Upcoming cars and SUVs to launch in 2019
Upcoming cars and SUVs to launch in 2019
This yr noticed mass market and premium carmakers strive and make a larger impression in the Indian market by introducing a lot of facelifts and all-new fashions. 2019 is anticipated to see the identical development proceed. Tata’s a lot anticipated Harrier is scheduled to arrive together with Mahindra’s correct competitor to the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Tata Nexon. Luxurious manufacturers reminiscent of Audi, BMW and Porsche are additionally anticipated to launch a couple of new fashions throughout the first three months of subsequent yr.
Right here’s our listing of the cars and SUVs you’ll be able to anticipate to be introduced to showrooms from January to March 2019:
Nissan Kicks (January 2019)
Whereas it might be bigger outdoors and inside than its international-spec counterpart (thanks to shared underpinnings with Renault’s Captur), the India-spec Nissan Kicks appears to be like fairly comparable, if one reductions a couple of minor beauty adjustments. Nissan is anticipated to equip the Kicks with a 7.0-inch ‘floating’ touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and segment-firsts like a 360-degree digital camera and a telematics-enabled smartwatch. Anticipate the Kicks to share the 106hp, 1.5-litre petrol and the 110hp, 1.5-litre diesel with the Renault Captur. So as to rival the Hyundai Creta, Nissan is anticipated to value the Kicks between Rs 9.four lakh and Rs 15 lakh (ex-showroom).
Tata Harrier (January 2019)
The brand new Harrier is anticipated to make fairly a press release, thanks to its enticing styling, giant dimensions (in half due to sharing the Discovery Sport’s platform) and spacious interiors. Whereas it can solely launch in front-wheel drive format with a single diesel-manual powertrain choice (the 140hp, 2.0-litre engine and 6-speed gearbox have been sourced from Fiat), it can include a terrain choose mode, comparable to what its rival, the Jeep Compass will get. The Harrier may even be nicely geared up for its class and be priced competitively for what it’s – an on-road price ticket of between Rs 16 lakh and Rs 21 lakh is anticipated.
Toyota Camry (Janaury 2019)
The brand new Camry shares its all-new front-wheel-drive platform with the Lexus ES 300h that launched just lately in India, which suggests its wheelbase has elevated, thereby liberating extra room inside. Most likely the sportiest trying Camry but, the cabin now will get a dashboard with a sweeping design, and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system integrated in the centre console. The brand new Camry is anticipated to come in petrol and hybrid types – the previous is a 176hp, 2.5-litre engine whereas the latter combines the identical petrol motor with a 118hp (88kW) electrical motor, taking whole output to 208hp.
Honda Civic (February 2019)
Whereas the India didn’t get the latest-gen Civic, it can lastly arrive in facelift kind with a 140hp, 1.8-litre petrol engine and the CR-V’s 120hp, 1.6-litre diesel motor. The previous will come mated to both a 6-speed guide or an computerized transmission whereas the latter will include a a 6-speed guide solely. The rival to the Hyundai Elantra, Skoda Octavia and Toyota Corolla Altis appears to be like much more fashionable and is a lot better geared up than the earlier mannequin that was discontinued a couple of years in the past in India. This could assist Honda make a much bigger dent in the section this time round.
Jeep Compass Trailhawk (February 2019)
The coveted diesel-automatic model of the Compass will lastly launch right here after fairly a couple of delays. Moreover having a brand new 9-speed computerized, the Compass Trailhawk can be way more succesful off-road because it sits 20mm greater than the usual mannequin, higher strategy (30 diploma) and departure (33.6 diploma) angles and has a a further ‘Rock’ mode for the Selec-Terrain 4WD mode selector.
Porsche Macan facelift (March 2019)
The refreshed Macan could not look all that totally different in contrast to the outgoing mode, however there are minor styling tweaks together with adjustments on the within that embrace an up to date infotainment system. Like its bigger sibling, the Cayenne, the brand new Macan is not going to include a diesel choice, and solely have a petroleum engine lineup.
