The Jeep Compass SUV is available with two engines, a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol and a 2.0-litre diesel. Both engines will be updated for the upcoming BS6 emission norms. Now, the BS6 petrol version has been spotted and the specification sticker states that it produces 170PS. In its current form, the Compass’ 1.4-litre turbo-petrol is tuned to an output of 163PS and 250Nm. The BS6 update adds 7PS of power while torque is expected to remain the same. Jeep’s petrol engine is mated to a 6-speed manual with the option of a 7-speed DCT auto in higher variants.
Tata Altroz is one of the most expected cars to be launched next year. The stunningly designed premium hatchback is all set to mark its entry by the end of January. The car is expected to come with advanced safety and comfort features. This upcoming Tata hatchback draws power from BS 6-compliant 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines. But both these engines are offered in combination with a five-speed manual gearbox only with a dual-clutch automatic transmission in the making.
The Kia Carnival is going to be Kia Motor's second product in India after the Seltos and it is expected to be showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo. The Carnival will be powered by a 2.2-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine that powers the Korean model as well. The motor pumps out 197 bhp and 440 Nm of peak torque and is mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
Built on its most popular SUV, Nexon, it is the first electric vehicle (EV) powered by Ziptron technology and offers a range not less than 300 km per charge. It can accelerate to 100 kmph in just 9.9 seconds.
Hyundai Aura is expected to be launched in India early 2020. Aura gets three BS6-compliant engine options - 1.0-litre Turbo GDi petrol motor making 100 PS and 172 Nm of torque, 1.2-litre MPI petrol mill delivering 83 PS and 114 Nm of torque and 1.2-litre Ecotorq diesel powertrain churning out 75 PS and 190 Nm of torque. There is a standard 5-speed manual gearbox. The 1.2-litre petrol and diesel engines also have an automatic option.
Toyota's posh SUV Vellfire will hit the market in 2020. Toyota will be bringing Vellfire to India ahead of Alphard which was displayed in the last New Delhi Auto Expo. Vellfire is designed giving priority to travellers' comfort. It is available in different seat configurations. It offers facilities such as electrically-adjustable seats, 3-zone AC, 10.2 inch infotainment system and 360 degree surround view camera. 2.5 litre dual VVT-i engine is used in Vellfire in international market.
Honda HR-V is Jeep Compass's rival in the premium SUV segment. The wraparound headlamps and LED daytime running lamps will be notable features. Stylish interior, Honda's new generation safety system. Honda HR-V is an unmistakable SUV in its looks. It also counts Hyundai Creta and XUV 500 as its competitors. HR-V is expected to carry a competitive price, with its stress on pragmatic features. The SUV carries 1.8 litre petrol, 1.8 litre petrol hybrid, 1.6 litre diesel and 1.5 litre diesel hybrid engines in Japan. The HR-V, positioned between Honda CR-V and BR-V, is expected to hit the market in 2019 with a price tag ranging between Rs 15 lakh and Rs 20 lakh.
The fifth-generation Honda City recently made its debut in Thailand. The C-Segment sedan is expected to be launched in India next year. The new-gen Honda City bears a completely new look in comparison to older generation model. It has lost some of its sportiness as the aesthetics are now inclined more towards elegance. The petrol derivative will be a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder naturally-aspirated engine churning out 117 hp along with 145 Nm of peak torque. The diesel derivative, on the other hand, will be a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged engine capable of churning out 98 hp along with 200 Nm of peak torque. The petrol engine will be paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard. The diesel derivative will be a 6-speed manual transmission. It is likely that Honda will offer CVT automatic gearbox with both petrol as well as diesel engine options.
Tata Gravitas will be introduced in India in February 2020. Graviras was initially codenamed as H7X. This is the same vehicle that was showcased as the Buzzard by Tata Motors at Geneva International Motor Show 2019. Tata Gravitas is based on Tata Harrier and uses the OMEGA Architecture that is a derivation of Land Rover's D8 platform. The upcoming SUV will have the same set of alloy wheels that we see in the Harrier.
