Upcoming Cars In 2018

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If you thought 2017 was an exciting year for the automotive industry, well you’ll be surprised at what 2018 has to offer. The year is going to start off with a bang with a whole bunch of launches coming out way as we gear up for the Auto Expo. Of course, the rest of the year has more in stored. We take a look at what cars to expect in 2018 so that you can start saving for your favourite car right away.

Here’s A List Of All The Cars That Will Launch In 2018

Lamborghini Urus

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The Urus is the fastest most powerful SUV in the world

Just 38 days after its global reveal, Lamborghini will launch the SUV in India on January 11. The Urus straddles the worlds of the SUV, coupé-crossover, sports car and even the luxury car. It’s the fastest SUV in the world and can go from 0 to 100 kilomteres per hour in just 3.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 305 kmph. We expect it to be priced above ₹ 3.5 crore.

Launch: January 11, 2018

Expected Price: ₹ 3.5 crore

Audi Q5

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The Audi Q5 looks better than before with the chiseled look

The new generation of the Q5 will hit the Indian shores on January 18 and it gets an updated look and sharper features. The Q5 also comes with a beefy front bumper with large air intakes for increased airflow. We expect the Q5 to come with the 2 litre diesel motor and the petrol too will soon follow. The 2018 Audi Q5 is based on the flexible MLB Evo platform and mimics the design of the larger Q7.

Also Read: New-Gen Audi Q5 Launch Details Out

The new SUV is lighter by a good 100 kg over the predecessor and has also grown in dimensions sporting a longer wheelbase and height. The design is sharper with cleaner lines on the Q5. There’s the new single-frame grille with Matrix LED headlamps and a sporty bonnet. The rear sports LED taillights, a roof mounted spoiler and a new bumper with a rear diffuser. The Q5 will rival the likes of the Volvo XC60, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Lexus NX 300h.

Launch: January 18, 2018

Expected Price: ₹ 50 lakh- ₹ 60 lakh

Datsun redi-GO AMT

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The AMT will only be available with the powerful 1-litre engine

Datsun will launch the automated manual transmission variant of the redi-GOin january and this will add to the variant line-up of the car. We’ll see no cosmetic changes as such and the AMT will be the same as the one in the Kwid. It will all come down to how the gearbox has been calibrated to the engine. We expect it to be pricier by 25 to 30 thousand rupees than the current 1 litre variant.

Launch: January 2018

Expected Price: ₹ 4 lakh

New Generation Maruti Suzuki Swift

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The new Swift is lighter and more agile than before

It’s the most anticipated of launches in India and Maruti Suzuki is all set to usher in the new generation of the Swift with much fanfare. The new generation of the Swift is based on the all-new HEARTECT platform, which is lighter and more rigid than the current version. We don’t expect any changes in terms of the engines on offer, but the 1 litre boosterjet will see the addition of an RS model which will be sportier and more powerful.

Also Read: 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift Hybrid Spotted In India

We expect it to be made available in both manual transmission and an AMT right from its launch. Maruti Suzuki will showcase the car at the Auto Expo and will launch the car soon after.

Expected Launch: February 2018

Expected Price: ₹ 5.5 lakh – ₹ 7.5 lakh

 

Mahindra MPV

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The Mahindra MPV will be a 7 seater

Mahindra has had a good run with its MPVs, especially the Xylo, but it’s time to move on. The new MPV will be a seven seater and is likely to get a monocoque construction. While it’s still too early for us to give you any more details, we expect the car to launch by March 2018.

Expected Launch: March 2018

Expected Price: ₹ 8 lakh onwards

Lexus LS 500h

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The LS 500h will be the fourth hybrid car from Lexus in India

Lexus will introduce its flagship sedan, the LS 500h,  in a single hybrid form. The BMW 7-series and Mercedes-Benz S-class competitor will come powered by a 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine and two electric motors that make a combined 354hp. Power is channeled through an e-CVT transmission, and for India, it’ll only be offered in rear-wheel-drive form. Expect prices to be upwards of Rs 1.5 crore

Launch: January 15, 2018

Expected Price: ₹ 1.5 crore

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Facelift

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The Mercedes-Benz S-Class facelift still is the benchmark in its segment

Mercedes-Benz will be launching the S-Class facelift in February 2018 during the Auto Expo. The company’s flagship model is produced at the Chakan facility in Pune which is the only plant outside of Europe that produces the S-Class. The new S-Class in India will have a range of new inline 6-cylinder petrol and diesel engines along with a range topping twin-turbo V8. The car has been thoroughly updated on the inside and gets a new, larger touchscreen infotainment system and also is more luxurious. How do we know this? Well, we’ve driven it of course! We expect prices to breach the ₹ 1 crore mark.

