It is that auspicious time of year when the potential car buyers in the country consider driving home a new car. Amidst a wide range of cars, those looking for something new will now have seven new options to choose from. Read below to find out more –
Honda CR-V diesel
Honda CR-V diesel is slated for its India launch on 9 October. The upcoming SUV will be available in front-wheel drive and All-Wheel-Drive options. Under the hood, the seven-seat SUV will be powered by a 1.6-litre four-cylinder, DOHC i-DTEC engine. The engine comes mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission (with paddle shifts) to generate 120bhp of power and 300Nm of torque. The new CR-V will get fresh upholstery options along with a seven-inch touch-screen infotainment system complemented by a modern TFT virtual instrument cluster. The SUV will be offered with air vents in all rows, with the third row featuring roof-mounted vents and more.
Ford Aspire facelift
The upcoming model is the first major update that the vehicle has received since it was first launched in 2015. The Aspire facelift is expected to get a fresh set of interior and exterior upgrades. Due for launch on 4 October, the sedan will be available in petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol variant is likely to be powered by a new 1.2-litre three-cylinder Dragon petrol engine that generates 95bhp of power and 120Nm of torque, the diesel version will, however, continue to be powered by the 1.5-litre engine. This time around the Aspire will also finally get an SYNC3 touchscreen system.
Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG
German premium car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz will be launching the new G63 AMG for the Indian market on 5 October. The second generation G63 AMG to come to the country will also debut the new G-Class generation in India. The SUV will be powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 that generates 577bhp of power and 850Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a nine-speed automatic and AWD a.k.a 4MATIC transmission.
Hyundai Santro is set for a comeback this festive season. The popular vehicle will be back on the Indian road with fresh features and design upgrades on 23 October, while the company will be showcasing the vehicle in a production-ready form on 9 October. It is believed that the upcoming model will be powered by a 1.0/1.1-litre petrol engine with an AMT transmission. Moreover, the vehicle is also expected to be offered with Hyundai’s first AMT transmission.
Production ready version of the Tata Harrier is likely to be showcased next month. Last seen as the H5X Concept at the 2018 Auto Expo event, the SUV gets the new Omega platform which is stated to be based on the Land Rover’s D8 architecture. According to Tata Motors, the new platform has exemplary driving dynamics in both urban and rough driving conditions owing to the optimized torsional and bending stiffness. Moreover, the auxiliary isolation panels on the body will lend the Harrier a quieter cabin. In terms of safety, the crumple zone is designed to meet modern requirements and there is extensive use of high strength steel. The vehicle is likely to go on sale next year.
Tata Tiago JTP
Tata’s popular selling hatchback, the Tiago is expected to be launched in JTP version in October. The hatchback is developed by JT Special vehicles under the collaboration. Last year, Tata Motors had announced their partnership with a Coimbatore based company named Jayem Automotives. The upcoming sporty hatchback will be the first product under the collaboration which is developed by JT Special Vehicles. Along with tweaked styling elements, the car also gets an upgraded suspension system and claims to offer more power.
Isuzu MU-X facelift
Isuzu is likely to introduce the MU-X facelift in India next month, however, the company is yet to make an official announcement over the same. The SUV is expected to be offered with fresh set of cosmetic and feature upgrades along with a new engine option as well. The MU-X facelift is expected to get fresh highlights in the form of new sporty headlamps, revised bumpers and new LED tail lamps. The vehicle sits on 18-inch alloy wheels and a new touchscreen infotainment system.