Car News That Mattered This Week (Oct 17-21): New Nissan X-Trail Confirmed For India, Skoda Kushaq Anniversary Edition Launched, Volvo XC40 Recharge Roll Out, And More

Published On Oct 22, 2022 08:01 AM By Shreyash for Hyundai Verna

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The automotive world also the debut of two new luxury electric vehicles including one from Rolls-Royce

The big takeaway this week was Nissan's global SUV showcase, followed by news of luxury EVs, and upcoming models spied under camouflage. Rolls-Royce unveiled its first electric offering, and Volvo rolled out its first locally assembled electric SUV. 

Let’s have a look at all important happenings throughout the week:

Nissan Showcased New SUVs For India

Nissan Juke, Qashqai and X-Trail

Nissan has revealed its ambitions for new models in India, including the X-Trail, Qashqai, and Juke. The first two will go through market feasibility testing in the coming months, with the X-Trail taking precedence over the Qashqai for launch, while the small SUV Juke was just showcased for now.

Skoda Kushaq Anniversary Edition Launched 

Skoda Kushaq Anniversary Edition

Skoda is commemorating the completion of the Kushaq’s first year in India with the launch of an anniversary edition of the compact SUV. Aside from a few cosmetic changes, the 10-inch touchscreen system is on offer in this iteration. It costs Rs 30,000 more than the top-spec Style trim it is based upon.

BYD Atto 3 Reaches Dealerships 

BYD Atto 3

The second offering from BYD has started reaching dealerships, with test drives being offered based on the availability of the demo units of the Atto 3 SUV. The prices for the new premium electric SUV will be announced in December. You can read more about this by clicking here.

Volvo XC40 Recharge Roll Out 

Volvo XC40 Recharge Roll Out

Volvo has begun the roll out of its first locally assembled premium electric SUV, the XC40 Recharge, from its Hoskote facility in Karnataka. The Swedish car manufacturer has only allocated 150 units for India in 2022, all sold out, with deliveries set to conclude by the end of current year. 

Rolls Royce’s First EV 

Rolls Royce Spectre EV

As the brand synonymous with automotive luxury, Rolls-Royce has debuted its first EV, the Spectre. It serves as the spiritual successor to the Phantom Coupe as an ultra-luxury coupe with its stretched hood and fastback-style rear profile. The EV is said to have a range of up to 520 km. Get to know more about this most luxurious electric vehicle here.

Mercedes EQE SUV Unveiled

Mercedes Benz EQE

The eighth EV from the Mercedes-Benz lineup is based on the EQE sedan and the electric alternative of the GLE SUV. Global deliveries will start from 2023, and it may come to India before the end of next year. If you want to know 5 important things about this upcoming premium electric SUV, click here.

Maruti To Launch Innova Based SUV Next Year

Maruti Toyota MPV

Recent spy images have surfaced online hinting that the Innova Hycross based Maruti MPV is in the works. Toyota will reportedly share its updated MPV with Maruti, continuing to be a larger alternative to the likes of the Kia Carens but more affordable than something like the Kia Carnival.

Maruti Jimny Spied Again 

2023 Maruti Suzuki Jimny spied

The Jimny has been sighted testing in India again, this time rolling alongside a Mahindra Thar. This perspective gives us a glimpse at the difference of proportions between the two off-road lifestyle vehicles.

Hyundai Verna 2023 Spotted 

2023 Hyundai Verna Side Spied

This time the upcoming Hyundai sedan was spied near the carmaker's Chennai plant. The latest spy pictures hint at the 2023 Verna’s new design language, which includes a larger front grille inspired by the Tucson and a substantially redesigned side profile. Get more details here

Force Gurkha 5-door Spotted

Force Gurkha 5-door SpiedThe Force Gurkha five-door was spied on recently as it reached a dealership ahead of its launch. It is fairly similar to the three-door model, as most features have been carried over to the five-door version. It could also get the same 2.6-litre diesel engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission but will get both 4WD and manual front and rear locking differentials. The five-door Gurkha could launch in the coming months with an expected price of Rs 16 lakh (ex-showroom) onwards.

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