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One of the fastest growing automobile markets, India became the top on the priority list of the major auto manufacturer across the globe to expand their portfolio by introducing new or fresh models. For the last several years, we Indians have been witnessed a large number of new launches every year which are not only from the manufacturer of economical or small cars but from the luxury automakers such as Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW, Jaguar etc. as well. Even few popular luxury car brands are in the row to make their official entry in the country, and some of them are geared up for 2017. During this year, the Mercedes-Benz has added 13 new products to their Indian line-up till now and before that the German maker had launched 15 fresh models in the year of 2015.
Here, in this article we bring the collections of the auto-brands and cars which are set to break the covers in next year, check-out the complete Indian auto-calendar for the year of 2017:

Audi

Audi A3:

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The German-based luxury car maker, Audi has confirmed to revamp its comparatively smaller and cheaper sedan, Audi A3 with the new 1.4 TFSI powertrain which has been seen on the newly launched Audi A4.

However, the currently on sale A3 sedan which sits below the Audi A4 is powered by the higher 1.8 TFSI engine. This is highly unlike, anyway, Audi will fix the thing when the A3 will be launched in February 2017 in 150 hp 1.4-litre engine powertrain.

The performance of the Audi A3 will also down against the current 180hp 1.8 TFSI, but this smaller capacity engine will help the brand in reducing the cost of the car. We can expect it below INR 25 Lakh against the current INR 27.1 Lakh.

Audi S5 Sportback:

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Globally unveiled at Paris Motor Show in September this year, the second-generation Audi S5 Sportback is likely to launch in India by 2017 and will replace its older-gen model. Similar to A3 Facelift, it will also borrow some of the cosmetic inspiration from the much anticipated Audi A4. Beneath the front-end, it will receive more powerful and efficient turbocharged motor of the same displacement.

Audi Q2 Edition 1:

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We all are aware of the growing demands for utility vehicles in the country, and luxury auto producers are no untouched of them. Considering the same, the German-based auto maker, Audi is all set to add a new member to its Q-series SUV range, the Audi Q2. Sits below the brand’s best-selling SUV across the globe, the Audi Q3 in the global lineup, Audi Q2 is the cheapest Q-range vehicle and has the potential to lure the buyers. The Q2 may also receive manual transmission like its elder sibling to reduce the price, as the price is always a major concern for the Indian buyers.

Second-Gen Audi Q5:

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Based on the MLB Evo platform, the second generation Audi Q5 is around 90kg lighter than its predecessor. Displayed at Paris Motor Show, the compact luxury crossover features evolutionary design updates besides the larger dimension.

Beneath the front-end, the 2017 Audi Q5 will feature a range of engines in both diesel and petrol options. The carmaker will offer it across the globe in total 5 variants – 1 in petrol and 4 in diesel. This second generation compact luxury crossover 2017 Audi Q5 will first go on sale in the European market in early next year, while we can expect its India launch around the third quarter of 2017.

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Audi TT RS:

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In order to beef up the track-focused range, Audi will launch a faster and hotter version of the third-gen TT, the Audi TT RS next year. Besides mechanical enhancements, the updated version will also receive a slew of cosmetic tweaks which makes it more sharp and sleek than ever before. Attaining 0-100 kmph in just 3.7 seconds, this time RS version will be a bit quicker, thanks to the 2.5-litre turbocharged motor which pushes the car with the maximum power of around 400 PS and the peak torque of 480 Nm.

Audi SQ7:

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If some reports are to be believed Audi may introduce the most obnoxious second S-badge SUV, the Audi SQ7 in India next year. Unveiled at 2016 Geneva Motor Show, Audi SQ7 is the elder sibling of the SQ5. The new SQ7 is based on the latest generation Audi Q7, which comes powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo direct injection diesel engine. The engine churns out a peak power of 435 bhp and maximum torque of 900Nm.
The all-new 2-tonne SQ7 sprints 0-100kmph in just 4.8 seconds. The motor is paired with an 8-speed Tiptronic automatic gearbox mated to the engine assembled with ‘Quattro’ all-wheel-drive system, transmitting power to all wheels.

