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Is your weekly snapshot to all the latest from the world of automobiles, but before we begin do hit subscribe to the auto car, india channel and press the bell icon to stay notified on all our latest uploads lets start the news with the weeks big launches. First up is the volkswagen tiguan. After a gap of nearly 2 years, the 5c tiguan is back on sale in india. The model is being assembled at volkswagens aurangabad plant and has been launched at an introductory price of 31.99 lakh rupees ex showroom india. The pricing makes the tiguan about 2.21 lakh rupees more affordable than the 7 seat, take on all space that has now been dropped from the companys india lineup exterior changes to the tiguan include new headlights with matrix, led technology, a new front bumper and a chrome ridge Front grille the rear sports, a new bumper too, and new led elements in the tail taillights inside the basic dashboard is unchanged, but the updated tiguan makes the switch to a touch screen for the climate control system in terms of features the tiguan thats offered in a Single elegant trim gets a panoramic sunroof led matrix headlights, leather upholstery, ambient lighting, a 10 inch digital instrument, cluster, an 8 inch touchscreen infotainment system, android, auto apple carplay, connected car technology, 3 zone, climate control and 8 way. Power driver seat and more safety features include six airbags, esp hill start and decent assist or tire pressure monitoring system, isofix anchors and a driver alert system as well.
The big change on the tiguan is under the bonnet. The old versions, two liter tdi diesel engine has made way for a 2 liter tsi, turbo petrol unit. This turbo petrol engine makes for 90 horsepower and 320 nm and comes paired to a 7 speed. Dual clutch automatic gearbox sending power to all four wheels via volkswagens 4motion, all wheel, drive system. The tiguan goes up against models like the jeep compass, citron, c5 aircross and hyundai tucson. Interestingly, the tiguan is the only premium suv offered in a petrol. All builder configuration audi has expanded its a4 lineup with the introduction of a new premium variant. The premium is the new entry point to the a4 range and comes priced at ‘.99, lakh rupees ex showroom india for reference. The higher spec premium plus costs 43.69 lakh, while the fully loaded a4 technology is priced at 47.61, lakh rupees on price, the a4 premium undercuts traditional segment rivals and is actually at par with smaller luxury sedans. Like the bmw, 2 series, grand coupe and mercedes benz, a class limousine features missing on the a4 premium include virtual cockpit, digital dials, multi zone, climate control, multi colored, ambient lighting and gesture based boot opening. However, the a4 premium does still pack in quite a bit with led headlamps, a 10.1 inch, infotainment touchscreen wireless charger, sunroof leather and leatherette upholstery, automatic timing, control electrically, adjustable front seats, front and rear parking, sensors, a rear parking camera and six airbags.
There is no change under the hood with the a4 premium offered, with the same 190 horsepower 2 liter turbo petrol engine available on other a4s. The engine is paired to a seven speed: dual clutch automatic gearbox with power going only to the front wheels. Hyundai has announced its mega ev game plan for the indian market after testing the market with the kona electric hyundai is planning to go big in the ev space. The korean car maker will invest four thousand crore rupees in its eevee product portfolio expansion. That will see the range widened to six battery electric models by 2028.. The evs will include suvs, cuvs and sedans, and will be based on two platforms of the six models. The three mass market – ev models will be derived from the existing internal combustion engine platforms and hyundai has said these models will offer a range of 4 350 kilometers on a single charge. Work is underway to localize critical components to keep costs low. On the other hand, the three premium ev models will be based on hyundais egmp ev skateboard platform and will feature larger batteries with more range. As we have reported in the past. The ioniq 5 is in the pipeline for an india launch, though the specification for our market is not known yet. The first of the new hyundai evs comes in 2022 mg. Motor has also announced plans for its second ev in india. Mg will launch a new electric vehicle in india by march 2023, while the exact model of specifications have not been revealed.
Mg has disclosed that the model will be a crossover based on a global platform and will sit in the 10 to 15 lakh rupee price bracket mg is looking to localize components like the motor and battery assembly for the upcoming electric crossover. The model is expected to be a size or two smaller than the zsev mg, sole electric car in india. At the moment that starts at 21 lakh rupees, the zsev is also due for an update with refresh styling in 2022, ahead of its official unveiled on december 16th, kia has revealed more teaser images of the karen seven seater, while kia calls the karens a recreational vehicle. The teaser suggests a cross between an mpv and suv the front end sports, a flat bonnet that flows into a slim grille. The headlights also seem to sport a split design with distinctive leds for the upper unit. The sketches also reveal a pronounced front bumper, with a scuff plate, well defined wheel, arches and a large glass house creases towards the rear flow into the tail lamps and at the rear. Two you can expect a bumper with some rugged details. The interior sketch shows a dashboard with a wrap around look, a three spoke multifunction steering wheel and a large central touch screen. Higher spec models will get a 10.25 inch infotainment screen, while the lower spec prims could get an 8 inch unit. The instrument cluster will be fully digital too. The 3 row currents is expected to come in 6 as well as 7 seat configurations.
