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Upcoming cars in India 2018-2019, new car launch in India

Indian auto market is very interesting, here Japanese manufacturers like Maruti Suzuki, Honda and Toyota are doing quite well when compared to everyone else in its competition. In the story below we will take you through a swift tour of all the new car launch in India 2018, also we will try to answer all your queries such as what are the upcoming cars in India 2018 under 10 lakhs, or upcoming cars in India 2018 under 5 lakhs. Also, we will have a good look at all upcoming Hyundai and Maruti cars in India 2018.

All-new Hyundai Santro 2018

Originally a 90’s car, the company is planning high to launch the new age Santro hatchback in India very soon, and is all set to replace the current E0n car which has done purely ever since it was launched a couple of years back. The Santro 2018 engine and specifications have not been confirmed yet but we expect it to get the older 69hp, 1.0-litre petrol engine found on the Eon 1.0.

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Honda Amaze 2018 launch on May 16, 2018

The new Honda Amaze will be quite a hit when it will launch in a couple of days. It will be the second-generation Amaze car which is sharing its major design elements from the Honda Accord. Talking about the Honda Amaze engine and specifications, the car comes with the same 90hp, 1.2-litre petrol and 100hp, 1.5-litre diesel engines available on the current on sale model. The transmission is also expected to be carried over which is a five-speed manual. What’s new is CVT-automatic option on the diesel variant.

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Mahindra Rexton 2018

The Scorpio maker is working on an all-new Rexton SUV which is in talks for quite some time now. The car is getting build on a new body-on-frame chassis which will contribute to making it lighter than before. New Rexton features will include LED DRLs, a slim hexagonal grille, LED fog and cornering lamps and 20-inch alloy wheels. And talking about all-new Rexton’s engine and specifications it will be offered with a 2.2-litre diesel engine mated to an automatic gearbox in 4×4 drive configuration. New Mahindra Rexton launch is expected to happen in the last quarter of 2018.

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Hyundai Creta facelift 2018

The new Hyundai Creta facelift launch in India is confirmed and is just around the corner. The car is expected to get a fair number of updates since it has also been spied getting tested a number of times now. The new Creta facelift India will sport styling and design elements borrowed from the South American Creta model; which means that new Creta facelift interior will feature top quality cabin interiors, a sunroof, while engines options will come in the form of 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines.

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Maruti Ertiga 2018 facelift (All new Ertiga)

The new Maruti Ertiga 2018 facelift launch is expected to happen in just a couple of months from now. Since Ertiga has been quite a successful car for Maruti, the new Ertiga 2018 facelift is only expected to raise the bar even higher. The car will receive major updates in terms of design and looks. While talking about new Ertiga 2018 engine and specifications it will be powered with a new 104hp, 1.5-litre petrol and a 1.3-litre diesel at launch, with a 1.5-litre diesel engine, which is being developed.

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All new Honda CR-V 2018

The Japanese automaker is again all set to replace its current-gen CR-V, and is preparing to launch the all-new Honda CRV for the 2018 year. The car was seen on the AutoExpo 2018 and will feature 7-seat configuration replacing the current 2nd generation CRV. It will also run on a new 160hp, 1.6-litre diesel engine option, apart from the current engines on offer.

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Mitsubishi Outlander 2018 launch in India (Last Quarter)

The company is prepping up to launch its might new SUV in India, the Mitsubishi Outlander. The new car will be an all CBU unit and will only be available in the petrol avatar. Talking about its engine and specs it will run on a 169hp, 2.4-litre petrol engine paired with a CVT gearbox and 4×4 drive configuration.

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Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift 2018

Ciaz from Maruti is one of the most sold sedans from the Japanese automaker, now the company will be launching a new facelift model of the same, the launch is not very far away. The new car is expected to host a bunch of upgrades in the form of K15B petrol motor, new features and updated interiors. The engine of the new Maruti Suzuki facelift will be a 1.5-litre motor producing 12hp and 8.4Nm in excess of the current engine, at 104hp and 138.4Nm of peak torque.

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Jeep Compass Trailhawk Price: Expected Rs 17 lakh to Rs 22 lakh

The automaker from America has gathered quite a lot of attention with its new Compass SUV in India, and now the company is preparing to new Compass Trailhawk launch in India. The car is already getting manufactured in the company’s plant new Ranjangaon and is already getting exported to countries like Australia and Japan. Jeep Compass Diesel will be available for the first time and it will be a 170hp, 2.0-litre diesel motor working in conjunction with a 9-speed automatic gearbox. Scroll below for Jeep Compass Trailhawk images and photos.

