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New Cars Launching in India 2020 - By Whatzoff

27/12/2019

New Cars Launching in India 2020

EV (Electric Vehicles) launch in 2020

Audi e-tron

While the India-spec e-tron’s specifications have not been revealed yet, the model is expected to be similar to its European counterpart. The 5-seat e-SUV sits between the Q5 and Q7, and gets a 95kWh battery pack which powers two electric motors – a 125kW unit at the front and 140kW unit at the rear – with a total of 360hp and 561Nm of torque sent to all four wheels. In Boost mode, this is cranked up to 408hp and 661Nm, and in that mode, the e-tron cracks 0-100kph in 5.7sec, and is limited to a top speed of 200kph. A real-world range of around 300km can be expected. The e-tron can be charged to 80 percent in just 30min via a DC fast-charger, but it’ll take 8.5hr via a 400V three-phase outlet. Every e-tron buyer in India will get a standard home-charging setup, but fast-chargers will be installed at select dealerships.

Coming Early 2020

Price From Rs 1.4 crore

 

Jaguar I-Pace

The I-Pace will be one of the first fully electric models from Jaguar to come to India. It uses uses two electric motors, placed on each axle to enable all-wheel drive. The synchronous permanent magnet motors deliver the equivalent of 400hp and 695Nm of torque and helps the SUV achieve 0-100kph in 4.8 sec. According to Jaguar, charging up to 80 percent on a 50kW charger will take 1hr 25min and a 30min charge will deliver 125km of range. Key rivals to the I-Pace are the Mercedes-Benz EQC and the Audi e-tron.

Coming End 2020

Price From Rs 1.5 crore

 

Mahindra eKUV100

Mahindra has pushed the launch of the eKUV100 to early 2020 and now the model will come with

an updated electric motor that makes 40kW (54.4hp). The battery can be charged in just 5hr 45min using a regular charger or 55min on a fast charger. The only downside, however, appears to be that the battery is rated at 15.9kWh and that the claimed maximum driving range is just around 120km. With the eKUV100, Mahindra could start a niche of affordable high-riding EV hatchbacks in India, a segment that currently has no rival.

Coming Early 2020

Price From Rs 10 lakh

 Mahindra XUV300 EV (S210)

The all-electric XUV300 will sit above the eKUV100 and is expected to hit showrooms around April 2020. It will be powered by a near-130hp electric motor that will draw juice from a 40kWh battery pack. It will have a range of 300km and come with DC fast-charging capabilities. Apart from the aforemented EV tech, the XUV300 EV will share its underpinnings, interior and body panels with the standard vehicle. However, there are talks of it getting a slightly altered exterior styling. It will be priced below the Hyundai Kona in our market.

Coming April 2020

Price From Rs 15 lakh

 

Mahindra-Ford Aspire EV

Mahindra’s second electric sedan will be based on the Ford Aspire. Essentially, the first product to be co-developed by the recently announced Mahindra-Ford tie-up, this new sedan will get to showrooms sometime by the end of 2020. The Aspire-based EV will not be based on the sub-four-metre version that’s sold here, but instead a full-sized sedan, the same 4.2m-long Aspire that Ford exports to markets like South Africa. Ford will provide just the ‘glider’ or body shell without the engine and transmission to Mahindra Electric, that, in turn, will add in its in-house-developed electric powertrain. A high-voltage 380V system is being developed to match a larger battery back. Mahindra is readying a 60kW (81.5hp) motor along with a bigger 25kWh battery pack. The company is targeting a real-world range of around 150km. Mahindra will initially target this new sedan for corporate customers as a fleet vehicle and then eventually for private buyers.

Coming  Late 2020

Price From Rs 15 lakh

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R EV

Maruti Suzuki will bring its first EV based on the Wagon R sometime in late 2020. The company has already been testing no less than 50 EV prototypes all across India that are based on the Japanese-market Wagon R but for here. The model will look significantly different and will be based on the India-spec Wagon R. Not much is known about the Wagon R EV for India but we can surely confirm that the model will have around 130km of range and will support fast charging.

