The four main car types that make up the nation's auto market are sedans, hatchbacks, multi-utility vehicles (MUVs), and sport utility vehicles (SUVs). Although sedans have traditionally been considered status symbols, their rivals, primarily SUVs with continuously strong sales, have pushed them into the background. But in an effort to resurrect the sedan market, several automakers introduced their sedans in our market, such as Hyundai, Skoda, and more. In the coming years, a few new/revised cars will likely join the sedan category. If you are planning to purchase a sedan in the future, then let's take a look at some of the models, including the next-gen Honda Amaze, the new Skoda Superb, and more that will expectedly start rolling on streets sometime soon.
Next-gen Honda Amaze
The revamped Amaze will reportedly go on sale next year in India. In terms of the powertrain, the sedan will likely continue with the same options as before, which includes 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine, available with both a 5-speed manual and a CVT automatic transmission options. This engine setup produces 90bhp and 110Nm. As a part of generational change, the new Amaze is expected to feature exterior and interior improvements. The new City sedan and the global-spec Accord will reportedly serve as the inspiration for the design and aesthetics of the upcoming sedan. Price-wise, the compact sedan is anticipated to be expensive from the current iteration.
New Maruti Suzuki Dzire
The most recent model to be introduced by Maruti Suzuki in India is the Invicto, which will go on sale on July 5. Aside from this, the carmaker will reportedly launch its well-liked models, the Dzire sedan and the Swift hatchback, in the country sometime around next year. Mechanically speaking, these vehicles will likely have a new 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine enhanced with Toyota's powerful hybrid technology. There is no official confirmation, however, according to several industry reports, the new Swift and Dzire will outperform all other vehicles in terms of fuel efficiency with an ARAI-certified fuel efficiency of around 35km/l to 40km/l. Additionally, the new robust hybrid powertrain will reportedly comply with CAFÉ II (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) requirements. In terms of price, the strong hybrid variants of these models will probably be costlier than their base petrol counterparts.
Hyundai Verna N Line
Hyundai will expectedly launch the N Line variant of the Verna in India shortly. The carmaker hasn't divulged any information about the model, however, market reports claim that the sedan's sportier version might arrive with a range of features, including a reworked grille with a unique design inspired by a 'chequered flag', a different bumper with red highlights, and an N Line emblem.
Additionally, the model may have dual exhaust pipes and a large diffuser on the rear. Mechanically, the variant will likely have a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine, mated to a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DCT transmission with paddle shifters.
New Skoda Superb
A while ago, Skoda teased the fourth-gen Superb for the global market. On April 1, 2023, the new BS6 Phase II emission went into effect. The Superb was discontinued in India because the Czech automaker failed to make it BS6 Phase 2 certified. The 2022 model had a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol unit with 187.4bhp and 320Nm output. According to industry reports, the fourth-generation flagship Superb will likely enter India after undergoing homologation to fulfill BS6.2 standards.
According to the teasers, the character lines on the profile that lead to the distinct shoulders signal that the forthcoming model will have standard proportions but sharper surfacing. In the teasers, hardly much is seen except the L-shaped LED headlight.