4 All-New Cars Launching In October 2018 – New Santro To Ertiga

All-New Cars Launching October

Here is a list of top 4 all-new cars launching in India in October 2018

With the festival season closing in carmakers are ready to launch a range of new cars and facelifts of existing models. While carmakers are aiming to improve their market shares, buyers are looking to drive home a new car that offers better safety, performance, looks and fuel efficiency. In this article, we have rounded up the top 4 all-new cars launching in October 2018 –

New Hyundai Santro

The first model in our list of upcoming new cars launching in October is the new-generation Hyundai Santro. Codenamed AH2, the small car will officially go on sale in the second half of October month. It will be the brand’s new entry-level model, which means the Eon will be discontinued in near future. The new Santro will be based on the old i10’s platform and will be powered by a new 1.1-litre petrol engine that produces 65bhp of power. It will also be first Hyundai car to feature an AMT gearbox. The small car will continue to feature a tall-boy stance and a more striking design. Dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, speed alert system and seat belt reminder will come as standard.

Expected Launch Date – October 23
Expected Price – Rs 3.5 lakh – Rs 5 lakh

New Honda CR-V

Japanese automaker, Honda will launch the new-gen CR-V SUV in the Indian market in October 2018. The new model was first showcased at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. Based on new Civic’s modular platform, the new CR-V will receive a 7-seat layout and a new diesel engine for the first time in India. It will be powered by a new 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel engine that will also power the new Civic. This engine produces 120bhp and 300Nm of torque. Petrol version will get a new 2.0-litre i-VTEC engine, which replaces the older 2.4-litre i-VTEC unit. Instead of gear lever, the new CR-V has a push-button gear-shift with four buttons – P (Park), R (Reverse), N (Neutral), D/S (Drive/Sport). By removing gear lever, automaker will be capable to free more space on the centre console, for gadgets and other equipments.

Expected Launch Date – October 9
Expected Price – Rs 25 lakh – Rs 30 lakh

Mahindra XUV700

After launching the Marazzo MPV, Mahindra is ready to launch its all-new flagship SUV – codenamed Y400. First showcased to public at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo, the new SUV is likely to be called the Mahindra XUV700. It is basically the re-badged new-gen SsangYong Rexton, which is already on sale in international markets. The SUV will take on the likes of Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Isuzu MU-X, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and the upcoming Honda CR-V. Powering the SUV is a 2.2-litre, 4-cylinder, turbo-diesel engine that churns out a maximum power output of 187hp and 420Nm of peak torque. Both 2 and 4-wheel-drive options will be on offer. A 7-speed torque convertor automatic unit will come as standard.

Expected Launch Date – October 9
Expected Price – Rs 25 lakh – Rs 30 lakh

New Maruti Ertiga

Next in our list of new cars launching in India during festive season is the next-gen Ertiga. In fact, dealers have already started taking pre-orders for the MPV at a token amount of Rs 11,000. The new-gen model will continue to be retailed via ARENA showrooms. The updated version of the MPV will see comprehensive changes inside and out along with a new petrol powertrain. Instead of the 1.4-litre petrol motor, the new Ertiga will get a new 1.5-litre, K15B engine that also powers the Ciaz facelift. This engine is boosted with SHVS mild-hybrid technology and produces 103bhp of power and 138Nm of torque. The new-gen model will continue to use the tried and tested 1.3-litre diesel engine. Maruti Suzuki might update the oil burner at a later stage.

Expected Launch Date – Last week of October
Expected Price – Rs 7.5 lakh – Rs 11 lakh

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