Upcoming cars in two thousand sixteen – Hatchbacks, Sedans, SUVs, The utter list
As the festive season approaches, the Indian car market is in for an influx of fresh models. We have put together a comprehensive list of upcoming cars in two thousand sixteen and here is the part one .
Fresh Audi A4
The fresh gen Audi A4 which is based on a significantly superior platform compared to the outgoing car is all set to launch in India later this month. The Mercedes C Class rival is expected to be available only with a 1.4L TSI turbo petrol engine in the beginning. A diesel variant with Two.0-litre unit is reported to be available few months later.
A redesigned front and rear fascia, evolved profile and an all-new interior are the product highlights. The car also gets Audi Drive Select and Audi Virtual Cockpit digital instrument console.
Fresh Chevrolet Hit
Next iteration of the Chevrolet Strike petite car for India will be a lot different from the international version when it comes to underpinnings but the design is expected to be pretty close. The fresh Hit will spearhead GM India’s turnaround strategy as the fresh products based on the emerging market platform is reported shoved to the back burner for the country.
The next gen model is expected to carry forward the 1.2-litre petrol and 1.0-llitre diesel engines. Manual transmissions will proceed to be the standard suggesting.
Fresh Chevrolet Hammer Activ
The Hit Activ is essentially a Hammer with rough road package. The concept which was unveiled at the Auto Expo earlier this year shows that the Activ will feature fresh front and rear bumper, lower assets cladding all around, sensational alloy wheel design, roof rail, spoiler, and fresh interior color theme.
We expect at least one of the two products (Strike and Hit Activ) to be launched before the end of 2016. The Activ will be placed well below the existing hatchback crossovers like VW Cross Polo, Toyota Etios Cross, Hyundai i20 Active and Fiat Avventura.
Fiat Avventura Urban Cross
Showcased as a concept at the Auto Expo, the Avventura Urban Cross is a spruced up soft crossover with inputs from DC Design. The primary difference inbetween the Urban Cross and the existing Avventura is the lack of tailgate-mounted spare wheel.
While that interesting chrome grill detailing is expected to make it to the production model, the futuristic LED headlamps may be watered down. The soft crossover will be available with the ninety PS version of the 1.3-litre MultiJet diesel engine. The 1.4-litre petrol engine is also a likely candidate.
The Accord is all set to make its rentry into India after a long sabbatical. This time, the D-segment premium sedan will be available only in Hybrid avatar. The Accord Hybrid is powered by a Two.0-litre petrol engine which is supported by an electrical motor.
The combo is paired with an e-CVT. Combined power output stands at a healthy one hundred ninety six PS. The Accord Hybrid will be benefiting from the Indian government’s FAME scheme and will be pitted against the Toyota Camry Hybrid.
Honda Brio facelift
The Brio hatchback has been neglected by the automaker and there were no significant updates after it received an automatic transmission a few years ago. A facelifted version has already been launched in international markets and Honda is likely to bring it here before the end of this year.
Redesigned headlamps, grille, bumpers and a chrome disrobe on the hatch door are the exterior switches. The fresh dashboard is borrowed from the Amaze facelift and is in line with more upmarket Hondas. We don’t see any switches to the powertrain and no, the diesel variant is not in the offing.
Fresh Hyundai Elantra
The all-new Elantra is expected to be launched later this month. The latest iteration witnesses a significant shift in design ideology and looks more matured. The same is the case with the cabin which derives its design from fatter Hyundais. We can also expect several fresh extra features.
The fresh Hyundai Elantra is expected to be powered by Two.0-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel engines. Both manual and automatic transmissions will be on suggest.
The Tucson crossover is a part of Hyundai India’s crossover onslaught. The company wants an SUV in every significant segment. The fresh Tucson with acute styling and upmarket features will slot below the Santa Fe and above the Creta.
The Honda CR-V rival is expected to sport a Two.0-litre diesel engine which could be mated either to a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. The crossover is most likely to be assembled locally.
Hyundai Elite i20 AT
The automatic version of the popular Elite i20 hatchback has been in the news for fairly some time now. While the launch is slated for this festive season, it is still unclear whether the 4-AT unit will be mated to the existing 1.2-litre petrol motor or the 1.4-litre petrol motor which was available in the previous generation.
JLR India has already updated its official Indian page with the details of the F-Pace. Jaguar’s very first ever crossover will be available in three variants and two engine options.
The Unspoiled and Prestige variants will be propelled by a one hundred eighty PS Two.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine while the range-topping R-Sport will boast of a Three.0-litre V6 diesel engine with three hundred PS on tap.
Jaguar XE diesel variant, expected to be priced at INR 43,00,000 will take on the likes of diesel variants of Audi A4, BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class when launched in India. Jaguar XE petrol variant is doing well in India and the company expects the same from its upcoming diesel suggesting.
Fresh Jaguar XF
2016 Jaguar XF is slated for launch in India later this year. It was showcased at the two thousand sixteen Auto Expo and is set to substitute the current generation model. More cabin space, lighter figure weight, state of the art infotainment features and redesigned interiors will be highlights of Jaguar XF. It will be suggested in diesel and petrol engine options and will rival against BMW 5-series, Audi A6 and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Two thousand sixteen Jaguar XF will be priced from INR fifty lakhs.
