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5 hot cars launched in August

August 21, 2014 10:48 IST

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This August saw the release of some popular compact cars which seem to be fast becoming the favourites of the Indian masses.

We have witnessed a tremendous increase in the sales of the compact vehicles leaving their larger counterparts pretty far behind.

Due to their high popularity, every big manufacturer out there is trying to launch their models with sizes within 4-meter, which has the added advantage of tax reliefs. The market for compact cars has become really cut-throat.

Let's have a quick look on five cars that have graced the market recently and have been trying their very best to delight the Indian buyers.

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Fiat Punto EVO

Released on August 5, the Italian manufacturer gifted an absolute stunning beauty to us in the form of the Punto EVO which turns heads wherever it goes.

Hate it or love it, but you can’t ignore it! One of the most flamboyant hatchbacks out there, the EVO has managed to fully capture the attention of everyone.

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Fiat Punto EVO

Even though it has been modernized a little bit, the EVO still manages to retain its Italian core. It comes with a price which is very much reduced and is giving its competitors a lot of tension.

Guaranteed to make the sales of Fiat soar sky high, it offers features which leave its biggest competitor the Swift way behind.

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Audi A3

Car fans finally breathed a sigh of relief as on August 7, Audi released India’s most awaited sedan, the Audi A3.

This car is Audi’s cheapest ever offering in India. The Mercedes A-class and BMW 1-series hatches have some seriously tough competition now since the sales of Audi A3 are expected to go high.

With a design that is pure Audi, luxurious and highly comfortable interiors, high end features and powerful engines; the Audi A3 is completely worth your money.

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Audi A3

The manufactures released the sedan in both petrol and diesel variants. Audi India became the first luxury car manufacturer to cross the 10,000 unit’s marks and is one of the most famous brands out there.

The Audi A3 will certainly create a huge impact in India since it creates an opening in the luxury compact sedan segment which was very much unexplored till now.

The Indian sedan buyers will truly have world class options to choose from after this launch since other big brands too will be making forays into this segment.

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Hyundai Elite i20

Released in August 11, this model was under a lot of scrutiny by the fans of the first generation i20. The older model had the raised the bar really high with never seen before features.

It had to live up to the legacy of the fantastic i20 which is certainly not an easy task. But it did not disappoint.

The new Elite i20 excited and enthralled the fans of i20. The new hatch carries forward the Fluidic design philosophy of the older version in an upgraded form.

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Hyundai Elite i20

The new Elite i20 comes with a edgier look and a greater amount of width.

It has a certain sense of sophistication and elegance and promises to impress the Indian buyers with its up market look.

Major features in the Elite i20 include larger greenhouse, blacked out C-pillars and a new bumper with sharp air splitters which has foglights and a third-level air intake.

Priced at a range of Rs 5-7.5 lakh, the Elite i20 will certainly give its competitors like Maruti Suzuki Swift, VW Polo, Honda Jazz, Fiat Punto Evo, Tata Bolt, etc. a run for their money.

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Tata Zest

The Tata Zest was launched with great fanfare in India on the of August 12.

The sedan, which is based on Tata Manza, was entitled to be Tata's comeback in the compact sedan category, the segment which they had created in the country but was conquered by rivals.

The car is based on new Vista's platform and is developed under Tata’s ‘Falcon’ program.

It has some radical changes and is better in every single way over the Manza.

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Tata Zest

The F-tronic automated manual transmission in the car can completely change the game for Tata Zest.

It has the potential to make the Zest the cheapest diesel automatic in the country.

The base petrol variant of Zest will be available at Rs 4.64 lakh onwards and the base diesel variant will be available at Rs 5.64 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi),

The Tata Zest comes equipped with very sophisticated and up market features which are sure to make it stand above the crowd.

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Vento Konekt

Volkswagen launched its limited edition of the Vento sedan in two variants only - Comfortline or Highline.

The Konekt has a host of new features like a special digital entertainment system that includes a high-end 7-inch touch screen Blaupunkt infotainment system integrated in the central console.

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Vento Konekt

It also offers features like built-in GPS with navigation, 8-inch Blaupunkt Android tablet sporting 3G connectivity and Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth phone integration (telephony and audio streaming) and USB and iPhone/iPod compatibility, etc.

It also allows users to access social media applications like Facebook and Twitter and use Google Maps for navigation.

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