Here’s What Made Headlines In The Indian Car Industry This Past Week

  • Dec 2, 2023
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Main highlights of the past week include global reveal of upcoming India-bound SUV, couple of special edition launches from Skoda and teaser of Kia’s upcoming subcompact-SUV

Weekly Wrapup

Last week provided us with the launch of the latest iteration of Porsche’s Mercedes-AMG GT63 rival, the latest spy shots of upcoming Maruti Suzuki and Mahindra cars, and details on MG Motors’ future plans in India. Here's a look at the notable car news and updates from the past week.

2024 Kia Sonet Facelift Teased

2024 Kia Sonet 

Kia teased the upcoming 2024 Sonet facelift on its social media handles ahead of its official India reveal on December 14, 2023. In the latest teaser, the updated Sonet's redesigned front is showcased along with one new feature addition, details of which you can check out over here.

2024 Renault Duster Revealed

2024 Renault Duster 

Renault's sister brand, Dacia, globally revealed the third-gen (2024) Duster. It undergoes a major overhaul in terms of design inside and out and is offered with multiple petrol and hybrid engine options. Head over to our story to know more details about its India launch and pricing.

Skoda Kushaq And Slavia Elegance Edition Launched

 Skoda Slavia And Kushaq Elegance Edition

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Skoda launched the Elegance Edition for the Kushaq compact SUV and Slavia sedan. This special edition is based on the Style variants of both cars and will be sold for a limited time period only. Prices for the Elegance Edition start from Rs 17.52 lakh (ex-showroom), and you can check out everything you need to know about these special editions over here.

2024 Porsche Panamera Launched 

2024 Porsche Panamera 

Porsche launched the 2024 Panamera in India with prices starting from Rs 1.68 crore (ex-showroom). The 2024 Panamera gets an evolutionary exterior design and will be initially offered in India with a 2.9-litre V6 turbo-petrol unit. Check out five things you need to know about the 2024 Panamera.

Maruti Suzuki Jimny Gets Massive Price Cut

 Maruti Suzuki Jimny Thunder Edition

Maruti Suzuki's capable off-roader, the Jimny, received a substantial price cut of up to Rs 2 lakh. The Indian automaker launched the Jimny Thunder Edition at Rs 10.74 lakh (ex-showroom). You can head over to our story to know what the Thunder Edition features and more details on revised prices of the Jimny.

Selected Variants Of 2023 Kia Seltos Facelift Received A Price Cut

2023 Kia Seltos 

Kia decreased the prices of mid-spec HTX to higher-end GTX variants of the 2023 Seltos by Rs 2,000. With these revised prices, Kia also removed one small, but important convenience feature from the 2023 Seltos. Click here to know more about what that feature is and the latest pricing for the 2023 Seltos. 

2024 Maruti Suzuki Swift Spotted Once Again

 2024 Maruti Suzuki Swift Spied

Maruti Suzuki's upcoming 2024 Swift got spotted once again testing on our roads. The latest spy images give us a glimpse of the 2024 Swift's rear profile. It is expected to launch in India sometime next year, and you can head over here to take a look at the latest spy shots.

2024 Mahindra XUV400 Spied 

Mahindra XUV400

Mahindra's electric XUV400 has been spied testing on our roads for the first time. It will feature an overall similar exterior design to the XUV300 facelift with EV-specific cues like the copper finish for the front grille. Click here to learn more about what we know so far about the 2024 XUV400.

Mahindra Thar 5-Door Spotted Again

Mahindra Thar 5-door Spy Shot

The larger Mahindra Thar 5-Door got spied testing on our roads once again. It will feature a redesigned grille, and will be available in a fixed hard-top body style. It is set to make its debut sometime in 2024, and you can check out our story for styling differences with the 3-door version of the Thar over here.

Tesla Cybertruck Deliveries Commence

Tesla Cybertruck 

Tesla finally began deliveries of its Cybertruck in the USA after a delay of four years. It is the American carmaker’s unique looking electric pickup truck with a claimed range of 547 km and a 0-96 kmph acceleration time of 2.6 seconds. Check out our story to learn more about its bulletproof stainless steel exterior and other details.

SAIC Motor And JSW Group Join Hands

 JSW Group SAIC Motor Joint Venture

MG Motors' parent company, SAIC Motor, entered into a joint venture with JSW Group to expand MG's operations in India with a focus on green mobility. The joint venture aims to not only develop new EVs for the Indian market but also improve charging infrastructure in India. Click here to learn more details about it.

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