Upcoming Diesel Cars in India 2020-21 – Expected Price, Launch Dates, Mileage, Specifications
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Upcoming Diesel Cars in India 2020-21 – Expected Price, Launch Dates, Mileage, Specifications

The battle between petrol and diesel has been going on ever since they were first introduced into the world. We have already discussed the upcoming petrol cars and now we turn our attention to the diesel models that are set to launch in India in 2020 and 2021. Diesel engines, unlike petrol, are more advanced and have been growing in popularity over the years. While diesel initially had some disadvantages like being excessively loud or polluting the air with fine particles of soot, those problems are now long gone and car manufacturers are designing their diesel engines to compete closely to their petrol counterparts. Manufacturers now sell cars with diesel engines equally or even more than their petrol counterparts in India. So, let’s see what the future holds for Indian car buyers.

MODEL EXPECTED PRICE
Tata Hexa Rs. 14.0 Lakh
Toyota Urban Cruiser Rs. 8.00 Lakh
Volvo S60 2020 Rs. 45.0 Lakh
Tata Gravitas Rs. 15.0 Lakh
KIA Sonet Rs. 7.00 Lakh
Renault Arkana Rs. 10.0 Lakh
Mahindra Thar 2020 Rs. 10.0 Lakh
MG G10 Rs. 25.0 Lakh
Mahindra S204 Rs. 12.0 Lakh
Force Gurkha 2020 Rs. 10.0 Lakh
Toyota Fortuner 2021 Rs. 30.0 Lakh
MG Gloster Rs. 35.0 Lakh
Fiat Cronos Rs. 11.0 Lakh
Audi Q7 2020 Rs. 80.0 Lakh
Citroen C5 Aircross Rs. 25.0 Lakh
Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2020 Rs. 25.0 Lakh
Nissan Sunny 2020 Rs. 8.50 Lakh
Haval F5 Rs. 13.0 Lakh
Jaguar E Pace Rs. 45.0 Lakh
Tata HBX Rs. 5.00 Lakh
Aston Martin DBX Rs. 3.50 Crore
MG Baojun 510 Rs. 11.0 Lakh
Mercedes-Benz CLA 2020 Rs. 40.0 Lakh
Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 53 Coupe Rs. 1.00 Crore
Nissan Terra Rs. 20.0 Lakh
Honda HR-V Rs. 14.0 Lakh
Volvo V60 Cross Country Rs. 45.0 Lakh
Haval Concept H Rs. 15.0 Lakh
Skoda kodiaq 2020 Rs. 33.0 Lakh
Mitsubishi Xpander Rs. 10.0 Lakh
Haval H2 Rs. 12.0 Lakh
Haval H9 Rs. 25.0 Lakh
KIA Sportage Rs. 25.0 Lakh
Volkswagen Tiguan 2021 Rs. 25.0 Lakh
Haval F7 Rs. 11.5 Lakh
BMW 5 Series 2021 Rs. 57.0 Lakh
Isuzu D-Max 2021 Rs. 15.0 Lakh
Jeep 7-Seater SUV Rs. 30.0 Lakh
Jeep Compass 2021 Rs. 22.0 Lakh
Hyundai Palisade Rs. 40.0 Lakh
Maruti Grand Vitara Rs. 22.7 Lakh
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Rs. 18.0 Lakh
Haval H6 Rs. 15.0 Lakh
Bentley Bentayga 2021 Rs. 4.00 Crore
MG RC-6 Rs. 18.0 Lakh
Nissan X-Trail Rs. 22.6 Lakh
Haval Vision 2025 Rs. 20.0 Lakh
MG Marvel X Rs. 30.0 Lakh
Hyundai Santa Fe 2022 Rs. 27.0 Lakh
KIA Carnival 2021 Rs. 25.0 Lakh

Tata Hexa Facelift

TATA Hexa
Expected Launch 14 August, 2020
Engine 2.2L Diesel
Transmission 5-Speed Manual, 6-Speed Manual, 6-Speed Automatic

The Tata Hexa facelift is a much-anticipated model this year and has already given enthusiasts a lot to look forward to. The upcoming Hexa will be getting rid of its outdated BSIV engines and replacing them with BSVI-compliant engines. Under the hood, the Hexa will now come with a 2.2L VARICOR diesel engine that will be available in 2 separate tunes – 156Ps/400Nm and 150Ps/320Nm. In terms of transmission, the upcoming Hexa will be mated to either a 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual, or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. According to the leaks seen online, the Hexa will keep the same design with a few upgrades in the headlamps, taillights, and interiors. Overall, the facelifted Hexa could be one of the most sold SUVs in the country once it is launched but we will have to wait and see what is on offer when it is officially announced.

Toyota Urban Cruiser

Expected Launch 14 September, 2020
Engine 1.5L Diesel, 1.5L Petrol
Transmission Manual, Automatic

According to some leaks, Maruti and Toyota are teaming up to introduce a new mini SUV that is designed around the Vitara Brezza. Named the Toyota Urban Cruiser, this vehicle will fit perfectly into the current market. The sub 4-meter SUV will surely be a hit in the country given the popularity around the SUV and compact SUV segment. Under the hood of the Urban Cruiser sits a 1.5L diesel engine as well as a 1.5L petrol option – the same one found on the Vitara Brezza. The engine will also come with a mild-hybrid option. In terms of transmission, the Urban Cruiser is expected to come with some form of manual as well as automatic gearboxes. So far, not must is known about the Urban Cruiser but Toyota is expected to launch the SUV sometime in September.

Volvo S60 2020

Expected Launch 15 August, 2020
Engine 2.0L 4-Cylinder Turbo Petrol
Transmission 8-Speed Automatic

In an industry that is consumed by a sudden trend of SUV enthusiasm, the 2020 Volvo S60 is more a breath of fresh air that one might think. Although this sedan is based on the same platform as its 7-seater compatriot – the XC90, the new S60 offers the old-school customer so much more. For starters, the car is powered only by petrol engines and will not use diesel as an option anytime soon. There are hybrid options though, that could find the interest of some buyers. Currently, in the UK, Volvo offers the 2020 S60 in a total of 5 variants – all of which will now house a BSVI-compliant 2.0L 4-cylinder Turbo-petrol engine. The T4 and T5 variants will offer 190bhp and 250bhp respectively as well as automatic transmission and Front-Wheel-Drive. A 306bhp All-Wheel-Drive T6 engine is also available while a couple of T8 petrol and plug-in hybrid engines offering 400bhp complete the list. How many of these variants will actually make it to India is unknown but we can at least expect the T4 and T5 models to feature this year. While Volvo is a company that has been releasing cars regularly since 2014, most of the models feature similar exteriors as well as interiors and that trend carried over to the 2020 S60 as well. A touchscreen panel is fitted into the center console in portrait style which is easy to use and helps control the car settings quicker. In terms of audio, the car houses a Bowers & Wilkins stereo setup that provides top-quality sound. The rest of the interiors include leather-clad seats, a leather steering wheel, digital dashboard and instrument cluster, air condition vents, and power windows among others.

