Upcoming Automatic Cars in India 2022-23: Expected Price, Specs, & Features

Upcoming Automatic Cars in India 2022-23: Expected Price, Specifications, and Features

Upcoming Automatic Cars in India 2022-23: Expected Price, Specifications, and Features

With rising traffic on the roads and increasing jams, automatic cars are not only gaining popularity but also being appreciated for their convenience and practicality. Despite bearing a premium price tag, the automatic variants of many cars outsell the manual versions. 

Recognising this as an opportunity to dominate the sales numbers, numerous brands are gearing up to launch several new automatic cars in India. If you are also on the fence about buying a new automatic car, here is a list of the top 10 upcoming automatic cars in India that you shouldn’t overlook.

ModelBody TypeFuel TypeExpected Starting Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Hyundai Creta FaceliftSUVPetrol, Diesel₹11-12 lakh 
Honda ElevateSUVPetrol₹13-14 lakh
Mahindra Thar 5-DoorSUVPetrol, Diesel₹16-18 lakh
Mahindra XUV300 FaceliftSUVPetrol, Diesel, EV₹8-9 lakh
2024 Kia SonetSUVPetrol, Diesel₹9-10 lakh
Tata Nexon FaceliftSUVPetrol, Diesel, EV, CNG₹8-9 lakh
Tata Harrier/SafariSUVPetrol, Diesel₹16-17 lakh
Toyota RumionMPVPetrol, CNG₹10-11 lakh
Nissan X-TrailSUVPetrol₹30-40 lakh
2024 Land Rover Range Rover EvoqueSUVPetrol, Diesel, Hybrid₹80 lakh

1. 2024 Hyundai Creta Facelift

Hyundai Creta features

Expected to debut in February 2024, the Hyundai Creta facelift is one of the most anticipated upcoming automatic cars in India. Upon its release, the new Creta will challenge rivals like the Kia Seltos, offering a premium and feature-rich package. To start, the new Hyundai Creta facelift will feature a new front fascia dominated by a large grille and new LED lights. 

Additionally, the new front bumper design along and muscular bulges on the hood complement the bold styling of the Creta facelift. The side profile will remain largely similar to the present iteration, save for the new alloy wheels. It’s also likely to include ADAS safety tech along with a new 1.5L turbo petrol engine, found in also get with the new Hyundai Verna and Alcazar. Naturally, all the engine options will be available with both manual and automatic transmission options.

Expected Price: ₹11-12 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Expected Launch Date: February 2024 

Hyundai Creta Facelift Key Specifications 

Key SpecificationsDetails
Engine1.5L NA Petrol, 1.5L Turbo Petrol, 1.5L Diesel
Maximum Power113 bhp, 158 bhp, 114 bhp
Peak Torque143.8 Nm, 253 Nm, 250 Nm
Transmission6-Speed MT, CVT; 6-Speed MT, 6-Speed AT; 6-Speed MT, 7-Speed DCT
Fuel Efficiency16.8-16.9 km/l, 20-20.6 km/l, 18.5-21.4 km/l
Fuel Tank50L

2024 Hyundai Creta Facelift Key Features (Expected):

Key Features
360-Degree Camera
Front-Seat Ventilation
Hyundai BlueLink Connected Car Tech
Panoramic Sunroof

Check Out Our Collection Of Used Hyundai Creta Cars In India

2. Honda Elevate

honda elevate

With the demand for SUVs and crossovers as strong as ever, Honda is now all set to launch the new Elevate SUV for buyers looking for a simple, comfortable, and reliable mid-size SUV in India. Positioned alongside the Fifth-gen Honda City, the new Elevate will feature the same 1.5L i-VTEC petrol motor which delivers 119 bhp of power and 145 Nm of maximum torque. 

This engine comes mated to either a 6-speed manual or a CVT transmission and is renowned for its refinement and reliability. Despite missing out on a turbo petrol or a diesel engine option, the Honda Elevate has created a strong buzz in the market and is likely to provide tough competition to cars like the Hyundai Creta and the Kia Seltos. Interestingly, the Elevate is also one of the very few SUVs in the segment to be offered with an  ADAS suite.

