The new year is approaching, and what better way to welcome the new year in one of these sleek new forthcoming automobiles. While the majority of the vehicles are SUVs, there are a few surprises. Let’s take a look at the 6 upcoming cars in India in January 2022.
Updated Skoda Kodiaq
Skoda Kodiaq is the first among the 6 upcoming cars in India in January 2022. After its diesel version was withdrawn in April 2020, Skoda’s flagship SUV, the Kodiaq, is coming to India. Due to the VW Group’s decision to eliminate diesel engines, the Kodiaq will now have a petrol heart with the facelift. The company has already begun series production at its Aurangabad plant, and a few showrooms have begun taking reservations. It will be launched with an expected price of Rs 35 Lakhs (ex-showroom).
The SUV will receive minor cosmetic changes, as well as additional amenities such as front-seat ventilation, heating, and massaging capabilities, 10-color ambient lighting, and a two-spoke steering wheel similar to the Kushaq and Slavia. The main rivals for this vehicle are MG Gloster, Toyota Fortuner and Mahindra Alturas G4.
While customers have been gravitating toward SUVs in recent years, the pickup truck category remains relatively untapped. In India, the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross is currently the only lifestyle pickup. Toyota, on the other hand, has its sights set on this market and is introducing the widely popular Hilux here (it was recently spotted undisguised for a TVC shoot).
It is planned to be available in two models: Hilux and Hilux Revo, with a range of diesel engines, manual and automatic gearbox choices, and 4WD. An 8-inch touchscreen interface, electric driver’s seat, and several airbags are all possibilities. It is expected to be priced at Rs 20 Lakhs (ex-showroom).
Tata Altroz DCT
Tata will be marking two years since the company entered the luxury hatchback market with the Altroz in January 2022. We anticipate the automaker will take advantage of the anniversary to unveil the automatic version with DCT (dual-clutch transmission), just as it did with the hatchback’s turbo-petrol models. Tata is likely to exclusively offer the optional automatic transmission with the turbocharged engine on the Altroz. There will be no more aesthetic or functional updates. The expected price would be Rs 9 Lakhs (ex-showroom).
Updated Audi Q7
In January 2022, Audi plans to reintroduce the Q7 in its facelifted form to India. Among several improvements, the most significant will be the switch from diesel to petrol power. The three-row luxury SUV will be powered by a 3-liter turbo-petrol engine linked to an 8-speed automatic transmission, as well as Audi’s all-wheel-drive system (Quattro). A panoramic sunroof, four-zone climate control, a tri-screen layout, and an electronically powered tailgate are among the features. Mercedes-Benz GLE, BMW X5, Volvo XC90, and Land Rover Discovery are some of its rivals and the price is expected to be Rs 75 Lakhs (ex-showroom).
Tata Tiago and Tata Tigor CNG
By the end of January 2022, Tata is expected to begin offering the factory-installed CNG kit with the Tiago and Tigor. Both will have their present 1.2-litre petrol engines, although the power will likely be significantly reduced while using CNG. However, we don’t anticipate any feature modifications.
As is customary with any other vehicle, the CNG choice will most likely be limited to the lesser versions. The Tiago’s competitors Maruti Wagon R and Hyundai Santro provide CNG choices too, and likewise, the Tigor’s rival Hyundai Aura too is on offer with CNG option. But Tata cars currently being on trend in the entry-level sedan and hatchback can gain more traction. These Tata cars could see a price jump of around Rs 60,000 to Rs 80,000.
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