Expected Launch: February 2018

Expected Price: ₹ 1 crore onwards

Volvo XC40

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The Volvo XC40 is based on the new CMA platform

Volvo will launch its most affordable and smallest SUV in India by mid-2018. XC40 is the first model on Volvo Cars’ new Compact Modular Architecture which will underpin all other upcoming cars in the 40 Series, including fully electrified vehicles. The XC40 will go up against the likes of the Audi Q3 and the BMW X1. In terms of safety, the Volvo XC40 gets pedestrian, cyclist, vehicle and large animal detection with emergency autobrake, Pilot Assist and Run-off Road protection.

Also Read: All You Need To Know About The Volvo XC40

It also gets wireless QI mobile phone charging and Bluetooth connectivity, 9-inch Sensus Connect touchscreen and a dedicated cell phone storage space. From the start the XC40 will be available with a D4 diesel or a T5 petrol four-cylinder Drive-E powertrain. Further powertrain options, including a hybridised as well as a pure electric version, will be added later. The XC40 will also be the first Volvo model to be available with Volvo’s new 3-cylinder engine.

Expected Launch: Mid-2018

Expected Price: ₹ 45 lakh

 

Hyundai Santro

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The Santro will go up against the likes of the Tiago, Celerio, Kwid and redi-GO

Hyundai is gearing up to revive the Santro nameplate with an all-new car. There is a chance that we’ll see the car at the 2018 Auto Expo in February and a launch soon after. Upon launch, it will rival the likes of Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Renault Kwid, and Tata Tiago. We expect to see a 0.8-litre and 1.0-litre engine options, possibly the same petrol mills that the i10 used to offer. Transmission duties to be carried out by a 5-Speed manual gearbox and Hyundai might also consider offering an AMT option, seeing the growing demand for an automatic option in entry-level cars in India.

Expected Launch: Mid-2018

Expected Price: ₹ 4 lakh – ₹ 6 lakh

Ford Figo/Aspire Facelift

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The Ford Figo and Aspire will get subtle updates this year

The Ford Figo hatchback and Aspire sub-compact sedan are due for a mid-life cycle in 2018. Ford India is already testing the updated models that will get design tweaks along with an updated cabin. Expect to see a new touchscreen infotainment system; while making its way under the hood will be the newly developed 1.5-litre petrol engine from the EcoSport facelift. The 1.5 litre TDCI diesel will continue to do duty on the models.

Expected Launch: March 2018

Expected Price: ₹ 5 lakh – ₹ 8 lakh

New Generation Honda Amaze

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The Amaze will sport a wider and roomier cabin along with updated features

Honda plans to launch six models over the next three years, and will kick-star this line-up with the second generation Amaze. The sub-compact sedan will receive a complete revamp and will be a lot more premium and upmarket. The new Amaze will sport a wider and roomier cabin, along with new equipment and better quality materials. The new generation Amaze will continue with the same platform while the 1.2 -litre petrol and 1.5 litre diesel engines will see revisions for more power and fuel economy.

Expected Launch: Second half 2018

Expected Price: ₹ 6 lakh – ₹ 8 lakh

BMW M5

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The M5 will come to India as a CBU

BMW will bring its performance-spec M5 super sedan to India in 2018. The sedan will be launched at the 2018 Auto Expo and will be the range-topping version of the 5 Series to go on sale. The sixth generation BMW M5 is powered by a 4.4 litre bi-turbo V8 engine that produces about 600 bhp and 750 Nm of peak torque, and is the first M5 to get all-wheel drive. Arriving as a CBU, the M5 will cost north of 1 crore rupees in India.

