Top 5 Upcoming Cars in India Under Rs 20 Lakh: New Jimny, Thar 5-door & More

Maruti Suzuki, Citroen, and more are expected to introduce their new models in the Indian marketplace. Let's have a sneak peek into the details of the top 5 upcoming cars in India under Rs 20 lakh (ex-showroom).

By Sanorita | on April 2, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

People are now opting for cars with more engine capacity, aesthetics, safety, and performance due to increased purchasing power in India. As a result of this development, automakers have also started offering premium cars with a higher level of comfort and convenience than regular ones, as well as more powerful engines and better safety features. Premium cars are a status symbol, and so many aspire to own them. The demand for such well-equipped cars in terms of engine, safety, and looks is at its peak in our market. Knowing this, Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra, Citroen, and several other automakers are gearing up to introduce new vehicles to the market. According to industry reports, India will shortly be getting a range of cars under Rs 20 lakh. If you intend to upgrade to a new vehicle, then have a look at the top 5 cars, which will enter our market with several new features.

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Mahindra Thar 5-Door  

Mahindra & Mahindra will introduce the much-awaited 5-door version of the Thar to India this year. Market reports suggest that Mahindra will offer the new Thar within a range of Rs 15 Lakh and Rs 18 Lakh in India. Mechanically, the Thar with a 5-door avatar will have two engine choices: a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 2.2-litre turbocharged diesel engine. Higher power and torque levels will reportedly be tuned into both units. For transmission, it will use either a 6-speed torque converter automatic or a 6-speed manual gearbox. Further, the upcoming model will have a longer wheelbase. Because of the vehicle's greater wheelbase, Mahindra will be able to offer an increased cabin space. After the launch in our market, the new Thar with a 5-door version will compete with the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Jimny and the Force Gurkha. 

Maruti Suzuki Fronx

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Maruti Suzuki is likely to launch the highly anticipated Fronx in April 2023. Bookings for the crossover can be made by paying a nominal fee of Rs 11,000 at authorised dealerships or online. On the mechanical front, the upcoming crossover will have a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine, capable of generating 99bhp of maximum power and 147Nm of peak torque, and a 1.2-litre petrol unit, capable of producing 89bhp and 113Nm. The carmaker will offer the Fronx in five trim options: Sigma, Delta, Delta+, Zeta, and Alpha. There will be three dual-tone colour options and six monochromatic colour choices available for the crossover. In terms of market competition, the new crossover, based on the Baleno hatchback, will go against the Renault Kiger and the Nissan Magnite in the Indian market. Maruti Suzuki is highly anticipated to launch the Fronx at a price structure ranging between Rs 7 Lakh and Rs 11 Lakh (Both prices, ex-showroom). 

Citroen C3 Aircross

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Citroen India is expected to launch the new C3 Aircross on April 27 in the country. Reportedly, the upcoming SUV will draw power via a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, which has a maximum output of 110bhp and a peak torque of 190Nm. For transmission, it will likely utilize a 6-speed manual and an automatic gearbox. Price-wise, the Citroen C3 Aircross is expected to range between Rs 9 Lakh and Rs 15 Lakh in India. Both prices are ex-showroom. It will face fierce market competition from the Hyundai Creta, the Kia Seltos, the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, the VW Taigun, and the Skoda Kushaq. 

New Honda Midsize SUV 

The Japanese carmaker will introduce the much-waited Honda midsize SUV in India soon. After the launch in our market, the compact vehicle will lock horns with the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, the Hyundai Creta, the Kia Seltos, the Toyota Hyryder, the VW Taigun, and more. Based on an altered Amaze platform, the upcoming SUV will borrow styling cues from the larger Honda SUVs. As far as power specifications are concerned, the new compact SUV will probably have a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine paired with a CVT automatic transmission and a 5-speed manual transmission. Industry reports state that a potent hybrid engine with a 1.5-litre petrol engine mated to an electric motor will also be offered. In terms of price, the new SUV is expected to cost between Rs 10 and Rs 20 Lakh (Both prices, ex-showroom). 

Also Read: Citroen C3 Aircross SUV to Debut in India on April 27

Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5-Door

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The new Jimny will presumably mark its presence in the nation in May 2023. The SUV made its debut at the 2023 Auto Show. Mechanically, a brand-new 1.5-litre K15B petrol engine with idle start-stop technology will power it. This engine will be coupled with either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed torque converter. According to market reports, the upcoming Jimny will be made in the company's Gujarat production site, where the three-door Jimny is currently manufactured for export. Instead of the monocoque architecture, the five-door Maruti Suzuki Jimny features a ladder frame chassis. In India, the bookings of the SUV are currently underway at Rs 25,000. When launched, the upcoming SUV will reportedly have an asking price between Rs 10 Lakh and Rs 15 Lakh (both prices, ex-showroom). 

Tags: Mahindra Thar 5-Door Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5-door Maruti Suzuki Fronx

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