Upcoming Car Launches India 2014: The Most Comprehensive List Online

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2014 is at our doorsteps and the upcoming year promises to bring along quite a handful of new cars to our ever expanding car bazaar. Here, we present before you a list of new cars that are headed our way in 2014. While this list provides details of all the upcoming ‘all new’ models and the facelifts, we’ve left out the new variants of existing models to avoid any sort of confusion. 

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In alphabetical order

Audi A3 sedan

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  • Launch: April 2014
  • Engine options: 1.8 Petrol, 2.0 Diesel
  • Price: INR 23-29 Lakhs

The highly anticipated Audi A3 sedan is headed to Auto Expo 2014 for its India debut and is likely to go on sale in the country soon after the advent of next fiscal. The A3 sedan looks like a slightly smaller A4 sedan, which will only be a good thing for prospective buyers. Quite obviously, the A3 sedan will become the entry level sedan in the car maker’s product portfolio for India and would make entry into the Audi-family considerably easier.

The Audi A3 sedan will come to us with tried and tested 1.8 TFSI petrol and 2.0 TDI diesel engines.

Audi Q7 (new)

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  • Launch: December 2014
  • Engine options: 3.0 Petrol, 3.0 Diesel, 4.2 Diesel
  • Price: INR 65-100 lakhs

Audi has been busy with the development of the next gen Q7 and the upcoming generation of the popular Audi crossover would make its public debut sometime in mid 2014. The biggest news for us, however, is that the all new Audi Q7 is India bound and is most likely to be launched here by the end of 2014!

The next gen Q7 will be underpinned by VW Group’s MLB Evo platform, which has been tailor made to suit cars which are tall. The new platform would make the car upto 300kgs lighter than the current model and along with the new platform, also making its debut with the next Q7 will be the carmaker’s all new design language.  Engine options are likely to be carried over from current model.

BMW i8

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  • Launch: November 2014
  • Engine options: 1.5 Petrol + electric motor
  • Price: Rs 1.4 crores

BMW’s flagship ‘i’ vehicle is headed our way and the new i8, which is high on both performance and technology, would enter our car market towards the end of next year. Only seven units of the BMW i8 have been allotted to India and the launch of the electric hybrid supercar will be basically a brand-building exercise. The BMW i8 plug-in hybrid supercar comes with a powertrain that consists of a 228bhp 1.5 litre petrol engine and a 129bhp electric motor. Further, the car benefits from lightweight carbon-fibre and aluminium construction.

Don’t be surprised if you find celebrities and the business tycoons lapping up the seven units of the i8.

BMW X4

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  • Launch: October 2014
  • Engine options: 3.0 Petrol, 3.0 Diesel
  • Price: INR 43-57 lakhs

India is a SUV-loving market and quite obviously, the X4, the latest crossover from the Bavarian auto maker is headed our way. The BMW X4 will find itself slotted between the X3 and the X5 and will be to the former, what the X6 is to the latter. This simply means that the X4 will appeal to those who have been waiting for a more stylish X3 and the upcoming model will play the perfect baby brother to the highly successful X6 crossover-coupe.

Admit it, you do appreciate that coupe-like roofline and the dynamic stance. Don’t you?

BMW X5 (new)

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  • Launch: May 2014
  • Engine options: 4.4 Petrol, 2.0 Diesel, 3.0 Diesel
  • Price: INR 57-92 lakhs

The new BMW X4 is not the only Bavarian crossover that’s headed our way. Also coming to us is the new 2014 BMW X5, which made its public debut earlier this year. The new BMW X5 is not just larger than the outgoing model but is also lighter. The new X5 comes with several new features and the engine options for India includes a stonker of a 4.4 litre petrol motor, the highly acclaimed 3.0 litre six pot diesel and a 2.0 litre four cylinder oil burner that will be shared with the 525d sedan. The advent of this entry level diesel engine option is sure to take the fight straight to the Mercedes ML250 CDI model. The bigger 3.0 litre motor, on the other hand, will directly rival the pricier ML 350 CDI.

