Last updated on – Feb 24, 2017

upcoming-cars-2017Like every time, this year is also going to welcome the launch of a wide range of cars belonging to various categories. Some are the facelift versions, while some are going to re-enter the Indian shores after being discontinued. Since ours is a really vast market, the automakers from around the world are planning to come up with their respective offerings. Promotions and showcases of these models have been going around for quite a while now. So, let’s check out the upcoming cars in India 2016, which have already created a lot of excitement among the audiences.

Upcoming New Cars In India In The Next 2 Years

 Tata Bolt Sport

Expected Launch: March 2017

Expected Price: INR 5.50 – 8 Lakh (ex-showroom)

This hatchback was first showcased in 2015 Geneva Motor show with some key features that is said to be quite upmarket. It sports 1.2-litre turbocharged ‘revotron’ petrol engine, which is capable of 120bhp at 5,500rpm and a peak torque of 170 ranging from 2000 to 3000rpm. With a 5 speed gearbox it has a featured disc brake integrated with all the wheels which are embedded with 17-inch alloys.

Tata Bolt Sport

Talking about the interiors, it has all leather upholstery with constant red theme along with sunroof, harman touch screen infotainment system with voice recognition. More features like speed-dependent volume control, ABS, corner stability control & air bags are also there to be availed.

Datsun Go-Cross

Expected Launch Date: July 2017

Expected Price: INR 4.50 – 6.50 Lakh (ex-showroom)

Datsun Go-Cross is based on the Go+ MPV and was showcased at the Delhi Auto Expo held in in February. Till now, only the concept has been teased while the production version is still under the covers. As seen in the concept, the model is going to carry an all black body cladding, angular headlamps and large round fog lamps. It could be available for sale with both a 5-seat and a 7-seat configuration.

Datsun Go-Cross

Moreover, fitments like touchscreen infotainment, automatic climate control, digital driver information cluster and several storage spaces for knick-knacks could be found inside. Power will come from a 1.2-litre petrol motor borrowed from Go model and a 1.5-litre diesel unit fitted with Duster. This upcoming car will take on other players in the market like Ford EcoSport and Mahindra TUV300.

Volkswagen Tiguan

Expected Launch Date: March 2017

Expected Price: INR 28 – 38 Lakh (ex-showroom)

The next generation Tiguan is going to be based upon the MQB platform which will make it lighter as compared to the earlier version. It will be adorned with a wide chrome grille on its nose which smoothly merges with the headlight cluster. These headlamps contain LED lights as well as side turn indicators. The side profile is highlighted by the stylish alloys and then the rear houses a spoiler and trendy tail lamps.

Volkswagen Tiguan 2016

Moving to the cabin, it offers a 5-seat configuration and there are elements like multi-function steering wheel, height adjustment facility for the first row seats, while the rear seats can be reclined. One can also avail an advanced touchscreen infotainment system that will be accompanied by Navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Functions. Powertrain details are yet to come out, but speculations are strong that a 2-litre diesel mill and a 1.8 litre TSI unit could be on the offer.

Volkswagen Passat

Expected Launch Date: April 2017

Expected Price: INR 20.00 – 25.00 Lakh (ex-showroom)

A refurbished version of Volkswagen Passat is reportedly on its way to the Indian shores. It looks sleeker, wider and carries improved looks. The prominent exterior features include projector headlamps with LED DRLs, chrome plated grille, pronounced fenders on the sides, blackened B-pillar, body coloured ORVMs and so on. In order to ensure comfort to the occupants, it is equipped with electrically adjustable seats, power windows, rain sensing wipers, parking sensors with rear camera and much more.

Volkswagen Passat 2016 Sedan

As of now, no details have come out but it is expected to be packed under the hood with a 2 litre, 4-cylinder diesel motor that can generate 187Bhp and 380Nm of maximum output. Apart from this, a 1.4-litre petrol unit could also be on the offer. For transmission there could be a manual as well as 7-speed DSG option.

 Audi SQ7

Expected Launch Date: March 2017

Estimated Price: INR 1 – 1.20 Cr (Ex-Showroom)

Audi SQ7 is a successor of its younger sibling Audi Q7, which is a flagship SUV of Audi & has good fame around the globe. This new Audi SQ7 is expected to launch very soon for Indian buyers who appreciate the performance along with luxury. Talking about the engine, under the hood there comes a 4.0 litre V8 turbocharged diesel engine which has an inbuilt electric driven turbocharger.

audi sq7 2017

Producing a mighty 435bhp of power & 900Nm of torque, it is the top ranking performance SUV available.

