Maruti Celerio to Mercedes AMG A45 S: Top eight new cars to hit India this month
India will see at least eight new cars being introduced this month as the festive season nears end this year. From affordable cars like Maruti Celerio to more expensive and sports cars like the Mercedes AMG A45 S or electric cars like Porsche Taycan EV and MINI Cooper SE, there are several launches and unveilings expected to take place this month.
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Here is a quick look at the eight new cars that are confirmed to hit Indian markets in November:
2021 Maruti Celerio:
There have been talks of Maruti driving in the facelift version of the Celerio hatchback to India soon. Maruti has finally confirmed that it will arrive in India this month. Celerio, in its new generation, is expected to come with new design both on the outside and inside the cabin, more features and a new engine. Spy shots have hinted a massive change in the body styling with a more rounded face, new head lights and a re-worked grille. Celerio will renew its rivalry against Hyundai Santro, Tata Tiago, Datsun Go and others in the entry-level hatchback segment when launched.
2021 Volkswagen Tiguan:
After unveiling it earlier this year in March, Volkswagen is finally going to drive in the facelift version of the Tiguan SUV later this month. The 2021 Tiguan appears to be the shorter version of the three-row Tiguan Allspace SUV. It will have design changes like a new grille along with new set of LED headlights with IQ. Light technology. Built on MQB platform and powered by TSI technology, the new generation Tiguan SUV will now be powered by a 2.0-litre TSI engine, instead of a diesel mill as used earlier. The new engine can churn out peak power of 190PS and 320 Nm of peak torque. The engine will be mated to a 4MOTION, 7-speed DSG transmission with paddle shifts.
2021 Audi Q5:
Audi Q5 SUV is all set to make a comeback to the Indian markets after a gap of more than a year. Audi has recently taken the covers off the new generation Q5 which will come with upgrades like a new BS 6 compliant petrol engine, new design elements and features. The new Q5, which was pulled out earlier due to stricter emission norms, will join other Q series SUVs like Q2 and Q8 to boost Audi's chances to improve its sales in India. The new Q5 will be powered by a 2.0-litre 45 TFSI petrol engine that can generate output of 249 hp of power and 370 NM of torque. When launched, it will renew rivalry with BMW X3, Mercedes GLC and the newly-launched Volvo XC60.
Skoda has announced that the new premium mid-size sedan Slavia, which was recently showcased testing on Indian roads, will officially break cover post the festive season. Skoda will unveil the Slavia on November 18, with the launch expected to take place later. Based on the MQB-A0-IN platform, Slavia will be powered by two TSI petrol engines, the same that also power the recently-launched Skoda Kushaq SUV. The 1.0-litre three cylinder TSI engine is capable of producing 113 hp of power. The 1.5-litre four-cylinder TSI has an output of 148 hp. The transmission job is handled by Skoda's six-speed manual gearbox, besides option to pick a six-speed automatic transmission in the 1.0-litre TSI or the seven-speed DSG gearbox in the 1.5-litre variant. Slavia will take on the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Honda City and Hyundai Verna in the premium mid-size sedans.
Mercedes-Benz AMG A45 S:
Mercedes-Benz India has been betting big on its range of performance vehicles in the country and has been targeting a niche audience with such cars. The German luxury carmaker is gearing up to bring in the AMG A45 S to India on November 17. The performance hatchback, which is powered by a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged engine, can generate output of 416 bhp and 500 Nm of torque. It can hit a speed of 100 kmph from standstill in just 3.9 seconds and comes with a maximum speed of 270 kmph.
Porsche Taycan EV:
After Covid-19 pandemic disrupted launch plans, Porsche is finally all set to drive in the electric version of its flagship model Taycan to India on November 12. The Taycan EV recently beat the 911 model by the carmaker for the first time in terms of sales with 28,640 units sold worldwide. Porsche Taycan electric is likely to be offered in two variants in India, which include the Turbo and Turbo S variants. The Turbo S variant is capable of churning out 761 bhp against 680 bhp produced by the Turbo variant. It has a wheelbase of 2,900 mm and sits on 21-inch alloy wheels. Offered with two electric motors, Taycan comes with a 71 kWh battery pack and a 83.7kWh battery pack, and offer a range of up to 500 kms on single charge.
Along with the electric Taycan, Porsche will also drive in the facelift version of the Macan SUV in India. It is likely to get the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine, mated to the carmaker's seven-speed DCT transmission. Porsche could also offer another variant which is likely to be powered by the 2.9-litre V6 engine. The former can generate ouput of 261 bhp of power and 400 Nm of peak torque. The V6 is capable of producing 375 bhp and 520 Nm of peak torque.
MINI Cooper SE:
BMW is all set to drive in the all-electric MINI Cooper SE to India later this month. BMW has already opened booking for the three-door EV last week at ₹one lakh. Drawing power from a 32.6 kWh battery pack, the MINI Cooper SE can produce184 hp of max power and 270 Nm of torque. It also claims to touch 100 kmph from standstill in 7.3 seconds. BMW claims that the MINI EV will have a range of 270 kms on single charge.