We are already through most of the 2023 and many new car launches too – Kia Seltos, Hyundai Exter, Maruti Invicto and lots more. Yet – there is a lot more expected to come in! Are you looking to buy a new car – we could have the perfect choice for you! As there are multiple new car launches due – we will recommend you to hold on a bit tighter – as many car brands haven’t launched everything yet. There are some new cars coming which can change your buying decision – so which are they? Let us begin with the top 5 exciting car launches in 2023!
1. Tata Nexon facelift
The new Nexon shall be a complete game changer. It will have new exterior styling, major major upgrades on its insides and even there will be a new transmission as well. Tata will be upgrading the Nexon with a new front grille that will have stylish LEDs – yes, they are moving to LED headlamps from yellow projectors since 2017 – there a new connected tail lamps and side profile shall get sportier alloy wheels. On the inside – more brownies like a larger touchscreen, all new digital instrument clusters as the previous one seems a bit old already. New generation steering wheel, and the existing set of features like ventilated seats, air purifier, electronic parking brake and the features list continues. For the petrol engine – we shall see DCA transmission – for those who need better performance and even paddle shifters. We do expect the launch by mid-September 2023 and there should be a hike in price for the higher variants especially for the newer transmission. Pricing about Rs 9.5 lakhs to 17 lakhs (on-road, Mumbai). This will be a game changer SUV!
Exciting Car launches in 2023 – 2. Toyota Rumion
Toyota and Maruti have been using each other’s products for a while and the Rumion will be the Ertiga for Toyota. This will be the more affordable 7 seater from Toyota – for those who are looking at a petrol and CNG 7-seater options from Toyota. This 7-seater will be manufactured by Maruti and distributed by Toyota. This will come with a 1.5-litre petrol engine producing 103bhp with 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic options. The CNG engine shall also be 1.5-litre however it will only get the manual option. In terms of features it will get There won’t be much of a difference in their pricing – as this will be about Rs 10.06 lakhs – Rs 15.39 lakhs (on-road).
3. Mahindra XUV700 Upgrade:
We are expecting the XUV700 to get an upgrade – this will be a model year change. So there won’t be much of a change in the vehicle’s specifications and we are expecting minor changes in the features – for example we are expecting the rear radar to come in – and some more extra ADAS features, auto day and night mirror is also expected on the new XUV700. So, in terms of features – some changes are expected on the new XUV700. However we do not expect the launch to be before the festive season.
Exciting Car launches in 2023 – 4. Tata Nexon EV:
As the Nexon petrol and diesel gets an upgrade, how could the Nexon EV be left behind. The new Nexon EV will also get LED headlamps, LED tail lamps, new touchscreen, and we are expecting some more changes on the EV front. The battery pack size might not change – however we are expecting an improvement in the range as the battery management system would get an upgrade. Tata will be upgrading the design on the Nexon EV Prime and the EV Max both – however it will be the EV Max that will get more feature upgrades. Could we see some ADAS features – we are expecting that to happen as well.
5. Honda Elevate:
Even though we have driven the new Honda Elevate – the launch is still pending. We are expecting the pricing by early September. Honda is waiting to get its SUV into the market and our expectation is very aggressive on the pricing front. The Honda Elevate will be targeted to compete with compact and mid-range SUVs and they are looking to have an advantage when it comes to pricing. This will help them attract a lot more car buyers to the Elevate as it is very spacious, powerful and safe too. Not getting a hybrid will be a big miss for Honda – however in the next 2 years we are expecting the electric model of the Elevate to see daylight. Pricing if we are asked should be between Rs 12 lakhs to Rs 19 lakhs (on-road). This is where the Elevate will shine – as the rest of its competition is priced upto Rs 24 lakhs, they do offer a lot more features as well.
Which is the upcoming car that you are most excited about? Will you like to see a story from us on 2024 launches? The list is extra long and will be very exciting too!
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