With the new year coming in, new emission norms are also on their way, so are some of the most exciting sub-10 lakh rupee cars. What are they? Here's a list of all the upcoming cars in India under 10 lakhs in 2020.
The transition from 2019 to 2020 will mark the commencement of a new decade. The new decade is expected to be a turning point for the Indian automobile industry as the year 2020 will mark the beginning of mandate of BS-6 emission norms and some new EV policies. With all of these mandates and regulations coming into effect, Indian buyer will get see some new and exciting cars on the showroom floors, but it is the 10 lakh rupee segment which is going to see the highest number of car launches as its gets manufacturers a very large share of profit. In the year 2019 itself, manufacturers launched a lot of product in this segment, like the Triber, S-Presso, Grand i10 Nios, Renault Duster Facelift and more, but the show’s not over yet. There are a lot more car launches lined up for the coming year. However, most of these cars are going to be priced under Rs. 10 lakhs, but what are they? Here’s a list of all the upcoming cars in India under 10 lakhs in 2020.
Tata has recently unveiled the Altroz. Not just that, the manufacturer even invited us for the first-drive event and our video review is already up. Please check that if you haven’t watched it yet. However, we came back impressed with the manufacturer’s job of how well the car is designed. It is also a reason that Altroz is the first contender on this list of upcoming cars under 10 lakhs in 2020. Altroz is all set for launch on January 22, 2020, with an expected price tag between Rs. 5.50 lakhs and 8.50 lakhs. Once launched, Altroz will take on the likes of Hyundai Elite i20 and Maruti Suzuki Baleno.
2020 Tata Hornbill (H2X): Rs 5 Lakh
Hornbill is to Tata what Ignis is to Maruti Suzuki. It will be based on the modular ALFA platform that also underpins the Tata Altroz. Tata has showcased the H2X concept that Hornbill will be based on. The H2X concept had a futuristic approach to the interior as it was equipped with a semi-circular steering wheel and an all-digital instrument console. It is joining the list of upcoming cars in India under 10 lakhs in 2020, as H2X in its production form is expected to launch in mid-2020 at a starting price tag of around 5.00 lakh rupees.
Tata Blackbird: Rs 9.5 Lakh
Tata is on a roll to develop new joint-venture with established car manufacturers from other countries and bring some new products to dethrone some of the most potent products of the Indian car market. That said, Blackbird will take on a direct competition against the likes of Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. Blackbird from Tata will be a part of Tata-Chery partnership. Chery is a Chinese manufacturer and thus Blackbird will be based on Chery’s Tiggo 4 SUV. The premium compact-SUV is expected to carry a price tag of under 10 lakh rupees when launched.
Nexon is a volume generator for Tata since the time it was launched in the year 2017. The car is now due for a facelift and will receive a fresher appeal for its front fascia with the facelift. The Nexon facelift will adhere to a few changes such as a new bonnet, revised bumper with res-positioned fog lamps housings, and a pair of new headlamps. The changes will impart the Nexon with some Land Rover character to increase its overall appeal around its customer base. The car is expected to be showcased at the coming 2020 Auto Expo for the first time; however, a launch is expected sometime after that. As of now, Nexon starts at a price tag of Rs. 6.58 lakhs and it is expected to be priced just a little bit higher than the current price tag, and that is the reason the car is here on the list of all the upcoming cars in India under 10 lakhs in 2020.
2020 Tata Tiago Facelift: Rs 4.4 Lakh
Tata launched the Indica as the very first indigenously developed hatchback, and it was a hit in the Indian market. Then Tata launched Tiago with the same formula and garnered a lot of profits for the manufacturer. However, the car is in the market for quite some time now and is due for a facelift. Tiago facelift is expected to launch around early 2020, as the production-spec car has already been spotted a lot of times, hinting towards the changes that the car is going to get. With all the changes in place, the facelifted Tiago will have a fresher appeal to its front fascia, and some subtle changes on the inside. Expected to launch with a minimal hike in its current starting price tag of Rs. 4.40 lakhs, Tiago joins the list of upcoming cars in India under 10 lakhs in 2020.
