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1. Renault XBA 800cc Small Hatchback
Renault India will launch multiple all new products in the next 18 months, including a compact MPV, an entry level hatchback, and a sub compact SUV. While the Lodgy will arrive here by early FY15, the small hatchback will come in the second half of 2015. For your information, the Nissan Renault alliance is currently working on a new 800cc, 3 cylinder petrol engine to power their upcoming small cars. The entry level hatchback, code named XBA, will be based on the CMF A platform which too has been jointly developed by Renault and Nissan. Expected to be highly fuel efficient, Renaults small hatch will rival Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, Hyundai Eon and Datsun Go.

Expected Launch: Second half of 2015

Expected Price: Rs. 3 lakh
2. Datsun Redi GO Inspired Hatchback
Though Nissans low cost car brand, Datsun, already has a budget hatchback, called the GO, the company is now working on an even cheaper hatchback to take on the Maruti Alto 800. The redi GO inspired hatchback will be built upon the CMF A platform the one that will also underpin the Renault XBA small car. The engine will also be same as the one for the Renaults small car i.e. the 800cc, 3 cylinder petrol unit. Since the company currently doesnt have a small diesel engine, the small hatch might be launched with only petrol and LPG options.

Expected Launch: Early 2016

Expected Price: Rs. 2.50 lakh
3. Tata Nano Twist AMT
Showcased at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo, the Nano AMT (automated manual transmission) will be the first product that the company will launch in this financial year. The vehicle is already on test in India, and will be developed at Tatas Sanand plant where the regular Nano is also manufactured. The Nano Twist AMT will feature the same 624cc MPFI naturally aspirated twin cylinder engine that powers the regular Nano, albeit with a 5 speed AMT. Besides AMT, this model will also feature new bumpers, fog lamps, and different head lamps. The cabin, however, is likely to remain unchanged.

Expected Launch: Mid 2015

Expected Price: Rs. 2.50 lakh
4. Tata Kite Hatchback
Tata Motors is working on a new hatchback, codenamed Kite, to replace the ageing Indica eV2. Though there is no clarity on what engine options the small hatch will come equipped with, Tata Motors has the option to utilise the 1.2 litre petrol and the 1.4 litre diesel units. Both these engine also power the Indica. Since the company has already started testing the vehicle in India, expect it to be rolled out sometime in the first half of 2015.

Expected Launch: Second half of 2015

Expected Price: Rs. 3 lakh Rs. 3.50 lakh
5. Tata Pelican 800
Besides the Kite siblings a hatchback and sub compact sedan the homegrown automaker is working on yet another affordable hatchback, codenamed Pelican, to take on the likes of Maruti Alto K10, Hyundai Eon, and others in the segment. Though the Pelican will be based on the Nano, it will be a slightly more up market product with a bigger engine. The company will position it between the Nano and the Kite hatchback. If reports are to be believed, the company is working on a 1000cc petrol engine and a 800cc diesel motor that might power several entry level Tata cars, including the Pelican.

Expected Launch: End of 2015

Expected Price: Rs. 2.50 lakh



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