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These cars hit the right spot in 2016
The year two thousand sixteen has been a roller coaster of a year, with cars like Kwid 1.0L, Tata Tiago, redi-GO, Vitara Brezza and Innova Crysta to name a few, rocked the scenes of the Indian automobile industry. And don’t leave behind that two iconic brands have also entered India this year, the Mustang and the Jeep brand with the Wrangler Unlimited and the Grand Cherokee.
The year two thousand sixteen has also seen some bold moves with Swedish car-makers, Volvo, leading the pack with the XC90 Excellence plug-in hybrid and the flagship S90. On the eco-friendly view point, Honda brought the Accord hybrid to contest with the Camry hybrid, while Mahindra launched the e-Verito and the e2oPlus.
The list is never-ending, but it needs to be done. So, we have shortlisted a few cars from our exhaustive list to see which cars were the flavour of the year.
1. Mahindra KUV100
Mahindra embarked off the fresh year with a bang in the form of their fresh compact SUV, the KUV one hundred (pronounced as KUV ‘1 dual Oh’). With the embarking price of Rs Four.42 (ex showroom, Pune) for the petrol engine, the diesel variant will come for Rs Five.22 lakh (ex showroom, Pune).
The Mahindra KUV one hundred produces an ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 25.32kmpl for the diesel engine and Legal.15kmpl for the petrol engine.
Mahindra announced that the Six pack will be made standard across the range. Twin airbags will be available across the range also and the variants with airbags will sport a ‘+’ badge.
Two. Ford Endeavour
After much speculations of the launch date, the American car makers have eventually launched the big machine for Rs 24.75 lakh (ex showroom, Mumbai).
Ford Endeavour comes with two engine options and two variants- a Two.2-litre, four-cylinder TDCi diesel engine churning out maximum power output of 157bhp and maximum torque of 385Nm, mated to both six-speed manual and automatic transmission. While the Three.2-litre, four-cylinder TDCi diesel engine will come with peak power of 197bhp and peak torque of 470Nm, mated to only six-speed automatic transmission. Moreover, the Two.2-litre diesel engine will be suggested with a choice of 2WD and 4WD, while the Three.2-litre diesel engine will be suggested with only 4WD and will come in Trend and Titanium variants.
The all fresh Ford Endeavour gives an ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 14.12 km/l for the Two.2L MT, 12.62 km/l for the Two.Two AT and Ten.91 km/l for the Trio.Two AT AWD.
The all fresh Ford Endeavour will fully loaded with features like Dual front airbags, Six pack with EBD, Electronic Stability Program, Traction Control System, Hill launch assistance and Ford MyKey. Moreover, the big machine will be tooled with TFT touchscreen , integrated active noise cancellation, SYNC, along with FM/AM, Bluetooth, AUX and CD player.
Tata Motors launched their most anticipated hatchback, Tata Tiago for a base price of Rs Trio.20 lakh (ex showroom, Fresh Delhi). With the launch of the Tiago hatchback, Tata Motors entered the hatchback segment with a vengeance and topple Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Honda Brio, Chevrolet Hammer and Hyundai Grand i10 in the market.
The Tiago gets both petrol and diesel variants. The petrol models will be powered by the 1.2-litre Revotron engine, while their diesel counterparts will be powered by a 1.05-litre Revotorq motor. The Revotron engine can produce eighty four bhp and 114Nm of torque while the Revotorq motor produces sixty nine bhp and 140Nm of torque. The Tiago will be suggested with a five-speed manual for both petrol and diesel variants.
Tata Tiago hatchback gives a company claimed fuel efficiency of 23.84 kmpl for the petrol engine and 27.28 kmpl for the diesel variants.
Keeping with the endeavour to suggest a premium product in this segment Tata Motors has loaded the car with features, including rear parking sensors, go after me home lights, LED turn indicators on the outside rear view mirrors as well as a door open display. The car comes tooled with two airbags along with a assets structure that performs well according to Tata Motors under various crash test screenplays and has the latest generation anti-lock braking system.
Four. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
Maruti Suzuki launched their game-changer, the Vitara Brezza in India at a base price of Rs 8.07 lakh (ex-showroom, Fresh Delhi), while the top end will be available for Rs 11.09 lakh (ex-showroom, Fresh Delhi).
Presently, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza comes with 1.Three litre Multijet, DDiS two hundred diesel engine that produces peak power at eighty nine bhp @4000 rpm and peak torque at two hundred Nm @1750 rpm, mated to 5-speed manual transmission.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
The Vitara Brezza has a claimed fuel efficiency of 24.Trio Kmpl.