The only sedan currently on sale in India from Tata motors, the Tiago, is also on our list of upcoming cars in 2020 under 10 lakhs as it is now turning old and needs to go under the knife now. No, these aren’t our thoughts, but Tata surely thinks this way, thus the manufacturer is planning to re-launch the Tigor with a facelift. With the facelift, Tigor will carry an added sense of premiumness. Currently, the prices for Tigor start at Rs. 5.49 lakhs, however, with the facelift it is expected to be priced a couple of grands more than the current selling price of the car.
2020 Hyundai Aura: From Rs 5.8 lakh
Hyundai Aura is the Xcent replacement from the Korean manufacturer and will be unveiled soon. It is here on the list of upcoming cars in India under 10 lakhs in 2020 as the car is slated for launch in 2020 before the BS-6 norms kick in. Aura is expected to come up as one of the most stylish compact sedans in the market if we go by the renders that are currently floating around the internet. The compact sedan will be based on the latest hatchback offering from the manufacturer, Grand i10 Nios. As seen with the Nios, Hyundai will be pulling in all of its efforts to make Aura an affordable yet stylish hatchback.
2020 Hyundai Grand i10 Nios N-Performance: Rs 8 lakh
Next Hyundai on our list of upcoming cars under 10 lakhs in 2020 is the Grand i10 Nios N-performance. With an increasing craze about the performance-oriented cars, Hyundai is also planning to serve that very small segment in India, Kudos to Hyundai. Hyundai will be bringing in a performance-oriented version of its latest hatchback, the Grand i10. The sportier N variant of the Nios will come with a 100 horsepower engine that would surpass the peak power output of all its chief rivals. Apart from a new engine, the Nios N-Performance will host a Hyundai N-Line specific styling package for details around the car.
Hyundai Creta in its current iteration is the best mid-size crossover on sale, period. It has been sold in real good numbers, with a starting price tag of Rs. 9.90 lakhs for the base model. The new Creta for MY 2020 has already been launched in China and is launched at a lesser price tag than the car it replaces, thus it is here on the list of all the upcoming cars in India under 10 lakhs in 2020. Yes! we expect the new Creta will be priced aggressively to keep it in line with the competition from its other Korean sibling itself.
2020 Hyundai Elite i20: Rs 6 Lakh
Hyundai Elite i20 in its current avatar is a wonderful product. It is feature-laden; it is scoring good marks in the sales charts. However, there’s no denying the fact that car is turning old now. Folks at Hyundai have also realized it and are thus working on next-gen Elite i20, which will be launched anytime around late 2020 at an expected starting price tag of Rs. 6.00 lakhs. Since that is well under 10 lakhs, it deserved a place on our list of all the upcoming cars under 10 lakhs.
Last Hyundai car on our list of all the upcoming cars in India under 10 lakhs in 2020 is the Verna facelift. Verna is a looker by all means and angle. The hunkered down poise coupled with proper 2-box silhouette, enhanced with a coupe-like roofline, what else do you need? Nothing, literally nothing. Hyundai folks are, however, up for launching a facelifted version of the car with a starting price of just under 10 lakh rupee mark. The facelifted version of Verna is showcased in China but is expected to come with little different facets at front and rear in India and we are actually happy about it.
2020 Honda City: Rs 10 Lakh
Honda City is the best-selling car of the Japanese manufacturer and is in the market for quite some time now. Yes! Masses have got bored with the same old City, now. It wasn’t hard a fact to understand for Honda either. The manufacturer showcased the next-gen City recently at the Thailand auto show, and now the car is all set to come here in India as well. The test mules of the car have been spotted a lot of times, and we expect the launch to happen sometime around the festive season in 2020. The new City will be a longer and much more premium car than one it will replace here in India. It will also have an option of a turbo-petrol engine this time. That said, we expect a starting price tag of a shade under 10 lakhs mark, and thus enlisting it here on the list of all the upcoming cars in India under 10 lakhs in 2020.
