• A comprehensive list of all the cars which are confirmed or tentatively to be launched in 2021

2021 is here, and it is a busy time for the Auto industry as the companies are busy planning their updates for the year and the new launches. Every year the frenzy of these new launches grip the automotive world, as some companies look to break the markets and some to surpass performance limits. 2020 caused a few of the companies to push back their launches, but as the new year has come let us have a look at the most promising launches that we will have this year.

1. Audi

The German automaker will be launching the e-Tron line in India this year, which will comprise of the e-Tron SUV, Sportback and the GT. The SUV has 328 kilometers of range, while the GT is a sports car with almost 600 horsepower of output from its electric motors and has a range of 400 kilometers. The e-Tron will be priced at around INR 1-1.5 Crores while the GT may be INR 2-2.2 Crores. The Sportback is a watered down variant of the standard e-Tron.

The Q7 and the Q3 facelifts will also arrive, with new distinctive fascias and added features while the A3 sedan will also get its update. The S5 Sportback will be a new offering from Audi in India and has 350 hp and will be priced below a crore.

2. BMW

The BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine is perhaps the highlight of the launches this year, India will be the first right hand drive country to receive the car and this shows promise and commitment on BMWs behalf. Essentially the same car but with a 43mm extra-long wheelbase, the Gran Limousine is expected to break the market with its unparalleled legroom and Limousine like characteristics. Will share engine and equipment with the standard car and will be priced around INR 45-50 Lakhs.

The penultimate in the X series, the X8 is also believed to be lined up for a launch this year. Made with inputs from the Rolls-Royce Cullinan (BMW owns Rolls-Royce), the X8 is a coupe/2-Row version of the large X7 SUV and may feature even more improvements on the luxury front. May be priced well above INR 1.3 Crores.

The latest update for the gold-standard in a fast four-door saloon the BMW M5 will also arrive adding a new look and will be priced at INR 1.5-2 Crores.

3. Citroen

Citroen, the French automaker will officially be launching itself in India and it will do so with the C5 Aircross SUV, featuring class-leading design and premium features the Aircross is set to take the stage which was delayed due to the global pandemic, and is now set for a launch in February. The car will compete with the Jeep Compass, Hyundai Tucson and Skoda Karoq, it has a signature split headlamp design and a never before seen in India interior which is in simple words absolutely stunning, and incorporates the split design on the dash and the AC vents. A 12.3 inch instrument panel and a 8 inch infotainment system are part of the package which will cost INR 25 Lakhs.

4. Ferrari

Arriving this month of January is the la nuova Dolce Vita aka Ferrari Roma, the new mid-front-engined 2+ coupé of the prancing horse. An unlikely entrant in this list, the Italian automaker will release two cars this year and one of them is very important, the Purosangue SUV. Yes, the first SUV from Ferrari, although there are no concrete images for the car or any other features that are officially stated by Ferrari, it is a given that the car will have groundbreaking design and more importantly a very powerful engine. It has to beat the Lamborghini Urus, the 641 hp bull and the Aston Martin DBX, and we expect the Purosangue to live up to its expectations when launched. May be priced upwards of INR 3 Crores.

The Portofino Grand tourer will also receive its facelift this year, which Ferrari has kept under wraps for now.

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5. Force Motors

The company will release the BS6 complaint variant of its acclaimed Gurkha off-roader. The car has updates like the Halo-like G-Wagon inspired LED daytime running lights, three-doors, new uncluttered interiors with a touch infotainment system and other upgrades to the comfort and features list. The 2.6 litre and the 2.2 litre engine options will be available along with the sturdy suspension and clever locking differentials on both axles. Will cost around INR 10-14 Lakhs.

6. Ford

The American giant will not be introducing anything new as of yet, as they just launched the facelifted Endeavour but will launch the facelift for the Ford Mustang. One of the best Sports Cars in the world in terms of the money involved in the new car, the new car will feature a redesigned front fascia with a more aggressive design, implementation of screens on the inside and upgrades on the performance from the engines. Expected to cost around INR 75 Lakhs.

7. Haval

Great Wall Motors, the largest of the chinese automakers is going to make inroads into the Indian market, and it will do so with the Haval brand. The H6 will be the first offering, an SUV with futuristic design, lots of screens, panoramic sunroof, LED DRLs and other features. The car will be powered by a 1.5 litre unit that makes 160 hp and a 2 litre unit that makes 188 hp, both mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission. Will compete against the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG Hector and Jeep Compass and will be priced from INR 15-20 Lakhs.

