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Planning to buy a car? 21 sedans to choose from

Last updated on: November 2, 2010 08:31 IST

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Dhanteras is just around the corner and if you are planning to book a new sedan this is the time.

The sedan market has countless choices suiting all budgets.

Here is a list of some of the sedans you can contemplate buying this festive season:

Sedans with a price tag of under Rs 5 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)

Tata Indigo CS

The all new Tata Indigo e-CS is powered by the 1.4L, CR4, Common Rail Diesel engine and it offers 23.03kmpl mileage as per the ARAI test reports.

It is also available with 1.2L, MPFI petrol engine and both engines satisfiy the BS IV emission norms.

The petrol variant equipped with 1.19L MPFI engine delivers 65bhp while the diesel car with a 1.4L turbo-diesel churns out 70bhp.

The car is priced at Rs 408,485 - Rs 514,167.

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Mahindra Logan

The car was launched in India with three engine options and both the partners had great expectations form the Logan.

But recently Renault decided to exit the joint venture with Mahindra & Mahindra and this is being seen as a second chance for the entry level sedan.

Logan comes in 1.4L GL/GLE, 1.6L GLS and DLE/DLS 1.5 diesel variant. GL is the base variant while GLS/DLS is the premium variant.

The car is priced at Rs 461,000 - Rs 654,107.

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Tata Manza

Tata Manza is the sibling of its successful Tata Indigo compact entry level notchback.

The car's 1.4L, 1396cc MPFI petrol engine produces 85PS power and the 1.3L, 1248cc, Multijet diesel engine produces 76PS power at 4000rpm.

Tata Manza comes with a centrally mounted MID (Multi Information Display) available in the higher end vehicles.

The car also has ABS (Antilock Braking System) and airbags to enhance safety.

The car is competitively priced at Rs 550,000 - Rs 700,000 to compete with other sedans of this segment.

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Maruti Dzire

The Swift Dzire was recently fitted with a very responsive and next generation K-series engine to meet Bharat IV norms.

The car is built on a newly developed platform with three and a five door models to offer.

The car has a torsion beam rear suspension and comes fitted with necessary modern safety systems such as electronic brake force distribution and brake assist.

Front airbags, optional side and curtain airbags and optional keyless ignition are some of the other features available with in a Swift Dzire.

The car is priced at Rs 478,781 - Rs 693,602.

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Ford Ikon

The car is available in 1.3 Rocam petrol and 1.4 Duratorq TDCi diesel versions.

The new 1.4 diesel unit is a 4-in-line type engine delivering a displacement of 1399cc.

The engine offers 68PS power at 4000 rpm and torque of 160Nm at 2000rpm.

The car has a five speed manual transmission gearbox.

The car is priced at Rs 492,000 - Rs 570,000.

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Hyundai Accent

Hyundai Accent comes in two variants i.e. Hyundai Accent Executive and Hyundai Accent LPG.

Both the variants are powered by the same engine capacity that is 1.5 liter, 1495cc, 4 cylinder, SOHC engine that produces 95 Ps at 5500 rpm and generates a top torque of 12.7 kgf-m at 3500 rpm.

The car is priced at Rs 499,900 - Rs 536,224.

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Sedans with a price tag of Rs 5 - Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)

Ford Fiesta

The car comes with two engine options available in seven variants of which four are petrol and rest diesel engine.

The petrol variants are powered by a 1.6L, 1596cc, Duratec petrol engine that produces 101bhp power at 6500rpm and 14.9kgm of maximum torque at 3400rpm.

On the other the hand diesel variants of Ford Fiesta are powering by a 1.4L, 1399cc, Duratorq TDCi diesel engine with five speed manual gear-box that producing maximum power of 68PS at 4000rpm and 163kgm of maximum torque at 2000rpm.

The car is priced at Rs 623,000 - Rs 821,000 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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Chevrolet Aveo

The car is available with two different capacity petrol engines in the Indian market.

The first engine option is a 1.4L, 1399cc 16 valve, four-cylinder In-line petrol engine, with MPFI (Multi Point Fuel Injection) fuel injection system that produces 94PS of maximum power and 128Nm of maximum torque.

