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Auto Expo 2020 is set to be flooded with a slew of exciting new vehicles. The launches ahead of India’s biggest motor show are just a trailer of what’s yet to come.
With the Auto Expo in close sight, it’s time for car manufacturers to start flexing their muscles. The action is already hot with the launch of the Tata Altroz, Hyundai Aura and the MG ZS EV last week and more car launches are lined up in the next few days. Segments like e-SUVs, luxury SUVs, supercars and MPVs are set to be flooded with a slew of brand new options. Here’s a list of cars that will be launched in India ahead of the big party.
The new M-Class… sorry the GLE isn’t just a mild upgrade from the previous generation model. It gets a plethora of new features along with the option of an all-new BS6 compliant straight-six petrol engine. It will come in three variants, the 300d, 400d and 450 petrol. The top of the line 450 petrol makes 361bhp and 500Nm of torque, meaning a 0 to 100 time of 5.7 seconds. It gets launched on January 29, 2020.
Carmakers have realised that e-SUVs are the best way to get their EV journey kickstarted in the country. The MG ZS EV has already received 2800 bookings and things look promising for the Nexon’s envionment friendly iteration. The Nexon EV’s 30.2kWh battery generates 127bhp and 245Nm that propels the Nexon EV to 100kmph in 9.9sec, claims Tata. It is more than two seconds quicker than its diesel counterpart despite being heavier by 95kg. The Nexon EV gets launched on January 28.
Baby Range Rover hits Indian shores on January 30 and it largely resembles the Velar. The new Evoque is based on Land Rover’s new Premium Transverse Architecture, designed for both mild hybridisation and plug-in hybrid powertrains. Powering the SUV will be a range of inline 4-cylinder Ingenium petrol and diesel engines, along with 48-volt mild hybrid system. Click here to get full details on the design, powertrain of the all-new Evoque.
Here’s the Huracan that can willingly fulfill your drifting fantasies when you hit the curves. The rear wheel drive Huracan comes shortly after the Italian brand launched the AWD Huracan EVO last year. It comes with a naturally aspirated V10 that produces 610 hp of power and 413 Nm of Torque. Enthusiasts will especially love the new P-TCS (Performance - Traction Control Systems), that is specially tailored for the Huracan EVO RWD, allowing drivers to control slip angle and acceleration. The Huracan RWD gets launched on January 29.