Find out which fabulous cars and SUVs will hit the Indian shores in the month of August 2021.
Automobile manufacturers are preparing to unveil new products ahead of the upcoming festive season. The next month, several new cars and SUVs are scheduled for release. We present to you some of the upcoming cars in August 2021 that will be available on the roads or will be making their global debut.
TATA TIAGO NRG
Tata Motors has confirmed that on 4th August 2021, it will introduce a “tough and sporty avatar of something that’s serious fun”. Although the carmaker has yet to reveal the model’s name and details, it’s likely to be an updated Tata Tiago NRG. It’s essentially a crossover version of the hatchback powered by 1.2L petrol and 1.0L diesel engines. A BS6-compliant powertrain is included with the update as well as minor exterior and interior changes.
SKODA KUSHAQ 1.5L PETROL
A new 1.5L petrol version of the Skoda Kushaq will be on sale from 11th August 2021. The turbocharged gasoline engine delivers 147 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque, according to the manufacturer. This will give it more power than the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos’ 1.4L turbo petrol that delivers 138 horsepower and 242 pound-feet of torque. This engine will be available with a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission. A 1.9L turbo petrol engine generating 113bhp paired with a 6-speed manual transmission, as well as two 5-speed autos with torque converter are offered with the current trims of the new Skoda mid-size SUV.
HONDA AMAZE FACELIFT
In August 2021, Honda will give a mid-life update to the Amaze compact sedan. In addition, the exterior of the car could see cosmetic changes, such as new LED headlamps, a new set of alloy wheels, and slightly revised bumpers. The model line-up may also receive new colour options. The interior might have newly reupholstered seats and trims. According to Honda, the facelifted 2021 Amaze will be powered by the same BS6, 1.5L i-DTEC diesel engine (99 horsepower/209 Nm). You will be able to choose between manual and automated gearboxes.
NEW-GEN FORCE GURKHA
It has been confirmed that Force Motors plans to introduce the new-generation Gurkha in the third quarter of 2021. However, no official release date has been announced. We expect the off-road SUV to arrive in August. As compared to the previous generation, the new one looks more rugged and has more features. The 2021 Force Gurkha will be powered by a BS6 diesel engine, which produces 90bhp and 280Nm of torque. This vehicle is expected to come with a manual 5-speed transmission and a 4WD system with manual locking differentials.
Toyota is rumoured to launch a rebadged version of the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz sedan sometime next month. The Toyota Belta could be introduced to replace the Yaris and will likely be called the Belta. It will undergo some minor changes on the exterior (especially at the front) along with a new colour scheme. Toyota’s midsize sedan will come with a 1.5L, 4-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces 104 horsepower and 138 Nm of torque. Belta is available in 5-speed manual and four-speed torque converter automatic transmissions.
In August, Mahindra & Mahindra is expected to unveil a production-ready version of the XUV700, which is slated to go on sale on 2nd October 2021. A new monocoque chassis will be used for the model, and it will feature several segment firsts, such as auto booster headlamps, personalized safety alerts, and the segment’s largest sunroof. Mahindra will offer the XUV700 with two engines: a 2.0L turbo petrol engine and a 2.2L mHawk turbo diesel engine, both making 185bhp. You can choose between an automatic and a manual transmission.
NEW HONDA BR-V
Honda will launch the new 2021 BR-V in Indonesia in August 2021, followed by its global debut. A model of this car will be displayed at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS). The three-row Honda N7X concept probably influenced some of its design aspects. Honda’s Lane Watch System is also available on the new BR-V, and there are a number of other improvements to the interior. In addition to the 1.5L petrol engine (121 bhp/145 Nm), there will be five-speed manual and CVT transmission options. It is likely this time around that the SUV will be powered by the City RS’ hybrid system.