Upcoming cars in India in 2022 -2023
The Indian automotive industry is ever-evolving, and so are the customers’ tastes and preferences. Soon, the Indian market will get an array of options, from EVs to SUVs to sedans, from several mainstream and luxury carmakers.
If you have plans for a new car in the near future, this article might come in handy. To find a curated list, click on “upcoming cars” in the car section, and apply filters accordingly as per your preferences.
However, below is a small list of a few cars that will launch in ’22-’23.
It is the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga in Toyota guise. Toyota adopted the same route with the Rumion as with the Glanza and the Urban Cruiser. The Toyota Rumion’s engine specifications include a 1.5-litre petrol engine that generates 103bhp and 138Nm of torque. The upcoming Toyota Rumion could get a five-speed manual unit and a four-speed torque converter.
In terms of appearance, the Toyota Rumion’s exterior could get dual-pod headlamps, LED tail lights, a new three-slat chrome grille, alloy wheels, etc. However, the rest will remain identical to the Ertiga. The features customers can expect are a touchscreen infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, auto HVA, and more. The Toyota Rumion will take on the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Renault Triber, and the Maruti Suzuki XL6.
As for the price, the Toyota Glanza’s and the Urban Cruiser’s prices are higher than their Maruti Suzuki versions. So, a higher price than the Ertiga customers can expect.
Hyundai New Elantra
The updated Hyundai Elantra gets a massive change in design. Like the new-age Hyundai cars, the upcoming Hyundai Elantra’s exterior will also get the Parametric-jewel pattern on its grille. The new Elantra would be 56mm longer, and the wheelbase would be 20mm longer than the outgoing. Overseas, the new Elantra gets a lower ride height by 20mm, but that would be unfeasible for Indian roads. Under the bonnet, the Hyundai Elantra might get the existing combination of a 2.0-litre petrol engine coupled with a CVT automatic. In addition, it might get the same power delivery as before, with 147bhp and 264Nm.
The upcoming Elantra might get a 2.0-litre diesel engine as well.
Since the Honda Civic and Toyota Altis are no longer in India, the Hyundai Elantra only rivals the Skoda Octavia.
In terms of pricing, customers can expect the price of the Elantra to be above Rs15 lakh.
Renault City KZ-E
Renault India has big plans to enter the EV segment. Their first electric vehicle will be the Renault City KZ-E, which will share the platform with the Renault Kwid and the Renault Triber. The front fascia of the Renault City KZ-E features the same exterior design as the facelifted Renault Kwid that was launched in India last year. As per the images of the China-spec Renault City KZ-E, its interior is identical to the Renault Kwid. The China-spec gets a 26.8kWh battery pack. It takes four hours for a full charge via a 6.6kWh AC charger. DC fast charging is compatible with the City K-ZE and can power the batteries from 30 to 80 per cent in thirty minutes. The hatchback may make its debut later this year.
It will lock horns with the electric cars from Tata Motors, Hyundai, and Maruti Suzuki India.
The next-generation Toyota Innova Crysta might debut early next year. It will be a complete makeover with the same body silhouette.
The upcoming Innova might get the same 2.7-litre petrol engine and 2.4-litre diesel engine as the current model. Moreover, there are chances that it will receive an electrified motor.
As per the images, the next-gen Innova has a new set of alloy wheels, new LED front and rear taillights, and revamped C-pillar and quarter glass, to name a few. As far as pricing is concerned, the expected starting price of the Innova Crysta could be from Rs20 lakh onwards. It will take on the likes of the Kia Carnival, Kia Carens, Hyundai Alcazar, and Mahindra XUV700, to name a few.
Mahindra Scorpio N
Recently, Mahindra and Mahindra unveiled the new Scorpio N. The company has also announced the global debut of the Scorpio N, which will take place on June 27, 2022. The new Scorpio is still under the camouflage wrap and testing stage. As claimed, the SUV will have a ground clearance of 205mm, and it will get Frequency Selective Damping technology at the rear corners.
The upcoming Scorpio could get petrol and diesel units. As per some sources, the 2.0-litre turbo-petrol unit will generate 168bhp, while the 2.2-litre diesel engine will get two states of tune: 128bhp and 158bhp. In the latter engine, the power will vary due to the transmission type.
Like the Mahindra XUV700, the upcoming Scorpio-N could be feature-loaded as well. The expected price of the Mahindra Scorpio-N could be Rs11 lakh onwards.
Kia India has plans to make a foray into the hatchback segment. The Kia Rio could be Kia India’s first hatchback that will take on the likes of its sibling, the Hyundai i20. The Kia Rio is related to the Hyundai i20. As per the images, the Kia Rio sports the signature ‘Tiger Nose’ grille, similar to the Kia Carens.
Like other Kia cars sold in India, such as the Sonet and Seltos, the international-spec Kia Rio interior is almost identical. It also gets a floating touchscreen, a dark dual-colour dash, and faux leather.
As for its powertrain, the Kia Rio could get a 1.2-litre petrol engine in India. It might get a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic as transmission options. Once launched, it will lock horns with the Hyundai i20, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, and Tata Altroz, to name a few. The Kia Rio’s price could fall between Rs6 lakh and Rs12 lakh.
However, there have been no official announcements made regarding the Kia Rio.
So, above were the cars that will arrive either this year or next year. Stay tuned to autoX for the updated list of upcoming cars in India 2022, new launches, comparisons, reviews, and the latest news.