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  • Apr 27, 2024
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A couple of launches, spy shots of an EV, and GNCAP crash test results were the highlights of the past week

The past week saw the launch of Jeep’s off-road capable SUV, the crash test results of a sedan and two SUVs, full interior teaser of an upcoming compact SUV, and the launch of new variants of VW’s compact SUV. Here’s a look at the major car news and updates from the last week.

Global NCAP Crash Test Results- Amaze, Carens, Bolero Neo

Honda Amaze Crash Test

The GNCAP has released crash test results of the Honda Amaze, Kia Carens and Mahindra Bolero Neo. The Honda Amaze scored just 2 stars for Adult Occupant Protection and zero stars for Child Occupant Protection, the Carens achieved three stars for Adult Occupant protection and an impressive five stars for Child Occupant Protection, while the Mahindra Bolero Neo scored just 1 star in Adult Occupant Protection and 1 star in the Child Occupant Protection. 

Mahindra XUV 3XO Interior Teased

Mahindra XUV 3XO Interior

Mahindra has revealed yet another teaser of the XUV 3XO, this time showcasing the full interior of the upcoming SUV. The latest teaser showcases its infotainment unit and digital driver’s display. It also hinted at the automatic transmission unit that will be offered with it. Notably, unofficial bookings for the XUV 3XO are underway.

Volkswagen Taigun GT Line And GT Plus Sport Launched 

Taigun GT Line

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Volkswagen has introduced new Sport trim for the Taigun. The latest trim gets two new variants GT Line and GT Plus Sport. The new variants get cosmetic changes with red ‘GT’ badging and an all-black cabin theme for the interior. Head over to our earlier report to check out prices of new variants.

Toyota Fortuner Leader Edition Introduced 

Fortuner Leader Edition

Toyota India has introduced a new Leader Edition for the Fortuner. It gets a dual-tone exterior shade and a couple of cosmetic enhancements over the standard model. It is available only with the 2.8-litre diesel engine and with rear-wheel-drive. Click here to know more about the Fortuner Leader edition. 

2024 Jeep Wrangler Launched 

2024 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep has launched the 2024 Wrangler facelift at Rs 67.65 lakh (ex-showroom). The off-roader gets a slightly tweaked design for the exterior, a new dashboard layout, and a couple of new features including a larger 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system and ADAS. To know more about the updated Wrangler, click here.

BMW i5 Launched 

BMW i5

BMW has launched the i5 in India at Rs 1.20 crore (ex-showroom). It will be available as a completely built unit (CBU), with bookings already open. Launch of the new i5 marks debut of the new-gen 5-series in India. Tap here to know more about the BMW i5. 

2024 Aston Martin Vantage Launched

Aston Martin Vantage

Aston Martin has launched the new-gen 2024 Vantage in India at Rs 3.99 crore (ex-showroom). It features a new V8 engine which produces 655 PS and 800 Nm. Apart from the new engine, it gets a fresher design, giving it a sportier and more dynamic appearance. Head over to our story to know more about it.

Hyundai Creta And Kia Seltos To Make EV Debut

Creta EV

Hyundai and Kia are expected to introduce an EV version of the Creta and Seltos respectively. Production of both the siblings will likely start by the end of 2024, and they are expected to be launched in early 2025 . Hyundai, in its latest press release, has announced that it plans to start the production of its first locally produced EV by 2024. Tap here to know more about the Creta EV and click here to know more about the Seltos EV.

Lamborghini Urus SE Revealed

Urus SE 

Lamborghini has revealed the Urus SE plug-in hybrid, which is the first hybrid version of the Urus. It gets a 4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine paired with an electric motor to generate a combined output of 800 PS and 950 Nm. Tap here to know more about the details of the Urus SE. 

Tata Safari EV Spotted

Harrier EV

The Tata Safari EV has been spotted testing on our roads. It will be based on Tata’s new Acti.EV platform and is expected to have a claimed range of around 500 km. The latest spy pictures provide a glimpse of its design and you can tap here to take a look at them.

Mercedes-Benz EQG 580 Breaks Cover

Mercedes-Benz EQG

Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off the electric G-Wagon, the EQG 580. The electric G-Class maintains the styling and design language with the current SUV and has a battery capacity of 116 kWh, delivering a claimed range of up to 473 km.Click here to learn more about its off-road capabilities.

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