Upcoming Cars in 2024 | Unveiling the Top 10 Trendsetting Cars in India for 2024

With the start of the new year, many automobile manufacturers are gearing up to launch and introduce new cars in India. The Indian automobile industry has witnessed several introductions and launches in 2023. However, there is no slowdown. In this article, let's take a look at the upcoming cars in 2024.

1. Mercedes-Benz GLS

Mercedes Benz GLS facelift

First on the list is the facelifted Mercedes-Benz GLS. The SUV will be launched on January 8, 2024, and is among the best upcoming cars in 2024. The new GLS will get cosmetic upgrades, a new interior, additional features, added safety, updated powertrain options and more. In terms of design, the new GLS will feature minor cosmetic improvements compared to the outgoing model.

The new GLS is expected to come with two engine options: a 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbo petrol dubbed the GLS 450 and a 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbo diesel dubbed the GLS 400d. The price of the new GLS is expected to start from Rs 1 crore (ex-showroom).

2. Kia EV9

KIA Ev 9

The EV9, Kia's flagship electric vehicle, is said to be the brand's largest and most expensive SUV globally. While pricing details for the India-spec model are still under wraps, the car is expected to be priced above Rs 1 crore (ex-showroom, including import duty) in India.

3. Kia Sonet facelift

Kia Sonet Facelift

Kia India recently launched the new Kia Sonet in the Indian market. The new Sonet will be offered with three engines and will offer gearbox options. The 1.2-litre NA petrol engine produces 82 PS of power and 115 Nm of peak torque. The engine is linked to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The second engine is a 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbo gasoline engine that generates 118 horsepower and 172 Nm of maximum torque. This engine comes mated to a 6-speed iMT gearbox or a 7-speed DCT gearbox. The third engine option is a 1.5-litre turbodiesel that produces 114bhp and 250Nm of peak torque. This engine will be available with a 6-speed manual transmission, a 6-speed iMT transmission, and an automatic torque converter

4. Hyundai Creta facelift

Creta facelift

Next on the list of upcoming cars in 2024 is the Hyundai Creta facelift. The Creta facelift will be launched on January 16, 2024. The new Creta facelift will feature a new design, improved dynamics, added safety, additional features, updated powertrain options and much more. The second generation Hyundai Creta was launched in 2020 and this is the first update that the SUV will receive after more than two and a half years.

Talking about the powertrain options, the facelifted Creta will continue to be powered by the same powertrain options that include the 113bhp 1.5-litre MPi petrol and the 114bhp 1.5-litre CRDi diesel. While these two engines will carry over to the facelifted model, the new Creta will also be powered by a new 1.5-litre TGDi turbo petrol engine which also powers the new Seltos and Carens.

5. Mahindra XUV.e8

mahindra xuv e8

Mahindra's first XUV.e model. The brand's new INGLO EV skateboard platform will serve as a base for the car. However, some elements are similar to the XUV700. While there is no confirmation at the moment, the upcoming Mahindra XUV.e8 is likely to feature an 80 kWh battery with an all-wheel drive setup. Its range is expected to reach about 450 kilometers.

6. Maruti Suzuki Swift

Maruti Swift

Next on the list of upcoming cars in 2024 is the much-awaited Maruti Suzuki Swift. The next generation Swift made its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show. 

Speaking of the powertrain, the new Swift is offered globally with two engine options, a 1.2-litre three-cylinder NA petrol engine and a 1.2-litre three-cylinder mild-hybrid petrol engine. It only has a CVT automatic transmission. Talking about the India-spec model, the Maruti Swift is expected to get the same 1.2-litre three-cylinder NA petrol engine paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox or AMT.

7. Tata Punch EV

The Tata Punch EV, which is expected to hit Indian roads in early 2024, will be differentiated from its ICE counterpart by EV-specific design elements such as the bumper. Integrated interface with charging port and closed grill. Other details include LED light clusters, a sunroof, new alloy wheels and four-wheel discs.

Like the new Nexon, the Punch EV could have a 10.25-inch floating infotainment systeTata Punch EVm and a two-spoke steering wheel with an illuminated logo. Although Tata is yet to reveal the technical details, the Punch EV could come with multiple battery options, offering a range of 200-300 km on a single charge.

Expect the price of the car to range between Rs 12 lakh to Rs 14 lakh (ex-showroom). After its launch, it will compete with the Citroën eC3 and Hyundai Exter.

8. Kia Carnival facelift

Kia Carnival Facelift

The fifth car on the upcoming cars in 2024 list is the facelifted Kia Carnival. Talking about the powertrain and gearbox, the outgoing Carnival is offered globally with a 2.2-litre CRDi turbodiesel engine and a 3.5-litre NA V6 petrol engine. The new Carnival will also feature a new 1.6-liter hybrid gasoline engine.

9. Honda WR-V

Honda WRV

Honda WR-V prices are expected to range between Rs. 9.00 lakh rupees. 13.00 lakh, depending on the type chosen.

The new generation Honda WR-V has been introduced for the Indonesian market and is expected to be launched in India in March 2024.

The new WR-V can be offered in three variants: E, S and VX.

10. Hyundai New Santa Fe

Santa Fe

Prices of the new Hyundai Santa Fe are expected to range between Rs. 45.00 Lakhs - Rs. 55.00 lakh, depending on the type chosen. It will be done

The Hyundai Santa Fe will arrive in India in February 2024.

The new generation Hyundai Santa Fe will be offered in multiple variants.

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