Cars have been a status symbol in India and every year innovative cars are launched to attract people to buy. Indian market is going to fill with new upcoming cars in year 2012. It is expected that 2012 will bring more alternatives in vehicle style, performance, brand, size, and price for cars. Many car manufacturers pay attention to customers’ security, comfort and peace of mind during their holidays. If you are interested to purchase a car then you need to know about the upcoming cars of year 2012. Check out some Upcoming Cars of 2012 in India.
New Upcoming Cars of 2012 in India
1, Renault Pulse:
Renault Pulse is created for the Indian car market by the partnership of Renault and Nissan. This car will be aggressive in terms of styling and based on the V-platform similar to the Nissan Micra. It will be powered by the same three pot 1.2-litre petrol engine similar to the Nissan Micra and develops maximum power of 64 bhp with maximum torque of 160 nm. This engine contains three cylinders; the NVH levels are low particularly while idling. It will come with safety features like airbags and most of the bells and whistles of a premium hatchback. It is expected that Renault Pulse will be priced at Rs. Rs 4.5-6.5 lakhs, a notch higher in comparison to the Micra.
2, MINI Cooper Coupe:
MINI Cooper Coupe is conventional hatchback and finally arriving in Indian market. It does not contain much space at the back and its boot is also small, providing 160 liters of space. It will be available in both petrol and diesel versions. It will come with 1.6-litre petrol engine that produces 98bhp for the entry level hatch, all the way up to 184bhp in the S versions. It contains 1.6-litre diesel engine that provides 90bhp, however the SD version will put out 143bhp. It is expected that MINI Cooper will be priced more than Rs 25 lakh.
3, Skoda Fabia Scout:
Skoda Fabia Scout is created to survive hard driving circumstances in India by Skoda. This car is a new version of the standard Skoda Fabia with minor disputes for improved off-road handling capability. It is based on the older Fabia platform and will definitely contain much larger boot storage. It will contain 1.6L 105bhp petrol engine and 90bhp 1.6-litre TDI diesel engine that provides 250Nm of torque between 1,500 and 2,500rpm for a wide spread of urge, and strong mid-range acceleration. It is a front wheel drive car so it contains only restricted off-road capability and it does not have four-wheel drive system and lockable differs so it might find hard to cross anything more than just a dirt road. Expected price of Skoda is less than 10 (6-9) lakh in India.
4, Chevrolet New MPV:
Chevrolet New MPV is a vehicle from the Wilung line-up. It will be created in GM's Talegaon plant. This MPV will contain both petrol and diesel engine and will be powered by the 1.3-litre multijet engine. The MPV will contain 7-8 seats and it is expected that it contains flexible back seating as the second and third row of seats can be folded flat. It is expected to be available at low cost because it is sourced from China. Expected price of Chevrolet New MPV is Rs 5-7 lakh.
5, Chevrolet Electric Vehicle:
Chevrolet Electric Vehicle will be introduced in 2012 in India by Chevrolet. This hatchback model contains eye-catching looks and impressive interiors. Battery of Chevrolet Electric Vehicle gets completely charged in only eight hours in normal voltage of 120 and if the car is set on voltage of 240V, then its charging time is reduced to just three hours. This car has the Battery powered Engine for its working. However it will also include a 4-cylinder engine that contains 1.4 liters fuel capacity. The expected price of Chevrolet Electric Vehicle is Rs 3.5-5 lakh.
6, Mahindra Mini-Xylo:
Mahindra Mini Xylo is a compact XUV and a smaller version of the Mahindra Xylo. This car is a 5-seater car and four meters in length. This vehicle will not have some of the high-end luxury features. It is expected that this car will come with bumpers in body color, Tachometer, Trip Meter, Seat belts for rear passengers, A/C minus the feature of climate control, Power windows, Central Locking, Rear wiper, Remote-controlled Fuel refilling system, manually adjustable driver seats, Rear A/C vents and much more. It can be estimated that Mahindra Mini Xylo will be launched by the end of year 2012 with a price tag of Rs 4-5 lakh.
7, Skoda Yeti 110bhp:
The Skoda Yeti is an extremely robust and smart car. It will offer comfort and a great driving experience. Skoda Yeti will be available only in diesel option, the 2.0L TDI CR, 16V DOHC, 4-cylinder, Turbocharged, liquid cooled, and high pressure direct injection diesel engine. It will contain 6 Speed Manual Transmission that offers good performance with amazingly high mileage both in highways and in cities. The diesel engine is packed with turbocharger by which the engine becomes very efficient and can also cool the engine very fast. This diesel powertrain is able to produce maximum power of 140 bhp at 4200 rpm and returns top torque of 320 Nm at 1750-2500 rpm. Expected price of Skoda Yeti 110bhp is Rs 14 lakh.
8, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga:
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga was unveiled as a concept car at the 2010 Auto Expo. This car will include electric ORVMs, climate control, steering mounted controls, ABS and airbags. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga will be a 7-seater with three rows of seats. This car will come with both petrol and diesel motor alternatives. The petrol engine is certain to be the 4-cylinder K-series engine and the diesel engine expected to be the super efficient 1.3-litre DDiS engine which is also available in the Swift, SX4 and Ritz. It is expected that this car will be launched in 2012 with a price tag of Rs 5-7 lakh.
9, Nissan NV200:
Nissan NV200 could be launched in Indian market in a partnership of Nissan and the defense and commercial vehicle manufacturer Ashok Leyland. The NV200 is made on the modified Renault-Nissan B-Alliance platform. This car will come with the 1.5dCi engine, having a power of 85hp and delivers torque of 200 Nm. NV200 and Logan have the similar engine but NV200 will generate more power in comparison to the Logan. The Nissan NV 200 contains some obvious features such as power steering and back leaf spring. Expected price of Nissan NV 200 is Rs 5-8 lakh.
