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2012 ZigWheels Readers Choice Award : Car Nominees

by Team ZigWheels Posted on 03 Dec 201285,528 Views19 Comments

Here are the final nominees for the 2012 ZigWheels Readers Choice Award. Find out which category your favourite car launched this year falls under and make an informed decision before casting your vote on our special poll. This is your chance to pick your favourite car of the year, so go ahead and make it count

 

Entry-level Hatchbacks:

 

Maruti Alto 800

 

 

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800

An evolution in the making, the new Maruti Alto 800 looks to reinstate its age old domination in the entry level hatchback space. A fresher face, finer interior treatment, a re-calibrated suspension and an intelligently reworked basic floorplan and architecture on the new 2012 model is poised to once again give this iconic small car a much needed shelf life extension.


Technical Specifications

Engine

796 cc, 3-cylinder, 12-valve, Petrol 

Power

48PS @ 6000rpm

Torque

69Nm @ 3500rpm

Efficiency

13.6kmpl (City – 12.2kmpl; Highway – 18.4kmpl)

0-100km/h

17.83sec

80-0km/h

38.71m (3.26sec)

Top Speed

136.27 km/h.

 

Roll-on (40-120km/h)

4th Gear: 37.78sec

Length

3395mm

Width

1490mm

Height

1475mm

Wheelbase

2360mm

Weight

720kg

Price Range (Ex-showroom Delhi)

Rs 2.40 lakh – Rs 3.55 lakh

 

To read about the two-wheeler nominees click here:  2012 ZigWheels Reader's Choice Award : Bike Nominees

To vote for your favourite car of the year, click here: 2012 ZigWheels Readers' Choice Award Poll


 

Premium Hatchbacks:

 

Chevrolet Sail UVA


 

 

Chevrolet Sail U-VA

The replacement to the Chevrolet Aveo U-VA doesn’t break any new ground as far as styling is concerned though it does look a lot fresher. The interiors are conventional but score high on space and comfort. It also has an impressive 248-litre boot space, making it one of the most spacious luggage haulers in its segment. The Sail UVA is available in both petrol and diesel mills, but it’s the diesel that holds an advantage in terms of performance and mileage.

 

Technical Specifications

 

Petrol

Diesel

Engine

1,199cc; 4-cylinder

1,248cc; 4-cylinder

Power

86PS @ 6000rpm

78PS @ 4000

Torque

113Nm @ 5000rpm

205Nm @ 1750

Efficiency

18.2 kmpl (claimed)

22.1 kmpl (claimed)

0-100km/h

-

-

80-0km/h

-

-

Roll-on (40-120km/h)

-

-

Top Speed

-

-

Length

3946mm

3946mm

Width

1690mm

1690mm

Height

1503mm

1503mm

Wheelbase

2465mm

2465mm

Weight

1134kg

1124kg

Price Range (Ex-showroom Delhi)

Rs 4.44 lakh - Rs 5.57 lakh

Rs 5.87 lakh - Rs 6.62 lakh

 

 

Renault Pulse

 

 

Renault Pulse

The Pulse is a premium hatchback from Renault. Though, the Pulse borrows several design cues and parts from the Micra and may look like a rebadged Nissan small car, it is totally different to drive. The Pulse is available in Petrol and Diesel engine options that are able workhorses that also power the Micra. Unlike the Micra, the interior in the Pulse is offered in different colour options.


Technical Specifications

 

Petrol

Diesel

Engine

1,198cc, 12-valve, 3-cylinder, DOHC

1,461cc, 8-valve, 4-cylinder, SOHC

Power

76PS @ 6000rpm

64PS @ 4000rpm

Torque

104Nm @ 4000rpm

160Nm @ 2000rpm

Efficiency

18.1 kmpl (claimed)

14.6kmpl (City - 13.8 kmpl; Highway – 17.3 kmpl)

0-100km/h

-

17.67sec

80-0km/h

-

31.17m (3.17sec)

Roll-on (40-120km/h)

-

4th Gear: 26.59sec

Top Speed

-

160.09 km/h

Length

3805mm

3805mm

Width

1665mm

1665mm

Height

1530mm

1525mm

Wheelbase

2450mm

2450mm

Weight

-

-

Price Range (Ex-showroom Delhi)

Rs 4.27 lakh – Rs 5.65 lakh

Rs 6.07 lakh - Rs 6.73 lakh

 

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