Car News That Mattered This Week (Nov 27 - Dec 1): New Launches And Unveils, Spy Shots And Teasers, And More
The third-generation Duster was unveiled last week, while we also got update on Kia’s facelifted subcompact SUV
The past week brought a key international reveal and special edition launches. Kia also confirmed the debut date of the facelifted Sonet, and we also got to see spy shots of two upcoming Mahindra SUVs. Here’s all the important headlines of the week.
Kia Sonet Facelift Debut Confirmed
The Kia Sonet, which was first introduced in 2020, is now set for an update. In recent months, a number of test mules of the Sonet facelift were spotted undergoing testing. Kia has teased the Sonet facelift for the first time while also confirming when it will be debuted in India.
Maruti Jimny Gets A Big Price Cut
The Maruti Jimny has received a big price cut across the range but for a limited time, with the introduction of a special ‘Thunder Edition.’ The Thunder Edition is basically an accessory kit for the Jimny which adds styling details for both the exterior and interior.
Third-gen Renault Duster Breaks Cover
The third-generation Renault Duster made its global debut last week, under Renault's budget-oriented brand, Dacia. The generational update also brings a host of new powertrain options with the Duster, including mild hybrid, strong hybrid, and LPG. We have also compared the new Duster with the India-spec Renault Duster which was sold here.
New Editions Of Skoda Kushaq & Slavia
The Skoda Kushaq and Skoda Slavia have got new special editions, namely ‘Elegance’ edition. Skoda is offering these new editions in a distinct Deep Black exterior shade and they get exterior and interior add-ons, although at a premium.
Maruti Announces A Price Hike For 2024
Get ready to spend more on Maruti cars as the automaker has announced a price hike across the range effective from January 2024. The price increase will vary for different models and variants.
Hyundai Exter & Ioniq 5 Milestones
The Hyundai Exter and Hyundai Ioniq 5 recently achieved significant milestones. While the Exter surpassed a lakh bookings, while the Ioniq 5 crossed the 1,000-unit sales mark within a year of launch in India.
SAIC & JSW Join Forces
MG Motor's parent company, SAIC, has announced a joint venture with the JSW (Jindal South West) Group to oversee and expand the carmaker’s operations in India. This partnership aims to enhance charging infrastructure, increase production capacity, and introduce new connected EV and internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles.
Production-spec Tesla Cybertruck Revealed
Finally, after a wait of 4 years, Tesla has revealed the production-spec version of the Cybertruck. The EV maker recently held a mega delivery event, and the first 10 customers received their Cybertruck deliveries. Tesla’s electric pickup offers three powertrain options, including an all-wheel-drive version.
Spy Shots Last Week
Last week, spy shots of two upcoming Mahindra SUVs surfaced online. One was the Mahindra Thar 5-door, which was spied again (this time in a production-ready form), while the other was the Mahindra XUV400 EV facelift, seen testing for the first time.
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