Believe us, the new 2014 BMW X5 doesn’t feature a ground-breaking styling but is in every way a better sorted out and more modern vehicle than the X5 we all know of.

Chevrolet Beat (facelift)

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  • Launch: June 2014
  • Engine options: 1.2 Petrol, 1.0 Diesel
  • Price: INR 3.75-5.5 lakh

Expected to launch around the middle of next year, the Chevrolet Beat facelift will infuse some freshnesss with the fast ageing brand. Don’t get us wrong though, we still feel that the Beat is the funkiest looking hatchback around but the advent of newer rivals has ensured that the Beat, which is sold as the Spark abroad, has lost some of the excitement that surrounded it. The Beat facelift will sport a revised grille, updated front bumper, re-profiled headlamps and taillapms, new fog lamps, spruced up interiors and probably a longer features list.

The fairly potent petrol and the frugal diesel engine will be carried over from the pre-facelift.

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Datsun Go

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  • Launch: March 2014
  • Engine options: 1.2 Petrol
  • Price: Rs 3.0-3.99 lakhs

Nissan-Datsun will launch the Go hatchback in India in March next year. Slated to bring along affordable-yet-world-class motoring to us, the Go will be seen nibbling into sales of established rivals such as the Maruti WagonR and the last gen Hyundai i10. The Datsun Go is based on the last gen Micra platform and will be powered from the current Micra’s 1.2 litre petrol engine, albeit in a de-tuned state. The car boasts of highly function interiors and will offer a bench-like front seats that are sure to invoke memories of the Padmini and the Ambassador. Large interiors space and low cost will be the USPs of the upcoming hatchback.

There are good chances that the Go will change the way people look at low-cost cars in India

Datsun Go+ MPV

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  • Launch: August 2014
  • Engine options: 1.2 Petrol
  • Price: INR 4.5-5.5 lakhs

Following the launch of the Datsun Go hatchback will be its MPV variant. The Go based MPV, which has been christened as the Go+, will offer more space than the hatchback and importantly, will have a third row of seat. However, the MPV will measure less than 4 metres in length and will hence, benefit from the duty relaxations being provided by the Govt. of India. This would translate into an aggressive price tag and the Go+ is looking all set to initiate the price wars in the fast emerging mini MPV segment of India. Powering the Go+ MPV will be the same 1.2 litre petrol engine that would power its hatchback sibling. However, we really won’t be surprised if Nissan-Datsun ends up plonking an oil burner into the Go+, which would probably make the Go+ a favorite among the fleet operators.

The Go+ has good chances of eating into the sales of the Ertiga, which is currently the highest selling mini MPV in India.

Fiat Linea (facelift)

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  • Launch: April 2014
  • Engine options: 1.4 Petrol, 1.3 Diesel, 1.6 Diesel
  • Price: INR 7.5-10 lakhs  

Now that the Fiat Linea Classic is here, can the facelift be far behind?

Expected to be launched in April next year, the Linea facelift will sport a comprehensively updated front and rear end and will be sold alongside the Classic, which is basically a stripped down pre-facelift model. Along with a host of new features, the updated Linea is expected to bring along the new 1.6 litre Multijet diesel engine, which will be sold alongside the 1.4 litre T-Jet petrol and the 1.3 Litre Multijet oil burner. The Linea facelift will be aimed squarely at Volkswagen Vento, Hyundai Verna, new Ford Fiesta and the likes.

The Fiat Linea facelift would give Fiat India another shot at the fast growing upper C segment of our car market.

Force Motors Large MPV

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  • Launch: July 2014
  • Engine options: 2.2 Diesel
  • Price: INR 10-13 lakhs

Force Motors will be seen jumping into the large MPV segment sometime in the middle of next year. The upcoming Force Motors large MPV, will be more spacious than the Innova, and should appeal to fleet owners and joint families. It could also make for a really comfortable office fleet shuttle. From what we can make out from various spy pics of this upcoming vehicle, the Force MPV would be based on the now defunct Mercedes-Benz Viano van. Other than using the bodyshell, the Force MPV will also found a Mercedes heart, as it would be powered by a 139bhp, 2.2-litre, OM611 common rail diesel engine.

