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There are as many as four new car launches scheduled for this week from MG Motor, Hyundai, Honda and Audi.

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MG Hector Plus

MG Hector Plus launched on July 13

First in the list of new car launches is the MG Hector Plus SUV. It is capable of seating six people (four adults and two children), equipped with captain seats in the second row. Customers can choose between three engine options; a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol or mild-hybrid petrol and a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel. The former develops 143 hp and 250 Nm of torque while the latter makes 170 hp and 350 Nm. Transmission options include a manual for all engines, or a DCT for the 1.5-litre petrol.

Also read: MG Hector Plus launched

Hyundai Tucson

hyundai tucson suv launch

The new Hyundai Tucson will be launched on July 14. The car was shown to the public earlier this year at the 2020 Auto Expo. The new Tucson receives BS6 updates, a new transmission for the diesel variants and some visual updates as well. Under the hood, the Tucson will continue to draw power from the 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engines from the previous model, now up to BS6 standards, of course. While the petrol mill is mated to a six-speed automatic, the diesel engine gets a new eight-speed automatic transmission. The former is expected to churn out 152 hp while the latter will produce 185 hp. Hyundai will price the new Tucson at a premium over the outgoing model. The car will go up against the Škoda Karoq, Jeep Compass and the Honda CR-V.

Honda City

honda city sedan launch

The Honda City has been in the Indian market since 1998 and now the manufacturer is gearing up to launch the fifth generation of this popular sedan. The launch is scheduled to take place on June 15. The new car comes bearing a contemporary design that sets it apart from its predecessors. Similar visual updates have been made in the interior of the car also. The petrol variants draw power from a new 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine that can be mated to either a CVT or a six-speed manual gearbox with 121 hp and 145 Nm on tap. Diesel variants are equipped with a 1.5-litre i-DTEC unit that comes mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Power and torque figures stand at 100 hp and 200 Nm respectively. The City will take the fight to the new Hyundai Verna, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Volkswagen Vento and the Toyota Yaris.

Also read: 2020 Honda City – What You Should Know

Audi RS 7 Sportback

Audi RS7 upcoming launch

The 2020 Audi RS 7 Sportback will be launched on July 16 and bookings are open for a token amount of Rs 10 lakh. The new RS 7 is powered by a new 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine along with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. Together, the output has been rated at 600 hp and 800 Nm. Power will reach all four wheels through Audi’s quattro system and an eight-speed automatic transmission. The claimed 0-100 km/h acceleration figure stands at 3.6 seconds.

Story: Joshua Varghese


About the author: Joshua Varghese


Would gape at fast cars. Still does but now has a chance to drive some of them. Hates driving in traffic but makes up for with a spot of off-roading or the occasional track outing. Insta: @motoknight


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