Team AckodriveJun 6, 2022
In 2020, India emerged as the fifth-largest automobile market, and it is one of the rapidly growing automotive markets in the world. The car manufacturers are aware of this fact and trying to tap into one of the world's biggest markets. It's not only the market that is evolving but the buyer sentiments too. The shift towards SUVs (Sports Utility Vehicles) and cars with newer technology has led car brands to bring new models to the country. In this article, let's have a look at the list of upcoming cars in India.
Here’s the list of car models that is expected to hit the Indian market in 2021/2022.
|Model||Expected launch date||Expected price (ex-showroom)|
|New Maruti Alto||First-half of 2022||Rs. 3.50 lakhs to Rs. 5 lakhs|
|New Maruti Celerio||November 2021||4.50 lakhs to Rs 6 lakhs|
|Maruti Baleno Facelift||February 2022||Rs. 6 lakhs to Rs 10 lakhs|
|New Maruti Crossover||Mid-2022||Rs. 6.50 lakhs to Rs 11 lakhs|
|New Maruti Vitara Brezza||Late-2022||Rs. 8 lakhs to Rs 12 lakhs|
|Citroen C3||March 2022||Rs. 5 lakhs to Rs 9 lakhs|
|Mahindra Marazzo Petrol||Mid-2022||Rs. 13 lakhs to Rs 15 lakhs|
|Maruti Jimny||November 2022||Rs. 7 lakhs to Rs 11 lakhs|
|New Hyundai Elantra||December 2022||Rs. 16 lakhs to Rs 20 lakhs|
|New-gen Mahindra Scorpio||February 2022||Rs. 10 lakhs to Rs 14 lakhs|
|New Skoda Kodiaq||December 2021||Rs. 33 lakhs to Rs 36 lakhs|
|Honda N7X||Late-2022||Rs. 12 lakhs to Rs 16 lakhs|
|Kia Seltos 7-seater||January 2022||Rs. 13 lakhs to Rs 20 lakhs|
|Hyundai Palisade||Late-2022||Rs. 30 lakhs to Rs 35 lakhs|
|Skoda Slavia||Early-2022||Rs. 11 lakhs to Rs. 15 lakhs|
If you are planning for a car purchase in the near future, it’s worth keeping an eye on these new models. Below are more details of the upcoming car launches in India.
Expected launch date: First-half of 2022Expected price: 3.50 lakhs to Rs. 5 lakhs
Maruti Alto is one of the best-selling entry-level hatchbacks in India. However, it’s been in the Indian market for quite some time, and it’s starting to show its age. To counter that, Maruti Suzuki is gearing up with the new-gen model.
Expected to feature an all-new design despite retaining its original silhouette.
Longer wheelbase than the current model.
Newly designed headlamp and tail light cluster,
Expected to offer more headroom, legroom and shoulder room.
Maruti Suzuki may equip the new Alto with the bigger 1-litre petrol engine.
Gearbox options may remain the same: 5-speed manual and AMT.
Expected launch date: November 2021Expected price: 4.50 lakhs to Rs 6 lakhs
Maruti Celerio is a compact hatchback that suits the buyers looking for a budget-friendly vehicle. However, the Celerio is also ageing with the entry of new and modern competitors. Hence, Maruti Suzuki is readying the new-gen Celerio.
Updated exterior design with revamped front grille and bumper.
New sporty alloy wheels for the top-spec model.
Revised rear end with the wraparound tail light cluster.
Updated interior with redesigned centre console and new features.
The new Celerio is expected to get the same 1-litre petrol engine mated to a 5-speed manual or AMT gearbox.
Expected launch date: February 2022Expected price: Rs. 6 lakhs to Rs 10 lakhs
The Baleno is a premium hatchback from the stable of Maruti Suzuki. Baleno is one of the best-selling premium hatchbacks in India. To tackle the emerging competition in India, Maruti Suzuki is expected to come up with a facelifted avatar of the Baleno.
It is expected to get new front and rear fascia.
May feature a redesigned tail light cluster.
Interior may receive its share of updates in the form of a tweaked dashboard and steering wheel.
Maruti Suzuki is likely to equip the new Baleno with a larger display for the infotainment system.
A fully digital instrument cluster.
It is expected to get the same 1.2-litre petrol engine with mild-hybrid technology.
Expected launch date: Mid-2022Expected price: Rs. 6.50 lakhs to Rs 11 lakhs
In recent years, the buyer sentiments in the Indian market has shifted towards SUVs/crossovers. To cater to the demand, Maruti Suzuki is expected to launch a new crossover in India based on the Baleno premium hatchback. However, not much is known about the upcoming vehicle.
