One of the most anticipated products of this year, the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross will be the company’s first crossover that will take on the likes of Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano and the Hyundai Creta. The vehicle will be offered with two diesel engines – 1.3-litre and 1.6-litre – both of which have been sourced from Fiat. Initially, the vehicle will come only in the 2WD (Two-wheel drive) layout.
Launch Date – August 5, 2015
Expected Price – Rs. 7.50 lakh – Rs. 12 lakh
Ford Figo Aspire
Ford India’s much-anticipated sub-compact sedan – the Figo Aspire – too will make its entry into the Indian market in August. Expected to come with several first-in-class features such as 6 airbags, leather seats and a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, the Figo Aspire will take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent and Tata Zest. The vehicle will come with three engine options – a 1.5-litre TDCi diesel (99bhp), a 1.2-litre TiVCT petrol (87bhp) and a 1.5-litre TiVCT petrol (110bhp). Bookings for the Figo Aspire have already begun at all Ford dealers across India.
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Expected Launch – Mid-August, 2015
Expected Price – Rs. 5.30 lakh – Rs. 9.50 lakh
Fiat Abarth 595 Competizione
After delaying its launch for quite a long time, Fiat India has finally announced to launch the Abart 595 Competizione on August 4, 2015. The vehicle derives its power from a 1.4-litre MultiAir turbocharged petrol engine that is capable of churning out a maximum power output of 158bhp at 5500rpm and a peak torque of 201Nm at 2750rpm in ‘Normal’ mode. While in ‘Sports’ mode, the torque of the vehicle can be raised to 230Nm. This engine will be mated to an AMT (automated manual transmission) with manual override system.
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Launch Date – August 4, 2015
Expected Price – Rs. 20 lakh – Rs. 25 lakh