Expected Price: ₹13-14 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Expected Launch Date: September 2023

Honda Elevate Key Specifications

 Honda Elevate
Engine1.5L i-VTEC NA Petrol
Maximum Power119 bhp
Peak Torque145 Nm
Transmission6-Speed MT, CVT
Fuel Efficiency15.31 km/l (MT), 16.92 (CVT)
Fuel Tank40L

Honda Elevate Key Features (Expected)

Key Features
10.25 inch HD Touchscreen System With Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Wireless Smartphone Charger
Honda Connect
LaneWatch Camera

3. 2024 Mahindra Thar 5-door

Mahindra Thar 5-Door

The Mahindra Thar is undeniably one of India’s most capable and affordable 4X4 SUVs. With robust engine options and a commanding road presence, it stands out. To further make the package more lucrative and practical, the brand will soon introduce the Thar 5-door in India. 

This new iteration of the Thar will not only have a larger footprint but will also offer a more spacious and comfortable cabin along with a 5-door layout for added convenience. No major changes will be made to the styling of the SUV and it will continue to feature a boxy and rugged appearance. Furthermore, the upcoming Mahindra Thar is likely to retain the same powertrain options as the 3-door Thar.

Expected Price: ₹ 16-18 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Expected Launch Date: Early 2024

Mahindra Thar 5-door Key Specifications 

 Mahindra Thar 5-Door*
Engine2.0L Turbo Petrol, 2.2L Turbo Diesel
Maximum Power150 bhp, 130 bhp
Peak Torque300 Nm, 300 Nm
Transmission6-Speed MT, 6-Speed AT
Fuel Efficiency15.2 km/l
Fuel Tank57L

Mahindra Thar 5-Door Key Features (Expected)

Key Features
Voice Commands And SMS Read-Out
Waterproof Touchscreen Infotainment System With Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
Mahindra Blue Sense App Connectivity
Cruise Control

Check Out Our Collection Of Used Mahindra Thar Cars In India

4. 2024 Mahindra XUV300 Facelift

Mahindra XUV300 Facelift

Positioned below the Mahindra XUV700 and the Scorpio N in the Indian market, the XUV300 promises to be a robust, comfortable, capable, and safe offering in the compact SUV segment. This Mahindra offering is expected to get a major facelift early next year. While the SUV is likely to retain a similar mechanical package, significant exterior styling updates and a refreshed cabin with numerous new features are anticipated. 

As a new feature, the upcoming Mahindra XUV300 facelift is expected to incorporate a spacious panoramic sunroof, a segment-first, along with a new ADRENOX-infused infotainment system, digital instrument console, wireless charging pad, ventilated seats, auto-dimming IRVM, and more. While the brand is yet to confirm the powertrain options, we anticipate the 2024 Mahindra XUV300 facelift to continue offering the same engine options available in the current iteration of the SUV.

Expected Price: ₹8-9 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Expected Launch Date: October 2023 

Mahindra XUV300 Facelift Key Specifications 

 Mahindra XUV300 Facelift*
Engine1.2L Turbo Petrol, 1.2L TGDi Turbo Petrol, 1.5L CRDI Diesel
Maximum Power108 bhp, 129 bhp, 115 bhp
Peak Torque200 Nm, Up to 250 Nm
Transmission6-Speed MT, AMT
Fuel Efficiency16.82-17 km/l; 19.7-20 km/l
Fuel Tank42L

Mahindra XUV300 Facelift Key Features (Expected):

Key Features
Panoramic Sunroof
LED Lights
Mahindra Blue Sense App Connectivity
360-Degree View Camera
Wireless Charging Pad

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5. 2024 Kia Sonet Facelift

Kia Sonet Facelift

The Kia Sonet is currently positioned as a premium and feature-rich compact SUV and takes on rivals like the Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Nissan Magnite, and the Renault Kiger. The SUV is due for its first mid-lifecycle update, and an upcoming facelift iteration was recently spied on in Korea ahead of its global debut next year.

According to reports, the upcoming Sonet facelift will feature a major styling update and an updated features list. To begin with, the new 2024 Sonet facelift is likely to showcase sleek LED headlights, an all-new front bumper with a wide central air intake, new alloy wheels, and a refreshed rear profile, among other changes.

Internally, the Sonet facelift is expected to introduce a new dashboard design and a new digital instrument console. Powertrain options, however, are likely to remain similar to the outgoing iteration. Further details are yet to be disclosed by the brand.

