A couple of things are infinite: human wants and their boundless desire to have cars, and the auto makers surely know how to cash in on the latter. The timing couldn't become more suitable for auto makers to boost their existing line-up and obtain buyers to bee-line in front of their showrooms. Come 2013 and Indian auto bazaar is going to be swamped having a slew of new cars across all purchases and segments. Both the key global automotive bigwigs and homegrown makers are all geared up to roll out important new models this Year. For one, the car buyers can get a lot of new changes in car technologies including major improvements in fuel efficiency, introduction of new security features, more choices in terms of engine, trims, etc. 2013 definitely look more promising for both the manufacturers and buyers with the auto makers doling out not only new models but several model upgrades too. Of all of the cars lined-up for release within the next few months, we select two of the year's most long awaited cars of 2013 which are likely to alter the fortunes of the respective car makers.
After struggling with their sales, Honda has finally decided a good proceed to bump up their sales within the Indian market by announcing its first ever diesel car. Honda Amaze, the first diesel car to leave Honda's mill, is clearly probably the most awaited cars in 2013. This Brio-based sub-four metre saloon will be available in both petrol and diesel engines. Inspired by Honda's Earth Dream Technology innovation programme, Honda's first diesel car will feature a newly developed, highly refined 1.5 litre i-DTEC diesel engine, tailor-made to match the needs of the Indian market. Also, because the sedan will be no longer than sub 4-meter, one can expect an aggressive price tag for the same, because of the reduced excise duty. The Amaze is going to be pitted against segment bigwigs like of Maruti Suzuki Dzire and the Tata Indigo.
Chevrolet Sail (Sedan)
Following the successful launch of Chevrolet Sail UVA, Vehicle is prepared to launch the sedan version of it sometime in early 2013. GM has announced its aggressive expansion plans in India, and the Sail sedan seems to be part of its big plan. The Sail sedan will oust the existing Chevrolet Aveo model and is likely to compete from the entry-level sedans like Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, Toyota Etios, Tata Indigo and Honda Amaze. The new Chevrolet Sail sedan will come with exactly the same Fiat sourced 1.3-litre TDI engine which drives the Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire and can share its platform with the recently launched Chevrolet Sail U-VA. The new Chevrolet Sail is a partnership of Vehicle and it is Chinese partner SAIC. Especially developed for India, China and Russia, this totally value-for-money entry-level sedan might prove to be a game title changer for Chevrolet in India.