The Definitive Guide to Upcoming Diesel Cars in India

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There are many reasons why we Indians love diesel cars. One of them being the fact that, diesel cars churn out more grunt than their petrol counterparts. We love diesel cars irrespective of the fact that they pollute more than the petrol cars. Diesel cars are also high in maintenance and are generally more expensive than the petrol ones. Earlier this year, National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered a ban on diesel cars that are older than 10 years. It was speculated that this ban will reduce sales of diesel cars but it marginally reduced the sales figures, that too for a very short period. Even the companies remain largely unaffected and there many new upcoming Diesel cars in India coming our way in near future. For the love of diesel cars that we all share, let’s discuss the upcoming diesel cars in India-

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Upcoming Diesel Cars in India – Price ₹4 Lakh to 10 Lakh

New Maruti Suzuki Swift

Expected Launch Date  Auto Expo 2018
Expected Price 4.7lakhs to 7.5 lakhs
Specifications  1.3-Litre DDiS Diesel,78 PS

 

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When it comes to Maruti Suzuki Swift, the popular car needs no introduction. The swift has been a customer favourite since its first generation which was launched in 2003. Maruti Suzuki Swift is expected to launch next year with a revamped exterior and interior. On the engine side, it will retain the same diesel engine from its older version, but the engine will be re-tuned to make it more power efficient. The new Swift has to be among the most highly awaited of all the upcoming Diesel cars in India.

Maruti Suzuki Alto

Expected Launch Date  late 2019
Expected Price  2.6 lakhs to 4 lakhs
Specifications 660cc, three-cylinder, turbocharged Diesel, 64 PS

 

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Maruti Suzuki’s Alto has been the highest selling car that the manufacturer makes. Maruti Suzuki Alto is all set to launch in the coming years and will give a hard time to its competitors in the budget segment. The new Alto will feature an all-new exterior and interior. The engine of the car will be re-tuned. This Alto is among the cheapest of all upcoming Diesel cars in India.

Tata Nano Pelican

Expected Launch Date  Auto Expo 2018
Expected Price 2.7 lakhs
Specifications  0.8-Litre turbocharged Diesel,45 BHP

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Tata is coming up with a lot of cars in every segment, to make a mark in the automotive industry. For its budget offering, it will launch a new revamped version of its Nano. This new version will take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Alto and will be packed with amazing features. It will be for the first time that the Nano will feature a diesel engine.

All new Maruti Suzuki Gypsy

Expected Launch Date  October/November 2018
Expected Price  ₹ 5.40 lakh – 6.50 lakh
Specifications 1.3-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel

 

The iconic Maruti Suzuki Gypsy is all set to launch in a new avatar later next year. While the new Gypsy will look much more modern, it will also offer more safety and additional features. Also, it is expected to get both 2WD and 4WD options. It will be more fuel efficient and will pack more power.

Mahindra KUV 100 NXT 

Expected Launch Date  October/November 2017
Expected Price  ₹ 4.50 lakh – 7.50 lakh
Specifications 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo diesel

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The KUV 100 was the first car to start the Micro-SUV segment in India. However, it was not that impressive in terms of sales. Its thunder was stolen by the Ignis upon launch. Hence, Mahindra is likely to give this car a new facelift which will be bundled with additional features and specs.

Ford Figo Cross

Expected Launch Date  February 2018
Expected Price  ₹ 5.0 lakh – 7.5 lakh
Specifications 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel

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The new Ford Figo cross will be a Figo with high ground clearance as compared to the regular variant. It will be like a micro-SUV and will pack additional features to make it a perfect choice for road trips.

New Nissan Micra 

Expected Launch Date  November 2018
Expected Price  ₹ 5.0 lakh – 7.5 lakh
Specifications 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel

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The upcoming Nissan Micra looks a much sportier and has some aggressive looks. The new Micra will also have additional features paired with an amazing interior. It will take on the likes of Hyundai Grand i10, Maruti Suzuki Swift and others.

All new Honda Brio 

Expected Launch Date  April/May 2018
Expected Price  ₹ 5.0 lakh – 7.0 lakh
Specifications 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel, 99 BHP

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The upcoming Honda Brio will feature a diesel variant for the first time. It will be high on performance and is expected to be fuel efficient as well. It will be bundled with an amazing set of safety and additional features. The current Brio could never manage to do too well on the sales charts. However, the next-gen Brio seems to be one of the most promising upcoming Diesel cars in India.

