The year of 2014 was a huge deviation from 2013 for the Indian automobile market, be it in terms of sales or general progress. After a catastrophic 2013, the Indian market saw a rise in sales in 2014 due to the success of models like Honda City, Hyundai Xcent and Tata Zest. Now, the focus shifts to new cars in 2015, which will be launched in India. There are several upcoming cars in India 2015 that are likely to create a lot of buzz. Let’s take a look at 10 best cars in 2015:
Honda Jazz: The Honda onslaught on the Indian car market will continue to take place in 2015 as the Japanese firm will be looking to give a new life to once discontinued model Jazz. This premium hatchback did not enjoy a good first stint in the Indian market but Honda’s current position gives it a good chance to be a success. If launched with a diesel version, Jazz could be one of the 10 best cars in 2015.
Volkswagen Tiguan: Expected to create quite a buzz, the Taigun Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) is one of the 10 best cars in 2015 expected to be launched in India. It is likely to compete with the likes of Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano. Among the new cars in 2015, Volkswagen Taigun could carve a niche for itself.
Mahindra KUV100: The market for SUVs has been doing well in the Indian market in the past two years and Mahindra & Mahindra’s utility vehicle will be launched to compete with Ford EcoSport, the segment leader. Experts feel it is going to be one of the best new cars in 2015.
Datsun Redi-Go: This hatchback from the Nissan-owned brand is going to compete with the likes of Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 and Hyundai Eon. It is one of the upcoming cars in India 2015 but its launch could also be pushed to 2016, reports have claimed.
Ford Figo Concept Sedan: Demand for hatchback never goes down in the Indian market and there is always scope for a new model. The new cars in 2015, especially Ford Figo, are expected to have a better platform to perform well due to better market conditions. This model, expected to feature a diesel version, will compete with Hyundai Grand i10.
Mercedes-Benz CLA Class Facelift: Several upcoming cars in India 2015 will be from the top notch brands like Mercedes-Benz and BMW. The CLA Class, set to be launched by March 2015, will compete with Audi A3. This is among the most anticipated top 10 new car launches in 2015.
Maruti Suzuki XA Alpha: The jury is still out on speculating the launch of the Maruti Suzuki XA Alpha, which was showcased as a concept at the 2012 Auto Expo. However, if speculations are anything to go by, this SUV could be one of the new cars in India in 2015. Featuring a muscular design, this car is expected to launch in both petrol and diesel models.
Mahindra XUV500 Hybrid: Though the design of the Mahindra XUV500 hybrid is quite similar to the standard version, the mechanics are going to change significantly with the addition of an electric motor. One of the new cars in India in 2015, this hybrid model is likely to offer a greater mileage.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio Diesel: The trend of diesel hatchbacks being launched in the country is catching up gradually and Celerio could be the next in line. This car could make its way to the Indian market by the end of 2015.
Tata Nano Twist Active: In another attempt to stifle India’s hatchback segment, Tata Motors will be looking launch the Twist Active, which is likely to come with an automatic option.