Miles of Change: The Top Car Facelifts that Defined 2023

Discover the changes in some of 2023’s coolest car makeovers. From better looks to fancy tech, this blog explores the interesting updates that have made these famous cars even better. Get ready for a trip through the improvements in car land!

In the ever-changing world of cars, every year brings new things, and 2023 is no different. Instead of making completely new cars every year, car companies decided to make their existing models look better and work better. These updates go beyond just making cars look good, including new technologies and making driving more enjoyable. Join us as we take a closer look at some of the most interesting makeovers this year.

1. Honda City Makeover: A Timeless Legend Made New

One of the car world’s old favorites, the Honda City, got a makeover in 2023. While keeping its famous 1.5-liter VTEC petrol engine, the makeover brought small changes in how it looks. Important additions included new safety tech for non-hybrid models and a new version for the hybrid model.

2. Tata Nexon/Nexon EV: Big Changes in Looks and How It Drives

Tata Nexon, which first came out in 2017, got a second makeover in 2023, almost like a big update. Besides a new automatic gearbox, the makeover showed big changes in how it looks outside, inside, and how it works. The Nexon EV also got these changes and can go farther without big changes to how it works inside.

3. Tata Harrier: Tough Elegance Made New

Known for being a big 5-seater car with a tough look, the Tata Harrier got a makeover, making it look more modern. Changes outside made it look better on the road, and inside, it got a bigger screen and a better-looking dashboard. The way it drives got better with a new type of power steering, making it good for driving in the city and on the highway. It also got new safety tech and got a good score in safety tests.

4. Tata Safari: A Strong 7-Seater Adventure

The Tata Safari, a bigger version of the Harrier with 7 seats, got the same changes with a few small changes in how it looks. It also got a good score in safety tests under new rules and got new safety tech in the better versions.

5. Kia Seltos: A Fresh Look for an Already Great SUV

The Kia Seltos, which has been a great car since 2019, got a small makeover in 2023 to keep things new. It didn’t change much because it was already a great car with a nice look and lots of features. The new Kia Seltos got small changes in how it looks outside and inside, a big sunroof, and a bigger gas engine.

6. Mercedes GLE: Modern Elegance with Good Performance

The Mercedes-Benz GLE got a small makeover, getting new things outside, a new steering wheel, and a new screen for music and maps. It has different gas and diesel engines to choose from, and the better versions now have a choice to make the ride smoother. They also have lots of features.

7. Hyundai i20: European Style Meets Easy Driving

The new Hyundai i20 got a makeover this year, making it look more like the cars in Europe. Changes included a new LED headlamp and taillight setup, new features, and the removal of the diesel engine option. It now offers a single 1.2-litre NA petrol option, with the 1.0-litre turbo reserved for the i20 N-Line.

8. MG Hector/Hector Plus: A Big Step Up in Style

The MG Hector and Hector Plus got makeovers before, but this year was a big change, making them look fancier inside and outside. The outside looks better with a big front grill with shiny parts, and the inside got better with a bigger screen. Both cars now have more safety tech, making them safer to drive.

9. BMW X7: The Top SUV Gets a New Look

BMW’s biggest SUV, the X7, got a makeover this year with changes outside and inside. The front of the car looks modern and stands out, and inside, they put in a new screen that shows all the important things. The way it drives and the choices you have for how the car moves stay the same, and it can still drive with power in all the wheels and use a little electric power.

10. Audi Q8 e-tron: An Electric SUV With a Bigger Battery

The Audi Q8 e-tron, which is an electric car, got a makeover with a few changes in how it looks. The biggest change is the battery inside is now bigger, so the car can go farther before it needs to stop and get more power.

11. Kia Sonet (2024): More Style and Fun

The 2024 Kia Sonet got a makeover with new looks outside and new things inside. They brought back the choice for a manual gearbox for the diesel engine, and it got a new screen and more features, including new safety tech.

Cruising into the Future: 2023’s car makeovers have wrapped us in a thrilling ride of innovation and style. Beyond the surface changes, they signal a roadmap to a smarter, safer, and downright cooler driving experience.

As we say goodbye to this year’s upgraded rides, it’s clear—we’re not just driving cars; we’re steering into a future where every trip is a blend of excitement and advancement. So, buckle up, because the journey ahead promises more than just a destination—it’s a fast track into the thrilling unknown. Here’s to the ride continuing, one exhilarating mile at a time!

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