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5 most popular sedans in India

Last updated on: July 28, 2011 12:04 IST

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Even though hatchbacks are most popular among Indian car buyers, sale of sedans are slowly picking up.

There is thus, little doubt, that carmakers both domestic and foreign are lining up a slew of sedans to be launched sometime in the near future.

Recent industry figures have also confirmed this trend.

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Hyundai Accent Executive

Certainly, everybody misses the Hyundai Accent CRDi as the Hyundai Accent is available in petrol and CNG only.

Accent Executive has a 1.5L SOHC in-line-4-cylinder engine that delivers 95 PS of power and 12.7 kgm of torque.

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Image: Hyundai Accent Executive.
Photographs: Courtesy: Huyndai India
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Since it is a luxury sedan, the comfort features including Heat Ventilation Air Conditioning System (HVAC) and the Noise Vibrations and Harshness (NVM) dampening system ensures a perfect temperature inside for a comfortable ride.

The tilt and power steering makes driving effortless.

The steering column is also collapsible to enhance safety in case of frontal impact.

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Image: Interior view of Hyundai Accent Executive.
Photographs: Courtesy: Hyundai India
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Keyless entry system, rear defogger, central door locking are also a plus in Hyundai Accent Executive which has a mileage of 12.3 kmpl in the city and 13.5 kmpl on the highway.

The Executive Petrol is priced at Rs 501,900 while the CNG version costs Rs 57,500 more.

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Image: Hyundai Accent Executive driver's side inside door control.

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Maruti Swift Dzire

Maruti Swift Dzire needs no introduction and it is perhaps the first thought in the mind of almost everyone who is looking for an entry-level sedan.

Brand value, price, easy maneuverability, easy availability of after sales service have always pushed Dzire sales.

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However, the waiting period triggers a search for other options.

The base model petrol variant starts at Rs 494,557 (ex-showroom Delhi) while the diesel trim starts at Rs 585,721.

The high-end Maruti Swift Dzire ZXI petrol is priced at Rs 639,770 while the fully loaded Maruti Swift Dzire ZDi is priced at Rs 719,873.

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Image: Dashboard of Maruti Swift Dzire.

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Toyota Etios

Toyota Etios sedan is available in six petrol variants.The 'Q' Class or quality features are quite distinct on Etios.

The front 'smile' grille, crisp edges stand apart.

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Other features include, ergonomic seating, a cooled glove box, 595 litres of luggage space, sporty electronic power steering with audio controls and powerful multidimensional vent AC.

The 16Valve DOHC engine outputs maximum torque at low rpm giving excellent driving performance.

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Image: Dashboard of Toyota Etios.

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The Etios returns a mileage of 13.5 kmpl and 17.6 kmpl in the city and on the highways respectively.

Etios also comes with front airbags, impact absorbing body structure, ABS and EBD and a centre meter design as part of the safety features.

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Image: Rear view of Toyota Etios.

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Toyota Etios price starts at Rs 499,000 for the Toyota Etios J and goes up to Rs 697,000 for the fully loaded Toyota Etios VX.

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Image: Side view of Toyota Etios.
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Ford Fiesta Classic

When the new Ford Fiesta is in town, there seems to be a few who would look for the Classic.

But following its style, luxury, technology, comfort and convenience features and most of all the price, it certainly is a winner.

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Image: Rear view of Ford Fiesta Classic.
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The petrol has 1.6L Duratec engine while the diesel has a Duratorq 1.4L advanced common rail motor.

The interior have liquid metal centre console, metallic inserts on trim, race track inspired seat fabric, and 2 DIN Mp3 player.

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Image: Dashboard of Ford Fiesta Classic.
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The safety features include anti-lock braking system (ABS) with EBD, driver and front passenger airbags, central locking and PATS (Passive Anti-Theft system), programmable keyless entry and auto re-locking.

Ford Fiesta Classic's price starts at Rs 549,000 and goes up to Rs 851,630.

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Tata Manza

Launched in February this year, Tata Manza has created its own customer base following, large space inside, big size, looks, and in just being a Tata car.

It is available in four variants viz. Aqua, Aura, Aura (ABS) and Aura Plus.

The price range starts at Rs 539,129 and the high end variant Tata Manza ELAN Quadrajet BS IV price is Rs 767,725 ex-showroom Delhi.

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The base variant Tata Manza Aqua Safire BS IV is a petrol car and has air conditioner, power steering, power windows and central locking and has 5-speed gearbox.

It has a mileage of 12kmpl and 15kmpl in petrol in the city and on the highways respectively.

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The diesel trim starts at Rs 616,397 and it also has AC, CD player, power steering, power windows, and central locking.

The diesel Tata Manza delivers a mileage of 14.2kmpl in the city and 18.8 kmpl on the highways.


Image: Side rear view of Manza.
Photographs: Courtesy: Tata Motors
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