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Top 5 Car News Of The Week: Maruti S-Presso Details Leaked; Mercedes GLE & MG eZS Spied; Kodiaq Corporate Edition Launched, And More


Here’s a quick round up of all the important news from the last seven days

Over the last few days, we brought you spy shots of SUVs right from the new XUV500 to MG’s all-electric eZS and the 2019 Mercedes GLE. Skoda, meanwhile, slashed the prices of the Kodiaq by giving us the Corporate Edition. We also received an invite to the launch event of the hotly-anticipated Maruti Suzuki S-Presso. Here’s what caught our attention the most.


Maruti Suzuki S-Presso Details And Launch Date Revealed

Maruti Suzuki’s much-awaited Kwid-rival is fast approaching with a launch slated for September 30. Thanks to a leaked document, detailed information regarding the variants, dimensions and engine specifications have been revealed. Powered by a BS6-compliant K10B 1.0-litre petrol engine, the hatchback will also be availale with an AMT. Prices for the S-Presso are expected to start from Rs 4 lakh (ex-showroom India).


2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE Spotted On Test

The fourth-generation GLE SUV was spotted for the first time on our roads ahead of its launch. The SUV was spotted with reasonable camouflage while being tested for emissions by ARAI. Expected to launch in the coming days, the SUV is available with three diesel and two petrol engines in global markets. GLE300 d, GLE 350 d, GLE 400 d form the diesel lineup while the GLE 350 and the GLE 450 are the petrol-powered variants. Expect a price tag ranging between Rs 70 lakh to Rs 1.05 crore (ex-showroom) when it goes on sale in India.


Next-gen Mahindra XUV500 Spied

 

A heavily camouflaged version of the 2020 Mahindra XUV500 was spied testing in India for the first time. A more upright front end and a redesigned tailgate are the obvious changes while it is also expected to get a revamped interior. BS6-compliant 2.0-litre diesel and petrol engines are likely to be offered with a 6-speed manual and automatic transmission options. Look out for the upcoming Auto Expo for the SUV’s debut while it’s expected to be launched around mid-2020. In other news, Mahindra has also pulled the plug on petrol and diesel-auto AWD variants of the XUV500.


All-electric MG eZS Spied Inside-out

MG’s second offering for India, the all-electric eZS, has been spied testing in India. The India-spec SUV looks similar to the version sold abroad. We also got a sneak peak of the India-spec car’s interiors. All-black dashboard, three-spoke steering wheel and an 8-inch infotainment system are some of the notable bits. The SUV is expected to develop 150PS/350Nm from a 45.6kWh battery pack that’s capable of covering 428km (NEDC) on a full charge. More details here.


Skoda Kodiaq Gets A Price Cut Of Rs 2.37 Lakh!

Skoda has renamed the existing entry-level Style variant of the Kodiaq and is now calling it the Corporate Edition. Along with the name, you also get a price cut of Rs 2.37 lakh in comparison to the Style variant. But there’s a catch; the new pricing is only valid for this month and Skoda is expected to bring back the Style variant with the old pricing of Rs 35.36 lakh later. Does it miss out on any features? Find out here.

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