These upcoming new cars will be priced between Rs 5 lakh and Rs 10 lakh in India
There has been a paradigm shift in the buying behaviour of Indian customers in the last decade. While Indian market is currently undergoing a transformation from being a hatchback oriented market to a space with huge demand for UVs, one thing that remains constant is the budget. Keeping Indian customers in mind, auto giants are working on affordable yet feature-loaded models for the Indian customers. For all those planning to buy a new car, we bring you a compilation of upcoming cars priced between Rs 5 and Rs 10 lakh.
At the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo, Maruti Suzuki had showcased the new Suzuki Future S mini SUV concept. The company has confirmed that an all-new entry-level car will be launched on this concept. This new model is expected to be launched in the country in 2019. To be positioned below the Vitara Brezza, the Future S is likely to be the company’s future budget SUV.
Featuring SUV-like stance and bold presence, the Maruti Suzuki Future S is expected to rival a range of entry level cars including Hyundai’s upcoming small car, Renault Kwid 1.0L and Mahindra KUV100 NXT. The new model is based on the company’s new generation ‘HEARTECT’ platform that also underpins the new Swift. This model is expected to be powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine paired to either a manual or an AMT gearbox.
Expected Price – Rs 5 lakh to Rs 8 lakh
Expected Launch – 2019
Competition – Hyundai Santro, Renault Kwid 1.0L
The German premium carmaker is planning to locally develop its global MQB-AO platform in India. The new-generation VW Polo hatchback is based on the same platform, which is also likely to be launched in the country in the next 2 years. The new model is already on sale in select international market. It is longer, wider and more spacious than the previous model.
This premium hatchback continues to feature VW’s evolutionary styling with sharp body creases, chiselled sides, large stance and modish cues. Besides, the hatchback gets more premium and spacious inside the cabin. It is equipped with a high-placed touchscreen infotainment system, virtual cockpit digital instrument display from Audi TT, automatic climate control, rear AC vents, etc.
Upon launch, the new Polo hatchback will challenge the likes of Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz, Maruti Suzuki Baleno and the upcoming Nissan Micra. In India, the new Polo is expected to be powered by a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines. If rumours are to be believed, Volkswagen is working on an all-new diesel engine based on the current 2.0-litre TDI unit. This engine is expected to power future Volkswagen budget cars in India. Transmission options will include a 5-speed manual and a 7-speed DSG automatic unit.
Expected Price – Rs 6 lakh to Rs 9 lakh
Expected Launch – 2019-20
Competition – Maruti Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz.