Top India Car News (10-14 October): Tata Tiago EV bookings, BYD Atto 3 unveiling, new GNCAP crash test results and more


The Kushaq and Taigun were the first Indian-made cars to score a full five stars on both adult and child protection

Most of the highlights over the past week belong to the emerging EV market in India, from the Tata Tiago EV to the Mercedes-Benz EQS. We also have crash test results according to the new Global NCAP protocols and news on Toyota’s flex fuel pilot.

Let’s take a look at the highlights from the past week:

Tata Tiago EV price extension:

Tata Tiago EV

Tata has opened the order books for its most affordable electric hatchback with over 10,000 reservations in a single day. In response to consumer demand, Tata has extended the introductory prices of the Tiago EV for an additional 10,000 customers, ranging from Rs 8.49 lakh and Rs 11.79 lakh (ex-showroom).

BYD Atto 3 bookings open:

Atto 3 Euro NCAP

BYD has unveiled its second offering in the form of the Atto 3 SUV, which can be reserved for Rs 50,000. It is due to launch in December and is expected to be priced at Rs 30 lakh. BYD’s global offering also received a five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP.

Volkswagen Taigun and Skoda Kushaq in crash test:

Skoda Kushaq Global NCAP

The Taigun and Kushaq are among the first two Indian-made cars to be tested under the updated Global NCAP protocols and have received five-star safety ratings in both adult and child protection.

Also read: Volkswagen Taigun scores full marks in global NCAP crash tests

EQS 580 receives over 300 bookings:

Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 front

The luxury electric car industry is also booming, offering more choices than the mass market. The EQS already has over 300 bookings in less than a month. More information about EQS can be found here.

Lexus ES300h updated:

Toyota’s luxury arm Lexus has given the ES 300h a small update, adding features like Lexus dynamic voice recognition, a user profile option, a revised center console and additional storage spaces. In addition, the luxury sedan now comes standard with wired Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay.

Nitin Gadkari Opens Flex Fuel Pilot Project With Toyota:

Nitin Gadkari in the Toyota Corolla Altis Hybrid

Toyota’s flex-fuel pilot was launched with a left-hand drive (LHD) Corolla Altis Hybrid by Union Minister for Roads and Highways, Nitin Gadkari. The internal combustion engine part of the hybrid powertrain can run on ethanol or gasoline or a mixture of both. To learn more about this initiative and flex fuel cars, click here.

Maruti Suzuki S Cross Discontinued:

Maruti S cross

Maruti Suzuki’s compact crossover, the S-Cross, has been officially retired and replaced by the Grand Vitara, the company’s first strong hybrid and premium product.

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