8. Honda

The Japanese automaker will finally be bringing the new Jazz facelift to India, the car is larger in dimensions and takes a retro look with its rounded design but uses LEDs and modern parts to finish it off. The car is now a Hybrid for the European markets but will probably come with a conventional powertrain for India. It dons an MPV like shape, just in a smaller guise and is expected to get a 1 litre of 1.5 litre unit. It will be priced from INR 8-12 Lakhs.

The Honda HR-V is also expected to debut in India this year, the car sits below the CR-V and is more of a crossover than a SUV. The car is soon to have a new generation step in and should take its powertrain from the Honda Civic, and will be a good option for buyers to consider alongside the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. The car will be priced between INR 12-16 Lakhs. Honda will also launch the facelifted Amaze this year.

9. Hyundai

The Korean automaker has big launches lined up, the most important of which is the Creta 7-seater version. The car, while based majorly on the Creta will have a slightly deviating design, 3 rows with comfortable captain seats for the middle row, a panoramic sunroof and a longer body to fit the extra seats in. The car will be placed above the standard Creta price wise up to almost a lakh, and will come with the same powertrain options. This will cost around INR 15-19 Lakhs.

Hyundai will also launch its micro SUV called Bayon to compete with the Maruti S-presso, Mahindra KUV100 and will be based on the chassis taken from the Santro and may resemble the Venue in design. The car should be priced around INR 4-7 Lakhs and will enable Hyundai to capture the lowest segment. The new facelifted Elantra will also arrive, it features a completely revamped look, and is easily one of the best looking cars in its segment and beyond, and shares a lot of the interior parts with the latest generation of Hyundai cars, which will be priced from INR 16-20 Lakhs.

The Kona electric car will also get an update, a more urbanized design and upgrades on the performance and range, will be priced at INR 23-25 Lakhs.

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10. Isuzu

The company will be releasing the BS6 variants of the MU-X SUV and the D-Max V-Cross pickup, both will get newer front designs and updates to the interiors including a more premium cabin and larger 18 inch wheels. The MU-X will cost around INR 30 Lakhs while the D-Max V-Cross will be priced from INR 18-22 Lakhs.

11. Jaguar

The British automaker will be launching two vehicles this year, the E-Pace which is a compact SUV and the I-Pace which is larger. The E-Pace is now featuring a more older-gen F-Type inspired design, the interiors have ample use of screen space and will allow Jaguar to compete in the lowest segment of luxury SUVs against the Range Rover Evoque, Volvo XC 60 and others. Will be priced from INR 50-60 Lakhs and come with a powerful 2 litre engine making 200 hp.

The I-Pace is an all-electric SUV, equipped with a 90kWh battery it makes 400 hp and can dash to a hundred in just 4.8 seconds. The car has been critically acclaimed around the world for its features and design, and will cost around INR 1.5-2 Crores.

12. Jeep

The American brand will have a busy 2021, with the facelift for the Compass arriving. The car will get a bolder front fascia with flatter headlamps and aggressive grille, updates will also include improvements to the interiors including the infotainment system. Will be priced from INR 17 Lakhs.

The other car will be a larger 7-seat version of the Compass, to take on the more premium SUVs like the Skoda Kodiaq and Ford Endeavour. Jeep states that the bigger vehicle will not compromise on the capabilities of the car, and will cost INR 26-32 Lakhs.

13. Kia

The Korean automaker will be launching the Rio this year, the car will be electric and be placed below the INR 10 lakh mark. With a range of 450 kilometers and an electric motor with massive power, and proper connected features. The car may be able to introduce the EV to the masses at this price point and make adoption of electric cars easier in the country. Priced around INR 6-10 Lakhs.

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14. Mahindra

2021 is the year for a complete overhaul for the Indian company, it will release the new XUV500 and Scorpio with new exterior design and updated features. The TUV 300 and TUV 300 Plus will also get a cosmetic update, the unnamed Ford-Mahindra C-segment SUV will also come along as the first car to spawn out of the partnership. Pininfarina, the Italian company famed for designing several Ferraris has lent its expertise for the design of the car with a lot of it shared with the new XUV500. Should be priced from INR 11-15 Lakhs.

Mahindra will also launch the e20 NXT, the eKUV100 and the eXUV300 which are all electrified versions of existing models, with the e20 NXT being an evolution of the e2o. These cars will be costlier than their conventional counterparts although not by a lot.

15. Maruti Suzuki

Maruti will introduce the Jimny here, the car is a watered down off-roader for the adventure junkies. Missing out on big power, the Jimny uses the lightness to its advantage by avoiding getting stuck and climbing over difficult terrain with ease. This may come in 3-door as well as a larger 5-door version. The base 3-door version will cost INR 7-11 Lakhs.

