Following the positive completion of FY 2022-23, the Indian market is looking at a good start to the new financial year by launching five new models in the first month. Let’s take a look at the new cars that arrived in India in April 2022.
Honda City Hybrid
Honda will expand its fifth-generation City lineup by introducing a new top-spec full-hybrid version of the car. By design, the new Honda City Hybrid will retain the look of the standard version but will come with a black-out interior and gloss black finish for the front grille, around the fog lamp, exterior rearview mirror and boot-mounted spoiler. The Honda City Hybrid will have a new powertrain – a combination of a 1.5-liter Atkins petrol engine that produces 98 PS of power and 127 Nm of torque and an electric motor that produces 108 PS of power and 253 Nm of torque.
After some speculation, the seven-seater version of the Jeep Compass, which will be called the Jeep Meridian for India, will arrive in India in April 2022. The Jeep Meridian shares its platform with its five-seater compass. However, it will find its own identity with a significantly modified outdoor. However, the cabin layout is similar to the Compass, with new upholstery and a few new features. The Meridian Compass also features a 2.0-liter diesel engine with 6-speed manual and 9-speed automatic transmission options.
Tata Nexon EV Long-Range
For those who have always wanted a Tata Nexon EV, but in the long run for more practical use for daily driving, Tata Motors is bringing a long-range version of the Nexon EV in April. In terms of appearance, the new long-range Tata Nexon EV will look the same as the current version but will come with some new features such as ventilated front seats, an air purifier and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror. The thing to talk about, though, is that instead of the current 30.2 kWh battery pack, the larger 40 kWh battery pack is expected to claim a driving range of more than 400 kilometers (WLTP cycles).
Skoda Kushak Monte Carlo
Skoda will soon launch a new top-spec variant for the Kushak lineup, the Monte Carlo version. The new Skoda Kushaq Monte Carlo will come with visual updates like the glossy-black front grille, front and rear bumper corner garnish, rearview mirror and outside ceiling, smoked headlamps and a different-looking set of alloy wheels. The cabin of the Monte Carlo version will have a completely black layout marked with red contrast highlights. When launched in India in April, the Kushaq Monte Carlo will also retain the current 1.0-liter TSI petrol and 1.5-liter TSI petrol engine options.
Maruti Suzuki XL6
The Maruti Suzuki XL6 MPV will offer a small facelift, which will arrive in late April 2022. The facelifted version of the Maruti Suzuki XL6 will feature a new 16-inch machined diamond-cut alloy wheel, with slight changes to the front profile. And a few new features in the cabin. The updated 1.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine with 5-speed manual gearbox and smart hybrid technology will continue to be the heart of the XL6. However, the optional 4-speed automatic gearbox can be replaced with a new 6-speed automatic transmission.