The year 2022 has been a busy one for the Indian automotive industry. We have seen several exciting launches that have the potential to change various segments. From the Volkswagen Vitrus to the Mahindra Scorpio N, every car has been a great successor in its segment. But what happens next? So, here’s a list of upcoming cars that will be released in the coming months of 2022.
1. Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara
The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara will undoubtedly be one of the year’s most significant new car launches. The model will be available for sale in September. Its reservations have already begun, and the SUV has reportedly received over 40,000 reservations prior to its market debut. The Maruti Grand Vitara, which is based on Suzuki’s Global C platform, will be the brand’s first vehicle to feature a powerful hybrid powertrain. There will be two powertrain options: a 1.5L K15C dual jet petrol engine with Smart Hybrid technology and a 1.5L TNGA petrol engine with an Intelligent Hybrid system.
2. Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder
Toyota will reveal the prices of the much-anticipated Urban Cruiser Hyryder in the coming days. The Toyota Hyryder SUV will compete directly with the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG Astor, VW Taigun, and Skoda Kushaq. It is built on Suzuki’s Global-C platform, which also serves as the foundation for the Grand Vitara. Not only will the new Hyryder and Grand Vitara share a platform, but they will also share engine options and interior features. The Hyryder is expected to be priced similarly to the Grand Vitara, which could range between Rs 10 lakh and Rs 18.5 lakh.
3. Hyundai Venue N-Line
The Hyundai Venue N Line variant’s prices will be announced on September 6, 2022. Thunder Blue with Black Roof, Polar White with Black Roof, and Shadow Grey with Black Roof are the three dual-tone colours available for the model. The Venue N Line will be powered by a 120PS, 1.0L turbo petrol engine with a 7-speed DCT automatic transmission. However, the automaker will tune its engine and suspension to improve the driving experience. The interior of the sportier Venue will be all-black with contrast red inserts.
4. 2022 Hyundai Creta
Hyundai’s best-selling Creta SUV will enter its second generation in the coming months. While no official launch date has been announced, the carmaker has confirmed that it will be available in 2022. Its engine configuration will remain unchanged. Inside and out, the new Hyundai Creta 2022 will undergo significant changes. On the outside, it will get a new parametric grille inspired by the Tucson, new LED DRLs, new bumpers, slightly repositioned headlamps, and an updated tailgate. Inside, an updated 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and Hyundai’s BlueLink connected car technology are possible.
5. Mahindra XUV400
The Mahindra XUV400, an electric version of the XUV300 subcompact SUV, will hit showrooms on 8th September 2022. Unlike its ICE counterpart, the electric SUV will be larger and have more boot space. Its overall width and height, however, will remain unchanged. The carmaker claims that it will use high-energy-dense NMC batteries sourced from LG Chem, which are superior to the Tata Nexon EV’s LFP cells. The XUV400 is expected to have a range of more than 400 kilometres on a single charge. A few design elements distinguish it from the ICE version, and blue accents emphasise its electric nature.
6. Tata Harrier/ Safari (Petrol)
Tata Motors is preparing to launch a new SUV in the coming weeks. While the company is keeping the upcoming model under wraps, it is expected to be the updated Harrier and Safari SUVs. Both models could be equipped with a new petrol engine that has been in testing for some time. Under its ‘New Forever’ strategy, the company may release a limited edition of one of its existing popular models. The new Tata SUV will be designed in the brand’s new 2.0 Impact design language.
7. Toyota Innova Hycross
Toyota will unveil the much-anticipated Innova Hycross sometime in November 2022. The new Innova Hycross will be the first Innova to forego ladder-frame architecture in favour of a much lighter and more advanced monocoque design. It will also have front-wheel drive instead of the rear-wheel drive seen in the Innova Crysta and previous versions. The new Innova will be approximately 4.7 metres long with a 2,850mm wheelbase, making it slightly longer than the Innova Crysta. It will retain the multiple seating configurations and spacious cabin that have been a key selling point for the MPV.
8. Maruti Suzuki Brezza CNG
CNG variants of the new-generation Maruti Brezza will be available by the end of this year. It should be noted that the official launch date and other details have yet to be announced. The factory-fitted CNG kit will most likely be available only on mid-spec and higher trims. It will be equipped with the new K15C Smart Hybrid petrol engine and a CNG kit. While its power and torque outputs are slightly lower than those of the standard model, its mileage is higher. The Maruti Brezza CNG will only be available with a manual transmission.
9. Maruti Suzuki Baleno Cross
Maruti Suzuki appears to be ready to unveil its next big product, the Baleno Cross, at the upcoming Indian Auto Expo after much deliberation and several spy shots. The Maruti Suzuki Baleno Cross could hit the market the following month, in February 2023. There are numerous rumours swirling about the upcoming crossover, but according to reports, the new Maruti Suzuki Baleno Cross will most likely be powered by a 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder Boosterjet engine.
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