10 Best Upcoming Cars to Buy in India

10 Best Upcoming Cars to Buy in India

10 Best Upcoming Cars to Buy in India

Every year, car buyers are treated to a slew of new upcoming cars in India to choose from. From small hatchbacks to SUVs, the list of new launches is diverse and there is something to suit every car buyer’s needs. This year is no exception. 

With a combination of electric, petrol and diesel models across a range of classes, we present to you a list of the top 10 upcoming cars in India to buy in 2023.

1. Maruti Fronx

Maruti Fronx

A fantastic crossover is the best way to describe the new Maruti Suzuki Fronx. The Fronx is designed to turn heads with its futuristic styling; the flared wheel arches lend it a commanding stance and the front fascia is sharp and sleek. Inside, the Fronx boasts a lengthy feature list, great ride quality, and a capable turbocharged petrol engine. The Fronx, which will be sold alongside the Baleno and the Brezza, has carved out a place for itself in a market where young consumers are looking for something unique and distinctive. 

Bookings for the Fronx are open, and it is expected to give stiff competition to the likes of the Kia Sonet and the Hyundai Venue. There are two engines on offer—a 1.2-litre, naturally aspirated petrol producing 89 bhp and 113 Nm, or a 1.0-litre, turbo petrol churning out 99 bhp and 147 Nm. 

Ex-showroom price: ₹7.14-13.14 lakh ex-showroom

Expected launch date: 15 April 2023

Key Specifications of Maruti Fronx:

Key SpecificationsDetails
Maximum Power99 bhp @ 6,000 rpm, 89 bhp @6,000 rpm
Maximum Torque147 Nm @2,000 rpm, 113 Nm @ 4,400 rpm
Seating Capacity5
Engine998 cc turbo, 1197 cc NA
Fuel TypePetrol
Mileage21.79 km/l-22.87 km/l
Body TypeSUV

Key Features of Maruti Fronx:

Halogen projector headlamps
Dual-tone interior
Fabric seat upholstery
Keyless entry and go
Automatic climate control
Powered windows
60:40 rear seat split
Tilt adjustment for steering
Dual airbags
Hill-hold assist
Reverse parking sensors

Check out our collection of used Maruti Suzuki cars in India.

2. Tata Punch CNG

Tata Punch CNG

The Punch i-CNG’s cabin will largely resemble that of the regular Punch, with a separate “CNG” button to switch between fuel and compressed natural gas. If not, the regular version’s design, setup, furniture, and accessories will be used. 

Ex-showroom price: ₹8.45 lakh ex-showroom

Expected launch date: June 2023

Key Specifications of Tata Punch CNG:

Key SpecificationsDetails
Maximum Power67 bhp @ 5,500 rpm
Maximum Torque90 Nm @ 3,500 rpm
Seating Capacity5
Engine1.2-litre, 3-cylinder Petrol engine with CNG compatibility
Fuel TypePetrol / CNG
MileageExpected to deliver around 30-35 km/kg of CNG
Body TypeCompact SUV

Key Features of Tata Punch CNG:

First-in-segment Smart Play infotainment system
India’s safest compact SUV with a 4-star Global NCAP rating
Intelligent manual transmission (iMT) technology
High ground clearance of 190 mm for better off-road capability
Advanced voice command recognition technology

Check out our collection of used Tata Punch cars in India.

3. BMW X8


We now know that the rumoured halo four-door coupe SUV from the Bavarian automaker is called the BMW X8. Given that BMW currently sells a feature-rich, ultra-luxurious SUV called the X7, the X8 might be the more “sporty,” fashionable, and driver-focused model. 

The X8 might also be the ideal foundation for a performance-focused “M” variant, which the X7 has not yet gotten because of its size and positioning issues with M cars’ sporty demeanour. The 4.4-liter V8 under the hood of the recently released M8 Coupe could be in the X8 M, but with increased power and torque from the current 591 bhp and 750 Nm.

Ex-showroom price: ₹1- 1.2 crore ex-showroom

Expected launch date: June 2023

Key Specifications of BMW X8:

Key SpecificationsDetails
Maximum PowerExpected to be around 591 bhp
Maximum TorqueExpected to range from 450 Nm to 750 Nm
Seating Capacity5-7
EngineExpected to feature a range of Petrol, Diesel, and hybrid powertrains, including a V8 engine and a plug-in hybrid option
Fuel TypePetrol / Diesel / Hybrid
MileageFuel efficiency figures are not available yet
Body TypeFull-size luxury SUV

Key Features of BMW X8:

A luxury SUV with a sleek coupe-style roofline
Expected to be the flagship of BMW’s SUV lineup
Will likely have a powerful engine and advanced driving technologies
Rumoured to have a hybrid or all-electric powertrain option
Spacious and luxurious interior with high-end materials and features
Expected to have the latest infotainment and connectivity technologies
Advanced safety features and driver assistance systems

Check out our collection of used BMW cars in India.

4. Volkswagen ID.4

Volkswagen ID.4

The ID.4 GTX has a digital display for the driver and a big touchscreen for the entertainment system. Since the ID.4 is modular, there are several interior customization options in terms of both elements and colour. 

