Sedans continue to be one of the most aspirational purchases for any car buyer. By definition, a sedan is a three box shape with separate compartments for the engine, passengers and luggage. They encompass a very wide price gap ranging from just 5 lakhs all the way up to 5 crores. Over the next one year, a whole host of new sedans will arrive in showrooms. They will include new names, re-entry of familiar names, new generations of existing products and more. Read on to find out more about all the Upcoming Sedan Cars in India 2017 -18.
Upcoming Sedan Cars in India
Leading our list of the Upcoming Sedan Cars in India 2017 is the Tata Kite5. Tata Motors, the company who gave birth to the compact sedan in India with the Indigo CS, seems to be betting big on the segment to push sales and regain some lost ground. Tata is working on a derivative of the Tiago, which they will place below the Zest and is currently known as the Kite 5. It will also, in all probability, be the cheapest compact sedan on sale in India. Based on the Tiago hatchback, it made its public debut at the Auto Expo 2016. Expect a starting price of around Rs. 4.00 lakh.
|Engine Type/Displacement||1.2 ltr 4-cyl Petrol/1.05 ltr 3 cyl diesel|
|Power (estimated)||85 bhp/70 bhp|
|Torque (estimated)||114 Nm/14 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||5-speed manual or AMT|
|Expected Launch||First Quarter 2017|
|Price (estimated)||Rs. 4-6 lakh|
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The Honda City could get a makeover by the end of this year. The 2016 Honda City facelift will sport a host of visual updates to take on the Maruti Ciaz. It could also get a set of new features and a slight price cut. The City 2016 launch is likely to take place sometime next year. Engine options will be the same but the Petrol could get a 6-Speed Manual Transmission. Also, the fuel mileage could witness a slight increase. The Honda City facelift is one of the most highly anticipated Upcoming Sedan Cars in India 2016 -17.
|Engine Type/Displacement||1.5-litre Petrol/1.5-litre Diesel|
|Power||120 PS/100 PS|
|Torque||150 Nm/205 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||6-Speed Manual, CVT/6-Speed Manual|
|Mileage (Estimated)||17-26 KMPL|
|Expected Launch||First Half 2017|
|Price (Estimated)||Rs. 8.80-13.40 lakh|
The 2017 Hyundai Verna should be here by mid-2017. The new Verna looks sharper than the current model and features a more modern design. We’re expecting the current set of petrol and diesel engines to make it to the 2017 Verna. However, the 4-speed AT might make way for a newer 6-speed automatic transmission.
|Engine Type/Displacement||1.4 L/1.6 L Petrol/1.4L/1.6 L Diesel|
|Power||106 BHP/121 BHP/89 BHP/126 BHP|
|Torque||135 Nm/155 Nm/220 Nm/259 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||6-speed MT/6-speed MT or 4-speed AT|
|Mileage (Estimated)||16-23 KMPL|
|Price (Estimated)||Rs. 8.10-13.47 lakhs|
The second Hyundai on our list of upcoming sedan cars in India is the Xcent facelift. Early next year, Hyundai will introduce the new 2017 Grand i10. The design changes made to the Grand i10 will eventually trickle down to its compact sedan sibling. We’re expecting Hyundai to launch the Xcent facelift in the second half of 2017. Prices should not witness any major changes.
|Engine Type/Displacement||1.2 L Petrol/1.1 L Diesel|
|Power||81 BHP/70 BHP|
|Torque||114 Nm/160 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||5-speed MT/4-speed AT|
|Mileage (Estimated)||19-25 KMPL|
|Expected Launch||Second Half 2017|
|Price (Estimated)||Rs. 5.50-8.20 lakhs|
Speculations abound that Maruti is prepping to launch the Ciaz facelift in H1, 2017! The Ciaz facelift will be tasked with fending off the heat from the all-new Hyundai Verna and the Honda City facelift. The Ciaz will probably come with a mildly updated front fascia and a longer features list. Also, we won’t be surprised if Maruti tinkers with the engines to extract even higher fuel mileage. It maybe noted that the Ciaz is currently the most fuel efficient car around. The Ciaz facelift is expected to be sold through the Nexa dealerships.
