The Indian auto major Tata Motors is still struggling to increase its monthly sales rates even when the Indian car market is again showing good signs of positive growth. In such a time Tata Motors is planning to launch a slew of new cars in the domestic market which includes the much awaited entirely new Zest and Bolt models. The Tata Zest is a highly awaited sedan from the Indian car maker, as this car is going to launch with an Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) technology, which was recently introduced in India by Maruti Suzuki in its Celerio hatchback. The upcoming new Tata Zest is expected to launch in India this August.

Tata Zest

Tata Zest

Tata Motors first unveiled its much speculated Zest sedan in India at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo alongside Tata’s upcoming hatchback Bolt which will also launch around the same time as the Zest.

Tata Motors is currently facing fierce market competition in the domestic Indian market and is steadily losing its market shares to its major rivals. However, the launch of the new cars including the Zest and Bolt are expected to boost sales for Tata considerably.

Some of the primary features of the Tata Zest will include the following:

  • First in class F-tronic diesel Automated Manual Transmission
  • New Revotron 1.2 liter Turbocharged MPFi motor facilitating multiple drive modes, namely City mode, Eco mode and Sport mode.
  • LED Daytime running lights
  • LED tail lights
  • Entirely Tata patent front grille
  • Harman touchscreen multimedia system
  • Voice recognition system and SMS readouts

The new Tata Zest will be available in 4 petrol and 3 diesel variants, and its price range is expected to be around Rs. 5.5 lakhs to Rs. 7.6 lakhs. The petrol Zest will get a 1.2 liter turbocharged Revotron mill generating 85 PS of max power and peak torque of 140 Nm. The diesel Zest will pack in a 1.3 liter Quadrajet mill delivering 90 PS of max power and 200Nm of peak torque. The Tata Zest’s rivals will include Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, Hyundai Xcent and Honda Amaze.

The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is one of the most awaited cars in the Indian market at present. The Ciaz sedan is an entirely new car which the Indian auto market leader, Maruti is about to launch as a replacement of the low selling SX4 in India. Maruti Suzuki showcased the Ciaz concept sedan at 2014 Auto Expo along with the SX4 S-Cross. The Ciaz is going to be a much more premium sedan than that of the SX4 and is going to compete in the higher C segment with the other accomplished mid-sized sedans such as the new Honda City and the Hyundai Verna.

Suzuki Ciaz Maruti Concept

Suzuki Ciaz Maruti Concept

The Ciaz is expected to be launched in this year’s festive season, though Maruti Suzuki has not announced anything as yet regarding the cars official market launch. The Ciaz has been getting spied while testing in India for some time now, indicating its imminent launch.

The Maruti Ciaz sedan shares the platform with the upcoming S-Cross crossover. The Ciaz’s design language is based on the Suzuki Authentics concept, and the car is indeed designed very gorgeously. The stunning sedan from Maruti will keep close to its showcased concept model when design is concerned. The sporty, premium and head turning global Ciaz from Maruti Suzuki is going to be far more attractive than the SX4.

The upcoming Maruti Ciaz will also be a very spacious, comfortable and feature rich car. The equipment list is definitely going to change as per the trim levels. The Ciaz is expected to offer class-best interior space automatic climate control, infotainment system, rear A/C vents and many others creature comforts. The car would also get up-market interior materials and great overall premium feel.

The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz diesel is expected to be powered with the tested 1.3 liter Multijet unit, while the petrol version will be powered by a 1.4 liter K Series mill which drives the Ertiga. Both the motors will be mated to a standard 5 speed manual transmission, while the petrol mill will also get a CVT automatic option.

The much awaited Honda Mobilio MPV is finally going to launch in India on 23rd of this month. Now, new reports say that the sporty Mobilio RS variant will also land up in India soon, in September this year.

Honda Mobilio RS

Honda Mobilio RS

According to an auto portal, the Honda Mobilio RS is expected to make its India launch in September this year. While, the Honda Mobilio MPV was launched in Indonesia in January this year, the sportier RS variant of the MPV was launched there last month, and both the regular and RS models of the Mobilio are now expected to hit the Indian auto market very soon. Although Honda Cars India is yet to announce the launch of the Mobilio RS variant in India, it is now certain that the RS variant is coming to India pretty soon.

The Mobilio RS variant is sportier than the regular variants along with many cosmetic upgrades and will be priced higher than the regular model variants. The RS variant features sportier front and back bumpers, new LED projector head lights, chrome finished fog lights, an aerodynamic kit, new roof spoiler and large 15 inch stylized alloy wheels.

