10 Cars to Look for in 2017: Here are the 10 Best Cars to Look for This Year in India

Posted on by Amandeep Singh

10 Cars to look for in 2017: As the people around the globe welcomed the new year, the expectations of the people are really high on this new year. From the very ordinary person to the industrialists, everyone is expecting something new this year and so is with the technology industry. Right from Smartphones to the economic car making companies to premium car makers, everyone is looking for some new opportunities to explore in this year. The upcoming cars in India include a diverse portfolio of models in every segment, with something for everyone.

10 Cars to Look for in 2017: Here are the 10 Best Cars to Look for This Year in India

Many of the new cars, from both economic and premium class, will head into the market this year and people are looking forward to either upgrade their current cars or to start with the new ones. So for the people who are looking for the some best cars which are heading their way in 2017, you’re in the right spot. We’ve explored the entire classes of the cars which are heading in your way this year, and picked some of the best budget and premium class cars to pick out of.

Starting with some of the best Budget or to say economic class cars, Out of the 10 cars to look for in 2017,  here’re top-5 best economic cars to look for in 2017:

5. Tata Kite 5

Tata Motors will introduce a subcompact sedan in 2017 named as Tata Kite 5(codename). The Kite 5 was one of the showstoppers at the Tata pavilion during the 2016 Auto Expo and received positive reviews for its refreshing design. Essentially, a booted version of the Tiago, the Kite 5 is expected to get a new nameplate at the time of its launch, but specifications and features will be shared with the Tata’s popular new hatchback.

10 Cars to Look for in 2017: Here are the 10 Best Cars to Look for This Year in India

Tata Kite 5

  • Power on the Kite 5 will come from the same 1.05-litre diesel and 1.2-litre petrol three-cylinder engines. Both motors come paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
  • It is likely that the subcompact sedan will get an AMT unit as well, later in the timeline. That said, the Tiago is expected to get an AMT unit next year as well.

When to expect the launch of the car? – Mid-2017
What Price tag would it come with? –  ₹4.5 lakh to ₹ 6 lakh

4. Tata Nexon

Tata Nexon, the subcompact SUV on mots way to make its debut as a concept at the 2014 Auto Expo, while a more production ready version was also on display at the Auto Expo this year. The Nexon will also be the smallest SUV to come from Tata Motors.

10 Cars to Look for in 2017: Here are the 10 Best Cars to Look for This Year in India

Tata Nexon

  • Tata Nexon is expected to be powered by the 1.2-litre petrol and possibly a newly developed 1.5-litre diesel engine.
  • Transmissions options will include a 6-speed manual and AMT units.
  • The Nexon is expected to be feature loaded inside the cabin and is expected to feature a touchscreen infotainment system, smartphone connectivity and a lot more.

When to expect the launch of the car? – Late-2017
What Price tag would it come with? – ₹6.5 lakh – 10 lakh

3. Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS

Indian small car specialist, Maruti Suzuki, unveiled the new and sportier version of it increasingly popular Baleno hatchback, christened as the Baleno RS, at 2016 Auto Expo. And it is one of the most anticipated ones among the upcoming cars in India.

10 Cars to Look for in 2017: Here are the 10 Best Cars to Look for This Year in India

Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS

  • The major difference between the earlier Baleno and this new one is that the upcoming newer one comes fitted with the much awaited 1.0-litre BoosterJet, direct injection, turbo petrol engine.
  • The 3-cylinder motor is capable of churning out 112bhp and develops a peak torque of 175Nm.
  • Other than that, the Baleno RS will also get better interior with improvements including minimal chrome inserts, all-black theme, sporty front seats with cross stitched upholstery, and aluminium finish pedals.

When to expect the launch of the car? – January 2017
What Price tag would it come with? – ₹9 lakh – 10 lakh

2. Maruti Suzuki Ignis

The 2016 Auto Expo saw Maruti Suzuki unveil its sub-compact crossover, Ignis, which is one of the most awaited upcoming cars in India. The upcoming car features tall proportions and a heavily stylised front fascia which includes large U-shaped LED DRLs in the headlamp units that are infused with the front grille.

10 Cars to Look for in 2017: Here are the 10 Best Cars to Look for This Year in India

Maruti Suzuki Ignis

  • The India-bound Ignis comes with some SUV-like traits like the flared wheel arches, an 180mm ground clearance, and Suzuki’s All Grip AWD system (expected).
  • Other features include – USB/AUX-IN and Bluetooth-equipped media system, Suzuki’s adaptive Dual Camera Braking System (DCBS), hill decent control, and camera-equipped front and rear parking sensors.
  • ABS and EBD are likely to come as standard fitment, while Maruti will offer dual front airbags right from base variant.
  • Under the hood, the Ignis is expected to get the 1.3-litre DDiS diesel and possibly a 1.2-litre petrol engine as well.

When to expect the launch of the car? – March 2017
What Price tag would it come with? – ₹6.5 lakh – 8.5 lakh

1. New-Gen Hyundai Verna

Hyundai is working on the new-gen model which is set to arrive this year. Based on the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design philosophy, the new generation Hyundai Verna is angular and bears resemblance to the all-new Elantra sedan.

