New Car Launches In India: Nexon EV long-range, C-Class, Meridian & More

The month of May looks very promising and exciting as various car manufacturers are gearing up to launch their new products in India.

New Car Launches In India: Nexon EV long-range, C-Class, Meridian & More

Skoda Kushaq Monte Carlo Edition

Skoda is gearing up to launch the 'Monte Carlo' edition of its Kushaq SUV in India. According to Skoda, the Czech automaker is planning to launch the special edition of the SUV on May 9.

New Car Launches In India: Nexon EV long-range, C-Class, Meridian & More

Compared to the standard model of the Skoda Kushaq SUV, the upcoming Monte Carlo Edition of the SUV features more than a few cosmetic upgrades and features to attract more customers. However, the Monte Carlo Edition is offered in just two colour options - Red, and White.

New Car Launches In India: Nexon EV long-range, C-Class, Meridian & More

Moreover, the Skoda Kushaq Monte Carlo Edition is mechanically identical to the standard model and the SUV is likely to be offered with both the 1.0 TSI and 1.5 TSI engine options.

New Car Launches In India: Nexon EV long-range, C-Class, Meridian & More

Jeep Meridian

The new Jeep Meridian is the 7-seater version of the Jeep Compass SUV. In terms of design, the Jeep Meridianlooks a lot more premium than the Jeep Compass -Thanks to its extended wheelbase over the Jeep Compass.

New Car Launches In India: Nexon EV long-range, C-Class, Meridian & More

The upcoming Jeep Meridian SUV is powered by the same 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel engine from the Jeep Compass. However, Jeep has tuned this engine differently to suit the character of the SUV. Moreover, this unit comes mated to the tried-and-tested 9-speed automatic transmission.

New Car Launches In India: Nexon EV long-range, C-Class, Meridian & More

We expect Jeep to reveal the prices of the upcoming Jeep Meridian SUV by the end of May this year.

New Car Launches In India: Nexon EV long-range, C-Class, Meridian & More

Volkswagen Virtus

Though Volkswagen has fully revealed the Virtus sedan in India, the German automaker is yet to reveal the price of the Vento replacement. According to sources, Volkswagen will announce the prices of the Virtus sedan on June 9.

New Car Launches In India: Nexon EV long-range, C-Class, Meridian & More

Speaking about the Volkswagen Virtus, the sedan is based on the same MQB-A0 IN platform that also underpins other Volkswagen Group vehicles such as the Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq and Skoda Slavia.

New Car Launches In India: Nexon EV long-range, C-Class, Meridian & More

In terms of powertrain, the upcoming Volkswagen Virtus comes with two engine options. The base engine is the 1.0-litre TSI engine with 113bhp of peak power and 175Nm of peak torque. The next engine option is the 1.5-litre TSI engine with 148bhp of peak power and 250Nm of peak torque.

New Car Launches In India: Nexon EV long-range, C-Class, Meridian & More

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Though Mercedes-Benz has fully revealed the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class in India, the German automaker is yet to reveal the prices of the new sedan. According to Mercedes-Benz, the price of the new C-Class will be revealed on May 10.

New Car Launches In India: Nexon EV long-range, C-Class, Meridian & More

In addition to that, the bookings for the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class is already underway in the country.

When launched, the new 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class will be offered with three engine options and all three engine options sport a 48V belt-integrated starter generator capable of producing 19.7bhp and 200Nm of torque.

New Car Launches In India: Nexon EV long-range, C-Class, Meridian & More

Tata Nexon EV (40kWh)

Tata Motors is looking forward to launching the long-range version of the Tata Nexon EV with a larger 40kWh battery pack. Though this model was supposed to launch by the end of April, the ongoing chip shortage postponed the launch of this electric SUV.

New Car Launches In India: Nexon EV long-range, C-Class, Meridian & More

The biggest change on the upcoming Tata Nexon EV long-range is its larger 40kWh battery pack. Thanks to this larger battery pack, the new Tata Nexon EV is expected to cover more than 400kms on a single charge.

New Car Launches In India: Nexon EV long-range, C-Class, Meridian & More

In addition to the larger battery pack, the new Tata Nexon EV long-range is also likely to get a few additional features to justify the slightly more premium price tag.

New Car Launches In India: Nexon EV long-range, C-Class, Meridian & More

Thoughts About New Car Launches In India

Upcoming new car launches in India looks promising and very exciting as the new launches cover a wide variety of Indian automotive segment.

In addition to that, many automotive manufacturers are now squeezing in some kind of electrification to the powertrain to make the engine more efficient.

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Article Published On: Friday, May 6, 2022, 13:14 [IST]
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