In the month on July 2023, a total of 5 cars will be launching in July 2023. It’ll be a big month in July for sure as Maruti will be launching their Premium MPV, Invicto; Tata will be launching the iCNG version of Punch SUV, Hyundai will be launching a micro SUV, Exter, and Kia will be launching the facelift update of the Seltos SUV.
Maruti Suzuki Invicto
Maruti Suzuki will be launching the Invicto MPV on July 5th which will be their first Premium model that will sit on top of it’s line-up and it’ll be the most expensive model ever offered by Maruti. The difference between the Invicto and the HyCross is the different front fascia which is similar to Grand Vitara like front grille, slightly redesigned taillights, Grand Vitara-like NEXT-re LED DRLs in the headlamp units, and the lower bumpers has been redesigned which looks kind of similar to the XL6. The 18-inch alloy wheels design is the same as the HyCross, and Toyota logo’s has been replaced with Maruti Suzuki’s logo.
It’ll have only one petrol-hybrid powertrain and this powertrain is a 2.0-litre TNGA 5th Gen In-line Petrol Hybrid engine that produces 183.72 bhp and 188 Nm of torque paired to an eCVT Gearbox. It produces 172 bhp and 188 Nm of torque in petrol only, and 11 bhp and 206 Nm of torque in Hybrid mode. The Invicto will be loaded with so many features like the Ventilated Seats, Powered-Driver Seat, 9-speaker JBL sound system, 2-zone automatic climate control, and for the first time in a Maruti model, it’ll have ADAS with features such as Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), high beam assist, lane trace assist, blind spot monitoring system, rear cross traffic alert, and Pre-Collision System.
Hyundai Motors will be launching the Micro SUV, Exter, on July 10th that will seat below the Venue SUV in line-up. At the front side, it has a H-shaped LED DRLs connected via a black strip which could possibly be a LED light bar for top variant. Below the LED DRL is the headlamps that is square shape projector headlamps which could be LED for top variants. The Exter rides on 16-inch alloy wheels with a funky design, and from the side, you’ll realize it has an upright stance with dual-tone treatment for the A and B-pillar. The doors seems to be big to accommodate easy in’s and out’s of the SUV. At the rear, it features an H-shaped taillamps with parametric pattern on the element at the center with Hyundai logo on it. The bumpers are skid plates and a small roof spoiler with shark fin antenna on top.
It has features like the 8-inch infotainment system, wireless charging pad, 4.2-inch digital instrument cluster, voice commands, single-pane sunroof, and so on. The Exter is powered by the petrol and CNG powertrain – It has a 1.2-litre Kappa Engine produces 81.8 bhp and 113.8 Nm of torque paired to a 5-speed Manual Gearbox, and 5-speed Automatic Gearbox. The other is the 1.2-litre Bi-Fuel (CNG) engine that puts out 67.72 bhp and 95.2 Nm of torque mated to a 5-speed Manual Gearbox only, no Automatic Gearbox on offer.
Kia Seltos Facelift
Kia has updated the front tiger grille of the new Seltos with LED DRLs running on it, the split LED headlight looks sleeker and sharper, and the front and rear bumpers are tough due to the silver faux skid plates. The side profile of the Seltos remains the same but will get new sets of alloy wheels. The rear profile of the Seltos gets major update as the taillight has been inspired from the Carens MPV in India. Recently, the Seltos was spotted with sequential indicators as well.
From the inside, the Seltos facelift will get the panoramic sunroof, 10.25-inch dual screen display, one will be infotainment system and the other will be the instrument cluster, and redesigned AC vents. The Seltos facelift will get a panoramic sunroof, ADAS with features such as Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Detection, Forward Collision Detection, Auto High Beam Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Rear Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist, and many more.
It’ll also sport a new 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine to comply with the RDE and E20 norms. The 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine produces 157 bhp and 253 Nm of torque paired to a 6-speed Manual Transmission and 7-speed DCT Transmission. The Seltos facelift will launch sometime in July 2023.
Tata Punch iCNG
Tata Motors had showcased the iCNG version of the Punch at the Auto Expo 2023 that had the same design as before and won’t have the same features as the Altroz, but it’ll feature single-pane sunroof, and it won’t be a top variant but could be top 2nd or 3rd variant which will have features such as the automatic climate control, rear parking sensors, glovebox cooling, cruise control, height adjustable driver seats, 90-degree door opening, reverse-parking camera, 7-inch infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto. Tata has reworked the boot space where the spare wheel is kept, and created enough space to fit two 30 litres CNG cylinder to have almost the full boot space to store your things. Tata had also revealed that it’ll be launching the Punch iCNG in mid 2023, now since it’ll won’t be launching this month of June 2023 because we would have had the announcement for this month launch, it is highly likely it’ll launch in July 2023.