10 Cars to Look for in 2017: Here are the 10 Best Cars to Look for This Year in India

New-Gen Hyundai Verna

  • The cabin is all-black and looks premium and gets brushed silver finish all over.
  • There’s a large 8-inch touchscreen display in the centre console and it’ll also get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity options (which we’ve seen in the Elantra).
  • Other features will include auto climate control, sunroof, push button start and much more.
  • The 2017 Hyundai Verna will be powered by 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre petrol and diesel naturally aspirated engines that will produce power between 98bhp to 120bhp.
  • Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual and automatic.

When to expect the launch of the car? – Mid 2017
What Price tag would it come with? – ₹ 10 lakh – ₹ 15 lakh

Now, coming to the premium class cars, there are a number of premium class cars to be launched in 2017 and here’are Top-5 of them picked by us to look for in 2017:

5. 2017 Jeep Compass

Jeep finally made its way to India earlier last year and its current SUVs are far from the reach of the common Indian man. That ould be the reason that the American automaker will be introducing a more affordable SUV – 2017 Jeep Compass – in the second half of 2017.

10 Cars to Look for in 2017: Here are the 10 Best Cars to Look for This Year in India

2017 Jeep Compass

  • The Compass carries the design language from the Grand Cherokee and looks quintessentially Jeep in from the angle.
  • Engine options are expected to include the 2.0-litre petrol and diesel mills while transmissions will comprise manual and automatic units.
  • The Jeep Compass will come equipped with 4×4 right from launch, keeping the brand’s off-roading heritage intact.

When to expect the launch of the car? – Late-2017
What Price tag would it come with? – ₹ 25 lakh – 30 lakh

4. Tata Hexa

Tata is all set to create chaos in the people carrier market with its upcoming car – Tata Hexa. On the outside, the car looks to be a heavily reworked and is a whole new car underneath. The Tata Hexa features a muscular design template, Tata’s signature honeycomb mesh front grille, a redesigned air dam, and projector head-lamps.

10 Cars to Look for in 2017: Here are the 10 Best Cars to Look for This Year in India

Tata Hexa

  • The sporty element to its styling is further accentuated by its horizontal LED tail-lamp clusters, huge wheel arches with rubber wrapped 19-inch alloys and blacked out door pillars.
  • The cabin features a host of intelligent driver aids, an intelligent media system, premium quality materials as well as 2 individual bucket seats in the middle row.
  • The Hexa will come equipped with ESP, ambient lighting, 6 airbags, auto head-lamps, and rain-sensing wipers. Power is derived from a 2.2-litre diesel unit tuned for 154bhp and 400Nm of torque and is paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox.

When to expect the launch of the car? – January 2017
What Price tag would it come with? – ₹ 12 lakh – 18 lakh

3. New-Gen Toyota Camry

Toyota will launch the new generation Camry sedan and hybrid. The car has been one of the best-selling models in Toyota’s line-up, globally and the success of the Camry hybrid sedan in India has been one example. Toyota says that the next generation Camry will definitely be positioned as a fun to drive and performance-oriented sedan.

10 Cars to Look for in 2017: Here are the 10 Best Cars to Look for This Year in India

New-Gen Toyota Camry

  • The new-gen Camry could come in both its sedan and hybrid avatar and according to the company the model will be dynamic and offer improved handling and comfort.
  • Technical specification and details are yet to be revealed but specification-wise and price-wise, the new Camry will have extremely varied versions to suit different markets.

When to expect the launch of the car? – End 2017
What Price tag would it come with? – ₹ 30 lakh – 35 lakh

2. Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen is truly getting serious about the Indian market, which can be felt in last two years. The launch of products like the new-gen Beetle, the all-new Ameo, Polo GTI has shown us the German carmaker is expanding its product portfolio in India with products from different segments. Next VW is all set to enter the premium SUV segment with the launch of the new Tiguan SUV.

10 Cars to Look for in 2017: Here are the 10 Best Cars to Look for This Year in India

Volkswagen Tiguan

  • Under the hood, it comes with a 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine that is capable of churning out a maximum of 147bhp.
  • The 1968cc turbocharged motor will come mated to the company’s tried and tested 7-speed DSG automatic unit in the India-spec Tiguan.

When to expect the launch of the car? – Mid 2017
What Price tag would it come with? – ₹ 30 lakh

1. Nissan X-Trail Hybrid

The Nissan X-Trail Hybrid has already made an appearance in India at the 2016 Auto Expo. Upon launch, it will be the only hybrid SUV in the country. Owing to poor monthly sales, Nissan had decided to withdraw the X-Trail from India a few years ago. However, this model is built on a completely new platform and will be introduced at a time when Indian buyers are accepting premium SUVs in India.

10 Cars to Look for in 2017: Here are the 10 Best Cars to Look for This Year in India

Nissan X-Trail Hybrid

  • The X-Trail Hybrid is built on the CMF-C platform, which will also make its debut in India.
  • The SUV will have a 5-seater layout and measure 4,640mm in length, 1,820mm in width and 1,715mm in height.
  • The wheelbase is 2,705mm. Under the hood will be a 2.0-litre petrol engine which makes 142bhp and 200Nm of torque. There is also a 31kW electric motor that is coupled with the engine which takes the total power output of 183bhp.
  • The transmission duties will be done by the X-CVT unit which can also be specified with an AWD system.

When to expect the launch of the car? – Early in first quarter of 2017
What Price tag would it come with? – Rs 32 Lakh to Rs 35 Lakh

That is all we had for you in the segment for the Top-10 cars to look for in 2017. Stay tuned with us for more information regarding the launch of these cars and many others.

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