The Maruti car on our list of all the upcoming cars under 10 lakhs in 2020 is none other than Vitara Brezza. The sub-4m compact SUV has seen a gravity-defying growth and Brezza deserves some credits here. It is the indisputable king of the segment, but its old-school boxy SUV character now needs to be revamped. The car needs a fresher appeal to its overall design. Maruti is going to do so with a facelift, which is soon on its way to the showroom floors. This time around though, Maruti will launch the facelifted Vitara Brezza with an option of a petrol engine, which isn’t available as of now. With the introduction of petrol variants, the starting price of Vitara Brezza is expected to go down a little. How much? For that, we need to stay buckled up till the car is officially launched, which is rumoured to happen around coming 2020 Auto Expo.
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is one of the most potent cars form the manufacturer. It has also received a facelift in its Indian production run, however, it is now ready for another with an introduction of a new diesel engine. S-Cross boasts of a premiumness in its cabin that can’t be found in any other Maruti car, thanks to its international heritage. With BS-6 norms kicking in from coming April 2020, S-Cross is expected to go under knives and get itself a nose job done with the introduction of bigger, better, and a powerful diesel engine. The S-Cross facelift is expected to have a starting price tag of just a shade under 10 lakh rupees.
The craze for 7-seater cars is reviving again with the Indian buyers and manufacturers are trying their best to bring 7-seater cars in India at affordable prices. Maruti will also be bringing a new 7-seater Vitara to fill that void after the Brezza. The international-spec full-size Vitara is seen doing rounds on Indian soil under heavy camo, but we expect Maruti will be altering the car’s length and wheelbase to suit the Indian needs and then launch it here. It is expected to do so with both petrol and a diesel engine, thus keeping the starting price lower than the 10 lakh rupee mark.
Maruti with its two different dealership networks, Arena and Nexa, Maruti is selling its cars to cater to two different types of audience. The Arena is for those who love purposeful cars at affordable prices, while Nexa serves the taste of those who the added sense of premiumness. Maruti recently worked on the Ertiga to launch XL6 under its Nexa chain of outlets, now it is ready to do so with the WagonR. The Nexa-spec iteration of the WagonR will be called XL5 and it will be a far more plusher and premium version of the same car it will be based on, but with a price of under 10 lakh rupees. As that’s the criteria it needs to fulfil in a bid to enlist itself on the list of all the upcoming cars in India under 10 lakhs in 2020.
2020 Maruti Suzuki Ignis Facelift: Rs 5 Lakh
Maruti Suzuki's crossover-like compact hatchback, the Ignis was first introduced in the country in 2017 and managed to make it to Top 30 best-selling cars of India in the same year. However, Maruti Ignis sales have seen a decline, giving a sign that it's ready for a fresh update in the new year. Leaked images of the Ignis tell us that the upcoming car will carry an S-Presso-inspired nose that features a blacked-out grille with chrome embellishments. More features will be added to the package, enhancing a safer and more upmarket feel on the inside of the quirky car. The engine will be surely upgraded to the stricter emission norms which are set to be rolled out in the next few months. With the price range of around Rs 4.74 - 7.09 Lakh (estimated, ex-showroom), the 2020 Maruti Suzuki Ignis is among the fleet of upcoming cars in India under 10 Lakh that's worth our anticipation.
2020 Kia QYi Sub-4m SUV: Rs 7 Lakh
Kia debuted with just one product in India, the Seltos and the manufacturer is doing wonders in terms of overall sales figures. The Korean marque is now all set to launch a set of few more products, but joining the list of all the upcoming cars under 10 lakhs in 2020 here is the sub-4m compact SUV form the manufacturer. For now, it is christened as QYi. It is spotted on test a few times, thus confirming of launch early next year. The QYi will be based on the Venue’s platform and will also share the engine gearbox options form the donor car. Once launch it is expected to carry a starting price tag of Rs. 7.00 lakhs, however, they are also expected to go well beyond 11 lacs for the top-end trim.
Another 7-seater compact SUV on our list of all the upcoming cars under 10 lakhs in 2020 is the Mahindra XUV400. The recently launched XUV300 is doing great in the Indian market, but the car lacks an option of 7-seats. However, the car it is based on, the Tivoli is also sold with a longer variant under Tivoli XLV nametag. Mahindra will be using its underpinning to develop the 7-seater version of the XUV300 and launch it with XUV400 monikers. The starting price of XUV300 is Rs. 8.10 lakhs, which is well under 10 lakh rupee mark, and we expect the case to be the same with the XUV400 too. As the car will be priced with a marginal hike at the ex-showroom prices over the price tags of XUV300.
