Most exciting upcoming cars, from Tata to Honda to Mahindra

Many exciting cars have been launched, in 2018, so far, such as the Toyota Yaris, new Hyundai Creta and the Honda Amaze. There are many exciting launches lined up for the next one year that are worth waiting for! Here are the most interesting cars that will be launched within the next one year.

Tata Harrier

Here’s why? Most EXCITING Tata SUV ever!

Tata unveiled the concept H5X at the 2018 Auto Expo that was named Harrier, a few days back. It will become the flagship SUV of the brand when launched. Tata will start the production of the car by the end of this year and will announce the price in early 2019.

The Harrier will carry as much as 80% of resemblance to the concept model, which will give it a sharp look. It will be powered by the same 2.0-litre diesel engine that churns out a maximum of 170 Bhp and 350 Nm in the Jeep Compass. The 5-seater Harrier will also get a range of equipment on the inside and will be a high value-for-money product.

Honda Civic

Here’s why? The comeback king!

After skipping a whole generation in the Indian market, the Honda Civic will make a comeback in India early next year. The D-Segment sedan has been one of the most popular cars in the Indian market and there are many followers of the Civic.

Honda showcased the upcoming Civic at the 2018 Auto Expo, which it will launch officially next year. The much sportier looking Civic gets powered by a 1.8-litre naturally aspirated engine that generates a maximum of 138 Bhp and 174 Nm. The Civic will also get a 1.6-litre diesel engine that generates a maximum of 118 Bhp and 300 Nm.

Hyundai Santro

Here’s why? Biggest comeback of this year!

The popular Hyundai Santro moniker is returning to India and it has become one of the most awaited cars in India. Hyundai will launch the all-new Santro by the festive season. The vehicle will take on cars, such as the Renault Kwid and Tata Tiago, which is a quite competitive segment. The upcoming car will be based on the same i10 platform that was discontinued in India sometime back.

The new Santro will retain the tallboy design and is expected to be powered by the 1.1-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine that powered the i10. Keeping up with the times, the hatchback will also get an AMT automatic transmission along with a manual transmission. It is also expected to get a feature-loaded interior just like other Hyundai cars.

Tata Tiago JTP

Here’s why? It will be the cheapest hot hatchback in India

Tata showcased the Tiago JTP at the 2018 Auto Expo. The car looked production-ready, and currently, the hot hatchback is being tested by the company in various terrains. The Tiago JTP will become the most affordable hot hatchback in India and will carry a sticker price of around Rs. 6 lakh. Tata will launch the Tiago JTP in August 2018.

The car will get a new front bumper and rear bumper insert that will give it an aggressive look and differentiate it from the regular variant. It will be powered by the same 1.2-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine that powers the Nexon. However, the engine will be re-tuned to churn out a maximum of 108 Bhp and 150 Nm.

Mahindra S201

Here’s why? Most POWERFUL car in the segment

Mahindra is working on the SsangYong Tivoli based compact SUV for the Indian market. It will be the first of the Mahindra cars that will be developed on the SsangYong platform in India. The S201 will be the sub-4-meter version of the car and will take on the vehicles like Ford EcoSport, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon and the likes. It is expected to launch by the festive season.

The S201 will get a monocoque chassis and will be powered by both petrol and diesel engine options. There will be a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine that will develop a class-leading 140 Bhp while the diesel variants will be powered by a 1.5-litre engine that develops a maximum of 125 Bhp. There will be no AWD option available with the S201.

Here is our detailed first look review of the Harrier.