The upcoming Force MPV could very well initiate a new sub-segment in the MPV market of our country.

Ford Fiesta (facelift)

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  • Launch: July 2014
  • Engine options: 1.5 Petrol, 1.5 Diesel
  • Price: INR 6.5-10 lakhs

The Fiesta recently got an ‘Aston Martin face’ and the good news is that the recent facelift is headed to India next year. The ungainly rear end too has been taken care of the Fiesta facelift sports a considerably more attractive bum. The upcoming Ford Fiesta facelift should bestow the new gen Fiesta with a new lease of life in India. If the Ecosport’s pricing is anything to go by, Ford has learnt it lessons pretty well and the upcoming Fiesta facelift could bring along a reasonable price cut.

The upcoming facelift could very well be what the doctor ordered for the Fiesta sedan in India.

Honda Jazz (new)

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  • Launch: October 2014
  • Engine options: 1.2 Petrol, 1.5 Diesel
  • Price: INR 5-7.5 lakh

The Honda Jazz is planning a re-entry into the ever-growing hatchback segment of our car market. And this time, the car will be equipped with the quintessential diesel engine option. The engine options is not the only new bit here. Rather, the whole car is all-new and is basically the next generation model of the Jazz we all know of. Expect more features, more space and all the traditional Honda strengths. The car will also have a petrol engine option, that of the 1.2 litre iVTEC four pot motor. This is the same engine that powered the earlier car but safely expect it to get a re-map for the new gen model.

Having burnt its fingers with the pricing of the Jazz previously, expect Honda to price the new gen model ultra competitively.

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Honda Mobilio

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  • Launch: December 2014
  • Engine options: 1.5 Petrol, 1.5 Diesel
  • Price: INR 8-10 lakhs

Another all new Honda that is headed our way is the new Brio-based Mobilio MPV. While the Mobilio is based on the Brio, it doesn’t measure less than four metres in length and hence, won’t be entitled to duty relaxations being provided by the Govt. of India. This simply means that it would be quite a task for Honda Cars India to position the upcoming MPV squarely against the Ertiga, which would be a direct rival to this vehicle. The Honda Mobilio will go on sale in India with a 1.5 litre petrol and a 1.5 litre diesel engine. While the petrol engine comes from the City sedan, the oil burner is the same unit that powers the Amaze, the new gen City and the new gen Brio.

It would be interesting to see if the advent of Mobilio would spell trouble for the Ertiga.

Hyundai Grand i10 sedan

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  • Launch: April 2014
  • Engine options: 1.2 Petrol, 1.1 Diesel
  • Price: INR 5-7 lakhs

Hyundai will showcase a Grand i10 based compact sedan at the upcoming Auto Expo in February next year. This sedan will most likely go on sale around the advent of the new fiscal and will find itself slotted between the i20 hatchback and the Verna sedan. Basically, the Grand i10 will be a logical successor to the now defunct Accent and thanks to its sub 4m credentials, will benefit from duty relaxations, which would lead to an ultra competitive pricing. The Grand i10 compact sedan would be a Maruti Dzire and Honda Amaze adversary and is likely to be high on equipment. Safely expect the hatchback’s first in class features such as cooled glovebox, rear AC vents and Hard-drive equipped audio system to make it to the upcoming compact sedan.

The Hyundai Grand i10 sedan will be powered by the same 1.1 litre CRDI diesel and 1.2 litre Kappa petrol engines that power the hatchback.

Hyundai i20 (new)

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  • Launch: November 2014
  • Engine options: 1.2 Petrol, 1.4 Petrol, 1.4 Diesel
  • Price: INR 5.25-8 lakhs

That the Korean auto giant is busy readying the next gen i20 is a well known fact. The next gen i20 will make it to us soon after its public debut next year and safely expect the next car to be marginally larger and better equipped than the current model. The next gen i20 will feature a more modern (and striking) exterior design and could come with some first-in-class features. It is expected that the 2015 Hyundai i20, which will be based on a new platform, will borrow its engine options from the current model.