Tata Gravitas

Tata Gravitas Could Launch By Year-end
Expected Launch 10 September, 2020
Engine 2.0L Diesel, 1.6L Petrol
Transmission 6-Speed Manual, 6-Speed Automatic

Unveiled at the Auto Expo 2020, the Tata Gravitas is expected to be the flagship model above the similar looking Harrier. Tata is also expected to price the Gravitas at about Rs. 1 lakh above the price of the Harrier. The Gravitas will come with LED DRLs mounted into the front bumper along with auto dimming IRVM. The SUV will also come with new 17-inch alloy wheels which will give it a premium look. While the Gravitas does look like the Harrier in many ways, the former gets an extra row of seats thanks to its extended overhand in the rear. In the rear, the Gravitas also gets a bigger quarter glass, new LED taillights, a wider windscreen, and a new bumper when compared to the Harrier. Powering the Gravitas will be an upgraded BSVI-compliant 2.0L diesel engine that is capable of producing 170Ps of power and 350Nm of torque. There is also talk about Tata releasing a 1.6L petrol engine for the Gravitas which will be included in the coming months. In the transmission department, the Gravitas is expected to come with a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard or can also be had with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Some of the other features of the Gravitas include an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 9-speaker audio system, and automatic air conditioning.

KIA Sonet

Expected Launch 20 September, 2020
Engine 1.0L Turbo-Petrol; 1.2L Petrol; 1.5L Diesel
Transmission 1.0L: 5-Speed Manual, iMT; 1.2L: 6-Speed Manual, 7-Speed DCT; 1.5L: 6-Speed Manual, 6-Speed
Torque Converter Auto

KIA will introduce India to its first compact SUV – the Sonet. Introduced first at the Auto Expo 2020, the Sonet is ready now to take on some of its biggest competitors. Many of the Sonet’s features match those of the Hyundai Venue, however, there are some major points that differentiate the two. The first thing you notice about the Sonet is its muscular design and sharp features on the front. Going inside, the Sonet is expected to come with some high-quality, plush interiors including, leatherette upholstery, a massive 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, various drive modes, a 360-degree camera, and a Bose audio setup. Powering the Sonet will be the same engine options found on the Venue including a 1.0L Turbo-petrol, a 1.2L petrol, and a 1.5L diesel.

Renault Arkana

Expected Launch 5 October, 2020
Engine 1.3L Turbocharged Petrol
Transmission CVT Automatic

Renault introduced the Arkana crossover in Russia back in 2019 and has finally announced that the car will make it to India some time later in 2020. The Arkana is designed on the B0 platform that is seen on the Duster and Captur which are already in India. Some of the features found inside the Arkana are an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, automatic cruise control, 360-degree parking cameras, LED headlamps, and remote engine start. Under the hood, the Arkana will house a BSVI-compliant 1.3L Turbocharged petrol engine that is expected to be mated to a CVT automatic transmission. As of now, the India-bound Renault Arkana is shrouded in mystery, but we can expect a lot of similarities to the Russian variant.

Mahindra Thar 2020

New Generation Mahindra Thar to Debut on August 15
Expected Launch 10 October, 2020
Engine 2.2L Diesel, 2.0L Turbo Petrol
Transmission 6-Speed Manual, Automatic

Mahindra knows a thing or two about off-road vehicles and the 2019 Mahindra Thar should be ample proof of that. Now, the company is ready to unveil the Thar 2020 which will offer some interesting upgrades from the previous model. The majority of upgrades can be found on the inside with comfortable seats, multifunctional steering options, a bigger driver information display, and an overall modern finish to it than before. Powering the new Thar 2020 will be a 2.2L diesel BS6 compliant engine that is accompanied by a 6-speed manual transmission as well as an automatic gearbox option and 4×4 drivetrain. Latest news also includes a 2.0L Turbo-petrol engine for the Thar 2020. The exteriors of the Thar are also said to feature some upgrades such as plastic bumpers on the front and rear, plastic hooks on the bonnet instead of metal ones, and newly designed doors and handles. Also new to the Thar 2020 will be LED DRLs, climate control, controls mounted into the steering wheel, and a brand new touchscreen infotainment system.

MG G10

Expected Launch 10 October, 2020
Engine 2.0L Diesel, 2.0L Turbo-Petrol
Transmission 6-Speed Manual, 6-Speed Automatic, 8-Speed Automatic

The MG G10 MPV is a vehicle designed for those who like have large families or enjoy long drives with friends. It is capable of easily seating 7 people and can hold a lot of cargo as well. While the previous iteration of the G10 didn’t make it to Indian shores, MG has officially announced that the 2020 version will be launched later this year. Powering the G10 will be a 2.0L diesel engine that will produce an impressive 163Ps of power and 375Nm of torque. Mated to the diesel engine will be a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission system as standard. The diesel engine will also be available with an 8-speed automatic gearbox as an option. The MPV will also be available with a 2.0L Turbo-petrol engine that will generate 224Ps of power and 345Nm of torque. Similarly, the petrol engine will get a 6-speed manual or automatic gearbox as standard but does not include a higher-speed transmission. In terms of features, the G10 will come with a 3-piece panoramic sunroof, a 10.1-inch infotainment system, power sliding doors at the back, executive seats in the middle with fold-out legs, and an optional power-adjustable passenger seat in the front.

Mahindra S204

Expected Launch 15 October, 2020
Engine 1.5L Turbocharged Petrol, 1.5L Diesel
Transmission Manual, Automatic

Mahindra has confirmed that the upcoming S204 will be a localized variant of the Ssangyong XLV SUV. The India version is expected to look quite similar to the XUV300 that is already in sale in the country right now. However, as seen on the test vehicles, the S204 looks to be slightly bigger than the XUV300. In front, the S204 will feature the regular grille seen on most Mahindra SUVs but will come with a sleeker airdam. In the rear, the S204 also seems to have received some upgrades from the XUV300 and now features the licence plate on the tailgate. Under the hood, the S204 is expected to come with the same BSVI-compliant 1.5L diesel engine found in the Marazzo and XUV300. The latest leaks also state that the upcoming S204 will house a 1.5L Turbocharged petrol engine that will soon be found on the Mahindra Marazzo too.

Force Gurkha 2020

Expected Launch 15 October, 2020
Engine BSVI 2.6L Diesel
Transmission 5-Speed Manual

When Force launched the new Gurkha 2020 at the Auto Expo 2020, people were a bit confused because it looked exactly like the previous model. However, there were some subtle changes to the exterior such as brand new stylish LED DRLs around the headlights and a single window in the rear now replaces the dual-pane setup on the previous model. The bigger, more obvious changes are found on the inside where the Gurkha 2020 gets a major makeover. There is a newly designed dashboard with dual tones for a more stylish look. Force has now also included a touchscreen infotainment system to keep up with the latest requirements. Finally, the seating arrangements in the Force Gurkha 2020 have also changed with two front-facing seats taking the place of the side-facing seats in the rear of the previous model. Under the hood, the Gurkha 2020 will be launched with a BSVI-compliant 2.6L diesel engine with a manual gearbox.

Toyota Fortuner 2021

Expected Launch 19 October, 2020
Engine 2.8L Diesel, 2.7L Petrol
Transmission 6-Speed Manual, Automatic

When you think of a Toyota car that knows how to perform, the Fortuner is a name that comes to mind immediately. Now, Toyota is ready to launch the facelifted variant sometime in October and it carried a lot of hype behind it. As of now, the new Fortuner has been unveiled in Thailand and we have got a lot of information from it. Powering the Fortuner 2021 will be a 2.7L petrol engine that can generate up to 166Ps of power and 245Nm of torque. There is also a 2.8L diesel engine option that is set to produce up to 204Ps of power and 500Nm of torque. Both engine options will be mated to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed automatic transmission. They will also come with rear-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive options. Some of the upgraded Fortuner features include brand new LED headlamps and taillights, 18 or 20 inch wheels for the base and Legender variant respectively, 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and a wireless charging pad for smartphones and other devices.

