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Expected new car launches of 2018

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With a whole year ahead of us, it's time to have a look at the upcoming car launches of 2018.

This list is based on rumours & hearsay, and thus should be treated as a tentative list only.

Car models costing over 55 - 60 lakh rupees, and many fully-imported-cars (CBUs), have been excluded from the list. Reason = Low relevance & commitment to the marketplace.

  • 2018 Maruti Suzuki Alto : An all-new car and not just a facelift is expected to replace the country's highest selling hatchback - Related Thread
  • Hyundai AH2 (new Santro) : Hyundai's new hatchback would be a replacement for the i10, and will most likely carry the Santro moniker - Related Thread
  • 2018 Maruti Suzuki WagonR : Bigger than the current WagonR, the new Maruti has big shoes to fill - Related Thread
  • Maruti Suzuki Swift : Going by the tremendous response Maruti has received with the new Dzire, the company has high hopes from the new Swift as well - Related Thread
  • Mahindra S201 SUV (Sub 4m and 4m+) : Two models are expected to spawn from the SsangYong Tivoli platform with different lengths - Related Thread
  • Tata Q50x twin SUVs : With the inputs from Land Rover, the Tata SUVs are something to look out for this year - Related Thread
  • Jeep Renegade : After making a comeback with the Compass, FCA will want to keep the winning pace with its smaller cousin - Related Thread
  • Nissan Kicks : Post the launch of the Renault Captur, Nissan would be taking similar steps with the Kicks - Related Thread
  • Mahindra U321 MPV : Another Mahindra MPV with styling cues inspired from the XUV500 - Related Thread
  • Toyota Vios : Expected to be launched in the festive season this year, the Vios will go up against the cars in the C2 segment (City, Verna and Ciaz) - Related Thread
  • Mahindra TUV300 Plus : The new TUV would not only seat 2 more people, but also get a bigger engine - Related Thread
  • 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga : Maruti's 7-seater MPV that is a full size bigger than the outgoing Ertiga - Related Thread
  • Skoda Karoq : After the Alaskan bear, Skoda will be bringing in the Yeti replacement to the Indian market - Related Thread
  • Datsun Redi-GO AMT : Following the steps of its French cousin, the Redi-GO will also lose one pedal - Related Thread
  • Tata Nano EV : Since Tata has gotten the ball rolling with the Tigor EVs, the Nano EV is something to look forward to for the private buyers - Related Thread
  • Mahindra KUV100 NXT AMT : After the facelift, the kid SUV will also get an automatic - Related Thread
  • Mahindra KUV100-based EV : Mahindra has been the sole player in the EV market for some time now. An affordable EV which is not for exports would make sense for the Indian manufacturer - Related Thread
  • Tata Nexon AMT : The Nexon would get an upgrade in the form of an automatic this year - Related Thread
  • 2018 Suzuki Jimny : The enthusiasts have been waiting for a replacement for the Gypsy for long, and Maruti might eventually get it here - Related Thread
  • Volkswagen Ameo Sport : A not-so-sporty Sport model? - Related Thread
  • Tiago sport : Tata's entry in the hot-hatch segment with a 108 BHP engine would be interesting to watch - Related Thread
  • Ford Figo crossover : Not just a cosmetic facelift, but the Figo Crossover will have a Dragon engine underneath - Related Thread
  • Datsun Cross : A yet another iteration of the Datsun Go? - Related Thread
  • Hyundai Elite i20 facelift : The 2018 Elite i20 will reportedly lose the 1.4L petrol engine. A CVT gearbox is also in the pipeline - Related Thread
  • Nissan Sunny : The next-gen Sunny will get an extended wheelbase for more space - Related Thread
  • 2nd-gen Honda Amaze : Reports suggest that the new Amaze will borrow styling cues from the bigger City, and will also get an upgrade in the feature list - Related Thread
  • Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift : Some updates in line for the Ciaz - Related Thread
  • Hyundai Creta Facelift : Possibly just a cosmetic modification for the compact SUV - Related Thread
  • Mahindra XUV500 facelift : Rumours suggest that the facelift might also get a power hike - Related Thread
  • Ssangyong Rexton : The Next-gen Rexton will be sold under the Mahindra badge in the country - Related Thread
  • Honda CR-V : 7-seats and a diesel engine are on the list of options with the 5th generation CR-V - Related Thread
  • Mitsubishi Outlander : Will most probably be sold as a CBU. So, expect a high price tag - Related Thread
  • Toyota C-HR : The C-HR will probably mark Toyota's entry in the crossover SUV segment - Related Thread
  • Audi Q2 : Yet another offering in the crossover SUV segment, albeit on the premium end - Related Thread
  • BMW X2 : One more addition to the BMW SUV portfolio. It shares its underpinnings with the X1 - Related Thread
  • Volvo XC40 : With the local assembly sorted for Volvo, the XC40 could give the German triad a run for their money - Related Thread
  • Jaguar E-pace : The second SUV in the Jaguar model line-up will likely take on the BMW X1 and the Audi Q3 - Related Thread
  • Toyota Camry : With Indian government turning their back on Hybrid vehicles, it would be interesting to see what engine options Toyota finalizes for the country - Related Thread
  • 2018 Audi Q5 : The second generation Q5 is based on the new MLB evo platform - Related Thread
 
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