In the month of June 2023, the Indian automobile industry will receive an extensive amount of new models. These automobiles range from high-performance vehicles such as the rear-wheel-drive BMW M2 to off-road able vehicles such as the Maruti Suzuki Jimny and the open-top Mercedes SL55. We walk you through all of the upcoming releases for this month. June is informally started, and it’s shaping up to be a jam-packed month with launches to appeal to a wide range of motorcycle enthusiasts. What to predict is laid down in full below.
List of Upcoming Cars in June 2023
Honda Elevate (Estimate Starting Price: ~ ₹ 12 Lakh)
Honda’s new SUV will make its international debut in the country on June 6, with pricing likely to be stated in August. The SUV, dubbed the Elevate, is going to be built on the same chassis as the present-day Honda City, meaning it will have the same 1.5-litre engine that comes with a manual 6-speed transmission or a CVT.
Since the CR-V was discontinued owing to BS6 rules, this would be Honda’s first SUV in India. Although its Elevate will not have an engine powered by diesel, it’s going to most likely receive the City’s hybrid system later. The Elevate is going to compete with the Creta, Grand Vitara, and Toyota Hyryder, and we already talked about how the Elevate lacks a panoramic sunroof, that can be had on its rivals.
Maruti Suzuki Jimny (Estimate Starting Price: ~ ₹ 9 Lakh)
The much-anticipated Maruti Suzuki Jimny will be released on June 7. The SUV has already received 30,000 orders since bookings began in January 2023, with bookings evenly split between manual and automatic options, according to sources.
The Jimny is powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine that produces 105hp and 134Nm of torque and can be bought with either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission. All Jimnys are going to be available in 4×4 form, as Maruti Suzuki has said that no entry-level 4×2 model would be offered like Mahindra did with the Thar.
Mercedes-AMG SL55 (Estimate Starting Price: ~ ₹ 1.03 Crore)
The all-new seventh version of the classic Mercedes SL roadster makes a long-awaited return to the Indian market, having previously been offered as the fifth-gen SL in 2012. Mercedes-Benz has opted to reintroduce the SL with the name SL55 rather than the SL63, which is already available internationally. Mercedes has that the SL55’s 469hp, 700Nm twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 and nine-speed torque-converter transmission would propel it from 0 to 100kph in 3.9 seconds.
The SL55 has 4-wheel drive and 4-wheel steering to enable navigating the 4.7-meter sportscar simpler in traffic. Furthermore, this car has four seats and a cloth roof, which the firm claims are 21kg lighter than prior models’ metal roofs. The SL is also in the works, and considering the hybrid GT 63 S E Performance just introduced in India, we may anticipate the Hybrid SL to arrive here as well, but for the time being, it’s just the SL55.
Volkswagen Virtus GT (Estimate Starting Price: ~ ₹ 15 Lakh)
Volkswagen announced an updated Virtus version of their popular sedan. Volkswagen, known for its excellent dynamics and construction quality, released improvements in order to maintain the Virtus lineup new and enticing. The Virtus powered by the 1.5 TSI engines produces 150hp and 250Nm and was only available with a 7-speed dual-clutch automated gearbox; however, Volkswagen showed that a 6-speed manual version with the same engine will be available by June.
The GT line-up will receive new hues including “Deep Black Pearl” and “Lava Blue” in addition to only an extra gearbox choice. Its Virtus will be marking its one anniversary in India in June 2023, and these improvements come at a time when Hyundai introduced the new Verna with 160hp and a manual 6-speed transmission. The addition of a traditional gearbox to the Virtus GT renders it more inexpensive than the DSG variant, and Volkswagen may see an increase in Virtus volumes.
Volkswagen Taigun (Estimate Starting Price: ~ ₹ 20 Lakh)
Volkswagen has updated its famous Taigun SUV in addition to the Virtus. To maintain the product fresh, the firm has released new updates. The Taigun comes with two engine choices: a standard 1-litre turbo petrol & a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol. VW provided a 7-speed DSG transmission for the top-spec GT Plus variant and a 6-speed manual transmission in the medium-spec ‘GT’ model with the 1.5-litre engine. With the changes, though, all gearbox choices will continue to be accessible depending on the trim level.
