With the second wave of covid19, many car manufacturers were forced to push their new launch and put in place their own plans.
The following is a list of vehicles, which would have been introduced or headed to the exhibition areas by distributors, had it not been for the epidemic.
2021 Skoda Octavia
Octavia was due to be fully revitalized and a new gen model will be launched in late April 2021. At the time, it was thought that a new launch date would be in May, but as the situation worsened, we saw the launch of this premium sedan push even further down the road. We now expect that this model will be launched sometime in June 2021. You can read more about 2021 Skoda Octavia here.
Hyundai’s Alcazar was another big launch expected at the end of April 2021, but has now been postponed. Mainly Creta, Alcazar gets another range of seats. It will be available as a 6- and SUV with 7 seats for three people. Although the initial expectation was that the launch of the program would be delayed until the end of May, the worsening situation in the country could see Hyundai opting for the launch in June. Find out more about the Hyundai Alcazar here.
Used Volkswagen Tiguan
The 5-seat Tiguan has been out of the Indian market for some time, and as it was time for it to return, the second wave of COVID-19 hit us. Not wanting to introduce a new product in these trying times, Volkswagen has forced the launch of the Tiguan 5-seater until June 2021. The new Tiguan will be exclusively petrol, and you can read more about it here.
Although the above-mentioned vehicles are definitely delayed (certified by the manufacturer), there are still a number of upcoming launch numbers that we expect them to return. See below:
The second generation Mercedes-Ben GLA
Finally we heard, the second-generation Mercedes-Benz GLA was to be launched in the second week of May 2021. Now, while the time has not yet come to reach that deadline, it is very unlikely that Mercedes will want to introduce a premium SUV in the current situation. The German car manager is yet to comment on the matter, but there is a good chance that the launch of the SUV will be postponed for at least a month. You can read more about the upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLA coming here.
Hyundai i20 N Line
The best-selling sportswear brand in the world has ever been seen before, wrapped in camo, on our streets. Naturally, speculation began to be made that the 20 N Line would arrive in India. The natural idea is that the 20 N Line will be introduced, or introduced sometime by mid-2021. But before that can happen, Hyundai will have to find out its R&D, homologation and other things you need to do before launching a new, on-road car. The growing epidemic means that these processes may be slowed down, or stopped altogether. This will mean only one thing: advancing a new launch date. Hyundai will still give us anything concrete about this.
The TUV300 is one of those cars that will still see daylight in the BS6 era. We have seen the explosion of spies for a car coming, but the date of its launch was not set in stone. It was also believed that the TUV300 blessed face would be called the Bolero Neo. With regard to the launch of the TUV300, it is safe to assume that it will not happen in the next few months.
The list of Audi’s Q cars has not been available in India since the introduction of the BS6 release system. The only thing we have are Q8 and RSQ8. Both are the kind of price that comes from the range of those who want to enter the luxury SUV market. The Q5 on the other hand was a popular model before it was released, and was missed by an Indian fan in India. Although there has been no official name for these SUVs from Audi, since its suspension, it is expected that we will see them again later this year, with Q5 coming in first. All of that can change with the ever-growing state of COVID, so if you are waiting for the cheapest cars from the Q-section, your wait can be very long.