Anticipated launches in Q2 of 2018

Anticipated launches in Q2 2018

Upcoming laiunches in Q2 of 2018

While the Q1 of 2018 has been very good for the automotive industry with many major launches including the Maruti Suzuki Swift, BMW X3 Facelift, BMW M5 as well as BMW 6 GT.

Now that Q2 is already started, lets have a look at some of the launches which are confirmed & expected in Q2 of 2018 !

Some of the launches at Auto Expo 2018

1) Mahindra XUV500

Confirmed launch date - 18th April 2018

XUV500 is one of the most loved SUV in its segment & has been a Mahindra's Top seller till now but the sales have been dropped from the past 5-6 months and Mahindra has decided that it will receive the much needed Facelift !

XUV500 Facelift Spied at a Dealer Yard

The Facelift will have many new exterior elements such as new Front Grill, New Front & Rear design, an all-new LED rear lamp cluster along with 18-inch Diamond Cut Alloys along with new interior design with an 8-inch Infotainment system which would have Navigation & will support Android Auto.
The powertrain options are likely to remain to same but the 2.2L Diesel will be re-tuned to churn out an increased 155HP of Power & 360Nm of torque along with 2.2L Petrol G9 Variant.

The vehicle has already started reaching dealerships.

Expected Price Range- 12L -18L

2) Honda Amaze

Expected launch - In May

The All-New Honda Amaze was unveiled at The Auto Expo 2018 and Honda has now started bookings officially from April 6.
The Honda Amaze will come with new exterior design elements like new front grill, bumper, projector headlamps, new boot & a totally revamped interior.

All-new Honda Amaze at the Auto Expo 2018

Here's our Walkaround of the Honda Amaze -

Some features of the All-New Honda Amaze 

The Powertrain options are likely to remain same but this time Honda has confirmed that the Amaze will get a Diesel CVT with Paddle shifters.
On the inside, it will receive an all-new infotainment system which will be an upgraded DigiPad known as DigiPad 2.0. It will also receive Start/Stop Button with steering mounted controls for infotainment system & Cruise Control.

Expected Price Range- 6L - 11L

3) Toyota Yaris

Expected Launch - In May

The Toyota Yaris was also one of the major attraction of The Auto Expo 2018. The bookings will be opened later this month.
The Yaris is a B1 segment sedan which will rival against the likes of Honda City, Hyundai Verna & Maruti Suzuki Ciaz.

Toyota Yaris at the Auto Expo 2018

Here's our Walkaround of Toyota Yaris with Interior & Exterior -

The Yaris will be intially offered in a 1.5L Dual VVT-i Petrol Motor, its state of tune is still unknown further it will be matted to a 6 Speed Manual & 7 Speed CVT .
It boasts of various features such as 7 Airbags, Plush Interiors, 15-inch Alloys, Flat Rear Floor (Segment First), Rain Sensing Wipers & many more.

Expected Price Range - 7L-11L

4) Ford Freestyle

Expected Launch - In May

The Ford Freestyle is CUV (Compact Utility Vehicle) which is actually a Crossover based on Ford Figo.

Ford's latest Compact Crossover - "Freestyle"

The Freestyle is powered by the 1.2L 3-Cylinder Dragon Series Petrol Engine & 1.5L TDCi Diesel.
It is well equipped with a 6.5-inch Touchscreen SYNC 3 Infotainment system which is compatible with Android Auto as well as Apple's CarPlay.
Freestyle will be placed between the Figo & Ecosport.
It will rival against the likes of Hyundai i20 Active, Polo Cross & Fiat Aventurra.

Expected Price Range - 5L-8L

Till then Drive Safe !

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