The financial year 2015-16 has seen a lot of car launches – possibly the highest ever but the idea is to kick-down just in the last month of March. We expect to see at least five new car launches before the fiscal ends on 31st March 2016.

According to what we understand, the range will include 3 compact SUVs, one entry level hatchback and a compact sedan facelift. Let us list them down with quick details…

Honda Amaze:

  • Launch Date: 3rd March
  • Expected Price: Rs 5.4 Lakhs to Rs 8.4 Lakhs
  • Competition: Dzire, Zest, Xcent, Aspire

Check Amaze facelift spyshots

Honda has officially shared the invite of Amaze Facelift’s launch with us and while the engine options shall remain the same, it will carry cosmetic changes both on the outside as well as inside. It is also expected to gain new features and going by the positive trend, should get more safety in the lesser variants.

Duster Facelift:

  • Launch Date: Sometime in March expected
  • Expected Price: Rs 9 Lakhs to Rs 13.5 Lakhs
  • Competition: Creta

Renault-Duster-Facelift-Pic-Front

Bringing the option of Automated Manual Transmission (AMT), which they call as Easy-R, the Duster facelift is expected to hit the roads toward the end of March. The AMT will only be offered on the 110 PS version of the 1.5 liter diesel engine. Renault Facelift, unveiled at the Auto Expo, comes with 32+ changes some of which are listed hereIn terms of cosmetics, Duster facelift now looks fresher and gets better interiors.

Tata Tiago:

  • Launch Date: Sometime in March
  • Expected Price: Rs 2.99 Lakhs to 4.5 Lakhs
  • Competition: WagonR, Kwid, Eon

Tata Zica front

Tiago (new name of Zica) gets a new 1.2 litre three pot petrol and an indigenously developed 1.05 litre three cylinder diesel mill. Designed by their European designing arm the car gets a 5 speed manual gearbox with a possibility of an AMT in the near future.

Mahindra Quanto:

  • Launch Date: Sometime in March
  • Expected Price: Rs 6.5 Lakhs to Rs 7.9 Lakhs
  • Competition: TUV100, EcoSport

2015-Mahindra-Quanto-Facelift-front

Quanto facelift will get a new front nose with changes to the overall appearance. We believe Tata will also re-position it as a cheaper alternate and may shod it with an AMT gearbox sometime later.

Vitara Brezza

  • Launch Date: 21st March speculated
  • Expected Price: Rs 7.5 Lakhs to Rs 9 Lakhs
  • Competition: TUV100, EcoSport

Vitara-Brezza-Pics-official

Maruti’s interest in the sub 4 meter compact SUV segment will hurt EcoSport the most. Though not as muscular, Brezza does have a large network and Maruti’s brand value to capitalize on. It will get the 90PS version of the 1.3 Liter diesel mill for now and a petrol motor may be launched later.


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