All upcoming cars in India this month: Mahindra Scorpio N to Kia EV6 – Times of India


Five months into 2022 and we have already witnessed a host of new car launches and some big unveils, but there is certainly no slowing down. The month of June will be significant for the Indian automobile industry, with a range of cars lined up to either be launched, or at least be unveiled ahead of a launch in the coming months.
Here is a list of all the cars that are set to make their debut in the country this month –
Volkswagen Virtus
The Volkswagen Virtus is all set to be launched in India on June 9 as a successor to the Vento. The C-segment sedan shares its underpinnings with the Skoda Slavia, and will be available with the same 1.0-litre three-pot TSI (115 PS/178 Nm) and 1.5-litre four-cylinder TSI (150 PS/250 Nm) engines, mated to 6-speed MT, 6-speed AT (1.0-litre), and a 7-speed DSG (1.5-litre) transmissions.

On the feature front, the Virtus will be equipped with a 10-inch infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an 8-inch digital instrument cluster, ventilated front seats, ambient lighting, cruise control, and so on.
Mahindra Scorpio-N
Mahindra is all set to launch a new generation version of the Scorpio in the Indian market, known as the Scorpio-N (codename Z101). Claimed to be the ‘Big Daddy of SUVs’, the Scorpio-N will be launched as a much-more premium alternative to the the current-gen Scorpio, which will be rebadged as Scorpio Classic.

The Scorpio-N will likely be offered with the same 2.0-litre turbo-petrol and 2.2-litre diesel engines as the XUV700, but in a slightly different state of tune Both manual and automatic transmissions will be on offer, along with optional AWD. Features on offer will include an 8-inch infotainment screen, dual-zone climate control, a flat-bottom steering wheel, a sunroof, and so on.
Kia EV6
The Kia EV6 is all set to go on sale in India tomorrow, i.e. June 2 as the company’s first fully-electric vehicle in the country. Only 100 units of the car are being brought as CBUs, with a expected starting price of Rs 65 lakh for the RWD variant and Rs 70 lakh for the AWD model.

Based on Hyundai Group’s E-GMP dedicated EV platform, the EV6 will likely be offered with a 774 kWh battery pack with a WLTP certified range of 528 km, along with the option of single-motor rear-wheel drive (RWD), or dual-motor all-wheel drive (AWD) configurations. The RWD variant makes 229 PS and 350 Nm, while the AWD variant belts out 325 PS and 605 Nm.
Hyundai Venue facelift
Hyundai is currently working on introducing a mid-life facelift for the Venue sub-compact SUV, expected to be launched in the country this month itself. The new Venue will feature a range of styling updates, including a new front grille and updated headlights, new alloy wheel design, as well as new wraparound LED tail lights.

Additional features will likely include a larger infotainment system, a digital instrument cluster, new connected features, and so on. No changes are expected to be made to the 1.2-litre NA petrol, 1.0-litre turbo petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines. The 2022 Hyundai Venue could be priced from Rs 8 lakh (ex-showroom) onwards.
New Maruti Suzuki Brezza
One of the top-selling sub-compact SUVs in India, the Vitara Brezza is all set to receive a generational update, with Maruti Suzuki deciding to drop the ‘Vitara’ prefix from the car’s name. Apart from the name, the exterior design and the cabin of the SUV will be new too.

Spy shots have suggested that the 2022 Maruti Suzuki Brezza will come equipped with a 9-inch floating infotainment system, a flat-bottom steering wheel with paddle shifters, a new instrument cluster, wireless smartphone connectivity, Suzuki Connect, a 360-degree camera, as well as an electric sunroof, making it the first Maruti car to be offered with this feature.
Citroen C3
Citroen looks all set to introduce its second offering in India, which is the C3 tallboy hatch. Inspired by SUVs, the Citroen C3 will serve as a direct rival to the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ignis, Mahindra KUV100 NXT, Tata Punch, among other similarly priced cars.

The C3 features Citroen’s signature quirky styling, including the split-headlamp design, and unique orange accents around the fog lamps, with plastic body cladding all around. The upcoming Citroen car will be packed with a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, manual air-conditioning, steering-mounted audio controls, keyless entry, dual airbags, ABS with EBD, and rear parking sensors.
Hyundai Creta-rivaling Toyota SUV
Toyota is set to enter the lucrative mid-size SUV segment with a brand-new offering (codenamed D22) to take on the likes of Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun. Rumours suggest that the Toyota SUV will make use of a self-charging hybrid system, similar to what we recently saw on the Honda City e:HEV hybrid.

Global-spec Toyota RAV4. Image used for representational purpose only.

The SUV will likely be based on a localised version of Toyota’s DNGA platform, in order to keep costs in check. Maruti Suzuki will also make use of the platform to introduce its very own mid-size SUV, however, the two SUVs will not be badge engineered like Baleno-Glanza and Vitara Brezza-Urban Cruiser. Instead, the Toyota and Maruti Suzuki SUVs will feature distinct styling.





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