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Upcoming Cars Under 15 Lakhs In India In 2018, 2019

New Upcoming Cars Under 15 Lakhs
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 2018-19
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 2014 Delhi Auto Expo. 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

Kia SP

Korean automaker, Kia will officially launch its first product in India in 2019. The new model will be an all-new SUV based on the Kia SP concept, which was unveiled at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. The vehicle will be locally developed at Kia Motors’ Andhra Pradesh. The SUV is based on Hyundai Creta’s platform, but it will be positioned as a premium lifestyle product.

The SUV will share mechanics with Creta, which means it could be offered with 1.6-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel engines. Both manual and automatic versions of the SUV will be on offer. The company is also working on a 7-seater version of the SUV, which is likely to be launched in 2020.

Expected PriceRs 10 Lakh to Rs 16 Lakh
Expected Launch2019
Engine Options1.6L petrol & 1.6L 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 7-Seater MPV

Among other upcoming cars under 15 lakhs, Renault’s 7-seater crossover-ish MPV will go on sale in the country in 2018. This model will be developed on the Kwid’s CMF-A platform.  The new model will be introduced as an affordable 7-seater MPV and will rival the Maruti Ertiga MPV. Instead of conventional MPV design, the new model is claimed to feature crossover-ish look that offers practicality of an MPV. It is expected to be powered by a 1.5-litre K9K diesel engine that also powers the Duster and Captur.

Expected PriceRs 6 Lakh to Rs 9 Lakh
Expected Launch2018
Engine Options1.5L 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 Launch2019
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 2019

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.

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

New Maruti Vitara

 

India’s largest carmaker, Maruti Suzuki will also launch the global Vitara 5-seater premium SUV in the Indian market. This SUV has already been spotted testing in India. It is based on the extended C platform that also underpins the Vitara Brezza. So, localisation won’t be a big issue. The Vitara will rival the likes of Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and the upcoming Nissan Kicks. It is likely to be powered by a 1.6-litre MJD diesel engine that produces 118bhp and 320Nm. The company could also use the in-house developed 1.5-litre diesel engine, which is likely to first come with the new Ertiga.

Expected PriceRs 10.5 Lakh to Rs 15 Lakh
Expected LaunchEarly 2019
Engine Options 1.6L diesel

New Maruti Ertiga

Next in our list of upcoming cars in India under 15 lakhs is the new generation Maruti Ertiga, which is currently on testing phase. Interestingly, Maruti is also working on a crossover derivative of the Ertiga – codenamed YHB. The new Ertiga is likely to feature a new 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine that has been developed indigenously by Maruti. The petrol version will get a 1.4-litre engine. The new model will be developed on Suzuki’s new HEARTECT platform that also underpins the Swift and Dzire.

Expected PriceRs 7.5 Lakh to Rs 10 Lakh
Expected Launch2018
Engine Options1.5L petrol & 1.4L diesel

Tata 5-seater premium SUV – H5X

This is one of the most exciting models in our list of upcoming cars under 15 lakhs. The new Tata model will be developed on Land Rover Defender platform. Codenamed H5X, the new model will be a five-seater premium SUV that will rival the Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster. It will sit between the Nexon and Hexa in Tata’s line-up and hence will be priced aggressively. This new model is powered by a 2.0-litre MJD diesel engine that also powers the Jeep Compass.

Interestingly, the company is also working on a 7-seater version of this SUV. It is likely to be called H7X. The five-seater H5X will first go on sale in the second half of this year, while the 7-seater model could be launched in 2019.

Expected PriceRs 10 Lakh to Rs 15 Lakh
Expected Launch2018
Engine Options2.0L diesel

Tata 45X hatchback

Buoyed by an excellent response for Tiago, Tata Motors is now working on a premium hatchback to challenge the likes of Hyundai i20, Maruti Baleno and others in its league. Codenamed 45X, the new model will also mark the debut of Tata Motors’ AMP (Advanced Modular Platform) platform. This premium hatchback will be positioned above the Tiago and will come as a replacement for the Tata Bolt. The company has showcased the early prototype of this hatchback at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo, which shows the company’s new design philosophy. It will share mechanics with Nexon – 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel.

Expected PriceRs 5 Lakh to Rs 8 Lakh
Expected Launch2019
Engine Options1.5L diesel & 1.2L Petrol

Upcoming Cars Under 15 Lakhs In India In 2018, 2019
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