Kia Picanto

Expected Launch Date October 2019
Expected Price ₹ 5 Lakh onwards
Specifications 1.2-litre turbo diesel

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Picanto will be the hatchback offering from Kia. It is one of the cars that are likely to come to India when the Hyundai-owned company debuts here. The Picanto is likely to rival the likes of Hyundai Grand i10 and Maruti Suzuki Swift. The car will come with a 1.2-litre diesel engine and a similar petrol variant. It will be bundled with a lot of features as well.

Fiat Argo 

Expected Launch Date April 2018
Expected price ₹5.30 lakhs to 8.0 lakhs
Specifications 1.3-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel

 

The upcoming Fiat Argo is the car that will replace the Punto in Fiat India’s lineup. The car will likely come with 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel engines. It will pack a punch of additional features including advanced safety features as well. Hence, it will likely compete against not just the likes of Honda Jazz and Hyundai Elite i20 but also Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS and Volkswagen Polo GT. This car could be among the sportiest of the upcoming Diesel cars in India in this price bracket.

New Nissan Sunny

Expected Launch Date June/July 2018
Expected Price ₹ 7.00 lakh – 9.50 lakh
Specifications 1.5-litre turbo diesel

 

The sunny from Nissan is praised for its spacious cabin space. However, this car looks dated when compared to its fresher rivals like the Honda City or Hyundai Verna. Hence, it is highly possible for Nissan to redesign and launch a better version of their Sunny. However, the engine of the car won’t see any change.

New Honda Jazz 

Expected Launch Date June/July 2018
Expected Price ₹5.60 lakh – 9.30 lakhs
Specifications 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel

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The Jazz is a nice offering from Honda. However, it is likely to get a new face next year. This will help it stay competitive in the premium hatchback space where it competes against the Hyundai Elite i20 and Maruti Suzuki Baleno. Some new features may be thrown in by Honda. However, the engines will remain the same but they might end up with some re-tuning. This is another one of the important upcoming Diesel cars in India.

New Honda Amaze 

Expected Launch Date April 2018
Expected Price ₹ 6.00 lakh – 9.50 lakh
Specifications 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel

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If the Brio is getting a redesign, it is obvious that its bigger sibling will also get a re-design. Honda will work on Amaze’s exterior as well as its interior and will make sure that their car gives a hard time to its arch enemy, the new Maruti Suzuki Dzire. This is another one of the important upcoming Diesel cars in India.

New Tata Tiago Aktiv

Expected Launch Date October/November 2017
Expected Price ₹ 4.50 lakh- ₹ 7 Lakhs
Specifications 1.05-litre three-cylinder turbo diesel

The Tiago Aktiv is basically a Tiago that can be used for a long road trip.The only difference between the current Tiago and upcoming Aktiv will be the cosmetic difference and high ground clearance.

New Hyundai Elite i20 Facelift 

Expected Launch Date February/March 2018
Expected Price ₹ 5.50 lakh – 9.00 lakh
Specifications 1.4-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel

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The Hyundai Elite i20’s design has aged quite gracefully. However, it is high time that it receives a facelift. The facelift is expected to be displayed at Auto Expo next year and will start selling soon after that. The engines will remain the same. However, a new engine may be added to the lineup. This is yet another one of the important upcoming Diesel cars in India.

New MG Cars MG 3

Expected Launch Date December 2018/January 2019
Expected Price ₹ 6 lakhs onwards
Specifications 1.3-litre turbo diesel

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Chinese automaker SAIC will set up shop in India with MG Cars. The first car that they might launch is the MG 3 which is their entry-level hatchback. The MG 3 will compete with the likes of Ford Figo, Hyundai Elite i20, Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Honda Jazz.

New Kia Rio 

Expected Launch Date October 2019
Expected Price ₹ 5 Lakh onwards
Specifications 1.2-litre turbo diesel

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The Rio is likely to be one of the first cars to come to India with a Kia badge. It will compete with the likes of Honda City and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. It will feature a 1.6-litre diesel engine, similar to its competitor the Verna.