Expected Price: ₹9-10 (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Expected Launch Date: 2024 

Kia Sonet Facelift Key Features

 Kia Sonet Facelift*
Engine1.2L Smartstream Petrol, 1.0L T-GDi Petrol, 1.5L CRDI VGT Diesel
Maximum Power82 bhp, 118 bhp, 114 bhp
Peak Torque115 Nm, 172 Nm, 250 Nm
Transmission5-Speed MT; 6-Speed iMT, 7-Speed DCT; 6-Speed iMT, 6-Speed AT
Fuel Efficiency17.27 km/l; 18.20-18.30 km/l; 19-24.10 km/l
Fuel Tank45L

Kia Sonet Facelift Key Features (Expected)

Key Features
Dual-Screen Infotainment System and Instrument Console Setup
Ventilated Front Seats
Wireless Charger
Push/Button Start Stop
Electric Sunroof

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6. Tata Nexon Facelift

Tata Nexon Facelift

Expected to hit the market in October 2023, the upcoming Nexon facelift is generating high anticipation as one of the most awaited releases this year. As per available information, the Nexon facelift will boast updated styling, revised features, and a new cabin. Some of the notable enhancements include a new 10.25-inch infotainment system, a fully digital instrument console, a 360-degree parking camera, front parking sensors, a touch-based HVAC control panel, a wireless charger, ventilated seats, and a sunroof. 

While retaining the same 1.5L turbo diesel engine, the brand might introduce a new 1.2L T-GDI turbo petrol engine to replace the existing 1.2L Revotron petrol motor. More details will be revealed ahead of the launch.

Expected Price: ₹8-9 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Expected Launch Date: September 2023

Tata Nexon Facelift Key Specifications 

 Tata Nexon Facelift*
Engine1.2L Turbo Revotron Petrol/1.2L T-GDI Turbo Petrol, 1.5L Turbo Revotorq Diesel
Maximum Power118 bhp, 113 bhp
Peak Torque170 Nm, 260 Nm
Transmission6-Speed MT, AMT, DCT
Fuel Efficiency17.33-17.05 km/l, 23.22-24.07 km/l
Fuel Tank44L

Tata Nexon Facelift Key Features (Expected):

Key Features
New Two-Spoke Steering Wheel
Ventilated Front Seats
Updated Infotainment System With Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
LED Headlights
Dual-Cut Alloy Wheels

Check Out Our Collection Of Used Tata Nexon Cars In India

7. Tata Harrier/Safari Facelift

Safari Facelift

With rivals like the Mahindra XUV700 and the MG Hector, the Tata Harrier and the Tata Safari are facing stiff competition in the market. To tackle this rising competition, Tata is now all set to launch the facelift iterations of both SUVs in India. Based on what we know so far, the facelift models will feature an updated front styling and minor changes at the rear. 

On the inside, the SUVs are likely to get a new dashboard layout with a new infotainment system, an updated instrument console, new features, and better safety features and equipment including ADAS safety tech. While the brand might introduce a new turbo petrol powertrain sometime next year, both the SUVs will continue to be powered by the 2.0L Kryotec diesel engine under the hood.

Expected Price: ₹ 16-17 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Expected Launch Date: October 2023

Upcoming Tata Harrier/Safari Key Specifications

 Tata Harrier/Safari Facelift*
Engine2.0L Kryotec Turbo Diesel Engine
Maximum Power167 bhp
Peak Torque350 Nm
Transmission6-Speed Manual, 6-Speed AT
Fuel Efficiency16.14 km/l (MT), 14.08 km/l (AT)
Fuel Tank50L

Upcoming Tata Harrier/Safari Key Features (Expected)

Key Features
360-Degree Camera
Wireless Charging Pad
Powered Front-Seat Seat Adjustment 
Panoramic Sunroof

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8. Toyota Rumion

Toyota Rumion

The new Toyota Rumion, essentially a rebadged version of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, is set to make its debut in September this year. It is expected to be available in three variant options – S, G, and V. Apart from a few minor styling updates, such as a new front grille and headlights, the new Rumion will look similar to the Ertiga and will be powered by the same engine options. 

Similarly, it will get a similar feature list as the Maruti Ertiga. Once launched, the Rumion will take on rivals like the Kia Carens and the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga.