Coming End 2020

Price From Rs 10 lakh

 

MG ZS EV

The MG ZS EV is expected to hit the showrooms by the end of this year. It will come with a 44.5kWh battery pack and will be good for 262km range from a single charge. With a 7kW AC power supply, MG says the battery will take 7hr to charge and though a 50kW DC fast charger would be able to charge the battery to 80 percent in around 40min. A synchronous electric motor that develops 143hp and 353Nm of torque will drive the front wheels.

Coming January 2020

Price From Rs 22 lakh

 

Porsche Taycan

The first full-electric Porsche for the world will come to India by October 2020. The company will offer chargers at various hotels and will also install them at the owner’s residence and office, according to requirements. The Taycan also stands out for being the first car to use an 800V electrical system, enabling charging at 350kW, which can give 100km of range in 5min minutes, or take the battery from 5 percent to 80 percent in around 20min. It’s two electric motors producing a combined 625hp and 850Nm in the Turbo, deliver a 0-100kph time of 3.2sec. In the Turbo S, variant, they hit a peak of 760hp and 1,050Nm with an overboost function that shortens that sprint to 2.8sec. Performance is enhanced by a 2-speed gearbox on the rear axle, which has a short ratio for maximum acceleration from a standstill. Depending on the selected mode, the Taycan can also switch between four-, rear- and front-wheel drive. The Taycan Turbo will have an official range of 452km based on the latest test regime and the Turbo S at 420km. Interior highlights include the 911-derived driving position and the eye-catching use of a configurable 16.8-inch digital instrument panel, a 10.9-inch infotainment screen and an 8.4-inch screen for the climate control below that. Buyers have the option of adding a fourth 10.9-inch touchscreen for the front passenger too.

Coming mid-2020

Price From Rs 2.5 crore

 

Tata Altroz EV

The Tata Altroz EV is expected to come some time in the second half of 2020. The car was shown for the first time at the Geneva motor show earlier this year. While the company has not revealed any specifications yet, we know that the model will have a targeted range of around 250-300km and a charging time of around 60min. The EV-version of the Altroz will feature same body and interiors as the standard hatchback but will have minor changes like a different alloy wheel design.

Coming End 2020

Price From Rs 10 lakh

 

Tata Nexon EV

The Nexon EV will be based on the refreshed Nexon and is expected to hit the market by March 2020. It will feature Tata’s Ziptron EV tech and will have a range of around 300km. The model will come with an all-digital instrument cluster and other creature comforts just like the standard SUV. It’s expected to be priced in the Rs 15-17 lakh range. It’s battery pack will be encased in a high-strength steel casing and boasts an IP67 rating. Tata Motors will offer a standard 8-year warranty on the battery pack and motor.

Coming  March 2020

Price From Rs 15 lakh

Volvo XC40 Recharge EV

The XC40 Recharge is expected to make it to India next year. It features a 408hp twin-motor setup with a claimed range of more than 400km. The four-wheel-drive electric SUV features two 204hp electric motors, one mounted on each axle, that combine to offer 408hp and 660Nm of torque. It largely retains the exterior and interior styling of the conventional XC40, albeit with the addition of a new sealed fascia. Most of the interior bits are shared too. Volvo may bring the SUV to India via the CKD route.

Coming End 2020

Price From Rs 70 lakh

 

Hatchbacks launch in 2020

 

Hyundai i20

The popular i20 will see a full model change in 2020. Spy shots confirm the car will be more of an evolution of its predecessor. It will get Hyundai’s new cascading grille, with an array of LED lights at the front and at the back. The new i20’s headlamps merge with the grille, giving it a look similar to that of the recently launched Elantra facelift. On the inside, expect the new car to come with more tech and features, with top variants getting a sunroof. Hyundai will also include its new Blue Link connected car tech in the next-gen i20 hatchback. Under the hood, it will come with a BS6-compliant, 1.5-litre diesel and a 1.2-litre petrol engine. Hyundai will also include the 1.0-litre turbo GDI petrol engine on the i20 that made its debut on the Venue compact SUV in India.