French carmaker Citroen is gearing up to make its debut in the Indian market with the C5 Aircross. It is based on Groupe PSA's EMP2 platform which underpins various other models in international markets. It gets split headlamps and grille, as well as LED tail lamps. It also gets a 12.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with phone app connectivity, a panoramic sunroof, parking sensors on both ends and hands-free parking. it is offered with four engine options in the international markets. The petrol options include a 1.2-litre and a 1.6-litre unit, which make 130PS of maximum power and 230Nm peak torque and 181PS and 250Nm. The other options are a 1.5-litre diesel unit and a 2-litre diesel unit making 131PS and 300Nm of 170PS and 400Nm respectively. All engines are offered with either a 6-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
Since its launch in 2014, Maruti Suzuki Celerio is one of the most favourites of car lovers in India. Celerio helped ease the hesitation of Indians towards auto-gear cars. The car, which got a facelift in 2017, is expected to get upgraded in 2020. The new Maruti Suzuki Celerio is likely to hit the Indian roads in mid 2020.
Hyundai’s i20 premium hatchback has been around for a while and is due for an upgrade. After the launch of the Elite i20 facelift in 2018, the Korean carmaker is expected to unveil the latest i20 at the upcoming Auto Expo, followed by a launch in mid-2020. Hyundai is expected to update the i20’s interiors with a fully digital driver’s display, along with a touchscreen infotainment system. A new steering wheel, BlueLink connected car technology with phone app connectivity, automatic climate control, cruise control, a wireless phone charger and an auto-dimming internal rear-view mirror (IRVM) may also be in the works. Higher trim levels could also get a sunroof.
The Suzuki Ignis arrived globally in 2016. The facelift of the butch hatchback is expected to be introduced in international market by mid 2020.
The Tigor facelift is expected to have Tata Motor’s IMPACT 2.0 design philosophy that debuted with the Harrier and the Altroz. The Tiago facelift is also expected to adorn a similar aesthetic update like the outgoing duo. The rear-end of the Tigor facelift is also expected to bear slight upgrades over the outgoing model. We can expect similar changes on the sedan’s JTP version as well.
MG (Morris Garages) Motor India began accepting bookings for its much-awaited ZS EV, India’s first pure electric internet SUV. Each ZS EV comes with an on-board cable to charge at any 15amp socket. The car maker will also install an AC fast charger at home/office of the customers. The carmaker is also setting up a DC Super-Fast charging network at select MG showrooms that can be availed 24x7 and plans to create an extended charging network across MG dealerships.
The next-generation Mahindra XUV500, due for launch towards the end of 2020, will be longer, better-equipped and come based on a modified version of its existing monocoque platform. It will get a large free-standing touchscreen infotainment system that will be housed along with the instrument cluster. It will further feature a flatter dashboard, possibly with soft-touch plastics, and robust switchgear quality. We can also expect the new XUV500 to come with dual-zone climate control, given that the smaller XUV300 gets it.
The next-gen Thar seems to be more premium than its predecessor. It was seen with updated dashboard design, as well as modern amenities such as a touchscreen infotainment system, steering-mounted audio controls, automatic climate control, a multi-info display, and front power windows. It is also expected to get updated safety features such as dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, a high-speed alert and a driver and co-driver seat belt warning. Mahindra has retained some of the car’s classic design elements, such as the seven-slat grille, circular headlamps, and a boxy silhouette. However, the car seems to have grown and sports 5-spoke alloy wheels and LED tail lamps.
The MG Hector 6-seater will be the third SUV from MG Motor India and is expected to debut at Auto Expo 2020. It's expected to share the standard Hector's long feature list. Noted equipment includes a 10.4-inch infotainment system, i-SMART connected car technology, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, automatic climate control, cruise control, a coloured multi-info display as well as a panoramic sunroof.
The electric version of yet to be launched Tata Altroz was first introduced in Geneva Auto Expo. The car is expected to run up to 300km in a single charge. The car also comes with a fast-charging system.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza has been a crowd favourite ever since its launch in India in March 2016. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is due for an update in 2020. The SUV gets a twin slat chrome grille, new headlamps which could be LED units and a redesigned front bumper. It also gets new dual-tone alloy wheels, though they could be offered with the top trim only. Maruti Suzuki is expected to offer with the SUV’s’ new Smartplay infotainment system, as well as cruise control, phone app connectivity, climate control, a multi-information display and keyless entry with push-button start. Dual airbags, ABS with EBD and rear parking sensors are expected to be offered as standard.
