April 2024 Booms with New Car Launches in India: A Comprehensive Look

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Every year, the Indian auto industry witnesses a flurry of activity around the beginning of the new financial year in April. This year was no different, with carmakers unveiling and launching some of the most anticipated models across various segments. This article provides a detailed breakdown of all the new cars that hit the Indian market in April 2024.

April 2024 Booms with New Car Launches
April 2024 Booms with New Car Launches

A Refreshing Start: Facelifts and Feature Upgrades

Mahindra XUV 3XO (Starting at Rs 7.49 lakh): The wait is finally over for Mahindra fans! The popular XUV300 has received a facelift and is now christened the XUV 3XO. Mahindra has sharpened the exterior design for a bolder look, while simultaneously elevating the cabin’s premium feel. Mechanically, it retains the familiar petrol and diesel engines from its predecessor. However, a significant upgrade comes in the form of a new 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission available with both the turbo-petrol engines. The diesel variant continues with the tried-and-tested 6-speed AMT.

Mahindra Bolero Neo Plus (Starting at Rs 11.39 lakh): The facelift of the Mahindra TUV300 Plus has arrived, now known as the Bolero Neo Plus. The SUV boasts refreshed exterior elements and a more modern, inviting cabin design. Under the hood, it retains the reliable 2.2-litre diesel engine (120 PS/280 Nm) mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.

New Partnerships and Collaborative Efforts

Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor (Starting at Rs 7.74 lakh): April 2024 witnessed another product of the successful collaboration between Toyota and Maruti Suzuki – the Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor. Essentially a rebadged version of the Maruti Fronx, the Taisor features some unique Toyota design tweaks on the exterior. Powertrain options remain identical to the Fronx, offering a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine (90 PS/113 Nm) and a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine (100 PS/148 Nm). Both engines come with a standard 5-speed manual transmission. The naturally aspirated petrol gets an optional 5-speed AMT, while the turbocharged unit boasts a sophisticated 6-speed automatic gearbox.

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Global Icons Make Their Mark

2024 Skoda Superb (Price: Rs 54 lakh): While enthusiasts anticipated the arrival of the next-generation Skoda Superb, the carmaker opted to extend the previous-gen model’s innings in India. This time, however, it comes as a fully imported offering. The Superb retains its familiar configuration with the powerful 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine paired with the slick-shifting 7-speed DSG (dual-clutch automatic) gearbox.

2024 Jeep Wrangler (Starting at Rs 67.65 lakh): The iconic Jeep Wrangler received a facelift in April 2024, primarily focusing on refreshing the exterior design. Although the price tag has climbed by Rs 5 lakh compared to the pre-facelift model, the core 2.0-litre turbo-petrol powertrain remains unchanged. Jeep equips the Wrangler with serious off-road hardware, making it a true champion of conquering tough terrains. The 8-speed automatic transmission ensures a smooth and powerful driving experience.

FAQs:

Q: Which car launched in April 2024 offers the most affordable starting price?

A: The Mahindra XUV 3XO boasts the most attractive starting price amongst the new launches in April 2024, beginning at Rs 7.49 lakh.

Q: What are the new transmission options introduced in the facelifted Mahindra XUV 3XO?

A: The Mahindra XUV 3XO is a significant upgrade over its predecessor with the introduction of a new 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission available with both the turbo-petrol engines.

Q: Is the Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor mechanically different from the Maruti Suzuki Fronx?

A: No, the Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor shares its mechanical underpinnings with the Maruti Suzuki Fronx, offering the same engine and transmission options.

Q: What’s the key difference between the previous and the new iteration of the Jeep Wrangler?

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A: The 2024 Jeep Wrangler primarily features design revisions on the exterior, while retaining the proven 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine and the capable 8-speed automatic transmission.