Maruti Suzuki S-Presso is an entry level compact crossover that has been designed and developed completely in house by Maruti Suzuki. The S-Presso is basically the production version of the Maruti Future S concept model that was showcased at the Auto Expo 2018. The upcoming Maruti Suzuki S-Presso is expected to draw power from a 1.0-litre three cylinder petrol engine that will come mated to both, a five-speed manual transmission and AMT. The Maruti S-Presso is expected to return a fuel efficiency of close to 24-25kmpl. The upcoming Maruti Suzuki S-Presso is all set to be launched in India on 30th September. Maruti Suzuki's first ever SUV styled hatch will go up against the likes of the Datsun redi-GO and the Renault Kwid in the segment.
Audi e-Tron is the manufacturer's first ever pure electric car that will soon make its way to India. The design of the Audi e-Tron is quite similar to the brand's Q series of SUVs which is a good thing in our opinion. The reason being, you get a sharper styling along with all the stunning visuals that you would expect typically from an Audi. The Audi e-Tron will come with two electric motors, one mounted on each axle. While the motor on the front is good for churning out 168hp power, the one on the rear sheds out 188hp. That said, the combined power output is 356hp. The peak torque output is rated at 561 and in the boost mode, the power output is further increased to 410hp. Audi e-Tron has a claimed top speed of 200 km while the electric SUV can cover a total distance of 400 km per single full charge. The Audi e-Tron gets a 95 kWh lithium ion battery pack and the company will be offering an 11 kW wall charger with the e-Tron that claims to charge the battery completely in 8 and a half hours. The Audi e-Tron will head to the market in India sometime this year, possibly by November. The brand will announce the price of the vehicle then only and we expect the e-Tron to be launched at a price of over Rs 1 crore.
Tata Altroz has been revealed recently and the hatchback looks appealing in design, to say the least. The car was first showcased as the 45X concept at the Auto Expo 2018. The upcoming Tata Altroz will be launched in India with a 1.2-litre petrol engine that will be good for developing respective power and torque outputs of 100 bhp and 140 Nm. The other option will be a 1.5-litre diesel that will produce 108 bhp of power and 260 Nm of torque. That said, the Altroz might be the most powerful diesel car in the segment. The Altroz will challenge the likes of the Hyundai i20 and Maruti Suzuki Baleno in the segment.