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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

With India projected to become the third largest automotive market globally by 2020 more carmakers are making inroads into the country to benefit from the 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 Price Rs 10 Lakh to Rs 16 Lakh
Expected Launch Sometime in 2018
Engine Options 1.4L petrol & 2.0L diesel

New Renault Duster

Upcoming Cars Under 15 lakhs - New Duster

Next on our list of upcoming cars under 15 Lakhs slab, is the new Renault Duster. Ahead of its launch in India, the new-generation Renault Duster will debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show this September. The model has even been spied testing in Europe, though India will have to wait until 2018-19 for the all-new Duster. It is expected that Renault 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 Price Rs 10 Lakh to Rs 15 Lakh
Expected Launch 2018-19
Engine Options 1.5L 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. 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 Price Rs 8 Lakh to Rs 10 Lakh
Expected Launch Sometime in 2019
Engine Options 1.0L 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. Unlike its South American version based on Nissan’s ‘V’ platform, the India-spec Kicks will share platform with Kaptur. In fact, the 5-seater SUV will borrow most of the design & styling cues from its French cousin Kaptur. For power source, Nissan is likely to use 1.6-litre petrol and Duster’s 1.5-litre K9K oil burner with an option between a manual unit and an auto box.

Expected Price Rs 8 Lakh to Rs 15 Lakh
Expected Launch Festive season 2018
Engine Options 1.6L 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 Price Rs 5 Lakh to Rs 8 Lakh
Expected Launch 2018 Auto Expo
Engine Options 1.2L 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 Price Rs 4 Lakh to Rs 5.5 Lakh
Expected Launch 2018-19
Engine Options 1.0-litre petrol engine

Renault Kaptur

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 keen on introducing Kaptur SUV in India sometime this year. In India Kaptur will be positioned above Duster which hints at its premium positioning. Among several other upcoming cars under 15 lakhs, the Kaptur 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, Kaptur 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 Price Rs 12 Lakh to Rs 15 Lakh
Expected Launch Festive season 2017
Engine Options 1.5L petrol and 1.5L diesel

Hyundai Verna

Among the several upcoming cars under 15 Lakhs range, this one will launch first, by the end of August. Hyundai’s popular mid-size sedan, Verna will soon leap into the new generation. In line with other new Hyundai models, the new Verna will also use company’s new Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design theme. While the car will receive copious cosmetic changes, it will also undergo dimensional alterations. That said, the new Verna will be longer, wider and will sit on a 30mm longer wheelbase. In terms of features, it will pack a new touchscreen infotainment system, a large sunroof and a host of other bits. Engine choices & transmission options will be retained from the current model, albeit the 4-speed AT could be ditched for a new 6-speed unit.

Expected Price Rs 9 Lakh to Rs 14 Lakh
Expected Launch August 22, 2017
Engine Options 1.4L & 1.6L petrol and 1.4L & 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 Price Rs 10 Lakh to Rs 15 Lakh
Expected Launch 2018-19
Engine Options 1.4L & 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 Price Rs 6 Lakh to Rs 11 Lakh
Expected Launch Sometime 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 Price Rs 8.5 Lakh to Rs 12 Lakh
Expected Launch Mid-2018
Engine Options 1.5L 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 Price Rs 7.5 Lakh to Rs 10 Lakh
Expected Launch Early 2018
Engine Options 1.5L petrol & 1.4L diesel
Upcoming Cars Under 15 Lakhs
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