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Top 5 sedans that you might consider buying in 2014

Top 5 sedans that you might consider buying in 2014
Nikhil Puthran Nikhil Puthran Saturday 15 February 2014, 12:01 PM

Sedans have always held a special spot amongst the Indian buyer lot. This car segment is loved for all the right reasons – more space, luxury, comfort, ample boot space, performance and safety, as compared to a hatchback. In recent times, many Indian and international car­makers have entered into a cut throat competition in this segment with their interesting lineup.

Honda Amaze has come up with a new ‘S’ variant, the SX variant will now also include front dual airbags and anti­lock braking system (ABS), which is a standard facility on all diesel variants of the Amaze and the petrol ‘VX’. The Amaze houses the 1.2L i­VTEC petrol mill and the 1.5L i­ DTEC diesel engine under its hood. With a maximum power output of 98bhp, the diesel mill returns a monstrous mileage to the tune 25.8kmpl. the car now has a total of 12 variants on offer i.e. E, EX, S, SX, VX [petrol and diesel], and S AT & VX AT [only petrol].

Honda City has been in the country for over a decade now and tops the list for sedan cars in India. The new Honda City Petrol is powered by 1.5 litre i­VTEC engine that generates a modest power output of 119 PS at 6600 rpm and 145 Nm torque at 4600 rpm. Anticipated fuel efficiency for automatic and manual version is approximate 18 kmpl, but it is said that the manual version delivers slightly lower. The new diesel counterpart features a 1.5 litre –DTECH engine that powers the car with an output of 100 PS at 3600 rpm and 200 Nm of Torque at 1750 rpm. Based on ARAI reports, the Honda City diesel delivers an impressive 26 kmpl.

Hyundai Verna has been around for a while. The new car comes with a complete overhaul featuring a bigger and sportier stance than before. The new car came to be known as the Verna Fluidic and is available in 1.4 litre amd 1.6 litre option. The 1.6­liter CRDi engine generates about 126bhp of maximum power and 259Nm of top torque. Cabin space in the Hyundai Verna Fluidic has an elegant and refreshing feel to it. On the exterior front the car features prominent curves that flow through the entire body. Hyundai Verna 1.4 liter delivers a fuel efficiency of 23.50kmpl, whereas the 1.6 litre diesel variant delivers 22.32kmpl

The much anticipated Tata’s sub­four­meter sedan – ‘Zest’ has finally made its public appearance and features in the list for sedan cars in India. The Zest sedan is offered in both petrol and diesel engine options. The highly­efficient and powerful Revotron 1.2T turbocharged Intercooled MPFi petrol power­train delivers a peak power output of 83.8bhp @ 5000rpm and 140Nm of torque @ 1750­ 3500rpm.

Hyundai Xcent based on Grand i10 platform is likely to be powered by either 1.2­litre kappa dual VTVT petrol or a 1.1­litre U2 technology diesel engines. Sources close to the development process have revealed that the auto maker has incorporate a number of features in this sedan, such as revised front and rear bumpers, provision of LED lights and touchscreen entertainment unit with Bluetooth connectivity. Also, the company may give out a fluidic design to this sedan for an appealing look.


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