Upcoming new India cars 2015 – Part II

"Volkswagen Taigun"

Part I of the article was a good starter, here is the entrée.

8. Hyundai ix25:

The SUV craze is showing its miracles in India and Hyundai wants to cash in on the opportunity. The company is set to launch its compact SUV named ix 25 in 2015. Sharing similarities in size with the Renault Duster, this vehicle looks pretty neat. The name ix25 is just a code name; Hyundai is going to give this compact SUV a different name. The name i20 is quite familiar among Indians and so Hyundai is going to give this compact SUV a new name.

The ix25 has sharp headlamps that are complimented with a chrome grille. A few more noticeable design elements include upward rising window line, wraparound tail-lamps.

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Engine:

Hyundai is most likely giving the ix25 the 1.6 liter petrol and diesel engines as found in the Verna. The Gearboxes are also going to share similarities to the Verna. With a 5–speed and 6-speed manual transmission, the car is going to be a great option for most SUV enthusiasts.

Price:

The ix25 is most likely to storm the Indian market during Mid-2015. The compact is estimated at Rs. 10 lakhs and it is going to compete against Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano and Ford Eco Sport.

This is one of the sleekest models in the list of upcoming new India cars 2015.

9. Hyundai i20 Elite Cross:

Hyundai has officially announced the launch of its i20 based crossover named Elite i20 Cross that is going to be launched in the country in early 2015.

The Elite i20 Cross will be based on Hyundai’s Elite i20 and most likely share the same engines. The styling is going to be a little different and the body structure will be altered to fit into the dynamics of a crossover.

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Engine:

The Elite i20 has a 1.2 liter petrol engine while the diesel variant is powered by a 1.4 liter CRDi diesel motor. The petrol version would produce 83 PS power and 114 Nm torque while the diesel engine would churn 90PS power and 220 Nm torque.

Price:

Although the pricing isn’t official, the Cross would belong to the 8 lakh price bracket & is one of the affordable yet neat car in the list upcoming new India cars in 2015

 

10. Volkswagen Taigun:

Volkswagen is also preparing to set its new SUV into the Indian market at a comparatively affordable price. The Taigun is formulated to tap the emerging markets and draw volumes.

The Taigun made its preview at the Sao Paulo Motor Show and is based on the “New Small Family Platform”

With a concise and clear looking exterior, this is purely a next generation SUV from VW. It carries design hints from the Touareg and carries new LED headlamps along with a large grille along with tremendous space.

This smart yet simple looking mini monster has a touch of sportiness along with sheer sophistication. The SUV also has a touch screen interface that controls multiple functions like Bluetooth, audio player as well as satellite navigation.

"Volkswagen Taigun"- Upcoming new India cars of 2015
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Engine:

The Taigun is powered by a 1 liter TSI engine with 110 BHP power. Volkswagen has adopted a new strategy by extending the range of 3-cylinder petrol engines and has added direct fuel injection plus turbo charging technology. The engine peaks 175 Nm torque at a low 1500 rpm. All of this comes with great fuel efficiency (22 kmpl)

Price:

Volkswagen is set to compete aggressively with Nissan Terrano, Renault Duster, Ford Eco Sport and Maruti’s upcoming SUV. The Taigun will carry a price tag ranging between Rs. 9 lakhs to Rs. 14lakhs and is most likely to be launched in August 2015.

This is one gorgeous model in the list of upcoming new India cars 2015

11. Chevrolet Spin:

Back in 2012, General Motors had bought the Chevrolet Spin in the international market. The MPV is derived from Chevrolet Cobalt and is expected to reach India by the end of 2015. This MPV will compete with Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Nissan Evalia and Honda Mobilio.

The Spin MPV features unique styling with chrome hexagonal grille at the front, large headlamps as well as modified bumpers. It also has fat taillights as well as a small bumper. The MPV is spacious enough for 7 adults and features a lot of comfort along with safety.

