Top 5 Car releases that your can’t miss this season

There are not less than a dozen vehicles being launched this season, and some facelifts too. Here are the best 5 pics (based on consumer expectations), that our experts thought will appeal to everyone.

We are listing these top 5, and working on 10 others which we will bring to you in later posts.

2015 Ford Figo hatchback

With a price tag of 4.5 to 6 lacs, the new Ford Figo hatchback will be powered by a 1.2 litre petrol engines and 1.5-litre diesel version. Petrol variant will have a maximum power output of 81.1 PS and peak torque of 110 Nm, while the diesel version will produce 90.2 PS of maximum output and 204 Nm of peak torque. Transmission for both will be through a 5-speed manual gearbox. There are also rumours of an automated diesel variant, but nothing is out yet.

Chevrolet Trailblazer

Its not going to be a 4 wheel drive, but the 2.8-litre Duramax DOHC turbodiesel engine will produce 197 bhp and 500 Nm of maximum torque. This engine will be equipped with a 6-speed automatic unit. Though it misses out on all-wheel drive, the Trailblazer will get hill-descent control & hill-start assist.

Honda Mobilio and Amaze Celebration Editions

There are Celebration editions, so there isn’t much changes in terms of technical details, but yes there are a lot of cosmetic changes like more up-market upholstery including seat covers & cushions, new steering wheel cover and floor mats. Honda Amaze and Mobilio Celebration Editions will only be offered in Taffeta White and Orchid White Pearl paint schemes.

Hyundai i20 Celebration Edition

Celebrations editions are priced between 6.5 lacs to 8 lacs ex showroom. it comes in 1.2 litre petrol and 1.4 later diesel variants. It comes with matte black treatment for roofs. There are several interior modifications, but nothing major. On exterior , there are alloy wheels.The 1.2-litre petrol engine develops 82bhp of power and 115Nm of torque. It comes with the usual 5-speed manual transmission. The 1.4-litre diesel engine develops maximum power of 89bhp and maximum torque of 220Nm with a 6-speed manual transmission.

Mahindra TUV300

Built on M&M’s third generation chassis base with cushion suspension technology, the SUV has a 1.5-litre mHawk engine with a two-stage turbocharger and a rear wheel drive. It is with introductory price of ₹6.9 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune) for the basic model and for ₹9.12 lakh for top end one. Competition will be with the likes of Ford EcoSport, Hyundai’s newly-launched Creta and Renault’s Duster.

next week, we will be covering these offerings too:

Maruti Swift SP edition & Maruti Ertiga facelift, Mercedes GLE (M Class facelift), Nissan X-Trail, Renault Kwid, Toyota Hiace, Mercedes-Benz AMG GT, BMW 3 Series facelift, 2015 Audi Q7, Maruti Suzuki YRA (Baleno)

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