As the festive season is coming near, car manufacturers are getting ready to launch few of the best cars of this year. There are many upcoming hatchbacks, sedans, luxury cars and SUVs slated to come to the Indian market by the end of this year. If you’re planning to put your hands on a new car in next three months, this is the list of cars that you check for sure before making a decision.
The Baleno RS is getting ready to be launched within next two months. The RS variant of the Baleno will get a new 1.0 – litre BoosterJet 3-cylinder petrol engine and was showcased during the Auto Expo 2016. From the exterior and interior, the car will remain exactly the same as the current Baleno. The only change will be the engine. The new 3-cylinder BoosterJet engine will be able to produce as much as 110 Bhp along with 170 Nm of maximum torque. That will be serious performance improvement for the Baleno.
The all-new Elantra is coming to India by October and it is bigger and better than the model it will replace in the market. The car comes with refreshed exterior with the design in harmony with the new design language of Hyundai. The new Elantra features more angular lines and looks very attractive. LED daytime running lamps, 16-inch alloy wheels, LED tail lamps, shark fin antenna are few of the exterior features on the new Elantra. The interior will get 7-inch infotainment system with navigation as one of the main new features.
There will be a new petrol 2.0-litre petrol engine with 147 Bhp of maximum power and the current 1.6-litre diesel engine with 134 Bhp in the new Elantra. Hyundai will also bring 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission with the new Elantra while 6-speed manual transmission will be offered as standard.
The baby Santa Fe is expected to land in India during the festive season. The five-seater soft-roader looks fantastic and will compete against the like CR-V and the Koleos. The car will get a 2-litre diesel engine that generates a maximum power of 236 Bhp and 373 Nm of maximum torque.
The Urban Cross is a crossover iteration of the Fiat Punto Evo. The car is similar to the Avventura, which is also built on the same lines. The Urban Cross, however, looks much better and meatier than the Avventura. There is a new grille, LED lamps, 17-inch alloy wheels, faux skid plates at front and rear of the car. The Urban Cross also eliminates the rear mounted tyre bracket. The Urban Cross will draw power from 1.4-litre T-Jet petrol engine that also powers the other Fiat cars in India. The engine produces a maximum of 138 Bhp of power and 210 Nm of torque.
Innova Crysta Petrol
Toyota launched the Innova Crysta a few months back but only with a diesel engine. Amidst the ban on the sale of certain diesel vehicles in Delhi, Toyota announced that the Japanese giant will launch the Innova Crysta with a petrol engine in August. The booking is already open for the petrol Innova Crysta and the car is powered by 4-cylinder 2.7-litre petrol engine that produces a maximum of 164 Bhp and 250 Nm of torque.