The Government of India has extended the lockdown till May 31, the Lockdown 4.0 comes with certain relaxations to allow the resumption of various economic activities including car showrooms, used car companies, and vehicle service centers. The lockdown had not affected auto sales but also the production and new car launches.
With social distancing the main factor to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, most carmakers have started online sales, OEMs like Honda, Hyundai, Tata, Mercedes, and many others have taken the digital route to sell cars online, which largely eliminates human to human interaction when buying or booking a car. In the case of used cars, you can buy a used car online or opt to sell your old car either by visiting one of our branches or booking a home inspection.
Even though some new launches have been delayed, a host of new cars will be available at dealerships and also to buy online. We have listed out the new cars and SUVs which will go on sale post the lockdown.
2020 Honda City
The 2020 Honda City is the fifth generation of the City in India. At first look, there is an ample and noticeable amount of facelift compared to its predecessor.
The Honda City will come fitted with features like electric sunroof, LED headlamps and tail lamps, Lane Watch cameras, 7-inch Full Colour TFT MID with G-Force Meter, Honda Connect with Alexa Remote Support, touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and more. The new City comes in both BS6 compliant petrol and diesel engines, 1.5-liter petrol (121 PS), and 1.5-liter diesel (100 PS) engines with 6-speed manual transmission and an optional CVT gearbox (Automatic).
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Petrol
When Maruti decided to end the production of diesel engines for a better environment, it also meant the discontinuation of S-Cross diesel. To balance the paradigm, Maruti launched the S-Cross petrol.
The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross will most probably be equipped with a BS6 compliant 1.5-litre petrol engine that was recently introduced with the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, the same is also fitted in Ciaz, XL6, and Ertiga. The engine puts out 105 PS of maximum power, and 138 Nm of torque. The 2020 Maruti S-cross will be equipped with a 5-speed manual gearbox as well as a 4-speed torque converter automatic with mild-hybrid technology.
Maruti Suzuki S-Presso CNG
The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso was launched last year and has received a warm reception within Tier 2 and Tier 3 Indian cities. The car marketed as a micro SUV with high ground clearance and the affordable price tag has made it a popular entry-level car in the Indian market. Equipped with a 3-cylinder, 1.0Liter engine, S-Presso will now be available with a factory-fitted CNG kit. Maruti Suzuki retails the S-Presso in India at a starting price of Rs 3.7 lakh (ex-showroom), going up to Rs 4.99 lakh (ex-showroom).
BS6 Honda WR-V & Jazz
With the BS6 emission norm made mandatory for all the sold in India. Honda recently released a few shots of the BS6 compliant Jazz and its Crossover cousin WR-V. Both Jazz and the WR-V are going to have the same BS6 petrol and diesel engines under their hood, a 1.2-litre petrol (90 PS/110 Nm), and 1.5-litre diesel (100 PS/200 Nm) engines will power these Hondas.
Hyundai Tucson Facelift
Back in February, when things were all normal with flocking auto journalists in the Auto Expo, Hyundai revealed a facelift version of Tucson SUV.
There are not many cosmetic changes compared to the outgoing Tucson but a ton of changes inside the cabin. With a floating entertainment screen and new dashboard design, Tucson will be a much-awaited treat for SUV enthusiasts.
Skoda Superb Facelift
One of the many revelations of the 2020 Auto Expo, Skoda Superb has been enticing the premium segment buyers for a long time now. The facelift version premium sedan will include, redesigned bumpers, a new front grille, and full-LED Matrix headlamps. Other new features include a Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster, an updated infotainment system with wireless smartphone charging.
India has been quite liberal about importing vehicles lately and Volkswagen has made most of it by bringing in marquees of their European lineup in India.
The Karoq is quite similar to the T-Roc, and will be offered with a sole 1.5-litre TSI turbo-petrol engine that generates 150 PS/250 Nm, and comes coupled with a 7-speed DSG. It will be imported in a single fully-loaded variant, hence features like the Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster, a panoramic sunroof, 17-inch alloy wheels, full-LED headlamps, an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, dual-zone climate control, 12-way electrically-adjustable driver’s seat, etc will be on offer.
Hyundai Verna Facelift
Hyundai has recently found the enchantings of power-laden vehicles and decided to churn in the turbocharged petrol engine in their lineup. With an updated front-fascia and paddle-shifters for the first time on the Verna, the sedan looks serious competition for the rest in its class.
The BS6 Verna is available with three engine options, a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine (115 PS/144 Nm); a 1.5-litre diesel engine (115 PS/250 Nm) and a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine (120 PS/172 Nm). The 2020 Verna has been priced between Rs 9.31 lakh and Rs 15.10 lakh (ex-showroom India).
Maruti Suzuki Dzire Facelift
Maruti decided to update the redundant and the best seller Maruti Dzire with few cosmetic changes. Dzire will be priced between Rs 5.89 lakh and Rs 8.81 lakh (ex-showroom India).
The 2020 Dzire will be equipped with features like cruise control, ESC, hill hold-assist and an updated SmartPlay Studio powered infotainment system is also being offered with the car.
Skoda Octavia RS245
Grab it while it lasts as these 245Ps beasts will be limited to 200 units only. You cannot get a better performance car for this price tag!
The Skoda Octavia RS245 is fitted with a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol TSI unit that churns out 245 PS of maximum power and 370 Nm of peak torque. The Octavia comes with a 7-speed DSG as standard. The features include a flat-bottom steering wheel, 12-way electrically adjustable front seats, a 12.3-inch ‘Virtual Cockpit’ digital instrument cluster, and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity.
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