Hyundai’s compact crossover Tuscon model series will enter the market as fourth generation after its official reveal on September 14, 2020. Teasers have been floated and on September 2, 2020, the South Korean carmaker released the first details of all-new model that will feature Hyundai’s “jewel-like” grille, with geometric daytime running lights integrated in its design. The Gen IV Tucson will feature a fully digital upmarket instrument cluster and a four-point steering wheel.
On September 2, the German Tristar automotive brand introduced its all-new Gen VII S-Class sedan globally through a virtual presentation online. The new S-Class has gained in dimensions and is now 34mm longer, 22mm wider, and 12mm taller while its wheelbase has been stretched by 51mm to make the interior more spacious.
The incoming car features a fresh exterior and interior design , the second-generation MBUX infotainment system, and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. Its India launch expected in the second half of 2021.
Interestingly, Gen VII S-Class will not feature a coupe or convertible model as they will instead be replaced by the next generation AMG GT and SL-Class models respectively.
Tata Motors has launch the XT+ variant of its flagship SUV – Harrier, at an introductory price of Rs 16.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The XT+ variant comes equipped with Kryotec 2.0-litre diesel engine, 6-speed manual transmission, projector headlamps, dual function LED DRLS, 17in alloys, floating 7in touchscreen infotainment system with 8 speakers, Android Auto & Apple Car Play connectivity, automatic climate control, auto headlamps among other kit. This variant gets dual front airbags, advanced ESP with 12 add on functionalities.
This introductory pricing is valid for September 2020 bookings and prices will increase in October 2020, the carmaker has indicated.
Cash-rich two-wheeler brand TVS which made news recently after it acquired Britain’s ailing Norton Motorcycle is increasing its investment portfolio with a Rs 30 cr investment in e-motorcycle startup Ultraviolette Automotive.
The first product that is expected to hit markets will be the production version of Ultraviolette F77 prototype which was unveiled at in November 2019. The start-up claims it is a product of a three-year research and development.
On the specification front, the Ultraviolette F77 is powered by a 25 kW (33.5 hp) electric motor offering torque output of 90 Nm. Powering the motor is a modular removable lithium-ion battery packs with a max capacity of 4.2 kWh. Standard charging time is 5 hours while fast charging will take 1.5 hours. The F77 drive range is 130-150 km on a single charge according to the manufacturers. Acceleration time from 0-100 km/h in 7.5 secs and top speed is 147 km/h.