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Upcoming New Cars Launching in Next Two Years – Complete List

upcoming cars in india in 2017, 2018

Next two years will be quite exciting for Indian carmakers and fans as there will be a flood of all-new launches and facelifts. Besides several facelifts of the existing versions, there will be many all-new launches. This year, we have already witnessed the launch of new Tata Nexon, Honda WRV, Jeep Compass, new Hyundai Verna and others. In the next 2 years, globally renowned automakers will introduce a range of new cars in the country. Here’s the most comprehensive list of all the upcoming cars in India in 2017 and 2018.

1. Renault Kwid Racer

Renault kwid racer Upcoming Cars in India

Within less than two years, Kwid has become a top-selling model in the budget segment. It not only came in as a break through model for Renault India, but it set new standards for the vehicles in the budget segment. To benefit from the hatchback’s popularity, Renault will roll out a derivative of the hatchback every six months. Earlier this year, Renault launched the heavily accessorized Climber version and is expected to launch the Racer edition of the hatchback early next year. Essentially a sportier version of the regular model, Kwid Climber will mimic styling of a race track vehicle. Under the hood, expect it to get a 67bhp 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder engine with 91Nm torque and a 5-speed conventional gearbox. Likely to be launched early next year, this heavily accessorized Kwid is among the top upcoming cars in India under Rs 5 lakh. Read More

Expected Launch Early 2018 or 2018 Auto Expo
Expected Price Rs 4.50 lakh
Engine Specifications 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine

2. Maruti Small Car (Kwid Rival)

Maruti small Upcoming Cars in India

Maruti Suzuki India is developing an all-new cross hatchback which will go squarely against Renault Kwid.Reports in media suggest that Maruti will bring the car in pre-production avatar at the next year’s Auto Expo, set to commence from February. While details on the Kwid rival are yet hazy, the model is likely to get SUV-like elements, high ground clearance and upright design. Under the hood, expect it to get a 1.0-litre K Series petrol unit form the Alto K10. Transmission options on the other hand will include both manual and AMT units. Coming from the stables of India’s leading carmaker, this yet unnamed car is among the highly anticipated upcoming cars in India. Read More

Expected Launch 2018-19
Expected Price Rs 3.5 lakh to Rs 5 lakh
Engine Specifications 1.0-litre K-Series petrol

3. New Gen Hyundai Santro

new gen Santro 2018 Upcoming Cars in India

After catering to the budget buyers for over 15 years, Santro was withdrawn from the Indian market. Thankfully, the company is working on a new version of the hatchback which will be launched in India in the coming years. As Hyundai plans to re-launch Santro in India, the company is determined to give it radically different look, sporting sharp, crossover-ish styling. Reports in media also opine that the new Santro will fill the void created by i10. Besides, Hyundai will also use new set of engines for the hatchback. It is expected to use the 1.1-litre iRDE and 1.2-litre Kappa units for the new Santro. Likely to get an AMT gearbox, Santro could be the first car from Hyundai to get the automated manual gearbox. Read More

Expected Launch Festive season 2018
Expected Price Rs 4 lakh to Rs 6 lakh
Engine Specifications 1.1-litre iRDE & 1.2-litre Kappa

Now let’s move on to the upcoming Cars In India between Rs 5 lakh and Rs 10 lakh –

4. Maruti Swift

Upcoming Cars in India

New-generation Maruti Swift is certainly one of the much-awaited upcoming cars in India. All set to make its India debut at the 2018 Auto Expo, the all-new Swift will be carrying a more premium and sportier design. Face of the car will be completely revised with new projector headlamps, LED DRLs, re-designed bumper, sculpted bonnet and new fog lamps. The new diamond cut alloys, ORVMs with blinkers and floating roofline will accentuate its side profile. At the rear, one can notice the large bumper, new wrap-around taillamps and shorter windscreen. Proportionally, too, the hatchback will be shorter, higher and more spacious than the current generation.

