Upcoming cars in India 2021: ₹40-60 lakh

By Divyank Kushagra Bansal | on December 31, 2020

It looks like Germany and Sweden are ready to roll out some of their best-selling premium models, in their latest avatars, on our roads in 2021. Here's a quick look at the upcoming models that will be priced in the ₹40 – 60 lakh range (ex-showroom).

Audi A4 Face Lift Bookings Commence

2021 Audi A4 Facelift

The updated A4 sedan will be Audi’s first launch in 2021. The production of the new sedan has already commenced at the VW Group’s Aurangabad plant. Highlights of the new A4 include refreshed styling, a new 10.1-inch infotainment system, and a bigger 2.0-litre TFSI petrol engine, which will replace the 1.4-litre TFSI engine of the old car. The engine develops 188bhp and 320Nm of torque and will be BS6 compliant. There’ll be no diesel engine on offer. Bookings of the new A4 sedan are already open in India.

Expected launch: January 2021
Expected price: ₹45 – 50 lakh

2021 Audi Q3

The Audi Q3 has entered into its second-generation and is arriving in India this year. Based on VW Group’s MQB platform, the all-new Q3 is now longer and more spacious than its predecessor. Not to mention, it also looks much sharper and bolder than before. Inside, the new Q3 will get a revamped interior, featuring Audi’s new 10.1-inch infotainment system and Virtual Cockpit. Its powertrain options in India are likely to include a 188bhp and 320Nm 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine. Quattro AWD will be offered, but there won’t be any diesel engine.

Expected launch: March 2021
Expected price: ₹45 – 50 lakh

BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine

BMW India is bringing the 3 Series Gran Limousine to India. As the name suggests, the new model is a long-wheelbase derivative of the regular 3 Series sedan – it’s wheelbase is longer by 110mm than the standard car’s 2,961mm. The rear bench, as a result, will be more spacious. The rest of the car, in terms of features and powertrain options, is expected to be identical to the standard 3 Series. It’s expected to be offered with the same 2.0-litre turbo petrol and diesel engines.

Expected launch: January 2021
Expected price: ₹45 – 50 lakh

2021 Mercedes Benz GLA

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA

Mercedes-Benz showcased the second-gen GLA in India just two months after the global unveiling. And while it was expected to hit the road in 2020, delays caused due to the pandemic have pushed its launch to early 2021. Based on Mercedes’ MFA-II platform, the new GLA has a more spacious interior despite its shorter and narrower proportions. Powering the GLA will be a 1.3-litre turbo petrol engine, which pushes out 161bhp and 250Nm. Mercedes will also have a 2.0-litre diesel option that makes 188bhp and 400Nm. The GLA will compete against the Audi Q3, BMW X1, and Volvo XC40. Bookings for the GLA have commenced already

Expected launch: Early 2021
Expected price: ₹40 – 50 lakh

2021 Volvo S60 rear angle

2021 Volvo S60

Two years after its global debut, the third-gen Volvo S60 will finally arrive in India this year. The all-new S60 is based on Volvo’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) and features the brand’s new striking design language, which includes Thor’s hammer-shaped LED DRLs, a sportier silhouette and thoroughly updated interior. The S60 will be launched in a single trim – T4 Inscription – with a 188bhp and 300Nm 2.0-litre petrol engine. The sedan will be brought into the country as a CBU from the USA. Its bookings will open this month. To know more, check out our full review of the all-new S60 on page 62.

Expected launch: March 2021          
Expected price: ₹50 lakh

Volvo XC40 Recharge EV

Volvo XC40 Recharge EV

Volvo will bring the XC40 Recharge – the company’s first fully-electric production model – to India this year. For the most part – except for a solid front grille – the XC40 Recharge looks similar to the standard XC40. However, it packs a 78kWh battery pack, which drives two motors – one on each axle. The system develops a total of 402bhp and 660Nm. Volvo claims that it can do the 0 – 100km/h sprint in under 5 seconds. It’ll have a range of over 400km, according to Volvo. The Volvo XC40 Recharge will be sold in India via the CBU route, and Volvo claims that its pricing will be extremely competitive.

Expected launch: July 2021
Expected price: ₹50 – 55 lakh

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