Are you on the hunt for a new set of wheels to cruise around the streets of India? Look no further because we’ve got you covered with our top 10 upcoming cars in 2023 to keep an eye on. Whether you’re looking for an EV like Hyundai IONIQ Electric or a regular one like the KIA Seltos Facelift, this list has it all.
Launch: Maruti will likely launch the Fronx by March 2023.
Price: It could be priced from Rs 8 lakh (ex-showroom) onwards.
Variants: Maruti Fronx is available in five trims: Sigma, Delta, Delta+, Zeta, and Alpha.
Colors: It can be booked in three dual-tone and six monotone colors: Earthen Brown with Bluish Black roof, Opulent Red with Bluish Black roof, Splendid Silver with Bluish Black roof, Earthen Brown, Arctic White, Opulent Red, Grandeur Grey, and Splendid Silver.
Seating Capacity: Fronx has the capacity to seat 5 passengers.
Features: Features on board the Fronx include a nine-inch infotainment system, heads-up display, cruise control, auto climate control, wireless phone charging, and a 360-degree camera.
Maruti Fronx EV: Maruti Fronx EV is in the works, and will be a part of Maruti’s electric lineup.
Launch: It will likely be launched by May 2023.
Price: Maruti could price it from Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom).
Variants: The Jimny is offered in two trims: Zeta and Alpha.
Colors: The Jimny can be had in two dual-tone options and five monotone shades: Kinetic Yellow with Bluish Black roof, Sizzling Red with Bluish Black roof, Sizzling Red, Granite Gray, Nexa Blue, Bluish Black, and Pearl Arctic White.
Seating Capacity: The Jimny can seat up to four people.
Ground Clearance: The off-road capable SUV has a ground clearance of 210mm.
Safety: In terms of passenger safety, the Jimny gets six airbags, ABS with EBD, and rear parking sensors.
Launch: The Ioniq 6 could be launched by April 2025.
Price: It could have an expected starting price of Rs 65 lakh (ex-showroom).
Safety: In terms of passenger safety, it has seven airbags and a full suite of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) functionalities including lane keep and departure assist, forward collision warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and adaptive cruise control.
Launch: Already launched in January 2023
Price: The Harrier facelift is likely to carry a starting price of Rs 15 lakh (ex-showroom).
Features: Features expected on the SUV include a larger touchscreen infotainment system, a 360-degree camera, and an updated instrument cluster. The facelifted SUV will retain the panoramic sunroof, rain-sensing wipers, and wireless phone charging.
Safety: Its list of safety features will include up to six airbags, ABS with EBD, an electronic stability program (ESP), tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).
Launch: It is likely to go on sale by March 2023.
Price: The Altroz Racer is expected to have a starting price of Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom).
Features: The Altroz Racer comes with a larger touchscreen infotainment system with connected car tech, a semi-digital instrument cluster, ambient lighting, a sunroof, and cruise control.
Safety: In terms of passenger safety, it gets dual front airbags, ISOFIX child-seat anchors, ABS with EBD, and rear parking sensors.
Launch: The Mahindra XUV400 has garnered over 10,000 bookings since its much-awaited launch at a starting price of Rs 15.99 lakh (introductory ex-showroom).
Price: Prices for the Mahindra XUV400 range from Rs 15.99 lakh to Rs 18.99 lakh (introductory ex-showroom).
Variants: It is offered in two variants: EC and EL.
Colors: It can be had in five monotones and five dual-tone color options: Arctic Blue, Everest White, Galaxy Grey, Napoli Black, and Infinity Blue. In dual-tone options, all these colors are available with a Satin Copper dual-tone shade.
Boot Space: The XUV400 has a boot space of 378 liters.
Seating Capacity: The electric version of the XUV400 offers seating for 5 passengers.
Features: Its list of features includes a seven-inch touchscreen system with 60+ connected car features, electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs, a single-pane sunroof, and a push-button start-stop.
Safety: In terms of passenger safety, it gets up to six airbags, cornering brake control, electronic stability control (ESC), and a rear parking camera.
Launch: The full-size Nissan SUV is expected to arrive in India by May 2023.
Price: It is expected to be priced from Rs 40 lakh onwards (ex-showroom).
Features: The India-spec X-Trail could get a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay, a head-up display, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, and an eight-way adjustable driver seat.
Safety: Its safety package may include Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) functionalities like lane-keep assist and departure warning, traffic sign recognition, adaptive cruise control, and electronic stability control.
Price: The carmaker could price it from Rs 20 lakh (ex-showroom) onwards.
Variants: Toyota’s MPV will be offered in four broad trims: G, GX, VX, and ZX.
Colors: Toyota is offering the refreshed-looking Crysta in five monotone colors: White Pearl Crystal Shine, Superwhite, Silver, Attitude Black, and Avant Garde Bronze.
Seating Capacity: It can be had in both seven- and eight-seater layouts.
Features: Features on board the Innova Crysta include an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat, automatic climate control with rear AC vents, and ambient lighting.
Safety: On the safety front, it gets seven airbags, ABS with EBD, vehicle stability control (VSC), hill-start assist, front and rear parking sensors, and brake assist.
Launch: The carmaker might launch the facelifted compact SUV in 2023.
Price: It could be priced from Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom) onwards.
Seating Capacity: It will continue to be a 5-seater.
Safety: Safety features on offer could include up to six airbags, electronic stability control (ESC), hill-assist control (HAC), and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).
Launch: It could arrive in India by early-2023.
Price: The facelifted SUV is expected to be priced from Rs 35 lakh onwards (ex-showroom).
Seating Capacity: It will come in a 7-seater configuration.
Features: The facelifted SUV comes with an updated touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, ambient lighting, a digital driver’s display, rain-sensing wipers, and three-zone climate control.
Safety: Safety features include nine airbags, parking assist, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, and tyre pressure monitoring. The facelifted model also gets Travel Assist, supporting the driver with steering, braking, and acceleration at speeds up to 210 kmph.
So, if you’re someone looking for a new car, these upcoming cars in 2023 are definitely worth considering. Whether you’re in the market for a compact SUV, a sporty hatchback, a rugged off-roader, or a classic sedan, there’s something on this list for everyone. So, why wait? Start your engines and get ready for an exhilarating ride in 2023!
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