With the 2020 festive season simply across the nook, a number of two-wheeler in addition to four-wheeler producers are engaged on launching new merchandise within the Indian market
2020 was set off to an excellent begin, with a number of recent automotive launches to start with of the yr, adopted by the 2020 Auto Expo in February, the place a number of upcoming automobiles and bikes had been revealed. However, the launch spree was lower quick on account of unprecedented circumstances.
With the world slowly recovering from the financial downturn, vehicle producers are engaged on lastly introducing their merchandise that had been initially set for a launch up to now couple of months, however couldn’t be launched. Here is a listing of 7 new automobiles and bikes that are set to be launched in September 2020, take a learn to know extra intimately about them –
1. Kia Sonet
Kia Motors is all set to launch its third product within the Indian market on September 18, i.e., the Sonet sub-4m SUV. We already know that the upcoming Sonet will likely be sharing its platform in addition to powertrains with the Venue, but it surely must be famous that the previous will get a spread of recent options over the donor automotive.
Its gear record will include options like a ten.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a digital MID, UVO connected-car tech, ventilated entrance seats, Bose premium audio system with LED sound temper lights, an electrical sunroof, multi-drive and traction modes and so forth.
Powering the Sonet will likely be three totally different powertrains, together with a 1.2-litre four-cylinder NA petrol engine rated at 83 PS/115 Nm; a 1.0-litre three-cylinder TGDi turbo petrol engine that makes 120 PS of most energy and 172 Nm of peak torque; in addition to a 1.5-litre diesel motor that places out 100 PS and 240 Nm (115 PS and 250 Nm with computerized).
2. Skoda Rapid computerized
Skoda launched the BS6-compliant model of the Rapid within the nation just a few months again, and whereas no main visible updates had been launched for the sedan, the automotive was launched with an all-new 1.0-litre three-cylinder TSI turbo petrol powertrain. However, the one transmission choice till now was a 6-speed handbook gearbox.
Now, issues are set to alter and Skoda will quickly be launching the Rapid computerized, which can come outfitted with a 6-speed torque converter auto gearbox. The 1.0-litre TSI ngine returns a gas effectivity of 18.27 kmpl when had with the 6MT, however the AT gearbox will return 16.24 kmpl. Bookings for the Rapid computerized have already commenced.
3. Toyota Urban Cruiser
After launching the Maruti Baleno-based Glanza hatchback, Toyota will now be borrowing one other automotive from Maruti Suzuki to be rebadged and offered underneath its title. The Vitara Brezza-based Urban Cruiser will likely be a sub-4m SUV that may retain virtually all the pieces that the donor automotive comes with, albeit just a few visible adjustments.
The 1.5-litre petrol engine with mild-hybrid tech from the Vitara Brezza can even be carried over to the Urban Cruiser. This engine generates 105 PS of most energy and 138 Nm of peak torque. The transmission choices will embrace a 5-speed handbook gearbox in addition to an elective 4-speed torque converter AT.
4. Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe
The GLE Coupe is, because the title suggests, the coupe model of the Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV that’s already on sale in India. Mercedes-Benz beforehand did supply the last-gen AMG GLE 43 Coupe within the Indian market, and the brand new AMG GLE 53 Coupe would be the successor to it.
The 2020 AMG GLE 53 Coupe will likely be supplied in India with a 3.0-litre, twin-turbo, straight-six petrol engine that makes 435 PS and 520 Nm, and will get Mercedes-Benz’s EQ Boost 48V mild-hybrid system. The transmission duties are dealt with by a 9-speed computerized transmission, and the automotive additionally will get Merc’s 4Matic+ all-wheel drive setup as normal.
5. Mercedes Benz EQC
Originally scheduled to be launched in India in April, the fully-electric Merecedes-Benz EQC SUV’s debut within the nation has been delayed for therefore lengthy. However, the automotive is all set to be launched by the top of this month, and can go on to change into the primary luxurious all-electric automotive to go on sale in our nation.
The EQC will likely be introduced right here via the CBU route, and is anticipated to be priced from Rs 1.5 crore (ex-showroom). The automotive has a dual-electric motor setup; one mounted on the entrance and one on the again, which permits an all-wheel drive configuration. The two electrical motors collectively produce 408 PS of energy and and 760 Nm of torque.
The EQC will get an 80 kWh lithium-ion battery which offers the automotive with a claimed vary of 417 km on the WLTP cycle. A 7.4 kW common wall charger will cost up the EQC in roughly 10 hours, whereas a 110 kW quick charger will take the battery from 10% to 80% cost in simply 40 minutes.
6. Audi Q2
Audi is all set to carry its smallest SUV to the Indian market, i.e. the Q2. While the small SUV obtained a mid-life refresh with some beauty tweaks, tech updates and up to date powertrains for the European markets just lately, Audi will solely be bringing the pre-facelift model to our nation.
The India-spec Q2 will doubtless be supplied with options like dual-zone local weather management, related automotive tech, a digital cockpit instrument cluster, a 8.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Bang & Olufsen sound system and a set of driver help methods as properly.
The foreign-spec Audi Q2 is obtainable with the identical 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine that performs duties on the VW T-Roc and Skoda Karoq as properly. This engine places out 150 PS energy and 250 Nm torque. However, the India-spec mannequin might even be supplied with a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol unit with a 190 PS energy output.
7. Royal Enfield Meteor
Royal Enfield is all set to launch a alternative for its Thunderbird known as the ‘Meteor 350’. The new 350 cc bike will likely be primarily based on an all-new J platform, and will likely be outfitted with a brand new 349 cc, air-oil cooled, SOHC, single-cylinder engine that makes 20.48 PS of energy and 27 Nm torque.
The Meteor 350 will go on to change into essentially the most feature-rich Royal Enfield bike on sale, since will probably be outfitted with options like a semi-digital instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity and a small color TFT display screen to show turn-by-turn navigation. The Meteor 350 can even get a USB charging port.