Coming: Mid-2020

Engines: 1.2P, 1.0P, 1.5D

Price: From Rs 5.5 lakh

 

Maruti Suzuki Celerio

The current-gen Celerio has been on sale since 2014 and has been a steady seller for Maruti in India. The new Celerio (codename: Y1B) will be launched in the second half of 2020. Like all other newer Marutis, including the S-Presso, it will use the lighter yet stiffer Heartect platform. Maruti will offer the new Celerio with the 1.0-litre, BS6-compliant petrol engine and a CNG option.

Coming: End 2020

Engines: 1.0P

Price: From RS 4.2 lakh

 

Maruti Suzuki Ignis Facelift

The Ignis will get a mid-cycle update next year. The refreshed model will get styling tweaks up

front and a refreshed interior as well. It will also get the BS6-compliant, 1.2-litre petrol engine, mated to either a 5-speed manual or an AMT. The new SmartPlay Studio infotainment will also be included in the updated Ignis, which will make it more competitive.

Coming: Mid-2020

Engines: 1.2P

Price: From Rs 4.8 lakh

 

Tata Tiago facelift

The Tiago is sure to benefit from the major styling tweaks and the new features. The update will give the Tiago an angular nose, similar to the Altroz. The facelift will comply with crash-test and pedestrian safety norms. Tata, however, will drop the 1.0-litre diesel, which means only the 1.2-litre petrol mated to either a 5-speed manual or an AMT will be on offer.

Coming: Early 2020

Engines: 1.2P

Price: From Rs 4.3 lakh

 

Tata Altroz

The Altroz will mark Tata’s entry into the premium hatchback segment in India – one that includes the likes of the Hyundai i20 and the Maruti Baleno. The Tata Altroz is expected to come with three engine options – the 85hp, 1.2-litre, naturally aspirated, three-cylinder motor from the Tiago; a 102hp, 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol that’s shared with the Nexon and Tiago JTP; and a 90hp version of the Nexon’s 1.5-litre, four-cylinder, turbo-diesel motor. It was expected to arrive late 2019, and there were talks of it launching with BS4-compliant engines, followed by BS6 units later. This plan, however, was scrapped and Tata did a rethink as planning in the first phase would have been complicated. We can now confirm that Tata Motors has pushed the launch to early 2020, in order to equip the Altroz with BS6-compliant engines.

Coming: Early 2020

Engines: 1.2P, 1.2P, 1.5D

Price: From Rs 5.3 lakh

Sedan launch in 2020

Audi A8 L

The latest avatar of Audi’s largest sedan has been on sale overseas for quite some time now. The model will finally head to India at the end of this year and rival the S-class and the 7 Series. Just like the new A6, the A8 L will also feature a barrage of new technology including dual touchscreens. As always, the new A8 L will focus on rear-seat comfort, which means one can expect individual seats for the second row with massage function and footrests. The A8 L will feature LED lights all around, and under the hood, a 3.0-litre V6 turbo-petrol will be on duty. This engine will also come with mild-hybrid tech. There will be no diesel engine on the new A8 L in India.

Coming Late 2019

Engines 3.0P

Price From Rs 1.1 crore

Bentley Flying Spur

The third-gen Flying Spur gets all-new chassis, suspension, fresh W12 engine and 8-speed DCT gearbox. The model is now underpinned by the Volkswagen MSB platform that is also used by other models like the Porsche Panamera. The 635hp W12 engine continues to carry the 6.0-litre displacement but has been thoroughly reworked. The company claims a 0-100kph time of 3.8sec with top speed at around 333kph. The model also gets four-wheel steering and an active all-wheel-drive system. The plush interiors are a step ahead and now come with multiple touchscreen displays and digital dials along with wireless charging and more gadgetry. It also gets a unique three-dimensional leather upholstery and  optional ‘cathedral window’ quilting.

