January 2021 will be a busy month as always for the auto industry. We are currently aware of seven new models ready to make their India arrival. But, we also await many more to arrive subsequently. Here is what we can expect from January 2021 alone.After a dismal 2020, the Indian automotive industry is gearing up for a new beginning as we switch our calendars to the new year of 2021. Automakers in India are gearing up to launch new models and a heap load are scheduled for January alone. SUVs taking the biggest slice of the pie, we have the luxury players also getting feisty with a couple of sedan models. Here are the seven major car launches which are confirmed to be launched or revealed in January 2021.
Audi A4 Facelift Launch
One of the first model launches to take place will be the new mid-size luxury sedan from Audi. The Audi A4 will be reintroduced with the new facelift model in January 2021. The automaker has already started assembling the vehicle at its plant in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. Furthermore, dealers are accepting bookings for the sedan. For all the details on the upcoming new A4.
Toyota Fortuner Facelift Launch
The king of the full-size SUV segment in India, the Toyota Fortuner will be finally getting a mid-lifecycle update. Taking on the For Endeavour, MG Gloster, Mahindra Alturas G4 and the Isuzu MU-X facelift, Toyota is expected to launch the Fortuner with a lot more tech, along with a curveball move with the introduction of the sportier-styled Toyota Legender model. For more details and to know our expectations from the new Toyota Fortuner facelift.
Jeep Compass Facelift Launch
The 2021 Jeep Compass facelift was revealed recently in China. The Compass facelift model showcased offered a reworked exterior design. Additionally, to elevate the plushness of the interior, the cabin has been completely redesigned.
FCA India is responsible for manufacturing all right-hand drive models of the Compass for global demand. Additionally, the Compass is the automaker’s dominant model in India. Thus it was inevitable the new model would arrive in India so soon.
Tata Altroz Turbo Launch
Tata Motors had hinted earlier that something was brewing behind the scenes regarding its premium hatchback — the Tata Altroz. The automaker has now announced that a new version of the Altroz will be launched on January 13, 2021. We expect Tata Motors to launch the Altroz Turbo offering a new powerful petrol engine, likely to be with a new twin-clutch automatic transmission.
BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine Launch
The go-to choice for anyone looking for a fun-to-drive luxury mid-size sedan has been the BMW 3 Series. The only flaw in that if one would nit-pick is space in the rear. Now BMW play to address it with the launch of the 3 Series Gran Limousine. Essentially a long-wheelbase version of the same vehicle will be launch on January 21. It will take on the populated segment to rival the above-mentioned Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Jaguar XE and the upcoming Volvo S60.
MG Hector Plus 7-Seat Launch
Although an official date has not been set for the launch, MG Motors has confirmed that the 7-seat version of the Hector Plus will be launched in January 2021. The standard 5-seat Hector model arrived in 2019, and a year later was followed by the Hector Plus with a 6-seat configuration. Now MG will introduce the 7-seat version of the Hector Plus. We expect the model to be launched in mid-January, however, we await official word from the automaker.