As the automotive industry continues to evolve and innovate, car enthusiasts and casual drivers alike are always eagerly anticipating the latest models and designs. May 2023 is expected to be an exciting month for new car launches, with several highly anticipated vehicles set to hit the market.
From luxury sedans to high-performance sports cars, there will be something for everyone. In this article, we will take a closer look at some of the all-new cars launching in May 2023 and what sets them apart from their predecessors. Whether you’re in the market for a new car or simply love to stay up-to-date on the latest automotive advancements, read on to learn more about what’s in store.
1. Maruti Suzuki Jimny launch – May
The Jimny is undoubtedly one of the most highly anticipated cars to hit the market this year. Serving as a symbolic successor to the Maruti Gypsy, this rugged vehicle has been tailor-made for India and features five doors for added practicality. Despite being a lifestyle vehicle, Maruti has remained faithful to the no-nonsense off-roading roots of its predecessor by outfitting the Jimny with a sturdy ladder-frame chassis and low-range 4×4 capabilities.
Under the hood, the Jimny boasts a 1.5-liter gasoline engine, delivering an impressive 105 horsepower. Drivers can choose between a 5-speed manual or 4-speed torque converter automatic transmission, offering a personalized driving experience that suits their preferences.
When it comes to pricing, the Jimny is expected to have a starting ex-showroom cost ranging from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 12 lakh, making it an affordable yet stylish option for adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Overall, the Jimny promises to be a versatile, dependable, and fun vehicle that can tackle any challenge on and off the road with ease.
2. BMW M2 launch – May
BMW is set to launch the second generation M2 (G87) in India as a fully imported model. Unlike its predecessor, which was brought to India as the top-of-the-line Competition variant, the new M2 will arrive as the standard model. Powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline six-cylinder engine, the M2 is capable of churning out a formidable 460 horsepower and 550 Newton-meters of torque.
The car will come with an 8-speed Steptronic transmission as standard, while an optional 6-speed manual gearbox will also be available. However, what sets the new M2 apart is that it will be the final BMW M model to run solely on gasoline.
The M2 is expected to carry a price tag of around Rs 1 crore ex-showroom. With its impressive performance and iconic BMW styling, the M2 is sure to appeal to car enthusiasts looking for a thrilling driving experience.
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3. Tata Altroz CNG start – May
Tata Motors, a renowned car manufacturer, is all set to launch the Altroz CNG – a premium hatchback equipped with a CNG kit that will be installed at the factory. This will make it the third premium hatchback in India to come with a CNG kit installed by the manufacturer. The company has already started accepting bookings for the Altroz CNG at a nominal fee of Rs 21,000. The deliveries of this model will commence in May, and the prices will be disclosed shortly before the deliveries.
The Altroz CNG will be available in four trims – XE, XM+, XZ, and XZ+, all of which will be equipped with the CNG kit. The top-of-the-line XZ+ variant of the Altroz CNG will boast metal wheels, automatic air conditioning, a sunroof, and six airbags for enhanced safety. The car will be powered by a 1.2-liter, 3-cylinder engine that generates a power of 77hp and a torque of 97Nm, and it will be paired with a 5-speed manual transmission.
In conclusion, the Altroz CNG is a promising addition to the premium hatchback segment in India, with its eco-friendly CNG kit and impressive features, making it an attractive option for customers looking for a premium hatchback with a lower carbon footprint.
4. BMW X3 M40i launch – May
The X3 M40i, the high-performance variant of the X3, boasts a robust powertrain shared with the BMW M340i sedan. Under the hood, a 3.0-liter, 6-cylinder, turbocharged gasoline engine churns out an impressive 360 horsepower and 500 Newton-meters of torque, slightly lower than its sedan counterpart by 14 horsepower. The power is transmitted to all four wheels through an 8-speed automatic transmission, delivering an exhilarating driving experience.
To complement its impressive powertrain, the X3 M40i comes equipped with the M Sport styling package and a host of performance upgrades, including variable sport steering, M Sport brakes, M Sport differential, and adjustable M suspension. These features work in harmony to deliver exceptional handling, precise steering, and superior braking performance.
It’s no surprise that the X3 M40i is in high demand, with potential customers already putting down a deposit of Rs 5 lakh to secure a vehicle. Overall, the X3 M40i represents a perfect blend of luxury, comfort, and performance, making it an excellent choice for driving enthusiasts and those seeking a thrilling driving experience.
5. Mahindra Thar AX(AC) New Base Variant
Mahindra, the renowned automobile manufacturer, is gearing up to launch a new base variant in India next month, which will be called the AX (AC). Positioned below the current AX (O) variant, this new offering is expected to come equipped with front-facing second-row seats and will be available in both petrol and diesel engine options.
To make it more affordable, the AX (AC) will not have some of the advanced features found in the higher-end AX (O) variant. However, it is expected to provide excellent value for money with its competitive pricing and a host of impressive features.
Overall, the launch of this new variant is sure to excite the Indian automotive market and provide customers with a more accessible option from Mahindra’s impressive lineup of SUVs.
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