After the conclusion of the 2020 Auto Expo, the year 2020 was supposed to be full of new car launches and reveals. Sadly, this did not come true. Just as the Indian automobile industry was recovering from the Great Indian Automobile Crisis of 2019, the Coronavirus pandemic struck. Many car manufacturers have delayed or suspended their car launched to later in 2020 or early 2021. On today’s GoMechanic car news, we take a look at 4 upcoming hatchback cars launching late 2020.
Launch Date: May 2020
The new Honda Jazz will now come in a BS6 Avatar with both petrol and diesel engine options. It is very likely that Honda will be conducting digital launch of the New Jazz as the tentative launch date is slated for May 2020 (next month) and it would be unsafe to do a live launch in front of an audience.
Engine options on the 2020 Honda Jazz will be a 1.2-litre BS6 petrol engine that makes 90PS and 110 Nm, coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission with an optional CVT (Petrol only). The other engine option will be the 1.5-litre BSVI that produces 100PS and generates 200 Nm of torque, paired to a 6-speed manual transmission.
Prices for the 2020 Honda Jazz BS6 will be revealed shortly in a few days. We estimate the price for the new Jazz to be in the range of ₹6 to ₹10 lakhs. The new Honda Jazz upon launch will compete against the likes of the newly-launched Tata Altroz, Toyota Glanza, Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Hyundai i20.
Launch Date: September 2020
The 3rd-gen Hyundai i20 will be radical new car from Hyundai. It will be a great departure from Hyundai’s of the olds. The 2020 Hyundai i20 will get an all-digital instrument cluster with an 8-inch infotainment system, a Bose audio system along with Hyundai’s BlueLink connected car tech.
A new 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine will replace the previous diesel engine. The new i20 may also get a brand new 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with a 7-speed DCT as a performance variant. a 1.5-litre diesel is also proposed for the Hyundai premium hatchback.
We expect the prices for the 2020 Hyundai i20 to be in the range of ₹7 to ₹11 lakhs. Upon its launch, the third-gen i20 will rival against the Tata Altroz, Maruti Suzuki Baleno and the Volkswagen Polo.
Launch Date: November 2020
The Maruti Suzuki XL5 has been spotted numerous times and is with its looks it is also being referred to as a suited booted version of the WagonR. Out of the above, the car is expected to be available via the Maruti Suzuki’s NEXA showrooms.
The Nexa branded Maruti Suzuki XL5 is set to retain the original tall boy design with the dimensions the same as the third-gen WagonR. Although it will receive some minor feature upgrades including Split LED Headlamps with LED DRLs.
Compared to WagonR, the XL5 will be made available in the market in Alpha and Zeta trims. The K12 M 1.2-litre BS6 4-cyl petrol engine produces 82 hp and a peak torque of 113Nm.
The XL5 is expected to be priced in a range of ₹5.50 to 6.50 lakhs (ex-showroom).
Launch Date: December 2020
The Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS N-Line (phew!) made its debut at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. The NIOS N-Line is basically a bulked-up standard i10 NIOS with a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine with 99PS and 172Nm.
Upon its launch, the Grand i10 NIOS N-Line will rival against the Volkswagen GT TSI, Tata Altroz JTP and the Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS. We estimate the price for the i10 NIOS N-Line to be in the range of ₹8.0-8.5 lakhs.