June promises to be another exciting month in the Indian car market with a host of launches and unveilings by manufacturers across body segments and price brackets. The Indian auto industry is going from strength to strength in the post-lockdown phase and a major part of the credit is directed towards new products entering the fray. As such, June may provide an additional booster shot to prospects.
SUVs are strong taste among most buyers in the Indian car market and manufacturers are only eager to oblige. So while the bread and butter of the passenger vehicle industry are still small and hatchback models, SUVs are fast becoming the icing on the cake. It is no surprise that June is gearing up for a number of SUV launches or unveilings.
Here’s a look at the top car launches and unveilings scheduled to launch in India in June:
Maruti Suzuki Jimny
The Jimny is arguably the most awaited car model in the country. India is the first market anywhere in the world to get a five-door version of the Jimny, although the model itself traces its roots back nearly five decades. The promises made are big and as a result the expectations are skyrocketing.
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Maruti Suzuki is reportedly planning to officially launch the Jimny SUV in the market on June 7 and could be very aggressive with the pricing structure to punch back against Mahindra Thar and Force Gurkha.
The Hyundai Exter is yet another SUV from the Koreans, but is trying to make a deep impact on the beginner end of the product spectrum. The entry-level SUV will sit below the Venue and lock horns against the Tata Punch.
Hyundai has underlined that the Xeter will be packed with features, while it will also be quite capable in a wide variety of conditions. The company has been regularly releasing teaser images of the Exeter and will officially launch the vehicle on June 10.
Honda Cars India finally appears to be serious about forging a solid foothold in the lucrative mid-size SUV space. Not that it doesn’t have SUVs in its portfolio, but while the Mobilio and BR-V were more MPVs, the CR-V was playing in the premium segment. All three models were scrapped at different times.
But all eyes are now on the Honda Elevate which will rival the Hyundai Creta and the Kia Seltos. The Japanese manufacturer is expected to equip the SUV with its own version of ADAS, called Honda Sensing, while styling will also be a firm focus. Honda Elevate will be introduced on 6th June.
Mercedes AMG SL55 Roadster
Trust Mercedes to tread a path not often trodden. Just as mass-market players continue to bet big on SUVs, Mercedes is pushing
Will go ahead with high-end vehicles in 2023. Next up is the Mercedes-AMG SL55 Roadster which will be launched on June 22.
First published date: May 31, 2023, 09:55 AM IST
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