carmaker, working their best bets for milking most impacting results. A precise confirmation is already revealed by this website bifurcated as the upcoming hatchbacks, sedans, SUV and so on. Now, one more list is chalked out of that. This caters the facelift or the new version of existing models in India launching by 2015.

Tata Nano Twist Active

Tata’s intention with Nano is pretty much clear – to make that world’s cheapest car more usable in nature than anything else in the price band. The last launch with power steering was called as Nano Twist, now an Active tag is going to be attached further, which will result as addition of tailgate. And there are possibilities of AMT gearbox making its way here. So, the input of such a transmission to the drivetrain will definitely enhance the driving ergonomics, and would convert it into cheapest automatic car in the world.

Tata Nano Twist Active

Hyundai Verna Facelift

It’s the last year when Verna was given retuned suspension and a new kit. The latest model that got unveiled in Russia is bound to make its way here during early 2015. Comparatively larger headlamps, full LED tail lamps, long air dam and new fog lamps enclosure makes it more worth of the package. In driving lane, the petrol version will see a six-speed automatic against the four-speed. Hence, the one bound towards India will not be marginally different than those available in international market.

Hyundai Verna Facelift

Volkswagen Jetta Facelift

Almost a year Volkswagen launched mildly facelifted Jetta in India. Now, the company is in talks of bringing the latest version as well to the shores. Well, last time it was only the LED headlamps added to the sedan, but now it is sounded to get a through makeover. Slimmer LED taillights placed higher, and wider air dam for better aerodynamics are for the external appeal. Inside the cabin, there comes the company’s new corporate steering wheel, clearer and bigger dials in the instrument cluster, and high-resolution trip computer. In the engine bay, diesel will be carried over from the current-gen but would be increased by 10bhp in power output.

Volkswagen Jetta Facelift

Honda CR-V Facelift & Diesel

It’s been evidential for cars priced above than Rs 14 lakh hadn’t performed so well than those slotted under it during 2014. But, since Toyota is doing well in the segment with its Fortuner, then there lays a fair chance for Honda to take that challenge. Factually saying it, CR-V is sold in India only with a petrol engine, where the dominating diesel drivetrains had taken over everything else. The success of Amaze and City with diesel engine had conveyed it to bring that option here with a 1.6-litre i-DTEC unit churning out 118bhp and 300m of torque. The facelift will receive changes with the front grille, bumpers, lights and even some addition in the equipment list. There will be only front-wheel drive version coming to India, whereas the fuel-efficiency is astounded to be class-leading here with prices expected to be slotted between Rs 24 and Rs 27 lakh.

Honda CR-V Facelift & Diesel

Upcoming Sedan Launches In 2015

Soaring trend of MPVs and SUVs has given the segment of sedan a big blow and made them left for a set of niche audience. Still, the market of India is quite vibrant and there always remains a place for everyone to play their cards with leisure. So, a number of automakers geared the guts to put their foot down and make a concrete move over the launch of several sedans in 2015. Listed below is a list of expected models that are going to land in India sooner or later. Scroll down to discover more…

Ford Figo+

We know Ford is late to the party of sub-4 meter sedan, where even the Tata Motors also landed with its Zest. But vying demand from the segment and numbers remaining all-time high for the sellers here, it would prove a hotspot for Ford to bank upon the credibility it garnered in the recent past with EcoSport.

Though, we know the elder sibling ‘Fiesta’ to lend cues at number of places, including engine options as well. The 1.0-litre EcoBoost (turbo-petrol), new 1.0-litre petrol and existing 1.5-litre diesel of 85bhp are likely to make their way here under the hoods. It will have a strong rivalry with Honda Amaze, Maruti Swift Dzire, Tata Zest and Hyundai Xcent.

Ford Figo

Volkswagen Polo Sedan

The not so amazing gap between Polo and Vento has grabbed eyes of Volkswagen to fill that slot precisely with a brand new product, rather than shuffling price tags of other models to cue the competition. An outcome that India is going to see for the said is Polo-based sedan which will guide new dimension to this German parent company. The same platform of hatchback will be used and that trend of a slapped-boot will be followed. VW sub-4 meter offering is expected to wear the same face as of its siblings. Hence, the designing department are maintaining their asses on fire, as Polo already measures 3,971mm in length and reworking it for another under 4 meter product that too with a boot (retaining all the German engineering) definitely juiced the backlog for this astounding success-expected product.

Engines are bound to be carried over from the existing generations, 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol and 1.5-litre diesel.

