Upcoming Cars of 2013 from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 8 lakh
Maruti Suzuki XA Alpha
Expected: End of 2013, Price: Rs. 7 lakh
With the success of the Mahindra XUV 5OO and Renault Duster, Maruti Suzuki unveiled its own all-new mini-SUV, the XA Alpha concept at the 2012 Auto Expo in Delhi. Based on the Swift platform and sticking to the SUV DNA this new mini-SUV has extremely short front and rear overhangs, funky headlights, and thick C-pillar. The interiors are likely to be similar to the Swift and Swift Dzire. It will sport the K-series petrol engine and 1.3-litre diesel powerplant. It will be interesting to see how this one is priced.
Volkswagen Cross Polo
Expected: Early 2013, Price: Rs. 6-8 lakh
The Volkswagen Group will be launching the Cross Polo, which is a rugged version of the existing Polo by early 2013. The Cross Polo will have 15mm more ground clearance than the current version of the Polo along with a silver diffuser at the rear and big 17-inch alloy wheels. The car has black matte plastic molding around the wheel arches, bumpers, and side sills and the side profile has sporty black wheel arch extensions to give it a tougher look. It is speculated to have a tailgate-mounted spare wheel to give it a SUV-like resemblance and a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine exclusively for the Indian version.
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