The month of August has been quite ‘eventful’ this year with 4 cars launched till now. This includes the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios, Maruti Suzuki XL6, Kia Seltos, and the new BMW 3-Series. Further, the coming 28th will see the Renault Triber being launched that will increase that number to 5. Now while August has given us plentiful of new cars to checkout, the coming month of September will be no less. To let you know, there are as many as 4 cars being launched in the country next month and the number may go even higher in a few days.
Talking about the upcoming cars of September, various brands like Maruti Suzuki and Tata among others are planning to unveil their vehicles in that month. The cars that will be launched include the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso, Tata Harrier Dark Edition, Renault Kwid facelift, and the Hyundai Elantra facelift. Talking about the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso, it will be launched on the 30th of September. The S-Presso is based on the Future-S concept and the hatchback is aimed at young professionals, college-going students and people who are looking to buy a stylish car as their first vehicle. The tall boy hatch will be powered by the same set of engines as on the Wagon R and is likely to be offered with an AMT box.
The Tata Harrier Dark, as its name suggests, will be an all-black version of the Harrier with everything including the rims to the interiors draped in black. Changes on the SUV include a new Atlas Black colour, new 17-inch black alloy wheels, “Dark” moniker on the sides, grey headlamp bezels, blacked-out door handles and Blackstone front and rear skid plates. The cabin gets Blackstone Matrix colour along with Benecke-Kaliko Blackstone leather seats and door pads. The Harrier Dark edition will only be available in the XZ variant and is expected to cost around Rs 20,000-30,000 over the regular variant.
Next up is the Hyundai Verna facelift, which is scheduled to arrive on our shores by mid-September. The D-segment sedan looks very sharp now thanks to those triangular headlights, cascading grille, squattier stance and a good-looking rear end. The interiors also get significant changes including a new 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system and updated dashboard design among others. Powering the car will be the same set of engines, which include the 2.0-litre petrol engine and the 1.6-litre diesel engine. However, the petrol engine will be BSVI compliant while the diesel will be a BSIV unit.
Last up is the Renault Kwid facelift, a car that has been long anticipated in the market. The latest version of the popular hatchback gets its design inspiration from the K-ZE electric variant that is sold in China. The exteriors will look quite modern with a smart front end design, though the body profile will remain the same. BSVI compliance is likely for both the 800cc and 1-liter engines of the facelifted Kwid. The gearbox options will remain unchanged though, which includes the 5-speed manual and AMT.