The month of launches has finally arrived from Mahindra to Maruti every major carmaker is all set to launch either a facelift or a new product in the Indian market.
However, due to the current situation, many launches have been pending for a long time, like the Force Gurkha which was initially scheduled to launch back in 2020 but due to the pandemic, the launch had to be delayed indefinitely.
But now the with the daily positive numbers doing down and things getting back to normal it’s for carmakers to get going. So without wasting any more time let’s have a look at the upcoming cars in August look out for!
This might be the most awaited launch of the year as Mahindra has been testing this car for the past 1.5 years. Mahindra is all set to launch the all-new XUV500 successor, the Mahindra XUV700. The all-new 7 Seater is expected to launch during the upcoming feative season.
The most hyped 7 seater SUV also boasts some new and first in segment features which includes auto booster headlamps, personalised voice commands, the largest sunroof in the segment and more. Much recently an undisguised version of the same was spotted with new gold colour and Mahindra’s new logo.
On the mechanical front, the new Hyundai Alcazar rival gets a brand new 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder mStallion turbo petrol and a 2.2-litre, 4-cylinder mHawk diesel engine.
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Honda Amaze Facelift
This was Honda’s desperate move! after months of sitting duck’s Honda has finally revealed the mid-cycle update of the brand’s subcompact sedan, The Honda Amaze.
The new Honda Amaze facelift is scheduled to launch on 17th August. On the feature end, the new Hyundai Aura rival will get a few tweaks on the inside as well on the outside. The new Amaze facelift is expected to get a revised LED Headlamp setup, new alloys, and revised bumpers starting with the outside.
Although reports also suggest that it might also get a new colour variant. On the inside, it is expected to get new leather upholstery, a revised dashboard and an updated infotainment system.
Under the hood, the Amaze facelift will come powered by a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel unit.
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Tata Tiago NRG
So finally, Tata has decided to bring the NRG label back from the dead. Like a few days back a camouflaged version of the 2021 Tata Tiago in the NRG form was spotted testing on Indian roads and slated to launch during the first week of August 2021.
For those of us who still aren’t aware of what the NRG is, the Tiago NRG is nothing but a buffed up version of the Tiago with black accents. The 2021 NRG will be based on the XZ variant.
On the feature end, the new Tiago NRG will get an all-black roof, ORVM’s, B-pillars and partially blacked-out C-pillars. On the inside, we will get to see a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment unit, manual air-con, digital instrument cluster and a push start/stop button.
Next-Gen Maruti Suzuki Celerio
This one comes straight from the house of Maruti, The Next-gen Maruti Suzuki Celerio is all set to make its appearance in mid-August. The new age 2021 Celerio looks nowhere near its predecessor.
On the mechanical front, the next-gen Renault Kwid rival is set to offer the same 1.0-litre three-cylinder K10 engine. It is also speculated to offer a 1.2-litre petrol engine K15 engine generating 83hp. Transmission options include a standard 5-speed manual and an optional AMT.
The 2021 iteration gets a full round body, upright nose, new oval grille honeycomb grille with Suzuki badging, triangle-shaped headlamps, chrome elements, new fog lamps and creases on the front. The inside feature list includes a multi-functional steering wheel, 6.0-inch infotainment system, electrically adjustable ORVMs, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors and more. While the top-end variants will also get black alloy wheels giving it a sportier look.
the new Force Gurkha is any better than before? and can it compete with the recently updated Thar? Well, answers to these questions lie in the specifications of the new Force Gurkha.
First talking about the more power 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine. This motor pushes about 140ps of power and 321Nm of peak torque and to set the power down, the SUV may come with a 5-speed transmission like before.
Not to forget, this was available only with a 4X4 drivetrain. The other engine may be the 2.6-litre diesel motor. Well, earlier this motor used to generate 85hp of max power and 230Nm of maximum torque. Again, this motor too may come with a 5-speed manual transmission.
Moving on, this is the engine to choose if the 4X2 drivetrain you are after. Nevertheless, there also exist a 4X4 drivetrain option with this engine.