As the year commences, carmakers are all set to begin it with a fresh lineup of machines. 2016 will host the biennial event of Auto Expo which will reveal a plethora of much awaited automobiles. Various automakers are ready with their upgraded products and are just waiting for the right time to launch. We have compiled a list of sedans which are much awaited in the Indian market and are expected to be revealed this year.
Probably the most anticipated sedan of 2016. The previous month, Volkswagen announced that it will be revealing the sub-4 meter sedan in Auto Expo 2016. Since then, the automobile has been spied several times and looks almost similar to its hatch counterpart, Polo. To name some aspects, the car shares the platform, headlight and the doors with it. Although heavily camouflaged, the grille looks identical to the one present in the facelift version of Vento.
Expected Price: Rs. 6 - 9 Lac
Tata Zica Sedan
Tata is likely to launch the Zica Sedan in Auto Expo 2016. It is most likely to get its powertrains from Zica hatchback that includes a 1.2-litre three-cylinder motor and a 1.0-litre diesel engine. The car is likely to come with two drive modes viz. Eco and City.
Expected Price: Rs. 6.5 - 8.5 Lac
Honda is ready to launch a facelift of its iconic sedan, City. Predicted to be revealed at Auto Expo 2016, the car is anticipated to be mechanically similar to the 2013 City. City 2016 is pegged to bear major aesthetic changes inside and out.
Expected Price: Rs. 8.5 - 11 Lac
Chevrolet Cruze (2nd Generation)
Already unveiled in the United States, the second generation of Cruze will most likely see the Indian sun at Auto Expo 2016. The new Cruze is 68mm longer and 25mm shorter than the previous model which increases the cabin space. The Indian version is most likely to get a 1.6-litre Ecotec diesel engine mated to a manual gearbox. The power and torque delivering capacity is likely to be similar to that of previous 2.0L engine.
Expected Price: Rs. 15.5 - 18 Lac
Honda Accord Hybrid
Honda is all set to bring back its premium sedan, Accord, in 2016. First launched in 2001, the car’s sales were finally halted in 2013 due to some reasons. Unlike Honda Civic hybrid, the Japanese automaker is anticipated not to bring Accord Hybrid as Completely Built Unit (CBU). The units are rather likely to be manufactured at local plants.
Expected Price: Rs. 30 - 34 Lac