As we enter the penultimate month of 2023, the automotive industry is gearing up for several highly anticipated new car launches across various segments. November promises to be an exciting time for auto enthusiasts, with notable releases on the horizon. Two luxury vehicles from Mercedes-Benz, the GLE facelift and AMG C 43, are set to hit the market. Additionally, two major global debuts are expected: the new-generation Renault Duster and the revamped Skoda Superb. Let’s delve into the key details of these upcoming models.
Mercedes GLE SUV Facelift
Launch Date: November 2
The updated Mercedes GLE will introduce a new 450d variant, replacing the existing 400d variant. The 300d and 450 variants will continue to be part of the lineup, and all three will be equipped with a 48V integrated starter generator (ISG), boosting power by 20bhp and torque by 200Nm. The GLE facelift will sport a revised front bumper, LED headlamps, newly-designed alloy wheels, and updated taillamps. Inside, it will feature new trim and upholstery options, a multifunction steering wheel reminiscent of the S-Class, an advanced Mercedes’ Distronic Plus active cruise control system, and the updated MBUX infotainment system.
Mercedes AMG C 43
Launch Date: November 2
The Mercedes AMG C 43 is making its return in the W206-gen version, featuring the signature AMG Panamericana grille with vertical slats, prominent air intakes on the front bumper with black accents, adaptive LED headlamps, distinctive side sills, gloss black wing mirrors, 18-inch alloys, a new rear bumper with a diffuser, and quad tailpipes. Under the hood, the performance sedan will house a new 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with an electric turbocharger and a 48V mild hybrid system, generating 402bhp and 500Nm of torque. Transmission duties will be handled by a 9-speed automatic gearbox with ‘Race Start’ functionality.
New Skoda Superb
World Premiere Date: November 2
The new-generation Skoda Superb is set to make its world premiere. While official sketches have been released, comprehensive details are yet to be unveiled. The new Superb will be launched globally in early 2024, followed by its introduction in the Indian market. Expect significant changes in both the exterior and interior. It will be offered with a range of powertrain options, including three petrol, two diesel, and a plug-in hybrid, all coming with an automatic gearbox as standard.
New-gen Renault Duster (Dacia Duster):
Unveiling Date: November 29
The new-generation Renault Duster, drawing design cues from the Dacia Bigster SUV, is poised for its unveiling. This new model promises a more upscale and feature-rich interior compared to its predecessor. On a global scale, the new Duster will be available with three petrol engine options, including a 1.0L turbo petrol, 1.2L petrol hybrid, and 1.3L turbo petrol.