The first half of the calendar year was a bouncy one, and the festive season is where car manufacturers are looking for the peak in sales. That’s why several new car launches, facelifts and special editions of popular models are planned for the coming months. The September looks promising with a range of new models across different segments. Here, we have compiled a list of all the new car launches in September 2019.
Maruti Suzuki S-Presso is surely an important launch for the Indo-Japanese carmaker. The company will enter into the mini SUV segment with the S-Presso, where it will take on the Mahindra KUV100 and the upcoming Tata HX2 concept based vehicle. To be sold via Arena dealership, the Maruti S-Presso will be designed on the lightweight Heartect platform and meet the new crash test and safety norms. Powering the mini SUV could be the BS6-ready 1.2L petrol engine generating a peak power of 81.80bhp and 113Nm of torque. The carmaker might also offer the 1.0L, 3-cylinder powertrain on the S-Presso carline. It can be had either with a 5-speed manual transmission or an AMT gearbox.
The South Korean carmaker that recently introduced the all-new Hyundai Grand i10 Nois, will update the Elantra executive saloon next month. Design and styling of the vehicle will be revised with elements such as new headlamps with LED DRLs, Hyundai’s signature cascading grille, newly-designed alloys, revised bumpers, rear fog lamps and tapering taillamps. Inside, the sedan might get Hyundai’s new 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, multi-zone climate control and leather seat upholstery. The 2019 Hyundai Elantra will come with the same 152bhp, 2.0L petrol and 128bhp, 1.6L diesel engines with a 6-speed manual and automatic gearbox. The gasoline motor will be BS6-compliant, while the oil burner will continue to be BS4.
Renault’s popular hatchback – Kwid – is all set to receive a mid-life update next month. The facelifted version will witness minor cosmetic changes along with a pack of new features. Its design changes could be inspired by the Kwid KZE concept. In order to meet the new crash test and safety norms, the hatchback will witness structural changes. Some of its key updates might include a new instrument console, revised dashboard, new steering wheel, newly-designed AC vents, a new 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smatphone connectivity. Engine setup will remain unchanged, including a 0.8L petrol and a 1.0L petrol units.
Aiming to further boost sales of the Tata Harrier, the carmaker will introduce its special edition – Tata Harrier Dark Edition. The limited edition will get sporty black treatment inside and out. The Dark Edition will be based on the fully-loaded Harrier XZ trim and will be painted in Atlas Black shade. Some of its key features will include special Dark badge, 17-inch alloys and skid plates with black finish, black door handles, grey headlamp bezels, Benecke-Kaliko Blackstone leather seats with contrasting grey stitching, Blackstone Matrix dashboard and more. Engine, however, will remain unchanged.
5. New-generation Audi A6
Audi India will roll out the new-generation A6 mid-size sedan, packed with the brand’s latest comfort and safety technology. The vehicle will get a 3.0L V6 petrol engine that’s good for 335bhp and 500Nm of torque. The diesel version will use a 3.0L motor pushing out 282bhp with 620Nm of torque. While gasoline unit will be paired to a7-speed S tronic gearbox, the diesel motor will get an 8-speed automatic tiptronic transmission.