From now until 2024, the Indian Market will see launch of many new and updated cars that are very feature-loaded, spacious, gives you premium vibes, and great engine performance. Today, however, we’ll list down all the details about these 5 Upcoming Cars priced under Rs. 25 Lakhs launching soon for the Indian Market.
Tata Harrier Facelift (Expected: Mid October 2023)
Tata Motors has released a teaser revealing the front and rear profile, and a quick glimpse of the interiors. The front fascia as been changed completely with changes to the grille, bumpers, and headlamps. A full-width LED strip is above the grille that spans across the front body, an significant features of the Curvv concept. The side profile of the Harrier will likely be same except it may sport new alloy wheel design. Moving to the rear, changes extend to the bumpers, skid plate, and LED taillights that now are connected by an LED strip.
The interior have undergone changes as well as it will be getting the new 12.3-inch infotainment system that will be thinner, sharper and smoother than the outgoing version, new Steptronic Gear shifter, rotary dial for the drive mode, digital display on the four-spoke steering wheel that illuminates Tata logo in the center, and control the new configurable 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster that can display navigation maps, touch-sensitive screen on the center console for climate control, and ambient lighting on the dashboard, around sunroof, and doors. The Harrier facelift comes with ventilated seats, panoramic sunroof, 360 Surround View Camera, and so much more.
The Harrier facelift is expected to get a new 1.5 L turbo petrol engine which will produce 170 BHP and 280 NM of torque mated to a 6-speed Manual Gearbox and 7-speed DCT Gearbox . It already gets 2.0 L turbo diesel engine which produces 167.67 BHP and 350 NM of torque paired to 6-speed Manual and 6-speed Automatic Gearbox.
Tata Safari Facelift (Expected: Mid October 2023)
The teaser Tata Motors released also showed the Safari Facelift, and here are the changes it’ll undergo. The front fascia as been changed completely with changes to the grille, bumpers, and headlamps. A full-width LED strip is above the grille that spans across the front body, side profile of the Safari will likely be same except it will sport new alloy wheel design. Moving to the rear, changes extend to the bumpers, skid plate, and new Audi inspired LED taillights connected by an LED strip.
The interior have undergone changes as well as it will be getting the new 12.3-inch infotainment system that will be thinner, sharper and smoother than the outgoing version, new Steptronic Gear shifter, rotary dial for the drive mode, digital display on the four-spoke steering wheel that illuminates Tata logo in the center, and control the new configurable 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster that can display navigation maps, touch-sensitive screen on the center console for climate control, and ambient lighting on the dashboard, around sunroof, and doors. The Safari already comes with 360 Surround View Camera, panoramic sunroof, ventilated seats for front rows, and if you opt for 6 Seater Config, you’l get ventilated seats in second row as well.
The Safari facelift is expected to get a new 1.5 L turbo petrol engine which will produce 170 BHP and 280 NM of torque mated to a 6-speed Manual Gearbox and 7-speed DCT Gearbox . It already comes with 2.0 L turbo diesel engine which produces 167.67 BHP and 350 NM of torque paired to 6-speed Manual and 6-speed Automatic Gearbox.
Hyundai Creta Facelift (Expected: Early 2024)
The Hyundai Creta Facelift was spotted recently and a youtuber made a whole walkaround of the SUV. Hyundai is skipping the facelift update and going directly for the next-gen version. The video revealed so many details like the SUV will come with 360 Surround View Camera, Camera and Radar based Level 2 ADAS, and design inspiration taken directly from the Palisade that is sold overseas. The bumpers of the SUV are updated, the tailgate has been redesigned and looks similar to the Venue, and dawns an H-shaped LED DRLs like the Exter SUV. Additionally, the SUV gets a split unit vertical LED headlamp design and cube like detailing, and updated front grille.
The spy shots while revealed that the 17-inch alloy wheel design is the same as the outgoing version, there has been other test mules spotted with larger 18-inch alloy wheels. Moving to the interiors, it was fully covered, but still from what it looks like, it’ll sport dual 10.25-inch displays similar to the new-gen Verna, and no other major change is expected although new shades for the seat upholstery is expected. As for the engine options, the facelift will be getting the new 1.5 L 4 Cylinder Turbo Petrol Engine that generates 157.81 BHP and 253 NM of torque mated to 6 Speed Manual, and 7 Speed DCT Gearbox. It’ll also continue to offer the 1.5 L naturally-aspirated petrol engine, and the 1.5 L Diesel Engine.