‘Bull Horn’ shaped LED light guide in headlamps and rear combination lamps, projector headlamps with auto function ‘On/Off’, unique cockpit style instrument cluster with mood lights, large tyres and SMARTPLAY infotainment are some of the first-in-class features in Vitara Brezza.
Five. Toyota Innova Crysta
We were the very first ones to tell you that the all fresh Innova will be named the Crysta and boy were we waiting for Toyota to launch the car. The fresh generation model of the MPV was launched at a base price of Rs 13.84 lakh, (ex-showroom, Mumbai) with the top of tine variant costing Rs 20.78 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai).
The Innova will also get an automatic transmission for the very first time, coupled with the fresh Two.8-litre diesel mill that Toyota is suggesting on the Innova Crysta. It is capable of producing one hundred seventy two bhp and three hundred seventy three Nm of torque. A smaller Two.4-litre diesel mill is also available, and it will be suggested with a five-speed manual transmission. The smaller engine is capable of churning out one hundred fifty bhp and three hundred forty Nm of torque. The engines also get three different modes – Eco, Normal and Sport.
Toyota Innova Crysta
Toyota Innova Crysta gives a fuel efficiency of 15.Ten Kmpl for the Two.4-litre diesel mill and 14.29 Kmpl for the Two.8-litre diesel mill.
The driver-friendly instrument panel features a 3D design combination meter with Four.Two” TFT Multi Information Display which permits the driver to access a multitude of information related to vehicle, in-car entertainment, navigation & warnings. The display is placed optimally permitting the driver to lightly access monitor vehicle information while driving.
As always last but not the least, Honda launched their compact SUV BR-V for the domestic car market. The prices for the BR-V begin at Rs 8.75 lakh (ex showroom, Fresh Delhi) and the top-of-the-line trim will cost Rs 12.9 lakh (ex showroom, Fresh Delhi).
The Honda BR-V comes in both petrol and diesel variants and is suggested with the same 1.5-litre petrol and diesel mills that do duty on the City. The petrol motor has been tuned to put out one hundred seventeen bhp and 145Nm of torque, while the diesel will produce ninety eight bhp and 200Nm of torque. Both the engines will be suggested with a fresh six-speed transmission but the option of CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) is only available with the petrol motor.
Honda BR-V gives a fuel efficiency of 15.40 Kmpl for the petrol mill and 21.90 Kmpl for the diesel mill.
The Honda BR-V gets the usual in terms of features, i.e. automatic climate control, Bluetooth telephony and audio streaming, LED DRLs and keyless entry. One major feature the BR-V misses out on is a touch screen, even in the top-of-the-line variant. The infotainment system might support all types of input (Aux, USB and Bluetooth), but the absence of a touch screen will affect its usability. Also this means that the BR-V will not come with navigation features.
7. Mahindra e-Verito
On World Environment Day, Mahindra Electrified launched its 2nd all electrified car in the country, with the base price for the e-Verito commencing at Rs 9.50 lakh (ex showroom, Fresh Delhi).
The Mahindra e-Verito will come with a 72V 3-phase AC induction motor producing maximum gross power of forty one hp @3500 rpm and maximum torque of ninety one Nm @3000 rpm, mated to a automatic transmission. The automatic transmission Mahindra e-Verito sedan can be charged at home and can also be quick charged in two hours through quick charging (top-end).
In one charge, Mahindra e-Verito can travel for up to one hundred kms based on vehicle loading and can achieve a top speed of eighty six kmph.
8. Volkswagen Ameo
Volkswagen launched its compact sedan Ameo in India, priced inbetween Rs Five.24 lakh (ex-showroom, Fresh Delhi) and Rs 7.05 lakh (ex-showroom, Fresh Delhi). Ameo, has been developed specifically for the Indian market and is the German auto major’s very first ever sub 4-metre sedan.
The upcoming Volkswagen Ameo will be available with two fuel options- a 1.2L, three-cylinder, MPI petrol engine and a 1.5L, four-cylinder TDi diesel engine. The 1.2L Turbocharged petrol engine will churn out peak power of seventy four bhp @5400 rpm and peak torque of one hundred ten Nm @3750 rpm, mated to five-speed manual gearbox, while the 1.5L diesel engine will produce maximum power output of eighty nine bhp @4200 rpm and maximum torque of two hundred thirty Nm @1500 rpm, mated to a five-speed manual gearbox and a seven-speed DSG gearbox.
