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8 sedans that have been in the news lately

Last updated on: May 11, 2011 08:46 IST

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The sedan segment in the country has seen a lot of action lately.

The segment has seen new launches, upgrades, facelifts et al.

Let's take a look at some of the mid level sedans that have been in the news lately.

Hyundai Verna

The 4th generation Hyundai Accent is now being sold in India as the new Hyundai Verna.

The car comes in four engines and you have the choice of both petrol and diesel options.

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The car gets 1.4L and 1.6L capacity engines.

The diesel variant of the car is equipped with a 6-speed manual gearbox while the 1.6 diesel also has the option of a 4-speed automatic gearbox.

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Image: Interior view of Verna.

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Maruti Swift Dzire

The bestselling entry level sedan is all set to go for a facelift as suggest by certain media reports.

The new version of the car is likely to be under four metres powered by 1.2 and 1.5 litres petrol and diesel engines.

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This will help the carmaker to enjoy duty cuts thereby making the car cheaper by about Rs 30,000 to 40,000.

The new model is likely to be in production this November and might be showcased at the 2012 Auto Expo in New Delhi.

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Ford Fiesta 2011

The car has undergone a transformation and will be powered by a 1.6 litre Ti-VCT petrol engine capable of producing 120bhp, and a 1.6 litre TDCi , 90bhp diesel engine.

It also comes equipped with Cruise Control, stylish new headlamps, redesigned bonnet and prominent wheel arches.

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The redone interiors are refreshing and the new instrument panel is ergonomic and fun to use.

The car incorporates Ford's Human Machine Interface (HMI) and has several other features including a smart Voice Control technology, Bluetooth and a six-speaker sound system.

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Mahindra Verito

The Logan has been renamed Verito and the company has gotten rid of all Renault branding.

The car comes in both petrol and diesel engines.

The 1.4 L petrol SOHC engine generates 75 hp at 5500 rpm and a maximum torque of 110 Nm at 3000 rpm.

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The.5 L diesel comes with a five speed manual transmission and belts out 65 hp at 4000 rpm and maximum torque of 160 Nm at 2000 rpm.

The car's sub-four-metre variant might come a year later.

It retails for a price tag of Rs 466,025 - Rs 638,025 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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Volkswagen Vento

The car comes in both petrol and diesel engine powered by a 1.6 liter DOHC in-line type engine.

It is mated with a 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearbox with triptronic (in the petrol version) for easy shifting of gears.

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The engine is capable of producing power of 105 bhp at 5250 rpm and torque of 153 Nm at 3800 rpm for the petrol engine and 250 Nm at 1500-2500 rpm for the diesel engine.

It is priced at Rs 702,883 - Rs 928,631 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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Fiat Linea

The company launched the new Fiat Linea T jet last year.

It gave the car the much needed power under the hood to take it zooming past competition.

The car has an all-new 1400cc turbocharged petrol motor capable of producing 113bhp.

The car revs happily in the 2000 to 6000rpm range but the rev happiness goes down as the needle goes towards the red line.

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The new Fiat Linea T Jet has larger 16inch wheels, wider 205 tyres and rear disc brakes.

The car has a good ground clearance of 170mm, which is a must for Indian roads.

The suspension is good and absorbs most of the shocks, which is vital when driving on most Indian roads.

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Honda City

Honda City has been a segment leader in the sedan segment and is available in three variants out of which two variants - Honda City 1.5 E MT and Honda City 1.5 S MT are powered by a 1.5L, 1497cc, i-VTEC petrol engine with the 5-speed manual transmission gearbox capable of producing 118PS power at 6600rpm and 14.9Kg-m torque at 4600rpm.

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The other variant - Honda City 1.5 S AT has the same engine but comes with an automatic transmission gearbox.

It is priced at Rs 815,000 - Rs 10,25,000 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

Recently, the carmakers recalled over 57,000 units of the car in the country.

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Maruti SX4

The SX4 diesel is powered by a 90bhp Multijet diesel unit that does duty in the Fiat Linea.

The SX4 does the 0 to 100 kmph sprint in 13.8 seconds and easily touches a top speed of 165kph.

Reaching the 5200rpm redline is no cause of worry for the rev-happy engine assisted by an improved gearshift.

The engine refining is also impressive.

The car would give you a mileage of about 13.2kpl in the city and 17.1kpl on the highway.

The car is priced between Rs 744,000 - 862,000 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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The car's petrol version is powered by a 1.6 litre, 16 Valve, DOHC, VVT engine that generates max power of 104.68 PS at 5600 rpm and belts out a peak torque of 145 Nm at 4100 rpm.

It is mated to a five speed manual gearbox and four speed automatic transmission.

The car gives a mileage of 11.6 kmpl in the city and 15.6 kmpl on highways.

It is priced at Rs 692,006 - Rs 867,360 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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