5 Popular Cars To Get New Generation Models

Upcoming New Gen Cars There is an army of new cars heading to the Indian market in the next couple of years. Right from small cars to premium fully-fledged SUVs and electric vehicles, we will witness a change of era in the automobile industry. However, among all new bees there are few we have always admire them and waiting for their new-generation models. Here, we bring you the top 5 popular cars that will see a generation change in coming years.

1. Maruti Suzuki Alto

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Maruti Suzuki Alto is undoubtedly one of the most loved cars in India. Over 14 years of its existence, the hatchback has been the top-seller for the Indo-Japanese carmaker and recently crossed 35 lakh sales milestone in the country. Now, the company is planning to give a generation change to the Alto that will hit showrooms sometime in 2020-21. Unlike the current model, the new-gen Alto will feature a crossover-ish design to compete with the Renault Kwid. Major changes will also be made inside the cabin.

Interestingly, the new Maruti Alto is also expected to get a more refined and powerful 660cc petrol engine. The updated version could also be introduced with an AMT (automated manual transmission). Currently, the hatchback comes with two petrol powertrains – a 800cc and a 1.0L – matched to a 5-speed manual gearbox.

Expected Launch: 2020-21

Expected Price: Rs 3.2 lakh – Rs 5 lakh

2. Honda City

Honda City 2020 Rendering rear

Honda City entered into its sixth-generation in January 2014, followed by a mid-life update in February 2017. Now, the sedan is ready to witness yet another generation update in 2019-20. The next-generation Honda City is likely to be inspired by the Honda Design C001 concept that broke cover at the 2017 Qingdao Auto Show. It will also share some of its design bits with the 10th generation Honda Civic. That means, the new City will come with comprehensive design upgrades. Interior is also expected to be revised heavily.

Under the hood, the new-generation City will feature BSIV compliant versions of the 1.5L i-VTEC petrol and a 1.5L i-DTEC diesel powertrains. Reports also suggest that the Japanese carmaker will introduce the hybrid version of the sedan. The carline might also get a CVT diesel variant similar to the new Amaze.

Expected Launch: Late 2019 or Early 2020

Expected Price: Rs 10 lakh – Rs 15 lakh

3. Hyundai Grand i10

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Hyundai Grand i10, that received a facelift in early 2017, will soon enter into its third generation. While the launch of the next-generation Hyundai Grand i10 is likely to happen in late 2019 or early 2020, the carmaker has already started testing the vehicle. The updated model will feature Hyundai’s new Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design philosophy and shares a few styling elements with the new Elantra facelift.

Some of its key changes will include new hexagonal grille, wider headlamps and taillamps, revised bumper and newly-designed alloy wheels. Inside, it might get revised dashboard and a handful of new comfort features. At the engine front, the new Hyundai Grand i10 will continue to feature the 1.2L Kappa petrol and 1.2L diesel motors. However, the carmaker will upgrade both the powertrains to meet the BSVI emission norms.

Expected Launch: 2019-20

Expected Price: Rs 5 lakh – Rs 8 lakh

4. Hyundai i20

New 2020 Hyundai i20

The South Korean carmaker will also bring in the new-generation model of its popular Hyundai Elite i20 hatchback. Just so you know, the company had introduced its facelift at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. The next-generation model of the i20 is likely to come with some segment leading features along with a new design. If media reports are to be believed, the hatchback will get a new 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine pushing out a peak power of 118bhp. The same motor will debut on the Hyundai Carlino concept based compact SUV.

With new, powerful engine, the 2020 Elite i20 will go up against the performance iteration of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno – the Baleno RS. It will also take on Tata’s upcoming 45X premium hatchback. All petrol and diesel powertrains of the new Hyundai i20 will be compliant to the upcoming BSVI emission norms. The ride and handling will also be better than the current model.

Expected Launch: 2020

Expected Price: Rs 6 lakh – Rs 10 lakh

5. Mahindra XUV500

2018 Mahindra XUV500 4

Mahindra & Mahindra will soon roll out the new-generation models of its three popular SUVs including XUV500, Scorpio and Thar. The next-generation Mahindra XUV500 will ditch the existing monocoque platform for a new architecture developed jointly by Mahindra and SsangYong. The carmaker also confirmed that it will also meet the global emissions and crash safety regulations. While the existing model has four start safety rating in Australia’s crash tests, the new-generation Mahindra XUV500 will aim to score 5 star rating with the new platform.

Expected Launch: 2019-20

Expected Price: Rs 13 lakh – Rs 19.50 lakh

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