Auto Tips: Do not be in a hurry to buy a car, these small-budget cars are going to be launched in India..


The Indian automotive industry will be equipped with some significant new product launches, and electric mobility solutions this year. While there will be a flood of new utility vehicles (SUV/MPV), car manufacturers will also expand their small car product portfolio with some new launches. Let's take a look at the new small cars which are all set to be launched in the market.


Updated Grand i10 Nios
The South Korean automaker has confirmed that it will announce the prices of the updated Grand i10 Nios hatchback on January 20, 2023. The new Hyundai Aura facelift will also be available for sale on the same day. The 2023 Hyundai Grand i10 Nios facelift comes with slightly improved styling including a new larger grille, new triangular-shaped LED DRLs, modified bumper, 15-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, and new LED taillamps.

On the inside, the hatchback gets an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, wireless charging, voice recognition, and automatic climate control. The new model will come with 1.2L petrol and CNG fuel options.

Citroen c3
The Citroen eC3 electric hatchback is all set to hit the roads in February and the pre-bookings will start on 22nd January 2023. The powertrain setup of the EV includes a 29.2kWh battery pack and an electric motor on the front axle. The motor makes 57bhp of maximum power and 143Nm of torque. The EC3 is claimed to offer an ARAI-certified range of about 320 km. It comes with two driving modes – Standard and Eco – and a regenerative braking system. The carmaker says that the Citroen eC3 is capable of achieving 0 to 60 kmph in 6.8 seconds and a top speed of 107 kmph. It supports both standard chargers and DC fast charging.


MG Motor India has confirmed the launch of a new small electric car in early 2023. Its length will be around 2.9 meters. The MG EV will be packed with LFP-cell batteries that will be sourced from Tata Autocomp. The battery range is expected to be around 200-300km. There is likely to be a single, front-axle motor generating power of around 68bhp.