10, Fiat Bravo:
Fiat Bravo is a new small family car of Fiat. This car will contain a 1910cc, 16-valve turbocharged multijet engine. This car will contain an immense 150bhp@4000 rpm and it will cover 0-100kph in about 9 seconds. Fiat Bravo is a luxurious hatchback, and its sleek styling and elegant interiors are inspired by the Italian tradition. It also includes cutting-edge equipment and a safety system. Riders are provided with a warm feeling by its interiors. This car will be launched in India because of enhancing the brand image of the corporation in the nation. The expected price of Fiat Bravo is Rs 16-18 lacs.
11, Volkswagen New Touareg:
The new Touareg is innovative in every feature and contains of all-new platform. This car has improved performance and fuel efficiency. This vehicle contains the entry-level engine, 4.2-litre V8, borrowed from the Q7, and a petrol-electric hybrid, which is improbable to come to India. The Touareg will include automatic stop-start, which cuts off the engine when coasting and while stop at traffic lights, allowing for improved fuel efficiency. The new Touareg also obtains VW’s version of a terrain response system, which lets the driver to adjust a variety of parameters such as the traction control and hill assist, for boring off-road conditions. It is expected that Volkswagen New Touareg will be available at Rs 55 lakh.
12, Ford Fiesta hatchback:
Ford is getting ready to launch the Fiesta’s hatchback version in India. The Fiesta will contain the similar Kinetic design inspired front end as observed on the recently launched sedan. This car contains two tier grille and sweeping large headlamps up front. It also includes a short hatch and spoiler coupled to swanky large taillamps at the back. It is expected that this vehicle will be available in both petrol and diesel engines. This hatchback will also come with premium features such as climate control and Bluetooth connectivity but it may not offer the cruise control feature. Expected price of Ford Fiesta hatchback is Rs 6-9 lakh.
13, Hyundai Sonata:
Hyundai Sonata will be available in later January or in early February. It was revealed at the Delhi Expo. The 2012 Hyundai Sonata will be available only in a petrol version. It will run on a direct-injection, 2.4-litre Theta GDi petrol engine that produces more than 200 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque. The platform of the new Sonata does not support the diesel engine. The Sonata features Hyundai’s modern fluidic design philosophy, a large chrome grille and huge projector headlamps. This car will come with luxurious interiors and everything is covered with leather wrapping and cool blue mood lighting. It will feature cruise control as well as Electric and optional heated seats available in it. It is expected that it will be priced at Rs 13-18 lakh.
14, Honda Civic 2012:
Honda Civic 2012 will come with a revolutionary design. The car will run on 1799 cc, 1.8 liter petrol engine with the maximum output of 140 bhp and total torque of 17.7 kgm. This car contains great straight cut headlights and the back side of the Honda Civic 2012 is very unique in its class. This car contains an ARAI certified fuel economy of 13.9kmpl and 14.8 for the automatic transmissions and manual respectively. Its automatic variant also includes paddle-shifters which add to the drive experience. Honda Civic 2012 will probably come sometime in mid-2012 in India with a price tag of Rs 12-15 lakh.
15, Honda CR-V 2012:
Honda CR-V 2012 will come in a new stunning look. The exterior styling provides this car a more sophisticated and dynamic design. The headlamps seem larger, and it appears to contain big size so it is expected to be a 7-seater car. This car also contains redesigned headlights, sparkling new alloy wheels and 3 line chrome finish up. Honda CR-V 2012 will contain 2.4 Liter i-VTEC engine that is improved with some new technologies to maintain the mileage, efficiency and performance. It is expected that this car will come with a diesel variant in India. It is expected that Honda CR-V 2012 will be priced at Rs 23 lakh.
16, Renault Duster:
Renault is planning to launch Renault Duster in mid of year 2012. This car will come in both petrol and diesel versions. Diesel version of Renault Duster includes 1.5-liter diesel engine that will produce 107 bhp power. Its petrol version contains a 2.0 liter petrol engine that will produce 135 bhp power. Interiors of this car will be attractive and fresh similar to sports cars. It will contain all safety features such as ABS, EBA (emergency brake assist) and air bags. It is expected that Renault Duster will be priced at Rs 6.5-8 lakh.
17, Volkswagen Up:
Volkswagen Up is a longer wheelbase that will improve space inside. This car will be powered by a 1.0-litre petrol engine. This car is expected to come in both petrol and diesel variants. The petrol engine would contain a 1.2-litre 4-cylinder petrol motor and it may churn out top power of 75 hp and top torque of 183 Nm through a six speed manual transmission. It will contain 0.8 litre, 2 cylinder, turbo-charged diesel engine that might produce top power of 51 hp and an expected 100 Nm. The goal of Volkswagen is to present an all outfitted small hatchback that offers riders a comfortable riding experience on any road condition. Expected price of Volkswagen Up is Rs 3.5 lakh.
18, Audi Q3:
Audi Q3 has been unveiled in India by Audi India at the 2012 Auto Expo. Audi Q3 will come in a special look with the adaption of the inverted hexagonal grille, called as Audi goatee. It is expected that Audi Q3 will contain a 2.0-litre TFSI direct-injection petrol engine that produces 211PS of power and 300Nm of torque. Audi Q3 will be expected to come with a lot of features to assist driver’s comfort and safety such as electronic stability program, lane-change assist, hold assist function, park-assist, on-board navigation and even internet on the move with Wi-fi connectivity. It is also expected that its Bose music system with 14 speakers will provide an unbeatable audio experience. Audi Q3 will come with 16- or 17-inch wheels. The 2012 Audi Q3 will be priced in India at Rs 20-25 lakh.
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