The Volkswagen Ameo petrol model offers a fuel mileage of up to seventeen kmpl while the diesel variant offers mileage of up to twenty one kmpl.
The Volkswagen Ameo variants will come tooled with dual front airbags and Six pack as standard. The car will also come tooled with very first in segment features like cruise control, rain sensing wipers along with static cornering lights and the dynamic Touchscreen multimedia music system with Mirror Link, i-pod connectivity and phonebook viewer.
The redi-Go has been priced at Rs Two.39 lakh(ex-showroom, Fresh Delhi), with the top-of-the-line variant costing Rs Three.34 lakh(ex-showroom, Fresh Delhi). Datsun’s initial run in the domestic car market began with the GO and GO+ but it could never truly cement its place in the market. The launch of the redi-Go is a do-over for Datsun, a fresh attempt to capture a part of the most-selling petite car segment in India.
Talking about power, the redi-GO has a 0.8-litre three-cylinder petrol engine that features iSAT (Intelligent Spark Automated Technology). It has a power output of fifty three bhp and seventy two Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Datsun has claimed a fuel economy of 25.17 kmpl.
Getting inwards, the redi-Go’s cabin features a rather elementary design but gets essentials like a 2-DIN audio system, USB and AUX connectivity, CD player, two speakers and front power windows. The CD player is a little obsolete and Datsun could have done better by providing Bluetooth connectivity.
Ten. Ford Mustang
The Indian car market for the very first time ever will have a muscle car category, thanks to the Ford Mustang which was launched in the country at an ex-showroom price, Fresh Delhi of Rs sixty five lakh.
The variant that will be sold in India will feature the same mill that is present on models in the international market but it will be tuned-down a tad to produce only 395bhp of peak power and 515Nm of peak torque. The same mill in other markets is tuned to produce 435bhp and 542Nm of torque.
The Ford Mustang has claimed a fuel economy of 11.80 Kmpl.
The Mustang gets eight airbags, which include knee airbags, crash sensors, safety belt pre-tensioners and Ford My Key. Other than that, 19-inch wheels and spectacle brakes along with the SYNC two voice control paired to an 8-inch touchscreen.
Hyundai has brought the fresh generation Elantra in India for an introductory price of Rs 12.99 lakh (ex showroom, Fresh Delhi) for the petrol and Rs 14.79 lakh (ex showroom, Fresh Delhi) for the diesel variant. The all fresh Elantra is the very first product from Hyundai this year.
The all fresh Elantra comes with two engine options- a Two.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine that produces peak power of 152PS and peak torque of 192NM, while the 1.6-litre diesel engine produces maximum power of 128PS and maximum torque of 259NM. Both engine come mated to six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic.
The petrol mill of the all fresh Hyundai Elantra will give a fuel efficiency of 14.6kmpl while the diesel gives 22.5kmpl.
The top end of the all fresh Hyundai Elantra comes with sunroof, side and curtain airbags, front ventilated seats and speed sensing auto door lock.
12. Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
Fiat India launched the re-entry of the Jeep brand in India with the launch of the Wrangler for a base price of Rs 71.59 lakh (ex showroom, Fresh Delhi), the Grand Cherokee Summit for a commencing price of Rs 1.03 crore (ex showroom, Fresh Delhi) and Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT for Rs 1.12 crore (ex showroom, Fresh Delhi).
The fresh Jeep Wrangler will sport a Two.8-litre diesel engine producing peak power of 197bhp and peak torque of 460Nm, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
The Grand Cherokee Limited and Summit variants come with Three.0-litre V6 diesel engine churning out 240hp of peak power, mated to a eight-speed automatic gearbox. They give a fuel efficiency of 12.8kpl. Now, the high spectacle Grand Cherokee SRT comes with a mind-boggling 6.4-litre Hemi V8 petrol mill, producing max power output of 475hp, mated to a eight-speed automatic gearbox.
While the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited gives a fuel efficiency of 12.01 Kmpl, 12.8 Kmpl for the Grand Cherokee and Grand Cherokee SRT.
The Jeep Wrangler will come with features like Remote keyless power door locks, two one-touch power windows, Journey computer, a compass, an outer temperature display, Cruise control, Electrochromatic inwards rear-view mirror, Alpine premium brand speakers and Bluetooth wireless data link for hands-free phone.
