2019 has seen many new car launches around the space of luxury sedans, hatchbacks and SUVs. But there’s still nearly a quarter to go before we approach the end of the year. So one wonders, what can be expected up ahead as India prepares to enter the festive season?
The festive season in India is considered an auspicious period to bring home something new! And the trend in the last few years which has made it to the Dussehra and Diwali shopping list is buying a new car!
The manufacturers offer various discounts and freebies to attract car buyers during this period., Infact2019 is very very special as it’s raining discounts from anywhere between 10,000 to 15lakhs for a new car. Why wait? sell your old car and upgrade to a shining new one.
We have compiled a list of top 5 cars to consider buying this festive season.
Maruti Suzuki S-Presso
One of the most exciting upcoming car launches in the coming months has everything to do with one of the most reliable and widely-selling carmakers from India: Maruti Suzuki.
The S-Presso, it has been shared widely, happens to be the production-spec version of Maruti’s futuristic S Concept. The S-Presso, it could be said, is somewhere along the lines of a Micro-SUV with small hatchback-like features.
In the Indian market, the new release is slated to target the likes of Renault Kwid. S-Presso will arrive with the BS6-compliant version of Maruti’s K10 petrol motor.
The Kwid, it ought to be reminded, happens to be the celebrated French carmaker’s highest-selling model. And now, all set to get an upgrade, the Kwid-facelift has undergone quite a distinct upgrade where the design component, crash test and safety norms are concerned. The interiors are tweaked and compact and cut an elegant posture for the mega-successful car.
On the other hand, the exterior of the car draws a comparison with the likes of the City K-ZE EV, which debuted at the 2019 Shangai motor show.
Among the features that share a common ground, another Renault hit-maker in Triber includes the sassy 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system which is both Android and Apple-compatible.
The new Kwid version will continue to be available in both the 5-speed manual as well as the 5-speed AMT gearbox options.
One of the most beautiful, compelling and elegant drives ever from the house of Hyundai, the Elantra succeeded in the past in gathering fans as well as auto-aficionados.
So the expectations from the facelift are, understandably, high. Where the exteriors of the car are concerned, then there are some commonalities with newer Hyundai launches. The Elantra-Facelift will come with a BS6-compliant version of the 152hp, 2.0-litre petrol engine.
Moreover, something’s that remained unchanged is that the Elantra-facelift will come in three different variants, including- the S, SX, and SX(o). The higher variants shall come with Hyundai’s BlueLink connectivity technology.
Skoda Kodiaq Scout
The Kodiaq, in layman’s terms, it could be said, is Skoda’s answer to critics who thought that the celebrated Czech carmaker was unable to deliver a powerful wagon that combined elegance and performance quite like the Audi Q-series.
Not long from now, the Skoda Kodiaq Scout shall be among the keenly sought upcoming car launches in the coming months.
But what’s interesting about the Scout is that the SUV is positioned more toward the off-roading trajectory, encompassed with related features and more rugged looks.
The metallic inserts on the front, the rear bumper, the 19-inch alloy wheels with a design tweak, the Skoda Kodiaq Scout is slated to be a thrilling and adventurous ride, that’ll cater drivers with both- an off-road driving mode as well as a four-wheel-drive system.
It’s anticipated that the Scout will be priced at a higher price band than the current Skoda Kodiaq.
Tata Tiago Wizz
Tiny, elegant and sturdy- expect one of the most sought-after upcoming car launches in the coming months in Tiago to create a new verve of fizz in the hatchback market!
Early October shall hopefully see Tata unveil the Tiago Wizz, the second occasion where Tiago has received a Wizz edition, the first dated back to 2017.
The updated package, as such, lends itself to cosmetic tweakings, such as a contrast black roof with orange accents on the car’s alloy wheels.
From a mechanical standpoint, the hatchback will be available in 85hp, 1.2-litre petrol engine and the 70-hp, 1.05-liter diesel engine.
It’s expected that the Tiago Wizz will counter the likes of Hyundai Santro, Maruti Suzuki Wagon-R, and Datsun Go.