Features like leatherette upholstery, three-zone climate control, 12-way powered front seats, ambient lighting, and a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included in the priciest ID.4 model that is available. The top-tier GTX model has a 77-kWh battery pack that generates 300 bhp and drives all four wheels.

Ex-showroom price: ₹50-60 lakh ex-showroom

Expected launch date: July 2023

Key Specifications of Volkswagen ID.4:

Key SpecificationsDetails
Maximum Power201 bhp
Maximum Torque310 Nm
Seating Capacity5 persons
EngineElectric motor
Fuel TypeElectric
Mileage520 km (WLTP cycle)
Body TypeElectric SUV

Key Features of Volkswagen ID.4:

Zero emissions SUV
Fast charging capability (80% in 38 minutes)
Interior features augmented reality head-up display
Exterior design features LED headlights and taillights
Standard safety features include adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assistance

Check out our collection of used Volkswagen cars in India.

5. Maruti Suzuki Jimny

Maruti Suzuki Jimny

The Maruti Suzuki Jimny captured the attention of enthusiasts when it debuted at the 2020 Auto Expo in India. The standard 3-door variant is offered in the global market, while the 5-door model made its debut for the Indian market.  

From the grill with its vertical design to the cladding over the wheel arches, the Jimny has a rugged look that belies its size. The horizontal slit shape comes from the second generation, but the round headlamps and signal lights are from the first generation.

Ex-showroom price: ₹5.50-8 lakh ex-showroom

Expected launch date: May 2023

Key Specifications of Maruti Suzuki Jimny:

Key SpecificationsDetails
Maximum Power103 bhp @ 6,000 rpm
Maximum Torque130 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
Seating Capacity4
Engine1.5-litre, 4-cylinder K15B Petrol engine
Fuel TypePetrol
Mileage13.8 km/l (MT), 12.0 km/l (AT)
Body TypeCompact SUV

Key Features of Maruti Suzuki Jimny:

Compact SUV with rugged off-road capabilities
Available in both 3-door and 5-door models
Powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine with 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmission options
Features a 4×4 drivetrain with shift-on-fly transfer case
Comes with safety features such as dual airbags, ABS with EBD, hill hold control, and electronic stability program
Offers a ground clearance of 210mm and water-wading capacity of 610mm
Comes with a touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity

6. Citroen C3 Aircross

Citroen C3 Aircross

Citroen’s compact SUV challenger to the Hyundai Creta is expected to launch by July 2023. The C-Cubed, or Common Modular Platform, that underpins the C3 hatchback will also support the fourth model for the French automaker. 

The new C3 Aircross will be longer than 4 metres, according to numerous spy pictures of the SUV that we’ve seen. The top-spec C3 hatchback’s 1.2-liter turbocharged petrol engine is anticipated for the automobile. 

Ex-showroom price: ₹11-20 lakh

Expected launch date: July 2023

Key Specifications of Citroen C3 Aircross:

Key SpecificationsDetails
Maximum Power110 bhp @ 5,500 rpm (Petrol), 100 bhp @ 3,750 rpm (Diesel)
Maximum Torque205 Nm @ 1,750 rpm (Petrol), 250 Nm @ 1,750 rpm (Diesel)
Seating Capacity5
Engine1.2-litre, 3-cylinder turbo Petrol engine / 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder Diesel engine
Fuel TypePetrol / Diesel
Mileage16.83-18.6 km/l (Petrol), 19.32-22.3 km/l (Diesel)
Body TypeCompact SUV

Key Features of Citroen C3 Aircross:

Unique Airbump technology on the sides for protection from small impacts
Spacious interiors with modular seating options
Advanced Grip Control system for better traction on all terrains
Park Assist technology for easy parking in tight spaces
12.3-inch customizable digital instrument cluster
7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity
Multiple safety features including Active Safety Brake, Lane Departure Warning, and Blind Spot Monitoring

7. New Hyundai Creta

New Hyundai Creta

The new 10.25-inch completely digital instrument cluster, which provides a wealth of information and is similar to the one available with the Alcazar, is the main attraction here. The design of the housing for the infotainment system has also changed. Instead of the simple look of the current Creta, there are now buttons and dials on either side of the 8-inch touchscreen display. 

The 1.5-liter MPI naturally aspirated petrol engine is the only one available in the Indonesian-spec Hyundai Creta facelift. It might come with the same engine but different tuning in India, and perhaps the 1.4-litre turbo petrol. 

Ex-showroom price: ₹10.2-15 lakh

Expected launch date: Jan 2024

Key Specifications of New Hyundai Creta:

Key SpecificationsDetails
Maximum Power113.45 bhp @ 4,000 rpm
Maximum Torque242 Nm @ 1,500-3,200 rpm (Petrol), 250 Nm @ 1,500-2,750 rpm (Diesel)
Seating Capacity5
Engine1.5-litre, 4-cylinder Petrol engine / 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder Diesel engine / 1.4-litre, 4-cylinder turbo Petrol engine
Fuel TypePetrol / Diesel
Mileage16.8-21.4 km/l (Petrol), 18.5-21.4 km/ll (Diesel), 16.8 km/l (turbo Petrol)
Body TypeCompact SUV

Key Features of New Hyundai Creta:

Sleek and modern exterior design
Spacious and comfortable interiors
Features a panoramic sunroof
Equipped with a large touchscreen infotainment system
Offers wireless charging for compatible devices
Comes with advanced safety features like airbags, ABS, EBD, and more
Available in both petrol and diesel engine options
Offers a smooth and responsive driving experience
Features a segment-first BlueLink connected car technology

Check out our collection of used Hyundai Creta cars in India.

