The second wave of the COVID-19 virus has disrupted the economy once again. Every sector including the automobile market has started experiencing its effects. Due to the shortage of labour and the fear of the pandemic, many companies have extended their product launches until the situation improves. In this article, we will discuss car launches that have been delayed.
The new Volkswagen Tiguan was expected to come sometime in May, however, looking at the current situation, the launch plans have been extended, possibly, till the next month. The new Tiguan, however, will be a product worth your wait. The car will come updated on the inside as well as the outside. It will get a new sleeker headlight setup with LED matrix units and reworked bumpers. On the inside, it will now get a multi-function steering wheel with touch-sensitive buttons & touch-sensitive sliders to control the infotainment unit, new touch-sensitive AC controls and ambient lighting. The car will be powered by a 2.0-litre engine that will produce 190 bhp and 320Nm of torque.
Looking at Volkswagen’s plans of extending Tiguan’s launch, the Volkswagen Taigun is also expected to be delayed by some margin. Volkswagen Taigun will be the brand’s latest offering that will sit between the Polo and the upcoming T-Roc. Volkswagen will try to attract young buyers with the sporty design and modern styling of this SUV. The car gets elements like continuous LED Tail-lamps, sporty alloy wheels borrowed from the Auto Expo model and a digital instrument cluster to give the overall car a youth appealing look. Also, to enhance the exclusivity of the car, a GT variant will sit at the top of the line. With the GT variant, the car will get GT badging on the front grille, on the tail-gate as well as on the sides. Also, the red brake callipers for the front wheels will help the GT variant stand out. Also, the car will come powered by 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre TSI engines.
The new Skoda Octavia has also been delayed due to the ongoing situation in the country. The car will be a sight to behold from the outside as well as the inside. The major highlights would include a two-spoke steering wheel, free-standing central touchscreen infotainment unit and an updated Virtual Cockpit. It is expected to come powered by a 2.0-litre TSI engine, capable of producing 187bhp and 320Nm of torque.
Since Skoda has also planned to extend the launch of the new Skoda Octavia due to the ongoing pandemic. In relation to that, the launch of the brand’s new C-segment SUV is touted to get affected as well. The Skoda Kushaq when launched will take on cars like Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. The car looks premium on the outside as well as the inside. Skoda Kushaq gets modern features like a 2-spoke multifunction steering wheel and wireless connectivity via Android Auto & Apple Car Play.
The Hyundai Alcazar has been a much-awaited product that has caught the attention of prospective buyers with its premium styling and appeal. However, customers would now have to wait a bit longer for this 7-seater as well.
The next-gen Celerio has been a very promising product from Maruti, and we expect the new one to be as promising as the previous one. It will be based on the Heartect platform, leading to better ride and handling quality, along with improved NVH levels. The car was earlier touted to be launched in May, however, the pandemic condition in the country has led to the delay of the Celerio. The pandemic has been the reason behind car launches getting delayed.
Mercedes had also been planning to launch its all-new GLA in the country. However, understanding the current situation, we expect the brand to have extended the launch plans for this one.
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