Check Out What Made Headlines In The Indian Car Industry Past Week

  • Feb 17, 2024
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Crash test results of a Tata SUV, the global reveal of a performance car from Aston Martin, and the confirmed launch date of an all-electric sedan were the main highlights of the past week

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Last week brought us the international unveiling of the upcoming hatchback from Maruti Suzuki, a new limited edition launch for a Skoda sedan, details on price cuts for a couple of Tata EVs, and spy shots of an upcoming EV in India. Here's a look at the notable car news and updates from the past week.

2024 Maruti Suzuki Swift Revealed In Germany

2024 Maruti Suzuki Swift

Suzuki has unveiled the 2024 Swift in Germany, featuring a design similar to the Japan-spec model that debuted in October 2023. This marks the third international market for the fourth-generation Swift, following Japan and the United Kingdom. Take a closer look at it over here.

2023 Tata Nexon Scored Five Stars In GNCAP Crash Tests

2023 Tata Nexon Facelift

The 2023 Tata Nexon facelift secured a full five-star safety rating in Global NCAP crash tests. These ratings were achieved under updated and stricter crash test standards, making it the third Tata model, after the Harrier and Safari, to score five stars under the revised safety criteria. Tap here to view the child and adult protection scores achieved by the 2023 Nexon.

Skoda Slavia Style Edition Launched 

Skoda Slavia Style Edition

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Skoda India launched the Slavia Style Edition at Rs 19.13 lakh (ex-showroom). This special edition, based on the top-end Style variant, includes cosmetic and feature upgrades. It is limited to 500 units and can only be had with the 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine paired with a 7-speed DCT. Explore further details about this model over here.

2024 Renault Duster Revealed In Turkey

2024 Renault Duster

Renault took the wraps-off the 2024 Duster in Turkey. The India-bound SUV showcases minor visual tweaks compared to the Dacia Duster, which debuted in 2023. It is expected to be launched on our shores by 2025 and here are five things you can expect ahead of its launch.

2025 Skoda Octavia Facelift Revealed

2025 Skoda Octavia Facelift

Skoda unveiled the 2025 Octavia facelift globally. The updated model features refreshed design both externally and internally, along with new features. It is expected to launch in India in its sportier 'RS' guise. Head over to our earlier report to take a look at the RS model's engine specs and other features.

2025 Aston Martin Vantage Revealed

2024 Aston Martin Vantage

Aston Martin unveiled the 2025 Vantage with a refreshed design and a more powerful twin-turbo V8 engine. The interior of the 2025 Vantage showcases a minimalist cabin while retaining physical switches for most functions. It is the most powerful Vantage produced in its 74-year history and you can check its entire details over here.

Tata Nexon EV And Tiago EV Get Price Cuts

Tata Nexon EV Tiago EV

Tata Motors reduced the prices of both the Nexon EV and the Tiago EV by up to Rs 1.2 lakh. The Tiago EV now starts from Rs 7.99 lakh, while prices for the Nexon EV start from Rs 14.49 lakh. Check out the updated variant-wise pricing of the Tiago EV and Nexon EV over here.

Mahindra Likely To Introduce XUV700 Petrol Automatic In Base Variant

Mahindra XUV700

Mahindra might soon make the XUV700 automatic more accessible by introducing an automatic transmission in the base MX variant. A document from the Transport Department of the Government of NCT of Delhi has surfaced, providing details about the new auto gearbox variant. Tap here to view more details on the specifications of this new variant.

BYD Seal To Be Launched On March 5

BYD Seal

Chinese automaker BYD is set to launch the all-electric Seal sedan on March 5, 2024. It will be the third offering from the carmaker after the Atto 3 SUV and the E6 MPV in India. The Seal launched on our shores is expected to have a claimed range of up to 700 km. Click here to know more about the Seal EV ahead of its launch.

Mahindra SUVs Rack Up Around 50,000 Bookings Per Month

Mahindra XUV700 Thar Scorpio N

Mahindra's SUV lineup, including the Scorpio N, XUV700, and Thar, accumulate around 50,000 bookings per month. These figures were disclosed in Mahindra's financial report, which also includes the pending units to be delivered for each model. For more details on Mahindra's average bookings and pending orders for each SUV, refer to our earlier report.

Kia EV9 Electric SUV Spied

Kia EV9 Spy Shot

Kia's upcoming full-size electric SUV, the EV9, was seen testing on our roads. It is slated for launch in India later this year and is expected to be imported fully. Globally, it comes with various powertrain options boasting a claimed range of about 541 km. Click here to view the undisguised EV9 and its expected price.

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