On the inside also the Mobilio RS variant will be more alluring than the regular models. The RS variant will be packing in steering wheel mounted controls, faux wood garnish, premium leather upholstery, a large 6.1 inch touch screen audio system and reverse parking camera.

In the Indonesian market, the Mobilio RS is available in 7 body colors, namely Crystal Black Pearl, White Orchid Pearl, Carnelian Red Pearl, Bronze Metallic Ionized, Modern Steel Metallic, Alabaster Silver Metallic and Brilliant Gold Metallic. The Indian Mobilio RS is also expected to be offered in the color palette.

Honda Cars India is currently busy with the launch preparations of the Mobilio MPV on 23rd of July for which the pre-launch bookings have also commenced with an amount of Rs. 50,000. The soon to launch Honda Mobilio MPV is expected to be a great hit in the Indian auto market.

Luxury car makers are bringing in heaps of excitement with re-worked models of their current products. Skoda plans to kill the enthusiasm of luxury car buffs with 2015 Fabia. Wonder how the 2015 Fabia looks? Skoda has made an outline of the vehicle in the form of a sketch uploaded on the web. Lucky ones in France can start counting the days before the car heads to 2014 Paris Motor Show scheduled for October. Skoda is certain of introducing the car in attractive international markets like Europe. It hasn’t said anything about an Indian launch, a global launch will happen by 2015.

2015 Fabia Sketches

2015 Fabia Sketches

The 2015 Fabia is a big launch, sources say the exterior framework will originate from the advanced PQ25 platform, and is not the rumored modular MQB platform of Volkswagen. Under the current depressed economy cost-effectiveness is the key to gather as many buyers as possible; Skoda plans to achieve it with PQ 25 platform. The evidence gathered from the released sketch reveal some design cues are adopted from Octavia and Rapid sedan. What is exciting is sources say Skoda will incorporate its new design techniques into the car; Skoda has however not exposed details about its new design strategy.

Skoda has announced of its plan to launch the car with petrol power trains, and might consider a diesel engine for certain markets only. Fabia is among the most desirable under four meter hatchbacks. It has stunned the crowd to no end since its arrival in 2008; the main spoiler is steep price. It could not sustain the market and the company was forced to discontinue the vehicle.

At the moment what is revealed is the sketched vision of the car, the public is assured of launch of 2015 Fabia in global markets. Skoda has not yet made a confirmation. A sketched version of 2015 Fabia is on the web, it looks desirable to the core. On the bonnet are ripping lines, the layout of headlight and grille is elegant and neat. There are dynamic ridges on the sides as well, the entire picture is awe-inspiring.

There are so many thrilling upcoming products to look forward to; nothing can beat the excitement surrounding Fiat Evo Punto. Who does not like Fiat Punto and now there is the Evo Punto car to look forward to. For those who are super excited, the due launch date is just a month away in August. The expected price is Rs 5 to 7.5 lakhs.

Fiat Punto Evo

Fiat Punto Evo

Fiat Evo Punto is a new cosmetic wonder of Punto, the front facial portion is completely refreshed with revamped fog lights surrounded by sparkling chrome, artistically styled swept back head lights and re-worked grille. The side view is similar to Punto which means the modifications are minimal with chrome painted multi-spoke alloy wheels, door handles and a whole new wheel arch design. The rear too is a different identity of the past with chrome treated bumper, re-furnished stop lamps and tail lights.

The insides are filled with greater wonders with re-worked dashboard, vibrant beige and black color theme, posh silver tinted air con vents, centre console, huge dials on steering and instrument panel. The choice option does not end here, the two tone color theme is available in base models, and the 90bhp car will have a posh black layer.

Evo Punto is available with diesel and petrol engine, the diesel vehicle will run on a robust 1.3 liter multi-jet engine that generates peak powers of 89 and 75bhp. The petrol vehicle runs on a 1.2 liter capacity that pumps out 67bhp and the T-Jet 1.4 liter power train yields 90bhp. Fiat has fueled sky rocketing excitement with Linea facelift, Eva Punto is second on the grand surprise package list. Also look out for Abarth 500 a classic forthcoming hatch, and the other great newcomer is Fiat Avventura.

An image of the Fiat Evo Punto is on the web, it looks stunning and sporty, and the front bonnet is molded into a neat square and is complimentary to the artistically carved swept back headlights. The vehicle is on the whole superbly picturesque even the flow of the lines of wheel arch.

Luxury car buffs can look forward to the new plush brand stunner BMW M4 coming in August; it shocked the crowd in all its glory at 2014 Detroit Motor Show. BMW is enthusiastic about the Indian launch, the president of BMW India, Mr. Philipp Von Sahr said, the company is keen to gather bulk sales with M series, using this strategy BMW has M6 and M4 Gran Coupe in the pipeline.

