10 upcoming cars & SUV launches in February and March 2017

While the beginning of the year is normally not very fast paced when it comes to launches in the industry, there are quite a few slated for February and March this year. Here are 10 cars coming our way in the next two months:

Honda City

February 

city 1Honda will launch the updated City on the 14th of Feb. The City will receive a minor facelift that will see it get a few additional featues and a little more fresher to look at. For starters, it will get LED headlamps, which will be a segment first. In addition to that, it will get a new front grill, which is similar to that on offer on the new Civic.

The top of the line will also get new 16″ alloys. It is rumoured that the new top of the line variant will also get a Apple carplay and Android auto in addition to 6 airbags. Details will however be known only when the launch takes place.

Hyundai Grand i10

February

Grand i10

The all-new Grand i10 will make its debut this month. While the date hasn’t been confirmed, cars have already begun to reach dealerships and the price list also seems to have been leaked which means that the launch is not far away. Updates include a new front end with a new grill, new LED DRLs on the top of the line trim and a new rear bumper. On the inside, there will be a new 7″ touch screen display with Apple Car play and reverse camera. Under the hood, the petrol engine will remain the same however the diesel engine will grow in size and will now be a 1.2 liter unit as opposed to the 1.1 currently on offer.

Mercedes E Class LWB

February

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Mercedes will launch the E Class LWB on the 28th of February. What Mercedes has opted to do is to bring in the long wheel base version as opposed to the normal one. The LWB variant is about 140 mm longer than the normal version and was initially developed only for China. The new E Class features Mercedes’s new design theme, which makes it similar to look at from the back when compared to the C and the S Class. The LWB will be on offer with the E200 petrol and the E350 diesel engine options. The petrol one is the same 2.0 liter unit making 184 Bhp where as the diesel will be a 3.0 liter V6 making 258 Bhp.

Audi A4 diesel

February/March

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Audi launched the A4 last year, however only in petrol guise, due to the whole Diesel gate issue. The petrol one sadly didn’t find many takers, being the 1.4 liter TFSi unit. The A4 will soon be getting the 2.0 liter TDi engine as an option. The engine will be the 190 Bhp rated one and will be mated to a 7-speed DSG. This one is only an engine change, no other changes are expected on the A4, as compared to the petrol.

Maruti Baleno RS

March

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After making us wait for over a year, Maruti will finally introduce the Baleno RS next month. Details on the car were leaked just a few days back. The car will feature a 1.0 liter turbo petrol unit which makes 100 Bhp and 150 Nm. The engine will be mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The car will come with all 4 disc brakes, something that the Polo GT doesn’t offer currently.

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