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Tuesday, January 03, 2012

By Manoj Kumawat

Small cars and compact Sedans upcoming this year

Indian car industry is sure to experience a shift from preference to small cars to that of sedans this year. And why not when there are so many new compact sedans in the offing that one can buy at the price of premium hatchbacks. Maruti Swift Dzire CS or Maruti Suzuki Dzire 3.99, Tata Manza CS, Mahindra Verito CS and Hindustan Ambassador CS are some to name a few. The best part of these compact sedans will be the price and an excellent option for the buyers to have a sedan at the price of hatchback. The incoming of these new compact sedan will however ingress into the domain that is currently dominated by Tata Indigo eCS.

Maruti Swift Dzire Pictures

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Maruti Swift Dzire CS is codenamed as Maruti Suzuki Dzire 3.99 and will be an under four meter car. Once in, Maruti Swift Dzire CS will be a car worth buying as it will be inherit the same trust and dependability of Maruti Swift Dzire but in small proportions. As per reports it will be built on the Maruti Swift platform and will have the same engine and other options.

Inspired by the success of Tata Indigo eCS, Tata is thinking of bringing in the under four meter model of its jumbo sized sedan Tata Manza. The Tata Manza CS will be a shortened Manza sedan and will enjoy the tax benefits of being an under four meter car. It will inherit a 1.2 L petrol engine from Tata Indica Vista and a 1.3L Fiat Multijet diesel engine. The Tata Manza CS is expected to have the same space inside and the boot only will be downsized to make it into under four meter.

Tata Manza Pictures

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For Mahindra Verito, it seems that there is something in the name only as after its renaming by Mahindra it is able to show some response on the sales charts compared to erstwhile Mahindra Logan. Now Mahindra expects a miracle with the Mahindra Verito CS versions as well. Like Manza and Dzire, it will also have the same heart and soul and only the length will be downsized.

The car that can comfortably be called an iconic car of India after Maruti 800 is unexpectedly in the process of coming in a new shape- Hindustan Ambassador CS. Like the other CS avatars in the pipeline, HM Ambassador CS will also have a 1.5L diesel and CNG options available thus making it more viable on the Indian roads. Experts believe that the CRDI engine in the making could also be part of the HM Ambassador CS.

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