Jeep Grand Cherokee
The Jeep Cherokee will come with features like Remote keyless power door locks, one one-touch power windows, Cruise control, Cruise controls on steering wheel, Electrical power steering, Overhead console with storage along with Harman/kardon premium brand stereo system, USB connection and Bluetooth wireless data link for hands-free phone.
The Jeep Renegade will come with Remote keyless power door locks, two one-touch power windows, Excursion computer, Auxiliary audio input and USB connection.
German car-makers Audi launched the next generation A4 in India for a base price of Rs 38.Ten lakh (ex showroom, Fresh Delhi and Maharashtra).
The fresh generation Audi A4 comes with a 1.4L TFSI, four cylinder petrol engine that generates an output of one hundred fifty hp and torque of 250Nm, mated to the fresh seven-speed S tronic transmission. The Audi A4 can go from zero to one hundred km/h in just 8.Five seconds with top speed of two hundred ten km/h.
The all fresh Audi A4 gives a fuel efficiency of 17.84 Kmpl.
Fresh Audi MMI display and control providing more intuitiveness, MMI Navigation plus with MMI touch and a large 21cms monitor, Touchpad in the rotary controller to zoom in and out and to come in characters, Audi smartphone interface – Apple Carplay and Android Auto, Audi phone box with wireless charging, Intelligent free-text search function, Air condition controls with haptic feedback and Eight loosely programmable favourite buttons.
14. Volvo XC90 Excellence plug-in hybrid
Swedish car-makers launched the country’s very first plug-in hybrid car, Volvo XC90 Excellence plug-in hybrid for a price of Rs 1.25 crore (ex showroom, Fresh Delhi).
The fresh Volvo XC90 Excellence will come with a T8 Twin engine plug-in hybrid electrical mill, (in layman’s terms it means a Two.0-litre supercharged, turbocharged petrol engine along with a 9.2kWh Lithium-ion battery) that churns out a combined power output of 402bhp and combined torque of 640Nm, mated to a eight-speed automatic gearbox.
Volvo XC90 Excellence plug-in hybrid
The plug-in hybrid T8 gives a fuel efficiency of 17.20 Kmpl.
The fresh Volvo XC90 Excellence T8 plug-in hybrid variant comes with added features like perforated Nappa leather with rubdown function, ventilation and heating, cooling compartment in the rear seats, a touchscreen to configure the rear seats and more. The refrigerated compartment of the XC90 Excellence can holds up to two 750ml bottles along with a built-in champagne cooler. Moreover, the fresh Volvo XC90 Excellence T8 plug-in hybrid also comes with 1400W sound system & nineteen speakers from Bower and Wilkins and a 4-seat executive configuration.
Jaguar launched their very first SUV, the F-Pace in India, beginning at a base price of Rs 68.Four lakh (ex showroom, Fresh Delhi), with the top end variant coming for Rs 1.12 crore (ex-showroom, Fresh Delhi).
The all-new Jaguar F-PACE is suggested with the Two.0L, 4-cylinder, Turbocharged Ingenium diesel engine producing 177bhp of peak power and four hundred thirty Nm, while the Three.0L, V6, Turbocharged Diesel engine will produce 296bhp and 700Nm.The F-Pace comes mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with the AWD function.
While the Two.0L F-Pace gives a fuel mileage of Eighteen.00 Kmpl, the Three.0L gives a claimed efficiency of 15.00 Kmpl.
In addition to the unique features, Jaguar’s designers have hand-picked their favourite F-PACE design and technology options to make the Very first Edition the epitome of high-specification luxury. These include Jaguar’s superb, fresh and intuitive infotainment system – InControl Touch Pro – and sports car-derived spectacle technology including Adaptive Dynamics.
16. Mahindra E2O Plus
Mahindra Electrified launched the E2O Plus, a four door electrified car. The fresh car will be available in four different variants; P2, P4, P6 and P8, with the P2 reserved for fleets only. Mahindra has priced the P4 at Rs Five.46 lakh, P6 at Rs Five.95 lakh while the P8 variant is priced at Rs 8.46 lakh.
The P2, P4 and P6 variants are powered by a forty eight V battery pack that runs a motor rated at 19kW and 70Nm of torque. The P8 variant is also powered by a forty eight V battery pack but it gets a more powerful motor that puts out 30kW of power and 91Nm of torque. The P2, p4 and P6 variants can sprint from 0-60kmph in 14.1 seconds with a top speed of 80kmph while the P8 will do it in just 9.Five seconds with a top speed of 85kmph.