Coming Mid-2020

Engines 6.0P

Price From Rs 4.06 crore

 

BMW M3/M4

The seventh-gen M3 and M4 be powered by a significantly upgraded six-cylinder engine that will be capable of producing more than 500hp in its top form. The 3.0-litre twin-turbo petrol (Codename S58) is being readied to rev beyond 7,000rpm and deliver a much higher specific output. The new cars will see a power bump of around 11 percent in the standard M4 with claimed outputs of at least 480hp. Apart from the engine upgrades, the new models will see stiffer yet lighter construction and unique styling tweaks that will, like always differentiate it from the standard cars.

Coming Mid-2020

Engines 3.0P

Price From Rs 1.3 crore

 

BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe

BMW’s 2 Series Gran Coupe will see a world premiere this month and we can already tell you it’s headed to a showroom near you. The new model is slated to go head to head with Mercedes’ A sedan, the CLA and the Audi A3. Teaser shots of the car clearly show a coupé-like profile. The stance of the car looks pretty special, with a rising belt line and sweeping roofline. The model’s interior is yet to be seen but legroom is said to be sufficient enough for six-footers to sit one behind the other in relative comfort. The model is expected to get an 8.0- or 10.0-inch touchscreen, the hexagonal digital instrument panel with some bits shared with the new 1 Series as well. While the mainstay of the range is expected to be the same 2.0-litre diesel that powers the X1, BMW could offer the 2 Series Gran Coupe in a 218d guise with 140hp, or in a 220d form with a strong 190hp. On the petrol engine front, the carmaker will most-likely offer a 2.0-litre petrol, the one currently seen on the X1.

Coming Late 2020

Engines 2.0P, 2.0D

Price From Rs 32 lakh

 

BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe

BMW’s latest four-door will join the 8 Series Coupe and convertible in the brand’s global

line-up. It will replace the discontinued 6 Series Gran Coupe in a growing market segment that will also includes the Audi A7, the Mercedes-Benz CLS, as well as the Porsche Panamera. It measures 5,082mm long, 1,932mm wide and 1,407mm tall and comes with a 201mm-longer wheelbase. The entry-level 840i gets a turbocharged 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder petrol good for 340hp. Also available internationally is the diesel 840d, with a 3.0-litre, in-line-six making 320hp. Crowning the initial 8 Series Gran Coupe range is the M850i xDrive, which has a 530hp, 4.4-litre turbocharged V8. All engines are mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Rear-wheel steering is standard on four-wheel-drive cars and optional on rear-wheel-drive models.

Coming mid-2020

Engines 3.0P, 3.0D

Price From Rs 1.4 crore

 

Hyundai Aura

The Hyundai Aura, which will replace the current-gen Xcent compact sedan, will make its world premier next month. The model will be based on the Grand i10 Nios but with a more rounded profile than the outgoing model. It will get Hyundai’s cascading grille with honeycomb inserts, and a typical three-box silhouette despite its compact dimensions. Expect large wraparound lights (with LED elements) extending into the boot lid. Interior bits will be shared with the hatchback but will get better quality materials, along with a rear armrest and separate headrests for second row passengers. Engine options will include the BS6-compliant 1.2-litre Kappa petrol, a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol from the Venue as well as the U2 1.2-litre diesel. Both the 1.2 engines will come with an AMT gearbox option.

Coming Early 2020

Engines 1.2P, 1.0P, 1.2D               

Price From Rs 5.5 lakh

 

