Hyundai, Tata, and Toyota are the three carmakers that will be launching their cars in the coming months before Diwali!
The festive season is the time when we many offers or discounts on our favorite models, and during that season, we also see some new car launches or updates. So, here are 5 cars priced under Rs.10 lakhs launching before Diwali festival!
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.
Tata Nexon Facelift
Tata Motors had been consistently testing the Nexon facelift and might be speeding up the testing process to soon launch the facelift in India as there are rumor stating that Tata Motors will begin the production of the Nexon facelift in July 2023 and launch it in August 2023. The interiors of the Nexon facelift had leaked and it showed that the dashboard layout is heavily inspired from their own mid-size Curvv SUV slated to launch in 2024.
The leak images showed it having the two-spoke multi-function steering wheel with a display on it, and a new 10.25-inch Infotainment system which is much more responsive than the one 7-inch infotainment system it has currently. It’ll also sport a new digital instrument cluster and possibly the Nexon could also get ADAS tech to stay way ahead of it’s rivals in competition. The Nexon will also see exterior changes such as a new front design with slightly aggressive bumpers.
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.
Hyundai i20 Facelift
Hyundai had globally debuted the facelift of the i20 few weeks ago and made few tweaks in styling and other stuff. Now, Hyundai Motors has begin testing the facelift as it’s set to few minor exterior changes at the front and at the rear. The changes that can be observed are the new 5-spoke alloy wheels design that are a bit more angular. At the front, it is possible for Hyundai to have a bigger grille than the current one with a sportier front design, and sporty bumpers.
At the rear, it features a new taillight design where Hyundai might also add LED light bar for the connected LED taillights look. From the inside, it has a dashcam which is something that Hyundai currently offers in Venue N Line, and the upcoming Exter, other than that, minor changes will take place inside. As for the powertrains, we don’t expect Hyundai to add any new engines and hence continue offering the same engine options. It is expected Hyundai will launch the i20 Facelift before the end of this year.
Toyota will be rebadging the Maruti Suzuki Fronx SUV as Taisor. In design, it is expected to be influenced by the global Yaris Cross and have 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 have 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.