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Upcoming Cars in India Between Rs 5 lakh – Rs 10 Lakh

These upcoming new cars will be priced between Rs 5 lakh and Rs 10 lakh in India

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Upcoming Cars in India Between Rs 5 lakh Rs 10 Lakh

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.

1. New Maruti Swift

New 2018 Maruti Swift in blue front
Maruti’s much awaited all-new Swift will launch in India early next year. The hatchback will witness a generation change and is expected to receive radical cosmetic changes. If reports in media are to be believed, the new Swift will be launched at the 2018 Auto Expo, set to begin from February 9, 2018. Built on the new HEARTECT underpinnings, the car will receive comprehensive styling changes in line with new Dzire. Though, it will continue using the same 1.2 petrol and 1.3L oil burner from the current model, it could additionally receive a new Boosterjet engine along with an optional CVT.

Expected Price – Rs 5 lakh to Rs 8 lakh
Expected Launch – 2018 Auto Expo
Competition – Hyundai Grand i10, new Ford Figo and Volkswagen Polo

2. New Volkswagen Polo

The German premium carmaker is planning to locally develop its global MQB-AO platform in India. The next-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. In India, the new Polo is expected to be powered by a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines. 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 – 2018-19
Competition – Maruti Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz.

3. Toyota Yaris

Toyota Yaris India Rear

Toyota will add a B segment hatchback to its India line-up soon. Likely to be named Yaris, the model will be available in both petrol and diesel engines. Based on Toyota’s TNGA platform, the premium hatchback will share underpinnings with Prius Hybrid. In terms of design, it will share cues with the upcoming CH-R crossover. While it will be sporty on the outside, the hatchback will feature an array of in-cabin tech including a touchscreen infotainment system among several others. Power on the new Yaris will come from the 1.4-litre diesel and 1.5-litre petrol engine.

Expected Launch – 2018-19
Expected Price – Rs 6 lakh to Rs 9 lakh
Competition – Hyundai Elite i20 and Maruti Baleno

4. New-gen Ford Figo

New Ford Figo

Ford India updated its popular hatchback – Figo – in 2015. Now, the company is working on new-generation of the car, which was caught testing in Europe a few months back. The hatchback’s next-gen model will get comprehensive cosmetic updates along with a new set of engines. In the Brazilian market, the new Figo will be offered with the new Dragon powertrain.  While the engine details of the India-spec model are yet to be revealed, it is likely to get the new 1.5-litre, three-cylinder TiVCT petrol engine. The latter one was recently debut on the new EcoSport. The new model might also retain the existing 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines.

Expected Launch – 2018
Expected Price – Rs 5 lakh to Rs 8 lakh
Competition – Hyundai Grand i10 and Maruti Swift

5. 2018 Hyundai i20 Facelift

2017 Hyundai Elite i20 front

Hyundai will bestow new dose of updates on its premium hatchback, i20 yet again. Changes on the i20 facelift will largely comprise cosmetic updates which will further enhance its visual appeal from outside and inside. Besides, Hyundai could also introduce a new 6-speed automatic transmission along with a host of new features to make it more desirable. Engine choices on the i20 facelift will be retained, that said it will continue using the same 1.2-litre petrol and 1.4-litre CRDi unit. Transmission options will be carried over from the current model including the 5-speed manual and 6-speed manual transmission.

Expected Price  –Rs 5.70 lakh to Rs 9 lakh
Expected Launch – 2018
Competition – Maruti Baleno and Volkswagen Polo

6. Datsun Go Cross

Datsun GO Cross Price

Nissan’s low-cost brand, Datsun brought Go Cross in concept form at the 2016 Auto Expo, where it received positive reviews from enthusiasts and experts alike. Currently, Datsun offers three vehicles in India and Go Cross will be the fourth model from the car maker. While it will receive SUV-ish styling on the outside with elements such as body cladding etc, the insides will feature five-seat layout along with a seven-seat option. Datsun will use the same underpinnings for Go Cross that are used in GO+ MPV and engine options will include a 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre oil burner with a standard five-speed manual unit.

