Here is a list of upcoming cars in India priced under 10 lakh in 2023-
1. Tata Tiago EV
The Tata Tiago EV, which was introduced in India in September, is at the top of the list. The electric vehicle will go on sale in January 2023. Tiago EV bookings are already underway, with the first 20,000 customers receiving the vehicle at an introductory price of Rs 8,49,000. (ex-showroom). The EV is TATA Motors’ most affordable electric vehicle in the country. Tiago EV is available in four different configurations: XE, XT, XZ+, and XZ+ Tech LUX.
In terms of drivetrain specs, both the XE and XT models have a 45kW electric motor, while the XZ+ and XZ+ Tech LUX have a 55kW motor. The EVs on the lower two models and XZ+ models are powered by 19.2kWh and 24kWh battery packs, respectively. In terms of charging, Tata includes a 3.3kW wall box charger with all Tiago EV models, which can charge the battery cell from 10% to 100% in about 5 hours. The XZ+ and XZ+ Tech Lux models also have a 7.2kW AC charger as an option.
2. Citroen e-C3
Citroen debuted its second car in the country, the C3, earlier this year, and the electric C3 is expected to debut in 2023. Citroen India’s recent social media posts have even revealed the name of the upcoming car, the ‘eC3’. The Citroen eC3 will compete in the Indian market with the Tata Tiago EV, and it will be interesting to see how the company prices the product, given that Tata Motors’ Tiago EV starts at Rs 8.49 lakh. Citroen may find it difficult to compete with Tata, but the eC3 is expected to be priced under Rs 10 lakh.
3. 2023 Maruti Suzuki Swift
Suzuki has started testing the next-gen Swift hatchback, which is expected to make its global debut sometime in December 2022. If reports are to be believed, the next-gen Swift hatchback could make India’s debut at the 2023 Auto Expo in January. The new model will be launched in our market in 2023. It will receive significant design changes and an upgraded cabin. The new model will be based on the modified & stronger HEARTECT platform that underpins the new Baleno hatchback. It will be offered with a 1.2L NA petrol engine and a 1.2L NA petrol engine with mild hybrid tech. Both manual and AMT gearboxes will be on offer.
4. Maruti Suzuki Baleno Cross
Maruti Suzuki plans to introduce a new crossover in the Indian market early next year, most likely in February 2023. The new crossover, internally called as Project YTB, will be unveiled in January at the 2023 Auto Expo. The new model will be built on Suzuki’s lightweight HEARTECT platform, which also serves as the foundation for the Baleno hatchback.
It will be available through the NEXA premium dealership network. The new Baleno Cross will compete with the Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Nissan Magnite, and Renault Kiger alongside the Brezza. The new model will be available with two engines: a 1.0-litre Boosterjet turbo petrol engine with a 48V mild hybrid SHVS system and an integrated starter generator, and a 1.2-litre Dualjet petrol engine.
5. Hyundai Micro SUV
Hyundai India has been caught testing a micro SUV in India (under camouflage) that could compete with Tata Punch. With the SUV segment penetrating every price range, a micro SUV may appear to be a better option than a hatchback. The test mule suggests that this micro SUV is a version of the internationally sold Hyundai Casper, which may be renamed for the Indian market. Hyundai’s micro SUV will sit beneath the Venue in the company’s product lineup in India, with a starting price of Rs 6.5 lakh.
6. Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Facelift
Another is the facelifted Grand i10 Nios, which has already been spotted testing in India. The updated model will feature subtle design changes such as a revised front grille, updated headlamp setup and tail lights, revised bumpers, and new alloy wheels. The interior of the facelifted i10 Nios could get advanced connectivity features as well as a new colour scheme. It will be available with the same 83bhp, 1.2L NA petrol and 110bhp, 1.0L turbo petrol engines. The hatchback will also be available with CNG fuel.
7. 2023 Honda WR-V
The upgraded 2023 Honda WR-V has arrived in Indonesia with a plethora of improvements. With a few changes, this car will be available in India also. Because the car launched in Indonesia is 4060mm long, we can see design adjustments to bring it under 4 metres (for Indian taxation purposes). Aside from that, its SUV attributes such as high ground clearance, a striking front design with LED headlamps, and body cladding will stay unchanged.
Given its size and proportions, it will compete with the Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Kia Sonet, and other vehicles. When it comes to features, it has everything current, such as LED headlamps, a reverse parking camera, a 6-speaker audio system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and so on. It will most likely have the same 1.5-litre petrol engine as the Honda City, producing 119bhp and 145Nm of torque. Transmission options could include a 6-speed manual and a CVT automatic.
8. MG Air EV
MG has recently announced that its two-door compact car will be on display at the upcoming 2023 Auto Expo in India. The tiny EV is just 2.9 metres long and has a battery capacity of 20 kWh to 25 kWh, making it their entry-level product for our market. On a full charge, it is expected to have a range of 100-200 km and a maximum power of 40bhp.The pricing of this EV is likely to be in the range of Rs10 lakh as it would possess localised battery components from Tata AutoComp.
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