This year the Indian car market has seen the launch of quite a few all-new models including the Hyundai Venue, MG Hector, Mahindra XUV300 and Tata Harrier in the Indian market. Soon, a slew of all-new cars will be launched in the Indian market who do not have a predecessor in the Indian market. Here is a list of ten such cars that will be launched over the next couple of years.
The all-new Kia Seltos will be launched in the Indian market in August. The Seltos is a highly anticipated car and will take on the likes of Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier and MG Hector in the Indian market. The Seltos will get a host of all-new features like HUD, front parking sensors, 360-degree camera, blind spot detection and more. It will get powered by three engine options – 1.5-litre petrol, 1.5-litre diesel and a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine. Kia will also offer three different automatic transmission options in the Indian market for the first time.
Hyundai Kona EV
Hyundai will launch the all-new Kona EV in the Indian market later this month. It will be the first ever electric car from the brand in the Indian market and will be the most affordable electric SUV in the market. The Kona EV will be a fully-imported CBU model, which is expected to get a price tag of around Rs 22 lakh. It will come with a fast charger and a powerful electric motor.
Renault will launch the all-new Triber in the Indian market soon. It will be a sub-4m MUV with unique features like a removable last row seat. The Triber will be an extremely practical car and will get powered by the re-tuned version of the 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine that powers the Renault Kwid in the Indian market.
Tata will launch its first-ever premium hatchback in the Indian market. Tata showcased the Altroz at the Geneva Motor Show and the uncamouflaged version of the car has revealed a lot of the upcoming premium hatchback. The Altroz will initially get powered by a 1.5-litre diesel engine at the time of the launch and will get only a manual transmission.
Maruti Suzuki S-Presso
Maruti Suzuki will launch the production of the Future-S concept in the festive season this year. Named as S-Presso, the car will be developed by the Indian arm of Suzuki and will get an SUV-inspired design. It will be powered by a 1.0-litre BS6 compliant petrol engine and will be sold through Maruti Suzuki’s Arena network of dealerships.
The Tata Hornbill will become the most-affordable SUV in the line-up of Tata. It will be positioned below the Nexon and will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. The Hornbill will get the new-age IMPACT 2.0 design that first came out with the Tata Harrier. It will get powered by the 1.2-litre petrol and the 1.05-litre diesel engine options that are also available with the Tata Tiago.
With the growing popularity of the SUVs, Tata has discarded the plan to launch a mid-size sedan to take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Honda City. Instead, they will develop an all-new SUV that will take on the likes of the Hyundai Creta in the market. The all-new SUV will be based on the Tata’s Alpha platform that will also underpin the upcoming Tata Altroz premium hatchback. It will be launched to bridge the gap between the Nexon and the Harrier. Tata is likely to power the production version of Blackbird with the 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol and 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine option. However, the engines are expected to be more powerful than the Nexon.
Tata Buzzard will be the seven-seater version of the Harrier and it will be launched by the end of this year in the Indian market. The Buzzard will be longer than the Harrier but it will get a similar list of features and will be powered by the same engine too. However, the engine will be tuned to produce around 170 PS and an automatic transmission is also expected to be launched with the car.
Skoda is currently heading the strategy of the Volkswagen group in India. Later this year, the brand will launch the all-new Karo q SUV that will take on the likes of Jeep Compass and Hyundai Tucson in the Indian market. The Karoq will be based on the Indianised version of the MQB platform and will get powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 2.0-litre diesel engine option.
Ford and Mahindra have joined hands to develop next-generation products. One of these products will be the all-new compact SUV, which will be co-developed by Mahindra and Ford together. The all-new SUV will replace the XUV500 while a rebadged version of the same car will be launched by Ford too. It will be powered by an all-new 2.0-litre diesel engine, which will be developed by Mahindra.