Upcoming Cars Under ₹20 lakh in India in 2023-24– Expected Price, Launch Dates, Mileage, Specifications

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Updated on: 8th April, 2024 IST

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The first half of 2023 was marked by a long list of significant launches in the Indian market. The story remains the same for the upcoming months, as carmakers like Hyundai, Tata, and Mahindra are all set to launch new cars.

While the list of upcoming cars in India is long, we will witness the launch of as many as six cars priced under ₹20 lakh in India. Having said that, here are all the details you need to know about the upcoming cars under ₹20 lakh in India in 2023-24. 

ModelLaunch Date(Expected)Starting Price(Expected)Fuel Type
Hyundai Creta Next-GenFebruary 2024₹11-12 lakhPetrol/Diesel
Tata Nexon FaceliftSeptember 2023₹8-9 lakhPetrol/Diesel
Tata Safari/Harrier FaceliftOctober 2023₹16-17 lakhDiesel
Citroen C3 AircrossSeptember 2023₹9-10 lakhPetrol
Honda ElevateSeptember 2023₹13-14 lakhPetrol
Mahindra Thar 5-DoorEarly 2024₹16-18 lakhPetrol/Diesel

1. Hyundai Creta Next-Gen

Hyundai Creta Next-Gen

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

Expected Launch Date: February 2024

The new-generation Hyundai Creta is expected to debut in early 2024 and will compete with rivals such as the Kia Seltos, Maruti Grand Vitara, Skoda Kushaq, VW Taigun, and the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder. From what we know so far, the upcoming Hyundai Creta will feature updated styling, a revised interior layout, and additional features like a 360-degree camera and an ADAS safety suite. 

The Korean mid-size SUV is likely to retain the same engine options, except for the 1.4L turbo petrol which will be replaced by the new 1.5L turbo petrol engine delivering a peak power and torque output of 158 bhp and 253 Nm, respectively. It's worth noting that the Hyundai Creta is currently one of the highest-selling cars priced below ₹20 lakh in India.

 2024 Hyundai Creta Facelift*
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

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2. Tata Nexon Facelift

tata nexon.jpg

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

Expected Launch Date: September 2023

The Tata Nexon continues to dominate the compact SUV segment and is currently the best-selling Tata car in India. It’s no secret that this SUV has been due for a major facelift update for a while now. The upcoming Tata Nexon facelift has been spied multiple times and will feature significantly updated exterior styling and dashboard layout. 

To start with, the new Nexon is likely to be offered with a new two-spoke steering wheel, an updated infotainment system, new features, and an improved safety suite. We do not expect any major updates in terms of the powertrain options, and the new Nexon will continue to be offered with either a 1.2L turbo petrol or a 1.5L turbo diesel engine.

 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

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3. Tata Harrier/Safari Facelift

Tata Harrier or Safari Facelift

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

Expected Launch Date: October 2023

Expected to make their debut in October 2023, the Tata Harrier and Safari facelift iterations are likely to come with a long list of updates, including updated front styling, a refreshed cabin, new features, and ADAS safety tech. The test mules of the new Safari and Harrier suggest that the brand will now offer a split headlamp design with an LED running across the width.

Inside, both these SUVs will have a new infotainment system, a new two-spoke steering wheel, an updated features list, and a new instrument console. While the Harrier and Safari facelift models will continue to be offered with a 2.0L Kryotec Turbo diesel engine, the brand has confirmed the launch of a new turbo petrol powertrain at a later stage.

 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

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4. Citroen C3 Aircross

citroen c3

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

Expected Launch Date: September 2023

The Citroen C3 Aircross will be the brand's fourth model for the Indian market and is likely to go on sale in the next couple of months. To start with, the new C3 Aircross will be positioned between the C3 and the C5 Aircross and will feature over 90 percent localisation. Built on the same CMP (Common Modular Platform) platform that underpins many other Citroen cars, the C3 Aircross measures 4.3 metres in length and showcases characteristic Citroen styling. 

A 5+2 seating layout makes the C3 Aircross the only SUV in its segment to offer a third row of seats. The removable third-row seats, along with many other features, including roof-mounted rear-AC vents, make the C3 Aircross a practical family car and give it an edge over most of its rivals. 

A 5-seater version of the C3 Aircross will also be available but will miss out on many features, including the roof-mounted rear AC module. For those wondering, it will only be offered with a 1.2L turbo petrol engine that delivers 110 bhp and 190 Nm of peak torque.

 Citroen C3 Aircross
Engine1.2L Turbo Petrol
Maximum Power110 bhp
Peak Torque190 Nm
Transmission6-Speed MT
Fuel Efficiency18.50 km/l
Fuel Tank43L

Also read: Top Safest Cars in India in 2023

5. Honda Elevate

honda elevate

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

Expected Launch Date: September 2023

In a strategic departure from its sedan-only portfolio, Honda is now all set to launch a new mid-size SUV to compete with rivals like the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, VW Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, Maruti Grand Vitara, and the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder. While Honda began accepting bookings for the Elevate in India in early July, the brand is likely to launch the car in September this year. 

From what we know so far, the Elevate will be offered in four trim options – SV, V, VX, and ZX. Furthermore, the Elevate not only shares its underpinnings with the Fifth-gen Honda City but will also be equipped with the same 1.5L i-VTEC motor as the City. With this in mind, the new Elevate promises to be a practical, comfortable, reliable, and well-built SUV for buyers seeking a straightforward and dependable car in India.

 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 km/l (CVT)
Fuel Tank40L

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6. Mahindra Thar 5-Door

Mahindra Thar 5-Door

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

Expected Launch Date: Early 2024

The Mahindra Thar is not only one of the cheapest 4X4 SUVs in India but is also regarded as one of the most practical and reliable lifestyle vehicles in the country right now. To further enhance the package and the practicality of the Thar, the Indian carmaker is all set to introduce the new Thar 5-Door early next year. 

While the test mules of the Thar 5-door have been spied on many occasions in the past year, the brand is yet to announce the official launch date. However, it is worth noting that the new Thar 5-door will have a similar styling to the standard 3-door version, with a few changes, including a metal hardtop with a sunroof, a longer wheelbase, and, as the name suggests, a 5-door layout. 

Reports also suggest that this new version of the Thar will be underpinned by the same platform used in the Scorpio-N and will share its engine options with the current iteration of the Thar.

 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

Check out our collection of Used Mahindra Cars in India

The Bottom Line 

In the dynamic world of Indian automobiles, the upcoming cars under ₹20 lakh for 2023-24 promise a thrilling lineup. These vehicles offer a blend of style, features, and performance that cater to different budgets and requirements. 

From the Hyundai Creta's revamped look to the Tata Nexon's enhanced tech, each model brings something unique to the table. Tata's Harrier and Safari facelifts are poised to make a statement with striking aesthetics and advanced safety tech. 

Citroen's C3 Aircross promises family-friendly versatility, while Honda's Elevate ventures into the SUV segment with confidence. Finally, Mahindra's Thar 5-Door expands practicality for adventure enthusiasts. The future of affordable yet feature-packed driving is looking bright in India. Which one are you looking forward to? 


Q. Will Hyundai launch any new cars in India soon?

Hyundai India is gearing up to launch the new Creta facelift, followed by the launch of the Kona EV.

Q. What are the upcoming Tata cars in India?

Tata will soon launch the new Harrier and Safari facelift models before introducing other cars like the Punch EV and the Curvv.

Q. What is the cheapest upcoming diesel car in India?

The Kia Sonet facelift and the Nexon facelift are among the most affordable upcoming diesel cars in India.

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