MG Gloster

Expected Launch 20 October, 2020
Engine 2.0L Bi-Turbo diesel, 2.0L Turbocharged Petrol
Transmission 8-Speed ZF Automatic

When it comes to delivering powerful SUVs with state-of-the-art technology, MG is a company that stands out for all the right reasons. The Gloster, which is set to launch sometime during Diwali in India, is definitely a SUV that packs a punch, in both looks, and performance. The 7-seater has been teased and spotted on more than a few occasions and we can surely say that it will be launching very soon. Under the hood of the Gloster, MG has included a 2.0L Bi-Turbo diesel engine that is capable of generating 220Ps of power and 480Nm of torque. MG will also include a 2.0L Turbocharged petrol engine that will produce 220Ps of power with 365Nm of torque. Both the diesel and petrol engines will be mated to 8-speed ZF automatic transmission setups with 4-Wheel-Drive capabilities. As mentioned earlier, MG always includes some of the best technology into their cars and the Gloster gets a handful of that as well with a 360-degree camera, a panoramic sunroof, a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, parking sensors, Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, six airbags, and ABS with EBD.

Fiat Cronos

Expected Launch 25 October, 2020
Engine Diesel, Petrol
Transmission Manual, Automatic

Back in 2017, Fiat replaced the Punto with the new Argo hatchback but was only targeted to the Brazilian market. Fast-forward to 2020 and Fiat are gearing up to launch the would-be replacement of the Linea and they care calling it the Cronos. While Fiat initially only gave us a peek of the exterior of the car at first, they have now released some interior images before the car is launched in South America. Through the images, we can clearly see that the Cronos is designed almost exactly like the Argo with a few visible changes. The dashboard on the Cronos is far more refined than the Argo’s and is now missing the contrasting red or silver band that ran across the Argo. Apart from that, we don’t know much about the Cronos including the engine options. While we can expect Fiat to launch the Cronos in India sometime in the future, we have not heard any official announcement from the company, yet. Given the fact that Fiat is a company that has been doing quite well in India, we have no reason to believe that the sedan will not make it to Indian shores.

Audi Q7 2020

Expected Launch 30 October, 2020
Engine 2.0L TFSI Petrol, 3.0L TFSI Petrol
Transmission 8-Speed Automatic

The Audi Q7 2020 will take the place of the previous Q7 SUV in India and it is expected to come loaded with features and a performance that will be very hard to match. Under the hood of the upcoming Q7 2020 will either be a BSVI-compliant 2.0L TFSI petrol engine that will produce 248Ps of power and 273Nm of torque or a 3.0L TFSI petrol engine that generates 335Ps of power with 369Nm of torque. Both engines will be paired with an 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission system with Quattro All-Wheel-Drive functionality. In terms of features, the Q7 2020 will come fitted with a 12.3-inch LCD digital instrument cluster known as the Audi Virtual Cockpit. The infotainment system will comprise two touchscreens including a 10.1-inch and an 8.6-inch monitor which will come with Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. The audio system will come with 3D Surround Sound and high-quality HD Radio Technology. The Q7 2020 will also feature advanced keyless entry, rain sensor windshields, cruise control, auto drive, hill descent assistance, 360 degree camera, and panoramic sunroof. While the previous Q7 was one of the most used cars in the Audi lineup last year, the upcoming model could quite easily lead the charge in the SUV segment.

Citroen C5 Aircross

Expected Launch 2 November, 2020
Engine 2.0L diesel, 1.6L Turbo-Petrol
Transmission 8-Speed Automatic

Although Citroen isn’t a familiar name in the Indian automobile market, the French carmaker has been producing some exquisite vehicles over the years. The C5 Aircross is one of the best-looking SUVs right now and will be a slotting into one of the most competitive segments in India when it is officially launched. Powering the C5 Aircross is a 2.0L diesel engine that will be able to generate 176Ps of power and 400Nm of torque. Citroen has also announced that the C5 Aircross will come with a 1.6L Tubro-petrol engine option that is capable of producing 180Ps of power and 250Nm of torque. Both engines are available with 8-speed automatic gearboxes but when the SUV is launched in India, it will most likely come with a manual transmission as well. The C5 Aircross has a lot to offer in terms of safety and features – some of which include; a panoramic sunroof, parking sensors on the front and rear, dual-zone climate control, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, traction control, multiple airbags, hill-start assist, and Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity.

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2020

Expected Launch 11 November, 2020
Engine 2.4L Diesel
Transmission 8-Speed Automatic

The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2020 is the upgrade of one of the most used cars in the brand’s lineup – the original Pajero which was released in 2012. Based on the “Dynamic Shield” design by the company, the SUV will be made bigger and sturdier than before. The grille of the Pajero Sport 2020 is sleek and new as is the new headlamp that is now in a split design rather than a solid one. On the rear too, the car will feature new taillights that have a slim profile and LED graphics. Finally in the exterior department, the bumpers get a few tweaks which will give the car a sportier look. In the power department, the Pajero Sport 2020 will house a BSVI-compliant 2.4L diesel engine that produces 181Ps of power and 430Nm of torque and will be mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. While the company hasn’t sold a large number of cars in the country in recent times, you can get your hands on the upcoming Pajero Sport 2020 with the help of a used car evaluation tool that will help you get a great deal on your current car.

Nissan Sunny 2020

Expected Launch 15 November, 2020
Engine 1.6L Petrol
Transmission XTRONIC Auto, 5-Speed Manual

The Nissan Sunny is one of the best-selling sedans and used cars from the brand and continues to do well all across the country. The latest facelifted Sunny is expected to feature Nissan’s Emotional Geometry design which will take pointers from the Altima and Lannia that are already available internationally. The new Sunny will come with an upgraded chrome V-shaped front grille and is flanked by sleek angular LED headlights. Nissan has also included LED DRLs in the Sunny 2020. The Sunny 2020 gets most of its styling from the already stylish Kicks along with its floating roofline. Powering the Sunny 2020 will be a 1.6L 4-cylinder petrol engine that is capable of producing 122Ps of power and 155Nm of torque. Mated to the engine will be a 5-speed manual gearbox as a standard option but Nissan is expected to also offer an XTRONIC automatic transmission as well. For its features, the Sunny 2020 will come with the same floating touchscreen infotainment system found in the Kicks. Other features include automatic climate controls, a top-tier audio setup, and a digital instrument cluster.

Haval F5

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Expected Launch 5 December, 2020
Engine 1.5L Turbo-Petrol
Transmission 7-Speed DCT

Chinese car manufacturer Great Wall Motors will finally unveil their SUV lineup called Haval in India starting with the Haval F5. It was originally displayed at the Auto Expo 2020 and is expected to go up against some of the big names in the segment like the Hyundai Creta, Renault Captur, Nissan Kicks, and Volkswagen Taigun. The SUVis currently powered by a 1.5L Tubro-petrol engine that produces 168Ps of power and 285Nm of torque. Paired to the 1.5L petrol engine is a 7-speed DCT gearbox that pushes all the power to the front wheels. In turn, the F5 comes with three driving modes including Standard, Sport, and Eco. When it comes to features, the Haval F5 doesn’t shy away from offering the best. The car comes with a 9-inch LCD touchscreen infotainment system, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps and DRLs, a panoramic sunroof, cruise control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and fog lights on the front and rear.

