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Creta, Seltos Game Over? – 5 New Rivals Launching in Coming Months!

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Citroen Basalt

  • Exterior Design bears close resemblance to C3 Aircross like the identical front fascia with slight different finish. Coupe Roofline, new tail-lamps, dual-tone black & silver bumper, new alloy wheels with gun-metal finish.
  • Interiors wasn’t revealed; but it’ll largely stay similar to the C3 Aircross.
  • Built on the CMP Platform.
  • Dimensions will be close to same as the C3 Aircross.
  • Engine Options: 1.2 L 3 Cylinder Turbo Petrol (108.62 BHP, 190 NM) (6 Speed MT / AT)
  • Features: 10.25-inch Infotainment, Automatic Climate Control, Projector Headlamps, Wireless Charging, Cruise Control, Electric Folding ORVMs, Digital Cluster, etc.
  • Expected Pricing: Rs. 10 – Rs. 13 Lakh
  • Expected Launch: August – September 2024
  • Rivals: Citroen C3 Aircross, Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Upcoming Tata Curvv, and more.

Tata Curvv

  • Exterior Design includes front closed grille (for EV only) and grille with chrome inserts (for ICE version) with LED DRLs covering the front bonnet lip, new 18-inch alloy wheels, connected taillamps, coupe roofline and dual-tone bumpers.
  • Interior includes 12.3-inch infotainment system, 10.25-inch Digital Cockpit Cluster, 4-spoke steering wheel, panoramic sunroof on top, ambient lights for cabin, and touch-sensitive panel for HVAC Control.
  • Based on Platform: Tata X1
  • Dimensions: 4.3 Meters in Length, 2.6 Meters Wheelbase, and 408 L Boot Space.
  • Powertrain:
    • 1.2 L Turbo Petrol (118.35 BHP, 172 NM) (6 Speed MT, 7 Speed DCT)
    • 1.5 L Diesel (114 BHP, 260 NM) (6 Speed MT / AT)
    • Battery Specs: 45 – 50 kWh; Range: 500 – 550 KMs; FWD & AWD Option
  • Features: Front Ventilated Seats, Heads-up Display (HUD), 12.3-inch Infotainment System, Powered Seats, Level 2 ADAS, 360 Camera, and more.
  • Expected Pricing: Rs. 20 – Rs. 25 L
  • Expected Launch:
    • EV: September 2024
    • ICE: November – December 2024

Skoda Kushaq Facelift

  • Exterior Design will see subtle change in their classic grille, similar to the new Kodiaq; Radar Module on Lower Air Intake, new connected LED Tail-lamps, new 18-inch alloy wheels, tweak in bumpers.
  • Interior Design will more or less the same, but will get few upgrades such as panoramic sunroof on top, new fully digital 10.25-inch Cluster, Electric Parking Brake replacing Manual Handbrake, Rear Sunshades, etc.
  • Dimensions will be increased by few Millimetres.
  • Engine Options:
    • 1.0 L 3 Cylinder Turbo Petrol Engine [114 BHP, 178 NM] [6 Speed MT / AT]
    • 1.5 L 4 Cylinder Turbo Petrol Engine [147.51 BHP, 250 NM] [6 Speed MT, 7 Speed DSG]
  • New Features: 10.25-inch Digital Cockpit Cluster, Panoramic Sunroof, 360 Surround View Camera, ADAS, Dual-Zone Climate Control, etc.
  • Expected Pricing: Rs. 11 – Rs. 19.50 L
  • Expected Launch: 2025

Maruti Grand Vitara Facelift

  • Exterior Design changes Invicto inspired front grille, new headlamps with tri-cube NEXA elements as DRLs, dual-functional LEDs on the lower front bumper, 18-inch alloy wheels, Radar Module on lower air intake grille, same tail-lamps but connected by light bar.
  • Interior will be more or less the same but will get few upgrades such as new 10.2-inch Infotainment System and Fully Digital Cluster, Electric Parking Brake replacing Manual Handbrake, Camera Module on top windshield for ADAS, subtle tweak in centre console, Invicto-like steering wheel, etc.
  • Dimensions will be more or less the same.
  • Engine Options:
    • 1.5 L Z12E Petrol Engine [100 BHP, 135 NM] [5 Speed MT, 6 Speed AT]
    • 1.5 L Petrol Hybrid Engine [114 BHP, 141 NM] [eCVT Gearbox]
    • 1.5 L Z12E CNG [80 BHP, 115 NM] [5 Speed MT]
  • New Features: Dual-Zone Climate Control, Level 2 ADAS, Front Parking Sensors, Electric Parking Brake, Traction Modes, etc.
  • Expected Pricing: Rs. 11.50 – Rs. 20.50 L
  • Expected Launch: 2025

New Renault Duster

  • Exterior Design includes Y-shape thin LED DRLs, RENAULT branding on the front fascia, big lower airtake grille with hard plastic surround that also houses fog lamps, 18-inch alloy wheels with 5-spoke Y-shape design, functional roof rails on top, Y-shape LED Tail-lamps, etc.
  • Interior Design boasts dual-tone dashboard, 7-inch Fully Digital Cluster, 10.1-inch Dash-mounted Infotainment that is tilted towards the driver, centre AC vents houses HVAC Control, steptronic gear system, dual-tone theme for cabin, 4-spoke steering wheel, panoramic sunroof on top, etc.
  • Built on the CMF-B Platform.
  • Dimensions will be 4.3 Meters in length with a 2657 MM Wheelbase, and boot capacity of 472 Litres.
  • Engine Options: 1.3 L Turbo Petrol Engine [104.5 – 154 BHP, 142 – 254 NM] [5 Speed MT, 7 Speed CVT]
  • Features: Arkamys 3D Sound System, Level 2 ADAS, 4×4 Terrain Control, Front Ventilated System, Electric Parking Brake, Powered Front Seat, Driving Modes, etc.
  • Expected Pricing: Rs. 20 L
  • Expected Launch: Late 2025
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