Top car news of the week: India’s largest EV charging station, 14,000 Mahindra XUV700 built, Kia Carens launch update, 2022 Tata Nexon EV spied, and more


Apart from Republic Day, the past week has witnessed the establishment of India’s largest electric vehicle charging station at Gurugram and updates on upcoming cars.

Probably the most significant news of the Republic Day week was the establishment of the largest electric vehicle charging infrastructure in India at Gurugram. Other updates included the start of delivery of Tata and Volkswagen models, launch details and a series of spy photos.

Here’s everything you need to know from this week:

Audi reveals the launch date of the Q7 2022: As of today, we have almost all the details of the facelifted Audi Q7, except for its price. Well, it’s not too long now that the automaker has set a launch date for the SUV.

Mahindra charges 14,000 XUV700: Mahindra’s XUV700 has become one of the most sought after mid-size SUVs in India. According to a statement released in October 2021, it has priced 14,000 units of the XUV700 through January.

Land Rover India opens reservations for the new Range Rover SV: We got the fifth-generation Land Rover Range Rover earlier this month. Now, the automaker has started accepting reservations for the best-equipped SV variant of the SUV.

Kia Carens

Kia’s three-row minivan is coming next month: It was in December 2021 that we saw the Kia Carens in the flesh for the first time. For those of you who have been waiting for this Kia minivan, it will go on sale the following month.

Start of Tata Tiago and Tigor CNG deliveries: After introducing CNG versions of the Tiago and Tigor last week, Tata has now started shipping them to customers.

Maruti Ertiga facelifted launch details released: The second-generation Maruti Ertiga, on sale since 2018, is set to get a minor facelift this year. Our sources have now shared a possible launch schedule for the updated MPV.

India’s Largest Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installed: India’s largest electric vehicle charging station has been installed in Sector 52 of Gurugram. It has a total of 96 chargers, including AC slow and DC fast chargers.

Volkswagen drops some Vento variants: Volkswagen is preparing to introduce the successor to the Vento (which will probably be called the Virtus) in May this year. This is probably what led the manufacturer to remove a few variants of the Vento.

2022 Maruti Baleno production start: We first saw spy shots of the updated Baleno without camo during its TVC shoot. This time, an image has leaked online revealing that production of the 2022 Baleno has already begun.

Volkswagen starts deliveries of the facelifted Tiguan: Volkswagen brought the facelifted Tiguan to India in December 2021. It has now started delivering the SUVs to their owners.

Tata Nexon EV update spied again: Tata seems to have an update planned for the Nexon EV in the coming months. In a series of fresh spy photos, the electric SUV was seen with rear disc brakes.


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