Top 10 cars to watch out for in 2017

X Compact SUVX Skoda KodiaqX Volkswagen TiguanX Honda VezelX Toyota RushX Maruti JimmyX Hyundai i-30X Maruti Ignis

The country witnessed a good number of cars that launched in 2016. New segments of cars like Compact SUV, sports hatchback were introduced to meet different demands of consumers in the country.  German car makers, as well as car makers from different parts of the world, are now eyeing for Indian markets for the ever-growing demand for cars in India.

Here is the list of 10 top SUVs and Hatchbacks that can potentially dominate Indian roads next year:

Skoda Kodiaq


Much awaited Skoda Kodiaq is the second SUV after imported Yeti to be launched by Skoda in India. This mighty SUV will be bigger and cheaper than Yeti.

Specifications: 1.4-litre TSI Petrol 123bhp & 148bhp

2.0-litre TDI Diesel 148bhp & 187bhp

6-speed manual and DSG, FWD (base model) & AWD

Estimated Price: 20-25 Lakhs

Expected Launch date: Jan 2017


Volkswagen Tiguan


VW Tiguan is Mid-Size SUV and it is the smaller and efficient version of mighty Touareg which can be a better option for Indian buyers to invest in.

Specifications: The new VW MQB platform for 2.0 diesel engine with 148 Bhp and 6-speed dual clutch. It will be available in FWD and AWD options.

Estimated Price: 24-28 Lakhs

Expected Launch: Feb-March 2017

Honda Vezel


Honda Vezel will be the first compact SUV venture of Honda flagship in India. It’s a smaller than BRV but packs a good punch inside the hood.

Specifications: 1.5-litre petrol 132bhp with a torque of 155Nm

1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine

Available with CVT or seven-speed CVT

Estimated Price: 11-14 Lakhs

Expected Launch: September-October 2017

Toyota Rush




More of a crossover and compact SUV rush will be an interesting car to look out for. Most interesting part is that it will be available with 7 seat option as well.

Specifications: 1.4 litre Diesel engine with 67PS max power and 170Nm of peak torque

Estimated Price: 7-10 Lakhs

Expected Launch: June 2017

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Maruti Jimmy



The old goat in new times, Maruti’s new off-roader is the remake of very successful Gypsy with new techs and specs.

Specifications: 1.3-litre engine putting out 85PS of max power and 109Nm of peak torque.

FWD and AWD push button selection for efficiency and offroading abilities.

Estimated Price: 7-10 Lakhs

Expected Launch: July-August 2017

Volkswagen Up

imagesVolkswagen Up is the smallest car by VW to be produced in India. It has already marked its presence in European markets by its 3 door version. However, in India VW will launch 5 door version of Up keeping in mind the Indian market.

Specifications: 1.0-litre engine with 75PS of max power

Estimated Price: 4-6 Lakhs

Expected Launch: November 2017


Hyundai i-30


Hyundai is all set to launch another hatchback in the family. I-30 will be the best hatchback by the Hyundai in India so far.

Specifications: 1.4 Petrol engine expected to produce 118bhp along with the torque of 157Nm and 134bhp diesel with 157Nm.

6-speed manual and auto gearbox

Estimated Price: 8-12 Lakhs

Expected Launch: March 2017

Maruti Ignis


Maruti the king of hatchbacks will introduce new generation Ignis as a segment between compact SUV and hatchback.

Specifications: 1.3-litre Diesel engine producing 80bhp

1.2-litre Petrol engine producing 74bhp

Estimated Price: 4-7 Lakhs

Expected Launch: Feb-March 2017

Mitsubishi Mirage



Mitsubishi is all set to take on the Indian market in the hatchback segment. Mitsubishi is carrying out operations with Hindustan Motors in India. Mitsubishi is limited to only three cars in Indian market. It’s a huge gamble by Mitsubishi to launch Mirage.

Specifications: 1.2-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine giving power of 77PS

5-speed CVT gearbox

Estimated Price: 5-6.5 Lakhs

Expected Launch: November-December2017

Skoda Citigo



Skoda Citigo will be the second hatchback by Skoda after the old Fabia which didn’t work out well in the Indian market. Citigo is the re-engineered version of VW up offered by Skoda.

Specifications: 1.0-litre petrol engine producing 60 to 70PS of max power

5-speed manual gearbox

Estimated Price: 3.5-5.5 Lakhs

Expected Launch: February-March 2017

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