Upcoming cars in India 2021: Up to ₹15 lakh

By autoX Editorial | on December 30, 2020

From hatchbacks to sedans and compact SUVs, here are some of the hottest new cars coming your way in 2021 that will cost less than ₹15 lakh (ex-showroom)! 

Hyundai I20 N Line

Hyundai i20 N Line

Hyundai will be launching the N Line derivative of the new i20 in India this year. The sporty version of the hatchback will come with a number of visual updates, including an N Line body kit with aggressive bumper design and redesigned wheels. It’ll share its drivetrain with the current i20, meaning the N Line will have the same 118bhp 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine, which is paired to a 7-speed DCT automatic. The N Line will also get a juicier sounding exhaust and paddle-shifters for a more involving driving experience.

Expected launch: June 2021
Expected price: ₹12.5 lakh

Mahindra TUV300 Facelift

Mahindra gave the TUV300 a minor facelift in 2019, along with a handful of mechanical tweaks. However, in the BS6 era, the homegrown carmaker has not given up on the model, as a more thorough facelift is set to arrive this year. True for both the standard seven-seater TUV300 and the bigger TUV300 Plus, the updates will include new styling and improved features. The 1.5-litre three-cylinder diesel engine, too, is expected to be spruced up. Prototypes of the new facelift model have already been spotted being tested on our roads. 

Expected launch: Mid 2021
Expected price: ₹9 – 12 lakh

Suzuki Jimny In Green

Maruti Suzuki Jimny

Maruti Suzuki is expected to bring the Jimny to the Indian market this year. Although the company has started assembling the 3-door version of the SUV at its Gurugram plant for export markets, the one that’s headed to India will be the 5-door version. The 5-door version will retain the body-on-frame construction of the 3-door version, albeit it’ll be longer, more spacious, and more practical to suit the needs of Indian customers. In global markets, the Jimny 3-door is offered with Suzuki’s K15B 1.5-litre petrol engine, which develops 102bhp. It’s offered in both manual and automatic versions, along with four-wheel-drive and a low-range gearbox. 

Expected launch: November 2021
Expected price: ₹10 – 14 lakh

New Maruti Suzuki Celerio Rear Spy Shot

2021 Maruti Suzuki Celerio

Spy shots of a new Celerio model undergoing testing have been doing rounds on the internet for quite some time now, and we expect the new version to debut in a month or two. This time, the Celerio will be brought under the umbrella of Maruti Suzuki’s Heartect platform-built cars. So, expect the new model to gain a bit in terms of proportions. A fresh design, roomier interior, Maruti’s latest SmartPlay Studio infotainment system, and a choice between two petrol engines are some of the key changes one can expect on the new Celerio.

Expected launch: Early 2021
Expected price: ₹4.5 – 6.5 lakh

Renault Kiger Concept Showcased Compact Suv Rear M

Renault Kiger

Renault’s first sub-4m compact SUV for India, the Kiger, is a global product, which was recently unveiled in its concept form. Set to take on the likes of the recently-launched Nissan Magnite, the Kiger’s commercial debut is all set to happen in the Indian market and very soon. The Kiger is based on Renault’s CMFA+ platform, like the Triber. In fact, it will share quite a few components with the Triber to keep its costs in check. The engine options, though, will be borrowed from the Nissan Magnite – 1.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol and 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol.

Expected launch: Early 2021
Expected price: ₹5.5 – 9.5 lakh

Tata Hornbill

Tata Hornbill (HBX Concept)

Spy shots of the upcoming Tata Hornbill have been making rounds on the internet, hinting at its launch in the next few months. First showcased in a concept form at the Auto Expo 2020, the Hornbill will look more or less identical in its production-spec avatar, both inside and out. The Hornbill will get the same petrol engine options as the Altroz – a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol, which will come mated to a 5-speed manual and an AMT. Given that Tata has decided to axe all small-capacity diesel engines, the Hornbill may not come with a diesel option. There may, however, be a more powerful turbo petrol option on the cards.

Expected launch: Mid 2021
Expected price: ₹5 – 7.5 lakh

VW Grille Logo

Volkswagen mid-size sedan (Vento replacement)

Although Volkswagen brought in the 2020 Vento with a BS6 compliant engine, the car has remained largely unchanged for a decade now. That, however, is about to change as VW will launch it in a new avatar in the second half of 2021. Just like the Taigun, this one, too, will be based on the MQB A0 IN platform. Volkswagen will continue with its no-diesel approach in 2021. The Vento is expected to carry forward the same 1.0-litre TSI motor that does duty on the 2020 model.

Expected launch: Late 2021
Expected price: ₹9 – 14 lakh 

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