Your Weekly Patch for Automotive News: Major Automotive Industry Updates
The past seven days have been pretty eventful, ranging from a big auto show to a big manufacturer ending its sleeves in India. If you failed to sign in to Zig wheels, we’ve got you covered with all the major updates in this in-depth report.
Hyundai Casper won’t come to India
In the context of a media report from our sister portal Powerdrift, Hyundai will not be launching its micro SUV, the Casper, in India. The automaker will keep it exclusive for the South Korean market. Head to here for more information.
Reservations open for the Audi e-tron GT!
Audi India has started reservations for the e-tron GT ahead of its launch on September 22. The sports coupe will be powered by a twin-engine configuration, paired with a 95 kWh battery and all-wheel drive. It has a scope of the World Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) of up to 487 km. Faucet here to learn more about the next Audi.
Ford ceases operations in India
Ford has announced that it has ceased production of its full lineup, including the Figo, Freestyle, Aspire, Ecosport and Endeavor in India. That being said, the existing line will continue to be sold at retail while dealer stocks last. Current owners will continue to benefit from customer support, after-sales service, replacement parts and warranty coverage. To manage here for the detailed article.
All Maruti cars now benefit from the Suzuki Connect telematics solution
Maruti Suzuki introduced its advanced telematics solution, Suzuki Connect, which was previously exclusive to the Nexa range, on all Arena models. It offers features like live vehicle status, real-time vehicle tracking, safety alerts, driver behavior analysis and roadside assistance. Customers can also purchase and renew subscriptions for this plan. Faucet here to check what it contains.
IAA Mobility 2021 reveals
As normalcy begins to return to the world despite the still looming Covid-19 pandemic situation, car manufacturers including Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Renault have come to present their upcoming projects at the IAA of Frankfurt (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung. A few of the highlights of the show included the BMW i Vision circular concept, Volkswagen ID.Life crossover, Audi Grand Sphere Concept, Porsche Mission R, Mercedes-Benz EQG, Mercedes-Benz EQE, and the Mercedes-Maybach EQS Concept.