Here’s a rundown of all the major car launches slated to take place in September 2022.
Redesign of the Citroën C5 Aircross
The Citroën C5 Aircross facelift is set to launch on September 7, 2022.
The automaker has now released a teaser showcasing the changes to the SUV. As part of the update, the C5 Aircross receives a redesigned front fascia with new LED headlights and LED daytime running lights. The front bumper has also been redesigned and features a chrome lip flanked by fog lamps. The SUV is expected to retain its 2.0-liter diesel engine, paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Hyundai Venue N Line
Hyundai has unveiled the Venue N Line for the Indian market. Dealerships have started accepting reservations and pricing will be announced on September 6, 2022.
The Venue N line is expected to come in two variants – N6 and N8.
The Venue N Line will be offered with a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Mahindra XUV300 turbo-petrol
The 2022 XUV300 is expected to be launched in the Indian market this festive season.
Mahindra will introduce a new 1.2 liter turbo petrol engine on the XUV300. The revised engine packs 130 BHP and 230 Nm. The SUV will also be offered with the 1.5-litre diesel engine, which produces 115 PS and 300 Nm. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed AMT.
Mahindra XUV400 Electric SUV
Mahindra released a teaser video of the XUV400 electric SUV ahead of its launch.
Mahindra has yet to announce the technical details of the XUV400. However, rumors suggest it could be offered with a single electric motor producing 130 BHP and a 40 kWh battery.
The Mahindra XUV400 will compete with the Tata Nexon EV, MG ZS EV and Kona Electric.
Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara
Maruti Suzuki has announced that the Grand Vitara will be launched in the Indian market in September.
Dealerships have been accepting reservations since July 11. The SUV is available in six variants: Sigma, Delta, Zeta, Alpha, Zeta+ and Alpha+.
Mercedes-Benz EQS 580
Mercedes-Benz will launch the EQS 580 in India on September 21, 2022. The all-electric luxury sedan will be assembled locally at the brand’s factory in Chakan, Pune.
The Mercedes EQS is based on the EVA platform. The EQS 580 uses a twin motor configuration. It packs 516 BHP and 856 Nm and is powered by a 107.8 kWh battery which is said to offer a maximum range of 770 km (WLTP cycle).
New Generation MG Hector
MG has yet to announce the launch date of its next generation Hector SUV. The new model has been officially teased and is expected to come with significant updates both outside and inside. However, the next-generation Hector will retain the same powertrain options found on the current model.
Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder
Toyota unveiled its Urban Cruiser Hyryder SUV in the Indian market in July 2022. Bookings for the hybrid SUV have also started, and its launch is expected to take place in the coming weeks.
The Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder shares its underpinnings with the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara. Toyota is expected to launch the Hyryder ahead of the Grand Vitara this month. Both SUVs will compete with the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and others.
Toyota Land Cruiser 300 series
Toyota is yet to reveal details of the launch of the Land Cruiser LC300 in the Indian market. However, before its launch, the SUV was spotted in the country and its brochure was also leaked.
According to the brochure, the Indian version will be powered by a 3.3-liter V6 diesel engine. This twin-turbocharged unit delivers 305 BHP and 700 Nm and will be mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Volvo XC40 2023
Volvo may soon launch the 2023 XC40 in India.
Reports indicate that dealers have started accepting reservations for the updated XC40, with the promise of delivery in 2 months. This means that we can expect prices to be announced during the holiday season.
Kia Sonet X-Line
Kia has announced the launch of the Sonet X-Line. The special edition is available in petrol and diesel versions priced at Rs. 13.39 lakh and rupees. 13.99 lakh (ex-showroom) respectively.
The Sonet X-Line receives a host of cosmetic updates. The Sonet X-Line is based on the GTX+ variant and therefore gets a similar set of features.
Tata Jet Editions
Tata Motors has launched a new special edition of the Nexon, Nexon EV, Harrier and Safari called Jet Edition.
According to the company, the Jet Editions are inspired by “Business Jets”. The SUVs come with a two-tone exterior in Earthy Bronze and Platinum Silver roof. The cars are also fitted with Jet Black alloy wheels and silver skid plates