As we inch closer to the end of 2018, we walk down the memory lane with a list of cars that thrilled us this year. Sedans, in particular, have always held a special place in the hearts of Indian buyers, especially those who have grown up around the ‘Badi Gaadi’ philosophy! Amidst a slew of launches this year, here below are the top five sedans that have been most-searched on Carwale.
The feature loaded Verna sedan from Hyundai has been a popular car in its segment for obvious reasons. The car is available in two petrol and diesel engine options – 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre. The bigger engine is available with an automatic transmission in both petrol as well as diesel guise. Ample space, comfort and practicality have been the key reasons behind its success in India.
The City has always been known for its distinctive style and performance. Early in 2017, Honda had introduced the updated City with the new set of cosmetic and feature upgrades. The City now gets a bigger grille with a thick chrome strip running across it which is in line with the recently launched Accord hybrid. The bumper is more muscular and brand-new too, which help give the car a fresh look. The vehicle is available in 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines options. Automatic option is limited to the petrol option.
The premium sedan from Maruti Suzuki, the Ciaz has been a popular choice among customers due to a low cost of ownership. Back in August, the facelift version was introduced in the country with a fresh set of cosmetic and feature upgrades. Additionally, the refreshed Ciaz debuts a new 1.5-litre K15B petrol motor which produces 103bhp at 6,000rpm and 138Nm at 4,400rpm. The four-cylinder motor is mated to a five-speed manual and a four-speed automatic transmission. The diesel, on the other hand, is the tried and tested 1.3-litre DDiS churning out 89bhp and 200Nm. Both the engines get Maruti’s SHVS hybrid system as standard.
The rapid has been a hotseller in the Skoda product line in the country. The car is available in 1.6-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engine option. Both the engines are available with an automatic option. The multi-slatted grille with a chrome border gives the car a mature look. The well-built sedan offers a good amount of drive comfort as well as decent rear space and a good amount of boot space.
The latest sedan from Toyota, the Yaris, is a feature loaded, yet modest looking sedan from the Japanese automaker. Upfront it looks striking thanks to the aggressive slim headlamps, a sharp two-tone bumper and the sporty nose element with the Toyota logo proudly sitting on it. Under the hood, the Yaris is limited to a 1.5-litre petrol engine with an optional seven-speed CVT transmission. Toyota has concentrated on giving the Yaris plenty first-in-class features besides being loaded to the gills. Safety has been paramount and the Yaris gets seven SRS airbags (SRS D+P airbags, SRS side airbags, SRS Curtain Shield Airbags (CSA) and SRS knee airbag), ABS with EBD, tyre pressure monitoring system, vehicle stability control, front and rear parking sensors and disc brakes all around.