Expected Launch: February 2018

Expected Price: ₹ 1 crore onwards

Hyundai i20 Facelift

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The Hyundai i20 will come with design tweaks to match the company’s global design language

Hyundai has been testing the i20 facelift for a while now, and the updated premium hatchback will go on sale in 2018. The refreshed model will get styling tweaks in-line with Hyundai’s global design language, and will sport a larger grille, revised headlamps and tweaked taillights. The cabin too will get updates including a touchscreen system with connectivity options like Apple Carplay and android auto. Engine options will remain the same on the i20 facelift, albeit with better fuel efficiency.

Expected Launch: Mid-2018

Expected Price: ₹ 5.5 lakh – 8.5 lakh

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Buying a used cars? These simple tricks could save you time and money

If it’s not the plethora of models and versions available – plus diesels, petrols and hybrids – the choices can seem almost endless before you have even got to the detailed decisions of a used car’s mileage or condition.

However, the reality is that while there are plenty of hurdles to trip you up in the used car market, there is also plenty you can do to help yourself too.

Do a little homework on where and how to fi nd the best deal and you can give yourself a helping hand before you have even taken a test drive.

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Buying a used car needn’t cause headaches, just follow a few simple rules

1. CHOICES

The first steps are the most obvious. What do you need your car for?

There is little point in buying a small city car if you are likely to spend hours pounding the motorway but likewise there is no point in buying an expensive sports car if it sits in the train station car park for 90 per cent of the week.

Think about why you are buying this car and why you need it in the first place.

Do you need to regularly transport your family or is this car largely for you alone? Will anyone else be driving it and what are their needs?

Do you need a small hatchback or a large estate, four-wheel drive for tricky lanes or perhaps a crossover for that high-up driving position?

Is your situation likely to change soon with a new baby, children leaving home or even a job switch and how will that affect matters?

Of course, much of the above will be dictated by your budget and what you can afford but give it some serious thought as the last thing you want to do is to have to go through the whole process again.

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Hybrid and electric cars are still not for everyone

2. FUEL FOR THOUGHT

Although hybrid and electric cars have gained massively in popularity and sales in recent years, they are still not for everyone.

Electric cars, while having improved, are still limited by their range compared to petrols or diesels and if you are doing a lot of motorway miles, then they might prove pricier to run than you think.

Look at online owner forums and read road tests to get a clearer picture of which might suit you.

The same goes for the age-old petrol versus diesel question too.

The latter might boast a better fuel economy at the pumps but you might need to be doing some serious annual mileage to realise that saving.

Some local authorities are penalising diesel drivers too when parking, so be sure to check.

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Buying a used car from a franchised dealer is undoubtedly the safest place to go shopping

3. BUYING FROM A DEALER

Buying a used car from a franchised dealer is undoubtedly the safest place to go shopping for your next wheels but it is probably the most expensive too.

They will have a larger stock, especially of newer models usually in excellent condition but be sure to shop around to get the best deal for you.

By comparison, independent dealers will be more affordable and usually feature slightly older cars but they cannot usually offer quite the same back-up with their warranties.

Some will be able to sell you independent warranties for a little peace of mind but make sure you read the small print to find out what is covered before signing on the dotted line.

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If you are after a mainstream model, then a car supermarket is a great choice

4. CAR SUPERMARKETS

If you are after a mainstream model, then a car supermarket such as Cargiant is a great choice.

The cars might not have the same level of care and attention bestowed upon them as a dealership but what you will have is great value and plenty of choice.

Look beyond the odd scuffed alloy wheel or higher-than-average mileage and you can fi nd some bargains.

The downsides?

The cars might require some cosmetic TLC but they are a great way to save on time and shoe leather especially with mainstream models as you can see lots of cars in one place at the same time. Instead of looking at one or two Ford Focuses or VW Golfs, you might have ten to choose from, so if you need a car in a hurry, they are a great opportunity.

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5. PURCHASING PRIVATELY

Aside from car auctions – which are certainly not for the faint-hearted – buying a car privately is probably the riskiest option here – but it’s also probably the cheapest.

The good news is that private sales can sometimes realise some real well-loved, one-owner bargains.

The bad news is that it can unearth some of the worst cars too. Before going to look at any car make sure you ask about its provenance, details and mileage of the car beforehand so that you can do an HPI check (to verify the car’s mileage and finance status).

