2018 has been a good year for the Auto industry. With many eye-catching launches, the year saw a rise in car sales. Here we list down the top 10 car launches for the year 2018.
1. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
Compared to its first-generation model, the second generation Ertiga is more spacious. It is bigger and rigid. Unlike the previous model, it has a new exterior with bold grille for projector headlamps and C-shape housing for fog lamps. It has a touchscreen infotainment system. The engine options are a 103 bhp 1.5-litre petrol engine and an 89 bhp 1.3-litre diesel engine.
2. Ford Freestyle
Ford Freestyle is based on the Figo hatchback concept. The car has garnered a good road presence. It has new alloy wheelers, new infotainment and other features such as reverse parking sensors, dual air bags, reverse camera etc. The car comes with a 94 bhp 1.2-litre petrol engine and 99 bhp 1.5-litre diesel motor engine.
3. Toyota Yaris
Yaris was one of the most awaited launches for the year 2018. It is a classy car with the signature interior theme by Toyota. The car is priced at Rs. 9.29 Lakhs and comes with a 106 bhp 1.5-litre petrol engine.
4. Maruti Vitara Brezza
Vitara Brezza is a diesel-only sub-4m SUV. It is now equipped with an automated manual transmission option. The car comes in four variants. They are LDI, VDI, ZDI, and ZDI+. The price range is from Rs. 7.25 Lakhs to Rs. 9.77 Lakhs with extra Rs. 50 thousand if you want the AMT option.
5. Jeep Compass
The Jeep Compass made a grand entry in the Indian market and has taken it by the storm. It comes in 4 variants like the Compass Sport, Compass Latitude, Compass Limited, and Compass Trailhawk. All the variants have a 180-hp, 175-lb-ft of torque 2.4-litre I-4 engine.
6. Hyundai Elite i20
Hyundai Elite i20 comes with equipment upgrades. The rear bumper lights have been revamped. The car comes in a newly colored orange and red exterior. It has a 1.4l diesel engine. The price range starts from Rs. 5.24 Lakhs.
7. Honda Amaze
The Honda Amaze is the first car in its segment to get a diesel CVT Model. It comes with a longer wheelbase. The interior is more spacious. The car is priced at Rs. 5.59 Lakhs.
8. Hyundai Creta
The Hyundai Creta had been launched with a unique and fresh design. At the front is a new radiator grille with triple chrome slats. The interiors have a good head, leg and shoulder space, a color mounted steering wheel, automated infotainment etc. The car comes with a 1.4L U2 CRDi diesel engine and is priced at Rs. 8.92 – 14.00 Lakhs.
9. Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift
The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift starts at a price of Rs. 8.19 Lakhs till Rs. 10.97 Lakhs. You have an option to have a wood interior with many other features such as the new leather upholstered seats, Multi-information display (MID) unit, speed alert system, 1.5-litre petrol engine etc.
10. Mahindra Marazzo
Mahindra’s new entrant, MPV Marazzo is in the price range of Rs. 9.99 Lakhs to Rs. 13.9 Lakhs. Marazzo comes equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, roof mounted air con system and automatic climate control, 1.5-litre cylinder diesel engine and disc brakes.
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