8 Jan 2013

10 new cars expected in 2013

The Maruti Suzuki A-Star will get a minor facelift and is expected to be launched in March 2013. Prices might be revised downwards to boost sales.

GM's hot seller in India will get cosmetic updates. The 2013 Beat will be launched in April and looks sharper than before.

The Toyota Etios Liva Sport will draw power from Etios sedan's 1.5-litre 89 BHP petrol engine. It is expected to hit showrooms in April 2013.

Volkswagen will launch quite a few variants of the Polo in 2013 including more powerful engines - 1.2 TSI petrol and 1.6 TDI diesel.

Fiat will launch the upgraded Punto Evo by June 2013. It has changes to both the exteriors and interiors but mechanicals are expected to remain the same.

The stunning A-Class is already a success in Europe. The vehicle will be launched in May 2013 and will become the entry-level Mercedes vehicle in India.

The new Volkswagen Beetle was showcased at the 2012 Auto Expo. It features various changes and will be brought in as a CBU model.

The next generation Hyundai i10 will be bigger than the current one. It will be launched by the end of 2013 and could feature a 1.1-litre diesel engine.

The Cross Polo is Volkswagen's temporary answer to compact SUVs till the Taigun arrives in India. This vehicle will be priced around Rs. 10 lakhs.

The 1-Series will become the entry-level BMW in India, when it is launched late next year. It will be locally assembled at BMW's Chennai facility.

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