New Hyundai Grand i10 based MPV

Expected Launch Date October 2019
Expected Price ₹ 5 Lakh onwards
Specifications 1.2-litre turbo diesel

The MPV will be based on the Grand i10 hatchback. The MPV is likely to be powered by the same set of engines as on the Verna. Being based on the Grand i10 means the MPV will, in all likelihood, take design and styling cues from the hatchback. It will compete with the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga.

New Ford Fiesta

Expected Launch Date October/November 2018
Expected Price ₹ 9.00 lakh – 12.00 lakh
Specifications 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel
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The new Ford Fiesta hatchback has been unveiled and it is underpinned by Ford’s Global-B platform. This car is likely to show up at the 2018 Auto Expo in both hatchback and sedan variants. It will feature a 1.5litre turbo diesel engine which is expected to be fuel efficient.

New Ford Ecosport Facelift 

Expected Launch Date October/November 2017
Expected Price ₹ 6.75 lakh – 10.50 lakh
Specifications 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel

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The Ford EcoSport will soon get a new face to make it look more upmarket. Some new features are also likely to be on offer on the facelifted car. The engine lineup of the EcoSport i.e. 1.0-litre turbo petrol, 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre turbo diesel will stay the same. However, the 1.5litre Petrol engine is an all-new unit. This is yet another one of the important upcoming Diesel cars in India. Ford may, however, tweak them a bit. It is also likely that Ford will add some additional features to this car to make it more competitive.

New Hyundai Creta Facelift

Expected Launch Date June/July 2018
Expected Price ₹ 9.00 lakh – 15.00 lakh
Specifications 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel

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The Creta has been like hot cakes for Hyundai in India. However, it seems like the time would be right to give this car a new face. This means the car will likely get the hexagonal grille that is currently on almost all Hyundai cars. There will be new alloy wheels on the facelifted car too. The car will continue to have the same engine lineup as are on the SUV currently on sale in India.But on the inside, it will get some significant changes and some additions too.

New Mahindra Scorpio Facelift

Expected Launch Date November 2017
Expected Price ₹ 10.00 lakh – 15.00 lakh
Specifications 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel

The Scorpio is due for a facelift. After all, it has been around in its current shape since 2014. So, Mahindra is working on giving this car a few cosmetic updates inside and out. As a result, the face of the car and interior will get a refresh. Also, while the 2.2-litre diesel engine remains, its power and torque outputs are likely to be tweaked. It might come with some additional features as well.

New Volkswagen Virtus

Expected Launch Date August 2019
Expected Price ₹ 8.00 lakh – 13.00 lakh
Specifications 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel

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The Virtus will be a sedan based on an all-new platform. It shares its MQB-AO platform with the new Polo, which means, in all likelihood, it will replace the Vento in India. The engine options on this will likely be two petrol engines – 1.2-litre and 1.4-litre – and a 1.5-litre diesel. The gearbox options will likely be a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic. It will also have tonnes of new features which will make it stand out in the market.

New Renault Duster

Expected Launch Date April 2018
Expected Price ₹ 8.50 lakh – 13.00 lakh
Specifications 1.6-litre four-cylinder diesel

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The new Duster is likely to be bigger than the one currently on sale in India. As a result, it will likely have new engines too. Don’t rule out the presence of the third row of seats either. As a result of the extensive work required, don’t expect the car to come to India before 2018. It is expected to have new interiors and some new features as well.

New Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift

Expected Launch Date November 2017
Expected Price ₹ 7.50 lakh – 10.50 lakh
Specifications 1.3-litre four-cylinder diesel

New Maruti Ciaz Facelift

The Ciaz facelift is likely to be a subtle one. This is because the current car still looks as good as it did when it was all-new in the market. Now retailing from Maruti Suzuki’s Nexa dealerships in India, the Ciaz facelift will feature styling refreshes on exterior and interior fronts. The engines will remain the same but are likely to be tweaked for slightly more power, torque and mileage.

New Kia Ceed

Expected Launch Date October 2019
Expected Price ₹ 7.5 lakh onward
Specifications 1.4-litre turbo diesel

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The Ceed is a large premium hatchback from Kia Motors. It is likely that Kia will bring this car to India upon its debut in the country. It is likely to come here with a 1.6-litre petrol engine and a 1.4-litre turbo diesel motor.

