Indian car market has really stepped up its game. Customers now demand more out of cars and the manufacturers are forced to meet the expectations. Be this in terms of looks, features or safety, the Indian market is growing up. Following this trend, May is expected to be an exciting month. It will feature the launch of three cars for which the Indian buyers have been waiting for a long time.
First off, we will get the Innova Crysta. This new generation Innova packs a lot of punch and finesse and will definitely appeal to the domestic crowd. Next up will be the Honda BR-V. This MPV-SUV cross breed features a seven-seater layout on the sea of five seater SUVs. Last of the launches will be the Datsun redi-GO. This entry level hatch recently had its global unveil in India and will take on the Renault Kwid. Let's have an inside look at what each car offers.
1. Toyota Innova Crysta: 2 May 2016
The Innova has been an iconic car for Toyota. After the Qualis, which was mostly used for taxi purposes, Innova came as a family MPV. Repeating history, the Crysta arrives as a premium MPV to the Innova, which has also become fairly popular in the taxi world. Talking premium, the car comes with automatic climate control & rear auto cooler, ambient lighting, power adjustable driver seat, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment with navigation, easy close boot gate, smart entry and push button start.
The car will be powered by an all-new 2.4-litre diesel engine, with a 2.8-litre unit in the top end variant. The car will face heat from the Tata Hexa, when the Indian manufacturer decides to launch it in India. Read more about the Innova Crysta in the all you need to knowstory.
2. Honda BR-V: 5 May 2016
Honda has packed the BR-V with all what was needed. It has both 1.5-litre petrol and diesel options, with an optional CVT automatic expected with the petrol variant. Also, a huge advantage for the car will be the seven-seats layout, which will definitely act in its favour. This car will fall in a pool of SUVs like Duster, Terrano and Creta and will have to climb its way on top of the competition.
3. Datsun redi-GO
Redi-Go made its global debut in India on 14 April 2016. The car comes as a refreshed change in the entry level segment and will most likely be priced very close to the Kwid. It also shares its underpinnings with the Kwid, but gets a more conventional hatchback shape, as compared to the SUV-like stance of the Renault. It will also feature the same 800cc unit but, in a slightly different tune. Datsun has not had a very impressive start to its Indian wing and keenly depends on the success of redi-GO to move forward in the Indian market.
These cars will surely have a huge impact on the Indian cars’ scenario. Innova Crysta, for the time being will enjoy an unmatched space, till the Hexa arrives. Creta has been largely successful in India but with the arrival of BR-V, Hyundai will have to rethink their strategy to remain dominant. Redi-GO will have the toughest time of the three, as it comes from a brand which is not very popular and it arrives in an arena where the king comes to play. Stay tuned for all the latest updates on these cars and tell us which car are you most excited about, in the comments section below.