Top Indian Car News Headlines Of This Week: New Launches, Variant Updates And Spy Shots

  • May 25, 2024
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Two Mercedes launches, a special edition for this luxury SUV, and a new variant for a popular SUV were among the highlights of the past week

The past week brought us the launch of two Mercedes cars, added colour options for this compact SUV’s lower-end variants, a new paint option for this popular offroader, global unveiling of Kia’s electric SUV and a new select variant launched for this Mahindra SUV. Here’s a look at the major car news and updates from the last week.

Mercedes-Maybach GLS Facelift And AMG S63 E Performance Launched 

The Mercedes-Maybach GLS Facelift and AMG S63 E Performance were launched this week, priced at Rs 3.35 crore and Rs 3.3 crore (ex-showroom), respectively. 

The Maybach GLS, the luxurious variant of the GLS, features a tweaked design, a slightly tweaked cabin, and a 4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine. To know more about it, tap here

The AMG S63 E Performance, is basically a high-performance iteration of theS-Class super-luxury saloon, packing a 4-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine paired with a plug-in hybrid setup, that produces 802 PS and 1430 Nm. Head over to our story to know more about it.

Mahindra XUV700 New AX5 Select Variant Launched


Mahindra has launched a new Select trim for the AX5 variant of the XUV700. The new AX5 Select variant is launched from Rs 16.85 lakh (ex-showroom), and makes the panoramic sunroof more accessible than before. Check out our story to read more about this news and what more the AX5 S packs.

Audi Q7 Bold Edition Launched 

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The Audi Q7 gets a new Bold Edition, launched at Rs 97.84 lakh (ex-showroom). It features a blacked-out treatment on the exterior to make it look more sinister. No changes have been made to the interior of the SUV. Head over to our story to know more about the new limited edition launch. 

Mahindra Thar Gets A New Colour 

Mahindra has launched a new Deep Forest hue for the Thar, borrowed from the XUV 3XO. The new colour is available on both the AX (O) and LX variants, and doesn’t command a premium over the other colours. Click here to know more. 

Kia Seltos Lower-end Variants Now Available With More Colours

Kia Seltos

The Kia Seltos is now available with more colours for the lower-end HTE, HTK, and HTK+ variants. However, the lower-end variants miss out on the dual-tone shades, which are restricted to the GT Line variants. To know more about the colours offered with the Seltos, you can check out our story.  

Bookings halted for the Toyota Innova Hycross top-end ZX and ZX (O) Variants

Innova Hycross

Toyota India has once again halted bookings for the Innova Hycross’ top-end ZX and ZX (O) variants. Bookings for the popular MPV were reopened earlier in April, after it was paused for a year. Tap here to know more about this story. 

2024 Kia Carnival Spotted Undisguised In India

2024 Kia Carnival

The 2024 Kia Carnival has been spotted undisguised in India, and we expect the premium MPV to be launched later this year. The updated Carnival borrows design cues from the EV9 and gets a feature-loaded cabin. To check it out in spy shots, head over to our story

Tata Altroz Racer Interior Spied 

Tata Altroz Racer

The upcoming Tata Altroz Racer’s interior has been spied. It will be getting the 10.25-inch touchscreen borrowed from the Nexon and a host of cosmetic as well as feature updates. With the price expected to be around Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom), we expect the Altroz Racer to be launched soon. Check out our story on the same. 

Kia EV3 Breaks Cover 

Kia EV3

The Kia EV3, which is Kia’s smallest electric SUV, has been revealed globally. It is based on the E-GMP EV platform. The electric SUV sports a funky exterior design, which gives it ‘mini EV9’ vibes. To know more about the electric SUV, tap here

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