Have you been living under a rock for the past week? Don’t worry, because we’ve got you covered with all the eventful car news that’s been unfolding this week. Here are the top stories:
Baby S-Class Is Here
Mercedes has launched the new generation C-Class in three versions. Priced from Rs 55 lakh (ex-showroom) onward, the luxury sedan gives you a hint of the S-Class in a compact, yet equipped package.
Long-Range Nexon EV Launched
Called the Nexon EV Max, the long-range iteration of the standard Nexon EV has been launched with prices starting from Rs 17.74 lakh (ex showroom). It has a larger battery pack of 40.5 kWh (30.2 kWh standard), which translates to a greater ARAI claimed range of 437 km compared to the standard models of 312 km.
Monte Carlo Kushaq launched
Skoda has took the covers of the Kushaq Monte Carlo edition† The trim adds sporty accents to the compact SUV with the addition of a new 8-inch fully digital instrument panel. It is based on the Kushaq’s top-spec Style trim.
Toyota Fortuner GR-S makes way in India
The car manufacturer has launched the Grazoo Racing GR variant of the Toyota Fortuner in india. The GR-S is the equivalent of a Hyundai N Line model, with extras such as an all-black cab with red stitching, GR-specific seats and minor cosmetic changes. But all this demands a significant premium over the standard model.
Big Daddy teased again
Mahindra dropped another one teaser of the upcoming Scorpio give a better hint about the design elements and possible features. The third-generation SUV is expected to launch in June and is expected to be powered by the XUV700’s petrol and diesel engines.
Range Rover Sport Breaks cover for 2022
Range Rover introduces the 2022 Range Rover Sport with bold design elements and cleaner engine options. It gets both petrol and diesel engine options assisted using mild-hybrid technology. A purely electrical derivative of the SUV is also in the offing.
Mild facelift for the eighth-generation Phantom
Rolls Royce has given the Phantom a midlife refresh, call it the Phantom Series II† The luxury sedan comes with subtle styling upgrades, as well as more technology and equipment. But it still retains the 571PS 6.75 liter twin-turbocharged V12 petrol engine. We expect it to arrive at our shores later this year with a price tag north of Rs 10 crore (ex-showroom).
The Bentley Bentayga has now become even more spacious
Bentley introduced the long wheelbase edition of the Bentayga† The luxury SUV will be extended by 180 mm and will receive a new 4+1 seating configuration along with the 4 and 5 seat options. It includes a plethora of features that give opulence to the flagship luxury SUV type. We expect it to launch in India in early 2023.
Vaping vague hopes of a Ford Return
All hopes of Ford’s possible return to India have been dashed. The car manufacturer decided to pull the plug exploring the possibility of using one of its factories in India as an export base for EV production through the government-approved Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme† The carmaker had already stopped local production and sales in the country in September 2021.