It would be interesting to see the new gen i20 and the new gen Jazz locking horns on battleground India.

Hyundai Elanta (facelift)

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  • Launch: August 2014
  • Engine options: 1.8 Petrol, 1.6 Diesel
  • Price: INR 13-16.5 lakh

The Elantra (also sold as the Avante in some markets) got a ‘blink-and-miss’ facelift earlier this year and the quite unsurprisingly, the updated car is headed our way for a mid 2014 launch. The Elantra facelift sports minor visual upgrades and is better equipped than the current model. Other than a slight visual makeover and addition of features, the car remains unchanged and continues to be powered by the same set of engines.

In all probability, the Elantra facelift will warrant a slight premium over the current model but the addition of features is sure to make it a more worthy rival to our hot favorite, the new Skoda Octavia.

Hyundai MPV (new)

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That the Korean auto giant is readying a MPV is a well known fact. The upcoming Hyundai MPV, like many other upcoming MPVs, will be a Maruti Ertiga adversary and could share its platform with the new gen i10. This means there are good chances that the car will measure less than 4 metres in length and would benefit from duty cuts. Visually, it could carry several design cues that were seen on the Hexa Space concept that was showcased at the last Auto Expo in 2012.

The upcoming Hyundai MPV will join the likes of other soon-to-be-launched vehicles such as the Honda Mobilio and the Datsun Go, all of which can very well make life tougher for the high selling Maruti Ertiga.

Hyundai Santa Fe (new)

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  • Launch: February 2014
  • Engine options: 2.2 Diesel
  • Price: Rs 25 lakhs

 Hyundai will launch the latest gen Santa Fe at the Auto Expo in February next year. The latest gen Santa Fe will completely replace the current model and will most likely retail at the same price point. The new Santa Fe features Hyundai’s Storm Edge design language, which is basically the evolution of Fluidic Sculpture. The Storm Edge has now given way to the Fluidic Precision. Anyway, the new Santa Fe will continue to be powered by the current car’s motor, which means that it would feature the well sorted out 2.2 litre CRDI diesel engine. 

Equipped with high end features, attractive styling and a sufficiently potent oil burner, the new Santa Fe might very well become the most successful flagship product from HMIL, ever!

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Land Rover Discovery (facelift)

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  • Launch: July 2014
  • Engine options: 3.0 Diesel
  • Price: INR 1-1.11 crores

Tata owned British premium car maker Jaguar Land Rover will launch the Discovery facelift in India next year. Visually, there is nothing much to differentiate the updated car from the pre-facelift model. However, the updated Discover features some really small details that hint at JLR’s future of launching Discover as a sub brand of Land Rover (akin to how Range Rover is the premium brand of Land Rover).

The updated Discover could infuse some more excitement with the fast growing British brand of premium SUVs in India.

Land rover Range Rover Evoque (9 speed)

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  • Launch: April 2014
  • Engine options: 2.0 Petrol, 2.2 Diesel
  • Price: INR 55-65 lakhs

Coming our way early next year is an updated Land Rover Range Rover Evoque. While the updated car doesn’t boast of a facelift or additional equipment, it does sport a really important mechanical upgrade- a new ZF sourced nine speed automatic transmission. The advent of new age gearbox will result into better performance and efficiency, along with a significant increase in the refinement and responsiveness.

Mahindra Scorpio (facelift)

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  • Launch: April 2014
  • Engine options: 2.2 Diesel, 2.5 Diesel
  • Price: INR 8.5-12 lakhs

 It is a very well known fact that Mahindra plans to soon launch a comprehensively updated Scorpio in the fast heating up SUV market. Set to make its public debut at the Auto Expo 2014, the Scorpio facelift could be launched around April next year. The updated Scorpio would feature a thoroughly revised front fascia, which would sport new headlights, new grille and a new front bumper. Interiors too should get a minor revision, with the car getting an upholstery change and some additional equipment. The facelift should enable the decade old SUV to soldier on for some more time, before the complete model replacement arrives in 2015. 

