Even though there’s a slowdown in the Indian market right now, major manufacturers in India are lining-up major upgrades of the current product in the market. Due to the arrival of the Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assesment Program (BNVSAP) and BS6 emission norms, a lot of current models will get an all-new version in the coming times. Here are ten such cars that will be launched in the Indian market and will replace the current models.
Hyundai Grand i10
The ageing Grand i10 will soon get replaced with an all-new model in the Indian market. The Swift-rival in India will be launched in an all-new avatar later this year. The all-new Gand i10 will offer extremely sharp looks and will get the all-new design philosophy of the brand. At the front, the all-new Grand i10 is expected to get a hexagonal grille like the Venue. Hyundai is expected to power the all-new car with the current 1.2-litre petrol engine, which gets upgraded to the BS6 norms. Hyundai may discontinue to diesel engine option though.
Hyundai will also launch the all-new Xcent in the Indian market which is currently based on the Grand i10. The car has already been spotted testing on the Indian roads and the launch is expected to happen after the official launch of the all-new Grand i10 in the Indian market. The Xcent is likely to be an all-new car, which will be designed from scratch. It will not get any hatchback DNA in it.
The all-new Hyundai Creta will be launched in early 2020 and it will be based on the all-new platform that also underpins the Kia Seltos. The all-new Hyundai Creta will look very aggressive and will get the same 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engine options that will be available with the Seltos too. At a later date, Hyundai will also release an all-new 7-seater version of the Creta in the Indian market.
Hyundai Elite i20
Hyundai will launch the all-new Elite i20 in the Indian market to take on the upcoming Tata Altroz and the current market leader Maruti Suzuki Baleno. The upcoming Elite i20 has already been spotted testing on the Indian roads and it is expected to get a very aggressive design. The third-generation Elite i20 is expected to get powered by an all-new 1.0-litre turbocharged engine that also powers the Hyundai Venue. It will also get the BS6 compliant 1.4-litre diesel engine.
Maruti Suzuki Alto
Maruti Suzuki’s best-selling hatchback, the Alto will soon get its third-generation in the Indian market. The all-new Alto will be much safer than the current version and will also get a fresh face. Maruti Suzuki is likely to give a crossover-inspired look to the Alto to make it look bold.
The all-new Thar will be launched soon and the car has been spotted testing in various forms on the Indian roads. The all-new Thar will be based on an all-new platform, which will be derived from the Gen3 platform that underpins TUV300 and the Mahindra Scorpio. The all-new Thar will be much more comfortable and will get all the modern-day features like touchscreen infotainment system. It will also become much more comfortable and will be powered by an all-new 2.0-litre diesel engine.
The all-new Mahindra will become much bigger than the current version of the car. Scorpio’s bigger dimensions will put it against the likes of Tata Harrier in the Indian market. The all-new Scorpio is expected to get an all-new shape and will look very different from the current version. However, the Scorpio will retain the ladder-frame set-up and will get a more powerful 2.0-litre diesel engine.
Mahindra is also working to launch the second-generation Scorpio in the Indian market. The all-new car will be launched in the Indian market next year and will be rebadged with Ford’s logo too. The all-new Mahindra Scorpio is also expected to grow in size and look much more intimidating than its current form. The all-new XUV500 will also get an all-new diesel engine.
Honda City, one of the most popular sedans in the Indian market will soon arrive in an all-new avatar with major changes. The current generation of the Honda City marked the introduction of the diesel engine option while the next-generation City will mark the introduction of a hybrid engine option. It will get a Honda Civic-inspired front-end and coupe-inspired rear design. Apart from the petrol hybrid engine, the all-new City will continue to offer the diesel engine option in the Indian market.
Honda Jazz, the first premium hatchback in the Indian market will soon get a major upgrade. The all-new Jazz will be unveiled globally at the Tokyo Motor Show, which is scheduled to take place later this year. The Jazz will become the first car to offer the Honda’s dual-motor Hybrid unit, which is likely to be available with the all-new City too. It is expected to be launched by mid-2020 in the Indian market.