Few widely anticipated upcoming cars to launch by 2014

Friday 27 September 2013, 11:03 AM by

During 2013, the Indian car market witnessed the launch of a number of vehicles from major car makers. Since the beginning of 2013, the sales for passenger cars have registered a dip lately prompting car companies to launch new vehicles. At present, the car market is flooded with a lot of models ranging from hatchbacks to Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs). The same trend is expected to continue for 2014 as the demand might further go down in that year. Car companies like Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Tata Motors and Honda are in the pipeline to launch newer cars in 2014. Here is a list of some of most anticipated launches to happen in 2014.

Tata Nano Diesel

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Few widely anticipated upcoming cars to launch by 2014

The diesel version of Tata Nano is amongst the most awaited car to hit the Indian car market in 2014. It is expected that Tata Motors might be launching the diesel variant of Nano in the early phase of 2014. As reported by sources, Tata Motors is developing a low-specification 0.7-litre engine that generates a maximum power of 33 bhp alongside a torque of 51 Nm. Furthermore, this engine will be mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox, which further transmits the power to the rear wheels of the vehicle.

Maruti Suzuki XA Alpha

Few widely anticipated upcoming cars to launch by 2014

As things for the leading car company of the country are concerned, it might be launching a compact SUV that will be based on XA Alpha concept, which it showcased at the 2012 Auto Expo. As far as specifications of the car are concerned, the petrol version might get the 1.2-litre K-Series unit whereas for the diesel one, the company shall give the 1.3-litre DDiS engine that currently powers the Swift hatchback. Industry experts are saying the upcoming compact car of Maruti Suzuki might fall under the price range of Rs. 8 lakh to Rs. 10 lakh. As of now, the company has not announced any details regarding the launch of the vehicle but it is presumed that the car might make its headway start in India by mid-stage of 2014.

Honda City Diesel

 Few widely anticipated upcoming cars to launch by 2014
Few widely anticipated upcoming cars to launch by 2014

If rumours are to be believed, Honda might be seen launching the diesel variant of City during early part of 2014. As per rumours, the company might be giving the same 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine of Amaze in its upcoming model but in a state of differently tuned specifications. In terms of price, the diesel version of Honda City might be placed somewhere around Rs. 9 lakh for the introductory variant. In addition to this development, it is being also learnt that the Japan based car maker will also launch the next generation Honda City in India during the second half of 2014. As far as competition is concerned, Honda's competitors will be worrying a lot owing to this development.