New SUVs and sedans to launch in India this month
This month is shaping up to be a good one for the Indian automobile industry with several back-to-back car launches from top automakers such as Tata Motors, SKODA, Mercedes-Benz, and BMW. Several products are in the pipeline, including all-new models as well as facelifts. Let us have a look at the four-wheelers that will grace our shores in the coming days.
Why does this story matter?
Rising input costs and COVID-19-induced market slowdowns have greatly hit the Indian automobile industry. However, the companies are now putting on a brave face by going on an all-out offensive that involves launching new models. One can only hope that the situation will improve soon, and customers will come out in droves to purchase new cars.
SKODA KUSHAQ MONTE CARLO: Price announcement on May 9
SKODA KUSHAQ's top-end MONTE CARLO trim will likely cost around Rs. 19 lakh. It will sport a gloss black grille, blacked-out skid plates, 17-inch alloy wheels, and 'Monte Carlo' badging on the front fenders. Inside, there will be dual-tone upholstery, six airbags, and a digital instrument cluster. It will be offered with a 1.0-liter petrol engine (115hp/175Nm) and a 1.5-liter TSI mill (150hp/250Nm).
2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class will arrive on May 10
The 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class should start at around Rs. 55 lakh. It has LED headlights, faux air dams, multi-spoke alloy wheels, and is available in six shades. Five seats, a panoramic sunroof, and an 11.9-inch MBUX touchscreen infotainment panel are available inside. The vehicle runs on a 1.5-liter petrol engine (201hp/300Nm) and a 2.0-liter diesel unit offered in two tunes: 197hp/440Nm and 261hp/550Nm.
Long-range Tata Nexon EV will debut on May 11
The long-range Nexon EV is expected to be priced at around Rs. 17-18 lakh. It will flaunt 'EV' badging, redesigned alloy wheels, black grille, and roof rails. The car will have a premium cabin with ventilated seats, cruise control, and electronic stability control. The four-wheeler will get a 40kWh battery pack, a 134.14hp electric motor, and will deliver a claimed range of 400km.
BMW i4 will go official on May 26
BMW i4 might be priced at around Rs. 90 lakh. The electric sedan sports a kidney-style grille, frameless doors, blue accents, and 19-inch M wheels. Ventilated seats, a BMW curved dual-screen setup, and ADAS features are offered inside. It packs an 83.9kWh battery and generates 335hp/430Nm and 536hp/795Nm in the eDrive40 and M50 xDrive variants, respectively. A claimed range of 590km is offered.