In the exterior part, it has front grille with an S-badge, the air-intakes & its Matrix LED Headlamps are concealed with horizontal slats with invasive front bumpers. The wheels are getting 20 Inch Standard Alloys & the wing mirrors will be coated with distinction. The interior part will be surely luxurious, as it is from Audi house with the leather upholstery more whimsy.

Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS 1.0

Expected Launch Date: February 2017

Estimated Price: INR 7.80Lakh – 8.50 Lakh (Ex-Showroom)

Maruti Suzuki Baleno has previous versions also in Indian market which account for its durability. Talking about the new Baleno RS 1.0, it will be somehow differentiate with its younger counterpart in means of alloys & little bit of splashed chrome. The V-shaped grille on the front & dragged behind headlamps will be pretty much same with the Swift. Equivalent to exterior, many of the features are still same there will be some upholstery changes to give it edgy looks. The cabin space is voluminous and boot space of 339 liters. Some eye-catching specs in high-end model are engine start-stop button, rear parking camera, climate control & touch screen music navigation.

Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS 1.0

Looking at the engine, it is offering 1-litre Boosterjet which implements forced induction to provide 110bhp & 170Nm of Torque. It has a SHVS micro hybrid technology which also comes in the Ertiga & Ciaz Diesel. The transmission part will be a 5-speed gearbox but a CVT automatic gearbox is also expected from the manufacturers.

Toyota Vios

Expected Launch Date: March 2017

Expected Price: INR 7.20 – 11.50 Lakh (ex-showroom)

Toyota Vios is already a popular model in the global market and soon the automaker is going to introduce it in the Indian market. It will compete here with the C segment sedans like Maruti Ciaz and Hyundai Verna. It could carry some captivating features like aggressive headlamps, chrome grille, alloys and aerodynamic structure. The interior is also expected to flaunt a superior upholstery along with chrome and glossy accents. Further, fitments like adjustable head restraints, rear defogger, intermittent front wipers and parking assistance package could also be found.

Toyota Vios

The test mule was found packed with a 1.5 litre, 4-cylinder petrol motor that is efficient enough to make 107.5Bhp at 6000rpm and 141Nm of torque at 4200rpm. This engine will work in combination with a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic gearbox. Moving on to the diesel variants, it is expected to be fitted with a 1.4-litre unit that makes 67.06Bhp at 3800rpm and 170Nm of torque at 1800-2400 rpm. In this category, the transmission duties will be handled by a 5-speed manual gearbox.

Hyundai Sonata

Expected Launch Date: 2017

Expected Price: INR 20.8 Lakh (ex-showroom)

Sonata is an upcoming sedan from Hyundai that has been designed aerodynamically with lots of chrome accents at certain portions. Externally, it is fitted with a hexagonal radiator grille, LED sweptback headlamps, airdam, fog lamps, 17-inch alloys, body coloured wing mirrors carrying turn indicators and an expressive boot lid.

Hyundai Sonata in India 2016

The car houses a dual tone interior with superior leather on the three-spoke steering wheel and the fear shift knob. In order to ensure comfort to the occupants, there are various amenities available like dual zone air conditioner, 10-way electrically adjustable driving seat, rear AC vents and much more. This sedan is going to be available with 2 engine options- a 2.4-litre petrol and a 1.6-litre diesel unit. For transmission, either there will be a 6-speed manual or an automatic facility.

Tata Kite 5 Sedan

Expected Launch Date: March 2017

Expected Price: INR 4 – 5 Lakh (ex-showroom)

This upcoming compact sedan is going to be based on the newly launched Tiago and will be similar to Zest. The body has been designed aerodynamically with the use of large perforated grille on the front, halogen headlamps, sharp character lines across the body and a choice between steel and alloy wheels. Interior will be packed with a 2DIN music system accompanied by Bluetooth & USB connectivity. The top end models could carry a touchscreen display, which will remain absent in the base variants.

Tata Kite 5 Sedan

Mechanically, the Kite 5 is likely to be offered with the same configuration that has been utilised in the Tiago model. The engine lineup includes a 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.05-litre diesel unit and the transmission will be carried out by a 5-speed manual gearbox along with a 4-speed AMT unit that could make its way to the top end variants.

