Here we’ve curated top 10 upcoming cars 2021 list those are scheduled to launch in new year 2021 in Indian market and spread across numerous mass-market segments.
2020 was undoubtedly a very congenial year, beginning in February with the star-studded Auto Expo, followed by a host of major releases that dominated an otherwise dreary time. Over the year, automakers continued to release new vehicles, and several new car launches were also seen during the holiday season.
Any popular car launches, however, have been postponed for apparent reasons and have yet to take place. That being said, it doesn’t seem like producers are slowing down on releases anytime soon, and it is anticipated that the next year will still be as prolific as 2020.
We’ve put together a list of the top 10 upcoming cars to be released next year on the Indian market, take a read to learn more about them.
1. Toyota Fortuner facelift
In recent years, the seven-seat luxury SUV room has seen some fresh releases, and while the Fortuner appears to dominate the market, relative to more modern competitors, it has begun to feel a little dated. Thus to make it look new, Toyota will owe it a makeover and put in some extra features. The 2.7-litre petrol and 2.8-litre diesel power trains compatible with the BS6 are likely to be brought over but the higher tune of the oil burner is expected to be provided.
2. 2021 Maruti Suzuki Celerio
Maruti Suzuki is working on introducing a new-gen variant for the Celerio, and “YNC” has been code named internally for the vehicle. A few times the updated hatch has been spied on inspection, and over the outgoing edition, a fully redesigned cabin can be obtained, with new upholstery as well as an updated feature list. Using a 7 inch Smart play Studio touchscreen device with mobile compatibility would be the main change.
3. Renault Kiger
The Renault Kiger will be the newest entrant in the sub-4m SUV space, one of the busiest spaces in the entire industry, after the Nissan Magnite, its cousin. Not only the Magnite but also the 1.0-litre NA petrol and 1.0-litre turbo petrol powertrains would share the Kiger’s base. The Kiger, though, will have a new style that will be in line with its other vehicles, such as the Duster, Kwid and the Triber.
4. Maruti Suzuki Wagon R EV
For a long time now, Maruti Suzuki has been evaluating the launch of a fully electric version of the Wagon R for the Indian market. A host of times, with the most recent prototype being spotted last month, the Wagon R EV has been spied testing. Official EV details are yet to be revealed, but it is expected that the Wagon R EV will carry a price tag below Rs 10 lakh, making it one of the country’s most affordable electric cars.
5. Tata Gravitas
Tata Motors showcased a three-row version of the Harrier SUV called the ‘Gravitas’ at the 2020 Auto Expo in February this year. The SUV was expected to be launched on its own this year but the launch has now been extended to the first quarter of next year. The car will likely be powered by the same 2.0-litre Kryotec diesel engine (170 PS/350 Nm) as the Harrier, but Tata is also expected to introduce a Gravitas petrol powertrain.
6. Tata Hornbill
Tata also unveiled a new micro SUV concept at the Expo, called the HBX, in addition to the Gravitas. The production-ready version of the car has been tested several times, with a launch planned under the rumoured name ‘Hornbill’ around April or May next year. The entry-level car will come equipped with a smartphone connectivity touchscreen infotainment system, a semi-digital instrument cluster, LED DRL split headlamps, a Harman-sourced audio system, and more.
7. Mahindra Scorpio 2021
The Scorpio is in desperate need of an upgrade, and rumours, as well as test mules, show that by mid-2021 a new-gen variant will eventually be introduced. A revised architecture, an upgraded interior, as well as several new features will be included in the new-gen SUV. 2.0-litre turbo petrol and diesel powertrains, combined with manual as well as automatic transmissions, would possibly power the new-gen Scorpio.
8. New Gen Mahindra XUV500 2021
The new-gen version of the Mahindra XUV 500 has already been checked a lot of times, but the news has yet to be verified by Mahindra. Nonetheless, by March 2021, a launch is planned. A floating touchscreen infotainment panel, a digital MID, a flat-bottom steering wheel, and flush-type door handles would be fitted with the new SUV. Speculations also say that with the second-gen XUV 500, Mahindra could adopt level 1 autonomous technology.
9. New Hyundai Creta 7-seater 2021
Hyundai plans to make use of the platform of the new-gen Creta to spawn a seven-seat version of the SUV that will stand up against the likes of the MG Hector Plus, as well as the forthcoming Tata Gravitas. It is predicted that the vehicle will be branded ‘Alcazer’ and will be launched by mid-2021. The three-row SUV may entail a premium over the donor car of around Rs 1 lakh.
10. New Ford Ranger (Upcoming Launch)
In the international line-up of Ford, the Ranger is the most inexpensive pickup truck, and the said vehicle was recently caught on test in Coimbatore, giving birth to speculations about its launch in the region. The lifestyle pick-up truck will only face competition from the Isuzu D Max V-Cross, which is yet to be released with BS6-compliance if Ford chooses to bring the Ranger to the Indian market.