2017 so far has truly been amazing as far as car launches are concerned. Some great car launches took place in the first half of this year right form the new-gen Maruti Suzuki Dzire and the Tara Tigor to the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz-E-Class. But, carmakers are not done yet and the latter half of 2017 is set to witness another wave of new cars and facelift launches and here we are listing the top 10 upcoming cars in India.
Datsun redi-GO 1.0L
Launch: 26th July 2017
Expected Price: ₹ 4 Lakh
The Datsun Redi-Go 1.0 L model sees no styling or cosmetic updates. It will be a more powerful version of the car power by a 1-liter petrol engine. The powertrain is the same 999 cc three-cylinder petrol engine developed by Renault. Power figures are also the same at 67 bhp and 91 Nm of peak torque and it comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard.
Ford EcoSport Facelift
Expected Launch: September-October 2017
Expected Price: ₹ 7.30 Lakh to ₹ 11 lakh
The globally updated model was debuted in the US late last year and gets cosmetic updates like reworked bumper, revised headlamps and a larger front grille. The facelift model will also get new alloy wheels, beefier rear bumper and re-profiled tail lamps. Cabin will get a new touchscreen infotainment system while the dashboard will also see upgrades. Engine options will remain the same with the 1-litre EcoBoost, 1.5-litre petrol Ti-VCT and TDCi diesel options.
Nissan X-Trail Hybrid
Expected Launch: Late-2017
Expected Price: Rs 32 Lakh to Rs 35 Lakh
The SUV will have a 5-seater layout and measure 4,640mm in length, 1,820mm in width and 1,715mm in height. The wheelbase is 2,705mm. Under the hood will be a 2.0-litre petrol engine which makes 142bhp and 200Nm of torque. There is also a 31kW electric motor that is coupled with the engine which takes the total power output to 183bhp. The transmission duties will be done by the X-CVT unit which can also be specified with an AWD system. The Nissan X-Trail Hybrid will be launched in India as a CBU (Completely Built Unit) and therefore, will be carrying a premium price.
New-Gen Hyundai Verna
Expected Launch: 22nd August 2017 (Tentative)
Expected Price: ₹ 8 lakh – ₹ 12 lakh
The 2017 Hyundai Verna will be powered by 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre petrol and diesel naturally aspirated engines that will produce power between 98 bhp to 120 bhp. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual and automatic. The automatic though will be available only on the 1.6-litre versions of the car. It will get a number of cosmetic and styling changes.
New-Gen Toyota Camry
Expected Launch: 2018
Expected Price: ₹ 30 lakh to ₹ 35 lakh
Toyota says that the next generation Camry will definitely be positioned as a fun to drive and performance-oriented sedan. It will be dynamic and offer improved handling and comfort. Technical details and specification are yet to be revealed but specification-wise and price-wise, the new Camry will have very varied versions to suit different markets.
Expected Launch: Late-2017
Expected Price: ₹ 6.5 lakh to ₹ 10 lakh
The Tata Nexon is expected to be powered by the 1.2-litre petrol and possibly a newly developed 1.5-litre diesel engine. Transmissions options will include a 6-speed manual and AMT units. The Nexon is expected to be feature loaded on the interior and is expected to get a touchscreen infotainment system, smartphone connectivity etc. The Nexon will also be the smallest SUV to come from Tata Motors.
2017 Jeep Compass
Expected Launch: 31st July, 2017
Expected Price: ₹ 18 lakh to ₹ 22 lakh
Engine options will include the 1.4-litre petrol and new 2.0-litre diesel, while transmissions will comprise manual and automatic units. The Jeep Compass will come equipped with 4×4 right from launch, keeping the brand’s off-roading heritage intact.
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift
Expected Launch: Late 2017
Expected Price: ₹ 8 lakh to ₹ 13 lakh
Powertrain options will include the 1.4-litre K-Series petrol and 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engines with the latter getting the mild-hybrid SHVS system. A marginal price hike will also be in order. The facelift is expected to get a revised grille and alloy wheels, new daytime running lights, revised headlamp and tail light cluster as part of the changes. We are also expecting a sunroof.
Expected Launch: September 2017
Expected Price: ₹ 25 lakh to ₹ 30 lakh
Skoda is likely to offer the Kodiaq with the 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine mated to the 7-speed DSG. A petrol version may also be added in the future. The Skoda Kodiaq measures 4697 mm in length, 1882 mm in width and 1676 mm in height. The SUV’s wheelbase measures 2791 mm. and offers rear legroom of up to 104 mm. It is first large SUV and also it is first 7-seater car; though it is a 5-seater, Skoda will offer the optional 7-seat configuration too.
Expected Launch: December 2017
Expected Price: ₹ 13 lakh to ₹ 17 lakh
It is a long-awaited upcoming car in India. We expect the familiar 1.5-litre dCi four-cylinder diesel engine to make its way into the Kaptur and that will be available in the 108 bhp version with 245 Nm of torque on offer. The oil burner will come paired to a 6-speed manual transmission, while Renault is likely to offer the Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) gearbox on the SUV, given its premium position, instead of the Easy-R AMT unit seen on the Duster.Top 10 Upcoming Cars In India 2017