Best upcoming cars: Top 6 new launches for the next half year
Delhi : In the upcoming months, vehicles like the Jimny and the new eC3 will start appearing in dealerships across the nation.
With the automotive industry expanding quickly, several automakers, including Hyundai, Citroen, and Maruti Suzuki, are attempting to diversify their product lines in India by releasing new models. Here is a list of the top 6 new vehicles that will be introduced in the nation over the course of the next six months if you are also looking to purchase a new vehicle soon.
Maruti Suzuki Jimny
In order to compete with rivals like the Mahindra Thar and the Force Gurkha, the new Maruti Suzuki Jimny was recently unveiled at the Auto Expo 2023. It will be propelled by a 1.5L NA petrol engine that produces a maximum of 103 bhp and 134 Nm of torque. There will be two different gearbox options for this engine: a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed AT. All of the versions will, of course, be available with Suzuki's AllGrip Pro AWD. Projector headlights, push-button start, automatic climate control, a new infotainment system, and other features will be available for the new Jimny.
New Hyundai Verna
A new platform will support the upcoming release of the new-generation Verna. It will have updated engine options in addition to having a roomier cabin. The new Hyundai Verna will initially be available with a 1.5L NA petrol engine, 1.5L turbo petrol engine, and a 1.5L diesel engine. These engines will all be available with manual and automatic transmission choices. Similar to the new Verna, the updated model will also have a number of new features like a 360-degree camera and front-seat ventilation.
Audi Q3 Sportback
In the coming weeks, Audi will also introduce the new Q3 Sportback to the Indian market, and reservations for it have already started there for a low price of Rs 2 lakh. It will be propelled by the same 2.0L turbocharged petrol engine that produces a maximum torque output of 320 Nm and a peak power output of 188 bhp. This engine will be coupled to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that will use the Quattro AWD system to distribute power to all four wheels. The brand will soon release more information, including the official price list.
Maruti Suzuki Fronx
The new Maruti Suzuki Fronx crossover will soon be released in the nation and is based on the Maruti Baleno hatchback. It will have two engine choices: a 1.0L turbo petrol engine and a 1.2L NA petrol engine. India has already started taking reservations for the new Fronx for a nominal fee of Rs 11,000 each. When it is introduced in India, the new Maruti Fronx will compete against cars like the Tata Punch, Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger, and Citroen C3.
The brand recently debuted the new Citroen eC3 in the Indian market, where it will be sold as Citroen's first electric vehicle. The same platform as the standard C3 will support the new eC3. For those who are curious, there will be two trim levels available for the new eC3: Live and Feel. A single motor setup will be used to power the new eC3, producing a maximum torque output of 143 Nm and a peak power output of 57 Ps. The 29.2 kWh battery pack it will be connected to has a certified range of 320 km on a single charge. On the other hand, the top speed is 107 kmph.
Honda's newest mid-size SUV
Honda will be adding a new mid-size SUV to its lineup to compete with rivals like the Hyundai Creta and the Kia Seltos as SUVs become increasingly popular in the nation. With features like automatic climate control, wireless charging, infotainment system, fully digital instrument console, push-button start, sunroof, and more, this new Honda mid-size SUV will have the same engine choices as the Honda City 5th Gen. This year, the company is most likely to introduce this new SUV before the holiday season.