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Three new cars that will sizzle this summer

Last updated on: March 23, 2010 14:41 IST

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The summer has set in with a vengeance. And even as the mercury heads north, carmakers in India plan to heat up the automobile sector further with the launch of some cool cars by June this year.

Enthusiasts have waited eagerly for some of these cars for a while now. Here is a brief overview of what the carmakers have in store for us this some.

Tata Aria

Let us start with our own homegrown Tata Motors. The Tatas have planned for a number of models to be launched this year. Tata Motors displayed its brand new MUV, Aria, at the Delhi Auto Expo in January this year and industry sources say that the car might be launched in April.

Aria is all set to compete with Toyota Innova and Ford Endeavour and is expected to be priced around Rs 12-14 lakh (Rs 1.2-1.4 million).

The car is expected to come with a 2.2L, DICOR (Direct Injection Common Rail) engine, the same that the Tata Safari sports. The engine produces 140 bhp power at 4,000 rpm with 320 Nm torque at 1,700-2,700 rpm.

Aria is expected to be launched in three variants and all variants will be available with both 4WD (Four Wheel Drive) and 2WD (Two Wheel Drive Option).

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Nissan Micra

The next car most likely to grace Indian roads is the Nissan Micra. The Micra was a major attraction at the Geneva Motor Show.

The car is built on an all new V-platform (V stands for versatile) and has been built keeping India in mind. The car is expected to come in six variants with both manual and automatic transmission options in both petrol and diesel engines.

The 1.2 L petrol variant with a 1,240 cc petrol engine and the 1.4 L 1,386 cc petrol engine are capable of producing 80 PS and 88 PS of power, respectively. On the other hand, diesel variant with a 1.5 L, 1,461 cc diesel engine would produce 86 PS power.

The car would have to be priced cleverly after Ford launched its Figo for Rs 3.5 lakh (Rs 350,000), ex-showroom, New Delhi.

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Skoda Yeti

Another cool model that India is about to get is from the Skoda stable: the all new Skoda Yeti.

Skoda Yeti is likely to be launched with both petrol and diesel engine option. The 1.8 L, 1,798 cc, turbo charged, DOHC petrol engine with six-speed manual transmission gearbox and with 4WD (Four Wheel Drive) capable of producing maximum power of 160 PS at 4,500-6,200 rpm with the maximum torque of 250 Nm at 1,500-4,500 rpm.

The 2.0 L, 1,968 cc, turbocharged diesel engine with 5-speed manual transmission gearbox produces maximum power of 110 PS at 4,200 rpm with 250 Nm of maximum torque at 1,500-2,500 rpm.

The 6-speed manual transmission gearbox in the 2.0 L diesel engine type with advanced Haldex clutch is capable of producing 140 PS of maximum power at 4,200 rpm with 320 Nm of maximum torque at 1,750-2,500 rpm.

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