|Engine Type/Displacement||1.4 L Petrol/1.3 L Diesel|
|Power||91 BHP/89 BHP|
|Torque||130 Nm/200 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||5-speed MT/ 4-speed AT (Petrol only)|
|Mileage (Estimated)||20-28 KMPL|
|Price (Estimated)||Rs. 7-10 lakh|
We expect Toyota to launch a new sedan in India in the next 10-12 months, which will borrow design cues from the Vios. This mid-size sedan has been on sale in international markets for quite some time and has tasted a lot of success as well. When launched in India, the Vios, or the whatever Toyota decides to call it, will compete with the Honda City, Maruti Ciaz and the likes. It will get a 1.5 L petrol and possibly the Corolla’s 1.4 L Diesel. The new sedan will slot in between the Etios and the Corolla. Expect prices to start at around the 8 lakh mark. We’ve been expecting the Vios in India for many years now, but the Japanese car maker is yet to confirm any such plans.
|Engine Type/ Displacement||1.5 litre Petrol/1.4 litre diesel|
|Power||88 bhp/87 bhp|
|Torque||132 Nm/205 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||6-speed manual|
|Mileage (Estimated)||15-18kpl/20-21 kpl|
|Price (Estimated)||Rs. 9-12 lakh|
The second Honda on our list of Upcoming Sedan Cars in India 2016 -17 is the new Civic. The Honda Civic‘s history in India is similar to that of its stablemate, the Accord. Dwindling sales due to the presence of cheaper, diesel equipped alternatives meant the Civic was taken off the shelves after the next generation was launched internationally. The 2016 Honda Civic sedan made its debut last year. And we’re expecting it to come to India by the end of 2016. Powering 1.8-litre could be a 1.8-litre petrol and the 1.5-litre that power the City. While it might not be the most powerful diesel unit out there, it will still be more powerful than the segment leader Corolla and will also make the Civic one of the most frugal sedans around.
|Engine Type/ Displacement||1.8 litre Petrol/1.5 litre diesel|
|Power||130 bhp/99 bhp|
|Torque||172 Nm/200 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||6-speed manual/CVT|
|Mileage (Estimated)||15-18kpl/23-25 kpl|
|Expected Launch||End 2017|
|Price (Estimated)||Rs. 13-15 lakh|
The current Chevrolet Cruze has been around for too long now, a fact which is well reflected in its sales figures. After successful initial years in the market, the craze for the Cruze faded away as GM failed to bring in regular updates. The next generation model came out recently and will come to India. The launch should take place by late 2017. The sedan still remains one of the most powerful diesel offerings and easily the best value for money in the segment. However, it has lost out to newer competition like the Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Elantra, etc. The next gen Cruze is one of the two Chevrolet products on our list of Upcoming Sedan Cars in India 2016 -17.
|Engine Type/ Displacement||2.0 litre diesel|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||6-speed manual/6-speed automatic|
|Mileage (Estimated)||15-20 kpl|
|Expected Launch||Second Half 2017|
|Price (Estimated)||Rs. 13-15 lakh|
The Essentia is the third compact sedan in our list of Upcoming Sedan Cars in India 2016 -17. During the Auto Expo in February, GM took the wraps off two new concepts for India. One of them was the Essentia compact sedan, a derivative of the new Beat. The new Beat will come in two body styles- hatchback and a compact sedan. The compact sedan segment in India is currently one of the most popular and could help GM get back up on its feet and become a key player in the market again.
