Car News That Mattered This Week (March 18-22): New Showcases, Price Hike Announcement, Crash Test, And More

Published On Mar 23, 2024 08:41 AM By Shreyash for Hyundai Creta EV

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Apart from new showcases and updates, two popular Hyundai models were also recalled last week

The past week was full of new showcases and updates on upcoming models. Volkswagen and MG showcased their new models, and we also received a new crash test result for a Citroen model. During the same week, Kia announced a price hike on its cars starting next month, and there are also some interesting spy shots to note. Let’s take a look at all the important highlights of the week.

New Showcases From Volkswagen

Volkswagen Taigun New GT Sport Variants

Expanding the GT variant lineup of the Volkswagen Taigun and Volkswagen Virtus, the automaker showcased their sportier-looking variants. The prices of these new GT variants are yet to be announced. Additionally, Volkswagen debuted its all-electric ID.4 SUV in India.

Citroen eC3 Crash Tested

Citroen eC3 at Global NCAP crash tests

Citroen’s all-electric hatchback, the eC3, was crash tested by Global NCAP last week, and it secured 0 star safety rating. Though the bodyshell of the eC3 was rated stable, it still got 0 stars due to less safety features.

Kia Cars To Become Expensive From April

Kia Seltos

`Kia announced that it will increase the prices of its mass market models, starting from April 2024. The last price hike on Kia cars was announced in October 2023, making this the first price hike on Kia models in 2024.

Two Hyundai Models Recalled

Hyundai Verna and Creta recalled

Hyundai has issued a voluntary recall for two of its popular cars, the Creta and Verna. Units manufactured between February 13, 2023 and June 06, 2023 are affected by this recall. Dealerships will individually contact customers of the affected vehicles for the required action as part of the recall.

MG Reveals Its Future Roadmap In India

JSW MG Motor India Private Limited

Last week, MG revealed its future plans for India, which include not just more EVs, but also plug-in hybrids. As part of the announcement, MG also unveiled the Cyberster concept, a 2-seater all-electric roadster

Tata Tiago EV Received New Features

Tata Tiago EV new features

Tata has silently given minor feature updates to its entry-level electric hatchback, the Tata Tiago EV. It now includes an auto-dimming IRVM (inside rearview mirror) and a front USB Type-C 45W charging port for smartphones.

Tata Punch EV Became The Official Car For IPL 2024

Tata Punch EV

The Tata Punch EV, which was also the official car for WPL 2024 (Women’s Premier League), will also be the official car for upcoming IPL 2024 (Indian Premier League)

Spy Shots Of The Week

Tata Nexon CNG Spied

This week's spy shot stories include three subcompact SUVs and an electric compact SUV. The Nexon CNG was spied testing ahead of its launch, while the interior of the Mahindra XUV300 facelift was also spotted. For the first time, the test mule of the Nissan Magnite facelift was spied, and the all-electric version of the Hyundai Creta was also sighted overseas.

Audi Q6 e-tron Unveiled Globally

Audi Q6 e-tron

Audi has globally unveiled its all new electric SUV, the Q6 e-tron, which slots below the Q8 e-tron in its global EV lineup. It is based on the Volkswagen Group’s new PPE (Premium Platform Electric) architecture, and offers a claimed driving range of up to 625 km.

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