Mahindra E2O Plus
The P2 car can be fully charged with Quick Charging in just one hour fifteen minutes while the P8 can be topped up in just one hour thirty minutes. The P4 and P6 variant don’t support Quick Charging and take six hours to be fully charged. The P2, P4 and P6 variants have a range of 110kms while the P8 can last up to 140kms.
17. Honda Accord Hybrid
Honda launched the ninth-generation model of the premium sedan in India at a base price of Rs thirty seven lakh, (ex-showroom, Fresh Delhi).
The fattest switch in the ninth generation Accord is the addition of an electrified motor. The petrol motor is a 2-litre DOHC i-VTEC engine that shoves out 145bhp and one hundred seventy five Nm of torque. The electrical motor can generate peak power of 184bhp but the maximum combined output of the petrol motor and the electrified motor is 215bhp.
The 9th generation Accord Hybrid has a company claimed fuel efficiency of 23.1 Kmpl.
Honda Accord Hybrid
Inwards the spacious cabin, the fresh Honda Accord Hybrid features a utter range of equipment with premium functions. This includes an Engine Remote Begin, a 7-inch Advanced touch-screen audio system, a Multi-function Steering Wheel and i-Dual Zone Climate Control. Moreover, automatic LED headlights with DRL, blue-frame LED taillights and sporty 18-inch alloy wheels.
Volvo India launched their flagship luxury sedan dS90 at Rs 53.Five lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai) .
The only engine suggested with the S90 is the D4 spec – a 2-litre twin-turbocharged, all-aluminium, four-cylinder diesel. It is paired with a smooth-shifting eight speed auto. The engine puts out 190bhp and 400Nm of torque. The S90 has a top speed of 230kmph.
The Volvo S90 sedan gives a fuel efficiency of 16.6 Kmpl.
The Volvo trademark, safety, is represented in the S90 by way of six airbags, lane assist, park assist and the novel run-off road tech that makes the seat itself an energy absorbing element in an influence. Lane assist subtly steers, so the wheel is in line with the markings on the road. It takes some getting used to (and a little bit of faith) but we see it working well on expressways. Park assist will steer the car when it finds a suitable spot, for both parallel and perpendicular parking – the latter for which we had limited success.
Nineteen. Toyota Fortuner
Japanese carmaker Toyota launched the all fresh Fortuner in India. Prices for the popular SUV begin at Rs 25.92 lakh (ex-showroom, Fresh Delhi) while the top-of-the-line variant will cost Rs 31.12 lakh (ex-showroom, Fresh Delhi) .
Under the bondage mask the Fortuner will get a Two.7-litre petrol motor and a Two.8-litre diesel motor. For the very first time ever, the Fortuner will be available with a petrol engine. The petrol mill can put out 166bhp and 245Nm of torque while the diesel mill is rated at 177bhp and 420Nm of torque. The diesel motor will get six-speed manual and automatic transmission options while the petrol motor will make do with a 5-speed manual and six-speed automatic.
The all fresh Toyota Fortuner gives a company claimed fuel efficiency of 14.Two Kmpl.
The electronic package consists of a vehicle stability system for traction control, brake assist, hill assist, downhill assist, 7-airbags, whiplash control seats are among the host of safety feature options available on the fresh Fortuner. There are bi-xenon projector lights with auto-levelling function as well as puddle lamps on suggest.
20. Hyundai Tucson
After tasting success with the Creta, Hyundai launched its third SUV in India, the Tucson. The carmaker has placed the fresh mid-size SUV in inbetween its existing compact SUV the Creta, and its most premium suggesting in the SUV segment in India, the Santa Fe. The base trim of the Tucson has been priced at Rs Legitimate.99 lakh (Ex-showroom, Fresh Delhi) .
The Tucson will be suggested with two different engine options in India, one petrol and one diesel. The petrol variant is a Two.0-litre DOHC Dual VTVT motor that thrusts out 155bhp and 192Nm of torque. The diesel variant will also get a Two.0-litre mill but this one dishes out 185bhp and 400Nm of torque. Both the engines will be available with a six-speed automatic and manual gearbox.
While the manual transmission gives a fuel efficiency of 13.0 Kmpl, the automatic is capable of providing 16.Four Kmpl.
The all fresh Tucson provides an enhanced driving practice suggesting intuitive technology like the Palms Free Brainy Power Tail Gate, Electrified Parking Brake, a 8.0 HD Touchscreen Audio Movie Navigation System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity with voice recognition and a Four+Two speaker entertainment system provides an enriched audio practice.