As per the reports, car sales improved this year. Let us have a glance at the top 10 launches.
Maruti Baleno CNG/Toyota Glanza
Maruti Baleno CNG and Toyota Glanza CNG become the first premium hatchbacks in the country to be offered with a factory-fitted CNG kit and are priced at Rs 8.28 lakh and Rs 8.43 lakh (ex-showroom) respectively. Both the cars are offered with a 1.2L K12 bi-fuel CNG engine that produces 77 bhp and 98.5 Nm of peak power and torque output respectively.
Maruti Alto K10 CNG/ Celerio CNG/ S-Presso launched
Maruti also launched the new Alto K10, Celerio and the updated S-Presso this year and all three hatchbacks are offered with petrol as well as CNG powertrain options. Powering these hatchbacks is the 1.0L K10C engine that produces 57 bhp peak power output and 82 Nm of maximum torque in CNG mode.
Tata launches Tigor in both CNG and EV segments
Tata Tiago and Tigor are among the safest cars under Rs 10 lakh in the Indian market and are offered two engine options – 1.2L Revotron Petrol and 1.2L Revotron Bi-Fuel CNG. The CNG powertrain boasts peak power and torque outputs of 73 bhp and 95 Nm respectively, while claimed mileage is 26.49 km/kg. The company has also launched Tiago in the EV segment. It is an electric sedan and is available in two colours. The Tata Tigor EV packs a 310-litre boot space which offers plenty of storage space. Prices start from Rs 10 lakh onwards. Tigor EV generates 40 bhp power with 105 Nm torque.
Maruti Grand Vitara
The new Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara has been offered two engine options in India. It has a 1.5-litre petrol engine with strong hybrid technology, paired with an e-CVT. This is the same powertrain that is also used in the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyder. It produces 91 Bhp and 122 Nm while the electric motor produces 79 Bhp and 141 Nm. Maruti Grand Vitara’s price starts at Rs 10.45 Lakh and goes up to Rs 19.65 Lakh (average ex-showroom). The Grand Vitara comes in 15 variants. The price of the Grand Vitara variant in Mild Hybrid (Electric + Petrol) is Rs 10.45 Lakh. The price for the Hybrid (Electric + Petrol) Grand Vitara model is Rs 17.99 Lakh. Whereas the Grand Vitara’s price starts at Rs 13.40 Lakh for the Automatic variant.