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5 Cars Launching After the Lockdown | From Honda City to Kia Sonet

The lockdown has put a STOP on all your plans, whether its a long-overdue holiday vacation, a career switch or buying a new car. These past 2 months have been nothing but working from your home. Getting quite mundane, isn’t it? Well, with the lockdown 3.0 almost coming to end, you can now get back on track with your plans (at least car buying one!). Here are 5 most-awaited and much-hyped car launches due after the lockdown.

  1. 2020 Honda City

    2020 Honda City | Everything you need to know
    2020 Honda City | car launches after lockdown

    The 2020 Honda City is almost ready for an official launch. As with every new car displayed, teased or spied and has been either shelved or postponed, the New Honda City made no exceptions. The New City was supposed to launch by 16th March 2020 but now has been postponed for later on. The New City has been unveiled in the Thailand market back in November 2019

    Read: 2020 Honda City-What to Expect

    It is speculated that the India-bound Honda City will be longer and get more ground clearance (for obvious reasons) and will feature only 3 variants on offer (V VX and ZX).

    The new Honda City is expected to feature the revised BS6 compliant 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol (120bhp) and 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine (99bhp). Both these engines will get a 6-speed manual transmission with an option of a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission), unlike the current generation model, where only the petrol gets the CVT.

    In other reports, Honda is also planning on selling the OLD City alongside the eighth-generation New one.

  2. New Kia Sonet

    Kia Sonet
    Kia Sonet car launches after lockdown

    Kia is all set to take over the Indian automobile industry with another bang the Sonet sub-compact SUV which will be launched shortly and is expected to offer more advanced and up-market features than its cousin the Hyundai Venue.

    Read: Kia Sonet Compact SUV | What you can Expect

    Kia might offer Sonet in 3 engine options. This may include a couple of petrol engines and a diesel engine; A 1.2-Litre Kappa petrol engine (82ps/115 Nm), a diesel T-GDI with 99/240 Nm. The Kia Sonet might also come with an exciting 1.0-Litre turbo petrol engine that churns out about 118ps of power and 172 Nm of torque.

    The Kia Sonet is likely to come with a 6-speed manual transmission with optional 6-speed automatic transmission and an enthusiastic 7-speed DCT which will only be available with the turbo petrol engine.

    Read: Kia Sonet offers 5 unique features which the Hyundai Venue Misses On

  3. 2020 Hyundai i20

    The 2020 - Hyundai i20
    The 2020 – Hyundai i20 | car launches after lockdown

    Hyundai is preparing to launch (well, at least revealing details) the 2020 Hyundai i20, its flagship premium hatchback. In the latest line of updates, Mr Tarun Garg, Director of Sales & Marketing at Hyundai has confirmed that the 2020 Hyundai i20 will feature the propriety BlueLink™ connected car technology, which we saw featured on the 2020 Hyundai Creta and the Venue.

    Suggested: New Hyundai i20 N to be the most powerful hatch?

    The new Hyundai i20 will probably share the motor from the Grand i10 Nios which gets 3 engine options; 1.2L petrol, 1.0L turbo-petrol and a 1.2-litre diesel. For the transmission, we get 4 (2 manual + 2 automatic) options; a 5-speed manual, 5-speed manual, 6-speed torque convertor and a 7-speed DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) automatic.

  4. Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Petrol (K15B 1.5-litre)

    Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Petrol | Upcoming cars in India
    Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Petrol | car launches after lockdown

    Maruti Suzuki has teased the launch of S-Cross on the official website with the tagline, “Get ready for the S-Cross Petrol – Arriving Soon”. The company showcased the petrol variant at the Auto Expo 2020. It may be noted that previously, S-Cross was only available in a diesel variant. But due to the strict BS6 emission norms, the company has decided to discontinue the diesel mills for now. Let’s have a look at what do we know about the upcoming petrol S-Cross.

    Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Petrol | Powertrain

    Engine 1.5-litre K15 Petrol
    Power 103 hp@6,000 rpm
    Torque 138 Nm@4,4000 rpm
    Transmission 5-speed manual or 4-speed torque converter

    Also Read: Maruti S-Cross Petrol SHVS To Debut at Auto Expo 2020

  5. MG Hector Plus (7-Seater Hector)

    MG Hector Plus
    MG Hector Plus | car launches after lockdown

    The hector plus 3-row SUV will actively rival the likes of the Mahindra XUV500, Tata Gravitas and the upcoming 7-seater version of the Hyundai Creta. MG India has not yet revealed the prices of it but we can expect the 3-row SUV to be priced under the ₹15 lakh to ₹20 lakh price bracket.

    Must Read: Tata Gravitas Vs MG Hector Plus – Choose the BEST

    Engine 1.5-litre turbo-petrol
    Power(Hp) 141hp
    Torque(Nm) 250Nm
    Fuel Type Petrol
    Dimensions 4655mm x 1835mm x 1760mm
    Wheelbase 2750 mm
    Transmission 6-speed MT

    Read: MG Hector Plus: What is different from the regular Hector?

Akshat Ajeya
Akshat Ajeya
Lead, Content & Creatives at GoMechanic | Automobile Scale Model Collector | DIY guy | Consumer of many foods | CVT is not that bad


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