New Toyota Rush

Expected Launch Date March/April 2018
Expected Price ₹ 8 lakh – 12 lakh
Specifications 1.4-litre four-cylinder diesel

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Toyota plans to cash in on the SUV demand in India with the Rush. However, unlike the Fortuner, the Rush is likely to be a compact SUV. It will compete with other compact SUVs in the market. This car is on sale in Indonesia and Malaysia with a 1.5-litre petrol engine. Toyota is likely to throw in a 1.4-litre turbo diesel engine in the car and may then bring it to India.

New Mahindra TUV500

Expected Launch Date February 2018
Expected Price ₹ 8.50 lakh – 10.60 lakh
Specifications 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel

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The TUV500 will likely be a bigger car than TUV300 and hence, should have three rows of seats. Its design and styling will likely be similar to the TUV300, that is already on sale. Upon launch, it is likely to be slotted between the TUV300 and Scorpio. Chances of this car sharing its engines with the Scorpio are quite high. It will come with a new interior but will share its design with the TUV300.

New Toyota Vios

Expected Launch Date February/March 2018
Expected Price ₹ 9.00 lakh – 11.50 lakh
Specifications 1.4-litre turbo diesel

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The Vios is a sedan that is likely to occupy the spot between Etios and Corolla Altis upon its launch in India. It is likely to utilise the Corolla Altis’ diesel engine. Although, in this application, the engine is likely to make less power and torque than on Corolla Altis. It is expected to have some additional features as well. In all likelihood, this car will be shown at the 2018 Auto Expo.

New Volkswagen Polo

Expected Launch Date August 2018
Expected Price ₹ 9.00 lakh – 12.00 lakh
Specifications 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel

 

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The new Polo has been unveiled for the international markets. It has been built on the MQB-AO platform. VW is likely to rework the platform of the Polo currently on sale in India for this car. The existing engines on the Polo will likely continue on the new car as well. It will get a fresh interior and some additional features as well.

Upcoming Diesel Cars in India – Price ₹10 lakhs to 16 lakhs

Honda Civic

Expected Launch Date  Q2 2018
Expected Price  ₹14 lakhs to 20 lakhs
Specifications  1.6 L i-DTEC Turbo Diesel,118 BHP

 

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The 2017 Civic Si Prototype – revealed at 2016 LA Auto Show

Honda Civic launched in India back in 2005. It’s been 12 years and a new Civic is long due. The new Honda Civic is expected to launch later next year and will change the market once and for all. The new Honda Civic will have an eye-catchy exterior and a luxurious and comfortable interior.

All-New Ford Mondeo

Expected Launch Date  Q2 2018
Expected Price ₹ 13.00 lakh – 17.00 lakh
Specifications 2.0-litre turbo diesel

 

The Mondeo was on sale in India a long time ago. Since it was a slow seller, Ford did not bother to replace it. The Indian market has changed dramatically since then. Hence, now may be a good time for Ford to bring the Mondeo back to India. If it comes back to India, expect to see an EcoBoost petrol and a diesel engine on offer in the car. It will also get a fresh interior as well as some additional features.

New Kia Forte

Expected  Launch Date October 2019
Expected Price ₹ 13.00 lakh – 18.00 lakh
Specifications 2.0-litre diesel

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The Forte is a perfect competitor for the Elantras and  Corollas of the market. Expect the car to come with either a six-speed manual or an automatic transmission. The Forte is one of the cars we expect Kia Motors will launch in India upon its debut in the country.

Honda HR-V

Expected Launch Date November/December 2018
Expected  Price ₹ 14.00 lakh – 18.00 lakh
Specifications 1.5-litre petrol/1.5-litre turbo diesel

 

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The HR-V is Honda’s entry in the Hyundai Creta’s segment. Compared to the Creta, this car looks more curvaceous and better suited for daily use. Expected engines on offer will be a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine and 1.5-litre turbocharged i-DTEC diesel motor. However, don’t expect to see this car in India before 2018.