Hyundai compact SUV (March-April 2019)
Codenamed the QXi, the brand new Hyundai compact SUV can have loads of design cues from the present vary of Hyundai cars such because the cascading grille and the Kona-like break up headlamp items. From the aspect, the Nexon rival is anticipated to seem like its bigger stable-mate, the Hyundai Creta. Engine choices are anticipated to embrace a 118hp, 1.0-litre turbo-petrol and a 115hp, 1.5-litre diesel engine that’s BS-VI-compliant.
Manufacturing-spec Mahindra S201 (first quarter 2019)
Mahindra hasn’t had a lot success in the compact SUV section. Because the model’s TUV300 and NuvoSport didn’t set gross sales charts on hearth, Mahindra will introduce a correct, monocoque-bodied rival to the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Tata Nexon. Nonetheless, it’s anticipated to be priced at a little bit of a premium in contrast to its rivals as Mahindra will endow it with segment-first equipment in the type of a sunroof, a big touchscreen, cruise management and dual-zone local weather management. Primarily a modified model of the SsangYong Tivoli, the production-spec S201 is anticipated to be powered by the Marazzo’s 1.5-litre diesel engine and a brand new 1.2-litre turbo-petrol motor.
Audi A8 (early 2019)
Like the present mannequin, the brand new A8 will come in long-wheelbase guise and get a clear, up to date dashboard, a restyled multi-function steering wheel and touchscreen controls comparable to these seen on the Prologue idea automotive. The cabin may even characteristic a high-definition digital instrument show and a brand new MMI (Multimedia Interface) system with two separate shows on the centre console – a 10.1-inch unit and an 8.6-inch curved one. The India-spec A8 L is probably going to be powered by a 250hp, 3.0-litre, six-cylinder diesel engine.
Audi A6 (early 2019)
The all-new A6 has been given important updates to sustain with competitors just like the BMW 5-series and Mercedes-Benz E-class. Anticipated to include mild-hybrid petrol and diesel powertrains , the cabin will get three giant screens – a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel, a 10.1-inch display screen on high of the central console, and one other 8.6-inch display screen under it. The brand new mannequin can be claimed to be extra spacious on the within.
Maruti Suzuki WagonR (early 2019)
The brand new WagonR continues with its conventional tall-boy design, which maximises inside house. Whereas the latest-gen mannequin is already on sale in Japan, the India-spec hatchback will sport a special look. The 1.0-litre petrol engine will proceed with 5-speed guide and MAT choices although an all-electric model can be anticipated at a later date. The Hyundai Santro and Tata Tiago rival is not going to be based mostly on Suzuki’s new Heartect platform, in order to assist preserve prices in examine.
Mercedes-Benz A-class (early 2019)
Because the next-gen A-class is predicated on a modified model of the outgoing mannequin’s MFA platform and contains a 30mm longer wheelbase. The added size has elevated the newborn Merc’s partiality and gives more room in the cabin. Inside, the spotlight of the brand new A-class is the widescreen cockpit show, which options twin 10.3-inch screens with digital instrumentation and touchscreen infotainment.
Ford Figo facelift (early 2019)
The refreshed Figo gained’t be all that totally different from the Aspire facelift that arrived earlier this yr. The hatchback is anticipated to get the identical 96hp, 1.2-litre petrol, 123hp, 1.5-litre petrol and 100hp, 1.5-litre diesel engine choices, together with a 5-speed guide for the 1.2 petrol and 1.5 diesel and a , 6-speed torque convertor computerized for the 1.5 petrol. The outsides and insides may even be comparable, down to the brand new 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Ford’s Sync3.
BMW X4 (early 2019)
The second-gen BMW X4 is noticeably bigger than the X3, on which it’s based mostly. At launch, anticipate two powertrain choices – a 252hp, 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol in the X4 xDrive30i and a 265hp, 3.0-litre, six-cylinder diesel in the xDrive30d. The interiors and tools is shared with the brand new X3, which incorporates the most recent iDrive infotainment system with a 6.5-inch show as customary or a 10.3-inch unit accessible as an choice.
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