Mercedes-Benz / Mercedes-AMG –

Mercedes-Benz E-Class:

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Set to break the chain in 2017, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class will receive its design and styling elements inspiration from the flagship sedan – the S-Class, like the current-gen C-Class. Under the hood, the E-class will get its petrol-powered motor from the C-Class, while it will also be offered with an additional brand new 2.0-litre diesel motor.

 Mercedes-AMG CLA45:

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After launching 13 new vehicles in the 2016 calendar year, Mercedes is gearing up for the upcoming year with a host of fresh arrivals. And one of them is a performance-oriented AMG version of the recently launched Mercedes-Benz CLA45 facelift. The updates to the model include both aesthetics and mechanical changes which make the model more aggressive on the looks as well as high on the performance. It will feature a petrol powered slightly updated 2.0-litre turbo engine.

Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe:

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Based on the GLC SUV, the new Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe shares the same design ideology up to the B-pillar, beyond this, the rooflines take a sloping downward path towards the rear which gives it Coupe characteristics.
Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe is globally offered with 8 engine options including a hybrid and an AMG-fettled V6 engine. As for Indian market, GLC Coupe is most likely to offer either the 220d or the 250d for the diesel variant. As far concern of petrol variant, the Coupe may offer 350e petrol hybrid as well.
Mercedes has launched the GLC SUV in India at a price of INR 50.7 Lakh. The GLC Coupe is likely to have a slight premium over this standard SUV and could start at a price around INR 55.0 Lakh.

BMW

BMW 5 Series:

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The seventh generation BMW 5 Series has been globally unwrapped in October this year, and is expected to go on sale in the country by the mid of 2017. The design of the next-gen 5 series is inspired from the brand’s 7-series. It also shares its platform with the 7 series, but it leaves the premium ‘Carbon Core’ behind.
The interesting fact about the new 5-series is the first ever ‘Remote 3D View Technology’ which enables the owner to keep an eye digitally over the car via a mobile application.
Mechanically, it is expected to be offered in both petrol and diesel powertrains with the engine displacement in the range between 2.0- and 4.4-litre. A plug-in hybrid powertrain for 2017 5-Series is also a talk of the town.

Lexus –

Lexus RX450h Crossover:

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The luxury crossover from the popular RX-series come in India as Lexus RX450h under the moniker of the fourth generation. under the hood, it will feature a 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine along with the Toyota’s Hybrid system which has been also seen on the Prius. The motor is mated to an e-CVT gearbox and capable of producing a total power output of 308 hp. Considering the Indian road condition, 18-inch alloy wheel will be introduced instead of the larger 20-inch which is available in the global-spec variant.

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Lexus ES300h Sedan:

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Based on the same platform that also underpins the Toyota Camry, the Lexus ES300h sedan will be an entry level car of the brand in the Indian market. Mechanically, it will be powered by the same 2.5-litre petrol engine along with the electric motor assist mated to the same CVT gearbox, which has also found on the Toyota Camry. Similar to the other Lexus models, the ES300h will also be a fully imported model initially. But this is likely to be the first model for local assembly in India, thanks to its shared platform with the Camry that is also locally assembled here. We can expect a price tag of around INR 50 Lakh initially.

