Upcoming Cars in 2015

 Take a look at all the new cars set to be launched in  2015

1. RENAULT LODGY
Renault is slated to enter the competitive 7-seater MPV segment with the launch of the Lodgy in the second week of April. Big on space and with a reliable heart the RENAULT LODGY will go up against the likes of the HONDA Mobilio, the Maruti Suzuki Eritga and in its own way the TOYOTA Innova. The Lodgy will come with the 1.5-litre diesel mill that also works on the Duster and will similarly be offered in two states of tune – an 85PS variant and a 110PS option. As per the ARAI claims, the 110PS variant should return an efficiency of 20kmpl while the 85PS variant will be more efficient at 24kmpl.  On the inside, the Lodgy will come with 7-seater and 8-seater variants and is one of the few MPV that can actually seat 7 adults with ease. We expect the Renault Lodgy to come at a starting price of Rs 8 lakh for the base 85PS variant. 

2. AUDI TT

 After a long wait, Audi will finally launch the 2015 TT towards the end of April. The car has been tested exhaustively in India and is now all set to make its debut. With regards to design, the 2015 Audi TT retains some of the design cues from the second generation model. The overall silhouette too remains similar. That said, the 2015 version gets a new trapezoidal grille and LED headlights on either side.  At the back, the 2015 Audi TT gets a redesigned bumper and LED taillights. On the inside the Audi TT has a futuristic looking cabin that stands out from the rest of the Audi line-up. The overall build quality and ergonomics is spot on too. The 2015 Audi TT will sport a 2.0-litre petrol unit that makes 230PS of power and is capable of touching the 100kmph marker in just 5.3 seconds.

3.MARUTI X4 ALPHA
 Ever since its debut as a concept at the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo, Maruti Suzuki's sub-compact SUV - the XA Alpha - has been one of the most-anticipated cars. The car will finally hit the production lines in the year 2015. Expected to be powered by a 1.3-litre multijet diesel and a 1.4-litre petrol, this sub-4 metre SUV will take on the likes of Ford EcoSport and other upcoming sub-compact 

Expected Price: Rs. 5.5 lakh - Rs. 8.0 lakh (ex-showroom)
Expected Launch: Second half of 2015
Engine options: 1.3-litre diesel, 1.4-litre petrol

4. New Honda Jazz



There is no denying that the premium hatchback segment is one of the most competitive ones in the Indian market, thanks to some really capable products like Maruti Swift, Hyundai i20, Volkswagen Polo etc. In the year 2015, we'll also have the new-gen Honda Jazz in the growing segment. The car failed to attract many buyers in its first innings for two primary reasons - high price tag and unavailability of diesel engine. In its new avatar, the car will have a highly fuel-efficient diesel engine and an all new design. The price too is expected to come down.
Powering the petrol model of the car will be the 1.2-litre i-VTEC engine that is good for 87bhp and 108Nm.Whereas, the diesel model will feature the City's 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel powertrain that churns out 99bhp and 200Nm. The company might also bring in the hot-hatch petrol version of the car, which will feature the 117bhp 1.5-litre i-VTEC mill of the City.

Expected Launch: Mid 2015
Expected Price: Rs. 4.80 lakh - Rs. 8.50 lakh
Engine Options: 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol (87bhp), 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel (99bhp)

5. Maruti Suzuki SX4 S-Cross



Maruti Suzuki doesn't have any crossover or SUV in its current line-up, but that will not be the case in the year 2015. The company is planning to bring a sub-compact SUV - the XA Alpha - and a crossover - the SX4 S-Cross - in the Indian market. Of the two aforementioned products, the SX4 S-Cross will come first. The Indo-Japanese carmaker has, in fact, started testing the vehicle in India and might launch it anytime in the early 2015.

The crossover resembles to the European SX4 hatchback based 'S-Cross'. However, it will get some exterior and mechanical updates. The SX4 S-Cross is expected to feature a 1.3-litre, 92bhp multijet diesel engine and a 1.4-litre, 94bhp petrol engine.
Expected Launch: Early 2015
Expected Price: Rs. 6.5 lakh - Rs. 9 lakh
Engine options: 1.3-litre diesel (92bhp) and 1.4-litre petrol (94bhp)