"Chevrolet Spin"- Upcoming new India cars 2015
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Engine:

The Spin will be offered in two variants: LT and LTZ that are powered by a 1.8 litre 4 cylinder Econo Flex engine that produces 106 PS power. The Spin will be mated to a 5 speed manual transmission.

Price:

Expected to arrive in August 2015, the Spin will carry a price tag of Rs. 6 lakhs to Rs. 9 lakhs.

This is one of the most awaited models in the list of upcoming new India cars 2015.

12. Chevrolet Trax:

Various entry level compact SUV’s are creating a hubbub in India. Chevrolet will also be joining the league by introducing its compact crossover named Chevrolet Trax SUV. The Trax made its first appearance at the 2012 Paris Motor show and started going on sale in 2013 (only in Europe)

Due to the delayed launch, the Trax is soon to makes its appearance on Indian roads. On first glance, the Trax looks quite like the Chevrolet Captiva SUV, but this car is a little different. The Trax will feature Chevy’s split grille along with large bow logo. The muscular looking Trax will have chunky headlamps as well as large flared wheel arches.

The interiors of the Trax will be most likely adapted from Chevrolet’s Cruze Sedan.

"2015 Chevrolet Trax"- Upcoming new India cars in 2015
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Engine:

The Trax will have a 1.4 liter Turbocharged as well as a 1.6 liter naturally aspirated engine that would power the petrol variants. The Trax will roll out in diesel variants as well. The Diesel variants will powered by the Fiat sourced 1.3 Liter Multi jet unit. The Trax will be offered in front-wheel-drive as well as all-wheel-drive options.

Price:

Expected to launch in August 2015, the Chevrolet Trax will cost anywhere between Rs. 7 lakhs to Rs. 10 Lakhs depending on the variant you choose.

Among SUV enthusiasts this is an awaited model in the list of Upcoming new India cars 2015

13. Honda Jazz:

Honda has confirmed March 2015 launch for the Jazz hatchback. Honda Jazz had a bad reputation in India during recent times. However, Honda has made it clear that it does not want to repeat the same mistake by bringing a very pricey Jazz in India that ultimately led to its downfall.

The new Jazz is expected to cut down all the flaws and bring about new and exciting changes. Mr Kanayama from Honda admits that Honda messed up big time with the pricing strategy of the first Jazz in India.

He also said that “There was some gap between our perception and reality and we learn from various experiences”

"2015 Honda Jazz"- Upcoming new India cars in 2015
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Engine:

The Jazz will be powered by the same 1.5 liter diesel engine that is currently found on the Honda Amaze as well as the City sedan. The Jazz will also have a 1.2 liter petrol engine.

Price:

Honda has finally realized the importance of aggressive pricing in order to promote sales. This time the Honda Jazz is going to be priced between Rs. 4, 70,000 to Rs. 7, 50,000/- which is quite impressive.

This new model of Jazz is an much expected car in the list of upcoming new India cars 2015.

14. Datsun Redi Go:

This is the third car that Japanese automaker has strategically planned for India. Soon to join the Go and GO+ is the Redi Go. Unveiled at the 2014 Auto Expo, this car will be a budget offering from the company. This B-Segment hatchback will sit above the existing GO.

The Redi-Go will have a more futuristic design along with its chrome hexagonal grille, sleek back headlights as well as LED fog lamps.

The Redi GO will be slightly more premium that the GO or the GO+. The car will have standard features like AUX-IN, 2 speakers, Mobile charging point, beige upholstery as well as a dash mounted gear lever and handbrake. This model is for sure the sleekest model in the list of upcoming new India cars 2015.

"Datsun Redi Go 2015"- Upcoming new India cars 2015
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Engine:

The Redi Go will most likely be powered by the same 1.2 liter 3 cylinder engine as found on the previous versions. The engine will churn 67 BHP and 104 Nm of torque. The car may be offered with LPG or CNG fitting.

Price:

The Redi Go is expected to be priced between Rs. 3.5 lakhs to Rs. 5.5 lakhs. The car is expected to be launched in early 2015 in India

Let’s hope these cars are as good as they look.