MG GS

Expected Launch Date December 2018/January 2019
Expected Price ₹ 13.50 lakh – 18.00 lakh
Specifications 2.0-litre petrol/2.0-litre turbo diesel

 

We’ve discussed this before that MG Motor is coming to India.This is one of the cars that can come to India as a result. Based on this product’s positioning in the UK, it should come to India as a Hyundai Creta competitor. Also, the UK model makes do with a petrol engine only. However, we do feel this car will likely get a diesel engine when it comes to India.

Nissan Kicks

Expected Launch Date June/July 2018
Expected Price ₹ 10.00 lakh – 14.00 lakh
Specifications 1.6-litre petrol/1.5-litre turbo diesel

 

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The Kicks SUV is likely to come to India in 2018. That’s because when Nissan revealed the car, it revealed only the left-hand drive version of the car. Expect to see a 1.6-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine under this car’s bonnet. In terms of its positioning in India, Nissan will likely place it above the Terrano SUV in India. It will pack a bunch of additional features as well.

Hyundai Kona

Expected Launch Date July 2018
Expected Price ₹ 12.00 lakh – 16.00 lakh
Specifications 1.6-litre petrol/1.6-litre turbo diesel

 

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Hyundai recently took the wraps off its Kona SUV. Internationally, this car gets a 1.0-litre direct-injected turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.6-litre turbocharged diesel engine. While Hyundai has not revealed any India-related plans for the car, we expect it to come to the country. However, if it comes to India, expect the Kona to have Verna’s 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines. Also, the Indian version will likely be a front-wheel drive car instead of being a four-wheel drive vehicle. It is also expected to have the best in class features of an SUV and Hyundai’s signature interior as well.

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

Expected Launch Date April 2018
Expected Price ₹ 12.00 lakh – 16.00 lakh
Specifications 1.6-litre turbo diesel

 

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Maruti Suzuki has recently found success in premium segments with the likes of the Ciaz. The company was able to make the Vitara nameplate popular in India with Vitara Brezza. It will now look to dip its hands further in the premium car market with the Grand Vitara SUV. This SUV will be a Hyundai Creta competitor and will likely get the 1.6-litre DDiS diesel engine that S-Cross gets. Also likely is Maruti Suzuki offering this car with All-Wheel Drive. In any case, expect this car to retail from Maruti Suzuki’s Nexa dealerships upon launch.

Ford Kuga

Expected Launch Date February/March 2018
Expected Price ₹ 13.00 lakh – 17.00 lakh
Specifications 1.5-litre turbo petrol/2.0-litre turbo diesel

 

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Fancy a Ford SUV other than the EcoSport and Endeavour? The Kuga is the one to keep an eye out for. Expect the car to be sold as a premium crossover than a rugged SUV by Ford. Powering this car are likely to be a 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol motor and 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine. It will also pack a punch of additional features to make it a tough contender.

Mahindra S201 (SsangYong Tivoli Based SUV)

Expected Launch Date Mid 2018
Expected Price Rs. 12-15 lakh
Specifications 1.6 L Diesel

 

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Mahindra is expected to showcase the production-ready version of its upcoming small SUV based on the SsangYong Tivoli. Known by its S201 codename, the upcoming Mahindra SUV will take on the likes of the Hyundai Creta. Powering the SUV will be all new engines Mahindra has developed in association with sister concern SsangYong. Expect the styling of the SUV to be largely similar to the Tivoli with signature Mahindra design touches.

Mahindra U321 MPV

Expected Launch Date End 2017 or Early 2018
Expected Price Rs. 10-15 lakh
Specifications 2.2 L Diesel

 

New Mahindra U321 MPV

Another new Mahindra model that could make its debut at the upcoming Auto Expo 2018 is the U321 MPV. Mahindra has been testing the vehicle under heavy camouflage for a while now. This upcoming Toyota Innova rival is likely to arrive in showrooms right after its Auto Expo debut unless it goes on sale before the end of 2017 as some reports suggest.

Volkswagen Small SUV (T-ROC SUV)

Expected Launch Date Late 2018
Expected Price Rs. 15 lakh
Specifications 2.0 L Diesel

 

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A Polo based small SUV is on its way and could be one of the cars at Auto Expo 2018. Based on the MQB platform, same as the new Polo, the SUV will borrow styling cues from the T-ROC concept. It will sit below the upcoming Tiguan somewhere in the Rs 15 lakh range. The Volkswagen T-ROC India launch could take place before the end of 2018.

