In the fast-paced world of automobiles, 2023 has been a year marked by thrilling new launches and enticing facelifts, captivating car enthusiasts across the country. As the year draws to a close, the relentless wave of fresh models might be tapering off, but fear not! November still promises to be a month of excitement and anticipation as several eagerly awaited cars are set to make their grand debut, both locally and on the global stage.
List of Cars Expected to Debut in India in December 2023
1. Mercedes-Benz GLE Facelift
Earlier this year, the revamped Mercedes-Benz GLE made its global debut, creating waves with its subtle yet impactful design changes, improved features, and eco-friendly powertrain options. Excitement is mounting in India as the facelifted GLE is set to hit the market on November 2. The updated SUV boasts minor cosmetic tweaks, upgraded features, and cleaner engine choices, aligning with the growing demand for sustainable mobility.
In the Indian market, the GLE is anticipated to maintain its reliable 3-litre diesel engine while possibly introducing a petrol variant to cater to diverse customer preferences. The starting price for this luxurious SUV is expected to be Rs 93 lakh (ex-showroom). Car enthusiasts and potential buyers eagerly await the launch, anticipating an elevated driving experience with the iconic Mercedes-Benz GLE facelift.
2. Mercedes-AMG C43
In addition to the revamped GLE, Mercedes is gearing up to introduce the latest iteration of the C43 AMG. This high-performance sedan will be equipped with a potent 2-litre turbo-petrol engine, offering even more power than its predecessor’s 3-litre six-cylinder unit. Anticipated to be priced at just below the Rs 1 crore mark (ex-showroom), the new Mercedes C43 AMG promises a thrilling driving experience for enthusiasts seeking sporty elegance and impressive performance.
3. Tata Punch EV
Tata Motors has been on a roll, introducing a series of petrol, diesel, and electric vehicles in recent months, including facelifted models such as the Nexon, Harrier, and Safari. The spotlight now shifts to their latest offering, the Tata Punch EV. This compact electric vehicle, frequently seen during testing, is poised to inherit design elements reminiscent of the new Tata Nexon EV.
One of the key highlights of the Punch EV is its impressive claimed range of over 500 km, underlining Tata’s commitment to delivering efficient electric mobility. This eco-friendly model is expected to hit the market with a starting price of Rs 12 lakh (ex-showroom), making it an attractive option for environmentally conscious buyers seeking both affordability and sustainability. As Tata Motors continues to expand its electric vehicle lineup, the Punch EV stands as a testament to the company’s dedication to shaping the future of green transportation in India.
4. Volkswagen Taigun GT Edge Trail Edition
Volkswagen enthusiasts can look forward to an exciting addition this month with the imminent launch of the ‘Taigun GT Edge Trail’ Edition, set to hit the market on November 2, 2023. This variant is powered by a robust 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine, delivering an impressive 148 BHP and 250 Nm of torque. Drivers will have the option to choose between a 6-speed manual transmission for a hands-on driving experience or a 7-speed DSG gearbox for seamless shifting and enhanced convenience. With its powerful performance and dynamic features, the Taigun GT Edge Trail Edition is set to capture the hearts of Volkswagen enthusiasts and elevate the driving experience to new heights.
5. New-gen Renault Duster
Renault is gearing up for a global debut of the highly anticipated third-generation Duster on November 29. This unveiling is set to take place in Portugal under the banner of Dacia, Renault’s budget-focused brand. The new Duster will proudly showcase Renault’s fresh design language, promising a sleek and modern appearance.
This updated SUV will offer a range of petrol powertrain options, providing customers with versatile choices tailored to their preferences and driving needs. While the global premiere is just around the corner, Indian enthusiasts might have to wait until 2025 to witness the Duster’s entry into the Indian market.
When it does arrive, the third-gen Duster is expected to start from a competitive price point of Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom) onwards. This affordability, coupled with Renault’s renowned performance and design, is likely to make the new Duster a compelling choice for SUV enthusiasts in India, eagerly awaiting the arrival of this stylish and capable vehicle.
6. Fourth-gen Skoda Superb
The Skoda Superb, absent from the Indian market for some time, has been a subject of anticipation among car enthusiasts. The wait is finally nearing its end, as Skoda recently unveiled the exterior design sketches of the 2024 Superb. Set to be globally unveiled on November 2, the new Superb embodies Skoda’s fresh design approach, characterized by the Modern Solid design language.
What makes the 2024 Superb even more exciting are its versatile engine options, including petrol, diesel, and hybrid variants. While the official launch is not slated for this year, Indian consumers can expect the Superb to make its return sometime next year. The India-specific model is anticipated to be priced competitively, starting from Rs 40 lakh (ex-showroom). As it reenters the Indian automotive scene, the Skoda Superb is poised to redefine luxury and performance, creating ripples of excitement among prospective buyers.
7. Lexus LM MPV
mIndia initiated pre-bookings for the highly-anticipated LM luxury MPV back in August this year, and the response has been remarkable, with the carmaker boasting over 100 bookings.
The upcoming 2024 Lexus LM is built upon Toyota’s GA-K platform, and it presents a redesigned exterior that exudes sophistication. Notable features include a striking, expansive grille, sleek LED headlamps, and a distinctive wraparound LED light bar that elegantly extends across the rear fascia. To cater to varying preferences, the LM is offered in both 4 and 7-seater configurations.
While an official launch date from Lexus remains undisclosed, all signs point to it happening soon, raising excitement levels among prospective buyers and luxury car enthusiasts eagerly anticipating the arrival of this opulent MPV.