After months of lull, the auto industry is slowly getting back in action. Most of the carmakers have adopted digital platform and have started to launch new cars. Next week will be one of the busiest in terms of new car launches since the coronavirus pandemic put a brake on production.
Here is a look at some of the confirmed launches and what to expect.
After making its debut at the Auto Expo 2020, the new Tucson facelift is all-set to be launched in India on July 14 through a virtual event. The SUV was originally planned to go on sale in the second quarter this year, but the Covid-19 crisis threw a wrench in its launch plans. The new Tucson will step foot in two variants – GL and GLS. It will feature All-wheel drive (AWD) which will be limited only to the top-spec (GLS) diesel variant.
Honda Cars India will officially launch its flagship sedan City 2020 on July 15. The fifth-generation sedan was scheduled to be launched earlier this year but Covid-19-related challenges had pushed back the dates. All eyes now would be on how the pricing structure is – not just vis-a-vis rivals like Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Hyundai Verna, but to also answer queries from City fans about which model to choose.
MG Hector Plus will be launched in the Indian market on July 13. The company has already started accepting bookings on the 6-seater SUV at a token amount of ₹50,000. It will rub shoulders with the likes of the upcoming Tata Gravitas and the Hyundai Creta 7-seater which is currently under development in Korea. It will also try to bite a chunk off the Toyota Innova Crysta’s segment share, but that largely depends upon its final pricing.