Futuro-E, a coupe style electric vehicle which has been designed exclusively for India with the youth in mind, may be priced from INR 10 Lakhs. The Wagon-R will also receive an electrified power plant, with charging time of 40 minutes for 80% charge.

16. Mercedes-Benz

The German automaker will launch the A-Class limousine with extended wheelbase here, to compete with the BMW 3-Series limo. Also coming this year would be the facelifts for the E-class and the S-class sedans. The A-class limo is expected to be priced slightly above the standard A-class which is priced at INR 35 Lakhs.

17. MG Motor

Morris Garages will launch the Baojun 510 to compete with the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos, similar to the Hector in looks the car will feature smart technologies that will give it an edge against its rivals. It will come with a 1.5 litre unit with automatic option as well. Priced at INR 11-15 Lakhs.

The ZS will arrive in its petrol variant, the car is similar to the EV but will come with two engine options, and be priced at INR 10-17 Lakhs. The MG G10 will rival the Kia Carnival & Toyota Innova with high-tech features & luxurious interiors.

18. Nissan

The Japanese giant will be launching the Leaf EV in India, one of the most popular small EVs around the world. 400 kms of range and fast-charging in 40 minutes, the car can change the Indian EV segment with its budgeted yet premium features. Will cost around INR 30-35 Lakhs.

The Kicks crossover SUV will receive an update for 2021 too.

19. Porsche

Taycan, the all-electric car from Porsche will arrive in India this year. Available in 4S, Turbo and Turbo S variants, and the car is powerful, fast and uses all of Porsche’s race technologies to set any track on fire, silently. Expected to be priced from INR 2-4 Crores.

20. Renault

The French automaker will launch the Kiger, the sub-4-m-SUV here to compete in the competitive segment. The car may borrow elements from the Triber and look similar to the Kwid. will be priced from INR 6-8 Lakhs. Renault will also launch the electric version of the Kwid, the City K-ZE which will have a maximum range of 350 kilometers and may be one of the most popular EVs in India, priced at INR 5-6 Lakhs.

21. Skoda

The Czech company will release the updates for the Rapid and Octavia here, with new designs and updated features. Furthermore the Kushaq, a compact SUV which will feature premium features and based on the Vision IN concept car. Priced tentatively between INR 10-15 Lakhs. The imposing design and the powerful TSI engines will help the car grasp the market. Skoda will also launch Kamiq SUV around April priced between Rs. 15 to 20 lakh.

22. Tata

The Indian automaker will be launching the new Safari, after renaming the 7-seater Harrier. Based on architecture from Land Rover and using the Impact 2.0 design the car is set to compete with cars priced around the INR 20 Lakhs mark. The HBX is another important launch for Tata, placed below the Nexon and featuring a similar design the car will go toe-to-toe with the recently launched Nissan Magnite, priced from INR 5-8 Lakhs.

Tata will also launch EVs for the Tigor, Tiago and Altroz in an effort to be the leader in Indian EV market.

23. Tesla

The American company will arrive here officially this year, and come equipped with the Tesla Model 3, a crossover sedan which is the world’s highest selling EV. With a maximum range of 560 kilometers and an acceleration time of 5.1 seconds the car will be priced around INR 70-80 Lakhs. The Tesla model X SUV may join later.

24. Toyota

The Japanese giant will launch the Yaris Cross here, the car should be below 4 meters and compete with the Hyundai Venue, Maruti Brezza and others. Featuring a unique youth inspired design and a lot of character, the car will allow Toyota to get a grip on the cheaper segment. The Cross will be priced from INR 10-15 Lakhs.

25. Volkswagen

The important launch for VW is the Taigun, the car will compete with the Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta and will feature the signature VW design that is seen on the Tiguan and other SUVs. This will be offered with powerful engines and priced from INR 10-16 Lakhs.

26. Volvo

The Swedish automaker will launch the XC40 Recharge, the company’s first all-electric SUV. The car has an android based infotainment screen and electric motors which make 400 hp, range is more than 400 kilometers and this may be a very important launch for Volvo. Will be priced at around INR 50 Lakhs. The new S60 sedan will also arrive; it has enhanced edgy design and unique minimalist interiors. Priced at INR 30-40 Lakhs.

These are the new launches for every manufacturer present in India based on information that has been available till now; more launches may be announced later on.

Anagh Bhaskar

Anagh Bhaskar

I am a journalism grad who has always had a passion towards machines, especially cars and war machines, the sheer competitiveness of the industry which works with the same enthusiasm everyday without fail is what fascinates me. Favourie Car: Nissan GT-R R35 Quote: What you do in life echoes in eternity- Russell Crowe, Maximus, Gladiator