Top 5 Upcoming Cars in India: Mahindra XUV 3XO, New-gen Maruti Suzuki Swift and More

Looking to buy a car in India? If yes, here are a few upcoming models from well-known automakers such as Maruti Suzuki and Tata Motors that you can consider.

By Sanorita | on April 21, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

The Indian passenger car segment will see numerous new launches in the upcoming weeks and months. Major automotive manufacturers such as Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors, and Mahindra are set to introduce their long-awaited cars in the industry to increase market share. It is no secret that passenger car sales have always been a significant driver of growth for the Indian auto market. With upcoming car launches, the industry is expected to expand further and contribute to global automobile success. Let's take a look at the top 5 upcoming cars in India.

New Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler 2024

Jeep, an Italian-American brand, will launch the revamped Wrangler in India on April 22. The modified SUV made its global debut last year. It now has an all-new seven-slatted blacked-out grille featuring patterned black slots, grey metallic rims, and a body-colour frame.

The SUV sports redesigned alloy wheels, a windshield made of tougher Gorilla glass, and multiple paint schemes. It is equipped with an upgraded instrument cluster, a bigger 12.3-inch infotainment system, cruise control with a stop function, 12-way electric adjustable front seats, ADAS, and an off-road camera, among other amenities.

Mechanically, the redesigned Wrangler will continue to use a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine that produces 266bhp and 400Nm, mated to an 8-speed torque converter automatic.

Mahindra XUV 3XO

Mahindra is preparing to provide a new name and a much-needed facelift to the XUV300. The upcoming XUV 3XO sports a panoramic sunroof (first in its segment), a new paint job, and inverted C-shaped LED DRLs, according to previous teasers. It will go on sale in India on April 29, with an expected starting price of Rs 8 lakh. 

The car's interior is expected to boast a wireless phone charger, a revamped steering wheel, a Harman Kardon music system, a bigger free-standing touchscreen infotainment system, heated front seats, and an updated centre console with a modified gear lever. In terms of safety, the SUV is expected to be fitted with six airbags, a 360-degree camera, a Level 2 ADAS suite, and an electronic parking brake. 

On the powertrain front, the XUV 3XO will likely receive the XUV300's engine configuration, which consists of a 1.5-litre diesel motor, a 1.2-litre direct injection turbo-petrol unit, and a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol mill.

Next-gen Maruti Suzuki Swift

New Maruti Suzuki Swift

While a particular date is yet to be confirmed, Maruti Suzuki plans to launch the next-generation Swift in India in May 2024. The redesigned hatchback had its global debut at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2023. It is currently in its fourth generation and is available for purchase in Japan, the UK, and selected European regions. The 2024 edition is built on the most recent HEARTECT platform. It sports the same silhouette as the current-gen Swift. However, certain modifications, like a new grille, sharper headlights and taillights, altered bumpers, and new alloy wheels, are expected. 

Inside, the revised India-spec hatchback could have a three-spoke steering wheel, a floating touchscreen infotainment system, and a new AC console. The Maruti Suzuki Swift in Japan is propelled by a Z Series 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol motor, which is expected to be employed in the India-spec variant as well. More information on this subject is likely to be disclosed closer to the launch.

Force Gurkha 5-Door

Force Gurkha 5 Door

Force Motors has confirmed to introduce the new Gurkha 5-door and its revised 3-door counterpart in India soon. The five-door model keeps the boxy and robust design of the three-door SUV, as demonstrated in the previous teaser. It has circular LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights and a grille with the 'Gurkha' logo. The entire exterior is currently unknown, but industry rumours suggest that the front and back ends could undergo some modifications.

The 5-door SUV will have the same dashboard as its sibling, but with a bigger infotainment touchscreen, according to the most recent interior teaser. In terms of powertrain, the Force Gurkha 5-door is expected to feature the same Mercedes-sourced 2.6-litre diesel unit as the Gurkha 3-door. Although the company has not disclosed the price, the Gurkha 5-door could cost Rs 1 lakh more than the 3-door version, which starts at Rs 14.75 lakh (ex-showroom).

Tata Altroz Racer

Tata Altroz Racer

The sportier Altroz, with a Racer badge, is expected to hit Indian roads in May or June of this year. Tata Motors showcased the hatchback at the Bharat Mobility Expo 2024, after its initial debut at the Auto Expo 2023. The performance model will have a dual-tone paint scheme with twin racing stripes on the bonnet and roof. It will come with a slightly modified grille, new 16-inch alloy wheels, and a 'Racer' emblem on the front fenders. The Altroz Racer is likely to feature heated front seats (first in the segment), a bigger 10.25-inch touchscreen, a 360-degree camera, a voice-activated sunroof, and a heads-up display.

Talking about the engine, the Altroz Racer is expected to have a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder, turbocharged petrol mill, similar to the Nexon. This motor is capable of generating 170Nm of peak torque between 1,750rpm to 4,000rpm and 118bhp of maximum power at 5,500rpm.

Tags: Maruti Suzuki Swift Mahindra XUV 3XO Jeep Wrangler Force Gurkha 5-Door Tata Altroz Racer

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