All Cars Launched In October 2023, Plenty To Choose From This Festive Season
In October 2023, there were a plethora of cars that went on sale ranging from the updated Tata Harrier and Safari to the Aston Martin DB12
The Indian festive season carries high expectations of increased sales for carmakers, and so many new cars are launched just before it. For October 2023, we saw the market introduction of numerous facelifts, new variants and special editions across various price segments. From the Tata Harrier and Safari facelifts to the BMW i7 M70i, here’s every new car launched ahead of the 2023 festive season.
Tata Harrier & Safari facelift - The 2023 facelifts for the Tata Harrier and Tata Safari SUVs get a host of updates including the new exterior design, interior updates and a lot more tech. The new Harrier starts from Rs 15.49 lakh, while the 7-seat Safari now starts from Rs 16.19 lakh. Some of the key new features on both include the bigger suite of ADAS, 7 airbags, paddle shifters, dual-zone climate control, a new steering wheel with an illuminated logo, a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system amongst others.
Citroen C3 Aircross - The Citroen C3 Aircross offers both 5 and 7-seat configurations, the only one in the compact SUV segment to do so. In the 7-seat variants, the 3rd now can be removed when not in use. Some of the features include a 10.2-inch infotainment, a digital instrument cluster, a roof-mounted blower, TPMS and Hill Hold. Prices for the car start from Rs 9.99 lakh.
Nissan Magnite AMT & Magnite Kuro Edition - The Nissan Magnite now gets an automatic option for the 1-litre N.A. engine as well. The AMT gets features like anti-stall and kick-down and a creep function amongst others. Thus, both the engines on offer now get an automatic option.
Meanwhile, the Kuro Edition gets an all-black exterior along with black front grille, skid plate, roof rails, door handles, alloy wheels. The car also gets red brake callipers. Meanwhile, the interiors get the same black treatment with a black roof liner, sun visors, door trims, gloss black inserts of the steering wheel, door handles and black AC vent surrounds.
Skoda Slavia Matte Edition - The special edition Skoda Slavia is available only in the top-spec variant. It gets a Carbon Steel matte colour, powered front seats and an illuminated footwell area. Powertrain options for the Skoda Slavia remain the same - the turbo-charged 1-litre and 1.5-litre turbo-petrolTSI motors with a choice of automatic or manual transmissions.
Kia Carens X-Line - The Kia Carens' X-Line variants comes with a Matte Graphite colour on the outside and gets a dual-tone Black and Splendid Sage Green interior. Now, the same has been introduced for the Kia Carens MPV as well, following the Sonet and Seltos SUVs. Other changes include all gloss black elements like the grille, black rear skid plate, roof rack and ORVMs. The MPV also gets 16-inch dual tone alloys and silver brake callipers. The Carens X-Line comes only with automatic options for the turbo-petrolPetrol (7DCT) and Ddiesel (6AT) units options.
Honda Amaze Elite & Honda City Elegant Editions - This limited edition of the Honda Amaze is based on the top-spec VX variant. The car also gets a rear spoiler with an LED stop light, TPMS, front fender garnish, a sliding front armrest and an ORVM anti-fog film. Honda is also offering illuminated sill plates, a tyre inflator and Elite Edition seat covers and badges on the Amaze. Customers can get both manual or CVT options to choose from.
Meanwhile, the limited-edition Honda City is based on the V-variant. It comes with a rear spoiler with an integrated LED stop light, front fender garnish, illuminated sill plates, a wireless charger and Elegant Edition seat covers and badges amongst others. Here too, buyers will be offered a choice of manual or CVT transmission options.
Volkswagen Virtus GT Plus Matte Edition - The recently introduced Matte Edition of the Volkswagen Virtus sedan is offered with a matte grey exterior. The outside details include red highlights, black alloy wheels and black ORVMs. Meanwhile, on the inside, the sedan comes with cherry red leatherette upholstery, aluminium pedals and red ambient lighting. A 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine is offered with both manual and automatic options.
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New launches in the Luxury segment
The German marquee has launched three models ahead of the 2023 festive season - BMW X4 M40i, BMW 7 Series 740d M Sport and the BMW i7 M70 xDrive. The X4 coupe SUV gets a 3.0-litre, 6-cylinder turbocharged petrol with 8-speed automatic and all-wheel drive. The 740d M Sport meanwhile gets a 3.0-litre 6-cylinder diesel engine with hybrid tech. The i7 M70 xDrive luxury EV sedan comes with a dual-motor setup generating 660PS and 1015 Nm. It gets a 101.7kWh battery pack with a claimed range of 560km.
The Mini Countryman got a new Shadow Edition during this past month.
The Audi S5 Sportback got a new Platinum Edition. Both of these offer cosmetic updates only with the existing powertrains. It arrives on the heels of the special edition Audi Q5.
- Aston Martin
The iconic British performance marquee launched its latest grand tourer in India this past month. The Aston Martin DB12 arrived early in October for Rs 4.59 crore. It comes with a reworked 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, a 3.5 second 0-100 km/h time and a top speed well over 300 km/h.
Let us know which amongst the above cars would you pick if you were out to buy a new car.
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