There are a whopping 10 sedans slated for a launch in India this year. Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com provides the lowdown.
The year 2021 guarantees to be a swell year for new vehicles to return to India.
Part 1: Why 2021 is a superb year for the hatchback purchaser
Apart from a host of hatchbacks, this year may even see the launch of sedans, principally in the luxurious section.
The first launch this year has come from Audi, which is seeking to make a large impression in the luxurious sedan house in India.
Rs 42.34-46.67 lakhs
IMAGE: The Audi A4 went on sale on January 5, 2021, in India. Photograph: Audi India Press Communications
The new Audi A4 just isn’t just a facelift, it additionally will get a new highly effective 2L TFSI petrol engine which may produce a hefty torque of 320Nm and a most energy of 190 hp.
And despite the fact that this highly effective automobile can do 0 to 100 kmph in 7.3 seconds, a 12V mild-hybrid system ensures decreased gasoline consumption. Loaded with clever tech, that is Audi’s new year present for India.
BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine
Prices to be revealed on January 21 (Estimated to be in the Rs 55-75 lakhs vary)
IMAGE: Used for illustration solely. Photograph: BMW India Ltd.
An extended, 2,961mm wheelbase, which is longer by 110mm than the customary 3 Series, means the BMW Gran Limousine will be a a lot rather more spacious and cozy automobile for the rear passenger.
This may just be seen as a substitute for the 3 Series Gran Turismo (GT).
The New BMW 6 Series GT
Rs 65-75 lakhs
IMAGE: All variants of the BMW 6 Series GT will include 48v hybrid assist. Photograph: BMW AG
Now, this new GT will be a refreshed model of the present Series 6 GT, with a contemporary new look and an up to date interiors together with an up to date infotainment system.
BMW has each the petrol and diesel variations in the worldwide market. Will it be the identical for India? We should wait and see.
Along with the above two, the BMW 5 Series may even be launched quickly on this year.
Volvo S 60
Rs 40-45 lakhs
IMAGE: The 2-litre turbocharged sedan will go on sale by mid-2021. Photograph: Volvocars.com
The Volvo S60, the second era which was discontinued by Volvo a while in Mid 2019, is now slated to hit the Indian roads quickly.
The S60 will solely be out there in a single variant in India. This all-new Volvo S60, which has already obtained a 5-star security score from Euro-NCAP, will get Volvo’s new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform.
Rs 56-60 lakhs
SEE: Changes in the present Jaguar XF and the new model. Video: Jaguar India.
The Jaguar XF Facelift is already on sale in worldwide markets and we are going to see it in India this year.
The adjustments to this excellent car are minimal however achieved so very effectively. See the video above, which reveals the adjustments between the present and the new model.
The new XF will are available two variants, and churn out a max energy of 246 hp and 296 hp respectively. One is a rear-wheel drive, however the extra highly effective one is the all-wheel drive which is able to simply do 0 to 100 kmph in just 6.1 seconds.
Mercedes S Class ‘Maestro Edition’
Rs 2-3 crores
IMAGE: Mercedes-Benz India kickstarted 2021 by introducing a cool mixture of the newest linked automobile know-how and the epitome of luxurious, the S class! Photograph: Mercedes Benz India
Another launch that has just occurred is the Mercedes Benz S Class ‘Maestro Edition’.
A brilliant luxurious automobile with a 350d Diesel OM 656 engine having a torque output of 600Nm and a most energy of 286 hp, this one can do 0-100 in six seconds! Yes, six seconds.
SEE the mind-boggling options that the New S Class has to supply in the video above. Video: Courtesy Mercedes Benz India.
Mercedes A-Class sedan
Rs 45-65 lakhs
IMAGE: Mercedes Benz unveiled the customary model Class A sedan in 2018 in China. It will lastly be in India in 2021 as an up to date model. Photograph: Mercedes UAE
Coming quickly is the A-Class which is able to be Mercedes Benz’s entry-level sedan in India. Both petrol and diesel engines will be out there on this new entrant.
Along with the above two fashions, Mercedes may even unveil the E-Class facelifted model and a Mercedes AMG A-35.
Rs 1.8-3 crores
IMAGE: The Porshe Panamera 2021 is a driver’s delight. The Panamera Turbo S replaces the present Turbo, upgrading the 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 from 542bhp to a whopping 630hp. Photograph: Porsche India.
The Porsche Panamera is one other luxurious sedan which is able to get updates throughout all its out there fashions. The a lot awaited replace comes 4 years after it was launched.
One of the large variations, aside from the delicate adjustments in its seems to be, will be a extra highly effective 630 hp turbo S variant and plug-in hybrid variant which when launched in the Middle East claimed to do a 0-100 dash in 3.2 seconds!
Honda City Petrol Electric Hybrid
Rs 18-20 lakhs
IMAGE: The newest Honda City Hybrid will be sleeker than its predecessors. Photograph: Honda Motor Company.
The fifth Gen Honda City Hybrid will certainly make a mark on Indian roads.
One of the most profitable and dependable fashions in India, the hybrid model which was revealed earlier this year is the one to look ahead to.
Currently on sale in Thailand in two trims, we are able to solely wait and see whether or not each the trims will be out there in India.
New Škoda mid-size sedan
Rs 8-11 lakhs
IMAGE: What you see is the outdated Rapid, however anticipate a trendy, smaller model of the Škoda automobile to seem as a mid-sized sedan quickly. Photograph: Kind Courtesy, mi.com
The ageing Škoda Rapid will lastly be proven the door, to be changed by a new mid-sized sedan constructed on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB A0 IN platform, just like the present Škoda Rapid and the VW Vento.
This new sedan may even share similarities between the new model of the VW Vento which too is slated to launch in 2021.
Along with the vehicles talked about above, we may even see Škoda come out with a utterly new Octavia with main adjustments to its interiors.
Also in the pipeline is a Toyota Camry and Yaris facelift.
Coming up subsequent, the launch of SUVs, MUVs and EVs.