We’re approaching the month of October 2023 quickly, and with the September almost over, we’re going to take a look at which cars are going to launch next month and what they’re offering.
Tata Harrier Facelift
Tata Motors along with the Nexon is consistently testing and working on the new Harrier facelift that is expected to launch in October 2023. The Harrier will sport a new front grille design and a new LED light bar at the rear to have the connected taillamps look. As per the leaks, the front of the Harrier facelift will look exactly the same as the Harrier EV that was showcased at the Auto Expo held in January 2023. The Harrier facelift is expected to get a new turbo petrol engine which will produce 170 bhp and 280 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed Manual Gearbox and 7-speed DCT Gearbox . It could also get RDE-compliant 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine which produces 168 bhp and 350 Nm of torque paired to 6-speed Manual Transmission and 6-speed Automatic Transmission.
The interior will be getting changes as well as it will be getting the new 10.25-inch infotainment system that will be thinner, sharper and smoother than the current one, new Steptronic Gear shifter, rotary dial for the drive mode, digital display on the four-spoke steering wheel to control the digital instrument cluster, new digital instrument cluster similar to newly launched Nexon Facelift, and touch-sensitive screen on the center console for climate control. The Harrier facelift will also get new features such as multi-color ambient lighting, updated UI for infotainment system, and more ADAS tech.
Tata Safari Facelift
Tata Motors just like the Harrier and Nexon facelift, Tata has been consistently testing the Safari facelift but just recently, the interior dashboard was spotted undisguised, and from what we can see, the Safari facelift will be getting the new 10.25-inch infotainment system that will be thinner, sharper and smoother than the current one, new Steptronic Gear shifter, rotary dial for the drive mode, digital display on the four-spoke steering wheel to control the digital instrument cluster, new digital instrument cluster similar to newly launched Nexon Facelift, and touch-sensitive screen on the center console for climate control.
The exterior will see Safari facelift taking design cues from the Harrier EV like the new front grille inspired from the Harrier EV and will have few additional features over the upcoming Harrier facelift. Tata is expected to launch the Safari facelift along with the Harrier Facelift in October 2023.
Tata Punch EV
Tata Motors or Tata electric were very recently spotted testing the Punch EV on the Mumbai-Pune expressway, and the test mule we saw appeared to be almost production-version as we’ll list the details and other things that you should know the electric SUV. The Punch EV from the outside looks almost the same as the ICE version, except we see the charging socket is fitted at the front between the black element and bumper which makes it the first EV from Tata to have an EV charging from the front.
From the inside, the layout will likely remain the same, except Tata is going to equip the EV with their new 10.25-inch Infotainment System and the two-spoke steering wheel with illuminated logo which will be the same as the one in Nexon Facelift. Additionally, the Punch EV is also going to get voice-assisted electric sunroof as the recent iCNG launch of Punch got the sunroof update. The Punch EV is going to get features like the 360-degree camera, electric parking brake with auto hold function, and many more. It’ll rival the Citroen eC3 in this segment, and it’s expected to launch late October 2023.
The Lexus UX is an 5 Seater SUV that comes with 2.0 L 4 Cylinder Petrol Hybrid engine option generating 178.52 BHP mated to CVT Gearbox and it drives either the front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive. The Lexus UX will sport a 12.3-inch infotainment system with wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto, built-in navigation, wireless charging pad, and an 8 Speaker Mark Levinson Premium Sound System. It has other features like dual-zone climate control, power adjustable front seats, heated and ventilated seats, Heads-up Display, and more.
The Lexus UX is fitted with an sportier suspension, single-pane sunroof, and rain-sensing wipers. The quality of the materials in the SUV is good enough for the premium experience, and you also get the power tailgate, heated steering wheels, and so much. Lexus is expected to launch the SUV in the first week of October 2023 at an expected price of Rs. 40 Lakh.