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Car News That Mattered This Week (Oct 10-14): Over 10,000 Tiago EV Bookings , New GNCAP Results, BYD Atto 3 Unveiled And More

Modified On Oct 15, 2022 10:13 AM By Shreyash for Volkswagen Taigun

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The Kushaq and Taigun became the first India-made cars to score a full five stars in both adult and child protection

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Most of the highlights from this past week belong to the rising EV space in India, from the Tata Tiago EV to the Mercedes-Benz EQS.. We've also got crash test results as per the new Global NCAP protocols, and news about Toyota's flex-fuel pilot project.

Let’s have a look at the highlights of the past week:

Tata Tiago EV Price Extended:

Tata Tiago EV

Tata has opened the order books for its most affordable electric hatchback, with over 10,000 reservations made in a single day. In response to consumer demand, Tata has extended the Tiago EV's introductory pricing for an additional 10,000 customers, ranging from Rs 8.49 lakh and Rs 11.79 lakh (ex-showroom).

BYD Atto 3 Bookings Open:

Atto 3 Euro NCAP

BYD has introduced its second offering in the form of the Atto 3 SUV, which can be reserved for Rs 50,000. It is slated to launch in December and expected to be priced at Rs 30 lakh. BYD's global offering also received a five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP.

Volkswagen Taigun and Skoda Kushaq Crash Tested:

Skoda Kushaq Global NCAP

The Taigun and Kushaq are among the first two India-made cars to be tested on updated Global NCAP protocols and have obtained five star safety ratings in both adult and child protection.

Also Read: Volkswagen Taigun Gets A Full Score In Global NCAP Crash Tests

EQS 580 Receives Over 300 Bookings:

Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 Front

The luxury electric car industry is booming too, and with more choices than the mass-market. The EQS already has over 300 bookings in less than a month. More information about EQS may be found here.

Lexus ES300h Updated:

Lexus ES 300h 2022
Lexus ES 300h interiors

Toyota's luxury arm Lexus has given the ES 300h a minor update, adding features such as Lexus dynamic speech recognition, a user profile option, a revamped centre console, and extra storage spaces. Furthermore, the luxury sedan now comes standard with wired Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay.

Nitin Gadkari Inaugurates Flex-Fuel Pilot Project With Toyota:

Nitin Gadkari in Toyota Corolla Altis Hybrid

Toyota's flex-fuel pilot project was launched using a left-hand drive (LHD) Corolla Altis Hybrid by the Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari. The combustion engine part of the hybrid powertrain is capable of running on ethanol or petrol or a blend of the two. To learn more about this initiative and flex fuel cars, click here.

Maruti Suzuki S Cross Discontinued:

Maruti S-Cross

 Maruti Suzuki's compact crossover, the S-Cross, has officially been retired, replaced with the Grand Vitara, the company's first strong hybrid and more premium product.

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