New & Upcoming Sedan Cars in India 2017


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.

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Upcoming Sedan Cars in India

2017 Hyundai Verna

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.

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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
Expected Launch Mid-2017
Price (Estimated) Rs. 8.10-13.47 lakhs

Toyota Vios

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.

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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
Expected Launch Early 2018
Price (Estimated) Rs. 9-12 lakh

New Honda Civic

The first Honda on our list of Upcoming Sedan Cars in India 2017 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 2017 or early 2018. Powering the Civic 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.

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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/20-24 kpl
Expected Launch End 2017
Price (Estimated) Rs. 14-18 lakh

2016 Chevrolet Cruze

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 in 2016 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 2017. However, GM is still undecided about its future in India and may quit the India market altogether in the coming months.

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Engine Type/ Displacement 2.0 litre diesel
Power 151 bhp
Torque 380 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 6-speed manual/6-speed automatic
Mileage (Estimated) 15-20 kpl
Expected Launch Early 2018
Price (Estimated) Rs. 13-15 lakh

Chevrolet Essentia (Beat Compact Sedan)

The Essentia is one of two compact sedans on our list of Upcoming Sedan Cars in India 2016 -17. During the Auto Expo in February 2016, 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.

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Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 litre petrol
Power 79 bhp
Torque 108 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual
Mileage (Estimated) 15-20 kpl
Expected Launch Mid 2017
Price (Estimated) Rs. 4.5-6 lakh

2017 Maruti Dzire

Next on our list of Upcoming Sedan Cars in India 2017 is the most popular compact sedan in India. Unlike previous generations of the Swift and Dzire twins, this time around Maruti will launch the new generation Dzire much before the hatchback. Maruti has already unveiled the new Dzire and will launch it India on May 16. It gets new styling inside out and additional features. Engine options will remain the same.

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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

Skoda Octavia Facelift

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. Subsequently, Skoda will add the hotter vRS variant to the Octavia lineup as well.


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 Third Quarter 2017
Price (estimated) (ex-showroom) Rs. 17-22 lakhs

Volkswagen Passat

VW India will relaunch the Passat sedan in 2017. Volkswagen recently gave confirmation of the launch of the Passat in India. The sedan will come with a 2.0 L Diesel engine that will make around 190 HP and 400 Nm. It will be mated to a 6-speed DSG. Eventually, we expect VW to add the Hybrid Passat GTE to the lineup as well. This will help VW take the fight to the Toyota Camry and the new Honda Accord.

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Engine 2.0-litre, 4-Cylinder Turbo Diesel
Max Power 190 HP
Peak Torque 400 Nm
Transmission 6-speed Dual-clutch Automatic
Estimated Price Rs. 30-40 lakh
Expected Launch Date Mid 2017

2017 BMW 5 Series

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Another luxury car on our list of upcoming sedan cars in India is the new 2017 BMW 5 Series. The new 5 promises to be more luxurious as well as sportier than before. It will come with one petrol and two diesel engine options. While the Mercedes Benz E-Class is its direct rival, the new E is only available in the LWB guise. It will be interesting to see what effect that move has on the sales of the upcoming new BMW 5 Series.

Engine 3.0 L Petrol/2.0 L Diesel/3.0 L Diesel
Max Power 249 BHP/187 BHP/261 BHP
Peak Torque 350 Nm/400 Nm/620
Transmission 8-speed Automatic
Estimated Price Rs. 55-65 lakh
Expected Launch Date Mid 2017

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New Sedan Cars in India 2017

Tata Tigor (Tiago Compact Sedan)

Tata launched the sedan derivative of the Tiago, in March. The Tigor made its public debut at the Auto Expo 2016 as the Kite5 concept. It shares its engines with the Tiago. One of the major draws of the Tigor is its design. Prices of the Tata Tigor start at Rs. 4.70 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

Also See – Tata Tigor Test Drive Review

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Engine Type/Displacement 1.2 ltr 4-cyl Petrol/1.05 ltr 3 cyl diesel
Power 85 bhp/70 bhp
Torque  114 Nm/140 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual
Mileage -NA-
Price  Rs. 4.70-7.09 lakh

Tata Kite 5 Walk-around Video Review

Toyota Corolla Altis Facelift

The 2017 Corolla Altis was launched in India in March. As part of the facelift, the Corolla Altis gets a new nose, styling tweaks to the rear and slight updates to the interiors. With the new Corolla Altis facelift, Toyota has hiked prices, which means it is even more expensive than the Hyundai Elantra now.

