The coming year is going to be full of new launches - from affordable to luxury car models. While the month of December is going to be tame, there will be a ton of launches happening from January onwards. We tell you about the upcoming cars in January 2022.
Upcoming Cars in January 2022
It is worth mentioning that the launch timelines mentioned below are tentative and some haven’t been confirmed yet. Hence, watch the space for confirmed launch timelines.
Skoda Slavia is the new mid-size sedan from the Czech carmaker in the Indian market that is slated to get launched next year. It is based on the localised MQB-AO IN platform that is also shared with the Kushaq and the Taigun. The Slavia will come powered with 1.0-litre TSI and 1.5-litre TSI petrol engines with 6-speed MT/AT and 6-speed MT/ 7-speed DSG gearbox respectively. Skoda Slavia will take on the likes of the Hyundai Verna, Honda City and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz.
Toyota Belta is going to be the Yaris replacement that has been recently discontinued. The Belta is going to be a Suzuki Ciaz with a Toyota badge - thanks to the alliance between the Japanese carmakers. Tweaked interior upholstery and better warranty are going to be the key differentiators between the Belta and Ciaz. It will come powered by the same 1.5-litre K15 petrol engine with both 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmission options.
Audi Q7 is the most-popular 7-seater luxury SUV in the Indian market. It is especially popular among businessmen and Bollywood stars and the new facelift is going to continue with the trend. Audi has started the local assembly of the Q7 and the launch is expected to take place in January 2022. It will get a redesigned front fascia, new LED taillights and refreshed interiors with the best tech from Audi. Powering the new Q7 would be a 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine that will come mated with a Quattro AWD system. Audi Q7 will take on the likes of the BMW X5, Mercedes GLE, Land Rover Discovery and Volvo XC90.
Skoda Kodiaq Facelift
Skoda Kodiaq is the flagship SUV from the Czech carmaker that is set to make a comeback with a facelift. The new model will get updated styling, better features and a new powerplant. While the earlier Kodiaq was powered by a diesel engine, the new model comes with a 2.0-litre TSI petrol engine that puts out 190Hp and 320 Nm of torque. It will take on the likes of the upcoming Jeep Meridian, Volkswagen Tiguan AllSpace, Mahindra XUV700 and Tata Safari.