Maruti Suzuki AStar (YL7)

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  • Launch: April 2014
  • Engine options: 1.0 Petrol
  • Price: INR 4-5 lakhs

Set for an Auto Expo 2014 debut, the YL7 is the next gen Suzuki Alto. In India, the new Alto will replace the AStar, which never really set the sales charts on fire. It is expected that unlike the AStar, the next gen model will boast of roomy interiors and wouldn’t have ‘dolly car’ appearance.

The YL7 could become the next ‘big’ small car from Maruti Suzuki.

Maruti Suzuki SX4 (YL1)

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  • Launch: May 2014
  • Engine: 1.4 Petrol, 1.6 Petrol, 1.3 Diesel
  • Engine options: 1.4 P, 1.3 D

It is a well known fact that MSIL has been testing the YL1 sedan since some time now. Set to be launched in middle of next year, the YL7 will be a complete replacement for the slow-selling SX4. Unlike the SX4, the YL7 hasn’t been derived from a crossover and hence, seems to have more ‘sedan-like’ proportions. The car is likely to go on sale with three engine options- 1.4 P, 1.6 P and 1.3 D. While the car will replace the SX4, it is being expected that it would be positioned slightly above the sedan it will replace. From what we know, it would have a features list that would be at par with that of its immediate rivals. Safely expect the YL1 to boast of roomy and pleasant interiors.

Mercedes CLA Class sedan

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  • Launch: June 2014
  • Engine options: 1.6 Petrol, 2.2 Diesel
  • Price: INR 24-28 lakh

If the Audi A3 sedan here, can the Mercedes CLA be far behind? Becoming a direct rival to the upcoming Audi A3 sedan will be the new Mercedes CLA Sedan. Visually a baby CLS, the new sedan is basically a new A Class underneath and will become the entry level sedan in Mercedes India’s product portfolio. The CLA sedan is being said to be almost as roomy as the current gen C Class.

For all we know, luxury is looking to become much more affordable in the country!

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Mercedes S Class (new)

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  • Launch: January 2014
  • Engine options: 4.6 Petrol, 3.0 Diesel
  • Price: INR 1-1.25 crore

Slated to be launched next month, the all new S Class will initially come to us via CBU route and in just one variant- S500 petrol. In July however, Mercedes India will commence the CKD assembly and will launch the S350 CDI diesel variant. It is being said that with the advent of the all new model, the S Class has become a lot more luxurious and safer too! If nothing else, it seems to have sent competition running back to drawing boards!

We just can’t wait to sample this car first hand in India!

Nissan Sunny (facelift)

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  • Launch: April 2014
  • Engine options: 1.5 Petrol, 1.5 Diesel
  • Price: INR 6-10 lakhs

Now that the Micra facelift is out and on sale in India, it is the turn of Sunny to go under the scalpel. It may be noted that after Micra, the Sunny is easily the most successful car from Nissan India. With the facelift, Nissan India intends to infuse some excitement into the fast ageing brand. The Nissan facelift would come with a comprehensively updated front end that would sport a new bumper, new front grille, more stylish headlamps and probably LED DRLs too. At the rear, the car would get some chrome and re-profiled taillamps.

Engine options are expected to remain the same but Nissan India might give them a re-map for better fuel efficiency.

Nissan X-Trail (new) 

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  • Launch: October 2014
  • Engine options: 2.2 Diesel
  • Price: INR 21-26 lakhs

It is no secret that the current X-Trail could never set the sales charts on fire in India. However, all this could change with the advent of the next gen model. Slated for an end-2014 launch, the new gen X-Trail would be a direct rival to the new Hyundai Santa Fe and the Toyota Fortuner. The new gen X-Trail is underpinned by the manufacturer’s new CMF (Common Module Family) platform and is powered by a 2.2 litre common rail diesel engine.

