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Top Electric Cars Launching in India in September: World EV Day 2022

Top Electric Cars Launching in India in September: World EV Day 2022

Upcoming EVs in India (representative image)

Electric vehicle sales are picking up in the country. From two-wheelers to cars, battery powered vehicles are becoming the talk of the town, and this is exacerbated by the rising cost of petrol/diesel in India and worldwide. For the month of September 2022, several automakers including Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Maruti Suzuki and Mahindra have made huge announcements that will set the tone in the EV segment just before the approaching holiday season in India. Here is a list of the most upcoming electric cars in India in September 2022.

Upcoming electric cars in India this month:

Mercedes-Benz EQS 580: Mercedes-Benz India recently announced the launch of the new EQS AMG, and now the company will introduce the new 580 variant of the flagship EV, which is likely to hit the market in the second half of September. The car will be assembled locally in India at the company’s factory in Chakan, Pune. This model will then be followed by the EQB to be announced later this year. The upcoming EQS 580 has a 107.8 kWh battery pack and is powered by two electric motors that deliver a combined output of 523 hp and 856 Nm of torque. According to official claims, the car can return a full charge range of 770 km on a single charge.

Mercedes-EQS 53 4MATIC
The newly launched electric car Mercedes-EQS 53 4MATIC+.

Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder: After presenting the car earlier in August, the Japanese auto giant will announce the launch of the all-hybrid Urban Cruiser Hyryder electric SUV in the country later in September. This will be the first HEV model in the segment to compete with Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. It will be released as a jointly developed offering from the Toyota-Suzuki partnership. The company aims to attract buyers with a fuel consumption of 27.97 km/l, which is also the best in its segment.

Toyota Unveils India's First All-Hybrid Midsize SUV Urban Cruiser Hyryder
Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder

Marutic Suzuki Great Vitara: The new Grand Vitara SUV will be released as the Suzuki-branded Hyryder hybrid SUV. It will share the same basic design with styling tweaks, the same hybrid powertrain options and similar features. However, it can be pitted as a relatively more affordable option against its tech twin. The official launch date has not yet been announced, but it is expected to go on sale in the latter part of this month. The car has already started arriving at the company dealers and the pre-launch bookings are already underway.

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara
Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara
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Mahindra XUV 400 electric: Mahindra & Mahindra will announce the new XUV400 electric SUV on September 8. This will only be a reveal event, with prizes to be announced later this year or next year. More details about the SUV will be announced in the coming days. It will give visibility to cars such as Tata Nexon EV and MG ZS EV. Meanwhile, Tata Motors has only recently launched the #JET edition of its Nexon EV in the country.
Mahindra XUV400EV
Mahindra XUV400EV

That said, other electric cars confirmed to arrive in India include Hyundai IONIQ5 EV and Ford Mustang Mach-E.