Stay tuned until we release the list of Upcoming new India cars 2015- part 3 🙂

Upcoming new India cars 2015 – Part 1

"Maruti Suzuki XA Alpha"

2015 is almost here, it’s time for new resolutions, excitement, and the joy of saying “Namaste” to new cars.

This article should give you a sneak-peek into some of the most exciting budget friendly and mid budget upcoming new India cars 2015.

1. Tata Bolt:

As a part of Tata motor’s New Year resolution, the company aims at revamping its brand image in the country.  With the task of paving a path to a new direction, Tata motors had previewed the Tata Bolt at the 2014 Delhi Motor Show.

The Bolt is going to replace the Tata Vista. Although, the Bolt hatchback looks like a re-modified Indica, the company is doing justice to the new car by adding in more contemporary features. With edgy styling, exciting headlights, curvaceous body and large interiors, the car adapts a few cues from its previous generation siblings. For sure this is an expected model in the upcoming new India cars 2015

"Tata Bolt 2015" - upcoming new India cars in 2015
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Engine:

The Bolt will be powered by a 1.2 liter 4 cylinder turbocharged Revotron Petrol Engine that rates at 75 PS and 145 Nm. The diesel variant will comprise of a 1.3 liter-4cylinder turbocharged Quadra Jet Power Plant that will churn out 75 PS power and 190 Nm torque. Both the engines will be driven by a 5-Speed manual gearbox.

Price:

The Expected launch Date of the Tata Bolt is September 2015 and the anticipated price ranges from Rs.5,00, 000 to Rs. 7,00,000/-

 

2. Maruti Suzuki YRA:

With rumors and a lot of buzz spreading like wild-fire over the internet, the latest news suggests that Maruti Suzuki is bringing out a new hatchback with a codename “YRA”.  Designed to take on competitors like Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz etc, the YRA is definitely good news for Maruti Suzuki Swift lovers.

The YRS carries similar headlamps and bumpers that were found on the successful Swift. Albeit the similarities, this hatchback has a premium look and feel complimented by a different look altogether. The YRA will most likely flaunt the wing mirror. The top end versions of the YRA will get chrome door handles; five spoke alloy wheels, rear wiper and defogger. It will also have larger rear bumper, stylish tail lamp and rear spoiler and a touch screen music system.

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Engine:

The YRA is likely to be powered by a 1.2 liter petrol engine and a 1.3 liter diesel engine. The YRA is expected to make its debut sometime in 2015 at any motor show & there is a huge expectation for this car among the upcoming new India cars of 2015

Price:

Although there has been no indication about the price, the car should hopefully snuggle within the 10 Lakh budget.

 

3. Maruti Suzuki Jimny:

Maruti has been planning to launch the much awaited Maruti Jimny for long. The Jimny is an entry-level SUV that is to be brought on Indian roads. According to Maruti Officials, “the Jimny is to be driven in India due to pathetic performance of its Maruti Gypsy model

The Maruti Jimny is going to grab a pleasing amount of the SUV market share in India. Owing to growing demand for entry level SUV’s, the company hopes to bring this SUV soon. The Jimny will be positioned between Maruti Gypsy and Grand Vitara.

"Maruti Suzuki Jimny"
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Engine:

The Jimny SUV will carry a 1.3 liter engine that would have lively performance along with strong fuel efficiency. With 85 PS power under its hood and 109 Nm torque producing capability, this SUV is going to be a great hoff-road machine in India.

Price:

The Maruti Jimny is most likely going to carry a price tag ranging from Rs. 5,50,000 to Rs. 10,00,000/- and might make its debut towards the end of 2015.

A lot of enthusiasts await this model among the upcoming new India cars of 2015

4. Maruti XA Alpha:

Although Maruti has not really been the popular kind in the compact SUV segment, the company has not lost hope. The XA Alpha concept was show at the 2012 Auto Expo held at New-Delhi and the production version is underway. The XA Alpha will be a sub-four-metre SUV that will be designed specifically for the Indian Market. Styling is going to be the prime focus of Maruti. Taking a hint from Mahindra’s XUV 500, the XA Alpha will have some tricks up its sleeves.

