Upcoming Cars of 2013 from Rs 8 lakh to Rs 12 lakh
A price bracket where sedans have traditionally ruled the roost will now see new segments entering. Some of the more premium compact SUVs and their higher trim versions would be available within Rs 8 lakh to Rs 12 lakh range. Here's what you should look out for
Face-lifted Fiat Linea
Expected launch: Mid 2013, Price: Rs. 6.5 - 9 lakh
The 2013 Fiat Linea mid-size sedan is due a facelift for 2013. It was introduced in Turkey earlier in 2012. The revamped car’s exterior styling updates include a new front bumper with revised fog lamp housings and a new grille. At the back, is a new bumper with a big strip of chrome. The number plate housing is relocated from the bumper to the boot lid, with a chrome strip on top.
The interiors have been given a new lease of life with Fiat 500 inspired dashboard with a curvy contrasting colour section (in this case beige) across the centre. The instrument binnacle is reshaped while retaining the circular dials that now have a black background. The old air-conditioning vents have been replaced with more modern ones, there is a new integrated stereo and new air-con controls. The steering wheel has been given silver inserts.
The face-lifted Fiat Linea has a more modern and appealing interior while exterior styling changes are modest at best.
Renault Scala Automatic
Expected: February 2013, Price: Rs 9 lakh
BMW 7-series ActiveHybrid launch on 23rd July , Honda Mobilio to start at Rs 6 lakh; launch on 23rd July , Mercedes-Benz CLA45 to be launched on July 22
Hyundai Grand i10 LPG launched at Rs 4.92 lakh , Chevrolet launches Beat, Sail U-VA Manchester United editions , 2014 Nissan Sunny launched at Rs 7.29 lakh
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