Upcoming Diesel Cars in India – Price ₹16 lakhs to 22 lakhs

Skoda Karoq

Expected Launch Date June 2018
Expected Price ₹ 19.00 lakh – 25.00 lakh
Specifications 2.0-litre turbo diesel

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The Karoq is the car that replaces the Yeti in Skoda’s lineup. The car looks like a smaller version of the Kodiaq seven-seater SUV. Upon its launch in India, the Karoq will rival the likes of Hyundai Tucson and Honda CR-V. It will likely get a 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine as its sole engine option. Expect to see a six-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission sending the engine’s power to all four wheels of the SUV.

Kia Sportage

Expected Launch Date October 2019
Expected Price ₹ 20.00 lakh – 25.00 lakh
Specifications 2.0-litre turbo diesel

 

Kia Sportage India Launch Images

The Sportage is the longest-running nameplate from Kia Motors. An SUV, this car will likely come to India upon the company’s official debut in the country. This car will compete with the likes of Jeep Compass and Hyundai Tucson in India. It will likely be powered by a 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine that is mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox.

 

Renault Megane

Expected Launch Date October 2018
Expected Price ₹ 17.00 lakh – 20.00 lakh
Specifications 1.5-litre petrol/1.5-litre turbo diesel

 

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The Megane is one of the products Renault is known worldwide over for. This car will likely come to India in the festive season of 2018 into the sedan. Upon its entry into India, it will likely compete against the Hyundai Elantra, Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla Altis. It will likely come with a 1.5-litre petrol engine and a 1.6-litre turbo diesel engine. A six-speed manual gearbox should be on offer while a 6-speed automatic gearbox will likely be offered as an option with the petrol engine.

Volkswagen Jetta

Expected Price June 2018
Expected Launch Date ₹ 18.00 lakh – 22.00 lakh
Specifications 1.4-litre turbo petrol/2.0-litre turbo diesel

 

The Jetta currently on sale in India is based on an old platform. Volkswagen will likely replace the car with a new one which is based on the MQB platform. However, don’t expect the car’s engine lineup to change, which currently comprises of a 1.4-litre turbo petrol and 2.0-litre turbo diesel. These will likely come mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and a six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Upcoming Diesel Cars in India – Above ₹ 22 lakhs

Mahindra XUV Aero 

Expected Price June 2018
Expected Launch Date ₹ 18.00 lakh – 22.00 lakh
Specifications 1.4-litre turbo petrol/2.0-litre turbo diesel

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The Mahindra XUV Aero is a perfect blend of coupe and an SUV into one attractive package. The Aero is in a concept stage and it gets its design aesthetics from popular mid-size SUV coupled with a X6-like coupe-crossover design. The design for this concept car is a little ambiguous as some of us might like it and some of us might dislike it.

Kia Sorento

Expected Price June 2018
Expected Launch Date ₹ 18.00 lakh – 22.00 lakh
Specifications 2.0-litre turbo diesel

 

Kia Sorento India Launch Images

Kia Motors is a subsidiary of Hyundai and is the second largest automobile manufacturer in South Korea, after its parent company- Hyundai Motor Company. It is planning to put a mark in the ever growing Indian car industry and for that, the company is pumping around Rs 7,050 Crore or $1.1 Billion to set up its 1st factory in our country. Kia will be launching a lot of cars in India in every price segment and for the 20 lakh price bracket, they are coming in hot with their Sorento. Kia Sorento is a mid-size SUV that gets a real eye catchy design and a very bold stance. It has a powerful engine with a gigantic 70-liter fuel tank. With this fuel tank capacity, Kia will definitely put a ding in the automobile market.

Audi Q1 & Q2

Expected Price June 2018
Expected Launch Date ₹ 18.00 lakh – 22.00 lakh
Specifications 2.0-litre turbo diesel

 

German brand Audi is a well-known brand for its luxurious sedans and SUVs. Audi has a unique style statement and performance which sets it apart from its competitors. Its SUVs in the Q series is well known for its high performance, luxurious interiors and spectacular design. Audi has 2 of its least priced SUVs the Q1 and Q2 which they might launch next year and display the same in Auto Expo 2018. While the Q1 has fewer chances of coming to the Indian market, Q2 is more likely to launch in the Indian subcontinent and will be priced less than its cousin A3.