Jaguar E Pace

Expected Launch 10 December, 2020
Engine 2.0L Petrol, 2.0L Diesel
Transmission 9-Speed Automatic, 6-Speed Manual

Known as the younger sibling of the recently launched F-Pace, the Jaguar E-Pace is a compact SUV that has a similar design to the F-Pace and F-Type Coupe. In terms of looks, the E-Pace has the same rising window line as seen on the F-Type while the car does feature a raked roofline. The car looks to be targeted at the younger generation with its sporty look and smaller size and could easily be one of the most used cars from the brand when launched. On the inside, the E-Pace is quite familiar as it boasts plush interiors and high-tech equipment. There is a 10-inch infotainment setup with touchscreen capabilities as well as a 12.3-inch TFT instrument panel. Although there are 5 variants – 2 petrol and 3 diesel – set to be launched, the E-Pace will house the same BSVI-compliant 2.0L 4-cylinder engine on all of them. Mated to the engines will be either a 6-speed manual or 9-speed automatic gearbox and will have a top speed of 243kmph. Some of the other features found on the E-Pace are a heads-up display, 3D maps, six airbags, pedestrian airbag, and Blind Spot Assist. The car is set to go up against SUV cars like the BMW X3, Audi Q5, Volvo XC60, and the Mercedes-Benz GLC.

Tata HBX

Expected Launch 14 December, 2020
Engine 1.2L Revotron Petrol
Transmission 5-Speed Manual, 5-Speed Automatic

Tata is ready to launch their premium and stylish hatchback HBX. It was first showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo and immediately caught people’s attention. For starters, the HBX is expected to come in with a price tag of about Rs. 5.00 lakh, which is a very competitive number in the current market. According to the leaks and news, the HBX will be fitted with the same 1.2L Revotron petrol engine that is found in the Tata Altroz and Tiago, albeit a BSVI-compliant version. The engine will generate 86Ps of power along with 113Nm of torque and will be mated to a 5-speed manual transmission as a standard option. There will also be an optional 5-speed automatic gearbox included. In terms of features, the HBX is expected to come with a 7-inch floating touchscreen infotainment setup as well as calling and audio controls mounted into the steering wheel.

Aston Martin DBX

Expected Launch 15 December, 2020
Engine AMG 4.0L Twin-Turbo V8 Petrol, 5.2L Twin-Turbo V12 Petrol

We normally associate Aston Martin with top-tier sedans and sports cars, but they have finally entered the SUV segment with the Aston Martin DBX. It was initially announced back in November, 2018 and is set to be launched in India in 2020. The SUV will directly compete with the likes of the Lamborghini Urus outside the country and will be priced at about 3.50 Crore. The DBX will be imported from the new and only factory specifically designed for the SUV in Wales. Belonging to the lineup of the ‘Second Century Plan’ of Aston Martin’s subsidiary brand Legondo, the DBX should come with a plethora of new features and electronics from Mercedes. Under the hood, the DBX will most probably house the BSVI-compliant version of the AMG 4.0L twin-turbo V8 petrol engine, also from Mercedes-Benz with the current BSVI-compliant 5.2L twin-turbo V12 engine likely to feature on later models. There are some rumours about a third engine variant that could see the DBX running on a hybrid motor in the future.

MG Baojun 510

Expected Launch 15 December, 2020
Engine 1.5L In-Line Petrol
Transmission 6-Speed Manual, 6-Speed Automatic

MG has already made its presence known with the premium SUV Hector that has instantly become one of the most popular SUV cars in the country. However, the Hector might not be the only SUV coming out of the MG brand name as the company has announced that the Baojun 510 will be launched in India very soon. Now, Baojun and MG are brands that fall under the SAIC umbrella which is why the Hector can be found under the name Baojun 530 in many countries outside India. Given the fact that they share so much, the Baojun 510 is designed almost identically to the Hector, however, it is a little smaller in size. Powering the Baojun 510 will be a 1.5L In-Line S-TEC III petrol engine that will generate 115Ps of power and 146Nm of torque. The SUV will be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic gearbox as an option. Even though the Baojun 510 was first announced back in 2016, it is only just about to be released and launched in India. In terms of features, the Baojun 510 carries the same “Future Eye” LED DRLs found on the Hector which gives the car an aggressive look. There is also a twin-light arrangement of the headlamps which looks exactly like what is found on the Hector. Inside, the Baojun 510 features a dual-tone, black and light-brown colour scheme which actually gives it a rich look. Safety is MG’s primary concern which is why the Baojun 510 comes with airbags in the front and side, a dynamic stability control system, ABS with EBD, and parking cameras in the rear. If technology is what you’re after, MG supplies a lot and the Baojun 510 features it with style. There is an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, automatic climate control, push-button ignition, auto cruise, keyless entry, and a semi-open panoramic sunroof.

Mercedes-Benz CLA 2020

Expected Launch 22 December, 2020
Engine 2.0L Turbo-Petrol
Transmission 7-Speed Automatic

Carrying a sleek coupe-like design, the upgraded Mercedes-Benz CLA 2020 sedan is bound to turn heads in India. The car is fitted with a BSVI-complaint 2.0L 4-cylinder Turbocharged petrol engine that comes with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that pushes all the power to the 4MATIC All-Wheel-Drive system. The powerful engine is capable of generating 302Ps of power with 295Nm of torque which is more than enough to take on the Indian roads. In terms of features, the CLA 2020 comes with bright LED headlamps as well as taillights, dual 7-inch touchscreen displays for the instrument cluster and the infotainment system that supports MBUX technology. There is also Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity with Bluetooth connectivity as standard. Given the fact that the previous CLA was one of the most used cars in the Mercedes lineup, the new model might get people reaching for their RC transfer papers sooner rather than later.

Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 53 Coupe

Expected Launch 30 December, 2020
Engine 3.0L In-Line Turbo-Petrol
Transmission 9-Speed Automatic

If there was one car from Mercedes-Benz that you should be waiting for, it has to be the AMG GLE 53 Coupe. This stunning car looks sleek, stylish, and delivers a performance like no other. Thanks to the massive 3.0L In-Line turbocharged petrol engine that is capable of generating 429Ps of power and 384Nm of torque, the AMG GLE 53 Coupe is probably one of the most powerful coupe’s in the Indian market right now. Mated to the engine is a 9-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT automatic transmission. Mercedes has included 21-inch wheels on the AMG GLE 53 Coupe which gives it unrealistic control and that will be extremely important on Indian roads. As of now, that is all we know about the India-bound coupe, but we expect to get more information in the coming weeks given that the car will be launched by the end of this year. Given what is on offer, the AMG GLE 53 Coupe can quickly become a high-seller through a used car evaluation tool that can be found online to get the best deals on buying or selling cars.

Nissan Terra

Expected Launch 1 January, 2021
Engine 2.3L Diesel, 2.5L Diesel
Transmission 6-Speed Manual, 7-Speed Automatic

The Nissan Terra is definitely one of the most anticipated SUVs right now, but not for the conventional reasons. According to the ASEAN NCAP test results, the Terra set an unmatched 5-star rating across all types of tests which makes it one of the safest cars around. Along with its safety certification, the car will feature a total of 6 airbags. Launched as a direct competitor to a number of cars, the 7-seater SUV is set to take on the Mahindra Alturas G4, Isuzu mu-X, Toyota Fortuner, and Ford Endeavour. Under the hood, the tested Terra housed a 2.3L diesel engine which could make it into the launched variant in the coming months. There is also news about a 2.5L diesel engine that could make its way to the Indian market. Both engines have been tested and are capable of producing 190Ps of power along with 450Nm of torque. Paired with the diesel engines, Nissan is expected to include either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed automatic transmission system. In terms of looks, the Nissan Terra sports a rugged exterior with large bumpers on the front and rear. The grille on the front also has a newer design with sleek headlamps on either side of it.

