The year 2018 seems to be a very good year for the car lovers, as a whole bunch of premium and powerful cars are in the pipeline and are slated to be launched. Some of the popular automobile companies are even planning to introduce their cars at the Auto Expo 2018, the biggest motor show in India. One such car is the Maruti Swift 2018, which is already up for the official bookings.
Here you will get a brief idea about the top 20 upcoming cars in India for 2018. These cars are either production-ready model, to be launched in the subsequent months or just mere concept designs for future models. Whatever they may be, they are set to get the craze of automobile followers higher.
Best 20 Cars in India for 2018
Maruti Swift 2018
Maruti Suzuki, the popular Indo-Japanese automaker, is set to introduce the new generation of the Maruti Swift 2018. The car is built on the company’s HEARTECT platform, which would make it lighter and sturdier than the outgoing model. It will also come with more safety features.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara
Maruti Suzuki brings up the same platform as the XA alpha concept that was showcased at the 2012 Auto Expo. By launching the car, the company will bring back the Vitara branding to India.
New Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
We are assuming from few spy shots that Maruti Suzuki is working on a new version of the Ertiga MPV and will be launched in 2018. The car will get a wide range of new features, new engine options and better safety parameters as well.
New Hyundai EON
EON, the very popular small car from Hyundai, was first launched in October 2011. Since then the car has become a household name. Now the company is all set to launch its new generation model. However, the hatchback will carry a slightly higher price tag as it will feature the Fluidic Design language.
Hyundai i20 Sport
The Hyundai i20 Sport comes with a 1-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, which is developed at the Hyundai’s German technical centre in Russelsheim. The engine will use a 6-speed manual gearbox.
New Hyundai Santro
Hyundai Santro has been a popular users’ choice in hatchback ever since it was first launched in 1998. Since then the company has brought a few models, which has taken the already-existing popularity higher. Now, the manufacturer is expected to launch the new generation of Hyundai Santro by the mid-2018.
New Honda Civic
Honda Civic is an outstanding sedan in the segment that has seen cars like the Chevrolet Cruze and Toyota Corolla Altis. The company will be launching a new generation of the car this year. It should get quite a few designing tweaks and may also get a new set of engines.
New Audi A8
Audi unveiled the new A8 luxury sedan at the Global Summit in Barcelona. This fourth generation Audi A8 features a new exterior designing language. Moreover, the car will also be equipped with the advanced Level 3 autonomous driving.
The mid-sized sedan, Toyota Vios, is already on sale in the few markets globally. However, the company will bring the car to India as well. The car features a unique styling and will be priced aggressively.
Audi has revealed the SQ7, which is the first car from the German car to feature an electric power compressor. The powerful SUV will have a 4-litre, V8 diesel engine.
Renault Duster 2018
After the success of the Renault Duster, the company is all set to bring a new facelifted generation. The new generation of the SUV will be launched by the mid of 2018.
New Mahindra XUV500
The Mahindra XUV500 was launched back in 2012 and has become a popular choice in the 7-seater SUV segment in India. The company is now planning to bring in the facelift model in the year 2018. The new car will get bigger spoilers and a revised rear bumper.
New Mitsubishi Outlander
The introduction of the new Mitsubishi Outlander is not secret anymore, as the company has revealed the update on their official website. The looks, features and the cabin design of the third generation model will get some updates.
New Nissan X-Trail
Nissan is planning to introduce the third generation of the X-Trail SUV in India after tasting success with the Terrano in the domestic market. The SUV will sport the same platform as Qashqai.
The Jeep Renegade will be launched in India this year. The SUV will get a 2.0-litre MultiJet 2 engine. Moreover, you can choose between the manual and automatic gearbox.
The smallest crossover SUV in Audi’s Q series, the Audi Q2, will be introduced in India in 2018. Previously, the concept was unveiled at 2016 Geneva Motor Show and lately at the 2017 Bogota Motor Show at Colombia. The manufacturer is mainly targeting the young buyers.
New Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
After launching the facelift of the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport SUV last year, the automaker is now eyeing to bring a new generation of the car. The design of the car is more attractive than the older one. The new model will also get the Dynamic Shield of the company on the front fascia.
In the 2016 Auto Expo, Datsun showcased the Go Cross subcompact hatchback. The car will get a 1.2-litre petrol unit along with a 1.5-litre dCi diesel unit.
Tata Motors is eyeing to launch its premium SUV, codenamed as Q501. It will available in both five-seater as well as seven-seater layout.
Ford Figo Cross (Freestyle)
Ford is planning to launch a compact utility vehicle in the form of Ford Freestyle in 2018. With this, the company is trying to enter a new segment where they would give tough competition to the likes of Fiat Urban Cross, Hyundai i20 Active and Toyota Etios Cross.