 

TATA Q502

Expected Price June 2018
Expected Launch Date ₹ 18.00 lakh – 22.00 lakh
Specifications 2.0-litre turbo diesel

 

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Gone are the days when TATA was well known for its Sumo and Safari. TATA is all set to enter the SUV market with a bang with their Q502 which will be priced at about 20 Lakhs which will make it the most expensive car that TATA has ever made under TATA motors. Recently, TATA Q502’s specifications were tested in a Land Rover Discovery body. The car is expected to get some design cues from its Land Rover cousin, the Discovery.

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

Expected Price June 2018
Expected Launch Date ₹ 18.00 lakh – 22.00 lakh
Specifications 2.0-litre turbo diesel

 

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Mitsubishi is one of the oldest Asian car manufacturers hailing from Japan. Currently, Mitsubishi sells only one two cars that are the Pajero which competes with the market leader Toyota’s Fortuner and the Montero. This scenario will be changed by Mitsubishi as it is all set to launch a few cars in India to revamp its position in the market. The Pajero Sport will have a unique design and will definitely change the design game for all manufacturers.

Honda CRV

Expected Price June 2018
Expected Launch Date ₹ 18.00 lakh – 22.00 lakh
Specifications 1.4-litre turbo petrol/2.0-litre turbo diesel

 

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Japanese car maker Honda in recent years has been a little aggressive when it comes to launching cars. The manufacturer is now ready to launch its new SUVs in the market which are expected for 2018. Among the upcoming cars under 30 lakhs from Honda is the new CRV which will be a 7 seater and will directly compete with the likes of Toyota and Mitsubishi. Honda CRV might change the way we look at premium SUVs.

Mahindra XUV700

Expected Price June 2018
Expected Launch Date ₹ 18.00 lakh – 22.00 lakh
Specifications 1.4-litre turbo petrol/2.0-litre turbo diesel

 

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Our sources claim that Mahindra is working on a Fortuner rival. Codenamed as XUV700, the car will be on Ssangyong Rexton 2018 and will be priced in the neighbourhood of 30 lakhs. In India, it will be for the first time that Mahindra will be launching a premium SUV. We have high expectations from this car as it is a bold move from Mahindra.

TATA Q501

Expected Price June 2018
Expected Launch Date ₹ 18.00 lakh – 22.00 lakh
Specifications 1.4-litre turbo petrol/2.0-litre turbo diesel

 

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It’s been 8 years since TATA Motors has acquired the Jaguar Land Rover (JLR). TATA has worked really hard to revive the British cars and has proven successful in doing the same. After acquiring JLR in 2008, TATA cars have seen a drastic improvement in the design sector as well as in the performance sector. Based on Land Rover Discover Sport’s L550 platform, the upcoming Tata Q501 will be feature packed and will give a hard time to the likes of Endeavour and Fortuner.

MG GS mid-size SUV

Expected Price June 2018
Expected Launch Date ₹ 18.00 lakh – 22.00 lakh
Specifications 1.4-litre turbo petrol/2.0-litre turbo diesel

MG motors is a UK based car manufacturer which is owned by SAIC, which is a Chinese state-owned automotive design and manufacturing company. MG Motors will be launching many cars in India and they will be launching an SUV as well which will be priced in the neighbourhood of ₹30 lakhs.It might be the first car that the manufacturer launches in India.

Hyundai Santa Fe 2018

Expected Price June 2018
Expected Launch Date ₹ 18.00 lakh – 22.00 lakh
Specifications 1.4-litre turbo petrol/2.0-litre turbo diesel

 

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Next year, Hyundai is set to launch a variety of cars and the facelift of the best SUV from Hyundai, Santa Fe. Santa Fe will receive a facelift and will feature a newly tuned 2.2-litre CRDi diesel engine. It is also speculated that this time both the 5 Seater and 7 Seater options will be launched and the latter might be called Santa Fe Xl or Grand Santa Fe.

