List of 13 new car & bike launches in May [Updated]

Posted on: May 13, 2016 - 4:30pm IST

1. Toyota Innova Crysta

Toyota Innova Crysta 2.8 Z front three quarter at the Auto Expo 2016

The Toyota Innova Crysta was launched earlier this month with prices ranging from INR 13.83 lakhs to INR 20.77 lakhs, ex-Showroom, Mumbai. The second generation Innova is offered with two engine choices, and for the first time in India, gets an automatic transmission too.

2. 2016 Honda Dio

2016 HONDA Dio Matte Axis Grey

The 2016 model year Honda Dio was launched on May 3 featuring a new color option, a 3D emblem and no change to the pricing. It continues to offer the 110 cc engine paired to the V-matic transmission.

3. Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder

Lamborghini Huracan Spyder launched in India

The Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder was launched in Mumbai yesterday at INR 3.89 crores, ex-Showroom, Mumbai. The open-top Huracán continues to offer the 5.2-liter V10 that develops 610 hp and 560 Nm of torque.

4. Honda BR-V

Honda BR-V front quarter launch

Honda’s crossover, the Honda BR-V, was also launched yesterday with prices ranging from INR 8.75 lakhs to INR 12.9 lakhs, ex-Showroom, New Delhi. It is available with 1.5-liter petrol and diesel engines, and sports a three-row 7-seat configuration.

5. Datsun redi-GO

Datsun redi-GO front unveiled

Bookings for the Datsun redi-GO started this month, with the booking amount being INR 5,000. The market launch is expected to take place on June 1, 2016 with the company having confirmed prices to range between INR 2.5-3.5 lakhs, ex-Showroom.

6. Isuzu D-Max V-Cross

Isuzu D-Max V-Cross front three quarter right at Auto Expo 2016

Several reports state that the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross is priced at INR 12.49 lakhs, ex-Showroom, and that bookings are underway for the premium pickup. It is the first product to roll out of Isuzu’s all-new plant in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh.

7. VW Ameo

VW Ameo front three quarter at the Make in India event

VW India has confirmed that bookings for the VW Ameo will start on May 12, 2016 and has hinted that a launch may take place in the month of July 2016. The compact sedan will be powered by 1.2L petrol and 1.5L diesel engines.

8. Mahindra TUV300 mHawk100

Mahindra TUV300 front quarter first drive review

According to a report, the more powerful Mahindra TUV300 mHawk100 will have its market launch on May 12. It will be powered by the 1.5-liter diesel engine, but power and torque outputs are expected to increase to 100 hp and 240 Nm respectively.

9. Maruti Swift Limited Edition

Maruti Swift Limited Edition front quarters at Auto Expo 2016

Maruti has announced a limited edition on the Swift, which is expected to launch in the coming weeks. The carmaker is currently conducting a contest wherein social media users can suggest a name for the limited edition model.

10. MV Agusta operations commencement

MV Agusta Brutale 1090 unveiled in Pune

MV Agusta will start its Indian operations on May 9. Bookings have been open for the MV Agusta F4 (INR 25.78 lakhs), MV Agusta Brutale 1090 (INR 17.99 lakhs) and MV Agusta F3 800 (INR 15.99 lakhs) since November last year.

11. Mercedes GLS

Mercedes GLS front three quarter at BIMS 2016

The Mercedes GLS, or basically the GL facelift, will have its market launch on May 18. The updated SUV will continue to be assembled at the carmaker’s plant in Pune, Maharashtra. Keeping inline with the company’s other offerings, the GLS will offer LED headlights as a standard fitment.

12. Maruti Alto 800 facelift

Maruti Alto 800 facelift front end spied
Image – GaadiWaadi

The Alto 800 facelift is expected to launch in the coming days. Dealer deliveries of the car are underway.

13. Hyundai Xcent Special Edition/Hyundai Grand i10 Special Edition

Hyundai Xcent special anniversaty edition side spied
Image – TeamBHP

Hyundai will introduce a special edition on the Xcent and Grand i10 this month. The special edition adds body graphics, spoiler, a touchscreen entertainment system and a chrome finished grille.

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