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Upcoming Cars in India

Here are the upcoming cars for 2010 and 2011. Our team works hard to give you latest information on expected new car launches. The data for the upcoming cars has been collected from various sources, including our own understanding and speculations.

1. Skoda Yeti

When to expect: November 2010
Estimated Price: Rs 15 lakhs (basic model)

The Skoda Yeti 4x4 was first showcased in the Geneva Motor Show in March 2009 and we soon saw the first Skoda Yeti rolling off the assembly line at Skoda’s plant in Kvasiny, Czech Republic. The car was first unveiled in India at the Delhi Auto Expo 2010. We also got a glimpse... 

2. Tata Venture

When to expect: November 2010
Estimated Price: Rs 4.5-6.5 lakhs

Tata Motors had displayed the Venture at the Auto Expo this year in New Delhi. The Venture is a seven-seater van which will be powered by a 1.4-litre diesel engine which churns out 70bhp and it is based on the Super Ace platform.  This is the tried and tested engine that came strapped in the Ta... 

3. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X

When to expect: Late 2010
Estimated Price: Rs 45-50 lakh

The Mitsubishi Evo X was introduced as a concept (named as Concept-X) at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2005. This was designed by Omer Halilhozdic. Later on Mitsubishi unveiled the second concept car, the Prototype-X at the 2007 North American International Auto Show. Mitsubishi India launched the Cedia i... 

4. Nissan Sunny

When to expect: End 2010
Estimated Price: Rs 7 lakh
The Nissan Micra is an important car for Nissan in India and the company has a lot resting on the success of the Micra. Nissan India have gone to great lengths by doing a lot of marketing activity in shopping malls and key consumer touchpoints to promote not just the upcoming Micra, but to also spre... 

5. Toyota Etios

When to expect: Late 2010
Estimated Price: Rs 4.5-7 lakh

Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd., showcased the Etios which turned out to be a headturner at the Auto Expo held in New Delhi in January 2010. While the car was not a production model, people at the Expo got a fairly clear picture of what the car would look like once it arrive... 

6. Chevrolet Beat LPG

When to expect: Late 2010
Estimated Price: Rs 4-5 lakh

GM India has been one of the first automakers who have taken the green initiative in India. Chevrolet had launched the Optra CNG, then alternative fuel variant of the Spark. Recently, they had launched the Chevrolet Aveo CNG.

Now, the American auto giant plans to launch the LPG variant of the... 

7. Maruti Suzuki Kizashi

When to expect: November 2010
Estimated Price: Rs 18 lakh

Suzuki has a solid reputation for smooth, powerful performance. Keeping that in mind, the Suzuki Kizashi, a mid-size car, was unveiled in the United States on July 30, 2009. The Kizashi went on sale in Japan on October 21, 2009, in North America on December 1, 2009, and in Australia on May 11, 2010.... 

8. Maruti Suzuki SX4 Diesel

When to expect: Mid 2011
Estimated Price: Rs 9 lakh

Maruti Suzuki’s men were back in the form of the SX4 with a 1.6l engine powering the car with 101 horses. The SX4 design is suitable for Indian roads with its high ground clearance and 15-16 inch tyres. After the huge success of the diesel variants of the Swift and Dzire over their respective petrol... 

9. Nissan NV200

When to expect: Early 2011
Estimated Price: Rs 5-8 lakh

Nissan could launch a MPV called NV200 for the Indian car market. Nissan plans to manufacture the NV200 in a joint venture with defence and commercial vehicle manufacturer Ashok Leyland. The Nissan NV200 is built on the modified Renault-Nissan B-Alliance platform and will have the 1.5dCi engi... 

10. Tata New Safari

When to expect: Mid-2011
Estimated Price: Rs 7-11 lakh

Tata is expected to update the existing model of the Tata Safari. The Safari will be powered by the same 2.2-litre 140bhp engine which propels the current Safari and will have airbags and ABS as extra added safety features. 

11. Skoda Laura RS

When to expect: March 2011
Estimated Price: Rs 15-17 lakh

Skoda plans to get their super performer the Laura RS (known as the Octavia RS in international markets). The Laura RS has a 2.0TSI engine which produces a whooping power of 200bhp and was seen in India at the performance show November 2009 in Mumbai and even at the Auto Expo’10 in New Delhi.

12. Chevrolet Spark Electric

When to expect: Early 2011
Estimated Price: Rs 3.5-5 lakh

GM India is ready to make public the electric version of its entry level small car, the Chevrolet Spark. The Spark will feature two electric versions, one with a conventional lead acid battery and another with more expensive lithium ion batteries. The electric motor has been developed by GM I... 

13. Nissan Murano

When to expect: Early 2011
Estimated Price: Rs 35-40 lakh

The name ‘Murano’ originates from the region of Venice, Italy which is known for hand blown glass production. The Murano was nominated for the North American Truck of the Year award for 2003 and even named the best premium mid-size SUV by AutoPacific. The Murano, when launched, will be one of... 

