2013 came to end, and we decided to go for a recap what the Indian automotive horizon has given to its audience, as well as the automakers. Listed down are the best of car launches that had happened in 2013; and to be a bit specific, the mentioned cars are of the layman’s category and not from the niche section.
1. Honda Amaze
Prices starts at: Rs. 4.99 lakh
Honda Amaze is powered by 1.5L i-DTEC (diesel) worth of 100PS and 1.2L i-VTEC (petrol) of 88PS. Amaze lands the first ‘diesel engine’ for Honda in India, so it remains a win-win equation.
2. Ford EcoSport
Prices starts at: Rs. 5.59 lakh
Priced efficiently for being a compact SUV, Ford Ecosport is sold in whopping numbers, and also holds a long waiting period behind. 1.5L diesel, 1.5L petrol and an award-winning 1.0L EcoSport (petrol) fills in the lineup precisely. EcoSport is launched in 10 variants with automatic as well manual transmission.
3. Hyundai i10 Grand
Prices starts at: Rs. 4.29 lakh
Best in segment with first-in-class features, Hyundai i10 Grand wrote success story with one of the smallest diesel engines available in India. Power to it comes from a 1.2L Kappa (petrol) and a 1.1L diesel engine. An automatic transmission for petrol variants is also launched recently.
4. Nissan Terrano
Prices starts at: 9.59 lakh
Terrano flexed sales of Nissan to remarkable notches. Nothing new but a rebadged Renault Duster, Terrano is impressively refined in aesthetics as well as technical aspects, even better than the original work (Duster). 1.5L Renault K9k diesel in two states of tunes 85PS and 110PS, with 1.6L petrol of 104PS.
5. Chevrolet Enjoy
Prices starts at: Rs. 5.49 lakh
Chevrolet Enjoy marked the segment of MPV with an all new affordable option for India. Hence, leader of the segment Maruti Ertiga got a competition with largest value-to-money derivation from Chevy. Fiat’s 1.3L Multijet diesel engine of 77bhp remains an exclusive for India launch, while 1.4L petrol gone berserk with the 104bhp for its segment.
Above mentioned prices are launch prices, so they are subject to change as per the cities, and hikes scheduled by carmakers.