The month of August is going to witness as many as 5 car launches this year. The last few months have not been very good for the auto industry in India with respect to sales volumes but the launch of new cars coupled with huge discount offers is expected to drive up the demands again. If you were planning to buy a new car soon, here are the 5 cars that will be launched next month in India.
Hyundai Grand i10
Launch Date: 20th August
Hyundai is currently working on updating its model lineup in India and the first vehicle to be updated will be the Grand i10. The all-new Grand i10 will be launched on the 20th of August and will be updated inside out. On the exteriors front, the car will feature a bigger grille, sharper headlamps, tweaked rear-end design along with new alloy wheels. On the inside, the changes include a redesigned dashboard, updated instrument cluster, new seats and upholstery along with an 8.0-inch touch infotainment system. The engine and transmission options will be carried over, albeit they’ll be tweaked to be BSVI compliant.
Expected Launch by: second half of August
With the Triber, Renault is trying to create an all-new segment in the market that caters to people who want a spacious and rugged vehicle in the price of a mid-size//premium hatchback. The Triber has decent looking exterior design and can seat up to 7 people, which is one of its major talking points. It will have flexible seating options with several ways of arrangements. The interiors of the car are also quite modern with a touch infotainment system adorning the centre console. Power will come by a 1.0-litre petrol motor which churns out 72 bhp and 96 Nm of peak torque. Transmission onboard includes a 5-speed manual gearbox along with a 5-speed AMT.
Maruti Suzuki XL6
Launch Date: 21st August
Next up is the Maruti Suzuki XL6, which is basically a more sporty and premium version of the Ertiga MPV. The XL6 gets a new front end design along with other tweaked body elements like side body cladding that make it look much beefier than the Ertiga. Another major change on the XL6 will be captain seats in the middle row. Powering the XL6 will be the same a 1.5-litre petrol engine that is found on the Ertigia while the transmission options will include a 5-speed manual gearbox and a 4-speed torque converter unit. It is expected to rival the Marrazo in terms of pricing and will be sold via NEXA dealerships when launched next month.
Launch Date: 22nd August
Among the most anticipated launches of the recent months, Kia will finally launch the Hyundai Creta rivalling Seltos SUV on the 22nd of August in India. The Seltos features an aggressive design and comes with LED lights all around along with stylish looking alloy wheels on higher-end variants. It will be loaded to the gills with features and come with several segment-first features too. This includes ambient mood lighting, blind spot monitor, smart air purifier, and heads up display among others. It will also be the first car in India to come with three different automatic gearbox options along with a manual box. Engine options on the compact SUV include a 1.5-litre petrol engine, 1.5-litre diesel engine and the top of the line 1.4 litre turbo petrol engine.
Launch Date: 21st August
German manufacturer BMW will launch the new version of its entry-level sedan in India on the 21st of August. The new 3-Series has been built on the Cluster Architecture (CLAR) platform which also underpins other sedans like the 5-Series and 7-Series. The car will be bigger, lighter and safer than the outgoing model and will also come with tweaked exterior design. Powering the car will be the same 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine that produces 190 bhp and 400 Nm. The other engine is a 2.0-litre petrol engine that generates 250 bhp with 350 Nm torque. An 8-speed automatic gearbox remains the same for both the engines.