Lots of India-bound cars to be unveiled at the upcoming 2016 Paris Motor Show. Here’s a list
- Hyundai i10
Late last month, Hyundai revealed pictures of the refreshed i10, known in India as the Grand i10. The facelifted car will make its public debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show next month gets cosmetic changes on the inside and out. At the front, the refreshed Grand i10 gets a more distinct grille, in line with the current Hyundai offerings, with circular Daytime Running Lamps. While in profile, the car looks identical to the outgoing model, at the back it now sports a redesigned bumper and chrome inlays to the tail lights. The interior is now dual-tone red-black, which gives it a young and rich persona. The new touchscreen in the centre console features navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well. The Euro-spec model gets better safety tech as well including Front Collision Warning System (FCWS) and a Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS). No mechanical changes on the facelifted Grand i10 means it will continue to sport the same 80bhp 1.2-litre petrol unit and the 69bhp 1.1-litre diesel motor. Both cars come with a 5-speed manual transmission with the option of an automatic in the petrol variant.
- Nissan Micra
Nissan is expected to pull the wraps off the next-generation Micra at the Paris Motor Show next month. Based on the Sway concept, Nissan showcased at the Geneva Motor Show last year, the new Micra will look positively aggressive. And if the renderings that emerged ahead of its unveil are anything to go by, expect sharp design and substantial feature upgrades as well. Internationally, the Micra will come with quite a few petrol and diesel engine options right from a 1.0-litre unit to a 1.6-litre mill. The new Micra will be based on the CMF (Common Modular Family) platform that also underpins cars like the Terrano and the Renault Duster. While Nissan hasn’t officially confirmed it yet, the India-bound new Micra may continue to be based on the V-platform that it is based on currently.
[caption id="attachment_72880" align="alignnone" width="548"] Front-end design of the S-Cross has been completely revamped in the new model.[/caption]
- Suzuki S-Cross
With it being present in the international market for a while, it is time for the Suzuki S-Cross to get a mid-life facelift. Pictures of the refreshed S-Cross were released a few months back reflecting minor cosmetic changes. The S-Cross now gets a new bolder grille up front that gives it a more muscular stance. The profile and the rear though remains unchanged. Expect a few changes on the inside as well. While the international spec model also comes with a 1.4-litre BoosterJet unit, in India the S-Cross will continue to come with the 1.3-litre and the 1.6-litre diesel powerplants.
- Audi S5:
Audi is on a roll; following the unveiling of the A5 and S5 Coupe in June, the car maker took the wraps off their Sportback iterations last week. Both these cars are set to make their India debut at the Paris Motor Show in October. Like all other Audi models on sale, the S5 too gets that signature hexagonal grille with LED DRLs and sharp cuts on the bonnet. The roofline of the four-door sedan flows smoothly into the stubby boot section. On the inside, the S5 Sportback is identical to the Coupe. Identical to all current Audi models, this one too will get the 12.3-inch TFT screen for the Virtual Cockpit, and an improved 8.3-inch screen on the centre console. The Audi S5 will come powered by a 3.0-litre TFSI V6 that makes power of around 350 horses and 500Nm which propels it from standstill to 100km/h in just 4.7 seconds.
- Porsche Panamera:
Porsche revealed details of its all-new Panamera a few months back with its launch in the international markets scheduled for the end of 2016. Based on the car maker’s all-new MSB platform, the new-generation Panamera will come in three trims – Turbo, 4S and 4S Diesel. The 4S is powered by a 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 that delivers 434bhp and 550Nm, allowing it to do the 0-100km/h sprint in just 4.2 seconds. The diesel on the other hand, hides a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 under the hood, which churns out 416bhp and an impressive 850Nm. Power is sent to all four wheels on all models via an 8-speed automatic transmission.
- Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster and GT C Roadster:
The Mercedes-AMG GT has now gone topless! Recently revealed in this new avatar, both these cars will come with the 4.0-litre twin-turbo unit that makes 462.5bhp and 630Nm in the GT Roadster form and 542.4bhp and 680Nm in the GT C Roadster avatar. Both cars even look identical in terms of design, at least from the front. At the back though, the GT C gets wider fenders and wheels and tyres from the GT R.
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- Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta
Aside from Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari too plans to bring in a convertible of its latest product, LaFerrari. Details about the car are still sketchy, but expect it to be marginally heavier than the hardtop version despite sporting the same 6.2-litre naturally aspirated V12 at the back. The LaFerrari Aperta too will make 950bhp and 898Nm. If these numbers still don’t make sense to you, let us simplify it for you. The LaFerrari touches the 100km/h marker from standstill in just 2.9seconds and record a top speed of 350km/h.
Aside from all these, a bunch of SUVs too are expected to come to our shores. Also Read: 2016 Paris Motor Show: SUVs to look out for