Upcoming Cars of 2013 from Rs 12 lakh to Rs 15 lakh

This is the price bracket with perhaps the least action happening we know of so far. Most of the cars mentioned in this price slot are just top-of-the-line versions with all the bells and whistles of cars in the Rs 8 to Rs 12 lakh category. So you can rest assure what you're getting here is the best bang for your buck! Take a look for yourself...


Volkswagen Taigun




Volkswagen Taigun

Expected: End of 2013, Price: Rs 10-12 lakh

Volkswagen is set to enter the mini-SUV market with its Taigun by the end of 2013. Based on the up! front-wheel drive New Small Family platform (NSF), it will be 319mm longer, 83mm wider and 81mm taller than the up! and will sport a 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. Prices will be around Rs 10-12 lakh and its rivals include the Ford Ecosport, Mahindra Quanto and Renault Duster.


It premiered at the recent Sao Paulo Motor Show and is a more compact version of Volkswagen’s Tiguan. Weighing only 985kg, the Taigun is expected to be fuel efficient with an estimated 22.22kmpl mileage.



Mercedes-Benz Viano


Mercedes-Benz Viano*


Rebadged Mercedes-Benz Viano by Force Motors

Expected: End of 2013, Price: Rs. Rs 10-15 lakh


Force Motors aims to cash in on the MPV segment boom with its own new luxury minivan. The new vehicle is based on the Mercedes-Benz Viano and will be manufactured under license from the German auto major. The yet to be named luxury eight-seater will be larger than other MPVs on sale currently.


It is speculated that the new vehicle will have features which are unheard of in the current MPV segment. Powering the vehicle will be the Mercedes-sourced 2.2-litre diesel engine which produces 139PS of power and is the same unit currently used in the Force One SUV. Prices are expected to be around Rs 10-15 lakh.


*Image for representational purpose only



New Skoda Octavia



New Skoda Octavia


Expected: End of 2013, Price: Rs 11-16 lakh


The Octavia was a raging success when it was launched in India. And now Skoda is all set to relive the success with the all new Octavia. From the spy shots, it looks more premium than the outgoing model but on the other hand it does borrow a lot of its styling cues from several cars in the VW Group. The Skoda Octavia will ride on the MQB platform that underpins the new Golf and Leon. It will be lighter than the second-gen model and will be offered with more premium features for the high-end versions, without compromising the affordable variants that made the car a success in Europe and India.

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