Your weekly fix for automotive news: launches, announcements, unveils, etc.
Over the past week, a few launches, unveilings and announcements have kept the show going smoothly. If you missed this week’s four-wheeled dope, let us serve you the best handpicked in this report:
Mahindra XUV700 breaks the cover!
Mahindra has unveiled the XUV700. The three-row SUV is the automaker’s first model to sport its new “Twin Peaks” logo, and is powered by powerful petrol and diesel engines with optional all-wheel drive. It also gets a one foot long feature list; head down here to find more details. Mahindra also announced the price of some variants and its price is an absolute killer.
Launch of the Audi RS5 Sportback
Audi has launched the restyled RS5 Sportback in the country. It now comes in the form of a four-door Sportback instead of the traditional two-door coupe in its pre-facelift avatar and benefits from numerous cosmetic upgrades. The sportback is powered by a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine delivering 450 hp and accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.9 seconds. To check its prices and other updates, click on here.
Land Rover Defender gets a V8
JLR Group introduced the Defender V8 in India. The performance SUV is powered by a 525 hp 5.0-liter V8 and adds some performance-oriented mechanical upgrades. Do you want to know how far it hits the 100 km / h mark? Head to here.
Tata Harrier and Safari get new trim
Tata has added a new XTA + trim to the Harrier Safari duo lineup. Placed above the XT + variant, it benefits from a striking feature and an automatic gearbox. It is at the cost of ..? To find here.
MG adds new variants to the Gloster and Hector range
Morris Garages introduced new variants of the Gloster and the Hector. The former gets a new 7-seater variant, while the latter gets a suitable mid-trim with new features. Find out more about the Gloster here and about Hector here.
Lamborghini Countach nameplate revived
Lamborghini has relaunched the Countach nameplate to celebrate the iconic model’s 50th anniversary. It will be a limited-edition sports car with deliveries scheduled from early next year. To walk the path to the iconic Lambo, go to here.
Pininfarina launches the first production Battista
Automobili Pininfarina officially launched the first production Battista. The all-electric hypercar is powered by four electric motors which are powered by a 120 kWh battery and can go from zero to 100 km / h in less than 2 seconds. Click on here to experience the beauty of Mahindra!
Volkswagen Taigun reservations open
Volkswagen India has started pre-launch reservations for the Taigun ahead of its scheduled launch in September 2021. Interested customers can book the next SUV through the official website or their nearest dealership. Find booking details here.
Start of Skoda Kushaq 1.5 liter TSi deliveries
Skoda has started deliveries of the 1.5-liter turbo petrol variants of the Kushaq and also revealed its energy efficiency claimed by the ARAI. However, the SUV has already booked more than 6,000 units and currently imposes a waiting period. For more info, go to here.
Hyundai i20 to get an N Line trim
Hyundai is set to bring the i20 N Line trim to India on August 24, 2021. It will be powered by a 1.0-liter turbo-gasoline engine and add some sportier updates to the standard hatch. Expected prices, features and specifications here.
Tata Tigor Ziptron teased
Tata teased the redesigned Tigor EV with its older brother, the Ziptron powertrain from the Nexon EV. More info on its range and engine here.
Update of the vehicle scrapping policy
Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially launched the new vehicle scrapping policy for the country. Its main objective is to reduce the overall pollution in the country by getting rid of old and polluting vehicles, which emit more pollutants and are less efficient. Faucet here for the full article.