Car News That Mattered: New Launches, An Important Government Update, Price Hikes, And More
Last week, we saw Tata launch its first CNG models, a crucial car safety announcement by the government, and a much anticipated Dark edition of a Tata SUV
To say this past week was action-packed would be an understatement. We had as many as five car launches (three of which were CNGs), Toyota's unveiling of the India-spec Hilux, and some price hikes.
Here's the low-down:
Phew...An All-black Safari, Finally: Of all the premium Tata SUVs, the Safari was the only model without a Dark edition until now. But thankfully, the carmaker has finally introduced the Safari Dark, and it is available in four variants.
2022 Tata Tiago And Tigor Arrive: The 2022 iterations of the Tiago and Tigor brought these two a revised features list and some cosmetic enhancements, including two new colours. But the most important part of this update was the introduction of the duo's factory-fitted CNG kits.
BMW Brings The Facelifted X3 To India: BMW has launched the facelifted X3 in India. It is offered in two variants and packs design- and feature-related upgrades. However, it only gets one engine option for now.
Second-gen Maruti Celerio Gets A CNG Variant: It was during the second-gen Celerio's launch that Maruti confirmed a CNG version of the hatchback. It has now followed through on its word, introducing the Celerio CNG. However, the cleaner fuel is limited to the mid-spec trim.
India-spec Toyota Hilux Revealed: Toyota has unveiled the India-spec Hilux. The pickup truck -- a platform sibling of the Fortuner -- will be offered in two trims and be powered by the SUV's diesel heart.
Skoda Starts Production Of The Slavia: The Slavia will be Skoda's new compact sedan, replacing the ageing Rapid. The carmaker has now started production of the new sedan at its Pune facility ahead of a possible launch in the coming months.
Another Round Of Price Hikes
Crucial Car Safety Announcement: In a welcome move, the government has issued a notice mandating six airbags for a certain class of vehicles. It will come into effect around the last quarter of this year, and it is expected to make cars in this category costlier.
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