It has been a relatively busy week with a few launches and updates from various others on products, features additions. Here are our top 6 highlights of the week for the period of 14 January to 18 January 18.
1.MG Hector to be launched in Q2 of 2019
It’s official! The MG Hector SUV will be launched in India in Q2 of 2019. This means that the automaker will bring its Halol factory online and start trial production of the SUV within the next two months. The car will be offered with both petrol and diesel power and will be retailed from 100 touch points across the country.
2.Hyundai Creta feature list updated
It has been less than a year since the launch of the new Hyundai Creta in mid-2018 and already the Korean carmaker is adding features to it. One of the star products in Hyundai’s portfolio, the Creta, will now get ventilated seats in the front row and become the third Hyundai to get them after the Elantra and the Verna.
3.Mahindra Marazzo M8 8-seat variant launched
Mahindra had announced on January 14 that its Marazzo MPV will now be available with a new variant. In fact, the top-of-the-line M8 variant can now be had as an eight-seater. Up until now, the M8 variant was offered in seven-seat configuration only and this priced it at Rs 8000 over the 7 seat variant.
4.New generation Maruti Wagon R now in pictures
Maruti Suzuki is all set to launch the new big WagonR in India on January 23. The Indo-Japanese carmaker officially unveiled the vehicle via a new set of teaser videos and quite a few new elements have been added to this generation of the iconic tall boy. Here is a picture gallery giving out all the details of this new Wagon R.
5.Mahindra XUV300 to be launched on Feb 14
Mahindra and Mahindra will launch its new Ssangyong Tivoli-based XUV300 compact SUV for the Indian market on 14 February. The bookings are already open for the sub-compact SUV which will be offered in four variants and six colours across both petrol and diesel engine options. It will rival the likes of the Tata Nexon, Maruti Brezza and the Honda WR-V.
6.Toyota Camry Hybrid launched in India
Toyota has launched the latest generation Camry Hybrid in India at Rs 36.95 lakhs (ex-showroom). This is the second generation for the Hybrid Camry in India and it is being brought into the country via the CKD route. This new Camry gets a new design, platform and updated hybrid power train with extended range.
Nissan confirms Leaf Electric vehicle for India in 2019
January 23, 2019, 02:33 PM IST by Venkat Desirazu
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-Second generation mass market EV
-Unveiled in 2017
-To be brought in as a showcase of Nissan’s EV prowess
Nissan has announced that it is bringing the Leaf EV to India this year. This is Nissan’s award winning mass market EV and will be the second major model that the automaker will bring to the sub-continent this year.
The company has hinted that the car is being brought in as a showcase of its EV prowess rather than volumes at the moment. The global movement towards EVs has begun and Nissan looks to be playing a long term game by bringing in the Leaf EV.
Unveiled in 2017, this second generation Leaf gets a new design, platform and an electric power train that sees the range increase significantly over the older model. The Leaf, when launched in India, will also be a showcase of Nissan’s foray into new driver and connected car technologies.
Given that it will be a CBU, we expect it to be priced in the range of Rs 30 lakhs to Rs 35 lakhs and it will be a direct rival for the likes of the Toyota Prius and upcoming Hyundai Kona EV as well as the MG EV when it is launched in 2020.