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Upcoming Cars to Be Launched in India 2021

    Given the substantial increase in the sales of cars in recent years, India is now one of the world’s largest hotspot for new car launches. Here we bring you the list of upcoming car launches in India to keep your updated on the Indian automotive market.

     

    • Mahindra XUV700 Overview

    Mahindra recently announced the name of its upcoming three-row SUV as XUV700. The new mid-size SUV will feature a completely new exterior design along with a revamped cabin and added features. Visually, the XUV700 is likely to retain the signature cheetah-inspired vertically aligned six-slat front grille. The headlamps are likely to be LED units, with an integrated C-shaped DRL design. Other design elements include new taillights, new alloy wheel design and restyled bonnet, bumpers and tailgate. Another interesting change are the door handles, that will sport flush-mounted levers that will give a more modern look.

    It is speculated to come with an electronic parking brake, new leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel, electrically adjustable driver-side seat, a panoramic sunroof, dual-tone dashboard and a wide dual-screen layout housing the instrument cluster and the infotainment system. The XUV700 is to be offered with both petrol and diesel engines.

    Estimated Price: ₹ 13 - 20 Lakhs

    Estimated Launch Date: July 2021

     

    • Volkswagen Tiguan Facelift

    The facelifted Tiguan will come in a 5-seater layout. The SUV could pack features like a larger touchscreen system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, wireless phone charger, digital instrument cluster, and connected car tech. The panoramic sunroof, cruise control, and three-zone climate control are a few features that will be carried forward from the pre-facelift model. Volkswagen will offer the SUV with the Tiguan Allspace’s 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine (190PS/320Nm), mated to a 7-speed DSG. It will also get an all-wheel-drive system.

    The facelifted Tiguan will take on the Jeep Compass, Hyundai Tucson, and the Citroen C5 Aircross.

    Estimated Price: ₹ 28 - 29 Lacs

    Estimated Launch Date: July 2021

     

    • Audi Q3 2021

    The new Audi Q3 will be based on the VW’s MQB platform, which makes it 96mm longer, 18mm wider, and 5mm lower than the first-gen model. The wheelbase has also grown by 77mm. Visually, the entry-level SUV from Audi looks beefy and more muscular than before. It boasts of sharper shoulder lines and creases than the previous model which is now discontinued in the country. The exterior highlights of the new Q3 include a new larger octagonal-shaped front grille with vertical chrome slats, Matrix LED headlamps with adaptive beam system and LED DRLs, five-spoke dual-tone alloy wheels with size ranging from 17 to 20-inch, and a rear spoiler and tail lamps derived from the elder sibling, Q8.

    The new Q3's cabin is roomier and features a new dashboard design with a modern touchscreen infotainment system, digital instrument cluster with virtual cockpit, repositioned air con vents, and control knobs. On the safety front, it is anticipated to pack in driver assistance tech like lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and a park assist.

    Estimated Price: ₹ 33 - 44 Lakhs

    Estimated Launch Date: December 2021

     

    • Porsche Taycan

    The Porche Taycan is the first-ever electric vehicle from Porsche which is based on the Mission E concept. Mechanically, the Taycan is powered by a high-voltage lithium-ion battery pack with a capacity of 93.4kWh. Porsche claims a range of 280 miles (412km) in Turbo and around 256 miles (approx. 340km) in Turbo S under WLTP cycle. The 800-volt architecture allows quick charging from 5 to 80 per cent in around 22 minutes. In true Porsche fashion, the Taycan is fitted with active air suspension (PASM), chassis control (PDCC), rear-axle steering, torque vectoring (PTV Plus) and many other hardware and software to make it precise yet accessible. There's also an affordable trim with 390kW (523bhp) and a range of 250km from 79.2kWh battery pack.

    Estimated Price: ₹ 2 - 4 Crores

    Estimated Launch Date: July 2021

     

    • BMW M5 Facelift

    The BMW M5 facelift is expected to be launched in the country soon. Changes to the exterior of the new BMW M5 facelift include revised front and rear bumpers, reworked LED headlamps with twin L-shaped LED DRLs, smoked LED taillights, a carbon-fibre roof, and new alloy wheels. Inside, the model is likely to be equipped with a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a seventh-gen iDrive system, a fully digital instrument cluster, and an M-mode button. Also on offer will be drive modes that include Comfort, Sport, Sport +, and Track.

    Compared to the outgoing model, the updated BMW M5 will be powered by the same 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine that continues to produce 592bhp and 750Nm of torque. Paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission, the model can sprint from a standstill to 100kmph in just 3.3 seconds.

    Estimated Price: ₹ 1.55 - 2 Crores

    Estimated Launch Date: July 2021

     

    • Rolls Royce New Ghost 2021

    The next-gen Rolls Royce Ghost is currently under tests. Updates to the exterior of the upcoming Ghost from Rolls Royce will include a new set of headlamps and tail lights and reworked front and rear bumpers. Details regarding the interior remain unknown at the moment although we can expect it to be inspired by the Cullinan SUV.

    Powertrain options on the new-gen Rolls-Royce Ghost is expected to be the same 6.75-litre twin-turbo V12 engine that currently produces 570bhp and 900Nm of torque and comes paired to a nine-speed automatic gearbox. Also on offer could be an all-electric or Plug-In Hybrid variant.

    Unlike the outgoing model, the new Rolls Royce Ghost will be underpinned by the aluminum platform that is the base for the phantom VIII and Cullinan. The new platform will also result in significant weight reduction.

    Estimated Price: ₹ 6.95 Crores

    Estimated Launch Date: September 2021

     

    • Lamborghini Urus Facelift

    Lamborghini Urus Facelift is going to be one-of-its-kind. Based on the spy images, the Lamborghini Urus facelift is expected to receive visual changes in the form of a reworked front bumper with new air intakes and revised taillights. The carmaker could also throw in a pair of redesigned taillights, as well as a refreshed rear bumper and headlamps.

    On the inside, the 2021 Lamborghini Urus facelift could come equipped with an update for the infotainment system, new trims and additional driver assistance systems.

    Lamborghini Urus facelift could have the same 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 650bhp and 850Nm of torque. This engine is paired to an eight-speed automatic unit, the model can sprint to 100kmph from a standstill in just 3.6 seconds.

    Estimated Price: ₹ 3.5 - 4 Crores

    Estimated Launch Date: October 2021

     

    On the canvas of the Indian economy, auto industry occupies a prominent place. Its prospect is reflective of the economic resilience of the country. This industry is huge and capable of being the driver of economic growth.

    While the Indian automotive industry has faced many recent challenges, including the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, this sector is expected to see growth in the coming years.