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eight new vehicles, SUVs to launch by June 2022 | Autocar India

Written by Rashmi

The next weeks will see the worth announcement of Jeep Meridian, Kushaq Monte Carlo, new C-Class and extra.

The auto trade will likely be action-packed within the coming weeks, with back-to-back new launches from the likes of Skoda, Mercedes-Benz, Tata Motors and extra. Maintaining with the electrification pattern, there are a few new EVs within the pipeline, in addition to facelifts and all-new fashions.

Learn on to know extra concerning the all-new vehicles and SUVs headed to our market within the coming weeks.

Skoda Kushaq Monte Carlo – Could 9 (worth announcement)

The Kushaq Monte Carlo would be the new top-spec mannequin within the Kushaq vary, with costs slated to be introduced on Could 9. The Kushaq Monte Carlo will get blacked-out exterior beauty updates, which embrace a brand new gloss black grille, blacked-out bumper inserts, skid plates and wing mirrors. It additionally will get a brand new design for the 17-inch alloy wheels and a outstanding Monte Carlo badging on the entrance fenders. On the within, the most important replace will lastly be the addition of a fully-digital instrument cluster, together with new dual-tone crimson and black upholstery and crimson accents on the sprint, doorways and centre console. Will probably be supplied with each, 1.Zero and 1.5-litre engines, based mostly on the top-spec Type variant.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class – Could 10 (worth announcement)

Mercedes-Benz will likely be launching the all-new W206 technology of the C-Class in India on Could 10. Bookings for the brand new C-Class are already underway. By way of design, the brand new C-Class is extra of an evolution from the earlier mannequin, and largely resembles the brand new S-Class, with its proportions and detailing. The affect of the new S-Class is extra evident on the within, with its new portrait-oriented, tablet-style touchscreen, floating digital instrument cluster and new steering wheel. In India, the brand new C-Class will likely be supplied with each, petrol and diesel engines. The vary will embrace a 197hp, 2.0-litre turbo-petrol (C200), a 245hp, 2.0-litre turbo-diesel (C300d) and a 194hp, 2.0-litre turbo-diesel (C220d), which can be a part of just a little later. All engines will come mated to a 9-speed computerized gearbox.

Tata Nexon EV Lengthy-Vary – Could 11 (worth announcement)

The long-range Nexon EV was initially speculated to launch in April, however was delayed as a result of ongoing world chip disaster. Now, Tata will lastly announce pricing for the long-range Nexon EV on Could 11. The largest change on the long-range Nexon EV will likely be a brand new 40kWh battery pack, which is 30 p.c bigger than the prevailing mannequin’s 30.2kWh unit. Naturally, it would even have an extended driving vary, estimated to be 400km on the official take a look at cycle, up from the ARAI-claimed vary of 312km of the present mannequin. It is usually anticipated to return with a extra highly effective 6.6kW AC charger possibility. The Nexon EV will likely be up to date with new options as nicely, equivalent to ventilated seats, cruise management, park mode, ESC, and selectable regen modes.

BMW i4 – Could 26 (worth announcement)

BMW lately showcased the all-electric i4 sedan in India, forward of its worth announcement on Could 26. The BMW i4 relies on a specifically tailored model of the three Sequence’ CLAR structure, which implies – in contrast to the flagship iX SUV, which is a born-EV – the i4 relies on an current ICE platform. The i4 is predicted to be bought in India in two variants – eDrive40 and M50 xDrive. The i4 eDrive40 will get a rear axle-mounted electrical motor that produces 340hp and 430Nm. In the meantime, the i4 M50 xDrive will get all-wheel drive and produces 544hp and 795Nm. Each variants use a floor-mounted, lithium-ion battery pack that has a web (usable) capability of 80.7kWh. The i4 has a most claimed vary of 590km (WLTP cycle), which is greater than every other luxurious EV at present on sale in India.

Jeep Meridian – late Could (worth announcement)

Jeep has already commenced bookings for the Meridian SUV, which is basically a three-row model of the Compass. The value announcement is scheduled for late Could, following which deliveries will start from the third week of June. Whereas the Meridian relies on the Compass, it’s greater than a mere stretch job. It will get an extended wheelbase, is wider and taller, and sports activities a design that’s differentiated sufficient from the Compass. The inside, nevertheless, is essentially comparable, with adjustments restricted to a brand new brown color scheme and new upholstery for the seats. Powering the Jeep Meridian will likely be a 2.0-litre diesel engine, with 6-speed guide and 9-speed computerized gearbox choices, and will likely be supplied in each FWD and AWD configurations.

Volkswagen Virtus – June 9 (worth announcement)

The Virtus will likely be fourth mannequin from the SkodaVolkswagen duo to be based mostly on the modular MQB-A0-IN platform, which has been tailored for India. Bookings are already underway and costs will likely be revealed on June 9. The Virtus could also be a sister mannequin to the Skoda Slavia, nevertheless it wears a design that’s uniquely Volkswagen. The inside, nevertheless, is sort of much like the Taigun and, as such, will come loaded with all of the bells and whistles seen on the SUV. The Virtus will likely be bought in two distinct trim traces – Dynamic and Efficiency – much like the Taigun. The Dynamic Line will likely be powered by the 1.0-litre TSI engine, whereas the efficiency line will likely be powered by the 1.5-litre TSI engine. Gearbox choices may even be an identical to that of the Slavia.

Up to date Maruti Suzuki Brezza – late June (unveiling)

Maruti’s venerable Vitara Brezza is due for a complete replace, the place it’s also anticipated to drop the ‘Vitara’ prefix. The 2022 Brezza will include a brand-new design, with main sheet metallic adjustments and all-new physique panels. The inside may even be utterly overhauled, that includes a brand new, higher-quality dashboard and much more tools, together with Maruti’s new SmartPlay Professional infotainment software program, linked automobile tech, 360-deg digital camera, paddle shifters for the automated gearbox, six airbags and the a lot coveted sunroof – a primary for a Maruti Suzuki. Below the hood, the Brezza will likely be powered by the up to date 1.5-litre Ok15C DualJet engine with mild-hybrid expertise. It can additionally get the brand new 6-speed computerized gearbox, with a CNG variant possible within the playing cards as nicely.

Hyundai Venue facelift – late June (worth announcement)

Check mules of the Venue facelift has been noticed in India, in addition to abroad, on a number of events. Hyundai is predicted to take the wraps off the Venue facelift someday in June, revealing main adjustments to the compact SUV’s styling. It will embrace a totally restyled front-end with Hyundai’s parametric grille and new split-LED headlights, reprofiled entrance and rear bumpers, and new tail-lights with Ioniq 5-inspired LED graphics. There are additionally some beauty tweaks which might be anticipated to be made within the cabin, however for essentially the most half, the design and options record will likely be much like the present mannequin. Powertrain choices, nevertheless, will likely be carried ahead.

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