The first half of this year has been packed with new car launches in India. Given the significant increase in sales in recent years, our country is now one of the top preferred hotspots for new car launches globally.
Automobile companies have been on their toes to launch new cars in each segment. At the same time, consumer expectations also see a rise as they now look out for more competitive options. Here is all the information you need to know about the latest car launches of 2022 in India.
This hybrid car has two electric motors connected to a 1.5-liter petrol engine. However, driving on electric power is only feasible for short speeds. Hence, one can ideally make use of it in low-traffic and low-speed situations. The Honda City E: HEV offers multiple driving modes such as EV Drive, Engine mode, and Hybrid mode
Impressively, this hybrid car features self-charging. In addition, a Deceleration Paddle Selector allows one to choose from three levels to enable pedal driving without using brakes.
This hybrid car offers a combined power output of 126 PS in terms of power output. Secondly, a 26.5 km/l mileage enables great efficiency and exceptional figures, which aren’t even possible for hatchbacks.
Now coming to features, Honda again did exceptionally well by providing some segment-first features for a sedan. The sensing technology uses front cameras, a collision braking system, adaptive cruise control, road departure migration, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keeping assist. Moreover, the connected tech features offer nearly 40 plus integrations.
For pricing, this car currently sells at a starting price of Rs. 19.98 lakhs.
This French manufacturer entered the Indian market with the launch of the C5 aircross. Now, they’re all set to tap into the premium hatchback/crossover segment, which is gaining popularity among many manufacturers. So let us get into the details, starting with its design.
The C3 borrows styling cues from premium hatchback language with high ground clearance, an elevated driver’s position, and a high bonnet. This model resembles a mini SUV with its Y-shaped DRLs, split halogen headlamp, and more details.
For the power specifications, the Citroen C3 comes with a 1.2 liter naturally aspirated petrol engine and a 5-speed manual transmission. This unit delivers a power output of 82 PS at 5750 rpm and 115Nm torque at 3750 rpm.
Now coming to the features, there is a set of different offerings for both trims of the car- Feel and Live. The high-end trim Feel receives advanced features such as Roff rails, a 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system, four speakers, remote locking, and more. On the other hand, Live gets a digital instrument panel with dual airbags.
The price for the base model starts at Rs. 5.71 lakhs and goes up to Rs. 8.06 lakhs.
Third on our list of the latest cars in India is one of the most buzz-making cars in the country, the Mahindra Scorpio N. The company launched it in celebration of Scorpio’s 20th anniversary in India.
Mahindra offers this new car in three variants- the Z2, Z4, Z6, Z8, and Z8L. The lower variants get a 2.2-liter mHawk diesel engine with a power output of 130bhp and 300 Nm torque. On the other hand, the higher variants deliver 173 bhp power output and 370 Nm torque. Finally, the car gets a 2.0-liter mStallion petrol engine, churning 200 bhp power output and 380 Nm torque.
Let's start with the Z2 (Petrol MT variant) for features. It gets ABS with EBD, Rear parking sensors, Dual airbags, ventilated disc brakes, a touchscreen infotainment system, a 42-inch monochrome instrument console, and more. Gradually, higher variants provide more interactive and appealing features.
The Mahindra Scorpio N Z8L variant comes with Driver drowsiness detection, a 12-speaker Sony-sourced music system with a sub-woofer, Six-way power-adjustable driver seat, and more.
Finally, the pricing for the base variant starts at Rs. 11.99 lakhs and goes up to Rs. 23.90 lakhs.
Hyundai first introduced the Venue in 2019. This facelifted variant is its first to revamp three years after its initial launch. This sub-compact SUV now gets a host of cosmetic updates, some new features, and a new N-line variant. Let us get into the details.
This new variant now comes with the company’s signature ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design philosophy. The front is revamped with a massive dark chrome grille with turn indicators. Additionally, square-like headlamps with LED DRLs are positioned below. Customers can select from 7 different shades of the new Hyundai Venue.
The dashboard layout remains the same as the outgoing Venue. However, the car features a new D-cut steering wheel. Moreover, it also gets features such as an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a digital instrument cluster, an electric sunroof, a home to car support, and more.
For engine and transmission, the Venue’s engine options remain unchanged. However, the car now gets three drive modes- Normal, Eco, and Sport. Powering this new car is a 1.2-liter naturally-aspirated petrol engine with 5-speed manual transmission with 82 bhp. Another variant features a 118 bhp 1.0-litre turbo petrol motor with 6-speed iMT & 7-speed DCT. Finally, the third variant gets a 98 hp 1.5-liter diesel unit with 6-speed manual transmission.
Finally, here are the pricing details. This new Hyundai car is available in six trim levels starting from E, S, S+/S(O), and SX(O). The pricing for the same starts at Rs. 7.53 lakhs and goes up to Rs. 12.57 lakhs.
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