Coronavirus has massively affected the Auto industry worldwide, India is no exception. Almost all the manufacturers have stopped production and the dealerships across the country have been closed due to the lockdown. With the emergence of the COVID-19 virus, various car makers have delayed the launch of their upcoming cars too.
Here is a list of cars upcoming cars that are yet to be launched due to the Coronavirus outbreak in India.
The Hyundai Tucson facelift was scheduled to be launched in India this April. However, the launch of this premium SUV has now been delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The facelift Tucson SUV that was revealed during the Auto Expo come with a BS6 compliant engine and few cosmetic upgrades. The upgrade includes a bigger and bolder front grille, LED headlamps, upgraded bumper, and tail lamps. The diesel engine of the latest Tucson produces 185 Ps with 400Nm torque while the petrol version puts out 152Ps with 200 Nm of torque. The 2020 Tuscon prices start from Rs 18.77 Lakhs (ex-showroom India). Both petrol and diesel versions are available with manual and automatic gearbox options.
Hyundai launched the facelift Verna earlier this week. While Korean carmaker would’ve loved to have a grand launch for one of their best selling sedans, given the situation, Hyundai just announced the prices of the car on the website. The prices for the 2020 Verna start at Rs 9.30 Lakhs (ex-showroom India) and its offered in five variants namely – S, S+, SX, SX(O) & SX(O) Turbo. The latest Hyundai Verna features a completely revised front end with a stunning front grille, halogen headlamps, blacked-out B-pillar, and body-coloured ORVMs, door handles and a shark-fin antenna. The Verna sedan is available with BS6 compliant petrol and diesel engines. It will also get a 1.0 liter TGDi gasoline (Verna SX(O) paired with a DCT seven-speed automatic gearbox
The latest Skoda Rapid looks strikingly beautiful and the Czech carmaker has already launched Rapid 1.0 TSI and bookings are opened in India. Delivery was expected to start from April 14, but the national shutdown meant that the official launch was delayed for several weeks if not months.
The Tata HBX is the smallest SUV in Tata’s portfolio and was showcased at Auto Expo 2020. The production HBX is expected to launch in April 2020, but the launch is now underway in FY2021 due to the threat of Coronavirus. Based on the ALFA design, the production-HBX will draw 90 percent of its design and components from the concept car.
Honda Cars India unveiled a new WR-V facelift a few weeks back, and have begun the same reservation. The launch was expected to take place this month, but Honda is now putting it on hold. If the Coronavirus lockdown is relaxed, we expect the Honda to announce a revised timeline for renewal. The WR-V facelift features a visual refurbishment that includes a revised fascia with a redesigned bumper, new grille, LED projector lights and LED lights. Honda will continue to produce the WR-V with the 1.2-liter and 1.5-liter petrol engines with BS6 compliance.