Aprilia RS 150 which was showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo in New Delhi was a star among the bikes. The mini edition of Aprilia's Superbike RSV 4, RS 150 will be soon launched in the market. Its 150cc engine is capable of churning out a max power of 18PS.
Bajaj's cruiser bike Avenger 250 is another bike which is expecting a release the coming year. Though the company has not officially announced its launch, it is expected to be launched in 2020. Its 250cc engine will give the power to the bike.
New Bajaj Chetak electric scooter will be launched in India in January 2020. The booking will start in January and the price will be announced soon. The first offering from the Bajaj is an electric scooter that revives the Chetak moniker after 14 years. The scooter that comes with 4kw motor instead of the engine has two riding modes: sport and eco. The vehicle gives a driving range of 95 km on eco mode and 85 km on sports mode on a single charge of around 5 hours.
Harley Davidson's first Electric LiveWire was showcased in India in 2019. The bikes that runs for 235km if charged once will be launched in 2020. It is expected to cost 20 lakh. The electric motor has been given the name 'revelation engine.' The new drivetrain uses a belt drive to power the motorcycle forward. It also has the facility to know battery charge and service reminder through its app HD Connect.
Bajaj Pulsar SS400 is a fully-faired motorcycle which will be launched in 2020. The 373.2cc engine used in Bajaj Dominor. The bike is expected to produce 40-42 Bhp of maximum power and 33-35 Nm of maximum torque.
Hero's new electric scooter NYX HS 500ER claims a range of 100 km and is expected to come in the market in 2020. The scooter which gets fully charged in 4-5 hours used 600-1300W motor.
Hero's electric hybrid concept 'Leap' was first displayed in 2020 Auto Expo. Though there were news of the launch of the scooter's production model, there was no official confirmation on the release dates. Leap which runs in petrol and electricity will bring a major change on the market.
Honda CB650R is a naked version for the famous CBR650R. The stylised version of the bike has very less changes in mechanical parts. The bike produces 88.3PS and has 648.7cc engine.
Honda CBR 500 R which has been in the auto industry from 2013 will be soon launched in Indian in 2020. The bike has 500cc engine and 47Bhp strength.
Honda is planning on launching the Forza 300, its own maxi-scooter in 2020. The Forza 300 is powered by a 279cc, fuel-injected, liquid-cooled unit. It makes 25 PS of maximum power and 27.2 Nm of peak torque.
KTM is coming up with their new 390 Adventure bike in 2020. The bike will have the same 373cc engine used by Duke 390.
Honda PCX 125 showcased is 2014 Auto Expo in New Delhi is expected to be launched in 2020. The small version of its maxi-scooter has 150cc engine. Its main rival will be Suzuki Burgman.
The Australian makers KTM is planning to introduce their Husqvarna brand in India in 2020. The first bike from this brand will have a 200cc engine.
Vespa's GTS 300 is another vehicle expected to be launched in 2020. The scooter has 278cc engine, 21Bhp of maximum power and 23 Nm of maximum torque.
Torq motor's electric bike T6X will come in the market in 2020. The bike which has a look and style of sports bike is expected to rule in auto industry in 2020. It has 27 Nm of maximum torque and runs for a distance of 100km after charging once.
Yamaha MT 15's upgraded model will be launched in 2020 with a slight change in its BS6 engine.
The 125 cc Yamaha Ray ZR 125 is the latest from the company to be launched in 2020. It has 8Bhp of maximum power and 9.7 Nm of maximum torque.
The latest in Suzuki V Storm series- Suzuki V Storm 250 is expected to be launched in the market in 2020. The bikes is designed for long rides and can be used in any terrain.
Royal Enfield's cruiser bike- Thunderbird 350 will be launched in 2020.
Though not officially announced, Royal Enfield is expected to launch its 250 cc bullet in the market. The mini bullet is expected to be in the price range of 1 lakh to 1.5 lakh.