These upcoming new cars will be priced between Rs 5 lakh and Rs 10 lakh in India
With half of this year already gone, you have witnessed launch of some highly anticipated cars in India such as Maruti Ignis, New Dzire, Honda WRV and the Tata Tigor in 2017. Interestingly, there are a slew of launches lined-up in the coming months. Here is a list of upcoming cars in India priced between Rs 5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh, read on to know more.
After launching the new Dzire, Maruti Suzuki is planning to launch the much-awaited new generation Swift hatchback in India in early next year. The hatchback is likely to make its debut at the 2018 Auto Expo in February. First launched in 2005, the hatchback will enter into the third generation with radical changes on the exterior and interior. The hatchback is based on Suzuki’s new generation platform that also underpins the sedan sibling – New Dzire. On the outside, it is likely to receive new large hexagonal grille, redesigned headlamps and reworked bumper. Inside, the hatchback will get styling updates and new equipment including a new touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay. Underneath, there will be 1.2-litre K-Series petrol and 1.3-litre DDiS unit from the current model. These will be tuned to make increased power. Additionally, there could be Maruti’s self built SHVS technology and a Boosterjet variant. Transmission options will include a five-speed manual and there could be a 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
After receiving positive response for Tiago & Tigor, the homegrown passenger vehicle maker is ready to enter into the compact SUV space. The company will launch the Nexon sub-4 metre SUV in India to take on the likes of Ford EcoSport and Maruti Vitara Brezza. Unveiled at the Auto Expo 2016, the Nexon is based on the thoroughly modified X1 platform. Designed on Tata’s IMPACT design philosophy, the compact SUV’s production model looks largely identical to the concept model. Some of the design highlights include quintessential smiling grille, projector headlamps with DRLs, blacked out C-pillar, LED tail-lamp, roof rails and sloping roofline. Inside the cabin, the SUV gets Harman sourced freestanding touchscreen infotainment system, leather seats, rear air-conditioner and automatic climate control, etc. The vehicle will come with two powertrains – 1.2-litre Revotron petrol and 1.5-litre Revotorq diesel. While the former is likely to produce around 110bhp and 170Nm of torque, the oil burner is good for 108bhp and 260Nm. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual and an AMT unit.
Expected Price-Rs 6.5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh
Expected Launch- Sept-Oct 2017
Competition-Honda WRV, Ford EcoSport, Maruti Vitara Brezza.
Toyota will roll out a B segment hatchback in petrol and diesel options that is expected to be called Yaris. The model is already available on sale in global markets and will sprint into the new generation soon. Built on the TNGA platform, the hatchback will share underpinnings from the Prius Hybrid and will share design cues with the upcoming CH-R crossover. In terms of styling the front look will be assertive with sporty elements adoring the exterior profile. On the inside it will benefit from several comfort features and a touchscreen infotainment system. Engine options on the carline could include a 1.4-litre oil burner and a 1.5-litre petrol unit.
Expected Price-Rs 6 lakh to Rs 9 lakh
Competition- Hyundai Elite i20 and Maruti Baleno
The American automaker will launch the updated EcoSport in the Indian market this year. In fact, Ford has already launched the facelifted model in the Chinese market. Testing of the car has already been started in India, indicating towards a closer launch. The new EcoSport facelift will get several cosmetic and feature upgrades. The sub-compact SUV will be equipped with new SYNC3 touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and navigation compatibility. Mechanically, the SUV will remain unchanged and it will continue to feature the existing engine lineup – 1.5L petrol, 1.5L diesel and 1.0L EcoBoost. As for transmission options, there will be the same 5-speed manual and 6-speed dual-clutch units.
Expected Price-Rs 7.25 lakh to Rs 10.5 lakh
Expected Launch- Mid 2017
Competition-Maruti Vitara Brezza, Honda WRV, Tata Nexon
To fight spiralling competition in the mid-size sedan segment, Hyundai Verna will take a generation leap with radical cosmetic and mechanical tweaks. In front, the sedan is likely to receive all-new three-slat grille, new bumper and fog lamps. Side profile will get new elements including new alloy wheels, dual barrel reflectors and reshaped tail-lamps. Insides will be largely distinct from the current model with styling updates and new tech making it more upmarket. Power on the new generation Verna will be sourced from same petrol and diesel units, additionally it could also get a new 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with options between 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual and 4-speed auto box.
Expected Price-Rs 9 lakh to Rs 14 lakh
Expected Launch- Mid-2017
Competition-Maruti Ciaz, Honda City, Skoda Rapid and Volkswagen Vento.
The Elite i20 nameplate is set to surpass its own styling yet again with the new dose of updates. With competition heating up in the segment, Hyundai is planning to give aesthetic updates to the Elite i20. Styling changes on the outside and inside are likely to further improve its visual appeal. Additionally, it could get a new 6-speed auto box and a raft of features to make it more desirable. Engine options, however will remain unchanged with the 1.2-litre petrol and1.4-litre CRDi units powering the carline. The five-speed and six-speed manuals will be carried over from the pre-facelift version.
Expected Price-Rs 5.70 lakh to Rs 9 lakh
Expected Launch- 2018
Competition-Maruti Baleno and Volkswagen Polo
Nissan’s low cost brand will add a compact SUV to its line-up, christened the Go Cross. This would be the fourth model from Datsun for the Indian market. The company had revealed the vehicle in concept form at the 2016 Auto Expo last year and is likely to be launched early next year. To take on the rivals in the segment, the SUV is expected to be offered with a seven seat layout along with the five-seat configuration. The SUV will use the same platform that underpins GO+ MPV and is likely to come with 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines mated to a five-speed manual unit.
Expected Price-Rs 5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh
Expected Launch-Early 2018
Competition-Maruti Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport
Hyundai showcased Carlino concept at the 2016 Auto Expo, which will make inroads into the highly competitive segment sometime in 2019. Sharing underpinnings with Elite i20, the subcompact SUV will be positioned below Creta in the line-up. Reports in media also suggest that Hyundai could use the same platform that underpins Hyundai Grand i10 in a bid to cut down on cost. As for the engine set up, Carlino is likely to derive power from the 1.4-litre U2 CRDi and 1.2-litre Kappa petrol unit. These engines will reportedly be launched with options between 4-speed auto box and five-speed manual unit.
Expected Price-Rs 8 lakh to Rs 12 lakh
Expected Launch-First half of 2019
Competition-Ford EcoSport and Maruti Vitara Brezza
Besides Nexon, Tata Motors will also launch an all-new premium hatchback to rival against the likes of Maruti Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20 and Honda Jazz. It will be based on Tata Motors’ new AMP (Advaned Modular Platform) that will also underpin an all-new mid-sized sedan. The exact details of the car are yet to be announced, but media reports suggest that the car could get a crossover-ish profile. It is likely to share engine specs from the Nexon that includes a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol and a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel. Both manual and automatic versions of the car will be on offer.