The year 2020 is full of interesting car launches and will possess some unconventional designs and technologies. The blog will be covering the most-awaited and interesting vehicle launches that will be seen in the near future. Some of the vehicles are already showcased at the Auto Expo 2020 while some of them are just into sketches. So let’s continue reading the blog so that you will get the idea of these products.
1. Kia Sonet
Kia Sonet is a sub-compact four-meter SUV that was shown as a concept at the Auto Expo 2020. It will be competing against Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue, Maruti Brezza and Mahindra XUV 300. It will an interesting product in the segment due to its fresh and distinct styling. The Kia Sonet will be based on the Hyundai Venue platform. It will also have the same engine options as the Hyundai Venue. Kia is known for to make cars which are very much closer to the concepts vehicles. So the Kia Sonet will also be very much closer to the concept model shown at the Auto Expo. The exterior design will be approx 70-80 percent similar to the concept model.
The compact SUV is expected with the features such as touch-screen infotainment system with connected cars and UVO technology, sunroof, cruise control, etc. The safety features will include six airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP and Traction control. The upholstery will be of leather finish. The boot space will be similar to the rivals which is approx 350 litres.
2. Hyundai Verna 2020
The Hyundai Verna will get a major facelift this year. The sedan will now get new grille design as well as headlamp design. The 2020 Hyundai Verna will follow design language from the latest Hyundai Elantra. The looks will be very much sharper and edgy compared with the current model. Interior will have major tweaks so it will have addition of many new features and design elements. The features will include day-time running LEDs, projector headlamps, LED taillamps, sunroof, ventilated seats, connected car technology, etc.
The engine options will be 1.4-litre turbo petrol 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel. All the engines will have a 6-speed manual and also different types of automatic option for each. The price is expected to be around 8 lakhs to 13 lakhs (ex-showroom). So we can say that Hyundai is ready to take on the Honda City and Maruti Ciaz.
3. Honda City
As the rival is ready, so why will be Honda City backing off. Honda City will also offer great competition to the rivals by offering good propositions in the market. The 2020 Honda City will have a major facelift with all-new body and features. The Honda City will be equipped with lots of segment-leading features and space on offer. So it can be a game-changer in the segment as it always was. The ride quality will be better than the previous model.
We all know the 1.5-litre petrol engine of current City, which is fabulous and fun, the same is expected on the 2020 Honda City with BS6 tweaks. It will also have option of 1.5-litre diesel engine option. Both engines will have a 6-speed manual and also CVT as an option. It will be first in the segment to offer CVT as an option. The top trims will have paddle shifter as well. So, it is really highly awaited sedan in the Indian market. Prices are expected to start at Rs 8.5 lakh (ex-showroom) to 16 (ex-showroom). The launch will be in mid of April 2020. The 2020 Honda City has already shown in Thailand, you can have a clear idea through the Thailand model below.
4. Nissan EM2
The Nissan EM2 will be a sub-compact SUV which will be competing against Maruti Brezza, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport. It will be based on the Renault Triber platform and is expected to have a very competitive price tag. The launch is expected to be around Diwali 2020. It will have a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine. The design sketches for the compact SUV has revealed, you can have a glimpse over it below.
5. Renault HBC
The Renault HBC will also be based on the Triber’s CMFA platform. It will have the same engine and similar features to the Nissan EM2. However, the price tag will be slightly different so that both cars don’t crash at the same price point. You can read our full blog for the Renault HBC by clicking here.
You can watch our video for the same below-