As we witnessed a slowdown in the auto sector during 2019, the year 2020 is set to change all of it right from the start. The government has given a nod to replacing the BS-IV vehicles with BS-VI effective from the 1st April 2020. This has created quite some noise within the manufacturers to meet the regulatory norms. Oil manufacturers have also started supplying BS-VI compliant fuel at almost all places. This will witness some major changes in the form of refreshed models and a move towards greener and cleaner fuels.
Let us look at some new launches in the year 2020 that you can watch out for –
Mahindra XUV Aero
After the success of XUV 500, Mahindra is set to step in the market with Mahindra XUV Aero. It has crossover design from its outgoing model XUV 500 and a coupe design. The two-door design comes equipped with projector headlamps along with DRLs (daylight running lamps). The sharp design and the front grille makes its presence felt on the road. It is expected to come with a 2.0 L mHawk diesel engine churning out power numbers of 140 PS with torque figures of 320 Nm. It will be available in 2.2L petrol engine variant too. We expect it to launch around the 17 lakh mark. Getting a pre-approved car loan can get your hands on your favourite Mahindra car early in 2020.
Force Gurkha 2020
For all you adventure junkies and off-road enthusiasts, we have got some good news for you. Force is set to launch its facelift model of the Gurkha series. The facelifted model comes with new bumper grille, head and tail lamps. While the infotainment system and dual airbag are now standard. Equipped with a 2.6L BS-VI engine under the hood, the five-speed gearbox produces 90PS of power and 280Nm of torque. It is expected to start from ₹ 9.75 lakhs for the base variant. Check out car finance options before deliveries start to get your dose of adventure early in the year.
Skoda Karoq is to be launched in the first half of 2020 by the Volkswagen group owned Skoda. It is going to be introduced as a completely built unit (CBU) with either a 1L or 1.5L TSI engine unit. It is soon to launch for a price of ₹ 20 lakhs and is set to compete against the likes of MG Hector, Hyundai Tucson and Jeep Compass.
With the preference moving to cleaner and greener fuels, electric vehicles are a no brainer in this segment. Unlike other cars, the power numbers differ for this vehicle. It has a 15.9kWh battery pack with fast-charging support. e-KUV 100 has a range of 147 km on a single charge that can help you whizz past quietly. It is a pioneer in the all-electric micro SUV segment and is priced economically at ₹ 8.25 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).
Here are some car launches to look out for in the year 2020. Get home your favourite car by availing affordable car finance options at with easy car loan eligibility from Mahindra Finance.