Independent inspections by fi rms such as the AA and small garages are often available for a fee but rely on your common sense and you will not go too far wrong – if a car looks and sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.

Check every detail with a keen eye and make sure you take it on a decent test drive, running through all the gears and asking the owner about it.

If you are not confi dent enough to do it on your own, take a friend (two pairs of eyes are always better than one) and if they are mechanically-minded, so much the better. Whichever route you choose, though, when buying your next used car, do not buy a car that you are not 100 per cent happy with.

If it does not feel right, just walk away – there will always be another ten just around the corner.

The power to buy or not is always in your hands, never forget that.

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Jaguar Land Rover Wants Its Future Cars To Be More Aerodynamic

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Jaguar Land Rover aero tricks will help in conserving fuel

Highlights

  • Jaguar Land Rover might adopt these aero packs in future products
  • The application is complex but the ideas are simple
  • JLR wants to channel air across the body to make cars more efficient

Automakers have a lot to think about now-a-days, making autonomous technology, building safer cars and of course making it look good. Aerodynamics too plays a major role and Jaguar Land Rover is taking note of this. The future vehicles coming out of the JLR stable could turn out to be more aerodynamic and the new patent shows the company’s plans for an extensive collection of tricks for channeling air around the side of the body. It’s clear from these patents that JLR want the body of the car to produce less drag and this will ultimately lead to better fuel efficiency.

In these patent drawings, you can see how the vehicle sees deployable vanes up front. When not in use, the strakes would be flush with the vehicle’s body, but they would extend on the road to clean up the airflow ahead of the front wheel. The devices could also rotate for fine-tuning the aero adjustments.
The body also sees active extending side sills. These would help channel air inward towards a rear diffuser, if the particular vehicle actually has one.

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These sills would also act help make ingress and egress a breeze. Then there is the D-pillar which could be partially hollow and feature vanes inside and these parts could be fixed or adjustable. The air would be channelled inward and change the shape of the rear of the vehicle, thus reducing the aerodynamic drag.

While these tricks might sound simple, they are indeed difficult to implement, but having patented these technologies, we might soon see them being used in production cars, which will make things even more interesting. Jaguar Land Rover is the largest investor in R&D in the UK manufacturing sector and has already invested $15.7 billion in the last five years and in the current year alone will spend over USD$4.5 billion on new product creation and capital expenditure. We are just happy to see the money put to good use.

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Japan won’t allow trying out of absolutely self sufficient cars On Public Roads

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All autonomous vehicle assessments need to be made with a driving force behind the wheel
automobiles testing on public roads need to be prepared with a black box
A panel of professionals will be installed to make legislative modifications
at the same time as the japanese government is supportive of self-using motors and the relatedgeneration, it has also made it clear that the much pointed out absolutely self sufficient vehicles willnow not be tested on public roads in the u . s . a .. As consistent with reviews inside the japanesemedia, the land of the growing sun has mounted pointers posted by using the local countrywide Policeorganisation (NPA) declaring that all exams on public roads need to be made with a motive force behindthe wheel.

The circulate is to keep away from a mishap and the driver may be geared up to take control of theautomobile in case of feasible a malfunction. The stated individual will even ought to make certainprotection and observe traffic laws in the course of his stint behind the self reliant automobile.furthermore, the japanese government has said that fully independent automobiles will should beready with black packing containers, like those in air crafts, so one can record statistics in an effort tobe analyzed in case of an accident. this may determine as to what brought on the twist of fate and what steps want to be taken earlier than check drives of self reliant motors resume.

A panel of professionals may also be set up by using Japan’s national Police company. The experts willanalyze the feasible legislative reforms in regard to the brand new technology with topics starting fromwho might be legally responsible in case of an accident as well as organising anti-hacking measurements. The panel can even discuss on how the driving force‘s license gadget for self-driving carscan be modified.

the japanese government has advanced a type system for semi and completely computerizedautomobiles. The category system is split in 4 levels with degree 4 which include completelyautomated capabilities without the need of human involvement; whereas level 3 includes havingconstrained self-riding abilties where the car is largely pushed with the aid of the self sufficientgeneration but the driver can take manipulate, ought to it’s vital. degree 2 involves a couple ofautomatic features together with steerage, acceleration and manage, and stage 1 consists of thosemotors with limited automated capabilities.

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