6 car launches this week, 22-25 September 2014
22nd September 2014, Lamborghini Huracan was launched at Rs. 3.43 crores (ex-showroom Delhi). LP 610-4 mdd its global debut at 2014 Geneva Motor Show and was announced to to launched in India soon. Since August, a brilliant red shaded Lamborghini Huracan had been sitting at Mumbai dealership waiting to be launched. Now that it has, super elite buyers have a nice new sports car they can buy to celebrate upcoming festivals with.
24th September 2014, Volkswagen is bring out new Vento facelift that has been expected since Polo facelift rolled out. Upgrades in the new sedan will be similar to what we saw in the hatchback, in terms of cosmetics as well as motor under the hood. New 1.5 litre TDI in Vento facelift will be mated to 6 speed DSG automatic transmission as well, which many have been waiting for. Lets see if Volkswagen adds more in 2014 Vento than we anticipate.
On same day, Renault is launching 4×4 variant of Duster, which off-road enthusiasts would be happy to welcome. Already available in foreign markets, All Wheel Drive (AWD) version of Duster will also get a bundle of new features that is expected to make it more competitive among rivals. Expect launch price to fall in range of Rs. 10 to Rs. 12.50 lakhs.
25th September 2014, This is a day with three simultaneous launches, lets start with Skoda Rapid facelift. The Czech automaker has announced that new Rapid will have refinements that will make it desirable in its class. Not to mention it is also getting Volkswagen’s new 1.5 TDI motor and 6 speed DSG auto box. Will Skoda face a new fate of fortune following Rapid launch?
We know someone else might; Mahindra is finally pulling wraps off of next generation Scorpio SUV, which is all muscled up and loaded with new tech bits. Mahindra Scorpio facelift, coming to replace the 12 year old model, is expected to do great numbers, or at least 50,000 units a year, and reclaim its share in segment.
Here we have the third event, refreshed Sail sedan and U-VA hatchback launches from Chevrolet, which is not confirmed yet, but hinted to take place on same day, the 25th. Apart from minor exterior tweaks and interior touch-ups, nothing substantial is expected to feature in the duo, especially not under the hood. Lets see if GM’s marquee surprises us.
Here is extra info, on one pending car launch this month. 30th September 2014, Mercedes Benz GLA will be launched to create a stir in entry level luxury compact-SUV segment. To keep competition high, which obviously relates to price, Mercedes Benz will assemble GLA at Chakan plant near Pune. Based on A Class platform, GLA will help the brand rope in newer audience and give them the taste of Mercedes, with a mix of petrol and diesel choices.