Check out our list of the top 10 hotly anticipated luxury cars, scheduled / confirmed to launch in India in 2022
Next year will apparently be an extremely exciting time for the Indian auto industry, with many new launches planned. The luxury segment of the market will also see a lot of new entries, and for some of these upcoming luxury vehicles the anticipation is quite high among buyers.
Here we have listed the top ten upcoming luxury cars which will be launched in India next year i.e. 2022.
1. facelift of the Audi Q7
The Audi Q7 is finally set to return to the Indian market in January next year in a revamped avatar, having been discontinued in April 2020 due to BS6 emission standards. The 2022 Q7 has an extremely aggressive and imposing design, as well as bulky dimensions. Unlike the previous version, the new model will be available only with gasoline engine options, likely a 2.0 L (245 PS) turbocharged unit and a 3.0 L (340 PS) turbocharged unit.
2. New generation Audi Q3
The Audi Q3 was introduced in India in 2018, and it is now due for an upgrade. Fortunately, a new generation model is already on sale internationally and is expected to hit the Indian market very soon. The new generation version is larger and also has a sportier design. The new Q3 will likely be available with a 2.0L (245bhp) turbo gasoline engine under the hood.
3. Audi Q4 e-tron
Audi plans to expand its range of electric vehicles in India, and the Q4 e-tron is expected to launch in India in late 2022. Internationally, the electric SUV is available with two battery options – 52 kWh and 77 kWh – in several variations. Similar to the e-tron, the Q4 e-tron is offered in both SUV and Coupe-SUV body styles.
4. New generation Range Rover
Land Rover unveiled the fifth generation Range Rover to the world a few months ago. The new model retains the square design of the previous generation version, but now looks much more stylish. Several engine options are offered here, including gasoline and diesel, with mild hybrid technology available on a few. The next-generation Range Rover is expected to hit the market in India towards the end of 2022.
5. New generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Mercedes-Benz launched the sixth-generation C-Class worldwide at the start of this year, and the updated sedan will make its way into the Indian market over the next year. The new C-Class is much more luxurious than the previous model, thanks to the S-Class-inspired interior with a large digital instrument cluster and tablet-style infotainment touchscreen. The vehicle is expected to have two engine options – a 2.0L turbo gasoline and a 2.2L turbodiesel – both with mild hybrid assist.
6. Mercedes-Maybach S-Class
The Mercedes S-Class is one of the most luxurious cars in the world, and Maybach takes it one step further! The 2022 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class will offer even more interior space, more comfort, more equipment, etc., than the regular S-Class. It will be available in two variants – S 580 (powered by a 500 PS, 4.0 L turbo V8 engine) and S 680 (powered by a 615 PS, 6.0 L turbo V12 engine).
7. Mercedes-Benz EQS
Mercedes-Benz also plans to expand its range of electric vehicles in India; the brand is expected to launch the EQS electric luxury limousine in our market around mid-2022. Mercedes EQS is powered by a 107.8 kWh battery, available in single-engine and twin-engine configurations, with an expected range of around 770 km.
8. BMW iX
BMW will launch the iX electric SUV in India next year in January. This self-driving electric vehicle has an extremely eye-catching design, with a large renal grille up front and plenty of other aggressive but high-end design cues. It is powered by a 105.2 kWh battery, associated with two electric motors (one on each axle). The iX is rated at a maximum power of 523 PS, with a claimed range of over 600 km.
9. BMW i4
BMW will also present the i4 electric sedan in India next year. It was unveiled worldwide in March this year as an electric version of the 4 Series Gran Coupé. It comes in two variants – eDrive 40 and M50. The former is rated at a peak power of 344 PS and a range of 590 km, while the latter has more power at 551 PS but a range of less than 510 km. Both variants get their power from an 83.9 kWh battery.
10. Toyota Camry facelift
The Toyota Camry received a mid-life facelift last year internationally, but the updated model has yet to go on sale in India. Reports suggest the Camry facelift will hit our shores around mid-2022, and it will continue to be a CBU import. It will have the same powertrain as the current version – a 2.5L gasoline engine mated to a CVT, as well as an electric motor (combined peak power: 218bhp).