Top 5 New Cars to Buy in 2023

  • Hyundai to launch New Verna and updated Creta
  • ADAS-Tech to be the most talked about feature in 2023
  • Tata and Kia to launch facelifted versions of their popular SUVs

January 04, 2023     Team CarLelo
Top 5 New Cars to Buy in 2023

2023 promises to be an exciting year for both automakers and the end consumer. There are a whole lot of products to be introduced under different categories like hatchback, sedan and SUV. Furthermore, with the Delhi Auto Expo 2023 at hand, one can expect a lot of concepts, and production models to be showcased during the motor show. Today, we take a look at ‘The Top 5 New Cars to Buy in 2023’.

All-New Hyundai Verna

Hyundai verna

Hyundai Motor India who is participating in the upcoming 2023 Delhi Auto Expo will be showcasing the All-New Verna. The sedan is expected to go on sale around April next year. A generation change, the new sedan will offer a new look both upfront and towards the rear. The overall design of the vehicle is said to be inspired from the brand’s new Sensuous Sportiness design philosophy. 

Interior of the 2023 Hyundai Verna will be updated with features like a bigger touchscreen infotainment system with integrated Android Auto and Apple Carplay, a digital instrument console, dual-zone climate control, a 360-degree camera and more. The four-wheeler is also expected to come with ADAS-Tech like Forward Collision Mitigation, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Rear Cross-Traffic Assistance and Driver Attention Monitoring System.

Hyundai Creta Facelift

Creta facelift

Similar to the All-New Verna, the South Korean automaker will be displaying the Creta Facelift at the 2023 Indian Auto Expo. The compact SUV was previously showcased during the 2021 GIIAS Motor Show in Indonesia. 

One major criticism of the Second-Generation Creta has been its divisive looks. To correct that, the company will be updating the model with a completely redesigned front-end. Its design elements are said to be inspired from Hyundai’s recently launched Tucson SUV. The upgraded front profile will feature Hyundai’s parametric grille with integrated LED DRLs. The side profile of the vehicle will remain more or less similar to the current model. While its tailgate will be refreshed offering angular tail lights and a new bumper.

Moving to the interior, its layout is believed to remain similar to the current model. Feature list here would include an updated 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with integrated Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Hyundai’s BlueLink-connected car tech, heated and cooled front seats, ambient lighting, a panoramic sunroof and more.

Expect the facelifted Creta to come equipped with ADAS-tech features like Forward Collision Warning, Forward Collision Avoidance Assist, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Collision Warning, and Driver Attention Warning which can also be found on the Tucson. 

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Kia Seltos Facelift

Kia Seltos

Kia Motors India has been working extensively on developing the updated version of their highly popular compact-SUV, the Seltos. The company is expected to launch the facelifted version of this SUV in the second quarter of 2023. Being an upgrade, the key exterior design elements to watch out for will be the front end that will offer redesigned projector headlights, DRLs, grille and bumper. While the rear profile will offer new LED taillights and an updated bumper with a faux skid plate.

The cabin of Kia Seltos Facelift will get a new layout and updated feature list. It is likely to offer a bigger touchscreen infotainment system with connected car tech, new steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, a sunroof, ambient lighting, and more. The new SUV will also be fitted with  ADAS Tech like Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Blind Spot Monitor, and more.

Tata Harrier/Safari Facelifts

Tata safari

The current leaders in their respective segments, Tata Harrier and Safari are due for an update. The homegrown automaker will be showcasing the facelifted versions of both these SUVs at the Delhi Auto Expo 2023.

Design wise, both Tata Harrier Facelift and Safari Facelift will be getting a new front-end. Their upgrades would include a new grille, headlights, DRLs and bumper. As for the side profile, expect a new set of diamond-cut alloy wheels to be thrown into the package. While their respective tailgates will feature new LED tail lights and chunkier bumpers.

The cabins of the SUVs will offer much needed larger touchscreen infotainment systems with inbuilt Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other features would include an updated instrument console, a panoramic sunroof, wireless charging, dual-zone climate control, ventilated front seats, and more. One can also expect both vehicles to be fitted with ADAS Tech which would offer equipment like Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Collision Avoidance System, Autonomous Emergency Braking among others.

MG Hector Facelift 

Hector Facelift

MG Motors India will be giving its popular Hector SUV an update for 2023. We can expect the facelifted version of this SUV to be showcased during the 2023 Delhi Auto Expo. Requiring a mid-life upgrade, the upcoming model will feature changes to both the exterior and the interior. As a result, the four-wheeler is expected to receive a more aggressive design to its front-end with defined angles and sharp creases. Further the front grille will be larger than the current model. While its side profile will offer a new set of 18-inch dual-tone alloy wheels. Expect the rear to provide a refreshed tailgate offering a new tail light design alongside a thin red connecting strip. 

Moving to the interior, the changes will be more discernible in the Hector Facelift as it will offer  a 14-inch portrait-oriented touchscreen infotainment system with integrated Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Its equipment list would include a digital instrument cluster, ventilated front seats, dual-zone climate control, ambient lighting, and more. Further the SUV will come equipped with
level 2 ADAS Tech like Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control among others. 

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