2021 will be the year when many manufacturers will be launching their products. This year also we saw many launches despite the fact that there was a lockdown throughout the country. That did not stop the manufacturers from launching new products in the Indian market. January 2021 will be an exciting month for automotive enthusiasts because we will be getting a lot of launches from different manufacturers. So, today we list down a few cars that will be launching in January 2021.
Toyota Fortuner Facelift
Toyota recently launched the facelift of the Innova Crysta. The other vehicle that is due for a facelift is the Fortuner. Fortunately, the facelift of the Fortuner will be arriving soon on January 6th. They will also be launching the Fortuner Legender which will be a more aggressive and powerful version of the Fortuner. It will get more striking styling and some minor tweaks to the interior. There will be a new grille, aggressive bumper, LED headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lamps and new alloy wheels. The diesel engine will be producing 204 bhp of max power and a torque output of 500 Nm. The Fortuner Legender is expected to start from around Rs. 43 lakhs ex-showroom.
Jeep Compass Facelift
Jeep Compass was falling behind when compared to the rivals. So, the American brand decided to give it a facelift which was due for quite some time now. The changes will only be cosmetic rather than mechanical. So, it will continue to get the 2.0-litre Multijet diesel engine capable of producing 170 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 350 Nm. The 1.4-litre turbo petrol will produce 160 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 250 Nm. The cosmetic changes will include a sleeker set of LED headlamps and grille with design elements carried forward from the Trailhawk. There will also be a new set of alloy wheels. The interior will get more premium materials and a new floating 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system which will support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Jeep Compass Facelift will be launching on 7th January. The prices of the Compass Facelift will be higher than the current Compass which starts from Rs. 16.49 lakhs ex-showroom.
MG Hector Plus 7-seater
MG Hector Plus is also scheduled to launch in January of 2021. There will be no changes cosmetically or mechanically. The Hector Plus will just get a bench seating for the second-row. This will make the SUV more practical for family use. It will continue to get the same 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine that produces 143 PS and 250 Nm. The Fiat-sourced 2.0-litre diesel engine produces 170 PS and 350 Nm. The cost of the Hector Plus is expected to come down a bit because of the bench seat. However, MG Motors is increasing the prices of its products by upto 3 percent.
Tata Altroz Turbo
The much-awaited Altroz Turbo will finally be here on 13th January. There would be no cosmetic changes to the premium hatchback except for some new colours. Tata will be using the Nexon’s petrol engine for the Altroz Turbo. However, the engine will be detuned. The 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine will produce 108 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 140 Nm. It will be offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox. It is also expected to get a 7-speed Dual-Clutch Automatic gearbox. We expect the Altroz Turbo to start from somewhere around Rs. 7.99 lakhs ex-showroom.
Tata Gravitas is the bigger sibling of the Harrier and it will be the new flagship for the homegrown manufacturer. It is basically a longer and taller version of the Harrier. It will get a lighter beige cabin rather than a brown coloured cabin that we have seen on the Harrier. It will be powered by the same 2.0-litre Fiat-soured Kyrotec diesel engine capable of producing 170 PS of max power and 350 Nm of peak torque. Tata Gravitas is expected to launch on 26th January and it will be priced from little under Rs. 15 lakh, ex-showroom.
Mahindra XUV300 Petrol AMT
Mahindra’s XUV300 is one feature-loaded compact-SUV which still offers many first in segment features and best in class torque output. Currently, Mahindra does not offer an automatic transmission with the petrol engine of the XUV300. However, it is expected that the homegrown manufacturer will soon be pairing the petrol engine with an AMT gearbox and will be launching the new variant in January 2021. We expect that Mahindra will be offering the AMT gearbox from the W6 variant and it will cost around Rs. 9.4 lakhs ex-showroom.