We have put together details on the launch date, prices, and specifications of 15 upcoming cars in India, including the new Maruti Wagon R and Tata Harrier
The Indian car market is changing at a fast pace. There are many car manufacturers that have a range of new models lined up for an entry into our country’s car market. Today, we’ll take a look at as many as 15 upcoming cars in India, which includes some highly promising cars like the Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV700, new Hyundai Santro, and new Maruti Wagon R.
15 Upcoming Cars in India with Launch Date, Prices, Specs
Mahindra and Mahindra is planning to launch a small SUV to rival models like the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, and Tata Nexon. It will launch in the first quarter of next year and will be powered by 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol and 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel version. Prices should start at Rs 8 lakh and go all the way to Rs 10 lakh.
Another Mahindra SUV among the upcoming cars in India is the Ssangyong Rexton G4-based XUV700. It will launch by the end of this month and will be powered by a 2.2-litre turbocharged diesel engine that will be paired with a Mercedes-sourced 7-speed manual transmission. Prices will start around Rs 22 lakh and the new model will rival the Toyota Fortuner and the Ford Endeavour.
And yet another Mahindra SUV among our list of upcoming cars in India is the Mahindra KUV100 NXT AMT. The company will launch the diesel version of the KUV100 NXT along with an AMT. The diesel-powered Mahindra KUV100 features a 1.2-litre mFalcon diesel engine. Prices should start at Rs 6.5 lakh and the launch will happen early next year.
One of the two Maruti models among the upcoming cars in India is the new generation Maruti Ertiga. The all-new MPV will be underpinned by the HEARTECT platform. Engine options include the 1.3-litre turbocharged diesel engine and the 1.5-litre K-series petrol engine that made its debut on the new Ciaz.
The model will have a high mileage because of the SHVS mild hybrid system. Prices should start at Rs 7 lakh while the launch should happen by the end of this year.
Another new Maruti model among the upcoming cars in India is the new generation Maruti Wagon R. It will take on the likes of the new Hyundai Santro and the Renault Kwid 1.0. It will use the same engine but will be sold with the SHVS mild hybrid system that will help the new car offer best-in-segment fuel economy. Prices should start at roughly Rs 4 lakh while the launch will happen around Diwali this year.
Thanks to the fast increasing sales of petrol cars, Maruti Suzuki will be adding a petrol engine variant of the S-Cross to its lineup The new model will get the same 1.5-litre petrol engine with SHVS mild hybrid technology that powers the Ciaz. Prices should start around Rs 8 lakh and the launch is expected in the second quarter of the next year.
The new Honda Civic is one of the most important upcoming cars in India that will launch in the first quarter of the next year. The Civic will be sold in India with two engine options – a 1.6-litre iDTEC that will come from the recently launched new Honda CR-V and a revised version of the 1.8-litre petrol engine that powered the earlier version. Prices should start at Rs 18 lakh.
The Tata Tiago JTP will become the most affordable performance car in the country, which is why we think it’s among the most important upcoming cars in India at the moment. Powering the sports model of the Tiago will be the same 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine that powers the Nexon.
It will have a stiffer suspension to aid handling while the exterior will have many styling updates to make the car look racier than the regular version. Prices should start around 7 lakhs while the launch will happen around Diwali.
9. Tata Harrier
The Tata Harrier will become the flagship product from the largest Indian automotive company. It was previewed by the H5X concept. Underpinning the new SUV will be a new OMEGA platform that is based on the Land Rover D8 platform from the Land Rover Discovery Sport.
Powering the new SUV will be the same 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine that powers the Jeep Compass. The Tata Harrier is easily among the most important upcoming cars in India. The launch will take place in the first quarter of next year and prices should start at Rs 12 lakh.
The Tata 45X is an upcoming Maruti Baleno rival that will launch towards the end of next year. It should share its engines with the Tata Nexon and will be underpinned by the company’s new ALFA platform. Not much is known at the moment but what’s known for sure is that the new hatchback will be the most premium Tata small car ever.
The Ford Figo is about to get a facelift, which will bring many new features, two new petrol engines, and some new styling bits to the updated model. Powering the petrol model will be a new 1.2-litre petrol engine from the Freestyle and the new Aspire. The top-end model will be powered by a new 1.5-litre three-cylinder from the EcoSport.
The diesel engine of the pre-facelift version will be retained but should be re-tuned for a higher fuel efficiency. Prices should see a slight reduction while the launch will take place in January.
The Nissan Kicks will be a Hyundai Creta-rival that will be sharing its platform and engines with Renault Duster. It is expected to look better than the European version owing to a bigger size. Prices should start at Rs 10 lakh. The new model will launch by January next year.
The just unveiled Hyundai Santro will launch later this month. It is based on the old i10’s platform and gets an updated version of the earlier Santro’s 1.1-litre engine. It also features an optional AMT and segment-first features like rear AC vents and a touchscreen infotainment unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Prices should start at Rs 3.7 lakh. The new Hyundai Santro is among the most important upcoming cars in India.
Another new SUV that will launch in India next year is MG Motors India’s first-ever model. The new SUV will be based on the Baojun 530 that’s on sale in China. Its India-spec version will be powered by a Fiat-sourced 2.0 Multijet II diesel engine. Prices should start at Rs 15 lakh, which will put the new model in the Jeep Compass territory.
The Kia Trazor is the Kia SP Concept-based model that will launch in the first half of next year. Underpinning the new SUV will be the Hyundai Creta’s platform. Powering it will be a new 1.5-litre diesel engine that will be BSVi-compliant. The same engine will be used by many other Hyundai models.
Safely expect it to offer a good mix of performance and fuel efficiency. Prices should start around Rs 15 lakh. It will rival models like the Jeep Compass, Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier, and the upcoming MG SUV. The Kia Trazor is yet another really important model among our list of upcoming cars in India.