Second one is the 1.6L, 1598cc, 16 Valve, four-cylinder, in-line petrol engine with MPFI fuel injection system and with five speed manual transmission gearbox and it delivers 102PS of maximum power with 149Nm of maximum torque.

The car is priced at Rs 615,796 - Rs 725,520 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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Fiat Linea

The company recently came up with the new Fiat Linea T jet, which has 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.

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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Hyundai Verna Transform

Hyundai upgraded the Hyundai Verna and came up with the Transform version.

The car is called Verna Transform and comes with 1.6 litre petrol and 1.5 litre diesel units.

It is aimed at boosting Hyundai's already superior line-up of products in India by raising the benchmark in the sedan segment.

The new Hyundai Verna is priced at Rs 656,000-Rs 922, 000 (ex showroom New Delhi).

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New Maruti SX4

The new Maruti SX4 comes with a new generation BS IV compliant petrol engine and the car also comes with an automatic transmission gearbox option.

Maruti SX4's honey-comb front grille, dual tone beige dash board, 10-spoke stylish light weight alloy wheels, and wooden finish panels lend it a very upmarket look.

The exteriors are the same and the Maruti SX4 is priced in the Rs 668,000 - Rs 835,000 range.

Maruti supplied hybrid version of its sedan Maruti SX4 for the Commonwealth Games and it claims that it gives 25 per cent more fuel efficiency.

Also, Maruti Suzuki is also planning a diesel version of this popular sedan having a 1.6l diesel engine.

The car is expected to be launched by 2011.

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Volkswagen Vento

The car aimed at capturing the market ruled by Honda City has finally arrived.

It is based on hatchback Polo's format and it is available in both petrol and diesel engine which churn out 105 bhp power.

The petrol engine gives out a torque of 15.8 Nm and the diesel engine gives a torque of 15.8 Nm which pretty much tells you the difference in driving capacity.

Vento is speculated to have the same engine as that of Polo.

Volkswagen Vento would have double overhead shafts and a 4 valve head.

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Honda City

It comes in three variants out of which its two variants - Honda City 1.5 E MT and Honda City 1.5 S MT are equipped with 1.5L, 1497cc, i-VTEC petrol engine with the five-speed manual transmission gearbox that is able to produce 118PS power at 6600rpm and 14.9Kg-m torque at 4600rpm.

Its another variant Honda City 1.5 S AT is also equipped with the same engine that produces the same power only the difference is that it is equipped with the automatic transmission gearbox.

The car is priced at Rs 815,000 - Rs 10.25 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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Sedans with a price tag of Rs 10 - Rs 20 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)

Toyota Corolla Altis

The car has both petrol and diesel versions available in the market. The car is powered by a 1794cc, 4 cylinder, 16 Valve, DOHC, VVT-i (Variable Valve Timing - intelligent) unit.

This powerhouse of the machine pumps out a peak power of 132 PS at 6,000 rpm and generates 170 Nm of maximum torque at 4,200 rpm.

The claimed top speed of the sedan is 180 kmph and it comes with five-speed manual and four-speed automatic with super ECT transmission.

The car can touch 0-100 kmph mark in just 11.7 seconds.

The car also has a 1.4 litre D-4D (direct Injection 4 cylinder diesel), which is among the new breed of engines from the Toyota's stable producing compact diesel engines.

The engine is capable of generating 88.4 PS at 3800 rpm and a max torque of 209 Nm at1800-2800 rpm.

The car has a 6 speed manual transmission complementing the small engine.

The car is priced at Rs 10.12 lakh - Rs 14.17 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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Chevrolet Cruze

This sedan, priced at Rs 10.99 lakh - Rs 12.45 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), has been developed by global designers and engineers of General Motors.

Chevrolet Cruze comes with a 2.0L litre diesel engine and was recently fitted with a six-speed automatic gear box.

The automatic gearbox has aided acceleration, which is much more effortlessly with the extra kick being diverted. Cruze is a good sprinter and revs well.

The Cruze auto gives about 9.5kpl in city that is about 1kpl less than the manual version of the car and 15kpl on highway.

Cruze auto is priced Rs 84,000 more than the manual version.

