2017 was a remarkable year for the car manufacturers as well as the car lovers as it showcased some of the best car models which became the favourites of millions of people across the country in their own ways. Each of the models launched last year boasted of their own specific features and became hit immediately after their launch. Nonetheless, the upcoming year, 2018 is also ready to surprise the audience with some of the unique models from the renowned international and domestic car brands.
While the leading automakers are ready to roll out a hoard of new products in the market immediately after the arrival of the New Year, the car lovers are also impatiently awaiting to see what the car makers have in store for them in the New Year. Just like the previous year, it is expected that the new cars will blow the mind of the car lovers with their amazing features and attributes. Packed with interesting features, some of the top most car models to be launched itself in the January 2018 are as follows:
Expected launch date – 11 January 2018
Expected price – Rs.3 crore approximately (In Delhi)
Lamborghini, the renowned performance car manufacturer is all set to launch its brand new SUV, the Urus, in India on the very first month of 2018. This performance-focused car which was recently unveiled in Italy is a successor of the traditional Lamborghini LM002 SUV that was launched way back in the 80s. Finally, after a long wait since the debut of the concept version, this high-end carmaker came back with a bang with its latest product which is tagged as the fastest SUV in the world with a 0-100kmph speed reach in 3.6 seconds. This tough and durable SUV which is designed for the rocky mountainous terrains is due for launch on 11 January 2018.
Just like all the other cars of this premium brand, the name of this model is also derived from the name of a bull, Urus. The most distinctive feature which makes this petrol-driven SUV stand out is its super car sports soul coupled with typical functionalities of an SUV. The rugged and high rider look of the Urus, has already created a lot of buzz among the adventure car lovers. It is power- packed with several other striking features including 21 inches wheels with huge wheel arches to the fans, huge overall length of 5112 mm, boot space of 616 litres, 440mm carbon ceramic brakes with 10 piston calipers and multiple driving modes. Coming with so many distinctive features, this car is expected to mark its position among the best sellers of the upcoming year.
Coming to performance, it boasts of a twin turbocharged front mounted 3996cc 4.0-litres V8 engine coming with a capability of delivering up to 650 HP of maximum power at 6000 rpm and 850 Nm of peak torque at 2250-4500 rpm mated with 8-speed automatic transmission. It has a fuel tank capacity of 85 litres and the high-end performance sprints with a top speed of 305 kmph. It gives out a hefty mileage of approximately 7.87 kmpl and has a seating capacity of 4/5 persons. You can expect to get this unique version of high-ride Lamborghini in approximately Rs.3 crore.
Expected launch date – 15 January 2018
Expected price – Rs.1.5 crore approximately (In Delhi)
The luxury car brand Lexus owned by Toyota Motor is set to officially launch yet another luxury sedan, the Lexus LS 500h in the country in the coming month of January. Just after 1 year of its first public debut, Lexus is going to release the car in India. Having a long bonnet and a small boot, this upcoming sedan boasts of an unconventional look unlike other luxury cars available in the market. Powered with V8 engine along with several other brilliant equipment, the Lexus is ready to hit the car market with its new full size luxury avatar on 15 January 2018.
When it comes to the special features, amazing features, there are a number of amazing features of this new car that will make the buyers drool over right at the first look. Front grill with rugged chrome look, ragged edges headlamps, alloy wheels, body-coloured bumpers and infinite creases are some of the features that this car is coming up with Premium leather upholstery and wood trim on the door panels and dashboard gives its interiors a classy look. Among the special features, this car boasts of LCD instrument cluster with dials inspired by the LFA supercar and Shiatsu massage for front and rear seats. All these features all together makes the Lexus LS a desirable choice for the premium car lovers.
Talking about the engine capacity and the performance of this petrol-driven car, it is powered by a dual electric motor hybrid 4.6-litre 4600 cc V8 engine which can churn out a maximum power of 357 bhp @ 6400 rpm and highest torque of 466 Nm @ 4100 rpm. This particular model of Lexus LS comes with not just a V8 engine but also a V6 twin-turbocharged engine that can put up with a power of 400 bhp and 600 Nm torque. As for the transmission, the powerful engines of this new LS are coupled with a 10-speed automatic gearbox. It has an overall length of 5151 mm, offers comfortable accommodation to 5 persons, and has a fuel tank capacity of 84 litres. The car is expected to be priced somewhere around Rs.1.5 crore. Time
Expected launch date – 18 January 2018
Expected price – Rs.55 lakh approximately
Audi, one of the leading car manufacturers in India is going to roll out its new car model for the Indian buyers in the beginning of the New Year. Claimed to be lighter by 100kgs then the available versions of this product line of Audi, this new vehicle is expected to top the list of the highest sold cars in 2018. The company is all game to launch the new Q5 on 18 January 2018.