Engine:

The Compact car is most likely to use Swift’s 1.2 liter K12 Petrol Engine that would comply with Indian government norms. However, Maruti will introduce the all new 1.5 liter diesel engine from Fiat in the XA Alpha’s Diesel variant.

"Maruti Suzuki XA Alpha" - upcoming new India cars 2015
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Price:

With an estimated price ranging between Rs. 7.5 Lakhs to Rs. 10 Lakhs, the XA Alpha will compete with Ford Eco Sport and Fiat Avventura.

This is a real nice looking model among the upcoming new India cars 2015

5. Renault Lodgy:

Renault Motors are on a roll in the Indian Market. Having made its presence felt on almost every segment, Renault now wants to enter into the MPV market.  The Lodgy is going to be Renault’s new offering in India. This MOV is a product of the company’s Romanian Subsidiary, Dacia, a company that had also created the popular Duster. The Lodgy is a box shaped MPV that has a 7 seat configuration as well as oodles of space all around. Sticking onto a simplistic design and simple interiors, the Lodgy is to compete with Mahindra Xylo, Nissan Evalia and Toyota Innova.

"Renault Lodgy"- upcoming new India cars in 2015
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Engine:

The Lodgy might be offered only in a diesel variant. The 1.5 liter K9K diesel engine that was found on the Fluence might power the Lodgy as well. The engine will produce 110 PS power along with 240 Nm of torque.

Price:

With an expected launch in mid-2015, the Lodgy should carry a price tag ranging from Rs. 7 Lakhs to Rs. 9.50 Lakhs.

It is yet another awaited car in the list of upcoming new India cars of 2015

6. Mahindra S101:

Mahindra is developing a compact SUV to join its successful lineup. This compact will compete with Ford’s Eco Sport. The vehicle is already under development and carries the code name S 101. With aggressive styling that are most likely to be borrowed from the XUV 500, this compact SUV will be placed along with the Quanto, as the entry-level utility vehicle from Mahindra. The S101 is most likely going to carry a clamshell style bonnet that goes perfectly in line with most modern designs. This vehicle is going to be spacious enough to accommodate 6-7 people.

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Engine:

The S 101 will probably be powered by the same diesel engine found on the Quanto that produces 100 bhp power and 240 Nm torque. The S 101 might also carry the 1.5 liter K9K Renault diesel engine.

Price:

Mahindra is aiming at an aggressive pricing. The starting price of the vehicle is most likely going to put the Ford Ecosport to shame. The S 101 is most likely to carry a price tag of Rs. 6 lakh- Rs. 8. 5 Lakh.

Mahindra is known to thrill fans with its SUV models & this is a much awaited model in the list of upcoming new India cars 2015

7. Ford KA:

The Ford Ka is a new anticipated hatchback from Ford. The car carries the code name B562 and is going to be developed by Ford Brazil, just like Eco Sport. The Ka concept was unveiled in Brazil in November 2013 and shares design cues similar to the European Ford Mondeo. Ford says that the Ka concept highlights “bold design, quality engineering and innovative technologies”, and adds that it will be “a new choice for entry-level urban customers”.

The hatchback will most probably be the first of its kind to roll out from Ford’s Sadanand facility in Gujarat. The KA looks bigger and more spacious than the Figo.

"Ford Ka Concept 2015"
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Engine:

The production version of the Ka will consist of the 1 liter 3 cylinder Eco Boost Petrol Engine. The diesel version will have a 1.4 liter TDCI mill. The Ka might also be positioned as the replacement of the Ford Figo. Chances are that Ford might also position the Ka as a competition to the i20 and VW Polo.

Price:

The Ford Ka is most likely going to hit the Indian market in Jan 2015. The Estimated price of the KA would be around 5-7 lakhs.

Check out the list of upcoming new India cars 2015 – Part II  HERE