Honda City

Honda has just unveiled the fifth-gen City and the model will most likely come to India in the second half of next year. Armed with a new look, a sportier cabin and new engines, the new Honda City is over 100mm longer than the outgoing model, making it a fairly substantial car by midsize sedan standards. It is also wider by 53mm but its height is down 28mm. Interestingly, in terms of its larger dimensions, the new City also sits on an 11mm shorter wheelbase vis-à-vis the outgoing model. It gets fresh styling on the outside but the form is still easily recognisable as that of a City. On the inside, it gets an all-new dashboard layout that looks simple yet upmarket. The car that was on display had an all-black interior but the India-spec car could get a beige-on-black theme – in our market, this is perceived to be a more premium offering. The subtle doses of brushed aluminium and piano black trim also help provide more premium-ness to the insides. Also part of the City line-up for India will be a fresh 1.5-litre petrol engine coupled with Honda’s compact i-MMD mild-hybrid tech that made its debut on the new Jazz recently.  Honda has, however, not revealed any details of the hybrid powertrain yet. The new City will also come with a 1.5-litre diesel engine, just like its predecessor. This unit will be upgraded to meet BS6 emission norms and will continue to be part of the City and the Amaze's engine line-up in our market. On the safety front, Honda has equipped the new City with six airbags – dual front, dual front side and dual curtain airbags. It also gets a multi-angle rear-view camera, ABS, EBD, vehicle stability control and hill-start assist.

Coming End 2020

Engines 1.5P, 1.5D

Price From Rs 9 lakh

 

Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan

The new Mercedes A-class sedan will sit below the C-class in India. The model will most likely replace the first-gen CLA and will rival the A3 sedan and the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe. This new sedan features a conventional roof design as opposed to the coupé-like styling on the CLA. The model gets the latest Mercedes styling cues and will also feature top-quality interiors along with the brand’s advanced MBUX infotainment system. Engine options will be Mercedes’ 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engines.

Coming late 2020

Engines 2.0P, 2.0D

Price From Rs 32 lakh

 

Skoda Octavia RS245

Skoda is planning to bring back the Octavia RS, but this time it will be in the more powerful RS245 guise, which means it will have 15hp more than the 230hp variant that was sold here earlier. The Octavia RS245 will come to India either as a CBU or CKD, without the models having to undergo homologation, provided they meet the homologation criteria for the international market. This is thanks to the government’s new import rules where carmakers can import 2,500 units per year. The car heading to India will be the fully loaded European-spec with a 15mm lower ride height, the option of larger 18-inch alloys and adjustable dampers, along with performance modes. You can also expect to see a customisable 10.25-inch touchscreen, with an additional ‘Sports View’, and Virtual Cockpit digital instrument display. With all these goodies and more power, this version could cross Rs 40 lakh mark, on account of it being a full import.

Coming Mid-2020

Engines 2.0P

Price From Rs 40 lakh

 

Jaguar XE facelift

The updated XE sedan’s styling and upgrades will be similar to the newer and more modern models like the I-Pace. A more assertive face plus snappier rear styling will be key design changes. Additionally, it’ll also get a plusher and significantly better-equipped interior, a new steering and three comprehensive TFT screens across its fascia. Also new will be a gearstick to work its standard automatic transmission instead of a twist-selector. The model in India is expected to continue with the same petrol and diesel engines from Jaguar’s Ingenium range with BS6 emission upgrades.

Coming December 4, 2019

Engines 2.0P

Price From Rs 42 lakh

 

Tata Tigor facelift

Like the Tiago, the Tigor will see similar styling and structural tweaks. The model will get Altroz-like front styling, with no major styling tweaks at the back. Its 1.0-litre diesel engine will go off the shelf and the refreshed model will continue with just the 1.2-litre petrol, which will be upgraded to meet BS6 standards. The updated Tigor will offer the same 5-speed manual and AMT gearbox options. Expect minor interior revisions as well, including a fully digital instrument cluster and new seat fabric.

Coming Early 2020

Engines 1.2P

Price From Rs 5.5 lakh

 

Volvo S60

The new S60 is based on the brand’s modular SPA platform and is currently built only in the United States. It gets fresh styling and looks like a compact version of the larger S90 sedan. The international-spec model gets a choice of four petrol engines including two plug-in hybrids. No diesel engines are being offered. The model is loaded with tech and gizmos including the Pilot Assist system as well as City Safety autonomous braking tech. Key rivals include the Mercedes C-class, Audi A4, BMW’s new 3 Series and the Jaguar XE.

Coming Late 2020

Engines 2.0P

Price From Rs 45 lakh

Disclaimer: All prices, estimated ex-showroom.

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