The month of September is brimming with significant and fascinating car enthusiasts Tata, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, and Aston Martin are preparing to launch new vehicles. So, here are the specifics concerning these six vehicles:
The Honda Elevate, the eighth small SUV, is expected to hit the market on September 4. It will compete with the likes of the Maruti Grand Vitara, the Hyundai Creta, the Kia Seltos, the Toyota Hyryder, the MG Astor, the Skoda Kushaq, and the Volkswagen Taigun.
The Elevate is powered by the City’s 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine, which produces 121PS and 145Nm. 6-speed manual and CVT transmission options will be available. The sedan’s petrol-hybrid engine, however, will not be available in the Elevate. Instead, an EV version will be available by 2026.
It has a wireless phone charger, an electric sunroof, a 10.25-inch touchscreen system, a digital driver’s display, up to six airbags, and ADAS (advanced driver assistance system).
Tata Nexon Facelift
On September 14, Tata will unveil the much-anticipated Nexon makeover. The subcompact SUV has gotten various modifications in recent years, but this is the first major redesign in three years.
The Nexon will be restyled with elements inspired by the Harrier EV and Curvv. The interior will be updated as well, with a new 2-spoke steering wheel, a new interior motif, and new seat fabric.
It should get a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen system, a digital driver’s display, a 360-degree camera, and up to six airbags.
The old 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine will be replaced by a new 1.2-litre TGDi turbo-petrol unit, but the 1.5-litre diesel engine will be kept. The new engine is tuned to produce 125PS and 225Nm, increasing power by 5PS and 55Nm. Along with the present 6-speed manual transmission, a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission is planned to be available.
Tata Nexon EV Facelift
The Nexon EV makeover will be available with its ICE sibling. The visual modifications will be comparable to the facelifted Nexon, with some EV-exclusive aspects, as with the current edition.
The interior is expected to undergo the similar improvements, with specific visual features reserved to the EV. While the Nexon EV Max currently has a 10.25-inch touchscreen panel, a new digital driver’s display, a 360-degree camera, and up to six airbags are on the way.
There are no information on whether the Nexon EV’s powertrain would be changed. However, as part of the new update, Tata may change the performance figures or range of the Prime and Max.
Mercedes Benz EQE
Mercedes-Benz is preparing to debut its second electric SUV in India, following the EQB. The EQE is essentially an electrified variant of the GLE with an entirely different appearance.
The EQE has the same current design language as the latest electric Mercedes. Because of the 56-inch MBUX-powered Hyperscreen, which incorporates three screens, the interior exudes luxury and technology.
Mercedes provides the EQE SUV in three models worldwide, including rear and all-wheel drive options. We expect it to have AWD models with battery packs ranging from 89kWh to 90.6kWh. The smaller pack has a range of up to 407 kilometers, while the larger unit has a range of up to 433 kilometers.
The EQE is expected to be priced from around Rs 1 crore (ex-showroom), rivaling the likes of BMW iX and Audi Q8 e-tron.
Volvo C40 EV
The Volvo C40 Recharge, the coupe version of the XC40 Recharge electric SUV, will go on sale on September 4. It will compete against the BMW i4, Hyundai IONIQ 5, and Kia EV6 at an expected price of Rs 60 lakh (ex-showroom).
The C40 Recharge is virtually identical to the XC40 Recharge, except for a coupe-styled roof and a revised rear appearance. The vertical portrait-styled 9-inch touchscreen interface and a 12.3-inch digital driver’s display make the cabin look incredibly luxurious and classy.
Volvo is well-known for its sophisticated safety equipment, which includes ADAS, a 360-degree camera, and several airbags.
The C40 Recharge is powered by a 78kWh battery pack with a range of up to 530 kilometers. It can be charged between 10% to 80% in just 27 minutes.
Aston Martin DB11
The innovative replacement to the classic DB11 will arrive in India on September 29. The Aston Martin DB12 is an entirely new sports car, but it is referred classified as a ‘Super Tourer’ by the company. It would cost Rs 4.8 crore (ex-showroom) without any customizations or add-ons.
It foregoes the V12 in favor of a Mercedes-Benz-sourced 4-litre Twin-Turbo V8 engine with 680PS and 800Nm. The DB12 can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds and has an electronically regulated top speed of 325 km/h.
The suspension configuration has also been improved to provide a more engaging experience while maintaining comfort levels. It will compete with the likes of the Ferrari Roma and the McLaren GT.
Jeep has issued a September 14 invitation, which we assume might be for new editions or variant additions. Stay tuned to Cardekho for more information on forthcoming Jeep goods and car prices.
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