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Top 9 cars expected to launch in December 2022: BYD Atto 3, Toyota Innova Hycross, MG Hector facelift and others

Top 9 cars expected to launch in December 2022: BYD Atto 3, Toyota Innova Hycross, MG Hector facelift and others

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2022 was a booming year for the Indian auto industry. We have new brands entering the country and increasing competition, spoiling the customer base with choice in most segments. In addition, the push for electrification has further increased the number of options on the market. And with the end of the year, we still have some potential launches that are sure to drive some conversions. Let’s see which ones those could be:

BYD Atto 3

BYD unveiled its second car for India, the Atto 3 electric SUV, with all specification details: recently. But they have left out the most important thing, the price, which will be revealed at the launch in December. Bookings and test drives for the electric SUV are already underway.

Toyota Innova Hycross

Toyota’s new-generation Innova, called the Innova Hycross, will provide coverage in November. The new-generation MPV adopts an entirely new philosophy by ditching the diesel powertrain for a strong hybrid. It will also be based on a new monocoque platform, the the details of which are noted in our article.

Mercedes CAP

Mercedes is likely to launch its seven-seat GLB SUV in India in December. The SUV could make its debut alongside its electric version, the EQB, which will also hit the market in December. It will probably be an imported unit in the country.

Mercedes EQBA

The Mercedes EQB made its global debut in April 2021 and is now en route to India. The electric derivative of the GLB SUV will be launched in the country in December and will be the country’s first all-electric seven-seater when launched. It will join Mercedes’ Indian electric SUV stable alongside the EQC.

Jeep Grand Cherooke

Jeep’s luxury SUV, the Grand Cherokee coming soon hit Indian showrooms after its unveiling in November. The SUV will be a fully demolished (CKD) unit, and assembly will be performed at Jeep’s Ranjangaon facility. It will come packed with premium comfort and safety equipment, and will rival the likes of the Volvo XC90BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE.

Hyundai Ioniq 5

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 will be launched in the country before the end of this year. The electric hatchback is tested several times spotted in the country. It is based on the same Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) as its cousin, the Kia EV6. But unlike its cousin, the Ioniq 5 could be assembled locally, which would allow Hyundai to price it competitively. Keep your eyes peeled for this one as it will likely be made in limited units and if the response to the EV6 is all to go on, Hyundai’s electric hatchback will have many enthusiasts.

MG Hector facelift

The facelift of the MG Hector has been going on for a while and may be just around the corner. According to sources, the updated SUV will be sold alongside the existing model and will offer a premium alternative within the SUV range. No powertrain revisions are expected as the update is likely to focus on cosmetic and feature revisions, including the highlighted 14-inch touchscreen and ADAS.

Maserati MC20

The Maserati MC20 is expected to arrive in India in December. The sports car launch confirmed at the beginning of the year, in addition to the Levante Hybrid SUV, which has already been launched in the country. The launch was initially planned for Q1 2022, but was postponed to Q3 2022. Under the hood is an internally developed 630hp 3-litre twin-turbocharged V6 unit mated to an eight-speed manual transmission.

Force Gurkha 5-door

The saga of the five-door Force Gurkha has been going on for a while, but could be coming to an end by the end of December. To be production-ready unit was spied on without camo, showing the SUV clearly. The price of the 5-door model will be more than the current SUV selling Rs 14.75 lakh (ex-showroom).

With all these upcoming cars due for launch before the end of this year, we don’t think you’ll make a decision, just to sample everything out there and then settle for the one that itches.