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

  • Feb 24, 2024
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Global reveal of an upcoming hatchback, and details on the latest entry of a carmaker in the sub-4m SUV segment were the main highlights of the past week.

Last week, we saw the launch of an upcoming new-gen India-bound hatchback, spy shots of an off-roader and images of a facelifted subcompact SUV which looks product ready. Here's a look at the notable car news and updates from the past week.

Skoda India to enter The Sub-4 Metre SUV Segment

Skoda India could soon make its entry in the Sub-4 Metre segment, details about which are likely to be announced on February 27. It will be based on the shortened version of the MQB-A0 IN platform. For more about the SUV, head over to our story on the same.

Mahindra Thar to get better stopping power

The upcoming Thar 5-door is set to get better stopping power than the current 3-door variant of the SUV. The test vehicle was spotted with upgraded braking hardware which are not offered in the Thar 3-door variant. Any guesses on what the upgrade could be? Click here, to take a closer look at it.

Force Gurkha 5-door spy shots

Force Gurkha 5 door

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The Force Gurkha, which has been spotted testing, looks production ready in these shots. The Gurkha 5-door could be getting more power than the 3-door variant and design changes to  stand out from the 3-door variant. So, does this mean its launch is expected soon? Tap here to find out.

Scorpio N gets a new variant 

Mahindra Scorpio N Z8 S

Mahindra launches the new Scorpio N Z8 Select (Read as: Z8 S), which is the entry point in the Z8 lineup and will be offered exclusively in the new Midnight Black. The newly launched variant is set to reach dealerships by March 01, 2024. And for details about prices, to know more about the new variant, tap here.

Punch EV to be the official vehicle for WPL

Tata Punch EV has been named as the official vehicle for the 2024 Women’s Premier League. Over the years, we have seen Tata showcase their vehicles (Harrier, Altroz and Nexon) in both IPL and WPL, this time it's the newly launched, feature loaded EV that we'll get to see in the WPL. To know more about the Punch EV, head over to our story on the Punch EV. 

Toyota has recalled the LC300 in India

Toyota Land Cruiser

Toyota has recalled the Land Cruiser 300 that were manufactured between February 12, 2021 and February 01, 2023. The Japanese carmaker has recalled 269 units of its flagship luxury SUV in order to reprogram its automatic transmission. Click here to know more about the recall. 

New-gen 2025 Renault Kwid has been unveiled globally as the Dacia Spring EV

 Renault Kwid 2025

The Dacia Spring EV, which is the rebadged version of the Renault Kwid has been launched globally by Dacia. Apart from visual updates, the car also gets additional safety features making the car look more appealing to the Indian buyer. Tap here to find out more details of the New-gen Kwid. 

Volvo cars to get new names   Volvo XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge

Volvo has updated its naming system for the EV and plug-in hybrid models. The XC40 Recharge will now be known as the EX40, meanwhile the C40 Recharge is now called the EC40. The new names have not been introduced in India yet. To know more details on the same, click here.

Mitsubishi makes a comeback in India 

Mitsubishi has made a comeback in India, but bringing back their cars still remains a question. The Japanese company has purchased a stake of about 32% in TVS Mobility's car dealership sector. Tap here to find out more about Mitsubishi’s latest acquisition.

XUV300 facelift looks production ready in these spy shots 

The Mahindra XUV300 facelift has been spotted and looks production ready in these spy shots. The facelifted SUV is expected to get a design overhaul and plenty of new features. The interior of the sub-4 metre SUV will be similar to the XUV400 EL. To know more about the compact SUV, click here.

‘Scorpio X’ trademarked 

Mahindra has trademarked the ‘Scorpio X’ name, this name is most likely to be used for the upcoming pickup truck based on the Scorpio N. The pickup truck concept was revealed in Cape Town in 2023. The India  launch of the pickup truck is not to be expected anytime soon. Click here to know more on it.

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