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Hyundai to Mercedes, here are the top 5 cars launching in August

The Mercedes-Benz logo is seen near the Daimler headquarters. Photo: Reuters


August will be interesting for car enthusiasts as Toyota, Hyundai, Maruti, Mahindra and Mercedez are set to launch some of their best four-wheelers powered by better technology, performance and design and engineering. With a bundle of new options, you can choose anyone based on your choices or preferences.


New generation Hyundai Tucson and Maruti Alto enter the hatchback segment, while Mahindra also comes with electric SUV models. In addition, the Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 would make its debut as the best car in the sedan segment.


Since buying a car is always more of a liability than an asset, the purchaseability and price of the vehicle would be a driving factor in their usefulness. In addition, some cars may or may not be suitable for the roads you drive on. Currently, Tata Motors dominates the market, signifying the importance of these launches for competing brands.


Mahindra’s electric SUV, in particular, would be a joy to look out for. Other cars like New Gen-Maruti Alto and Hyundai Tucson would be ideal for nuclear families, while Urban Cruiser Hyryder would be the best looking in the midsize SUV category. Electric cars would be an excellent deal for eco-friendliness, and Mercedes’ flagship models would be fun to look at.



Hyundai Tucson – August 4, 2022

Hyundai Tucson will launch the fourth-generation model in India on August 4, 2022. The premium hatchback comes with dozens of new features and improved design, including parametric design, LED headlights and lamp clusters. With a 2-litre petrol engine, it delivers 154 hp and 192 Nm, while the same diesel engine delivers 183 hp and 416 Nm for stunning performance. Furthermore, the petrol version has a 6-speed automatic transmission, while the diesel engine has an 8-speed automatic.


Unlike the previous model, the new-generation Tucson lacks a manual transmission, but the four-wheel drive system with multi-terrain modes makes it suitable for different surfaces and situations. Its multi-terrain capability makes it a safer vehicle to drive in different weather conditions. Tucson’s expected price is somewhere between Rs 26 lakh to Rs 32 lakh. After its launch on August 4, there could be cut-throat competition from Jeep Compass, Tata Harrier, MG Hector, Mahindra XUV700 and others.


Mahindra Electric SUVs – August 15, 2022


Indian auto giant Mahindra will launch five born electric SUVs on August 15, 2022. Interestingly, Mahindra showed off these electrified models in an official teaser video. These five models will include SUV coupes. In addition, the company will be exhibiting these concept cars at their design studio in Oxfordshire, UK.


Known for their durable and high-performing vehicles, Mahindra and Mahindra Limited have been enticing Indian customers for some time with their emerging ‘born electric’ SUV range. Yet people have seen nothing but teasers and concept models. The famous automakers may launch five cars, including a compact SUV, two SUV coupes and a trophy truck, or at least that’s what you can assume based on photos and teasers.



Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder – August 16 (expected)


Toyota’s mid-sized SUV has a good following in the market. It is expected to hit the market in mid-August 2022. It has a new 1.5-litre petrol engine with strong hybrid technology and an e-CVT. There will also be a 1.5-litre mild-hybrid petrol engine, with a five-speed manual transmission, 100PS and 135NM, and a six-speed automatic, making it a worthy deal.


The highly anticipated Toyota SUV would give tough competition to Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta. Currently, bookings are open for the token amount of Rs 25,000 at all Toyota dealers. The vehicle comes in seven monotone and four dual-tone colors making it highly visually appealing. In addition, the standalone infotainment system with smart functions includes Toyota iConnect car technology, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, average fuel consumption, clock, 360-degree camera and more. The expected price of a Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder is between Rs 10 lakh and Rs 16 lakh.



New Generation Maruti Alto – August 18, 2022


The all-new Maruti Suzuki would be one of the best reveals of August 2022. The new Gen Maruti Alto will be introduced on August 18, 2022 with the latest features and an improved design. With a 1-litre high-performance 800cc petrol engine, it will have the same power as its predecessor, 47 PS with a five-speed manual transmission and 69 Nm for the best experience.


The new generation Maruti Alto is the best compact vehicle built on the modular Heartect platform as most of its counterparts are built such as Maruti Suzuki S-Presso, Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Maruti Suzuki Wagon R and Maruti Suzuki XL6. In addition to cozy interiors and powerful engines, we can expect a CNG version of the new Alto. The price of the vehicle can be around Rs 4.15 lakh to Rs 4.5 lakh.



Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 – August 24, 2022


As expected, Mercedes would not disappoint its fan base with the flagship AMG EQS 53 4Matic+ high-performance Sedan. This car comes on the market on August 24 and has two electric motors on each axle, up to 750 hp and 1020 Nm. It also comes with a 107.8 kWh battery and can travel up to 520 kilometers on a single charge.


The elegant Mercedes model can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds. It has a top speed of 220 km/h and has a powerful torque and engine, making it the best in class. Despite being the first electric vehicle in the Indian portfolio, it can cost a fortune of Rs 1.06 crore, making it an exclusive car.



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