Cars and Jeeps Will Make Waves in the 2014 Four Wheeler Segment
The four wheeler makers looks the next year with so many hopes and trying to forget the bitter taste of 2013. The 2014 will be remarkable year in the vehicle industry with the introduction of various cars and jeeps. Trusted and luxury jeeps like Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Grand Cherokee going to enter in India during 2014.
The other hatch back and sedans awaiting for 2014 are Maruti Suzuki YL1 sedan, Tata Nano Diesel, Datsun Go hatchback and 2014 Honda City Diesel. The MPV Honda Mobilio is also going to hit the market and need to face tough competition with the current giant Toyota Innova.
With the introduction of Mercedes-Benz CLA the three-pointed-star hoping to compete with the Audi and BMW. Mercedes-Benz S-Class is another luxury sedan going to hit the market. All the specifications and price given here are expected. Changes are possible up to the original launch of vehicle.
1. Maruti Suzuki Ciaz
The engine powering this sedan is a 1.4-litre K-Series petrol engine churns out 93bhp power and 130Nm of torque on ride. Engine mated with the five-speed manual transmission in low variants and automatic transmission offered in top variants. The diesel variants wil packed with the 1.3-litre turbocharged multi jet mill can produce Power of 90bhp and 200NM of torque on ride.
The total avialble variants of petrol options will be named as LXi, VXi and ZXi, and diesel variants as LDi, VDi and ZDi. The main rivals ofMaruti Suzuki Ciaz are Honda City, Volkswagen Vento, Renault Scala, Hyundai Verna etc.
Maruti Suzuki YL1 sedan Expected Price in India: Rs. 7.25 – 10.50 lakhs
2. Tata Nano Diesel
Tata Nano Diesel is expecting to launch India during 2014 March. The Nano diesel on external appearance the car have some differences from the petrol versions. It includes Refreshed front and rear bumper, Openable hatch lid and New exhaust. The engine powering this car will be a 800cc three-cylinder turbocharged unit.
The interior will be added with more space for passengers and luggage. The efficient engine can churns out 42.9bhp power and higher torque. The expected mileage figure will be more than 30kmpl. The engine and transmission of the Nano will share similarities with the Ace pickup truck’s drivetrain.
With the introduction of Tata nano Diesel version in 2014 it will be the the least expensive diesel model in India and price will bve more than the current running petrol versions. Will the Nano become powerful enough to compete with its rival Maruti Alto?
Tata Nano Diesel Expected Price in India: Rs. 2.40 – 3.25 lakhs
3. Datsun Go hatchback
Nissan Datsun Go hatchback from the company launched to widen the portfolio and will available in market. The car Looks Stylish and sporty with 13 inch steel wheels, new headlight cluster, sharp edges, side turn indicator, front radiator grille, fine bonnet, body colored door handles, external rear view mirrors, “Datsun” logo, bumper etc.
1198 cc, Petrol engine makes 67 bhp @ 5000 RPM power and 104 Nm @ 4000 RPM torque on ride. Engine mated with 5-speed, Manual, FWD gears. 20.63 kmpl is the mileage of this car. Manual steering and Power steering are offered based on models.
Comfort and Safety Features vary based on choice but we expect it will be packed with power windows. Ac, power steering, music system, rear wiper, rear defogger, central lock, good braking and suspension features for ensuring a safe and comfort drive.
Nissan Datsun Go Price in India: Rs. 3.12 – 3.70 lakhs
4. 2014 Honda City Diesel
2014 Honda City Diesel is the much awaited luxury sedan from the Honda. The styling factors includes modified grille, sportier rear, LED brake lights, stylish alloy wheels, 175 / 65 R15 tyre size, indicators mounted on the OVRMs etc. Honda’s Earth Dreams technology is the high light and it supports less environmental pollution.
The new 2014 Honda City Diesel powered by the same powerful engine used in the Honda Amaze. The efficient 1.5-litre diesel mill churns out 98 @ 3600 Maximum Power (ps/rpm) and 200 @ 1750 Maximum Torque (nm/rpm). You have a 5 – Speed gear box with facility of smooth manual transmission option.
The Mileage of 2014 Honda City Diesel is 14.0kmpl in the city traffic and 18.5kmpl over the highways. A beautifully designed black dashboard and beige upholstery for lower variants and leather for higher versions are the main attractions in interior.
2014 Honda City Diesel Price in India: Rs. 7.20 – 11.50 lakhs
5. Honda Mobilio MPV
The mini MPV is based on the Honda Brio. From exterior it looks like Amaze or Brio but the design and styling is quit refreshed and good.The aggressive styling enhanced by 2650mm wheelbase, 4390mm length, 105mm height. This is a good option, if you are looking for a mid-size 7-seater MPV. Currently the MPV segment is tough in India with so many competitors.
Honda Mobilio E i-VTEC is the basic model priced Rs. 6.49 lakhs on Ex-showroom, New Delhi. It is powered by 1497 cc Petrol engine. It can churns out 118 bhp @ 6600 RPM power and 145 Nm @ 4600 RPM torque on ride. Engine mated with 5 manual Gears transmission. Engine is fuel efficient and offers 17.3 kmpl mileage on ride.