It is expected to be based on Baleno’s platform.
Maruti Suzuki may carry over the interior design from Baleno.
It may come with a rugged exterior design to suit its crossover tag.
Mechanically, it may feature the same 1.2-litre petrol engine seen on the Baleno.
Expected launch date: Late-2022Expected price: Rs. 8 lakhs to Rs 12 lakhs
Maruti Vitara Brezza has been one of the best-selling compact SUVs in the Indian market. However, the Vitara Brezza has lost its shine over the years due to the advent of new competitors. Hence, Maruti Suzuki is developing a new avatar of the Brezza that is expected to hit the Indian roads in 2022.
Revamped exterior design with new front and rear fascia.
Likely to get Maruti Suzuki’s lightweight Heartect platform.
It is expected to get additional safety features.
It may come with new features such as connected car tech, a wireless charger, an electric sunroof, etc.
Maruti Suzuki is likely to offer the 1,5-litre diesel and petrol engine options.
Expected launch date: March 2022Expected price: Rs. 5 lakhs to Rs 9 lakhs
The Citroen C3 is a crossover hatchback from the stable of the French automaker. It is expected to go on sale in India sometime in March 2022. The C3 will rival the likes of Maruti Ignis and Tata Punch. Below are more details about the upcoming Citroen C3.
The C3 features a quirky design with signature Citroen design elements such as a double-slat chrome grille.
Funky dual-tone interior with a large infotainment display taking centre stage.
Loaded with features such as a digital instrument cluster, touchscreen display for the infotainment system, etc.
It is expected to draw power from a 1.2-litre petrol engine mated to a 5-speed manual or 7-speed automatic gearbox.
The C3 will be manufactured in India.
Expected launch date: Mid-2022Expected price: Rs. 13 lakhs to Rs 15 lakhs
Mahindra Marazzo is an MPV (Multi-purpose Vehicle) that is sold with the sole diesel engine option. Mahindra is expected to introduce the petrol variant of the MPV in 2022. Below are more details of the Marazzo petrol.
The exterior design of the Marazzo petrol is likely to be similar to the diesel model except for some minor design changes.
The petrol model is expected to get a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine.
The interior too is likely to remain the same as the diesel model.
Apart from the standard 6-speed manual gearbox, the petrol variant may also get an automatic gearbox.
Expected launch date: November 2022Expected price: Rs. 7 lakhs to Rs 11 lakhs
Maruti Jimny is an SUV that is sold worldwide by Suzuki. Maruti Suzuki also manufactures the Jimny in India and exports to foreign markets. Now the Indian automaker is gearing up to introduce the Jimny in the Indian market in 2022.
India is expected to get the 5-door version of the Jimny SUV.
Likely to be sold through Maruti Suzuki’s premium NEXA dealership network.
The Jimny features an old-school boxy exterior design.
The Jimny is expected to use the same 1,5-litre petrol engine that does its duty on the Vitara Brezza and Ertiga, Ciaz and S-Cross.
Transmission options may include a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic gearbox.
Expected launch date: December 2022Expected price: Rs. 16 lakhs to Rs 20 lakhs
Hyundai is planning to introduce the new-gen Elantra sedan in the Indian market in 2022. It comes with a comprehensive update and gets a host of advanced features. It also features a radically new design when compared to the currently sold model.
Updated expeditor design with a new front fascia.
Newly designed headlamps and tail light cluster with LED lighting.
The sedan’s interior is likely to feature a new steering wheel and gear lever.
The car also gets a host of advanced safety features.
The new Elantra is likely to get a 2-litre petrol engine paired to an automatic gearbox.
Expect the India-spec model to get a diesel variant with the 2-litre diesel engine.
Expected launch date: February 2022Expected price: Rs. 10 lakhs to Rs 14 lakhs
The Mahindra Scorpio is one of the most popular SUVs in the Indian market. Mahindra is expected to launch the new fourth-gen Scorpio in India in 2022 with a host of updates to the exterior design and features.
The new-gen Scorpio is expected to get a new body-on-frame chassis, similar to the new Thar.
Expect a comprehensive update for the exterior design.
The interior is likely to be revamped with a new design, dashboard and features.
The SUV may come with advanced safety equipment and creature comfort features.
The new Scorpio is expected to draw power from a 2.2-litre diesel and 2-litre petrol engine.