Volkswagen Polo Sedan

Hyundai Verna facelift

Hyundai has already spruced entire line-up in India with recent facelift of revamp, except the Verna, which may soon see new creases in form of a facelift by 2015. Along with the cosmetic changes, suspension is also for a tune-up. For the smart Joe, it is the same version which automaker has launched in Russia some days back honed withj sharper nose and larger headlamps. Obviously, catchy LEDs in the tail-lamps will make to our shores, and the technical guise of petrol version will get a six-speed automatic as a replacement of four-speed.

Existing engine options of 1.4-litre petrol, 1.4-litre diesel, 1.6-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel will make their way under the bonnet. VW Vento, Honda City and Maruti Ciaz stand to its core of competition.

Hyundai Verna facelift

Volkswagen Jetta Facelift

Volkswagen India for the past many months is in a league of rolling out facelifts and revamps of existing generations, where this time it isn’t going to be exceptional yet. The upmarket Jetta, is about to receive a facelift over the coming year. The more upmarket audience is taken into consideration on the new design – with wider air dam and LED embedded tail lamps. Bigger chunk will be inside the cabin – sophisticated steering wheel, clear and bigger instrument dials, an all new high-resolution trip computer and fresh infotainment (expectedly) lifted from new Octavia. The 2.0-litre diesel will get a bump in power by 10bhp, whereas 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol will continue.

Volkswagen Jetta Facelift

New Volkswagen Passat

Another addition to VW badge in 2015 will be the eight-generation Passat that is said to set standards right against the Germans like C-Class, A4 and 3-Series from Mercedes-Benz, Audi and BMW respectively. The changes on outer would be restricted to new fuller grille, bold lines/creases and LED infused head- and tail-lamps. For the amount of money it is going to be offered (approximately more than Rs 30 lakh) cabin quality is bind to set its own dignifying aura with bundle of tech-impended features. Counting down the list, they came noted as 360-degree parking camera, automated parking capability, and automatic speed controller in traffic-like condition which is programmed to halt the car when driver isn’t in the position to handle it further or when he is injured. Instrument cluster will go fully-digital. Under the bonnet there will be a 2.0-litre diesel engine provided in three states of tune: 148bhp, 187bhp and 237bhp (from a twin-turbo). The guise will be mated to a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox.

New Volkswagen Passat

New Honda Accord

It’s been a while since Honda has discontinued Accord in India for the reason it wasn’t having a diesel option, and the demand for petrol trim was ultimately killed due to rising fuel prices. New Accord is promising the carmaker for a new beginning in the segment, and as purchasing power of Indians had risen remarkably rolling out a new example of the Big Honda Daddy will make sense. Mature styling, a well-refined 2.4-litre petrol engine and a CVT gearbox will do justice to package. The performance version from a V6 may be unable to make to the party, whereas a possibility for hybrid version goes quite strong. There aren’t any signs of diesel coming into the way soon, a 1.6-liter unit available in international markets may crave to us in future.

New Honda Accord

New Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The smallest Star-logoed sedan from Germany is the only guy in its line-up which even after performing dutifully isn’t bestowed with a facelift. Now, in 2015, Benz had planned to come out with a new version of the same which is mending to take on comfort level in the cabin upto the flagship – S-Class. Engine options under the hoods will be same as of the outgoing generation, powering with a 1.8-litre turbo petrol and 2.2-litre diesel.

New Mercedes-Benz C-Class

BMW 3-Series Facelift

To curb down the effect of new C-Class from Mercedes, BMW is expected to battle in the league with 3-Series facelift, which will be concluded in the form of major changes not over the body, instead under the hoods. Except for minute nip and tucks on cosmetic note, engine bay will be lined-up with new options like 1.5-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine from MINI, and diesel that made its way to India via X3 facelift in the recent past. Hopefully, comeback of 6-cylinder petrol engine is strongly speculated. It if happened, then gigantic fanfares will once again galore the Munich based carmaker, especially the enthusiasts and niche who had a taste for such excitements.

BMW 3-Series Facelift

Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

Mercedes’ isn’t leaving any stone unturned to capture the first spot in automotive industry, obviously with its own taste. CLA-Class is another shot to India after GLA that will land to take on the rivals with festooning numbers. CLA isn’t an alien to the nation, because we have already experienced the AMG version (CLA45 AMG). New German bud on our shores will be positioned below the C-Class in competition to Audi A3. Not a heavy blunder of rivals in this range, CLA will target young buyers, and definitely would aim some from the base of A- and B-Class admirers also, but would deliver more than its hatchback sibling in terms of space, equipment and a boot. Engine options will be carried from 4-cylinder 1.6 turbo petrol and 2.2 turbo diesel mills, mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox sending all power to front wheels. Right pricing is an ace to make it settled comfortably in that inching space.

Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class