Want to know about the latest launches in the car market in India? Here’s a list of top 5 upcoming cars in India buyers should consider:
1. Ford EcoSport Facelift
Expected Launch – September-October 2017
Expected Price – 7.30 Lakh-11 Lakh
With its launch, the Ford EcoSport proved to be a breath of fresh air in the Indian auto market. Since the competition is tough and opponents have already captured the market with new more advanced cars, Ford wants to re-establish its rank in the segment. Soon it will be launching the comprehensively updated EcoSport. It gets eye catching cosmetic upgrades such as revised headlamps, larger front grille, and a revamped bumper.
Right from new alloy wheels to brawnier rear bumper and re-profiled tail lamps, the car will have it all. The cabin will be integrated with a powerful and advanced touchscreen infotainment system. The dashboard will be upgraded.
2. Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Facelift
Expected Launch – October 2017
Expected Price – 8 Lakh-12 Lakh
This is one of the most awaited upcoming cars in India. The S-Cross Facelift by Maruti Suzuki will be launched with a bolder face. It will be integrated with some really powerful features. Last year, it was launched as the maiden product of brand new dealership of Maruti Suzuki, NEXA. Last year, this car didn’t get a good response. The S-Cross Facelift had been already showcased at the Paris Motor Show 2016. The critics and viewers noticed the changes made to the car. The worn out look was changed to a more gallant one. The front grille is supplied with prominent distinction. It is lined in chrome (plastic) fixtures. Another distinct feature of the car is its headlights equipped with LED fitments. There is no change in cabin. New fabric is also used. One of the most striking features of this car is a sunroof made of glass.
3. Nissan X-Trail Hybrid
Expected Launch – August 2017
Expected Price – 30 Lakhs
Earlier shown at the 2016 Auto Expo, the Nissan X-Trail Hybrid is on its way to the showrooms here in India. While Nissan India, officially sold the first and the second generation of the X-Trail, the brand never had the current-gen model (introduced in 2013) up until now. The third-gen model, in fact, will be introduced in the eco-friendly hybrid form.
Exteriors of X-Trail Hybrid are peculiar yet striking due to the high-set hood. Also the ‘V’ chrome accent imposed on the grille makes it unique. The prominent LED headlights make this attractive car.
The interior of this car integrates a distinctive ridge which moves on to the door pads. The exclusive 3-spoke steering wheel will flaunt a silver accent that compliments the centre console and door pads.
The car will be loved for its clever drivetrain. It will come integrated with a 2-litre, in-line 4-cylinder petrol engine. This is paired with a very powerful 31kW electric motor to ensure impressive 180bhp power output. The power fuels Dual Clutch Control really well. The X-Trail Hybrid will not feature an all-wheel drive. In fact, it will be introduced as a fully imported model. Hence, the cost may go up to 30 lakh INR. Despite the enormous price, buyers will be pleased to own the X-trail Hybrid. After all, it will be the first ever luxury hybrid crossover to be introduced in India.
4. Ford Figo Facelift
Expected Price – 4 – 9 Lakh
The soon to be released Ford Figo Facelift in India comes heavily masked. Some of the elements are novel and impressive which settles in front and at the rear of this car. As far as the front part of the car is concerned, the bumper acquires new lower air intakes. The headlamps have been revamped.
There is no change in the signature Ford grille. Some parts of the wheel arches are covered by plastic cladding. This is typically noticeable on ‘Crossover’ variants. The rear bumper is all new without affecting signature look of Ford.
Figo Facelift gets twin-spoke black alloy wheels. This gives the car a brand new and unique design. The car will reach India soon. It is expected to launch in December 2017.
5. Land Rover Range Rover Velar
Expected Price – 75 – 80 Lakh
Type – SUV, Petrol, Diesel
The soon to be released member of the Range Rover family has been unveiled officially. The all new Velar will be the forth SUV from the brand. It is a beautiful cusp between the Range Rover Sport and Range Rover Evoque. To be launched in 2018 Auto Expo will definitely be a hit among users. It is estimated to be priced around 70-80 lakh.