It’s been a busy time for Renault in this week’s roundup with first the updated Duster being launched and then the variants of their upcoming Triber being revealed. In this week’s roundup you will also find our first drive review of the India-spec Hyundai Kona Electric vehicle.
A. New Renault Duster launched in India; prices start at Rs 7.99 lakhs
Renault has launched the new Duster facelift in India, with prices starting at Rs 7.99 lakhs. The model will be available in nine variants, three engine options and two new colour options including Caspian blue and Mahogonay brown.
B. Honda WR-V introduces new diesel ‘V’ variant, priced at Rs 9.95 lakhs
Honda India has launched a new diesel ‘V’ variant in the WR-V for a price of Rs 9.95 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). Additionally, the company has updated the existing S and VX variants with a new set of features.
C. Renault Triber will be offered in four variants
We can confirm that the compact seven-seater will be offered in four trims - RXE, RXS, RXT and RXZ, with the latter being the top-spec variant. The variants will be spread across manual as well as automatic (AMT) transmissions.
D. Hyundai Venue challenges Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza sales in June
Hyundai Venue had been creating a buzz way before its launch on 21 May. Supporting its success story statistically, Hyundai has sold 8,763 units of the Venue in June 2019, which is just marginally lower than 8,871 units of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza sold last month.
E. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga based six-seat crossover MPV to launch on 21 August
Maruti Suzuki is set to launch an Ertiga-based six-seat crossover MPV in India on 21 August. Although based on the Ertiga, the source confirms that the crossover MPV will be sold as an all-new model via the NEXA sales channel.
F. India car sales analysis: June 2019
Car sales in India continue to be bleak in June with a significant drop in sales across most car segments. On the contrary, the compact SUV segment has witnessed a Year-on-Year (YoY) growth of 38 per cent in June 2019 as against the same period last year.
G. Production-ready Tata Altroz spied testing
We all know Tata Motors is working on an all new premium hatchback, known as the Altroz. Ahead of its launch, which is scheduled to take place in the months to come, a production ready test-mule of the Altroz was recently spotted during a public road test.
We have got behind the wheel of the India-spec Hyundai Kona Electric vehicle and its turned out to be quite a revalation in terms of what is on offer.