Peugeot 5008

Expected Price June 2018
Expected Launch Date ₹ 18.00 lakh – 22.00 lakh
Specifications 1.4-litre turbo petrol/2.0-litre turbo diesel

 

The French carmaker Peugeot is all set to re-enter the Indian automobile industry in 2018. Peugeot will come with as many as five new models for every price segments and is aiming at creating a brand image. It will be the most expensive car from Peugeot in India.

 

Renault Koleos

Expected Price June 2018
Expected Launch Date ₹ 18.00 lakh – 22.00 lakh
Specifications 1.4-litre turbo petrol/2.0-litre turbo diesel

 

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Renault with its Duster made a historic entry into the Indian automobile market a couple of years ago.  Thanks to its Kwid and Duster, Renault has managed to make a dent in the Indian automobile industry. Along with the duster, Renault also launched Kaleos back in the day, but unfortunately, the Koleos was not well received in our market. To change this, Renault is all set to relaunch a new and improved Koleos, next year. It is expected to give a hard time to a lot of cars.

Jeep Compass Trailhawk

Expected Price Rs. 30 lakh
Expected Launch Date Auto Expo 2018
Expected Specifications 2.0 L Diesel

 

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The upcoming SUV will be made in India and is expected to carry a competitive price tag. At the Auto Expo 2018, Jeep will showcase the Trailhawk edition of the Compass. It is a relatively more hardcore version of the Compass complete with raised ride height, dual-purpose off-road tyres, skid plates, underbody protection and unique paint schemes. Expect the Trailhawk to become the most expensive variant in Compass’ lineup. Expect it to be packed with loads of features.

Land Rover Range Rover Velar 

Expected Price Rs. 80-90 lakhs
Expected Launch Date October 2017
Expected Specifications 3.0 L Diesel

 

Tata-owned Jaguar Landrover is expected to launch a new mid-size SUV called the Range Rover Velar. It will fill the gap between Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport. It is built on the new iQ-AI platform which uses the aluminium infused lightweight material. Expect the car to come with a wide array of features.

Mercedes Benz C-Class Facelift 

Expected Price Rs. 39-44 lakhs
Expected Launch Date Auto Expo 2018
Expected Specifications 2.2 L Diesel

 

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The C-Class is finally getting a facelift and is expected to amaze the masses.The new C-Class is expected to wear a reworked bumper with more elegant lines. The new C-Class is likely to get a fresh interior as well. The updated C-class is expected to be based on the same Modular Rear Architecture (MRA) platform.

Maserati Levante 

Expected Price Rs. 1.8 crores
Expected Launch Date February 2018
Expected Specifications 3.0 L V6 Diesel

 

Maserati debuted their first SUV-the Levante, in 2016 for the international market. This is because of the ever-increasing demand for SUVs in the market. Customers can expect a launch of next year for this luxurious SUV. This Italian SUV has an aggressive nose which shows off the perfectly styled head lights that are angled along the bonnet line and meet the huge vertical slat grille. It will like its other siblings, have a wide variety of features.

BMW X7

Expected Price Rs. 80-90 lakhs
Expected Launch Date February 2018
Expected Specifications 3.0 L  Diesel

 

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BMW is expanding their SUV family by introducing new members almost every year. The upcoming BMW X7 will be their flagship SUV. The new X7 follows the typical BMW mould with the kidney-grille up front. The front features twin-barrel LED headlamps and the signature corona rings around them. Being the flagship SUV, X7 will have all the bells and whistles of a flagship car. This is really one of the most important of all upcoming Diesel cars in India when it comes to the luxury car market.

Mercedes Benz S-Class Facelift 

Expected Price Rs. 1.2-9 crores
Expected Launch Date December 2017
Expected Specifications 3.0 L V6 Diesel

 

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The S-class is the flagship sedan offering from German automaker Mercedes. Mercedes S-class is known for its innovative tech integration. It is expected to launch early next year. This time, for new tech features, it will offer full second level autonomy, meaning it can operate many of the systems by itself, but it still needs a driver on standby to take over if required. The design of the car will be drastically changed to attract more consumers.

So what do you think about our comprehensive list of upcoming Diesel cars in India? Do let us know in the comments section below, which diesel car are you excited for. Stay tuned for latest news on cars and motorcycles in India. Watch this space for more on these upcoming Diesel cars in India.

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