At the 2020 Auto Expo, many prominent manufacturers showcased their range of vehicles and unveiled new products that will be launched in the Indian market this year. Here is a list of such vehicles that will be launched in the market before we enter the next calendar year.
Hyundai showcased the all-new India-spec Creta at the 2020 Auto Expo. The all-new vehicle gets a new design and a completely new front-end. There are new boomerang-shaped DRLs at the front of the vehicle that gives a unique identity to the car. Even the tail lamps are similar in shape to the headlamps. The vehicle retains the overall shape but there are enough changes and new features like a panoramic sunroof to attract new customers. It will be launched in March and will get new-generation 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engine options.
Hyundai showcased the Tucson at the 2020 Auto Expo, which will also be launched in the Indian market next month. The CKD vehicle retains the cascading grille design and a new bumper making the whole package quite interesting and fresh. The new headlamps add a futuristic look to the vehicle. It gets powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 154 Bhp and 192 Nm of peak torque. The 2.0-litre diesel engine option is also available and it generates a maximum of 154 Bhp and 400 Nm. Both the engine options are BS6 compliant.
Kia showcased the all-new Sonet, which will take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Hyundai Venue in the Indian market. The Sonet will be launched by the end of this year and is expected to be powered by the 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that is available with the Hyundai Venue. It will get class-leading features including a set of Bose speaker systems.
MG Hector Plus
MG Hector Plus will be launched by the middle of this year and it will be a premium offering positioned above the current Hector offering in the Indian market. The all-new Hector Plus will be available in the 6-seater and 7-seater option. It also gets a minor facelift. The car will be powered by the same set of 1.4-litre turbocharged and 2.0-litre diesel engine options.
Tata Hexa Safari Edition
Tata showcased the new Hexa Safari Edition at the 2020 Auto Expo and it will be launched later this year. It is the BS6 version of the Hexa and looks quite muscular compared to the regular Hexa. It gets cosmetic updates like tougher looking bumpers, blacked-out 17-inch alloy wheels, Safari Edition badging and blacked-out chrome parts. It will remain powered by the same 2.2-litre engine generating 154 pS and 400 Nm. It will get the same 6-speed manual with optional AWD and 6-speed automatic with 4X2 drive layout.
Maruti Suzuki Ignis
Maruti Suzuki Ignis will soon receive a facelifted version and the manufacturer has showcased the car at the 2020 Auto Expo. The vehicle gets a new grille, new fog lamp housings and tweaked bumper. The cabin remains identical apart from the addition of the new Smart Studio 7.0-inch touchscreen. The 1.2-litre BS6 compliant engine remains unchanged. It will be available with manual and AMT transmission options.
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is currently only powered with a 1.3-litre diesel engine option. That is all set to change in the coming month. Maruti Suzuki will launch BS6 compliant S-Cross that will be powered by the 1.5-litre engine option. Maruti Suzuki is yet to officially reveal the specifications but it will produce a maximum of 104 Bhp and 138 Nm similar to Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza’s petrol version. It will also get an optional 4-speed manual transmission.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
The extremely popular Vitara Brezza has also received a mild facelift and a complete engine update. The new Vitara Brezza gets a new grille, new headlamps, fog lamp housings, tail lamps, and bumpers. This car will also get powered by the 1.5-litre that generates a maximum of 104 Bhp and 138 Nm. The 4-speed automatic version of the car gets SHVS mild-hybrid while the manual version does not get the SHVS.
Maruti Suzuki S-Presso CNG
Since Maruti Suzuki has officially announced that they will discontinue the diesel-powered vehicles in the Indian market after the BS6 implementation, the manufacturer has revealed a plan to launch vehicles powered by alternative fuel options. The brand revealed the S-Presso powered by CNG. It gets the same 1.0-litre engine producing 67 Bhp and 91 Nm. The expected price is Rs 30,000 more than the current regular version of the S-Presso.
Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS Turbo
Hyundai will soon launch the Grand i10 NIOS turbo-petrol engine in the Indian market that will be launched later this year. The hatchback, which was launched in the Indian market last year will get the 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 99 Bhp and peak torque of 172 Nm. It will get a five-speed manual transmission.
Skoda showcased the facelifted version of the Superb luxury sedan that will be launched in the Indian market soon. Updates include Matrix LED headlamps, a new larger grille, new front-end with bumper design. The car also gets a slew of changes at the rear. It gets powered by a 1.4-litre petrol engine that generates a maximum of 214 Bhp and 400 Nm. There is a more powerful 1.8-litre turbo-petrol that generates a maximum of 185 Bhp and a peak torque of 400 Nm.
Skoda has revealed the new Rapid at the Auto Expo. The BS6 version of the car will be launched with a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 115 PS and peak torque of 200 Nm. It gets a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission.
This is the new Force Gurkha that will be launched in the Indian market next month. The G-Wagen inspired design of the Gurkha makes it quite interesting. It gets circular dotted DRLs and new bumpers and grille. The vehicle is expected to be available in three-door and five-door variants.
The all-new Tata Gravitas will be launched before the festive season in India. The 7-seater version of the Tata Harrier will be launched to take on the likes of Mahindra XUV500 in the Indian market. The vehicle will remain powered by the 2.0-litre diesel engine that powers the Harrier and generates a maximum power of 170 PS and 350 Nm. It will be available with both manual and automatic transmission options.
The close-to-production version, Tata HBX will be launched in the Indian market later this year. The all-new car will be the second vehicle on the OMEGA-ARC platform and will be launched against the likes of Renault Kwid and Maruti Suzuki Ignis. It will be powered by the 1.2-litre petrol engine of the Tiago and Tigor.
Renault revealed the new Duster powered by a 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine option in the Indian market. The new 1.3-litre TCe engine produces a maximum power of 160 PS and 250 Nm. It gets a lot of visual changes and will be launched after the BS6 emission norms come into effect. Renault will not offer the 1.5-litre diesel engine after 1st April 2020.
Renault Triber AMT
Renault revealed the new Triber automatic at the 2020 Auto Expo. The newly launched MPV is currently available only with a five-speed manual. The five-speed AMT powered Triber will be launched with the same 1.0-litre naturally-aspirated 72 PS-96 Nm engine. It will be launched in the coming months.
Tata has added a slew of new features to the BS6 compliant Harrier and has started accepting bookings for the same. The vehicle will get new features like a panoramic sunroof, an automatic transmission, more powerful 170 PS-generating diesel engine, auto-dimming IRVM and more. It will be launched next month and Tata is already officially accepting the bookings for the car.