Upcoming Cars of 2013 from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 8 lakh

Year 2012 saw some very significant launches in the Rs 5 lakh to Rs 8 lakh price bracket. And 2013 promises to be even better. Starting from Honda's first diesel sedan, compact SUVs like the Ford EcoSport and Maruti XA Alpha, and a slew of sub-four metre sedans, this segment will witness the hottest action. Here is what to look out for in the coming year


Honda City


Current-gen Honda City*


Face-lifted Honda City

Expected: Late 2013, Price: Rs 7.20 – 10 lakh

Japanese car maker Honda is expected to launch a face-lifted version of the City by late 2013. The sedan will not feature any design changes, but Honda will bring in the 1.5- litre i-DTEC oil burner to take on the Volkswagen Vento TDi and Skoda Rapid TDi.

The introduction of the diesel engine is part of Honda’s plan to boost annual sales from three million to six million units by 2017. The petrol engine option will sport the acclaimed 1.5-litre i-VTEC tweaked to improve performance and fuel efficiency.

The interiors are expected to remain the same.



Nissan Evalia


Nissan Evalia*


Renault MPV

Expected: Mid-2013, Price: Rs. 7-10 lakh


Badge re-engineering is the mantra of the day, and the Renault-Nissan Alliance is prime example of it being a win-win situation. With the Micra-Pulse and Sunny-Scala on the streets, it is only a matter of time before Renault brings in their version of the Evalia. Like the Pulse and the Scala which are priced higher than the Micra and Sunny respectively, Renault’s Evalia based MPV too will be priced marginally above the Evalia. Under the hood, this new MPV will have the 1.5-litre dCi mill from the Evalia.


Renault Duster


Renault Duster *


Nissan Compact SUV

Expected: August 2013, Price: Rs 7.5 – Rs 11 lakh

As a part of badge re-engineering between Nissan and Renault, the Japanese car maker will launch a compact SUV similar in design and build to the Duster. The SUV is expected to go on sale by August 2013 at a more aggressive price tag.

Overall, the vehicle, code named NH79 is expected to have minor changes to the exterior design while the interior is expected to remain the same similar to what has been seen with the Micra and Sunny being re-badged as Pulse and Scala respectively.


*Image for representational purpose only



by Team ZigWheels Posted on December 18, 2012 14:44 IST Views: 729471
Audi Q7 2015

Estimated price: 75.00 lakh

Expected date: 10 Nov 2015


Estimated price: 4.00 lakh

Expected date: December 2015

Volkswagen Beetle 2015

Estimated price: 30.00 lakh

Expected date: December 2015

Maruti Suzuki XA Alpha

Estimated price: 6.00 lakh

Expected date: Late 2015