In the next 2 months, there are going to be over 10 new launches that will take place. Here are those cars:
Earlier this year, Hyundai launched the facelift of the Grand i10, the hatchback on which the Xcent is based on. Now, the company will be unveiling an all-new version of the Xcent this month. The new vehicle will have updated looks and an updated engine as well. The current 1.1 liter diesel engine on the Xcent will be replaced by a 1.2 liter unit from the Grand i10.
In terms of looks, there will be an all-new tail lamp cluster that will extend into the boot of the car as well. The car will most likely gain the LED DRLs from the Grand i10. On the inside, you have a touch screen system with Apple Car play and Android Auto. Other changes will be known on the 20th.
The new Dzire looks a lot similar to the new Swift that made its global debut late last year. Up front, it shares a similar grille to that on the new Swift, however we now get a massive chrome surround and chrome accents on the bumper as well. The headlamps have LED DRLs which give the car an upmarket look and will also be the first car in the segment to get it. The back gets a new tail lamp cluster which looks a lot smarter than the outgoing version.
On the inside, there is massive change. There is an all-new dashboard that house a touch screen system with Apple Car Play and Android Auto (most likely). You also have a new instrument cluster and a new 3-spoke steering wheel with wooden accents, that looks very premium. This is something that a lot of new buyers are going to like. There is a wooden trim on the dashboard as well. Under the hood, the same petrol (1.2 liter K Series) and same diesel engine (1.3 liter DDiS) are expected.
Toyota Innova Touring Sport
Toyota will introduce a new top end version of their popular MPV, the Innova Crysta. Christened the Touring Sport, it, will get sporty cladding on the outside, chrome finish on the grille, mirrors and side cladding. It will get black 16″ alloys as standard. It will be only on offer in 6 seater configuration and will be based on the top of the line ZX variant. It will be getting black leather upholstery. We are yet not aware if the vehicle will be offered in both the petrol and diesel engine options.
VW has begun the production of the Tiguan in India. One thing we know for sure about the Tiguan is the engine that will come under the hood. VW has revealed that the Tiguan will be powered by a 2.0 liter TDi engine. What is also known is that this will be mated to a new 7-speed DSG, rather than the 6-speed DSG that is currently on offer on the diesel range of VW cars. What the company hasn’t revealed is the power output though.
The Tiguan will come with the LED DRLs and LED tail lamps as well. We can expect LED headlamps on the top of the line variant, which is something on offer on the international model. While the car that was showcased at the Auto Expo had a digital instrument cluster, it is yet to be seen if the same makes it to the Indian market when the car is launched.
Volvo S60 Polestar
Polestar is to Volvo what AMG is to Mercedes and M is to BMW. The first Polestar model that will be coming our way is the S60, which will be launched on the 14th of this month.
The main highlight of the Polestar is the fact that it is powered by a 2.0 liter petrol engine (same as the one on the T6). This engine is turbocharged as well as supercharged, which means output is a massive 367 Bhp and 470 Nm. The engine is mated to an 8-speed gearbox which puts the power down through all 4 wheels. The Polestar gets larger brakes, stiffer suspension and a bigger turbo on the mechanical side. On the cosmetic side, it gets a more aggressive body kit which includes a new bumper, a new grille and new 20″ alloys. It will most likely get the Polestar Blue shade as well. On the inside, you will have sports seats up front and carbon fibre finish on the dashboard, as opposed to the current wood/aluminium finish which we get.
Continued below: 10 car launches in April-May 2017