Tata Nexon

Expected Launch Date: March 2017

Expected Price: INR 6.50 – 9 Lakh (ex-showroom)

Apart from the Hexa model, Tata Motors are also coming up with the Nexon compact SUV which seems to possess a potential threat for its rivals like Tuv300 and EcoSoprt. From outside, it is adorned with fitments like perforated grille, headlamps with LED DRLs, body cladding on the sides, fenders, roof rails, sloping roofline in matte black accent and an integrated roof spoiler.

Tata Nexon India 2016

Interior looks inspired from the Zest and Bolt models thereby making use of a contemporary dashboard, three-spoke steering wheel and horizontal air conditioner vents. Mechanical specs haven’t been disclosed as of now, but it is being anticipated that a 1.2-litre petrol motor and a 1.5-litre diesel engine could be packed with Nexon.

Renault Clio

Expected Launch Date: January 2017

Expected Price: INR 7 Lakh (ex-showroom)

As per some fresh reports, Renault is gearing up to launch yet another hatchback in India named Clio, which is a 5-seater compact car. It is expected to be offered with the same design and styling cues that is already available in the UK market. A pair of stylish halogen headlamps carrying LED DRLs sit on the fascia and cleanly swoop into the sleek grille. The body colored ORVMs are power adjustable and house turn indicators with them. Further, well designed wheel arches, alloy wheels, and roof spoiler add charm to the model.

Renault Clio 2017

From inside, it will be adorned with digital instrument cluster, 7-inch multimedia player, illuminated glove box compartment, steering mounted audio controls and much more. Moving on to the mechanical configuration, it is expected to be powered by a 1.2 litre dCi engine mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox that is good enough to make 90Bhp and 135Nm of maximum output.

 Audi SQ5

Expected Launch Date: 2017

Estimated Price: INR 51.4 Lakh (Ex-Showroom)

This upcoming car is a super charged version of the Q5 model that reflects a masculine appeal with a hint of delicacy at certain portions. The sloping windscreen and creases on the bonnet render an elegant posture to the model. Further, it sports stylish alloys, a large hexagonal chrome grille, lean headlamps, tail lamps integrated into the boot lid and a pair of two exhaust tips at the bottom of the rear portion.

Audi SQ5

The interior boasts of an all black ambience with all the fitments neatly arranged within a proper layout. A slew of facilities will be making way to the cabin for ensuring the comfort of the occupants in the form of seat adjustable function, lumbar support, superior upholstery, headrests, armrests, and other amenities for entertainment. Engine consists of a 3 litre supercharged, V6 petrol motor that pumps out 345PS and 470Nm of maximum output which will be sent to the wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox.

Mahindra SsangYong Tivoli

Expected Launch Date: February 2017

Estimated Price: INR 20.0 Lakh (Ex-Showroom)

This vehicle made its international debut at 2015 Geneva Motor Show and is based on the design language called “Nature Born 3 Motion”. It carries a lot of appealing features on the outside like thick C-Pillars, LED daytime running lights, contoured rear bumper, centrally mounted rear fog lamp and stands on 18-inch alloys. The interior reflects the usage of 3 color tones namely black, red and beige. There are 3 driving modes viz. Normal, Comfort and Eco. It also carries functions like 7-inch infotainment system, reverse camera, dual zone air conditioning, etc.

Mahindra SsangYong Tivoli

The powertrain includes just one option which is fitted with a 1.6 litre e-XGi160, 4-cylinder petrol motor. The maximum output generated by this mechanical setup stands at 126Bhp and 157Nm which is transmitted to the wheels via either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic tranny. Later a diesel variant with an AWD setup is also expected to be rolled out.

Nissan X-Trail Hybrid

Expected Launch Date: March 2017

Expected Price: INR 30.0 Lakh (ex-showroom)

Nissan is planning to re-launch the X-Trail hybrid version in India which will be fighting for market share with the likes of Hyundai Santa Fe and Honda CR-V. It will carry a lot of chrome on its outer portion including the v-shaped grille, outlines for the headlamps & fog lamps. Further some other essential elements like rear spoiler, roof rails, keyless entry, push button start, automatic wipers, rear window defogger, cruise control, dual zone climate control and heated door mirrors.

Nissan X-Trail

Under the hood, the vehicle will house a 2 litre MRD20 DD petrol motor that is combined with a 40.8PS electric motor. The combined output by this setup stands at 184.8PS and 360Nm. An X-Tronic CVT gearbox is likely to be there for transmission and an AWD drive mechanism can also be on the offer.