For the Indian automotive sector, January 2023 will be a busy month. The Delhi Auto Expo, Asia’s largest auto show, is returning with several significant products, concepts, and launch announcements. Below is a list of 5 considerable car debuts that will occur in January. Automobile manufacturers will also disclose the prices of some of their new models.
In January 2023, prices for the Mahindra XUV400 electric SUV will be released. However, it will start making deliveries in February and March. The EV will be available in three variants: Base, EP, and EL, according to the leaked whitepaper. Modern Li-ion cells make up the 39.5kWh battery pack that it possesses. The electric SUV has a top speed of 150 kmph and can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 8.3 seconds. The setup’s total output power is 148 horsepower. A single charge will get you 437 kilometres in the XUV400.
MAHINDRA THAR 4X2
With the new 4X2 models, Mahindra & Mahindra will further broaden its Thar SUV model selection. According to rumours, the business will launch the 4X2 (2WD – two-wheel drive) system with new 117bhp, 1.5L diesel and 2.0L petrol engines. The Marazzo MPV will provide the oil burner. The most affordable form is likely to be the Mahindra Thar 4X2, 1.5L diesel model, which is expected to cost around Rs 10 lakh.
MG HECTOR/HECTOR PLUS FACELIFT
The price of the MG Hector and Hector Plus facelifts will be made public on January 5, 2023. Minimal upgrades in features and design will be made to both SUVs. However, the engine configuration will not change. The 1.5L turbo-petrol, 2.0L turbo-diesel, and 1.5L petrol mild hybrid engine options will remain the same for the 2023 model year. A 14-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Next-Gen i-Smart technology will be included in the SUVs and the ADAS (advanced driver assistance system).
TATA HARRIER SPECIAL EDITION
The country’s mid-size SUV, the Tata Harrier, will soon have a special edition. The front grille, brake callipers, and special edition badging on the front fenders will all feature sporty red accents for the limited edition. Inside, there will be red leatherette seat bolsters, red door handles, and red and gloss black accents. The same 170bhp, 2.0L diesel engine will power the manual and automatic gearboxes in the Tata Harrier special edition.
According to the French automaker, the Citroen e-C3 electric hatchback will go on sale in January. The model will have a 30.2kWh battery pack and a range of 200–250 kilometres. The business has declared that Svolt Energy will be its source for the LFP cells. A single electric motor with a maximum output of 86 horsepower and 143 Nm of torque will be present. Most of its features and design will resemble the C3 with an ICE. However, the electric version will feature specific EV-specific interior and exterior alterations.
HYUNDAI IONIQ 5
The Hyundai Ioniq 5, the company’s premium electric vehicle, will go on sale in January 2023. Its reservations have already started, with an initial deposit of Rs. 1 lakh. The Ioniq 5 is based on the E-GMP (Electric – Global Modular Platform) architecture and is expected to cost less than Rs 50 lakh when purchased through a CBU. The electric crossover is available worldwide with a 72.6kWh and a 58kWh battery pack. The business will introduce the 58kWh battery version with 169bhp of power. It is available with either RWD or AWD.
MARUTI S-PRESSO XTRA EDITION
The price of the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso Xtra Edition has yet to be disclosed by the automaker; however, it is anticipated to be disclosed in January 2023. The tiny SUV’s limited edition will include the front skid plate, door and wheel arch cladding, and “Xtra” emblem. The S-Presso Xtra edition will include mats that say “Xtra” edition, a centre instrument panel with red accents surrounding it, and red accents on the door panel within the cabin. The same 1.0L, naturally aspirated K10C petrol engine, which produces 66bhp and 89Nm, will power the special version.