So far, 2018 has been an action-packed year with respect to new car launches. However, the new car onslaught is far from over. There are at least 12 new cars that will be launched in India in the next three months. The festive period should ensure a strong demand for these new cars.
Upcoming Cars in India in next three months – Hatchbacks
Hyundai AH2 (Santro)
Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the second-largest car manufacturer in the country, will launch an all-new hatchback that is expected to go on sale with the Santro moniker. The new model will be underpinned by the last-gen i10’s platform and will be powered by an updated version of the 1.1-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine that powered the earlier Santro and the i10. The upcoming hatchback will have a tallboy design, which should translate into a roomy cabin. Here is our first look review video of the new Santro:
Tata Tiago JTP
The Tata Tiago JTP is an upcoming hot-hatch version of the company’s high-selling budget hatchback. The Tiago JTP will be powered by the Nexon’s 1.2-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine that offers 110 PS and 150 Nm. This car is being developed by Tata Motors and Coimbatore-based Jayem Automotives. A stiffer suspension and a performance-tuned gearbox will complement the powerful engine.
Ford Figo Facelift
Ford India is close to launching an updated Figo. The new version will look more stylish owing to its sleeker grille and a boldly-styled bumper. It will come with many new features, including a SYNC3 infotainment unit that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. More importantly, it will have a new 97 PS 1.2-litre Dragon petrol engine that will replace the 1.2-litre TiVCT motor of the current car. Here is our first look review video of the updated Ford Figo:
Datsun Go Facelift
Another hatchback that is about to get a facelift is the Datsun Go budget small car. The Go will receive many styling updates for its exterior as well as interior. Exterior styling updates will include a new bumper, new headlamps, LED DRLs and a new grille. On the inside, the Go will have new upholstery along with some additional features. The Indonesia-spec Go facelift comes with a touchscreen infotainment unit. Hence, we won’t be surprised to see this feature making it to the Indian model.
The hot-selling Maruti Ciaz is about to receive a facelift. The updated sedan gets a thoroughly re-styled front-end, which features a sleeker grille, updated headlamps and a bolder bumper. The interior also gets some revisions. However, the biggest update lies under the hood. The current 1.4-litre motor will be replaced with a more powerful 1.5-litre version. The new engine will even feature an SHVS micro-hybrid system. Here’s a spy video of the upcoming car.