Upcoming Cars of 2013 from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 8 lakh
Toyota Compact Sedan
Expected: Mid 2013, Price: Rs 5 - 7 lakh
While you already have the Etios hatch and the sedan, there is a strong possibility that Toyota is planning to slot a sub 4 meter notchback in there as well. Expect petrol and diesel engines from the Liva hatch back with the sub four metre dimensions promising some very attractive pricing.
Tata Indigo Manza*
Tata Motors Manza based Compact Sedan
Expected: Late 2013, Price: Rs. 6-7.5 lakh
Tata Motors were the first to avail of the sub four-metre excise duty benefits, by trimming its Indigo mid-size saloon and christening it as Indigo CS (compact sedan). The reduction in duty meant they were able to price the CS aggressively and it turned out to be a great success story for Tata. For 2013, a sub four-metre Manza is on the cards, the Manza CS is likely to be powered by a 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel sourced from the Vista. It will be interesting to see how Tata manages to price the Manza CS and it could be marketed as a notchback version of the Vista.
*Image for representational purpose only