The month of April is going to be filled with some exciting new car launches. We will be witnessing launches from major automakers such as Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra, MG, and Citroen. So, if you are excited to know what cars will be launched in April, then this list is for you!
Mahindra Thar AX AC (4X4 Base variant)
The country’s largest utility vehicle manufacturer, Mahindra, was recently reported to be working on a new base variant of its highly popular lifestyle off-roader, Thar. Most likely, this new variant will be named AX AC and will be the cheapest 4×4 variant offered by the brand. According to sources, this model will be deprived of a ton of creature comforts to keep the prices low.
On the outside, the SUV will look identical to the outgoing Thar but will surely miss out on things like alloy wheels and other features to lower costs. Reports state that some of the key features from the AX(O) variant will be missing on the newer AX AC variant. Currently, Mahindra offers the outgoing 4×4 variants of the Thar with two engine options, a 2.2L diesel engine, and a 2.0L petrol engine. The AX AC variant will most likely be offered with these two engines. As of now, no information about the pricing of this model has been discussed, but we assume it could be somewhere in the range of Rs 11-12 lakh.
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Maruti Suzuki Fronx
Maruti Suzuki made the audacious move to build a crossover SUV by thinking outside the box. The company unveiled the brand new Fronx at the Auto Expo 2023, and so far, the model has been well-received in the country. Since its debut, the car has received a respectable number of reservations, and recent videos from dealerships across the country showing this model in the flesh make it look a lot more promising. Most likely, the company will be launching this brand-new crossover on April 7. The company will reveal the price of the Fronx on the same day as its launch this month.
Sigma, Delta, Delta+, Zeta, and Alpha are the five variants of the new crossover SUV that will be offered by the Indo-Japanese carmaker in the country. Both the new three-cylinder, 1.0-liter turbo-petrol Boosterjet engine and the 1.2-liter, four-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol engine will most likely come equipped with Maruti’s mild-hybrid technology. While the latter generates 90 horsepower and 113 Nm, the former generates 100 horsepower and 147.6 Nm. Furthermore, the turbo-petrol engine may only be offered with a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission, and the NA petrol engine may be available with either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT transmission.
MG Comet EV
Once launched the MG Comet EV will become one of the most unique offerings from any major automaker in the country. The Comet EV will most likely be launched this month and will be slotted as a premium little EV in India. The new model is based on sister brand Wuling’s Air EV and is already being sold in Indonesia. However, the Comet will be the first India-spec model of the same to be revealed by MG. The MG Comet will measure just 2.9 meters in length and feature a three-door, four-seater design. This will make it the smallest four-wheeler on sale in India.
In terms of the drivetrain the Comet EV is expected to be powered by a battery of around 20-25kWh capacity, which will be locally sourced from Tata AutoComp. It will give the Comet EV a driving range of up to 300km. Additionally it has also been reported that the Comet is expected to be powered by a single, front-axle motor with a power output of around 50kW (68hp). Most likely it will be priced in upwards of Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom) and positioned as a premium intra-city runabout.
Citroen mid-size SUV
The French automaker Citroen will be one of the brands that will be unveiling a brand new mid-size SUV in the country that will be rivalling the likes of the South Korean SUVs Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. It will also be competing with the Maruti’s Grand Vitara and Toyota’s Urban Cruiser Hyryder along with a ton of other mid-size SUVs. The company will only unveil the model in April of this year, and the launch will be followed in the coming few months.
As per the reports the model codenamed as the CC24 will be built on Citroen’s CMP modular platform, which will be shared with the C3 hatchback. Citroen will increase the wheelbase for the SUV version, making it somewhat longer than the C3’s 2.54 metres. It will come quite close to 2.62 m. According to reports, the length should be around 4.40 metres. The model will most certainly look like a beefed up version of the Citroen’s C3 hatchback currently sold in the country.
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