The month of August was packed with launches ranging from the mass market segment to the premium segment, and from the looks of it, September doesn’t look any different. With the festive season right around the corner, many manufacturers will be bringing their latest and greatest to our shores. In case you don’t want to miss out on all the action, here’s what you can expect in the coming weeks.
Toyota India is all set to enter the highly-competitive compact SUV segment this month, with the price reveal of the Toyota Hyryder. The strong-hybrid model which was unveiled a couple of months ago claims to offer a class-leading mileage of 27.97kmpl, thanks to its first-in-segment strong-hybrid motor. Other features here include an all-wheel-drivetrain, six airbags, a 360-degree camera, a 9-inch touchscreen system and a panoramic sunroof.
Following the hype of the Hyryder, Maruti will also be debuting its flagship product the Grand Vitara on our shores this month. Developed in association with Toyota, the Grand Vitara gets the same underpinning as the Hyryder. The hybrid petrol engine and the all-wheel drive system are also shared between the two. The only difference here comes in the form of additional features and styling.
Mahindra is set to take the competition to Tata this month, with the launch of the XUV400 EV. Scheduled to launch on September 8, the EV will sport similar styling as the XUV300 albeit with a redesigned bumper and boot, along with a range of battery packs powering it. What now remains to be seen is whether it will be enough to shake the Nexon EV’s market share.
Yet another offering to come out of Mahindra’s stable will be the new ‘Sportz’ variant of the XUV300. But don’t scoff it off as just a cosmetic upgrade, as reports suggest the variant might get a more powerful 1.2-litre T-GDI turbo-petrol engine, which makes 130PS of power. If true, this would make it the most powerful offering in its segment.
After announcing it last month, we will finally see the Hyundai Venue N Line in flesh on September 6. While we already know what it’ll look like and what will be powering it, what now remains to be seen is how much will Hyundai price it at. As far as changes are concerned, the N Line variant is supposed to get a different tune for the engine and suspension along with a few cosmetic upgrades, giving it a sporty avatar.
After launching (quite literally) the Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4Matic+, the German manufacturer is set to bring its non-AMG counterpart to India this month on September 21. Apart from packing most of the features seen on its AMG sibling, the EQS 580 4Matic will also be Mercedes’ first EV to roll out of the production floor in Chakan. Hence, expect rather competitive pricing for this one.