These 5 exciting concept cars from past will soon go on sale in India
Here is a list of top 5 concepts based cars from the past that will go on sale in India in the next 1 year –
Buoyed by excellent response for Tiago and Nexon, Tata Motors is planning to launch a range of new cars. The Tata H5X concept SUV was first previewed at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. Called Tata Harrier, the SUV is undoubtedly the most awaited new model in India. Bookings for the SUV have already been commenced, while launch is scheduled in January 2019. It is powered by a 2.0-litre KRYOTECH diesel engine paired to a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic gearbox.
Launch – January 2019
This one takes a lot of time. It was first previewed at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo; however, the vehicle is now in final testing phase. Likely to be called Hyundai STYX, the sub-4 meter SUV will challenge the likes of Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and Maruti Vitara Brezza. It will also mark the debut of Hyundai’s 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine that produces 118bhp of power.
Launch – April-June 2019
Besides H5X SUV concept, Tata had showcased a premium hatchback concept – called the 45X at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. Testing of the hatchback has already been started. Tata officials have confirmed that the production ready model will be launched during the festive season, 2019. It will share engine specs with Tata Nexon, which means a 108bhp, 1.2-litre petrol and a 108bhp, 1.5-litre turbo-diesel engine.
Launch – October-November 2019
At the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo, Maruti Suzuki had showcased the Concept Future S. This design study previews the brand’s future family design for SUVs. Moreover, this concept will be used to develop a micro SUV. Likely to be launched in late 2019, the small SUV is reportedly to be called the Maruti Suzuki ZEN. Engine details are yet to be revealed, but media reports suggest that the small car could use the tried & tested 1.2-litre K-Series or 1.0-litre K-Series petrol engine.
Launch – Late 2019
Korean automaker, Kia will officially launch its first model in India in 2019. The company had showcased the entire global range alongside a newly developed SP SUV concept at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. The production version of the SP concept will be launched in the first half of 2019. It is likely to be called Kia Trazor and will rival the Hyundai Creta, Jeep Compass, Renault Captur and the Nissan Kicks. It will share the mechanics with Creta SUV.
Launch – Mid-2019