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India-bound new car launches in March

India-bound new car launches in March
Nikhil Puthran Nikhil Puthran Friday 01 March 2019, 14:49 PM

Car manufacturers in the country are gearing up to launch the last batch of new cars for Q1 of 2019. The upcoming cars, namely the Honda Civic, Ford Figo and the Porsche Macan, have already created a buzz among enthusiasts and buyers. The new 10th generation Civic will be more-or-less similar to the concept version last seen at the 2018 Auto Expo event in the country. Meanwhile, the new Ford Figo and the Porshe Macan will be introduced with fresh cosmetic and feature upgrades. Read below to find out more about these three cars due for launch in March 2019 –

Honda Civic

Honda’s popular sedan, the Civic, will debut in India on 7 March with the segment-first lane-watch camera system along with other safety features like ABS with EBD, six airbags, stability control and more. The sedan has also earned a five-star rating in the ASEAN NCAP crash test. Moreover, for the first time in India, the 10th generation Honda Civic will be available with a diesel engine option. The 1.6-litre diesel turbo engine comes mated to a six-speed manual transmission, for now, to produce 119bhp at 4,000rpm and 300Nm of torque at 2,000rpm. A CVT transmission option is likely to be introduced at a later date. The petrol version gets a 1.8-litre engine that generates 140bhp at 6500rpm and 174Nm of torque at 4300rpm. The petrol engine gets CVT transmission with paddle shifters as standard.

Ford Figo

Ford is likely to introduce the updated Figo in India in March. The facelifted model will get a redesigned exterior and revamped interior. Interestingly, in addition to the existing 1.5-litre diesel engine, the new model will be offered with a new 1.2-litre Dragon family petrol engine with a CNG option. In terms of styling, the new Figo will take design cues from the Freestyle and the Ka, which is on sale in the international markets. The vehicle will be offered with a new fascia complete with new headlamps and a redesigned taillight along with a set of freshly designed alloy wheels. The vehicle will also get a single tone interior with a new 6.5-inch floating touchscreen with Ford’s SYNC3 infotainment system.

Porsche Macan

The new Porsche Macan is likely to be introduced with fresh cosmetic and styling upgrades, latest technology and an upgraded engine. At the time of launch, the updated Macan will be offered with new colour options - dolomite silver metallic, mamba green metallic and miami blue. What’s more, the SUV is also expected to get standard 18-inch wheels along with the optional 21-inch ones. The new model will be powered by a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that generates 148bhp of power with a maximum torque figure of 370Nm. Moreover, the updated Macan will get the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system and a 10.9-inch, full-HD touchscreen infotainment system.

 

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