Here are 5 more cars that are coming our way from Geneva.
The most affordable Jeep, i.e. the Compass will be introduced in India during August this year. The vehicle has created a lot of buzz in the Indian market and will be Jeep’s first made in India product. It will be made in Fiat’s Ranjangoan plant.
According to a report by Overdrive, the pricing could start as low as Rs 16 lakhs, which will make it very tempting. The Compass will come with both 2wd and 4wd options and will be powered by a 2.0 liter diesel engine, making 160 Bhp and 350 Nm. The engine will be mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 9-speed automatic transmission.
Hyundai unveiled the 2017 version of their Ioniq range and also added a plug-in model. The Ioniq is expected to be launched in India next year and will compete against the Prius when it is introduced. The PHEV that was introduced at Geneva is powered by a 1.6 liter turbo petrol unit making 104 Bhp which is mated to a 55 Bhp electric motor. Peak output is 103 Bhp. Details on which variant will make it to India are not clear yet though. It will be launched in 2018.
Volvo launched the all-new XC60 at the Geneva Motorshow, a car that is expected to make it to India sometime later in the year. The XC60 is a mid-sized SUV that takes on the Audi Q5, the BMW X3 and the Mercedes GLC. The new XC60 looks a lot like its elder sibling, the XC90. It has the signature ‘Thor shaped’ LED headlamps that extend all the way to the grille. On the inside, the car will get the similar digital instrument cluster and the large touch screen system that replaces all the buttons. India will most likely get the D4 diesel engine, which means a 2.0 liter engine making 190 Bhp and 400 Nm.
Audi had disclosed that they will be bringing in 10 all-new products into the Indian market this year. Since the current RS5 has begun to show its age, we expect the all-new one to make it to India by the end of the year. The new RS5 is much more stylish than the outgoing version. It borrows a lot of design cues from the A5, that it is based on. The main change though is under the hood. While the previous one had a V8, this one will be powered by a 2.9 liter V6 engine making 444 Bhp and 600 Nm. It will be launched by the end of 2017.
Range Rover Velar
The Velar made its global debut at Geneva. The Velar will slot between the Evoque and the Range Rover Sport and will be a coupe-like large SUV. While it looks really nice, the interiors are the main highlight on this car. The cabin has two touch screen systems that control all the infotainment on the car.
Being a Range Rover, it has a water wading depth of 650 mm and an adjustable air suspension which can be lower the vehicle by 50 mm. Engines on offer will be a 2.0 liter Ingenium diesel or a 3.0 liter V6 that currently powers the F-Pace. The Velar is expected to be launched in India by mid 2017.