It comes with a list of features such as the 8.3 inch infotainment system along with the power of handwriting recognition, a high-tech MMI interface that is paired with a Bang & Olufsen sound system and also a 12.3 inch Virtual Cockpit that replaces the traditional analogue instrument cluster. With a petrol and diesel engine capacity of 2 litres that can put up 252 PS and 190 PS of power, is surely going to provide supreme transmission duties with a 7 speed S Tronic gearbox. It is based entirely on the same MLB Evo platform that is present in other models of Audi too. The hexagonal grill with sleek LED headlamps, redesigned bumper and horizontal chrome inserts makes the Audi Q5’s look bold like never before.
In terms of speed, Audi Q5 has a top-speed of 222 kmph with the 1984cc petrol engine. It can go from 0 to 100 kmph in just 7.1 seconds flat. Likewise, the Q5 model can achieve a top-speed of 200 kmph with the 1968cc diesel engine. It can go from 0 to 100 kmph in just 9 seconds with the 1968cc engine while the 2967cc TDI diesel engine takes only 6.5 seconds. The Q5 is expected to compete with Volvo XC60, BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC. In terms of power, the 2-litre diesel engine can develop 174.3 bhp power and 380 Nm torque while the 3-litre diesel engine can generate 241.4 bhp power and 580 Nm torque. As far the 2-litre TFSI petrol engine, it can develop 221.3 bhp power and 350 Nm torque.
The safety features of the Q5 model includes a central locking system, windscreen cleaning system, tyre pressure monitoring system, an anti-theft alarm, an advanced engine immobilizer system, etc. Audi Q5 has a panoramic view, an elegant design, impressive performance and spacious front and rear seats.
Expected launch date – 24 January 2018
Expected price – Rs.3.75 lakh approximately
Datsun has successfully created a good name in the automobile industry where budget friendly cars are concerned. Datsun boasts of the latest Redi GO Gold model that can withhold a capacity of 1-litre engine packed with other aesthetical features. The Datsun Redi GO is said to be available in five variants of D, A, T, T (O) AND S. The additional benefits of the Redi GO is that the car has body-coloured bumpers, wheel covers and daytime running LED lights. As per as the budget of the car is considered, it is quite an ideal model for the average Indian audience. The car provides a mileage of 22.5 kmpl with a boot space of 222 litres.
The hatchback car delivers a 22.7 kmpl mileage with the 0.8-litre engine and 22.5 kmpl mileage with the 1-litre engine. The 0.8-litre 12V petrol engine can generate 53.64 bhp power and 72 Nm torque. It is paired with a 5-speed gearbox for automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 1-litre versions of Redi Go is expected to have automatic transmission. It competes with Renault Kwid, Hyundai Eon, Alto K10, and Alto 800. Redi GO has a seating capacity of 5 and comes with 5 doors. It is fitted with 13-inch wheels. The safety features of this car includes child safety locks, and front and side impact beams. The Redi-GO 1.0L has a '1.0' badge on the rear to distinguish it from the 0.8-litre variant. It has a 222-litre boot capacity to store heavy luggage.
The 1-litre engine is available only in the S and T(o) variants. The Redi-GO 1.0L comes with remote keyless entry. The centre console has a music system with a radio player, CD, USB, and AUX. The 1-litre engine generates 68PS power and 91 Nm torque.
Expected launch date – 20 January 2018
Expected price – Rs.78.83 lakh to Rs.1.37 crore approximately
The New Year of Jaguar Land Rover in India is going to get started with the release of the brand new Velar. This new car is an amalgamation of the features boasted by the Range Rover Sport and Range Rover Evoque launched earlier. The best feature of this car is the option of selecting one petrol and two diesel engines. The vehicle comes with multiple engine variants and the buyers can choose one as per their need and requirements. While the entry-level 2.0-litre straight-four D 180 Ingenium diesel engine yields 177 bhp at 430 Nm, the other diesel engine option of 3.0-litre D300 engine gives out 296 bhp at 700 Nm. On the contrary, the P250 2.0-litre four-pot petrol engine variant churns out 246/400 Nm. All the engine variants are mated to 8-speed automatic transmission which helps it achieve a high-speed within a few seconds after it starts.
The car has a top-speed of 201 kmph and can go from 0 to 100 kmph in only 8.9 seconds. It has a seating capacity of 5 and comes with 4 doors. It is fitted with 18-inch alloy wheels. The safety features of the car includes Anti-Lock Braking System, central locking, airbags, seat belts, brake assist, seat belt warning, power door locks, child safety locks, front and side impact beams, engine immobilizer, etc.
It is a highly comfortable car coming with all features that are required for a comfortable journey. Right from infotainment to advanced safety features this car has everything that a buyer must be anting to get in a car. Touch-Pro Duo infotainment system along with smartphone mirroring and gesture control is one of the advanced features that this car is coming with. Among the other added features, this new car will be having a panoramic sunroof, power gesture tailgate and navigation Pro, and individual zone climate control. In the prospect of the price, this new launch from the house of Jaguar is expected to be available from a starting price of Rs.78.83 lakh. If you want to buy this car but don’t have sufficient amount of cash to backup the expense, you can get a car loan and buy this car in a stress-free way.
With many more cars to release later in the upcoming year, these were the top cars that are geared up to mark its release right at the start of the New Year, 2018.