Lexus LX450d / Lexus LX570 SUV:

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The flagship SUV of the luxury brand, Lexus LX450d/Lexus LX570 shares platform with the Toyota Land Cruiser. Globally, the SUV is available with two engine options – The petrol-powered LX570 comes with a 5.7-litre V8 engine which is capable of churning out the maximum power of 383 hp and the peak torque of 546 Nm, whereas the diesel-powered LX450d gets a twin-turbo 4.5-litre V8 diesel engine which is good for 269 hp of maximum power and a massive torque of 650Nm. Both the engines also power the Toyota Land Cruiser internationally. On the India-spec variant of the SUV, Lexus will bring the LX570 petrol first while the diesel model will join later

Land Rover

Land Rover Discovery:

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Tata Motors-owned British SUV maker Land Rover has displayed the all new 2017 Discovery SUV at the Paris Motor Show 2016. On the design front, the flagship SUV looks much identical to the Discovery Vision Concept which was first showcased at New York Auto Show in 2014.
After almost a decade, the name ‘Discovery’ will be retained with the arrival of the muscular 2017 Discovery which is also named ‘the new Disco’. It will be a lot lighter in weight than its previous generation model, thanks to the Range Rover’s new platform which uses aluminium to reduce the vehicle weight. Under the hood, the next-gen 2017 Discovery is expected to borrow the engine from the brand’s Ingenium family.

Range Rover Evoque Convertible:

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The first ever luxury convertible that beers SUV body style, the Range Rover Evoque convertible had globally premiered at Los Angeles Auto Show last year and went on sale earlier this year in some of the global markets. The Evoque is also the most anticipated SUV in India from the JLR. Due to the high-in-demand, the maker had started to locally assemble it. It is for sure that Tata Motors-owned British luxury maker will bring this convertible version of the SUV in the Indian market, but instead of locally assembled like its elder sibling, it will be imported to the country via CBU route. We can expect the India launch of the Range Rover Evoque Convertible in the first half of next year. The company claims that the convertible Evoque can rise or lower its roof in 20 seconds at the speed of up to 48 kmph.

Volvo

Volvo XC 90 R-Design:

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An updated version of the XC90 model, XC90 R-Design was introduced last year in the UK. Volvo has introduced all of the updated versions of the updated versions of the XC 90 in the Indian market including the range-topping T8 twin engine plug-in hybrid. Currently, we are running is the second generation XC90 which was launched here back in May 2015. As for now, the R-Design is available in the country only with the V40 model, but we can expect this performance-based R-design model in India with the XC 90 as well.

Facelift Volvo V40 and V40 Cross Country:

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Globally, Volvo unwrapped the facelifted versions of the V40 and the V40 Cross Country in February this year. Both models are expected to hit the Indian market by the first half of the next year. The highlights of the updated models include the latest design language which houses ‘Thor’s Hammer’ shaped LED DRLs (Daytime Running Lights). Under the hood, there will be no changes, the car will get the same 150 PS diesel-powered 2.0-litre turbo and 180 PS petrol-powered 1.6-litre motors.

Volvo S60 Polestar:

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Volvo is gearing up to expand its Indian portfolio by introducing its performance-oriented sub-division, Polestar brand. This track-focused brand will make its grand entry into the Indian market with the S60 Polestar sedan which is set to launch by early next year.
However, Volvo did not specify the variant details of the India-bound Polestar S60 sedan, though, we can expect the updated model with 2.0-litre 1,969cc four-cylinder engine which is capable of churning out the massive power of 367 hp and a peak torque of 470 Nm. Before updating, the old version of Polestar S60 used a 3.0-litre turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine which is good for 345 hp and 500 Nm.
Coming on the performance, the sedan comes with a Polestar-enhanced all-wheel drive technology and attains 100 kmph in 4.7 seconds, while the top speed is electronically limited to the 250 kmph.

Volvo V90 Cross Country:

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Volvo V90 Cross Country is based on the same Volvo’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) which also underpins the S90 and the XC90, and likely to be launched by the mid of next year. It features an extended wheelbase by 65mm compared to its current generation model.
Volvo has confirmed the V90 Cross Country T6 will be offered with the all-aluminum turbo- and supercharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that churns out the maximum power of 316 hp and 400 Nm of torque, and paired with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. We can also expect a 240 hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder in different trims.