Honda Mobilio E i-VTEC features Air Conditioner, Power Steering, Power Windows, Central Locking and fabric seat material. Interior features well designed with attractive colors inside from the reveled pics. They offer good storage space and stylish dash board. It features good cabin space and you have three raw seat option for comfort travelling of 7 passengers.
Honda Mobilio MPV Price in India: Rs. 6.49 lakh to 10.86 Lakh
6. 2014 Honda Jazz hatchback
The new 2014 Honda Jazz features new changes for good styling includes new wheels, large air-vents , tail lamps, aggressive grille, new headlamps and turn indicators on the wing mirrors etc. New jazz features special engines based on ‘Earth Dreams’ technology.
The 2014 jazz will be powered by 1.5litre i-DTEC ‘Earth Dreams’ diesel engine which is used in famous Honda Amaze model. 1.5 litre engine will produce 128ps power and mated with 7-speed dual clutch transmission.
There will be another 1.2litre petrol engine powered jazz model too. The company claims total 35% improvement in new model than earlier version. Top attracting feature of this third generation subcompact hatchback is City-Brake Active System.
New jazz maintains basic quasi-MPV-hatch proportions of their earlier model with added features to compete well in the market. 3 driving modes available are pure EV, hybrid mode, and engine only mode for smooth travel.
2014 Honda Jazz Expected Price: Rs. 6,50,000 to 7,00,000/-
7. 2014 Mercedes Benz S Class
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class going to launch next year starting and most probably by the 8th January itself. The new S-Class coming with a breathtaking design and 4.7-litre petrol engine. External styling and luxury features includes sloping tail end, three-dimensional radiator grille and long bonnet.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class (W222) already got a lot of attraction and attention from customers across the India. The main rivals of the company is still BMW and Audi. The engine powering this hot luxury car is a twin-turbocharged V8 engine offers good performance from pairing with a 7G-Tronic plus transmission system.
The power output is 460 bhp and 700 Nm torque on ride. Mercedes-Benz introduce one top-spec S 500 variant of this vehicle. There is a low-spec diesel version of Mercedes-Benz S-Class, S350 CDI, which is packed with a 3.0-litre engine.
2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Price in India: Rs. 1.1 to 1.4crore
8. Jeep Wrangler
Fiat is trying hard to compete with the bigger share leaders of Indian four wheeler market by all attempts. The rumor spreading is that the company planning to intrude the new brand Jeep Wrangler in India too. The Standard model comes with 3.6 litre V6 Engine . The engine is capable to Makes 285 horsepower.
The maximum torque up to 260 pond feet is expecting to produce from the engine. Engine mated with the Six Speed manual transmission . The performance will be good, it can Reach 0 to 60 mph in just 7.1 seconds. The 2014 Jeep Wrangler offers 21kmpl mileage in highways and 17kmpl mileage in city on ride. Three variants Sport, Sport S, Sahara and Rubicon are available for 2014 Jeep Wrangler.
2014 Jeep Wrangler Expected Price in India: Rs. 20,00,000/-
9. Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep Grand Cherokee is the one of the ever best available off-road capable midsize SUV. 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee available in 4 trim level. They are Laredo, Limited, Overland and Summit. In the top trim level it features Chrysler’s cylinder deactivation system. The main rivals of Jeep Grand Cherokee are the Toyota 4 Runner, Nissan Murano, Ford Explorer and Honda Pilot.
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee will be available in three engine options. The first engine is a 3.0-liter turbo diesel V6 engine which burns out 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque on ride. You will get approximately 21 mpg mileage in the city and 30 mpg mileage on the highway from ride. All new trims of 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee features Rear-wheel-drive/ four-wheel-drive options.
Mileage will differ slightly based on your choice of drive. The second engine option s a 3.6-liter Penta star V6 petrol engine which makes 290 horsepower and 260 lb-ft. of torque on ride for you. The expected fuel economy of this engine is 17/25 mpg on ride. The third engine of 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 petrol engine.
The engine churns out 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft. of torque on ride. The expected fuel economy for this model is 15/21 mpg fuel economy. All the three engines are mated with Eight-speed automatic transmission to assure a smooth drive.
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Expected Price In India: Rs. 25 Lakhs onwards
10. Mercedes-Benz CLA
Mercedes-Benz CLA is another hot luxury offering for the 2014. The company facing tough competition with the BMW and Audi. With the introduction of BMW X1 and the Audi Q3 the three-pointed-star really lagging behind.The CLA will be available in petrol engine and you can choose from three different variants.
The CLA is a new front-wheel-drive sedan which is positioned below the C-Class. CLA 180, CLA 200 and CLA 250 are the listed petrol variants of Mercedes-Benz CLA. The CLA 180 offers 122bhp, CLA 200 makes 156bhp and CLA 250 can produce 211bhp too. There will one diesel engine option too.
The diesel engine can churns out 170bhp in the variant named as CLA 220 CDI. Engine mated with the seven-speed dual clutch gearbox. You will have an additional optional 4matic four-wheel drive system too.