See below for a rundown of the most anticipated new vehicle introductions for the month of January, 2023.
Mahindra Thar 2WD
The base 2WD Thar variant specs have leaked online, therefore we may expect Mahindra to release it this month.
It has been announced that two distinct powertrains will be available for the Thar 4×2. Both the 2.0-liter turbo-petrol unit making 150 horsepower and 320 Newton meters and the 1.5-liter diesel making 117 horsepower and 300 Newton meters will be paired with a 6-speed automated transmission. The latter will have a standard manual transmission with six speeds.
MG Hector facelift
The updated MG Hector will make its debut in India on January 5, 2023, as previously reported.
Mechanically, the new Hector will be indistinguishable from the previous version. Power comes from the same 2.0-liter diesel, 1.5-liter turbo-petrol, and 1.5-liter mild-hybrid engines as before.
Hyundai Ioniq 5
Recently, Hyundai held an event in India where they unveiled the Ioniq 5 for the Indian market. Now that preorders for the new EV are being accepted, interested parties can put their orders by paying a deposit of Rs 1 lakh.
Hyundai will provide a huge battery pack and a rear-mounted electric motor in India with an ARAI-certified range of 631 km. Fast charging at 800V is supported by the Ioniq 5, allowing for a full charge from 0 to 80% in just 18 minutes.
The next-generation BMW X1 is now available for pre-order at select locations around the country. The booking amount charged by dealers is Rs 50,000. The BMW X1’s successor is scheduled to debut on January 28, 2023, at the third annual BMW Joytown festival in Bangalore. Potentially, shipments will start in the month of March.
BMW 7 Series & i7
BMW’s 7 Series and i7 electric limousine will both debut in their newest iterations in India on January 7, 2023. Joytown, located in Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex, is where the cars will be unveiled.
The 2017 BMW 7 Series is available all around the world with a wide variety of gas, diesel, and plug-in hybrid engines ranging in size from a 3.0L turbo-petrol to a 4.4L twin-turbo V8.
BMW’s all-electric 7 Series is called the i7. The xDrive60 model, which features a 101.7 kWh battery pack, will be available.
Mercedes-AMG E53 Cabriolet
Mercedes-Benz is rumored to be gearing up to offer a new high-performance convertible in India. Reports say that the AMG E53 Cabriolet would be unveiled on January 6, 2023.
The E53 Cabriolet has a 3.0-liter turbo-petrol engine with mild-hybrid tech. Equipped with a 9-speed automatic transmission and 4Matic+ all-wheel drive, it is capable of producing 429 horsepower and 520 Newton meters of torque.
New-gen Kia Carnival & Sorento
Next month in India, Kia will debut the Carnival’s updated model. Kia will debut the MPV alongside the Sorento SUV at the 2023 Auto Show.
The Sorento might be thought of as Kia’s answer to the Hyundai Santa Fe. It’s a large SUV that can seat seven people and comes with a choice of three different engines: a 1.6-liter turbo-petrol with mild-hybrid technology, a plug-in hybrid, and a 2.2-liter diesel.
Tata Safari facelift
Multiple sightings of the updated Tata Safari have been reported. The refreshed SUV will debut at the 2023 Auto Expo, when it is anticipated to be shown off for the first time alongside a slew of new features.
The new Tata Safari will be available with a 6-speed manual or an automatic transmission and will use the same 2.0-liter diesel engine that produces 168 BHP and 350 Nm.