7 cars and SUVs that will be launched in next three months

Car manufacturers take it slow during the end of the calendar year due to the slowdown in sales. However, there are manufacturers who are planning to launch new vehicles in next three months, including in January 2018. Here they are!

Mahindra XUV 500 petrol

Expected launch: November 2017

With the rising popularity of petrol vehicles in India, Mahindra has decided to add petrol variants to their SUVs in India. The best-selling car in the D-segment, Mahindra XUV 500 will soon get a petrol engine.

The petrol engine is expected to be a 2.2-litre turbocharged unit. It will produce 140 Bhp – 320 Nm, and it will get an automatic transmission only. The SUV will get G badges instead of W.

Land Rover Range Rover Velar

Expected launch: November 2017

The Velar is the latest iteration of the Range Rover range of SUVs. The coupe-styled SUV gets many advanced features like LED headlamps with DRLs, LED tail lamps, 20-way adjustable seat with cooling, heating and massage function and much more.

The Velar rides on air suspension system and it can be lowered by 20mm. The Velar is powered by two diesel and one petrol engine options. We are not sure which engine options will be offered in the Indian market yet. The bookings of the vehicle have been started already, and the deliveries will start on 21st November.

Volvo XC60

Expected launch: December 2017

Volvo will launch the all-new XC90 next month in India. The mid-size SUV will take on the likes of Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Mercedes GLC. The XC60 gets a lot of design inspiration from the elder sibling, the XC90.

The car gets a long list of features including Bowers and Wilkins sound system, seven airbags, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It is based on the SPA (Scalable Product Architecture) platform and will be powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine that produces 232 Bhp – 480 Nm.

Mahindra TUV Plus

Expected launch: December 2017

Mahindra is testing the long wheelbase version of the TUV 300, and it will be launched in December. The body-on-ladder frame car will get an extra row of seat, and the vehicle is expected to replace the Xylo from the market.

The TUV 300 Plus is expected to get a 1.5-litre twin-scroll turbocharged engine that develops 100 Bhp – 240 Nm. The new vehicle will take on the likes of Renault Lodgy and Maruti Ertiga in the market.

Audi Q5

Expected launch: December 2017

Audi will soon launch the all-new Q5 in India. The new Q5 is based on the MLB platform, which helps it to shed close to 90 kg of weight. The SUV features LED headlamps and a larger front grille similar to the Audi family design. The Q5 also gets Audi’s virtual cockpit. In India, the Q5 is expected to be powered by a 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engines.

Maruti Celerio X

Expected launch: November 2017

In a bid to challenge the Renault Kwid’s increasing popularity in the market, Maruti will soon launch the Celerio X in India. The upcoming vehicle has been already spied in the Maruti stockyard in India, and the launch is imminent. The Celerio X gets many style changes like a new front and rear bumper, a new grille design and body cladding.

The more rugged version of the Celerio will also get slight changes on the inside. It is not clear if the ground clearance is higher than the regular model.  The K-Series 1.0-litre that develops 67 Bhp – 90 Nm is expected to remain same. The car is expected to be around Rs. 30k premium than the regular model.

Mitsubishi Pajero

Expected launch: January 2018

Mitsubishi is expected to launch the new Pajero in January 2018. The updated Pajero looks fresh with updates like new bi-LED projector lamps, a new Dynamic Shield grille that keeps the windshield splash free, longer body and new overall design.

The Indian version of the Mitsubishi Pajero will be powered by Mitsubishi’s 2.4-litre MIVEC, four-cylinder turbo diesel engine. The engine produces a maximum power of 181 Bhp and peak torque of 430 Nm. The engine is mated to a new eight-speed automatic gearbox.