October has been a busy month when it comes to launches of new cars and bikes in India as automakers looked to cash in on the Dusshera Diwali festive season. More new cars and motorcycles will be arriving in India in next month and in this post, we take a look at five launches confirmed for November 2019.
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650
Launch Date – 14th November
The Interceptor 650 is one of two new motorcycles that Royal Enfield will be launching in India on November 14 in India. Royal Enfield is expected to be extremely aggressive in terms of pricing and the Interceptor could sport a price tag of just Rs 2.7 lakhs (ex-showroom), which would make it the most affordable twin-cylinder motorcycle on sale in India.
The Interceptor 650 has already started arriving in dealerships across the nation and some dealers have already started accepting bookings for the new bike. The Interceptor is powered by a 648 cc SOHC parallel twin engine that produces 47 Bhp @ 7,250 rpm and 52 Nm of torque @ 5,250 rpm. The engine is mated to an all-new 6-speed gearbox that comes fitted with a slipper clutch as standard.
Royal Enfield Continental GT 650
Launch Date – 14th November
The Continental GT 650 is the second bike that Royal Enfield will launch on November 14 in India. The cafe racer will be the more expensive twin-cylinder model from Royal Enfield with prices expected to start at just under Rs 3 lakhs (ex-showroom).
The Continental GT 650 shares all its mechanical parts with the Interceptor 650 including the 648 cc parallel twin engine and the new 6-speed gearbox. Also shared are the steel tubular, double cradle frame with 41 mm forks up front and twin coil-over shocks at the rear and the 18-inch 36-spoke alloy wheels that are shod with Pirelli Phantom Sportcomp tyres. Both bikes feature disc brakes on both wheels (320mm front, 240mm rear) which are assisted by dual-channel ABS setup from Bosch.
Launch Date: 15th November
India automaker Mahindra is bringing back the iconic Jawa brand to India. Mahindra will re-launch the iconic marque in the country on November 15 under its Classic Legends subsidiary.
The new made-for-India Jawa motorcycle will be powered by an all-new liquid cooled 293 cc single cylinder engine with dual overhead camshafts. The fuel-injected engine is rated at 26.6 Bhp and 28 Nm of torque and will be paired with a 6-speed transmission. The engine has been designed to mimic the look of Jawa’s 2-stroke engines and features faux cooling fins and the powerplant lets its voice be heard through two exhausts.
Launch Date: 19th November
Mahindra is set to launch its flagship SUV in India on November 19. The SUV codenamed Y400 was widely expected to bear the XUV700 badge but recent reports and updates suggest that the SUV could instead bear the name Inferno when it arrives on the 19th of November.
The Y400/Inferno is, in essence, a re-badged version of the G4 Rexton SUV made by Mahindra’s South Korean subsidiary Ssangyong. The Inferno will be powered by a 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine with 187 Bhp on tap which will be paired to a 7-speed automatic transmission sourced from Mercedes-Benz. The Inferno will be imported into India as CKD kits and will be locally assembled to keep costs down.
New Maruti Ertiga
Launch Date: 21st November
India’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki will launch the second-generation Ertiga MPV in India on November 21. The second-generation of the Ertiga features sharper styling and feature upgrades like dual airbags and ABS as standard across all models and a new touchscreen infotainment setup with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity options.
The new Ertiga retains the 89 Bhp 1.3-litre turbo diesel found in the current MPV. However, the 1.4-litre petrol engine has made for the 1.5-litre mild-hybrid K15B petrol engine that was introduced with the facelifted Ciaz that produces 103 Bhp and 138 Nm of torque. The new petrol engine will be offered with an automatic gearbox as an option with both engines being paired to 5-speed manual transmissions as standard.