Top 10 four wheeler launches in 2015

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#Maruti Suzuki Baleno: India’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki launched its first premium hatchback, Baleno. The car 9 variants across 4 trim levels, 2 engine options, and 2 transmission options. Baleno comes with host of new features but has to compete with cars like the Hyundai i20, Honda Jazz, and Volkswagen Polo.

Engine: 1.3L DDiS Diesel, Displacement: 1248 CC, Max Power: 83 bhp @ 6000 rpm, Mileage: 21 – 27 Kmpl, Fuel: Diesel,Petrol, Transmission: Manual, Automatic.

#Chevrolet TrailBlazer: First unveiled in India at the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo, the Chevrolet TrailBlazer was launched in October this year. It is a hard-core SUV, based on the American Colorado pick-up truck. The car replaces the Captiva and adds to Chevrolet’s portfolio in India. The Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV is powered by a 2.8-litre, 4-cylinder, diesel engine that puts out 197bhp and 500Nm of maximum torque. It has a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Chevrolet has offered the TrailBlazer as a rear-wheel drive (RWD).

Engine: 2.8-litre Duramax, Displacement: 2766 CC, Max Power: 197 bhp @ 3600 rpm, Mileage: 12 Kmpl, Fuel: Diesel, Transmission:Automatic.

#Fiat Abarth Avventura:  It is the most powerful crossover in the country and Fiat has offered it available in two colours – pearl white and exotica red. The Abarth version has a ground clearance of 205mm and its 1.4 litre Jet petrol engine delivers 140bhp. The Abarth Avventura can go from 0-100km/h in 9.9 seconds and has a wonderful drivability.

Engine: 1.4-litre 140bhp 16V T-Jet Petrol Engine, Displacement: 1368 CC, Max Power: 140 bhp, Mileage: 17 Kmpl, Fuel: Petrol, Transmission: Manual.

#Renault Kwid: Kwid from Renault, the French automaker is company’s first vehicle based on the all new CMF-A platform which has been developed under Nissan-Renault alliance. The same platform also underpins Datsun’s forthcoming small car. The Kwid has 800cc petrol engine derives its power from a newly developed 800cc petrol unit, which too has been jointly developed by Nissan and Renault. Kwid competes with the likes of Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, Hyundai Eon, etc. It was launched with a price tag starting Rs. 3 lakh.

Engine:0.8 litre SCe – Smart Control Efficiency, Displacement: 799 CC, Max Power: 53 bhp @ 5678 rpm, Mileage: 25 Kmpl, Fuel: Petrol, Transmission:Manual.

#Mahindra TUV: With a price range of Rs. 6.98 lakh to Rs. 9.20 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Mahindra TUV 300 takes on the likes of Ford EcoSport, Hyundai Creta and others in the league. With total 7 variants across three trims – T4, T6 and T8, TUV has been powered by a 1.5-litre mHawk80 engine, with either a 5-speed manual or an automated manual transmission (AMT) and churning out 84bhp and 230Nm.

Engine: mHawk80 Diesel Engine with 2-Stage, Displacement: 1493 CC, Max Power: 84 bhp @ 3750 rpm, Mileage: 19 Kmpl, Fuel: Diesel, Transmission: Manual

#Maruti Suzuki S-Cross: S-Cross is Maruti Suzuki’s first ever premium crossover. It was introduced in the price of range Rs. 8.34 lakh – Rs. 13.74 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Its biggest competitors are Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano, Mahindra Scorpio and other such SUVs falling in the same price bracket. The S-Cross comes with two engine options – 1.3-litre multijet & 1.6-litre multijet – both of which have been sourced from Fiat.

Engine: 1248/4 and 1598 /4 , Max Power: 66@4000 and 88@3750, Max Torque : 200@1750 and 320@1750, Mileage: 23 – 24 Kmpl, Fuel: Diesel, Transmission: Manual.

#Hyundai Creta: The Creta represents Hyundai’s entry to India’s fast-growing compact SUV segment. The category already has a few vehicles like Renault Duster and Nisaan Terrano. Creta is based on the new Hyundai i20’s platform and shares several of its components. The vehicle is priced in the range of Rs. 8.59 lakh – Rs. 13.60 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Engine: 1.4 CRDi Diesel, Displacement: 1591 CC, Max Power: 126 bhp @ 6400 rpm, Mileage: 15 – 21 Kmpl, Fuel: Diesel, Petrol, Transmission: Manual, Automatic.

#Renault Lodgy: After launching its first compact SUV, Duster in India, the French automaker Renault explored the fast-growing compact multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) segment and launched Lodgy. The company has been selling this vehicle in several international markets under Dacia badge for quite some time, but in India it has come under Renault. Honda Mobilio, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and Toyota Innova form a tough competitor for Lodgy in Indian market.

Engine: dCi Diesel with VGT, Displacement: 1461 CC, Max Power: 108 bhp @ 4000 rpm, Mileage: 20 – 21 Kmpl, Fuel: Diesel, Transmission: Manual

Ford Figo: The American carmaker Ford rolled out its much-awaited all new Figo in hatch back segment at a starting price tag of Rs. 4.29 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Having features, design elements and engine variants a lot much resembling those of Ford Aspire, this new generation Figo is much more up-market than its earlier version. The car is loaded with many desirable features like 6 airbags, dual clutch automatic transmission and powerful engine options.

Engine: 1.5 litre TDCi, 1.2 litre TiVCT, 1.5 litre TiVCT, Max Power: 110 bhp, Mileage: 25.8 – 17.01 Kmpl, Fuel:Diesel, Petrol, Transmission: Automatic, Manual.

DC Avanti: The DC Avanti has been launched in India at a price of Rs. 35.93 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune).This 2 door and 2 seated sports car measures 4,550 mm in length, 2,120 mm in width and 1,200 mm in height and weighs 1, 580 kg. With a wheelbase of 2, 700 mm, Avanti has a ground clearance of 155 mm and a turning radius of 6 metres. LED lighting & projector headlamps, central locking, electrically adjustable ORVMs, power steering & windows, leather mounted seats are its basic features. It has a space frame chassis and roll cage. It has an electronically restricted maximum speed of 200 kph.

Engine: 2-litre, Euro-5 compliant turbocharged, Max Power: 250 bhp @ 5, 500 rpm, Fuel: Petrol, Transmission: 6 Speed Manual.

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