Lastly, it already comes with features like ventilated seats, 8-way powered adjustable driver seat, wireless charging, ambient lighting, panoramic sunroof and so much more. We now know it’ll get 360 Surround View Camera with front and rear parking sensors, and Level 2 ADAS with features same as the 2023 Hyundai Verna such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Monitoring System, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Forward Collision Warning, Auto High Beam Assist, and many more.
We expect Hyundai to add new features like Heated Seats, and Powered Seats for Co-Passenger and launch the Creta facelift in early 2024 as it rivals the Kia Seltos, Honda Elevate, Maruti Grand Vitara, Toyota Hyryder, Skoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Taigun, MG Astor, and Citroen C3 Aircross.
Tata Curvv SUV (Expected: 2024)
The Tata Curvv from the outside has vertically-split headlamps at the front with a sharp styling with striking, minimalistic, yet future design which Tata calls it as “New Digital Design Language.” It has a sloping coupe-like roofline similar to the BMW X6, or Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe, which integrates into the tailgate of the Curvv. From the side, it has body cladding, square-shape wheel arches, and rides on 18-inch alloy wheels. Moving to the rear, the connected LED taillamps theme continues and skid plates at the front and rear for bumpers.
From the inside, the Curvv gets a three-layer dashboard with a 10.25-inch rectangle infotainment system, full digital instrument cluster which could be same as the one seen in Tata Harrier and Safari, two-spoke multi-function steering wheel, and it has touch-sensitive controls for the climate control. It has a Steptronic Automatic Gearbox lever with some inserts around the seats. The seatbelts were finished in red just the exterior.
In Engine Options, Tata Curvv will be powered by the 1.2 L Turbo Petrol engine producing 123.29 BHP and 225 NM of torque paired to a 6-speed Manual and Automatic Gearbox. Other than the turbo petrol, it’ll have the 1.5 L Diesel engine which is the same as the one in Nexon, with same output of 113.42 BHP and 260 NM of torque mated to 6-speed Manual and Automatic Gearbox. The Curvv will also be getting an electric version that will have a battery pack of 40.3 kWh with a single-motor or dual-motor producing 141 BHP and 250 NM of torque and should give range somewhere between 450 – 500 KM.
When it comes to Features, Tata Curvv will have features such as ventilated seats, 360-degree camera, panoramic sunroof, six airbags, electric parking brake with auto hold function, 10.25-inch infotainment system, digital instrument cluster, leather seat upholstery, LED Projector headlamps, Wireless Android Auto/Apple Carplay, Electrically adjustable front seats, ambient lighting, 18-inch alloy wheels, wireless charging, air purifier, and flush door handles.
In Pricing, Tata Curvv is expected to start at Rs. 10.50 lakh, and as confirmed by Tata Motors, the Curvv SUV will go on sale in India in 2024. Tata Motors will first unveiled the production-ready Tata Curvv sometime in 2024, possibly in early 2024 and then the coupe-SUV will launch. So, you could expect the Tata Curvv SUV to launch before the end of 2024, and rival the likes of Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, Maruti Grand Vitara, Toyota Hyryder, etc.
Kia Carens Update (Expected: November 2023)
Kia India after the successful launch of Seltos Facelift, they’re now planning to launch an update to the Carens MUV with ADAS to enhance the safety. Recently, Kia launched the X-Line Edition that got a new feature called Rear Entertainment Unit on which you can watch movies, and other videos. Other things Kia could do with the Carens is update the front fascia, and tweaked the bumpers both front and rear. Along with the ADAS which could be radar and camera-based, it could add more features for safety like the 360 Surround View Camera.
From the inside, it’s possible that the interiors will get mild design change, and replacing the single-pane sunroof with panoramic sunroof to bring in more aiery feeling. Moreover, the engine options will remain the same – 1.5 L Turbo Petrol, 1.5 L NA Petrol, and 1.5 L Diesel Engine with Manual, iMT, AT, and DCT Gearbox options. Kia is expected to launch the Carens in November 2023, and we can also expect them to hike the price of the Carens by little, or launch it as a new variant.