Honda HR-V

Expected Launch 10 January, 2021
Engine 1.5L Petrol, 1.8L Petrol, 1.6L Diesel
Transmission Manual

The much awaited Honda HR-V is set to make its debut soon and with undercover testing already going on, we wouldn’t have had to wait too long. With its unique, yet somewhat familiar shape, the HR-V is expected to replace the existing Honda BR-V which might give owners reason to find a used car evaluation toolquickly. Under the hood of the vehicle, there will probably be the same 1.5L and 1.6L petrol and diesel engines respectively – the same ones found on Honda’s Jazz, WR-V, and City. There is also talk of a 1.8L hybrid-petrol variant that is found on the Civic, but it will only be available in certain regions. In terms of the interiors and features, the HR-V is said to house LED headlights, a 7-inch infotainment system, a panoramic sunroof, and adjustable power seats. When launched, the HR-V will go head to head against some of the big names in the segment such as the Renault Captur, Kia Seltos, Nissan Kicks, and Hyundai Creta.

Volvo V60 Cross Country

Expected Launch 10 January, 2021
Engine 2.0L Twin-Turbocharged D4 Diesel, 2.0L T5 Petrol
Transmission 8-Speed Automatic

The upcoming Volvo V60 Cross Country is essentially the popular V60 with a few tweaks and touch-ups. In terms of looks, the V60 Cross Country has the same grille found on the regular V60 with the same LED headlamps placed on either side of it. The front bumper remains the same as well with large air dams carved into the plastic in front. In the rear, the V60 Cross Country features the same taillights and exhaust tips as is seen on the standard V60 car. The only visible difference on the outside of the V60 Cross Country is the charcoal plastic wheel arches. Apart from that, the car also has a 60mm ground clearance advantage from its original variant. Even on the inside, the V60 Cross Country looks practically identical to the V60 and comes with a touchscreen console that is remarkably easy to use. The leather seats in front are very comfortable and with the adjustable steering wheel, there is no problem in finding a suitable driving position. Powering the car is a BSVI-compliant 2.0L Twin-Turbocharged D4 diesel engine that is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and offers an impressive 187bhp. Although there is no other engine option at the moment, Volvo has said that a BSVI-compliant 2.0L T5 petrol engine will be made available in the coming months which will produce 247bhp. The other distinguishing feature between the V60 and the Cross Country is that the latter offers Four-Wheel-Drive and comes with hill-descent control which is perfect for off-road driving. While the standard V60 was a direct competitor to the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate, the BMW 3 Series Estate, and the Audi A4 Estate, the V60 Cross Country’s has only one competitor currently – the Audi A4 Allroad. Priced at about 45.0 lakhs and offering some exciting features, the V60 Cross Country could be one of the biggest SUV options in the country and a simple used car valuation tool can help you own the model easily.

Haval Concept H

Expected Launch 15 January, 2021
Engine NA
Transmission NA

Entering the country for the first time and presenting a lineup of powerful SUVs is exactly what Great Wall Motors wanted with their Haval line of cars. When the cars were first showcased at the Auto Expo 2020, all eyes immediately fell on the Haval Concept H which is expected to be an electric SUV from the company. However, it is expected that the company will first launch diesel and petrol variants of the Concept H before releasing the all-electric variant in India. GWM has claimed that the Concept H is designed with the younger generation in mind and is expected to be a sporty SUV which should do well in the country. Unfortunately, there is no definite news about the Haval Concept H and what it will bring to the table in terms of its specifications and performance. All we do know is from the images taken of the Concept H at the Auto Expo 2020 which show us that the SUV will come with a large front grille and will be lined with chrome, the SUV will also house LED headlights and sleek DRLs, large air dams on the side, 19-inch allow wheels, T-shaped taillights, a digital instrument cluster, a floating infotainment touchscreen display, and stylish upholstery.

Skoda kodiaq 2020

Expected Launch 15 January, 2021
Engine 2.0L Petrol
Transmission 7-Speed Automatic

Skoda experienced a lot of success when they first released the Kodiaq and now the facelifted variant is gathering a lot of excitement as well. The kodiaq 2020 retains the design found on the previous iteration with a few subtle changes. The body now comes with sharper lines and a new sleeker look to it. The front grille, headlamps, and rear of the car are still the same while the interior of the car comes with some upgrades to the instrument cluster and infotainment system. Powering the new kodiaq 2020 will be a 2.0L petrol engine that is expected to generate 190Ps of power and 320Nm of torque. The 7-seater SUV will be mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission system that will also come with All-Wheel-Drive. In terms of safety, the kodiaq 2020 is expected to feature 9 airbags, ABS with EBD, and parking assistance. Not a lot has been discussed about the kodiaq 2020, but we should get some information in the coming months.

Mitsubishi Xpander

Expected Launch 5 March, 2021
Engine 1.5L 4-Cylinder MIVEC Petrol
Transmission 5-Speed Manual, 4-Speed Automatic

Although the Mitsubishi Xpander is currently selling in Southeast Asia, it is set to reach India sometime in 2021. The car will sport the “Dynamic Shield” design from Mitsubishi which gives the car an angular front and a boxy overall design. When it comes to rivalry, the Xpander will go up against models like the Maruti Ertiga, Honda BR-V, and the Mahindra Marazzo. Powering the car is a 1.5L 4-cylinder MIVEC petrol engine that produces 150Ps of power and 141Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission gearbox which gives the car some serious power and speed. In terms of features, the Xpander has a lot of offers including keyless entry, a push-button to start/stop the car, a 7-inch touchscreen LCD display, cruise control, telescopic steering wheel, GPS navigation, and power outlets on all 3 rows of seats. The safety features on the Xpander include dual airbags, traction control, ABS with EBD, Hill Start Assist, parking sensors, and Electronic Stability Control.

Haval H2

Expected Launch 15 March, 2021
Engine 1.5L Turbo-Petrol, 1.5L Diesel
Transmission 6-Speed Automatic

There is a lot to look forward to when it comes to the Haval lineup from Great Wall Motors and their cars are going beyond expectations. The Haval H2 is just one of the many SUVs set to be launched in India in the coming months. This sporty SUV is both stylish and powerful with just the right amount of practicality. Under the hood of the Haval H9 sits a 1.5L Turbo-petrol engine that is capable of generating 110Ps of power and 210Nm of torque. It is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission system and offer Front-Wheel-Drive capabilities. When the H2 is launched in India, it is expected to feature a 1.5L diesel engine as well which will also be mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The SUV comes fitted with 18-inch alloy wheels, a shark-fin antenna, automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, a panoramic sunroof with sun blind, and a stainless steel protector for the rear bumper. Some of the other features on the H2 include hill-hold with auto park brake, controls on the steering wheel, cruise control, keyless entry and ignition, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay connectivity, superior audio with Surround Sound, and Bluetooth connectivity. Safety plays an important role in the Haval H2 and therefore comes with multiple airbags for the front and side, child safety locks, rear cameras for parking, ABS with EBD, brake assist, and collision fuel-off system.

Haval H9

Expected Launch 15 March, 2021
Engine 2.0L Turbocharged Petrol, Diesel
Transmission 8-Speed Automatic

Ever since Chinese car manufacturer Great Wall Motors announced that they would be launching their premium SUV lineup, Haval, in India, interested buyers have been anxiously waiting for further news. Now, the Haval H9 is set to make it to Indian shores by March 2021 and it could put up a decent fight against some of the better-known SUVs in the market including the Hyundai Creta, the Jeep Compass, and the KIA Seltos. Powering the H9 SUV will be a 2.0L Turbocharged Direct Injection petrol engine that is capable of generating 180Ps of power and 350Nm of torque. While no official announcements were made, we can also expect the H9 to come with a diesel engine option once it is released in India. The petrol engine is paired with an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission system with 4-Wheel-Drive capabilities. Inside the SUV there is an 8-inch LCD touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity as well as Bluetooth connectivity. The Haval H9 also comes with dual airbags in the front and side which makes it extremely safe. Other safety features include ESP or Electronic Stability Program, HDC or Hill Descent Control, HAC or Hill-Start Assist Control, AFS or Adaptive Front-Lighting System, Electronic Parking Brake, and ABS with EBD.

