There are many cars waiting to enter the Indian market to heat up the competition. The coming month of June will witness some launches of exciting products along with some much anticipated unveilings. The list surely includes the much-awaited Maruti Suzuki Jimny and the Honda Elevate, there are more to come. A convertible roadster is also coming to our shores. After all, with the Indian automotive market growing at a breakneck pace, consumers want more from every segment and price bracket. So, if you are planning to shop, scroll down to know whether you should wait for a few more days.
Most awaited launch of the year so far. Indians have been waiting for this off-roader for many years. It is ready for sale in India in 5-door format. The Jimny gets a 1.5L petrol engine with two transmission options – 4-speed AT and 5-speed MT. The attractive looking off-roader also gets a low-range transfer case. For suspension duties, there are solid axles at both ends with coil springs. Its hard to comment on the pricing, but enthusiasts are eagerly waiting for it.
Honda is joining the SUV bandwagon again with its new SUV called the Elevate. The Honda Elevate will be a mid-size SUV to rub shoulders with products like Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, and Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara. It will be unveiled on 6 June. The powertrain options are expected to be carried over from the Honda City’s lineup – 1.5L NA petrol and 1.5L strong-hybrid setup.
Shown a while back, the Hyundai Creta rival will be launched in the coming month. The three-row SUV will be offered at a rather aggressive price point to help it keep up with the competition with its VFM offerings. The Citroen C3 Aircross will retail with a 1.2L turbo-petrol motor with both manual and automatic gearbox options. The SUV will get features like 10-inch touchscreen infotainment unit, roof mounted AC vents and fully-removable third row.
Volkswagen Virtus GT Manual
At the annual brand convention, Volkswagen brought us face to face with the Volkswagen Virtus GT manual. Well, it looked almost identical to the automatic version apart from a new gear lever. Mechanically, it differs in terms of gearbox. The 7-speed DCT has been replaced by a 6-speed stick shift. The MT trim is expected to be launched in the month of June itself. However, Volkswagen is tight-lipped about the exact date.
The German brand’s AMG-developed roadster – the Mercedes-AMG SL55 has been confirmed to launch on June 22. The SL range is coming back to the Indian market after a gap of a dozen years. It will be powered by a 4.0L V8 powerplant, which will generate 478 bhp. The motor develops peak torque of 700 Nm.