Jeep Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, Grand Cherokee SRT
Jeep India brings the fresh Wrangler, Grand Cherokee and SRT to India, with Wrangler and Grand Cherokee launching on 1st September while the SRT will come at a later date. The cars will be imported into India in CBU format while local production is also on the cards.
Jeep Wrangler will be sold in the five door Unlimited variant and will come in powered by a Two.8 liter diesel engine suggesting one hundred ninety seven hp power. The Grand Cherokee will be on sale in three trims – Limited, Summit and SRT. Limited and Summit will receive a two hundred forty hp Three.6 liter V6 diesel engine mated to an eight speed automatic gearbox. The Grand Cherokee will be priced from INR eighty five lakhs while the SRT will receive a price tag upwards of INR one crore.
Mahindra Bolero MINI
Mahindra’s latest compact SUV, fresh mini Bolero will launch in India in August at a competitive price. It will be powered by a 1.5-liter mHawk three cylinder diesel engine from the TUV300 and NuvoSport which has been detuned to suggest better fuel efficiency.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS
Unveiled at the two thousand sixteen Auto Expo, Maruti Baleno RS will be powered by a fresh 1.0 liter BoosterJet engine and will be priced inbetween INR 8-9.Five lakhs. It will contest with the VW Polo GT, and Abarth Punto.
Maruti Suzuki India Limited will also bring in the fresh Ignis compact SUV. It was showcased at the two thousand sixteen Auto Expo as a concept. It will be placed below the Baleno and but above the WagonR and Celerio. Maruti Ignis is expected to be powered by a 1.3-liter diesel engine suggesting 80bhp power and a 1.2-liter petrol engine producing seventy five bhp power. Prices should be in the INR 4-6 lakh bracket.
2016 Mercedes E Class
Coming in as a CBU, the two thousand sixteen Mercedes E-Class will be launched later this year and will be introduced as a limited edition. Fresh generation E-Class will sport a fresh design language and both petrol and diesel engine options. The Mercedes E-Class is a part of the twelve fresh launches promised by the company in 2016.
2016 Mini Clubman
2016 Mini Clubman will inject Indian market through the CBU route and is set to be launched with Two.0L petrol and diesel engines. It will be suggest convenient space for five adults, and will be the largest MINI to be on sale in India.
Renault Kwid 1L and AMT
The fresh and more powerful Renault Kwid one liter version will launch in India in 2nd half of August and will challenge against the Maruti Alto K10 and Hyundai EON. The company also showcased an AMT version at the two thousand sixteen Auto Showcase with the Easy-R unit doing duty on the fresh Renault Duster. This AMT variant will also come in with the 1.0 liter engine.
Skoda Rapid facelift
The Skoda Rapid facelift is confirmed for launch this festive season and promises to come in with more on board equipment, fresh exteriors and updated engine. It will come in powered by the same 1.6 liter petrol and 1.Five liter diesel engines tweaked to suggest one hundred three bhp and one hundred fifty three Nm; one hundred three bhp and two hundred fifty Nm respectively
Tata Hexa could be launched in India in October/November and will get a Two.Two liter engine suggesting one hundred fifty six PS power and four hundred Nm torque. This is the same engine seen on the Tata Safari Storme Varicor400 SUV tweaked for power and spectacle and mated to a six speed manual or automatic gearbox.
Tata Kite Five
Tata Kite five has been spied on test in India and will be launched ahead of the festive season. The sub-4m sedan will receive a 1.Two liter Revotron engine and 1.05 liter Revotorq diesel engine mated to a five speed manual while AMT option will also be available. It will contest against the Maruti Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze, Volkswagen Ameo and Ford Figo Aspire
Tata Tiago AMT
Tata Motors has two AMT transmission offerings as on date with the GenX Nano and Zest. The company now plans to bring in their third AMT variant – Tata Tiago AMT, which scheduled for launch later this year. It is expected to receive a price tag of INR Four.50 lakhs. It will be suggested with the Tiago Activ variant only.
Toyota Etios facelift
Toyota Etios facelift has already been launched in Brazil ahead of its launch in India. Brazil spec model receives a 1.Five liter Dual VVT-I ripple fuel engine suggesting one hundred seven bhp power mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission while the India version will get 1.5-liter petrol and 1.4-liter diesel engine options.
VW Ameo Diesel
To be launched ahead of the festive season, VW Ameo TDI will receive a 1.Five liter TDI engine suggesting one hundred eight PS power. The engine will be mated to a 5-speed manual or 7-speed DSG while pricing could embark from INR 6.8 lakhs.
VW Polo and Vento
Volkswagen India plans launch special edition of Polo and Vento this festive season. Special edition will feature minor cosmetic updates, while engine and transmission options will remain same as today.
VW Polo GTI
VW Polo GTI was unveiled at the two thousand sixteen Auto Expo. It will be powered by a 1.8 liter TSI petrol engine suggesting one hundred eighty nine bhp power and two hundred fifty Nm torque commanding acceleration from zero to one hundred kmph in 6.7 seconds and a top speed of two hundred thirty five kmph. Once launched, it will be the most powerful hatchback in the country.
Volvo India plans launch of six fresh models in the country of which one is the Volvo S90 luxury sedan. It will share the same Two.0 liter diesel engine seen on the XC90. Pricing is slated to fall inbetween the INR 50-55 lakh bracket while bookings have already commenced on a down payment of INR 1-2 lakhs.