2014 BMW M4 Coupe

2014 BMW M4 Coupe

BMW has connected with the public about the launch of M4; it has used the best platform, and has done it via the aid of social networking sites such as YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. M4 is an evolution from M3 Coupe, it is a progression of M3 Coupe, and has just used a different name.

BMW vehicles are appreciated for their power and style, BMW M4 is ahead of its times. The company has worked on a new engine development; the power will be transmitted via a new innovative 3 liter Twin Turbo 6 cylinder engine. The volume of energy release is massive; the peak power and torque energies are 550Nm and 431bhp. The power trains is coupled with six speed manual gearbox, and it pushes the vehicle to the core, the acceleration power varies from 0-100kmph, it all happens within a minimal 4.3 kmph range. The highest attainable speed is 250kmph.

As mentioned earlier M4 Coupe is the succession variant of M3, the visible difference lies in the doors. The similarities are inscribed in wheelbase measurement and length, M4 is narrower than its predecessor by 41mm, the vision here is to create a lower hinged appeal. The longer doors increase the convenience factor in terms of entry and exit. M4 Coupe is a sedan but has characteristic features not seen in a car of its kind. The identity that defines its one of a kind sedan status is the merge of rear spoiler and back seats with the boot.

The forthcoming BMW M4 Coupe has the wonders of a plush car, the layout is great. The huge bonnet has distinctive lines, the slanting sparkling headlights is catchy. The two chic rectangular grilles are covered with pristine white layer, and it is a marvelous piece indeed.

The competition levels in Indian auto market has peaked up, there are new launches from all quarters even Crosses. Of all the existing segments, the sedan car is most desired; it offers unmatched level of luxury. Toyota is a forerunner in this segment; it shocked the world with its latest eleventh gen Corolla in a superior luxury dressing. There is another thrilling car to look forward to, called Vios.

2014 Toyota Vios

2014 Toyota Vios

Vios will be slated between Corolla and Etios, it is a C2 segment car, expected to launch in 2015. It too will come in a splendid package with an all new design language. Get ready to be amazed by the cutting-edge lines and ridges and imaginatively carved out roofline. The rear looks stunning contributed by spoilers on boot lid. The car is just loaded with all the characteristics of a reliable and trendy car with LED tail lights, projector headlights and daytime running lights.

Vios will arrive sometime during the Q2 period of 2015 in India; the wait period is just a year away. There is sufficient room to accommodate new cars; a new Toyota launch is thrilling beyond words. The company has fueled heaps of excitement in a short span contributed by Etios Cross and Corolla Altis, both are top selling cars in 2014 June. Toyota sold 626 pieces of Etios and 922 units of Corolla Altis. The booking volumes were overflowing, with over 3,000 orders for Corolla Altis and 5,400 orders for Etios Cross. The waiting period for Corolla Altis is over two months and with Etios Cross it goes beyond three months.

Vios petrol is fitted with an efficient dual VVTi 1.8 liter engine that emits 173Nm and 140PS. The robust diesel turbocharged 1.4 liter engine gives out 88.4PS. The petrol car is coupled with six speed manual or seven speed CVT gearbox. Its fierce rivals are Hyundai Verna and Honda City.

Images of Vios are up on the web, it looks professional and elegant, and the revealed car is painted with a royal blue shade. Toyota has not meddled too much. The aesthetic appeal is accentuated by the imaginatively carved out ridge on the side and the movement of roof line is free flowing.

Honda Cars India has made stunning profits in June 2014 with splendid 75% gains. The strong sale contributors are Amaze and all new City, Honda has been making month long profits even under the current pressurized economy, and many other established firms struggled to make profits before the market showed signs of revival in May this year. Honda has followed the cost effective strategy inscribed in its stellar launches Amaze and all new City. To add to the delight contributed by City and Amaze, there is another upcoming product to look forward to, this time in a bigger surprise package called Mobilio MPV.

upcoming cars in India 2014

Honda Mobilio

The due arrival date is round the corner on the 23rd of July; it is source of obsession and is eye-catchy to the core. On the front is an artistically styled curvy headlight cluster filled with illuminating halogen headlights. The glossy effect of the front grille is contributed by chrome. The loaded models have 15 inch alloy wheels, rear wiper with washer, defogger and steel rims.