6. Hyundai ix25 Compact SUV




Hyundai recently unveiled the production-ready version of the ix25 at the 2014 2014 Guangzhou Auto Show, China. Expected to be launched in the Indian market in 2015, the company has already started testing the vehicle here. The vehicle will compete against the Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano and Ford EcoSport here.
Taking its design cues from the Santa Fe, the ix25 is based on the company's evolved 'Fluidic Sculpture 2.0' design philosophy. Measuring 4270mm in length, 1780mm in width, 1630mm in height, the car is slightly smaller than the Duster. That said, the 2590mm of wheelbase ensures a spacious cabin for five passengers
 The engine options to be offered with the ix25 are likely to be a 1.4-litre VTVT and a 1.6-litre CRDi diesel, which also power the Hyundai Verna.
Expected Launch: Mid 2015
Expected Price: Rs. 7.50 lakh - Rs. 9.50 lakh
Engine options: 1.4-litre VTVT petrol (89bhp); 1.6-litre CRDi (126bhp)

7.FORD FIGO ASPIRE 

Ford has just unveiled production versions of the new Figo Aspire compact sedan, and has started production at its brand new Sanand plant in Gujarat.
The Ford Figo Aspire will be powered by the new 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.5-litre DV5 turbo-diesel engine. The Ford Figo Aspire will also get a 1.5-litre petrol motor mated to a six-speed twin-clutch automatic gearbox. The carmaker has already started testing the new Figo in both, hatchback and compact sedan forms in India. 

Expected Launch: Mid 2015
Expected Price: Rs. 5 lakh - Rs. 7.50 lakh
Engine options: 1.5-litre diesel (90bhp), 1.0-litre Ecoboost petrol (123bhp)

8.NEE FORD ENDEAVOUR 

After a long delay, the next-generation car will be launched next year. The car in the picture is a concept, but the production version won’t look too different from it. That means it retains the butch look we loved on the original, but still manages to look modern as well. The look and feel of the cabin is a lot more contemporary too. While the final specification is yet to be revealed, the Endeavour is likely to come with 2.2- and 3.0-litre diesel engines with 2WD or 4WD. As on the current car, you can expect an optional automatic transmission as well. What’s more, the Endeavour is likely to be priced more competitively than before. Perhaps you should hold back on that Fortuner or Pajero Sport until this one comes along.

 Factfile
Coming: 2015 Est price:Rs 25-30 lakh
Engine(s): 2.2 diesel, 3.0 diesel
Rivals: Toyota Fortuner, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport


9.JEEP WRANGLER



If there’s one model that embodies everything Jeep is known for, it’s the Wrangler. An out and out off-roader, the Wrangler comes with huge off-road tyres, locking differentials, a specially designed suspension and robust four-wheel-drive system. It won’t be the most comfortable or luxurious vehicle around,
but its ability to tackle the great outdoors will be second to none. Sadly, the Wrangler won’t come cheap, with an expected Rs 40-lakh starting price
.

Factfile
Coming: 2015 Est price: Rs 40 lakh
Engine(s): 3.5 petrol, 2.8 diesel
Rivals: Mercedes-Benz ML 250 CDI, Audi Q5


10.NEW AUDI Q7

This is the second generation Audi Q7 which is expected to hit our shores in the second half of 2015.   The new Audi Q7 is 325kg lighter than its predecessor in its 328bhp supercharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol version tipping the scales at 1,970kg. The new Q7 has gone through a detailed weight reduction exercise that has seen as much as 100kg cut from its suspension, an additional 71kg from its body, and around 24kg via the adaption of aluminium doors alone. It also features a new architecture for its electricals and refinements to the floorplan that now uses a greater amount of hot-formed high-strength steel and aluminum. The updated Q7 boasts an evolutionary appearance, the front gets a new bold single-frame grille which is similar to the recently updated Q3 SUV.  The new Audi Q7 is 5,050mm long, 1,970mm wide and 1,740mm tall, which makes it 370mm shorter and 15mm narrower than its predecessor when underpinned by its standard steel-sprung suspension setup. Its wheelbase has also been reduced by 10mm and now stands at 2,990mm. Despite the reduction in external dimensions, the Q7’s interior offers greater accommodation than the earlier car. It is still a seven seater, but interior has been significantly altered. Audi is planning to position the new Q7 at a more upmarket level, and the new model adapts contemporary dashboard styling with minimal switchgear, free-standing infotainment monitor, a digital instrument cluster, similar to the one seen in the latest TT, and a prominent centre console with newly designed MMI controller and gear selector. 

Coming: 2015
Est price: Rs 60-75 lakh
Engine(s): 3.0 turbo petrol, 3.0 diesel, 4.2 diesel
Rivals: BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GL-class

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