Top Car News This Week: New EV Unveiled, New BMW M Car Debuts, Polestar Releases Its First SUV And More

  • Oct 15, 2022
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This week's edition is a bag of mixed news packing multiple reveals, crash test results and more

News about electric vehicles dominated for most part of the week, which was eventually wrapped up with the announcement of crash test results of offerings from Volkswagen and Skoda. A couple of models broke cover internationally, while a flex-fuel pilot project was flagged off in the country.

Here’s everything that unfolded the past week:

BYD Atto 3 revealed

For its second offering in the country, BYD is betting on the Atto3, which was recently revealed. It will be sold in India as a CKD model. The Chinese marque refrained from announcing the prices, but we have got all the remaining dope on the India-spec model, detailed with the help of 10 images.

Volkswagen and Skoda SUV siblings score perfect NCAP rating

Both the Volkswagen Taigun and Skoda Kushaq scored a perfect five-star rating in the first round of the updated Global NCAP crash test, which is now more stringent than ever. Based on the same platform, our detailed safety report for the Kushaq and Taigun can be found here.

Tata Tiago EV and Mahindra XUV300 TurboSport order books open

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Both the Tiago EV and XUV300 TurboSport had their respective order books open on October 10. While test drives and deliveries for the latter are underway, test drives for the electric hatchback are scheduled to start in December, with deliveries set to begin from January.

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Polestar’s first SUV

Polestar is taking on the electric SUV space for the first time with its latest offering, the Polestar 3. It is underpinned by technology derived from Volvo and comes packed with a fair bit of creature comforts. More dope on Polestar’s new SUV can be found here

New gen BMW M2 broke cover

BMW took the covers off the second-generation M2 with radical styling sporting sharp creases all around. The latest M product remains true to its roots with a straight-six engine and rear-wheel drive. It is based on the standard 2 Series sold in markets abroad.

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Toyota flex-fuel project launched 

In the presence of Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Toyota flagged off its flex-fuel pilot project. The Corolla Altis strong-hybrid is the flagbearer of the project that aims to promote the use of flex-fuel and reduce emissions in the country.

Jaguar F-Type Limited Edition launched

Named the F-Type 75, Jaguar launched this commemorative edition alongside a final update as the sports car reaches the end of its time. The special edition is exclusive to the V8-equipped variants and comes packing an updated features list and bespoke cosmetic revisions inside and out.

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