Carmakers are set for a busy few months ahead as they look to introduce new cars onto Indian roads. These cars have been spotted various times out testing on Indian roads and we have seen the concept versions of some of these cars as well. In this post, we take a look at renderings that show us how five of these brand new cars could look like when they are launched in the upcoming weeks, and months.
The upcoming Hyundai Santro is one of the most anticipated cars the Indian car buyer has been waiting for. The new hatchback sees the revival of the iconic Santro name and is based on the old i10’s platform and will sit in between the Eon and the Grand i10 in terms of size. IAB’s rendering shows us how the new Santro could look like combining the iconic tall-boy looks of the original with Hyundai’s current Fluidic Design 2.0 styling. The front-end features a large version of Hyundai’s signature cascading grille flanked on either side by the rectangular auxiliary lights that sit underneath the large angular headlamps. The new Santro will arrive in India on October 23.
The Tata Harrier was first seen in the form of the H5X concept at the Auto Expo 2018. The production-spec Harrier will carry forward most of the styling cues seen on the concept car which can be seen in Cartoq’s own rendering of the upcoming Tata SUV for India.
The Harrier features a more squared-off design compared to the H5X concept. The Harrier is expected to borrow its grille from the smaller Nexon SUV while its headlights will be housed on the bumper, similar to a trend being followed in global markets. The grille is flanked on either side by the LED DRLs which feature a prominent kink. The Tata Harrier will arrive on Indian roads in January 2019 drawing power from a 2.0-litre diesel engine from Fiat.
The Hyundai Carlino (codenamed QXi) was first seen in the concept guise at the Auto Expo 2016. However, as Cartoq’s rendering reveals, the production-spec QXi/Carlino will be a lot less boxy compared to the concept SUV seen over two years ago.
Instead, the new QXi will borrow styling cues from the larger Hyundai Creta SUV already on sale in India but will be styled mainly as per Hyundai’s latest Fluidic Design 2.0 philosophy with the large cascading grille being flanked by sleek headlamps. The new Carlino SUV is expected to draw power from the i20’s 1.4-litre diesel engine when it arrives in India by mid-2019.
Mahindra’s S201 will be its rival to the Hyundai Creta when it arrives in 2019. The S201 is based on the Tivoli by Mahindra’s subsidiary Ssangyong and is basically a rebadged version of the South Korean SUV as seen by our own render of the S201.
The S201 replaces Ssangyong’s grille with Mahindra’s multi-slat unit with the company’s toothy badge in the centre. Otherwise, the S201 is basically a Tivoli albeit one with a shorter wheelbase. The 7-seater version of the S201 will be of the same size as the regular Tivoli. The S201 will be powered by Mahindra’s all-new 1.5-litre diesel engine that was first seen on the newly launched Marazzo MPV.
The Tata 45X concept was unveiled at the Auto Expo 2018 previewing a premium hatchback rival to the Maruti Baleno. Cartoq’s rendering of the production-spec 45X shows what the production-spec hatchback will look like.
Up front, the wraparound headlights and cornering LEDs seen on the concept are retained and look rather aggressive. The front grille looks similar to the one on the upcoming Harrier SUV. The 45X features large windows and chrome trim to give it a more premium look and feel.