KIA Sportage

Expected Launch 10 April, 2021
Engine 2.0L Petrol, 2.0L Diesel
Transmission 6-Speed Automatic, 8-Speed Automatic

While the upcoming Sportage is in its fourth generation from KIA, the model is yet to make its way to India. Fortunately though, we believe that the latest model will make its way over given the fact that the SUV segment is truly flourishing in the country. Also, the KIA Seltos has been doing extremely well in India and is growing in popularity every day. This might push KIA to launch the Sportage in the country as well. While there isn’t a lot of information around the Sportage right now, we expect the SUV to be similar to what is offered on the Hyundai Tucson and will immediately compete with the likes of the Tucson, Mahindra XUV500 and the Jeep Compass. Like the Tucson, we can expect the Sportage to come with a 2.0L petrol engine that generates 155Ps of power and 192Nm of torque. There is also a 2.0L diesel engine that produces 185Ps of power and 400Nm of torque. Both the engines will most-likely be paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission as standard with the option for upgrading to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Some of the features we are expecting on the Sportage include a panoramic sunroof, multiple airbags, and an electronically adjustable driver seat. With more information expected to drop anytime soon, you can get all the latest Sportage news right here.

Volkswagen Tiguan 2021

Expected Launch 10 April, 2021
Engine 1.5L TSI Turbo-Petrol
Transmission Manual, Automatic

While Volkswagen officially discontinued the previous iteration of the Tiguan back in the earlier months of 2020, the company also announced that they would be launching the facelifted version of the Tiguan in 2021. In comparison to the previous model, the Tiguan 2021 will come with new bumpers on the front and back along with larger air dams. The front grille is also expected to get an upgrade with new LED headlamps and LED DRLs included as well. The new Tiguan is also expected to feature 18-inch alloy wheels while the rear gets new tail lamps and the “TIGUAN” badge on the bootlid. There is also a sporty R variant of the Tiguan that is set to be released which will come with 21-inch alloy wheels and sportier seats on the inside. Under the hood, the Tiguan 2021 will come with a BSVI-compliant 1.5L TSI Turbo-petrol engine even though the European variant comes with a 2.0L diesel motor. Inside, the Tiguan 2021 will come with touch controls for almost every feature including climate control, infotainment, and navigation.

Haval F7

Expected Launch 15 April, 2021
Engine 1.5L Turbo-Petrol, 2.0L Turbo-Petrol, Diesel
Transmission 7-Speed DCT

It comes as no surprise that Haval has been one of the biggest talking points this year. The Chinese SUV lineup from Great Wall Motors has promised to deliver on performance, looks, and durability when the vehicles are finally launched in India. The latest model that is being discussed extensively is the Haval F7. This SUV is expected to make its way to India with two different engine options – a 1.5L turbo-petrol motor and a 2.0L Turbo-petrol motor. While the smaller 1.5L engine is expected to produce 150Ps of power with 280Nm of torque, the larger 2.0L motor will generate 190Ps of power and 340Nm of torque. When the Haval F7 reaches India, the SUV will come with a diesel engine on offer as well. In terms of transmission, the engines will currently feature a 7-speed DCT gearbox but could get a manual transmission system once it reaches the country. Haval SUVs are feature-rich and that carries forward to the F7 as well. For starters, the F7 will come with a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity as well. There will also be a panoramic sunroof, faux leather upholstery, electronic power braking, front collision alter system, a 360-degree parking camera, adaptive cruise control, and up to 6 airbags for the front and side. When the Haval F7 finally is launched in India, it will take on the biggest names in the competition such as the MG Hector, Jeep Compass, and the Tata Harrier.

BMW 5 Series 2021

Expected Launch 10 May, 2021
Engine 2.0L Turbo-Petrol, 3.0L Turbo-Petrol, 4.4L Twin-Turbo V8 Petrol
Transmission 8-Speed Automatic

BMW’s 5 Series has always been a favourite in India as well as around the world. It carries the perfect combination of elegance, power, and stylish looks. Although we can expect only a few models form the upcoming 5 Series 2021 to reach Indian shores, we do have a lot to get excited about. The BMW 5 Series 2021 will now come with a choice between 3 different engines; a 2.0L Turbo-petrol, a 3.0L Turbo-petrol hybrid, and a 4.4L Twin-Turbo V8 petrol. The 2.0L engine will generate 248Ps of power along with 258Nm of torque while the 3.0L engine is set to offer 335Ps of power with 332Nm of torque. Finally, the 4.4L V8 engine is expected to produce an impressive 523Ps of power with 553Nm of torque. All the engines will come paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission system. BMW will be offering some of the latest features available on the 5 Series 2021, including WiFi hotspot, satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, a 12.3-inch infotainment system with Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, and lane control assistance. The overall look of the new 5 Series has also changed a bit from its previous iterations with the front grille now getting taller and wider. There are also new “L” shape DRLs on the LED headlamps and the same “L” shape carries into the new LED taillights. The air dams in front have also gotten a bit bigger while the new alloy wheels now range from 18-20 inches in size. Being one of the most used cars from the BMW lineup, we can expect the new 5 Series 2021 to be an instant hit in India.

Isuzu D-Max 2021

Expected Launch 15 June, 2021
Engine 1.9L Diesel, 3.0L Diesel
Transmission 5-Speed Manual, 6-Speed Automatic

The upcoming Isuzu D-Max 2021 is expected to be one of the most anticipated pick-up trucks available in the market. While the previous model hasn’t yet made it to India, Isuzu has announced that the updated variant will come to the country. The latest D-Max is headed to Thailand first and is expected to come with an even more aggressive styling and design. Under the hood of the pick-up, the D-Max 2021 will come with a BSVI-compliant 1.9L diesel engine as well as a BSVI-compliant 3.0L diesel motor. Mated to the engines will either be a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission system. Overall, the new D-Max 2021 will be bigger and wider than the previous iteration. The truck will come with a new dashboard as well as a new infotainment and steering system. Also new in the D-Max will be its AC vents and climate control which are similar to what is found in BMW cars. Inside, the D-Max 2021 comes with a 4.2-inch instrument cluster which is also brand new. Other features include a 7 or 9 inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, LED headlamps, 6 airbags, leather upholstery, and automatic headlamps.

Jeep 7-Seater SUV

Expected Launch 15 July, 2021
Engine 2.0L Diesel, 2.0L Turbo Petrol
Transmission 6-Speed Manual, 9-Speed Automatic

Last year, Jeep announced its plans to introduce a number of newer models in the coming years for the Indian market, one of which included a 7-seater SUV. Although not much is known about the upcoming model, the company launched a similar car in the Chinese market called the Grand Commander and we can expect a number of features and specifications to carry over to the Indian-based variants as well. What we can also expect are the powertrain options to be similar to what is already available including the 2.0L diesel engine found on the Compass as well as the 2.0L petrol engine housed in the new Wrangler. The diesel variant will come with either a 6-speed manual or 9-speed automatic transmission whereas the petrol variant should carry a 9-speed automatic gearbox. In terms of looks, we don’t really know what this 7-seater will look like, but we can be sure of 1 thing – it will have 3 rows of seats which means it will be big. If you have a big family and are looking to get your hands on this vehicle, you might want to use a used car evaluation toolto help you sell your current car for a better price.

