Hey! Are you looking to buy a brand new car, mainly SUV? Then you must wait for May, as a bunch of new cars will be launched in this month. It is to be noted that the demand for SUV cars has shown comprehensive growth in Indian market and this has led manufacturers to introduce a fresh set of products in the country. As many as four popular car manufacturers in India have lined-up their products for launch in May.
MINI John Cooper Works Hatch will be launched in India on May 9. The car will be powered by a 2.0-litre, TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 228bhp. MINI JCW Hatch accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds. The powerful engine will come mated to a Steptronic eight-speed automatic transmission.
Over the regular model, the MINI JCW will get a distinctive highlight in the form of automatic LED headlights and LED taillights. The vehicle will get synthetic leather bucket seats, along with piano black interior and exterior trim elements. The upcoming model will also be available with new features and interior upgrades, along with a more emission friendly version of the existing petrol engine.
German luxury car manufacturer, BMW is all set to launch the X5 in India on 16 May. The fourth generation BMW X5 is expected to be launched in two variants - Luxury Line and M-Sport. The Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) is based on the new CLAR platform with fresh design highlights and a new set of features. The new BMW X5 is larger in size than its predecessor and for the first time, it rides on a set of large 21-inch wheels.
Talking about the interior, the SAV gets floating infotainment screen, horizontal centre console and a fully-digital instrument cluster. The brand new model will also get the BMW Live Cockpit Professional display as a standard fitment. The iDrive is also updated and it now supports a customisable display, touchscreen panel and gesture/voice commands.
Hyundai is all set to launch an all-new sub-compact SUV in India on May 21. Named as Venue, the SUV will compete against the likes of the Ford EcoSport, Mahindra XUV300, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and the Tata Nexon. Hyundai boasts about the Venue, claiming it to be India’s first connected SUV. The upcoming compact SUV will get the Hyundai Blue Link connectivity options, with 33 features including 10 India-specific features.
Hyundai Venue will be offered with a choice of three powertrains – two petrol variants and a diesel engine. The 1.0-litre T-GDi turbocharged petrol engine generates 118bhp and 172Nm and is available with a seven-speed DCT or a six-speed manual gearbox. The other gasoline motor on offer is an Elite i20 sourced 1.2-litre mill that generates 82bhp and 115Nm. It is mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The diesel version, on the other hand, gets a 1.4-litre four-cylinder CRDi unit that generates 89bhp and 220Nm. It is available with a six-speed manual gearbox only and an automatic will join the line up at a later date.
It is expected to fall in-between the price range of Rs 8 lakh to Rs 11 lakh.
Mahindra TUV300 facelift is also slated to launch in India in the month of May. However, the car has already been arriving at dealerships. TUV300 facelift is powered by the 1.5-litre diesel that generates 100bhp. The new model will be available in five variants – the base variant T4+, T6+, T8, T10 and the top-spec T10 (O).
TUV300 facelift will get a restyled front grille and a new bumper design. Also, the SUV gets smoked headlamps and clear taillamps. The top-spec T10 (O) version will be sold with darker alloy wheels and a rear spoiler. Notably, there is no plan to introduce a petrol engine option for the Mahindra TUV300 facelift yet.