The Indian market is ready to witness at the very least 10 new automobile launches within the subsequent 6 months, unfold throughout totally different mass-market segments
2020 was the 12 months of huge launches, with a variety of recent automobiles being launched at first of the 12 months, which was adopted by the star-studded Auto Expo. Manufacturers continued to introduce new automobiles over the 12 months, and the festive season additionally noticed a bunch of recent launches.
The Indian four-wheeler market appears manner totally different than, say, a 12 months in the past. All mass-market segments appear to be advancing with new launches, and no producer needs to be overlooked on this race. Hence, we don’t count on the launching spree to decelerate anytime quickly.
We have put collectively an inventory of prime 10 upcoming automobiles which might be anticipated to be launched within the Indian market within the subsequent 6 months, have a look –
1. Tata Altroz Turbo (December 2020)
Since it’s slowly turning into a norm within the premium hatchback phase, the Tata Altroz is all set to obtain a brand new turbocharged petrol engine choice, which will probably be a 1.2-litre three-cylinder unit placing out round 110 PS of most energy, together with about 140 Nm of peak torque.
At launch, a 5-speed handbook gearbox is predicted to be on supply as normal, whereas a DCT is within the works and can be part of at a later date. The ‘Turbo’ variant will assist the Altroz go neck and neck towards the likes of the new-gen i20 T-GDi in addition to the Volkswagen Polo TSI trims.
2. Nissan Magnite (December 2, 2020)
Nissan is all set to enter the sub-4m SUV phase with its upcoming Magnite sub-4m SUV that’s all set to be launched within the Indian market on December 2. The Magnite will go on to rival the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Tata Nexon, amongst different sub-4m SUVs.
However, Nissan is predicted to cost the Magnite aggressively, which can see it undercut all its direct rivals. However, that doesn’t imply you’d must compromise, because the Magnite will probably be supplied with options like wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, a 360-degree digital camera, a 7-inch fully-digital TFT instrument cluster, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system and extra.
3. Toyota Innova facelift (Last week of November 2020)
Toyota launched the Innova facelift within the Indonesian market final month, and the up to date MPV is predicted to be launched in our nation by the final week of November. Ahead of the official launch, the up to date Innova Crysta have already began arriving at dealerships.
Apart from some visible updates to make it look extra interesting, Toyota will not be anticipated to repair something on the automobile because it isn’t damaged. The general cabin format will stay unchanged, nonetheless, a brand new 9-inch infotainment unit will seemingly be seen, full of smartphone connectivity. No modifications are anticipated to be made to the two.7-litre petrol and a pair of.4-litre diesel powertrains.
4. Toyota Fortuner facelift (Late Jan/Early Feb 2021)
The Innova Crysta will not be the one Toyota automobile that’s due for an replace, because the Japanese carmaker can be engaged on launching a facelift for the Fortuner SUV. The premium SUV phase has seen some new launches in current instances, and regardless that the Fortuner continues to guide the phase, it feels somewhat outdated as in comparison with its rivals.
Hence, Toyota will throw in some extra options, in addition to introduce some visible upgrades to make it look contemporary. The BS6-compliant 2.7-litre petrol and a pair of.8-litre diesel engines at present on supply with the SUV will seemingly be carried over, however the oil burner is predicted to be supplied in the next state of tune.
5. Tata Gravitas (Late Feb/Early March 2021)
Tata Motors debuted a production-ready three-row SUV primarily based on the Harrier at this 12 months’s Auto Expo. Known because the ‘Gravitas’, the automobile was anticipated to be launched this 12 months itself, nonetheless, the launch has now been pushed to the primary quarter of subsequent 12 months.
The Gravitas will seemingly be supplied with the identical 2.0-litre Kryotec diesel engine (170 PS/350 Nm) because the Harrier, and the transmission choices may also be the identical, i.e. 6-speed MT and 6-speed AT. However, Tata is predicted to introduce a petroleum powertrain for the Gravitas as nicely.
6. Tata HBX (April/May 2021)
Along with the Gravitas, Tata Motors additionally showcased a brand new micro SUV idea on the Auto Expo, often known as the HBX. The production-ready model of the automobile has been spied on take a look at a few instances, with a launch anticipated round April or May subsequent 12 months.
Powering the HBX will seemingly be the identical 1.2-litre three-cylinder Revotron petrol engine because the Tiago, Tigor and Altroz. The engine is rated at 86 PS/113 Nm, and is predicted to be supplied with a 5MT together with an elective computerized. On the characteristic entrance, the HBX will get a floating touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, a semi-digital instrument cluster, break up headlamps with LED DRLs, a Harman-sourced audio system and extra.
7. New-gen Mahindra XUV500 (March 2021)
The Mahindra XUV500 has been the undisputed phase chief for a few years, nonetheless, the mid-size SUV phase has obtained a complete lot of recent entrants now, and with the intention to keep related, the XUV500 must be up to date.
The new-gen model of the three-row SUV has already been spied on take a look at a bunch of instances, revealing a big floating touchscreen infotainment display screen, linked to a digital MID, a flat-bottom steering wheel, improved seat cushioning and flush-type door handles. Mahindra can be considering introducing degree 1 autonomous know-how with the second-gen XUV500, and the automobile is predicted to be launched by March 2021.
8. New-gen Mahindra Scorpio (Mid-2021)
The Scorpio has been one of many best-selling Mahindra automobiles in India since its launch again in 2002, and the carmaker by no means bothered to introduce a generational replace for the SUV. However, a new-gen mannequin is lastly within the works, and is predicted to be launched by mid-2021.
The new-gen SUV will seemingly be getting an up to date design, a very redesigned cabin, in addition to a variety of recent options. Powering the new-gen Scorpio will seemingly be 2.0-litre turbo petrol and diesel powertrains, coupled with handbook in addition to computerized transmissions.
9. New-gen Maruti Suzuki Celerio (Feb/March 2021)
Maruti Suzuki is engaged on launching a new-gen mannequin for the Celerio, which has internally been codenamed ‘YNC’. The automobile was lately spied on take a look at, and whereas the outside of the automobile was lined in camouflage, the inside was snapped, revealing a lot of cues concerning the next-gen hatch.
If spy photographs are to be believed, the next-gen Celerio will probably be getting a very revamped cabin, with a brand new format, upholstery in addition to up to date options record. The greatest change would be the inclusion of a 7.0-inch Smartplay Studio touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
10. Citroen C5 Aircross (April/May 2021)
Groupe PSA will quickly be making a re-entry within the Indian market with the Citroen model, and the C5 Aircross would be the firm’s first providing. Originally set to be launched right here by the tip of this 12 months, the SUV’s debut has now been delayed, and is barely anticipated to happen by April or May subsequent 12 months.
The C5 Aircross relies on Groupe PSA’s EMP2 platform, which can be utilized by Peugeot and DS Automobiles. The India-spec model of the SUV is predicted to be supplied with 1.6-litre turbo petrol and a pair of.0-litre diesel engines, mated to a 6-speed handbook or an 8-speed computerized transmission.