Continued: Radical new cars to look forward to in 2017

Here are five more radical cars that will be launched in India

Toyota Alphard

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Why is it radical? The Alphard will redefine the premium MPV segment

Toyota is known for its reliability in India. The popularity of the Innova has made Toyota leader in the MPV segment. Now to capture the premium market, Toyota has announced the launch of Alphard in India. The hybrid MPV come with up to 8 seats depending on the configuration chosen.

The Alphard is a hybrid vehicle and will be priced at around Rs. 50 lakh. The Alphard is powered by the same 2.5-litre petrol engine and an electric motor that powers the Camry hybrid. The car comes with E-CVT transmission that is linked to the electric motor and the engine. The car comes with premium equipment like the panoramic sunroof, 9-inch touchscreen system with Blue-Ray player, ambient lights and more.

Audi SQ7


Why is it radical? The SQ7 will become the fastest diesel SUV when launched in India

The SQ7 is the sportier version of the Q7. The vehicle is powered by a massive 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine that churns out a maximum power of 435 Bhp and humongous torque of 900 Nm. In addition to the twin-turbo set-up, the SQ7 also comes with an electric air compressor that supports the turbos at the lower RPMs, thereby reducing the turbo lag. The SQ7 can do 0-100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds. It can reach a restricted top speed of 277 km/h.

Audi Q2


Why is it radical? Luxury car at an affordable price

The Audi Q2 will be the smallest crossover from the brand. The vehicle will be priced at around Rs. 20 lakh. The good looking car will get high-tech features like Audi virtual cockpit. It will also feature Audi’s signature LED headlamps. The Q2 will be powered by 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine that also powers the A3 and the A4. Audi is also expected to provide the 2.0-litre diesel engine with the Q2.

Range Rover Evoque Convertible

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Why is it radical? Only SUV based convertible in the world

The Evoque is an extremely good looking SUV. Land Rover created an even better-looking masterpiece by chopping off the Evoque’s roof. The soft-top fabric roof can be opened in 21 seconds and closed down in 18 seconds. The roof can be operated even when the vehicle is moving at a speed of up to 48 km/h. The Evoque convertible has been already spied in India, and it will be launched in India this year. The engine specifications and the features remain the same as Evoque SUV.

Toyota C-HR


Why is it radical? Extremely bold styling in the segment

The Coupe-High Rider (C-HR) will be Toyota’s first ever compact SUV in India. The vehicle is based on the new TNGA (Toyota’s New Global Architecture) and looks very radical. The car gets a coupe-like design with prominent and hefty creases on the body.

The C-HR gets 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The C-HR will be powered by a 1.2-litre turbocharged engine that produces 114 BHP of maximum power. The C-HR will be slotted against the Mahindra XUV 500 and will get a price tag close to Rs. 15 lakh.

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