Porsche Macan

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  • Launch: August 2014
  • Engine options: 2.0 Petrol, 3.6 Petrol, 2.0 Diesel, 3.0 Diesel
  • Price: INR 55-72 lakhs

It has hardly been some time since the Porsche Macan made its public debut and the new Porsche is already headed our way! Set for a late 2014 launch, the Macan will become the cheapest crossover in Porsche India’s product portfolio. The new Macan looks like a baby Cayenne, which is only a good thing, and will go on sale with a range of petrol and diesel engines. The new Macan, in all probability, would enable its manufacturer to cash in on the increased demand for luxury crossovers in India.

The Porsche Macan is looking all set to eat into the sales of BMW X5, Mercedes M Class and sibling Audi Q5.

Porsche 911 Turbo (new)

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  • Launch: March 2014
  • Engine options: 3.8 Petrol
  • Price: INR 2.1 crore

While the latest gen Porsche 911 is already on sale in India, the new 911 Turbo will make it to us early next year. The upcoming 991 Turbo is powered by a 3.8 litres petrol engine that has a max power of 513bhp and peak torque of 67.3kgm. The Turbo S has 552bhp-72.4kgm. The car can accelerate from zero to hundred kmph in just three seconds and the car is sufficiently potent to rival the Ferrari 458 Italia and the likes.

Renault Duster (facelift)

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  • Launch: October 2014
  • Engine options: 1.6 Petrol, 1.5 Diesel
  • Price: INR 7.5-11 lakhs

From being the unchallenged king of the entry level SUV segment of India to having to face fast dwindling sales. Times have taken a full U-turn for the Renault Duster. The Duster recently got a minor facelift and the updated car will be launched in India late next year. Quite obviously, the Duster facelift aims to infuse some much needed excitement with the once-popular brand and the facelift could come to us with a longer features list and a substantial price cut too! The Duster facelift sports a new set of headlamps, a new front grille, and a slightly spruced up dashboard.

It will be interesting to see if the upcoming facelift would re-vitalize the sales performance of the Duster compact crossover in India.

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Renault Flurnce (facelift)

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  • Launch: May 2013
  • Engine: 2.0 Petrol, 1.5 Diesel
  • Price: Rs 13-15 lakhs

Arguably one of the most handsome mid sizers around, the Fluence has failed to leave a lasting impression on entry D segment sedan buyers in India. All this might change with the advent of the Fluence facelift. The Renault Fluence facelift was launched in international markets early this year and is definitely taking its own sweet time coming to us. However, we expect to be greeted by the updated car at the Auto Expo in February next year. The Fluence facelift sports a new front fascia that consists of a new bumper, new front grille and new headlights. The car could come to us with additional features and a slight price cut.

It would be interesting to see if the updated Fluence would be sufficiently potent to nibble into sales of lethal rivals such as the Hyundai Elantra and the new Skoda Octavia.

Renault Koleos (facelift)

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  • Launch: April 2014
  • Engine options: 2.0 Diesel
  • Price: INR 25 lakhs

Much like the Fluence, the Koleos hasn’t been able to leave a mark on the sales chart of Indian car market. A slightly updated Koleos will be launched in India early next year and we expect to be greeted by this model at the Auto Expo in February. The updated Koleos gets a larger ‘lozenge’ logo, a new front grille and a revised set of bumpers. On the inside, the car comes draped in a new shade of brown, gets an upholstery change and an updated infotainment system.

Skoda Rapid (facelift)

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  • Launch: October 2014
  • Engine options: 1.6 Petrol, 1.6 Diesel
  • Price: INR 8-10 lakhs

The Rapid can easily be counted among the most successful cars from Skoda India yet. While the Rapid we have on sale in India is much different from its European counterpart, VW-Vento roots and the brand image that Skoda enjoys in India has done a lot of good to this re-badged model. However, Skoda India realizes that the car, which is more than 2 years old now, is gradually getting dated and hence, it would soon bestow its entry level C segment sedan with a visual makeover. Expect the Rapid facelift come with a revised front fascia and slightly spruced up interiors. Also expect some additional features and re-tuned motors.