Engine setup for the new Swift will remain unchanged. The new model will continue to use the same 1.2-litre K-Series petrol and 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine making 83bhp with 115Nm and 74bhp with 190Nm. Transmission options will include a 5-speed manual and an optional CVT unit. In terms of mileage, the new Swift will be more frugal than the existing model – all thanks to its new platform. The new model will share platform with Baleno that uses 41% high tensile steel. This makes it around 100kgs lighter and more rigidity than the current generation. Read More

Expected Launch Auto Expo 2018
Expected Price Rs 5 lakh – Rs 8 lakh
Engine 1.2-litre VVT Petrol & 1.3-litre DDiS Diesel

5. New Maruti Ertiga

New Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Upcoming Cars in India

Next in our list of upcoming cars in India is the new-generation Maruti Ertiga. Similar to the new-gen Dzire and Swift, the 2018 Ertiga will use the new HEARTECT platform which will make it lighter, safer and more efficient than the current model. Besides sharing the platform, the MPV will borrow its design bits and features from the donor compact sedan. The car will see new hexagonal mesh grille, new projector headlamps with LED DRLs and revised bumper on the fascia. Save for the new alloys, door handles and ORVMs, the side profile will remain changed. The rear design will include new spoiler, wraparound tail lamps, re-designed bumper and shorter windscreen.

Cabin will be more spacious and laden with several new features such as Suzuki’s new touchscreen infotainment system with 7-inch display, new three-spoke steering wheels with mounted controls, re-designed dashboard and more. Powering the MPV’s new-gen model will be a new pair of petrol and diesel engines – a 94bhp, 1.4-litre petrol and a 89bhp, 1.3-litre MJD + SHVS. Maruti might also offer a 1.5-litre diesel powertrain on the new Ertiga. The same unit will also be used on the new Ciaz and S-Cross. On fuel efficiency front, the MPV’s new model will be a step ahead of its current generation. Read More

Expected Launch Late 2018
Expected Price Rs 7 lakh – Rs 10 lakh
Engine 1.4-litre Petrol & 1.3-litre MJD + SHVS/new 1.5-litre

6. Maruti Ciaz 2018

New Ciaz Upcoming Cars in India

The Maruti Ciaz is one of the top-selling products from the Indo-Japanese carmaker in India. The mid-size saloon had achieved 1.50 lakh sales milestone in March 2017. With an aim to further improve its sales, the company is gearing up to bring in its first facelift sometime next year. Therefore, the new Ciaz facelift is one of the most important upcoming cars in India from Maruti Suzuki. Interestingly, the new Maruti Ciaz facelift might ditch the existing engine lineup, and come with a new larger capacity 1.5-litre petrol and diesel powertrains. The power and torque figures are likely to be higher than the current motors. Though, the transmissions will remain unchanged – i.e. 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic.

Exterior updates might include new front grille, smoked headlamps with chrome, revised front bumper and new alloys. Rumour also has that the new Maruti Ciaz might come with a sunroof that could be restricted to the top-spec trim. Cabin will be more upmarket than before. It might come with 2-DIN music system, all-new instrument cluster with chrome surrounded two pods, centrally-positioned MID and more. All these updates will make the new Ciaz pricier (around Rs 50,000 – 60,000) than current model. Read More

Expected Launch  2018
Expected Price Rs 8.5 lakh – Rs 11.50 lakh
Engine New 1.5-litre Petrol & Diesel

7. Maruti Ertiga Crossover

India’s largest carmaker is also working on a crossover version of the Ertiga MPV, which will be launched in the country in early 2019. Codenamed YHB, this crossover-ish MPV will challenge the upcoming Renault RBC 7-seater crossover-MPV. This model will be based on Suzuki’s HEARTECT platform that also underpins the Swift twins and the new Ertiga.

