We have curated a list of some of the top vehicle launches that were held in November 2022.
This year's November witnessed some of the long-awaited launches of bikes and cars. Let's have a sneak peek into some of the top vehicle launches that graced the month in all their glory.
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep introduced the 2022 Grand Cherokee in India at a price of ₹77.5 lakh (ex-showroom, India) on November 17. The all-new model has arrived with only a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine that renders 268bhp of power and 400Nm of peak torque. It has received an 8-speed automatic transmission option as standard. The new fourth Indian-made Jeep offering has optional terrain modes- Auto, Sport, Mud/Sand, and Snow.
The latest model in India by Jeep is designed after the larger Grand Wagoneer. The multiple screens are the highlight of the brand-new car's interior. The new Grand Cherokee, like its predecessor, is offered in a 5-seat configuration. A 10-inch head-up display, Apple CarPlay, a wireless charging pad, and a 10.25-inch fully digital instrument cluster are some of the features found in the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The car is most likely to compete with other models like BMW X5, Volvo XC90, Audi Q7, and more.
New Bajaj Pulsar P150
The Pulsar P150 debuted on November 22 in Indian markets. The bike costs ₹1.17 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and ₹1.20 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) for the single-disc and double-disc models. The company has claimed that the P150's 149.68cc single-cylinder engine is new and therefore produces 14.3bhp and 13.5Nm. It is mated to a 5-speed transmission. Power and torque figures have increased, but only by 0.49bhp and 0.25Nm from the Pulsar 150. The new Pulsar motorcycle has noticeably sharp and more modern styling, with a resemblance to the Pulsar N250 and the N160. The new bike has come with features such as a gear position indicator, a side-stand engine cut-off, a semi-digital infinity display, and much more. The Honda Unicorn, the TVS Apache RTR 160, the Yamaha FZ, and the standard Pulsar 150 are some of the competitors of this new Pulsar motorcycle.
The Ultraviolette F77 electric bike finally arrived in India on November 24. The F77 boasts availability in two main versions; a standard variant priced at ₹3.80 lakh and a top-spec Recon variant priced at ₹4.55 Lakh. (both ex-showroom prices). The third 'Limited' model is a limited edition with the availability of solely 77 units at a price tag of ₹5.50 lakh (ex-showroom).
All the above-mentioned trims differ in terms of peak output values. The F77 Recon features an electric motor producing 38bhp and 95Nm. This variant has received the largest 10.5kWh battery pack. The special edition F77 model boasts a power output of 40bhp and 100Nm. The standard model has come with a smaller motor and battery pack, rated at 36bhp and 7.1kWh. The standard F77 produces 85Nm of torque. TFT instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity, geofencing, crash detection, 9-axis IMU, and more are some of the bike's features. This latest bike is highly anticipated to be in a war with its counterparts such as the TVS Apache RR 310, the BMW G 310 RR, and the Kawasaki Ninja 400.
The Defy marked its debut on November 25. The electric SUV carries a starting price tag of ₹39.5 lakh (ex-showroom). The electric car is developed on a skateboard platform and thus boasts a dual electric motor offering 402bhp and 620Nm. The SUV also has three levels of regeneration, allowing for one-pedal driving, as well as four-wheel disc brakes with ABS and ESP. The electric vehicle has arrived with an optional 7.2kW home charger. Also, it can be refilled using a 150kW DC charging set-up.
The exteriors include tinted glass with UV & infrared protection, a split tailgate, automatic coach doors, a glass roof and much more. On the inside, the car boasts a HEPA air filter, climate control, upcycled premium upholstery and 6-way power adjustable seats, etc. The new electric SUV has come with a 360-degree camera set-up, adaptive LED headlamps, and a 77GHz solid-state radar. It is most likely to lock horns with the Volvo XC40 Recharge and the Kia EV6 and more. The bookings for this model are open at ₹51,000 and deliveries will begin in late 2023.
Toyota Innova Hycross
The Toyota Innova Hycross MPV was revealed on November 25. The deliveries will begin in January 2023 following the announcement of its price structure. The new model boasts a monocoque chassis. Additionally, It is based on Toyota's TNGA-C platform. Toyota's new model has received both petrol and strong-hybrid powertrain options.
There are 5 variants of the Innova Hycross. The G and GX are petrol variants whereas VX, ZX, and ZX (O) are hybrid ones. The petrol versions are supported by a TNGA 4-cylinder, in-line, 16 valve, DOHC, VVTi engine rendering 171 bhp, and the hybrid variants are equipped with a TNGA 5th Generation Hybrid with 4-cylinder, in-line, 16 valves, DOHC, VVTi engine producing 183bhp. The company has begun taking bookings of the model at a price of ₹50,000. The model is expected to be priced between ₹22 lakh to ₹30 lakh. After its market launch, it will go against the vehicles such as the Tata Safari and the Mahindra XUV700, and others.