The Renault Captur SUV will be the first launch in November 2017
The 2017 Ford EcoSport facelift will go on sale in India next month
Lexus will be bringing its smallest SUV to India – NX300h, next month
The festive spirit continues to push the buying sentiment in India and automakers still have a load offerings that are just waiting to hit the market. While there are some models that we have already driven and told you about, the others are all-new cars that will be hitting the Indian market very soon. This includes the much awaited 2017 Ford EcoSport facelift, the all-new Renault Captur as well as the surprise model on this list, the Lexus NX300h; there’s lots to look forward to next month and we compile a list of all the car launches that will be hitting the Indian market in November 2017. Have a look.
1. Renault Captur – November 6
(The Renault Captur will take on the Jeep Compass in terms of pricing)
The Renault Captur is the all-new model to come from the French automaker and will be positioned above the Duster as a rival to the popular Jeep Compass. Unlike the international version though, the India-spec Captur shares its underpinnings with the Duster while also borrowing the 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines, while paired to a 6-speed manual transmission. There won’t be an automatic or AWD version on offer at the time of launch. The Captur distinguishes itself with the all-new styling that is quirky and urban while the cabin features some new details as well including a semi-digital instrument console, touchscreen infotainment system and auto climate control. The Renault Captur does not come with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay in India, but does support navigation. The SUV will be the first car launch in November and prices are expected to start around Rs. 9.5 lakh (ex-showroom), keeping up with the competition.
2. Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 and GLA 45 Facelift – November 7
(Both the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 and GLA 45 get new black finish with yellow stripes)
Further expanding its AMG line-up in India, the facelifted versions of the Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 and GLA 45 will be launched next month. Both the CLA 45 and GLA 45 are entry-level AMG models from the company and sport the same 2-litre in-line four-cylinder, turbocharged engine that makes 375 bhp and 475 Nm of peak torque. The motor comes paired to a 7-speed DCT AMG Speedshift transmission. The cars also get 4MATIC all-wheel drive system, for better power distribution. Both models will be available with subtle cosmetic tweaks and a new black finish as well as new decals, sporty yellow strip running across the bumpers and ORVMs, as well as blacked-out alloy wheels. The GLA also gets a boot-mounted spoiler with yellow touches. In addition, there’s a new 8-inch infotainment system on the CLA 45 and GLA 45 AMG that supports 360-degree camera. Expect prices to start around Rs. 76 lakh (ex-showroom) for Mercedes’ entry-level performance models.
3. 2017 Ford EcoSport Facelift – November 9
(The 2017 Ford EcoSport facelift gets new styling and an all-new 1.5-litre petrol engine)
One of the most awaited launches this year, the 2017 Ford EcoSport facelift has already been revealed and we drove the updated subcompact SUV recently to sample all the changes. The new EcoSport facelift boasts of updated styling, while there are now 17-inch alloy wheels as well. The cabin gets a massive upgrade sporting a new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with SYNC 3, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and also new leather treatment to the seats. Changes under the hood include the all-new 1.5-litre 3-cylinder petrol that makes 110 bhp and 140 Nm of peak torque. The new motor is paired to an all-new 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The 1.5-litre diesel continues to serve purpose. The 2017 EcoSport will be locking horns with a host of offerings including the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon and the likes, while prices are expected to remain competitive.