Expected Price: ₹10-11 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Expected Launch Date: September 2023

Toyota Rumion Key Specifications

 Toyota Rumion*
Engine1.5L K15C Smart Hybrid, 1.5L Bi-Fuel CNG
Maximum Power101.6 bhp, 88 bhp
Peak Torque136.8 Nm, 121.5 Nm
Transmission5-Speed Manual/ 6-Speed AT
Fuel Efficiency20.21 km/l (MT), 20.30 km/l (AT) [Petrol]
Fuel Tank45L

Toyota Rumion Key Features (Expected)

Key Features
Top-Mounted AC Module For Second Row
Push-Button Start Stop
LED Projector Lights
Connected Car Tech
Auto-Dimming IRVM

9. Nissan X-Trail

Nissan X-Trail

Nissan showcased the fourth-gen X-Trail in India last year and is likely to launch it in the next couple of months. In the global markets, the X-Trail is offered in either a 5-seater or 7-seat configuration and is underpinned by Renault-Nissan’s CMF-C platform. Likewise, while multiple powertrain options are available in the global markets, it will be interesting to see which of those Nissan will be offering in India. 

If reports are to be believed, the upcoming X-Train will be powered by the 1.5L petrol hybrid motor which is capable of delivering 204 bhp and 330 Nm. This engine is expected to be offered with an e-CVT gearbox and a claimed fuel economy of over 16 km/l. Once launched, it will take on rivals like the Hyundai Tucson, Skoda Kodiaq, and the VW Tiguan.

Expected Price: ₹30-40 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Expected Launch Date: October 2023

Nissan X-Trail Key Specifications 

 Nissan X-Trail*
Engine1.5L Petrol Hybrid
Maximum Power204 bhp
Peak Torque330 Nm
Fuel Efficiency16.7 km/l
Fuel Tank55L

Nissan X-Trail Key Features (Expected):

Key Features
Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
Powered Front Seat Adjustment
Push-Button Start
360-Degree Camera

10. 2024 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

Currently positioned as the most affordable product in the Range Rover line-up, the Evoque has received ample appreciation for its performance, compact dimensions, and premium cabin. The brand recently introduced the updated 2024 model in the European market and is likely to bring it to India in late 2023 or early 2024. 

This new model not only gets an updated styling reminiscent of the full-size Range Rover but also boasts updated powertrain options and a long list of updates inside the cabin. These include a new 11.4-inch curved glass infotainment panel with wireless mobile phone connectivity features, a Pivi Pro interface, an air filtration system, a 3D surround camera, Amazon Alexa voice commands, and a remote app control. The brand is likely to soon confirm the official launch timeline of the new 2024 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque in India.

Expected Price: ₹80 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Expected Launch Date: December 2023-February 2024 

2024 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Key Specifications 

 2024 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque*
Engine1.5L P160 MHEV Petrol, 2.0L D165 Diesel
Maximum Power157.8 bhp, 160.7 bhp
Peak Torque260 Nm, 380 Nm
Transmission6-Speed Manual, 8-Speed Automatic
Fuel EfficiencyNA
Fuel Tank67L

2024 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Key Features (Expected):

Key Features
11.4-inch Curved Glass Infotainment Panel
Wireless Android Auto, Apple CarPlay
Remote App Control
Panoramic Sunroof
Dual-Cut Alloy Wheels


The automotive landscape in India is undergoing a rapid transformation, with customers gravitating toward safer, more comfortable, and practical vehicles. As evidenced by the highly anticipated lineup of upcoming automatic cars in India for 2023-24, manufacturers are now preparing to introduce an array of vehicles that combine style, innovation, performance, and convenience. 

These forthcoming models reflect the industry’s dedication to catering to a wide spectrum of consumer preferences. From the eagerly awaited Hyundai Creta Facelift, set to dazzle with its bold design and advanced features, to the comfort-oriented Honda Elevate and the versatile Mahindra Thar 5-Door, there’s a compelling option for every budget and preference.


Q. Which automatic car is best in India?

We have several automatic cars on sale in India with different automatic gearbox options but the cars with a dual-clutch automatic transmission are regarded as the best in terms of performance while the CVT gearboxes are known to offer a more reliable and smooth package. 

Q. Which is a fully automatic car in India?

Cars with torque converter, CVT, and dual-clutch transmission options are regarded as fully automatic cars in India. 

Q. Which car is better with AMT?

Cars like the Maruti Swift, Hyundai Grand i10 Nios, Hyundai Aura, and Maruti Suzuki Ignis offer a smooth and reliable automated manual transmission (AMT).

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