Here we bring you a list of 5 most awaited cars that will be launched before March 2019
This year we have witnessed the launch of some of the most exciting new cars including new Honda Amaze, Ford Freestyle, Maruti Swift, Toyota Yaris, etc. With festive season around the corner, automakers are planning to introduce several new cars in the market. Here we bring you a list of 5 most awaited cars that will be launched before March 2019 –
Tata seems very aggressive with its product strategy for the highly competitive Indian market. The company will launch a 5-seater premium SUV based on the H5X concept. Called the Tata Harrier, the SUV will be brand’s flagship model and will be equipped with segment leading features. It will be brand’s first model to be developed on Tata’s new OMEGA platform, which is borrowed from Land Rover. The Harrier will also preview the brand’s new IMPACT DESIGN 2.0 design philosophy.
The SUV will be powered by a new 2.0-litre MJD diesel engine, which is sourced from the Jeep Compass. This engine will be de-tuned to produce 140bhp of power and 350Nm of torque. It will also get Tata’s 4×4 system and a six-speed automatic gearbox.
Launch – January 2019
Korean automaker, Hyundai will re-introduce its popular nameplate – Santro – in India with an all-new compact car. Codenamed Hyundai AH2, the small car will go on sale before Diwali. The new model will be the cheapest Hyundai in India, which means it will replace the Eon. It will be based on the i10 platform, which is stronger than the Eon’s platform. The small car will be powered by a 1.1-litre petrol engine that produces 68bhp and 100Nm of torque. It will be brand’s first hatchback to feature an AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) unit.
Launch – October 23, 2018
Japanese carmaker, Honda will re-introduce its highly popular Civic sedan in the country before March 2019. Honda had discontinued the 8th generation Civic from India owing to its low sales and didn’t launch the 9th gen model. This is the Civic’s 10th generation model, which will soon receive a facelift in global markets. The same model will also come to India.
The new Civic is based on Honda’s new modular platform. It will be powered by a more refined 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine that produces 118.3bhp (120PS) of power at 4,000rpm and 300Nm of torque at 2,000rpm. This engine will be powered by a new 9-speed automatic gearbox. It is claimed to have better shifting refinement and offer an average fuel economy of 68.9mpg (29.29kmpl).
Expected Launch – February 2019
Next model in our list of most-awaited new cars is the new-generation Honda CR-V SUV. For the first time, the new CR-V will be offered with a turbo diesel engine. Adding to it, the new model will be a 7-seater SUV. It will be powered by a new 1.6-litre i-DTEC turbo diesel engine that churns out a maximum power output of 118bhp and a peak torque of 350Nm. For transmission duties, the SUV will receive a 6-speed manual and a 9-speed automatic gearbox. Besides this, the new CR-V will receive a 2.4-litre i-VTEC petrol engine.
Launch – October 9, 2018
Homegrown automaker, Mahindra will launch an all-new sub-4 meter SUV in the country. Codenamed S201, the small SUV will be based on the SsangYong’s X100 platform. Likely to be called the Mahindra XUV300, the small SUV will rival the likes of Tata Nexon, Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Ford EcoSport. The small SUV will also receive a 7-seater derivative, which will challenge the likes of Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster. This 5-seater SUV is claimed to be the most powerful in its category. It will be powered by a newly developed 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine that is likely to produce around 140bhp of power. On the flip side, the diesel version will get a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder engine that offers close to 125bhp of power.