Maruti Suzuki has been in headlines majorly this week. It first launched updated versions of the Baleno and Alto. It rounded off the week with a major bombshell by saying that it would discontinue diesel models by 2020 and focus on petrol, hybrids, LPG and EVs.
Maruti Suzuki to discontinue diesels by 2020
Maruti Suzuki is ready to kick the bucket on small diesel engines come April 2020. The carmaker might discontinue selling diesel engines altogether, even for SUVs, but might bring back the 1.5-litre unit if there is demand for it.
New Maruti Suzuki Alto launched in India at Rs 2.93 lakhs
Maruti Suzuki has launched the refreshed Alto in India for a price of Rs 2.93 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). The updated Alto is now only available in three variants with BS-VI compliant engine and added safety features.
Honda Amaze VX CVT introduced at Rs 8.56 lakhs
Honda’s popular compact sedan, the Amaze now gets a CVT option in the top spec VX variant, in both petrol and diesel guise. Earlier, the CVT option was limited only to the S and the V variant. Honda Amaze VX petrol automatic is priced at Rs 8,56,900 while the Amaze VX diesel CVT is priced at Rs 9,56,900 (both ex-showroom, all-India).
Maruti Suzuki Baleno 1.2 Dualjet SHVS launched in India at Rs. 7.25 lakhs
Maruti Suzuki is now offering a BS-VI compliant 1.2-litre Dualjet engine Baleno at Rs 7.25 lakhs for the Delta variant and Rs 7.86 lakhs for the Zeta variant (ex-showroom Delhi). The new BS-VI compliant Baleno (Petrol) with Smart Hybrid will soon be available at Nexa showrooms across the country.
Toyota Glanza (rebadged Maruti Baleno) teaser image out ahead of India launch
Toyota has revealed the first teaser of the Glanza premium hatchback, which is a rebadged version of Maruti Suzuki Baleno. The company has also registered a microsite for Toyota Glanza, and the teaser reveals that the car will be ‘Hatchin’ Soon’. Earlier this week, we had confirmed that the Glanza would launch in India in June, while bookings will commence from next month.
Honda BR-V facelift showcased at 2019 Indonesia International Motor Show
The seven-seater SUV from Honda, the BR-V has been revealed with a fresh set of cosmetic and feature upgrades at the ongoing 2019 Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS). This is the first major update for the vehicle since it was first unveiled in 2015.
Next generation BMW X5 to be launched in India on 16 May
The fourth generation BMW X5 will be launched in India on 16 May. Unveiled in 2018, this new BMW X5 sports an evolved design but is underpinned by the latest BMW CLAR platform. It is expected to be offered here with both petrol and diesel power.