Filled with anticipation and excitement, the Indian motoring landscape is poised to welcome a fleet of new releases in the upcoming year. From the next generation of beloved models to cutting-edge electric vehicles, 2024 promises to be a year of innovation and evolution in the automotive industry. Let’s take a sneak peek into what’s on the horizon.
Maruti Suzuki Swift
The spotlight is on the much-anticipated new generation of the Maruti Suzuki Swift, set to make its debut in India in 2024. After a grand premiere at the 2023 Japan Mobility Show, the new Swift boasts a slew of updates, including a new engine with mild-hybrid assistance, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), a 360-degree camera, and more. While the existing Swift starts at INR 5.99 lakh (ex-showroom), the new-gen Swift is expected to command a premium for its advanced features and improvements.
Adventure Enlarged: Mahindra Thar 5-Door
One of the most anticipated launches of 2024 is the introduction of the Mahindra Thar five-door variant. Leaked spy shots have unveiled exciting details, including all-LED lighting, a sunroof, an updated infotainment system, and advanced electronics. Expected to be priced between INR 12 lakh and INR 19 lakh, the Thar 5-Door aims to redefine adventure and off-road capabilities.
Hyundai Creta Facelift: A fresh breath
Scheduled foran early 2024 unveil, possibly in mid-January, the Hyundai Creta facelift promises a refreshed appearance, revamped interior, a new 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine, and Level 2 autonomy. With these enhancements, the 2024 Creta facelift is anticipated to be priced between INR 11 lakh and INR 18 lakh, offering a renewed driving experience for enthusiasts.
Rugged Revival: Renault Duster
Renault is making a comeback in India with the 2024 release of the new-gen Duster. Featuring a revamped rugged style, modern interiors, multiple powertrain options, all-wheel drive, and ADAS, the Duster aims to compete with popular models like the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. Price estimates range from INR 10 lakh to INR 17 lakh, making it a compelling choice in the competitive SUV segment.
Electric Start: Maruti Suzuki eVX
Scheduled for a 2024 debut in the Indian electric vehicle market, Maruti Suzuki’s eVX, showcased at Auto Expo 2023, is set to be locally manufactured. Sporting a battery pack up to 60kWh and a single motor setup, the eVX is projected to offer a range of approximately 450-550km, with expected prices ranging between INR 11 lakh and INR 20 lakh, signaling a significant step in the electric revolution.
French Flair: Citroen C3X Sedan
French automaker Citroen is gearing up for expansion in India with the introduction of the C3X sedan. Drawing inspiration from its current line-up, the C3X is expected to arrive in the latter half of 2024, showcasing design traits seen in models like the C3, eC3, and C3 Aircross. Priced between INR 10-14 lakh, the C3X is set to add a touch of French flair to the Indian roads.
Micro Marvel: Tata Punch EV
Tata is actively developing the Punch EV, a micro electric SUV poised to offer a range of up to 350km. Building on the success of the Tigor EV and Tiago EV, the Punch EV is expected to feature an updated design, enhanced interiors, a larger infotainment system, and additional features. Priced between INR 10 lakh and INR 14 lakh, the Punch EV aims to make electric mobility more accessible.
Luxury mover: New-Gen Kia Carnival
Following the success of the updated Kia Sonet, the spotlight now turns to the fourth-gen Carnival, set to debut in 2024. Unveiled at the 2023 Auto Expo, the premium MPV is expected to undergo a facelift with refreshed exterior and interior elements. With an estimated price tag of around INR 30 lakh, the new-gen Carnival promises a luxurious driving experience.
Electric Excitement: Mahindra XUV.e8
Mahindra’s foray into the electric SUV segment continues with the XUV.e8, based on the XUV700. With a substantial battery pack and a two-motor all-wheel-drive system, the XUV.e8 is expected to be priced between INR 20 lakh to INR INR lakh, offering an eco-friendly alternative for the modern driver.
As we gear up for 2024, the Indian motoring world is brimming with excitement, awaiting these new releases that promise to redefine driving experiences, embrace cutting-edge technology, and pave the way for the future of the automotive industry. Get ready for a thrilling ride into the next chapter of Indian motoring!