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10 most awaited cars coming to India in 2015

January 08, 2015 14:03 IST
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These cars are expected to rule the Indian roads in 2015.

Image: Datsun Go+ will be launched later this month (Jan 2015). 

Datsun Go+

Launch - January 2015

India's budget MPV, Datsun Go+ is a much anticipated project from Datsun, the budget brand of Nissan.

To set the MPV segment on fire, the Go+ will be priced around Rs. 5,00,000 for the base version and will have a 5+2 seating arrangement, making it the cheapest 7 seater in India.

The only issue with the MPV could be the brand image, which Datsun is not very proud of.

Ever since the NCAP fiasco, Datsun is facing a lot of heat and the Go+ MPV is their desperate attempt to revive the Datsun moniker and hence they have targeted one of the coveted segments in India right now.

Image: Ford Endeavour is scheduled to be launched in February 2015.

Ford Endeavour

Launch - February 2015

Ford Endeavour or Everest, as it is known in most of the countries, will get a major change for the 2015 model.

Infact, the SUV will be an all new model and not merely a facelift. Ford Endeavour has always been known to be the original masculine SUV, which created a niche for itself, only to get deluged over the years from the slew of vehicles launched in the SUV segment.

The Everest has already been launched in many international markets and we already know the specifications and looks of the SUV and going by what we are about to receive, this will definitely create a stir among the buyers and it wouldn't be wrong to say that it is one of the highly anticipated cars in 2015.

Image: Honda Jazz is priced at Rs 25,00,000.

Honda Jazz

Launch - March 2015

There was a time when hatchbacks were associated with a price range of say Rs 2,00,000 to Rs 6,00,000 in India, and going upwards of it made you look like you wasted the money.

As a result, Honda Jazz was not a success in India when launched 3 years ago. But now the paradigm has shifted and hatchbacks can go beyond Rs 25,00,000 and people will still go for it.

So, Honda will also make a comeback in the country with its premium hatchback Jazz, which was indeed a good vehicle in terms of space and finish.

This time, the pricing is expected to be right and once launched, it will compete against Maruti YRA and Hyundai Elite i20.

Image: New Ford Figo will be launched in March 2015.  

New Ford Figo hatchback and Sedan

Launch - March 2015

Ford Figo can be credited with changing the fortune of the American brand in India. Now, Ford has decided to bring the complete new Ford Figo on the Indian shores alongwith its sibling - the Figo sedan.

The Figo hatch and sedan were already launched in Brazil under the names Ford Ka and Ka+. While the speculations are that the names could be changed, it is widely believed that the company will retain the Figo moniker and call the sedan Figo+.

The looks are inspired from new Fiesta. Pricing will be competitive too.

Image: Hyundai iX25 is available in many international markets and its India launch is in April 2015.

Hyundai iX25

Launch - April 2015

If it's Hyundai, it definitely will be a stonker of a looker. Hyundai, ever since switching to the fluidic design language, has produced vehicles which are not only the best lookers in their segment, but also feature-rich.

And now, Hyundai is ready with the product for the hot compact SUV segment.

The SUV is named ix25 and has been already launched in many international markets.

The compact SUV, if priced right, can be one of the best sellers in India, and going by the looks, it definitely is a good looking vehicle.

Hyundai's sales figures were really impressive in 2014 and the ix25 compact SUV will give the graph a significant push.

Image: Mahindra is known to keep pricing right and that is one anticipation everyone has from this Indian manufacturer from this upcoming Mahindra S101.

Mahindra S101

Launch - April 2015

The utility vehicle manufacturer from India is all set with 3 new vehicles to be launched next year.

One of the said three vehicles is the S101 compact SUV(codenamed), which is highly anticipated as it is coming from the Mahindra's stable.

Not much of details are revealed for the SUV, albeit only a few camouflaged shots.

Mahindra is known to keep pricing right and that is one anticipation everyone has from this Indian manufacturer from this upcoming vehicle too.

Image: The S-Cross will fill the gap between Swift and Ciaz and will have competitive pricing to cater to more customers.

Maruti S-Cross

Launch - May 2015

Maruti may be the undisputed leader of the hatchback segment, but it surely isn't visible in any other segment, other than the newly launched Ciaz sedan, which is doing good. Maruti has decided to up the ante and tap other hot segments too, one of which is the compact SUV segment.

The automaker will be launching two vehicles next year in this genre, XA Alpha, for which details are relatively scarce and it may extend to 2016, the most prominent would be the SX4 based S-Cross crossover.

The S-Cross will fill the gap between Swift and Ciaz and will have competitive pricing to cater to more customers.

Image: Tata Kite will be based on the company's design next philosophy and will take forward the vision of Horizon Next.

Tata Kite Hatchback and Sedan

Launch - May/June 2015

Tata Motors is sure to create ripples in the automotive market in the coming years.

Mayank Pareek, President, Passenger Car Division, Tata Motors, has signalled the return of the brand among the top manufacturers in the country.

And rightfully so, they are performing well with their Tata Zest sedan and upcoming Tata Bolt hatchback.

Tata is also hopeful from the Kite, which is the upcoming compact sedan and hatchback from the Indian automotive giant.

While Tata will replace the Indica with the Kite hatchback, the Indigo eCS will be replaced by the Kite sedan.

Tata Kite will be based on the company's design next philosophy and will take forward the vision of Horizon Next.

Image: The YRA hatch has been spied many times, but no full images are available as of now.

Maruti YRA

Launch - July 2015

Maruti Suzuki is the largest manufacturer of cars in the country.

While it is the undisputed leader of the hatchback segment, it still is struggling for dominance in other segments.

Maruti knows it well, hence is preparing another hatchback, but this time a premium one.

The YRA hatch has been spied many times, but no full images are available as of now.

For what people have spied, the car has a completely new design language and interior quality are a notch up.

Once launched, it will rival against the Hyundai Elite i20 and upcoming Honda Jazz.

Image: Renault Logdy's India launch is scheduled for October 2015.

Renault Logdy

Launch - October 2015

As mentioned above, the MPV segment is the next big thing in India.

Who won't buy a seven seater, spacious vehicle to move people from point A to B at the cheapest possible cost.

While the MPV market has been dominated by Toyota Innova for many years now, 2014 saw a leap in the segment with major manufacturers coming into play and launching their own version of MPVs, be it the Maruti Ertiga or the Honda Mobilio.

However, none was able to provide the space and comfort that Toyota Innova offers.

Now Renault is ready to unleash its Innova killer, Logdy, which not only is spacious and big, but also will be priced to match the Japanese giants.

 

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