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Here are the cars that will drive into 2019

By Pavan Lall
January 14, 2019 08:31 IST
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From Audi A8 to Honda Civic, here's what the auto industry has lined up in 2019.

Audi A8

Audi A8

The big launch from Audi will be the A8 luxury sedan later in the year. With touchscreen features all around -- both in the front and at the back – Audi is letting go of all buttons inside the vehicle.

Expected price: Between Rs 12 million and Rs 14 million

Hyundai QXi

India's second largest passenger car maker is all set to roll out its new sub-four-metre SUV, dubbed the QXi, around March.

The vehicle is expected to go head to head with the Ford EcoSport and the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.

Expected price: Between Rs 800,000 and Rs 1.1 million

Renault SUV

code name 'RBC'

Renault, the French automaker that has had a tumultuous year with its top executives being thrown into jail and its models in India failing to generate excitement, isn't quitting just yet.

The French company will launch the compact sub-four-metre SUV, codenamed the RBC, to compete with the Datsun GO and the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga early to mid-2019.

Expected price: Between Rs 500,000 and Rs 700,000

 

Honda Civic

Honda Civic

Honda will reintroduce its sleek four-door sedan, the Civic, between February and March in a bid to reclaim the market share that has been subdued in the "Lower D" segment.

This 10th-generation version of the car will be a direct competitor of the Toyota Corolla and the Skoda Octavia.

Expected price: Between Rs 1.8 million and Rs 2.2 million

Ford Endeavour

Ford Endeavour

Ford's premium 3.2-litre SUV will see a facelift with more technology, design tweaks and style adjustments. It will be launched in the first quarter of 2019.

Expected price: Between Rs 2.6 million and Rs 3.4 million

BMW 3 Series

BMW 3 Series

BMW is all set to launch the latest and seventh version of what drives most of its sales -- the new 3 Series sedan that will come with sharper driving dynamics and greater focus on tech, complete with a digital assistant.

The car will be lighter by 55 kg, will be more rigid and will have better shock-absorbing technology.

Estimated price: Rs 4 million to Rs 4.5 million

Jawa Perak

Jawa Perak8

Photograph: Courtesy, JAWA Perak/Facebook

The name evokes nostalgia and invites tons of bookings. The Jawa Perak, a stylish cruiser, is powered by a 334cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder DOHC engine that offers 30bhp of power and 31nm of torque.

The bike is slated for a late launch in 2019.

Expected price: Rs 189,000

Mercedes-Benz GLE

Mercedes-Benz GLE

Mercedes-Benz is all set to unleash its upcoming fourth generation new GLE SUV, which has been the best selling off-roader in the history of the three-pointed star.

The medium-to-large-sized car is made entirely at Daimler's America plant in Alabama, and is expected to reach the subcontinent in the first quarter of 2019.

Expected price: Rs 8 million to Rs 8.5 million

Tata Harrier

Tata Harrier

Tata Motors will finally bring its first product derived largely from the JLR design and technology to India.

Called the Harrier, the off-roader takes cues from the Land Rover's architecture and will compete with the Jeep Compass and the Hyundai Creta.

Expected price: Between Rs 1.6 million and Rs 2.1 million

Jeep Compass Trailhawk

Jeep Compass Trailhawk

Jeep will bring in its rugged off-road version called the Trailhawk next year to distinguish itself from its city-oriented cousin, the Compass.

The new variant is expected to hit the streets in the summer of 2019 and will be capable of handling multiple off-road terrains.

Expected price: Between Rs 2.5 million and Rs 2.7 million

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