HONDA FREED – Though the Honda Freed is currently being sold in other Asian markets like Malaysia under the same name by the Japanese car giant, there’s no denying the fact that it is much awaited in the Indian market. Based on the Jazz platform, the Freed will surely bring along the smart exterior and interior design that the brand is known for, but might do away with sliding doors and may come with regular hinged ones.
Talking of the engine, along with the City’s 1.5-litre iVTEC in a tuned state, the Freed may also come with the option of a diesel mill that the company is reportedly working on. Expected to be launched by 2014, the Freed is most likely to be priced between Rs 7 and 8 lakh.
NISSAN EVALIA – Another upcoming MPV showcased at the Auto Expo in the capital this year and soon to come into production is the Nissan Evalia. Previously called the NV200, the Evalia is a rather simple looking people-mover, with a tall, upright stance, short bonnet area and sliding doors.