Top 6 Cars Launches Of 2021

Here is a quick run-through of what we think is our top 6 list of the cars launched in India this year.

The year 2021 has been an exciting one as far as new car launches are concerned. However, the Indian auto industry was majorly impacted because of the COVID-19 pandemic second wave and global chip shortage. Despite such challenging conditions, we have witnessed so many key launches happening in India across segments like SUVs, sedans, and hatchbacks. Here is a quick run-through of what we think is our top 6 list of the cars launched in India this year.

Tata Punch
One of the most interesting launches of the year was the Tata Punch. The micro SUV was an instant hit for the Indian carmaker. The company said that the Punch received more bookings than any other Tata car. The Punch is powered by a 1.2-liter Revotron petrol engine that comes mated to a 5-speed manual and an optional AMT unit. It is priced at ₹ 5.49 lakh to ₹ 9.09 lakh (ex-showroom).

The all-electric BMW iX is the newest car on offer in the luxury EV segment from the Bavarian automaker. It is the brand’s first electric offering in the country that gets a price tag of ₹ 1.16 crore (ex-showroom). The electric SUV was sold out in just one day after the first phase of bookings commenced. It comes with a 76.6 kWh battery pack, which powers the electric motors to develop a combined output of 240 kW or 322 bhp and a peak torque of 630 Nm.

Renault Kiger
It was this year when Renault India entered into the competitive subcompact SUV space with the Kiger. The car has managed to achieve a decent amount of success, despite the segment being crowded. The subcompact SUV is based on the company’s CMF-A+ platform and shares its underpinnings with the Renault Triber MPV and the Nissan Magnite.

Mercedes-Benz A 45 S AMG
The Mercedes-AMG A 45 S 4MATIC+ is the hottest hatchback in the world which is priced in India at ₹ 79.50 lakh (ex-showroom). The offering sits at the top of the A-Class family and is the 12th AMG model in Mercedes-Benz India’s portfolio. The model packs a whopping 415 bhp and 500 Nm of peak torque from its 2.0-liter four-cylinder, turbocharged engine. It can do a 0-100 kmph sprint in 3.9 seconds before clocking a top speed of 270 kmph.

Audi e-Tron
The Audi e-Tron range is the German carmaker’s first-ever electric offering in the country. The new Audi e-Tron is being offered in two body styles SUV and Sportback and three variants – e-Tron 50, e-Tron 55, and e-Tron Sportback 55. Prices for the Audi e-Tron range start at ₹ 99.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India).

Mahindra XUV700
The Mahindra XUV700 has turned out to be a blockbuster for the Indian utility vehicle maker which went on sale on October 2, 2021. Prices for the flagship start from ₹ 12.49 lakh, going up to ₹ 22.89 lakh for the top-spec variants (all prices ex-showroom). The SUV comes with a choice of petrol and diesel engines to choose from – the 2.0-liter mStallion turbo petrol and 2.2-liter mHawk diesel. Both mills are paired with manual and automatic transmission options.

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