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5 fine new sedans set to hit Indian roads

Last updated on: September 20, 2010 10:57 IST

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The upcoming festive season is going to be a boon period for most carmakers that have so far seen a great surge in demand for new cars taking the industry growth to 33 per cent in August.

Many new car launches, offers and discounts await consumers this season. Among the various cars scheduled to be launched here is a list of five sedans that have been quite eagerly awaited.

1. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X

For a long time Mitsubishi India had not been doing much to capture the lucrative Indian auto market. But with Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X, the company is all set to change the game.

Evo X would be imported as a completely built unit (CBU) and so it is expected to be expensive. It would come with a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine capable of producing 300bhp and accelerating from 0-100 kph in five seconds.

The Evo X is a fantasy sports car and many Indian customers have waited very long for this one to reach the Indian market.

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Fiat Linea T-Jet

The segment in which the current Fiat Linea exists is soon going to get Volkswagen's new sedan Vento.

While Fiat Linea is giving good competition to Honda City, it needs a little more power under that hood.

Fiat has confirmed the launch of Linea T-Jet and with the turbocharger in the T-Jet variant the car becomes more powerful and fun to drive.

The T-Jet was supposed to be launched this month but now the launch has been put off till October.

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Maruti Kizashi

Kizashi is Maruti Suzuki's first product in the all-wheel-drive sport sedan segment.

Kizashi falls in the D segment and is expected to come with a 2.4 AWD engine sporting 18 inch alloy wheels and a 425 Rockford fosgate audio system with iPod and Bluetooth connectivity.

The car is expected to cost around Rs 12 lakh (Rs 1.2 million).

The car reached North American showrooms in December last year and would make it to India by December. Suzuki showcased all four trims of the 2010 Kizashi at the Chicago Auto Show in February.

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Maruti SX4 Diesel

Maruti has a CNG fitted Maruti SX4 variant at Rs 7.47 lakh (ex-showroom). The CNG variant is loaded with i-GPI technology that is safe, reliable, clean, responsive and environment friendly.

But Maruti Suzuki is also planning a diesel version of this popular sedan having a 1.6l diesel engine. The car is expected to be launched by 2011.

At present the diesel version of Maruti Swift and Dzire are popular in India and the company hopes to see the same success with Maruti SX4 diesel. The diesel variant of the SX4 will be pitted against the likes of Ford Fiesta, Honda City, Hyundai Verna and Fiat Linea.

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Toyota Etios

This car is being launched as both a hatch and notch back in India. The sedan variant would follow the hatch to Indian showrooms.

The car is suppose to have DOHC 16-valve engine with a 1200cc displacement and is expected to be good competition in the segment.

Etios sedan was at display at the Delhi auto Expo 2010 and evoked curiosity among onlookers.

The sedan Etios has a sharp and big smiling grille that has been high-mounted especially for India. It gives the car a very tough look.

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