Upcoming Cars in India 2020 (Image: Maruti Suzuki S-Presso) (Photo Credit: File Photo)
Planning to buy a car? Then, it is a good time to look forward to. It is to be noted that Maruti Suzuki, Renault, Skoda, Hyundai, and other automakers will hit the launch button in a big way this year. Right from Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Turbo, Haima E1, Maruti Suzuki Ignis facelift, Mercedes-Benz A-class Limousine, Renault Zoe to Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI, almost all the automakers will launch their product in the Indian market. As the country’s auto sector has been witnessing massive slowdown since January 2019, it would be interesting to see if the upcoming cars will boost the market or not.
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Turbo - File Photo
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Turbo is expected to be launched in India by May this year. The Grand i10 Nios Turbo is likely to be powered by the 100hp, 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine that produces 172Nm of peak torque. The engine is paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The Nios Turbo will also get cosmetic changes inside and out over the standard model, to reflect the sportier nature. It is expected to somewhere around Rs 7.19 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Maruti Suzuki Ignis facelift - File Photo
Maruti Suzuki Ignis facelift is all set to be launched in India in March this year. The car will see a cosmetic and mechanical update as well. The Ignis facelift will come with a BS6-compliant 1.2-litre petrol engine. Besides, the Ignis facelift will get new colour options, the new SmartPlay 7.0-inch infotainment system and the S-Connect in-car connectivity suite. It is expected that Maruti Suzuki Ignis facelift will cost somewhere around 4.89 to 7.77 lakhs. Nexa showrooms have already begun accepting bookings for the Maruti Suzuki Ignis facelift.
Maruti Suzuki S-Presso - File Photo
Maruti Suzuki S-Presso CNG will be launched in India in March this year. Maruti Suzuki S-Presso will be the first car from the company to get a BS6-compliant, CNG version of the 1.0-litre K-series engine. The S-Presso S-CNG will be available in four variants – LXi, LXi Option, VXi and VXi Option. On CNG, the three-cylinder engine makes 58hp and 78Nm of torque. It will be costlier than the equivalent petrol-powered model by Rs 60,000.
Mercedes-Benz is expected to launch the new A-class sedan in India late this year. The A-class sedan will replace the current CLA. Named A-class Limousine, the model was showcased at the Auto Expo 2020. It is expected to cost somewhere around Rs 32-40 lakh. Mercedes-Benz’s upcoming car will be up against BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé and Audi A3
Renault Triber - File Photo
Renault Triber AMT is expected to be launched in India in May this year. You may have to pay about Rs 50,000 more for the car.
Tata Altroz EV, the second product of company’s Ziptron technology, will be launched in India this festive season.
Renault Zoe is expected to arrive in India later this year or early next year. Renault Zoe may cost somewhere around Rs 14-16 lakh. The Renault Zoe will come with a 52kWh battery setup that drives a 134hp/245Nm electric motor. The EV has a WLTP-certified range of 395km and can be charged from 0-70 percent in 55min via a 50kW DC fast charger.
Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI will go official in April this year. It will be powered by the 105hp, 1.6-litre petrol and 110hp, 1.5-litre diesel engines. Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI will be offered with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque convertor automatic gearbox. In the Indian market, Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI will compete against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Honda City.
Skoda Superb facelift will go official in May this year. Skoda Superb facelift will get a more powerful BS6-compliant engine with 190hp, 2.0-litre turbo-petrol unit. Prices will increase over the pre-facelift petrol Superb’s Rs 25.99-30.99 lakh price tag. In the Indian market, Skoda Superb facelift will be up against the likes of Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Volkswagen Passat.