8 New Mass Market Vehicles for 2024: Thar Armada & Maruti Swift

In the first four months of 2024, the nation has witnessed a number of incredible automobile debuts. Nevertheless, a good number of mass-market vehicles will still be introduced this year in the Indian auto industry.

Maruti Suzuki Swift

On May 9, the fourth generation Swift will go on sale. With Maruti Suzuki having already started taking reservations for this car, enthusiasm is running high throughout the nation. The 2017 Swift will have a completely redesigned, more contemporary interior in addition to numerous exterior design upgrades.

Its new Z-Series 3-cylinder petrol engine, which will be supported by a 12V battery, will be one of the key attractions. The new Swift will get 25.72 km/l thanks to this improved engine. You should budget more than you would have for the departing Swift.

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

Maruti Suzuki has not yet disclosed the date of the new Dzire’s release. But it’s expected that the new Swift will emerge a few weeks or months before this new sub-compact sedan. It will have a lot of new features along with an exterior that is comparable to the new Swift.

Maruti Suzuki is reportedly planning to offer this vehicle with an electric sunroof. With this feature, it will be the first sedan in the sub-compact sedan market. It will also have an updated interior that looks more luxurious. Its powertrain will not change from the Swift.

Tata Altroz Racer

Tata Motors is prepping the debut of the brand-new Altroz Racer hatchback to take on the Hyundai i20 N-Line. This is the updated, more aggressive version of the discontinued Altroz, which debuted at the Bharat Mobility Global Auto Expo. An all-new 1.2-liter, three-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine will power the Altroz Racer.

Although it has been more aggressively tuned to produce a maximum of 120 horsepower and 170 Nm of torque, the motor is the same as the Altroz iTurbo. Compared to the iTurbo, this has 10 horsepower and 30 Nm more. In contrast, its primary competition, the Hyundai i20 N Line, provides 120 horsepower and 172 Nm of torque. As of yet, no launch dates have been disclosed.

Tata Curvv EV

Tata Motors has stated that it will launch the Curvv EV first, despite the fact that the business has officially demonstrated the Curvv ICE first in the nation. It will premiere sometime in July of this year, according to the reports.

It is speculated that, similar to the Nexon EV makeover, the Curvv EV would come with two battery pack options: a medium-range model and a long-range variant. The Nexon EV MR currently runs on a 30 kWh battery, whereas the LR model has a larger 40.5 kWh battery.

The range of the departing Nexon EV facelift is approximately 325 km for the MR model and 465 km for the LR variant. According to reports, the Curvv EV will have a range of about 500 kilometres on a single full charge.

Tata Curvv

Around August of this year, Tata Motors will introduce the Curvv diesel in India, following the formal launch of the new Tata Curvv EV. It will have the exact same features and design as the Curvv EV.

It will, nevertheless, have a diesel drivetrain. The proven 1.5-liter, 4-cylinder diesel engine from the Nexon diesel will be used in this SUV. At its maximum, this motor can produce 115 PS of power and 260 Nm of torque. It is anticipated that this engine would be mated to a manual gearbox.

Citroen Basalt

In preparation for the new Basalt coupe SUV’s national debut, the French automaker Citroen is making preparations. This new vehicle is likewise built on the same chassis as the Citroen C3 hatchback. It is anticipated that the business would introduce it in August of this year.

It can cost between Rs. 15 and Rs. 20 lakh. In the meantime, it will face off against the Tata Curvv coupe SUV in India. The same 1.2-liter, 3-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine will power it.

The Citroen C3 Aircross is powered by the same engine. It is anticipated to produce 110 PS of maximum power and 205 Nm of peak torque. It will be available with an automatic torque converter gearbox or a manual gearbox.

Mahindra Thar five-door

It is highly probable that Mahindra would introduce the new Thar five-door at the same time in August. Both some cosmetic and interior upgrades will be included with the new Thar five-door. ADAS, 360-degree camera, roof-mounted speakers, motorised sunroof, and a host of additional features are on the list.

An approximate price of Rs 18 lakh is required for the base model of this SUV. It is anticipated that the Mahindra Scorpio-N’s powertrain options would power the new Thar five-door. These consist of 2.2-liter diesel and 2.0-liter turbo-petrol engines.

Honda Amaze

The new Honda Amaze is reportedly set to debut in India around the holidays. To align with the new City and Elevate models, the business plans to update the exterior appearance.

It is rumoured that Honda will only provide the new Amaze with a four-cylinder, 1.2-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine. The current model’s engine is the same as this one. This engine generates 110 Nm of torque and 90 horsepower. It is coupled to a CVT automatic gearbox or a 5-speed manual gearbox.

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