Despite the excitement of the new product launch, the Jimny received over 5,000 reservations in less than a week.
The week kicked off with two new EV launches from Mahindra and Citroen and a new facelift from Hyundai and BMW. Maruti Suzuki and Toyota have announced yet another recall, and Tata has slashed the price of its Nexon EV.
Let’s take a look at some key highlights of the week
Mahindra XUV400 EV launched
Mahindra has finally announced the price of the XUV400 EV. Price he is from Rs 15.99 lakh (former showroom, Delhi). Customers can check out the electric SUV as it begins to arrive in showrooms.
Citroën eC3 announced
The eC3, the electrified version of the C3 hatchback, has been unveiled and pre-orders open from 22nd January. You get a 29.2kWh battery pack that can deliver up to 320km (claimed by Arai) on a single charge. Pricing for the eC3 is set to be announced in February, but is expected to start at Rs 8.99 crore (excluding showrooms).
Facelifted Grand i10 Nios launched
Hyundai has announced prices for the facelifted Grand i10 Nyos starting at INR 5.69 lakh (former showroom, Delhi). It has a new front fascia and aluminum wheels and connected rear LED taillights. Even the interior of the car he comes in three different shades. The modified hatchback is available in petrol and CNG options.
Multi Jimny received over 5,000 reservations in less than a week
Since its debut, the Jimny has received a tremendous response from customers, and has officially received more than 5,000 reservations in less than a week. Maruti’s off-road SUV debuted in a five-door Avatar and is offered with his 4WD drivetrain that comes standard with his low-range transfer his case.
Maruti and Toyota announce recall
Maruti has recalled more than 17,000 Alto K10, S-Presso, Eeco, Brezza, Baleno and Grand Vitara vehicles for suspected airbag control module failures that could lead to airbag non-deployment. Toyota also had to recall about 1,400 Highriders and Granzas for the same defect.
Tata Nexon EV price drops, range increases
Tata seems to have been influenced by the launch of the Mahindra XUV400. Because they cut the cost of the Nexon EV Prime and Nexon EV Max to keep up with the competition. The EV Prime has become affordable up to Rs 50,000 and the Nexon EV Max is now affordable at nearly Rs 2 million. The Nexon EV Max now has a range of 453 km.
BMW lands facelifted X7 in India
BMW has now launched the facelifted X7 luxury SUV in India. This is offered only in two M Sport trim levels, unlike the pre-facelift model. The flagship SUV is currently priced at INR 1.22 crore and deliveries will start from March 2023.
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