Regarding the automobile industry, 2023 has gotten off to an excellent start. Auto Expo occurred following its postponement in 2022 due to Covid-19. Despite the absence of the majority of manufacturers, the 2023 Auto Expo did occur.
In 2023, we anticipate the introduction of many new automobiles. Additionally, facelifts of older vehicles, new CNG variants, and new special editions will be introduced. Let’s examine the best new automobiles that will be introduced this year.
Upcoming Cars in India 2023
1. Maruti Suzuki Jimny
This is presently one of the most anticipated automobiles in India. The 5-door Jimny will compete with the 3-door Thar and its primary asset is its light weight. It has a ladder-frame chassis and a 4X4 transfer case, so it is also reasonably rugged. Pricing has not yet been disclosed. Reservations have begun, and the launch is scheduled for May 2023.
2. Maruti Suzuki Fronx
Fronx is India’s first mainstream coupe option. It is a redesigned Baleno and is quite attractive, despite its narrow tires. It will include all of the features that Baleno offers.
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Maruti Suzuki will also offer a 1.0L BoosterJet turbocharged gasoline engine with 100 PS and 147.6 Nm of torque. The price will likely be Rs. 70,000 greater than Baleno. The launch is anticipated in May of 2023.
3. Mahindra Thar 5-Door
Currently, Thar is the most popular and desired lifestyle off-roader. With the 5-door model, Mahindra also offers the 4X2 option. In this manner, Mahindra will establish an attractive entry-level price point for the 5-door Thar, presenting a lucrative opportunity. Powertrains may be tuned slightly to compensate for the added weight.
4. New Gen Hyundai Verna
Verna is presently available as a facelifted 3rd Generation model. In 2023, Hyundai will release a new generation of the Verna to compete with new, larger competitors such as the Slavia, Virtus, and 5th Gen City. Similar test mules have been observed previously. It is likely to match the dimensions of its competitors and offer the 1.5L turbo petrol engine in high-end models.
5/6. Hyundai Creta / Kia Seltos Facelift
Both the Hyundai Creta and the Kia Seltos will receive a revision. The Kia Seltos facelift is anticipated to debut by mid-2023, while the Creta facelift may debut by Diwali 2023. Recently, the Kia Seltos facelift was observed testing in Hyderabad. They will be equipped with a 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine producing 160 horsepower, making them the most potent compact SUVs in India.
7/8. Tata Punch / Altroz CNG At 2023 Auto Expo,
Tata Motors displayed CNG-powered Punch and Altroz models. These are quite unique in that they are equipped with two tiny CNG cylinders as opposed to one large one. This results in increased launch space. Currently, Hyundai, Maruti Suzuki, and Tata offer CNG vehicles with a single cylinder. Tata is the industry pioneer in this regard. In 2023, both Punch and Altroz CNG will be released.
9. Tata Altroz Racer
This is one of the most intriguing premium hatchback launches to date. Altroz Racer is derived from Altroz. However, it shares the same engine configuration and transmission as Nexon. This indicates a 1.2L 3-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine with 120 horsepower and 170 Nm of torque. The gearbox has six speeds. Additional features include a 10.25-inch screen, ventilated seating, a sunroof, and more.
10/11. Tata Harrier / Safari Red Dark Edition
Tata Motors has created a delicious addition to the Jet, Dark, Kaziranga, Camo, and Gold Editions. This is Tata Motors’ entry point into the ADAS universe, and the Red Dark Edition is its debut. Added features include Carnelian Red upholstery, a larger screen, red brake calipers, ADAS, and a larger 7″ instrument cluster. This will be the most athletic Harrier and Safari edition to date. The launch is anticipated the following month.
12. Maruti Suzuki Brezza CNG
The Brezza CNG was on display by Maruti at the 2023 Auto Expo. It was painted with a matte blue finish. By mid-2023, the launch is anticipated. A price increase of Rs. 1 lakh over the ordinary petrol variants is anticipated. The Ertiga CNG’s current 1.5 liter NA petrol engine will continue to be used.
13. Citroen eC3
India is the big bet for Citroen. The C3 hatchback was first made available to the general public. Citroen is now entering the EV market, where Tata Motors is currently having a party. The eC3 specs are available. If you compare it to the Tiago EV, the car is nicely equipped.
320 km is the claimed range from Citroen. Realistically, the range should be between 100 and 250 kilometers. Bookings are accepted, but prices have not yet been disclosed. This month is anticipated for launch.
14. Redesign of the Toyota Innova Crysta
Yes. After all, the Toyota Innova Crysta with its coveted 2.4L diesel engine survived the Dodo. Toyota not only brought it back, but it is also getting a facelift and becoming RDE compliant. Although there is a little change from the previous model, the new face is going in the correct path. Again, all 4 trims are available. Automatic variants, however, won’t be available. This month will see the launch.
15. Honda City Facelift
Recently, the 5th generation City makeover was observed in testing. Minor changes will be made, and the engine will be RDE-compliant. The 1.0L turbo-petrol engine is not likely to be tested for India, contrary to earlier speculation. A minor price increase will also accompany a facelift with an RDE-compliant engine. Next month’s launch is anticipated.