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Honda Civic

It comes with a 1.8 litre, 1799cc, four-cylinder, SOHC, i-VTEC petrol unit that offers maximum power of 132 Ps at 6,300 rpm and offers a top torque of 17.5 kgm at 4300 rpm.

The Civic is mated with a five speed manual gearbox and the AT version is coupled with five speed automatic transmission with paddle shift that helps to get more realistic acceleration.

The i-VTEC technology plays a very important part to enhance engine power, fuel economy and performance.

The car takes only 4.7 seconds to go from 0-60 kmph while to cover 0-100 kmph acceleration, it takes double the time.

It is priced at Rs 12.22 lakh - Rs 14.48 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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Volkswagen Jetta

The car is available in both petrol and diesel engine options - the 1.6L, 1595 cc Trendline, petrol variant, has a five-speed manual gearbox that enables the car to reach maximum power of 102 PS at 5600 rpm and a maximum torque of 148 Nm at 3800 rpm.

The diesel variant comes in two models - 1.9L TDi Trendline with five-speed manual gearbox and the 1.9L TDi Comfortline with six-speed automatic DSG gearbox.

The highly powerful diesel engine produces a maximum power of 105 PS at 4000 rpm and a maximum torque of 250 Nm at 1900 rpm.

The car is priced at Rs 12,99,332 - Rs 16,38,252 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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Skoda Laura

The car is available in six versions in India - Ambiente 1.8 TSI, Ambiente 1.9 TDI MT, Ambiente 1.9 TDI AT, Elegance 1.9 TDI MT, Elegance 1.9 TDI AT and 2.0TDI L and K AT.

Laura is available in three engine options - 1.8 TSI 4V 1798cc, turbocharged petrol engine delivers power of 160bhp at 4500-6200rpm and maximum torque of 250Nm at 1500 4500rpm.

The car's diesel variant is powered by the 1.9 TDI 4V 1896cc, turbocharged diesel engine present in both Ambiente and Elegance models delivers power of 105bhp at 4000rpm and maximum torque of 250Nm at 1900rpm.

Another more powerful version of the car is powered by the 2.0 TDI L and K AT powered by is 2.0L, 1968cc, 4V diesel engine with automatic transmission gearbox that delivers maximum power of 140bhp at 4000rpm with a maximum torque of 320Nm at 1750rpm.

The car is priced at Rs 13,31,672 - Rs 17,98,032 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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Skoda Superb

There are four models of the car available in the market powered by different engines.

The 1.8 TSI,4V, 1798cc petrol engine delivers 160bhp and 25KGM torque with a seven-speed automatic DSG gearbox.

The 2.0 TDI PD, 4V, 1968cc diesel engine gives 140 bhp and 32.0KGM torque. And the 3.6 FSI petrol engine delivers power of 260bhp and torque of 35KGM.

This variant also has Variable valve timing and Turbocharged fuel Stratified Injection (TSI) technology which brings it at par with V6 engine along with six-speed automatic DSG transmission and four wheel drive option.

The car is priced at Rs 18,28,563 - Rs 26,38,282 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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Honda Accord

It comes with a 2.4L engine that is available in three types - Honda New Accord 2.4, Honda New Accord 2.4 Elegance and Honda New Accord 2.4 Inspire - with both automatic and manual transmission.

New Accord with its powerful engine gives a mileage of around 7.3 kmpl in the city road and 10 kmpl on the highway.

It is equipped with 3.5 L V6 engine, has i-VTEC type engine, an advanced Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) system that according to the driving condition switches amongst six, four and three cylinder combustion.

Honda Accord 3.5L delivers impressive fuel economy in the VCM mode.

It is priced at Rs 18,53,500 - Rs 26,71,731 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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Volkswagen Passat

The car is available with a highly powered 1.8L, 1798cc advanced technology engine that offers a maximum power of 160PS at 4500-6200 rpm and maximum torque of 250Nm at 1500-4500rpm.

The car comes loaded with features such as is packed with many advanced safety and comfort features like ABS (Anti lock Braking System), traction control system, cruise control, electronic differential lock, electronic stability program (ESP), eight air bags, power steering et al.

It is priced at Rs 19,20,777 - Rs 19,20,777 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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