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10 cars that will set Indian auto show on fire

February 05, 2014 07:50 IST

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Arup Das

Jaguar Project 7

This car is based on the company's F-Type, though it brings back memories of Jaguar's glorious days in Le Mans due to its styling.

That is why it is named after the number of times Jaguar has won the Le Mans 24-hour race. It comes with a powered folding-cloth top and is a two-seater sports car.

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It retains the F-Type's head and tail lights, grille, 20-inch wheels, but the front nose, rear diffuser and side skirts are new and made of carbon fibre.

Power: 542bhp @ 6000rpm

Engine: V8, 5000cc, supercharged petrol

Torque: 680Nm @ 2500rpm

Top speed: 300kmph

Expected price: NA

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Ford Figo concept

The new avatar of the popular hatchback looks all grown up and more aggressive as it borrows the Ford Mondeo's in-your-face front grille.

It also comes across as bigger than its rivals and has a touch of premium in its looks. It will be lighter than the current model, so expect it to be more frugal in the mileage department.

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Though no information has been revealed about its power specs, we expect the current engine to continue carrying out the duties. There could be a high end 1-litre Eco Boost variant.

Power: NA

Engine: NA

Torque: NA

Expected price: Rs 390,000

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Photographs: Courtesy, Indian Autos Blog
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Jaguar CX-17 concept

This crossover looks like the XJ model pumping some serious weights. Though it might not be the prettiest from the Jaguar line up, it still has a quiet presence.

The huge LEDs in the fog lamps area will make everyone sit up and take notice.

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Photographs: Courtesy, Jaguar
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It will compete against the Audi Q5 and BMW X3, but expect the Jag to be wider and longer. This four-seater is aimed at the youth or the soccer mom who loves some bling.

Power: NA

Engine: NA

Torque: NA

Expected price: NA

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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe

It is all about being a flagship car and yet remaining a sporty vehicle. The S-Class Coupe comes with a snob value that marries modern luxury with the spirit of the marque's GT model.

This rear-wheel drive shows character with its long sloped bonnet with distinctive lines and power domes.

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The coupe is expected to have high-tech features like a road-surface scanning system and Magic Body Control. An infotainment system using Gracenote software will be included - this is able to search through a catalogue of 18 million music tracks.

Power: 449hp

Engine: 4.6-litre petrol V8

Torque: 700 NM

Expected price: Rs 1.5 crore

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Porsche Macan

It is a compact Audi Q5-sized version of the Cayenne. The Macan's sharp and aggressive designing makes it look like a 911 on steroids.

This rear-wheel-drive SUV is going to be the fastest in its segment with a bully 3.6-litre petrol V6.

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Though the interior space might be snug compared to its rivals', it will be a driver's delight as it runs and feels like a sports car.

Power: 400hp @ 6000rpm / 258hp@ 4000rpm

Engine: 3604cc petrol / 2997cc diesel

Top speed: 266kmph / 230kmph

Expected price: Rs 70 lakh onwards

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Honda Accord Hybrid

This will be Honda's second hybrid after the eco-friendly Civic. Though the response to the Civic was poor, this time around the company plans to add luxury to green technology.

The 2-litre petrol heart provides a smooth power delivery and makes the sedan feel a lot faster than it actually is. A lot has to do with the "seamless electronic continuously variable transmission" system.

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It uses an electric motor to send power to the front wheels during both city driving and highway cruising. Its mileage is in the region of 20kmpl in the hybrid mode.

Power: 141hp @ 6200rpm / 124kW

Engine: 1993 cc petrol / electric motor

Torque: 122Nm @ 3500rpm / 226Nm

Expected price: Rs 30 lakh

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BMW i8

The i8, a petrol-electric hybrid supercar, grabbed the world's attention in Mission Impossible 4.

This four-seater is made of carbon fibre-reinforced plastic and aluminium and it weighs only 1,490 kg.

The rear wheels are powered by BMW's new 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine while the front axle uses a mid-mounted lithium-ion battery.

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The car has an electric range of 35 km and has a top speed of 120 kmph. Its overall range is 500 km. The i8 in electric mode can accelerate from 0-100 km in 4.5 seconds.

Power: 231hp @ 5800rpm /266kW

Engine: 1500cc petrol/ electric motor

Torque: 320Nm @ 3700rpm / 250Nm

Expected price: Rs 1.5 crore

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Maruti Celerio

This tallboy is all about futuristic looks and state-of-the-art automatic gearbox, though it will also come with a manual 5-speed gear box.

It is Maruti's answer to the Hyundai Grand i10 though we are yet to see a new compact diesel engine.

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For now it comes with 1-litre K10 engine which currently powers both the Alto and Wagon R. The automatic and the manual versions both return 23.1 kmpl.

Power: 67bhp @ 6000rpm

Engine: 998cc, petrol

Torque: 89Nm @ 3500rpm

Expected price: Rs 300,000

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Photographs: Courtesy, Maruti
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Volkswagen Taigun

The compact SUV segment will see a new competitor being unveiled. This spacious car does resemble its bigger brothers, the Tiguan and Touareg, but is fresher and more urbanised.

Though it currently comes with only a 1-litre turbocharged petrol engine, we expect Volkswagen to plonk in a diesel engine later.

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The car is fuel efficient at 22 kmpl. As it is 3.87 metres long, it will be eligible for the sub 4-metre tax break, making it affordable.

Power/torque: 108hp/175Nm

Engine: 1-litre turbocharged petrol

Top speed: 185kmph

Expected launch: Rs 900,000 onwards

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Volkswagen up!

This is Volkswagen's answer to a sub-Rs 4 lakh entry-level hatchback.

It will be a reasonably spacious car and though it is built on a budget, we expect the interior quality to be better than those of its Japanese and Korean rivals.

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At the moment it will only be available in a 1-litre petrol engine. The company could be tempted to insert the Polo's 1.2 diesel engine in it, but we will have to wait and see.

Power: 80hp

Engine: 1-litre petrol

Torque: 210Nm

Top speed: 160kmph

Expected price: Rs 350,000


Photographs: Courtesy, Volkswagen
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