In Indian car market, the budget car segment without a doubt is the most competitive one. Main two car makers are dominating this market: Hyundai and Maruti Suzuki. As small cars are more practical and economical as compared to SUVs and sedans, they make a huge percentage of the Indian car sales.
This is the reason why more car makers are now coming up with small cards. Here we are listing top upcoming cars that will be priced between Rs. 3 lakh to Rs. 5 lakh.
Tata Tiago AMT:
Expected Launch Date – Mid 2017
Expected Price – Rs 4.5 lakh to Rs 5.5 lakh
In mid of 2017, Tata is expected to launch an AMT equipped version of its popular hatchback- Tiago. Only the petrol version of the car will have the AMT gearbox. The design is expected to remain same other than the new AMT badges. The AMT model will be powered by a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder Revotron petrol engine that is capable of producing 83.8bhp of power at 6,000rpm and 114Nm of torque at 6,000rpm.
Tata Kite 5 Sedan:
Expected Launch – 2016 Festive Season
Expected Price – Rs. 4.0 lakh – Rs. 5.5 lakh
The Tata Kite 5 is expected to launch in India during the festive season of 2017. Tata Kite 5 will more fuel efficient and powerful than the Indigo eCS. The petrol version of the car will come equipped with a 1.2-litre, 83.8bhp Revotron-derived engine, while the diesel variant will get its power from a new 1.05-litre, 69.04bhp turbocharged motor.
Expected Launch – 2017
Expected Price – Rs. 3 lakh
Pelican will be Tata Motors affordable hatchback. It is will be positioned between Nano and Tiago. It is expected to have a bigger engine and more upmarket interior. It will probably have a new 1.0-litre petrol and an 800cc diesel engine.
Next-generation Chevrolet Beat:
Expected Launch- Early 2017
Expected Price – Rs 4.5 lakh (starting)
By the end of 2020 General Motors will be launching 10 new models in India. One of those models is the new-generation Chevrolet Beat which is expected to be available in the first half of 2017. The new Beat is expected to be slightly bigger than the present model. The petrol version of the hatchback will have a 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder engine, while its diesel versions are likely to be powered by the same 936cc 3-pot motor.
Chevrolet Beat Activ:
Expected Launch – By the End of 2016
Expected Price – Rs 5 lakh (starting)
We can expect Chevrolet Beat Activ to be launched by the end of 2017. This new model will have a few features and designs similar to the Beat hatchback. It will feature dual-port grille, LED headlights and fog lamps, silver skid plate and black plastic cladding on the front bumper. The crossover houses the Beat’s 1.2-litre SMARTECH petrol and 1.0-litre SMARTECH diesel engine producing 76.8bhp with 106.5Nm, and 56.3bhp with 142.5Nm respectively.
Chevrolet Beat Essentia:
Expected Launch – First Half of 2017
Expected Price – Rs 4 lakh (starting)
This compact sedan will be based on the Beat’s platform, and have several of its design elements like the hatchback’s new-generation model. Engine options on offer will be a 1.2-litre SMARTECH petrol and a 1.0-litre SMARTECH diesel. Both the engines are borrowed from the Beat hatchback. The petrol unit serves a maximum power of 76.8bhp and 106.5Nm of torque, while the diesel motor delivers 56.3bhp and 142.5Nm.