|Engine Type/ Displacement||1.2 litre petrol|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||5-speed manual|
|Mileage (Estimated)||15-20 kpl|
|Expected Launch||Early 2017|
|Price (Estimated)||Rs. 4.5-6 lakh|
As far as luxury cars are concerned, the new E-Class is easily one of the most anticipated Upcoming Sedan Cars in India 2016 -17. The all-new E-Class will make its way into Indian showrooms in April 2017. The design of the new E is in line with the latest S-Class and C-Class models. In its latest avatar, the new E also gets an LWB version. Interestingly, the E-Class L will come to India and will be made here to keep costs in check. Engine line-up will include a new 2.0 L Diesel for the E220d, while the current 3.0 L diesel will continue to power the E350d variant.
|Engine Type/ Displacement||2.0 L Diesel/3.0 L Diesel|
|Power||194 hp/258 hp|
|Torque||400 Nm/620 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||9-speed AT|
|Mileage (Estimated)||15-20 kpl|
|Expected Launch||April 2017|
|Price (Estimated)||INR 60-80 lacs|
Next on our list of Upcoming Sedan Cars in India 2016 -17 is the most popular compact sedan in India. It is no secret that Suzuki is currently working on the all-new Swift. However, work on the next generation Dzire is also underway and the compact sedan is likely to come to India before the Swift hatchback. It will get new styling inside out and additional features. Engine options will remain the same. However, there is a possibility of the diesel Dzire getting the SHVS mild hybrid tech.
|Engine Type/ Displacement||1.2 litre Petrol/1.3 litre Diesel|
|Power (estimated)||87 PS/78 PS|
|Torque (estimated)||115 Nm/190 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||5-speed manual or 5-speed AMT|
|Expected Launch Date||First Half 2017|
|Price (estimated) (ex-showroom)||INR 5.5-8.5 lakhs|
Recently, Skoda took the wraps off the 2017 Octavia. The sedan features tweaks to the exteriors. The most noticeable difference between the current model and the upcoming new model is the quad-headlamp setup up front. Apart from that, its tail lamps get new LED detailing, new touchscreen and tweaks to the instrument console.
|Engine Type/ Displacement||1.4 L Turbo Petrol/1.8 L Turbo Petrol/2.0 L Diesel|
|Power||148 BHP/177 BHP/141 BHP|
|Torque||250 Nm/250 Nm/320 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||6-Speed Manual/7-Speed Automatic/6-Speed Automatic|
|Expected Launch Date||Late 2017|
|Price (estimated) (ex-showroom)||Rs. 17-22 lakhs|
Toyota will bring the new Prius to India in January 2017. The new model features a more radical exterior and is now more fuel efficient. Since the Prius will be a CBU import, prices will be high. We’re expecting the new Toyota Prius to cost around Rs. 45 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). We recently got a chance to take the upcoming Toyota for a spin. You can read more about it here – Toyota Prius First Drive
New Sedan Cars in India 2016 – 17
Volkswagen India has launched the Vento with the updated 1.5 L diesel engine. The 2016 Volkswagen Vento was expected to carry Passat-like LED headlamps. However, that has not been the case.The Vento facelift just gets a new 1.5-litre Diesel engine with 250 Nm of torque and a new Blue Silk paint shade. The Vento has been fast losing out the cars like the City, Ciaz and Verna. A facelift, however, could change things in favour of the Vento.
|Engine Type/Displacement||1.5-litre Diesel/1.2-litre Petrol/1.6-litre Petrol|
|Power||108 BHP/103 BHP/103 BHP|
|Torque||250 Nm/175 Nm/153 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||5-Speed Manual or 7-speed automatic/7-Speed Automatic/5-Speed Manual|
|Mileage (Estimated)||16.09-22.27 KMPL|
|Price (Estimated)||Rs. 8.16-12.59 lakh|
Volvo launched the S90 sedan in India in November 2016. The S90 sedan replaces the ageing S80 in India. It rivals the likes of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6 and Jaguar XF. Bookings for the sedan are already open at Volvo dealerships and deliveries will commence December 2016 onwards. For now, the S90 is only available in the D4 Inscription trim that is priced at Rs. 53.5 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
|Engine Type/ Displacement||2.0 L Turbo Diesel|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||8-speed automatic|
|Mileage (Estimated)||19-20 kpl|
|Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)||Rs. 53.5 lakh|
Skoda has launched a facelifted version of the Rapid in India. It features a revised front-end. It gets the same engines but they are slightly more fuel efficient. Prices of the new Rapid start at Rs. 8.35 Lakhs and go all the way up to Rs. 12.79 Lakh. Styling of the upcoming Rapid facelift borrows cues from the European-spec Rapid and Fabia.
