Weekly News Roundup: Hyundai Tucson Unveiled, Tata Nexon XM+(S) Variant Launched, Maruti Grand Vitara Teased


Over the past week, we had come across teasers for new car models coming to the country. Additionally, we saw the unveiling of a new premium SUV as well as the launch of a new variant of a popular compact SUV. Read below to find out more about the top stories in India from the past week.

New facelift Kia Seltos spied in India again; design before leak

The upcoming Kia Seltos facelift has been spied on Indian roads ahead of its scheduled launch later this year. The new model will get a new set of cosmetic and feature upgrades over the current version. Mechanically, the Kia Seltos facelift should continue to be powered by existing engine options.

2022 Audi A8L launched in India; prices start at Rs 1.29 crore

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German automaker Audi launched the A8L facelift with fresh styling and new features. The premium sedan is available in two variants – Celebration Edition and Technology. Bookings for the new model had started in May 2022 against a token amount of 10 lakh. Interestingly, the Audi exclusive personalization option includes 55 exterior colors, eight interior colors and seven wood inlays. The A8L Celebration Edition is available in a five-seat configuration, while the A8L Technology is available in four- and five-seat configurations.

Best Cars Launched in India in June 2022

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In June, we saw a series of new car launches in the country. The list includes the Kia EV6, Volkswagen Virtus, Mahindra Scorpio-N, Hyundai Venue, BMW M340i 50 Jahre M Edition and Maruti Suzuki Brezza.

Discounts of over Rs 40,000 on Tata Safari, Harrier and Nexon in July 2022

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In a bid to boost sales in July, Tata Motors announced a wide range of discounts on some of its models, such as the Tiago, Tigor, Nexon, Harrier and Safari. Benefits are offered in the form of cash discounts, foreign exchange discounts and corporate benefits.

Maruti Suzuki Nexa releases new teaser for Grand Vitara; World Premiere July 20

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Maruti Suzuki had released a series of teasers for the Grand Vitara ahead of its official unveiling in the country on July 20. The next model will be sold through the company’s premium Nexa dealerships. Mechanically, the vehicle will be available in strong hybrid and mild hybrid engine options.

Tata Nexon EV and Nexon EV Max prices increased to Rs 60,000

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Tata Motors had recently raised prices in its passenger vehicle segment by up to 0.55%. The price revision also affects the electrical segment. Depending on the variant, the Nexon EV Max is now more expensive up to Rs 60,000, while standard Nexon EV prices have been increased up to Rs 20,000.

Nissan Magnite Red Edition launched in India; prices start at Rs. 7.86 million

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The Magnite was a breakthrough product for Nissan in India. In an effort to boost sales, the company introduced the Magnite Red Edition with distinctive aesthetic and functional upgrades. It is available in three variants – Magnite XV MT Red Edition, Magnite Turbo XV MT Red Edition and Magnite Turbo XV CVT Red Edition.

Next-gen Hyundai Tucson unveiled in India

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Hyundai unveiled the next-generation Tucson in India with 29 segment-first and best-in-class specs. Reservations for the feature-rich SUV will begin on July 18, followed by the pricing announcement on August 4. The SUV will be available in gasoline and diesel engine options. The 2.0-liter petrol engine develops 154 hp at 6,200 rpm and 192 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm. This engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. On the other hand, the 2.0 liter VGT diesel engine associated with an eight-speed automatic gearbox develops 184 hp at 4,000 rpm and 416 Nm of torque at 2,750 rpm.


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