The demand for mid-size and compact sedans in India is continuously decreasing. There is a demand for SUVs, and every automaker is working on more than one SUV model for the Indian market. And despite the increasing demand for SUVs, some brands believe that sedans still hold significance among car buyers in India. Today, through this article, we are telling you about the mid-sized sedan cars that will be launched in the coming months this year.
Japanese automaker, Honda has officially announced the launch of a robust hybrid model in the Indian market in 2021. The new model will be the City Hybrid, which is already available for sale in select international markets. It will be offered in an upper segment than the current model. The new City Hybrid is likely to be priced around Rs 15-18 lakh (ex-showroom).
The Honda City Hybrid will be powered by a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine mated to two electric motors. It produces 97bhp power and 127Nm of peak torque on the petrol engine. An electric motor will be coupled to the petrol engine and will act as an ISG (Integrated Starter Generator). The other will deliver power to the front wheels via a single, fixed-ratio gearbox. Its power and torque outputs are 108bhp and 253Nm respectively.
Czech Republic’s leading automaker Skoda will introduce a new mid-size sedan, codenamed ANB, at the end of 2021. The new model will be based on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB AO IN platform, on which Skoda’s partner company Volkswagen also builds its Taigun mid-size SUV. Reports say that this Skoda car may be named Slavia, the new sedan will be positioned above the Rapid sedan in the company’s portfolio. It will compete directly with Hyundai Verna, Honda City, and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz.
Talking about the new Skoda Slavia, it can get a 1.0-liter 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, which will generate 113bhp and 175Nm of torque. Talking about transmission options, it will include 6MT and a 6-speed torque converter automatic. The top-spec model will get a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that produces 147bhp and 250Nm of torque. It will be mated to a 7-speed DSG.
Toyota will introduce the re-badged Ciaz sedan in the Indian market in 2021. The sedan will replace the recently discontinued Yaris sedan. If media reports are to be believed, it will be called Toyota Belta, the new mid-size sedan will compete with Hyundai Verna and Honda City. Except for the Toyota logo and new alloy wheels, the sedan will not see any major changes. It will be powered by the same 1.5-liter 4-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine that produces a maximum power of 104bhp and 138Nm of torque. Transmission options will include a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed torque converter automatic.