Festive season is around the corner and to make most of the buyer's sentiment, most of the manufacturers would be offering huge discounts in coming days on their cars. So which are the latest cars that you should check out before signing that cheque, here’s a list that we have prepared just for you.
The Vitara Brezza marks the entry of Suzuki into the most popular sub-four meter SUV segment. A simple design that’s perhaps least striking, however car comes loaded with features like cruise control, Apple CarPlay, rain-sensing wipers etc.
The only chink in the armour is that there’s no petrol engine on offer and no automatic too. The 1.3 litre diesel engine has been tuned to deliver 90PS of adequate power making it one of the most value-for-money car in the segment.
A completely new car from Tata and launched just a while back. Designed under the leadership of Mr. Pratap Bose, the car uses the IMPACT design philosophy. Although it's based on the platform derived from Indica, elements like smoked headlamps, sharp looking tail lamps and the Humanity line at the front provide the car its distinctive look.
The car's offered with two engine options, 1.2-litre petrol engine and 1-litre diesel, and it undercuts the competitor cars like Grand i10, Swift Celerio by huge margins. It also offers a segment first turn-by-turn Navigation system that uses your phone to display directions on the dashboard screen.
Renault Kwid 1.0
Kwid made history when it came close to the Alto as top selling car replacing Maruti from the throne (check sales comparison chart). It did that with a Kwid that came equipped with 800cc engine. To take on the other more powerful cars, the Kwid is available with a bigger and more powerful 1.0 litre motor that puts out 68PS of power.
The newer and more powerful variant uses decals on the side with silver housing for side-view mirrors that makes it look different from the 800cc version.
An AMT version is in the works too. For those who are looking to break away from almost boring looking cars of this segment, the Kwid is a great alternative. For people concerned whether it has enough ground clearance or not, should know that it offers 180mm of it.
Mahindra KUV 100
The margins in the entry-level cars are low, but not as much that you can ignore it for long. With the KUV 100, Mahindra has forayed into the segment that makes most amount by volume.
With that it offers completely new set of engines - 1.2 litre petrol and the same capacity diesel which make 83PS and 78PS respectively.
KUV100 shares the rugged DNA of other Mahindra cars and offers the micro-hybrid technology (a first in this segment) along with its proprietary Blue Sense app that lets you control climate and infotainment from an application on phone.
Other noteable features include mood lighting and ISO-FIX mounts for child safety, a segment first. What sets it apart from other competing hatchback is that it's also available with 6 seat options, a feature that has not been available in any other hatchback so far.
Last but perhaps the most anticipated car of the lot, Ameo has been derived from the Polo. What goes without saying is that it has on offer the remarkable build quality for which Volkswagen is known for and it absolutely laden with features like cruise control, Apple CarPlay, rear AC vents, rain sensing wipers etc.
For the moment, there’s a 1.2 litre petrol engine on offer that develops 76PS of power. A 1.5 litre diesel mated to a DSG gearbox is under development and is expected to be launched before diwali season.