Top Upcoming Cars of 2021

Top Upcoming Cars of 2021

The inflation in car and bike sales in India in the last two years testify to the boom in the country’s automobile industry. Automobile enthusiasts have been gunning for upcoming car/bike launches to upgrade their cars. Meanwhile, automakers launch cars/bikes regularly to cater to the demand. In this article, we list the top upcoming cars of 2021 that every motorhead should know.

 

  1. Tata Altroz EV

Tata Altroz EV

Tata unveiled at an auto expo in 2020 the electrical avatar of Altroz premium hatchback—Tata Altroz EV—and piqued the interest of electric car lovers. Tata Altroz EV will have Tata’s Ziptron powertrain, which is claimed to be better integrated than most premium EVs in the market. The hatchback is expected to inherit its design and power features from the regular Altroz but will have larger tyres. It may also wear a sportier look. There will be a 30.2-kWh liquid-cooled, IP67-certified lithium-ion battery in Tata Altroz EV, which is touted to generate around 100 bhp of power.

Launch & Pricing

The launch of Tata Altroz EV has been postponed to around July 2021 or year-end owing to the pandemic and will be priced starting at around Rs 11 lakhs.

 

  1. Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Sonata

The latest eighth-generation Sonata gets Hyundai’s fluidic 2.0 design details that render a radiant profile, a wider stance, and a modern cabin. Hyundai teased its fans with a “leaked” image, revealing the front and rear profiles of the car. The new-generation Sonata is expected to be powered by a 2.0-L GDI four-cylinder gasoline motor with a 360-V electric engine, which is further mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission to produce 202 hp of power at 6,000 rpm. The latest Hyundai Sonata is expected to be more powerful than the earlier version.

Launch & Pricing

Eighth-generation Hyundai Sonata is expected to cost Rs. 20.77 lakhs and is set to be launched between October and December 2021.

 

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  1. Force Motors Gurkha BS6

Force Motors Gurkha BS6

With BS6-compliance, the brand new Force Motors Gurkha BS6 is set to launch in the second quarter of 2021. The new model takes design cues for LED DRLs, LED indicators, and tailgate-mounted spare wheel from Mercedes-Ben G-Class. Force Motors Gurkha BS6 will be equipped with a standard 5-speed manual gearbox. The interiors of Force Motors Gurkha BS6 is expected to undergo an overhaul with a black dashboard, three-spoke steering wheel, circular air vents, and a touchscreen infotainment system. Force Motors Gurkha BS6 may give a tough competition to Mahindra’s new-generation Thar.

Launch & Pricing

Force Motors Gurkha BS6 is likely to be retailed from Rs 9.99 lakhs to Rs 13.30 lakhs and is expected to be launched in June 2021.

 

  1. Nissan Leaf EV

Nissan Leaf EV

Nissan Leaf EV is the most awaited technology flagship car of Nissan endowed with Nissan Intelligent Mobility features including ProPilot autonomous driving. The smart car is loaded with safety features such as Intelligent Lane Intervention, Intelligent Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Intelligent Around View Monitor with moving object detection, and Emergency Assist for pedal misapplication. Along with the futuristic technology, Nissan Leaf EV is said to have striking looks, sleek lines, a unique V-Motion grille, and a distinctive ‘floating roof’.

Launch & Pricing

Nissan Leaf EV is expected to be released in June 2021 and will be available at an estimated price range of Rs. 35-40 lakhs.

 

  1. Volkswagen Arteon

Volkswagen Arteon

Volkswagen Arteon is a luxury sedan likely to be built with a classic look, aerodynamic fastback design, and modern performance. The premium sedan is equipped with Advanced Drivers Assistance Technology to enable a hands-on semi-autonomous driving experience. Touchscreen infotainment system with VW’s MIB3 interface, all-digital driver’s display, 30-colour ambient lighting, wireless connectivity for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 12-speaker stereo system, wireless charging, and a multi-function steering wheel with touch controls are a ton of features Volkswagen Arteon is likely to have.

Launch & Pricing

Volkswagen Arteon would launch in India in July 2021 in an estimated price range of Rs. 45-50 lakhs.

 

  1. Kia Rio

Kia Rio

Kia Rio is a premium hatchback model built based on the Hyundai-Kia GB platform, Elite i20. It will get a completely sporty hatchback stance and will be packed with a host of features: 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity options along with rear parking camera support, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), tyre pressure monitoring system, cruise control, manual AC, day/night IRVM, ABS with EBD, automatic emergency braking, forward-collision warning system and vehicle stability management.

Launch & Pricing

Kia Rio is expected to launch in India in Dec 2021 in an expected price range of Rs. 6.00-10.00 lakhs.

 

  1. Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 is the most anticipated car in India and will be available in standard and long-range variants with a driving range of around 423 and 550 km, respectively. The electric car will be pumped with lavish features like a 15-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 12-way power-adjustable front seats with heated function. auto-pilot mode, a 14-speaker sound system, and more. Tesla Model 3 has no direct rivals; however, Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and Volvo S90, which fall in a similar price range will toe the line.

Launch & Pricing

Tesla Model 3 is likely to hit Indian markets by the end of 2021 with an estimated price range of Rs. 70.00-90.00 lakhs.

 

  1. Citroen C5 Aircross

Citroen C5 Aircross

Citroen’s mid-size SUV Citroen C5 Aircross’ launch was foiled by pandemic but has been inching towards its new launch date. Powered by a 177 hp, maximum torque of 400 Nm, 8-speed automatic gearbox, and 2-L diesel engine, Citroen C5 Aircross will be available in two variants—Feel and Shine. Panoramic sunroof, LED headlamps and hands-free tailgate are the highlights of Citroen C5 Aircross. Citroen C5 Aircross claims a fuel efficiency of 18.6kmpl, and with top-class safety features including electronic stability and blind-spot monitoring will give a tough competition to Hyundai Tucson, VW Tiguan 2021, and 2021 Jeep Compass Trailhawk.

Launch & Pricing

Citroen C5 Aircross is at last set to launch in April 2021 at an estimated price of Rs. 28 lakhs (ex-showroom).

 

  1. Skoda Kushaq

Skoda Kushaq

Skoda Kushaq is the most highly awaited car launch of 2021, where the prospective buyers have been waiting ever since the sneak preview of the compact SUV in 2020. It would be offered in two engine options – 1.5-L TSI (150PS/250Nm) and 1.0-litre TSI (115PS/175Nm). Skoda is launching Kushaq in three variants – Active, Ambition and Style. The compact SUV will be equipped with a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system (with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay), touch controls for climate control, ventilated front seats, wireless charging, connected car tech, a sunroof, electronic stability control and ISOFIX child seat anchorage.

Launch & Pricing

Skoda Kushaq is expected to be launched in June 2021 in an expected price range of Rs. 11-16 lakhs.

 

  1. BMW M3

BMW M3

BMW M3 is a sports sedan built with BMW M engineering that aims to deliver unmatchable agility and power. It comprises a 3-L BMW M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, compelling interiors, and performance-driven features. Fully integrated application wireless connectivity for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, smart digital key, remote engine start, active blind-spot detection, lane departure warning, and active lane-keeping assistant are some of the lucrative features of BMW M3 that are winning the hearts of BMW fans.

Launch & Pricing

BMW M3 is expected to be launched in June 2021 at an expected price of 65.00 lakhs.

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