Auto companies make a host of new launches and announcements every year during this time. September to October is a festive time in India and companies cash big on it. If you’re planning to buy a car in the coming months but are not sure, we’ve got you covered. Let’s see five new models that are going to be launched in India with their launch timelines.
23rd October 2018
While it’s been common knowledge for some time now that the Santro name is coming back, the launch dates are here now too. The car will be launched on 23rd October, 2018. Also, unveiling will be done way before on 9th October. The car will replace Eon and will battle Tata Tiago and Maruti Celerio among others. It is set to feature a 1.1-litre, petrol engine that will also get Hyundai’s first AMT transmission. Expect pricing to be somewhere between Rs. 3.5 lakh to Rs. 5.5 lakh.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
The LUV or Life Utility Vehicle is set to get a new life in the form of a new model. It was speculated to launch in August, but Maruti Suzuki seemed to have a change in plans. However now the company plans to launch the vehicle during the festive season in October. The new Ertiga is now more spacious on the inside thanks to an increase in car dimensions. It also is built on the new Heartect platform and will be powered by a 1.5 litre petrol/1.3 litre diesel engine. The car is also set to feature an all new 4 speed auto transmission.
3rd September 2018
The Marazzo is the first monocoque frame vehicle from Mahindra’s stables, and the largest one too. Pre-bookings are already going on and this one vehicle for sure has everyone’s attention pinned to it. Launching on 3rd September 2018, the car is slated to start below the Rs. 10 lakh mark. It gets a new BSVI compliant 1.5 litre turbocharged diesel engine expected to produce at least 120 Bhp-300 Nm. Manual and automatic gearbox options are likely to accompany the engine.
First shown off at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo, the XUV700 is a rebadged Ssangyong Rexton G4 SUV. It is expected to launch in November 2018, after Mahindra is done with the launching of Marazzo. The XUV700 will take on the likes of Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. In terms of sheer size, it has a greater footprint compared to the Fortuner. The car is speculated to feature a diesel motor only. Also, expect the prices to start above Rs. 22 lakh.
The popular softroader was long due to receive an update. Honda has now planned to bring in the new CR-V which is already on sale in some foreign markets. The car would be launched around October-end this year, with prices to start at or above Rs. 25 lakhs. The new CR-V will be available with a 1.6-litre diesel (120PS/300Nm) and a 2.0-litre petrol (154PS/189Nm) engine. Diesel variants will feature a 9-speed automatic, whereas the petrol ones will get a CVT. Also, it will be for the first time that the car will come with a seven-seater configuration.