Jeep Compass 2021

Expected Launch 15 July, 2021
Engine 1.4L Turbo-Petrol, 2.0L Diesel
Transmission 6-Speed Manual, 7-Speed DCT, 9-Speed Automatic

The Compass is definitely considered as one of the most used cars from the Jeep lineup in India. The previous iteration saw interested buyers fall in love with what was on offer from the design to the performance and everything in between. The new upcoming Jeep Compass 2021 is expected to bring a lot more to the table and we are excited about it. According to Jeep, the new Compass 2021 will come in four different variants including the Longitude, the Longitude (O), the Sport Plus, and the Limited Plus. This 5-seater SUV will now house a 1.4L Turbo-petrol engine that is capable of generating 163Ps of power and 250Nm of torque and will be mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard with the option for a 7-speed DCT as well. Jeep will also be releasing the Compass 2021 with a new 2.0L diesel engine that will produce 173Ps of power and 350Nm of torque. The diesel motor will be paired to the same 6-speed manual transmission as seen on the petrol variant, but will include the option for a 9-speed automatic gearbox as well. In terms of features, we expect the Compass 2021 to be fully loaded with a panoramic sunroof, an 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, automatic cruise control, and 18-inch allow wheels. Safety has always been a priority for Jeep and the Compass 2021 carried a lot of it including ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat mounts, traction control, parking cameras, dual airbags in front, and ESP.

Hyundai Palisade

Expected Launch 1 August, 2021
Engine 3.8L V6 Petrol
Transmission 8-Speed Automatic

Originally unveiled back in 2018 at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the Hyundai Palisade started hitting dealers in 2019. Now finally, India is getting ready to welcome the premium SUV into the country. Powering the Palisade will be a 3.8L Atkinson-Cycle V6 petrol engine that is capable of generating an impressive 291Ps of power and 355Nm of torque. In the transmission department, the Palisade will be mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox that also comes with a multi-plate torque convertor for extra power. Along with that, the Palisade will be made available in Front-Wheel-Drive as well as 4-Wheel-Drive options. The SUV will be able to seat a total of 8 passengers with power folding seats for the second and third rows. The SUV will also come with a number of features that include a wireless charger for compatible devices, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, BlueLink connectivity for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a Harmon Kardon sound setup with 12 speakers, and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. For safety, the Palisade will come with features such as lane assistance, blind-spot collision avoidance, ABS and disc brakes, traction control, and 7 airbags.

Maruti Grand Vitara

Expected Launch 1 August, 2021
Engine 1.6L Petrol, 1.6L Diesel
Transmission 5-Speed Manual, 6-Speed Manual, 6-Speed Automatic

Variants of the Maruti Grand Vitara have already made their way to Europe and an expected launch date of August means that people could finally get a look at one of the most anticipated compact SUVs of the year. Although the new Grand Vitara is designed around the iV-4 concept that was unveiled back in 2013, the finished product looks quite similar to the previous Grand Vitara. Under the hood, the European Grand Vitara houses a 4-cylinder 1.6L petrol engine that is capable of generating 120Ps of power. There is also a 1.6L diesel engine option that can produce 320Ps of power. In terms of transmission, the petrol engine is mated to either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic whereas the diesel engine will only be mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Expected Launch 5 August, 2021
Engine 1.5L 4-Cylinder Turbocharged Petrol
Transmission 6-Speed Manual, CVT Automatic

If you think of premium SUVs, Mitsubishi might not be the first name that comes to mind, but the Eclipse Cross is one of the most popular SUVs available today outside India. In the front, the Eclipse Cross is fitted with a large grille that is overlaid with horizontal chrome slats. On each side, there are sleek LED headlamps that sit above the large fog lamps. The air dam is found below the grille and makes up the remaining of the front bumper. The rear of the car features an extended lip that houses the LED taillights and a large, sturdy bumper. Although the interiors consist of plastic, the quality of the plastic is extremely premium and adds a soft touch to the dashboard. There is a 7-inch infotainment system that offers complete control over your favourite music and other content. Powering the Eclipse Cross is a 1.5L 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission or a CVT automatic gearbox. There are rumours of a 2.2L diesel engine that could be included in the near future, but would not make it to India this year. With a price starting at about 18.0 lakh, the Eclipse Cross is set to be one of the most popular SUV cars available in the country.

Haval H6

Expected Launch 15 September, 2021
Engine 1.5L Turbo-Petrol, 2.0L Turbo-Petrol, Diesel
Transmission 7-Speed DCT

With the Haval lineup of SUVs expected to be launched in India very soon, interested buyers can turn their attention to the upcoming Haval H6. The SUV was initially showcased back at the Auto Expo 2020 and is expected to be launched sometime in September, 2021. Great Wall Motors, the manufacturer of Haval, will be launching the H6 with updated Euro 5-compliant engines which will be a big advantage for Indian buyers. The SUV will be powered by a 1.5L Turbo-petrol engine that generates 163Ps of power and 280Nm of torque. There will also be a 2.0L Turbo-petrol engine that will produce 190Ps of power and 340Nm of torque. Both the engines will be mated to 7-speed DCT automatic transmissions with Front-Wheel-Drive capabilities. In terms of features, the Haval H6 will come with large 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps with DRLs, a panoramic sunroof, LED taillights, a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control, a dual-zone climate control, and an automatic powered front seat. In terms of safety, the Haval H6 comes with six airbags for the front and side, a 360-degree camera, ESC or Electronic Stability Control, and ABS with EBD.

Bentley Bentayga 2021

Launch 5 October, 2021
Engine 4.0L V8 Petrol
Transmission 8-Speed Automatic

The Bentley Bentayga 2021 is definitely one of the most anticipated SUVs in the country with the previous iteration being the first SUV from the company. Given its immense popularity, Bentley wanted to give its loyal customers something more and therefore the 2021 variant was announced. The new model still prides itself on a lot of safety features including anti-lock braking technology, driver and passenger airbags along with airbags on the side, central locking, and brake assist. Bentley didn’t skimp out on the features either as they included everything from adjustable seats and headrests to comfy heaters and voice controls for the ignition. Under the hood, the Bentayga houses a 4.0L V8 petrol engine that produces 550Ps of power and 770Nm of torque and has an 8-speed automatic AWD transmission. To increase the comfort level, the car received automatic climate control, heaters, air quality control technology, rear-seat headrests, cruise control, and voice control.

MG RC-6

Expected Launch 15 October, 2021
Engine 1.5L Turbocharged Petrol, Diesel
Transmission 6-Speed Manual, CVT

While MG is popularly known for its powerful premium SUVs, the upcoming RC-6 sedan is definitely one of the more anticipated cars from the MG branding in India. The sedan is stylish and looks quite sporty. In the front, the RC-6 features a large chrome-plated grille with sleek LED headlamps and DRLs. Under the headlamps, the RC-6 houses bright LED fog lights and a large air dam. The taillights also feature LED lights which is an added benefit for all those interested buyers looking for a stylish car. Powering the RC-6 is a 1.5L Turbocharged petrol engine that is capable of generating 147Ps of power and 245Nm of torque. Mated to the engine is a 6-speed manual transmission and can also be had with a CVT automatic gearbox as well. Nothing is confirmed, but MG could launch the RC-6 with a diesel engine when it is finally launched in India. MG, as always, come packed with features that deliver on all levels and the RC-6 is just another example of that. The RC-6 comes with a sunroof, a dual-screen setup for the infotainment system and instrument cluster, a sporty flat-bottomed steering wheel, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, remote unlocking, voice commands for controlling the AC, music, windows, and sunroof, and real-time location sharing capabilities. When it is launched, the RC-6 will have to compete with sedans like the Skoda Octavia, Honda Civic, and Hyundai Elantra, and with what we already know, the RC-6 could quite easily go up against them.

