An Advance View at Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, and Kia’s January Auto Releases in India
Given that several intriguing car releases are planned for the first month of 2024, Indian auto aficionados appear to be happy about the impending new year. Leading Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia plan to launch two new models in January of what looks to be a historic year for the Indian auto industry. Excitement is increased by the addition of German luxury vehicle giant Mercedes Benz, which will make its debut this year. Let’s take a quick look at the vehicles that will be available in the upcoming month.
2024 Kia Sonet Facelift
It is expected that the Korean carmaker would lead the way by revealing the pricing of its highly awaited 2024 Sonet makeover. This SUV is anticipated to go into delivery in the middle of January, and the price will probably be revealed by the second week of the same month. Early this month, reservations for the new Sonet opened, demanding a ₹25,000 down payment.
The Sonet facelift SUV has seven different powertrain options, including both gasoline and diesel engines. There are six distinct engine and gearbox combinations available for these vehicles. Eleven exterior color options are available to buyers, including two dual-tone variants and a unique matte black version that is only available on the X-Line trim. In the sub-compact class, the redesigned Kia Sonet will once again face off against competitors like the Tata Nexon, Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Hyundai Venue, and Mahindra XUV300.
The Hyundai Creta 2024
On January 16, the hugely popular little SUV will reveal a new look that is sure to have a big impact on the New Year. Hyundai is expected to bring a number of improvements to the 2024 Creta, including new features, improved styling, and more. The redesigned SUV, the Creta, will go up against the likes of the Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, MG Hector, Tata Harrier, Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, and Kia Seltos.
Not much is known about the upcoming Creta 2024 SUV, but a number of spy photos have revealed important facts. Look forward to an updated grille, new LED headlights with Daytime Running Lights (DRL), connected LED taillights, and an external redesign in an alloy style.
For the Creta 2024, expect a number of interior upgrades, such as a revised digital instrument cluster, a 360-degree camera, air conditioning in the seats, and other features. In addition, the first implementation of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) technology is anticipated.
2024 Mercedes GLS Facelift
The German luxury automobile manufacturer is set to introduce its first vehicle of the year. On January 8, Mercedes will launch the GLS facelift SUV, which is the same model that was unveiled earlier this year in a number of international markets.
In terms of changes, the GLS facelift will have a number of aesthetic upgrades, such as a redesigned front fascia with modernized headlamp units and a reworked bumper. There are plans to modify the alloy wheels as well. The GLS facelift has notable interior upgrades, such as the installation of the most recent MBUX user interface. It is anticipated that the 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel engine would continue to power the vehicle, although a 3.0-liter gasoline engine might be available as an option.