Do you know what smells better than the interior of a well-maintained car?
The interior of a new car! And looking at the line-up of about to be launched cars in India in 2019, you are up for a treat!
Every single year, the entire media, dealers and prospective buyers wait with their notepads in their hands and eyes on their screens to see the launches of new cars in India. Some of these cars never see the daylight. Some become just another bunch. But some, change the fate and face of the market for the times to come.
Now, the line-up for cars that are yet to be launched is quite long. But here is a list of the top 10 cars, that will definitely create a splash once they are launched. (The dates suggested consequently are indicative, not definitive.)
Whether you want to compare cars, buy car or just want to glance through the market, going through this list will be of great fun to you. Enjoy!
1. Jeep Wrangler – August 2019
If you are a Jeep fan, you know for a fact that you have been waiting for this one. This fourth generation beast has been known as the quintessential off-roader. The new version is expected to deliver great aesthetic satisfaction and will have one of its variants in the 3.0 V6 engine option, with a probability to go on the higher end of power. The new variant will be launched for a premium on the existing one, in terms of its price.
2. Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS – August 2019
i10 is already considered one of the finest cars in the sub-ten lakhs segment. The newer version will come with a ton of design updates on the exterior. It will continue with the 1.2 litre engine it already has, but may offer a 5-speed AMT which is currently available in Santro. The top model might be launched at a price tag of ₹8 lakhs.
3. Tata Altroz – August 2019
Altroz was introduced in the last Geneva Motor Show and has since become one of the most anticipated cars in the hatchback segment. Once launched, it will rival Hyundai i20 and Maruti Suzuki Baleno. The engine will be identical to the one used in Nexon and will likely have a 1.2 litre capacity, with AMT. The car will be a notch over the currently available Tata Tigor.
4. Renault Triber – August 2019
Triber is positioned to be alongside KWID, and offer a 7-seater arrangement. The exteriors are largely very sporty, with distinguishable tail lamps. One can form an opinion on the engine, once the car has been launched and road-tested. It will be competing with the Maruti Suzuki Swift and Hyundai i10.
5. Land Rover Range Rover Evoque – September 2019
Evoque is known among automobile enthusiasts as the symbol of design renaissance at Land Rover. Before this one, every Land Rover Range Rover car came from the same family of quadrilateral-like designs. But, with Evoque, things became much sportier. Now, they are about to become even more stylish with the launch of 2019 rendition of this popular model. One can expect minor design changes, more customization availability and greater luxury in the cabin areas, along with a slight premium on the price.
6. Maruti XL6 – August 2019
If someone says she has seen a UFO, you can still believe it. If the same person says she knows exactly what the XL6 looks like – don’t believe her! Maruti has well-guarded the designs and specs of this upcoming model, which is based on the popular Ertiga. Some photos and illustrations have been released that throw some light on the major differences between the new car and its base predecessor – Ertiga. For one, XL6 will sport much aggressive LED headlamps and might even have a two tone colour option available. The car will also have Maruti’s in-house infotainment system on the dashboard, the piece of technology that was missing from Ertiga.
7. Skoda Superb 2019 – September 2019
This is Skoda’s attempt to jump straight into the hybrid market and the timing couldn’t have been better. India’s BS VI norms have created a surge in demand for hybrid cars. If the specs of the internationally released model are to be taken as the north star for the Indian variant as well, Skoda has taken a few design updates with this one – hence, literally making it a facelift model with a hybrid engine. The expected price will be north of ₹25 lakhs.
8. Mahindra eKUV100 – September 2019
With XUV, Mahindra re-established its position in the Indian automotive landscape. With its new range of electric vehicles, it is trying to emulate the same legacy. Based on the eVerito version, the eKUV100 will be an all-electric version of the already popular KUV. The new version might have a range of 140 km, if Mahindra’s motor claims are to be taken at face value. Since the car will be all-electric, one can reasonably expect smarter features such as app control, car diagnostics data and so on.
9. BMW 3 Series 2019 – August 2019
No list of anticipated cars can go without having a BMW in it. 3 Series is one of the most popular cars globally, with the 2019 variant expected to have a larger infotainment system, along with more luxurious features such as climate control, power seats, wireless charging and even interior LEDs. Several of these features are expected in the Indian model as well. All the variants of this category will have an 8-speed automatic transmission unit.
10. Renault KWID 2019 – September 2019
Competing against the Maruti Suzuki Alto, KWID has been strongly favoured by several automotive critics. The incoming version to be launched somewhere in September, will be BS VI compliant and will have dual-airbag systems at the least. Engine configurations and other specs will largely remain the same.