4 Wheeler Weekly: Top News Headlines From Car Industry This Week (October 16-20)
The mid-week of October saw a series of launches, including the most awaited ones from Tata
While the launch of the facelifted Tata SUVs made headlines this week, the Audi and BMW have also brought new variants and editions to India. We also got the new crash test results for the facelifted Tata SUVs, and Maruti announced a new sales milestone during the same period. Let’s have a look at all the important headlines of the week.
2023 Tata Harrier & Safari Goes On Sale
Just a few days after unveiling the facelifted Tata Harrier and Tata Safari, the Indian automaker also announced the full prices of these SUVs. With the facelift, both SUVs have got comprehensive styling changes, updated interior, new center console and more safety features. However, these Tata SUVs still get the same diesel engine as before. We have also compared the prices of the Harrier facelift and Safari facelift with those of their rivals.
Tata Harrier & Safari Facelift Crash Tested
The facelifted Tata SUVs, the Harrier and Safari have been crash tested by Global NCAP recently, and both achieved perfect 5-star safety ratings. The Harrier and Safari are now also the safest made in India cars. Read the full report here.
Maruti Suzuki’s New Sales Milestone
Maruti Suzuki has achieved a milestone of selling over 10 lakh automatic cars in India. Though Maruti has different automatic transmission options in its portfolio, which includes AMT, torque converter, and e-CVT, most of the sales are for AMT versions.
Mahindra XUV300 Facelift Test Mule Spied
We saw some fresh spy shots of the test mule of the Mahindra XUV300 facelift. This time, we got a closer look at the front, side and rear ends of the upcoming SUV. To know more about what we noticed in these new spy images, head here.
Kia Sonet Facelift Seen Undisguised
The Kia Sonet facelift has been spied completely undisguised and its full exterior design has been revealed. Although it was a China-spec model, we expect that the India-spec model will likely get the same changes.
New BMW Launches
The first-ever all-electric M Car from BMW has landed on our shores in the form of the M70 xDrive. BMW has also introduced the M Sport diesel variant of its 7 Series flagship sedan. With these new variants, the powertrain options for the BMW 7 Series now include one petrol, one diesel, and two electric options.
Audi S5 Sportback Platinum Edition
Audi launched its third special edition model, this time for the S5 Sportback, namely the Platinum edition. This limited-run special edition of the 4-door sports coupe only gets some cosmetic enhancements inside and out. Audi is exclusively offering this special edition of the S5 Sportback in two distinct exterior shades.
First Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato Delivered In India
Almost a year after launch, Lamborghini delivered the first Huracan Sterrato in India. This Sterrato is actually a offroad focussed version of the Huracan, which gets necessary mechanical changes to tackle the rough terrains. Lamborghini will only make 1,499 units of the Huracan Sterrato globally.
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