You get to see a new hybrid and two EVs, along with ICE and CNG models
We’ve all seen some new launches this holiday season, including the Grand Vitara and the Tiago EV. It’s time to look to the next month, November. Car manufacturers love Hyundai, Toyota and Jeep are gearing up to launch their next offer this coming month. Here’s a look at the top six cars you’ll get to see.
Hyundai Ioniq 5
Hyundai’s second EV offering, the Ioniq 5, is expected to make its debut in November after being spied again last month. The India-spec version will look identical to the model sold abroad. It will receive two battery packs worldwide: 58 kWh and 72.6 kWh with a range of 384 km and 481 km respectively. Inside, it will feature a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment display, a head-up display and Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) features.
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep has confirmed the launch of the fifth generation Grand Cherokee in India in Nov. The luxury SUV will make its way to the country via the completely knocked down (CKD) route and will be priced competitively against its rivals. It is powered by a 2-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission that powers all four wheels. Jeep also announced that the India-spec Grand Cherokee will receive all ADAS features, including lane-keeping assistant, adaptive cruise control, front-end collision avoidance assistance and emergency braking.
Toyota Innova Hycross
Toyota’s next hybrid offering, the Innova Hycross, was recently spied during testing. The soon-to-be-launched Hycross will have a 190 hp+ (combined) 2-litre hybrid petrol engine that powers the front wheels. The Hycross will be the first Innova based on a monocoque platform. In terms of features, it should have a larger touchscreen, LED lighting and a 360-degree camera. It could also get a sunroof and ventilated seats.
MG Hector Facelift
MGs facelifted Hector will likely also launch in November. The automaker shared a teaser in September that gave us a look at the redesigned interior and front. It is expected to have the same engine and transmission options as the current model: a 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine and a 2-litre turbo diesel engine. The highlight of Hector’s facelifted model is the new 14-inch touchscreen display, the largest in the segment! The equipment list will also include a seven-inch driver display, electronic parking brake and ADAS functions. Ventilated seats, a panoramic sunroof and an electrically adjustable driver’s seat are carried over from the current model.
Maruti Alto K10 CNG
Marutic confirmed a while back that CNG variants of the recently launched Alto K10 going on sale soon. It gets a 56.7 hp 1-litre petrol engine (in CNG mode) with a five-speed manual transmission, the same setup as in the celerio, with a power of 35.6 km/kg. The Alto K10 CNG should get the same list of features as the stock petrol engine. The CNG variants are likely to be almost a lakh more expensive compared to the petrol variants, which start at Rs 3.99 lakh (ex-showroom).
Pravaig, a Bengaluru-based start-up, has released a teaser for its upcoming electric SUV. The Pravaig SUV, which will be unveiled on November 25, could have a range of more than 500 km, a top speed of 200 km/h and a charging speed of just 30 minutes. Other teasers revealed a double sunroof and streamlined LED taillights that span the entire rim.
Force Gurkha Five-door
power‘s upcoming five-door Gurkha appears to be ready as units have apparently reached the dealers. It will likely have the same powertrain configuration as the three-door version, a 2.6-litre diesel engine paired with a five-speed manual four-wheel drive. Inside, the cabin is similar to the three-door Gurkha, including manual air conditioning, touchscreen infotainment display, front power windows and center console layout. It offers three rows of seats with multiple configurations. It looks identical to the three-door version, except for the elongated looks and larger 18-inch wheels. A launch or unveiling could take place in November.