The new year will see a line of hatchbacks (together with compact SUVs) hit the Indian roads.
Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com gives a sneak peek.
2020 was a year all of us assume shouldn’t exist.
A year which noticed many carmakers name off their launches, however In spite of the lull the auto sector did see its gross sales going.
Now comes 2021. A year after we will see a lot of carmakers come out with new and outdated facelifted variations of their hatchbacks, sedans, MUVs and SUVs. Not to depart out EVs and hybrids.
Let us dive into a few of the fashions which we all know will hit the Indian roads this year.
Note: Since there is a very skinny line between subcompact SUVs and hatchbacks, I’ve taken the liberty to membership the two whereas the most promising ones that we’d get in 2021.
The Citroen C21
Rs 8-11 lakhs
IMAGE: The Citroën C21 that can quickly be launched in India. Photograph: Citroën India
2020 was to see the French firm enter the Indian market with its flagship product and from there Citroen had plans to launch one mannequin each year in India.
This compact SUV codenamed C21 was to be their second launch in India.
The Citroen C21 has been seen being examined beneath camouflage on Indian roads, We will see its launch quickly.
New Maruti Suzuki Celerio
Rs 4.5-6.5 lakhs
IMAGE: Glimpses of the present Celerio. Photograph: Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.
Six years after it was launched, the Celerio might be launched in a new avatar. A vital launch for Maruti, this automobile which is at the moment being examined in the nation has been noticed at varied locations beneath heavy camouflage.
It is anticipated to have a fully new exterior and inside design.
New Maruti Suzuki Baleno
Rs 6-9.5 lakhs
IMAGE: The Maruti Suzuki Baleno hatch will get its first replace in 2021. Photograph: Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.
The New Baleno, whose appears have not been disclosed but. It will include a facelift and a plusher inside.
It will proceed with the identical engine and transmission choices and might be out there in Maruti’s premium Nexa shops.
Rs 5.5.10 lakhs
IMAGE: The Renault Kiger present automobile model of the quickly be launched Kiger in India. Photograph: Renault India.
Renault has seen a good response after launching the new model of its Triber in 2020 and now in 2021, it guarantees to proceed its run with a near-production model of the Kiger spied being examined on Indian roads.
A sub-4 metre SUV, it can get the identical petrol engine as its cousin the Nissan Magnite which was launched in October 2020.
Watch: The Renault Kiger might be launched in India first after which the world. Video Courtesy: Renault India
Ford Figo AT
IMAGE: The BSVi Ford Figo. Photograph: Ford Motor Company.
The Ford Figo AT which was discontinued in January 2020 is almost definitely to make a comeback with the Mahindra sourced 1.2 T-GDI Stallion engine. Although the Ford Mahindra three way partnership has fallen aside, they may nonetheless use this engine; it can probably make the Figo AT India’s strongest hatchback.
Tata Altroz Turbo
Rs 8-10 lakhs
IMAGE: A sneak peek of the Tata Altroz turbo-petrol that the firm has lately launched. Photograph: Video seize from Tata Motors
Tata Motors is again with a bang after listening to buyer suggestions. This premium hatchback will quickly be out there in a new peppier turbo-petrol engine choice by mid-January 2021.
It is anticipated to have the identical 1.2Litre petrol engine as the Nexon.
Rs 4.5-8 lakhs
IMAGE: A close to production-ready model of the Tata HBX was displayed at the Auto Expo 2020. Photograph: Tata Motors
And quickly we may even see a production-ready Tata HBX which was premiered in the 2020 Auto Expo. A child of the Harrier with the identical DNA.
The HBX has the dimensions of a hatchback and the silhouette of an SUV. A automobile each entry-level buyer in India will aspire for. The Tatas will certainly financial institution on their SUV expertise to launch this stunner.
See the Tata HBX at the Auto Expo 2020 as described by Pratap Bose, vp, world design, Tata Motors. Video Courtesy: Tata Motors
And all through this year we may even see a New Maruti Swift 2021, the Hyundai i20n, and a hoard of EVs which we’ll take a look at in our subsequent options.
Coming up subsequent: Sedans, MUVs, SUVs and Electric automobiles to be launched in 2021.