In the Indian automobile industry, most of the car buyers are eyeing on the premium sedan segment as several carmakers are coming up with their products in the segment. The segment which was once dominated by the Honda City only, now has cars like Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Hyundai Verma to give competition to Honda’s warrior. Let’s have a look at some of the best cars in the premium sedan segment of the Indian auto market.
1) Honda City
The Honda City is the Japanese carmaker’s offering in the C-segment sedan category. The car has gone through many facelifts in India and it is one of the most desirable cars in the premium sedan category. The Honda City is powered by a 1.5-litre i-DTEC unit that produces 98bhp and 200Nm of torque and a 1.5-litre i-VTEC that delivers 119bhp and 145Nm of torque. The sedan is available with various trendy colour options such as Golden Brown Metallic, Carnelian Red Pearl, Urban Titanium Metallic, Tapetta White, Alabaster Silver Metallic and Crystal Black Pearl.
2) Hyundai Verna
The Hyundai Verna is the Korean automaker’s warrior in the premium sedan segment of the Indian auto industry. The car looks very trendy with the company’s fluidic design philosophy. It is available at a starting price of Rs. 7.89 Lakhs and is offered with various colour options like Sleek Silver, Pure White, Phantom Black, Red Passion and Star Dust. The Verna is powered by a 1.4-litre VTVT engine which produces 106bhp and 135Nm of torque, a 1.6-litre VTVT unit churning out 121bhp and 155Nm of torque, a 1.4-litre CRDi unit producing 89bhp and 220Nm of torque and a 1.6-litre CRDi unit that delivers 126bhp and 259Nm of torque.
3) Maruti Suzuki Ciaz
The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is Maruti’s offering in the premium sedan segment of the Indian automobile market. The C-segment sedan space is already crowded with the models like Honda City, Volkswagen Vento, Skoda Octavia, etc., and Maruti’s warrior is doing just great in this segment. The sedan is powered by a 1.4-litre K-series petrol engine producing 94bhp and 134Nm of torque and returns an ARAI-tested fuel efficiency figure of 28.09 kmpl in the hybrid state while the petrol version gives 20.79 kmpl. The car is offered with several trendy colours like Pearl Snow White, Pearl Metallic Dignity Brown, Pearl Sangria Red, Metallic Silky Silver, Metallic Glistening Grey, Pearl Midnight Black and Metallic Clear Beige.
4) Volkswagen Vento
The Volkswagen Vento is one of the oldest members of the C-segment sedan club. Th car carries a contemporary look and is based on the Volkswagen Polo. The German auto giant has done a great job in terms of the exterior styling as well as the cabin space and comfort. The car is powered by a 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel engine that produces 103bhp of power at 4400rpm and 250Nm of torque at 1550rpm. It also gets two petrol engine options. The body shade options include Carbon Steel, Titanium Beige, Candy White, Toffee Brown, Night Blue and Reflex Silver.