Hindustan Motors launches Mitsubishi Cedia Select Variant with many new features at a price of INR 8.9 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi
Hindustan Motors has launched a new variant of the Mitsubishi Cedia sedan, called the Select. The 2012 Cedia Select variant, priced at INR 8.9 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi, comes with a range of new features. The car gets a MapMyIndia 3G Android tablet that can be used for a variety of functions. From navigation support through the GPS to playing out movies, the tablet is a one-in-all device. The portable tablet is connected to a 12 volt power supply within the car for recharging its internal battery. The tablet can be mounted on the on the windscreen or on the headrest of the car for entertaining the rear seat passengers.
Apart from the tablet, the Cedia Select gets a 4-speaker Kenwood DVD player with a 6.1-inch touchscreen interface and a reverse parking camera. The car also gets a three spoke leather wrapped steering wheel and leather seats. The Cedia is available only with a petrol engine. The 2 liter, four cylinder naturally aspirated engine develops a peak power of 113 Bhp and a peak torque of 175 Nm. The car comes with 16 inch alloy wheels and a tilt adjustable steering. The car also gets an adjustable front seat with power assist. Safety features on the Cedia Select includes twin airbags, ABS and EBD.
Keyless entry is standard while all windows are power operated and so are the wing mirrors. A while ago, Hindustan Motors had dropped prices of the fully loaded Cedia sedan to INR 7.99 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi, making the petrol sedan a superb value buy. The new features that the Cedia gets thus makes it more expensive by about 90,000 rupees. One of the outstanding feature of the Cedia is its driving dynamics and handling, which is something that driving enthusiasts will love. The rev happy nature of the naturally aspirated 2 liter petrol engine is one of its kind in the C-segment sedan class.
This engine is mated to a five speed manual gearbox. Though the car represents good value for money at the latest prices, the Cedia has been a laggard at the hustings as Mitsubishi simply doesn’t have the reach in terms of dealerships to take the fight to the more established car brands in India. Also, the Cedia doesn’t have a diesel engine in its variant line up, therefore making the car a no-go for folks wanting a diesel sedan. All said, if you’re a petroholic with minimal monthly running, looking for a very involving car at an attractive price tag, the Mitsubishi Cedia is exactly what you’re looking for.