Despite the coronavirus pandemic and the resultant lockdown, the Indian auto sector noticed an array of latest automotive launches this 12 months, and the luxurious automotive phase was no exception. From all-new fashions to long-anticipated era upgrades we noticed prime luxurious automotive manufacturers like Mercedes-Benz India, Audi India, BMW India and Land Rover India herald some actually cool fashions. So as 2020 nears its finish, we checklist down the Top 5 luxurious vehicles that have been launched in India this 12 months.
The Audi Q2 is the latest entry-level crossover/SUV within the Ingolstadt-based luxurious automotive producer’s line-up, and it was launched in India on October 16, 2020. The Audi Q2 relies on the identical MQB platform, which presently underpins the Volkswagen T-Roc and the Skoda Karoq in India, and like them, this too involves India as a Completely Built Unit (CBU) mannequin. Under the hood, it will get a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that makes 190 bhp and 320 Nm of torque. The engine is paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch computerized gearbox.
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In phrases of options, the Audi Q2 will get a digital cockpit, MMI interface, smartphone connectivity within the type of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wi-fi charger, a sunroof and a 180 watt 10-speaker audio system. But, the Q2 misses out on a touchscreen system, rear AC vents and electrical adjustment for the entrance seats. The SUV is priced beginning at ₹ 34.99 to ₹ 48.89 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe
The BMW 2 Series Grand Coupe the smallest 4-door sedan within the Bavarian carmaker’s Indian line-up and it was launched on October 15, 2020. Based on the identical platform because the BMW X1, the brand new 2 Series Grand Coupe’s design and styling have been borrowed from BMW’s larger Gran Coupe fashions, particularly the 8 Series. Right now, the coupe sedan is barely supplied with a diesel engine choice – a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbo-diesel engine, tuned to make 187 bhp and 400 Nm of peak torque. It will probably be mated to an 8-speed Steptronic computerized transmission. However, BMW does intend to introduce a petroleum choice quickly.
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Currently, the automotive is obtainable in two variants – 220d Sportline and 220d M Sport. The 2 Series Gran Coupe affords a bunch of different options that embody – ambient lighting, a panoramic sunroof, dual-zone local weather management, park help, electrically adjustable entrance seats and the BMW digital key. The mannequin will probably be assembled on the firm’s Chennai plant and is priced between ₹ 39.Three lakh and ₹ 41.Four lakh (ex-showroom, India).
Land Rover Defender
The iconic Land Rover Defender was lastly launched in India this 12 months, and it is available in its new-gen avatar, supplied in two physique types – 90 (3-door) and 110 (5-door). The luxurious off-road SUV was launched in India on October 16, 2020, and proper now the corporate has begun deliveries of the Defender 110. Both are supplied in 5 variants – Base, S, SE, HSE and First Edition, and it involves India as a Completely Built Unit (CBU) mannequin. Land Rover has added loads of components that pay homage to the unique Defender together with the Aluminium castings on the home windows and the break up taillights that now get LED therapy. The SUV retains that muscular boxy silhouette.
Under the hood, the brand new Land Rover Defender comes with a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, BS6 petrol engine that churns out 292 bhp and 400 Nm of peak torque, whereas it is paired with an computerized transmission. The SUV additionally will get Land Rover’s Terrain Response 2 system, which may be configured to optimise traction and in addition mechanically elevate itself by 145 mm when going off-road. The pneumatic suspension can scale back the bottom clearance by 50 mm to enhance the ingress and egress. The SUV has a most wading depth of 900 mm. Currently, the Land Rover Defender 110 is priced in India between ₹ 73.98 lakh and ₹ 89.63 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
The Mercedes-Benz EQC is the primary all-electric automobile from the Stuttgart-based luxurious carmaker, and after being current within the international markets for a 12 months, it was lastly launched in India this 12 months, on October 8, 2020. In section 1, the EQC will probably be offered in Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Bengaluru, however clients in different cities may also purchase it and guide the automobile on-line. Mercedes-Benz has put in 100+ charging factors in 48 cities throughout India. The electrical SUV is accessible for an introductory value of ₹ 99.30 lakh (on-road, India) for the primary 50 clients.
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The new electrical SUV from the Stuttgart-based carmaker is available in one powertrain choice – Mercedes-Benz EQC 400, which will get two electrical motors, with every positioned on the entrance and rear axles, serving to the SUV with an all-wheel-drive configuration. Powering the electrical motors is an 80kW lithium-ion battery unit that may present a driving vary of 450 – 471 km per when totally charged. The electrical motors generate a cumulative energy of 402 bhp together with 765 Nm of peak torque, and it propels the SUV to do a 0-100 kmph dash in merely 5.1 seconds, earlier than reaching an electronically restricted prime velocity of 180 kmph.
Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe
In 2020, Mercedes-Benz additionally launched its first-ever 53 collection mannequin with the Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupe. Priced at ₹ 1.20 crore (ex-showroom, India) the brand new efficiency SUV relies on the new-generation GLE SUV that is already on sale in India. It packs extra energy, options and mild-hybrid expertise over its predecessor. The GLE 53 AMG Coupe appears to be like an identical to the GLE albeit with the Affalterbach therapy. This contains the 15-slat Panamericana grille, a steeper windscreen and a raked rear window. The efficiency coupe-SUV rides on 20-inch wheels as normal, whereas 21-inch alloys will probably be supplied as non-compulsory. In addition to that, you get a brand new bumper with bigger air intakes, aspect skirts, wraparound LED taillights and quad exhausts to finish the look.
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The GLE 53 AMG attracts energy from the three.0-litre twin-turbo, straight-six petrol engine that develops 435 bhp and 520 Nm of peak torque, whereas paired with a 9-speed AMG speedshift computerized transmission. The new-generation model additionally will get a 48-volt mild-hybrid expertise that the automaker calls EQ Boost that provides 22 bhp and 250 Nm of peak torque. Power is distributed to all 4 wheels by way of the 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system. The efficiency SUV can dash from 0-100 kmph in 5.Three seconds and has an electronically restricted prime velocity of 250 kmph.