Top auto news in India (October 3-7): Mahindra XUV300 TurboSport launch, Honda City completes 25 years, Kia Carens recall, Toyota and Volkswagen price hike

Tata shared plans for Nexon, Altroz ​​and Punch to get CNG variants soon.

There were some new launches and price hikes this week. Kia also recalled the Carens for a software patch as Honda began to celebrate an important milestone.

Let’s take a look at everything that happened this week:

Launches

Mahindra XUV300 TurboSport: Mahindra launched the new TurboSport version of the XUV300. It comes with a more powerful 1.2-litre TGDi turbo petrol engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission. It’s also getting some cosmetic changes, as well as new color options, which you can check out here.

Mahindra XUV300 TurboSport

MG ZS EV Excite Variant: MG introduced a new base specification Excite variant for the ZS EV. The new variant is a few lakh rupees cheaper, despite the same battery pack, motor and range. Plus, while it gets a 10.1-inch touchscreen display, gray interior, six airbags, a 360-degree camera, and more, it loses it to the panoramic sunroof, auto-folding ORVMs, and ADAS.

MG ZS EV

Honda City celebrates 25 years

The Honda City has recently been in the country for 25 years. It is currently in its fifth generation, which became the first mass-market model to offer a self-charging hybrid powertrain and also comes with ADAS technology.

Honda City Gen 1 to Gen 5

Tata Nexon, Altroz ​​& Punch May Get CNG Variants Soon

In a recent interview, Shailesh Chandra, director of Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles, said they plan to expand their CNG portfolio into other segments. Currently, Tata offers CNG variants for Tiago and Tigor, and Nexon, Altroz ​​and Punch should be next in the lineup. Once launched, the Nexon would be the country’s first turbocharged petrol CNG vehicle. Read the full story here.

Tata Nexon

Kia Carens recalled

Earlier this week, Kia announced a voluntary recall of its Carens MPV due to a potential flaw. The fault is in the airbag control module which can be fixed by a software update. Kia will call the buyers of the affected vehicles and the customer will have to make an appointment at the nearest Kia dealer.

Kia Carens

Price increases this week

Citroën C3: The Citroën C3 received its first price increase, marking the end of its introductory prices. The automaker has increased its prices by up to Rs 17,000 and the C3 is now priced between Rs 5.88 lakh and Rs 8.15 lakh (ex-showroom).

Citroen C3

Toyota Velfire

Volkswagen Tiguan

MG Air Compact EV Spied

A test mule of the MG Air EV was spotted in India during testing. The compact EV, which is less than three meters long, is expected to launch in India in 2023. Worldwide, it will receive two battery packs with a range of 200 km and 300 km. We expect it to make its debut at the 2023 Auto Expo and have a starting price of Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom).

MG Air EV Spy Shot

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