As we approach the end of 2023, there are still many cars that are scheduled to launch in India. Today, we’re going to list down 4 SUVs that are are going to launch by the end of this year priced under Rs. 10 Lakh!
Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor (Expected Launch: November 2023)
Toyota will be rebadging the Maruti Suzuki Fronx SUV under the nameplate, Urban Cruiser Taisor as spotted in the trademark filing earlier this month. In design, it is expected to be influenced by the Hyryder and come with the same features from the Fronx like 360-degree camera, Wireless Charging Pad, 9-inch infotainment system, Heads-up Display, 16-inch alloy wheels, and few more. In Engine Options, it’ll sport the same engine options as the Fronx which is the 1.2-litre petrol engine producing 87.29 bhp and 113 Nm of torque mated to 5-speed Manual and 5-speed Automatic Gearbox, and the other will be a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine producing 98.69 bhp and 147.6 Nm of torque paired to 5-speed Manual and 6-speed Automatic Gearbox.
The interior styling and layout will most likely remain the same as the Fronx. As for the launch, it is possible that Toyota could launch the Taisor in the first week of November 2023 as part of their 6-months deal and price it at Rs. 7.56 lakh for the entry-level variant.
Tata Punch EV (Expected Launch: Late October – Early November 2023)
Recently, the Punch EV was spotted testing on the Mumbai-Pune expressway with the test mule possibly looking like the production version. From what we can see in spy shots, the Punch EV will be getting an upgrade and that is the LED headlamps replacing the Halogen one’s from the ICE version. We took a quick glimpse at the interiors of the EV and guess what, 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. The Punch EV is also going to get voice-assisted electric sunroof as the recent iCNG launch of Punch got the sunroof update.
Moreover, the Punch EV in the spy shots was seen having a charging socket at the front making it the first EV from Tata to have an EV charging from the front. The Punch EV other than that will closely resemble the ICE version with closed grille, and will get new 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.
Mahindra Bolero Neo+ (Expected Launch: Late September – Early October 2023)
Mahindra is working on the new Bolero Neo Plus for quite some time now. You may have already seen the leak images of the car on the internet, how it’s going to look, and what engines are going to power the Neo Plus. But recently, an Type Approval Certificate got leaked, that had technical information of the car. The Bolero Neo Plus will come with a 2.2-litre diesel engine that produces 118.35 bhp which is 11.83 bhp less than the Thar and Scorpio Classic. The Bolero Neo Plus in economy mode will get it’s power reduced to 92.71 bhp. It’ll be available in 7 variants – P4, P4 7-str, P10, P10 (R), P10 7-str, P10 (R) 7-str, and an Ambulance variant P4 with Stretcher. The Bolero Neo Plus will continue to be a rear-wheel-drive and it’ll an affordable version of the Scorpio Classic. The Bolero Neo Plus is expected to launch later this year, possibly in September 2023.
Nissan Magnite Kuro Edition (Launch: October 2023)
Nissan has officially confirmed that the Magnite SUV is going to get Special Kuro Edition in October 2023 and it’ll will be offered for the XV Manual, XV Turbo Petrol Manual, and XV Turbo Petrol CVT. It’ll feature all-black exterior and interior compared to standard color options, and pre-bookings for this edition is open. The Nissan Magnite comes with features like 360 Surround View Camera, Digital Instrument Cluster, 7-inch infotainment system with wireless Apple Carplay/Android Auto, two airbags, TPMS, Traction Control, automatic climate controls, and so much more.
The Nissan Magnite rivals the Maruti Brezza, Renault Kiger, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Mahindra XUV300, and the recently launched Tata Nexon Facelift.