The last month of the current fiscal year contains numerous car launches for customers in India. Here’s what all brands like Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Jaguar and others are doing!
March 2021 has a lot in store for car enthusiasts in India as the current month will have some important and anticipated announcements from the Indian auto industry. From SUVs to luxury sedans and even a fully electric offering, this month seems to be packing everything, and as a result, a lot of people really have to look forward to the next few days. Interestingly, most of the cars launched this month are from the premium segments, and brands like Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Volkswagen, and Jeep are gearing up for their respective launches. So let’s take a look at what all the cars are hitting the market this month and what to expect from each one.
Starting with this fully electric SUV, the Jaguar I-Pace which was previously scheduled to launch on March 9 will now launch on March 23. Considering the EV marathon in the country, the I-Pace will be an important product in the company’s product portfolio for India and also keeping in mind that the company will go all-electric here. 2025. To be sold in Three variants namely S, SE and HSE, the Jaguar I-Pace will offer a combined power of 389 hp with a maximum torque of 696 Nm. The electric SUV will offer a claimed range of 470 km on a single charge complete and should be offered at a price close to Rs 1 crore (ex-showroom).
Made in India Jeep Wrangler
When the Jeep Wrangler was launched in India for the very first time, its higher price was certainly going down. However, the company now has a solution as it will launch the locally assembled model on March 15. Expect the Jeep Wrangler now to ask for a much lower price and with that the company will be able to meet decent market demand as well. The upcoming 2021 Jeep Wrangler is expected to get its power from the same 2.0-liter gasoline engine that is good at developing 268 hp of power and 400 Nm of torque.
Based on the Vision IN concept showcased at Auto Expo 2020, the Skoda Kushaq will finally debut on March 18. It will also be the company’s first offering based on the MQB-A0-IN platform. The Kushaq will only be launched with a gasoline engine and will continue to challenge the tastes of Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta in the segment. In addition, the vehicle will also be the first SUV of the “Made for India” brand. Skoda Kushaq is expected to get a decent feature list and is expected to launch in India in the price range of Rs 10-16 lakh (old showroom).
Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine
The new Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine will finally be launched in India on March 25 in A 200, A 200d and AMG A35 versions. Now the good news for enthusiasts is that the A35 AMG version will be made in India and therefore you can expect to see a good price. For starters, the new A-Class Limousine replaces the A-Class sedan and CLA in the company’s product portfolio for India. Prices are expected to start from Rs 35 lakh, the old showroom brand and the main competition comes in the form of the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe.
Mercedes Benz E Class
The new 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is another Merc that will launch this month, March 16 to be precise. The best-selling luxury car in India, the new E-Class benefits from important updates, the most important being the new MBUX system with the “Hey Mercedes” voice assistant. In addition, the car receives an all-new clear glass panel that acts as the driver’s digital instrument panel and touchscreen infotainment system. The engine options for the new E-Class will likely be the same as the current lineup. The new model is expected to be offered in the E200 and E220d forms.
Volkswagen Taigun, Tiguan 5 seats
The new Volkswagen Taigun will be unveiled this month on March 24 and will likely share the engine and transmission with the Skoda Kushaq. The next Volkswagen Taigun will be based on the India-specific MQB A0 IN platform and is part of the VW Group’s India 2.0 strategy. The Taigun will challenge the tastes of Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG Hector, Maruti Suzuki S-Cross and Nissan Kicks in the segment. The 5-seater version of the Volkswagen Tiguan also joined the scene on the same day. Prices for said model are expected to start from Rs 23 lakh and it will continue to challenge the likes of Citroen C5 Aircross and the new Jeep Compass in the segment.
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