The interiors look vibrant and magical contributed by the two tone black and beige theme. On the professionally designed dashboard are shiny metallic inserts. There are ample storage spots in the form of bottle holders, big glove box, sun visor and cup holders. The third row compartment is vastly spacious to accommodate plenty of luggage room. Mobilio is a people’s car; the seats in third row are foldable to provide greater luggage room.

Mobilio is equipped with 1.5 liter diesel and petrol engine; there are speculations that Honda might launch a i-VTEC 1.2 liter engine with 1198cc displacement capacity. The iVTEC 1.5 liter petrol car generates 145Nm and 117.3bhp. The i-DTEC 1.5 liter diesel car is a 1498c engine with 16 valves and four cylinders and gives out 200Nm and 98.6bhp. It is attached to five speed manual gearbox and moves with class lending 25.8kmpl mileage.

Along with the grand interior package comes a world class 2-Din touchscreen music system with AUX, USB, MP3, CD, audio and Bluetooth connectivity. The steering wheel has audio controls. Consumers can have a whale of a time with video player, leather seat upholstery, mobile holder and armrest.

Maruti Suzuki has made whooping 35% gains in 2014 June, it has a car for every section of economic society such as Alto 800, Swift, WagonR and Celerio hatchbacks, Swift Dzire sedan and Omni van. The latest stunner is Celerio built with the cutting-edge automated manual transmission (AMT) technology. There is another upcoming launch that will blow your mind called Ciaz sedan.

Suzuki Ciaz Maruti Concept

Suzuki Ciaz Maruti Concept

The design layout of Ciaz is mind blowing, so different from other products of Maruti Suzuki. It is the company’s first venture in C segment category, and overwhelmed the public to the core at 2014 Indian Auto Expo. The first stunning glimpse of the vehicles is the marvelous lines and ridges splashed all over the body. The headlights look great with illuminating projector headlights turn indicator and LED daytime running lights. The bumper looks unique, so does the rear with attractive tail light cluster fitted with sparkling LED lights.

The insides of Ciaz look great with a vibrant two tone color theme; the layout of the fabric is great. The central console is packed with air con vents, infotainment console and air con unit. The door handles, gearshift console and steering wheel have sufficient chrome treatment. There are ample storage spots to look forward to in the form of sun visors, map pockets, accessory power sockets, glove box, cup holders and vanity mirrors. There is a world class 2 Din music system with Bluetooth, USB and Aux-in connectivity.

Ciaz is equipped with a robust diesel 1.3 liter engine, the petrol engine options are K series 1.4 liter or VVT 1.6 liter engines. The four cylinder 1.4 liter engine offers a phenomenal 1373cc displacement capacity. The engine generates 130Nm and 93.7bhp. The energy output from diesel engine is 200Nm and 88.8bhp.

Ciaz will have all the amenities for a secure and comfy ride, with central locking, air bags, side impact beams, engine immobilizer and seat belts. Ciaz is a totally different make of Maruti Suzuki and will come in a fun and plush package. The due launch period is sometime during the festive season, and is a strong contender to Hyundai Verna, Skoda Rapid, Toyota Corolla Altis and Volkswagen Vento.

Tata motors hasn’t been doing really good in the passenger car segment for the while now. The Safari Storme failed to sell in impressive numbers and is overshadowed by the Mahindra vehicles. The Indica and Indigo line of vehicles have started to show their age and they need a refresh in the line-up. To bring about the necessary change, they are bringing in two new vehicles that will compete in the hottest selling segments in Indian market. The first one is a compact sedan called the Tata Zest and it is going to be launched very soon. It will be followed by a hatchback called Bolt that will share large number of components with the Zest.

Tata Bolt

Tata Bolt

The Bolt hatchback was first showcased at the Auto Expo 2014 earlier this year. It will come with the 1.3 litre Multijet diesel engine that they have sourced from Fiat. The petrol mill on this car is an entirely new engine that displaces 1.2 litres. This engine, called the Revotron Engine comes with a turbocharger and generates a peak power of 90 bhp. They recently set up Revotron labs across multiple Indian cities as a part of their campaign for Tata Zest. The labs will tell people about this new engine that they have developed.

This engine will come with multiple modes to suit different drivers. It has got Eco, City and Sport modes and name explains what each mode is about. While the Bolt has got resemblance with the other Tata cars, it looks considerably better than them. The styling of this car is modern and has got some sharp lines and creases that give it an aggressive face. The quality of interiors has gone up when compared to the previous Tata vehicles. The dashboard feels premium and has got multiple chrome inserts to give it a nice look. The equipment level is also decent and you get a nice infotainment system on the higher variants. It will come with driving aids like anti-lock braking system advanced electronic power assisted steering. Expect the car to follow soon after the Zest’s launch.