The Linea 125 S is the latest contender among the premium sedans. We list out its top three competitors.
The highlight of the Verna is the smoother lines of the exterior, characterising the Korean carmaker’s Fluidic design language. The petrol 1.4 VTVT variant runs the 1,396cc Gamma engine, churning out a decent 107PS and 132Nm, and is mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The cabin is well-appointed and feature rich, as is typical of a Hyundai.
Rs 8 lakh (ex-showroom, Chennai).Details: hyundai.com/in
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz
With Maruti’s strong presence in India, and its reputation of great fuel efficiency, the Ciaz makes for a viable option in the premium saloon category. However, the economy of 20.73kmpl comes at the cost of power. Its 92PS engine is the least powerful in this list. While the petrol running Ciaz brings you the best performance, there is a Smart Hybrid version with diesel, too—the greenest
option in this segment. Rs 7.9 lakh (ex-showroom Chennai). Details: marutisuzuki.com/ciaz
The City continues to be a status symbol in its segment. Honda’s proven 119PS making 1.5-litre i-IVTEC petrol engine makes a strong case for this car. Besides the five-speed manual, there’s also a choice of a Continuous Variable Transmission. But its USP is its sharp looks. From the winged chrome grille and premium-looking lamps on the front to the wraparound tail lamps, it’s a strikingly good looking car. Rs 8.2 lakh
(ex-showroom Chennai). Details: hondacarindia.com/allnewcity
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