14. BMW X1

When to expect: January 2011
Estimated Price: Rs 27 lakh (on-road, Mumbai)

BMW plans to launch the X1 in India. The X1 will be the smallest SUV from the BMW stable and will come with 1.8-litre petrol engine or the 2.0-litre diesel engine. The BMW X1 will be made available in Corporate and Highline trim levels. The BMW X1 is based on the 3-series platform and will b... 

15. Chevrolet Beat Diesel

When to expect: Early 2011
Estimated Price: Rs 4.5-5.5 lakhs

After launching the Beat petrol, Chevrolet will now launch the Beat diesel for the Indian market. The diesel variant is expected to launch by early 2011. The Beat should be powered by a 1.0-litre or a 1.2-litre diesel engine. The diesel engine will help GM India to increase their numbers and help th... 

16. Fiat Linea 1.6 Multijet

When to expect: Late 2011
Estimated Price: Rs 11 lakh

The styling of the Fiat Linea is widely appreciated, however, its power-to-weight ratio has disappointed many. So, for the performance enthusiasts, the Fiat Linea will available with a 1.6-litre Multijet engine sometime next year. 

The 1.6-litre multijet will probably feature a variable geome... 

17. Maruti Suzuki Swift 2011

When to expect: Mid-2011
Estimated Price: Rs 4.5-6.5 lakh

Suzuki has recently launched the new Swift in the European market and production has begun in their Hungarian plant. Seeing the rate at which Swift’s are selling in India, the new Swift won’t enter the Indian car market April 2011. The new Swift is wider, longer than the current one and it g... 

18. Renault Fluence

When to expect: Early 2011
Estimated Price: Rs 12 lakh

The Renault Fluence is a compact mid-sized sedan produced by the French automaker Renault and built at the Oyak-Renault plant in Bursa, Turkey. Revealed in August 2009, Fluence is based on the Renault/Nissan C platform platform but it is sized between the compact family saloon C-segment and the uppe... 

19. Volkswagen Jetta 2011

When to expect: April 2011
Estimated Price: Rs 15-18lakh

Volkswagen had recently updated its Jetta and Passat on the engine considering the BS IV norms and the German manufacturer based in Chakan, even revised its pricing. Next year, Volkswagen will launch an all new Jetta, which will be based on the Golf platform, but will stand out in the looks departme... 

20. Volkswagen Touareg 2011

When to expect: Mid-2011
Estimated Price: Rs 55 lakh

Volkswagen had unveiled the second-generation of the Touareg at 2010 New York International Auto Show. With the Volkswagen Touareg being a CBU, even India will get the 2011 Touareg once its launched in the European market. The 2011 Touareg gets the new Volkswagen fa... 

21. Volvo XC60

When to expect: November 2010
Estimated Price: Rs 35-38 lakh

The sculpted lines are particularly clear when the XC60 is viewed from the side. The car’s shoulders are exceptionally broad. The large wheels, the buldged wheel arches and the darker livery rocker add to the muscular effect, while the dynamic, flowing lines of the greenhouse c... 

22. Fiat Bravo

When to expect: Mid-2011
Estimated Price: Rs 18-25 lakh (estimated)

The Fiat Bravo is Fiat’s new small family car that was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 2007. The car was designed by the Fiat style centre and Austrian automotive company Magna Steyr was involved in engineering most of the car’s body and fittings. Once the Bravo is launched in India, i... 

23. Ford Fiesta

When to expect: End of 2011
Estimated Price: Rs 6.5-9 lakh

The Ford Fiesta has been around for a while and now it seems have been ageing rapidly as many new competitors are coming with more frills than that are offered on the Fiesta. Ford had introduced the sports version of the Fiesta which is the 1.6S. The 1.6S has undergone changes in its underpinning se... 

24. Honda Accord Diesel

When to expect: 2011
Estimated Price: Rs 20-25 lakh

The present day diesel engines are quick, silent and efficient; they are giving the petrol engines a run for their money. After manufacturing only petrol engines for decades, Honda has produced its first diesel engine to boost its sales. Honda Siel will use this engine in its Accord to boost its sal... 

25. Honda CR-V Diesel

When to expect: Late 2011
Estimated Price: Rs 22.5 - 25 lakh

With the current diesel engines being quick, silent and efficient; they are giving the petrol engines a run for their money. After manufacturing only petrol engines for decades, Honda has produced its first diesel engine to boost its sales. Honda Siel will use this engine in its CR-V to boost its sa... 

26. Renault Small Car

When to expect: Early 2012
Estimated Price: Rs 6 lakh

Renault and Nissan share the same plant in Chennai to manufacture their cars for the Indian car market. The two automakers have a global joint-venture to share their technology as well. Renault now plans to launch a new small car, which will be based on the Micra platform. 
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