Seeing the growing demand for SUVs and MPVs, auto manufacturers are preparing to launch a wide range of new models in our market. Not just all-new models, the auto companies are working on new generation models of its existing range. Here’s a list of top 4 popular cars, which are ready to enter into their next generation in the next 1 year.
Japanese automaker, Toyota is all set to launch the new generation Innova MPV in the Indonesian market in November 2022. The new model will also go on sale in our market in early next year. Rumoured to be called the new Toyota Innova HyCross, the new model will come with all-new design and completely revised interior. It will be equipped with a new hybrid powertrain and the new Innova Hybrid will join new Toyota Hyryder Hybrid. It will be sold alongside the existing Innova, which is hugely popular among fleet operators.
The new model will be based on a new monocoque platform with front-wheel-drive setup instead of the existing ladder-frame chassis & RWD layout. The new model is likely to have a 2860mm long wheelbase, which is 100mm longer than the current model. It is likely to come with a 2.0L petrol hybrid system or a 1.8L hybrid setup. The company could use the localised version of the THS II (Toyota Hybrid System II) that consists of a twin-motor setup for high ‘step-off’ torque and fuel efficiency.
Toyota is also preparing the next generation Fortuner, which is reportedly to be launched in 2023. It will come with all-new design and upgraded cabin along with a new engine option. The new-gen Toyota Fortuner will be based on the Toyota’s TNGA-F architecture, which also underpins the Tundra and the Sequoia and the Land Cruiser SUVs. The platform supports a wheelbase length of 2,850-4,180mm.
The all-new Toyota Fortuner will come with a new diesel engine with mild hybrid system. It will get the 1GD-FTV 2.8-litre diesel engine with an integrated starter generator (ISG). The new Toyota’s mild-hybrid diesel engine could be called the GD Hybrid. It is likely to offer higher fuel efficiency and added torque on demand.
Suzuki has started testing the next gen Swift hatchback on the European roads. Japanese media reports claim that the new gen Suzuki Swift will make global debut in December 2022; however, Suzuki is yet to make an official announcement on the same. It is expected that the 2023 Suzuki Swift could be unveiled in India at the 2023 Auto Expo in January. The new model will come with design changes and upgraded interior.
It will be based on the modified & stronger HEARTECT platform that underpins the new Baleno hatchback. The cabin will also receive significant changes in terms of features and better-quality plastic. It will be offered with a 1.2L NA petrol engine and a 1.2L NA petrol engine with a mild hybrid tech. Both manual and AMT gearboxes will be on offer. The company will also introduce the new-gen Swift Sport with a powerful 1.4L Boosterjet turbo petrol engine.
Hyundai has fast paced the production of the new gen Verna sedan for the Indian market. It is expected to be unveiled at the 2023 Auto Expo in January. The 2023 Hyundai Verna sedan will be bigger than the outgoing model and will offer more space inside the cabin. It will be positioned against the likes of the Honda City, Skoda Slavia and the Volkswagen Virtus. The new Verna will share the styling cues from the bigger new Elantra sedan.
The new model will also come with ADAS tech with features like autonomous emergency braking, collision warning & avoidance system, blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist, high-beam assist, adaptive cruise control and others. The 2023 Hyundai Verna sedan is expected to be offered with 3 engine options – a 115bhp, 1.5L NA petrol, a 115bhp, 1.5L turbo-diesel and a more powerful 138bhp, 1.4-litre turbo-petrol. Both manual and automatic gearbox options will be on offer.