Because of the recent increase in the number of coronavirus cases, some manufacturers postponed their launches. Then there are some manufacturers who discontinued their vehicles because of the BS6 transition and couldn’t launch the BS6 iteration because of the lockdown that happened last year. Now, some manufacturers have started launching their new products. Today, we list down 3 cars that are launching next month in the Indian market.
Isuzu V-Cross BS6
There have been a lot of sightings of the BS6 V-Cross on our Indian roads but finally, it will be launching next month. Isuzu will be launching the second generation of V-Cross in the Indian market whereas the third generation of V-Cross has been introduced in the international markets. The BS6 version has added some safety equipment and features to the V-Cross. It will now come with a 4.2-inch multi-information display, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, dual-zone climate control, traction control, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, LED projector headlamps, cruise control, rear parking camera and much more. The biggest update will be in a form of an engine. Isuzu will discontinue the 2.5-litre diesel engine and the V-Cross will be offered only with a 1.9-litre diesel engine. The engine produces 163 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 360 Nm. It will be offered with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The higher variant will also get a 4×4 system.
Hyundai Alcazar has already been showcased earlier this month. However, because of the increasing number of coronavirus cases, Hyundai decided to postpone its launch. The Alcazar was supposed to launch on 29th April but now the launch has been postponed to May. The Alcazar is based on the Creta but has a longer wheelbase which has also increased the length of the SUV. It will be offered with captain seats for the second row and it will have a different cabin theme. Hyundai has made some design changes to the Alcazar to make it feel more premium. The Alcazar will sit between the Creta and the Tucson.
Zac Hollis, Director of Skoda Auto India announced on Twitter that they will be postponing the launch of the fourth generation of Skoda Octavia because of the increasing number of cases. The Octavia is now expected to launch sometime in May. The new Octavia is 19 mm longer and 15 mm wider while the wheelbase remains the same. The Octavia will also now come with a new 2.0-litre TSI petrol engine which is more powerful than the previous 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine. The production of the Octavia has already begun.