8. Jeep Grand Wagoneer

Jeep Grand Wagoneer

There was a time when the Jeep Grand Wagoneer set the standard for the SUV market in the US. Kaiser Motors made different Wagoneer models from 1962 to 1971, American Motors from 1971 to 1987, Chrysler from 1987 to 1993, and Stellantis from 2021 on. 

On March 11, 2021, the production model of the revived Jeep Wagoneer was unveiled. Sales of 2022 model year versions start in the second half of 2021. Jeep has finally reintroduced the Grand Wagoneer after 30 years. Currently, it boasts a bigger engine, a standard 4×4 system, a standard air suspension, and even more opulent equipment.

Ex-showroom price: ₹65-70 lakh

Expected launch date: May 2023

Key Specifications of Jeep Grand Wagoneer:

Key SpecificationsDetails
Maximum Power471 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Maximum Torque617 Nm @ 3,000 rpm
Seating Capacity7-8
Engine6.4-litre, 8-cylinder, V8 engine
Fuel TypePetrol
Mileage5.10 km/l (City), 7.65 km/l (Highway)
Body TypeFull-size luxury SUV

Key Features of Jeep Grand Wagoneer:

Massive 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen display
Full-time 4-wheel drive system with air suspension
23-speaker McIntosh audio system
Three rows of seats with seating for up to eight passengers
Available front passenger screen to display entertainment or vehicle information
Available 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster display
Standard 360-degree camera system with trailer reverse guidance
Optional Night Vision camera system
Available four-zone automatic climate control
Wood and aluminium interior trim accents

Check out our collection of used Jeep cars in India.

9. Honda HR-V

Honda HR-V

The HR-V has been confirmed for our market, and Honda has said in the past that it wants to bring more SUVs to the Indian market. We have the most recent spy photos of the small SUV, the HR-V, which will likely be Honda’s next significant launch. 

Since the new Honda HR-V is a compact SUV, it will go up against the well known Hyundai Creta, Jeep Compass, Tata Harrier, and the soon-to-be-released 2023 MG Hector. The 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine that powers the Honda City is anticipated to appear under the hood. Given the impending emission standards, it’s unclear if Honda will give the HR-V a BS6-compliant diesel engine.

Ex-showroom price: ₹15-18 lakh

Expected launch date: July 2023

Key Specifications of Honda HR-V:

Key SpecificationsDetails
Maximum Power123 bhp
Maximum Torque113 Nm @ 3,300 rpm
Seating Capacity5
Engine1.2-litre, 3-cylinder, Revotron Petrol engine with a CNG kit
Fuel TypePetrol + CNG (Bi-fuel)
Mileage25 km/kg (CNG mode)
Body TypePremium hatchback

Key Features of Honda HR-V:

Magic Seat System allows for versatile cargo and seating configurations
Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies
Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration
Available all-wheel drive system for improved handling and traction
Advanced touchscreen display audio system with physical volume knob
Unique design elements, such as a coupe-like roofline and hidden rear door handles

Check out our collection of used Honda cars in India.

10. MG3


A new C-segment hatchback called the MG 3 will provide room for up to five people. By May 2025, the new three should be available. We anticipate that the price of the MG3 when it launches will range between ₹10-12.00 lakh.

Ex-showroom price: ₹10-12 lakh

Expected launch date: May 2025

Key Specifications of MG3:

Key SpecificationsDetails
Maximum Power110 bhp at 6,000 rpm
Maximum Torque137 Nm @ 4,500rpm
Seating Capacity5
EngineDepending on the model and year, the size and type of the engine may change.
Fuel TypePetrol
Mileage15.38 km/l
Body TypeHatchback

Key Features of MG3:

10.1-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Unique personalization options including custom decals and interior trim
Smart safety features like Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Sporty handling and agile performance
Roomy cabin and ample cargo space
LED headlights and taillights for improved visibility and style

Check out our collection of used MG cars in India.

These were some of the best upcoming cars in India for 2023, and we are excited to see how Indian car buyers respond to these new car launches. From the behemoth Jeep Grand Wagoneer and the stylish Hyundai Creta, to the greener Tata Punch CNG, there is a car to suit everyone’s taste.


Q. Which car is best for the future in India?

With a variety of options, it is hard to pick one. However, electric cars such as the Volkswagen ID.4 are future proof.

Q. Which car is best in India in 2023?

The Maruti Suzuki Jimny is one of the most popular launches of 2023, and is capable of handling the different terrains India throws at it.

Q. Which car is best for long life?

Brands such as Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai are known for their reliability.

Q. Which is the safest car in India?

The Nexon from Tata Motors is one of the safest cars in India.