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Upcoming Cars Under 15 Lakhs In India In 2017, 2018

Here’s the list of upcoming cars under 15 lakhs in India in the next 2 years

  • Shilpa Chopra
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Upcoming Cars Under 15 lakhs

Here is the list of upcoming cars under 15 lakhs in India in 2017, 2018

India’s automotive market is projected to be world’s third largest by 2020. Seeing this, several new carmakers are making inroads into the country to benefit from surge in demand. In the last five years, carmakers have been keen on updating existing models to combat cut throat competition. Besides, there has been an influx of all-new models across segments from carmakers in a bid to offer variety to the customers. The evolution within the fraternity is in tandem with the change in buying behaviour. With new segments being introduced and models witnessing generation leaps in regular intervals, there is a whole bunch of new cars coming to India and we bring you a complete list of upcoming cars under 15 Lakhs with their price & launch details.

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Jeep Renegade

Upcoming cars under 15 lakhs - Jeep Renegade

After launching Compass at a competitive price, Jeep is getting ready to launch Renegade in India. It is expected that Renegade will be slotted below Compass both in terms of pricing and positioning. Coming from the stables of Jeep, it is one of the most awaited upcoming cars under Rs 15 Lakhs. Jeep will use FCA’s small wide 4×4 platform for Renegade which also underpins Compass and Fiat 500X. The spied images of the model give inking of the basic black interior with silver accents and other bits such as 3.5-inch TFT instrument panel, Uconnect touchscreen system, cruise control etc. The engine set up will most likely include 138bhp, 1.4-litre turbocharged MultiAir petrol and detuned version of 2.0-litre Multijet turbo oil burner with 138 & 168bhp output. In addition, it could also get the 1.6-litre oil burner from S-Cross. Transmission options on the Renegade carline will include 6-speed MT, 7-speed AT and 9-speed AT transmission along with Jeep’s select terrain system with five drive modes.

Expected PriceRs 10 Lakh to Rs 16 Lakh
Expected LaunchSometime in 2018
Engine Options1.4L petrol & 2.0L diesel

New Renault Duster

Upcoming Cars under 15 lakhs - New Duster

Next model in our list of upcomig cars under 15 lakhs slab, is the new generation Renault Duster. The French automaker has unveiled the new Duster under its Dacia brand. The SUV will make its public premiere at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show this September. While the European launch will take place in early 2018, India will have to wait until late 2018 or early 2019. This new generation Duster will use the same underpinnings from the existing model unlike its global version. Among the various changes, the all-new Duster will get comprehensive cosmetic updates on the outside and inside. Renault will also launch a 7-seat version of the SUV alongside regular 5-seat model. As for the engine options, media reports hint towards different engines across markets, however India-spec model could retain the current units and there could be a new mill as well.

Expected PriceRs 10 Lakh to Rs 15 Lakh
Expected Launch2018-19
Engine Options1.5L petrol & 1.5L diesel

Hyundai Carlino based compact SUV

Upcoming cars under 15 lakhs - Carlino

Hyundai gave us a peek into its upcoming subcompact SUV, which will be based on the Carlino concept, showcased at the last year’s biennial event. In Hyundai’s line-up, the model will be slotted below Creta and will compete with the likes of Ford EcoSport, Maruti Vitara Brezza and Tata Nexon. While Hyundai could bring the model to the 2018 Auto Expo, it is likely to officially go on sale around 2019. The model showcased was based on Hyundai i20 platform, but media reports suggest that the final production model could be based on the Grand i10 platform. This will help the automaker to price this SUV competitively in the market. Engine choices on the model could include a 1.0-litre T-GDi petrol unit and a 1.4-litre U2 CRDi engine with an option between a manual and automatic gearbox.

Expected PriceRs 8 Lakh to Rs 10 Lakh
Expected LaunchSometime in 2019
Engine Options1.0L petrol & 1.4L diesel

Nissan Kicks

Upcoming cars under 15 lakhs - Kicks

Another all-new model among the upcoming cars under 15 Lakhs price range, is the Nissan Kicks. With this, Nissan will foray into the rapidly growing compact SUV space which currently offers Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster among others. The South American version is developed on Nissan’s ‘V’ platform, but the India-spec Kicks could share platform with the Renault Duster/Nissan Terrano. The company could also use the V platform, as this platform is already locally produced in the country. In fact, the 5-seater SUV will borrow most of the design & styling cues from its French cousin Captur. For power source, Nissan is likely to use 1.5-litre petrol and Duster’s 1.5-litre K9K oil burner with an option between a manual unit and an auto box.

Expected PriceRs 8 Lakh to Rs 15 Lakh
Expected LaunchFestive season 2018
Engine Options1.6L petrol & 1.6L diesel

New Maruti Swift

Upcoming Cars under 15 lakhs - new Swift

The next upcoming car under 15 Lakhs price band is Maruti’s popular B segment hatchback Swift. While Maruti launched Dzire in May early this year, the third generation Swift will make a grand entry at the 2018 Auto Expo in February next year. In terms of styling changes, Maruti Swift will resemble the new Dzire with the same face and other bits, however the company is claimed to introduce some new elements to separate it from its sedan twin. In addition to the cosmetic changes, the all new Swift will also receive new comfort and safety features missing in the current version like a touchscreen infotainment system etc. Built on the new lightweight platform, Swift will continue using the same 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre oil burner with a 5-speed manual and CVT option.