Transmission options may include a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
Expected launch date: December 2021Expected price: Rs. 33 lakhs to Rs 36 lakhs
The Skoda Kodiaq is a full-size 7-seater SUV discontinued in India after implementing BS6 emission norms. But now, Skoda is expected to introduce the BS6 avatar of the Kodiaq in the coming months.
The new Kodiaq may feature a new front fascia and subtle changes to the side and rear profile.
The interior may also feature subtle updates, but the dashboard layout is likely to remain unchanged.
The new Kodiaq will come to India via CKD (Completely Knocked Down) route.
The SUV is expected to draw power from a 2-litre petrol engine mated to a 7-speed automatic gearbox.
The Kodiaq will also get an all-wheel-drive system.
Expected launch date: Late-2022Expected price: Rs. 12 lakhs to Rs 16 lakhs
The N7X moniker is related to a concept that Honda recently revealed. It is a three-row SUV that could come to India in 2022, and it may bear a different name. Below are more details of this upcoming Honda SUV.
The SUV is likely to feature Honda’s new design philosophy with a large chrome grille at the front.
The interior is expected to be similar to the India-spec City sedan.
The SUV is likely to be equipped with a sunroof, touchscreen infotainment system, AC vents for third-row seats, etc.
It is expected to draw power from a 1,5-litre petrol and diesel engine with manual and automatic gearbox choices.
Expected launch date: January 2022Expected price: Rs. 13 lakhs to Rs 20 lakhs
The Kia Seltos has been a popular SUV in the Indian market. Now, Kia is planning to introduce the 7-seater variant of the SUV in India in 2022. It will rival the likes of Mahindra XUV700 and Hyundai Alcazar, Tata Safari and MG Hector Plus.
The overall exterior design of the 7-seater model is likely to be similar to the currently sold model.
It will feature a longer wheelbase than the 5-seater model.
The interior of the 7-seater variant is expected to be a carry-over from the 5-seater variant.
It is likely to be equipped with advanced creature comfort and safety features.
The three-row SUV is expected to get 2-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine on the mechanical front.
Expected launch date: Late-2022Expected price: Rs. 30 lakhs to Rs 35 lakhs
The Hyundai Palisade is South Korean automaker’s flagship offering. It is a large SUV, and the dimensions are larger than the likes of the Toyota Fortuner. Hyundai is expected to launch the flagship SUV in India sometime in 2022.
The SUV features Hyundai’s signature design elements, such as a large,cascading front grille and headlights integrated into the bumper.
The SUV features a futuristic interior design with premium features such as a digital instrument cluster, premium audio system, connected car tech, etc.
It is likely to get advanced safety features, including a host of driver assistance features.
The global-spec model gets a 3.8-litre V6 petrol engine.
The India-spec model may get a smaller engine to keep the costs down.
Expected launch date: Early-2022Expected price: Rs. 11 lakhs to Rs 15 lakhs
The Skoda Salvia is a new sedan developed by the Czech automaker. It is expected to be the replacement for the Rapid sedan in the Indian market. Skoda is likely to introduce the new sedan in India in the first half of 2022.
The sedan will be based on the localised MQB-A0-IN platform.
The exterior design of the Slavia will feature the new Skoda grille, LED lighting and a flowing roofline.
The sedan is expected to be loaded to the gill when it comes to features.
The sedan may get ventilated seats, connected car tech, a digital instrument cluster, etc.
The sedan is expected to draw power from a 1-litre and 1.5-litre petrol engine.
Transmission options may include a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
Note: All prices mentioned in this article are speculative and not the final price.
New Maruti Celerio
Maruti Baleno facelift
New Maruti Crossover
New Maruti Vitara Brezza
Mahindra Marazzo Petrol
New Hyundai Elantra
Kia Seltos 7-seater
Here are some commonly asked questions related to upcoming cars in India.
Are there any upcoming cars launching in India under Rs. 5 lakhs?
Yes, the new Maruti Alto and Maruti Celerio are the upcoming cars in India that may cost under Rs. 5 lakhs.
Which are the upcoming SUVs in India?
The below SUVs are expected to launch in India in the coming months.
New Maruti Vitara Brezza
New-gen Mahindra Scorpio
New Skoda Kodiaq
Kia Seltos 7-seater
I’m looking to buy a new sedan. Which are the upcoming sedans in India?
A couple of new sedans are expected to be launched in India: Skoda Slavia and New Hyundai Elantra.
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