In this article, we are listing upcoming cars from Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai, which include new models and update for current products also
Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai are the two leading car manufacturers in India as the majority of segments are dominated by them. Both of them are expected to continue their domination in the coming year also as they are working on multiple new models from different segments. In this article, we are featuring upcoming cars from the leading two car manufacturers in India.
1. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
Maruti Suzuki officially announced that the new generation Ertiga will be launched in India on November 21 and the bookings have been officially opened now. The new Ertiga made its global debut earlier this year and it is based on Heartect platform, which helped the MPV to shed some weight. The dimensions of Ertiga has increased but the wheelbase remains the same.
To improve space inside the cabin, the engineers reduced the boot space. The Ertiga gets an all-new design theme as the front gets new grille and projector headlamps while rear get Volvo inspired tail lamps. The interior is also completely new and the MPV is packed with lots of features. The engine lineup includes 1.5 L petrol and 1.3 L diesel engine with a manual transmission as standard and AMT available only with a petrol engine.
2. Maruti Suzuki Wagon R
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R is one of the best selling entry hatchbacks in India and the company is currently working on the third generation model, which will be introduced in early 2019. The India-spec Wagon R gets an evolutionary tall boy design theme but the global model is completely different.
The interior is going to be different as the company is expected to give a modern design theme with lots of features to attract more customers. The engine will continue to be the same 1.0 L unit producing 67 bhp of power at 6,200 rpm and 90 Nm of torque at 3,500 rpm. This engine is mated to a 5-speed manual and AMT gearbox.
3. Hyundai Qxi
Hyundai is developing a new compact SUV and it is codenamed as QXi, which is expected to be launched in the first half of 2019. The design of QXi might take inspirations from Carlino concept showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo as 60 per cent of R&D is carried out in India and the company want to localize the model heavily to keep cost down.
The interior will be packed with lots of features and it is expected to be powered by three engine options as QXi will be the first model to introduce the new 1.0 L turbocharged petrol engine with 120 PS and 117 Nm. The other engine options include a 1.2 L Kappa series engine and 1.4 L CRDi engine. These engines will be mated manual and automatic gearbox.
4. Hyundai Grand i10
Hyundai is currently developing a new generation of Grand i10 and the new model will reach the market by the next festival season. The third generation model is longer and wider than current model as the design is going to be an evolution rather than revolution, but it will come with all the modern design elements we have seen in recent Hyundai models.
The interior will be completely different as quality will improve and the infotainment system is placed on top of the dashboard. The hatchback will be packed with lots of features like the current model. The 1.2 L petrol and the diesel engine is expected to be retained but the company will update them to meet new BSVI emission norms. The Grand i10 will be the second product to come with AMT transmission and manual gearbox will be standard.
5. Maruti Suzuki Baleno facelift
Maruti Suzuki Baleno is one of the most popular premium hatchbacks in the country and it is one of the regular models featured in the top 10 sales each month. The company is planning to introduce an update for Baleno next year to continue the sales momentum and most of the changes will be cosmetic rather than mechanical.
The front and rear will get new bumpers along with revised grille and tweaked tail lamps. The alloy wheels will get a new design and the company might introduce some new colours also. The interior will continue to be the same and the Baleno might come with new features also. The 1.2 L K-Series and 1.3 L multijet engine will continue to power Baleno and gearbox options include manual as standard and CVT will be exclusive for petrol engine only.
6. Hyundai Elantra facelift
Hyundai officially revealed the Elantra facelift earlier this year and the company will introduce the updated model in the second half of 2019 in India. The exterior design is completely different from the earlier model as the front get new grille along with new swept back LED headlamps along with new bumper, which gives a sporty look for the sedan.
The side doesn’t get many changes but the company has given a new design for alloy wheels. The rear also gets major changes like new LED tail lamps along with a new bumper. The interior also gets a major design update and the long list of features continues in the new model also. The Elantra is powered by same 1.6 L diesel and 2.0 L petrol engine with automatic and manual gearbox options.
7. Hyundai Tucson facelift
Hyundai Tucson is one best selling models in its segment and the company has introduced a mid-life update for SUV in global markets, which will be launched in India by the end of 2019. The changes for Tucson are limited to new front grille, bumper along with updated headlamp cluster with LED lights.
The rear also gets new bumper along with new tail lamps, which rounds of exterior changes. The interior also gets same changes like Elantra with a revised design to make it look more premium. The engine lineup continues to be the same for the India-spec model with 2.0 L diesel and petrol engines with a manual and automatic transmission with two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations.
8. Hyundai Kona EV
Hyundai showcased the Kona EV for the first time at 2018 Auto Expo and the company confirmed that the first EV model for India will be Kona SUV, which will be launched by the middle of 2019. Globally, the Kona EV is available with two different battery pack and India might get the powerful 64 kWh battery pack model.
The Kona EV gets a single electric motor and produces 204 PS of power and 395 Nm of torque, which gives 402 km range. The performance numbers are excellent as 0-100 kph in 7.6 sec and top speed is 167 kph. The SUV also comes with fast charging and it will take just 54 minutes to completely charge the battery.
9. Maruti Suzuki Swift RS
Maruti Suzuki Swift is one of the most popular hatchbacks in the country and in global markets, the company is offering a performance variant of Swift. Finally, the company is planning to introduce a sporty variant of Swift in India and it will be branded as an RS model like the Baleno, which gets some changes to make it more sporty.
The Swift RS will be powered by 1.0 L Boosterjet engine from Baleno and it produces 101 hp of power at 5,500 rpm and 150 Nm of torque between 1,700 rpm and 4,500 rpm. This engine is mated to 5-speed manual gearbox and the suspension will be tuned to sporty handling. We can expect the company to introduce Swift RS in the first half of 2019.
10. Maruti Suzuki Y1K
Maruti Suzuki is planning to expand SUV lineup with a new model in Micro SUV segment and it is codenamed as Y1K. The upcoming model will take design inspirations from Concept Future S and the production model will be launched in the next festival season. The company is expected to follow the SUV design theme for Y1K.
The interior will be packed with lots of features like other Maruti products and the production model could be powered by a 1.0 L BSVI engine producing 68 hp and 90 Nm. This engine will be mated to a 5-speed manual and AMT gearbox. The production model might be named as Zen, which will help the company to market the model easily.