Upcoming Cars of 2013 under Rs 5 lakh
Face-lifted Maruti Suzuki A-Star
Expected: Mid 2013, Price: Rs. 3.7-4.5 lakh
The Maruti Suzuki A-star has not exactly set sales charts on fire since its launch in 2008. To remedy this situation, Maruti Suzuki has resorted to a revamped A-star that was unveiled at the recent Chengdu Motor Show in China. The updated A-star instead of its curves now sports more distinct lines; the water droplet headlights are replaced by larger, more angular ones.
The front end looks wider and a lot more aggressive than before. The face-lifted A-star will feature the same 1-litre powerplant that produces 68PS @ 6,200rpm and 90Nm @ 3,500rpm. The interiors may not get a major makeover.
Current-gen Hyundai i10*
Face-lifted Hyundai i10
Expected: Late 2013, Price: Rs 3.5-6 lakh
The i10 was a huge success story for Hyundai when it was launched, but with competition upping their game over the years, the i10 hasn’t been able to sustain its sales figures. For 2013, Hyundai wants to address this issue by launching an all-new version of the i10. The spy pictures indicate that the new car will be longer and wider than the old car, and with increased wheelbase expect the car to be more spacious and roomier. The small car will have its styling based on the critically acclaimed “Fluidic Sculpture” design language of Hyundai.
The engine employed in the new car will be the Kappa series 1 and 1.2-litre petrol engines, but the engine which is expected to boost the sales figure of the small car is the new 1.1-litre diesel engine being designed by the Korean company. Like all Hyundais, expect the i10 to have an exhaustive feature list with VFM pricing.
*Image for representational purpose only
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