Nissan X-Trail

Expected Launch 1 December, 2021
Engine 2.0L Naturally Aspirated Engine with an Electric Motor
Transmission CVT Automatic

Known as the Nissan Rogue in the US, the X-Trail is expected to be launched in India in December, 2019. This is the third-gen SUV model which was first showcased back in 2016 at the Indian Auto Expo. While there seem to be a number of upgrades and changes, the majority of it looks to be in its exteriors. The bumper, headlamps, grille, and hood get a complete redesign while a large air duct sits below the grille and between the two fog lights. In the rear, the car has new horizontally placed tail lights and a new bumper as well. The X-Trail, when launched in India, will come with a 2.0L naturally aspirated engine along with an electric motor that features an automatic CVT or Continuously Variable Transmission. The interiors of the car also get a major upgrade with a touchscreen infotainment system, new AC vents, and a sleek digital dashboard. Although the X-Trail was launched with Nissan’s ProPilot autonomous driving feature, it is unlikely that the Indian model will come with it when launched. The X-Trail is definitely one of the best upcoming SUVs and could get a lot of people readying their RC transfer papers to try and get their hands on the vehicle once it is launched in the country.

Haval Vision 2025

Expected Launch 12 December, 2021
Engine NA
Transmission NA

When Great Wall Motors unveiled the Haval SUV lineup in India at the Auto Expo 2020, no one expected the lineup to gain the kind of popularity it already has. The Vision 2025 was one of the most outstanding SUV offerings from Haval and is expected to come with a plethora of features and specifications that will give it an edge over the competition in the market right now. For starters, the upcoming Vision 2025 was showcased with an AR-HUD or Augmented Reality Heads-Up Display that will turn the windshield into a touchscreen for navigation purposes. Some of the other features included with the Haval Vision 2025 include 5G connectivity, facial recognition, automatic driving modes, auto summon, auto park, and an option to shop while driving. The Haval Vision 2025 will be fitted with large 22-inch alloy wheels. Keeping to the modern theme, the Vision 2025 will come with cameras instead of OVRMs. The headlamps and taillights are sleek and bright – not quite like the ones seen on the other Haval SUVs. One of the standout features of the Vision 2025 is the 3D car locating feature that helps you find your car is a congested area with a push of a button. The engine specifications have not yet been released by GWM but we can expect a little more information as the launch date draws closer.

MG Marvel X

Expected Launch 15 December, 2021
Battery 52.5kWh Lithium-Ion
Range 400 Kms

Originally unveiled at the Auto Expo 2020, the MG Marvel X is expected to be launched in India sometime around December, 2021. The all-electric SUV will bring a Level-3 intelligent driving experience. There will be two variants of the Marvel X expected to launch in India including a Rear-Wheel-Drive and an All-Wheel-Drive option. The Marvel X will come with a 52.5kWh Lithium-Ion battery that will power two electric motors. Combined, the motors will be able to generate 184Ps of power. When the battery is completely charged, the Marvel X will be able to offer a range of up to 400 Kms. When charging the Marvel X with the regular AC charger, the battery takes up to 8.5 hours to go from 0-100 percent. However, when using the DC Fast Charger, the battery on the Marvel X is capable of going from 0-80 percent in a matter of 40 minutes. As we learn more about the Marvel X in the upcoming months, we will bring you more information right here.

Hyundai Santa Fe 2022

Expected Launch 19 January, 2022
Engine 2.2L Diesel
Transmission 8-Speed Automatic

Definitely considered as one of the most anticipated cars of the year, the Hyundai Santa Fe 2022 SUV is said to come with a plethora of features that will take “customized driving” to a whole new level. The company has announced that the Santa Fe will be the first car from them to implement a fingerprint sensor technology. This technology will not only give owners keyless entry, it will also be used to start the car and turn off the ignition with just a touch. Once registered, the owner (or other registered users) will get the opportunity to customize their driving experience by automatically adjusting the seats, rear view and side view mirrors, and even the steering wheel by placing their finger on the scanner. Powering the Santa Fe will most likely be a 2.2L diesel engine that is capable of generating 200Ps of power and 440Nm of torque. In the transmission department, the Santa Fe could end up with an 8-speed automatic as well as an H-TRAC All-Wheel-Drive option too. Some of the features noted on the Santa Fe include an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, wireless charging for compatible devices, and 8-inch heads-up displays for all-round entertainment.

KIA Carnival 2021

First image of the new Kia Carnival
Expected Launch 15 March, 2022
Engine 2.2L Diesel
Transmission 8-Speed Sportsmatic

KIA is one of the biggest-selling brands in the automobile market in India right now and the upcoming Carnival 2021 is destined to be one of the most popular models yet. The large vehicle houses a powerful BSVI-compliant 2.2L CRDi diesel engine that is capable of generating 200Ps of power and 440Nm of torque. Paired to the diesel engine is an 8-speed Sportsmatic automatic transmission system with 2-Wheel-Drive capabilities. The Carnival will be made available with either 7, 8, or 9 seats which is perfect for large families. In terms of safety, the KIA Carnival comes with ABS with EBD, airbags for the driver and passengers, ISOFIX Child Anchor, burglar alarm, rear parking sensors, and auto headlamps. Other features found on the Carnival 2021 include an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, Bluetooth connectivity, superior audio setup, voice recognition, rear-view camera, and steering wheel mounted controls.

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FAQs

Q: What are the top upcoming SUV cars in India?

A: The top upcoming SUV cars in India are the Hyundai Santa Fe 2022, the Nissan X-Trail, the Bentley Bentayga 2021, the Haval H6, the Maruti Grand Vitara, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, the Hyundai Palisade, the Jeep Compass 2021, the Volkswagen Tiguan 2021, the KIA Sportage, the Tata Gravitas, the KIA Sonet, the Toyota Fortuner 2021, the Audi Q7 2020, the Mitsubishi pajero Sport 2020, the Nissan Terra, the Honda HR-V, and the Skoda kodiaq 2020.

Q: What are the popular upcoming hatchback car launches in India 2020?

A: Currently there are no upcoming hatchback cars set to be launched in India in 2020.

Q: What are the upcoming cars under 10 lakhs?

A: The upcoming cars that are priced under Rs. 10 Lakhs are the Toyota Urban Cruiser (Rs. 8.00 Lakh), the KIA Sonet (Rs. 7.00 Lakh), the Renault Arkana (Rs. 10.0 Lakh), the Mahindra Thar 2020 (Rs. 10.0 Lakh), the Force Gurkha 2020 (Rs. 10.0 Lakh), the Nissan Sunny 2020 (Rs. 8.50 Lakh), the Tata HBX (Rs. 5.00 Lakh), and the Mitsubishi Xpander (Rs. 10.0 Lakh).

Q: What are the best diesel cars in India?

A: The best diesel cars available in India include the KIA Seltos, the MG Hector, the Hyundai Creta, the Hyundai Venue, the Tata Altroz, the Honda City, the Mahindra Scorpio, the Mahindra Thar, and the Tata Nexon.

Q: What are the cheapest diesel cars in India?

A: The cheapest diesel cars available in India today are the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios (Rs. 5.06 – 8.29 Lakh), the Ford Figo (Rs. 5.49 – 8.15 Lakh), the Ford Freestyle (Rs. 5.99 – 8.49 Lakh), the Ford Aspire (Rs. 6.09 – 8.64 Lakh), and the Honda Amaze (Rs. 6.09 – 9.95 Lakh).

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