In order to increase the SUV’s appeal to a wider spectrum of consumers, Volkswagen has also launched two different variants. The ‘Trail Concept’ gets tough decals on the back three-quarters of the SUV, as well as black alloys and a roof rack. The ‘Sport Concept’ has white flag stickers over the bottom half of its doors and back fender, as well as a TSI sticker over the rear doors.
List of Upcoming Bikes in June 2023
Yamaha Neo (Estimate Starting Price: ~ ₹ 2 Lakh)
A Yamaha Neo is a scooter powered by electricity designed to compete with 50cc ICE scooters. It has a brushless DC hub motor which generates 2.06kW with a peak speed of 40kmph in Standard mode and 1.58kW with a top speed of 35kmph in Eco mode. It additionally has a stated range of 38.5km (in eco mode).
The front KYB telescopic fork & rear mono shock are standard with the Yamaha Neo. It utilizes a disc-drum braking system. Keyless start is one of its features, and the Yamaha MyRide software may couple the vehicle with a tiny LCD instrument. Speed, battery life, the current time, and call & message notifications are all shown on this panel.
Bajaj Triumph Roadster 400 (Estimate Starting Price: ~ ₹ 2.5 Lakh)
The Scrambler will be complemented by a retro-style roadster motorbike powered by the same engine as the former. Because of this, this motorbike will also have a single-cylinder and liquid cooling system. The hardware, on the other hand, will be noticeably different, with the roadster-segment offering from Bajaj-Triumph riding on 17-inch alloy wheels on both ends.
The suspension travel will also be less than that of the scrambler. Meanwhile, the feature set will be identical to that of the scrambler, with this roadster also including full-LED lighting, a digital instrument cluster, and dual-channel ABS.
Triumph Street Triple 765 (Estimate Starting Price: ~ ₹ 12 Lakh)
We have talked at length about the brand-new Triumph Street Triple 765, and Arun has even driven it over Spain’s illustrious Jerez track. The Street Triple, a 765cc inline-triple roadster, was due to be released in April of this year, but with Bajaj taking over Triumph’s activities in India, we believe the Street Triple’s release has been pushed back.
However, the new Street Triple R and RS will be available this month. The context of the Moto 2 special edition.
TVS iQube ST (Estimate Starting Price: ~ ₹ 1 Lakh)
We first saw the TVS iQube ST at Auto Expo 2023, then again at Moto Soul 2023. However, a firm date for its potential introduction is yet unknown. We’re thrilled about this high-end iQube ST since it’s reported to have a 4.56kWh battery pack with a range of 145km that rivals the Ather 450X.
So, will the TVS iQube ST eventually be released in June? Its rollout may be delayed further as a result of the FAME II subsidy’s dramatic reduction and the price increase of even the entry-level TVS iQube. But we’re all keeping our fingers crossed.
Hero Passion Plus (Estimate Starting Price: ~ ₹ 80 Thousand)
With the reintroduction of the Passion Plus, Hero appears to be preparing to go all-in against Honda, with the challenge that its newly introduced Shine 100 would provide in the extremely profitable 100cc motorbike sector.
The Passion Plus, like the Splendour and HF models before it, was built on the same basis as the Splendour and HF models. According to the tag on the tank, the Passion Plus looks to employ the same 97cc “Sloper” engine as the Splendour and HF, which has been modified to comply with the current OBD-2 standards and be compatible with E20 gasoline.
Honda Dio H-Smart (Estimate Starting Price: ~ ₹ 70 Thousand)
The Activa, Honda’s best-selling vehicle, was where the H-Smart technology was originally debuted. The Activa 125 followed quickly. We also broke the news first a few days ago that the athletic Dio will shortly follow suit. The Dio will have keyless entry and alloy wheels, much like the Activa pair. The 109cc, single-cylinder air-cooled engine that powers the Dio will remain unchanged and continue to produce 7.8hp and 9Nm. There are no technical modifications.
The H-Smart model will cost somewhat more than the DLX, as it does for the other two Honda scooters. When it is released, the Dio H-Smart will be the cheapest ICE scooter with keyless entry.
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