The model will go on sale in the first quarter of 2022, well be covering the carrots in in depth detail on 16th of december. So mark those calendars, it was a week of celebration for maruti suzuki, as some of its popular models achieved sales milestones, the maruti suzuki baleno has zipped past the 1 million unit sales, achieving the milestone in just 6 years of the 1 million plus balenos on indian Roads 9 lakh are petrols with diesel contributing 1.03 lakh in its sales. Interestingly, the baleno that sold exclusively through marutis nexa network also makes up 65 of nixa sales. The baleno is set for a major update in early 2022.. The model will get revised styling and a completely redone interior. The artiga also gave reasons to celebrate with sales crossing seven lakh units. Now, in its second generation marutis, seven seater mpv has been on sale since 2012.. Fifty percent of our tigers sold have been diesels. 42. Have been petrols with the balance eight percent coming from cngs whats noteworthy, is that for the current financial year the cng versions contribution to sales is at 41. The artica is also due for an update in 2022, though spy picture suggests that changes will only be minimal. Coming to two wheelers now the recently held india bike week, 2021 served as the launch pad for the new harley davidson sportster s launched at 15.5 lakh rupees extra room. The sports rs is one of the most advanced cruisers from harley davidson and leading the list of reasons.
Why is its engine harleys revolution max one to five to ccv twin unit marks a departure from script with liquid cooling, dual overhead camshaft and variable wall timing? The engine makes a healthy 121 horsepower and within 4nm of peak torque, the engine comes related to a 6 speed gearbox and a slipper clutch. The sports rs also uses a 6 axis imu that works with the traction control system. Other electronic aids include cornering abs and four riding modes: road, sport, rain and custom all led lighting cruise control and a tire pressure monitoring system are also part of the feature list. More features include a round 4 inch, tft instrument cluster with bluetooth, connectivity and navigation support. Interestingly, the engine is the stress member of the chassis on the sports rs, eliminating the traditional frame, the suspension gets a fully adjustable usg fork at the front and monoshock at the rear. Honda also had two reveals at the india bike week: honda showcase the long overdue bs6 combined version of the cb300r. The naked motorcycle will go on sale in india in january 2022.. The big news is that the motorcycle will be reintroduced in india as a locally assembled model, and its expected pricing will be adjusted to reflect this for reference. The cb300r was last on sale in india in march 2020 for 2.41 lakh rupees ex showroom. Honda hasnt revealed final specs, either, but its safe to assume that 286 cc single cylinder liquid cooled dohc engine in bsx after will make about the same power as the bs4 version expect power of about 30 horsepower and torque in the region of 27 newton meters.
As before, the cb300r will be retailed from hondas premium, big wing network honda also brought out an anniversary edition of its cb350 highness. The biggest highlight of the new highness cv350 are the new golden colored, badges and pinstripes. Another cosmetic change comes in the form of the side stand that is now chrome instead of black. The bike also gets brown colored seat covers this model will be available in two color options: pearl igneous, black and matte marshall, green metallic. Apart from these cosmetic additions, the bike remains identical to the standard highness cb350 priced at 2.03 lakh rupees, the highness cv350 anniversary edition costs around 2000 rupees more than the dlx pro its based on honda has also rolled out a new variant of the activa 125 priced At 78, 725 rupees ex showroom, delhi called the premium edition, the scooter sports, a dual tone: color scheme, black engine casing a telescopic fork and a body colored grab rail. The premium edition is available in two dual tone: color options: benelli has opened bookings for its trk 251 that will go on sale next month, while prices are yet to be announced. Benellis entry level adventure motorcycle can be booked for 6000 rupees on the companys website and its showrooms deliveries comments next month, benelli hasnt shared specifications of the india market, trk 251, though what is known is that the bike will be powered by the leoncino 250s engine in International markets, the engine, makes 25.
8 horsepower and 21.2 nm suspension. Hardware consists of a usd fork and a monoshock at the rear of other details. The international spec trk 251 has an 18 liter fuel tank 800 mm seat height and a 170 mm ground clearance. The model runs on 17 inch, alloy wheels and road focused tires. The trk 251 will rival the ktm 250 adventure that cost 2.30 lakh rupees ex showroom. Daily benelli has announced that the trk 251 will come with a 3 year. Unlimited kilometer, warranty and finally triumph has unveiled the new generation tiger 1200. The new tiger 1200 is grounds up a new machine and has been designed to be slimmer than before. Things like an aluminium fuel tank have helped make the new bike over 25 kilograms lighter than its predecessor. The new tiger 1200 will be offered in two model ranges. The road bias, gt variant and off road focus rally trim the seat height is adjustable on both the models in terms of features. There is a new 7 inch tft display that comes with my trim. Connectivity full led lighting is standard across the range cornering, abs and traction controller standard 2, while all model supports of the gt pro variant get a quick shifter cruise control, heated clips and a center stand. The new tiger 1200 gets a new t plane firing order for the 1160 cc three cylinder engine that now produces 150 horsepower and 130 mfp torque. The new tiger 1200 is expected to be launched in india sometime next year, priced in the range of 19 to 20 lakh, rupees and thats all the news we have this week.