Expected PriceRs 5 Lakh to Rs 8 Lakh
Expected Launch2018 Auto Expo
Engine Options1.2L petrol & 1.3L diesel

New Hyundai Santro

Upcoming Cars Under 15 lakhs - Santro

It is no secret that Hyundai is planning to resurrect Santro nameplate in India. Of all the upcoming cars under 15 Lakhs, this one is probably the most anticipated as Santro was the first model by Hyundai in India. While the car was still garnering decent sales, Hyundai pulled the plug on it only to reintroduce it in an all new avatar. Codenamed ‘AH’ the all-new Santro will not only receive rudimentary changes but it will also pack in new-age connectivity and safety bits. Under the skin, expect the model to get a 1.0-litre, three- cylinder petrol engine from Eon along with a manual and AMT unit.

Expected PriceRs 4 Lakh to Rs 5.5 Lakh
Expected Launch2018-19
Engine Options1.0-litre petrol engine

Renault Captur

Upcoming cars under 15 lakhs - Kaptur

While Renault is working on the new version of Duster that will still take some time before it debuts in India, the company is set to introduce the Captur SUV in India sometime this year. In India Captur will be positioned above Duster which hints at its premium positioning. Among several other upcoming cars under 15 lakhs, the crossover will first go on sale during festive season 2017. Along with the MO underpinnings borrowed from Duster, the model will also share engines with its smaller sibling. That said, Captur will get 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre K9K diesel unit. The transmission choices will include a 5-speed manual, 6-speed CVT and an AMT gearbox. It will additionally get a FWD and AWD system with locking differential and three driving modes-Lock, Auto and 2WD.

Expected PriceRs 12 Lakh to Rs 15 Lakh
Expected LaunchFestive season 2017
Engine Options1.5L petrol and 1.5L diesel

Volkswagen T-Cross

Upcoming Cars Under 15 lakhs - VW T-Cross

The German premium carmaker has started testing the upcoming Volkswagen T-Cross compact SUV. Based on Volkswagen Group’s MQB-AO platform, the compact SUV will be launched in global markets in 2018. If media reports are to be believed, the company is also planning to locally develop this platform in India. This will help VW to introduce several of its global products including new Polo, Virtus and T-Cross. Set to rival Hyundai Creta & Renault Captur, the VW T-Cross compact SUV will be one of the most awaited upcoming cars under 15 lakhs in India. It will be offered with multiple engine choices – a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol, a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder petrol and a 1.6-litre diesel. Transmission options will include a six-speed manual and a DSG automatic unit.

Expected PriceRs 9 Lakh to Rs 14 Lakh
Expected Launch2019
Engine Options1.5L petrol and 1.6L diesel

Volkswagen Virtus

Volkswagen is working on the Vento replacement which will most likely be called Virtus. Ahead of its official unveiling in November, the images of the model have been leaked online, giving inkling of the styling and features. Built on the MQB platform, Virtus will be slightly larger than the current Vento. In the mid-size sedan segment, Virtus will go up against Honda City, new Hyundai Verna and Maruti Ciaz. As for the engine options, expect it to get three units including the 1.4L petrol, 1.2L petrol and 1.5L oil burner. Transmission choices can include 6-speed manual and VW’s 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox.

Expected PriceRs 10 Lakh to Rs 15 Lakh
Expected Launch2018-19
Engine Options1.4L & 1.2L petrol and 1.5L diesel

New VW Polo

Upcoming cars under 15 lakhs - new Polo

Next model in our list of upcoming cars under 15 lakhs in India is the next generation VW Polo hatchback. The production of the new Polo has already started in Spain, while details on the India-spec model are still under the wraps. It is expected that the India-bound model will be radically different from its global version with a host of bits being left out. Likely to be based on the PQ25 platform, the 2017 Polo will get an all-new design with copious feature update. In global markets, the all-new Polo will be launched in multiple engine options, though there is yet no clarity on the India-spec version. That said, Volkswagen India is yet make an official announcement regarding the new Polo.

Expected PriceRs 6 Lakh to Rs 11 Lakh
Expected LaunchSometime in 2018

Mahindra XUV300

Upcoming cars under 15 lakhs - XUV300

Being developed under the codename S201, Mahindra’s upcoming 5-seater SUV will ostensibly be named XUV300. Reports suggest that XUV300 will use SsangYong Motor’s X100 platform that also underpins Tivoli. The Mahindra owned Italian design house, Pininfarina will work jointly with SsangYong on the design of the upcoming model. Under the hood, expect it to get an all-new 1.5L TGDI petrol unit co-developed by Mahindra and SsangYong. In addition, there could be Mahindra’s 1.5-litre mHawk from TUV300 and NuvoSport. Upon its launch, the model will rival Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and other models in the segment. While Mahindra could launch it by mid-2018, we could see the SUV at the next year’s Auto Expo in February.

Expected PriceRs 8.5 Lakh to Rs 12 Lakh
Expected LaunchMid-2018
Engine Options1.5L petrol & 1.5L diesel

Toyota Vios

Upcoming cars under 15 lakhs - Vios

This is the first Toyota model in our list of upcoming cars under Rs 15 lakhs in India. Toyota might have faced disappointment in the subcompact sedan and hatchback segment with Etios twins, the carmaker however sells top-selling Fortuner & Innova in the premium SUV and MPV segments. Reports in media opine, the company is readying a mid-size sedan which could be sold under the Vios nameplate. If all goes as planned, Toyota could bring it to the 2018 Auto Expo next year. As for the engines, Toyota could use the 1.5L petrol and 1.4-litre diesel units in manual and CVT options. Upon its launch, the model will go up against Honda City, Maruti Ciaz and Hyundai Verna in the segment.

Expected PriceRs 7.5 Lakh to Rs 10 Lakh
Expected LaunchEarly 2018
Engine Options1.5L petrol & 1.4L diesel


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