There were many sporty cars launched in India in 2017 such the Skoda Octavia vRS, Volkswagen GTI, and Maruti Baleno RS. In 2018, there are many more such cars lined up for launch. Here is the list of five sporty cars that will be launched in 2018.
Maruti Swift Sport
Maruti will bring the all-new Swift next year in India. Following that, Maruti will also launch the Swift Sport in India. The Swift Sport is available in the international markets and the new version of the vehicle is expected to launch in India too.
The new Swift Sport will be powered by the 1.4-litre turbocharged Boosterjet engine that develops a maximum of 138 Bhp and 230 nm of torque. The engine will be mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Tata Tiago Sport
The Tiago hatchback has been gaining popularity in the market. The sales have been increasing every month now and the manufacturer also launched the AMT version of the vehicle. Tata is now planning to launch the Tiago Sport and it may come next year. The car will get a body kit with a new bumper that will add sportiness. The 1.2-litre turbocharged engine that powers the Nexon is expected on the Tiago Sport too.
Ford EcoSport S
Ford recently launched the updated version of the EcoSport. The new EcoSport will be launched in ‘S’ variant soon, similar to the Figo S and the Aspire S. It’ll be offered with petrol and diesel engines. The car has been already been seen in India and launch is expected to happen sometime in early 2018. The changes are expected to happen in the suspension department making the EcoSport S much sharper than the regular version. The steering is also expected to be sharper than the regular version of the car.
Maruti Vitara Brezza petrol
The Brezza is the highest selling sub 4-metre compact SUV in India. Maruti has a long waiting period on the vehicle. The Brezza was launched only in diesel variants initially and Maruti had expressed that they are willing to launch a petrol powered Brezza in the future. Maruti Vitara Brezza petrol is in works and the SUV may get unveiled at the Auto Expo 2018.
The car will be powered by the same 1.0-litre three-cylinder Boosterjet engine that powers the Baleno RS in the current lineup. It is expected to produce around 110 Bhp. It will be the second SUV in the segment that will be powered by a turbocharged petrol engine after the Nexon petrol. Ford has discontinued their 1.0-litre turbocharged EcoSport petrol with the new model.
SsangYong Tivoli, a compact SUV from Mahindra’s subsidiary was supposed to be launched in the Indian market. Due to the low popularity of the brand, Mahindra scrapped the plan. Now Mahindra is working on a new SUV, based on the Tivoli. Internally codenamed as S201, the new vehicle will take on the likes of Ford EcoSport and Maruti Vitara Brezza.
Mahindra is developing the vehicle in-house, but it will get the same platform as the Tivoli. Mahindra has said that it will not be a rebadge job and the S201 will look quite different from the Tivoli. The S201 will be powered by a newly developed 1.2-litre turbopetrol engine that will make 140 Bhp. The diesel engine will be a 1.5-litre Twin-Scroll turbocharged engine with 125 Bhp on tap.