Last week we got to see the much anticipated Hyundai Venue in all its glory. Apart from that, there was a recall by Honda for the old Accord; meanwhile there have been announcements about summer car checkup camps as well. Most importantly, Ford and Mahindra have strengthened their strategic partnership by signing an agreement. Here is all the action from last week in brief –
Hyundai took the covers off the all-new Venue in India as well as at the 2019 New York Motor Show. The first sub-four metre SUV from the Korean carmaker looks radical and comes packed with many segment first features. Hyundai’s BlueLink technology will arrive as well with 33 new connected car features, of which, 10 will be specific to India. When launched, there will be three engine and gearbox options, with 1.0-litre GDI making its way to India.
For in-depth details of the Hyundai Venue, click here.
Mahindra Group and Ford Motor Company have strengthened their strategic partnership in the country by signing an agreement to co-develop an all-new midsize SUV for the domestic as well as emerging markets. The SUV will be based on a Mahindra-developed platform and powertrain. The announcement comes after the companies formed a strategic alliance in September 2017, followed by an agreement in October 2018 to share powertrains and develop connected car solutions.
Maruti Suzuki will soon introduce a new 1.5-litre diesel motor in the Ertiga. Our sources close to the manufacturer tell us that Maruti Suzuki Ertiga 1.5L diesel will be introduced in India in the coming weeks. The 1.5-litre DDiS 225 diesel engine will be sold alongside the ubiquitous 1.3-litre DDiS 200 mill. The four-cylinder E15A engine generates 94bhp and 225Nm and will be offered with a six-speed manual gearbox.
The second generation Hyundai ix25 has been unveiled at the 2019 Shanghai Motor Show and this is a preview for the second generation Creta SUV that will come to India in 2020.
Summer Car checkup camp