The month of September during the festive season often witnesses an influx of new vehicles, and this year appears to be maintaining that trend. The entire year has indeed been a dynamic period on the roads, with numerous new cars making their debuts, and there’s more to come. The upcoming months are set to showcase a range of vehicles, spanning from electric models like the Q8 e-tron and its sportback counterpart to the revival of iconic favorites like the TUV300+, now reimagined as the Bolero Neo+. Here’s a preview of what to expect in the approaching festive season.
1) Honda Elevate:
The anticipated launch of the Honda Elevate in September marks the brand’s return to the Indian SUV market. Sporting a design reminiscent of the CR-V, the Elevate showcases a robust SUV appearance with a distinctive grille, sleek headlamps, and LED DRLs. The cabin boasts a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 7-inch semi-digital instrument cluster, and the Honda Sensing ADAS system for safety. Powered by a 1.5-liter naturally aspirated engine producing 121 hp, the Elevate is projected to be priced in the range of Rs 10 lakh to Rs 17 lakh.
2) Toyota Rumion:
The Toyota-badged version of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, the Rumion, is set to arrive in showrooms soon. The design is nearly identical to the Ertiga, with minor styling variations. Inside, it offers a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, digi-analogue instrument cluster, and more. Powered by a 1.5-liter petrol engine, the Rumion is expected to be priced slightly above the Ertiga’s range.
3) Audi Q8 e-tron:
Scheduled for launch on August 18, both the Audi Q8 e-tron and Q8 Sportback e-tron are poised to make their appearance in showrooms. With pre-bookings already underway, these SUVs have undergone significant upgrades, featuring a fresh facade with a redesigned grille, updated headlamp clusters and tail lights, refreshed bumpers, and enlarged air inlets. Interior improvements include a dual-screen setup consisting of a 12.3-inch driver’s display and a 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen, along with a smaller 8.6-inch touchscreen for controls. The Q8 e-tron will be available in ’50’ and ’55’ variants, each powered by distinct battery packs and dual electric motor setups. Estimated prices for the Audi Q8 e-tron range between Rs 1.10 crore to Rs 1.40 crore.
4) Volvo C40 Recharge:
Set to be launched on September 4, the Volvo C40 Recharge is the coupe-styled variant of the XC40 Recharge. It features a distinctive downward-sloping roofline and retains the XC40’s front design. The interior is equipped with a nine-inch infotainment system, wireless phone charging, a panoramic sunroof, and advanced safety technology. With a 78 kWh battery pack and dual-motor setup producing 408 hp, the C40 Recharge is anticipated to be priced at around Rs 60 lakh.
5) Citroen C3 Aircross:
The Citroen C3 Aircross, the fourth Indian launch from the French automaker, is set to debut soon. Featuring a boxy silhouette reminiscent of the C3 hatchback, the Aircross comes in both five-seater and seven-seater versions, with the rear row being removable. The interior showcases a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system, leatherette upholstery, and more. Powered by a 1.2-liter three-cylinder petrol engine producing 110 hp, the C3 Aircross is projected to start around Rs 9 lakh.
6) Tata Nexon Facelift:
The new Tata Nexon Facelift showcases LED headlamps, a redesigned front, and updated alloys. The interior boasts a larger touchscreen infotainment system and an all-digital instrument cluster. It’s likely to be powered by a new 1.2-liter petrol engine, alongside the current diesel option. The facelifted Nexon’s price is expected to be slightly higher than the current starting price of Rs 7.80 lakh.
7) Mahindra Bolero Neo+:
The TUV300+ makes a comeback as the Bolero Neo+, featuring styling updates like a new grille and refreshed headlamps. Interior modifications include a potentially upgraded infotainment system and instrument cluster. The Bolero Neo+ is expected to come with both 7-seater and 9-seater options and a starting price of around Rs 10 lakh.
The updated Force Gurkha features a BS-VI Phase II compliant engine, suspension improvements, and new features. Changes encompass redesigned grilles, a larger infotainment system, a digital instrument cluster, and more. The SUV is anticipated to reach showrooms soon, with prices likely to remain similar to the current Rs 15.10 lakh.
These upcoming vehicles promise an exciting array of options for automotive enthusiasts to explore during the forthcoming festive season.