|Engine Type/Displacement||1.5-litre Diesel/1.6-litre Diesel|
|Power||108 BHP/103 BHP|
|Torque||250 Nm/153 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||5-Speed Manual or 7-speed DSG automatic /5-Speed Manual or 6-speed Automatic|
|Launched On||3 November 2016|
|Price||Rs. 8.35-12.79 lakh|
Honda earlier made it into our list of the Upcoming Sedan Cars in India 2016 -17 with the new Honda Accord. Now, the Accord has finally made a comeback. The earlier Accord was discontinued due to lack of a diesel engine option. This lead to competitors such as the Skoda Superb poaching buyers from Honda. Diesel variants of the Accord are not on the cards. Instead, Honda has launched the hybrid version in India. The new Honda Accord Hybrid will counter the threat from its diesel counterparts and also the Toyota Camry Hybrid.
|Engine Type/Displacement||2.0 litre Petrol hybrid|
|Power||145 PS + 184 PS|
|Torque||175 Nm + 315 Nm|
|Price||Rs. 37 lakh|
Volkswagen unveiled the Polo based compact sedan back in February 2016. It went on sale in June at a starting price of just Rs. 5.14 lakh. However, it was only available with a petrol engine initially. Volkswagen launched the Ameo with a diesel engine option in October. The engine powering the Volkswagen Ameo Diesel is an updated version of the 1.5 TDI Diesel. It churns out 110 PS and 250 Nm. It also gets VW’s 7-speed DSG automatic as an option.
|Engine Type/Displacement||1.5-litre Diesel|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||5-speed Manual/7-speed Automatic|
|Price||Rs. 6.34-9.32 lakh|
Jaguar launched the 2016 model XF in India in September 2016. It gets updates to design with new headlamps and tail lamps. There is a new dashboard design inside with additional features. The highlight, however, is the introduction of the new 2.0 L Ingenium diesel engine. Also, the new XF is stiffer and lighter than its predecessor. Prices start at Rs. 49.50 lakh
|Engine Type/ Displacement||2.0 L Diesel||2.0 L Petrol|
|Power||179 PS @ 4000 rpm||241 PS @ 5500 rpm|
|Torque||430 @ 1750-2500 rpm||340 @ 1750-2000 rpm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||8-speed Automatic||8-speed Automatic|
|Model||Ex-Showroom Delhi Price|
|Jaguar XF 2.0 Diesel Pure||Rs. 49.50 lakh|
|Jaguar XF 2.0 Diesel Prestige||Rs. 55.90 lakh|
|Jaguar XF 2.0 Diesel Portfolio||Rs. 62.10 lakh|
|Jaguar XF 2.0 Petrol Prestige||Rs. 55.65 lakh|
|Jaguar XF 2.0 Petrol Portfolio||Rs. 61.85 lakh|
Toyota Platinum Etios/Etios facelift India launch took place in September 2016. It gets a new face and updates to the rear as well. The exteriors take inspiration from the Etios Platinum that is on sale in Brazil. On the inside, it gets a new steering wheel along with a digital tacho and a new instrument console. Engines remain the same. Toyota Platinum Etios costs Rs. 6.43-8.87 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)
|Engine||1.5-litre Petrol/ 1.4-litre Diesel|
|Power||89 BHP/ 67 BHP|
|Torque||132 Nm/ 170 Nm|
|Price||Rs. 6.43-8.87 lakh|
Audi unveiled the latest generation of the A4 last year. This executive sedan has now been launched India with a 1.4 L turbo petrol option. It follows the same design language as seen on the new Audi TT, R8 and Q7 inside out. The old A4 had been a strong seller in its segment, but was coming under threat from the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The new Audi A4 should help keep the C-Class at bay and continue to outperform its rivals.
