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These 8 cars will sport a new look in 2012

Last updated on: November 23, 2011 14:02 IST

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Gear up and get ready to welcome enhanced and improved versions of your favorite cars in 2012.

Some of facelifts in India will include cars from highly prominent car makers such as General Motors, Hyundai, Audi, Tata Motors, Honda and Toyota.

Chevrolet Cruze

GM launched its stylish sedan, Chevrolet Cruze in India in October 2009.

The Chevrolet Cruze facelift version is expected to be launched in 2012. When Chevrolet Cruze arrived in India, the sedan managed to grab a lot of attention and finally was victorious among other strong competitors, such as Volkswagen Jetta, Toyota Corolla and Skoda Laura.

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The major changes that are anticipated in the facelifted version of this sedan include, freshly designed fog lamps, high-up placed Chevrolet badge, sophisticated interiors with 2-tone colour scheme along with ample of storage space.

However, the engine size is likely to be same. Estimated price of the new Chevrolet Cruze is Rs 14 lakh.

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Chevrolet Captiva

General Motors is certainly busy, along with Chevrolet Cruze facelift, GM is also expected to launch Chevrolet Captiva's facelifted version by next year.

This new car by GM will feature latest car technology.

The major key features of the face-lift of Chevrolet Captiva would comprise newly designed bonnet, rectangular headlamps along with divided rectangular grille.

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The facelifted Chevrolet Captiva will also come with LED turn signals placed on the rear view mirrors on either sides, ice blue back light, three row seating arrangements, touch screen navigation system, ABS, BAS, ESC, TCS, electric hand brake, hill start assist, USB ports and parking cameras.

As far as the engine of this new SUV is concerned, it is likely to be powered with 2.2 litre of VCDI engine that will produce 163 BHP of maximum power.

The price of the facelifted Chevrolet Captiva is expected to be approximately Rs 20 lakh.

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Tata Nano

Following the facelift trend is Tata Motors. It is expected to launch the facelift version of the world's cheapest car, Tata Nano.

The new Tata Nano will come powered with a diesel engine that will provide a whopping mileage of 30 km per litre, which is absolutely striking.

But this excitement has to be reserved as the diesel version will come next year.

However, this year too, Tata Motors launched Nano with few cosmetic upgrades.

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Furthermore, reports suggest that the firm is also working on the hybrid version of the world's cheapest car.

This might come with Bosch power steering unit, top-hinged rear windshield along with twin cylinder diesel motor that will deliver 40 km per litre of mileage, which surely could be the next big thing.

The price of the hybrid version is not yet revealed, but the diesel version will be priced around Rs 225,000 only.

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Audi A4

German luxury car maker Audi is also ready with a facelift version of Audi A4.

The face-lifted version of Audi A4 sedan is expected to hit the Indian shores by mid-2012.

This new sedan by Audi will give a direct competition to BMW 3-Series and also to Mercedes-Benz C class.

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The key highlights of the new Audi A4 might comprise 4 engine trims, including 2.0 TFSI, 1.8 TSFI, 2.0 TDi and 3.2 FSI Quattro.

Furthermore, the redesigned comfortable interiors and stylish steering wheel will add more charm to the sedan, the price of the new Audi A4 has been still kept under the hood, but speculations suggest that this new sedan will cost you around Rs 34 lakh to Rs 40 lakh.

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Toyota Fortuner

Next on the list is Toyota Motors, which is expected to launch a face-lifted version of Fortuner next year.

This newly designed SUV will sport certain cosmetic upgrades including rear license plate, chrome radiator grille, black wood grain paneling inside the cabin and cylindrical shaped projector lamp.

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All these are mere cosmetic changes but will surely give a new look to the very manly Fortuner.

The engine specifications are likely to be same as the current version available in the Indian car market.

The cost of the facelifted Toyota Fortuner will probably be Rs 22 lakh.

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Toyota Innova

Along with Toyota Forturner, a facelift variant of Toyota Innova is also likely to hit the Indian roads in 2012.

There will be some high points in the new Toyota Innova, which might comprise 2.5 litre of diesel engine mated with 5-speed manual gearbox, redesigned tail lamps, windshield and bumper.

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The chrome trimming done of the above number plate will add more charm to this MPV.

Other changes will include squared grille, new bumper and sharp headlights.

Price of the facelifted Toyota Innova is likely to range between Rs 10 lakh and Rs 14 lakh.

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Honda Civic

Honda Motors too is planning to launch the facelifted version of its much acclaimed sedan Honda Civic in 2012.

The new Honda Civic is expected to come with some minor cosmetic changes on the outside along with stylish and chic interiors.

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The engine will become more powerful and is expected to deliver better mileage.

Also the gear transmission is expected to be enhanced as compared to the current variant of the sedan.

The price factor is still a mystery, but reports suggest that one will have to shed around Rs 14 lakh.

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Hyundai i20

One more wagon on our list comes from Hyundai Motors, who are planning to launch the facelift version of its hatchback car, Hyundai i20.

The new Hyundai i20 might come with hexagonal grille, revamped fog lamps along with sharper headlights.

New wheels will be installed on the facelift version of this hatchback.

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As far as the engine of the new Hyundai i20 is concerned, it is likely to get powered by 1.2 litre of Kappa engine accompanied with valve timing.

The new Hyundai i20 would give a tough competition to cars like Nissan Micra, Volkswagen Polo, new Maruti Swift and Toyota Etios Liva.



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