Car makers constantly update their models to keep them fresh in the market. Keeping cars up to date also gives them an edge over other manufacturers. If you are out in the market looking for a new car, it’s time you take a moment out to know which cars will be replaced in next one year.
Expected Launch: June 2017
The Chevrolet Beat continues to look good despite its age. However, sales have been falling for a while now. To remedy this, Chevrolet will launch the all-new Beat in India next month. The new Beat gets a refreshed Bumper, a new grille, new headlamps and reshaped fog lamps. The new Beat looks much more sportier than the current version.
At the rear, the all-new Beat gets new tail lamp cluster, boot lid and bumper. From the side, the car remains unchanged. The car has also received minor updates on the inside. To start with, the car now gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto based infotainment system.
Power will continue to come from the 1.2-litre petrol that produces a maximum of 79 Bhp – 108 Nm, and the 1.0-litre diesel that churns out a maximum of 57 Bhp – 150 Nm.
Expected Launch: August 2017
Hyundai is preparing the all-new Verna for launch in India soon. The current Verna did very well in the market in the initial days but high competition from Honda City and Maruti Ciaz toned down the sales of the car. The new Verna looks very different from the current model. It now gets the signature trapezoidal front grille. The exterior design will be similar to the Elantra.
The interiors will also be all-new. There will be a new touch screen system, similar to the one seen on Elantra. It will get both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The current set of engines are expected to power the all-new Verna but the power figures may be updated. Hyundai may also bring in mild-hybrid technology to keep up with the Maruti Ciaz.
Expected Launch: August 2017
Ford EcoSport became very popular in India when it was launched in 2013. Since then, the Maruti Vitara Brezza has taken away the customers from the EcoSport. Now Ford is ready to launch refreshed version of the car that was unveiled internationally last year. The new EcoSport gets a new grille, headlamps, larger fog lamps, a new skid plate and a newly designed LED DRLs. There will be projector headlamps with the update too.
At the rear, the car receives new tail lamp cluster and a new bumper. Ford will equip the new car with the SYNC 3 system that gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Under the hood, the car will get 1,5-litre diesel engine making 99 Bhp – 205 Nm. There is a 1.5-litre petrol engine too that churns out a maximum of 110 Bhp – 140 Nm and a more powerful 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine that produces a maximum of 123 Bhp.
Expected launch: February 2018
The Creta is one of the top-selling compact SUVs in India. The product is relatively new in the market yet Hyundai has decided to give it a fresh look. The new Creta was launched in the Brazilian market and will soon make its way into the Indian market. The car gets a new grille, restyled headlamp cluster, new fog lamps, new front bumper with the brushed aluminium scuff plate, a new tail lamp design and a new bumper.
The Creta will be continued to be powered by the current set of engines but Hyundai may equip the car with mild hybrid technology. The Creta also gets new interiors with new colour brown/black colour shade.
Expected launch: October 2018
Maruti will update the S-Cross during the festive season. The new S-Cross gets a number of updates that gives it a really masculine and butch look. The thick chrome grille is replaced with one with vertical slats. The headlamps now get DRLs and projector lamps. The car also gets the precision cut dual tone alloy wheels.
The engine choices will remain the same. The car will be powered by 1.3-litre diesel engine that produces a maximum of 83 Bhp – 200 Nm and a more powerful 1.6-litre diesel engine that produces 118 Bhp – 320 Nm. We may also see a petrol model with the update.