Skoda Superb (facelift)

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  • Launch: March 2014
  • Engine options: 1.8 Petrol, 2.0 Diesel
  • Price: INR 19-25 lakhs

Before launching an updated Rapid, Skoda India would launch the Superb facelift in the country. The updated Superb is already on sale overseas and will be launched in India early next year. The facelift brings along a new front fascia that is very much in keeping with the carmaker’s new design language. The rear too has been updated and the car looks a tad more premium now. Safely expect the car to get slightly spruced up interiors and some more features. Engine options are most likely to be carried over.  

Skoda Yeti (facelift)

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  • Launch: May 2014
  • Engine options: 2.0 Diesel
  • Price: INR 12-15 lakhs

There also is an updated Yeti coming our way! Set for an early 2014 debut, the Yeti refresh sports a slightly updated front fascia that, like the Superb facelift’s front end, is more in line with Skoda’s latest design language. The car gets a new set of headlamps, an Octavia-like grille and a new set of bumpers. The car also get’s Octavia’s steering wheel and new upholstery.

The facelift would enable the ageing crossover to soldier on for a couple of years more, before the complete model replacement comes to us.

Tata Nano (facelift)

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  • Launch: June 2014
  • Engine options: 0.6 Petrol, 0.8 Diesel
  • Price: INR 1.8-3 Lakhs

The Nano is about to get yet another facelift and the upcoming facelift will debut with the highly anticipated diesel variant. The diesel variant will be powered by a 800cc diesel engine and will have stellar fuel economy among one its biggest USPs. The facelift is expected to bring along a set of new bumpers, slightly modified interiors and an ‘open-able’ hatch.

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Tata Manza (facelift)

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  • Launch: July 2014
  • Engine options: 1.4 Petrol, 1.3 Diesel
  • Price:  INR 5.5-8 lakhs

The Manza hasn’t exactly been a success story for Tata Motors. The entry level C segment sedan, in spite of boasting of class leading space and being well priced, have failed to capture the imagination of the entry level sedan buyers in the country. Tata Motors plans to try and change all this by launching an updated Manza around summers next year. The Manza facelift would boast of a sportier front end and a slightly updated rear end. The interiors too will be given a mild nip and tuck and the car is expected to be launched with a small price cut.

Tata Vista (facelift) 

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  • Launch: February 2014
  • Engine options: 1.2 Petrol, 1.3 Diesel
  • Price: INR 4-6.5 lakhs

The Vista facelift has been spotted testing on numerous occasions and will make its public debut at the Auto Expo 2014. Soon after, the car will go on sale in the ultra competitive hatchback segment of Indian car market. Equipped with refreshed exteriors, which would include a sportier front fascia and a more stylish rear, the upcoming facelift will most likely bring along some excitement to the fast ageing brand. The interiors too are likely to be spruced up and in all probability, the car will come with the Manza’s dashboard.

Engine options are likely to be remain unchanged and at the most, will get a re-map for better fuel efficiency.

Toyota Corolla (new)

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  • Launch: May 2014
  • Engine options: 1.8 Petrol, 1.4 Diesel
  • Price: INR 13-16.5 lakhs

The all new Toyota Corolla will make its Indian debut at the Auto Expo in February and is likely to go on sale in May. The latest gen Corolla is expected to retail at almost the same price point and could make life a lot tougher for the new Skoda Octavia and the Hyundai Elantra. The new Corolla is bigger, more loaded and in every way a world class car. While the engine options will be carried over from the current model, we expect TKM to give them a re-tweak for added performance and economy. 

Volvo XC90 (new)

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  • Launch: December 2014
  • Engine options: 2.0 Petrol, 2.0 Diesel
  • Price: INR 60-75 lakhs

Volvo has been testing the all new XC90 and the great news is that the new model has good chances of making to India towards the end of next year. The new Volvo XC90 will be underpinned by the carmaker’s all-new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) modular platform and the carmaker’s new interior design language from the Coupé Concept will mark its launch with the new gen XC90.

The car will be powered by a set of modern and sufficiently potent 2.0 litre petrol and diesel engines.

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