Top India Car News this week: Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder unveiled, new Maruti Brezza, Mahindra Scorpio N launched, Maruti S-Presso safety rating and Citroën C3 reservations


This week we saw three main events of the year, including the launch of the 2022 Scorpio N and Brezza and the reveal of Toyota’s powerful new hybrid SUV.

The past few days have been quite hectic, as the three big launches and unveilings of the year have been consolidated into a single week. Mahindra launched the Scorpio N, Maruti launched the new Brezza and Toyota unveiled the Urban Cruiser Hyryder. And that’s not all, we have news about the Bharat NCAP, the facelifted Kia Seltos and the Citroën C3 as well. So, here are all the headlines that made headlines this week:

Launch of Mahindra Scorpio N

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Finally, the “big daddy of SUVs” went on sale when Mahindra launched the Scorpio N, essentially the next-generation model of its “big boy” SUV. It is offered with turbo-petrol and diesel engines, with an optional 4WD system for the latter. Reservations are expected to start from July 30, while test drives will be underway from July 5. Pricing for the automatic and 4WD variants will be known on July 21. We’ve driven the Scorpio N before and here’s our review.

Launch of Maruti Brezza 2022

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Maruti has launched the new Brezza in India, with prices starting at Rs 7.99 lakh. The subcompact SUV gets a major design overhaul, plenty of new features and updated powertrains with a new automatic gearbox. With all the updates, it’s now an even tougher player in the crowded subcompact SUV segment.

Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder unveiled

Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder rear

Toyota releases the cover of the Urban Cruiser Hyryder, its brand new compact SUV challenging the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. The Hyryder is primarily offered with the options of a powerful, segment-first self-charging hybrid engine, a mild-hybrid power unit and a first-in-class AWD system. Its bookings are now underway for a token amount of Rs 25,000 ahead of its scheduled launch this festive season.

Maruti S-Presso safety rating improves

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The Indian-made Maruti S-Presso earned a decent 3-star safety rating in Global NCAP crash tests for South Africa. The same car was tested in India in 2020, where it failed crash tests. So what is the difference between the two cars and how has the rating improved? Here is your answer.

Opening of Citroën C3 reservations

Citroen C3

You can now officially reserve the Citroën C3 ahead of its launch on July 20. We’ve driven the premium sedan before and here’s our review. The C3 will be Citroën’s first mainstream offering after the high-end and expensive Citroën C5 Aircross.

Kia Seltos Facelift breaks the cover

Kia Seltos gets a makeover on its original terrain with a new tiger nose grille

Kia has unveiled the facelifted Seltos in South Korea. The SUV gets interior and exterior styling upgrades and new features. We also expect it to get ADAS (advanced driver assistance system), which will be a big security update. The Seltos facelift will travel to India and is expected to be seen at Auto Expo 2023.

Bharat NCAP Crash Test Rating

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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has approved the draft notification for Bharat NCAP crash test assessments from April 2023. Cars sold in India will be crash tested in the country itself with protocols that mimic Global NCAP. However, there are some challenges ahead, which Maruti Suzuki boss RC Bhargava has recently voiced.

Haryana showcases the benefits of electric vehicles

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Haryana is the latest state to introduce the benefits of electric vehicles for buyers as well as manufacturers. You can now get up to 15% cash benefits on electric and hybrid vehicles purchased in the state.

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