Sedan models have long been associated with comfort, luxury and style. Basically, a sedan or saloon car is a passenger car, which has two rows of seats and ample space for passengers in the rear compartment. The body style of sedan includes four-door, two-door, and fastback models. With India’s growing status and thriving economy, the demand for sedan models has increased rapidly. It is also the most prominent reasons for foreign companies increasingly launching their brands in the demanding and ever-growing Indian market. Read the article to know about the new sedan cars to be launched in India in 2010.
2010 Sedan Models In India
After a big flop in 2006-07 Verona, Suzuki Kizashi is an attempt of Suzuki to revive its position in the sedan market. To lure the consumers, this 4-door sedan will sport a fuel-efficient, 2.4-liter engine and is expected to be priced between 10 and 12 lakhs. Projected as a premium mid-size sedan for the Indian market, this car is a little smaller than its competitors Accord and Camry, and will come with six speed manual version or CVT. To give the car a sporty air, twin silencers have been fitted at the rear, integrated into the rear bumper. What distinguishes Suzuki cars from others are the spacious interiors and Suzuki Kizashi, is no exception. A vitalizing change from the other mid-size sedans, this handsome car is sure to give some serious competitions to other sedans.
Volkswagen Phaeton is luxury redefined for the folks, from the manufacturers of people’s car. The costliest car to come out of the Volkswagen factory, Pheaton is a luxurious auto that is a blend of fine German Engineering and the finest craftsmanship. The exteriors of the sedan are simple and sober, but you cannot rely on them for giving away any hint of its rather opulent interiors. With ‘Vienna Classic’ leather upholstery, the interiors are more like a drawing room, with Eucalyptus wood décor, seats with fulsome mattresses and personalized air conditioner. Available in 23 different colors, Pheaton will be available in both petrol and diesel versions, with 4.2 and 6.0 liter engines. With roughly 100 patents specified to it, Phaeton has features like standard 4motion four-wheel drive, air compressor suspension system, draftless four-zone climate system, and capacity to select a preferred ride type.
Rolls Royce Ghost
India will see yet another exotic car on the roads, that too from the finest of the carmaker - Rolls Royce soon. Rolls Royce is planning to roll its exotic baby, by the name of Rolls Royce Ghost, on Indian roads by the early 2010. It contains all the executive features hosted by Rolls Royce. The company already has three cars - Phantom, Phantom Coupe, and Phantom Drophead Coupe - in the Indian market and with the fourth one, the Indian consumer would surely be spoilt for choices. The best part about it is that keeping the tradition, Rolls Royce will provide Indian consumers the choice of personalizing their car. Ghost is refined and cosseting, power-driven by twin turbo 6.6-litre V12 engine. Having a top speed of 155 mpg, the car is coupled with 8-speed ZF gearbox, which can accelerate from 0-62 mph in just 4.9 seconds. It would be available in India for a neat 1.5 to 2.5 crores.
For the delight of car lovers in India, Audi is planning to launch its new A5 in India. In accord with the modern designed cars, A5 is a coupe, which transcends the concept of car designs. A perfect assortment of elegance, charisma and agility, this car is likely to be launched with two diesels engines - 2.7V6 and 3.0-litre TDI and two petrol ones - 3.2V6 and 4.2V8 variants. With a 360-degree safety concept, this sports car provides two big-sized air bags, and an ability to fit child-safety features. The car personifies vintage appeal and leaves a very Audi-esque impression. Hailed as the least geometrical and the curviest car from Audi, A5 would be available in early 2010 and is likely to be priced between 50 and 60 lakhs.
The revamped version of the phased out model Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Avante is a fourth generation D-segment sedan. Avante, which has already replaced Elantra in the international market, has lot to offer to the Indian consumers. It promises handsome exteriors and lush and spacious interiors - that too in an economic range, the perfect concoction for a best seller. The car offers an excellent choice for drivers who want a sedan in low budget. It comes with a 1.6-liter CRDi diesel engine and 2-liter DOHC petrol engine. Carrying the look of the modern sedans, Avante would be indented against the likes of Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Skoda Octavia, and Chevrolet Optra. It will come with an anti-braking system that provides a comfortable ride. Having Avante as the only car in its executive segment, Hyundai is expected to play safely by pricing it at only around 11 lakhs.
Volvo C70 Convertible
Spelling elegance and luxury, Volvo C70 is a treat to the Indian consumers from the house of Volvo, the European auto major. An outcome of the wedlock between Volvo and Pininfarina (an Italian design firm), Volvo C70 comes out with the best of both worlds. It combines the most desired combination of comfort and safety with beauty and elegance. With three-piece hardtop convertible, this four-seater comes with brilliant styling, which is inspired by Scandinavian dynamic design. The 5-spoke wheel designs provide a sporty character to it. The car houses a 2.4-liter engine that pumps out a maximum power output of 227bhp.The roadster will cost around a neat 44 lakhs.
The Indian roads would see lots of exotic cars this 2010 and the ‘find’ of them would be the brainchild of Porsche, Porsche Panamera. The ace of automobile industry, Porsche has brought out its highly experimental car and plans to unveil the sedan in Indian market in 2010. Panamera is a high performance, first of its kind sedan, with four seat and four doors. As the tag itself proclaims, Panamera comes with luxurious interiors and an impressive appearance that carries the vibrant characteristics of a Porsche. The combination of a sedan and coupe, Panemera is available in three models, the Turbo, the rear-wheel-drive S, and the four wheels drive 4S. With a 4.8 litre V8 engine, this sedan will give an output of around 500 bhp. It will also give the option of interior customization to its consumers. The car is expected to meet all the anticipations on the three key concerns for a couple, which are opulence, performance, and sportiness. The sedan will be priced between1.5 crores and 2.5 crores.
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
With the demand for luxury sedans growing every day in India, MitsubishiMotors is also looking to cash in on the trend. It is all set to enter the luxury sedan category with a new model, Lancer Evolution X. The car will be made at the Mitsubishi’s Chennai facility and will be unveiled in India in 2010. It has a 2.0-litre, twin cam, four-cylinder engine, with a twin-scroll turbocharger that generates an impressive 217kW of power at 6500rpm and 366Nm of torque at 3500rpm. The huge Brembo brakes front and rear have improved stooping. Same size rotors (350mm diameter in front and 330mm diameter in the rear) are employed in the both the Lancer Evolution and the MR models. Four-piston callipers in front and two-piston callipers in the rear are used by the car. The aluminum roof, bonnet and front guards impart the car an exotic look.
Toyota Yaris is a sub-compact economy car. It is being offered as a three-door hatchback, five-door hatchback and four-door sedan, in two trim levels. The standard models of the car are quite basic in structure and appearance, with 14-inch steel wheels, intermittent windshield wipers, air-conditioning, four-way-adjustable front seats and a tilt steering wheel. S-trim equipment levels differ between hatchbacks and sedans, though they share 15-inch steel wheels, a ground-effects body kit and a CD/MP3 stereo, with an auxiliary audio jack. Model specific package upgrades will also be made available by Toyota, which include items like 15-inch alloy wheels, power accessories, cruise control, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat (sedan), a sliding and reclining rear seat (hatchback), a rear window defroster and upgraded interior trim. Stand-alone factory options, such as keyless entry, foglamps and a rear spoiler, are also available.