The 2016-17 financial year has just kicked off and auto manufacturers are all set to introduce new products that just might turn out to be game changers creating positive sales figures for the rest of the year. From hatchbacks to SUVs, there is a wide variety of offerings lined up for launch, albeit all of them are targeted towards mass market buyers. So, if you are in the market for a brand new small car and can’t decide which model to choose? Just wait a little bit more and check out the new cars being launched in April 2016.
1) Mahindra NuvoSport
Mahindra’s Quanto is making a grand comeback to the subcompact SUV as the NuvoSport that will be launched on April 4. While the older model was a sales dud, the Indian automaker is trying to make sure to get things right with the new version that has a comprehensively updated front fascia, new features inside the cabin complete with an infotainment system, Bluetooth connectivity, and improved plastic quality. The NuvoSport will also come with a re-worked 1.5-litre diesel engine that is tuned to produce 100bhp and 240Nm of torque. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual and AMT units, while power will be sent to the rear wheels. The NuvoSport will be sold alongside the TUV300 in Mahindra’s lineup, which makes at even more interesting affair from the automaker.
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Expected Price: 7.2 lakh to 9 lakh
Launch Date: April 4, 2016
Competition: Ford EcoSport, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Mahindra TUV300
2) Tata Tiago
Tata Motors’ much-awaited hatchback – the Tiago has seen its fair share of delays, but will be finally hitting the market on April 6. The new small car is the automaker being its ambitious best in a long time and has worked extensively on getting things right with the styling coming from the UK and Italy design centres, while comprehensively updating the Indica platform to suit modern times. The Tiago is powered by the newly developed three-cylinder 1.2-litre petrol and 1.05-litre diesel engines that produce 84bhp and 69bhp respectively. Both motors come paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The car comes with a Harman sourced infotainment system and a segment first turn-by-turn navigation, which can be accessed by connecting your Android smartphone. Tata will also spawn a subcompact sedan based on the Tiago (codenamed Kite5) that will go on sale next year, which makes the hatchback all the more important.
Also read: Tata Tiago Review
Expected Price: 3.5 lakh to 5.5 lakh
Launch Date: April 6, 2016
Competition: Maruti Suzuki Wagon R, Hyundai Grand i10, Chevrolet Beat
3) Datsun Redi-GO
Datsun Redi Go
The Datsun Redi-GO concept garnered rave reviews when it was unveiled at the 2014 Auto Expo and the Japanese auto maker’s new entry-level car will finally makes its global debut on April 14. Based on the CMF-A platform that also underpins the Renault Kwid, the Datsun Redi-GO gets a muscular look with a tall boy stance, but with the familiar front fascia seen on current models from the company. The model is also expected to be powered by an 800cc three-cylinder petrol engine, while paired to a 5-speed gearbox. Expect a competitive pricing, said to be lower than the Kwid, which will give the car maker a significant advantage over competition. What also makes the model important is the fact that a left-hand drive version is also being developed for other emerging markets.
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Expected Price: 2.5 lakh to 3.25 lakh
Launch Date: April 14, 2016
Competition: Maruti Suzuki alto 800, Hyundai Eon, Tata Nano, Renault Kwid
4) Toyota Innova Crysta
Toyota Innova Crysta
The surprise launch on this list, the new generation Toyota Innova could be launched later this month replacing the current model completely. We also told you that the outgoing Innova was given a grand farewell at Toyota‘s Bidadi plant, which fast tracks the new generation’s launch date. Based on a completely new platform, the Innova Crysta is a major improvement over the current version with a redesigned front complete with projector headlamps and LED DRLS, while the cabin is a lot more premium now featuring a touchscreen infotainment system, steering mounted controls, improved seats and a whole lot more. The large cabin and pliant ride quality have been carried over, says the company. The new Innova Crysta will also be powered by the new 2.4-litre diesel engine and will come with manual and automatic transmission options.
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Expected Price: 12 lakh to 22 lakh
Launch Date: Late-April, 2016
Competition: Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Renault Lodgy, Honda Mobilio