hyundai ix 35

Stakes seems to be high in 2014 with lot of brands investing in MPVs , Sedan and SUVs. The race and competition seems to be very challenging as before. Also Indian market is also seeing plethora of foreign brands. Lets dwell on the most expected launch in 2014 for automobile fans.

1. Hyundai ix35

Expected Launch :  mid 2014

Expected Price : Rs 8-10 lakh

Hyundai’s compact SUV, the ix35 can be launched in the mid of 2014. It is an compact SUV from Hyundai’s stable to compete with the likes of Ford Ecosport. The Hyundai ix35 with its attractive fluidic design will enthrall SUV lovers.

The compact SUV looks like an expanded Verna with a similar split grille and swept back headlamps. There are several chrome details that make the ix35 look expensive than it actually is while giving it a bold statement.

2. Honda Jazz 2014

Expected Launch: Mid 2014

Expected Price: Rs 5.0-8.0 lakh

Honda is going to  re-launch the revised Jazz in mid-2014. The New Jazz 2014 will feature a 1.2 liter i-Vtec petrol engine like the one featured in the Brio. The Jazz to come equipped in terms of features with a shared components to the newly launched Honda City.

Also with Honda’s new highly anticipated 1.5 litre Diesel i-DTEC engine combined with the Jazz’s new  improved ergonomic  looks, it is all set to take the  market by storm. Honda has to ensure they price the Jazz well this time around so as to attract the Volkswagen Polo and Suzuki Swift customer.

3. Skoda Rapid Facelift

Expected Launch: mid 2014

Expected Price: Rs 7-10 lakh

The face lifted Skoda Rapid takes cues from the newly launched Octavia. The new Skoda Rapid looks much better than the old version. The new Rapid will share the same engines as the current range does and according to sources might add the 1.2 TSi engine replacing the 1.6 litre Petrol engine available today.

The new Rapid will also come with reworked interior and a  set of wheels making it look  refreshing..

4. Datsun Go

Expected Launch: mid 2014

Expected Price: Rs 3.5-5 lakh

Nissan has re-launched the Datsun brand after 32 years. Datsun will launch its first car called the Datsun GO in India. The Datsun GO will be priced under Rs. 4 lakhs and will be powered by a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder engine, paired with 5-speed manual gearbox.

5. Datsun Go+

Expected Launch:  2014 end

Expected Price: Rs. 6-8 lakh

Datsun Go+ is based on the Go hatchback and is a 7-seater MPV that will make its way to India during Diwali festivity in 2014. The GO+ is based on the Go hatchback platform and features similar styling. The Go+ will share most of its components with the Go hatchback including identical styling and powertrain options.

The Go+ will also share the same wheelbase as that of the hatchback  but will feature an extra length to accommodate the extra third row seats. The overall length though will still be under the 4-meter mark, which will entitle the Go+ to be entitled for excise benefits .

6. . Fiat Grande Punto Evo

Expected Launch: Mid 2014

Expected Price: Rs 5.00-8.00 lakh

Featuring a reworked front bumper and reworked headlamps, the Punto Evo looks  sharper and stylish than the current generation Punto. The rear too gets a work with new tail lamps and a new bumper. The 1.2 and 1.4 litre petrol and the 1 .3 litre Multijet Diesel will continue to power the Punto Evo.