|Engine Type/ Displacement||1.4 litre Petrol|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||7-speed dual clutch Automatic|
|Price (Estimated)||Rs. 38.10-41.20 lakh|
Hyundai has replaced the Elantra with the all-new 2016 model. Unveiled internationally last year, the new Elantra boasts better styling, a roomier interior and more features. Prices of the new Elantra start at just Rs. 12.99 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). Hyundai has packed the Elantra with features at a very attractive price tag. It will continue to rival the Toyota Corolla Altis and the Chevrolet Cruze in India.
|Engine Type/ Displacement||2.0 litre Petrol/1.6 litre Diesel|
|Power||150 bhp/126 bhp|
|Torque||190 Nm/265 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||6-speed MT/6-speed AT|
|Mileage (Estimated)||14.59-14.62 kpl/18.23-22.54 kpl|
|Price (Estimated)||Rs. 12.99 – 19.19 lakhs|
Volkswagen unveiled the Polo based compact sedan back in February 2016. It went on sale in June at a starting price of just INR 5.14 lacs. It takes on the likes of the Maruti Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze, Ford Figo Aspire, Tata Zest and Hyundai Xcent. This compact sedan is based on the current Polo/Vento and shares its engine line-up with the hatchback as well. The Indian public got the first look at the Ameo compact sedan at the Auto Expo in February.
|Engine Type/ Displacement||1.2 litre petrol|
|Transmission (Gearbox||5-speed manual|
|Price||INR 5.14-7.06 lacs|
BMW‘s ageing luxury chariot, the 7-Series, was replaced by the all-new next-gen version this year. The 2016 7-Series aims to take on the brilliant Mercedes S-Class and the Jaguar XJ. The latest iteration of the 7 gets laser lighting, park assist, hand gestures for the iDrive infotainment system and a lot more technology. This luxury barge made its India debut at the 2016 Auto Expo. It is on sale for INR 1.1 Crores.
|Engine Type/ Displacement||4.4 litre Petrol/3.0 litre diesel|
|Power||450 bhp/261 bhp|
|Torque||650 Nm/560 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||8-speed Automatic|
|Price||INR 1.14-1.6 Cr|
The next generation of Skoda‘s executive sedan came to India earlier this year. Based on parent company Volkswagen‘s all-new MQB platform, the new model is larger and much more feature-laden. Prices for the New Skoda Superb start at INR 23.83 lacs going all the way up to INR 30.85 lacs.
|Engine Type/ Displacement||1.8 litre Petrol/2.0 litre diesel|
|Power||177 bhp/174 bhp|
|Torque||250 Nm/350 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||7-Speed AT/6-speed Automatic|
|Mileage||14.76 kpl/18.19 kpl|
|Price (Estimated)||INR 24.44-31.18 lakh|
Jaguar‘s smallest sedan in production, the XE made an appearance at the 2016 Auto Expo, followed by the announcement of its launch. The XE becomes the British car maker’s cheapest offering in India. It competes with the likes of the Mercedes C-Class and BMW 3-Series. The sedan debuts JLR’s new series of Ingenium engines in India. Prices start from INR 39.9 lacs (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
|Engine Type/ Displacement||2.0 litre i4 Petrol|
|Power||197 bhp/237 bhp|
|Torque||320 Nm/340 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||8-speed AT|
|Price||INR 39.9 lacs – 47.99 lacs|
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