Design wise, the new Maruti models will look bigger and more rugged than the regular Ertiga MPV. It is expected to be powered by Maruti’s new 1.5-litre diesel engine that will also power the upcoming Ertiga MPV. Petrol version will get the 1.4-litre petrol engine. Transmission options will include a five-speed manual and an AMT unit. Read More

Expected Launch  2018-19
Expected Price Rs 7 lakh – Rs 12 lakh
Engine 1.5L Diesel

8. Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol

Brezza petrol upcoming Cars in India

Maruti Vitara Brezza is one of the major volume generators for the Indo-Japanese automarker in the country. Initially, the compact SUV was made available only with the diesel engine option. Now considering the high demand of the petrol model, the company is planning to introduce a petrol powertrain on the compact SUV. While the Vitara Brezza diesel comes with a 89bhp, 1.3-litre Multijet unit, the petrol iteration will derive its power from a 1.0-litre Boosterjet engine. It’s the same engine that does duty in the Baleno RS. This motor is capable of generating a top power of 100.5bhp with 150Nm of torque.

Reports in media also suggest that the Maruti Vitara Brezza might borrow the 89bhp, 1.2-litre K-Series engine from the standard Baleno. Along with a new petrol variant, the carline might see an AMT (automated manual transmission). Design and dimensions of the Vitara Brezza petrol will be same as its diesel counterpart. Read More

Expected Launch  2017 Festive Season
Expected Price Rs 7 lakh – Rs 10 lakh
Engine 1.0L Boosterjet or 1.2-litre K-Series

9. Maruti Suzuki Jimny

Upcoming Cars in India

Maruti Suzuki Jimny could one of the upcoming cars in India that might appear at the 2018 Auto Expo. As per the recent reports, India will serve as production hub for the new-generation Jimny. It will be exported to select South East Asian, European and North American markerts. In India, the Maruti Suzuki Jimny could be introduced as replacement to the iconic Gypsy. Built on Suzuki’s new generation platform, this new SUV will share its engine with Baleno RS – i.e. 1.0-litre Boosterjet petrol. This motor, with a 5-speed manual gearbox, delivers a peak power of 110bhp and 175Nm of torque.

The Jimny carline will also include a more powerful petrol version boosted with a 1.4-litre Boosterjet engine and a new automatic gearbox. Featuring rugged and aggressive styling, the Jimny will appeal off-roading enthusiasts. Face of the SUV looks aggressive with larger bumper, air dam and headlamps. Other design highlights include muscular wheel arches with turn indicators, body-coloured ORVMs and 16-inch wheels. Read More

Expected Launch  2018
Expected Price Rs 5.70 lakh – Rs 7 lakh
Engine 1.0L Boosterjet Petrol & 1.4L Boosterjet

10. Hyundai Elite i20 facelift

Upcoming Cars in India

The next one in our list of upcoming cars in India is the Hyundai Elite i20 facelift that might debut at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. For 2018 model year, the hatchback will receive multiple design updates and a bunch of new features. Most of the design changes will be made on the face of the car. The facelifed model will see a single large ‘Cascade’ type grille, Elantra-inspired headlamps, revised bumper and fog lamps. On the contrary, the side design will remain largely identical to the current model. Though, it will get a new pair of alloy wheels. Towards the rear, the car will sport new LED lamps, re-designed bumper and updated graphics.

Interior, too, will be revised with a new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirror Link connecitivty, headlamp escort function, reverse parking camera, etc. The hatchback will continue to come with the same 81.83bhp, 1.2-litre Kappa VTVT petrol and 88.73bhp, 1.4-litre CRDi diesel engine options. Transmission choices will include a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic. While the current model also comes with a 4-speed automatic gearbox, the facelifted model might receive a new 6-speed AT unit. Reports in media suggest that the new Elite i20 might also come with a new 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a mild hybrid system. Read More

Expected Launch  2018
Expected Price Rs 5.70 lakh – Rs 7 lakh
Engine 1.0L Boosterjet Petrol & 1.4L Boosterjet

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