As we approach 2024, many car launches are bound to take place and there is this huge list of models that are scheduled for launch from today till the year 2025. So, we’re gonna list down the cars that are highly anticipated to launch in 2024. So, without any further ado, here we go!
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: Mid 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-litre turbo petrol engine producing 123.29 bhp and 225 Nm of torque paired to a 6-speed Manual and 6-speed Automatic Gearbox. Other than the turbo petrol, it’ll have the 1.5-litre diesel engine which is the same as the one in Nexon, and it’ll have the same output of 113.42 bhp and 260 Nm of torque mated to 6-speed Manual and 6-speed Automatic Gearbox. The Curvv will also be getting an electric powertrain in 2024.
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.
Kia Sonet Facelift (Expected: Mid December 2023 – Late January 2024)
Kia has been testing the Sonet Facelift for quite some time now, but just few weeks ago, a youtube channel “The Car Show” uploaded or leaked the interiors and exteriors of the SUV by doing a quick walkaround of the SUV. So, the variant we saw leak was the mid-spec variant that had features like the single-pane sunroof, automatic climate control, front and rear parking sensors, 16-inch dual tone alloy wheels, and its possible it has ventilated seats as well. Also, the automatic climate control has a small display with two buttons.
Kia has cleaned the dashboard by having one row of buttons on top, and row of toggles that just looks cleaner. Moreover, the LED headlights are redesigned and looks similar to the Seltos Facelift and so does the connected LED taillamps. It’s possible that Kia has made 360 Surround View Camera and ADAS exclusive to top variant which is either GT-Line or X-Line. Also, the ADAS is expected to be the same as the Hyundai Venue, meaning it’ll be camera-based, so it’s highly likely it won’t get ADAS feature like Adaptive Cruise Control. Kia is expected to launch the Sonet Facelift by December 2023 and January 2024.
Mahindra XUV300 Facelift (Expected: Early 2024)
As seen in the spy shots, the upcoming XUV300 Facelift will feature huge new C-Shape LED DRLs that were seen on the concept BE.05 electric SUV with little changes to the front grille, new bumpers, bonnet, and new set of alloy wheels. The rear will feature new LED taillamps and a LED light bar for a connected light sequence.The Interior will feature a new freestanding infotainment system that is likely to be an 10.25-inch unit replacing the outgoing version. Next to that is the four-spoke steering wheel that will be carried over from the outgoing version, the AC vent this time will be below the infotainment system and the center console will under some revisions as well.
The outgoing version comes with less features compared to its rivals like the newly launched Tata Nexon Facelift, Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue, Maruti Brezza, and so on. It has first-in segment feature like Dual-zone Climate Control. This could change as Mahindra could add features in their SUV like the ventilated seats, wireless charging pad, digital instrument cluster, LED Projector headlamps, drive modes, additional connected car tech features, and confirmed panoramic sunroof.
As for the safety, it offers features like 6 Airbags, ABS with EBD, all four wheels with Disc Brakes, Hill Start assist, Height Adjustable seat belt, Tyre-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), ISOFIX child anchorages, front and rear parking sensors, and so on. To enhance it even further, Mahindra could add the 360 Surround View Camera, and make some features standard across all the variants. Mahindra is expected to launch the XUV300 facelift in the early 2024.
Mahindra Thar 5-Door (Expected: Early – Mid 2024)
The 5-Door Thar will undergo exterior changes such as H pattern grille, new round shape LED DRLs which looks same as the Mercedes-Benz G- Wagon, the front bumper is made of hard plastic, and flat bonnet. From the side, well, it has an extra door on both sides with square windows, step-up side plate, and 18-inch alloy wheels, and a single-pane sunroof on top which is not present in the 3-door version as it’s got hard-top, and soft-top roof that can be removed as well. However, the 5-door version Thar will not have the option to remove the roof, therefore, Mahindra is adding single-pane sunroof to make up for it and to get the aiery feeling in the 5-door Thar as well.
Inside, the 5-Door Thar was spied with the new 10.25-inch infotainment system with few buttons, AC vents and the HVAC controls look more or less the same, and the steering wheel looked similar to the XUV700 SUV. Another new addition is the armrest for the driver, center armrest which would most likely be to store small things inside the center armrest, and two cupholders in front of them. Also, the seat upholstery has been changed or updated by Mahindra to give it an premium feel.
In Engine Options, it’s possible it’ll sport the same 2.2 L Turbo Diesel, and 2.0 L Turbo Petrol Engines except the power and torque output could be increased, and both could be offered with the 6 Speed Manual and 6 Speed Torque Converter Automatic Gearboxes.
In Features, it’ll sport 10.25-inch infotainment system with wireless Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Automatic Climate Control, Single-Pane Sunroof, Semi-Digital Instrument Cluster (Could be same as Scorpio-N), 18-inch alloy wheels, LED Headlamps, reverse-parking camera with rear parking sensors, hill assist, hill descent control, traction control, Disc Brakes for all wheels, Limited Slip Differential, 6 Airbags, and so much more.
As for launch, Mahindra had confirmed the 5 Door Thar is scheduled for launch sometime in 2024, and will rival the new recently launched 5 Door Maruti Jimny, and the upcoming 5 Door Force Gurkha.
New Gen Maruti Swift (Expected: Mid 2024)
Suzuki recently unveiled the Swift concept through images, and it’s now making its public debut at the Tokyo Motor Show. While the Swift’s distinct styling remains apparent, a closer inspection reveals numerous fresh design elements. The front end features a flatter profile with sharper headlamps positioned at each corner. The LED daytime running lights and projector setup, seen in the concept, appear production-ready. The grille has undergone a restyling, now larger and rounded at the edges with a glossy black and dark chrome finish. The Suzuki logo now sits just below the hood above the grille. The front bumper exhibits new cuts and creases, giving the car a sportier look.
It’s worth noting that the model on display in Tokyo Show is equipped with ADAS, however, it remains to be seen if Maruti will offer in India. At the moment, none of the models of Maruti are equipped with ADAS, except there are rumors circulating that Maruti is planning to launch the Grand Vitara ADAS variant soon.
One notable design change is the strong character line that runs along the side of the new Swift, seamlessly connecting with the headlamps. Although the roofline and the overall glasshouse shape resemble the outgoing model, the doors, especially the rear one, now have conventional handles rather than ones on the pillar.
At the rear, there are updated styling cues with more angular elements, including changes to the bumper and the tailgate. The badge on the back reads “Hybrid,” and it’s possible that the new Swift in India could come with Hybrid powertrain, given a year ago there were reports stating Maruti plans to bring hybrid powertrain in affordable models for improved fuel efficiency. . Moving to the inside, the car very similar to Maruti’s other models like Fronx, Baleno, Brezza, etc, and it includes the free-standing infotainment system, steering wheel design, and the HVAC buttons.