Mahindra Scorpio is a volume generator for the Indian UV king, but the car is now turning old, and Mahindra is developing a new one. If you never knew about it you were probably out of network since last one year. The test mules of new Scorpio have spotted numerous times on test, shedding a lot of details about the car. The new Scorpio will be even more agile, powerful, light, and potent than the outgoing car. However, the reason it is here on the list of all the upcoming cars in India under 10 lakhs in 2020 is its price tag. Current-generation of Mahindra Scorpio carries an attractive starting price tag of Rs. 9.99 lakhs and we expect that Mahindra would not change the starting price tag of the new Scorpio to keep it as an attractive option for tier-2 and tier-3 cities.
2020 Mahindra Thar: Rs 9 Lakh
The next car on our list is none other than mighty Mahindra Thar. Yes, it is discontinued as of now, but Mahindra is ready to launch a new generation Thar in the year 2020 itself. The 2020 Mahindra Thar is built from the ground up, so gone are the old vocal diesel and the potent jeep-derived chassis, but welcome a 2.0L diesel engine and an even more capable chassis. The bodywork will also be a revised affair on the new Mahindra Thar giving it a posher appeal in and out. That said, the car will have a hiked price tag this time of around Rs. 9.00 lakhs for the base variant when launched.
2020 Mahindra XUV500: Rs 9.5 Lakh
Another much-awaited upcoming Mahindra cars for India in 2020 is the next-gen XUV500. Along with the Scorpio, the XUV500 is seeing a generation change coming to India this year with its launch due towards the year-end. Based on a modified version of the monocoque SUV platform, the next-gen XUV500 will be a longer and better-loaded 7 seater car that's aimed to keep up with the fast pace of the competition. All-new XUV500 has been spotted on its running test multiple times that drop us serious hints of what the car would take to fare against the competition. It might be stronger and built with better quality materials while a better suspension setup is expected too. Prices start from Rs 9.5 Lakh (estimated) would make the new XUV500 spawn other upcoming cars in India below 10 lakhs with ease.
2020 Mahindra Bolero Facelift: Rs 8.3 Lakh
Bolero has been out there in India for a while, but the MUV never loses its reputation. The Bolero has been very popular in India, especially in the rural or semi-urban areas, all thanks to a rugged stance and a utilitarian nature. The home-grown carmaker hasn't made any major touch to the Bolero SUV in recent times but luckily, we'll see it next time. The updated Bolero which is bringing a host of changes on the outside and inside will be here before April 2020. We are likely to see it in a heavily-tweaked avatar with a new front grille, headlamps, tweaked bumpers and revamped fenders. The frosting in the cake here should be a BSVI-compliant powertrain underneath its skin, thereby making the Bolero the first UV to satisfy the BSVI norms this year.
2020 Ford Ecosport: Rs 8 Lakh
The Ecosport has remained more or less unchanged from its launch in our country so it's high time for the American SUV to work on a next-generation Ecosport SUV whose images have been leaked online from Brazil already. Of course, there are changes. Though the DNA of the car is retained, we expect the SUV shape could be amended a bit with smoother edges for a crossover-like image. The hexagonal grille looks sober yet wider and is flanked by the refreshed headlamps at both outer ends. That's for the international-spec car. The Ecosport meant for the Indian market might be based on the Mahindra XUV300 thanks to the joint venture between two companies. That means the next-gen Ecosport will be more spacious on the inside, thereby addressing its weakness of interior space. Also, the new Ecopsort is expected to borrow the engines from the XUV300 and meet the BS6 standards. If so, it will come up with a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol and a 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine unit. New Ecosport is predicted to sit at the price starting from Rs 8 Lakh to Rs 12 Lakh, thus making it one of the most potential upcoming cars in India under 10 Lakhs in the coming time. It is likely to make it to India in late 2021.
With these over 20 cars, the list of upcoming cars in India under 10 lakhs in 2020 comes to an end. If you think we missed out on something, let us know.