Upcoming cars in India 2017
We’ve already witnessed many fresh models, facelifts, next generation models and mild upgrades in the year 2017, but it turns out the year still has a lot in store. From the very popular Mahindra Scorpio to the much awaited Jeep Compass and luxury sedans, car makers have a lot to suggest this year. Following is a list of cars that you can expect to launch in the coming months and we begin with the Ford EcoSport. One of our readers recently collective a fresh set of pics of the two thousand seventeen EcoSport being tested near the company’s production facility on the outskirts of Chennai.
The EcoSport facelift is speculated to launch in India by the end of this year. It will have a design language similar to Ford’s other current models including a large hexagonal grille with horizontal chrome slats.
Powering the Ford EcoSport will be the existing set of engines, a1.Five litre petrol and diesel duo as well as the 1.0 litre EcoBoost petrol motor. While the 1.Five litre petrol unit will be available with a choice of automatic as well as manual gearboxes, the other two engines will come only with a manual transmission.
2017 Hyundai Verna is speculated to be launched by the end of August, two thousand seventeen and will rival against the likes of the Honda City and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. The fresh two thousand seventeen Hyundai Verna is expected to be priced slightly higher the current model at inbetween Rs 8.Five to thirteen lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The upcoming Verna is likely to be powered by a 1.Four litre petrol and a 1.6 litre diesel that will be paired to a five and a 6-speed manual transmission. Some petrol variants will also get a 4-speed automatic gearbox. The company is expected to tune the powertrains in order to supply improved spectacle and fuel efficiency. Read more here
Tata Motors had showcased the Tata Nexon at the two thousand seventeen Geneva Motor Display and is expected to be launched in India around the festive season around October 2017. When launched in India, the Nexon will contest with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport and Mahindra TUV 300. It is expected to be priced at Rs seven lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The Nexon is likely to be powered by a 1.Five litre Revotorq turbocharged four-cylinder diesel unit, paired to 6-speed manual transmission. The petrol version is expected to be powered by a 1.Two litre Revotron three-cylinder engine, paired to 5-speed manual gearbox. Tata may also launch the car with an AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) unit along with three driving modes.
The interior of the top trim of the Nexon is likely to receive a touchscreen infotainment system, similar to the one tooled on the Hexa. View spy shot here
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross facelift
Suzuki showcased an S-Cross intended for international markets at the Paris Motor Display in 2016, and is now speculated to be launched in India before the festive season commences. The refresh will be sold out of Nexa Showrooms alongside the Ciaz, Baleno, Ignis and the Baleno RS.
The global updated S-Cross will get the 1.Four booster jet petrol engine, however the S-cross in India will be sold with the same 1.Trio litre diesel engine that powers the present model. Read more here
Mahindra Scorpio facelift is expected to launch in India in the 2nd half of 2017. The facelifted version of the much admired SUV will receive a host of cosmetic updates. The current model of the Scorpio is sold at Rs 9.40 – 14.60 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), and we expect the facelift to priced slightly higher.
The fresh Scorpio may get a Two.2-litre m-Hawk engine that will be retuned for better power and torque figures.
The current version of Mahindra Scorpio comes with three diesel engine options – a Two.Two litre, 1.99 litre and a Two.Five litre unit. The Two.Two litre and 1.99-litre m-Hawk engines produce one hundred twenty two hp of power and two hundred eighty Nm of torque, while Two.Five litre m2DICR engine comes with micro-hybrid technology that produces seventy six hp of power and two hundred Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual and automatic transmission. View spy shot here
The fresh Volkswagen Passat is based on the MQB (modular transverse matrix) platform and is powered by a Two.0L TDI engine mated to a 6-speed DSG gearbox. It has also received many upgrades to the entertainment and safety features, which will include nine airbags.
The model is expected to be assembled at VW’s Aurangabad facility and is expected to be priced inbetween Rs 32-34 lakh (ex-showroom). The fresh Passat is likely to launch sometime this year. It will contest against the likes of Toyota Camry and Honda Accord.