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The Indian market’s affinity towards new cars never stops. Here are a few cars that are gearing up for a 2015 release.
A compact SUV from Volkswagen, the Taigun. It was showcased as a concept car in the New Delhi Auto Expo 2014. The concept car had a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine with TSI technology that will churn out a power of 109 bhp with a peak torque of 175 Nm. The engine is coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission. This sub-4 m car has grille with chrome furnished dual slats that hold the company’s iconic logo. The headlamps have LEDs and lights have been mounted on the front roof rails as well. The front and rear bumpers have silver and aluminium protective cladding. The SUV may come in dual tone colour shades of beige and black. It is also expected to have adjustable steering column, and entertainment system with Bluetooth, USB, AUX connectivity. The SUV is expected to fall in the price bracket of Rs. 8 to 14 lakh and may give a stiff competition to the Renault Duster. Expected launch date is August 2015.
Maruti Suzuki XA Alpha:
The XA Alpha concept Sports Utility Vehicle was introduced during the 2012 New Delhi Auto Expo. The slightly revised model of the XA Alpha was presented once again, at the 2014 Delhi Motor Show. XA Alpha is based on the Swift platform. The new XA Alpha will be offered in both petrol and diesel engine options. The 1.4 litre K-series petrol unit delivers a peak power output of 95 bhp with 130 Nm of torque. The diesel one is a 1.3 litre DDiS diesel power train offering a maximum power of 90 bhp with a torque of 210 Nm. The vehicle may come with a 1.5 litre turbo-diesel engine. Expected Maruti Suzuki XA Alpha price in India is Rs. 6.5 to 10 lakh. Expected launch in 2015.
A compact SUV from the table of Hyundai, ix25 made its first appearance as a concept car at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. This compact SUV comes with the Fluidic design philosophy. The triple slat matte grille is flanked by LED daytime running lamps, while the front bumper has a broader air dam and fog lamps. The stylish diamond-cut alloy wheels add to the sporty appeal. The SUV also comes with roof rails and turn indicators integrated ORVMs. The interior features include automatic air conditioning and LCD screen multimedia system. The SUV is expected to have 2 different petrol engines – 1.6 l 4-cylinder engine with base and mid variants while 2.0 l unit with top-end trim. The diesel variants will house a 1.6 l engine. Expected price range is Rs. 8-10 Lakhs. Expected date of launch is June 2015.
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