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Stay tuned as we bring you more upcoming car news from the auto world.

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List of Hybrid Cars in India

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Hybrid / Ciaz SHVS –

Maruti is the biggest car manufacturer of Indian and Ciaz has been a very important brand for Maruti since the day one. The SHVS or the Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki was introduced for the very first time in Ciaz itself. When talking about what’s under the hood, an integrated started (ISG) generator now sits at the place of the conventional alternator.

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How it helps the car?

Well in simple words, it makes the car accelerates smoothly and fiercely when compared to the regular model. It also utilizes regenerative energy produced during the braking times.

What is the mileage of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz SHVS?

The company claims that the car returns back an overall mileage of 28.09 kmpl, making it one of the best cars in terms of fuel efficiency.

Price: Rs 7.73 lakh to Rs 9.54 lakh (ex-Delhi).


 

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga SHVS –

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This is another hybrid car from Maruti Suzuki, and just like the Ciaz it too gets the Integrated Starter (ISG). It comes powered with a 1.3-litre diesel motor. There is nothing much of a difference in terms of functionality when compared to Ciaz as both ISG that works the similar way. ISG offers torque assist to the motor and steps in with power when the engine is running on-load.

Fuel efficiency: The 1.3-litre DDiS 200 SHVS diesel Ertiga delivers 24.52kmpl of fuel efficiency.

Price: Rs 7.19 lakh to Rs 8.71 lakh (ex-Delhi).


 

 

Mahindra Scorpio Intelli-Hybrid –

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It is not very long back since Mahindra introduced the Scorpio Intelli-Hybrid based on the 2.2-litre mHawk version. This car was also introduced in the 1.99-litre variant as well, apart from the bigger 2.2-litre mHawk. It came packed with a herculean 14V battery running the electric motor. The conventional alternator was replaced by this electric motor running on power from regenerative braking. It helps the engine whenever the powerhouse never runs on load.

Fuel efficiency: 15-16kmpl of fuel efficiency is expected from the Mahindra Scorpio Intelli-Hybrid.

Price: Rs 9.35 lakh to Rs 12.84 lakh (ex-Delhi).


 

2016 Honda Accord Hybrid –

It is the newest member of the list and was launched only a few days back. It is the only Honda hybrid car in India. It is powered by a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder petrol that delivers 144bhp of maximum power at 6,200rpm and a maximum torque of 175Nm at 4,000rpm. This engine works in conjunction with Honda E-CVT system.

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It is one of the most technically sound hybrid cars present in India. Its hybrid system uses two motors that power the front wheels and generate electricity. A 1.3kW Li-ion battery pack powers the propulsion motor that drives the front wheels. The combined power output rating of both the petrol and electric motor comes close to 213bhp, which makes it one hell of a powerful car to drive around.

Fuel efficiency: The Company claims that it returns 23.1 kmpl of mileage.

Price: Rs 37 lakh (ex-Delhi).

 


Toyota Camry Hybrid –

It is one of our most favorite cars present in the list as it sticks to be true to the root of hybrid technology. It comes with 2.5-litre petrol engine mated to a 143PS electric motor and both in conjunction makes a total of 204bhp of maximum power. It comes equipped with Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive which helps to jump from electric to petrol drive mode or vice-versa. There are two drive modes available, Eco and EV which allows the driver to turn off the electric power mode for as long as wanted.

Fuel Economy:  Toyota claims that the Camry Hybrid delivers a mileage of 19.16 kmpl

Price: Rs 30.90 lakh (ex-Delhi)

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Volvo cars will talk to each other, very soon!

The world renowned auto manufacturer is leaping ahead in future by equipping its models with car-to-car communication technology. The best part is, it is not very far away as the car maker will be ready by this tech until the end of this year. Volvo will join the list of auto manufacturers after Mercedes-Benz and Toyota to become the third company to offer this tech in its cars.

The company shared a glimpse of this technology during the introduction of the V90 Cross country car. The same model from Volvo will be the first in the grid to receive this technology, followed by other Volvo cars such as all the 90-series models – S90 , V90, and XC90.

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What is this technology all about?

  • Volvo working with Swedish telecom company, Ericsson has co-developed this system. This car-to-car communication system is fully cloud-based which requires an active internet connection to be able to function at all times.
  • This tech enables two cars to communicate or exchange information, hence notifying the drivers about the road conditions ahead.

Can we expect it in India?

Yes, as soon as the latest Volvo models are introduced in the country.

Stay tuned as Autocargurus brings you more updates like this.