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Engine Type/ Displacement 1.8 litre Petrol/1.4 litre diesel
Power 138 bhp/87 bhp
Torque 173 Nm/205 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 6-speed manual, CVT/6-speed manual
Price (Estimated) Rs. 15.88-19.05 lakh

New Mercedes-Benz E-Class

As far as luxury cars are concerned, the new E-Class was easily one of the most anticipated Upcoming Sedan Cars in India 2017. The all-new E-Class made its way into Indian showrooms on February 28, 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 is the one that has come to India. Heavy localisation helps keep costs in check. In fact, MBIL will not offer the new E-Class in its standard form. Engine line-up includes a 2.0 L Petrol for the E200, while a 3.0 L diesel powers the E350d variant.


Engine Type/ Displacement 2.0 L Petrol/3.0 L Diesel
Power 184 hp/258 hp
Torque 300 Nm/620 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 9-speed AT
Mileage (Estimated) 15-20 kpl
Price (Estimated) Rs. 56.15-69.47 lakh

2017 Honda City Facelift

The Honda City facelift sports a host of visual updates to take on the Maruti Ciaz. It also gets a set of new features and a new top end variant. Engine options remain the same. The Honda City facelift was one of the most highly anticipated Upcoming Sedan Cars in India 2016 -17. Let’s see how it performs in the market.

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Engine Type/Displacement 1.5-litre Petrol/1.5-litre Diesel
Power 120 PS/100 PS
Torque 150 Nm/205 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-Speed Manual, CVT/6-Speed Manual
  • Petrol Manual – 17.4 KMPL
  • Petrol Automatic – 18 KMPL
  • Diesel Manual – 25.6 KMPL
Expected Launch February 14, 2017
Price (Estimated) Rs. 8.50-13.57 lakh

Volvo S90

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 commenced 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).

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Engine Type/ Displacement 2.0 L Turbo Diesel
Power 190 bhp
Torque 400 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 8-speed automatic
Mileage (Estimated) 19-20 kpl
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi) Rs. 53.5 lakh

2016 Skoda Rapid Facelift

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
Mileage 14.84-21.72 KMPL
Launched On 3 November 2016
Price  Rs. 8.35-12.79 lakh

Honda Accord

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.Upcoming Sedan Cars in India 2016 -17 Price, Pics, Launch honda-accord-new-model-photos-front-angle

Engine Type/Displacement 2.0 litre Petrol hybrid
Power 145 PS + 184 PS
Torque 175 Nm + 315 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) eCVT
Mileage  21.1 KMPL
Price  Rs. 37 lakh

Volkswagen Ameo Diesel

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
Power 108 bhp
Torque 250 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed Manual/7-speed Automatic
Mileage 21.73 KMPL
Price Rs. 6.34-9.32 lakh

New Jaguar XF

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


  Diesel Petrol
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

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
Transmission 5-Speed Manual
Price Rs. 6.43-8.87 lakh

2016 Audi A4

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-ClassThe new Audi A4 should help keep the C-Class at bay and continue to outperform its rivals.

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Engine Type/ Displacement 1.4 litre Petrol
Power 150 bhp
Torque 250 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 7-speed dual clutch Automatic
Mileage 17.4 KMPL
Price (Estimated) Rs. 38.10-41.20 lakh

Hyundai Elantra

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.

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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 Ameo (Vento/Polo Compact Sedan)

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.

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Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 litre petrol
Power 74 bhp
Torque 110 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox 5-speed manual
Mileage  17.83 kpl
Price  INR 5.14-7.06 lacs

Upcoming Sedan Cars in India 2016 -17 Price, Pics, Launch

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