Upcoming car launches: December 2022

By Reetika Bhatt | on December 1, 2022 Follow us on Autox Google News

In December 2022, six new SUVs from manufacturers such as Maruti Suzuki, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz will be launched across various segments.

There have been a lot of new car launches and significant unveilings in the Indian automotive industry this year, but things are only continuing to pick up the pace. With many more cars and SUVs scheduled to either be launched or at least be revealed, the month of December will definitely be crucial for the Indian auto sector. So without further ado, let's take a look at the upcoming car launches for December 2022. 

1. Mercedes-Benz EQB

Mercedes-Benz is among the first luxury automakers to introduce electric vehicles. The EQC and EQS models have already been introduced in India by the German manufacturer. The upcoming EQB will be the portfolio's latest addition and is slated to launch on December 2. The Mercedes-Benz EQB features a blanked-off front grill, slim LED headlamps, and a full-width LED tail light in the rear. The EQB, which is basically an electric version of the GLB three-row SUV, will be driven by a 66.5kWh battery pack that produces 225bhp and 390Nm of torque. Further, the variant, which will be offered with both AC and DC charging, has a WLTP range of 423 kilometres.

2023 Mercedes Benz Eqb Exterior

2. Mercedes-Benz GLB

Mercedes-Benz is also gearing up to introduce its GLB SUV in India on December 2, 2022. The car, which is scheduled to arrive in the country as a Completely Built Unit (CBY) from Mexico, will be the second seven-seater model after the GLS. It also has a bulky look that promises a powerful road presence. The Mercedes-Benz GLB will be available with a 1.3-litre petrol engine producing 161bhp and 250Nm of torque, as well as a 2.0-litre diesel engine delivering 188bhp and 400Nm of torque. These engines will be paired with 7-speed and 8-speed automatic transmissions, respectively.

Mercedes Benz GLB Exterior


BMW officially revealed the XM SUV on a global scale just recently. Now, the SUV is set for an Indian launch on December 10. With several exterior alterations such as an illuminated front grille, a split headlight cluster, and vertically positioned exhaust pipes, the XM sets itself apart from the standard X7. It will have an eight-speed automated transmission and a V8 PHEV engine with 644bhp of maximum power and 800Nm of torque. Additionally, it also includes a special EV mode.

BMW XM Exterior

4. BMW X7

The 2023 X7 will also make its Indian debut at BMW's event on December 10, alongside the BMW XM. The car will receive enhancements in the form of a split headlight up front, fresh alloy wheels, a pair of sleeker LED tail lights, and reworked front and back bumpers as part of the latest update. It will have a 3.0-litre inline six turbo petrol engine, churning out 382bhp, and will be offered in xDrive 40i as well as xDrive 30d variants. The single-piece curved display unit that holds the 12.3-inch entirely digital instrument cluster and the 14.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system will improve the model's interiors. The iDrive OS eighth iteration will also be available. 

BMW X7 Facelift 1

5. Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara CNG

With the addition of a CNG model by the end of December, Maruti Suzuki will widen the range of its recently released Grand Vitara midsize SUV. The car will exclusively sport a 1.5-litre petrol engine combined with a 5-speed manual transmission. The predicted power figures are 102bhp and 136Nm of torque, with a 26.1km/kg fuel economy.

Maruti Grand Vitara CNG

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Tags: Mercedes-Benz BMW Maruti Suzuki XM X7 EQB GLB Grand Vitara CNG

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