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Upcoming Cars of 2013 from Rs 8 lakh to Rs 12 lakh

by Team ZigWheels Posted on 19 Dec 2012275,721 Views4 Comments

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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