Expected Price – Rs 5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh
Expected Launch – Early 2018
Competition – Maruti Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport

7. Hyundai Carlino

Hyundai Carlino at Auto Expo 2016

Hyundai displayed Carlino subcompact SUV concept last year at the 2016 Auto Expo, which is likely to hit production by 2019. The model will ostensibly share platform with Hyundai’s premium hatchback, i20 and will be positioned below Creta in the line-up. However, reports in media also suggest that Hyundai could use the Grand i1o underpinnings instead to curb pricing. Engine options on the sub four-meter SUV will include a 1.4-litre U2 CRDi and 1.2-litre Kappa petrol engine with a choice of a 4-speed automatic unit and a conventional five-speed manual unit. In its segment, the model will compete with Ford EcoSport, Maruti Vitara Brezza and Tata Nexon.

Expected Price – Rs 8 lakh to Rs 12 lakh
Expected Launch – First half of 2019
Competition – Ford EcoSport and Maruti Vitara Brezza

8. Tata X451 Premium Hatchback

Tata X451 micro SUV India

While Tata is developing new SUVs for the Indian market, the car maker is also working on a premium hatchback codenamed X451 to take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Honda Jazz and Hyundai i20. Tata will use its new AMP or Advanced Modular Platform for the new hatchback, that will also underpin other upcoming Tata cars including a mid-size sedan. Details on the upcoming hatchback are yet obscure. thoug it is expected that Tata could use its 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol and 1.5-litre turbocharged oil burner with a choice between a manual and automatic transmission.

Expected Price – Rs 6 lakh to Rs 9 lakh
Expected Launch –First half of 2019
Competition – Maruti Baleno and Hyundai i20

9. Honda Jazz 2018

After launching the City facelift, Honda is now planning to update its premium hatchback – Jazz in the country. The Japanese automaker has already launched the Jazz facelift in select international markets, but India-spec model will get refresh in early 2018. The facelift will get cosmetic upgrades to exterior as well as interior. It will come with new front fascia that is in-line with latest Honda family design language.. The hatchback has ‘Solid Wing Face’ headlight and grille, revised front bumper and a new lowered grille section. Inside, the hatchback will get new upholstery with a pinstripe pattern and leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knob. The hatchback will continue to feature the existing 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol and a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine. Honda could also launch the performance version of the car, which could get a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine.

Expected Price  – Rs 6 lakh to Rs 9 lakh
Expected Launch – 2018
Competition – Maruti Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz

10. New Ford Aspire

Ford Aspire best mileage sedans in India

Ford Aspire subcompact sedan is ready to receive its first mid-life facelift next year. For the 2018 model year, the car will get minor styling updates along with a pack of new feature. Some of the key highlights might include new projector headlamps with LED DRLs, re-designed grille and a new set of alloy wheels. It might also get Ford’s new SYNC3 touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support. Besides this, Ford might also introduce its new 1.5-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine that also powers the new EcoSport. With new powertrain, the Aspire facelift will become more efficient than the current model.

Expected Price – Rs 5.60 lakh to Rs 8.50 lakh
Expected Launch- H2, 2018
Competition – Honda City, Hyundai i20

11. New-gen Nissan Micra

New Nissan Micra 2018 side profile

Nissan Micra hatchback is all set to enter into its fifth generation next year. Inspired from the Sway concept, the new Micra will carry an all-new design with features such as Nissan’s signature V Motion grille, boomerang-shaped headlamps and floating roof. The hatchback will also come with a host of new features including a 6-speaker Bose Personal Sound system, a 7-inch display with Apple CarPlay, blind spot warning, lane departure prevention, traffic sign recognition and more. Engine setup of the new Micra will include a 0.9-litre, three-cylinder turbocharged petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel.

Expected Price – Rs 6 lakh to Rs 9 lakh
Expected Launch- 2018
Competition – Maruti Swift, Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz

12. Mahindra S201 (5-Seater)

Mahindra S201 Compact SUV S201 Compact SUV

Mahindra & Mahindra is working on a compact SUV that will be positioned against the new Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and Renault Duster. The new Mahindra SUV will be designed jointly by SsangYong and Pininfarina (Mahindra owned Italian car design brand). Sharing its platform with the Tivoli, the S201 might feature sweptback headlamps with LED DRLs, sculpted hood, fog lamps with chrome surround, LED taillights and roof spoiler. With respect to engine, the SUV might share its powertrains with the TUV300 – i.e. 1.5-litre TGDI petrol and 1.5-litre mHawk 100 diesel. Transmission duties are likely to be taken care of by a 5-speed manual, a 6-speed automatic and an autoShift AMT.

Expected Price – Rs 9 lakh to Rs 13 lakh
Expected Launch- 2018
Competition – Ford EcoSport, Renault Duster, Tata Nexon


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