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Hyundai set to launch Ioniq 5 in January, booking starts from December 20

One of the leading car manufacturers in India Hyundai has finally revealed its feature-loaded Ioniq 5 electric crossover at the inaugural event, which was held at the company’s new corporate headquarter in Gurgaon.

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One of the leading car manufacturers in India Hyundai has finally revealed its feature-loaded Ioniq 5 electric crossover at the inaugural event, which was held at the company’s new corporate headquarter in Gurgaon. The report says that the upcoming EV likely to be hit the market somewhere around at the start of January or at the 2023 Auto Expo.

Ahead of its official launch, the firm will start accepting official bookings of the vehicle on December 20, this year. Interested customers can directly visit the official website of Hyundai and book the EV by giving a booking amount of Rs 25,000.

Know everything about the Hyundai Ioniq 5

Talking about the price segment, the new Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV, which will be sold as a CBU (Completely Built Unit), is anticipated to come under the range between Rs 45 lakh to Rs 60 lakh. For those who are unaware, Hyundai’s upcoming EV is likely to share the platform E-GMP or Electric Global Modula, same as Kia’s newly launched EV6.

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As far as the spec is concerned, the Ioniq 5 will come in two sizes – 72.6kWh and 58kWh. The firm claimed that the 72.6kWh battery pack is likely to provide a maximum range of around 470-480kms. The firm also revealed that the EV will support 800V battery technology, which gives ultra-rapid charging. It will also support up to 220kW DC charging, under which the customers will be able to charge the vehicle 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes.

As far as the spec is concerned, the Ioniq 5 will come in two sizes – 72.6kWh and 58kWh. The firm claimed that the 72.6kWh battery pack is likely to provide a maximum range of around 470-480kms. The firm also revealed that the EV will support 800V battery technology, which gives ultra-rapid charging. It will also support up to 220kW DC charging, under which the customers will be able to charge the vehicle 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes.

Apart from this, reports also suggested that the vehicle will be offered with the with rear-wheel or all-wheel-drive layouts.

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Budget 2023: Imported cars, including Electric Vehicles to become pricier due to custom duty hike

Imported cars, including electric vehicles will cost more as the government has hiked the custom duty in the Union Budget presented in the Parliament today by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

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Imported cars, including electric vehicles will cost more as the government has hiked the custom duty in the Union Budget presented in the Parliament today by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

According to the budget document, custom duty on vehicles in completely built units (CBUs) priced less than 40,000 US dollars or with engine capacity below 3,000 cc for petrol-run vehicles and less than 2,500 cc for diesel vehicles has been raised from 60 percent to 70 percent.

Customs duty on electrically operated vehicles in CBU form, other than with cost, insurance and freight (CIF) value of more than 40,000 US dollars has also been raised to 70 percent from 60 percent.

The document adds that custom duty on vehicles, including electric vehicles, in semi-Knocked down (SKD) form will be hiked from 30 percent to 35 percent.

Already, cars imported as CBUs with CIF more than 40,000 US dollars or with engine capacity more than 3,000 cc for petrol-run vehicles and more than 2,500 cc for diesel-run vehicles attract 100 percent customs duty.

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Increasing custom duties on completely built units (CBUs) is seen by industry insiders as a means to promote domestic manufacturing. It is believed that the hike will not have much on of an impact as most luxury cars, barring some top-end variants, are now assembled in India.

On the other hand, Nirmala Sitharaman stressed that the government will “provide impetus to green mobility” by extending customs duty exemption to import of capital goods and machinery required for manufacture of lithium-ion cells for batteries used in electric vehicles.

Sitharaman said that adequate funds have been allocated to junk government-owned old vehicles in a bid to reduce pollution.

Sitharaman said that the central government will also lend support to states to help replace old vehicles and ambulances, pointing that scraping old polluting vehicles is a vital part for a greener economy.

She added that the government will boost coastal shipping with viable gap funding through PPP mode to promote as energy-efficient and lower-cost mode of transport for both passengers and freight.

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Toyota launches Hyryder’s CNG variant, check price, range and specs

After winning the hearts of all the car enthusiasts in India with the feature-loaded SUV Hyryder in fuel variant, the Japanese carmakers now dropped another bomb by converting it into CNG and launched it in the country today.

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After winning the hearts of all the car enthusiasts in India with the feature-loaded SUV Hyryder in fuel variant, the Japanese carmakers now dropped another bomb by converting it into CNG and launched it in the country today. The company has introduced the four-wheeler in two variants named namely S and G that starts with a starting price of Rs 13.23 lakh (ex-showroom).

Interested customers can now pre-book the vehicle by giving a token amount of Rs 30,000 to the company’s authorized showrooms. The same also can be booked from Toyota’s official website. However, the company has not revealed when it will start the delivery of vehicles as of now.

Know everything about the Toyota Hyryder CNG version

The newly launched SUV features a 1.5-liter, four-cylinder K Series engine combined with a five-speed manual transmission. The company claimed that the engine in CNG will generate a mileage of 26.6km/kg and will churn out 102 bhp power and 137 Nm of peak torque.

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Talking about the features, the SUV is equipped with company fitted i-smart CNG system, under which the driver can detect the gas capacity, and mileage in its instrumental cluster. Apart from this, the vehicle also will have automatic climate control, wireless supported Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, LED DRLs, projector headlamps, an updated nine-inch touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control mode, Toyota i-Connect technology, auto-folding ORVMs, and auto-dimming IRVM.

As far as the safety features are concerned, the vehicle will come with six airbags, ABS, EBD engine immobilizer, seat belt reminder, speed alert, and front and rear parking sensors with back camera guidelines.

On the exterior, the company has not made any major changes but customers definitely will witness some minor cosmetic changes from the outside. From the front, the SUV features a a wide trapezoidal lower grille, twin LED Daytime Running Lamp and dynamic R17 Alloy wheels, which overall give a sporty look to the vehicle.

In order to attract more customers, Toyota providing a specialized line of 66 accessories made especially for the Urban Cruiser Hyryder to enhance the ownership experience to the customers.

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Toyota reveals Innova Crysta 2023 in diesel, here’s list of big changes in vehicle

The Japanese carmaker Toyota is finally all set to launch the facelift version of its much-awaited vehicle Innova Crysta in India. However, the exact launch date has not been shared by the company as of now, but the report says that the firm is likely to drop the MPV end of this month or the start of February

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The Japanese carmaker Toyota is finally all set to launch the facelift version of its much-awaited vehicle Innova Crysta in India. However, the exact launch date has not been shared by the company as of now, but the report says that the firm is likely to drop the MPV end of this month or the start of February.

Amid this, ahead of its official release, the firm has already started accepting the booking of the same. Interested customers can visit the authorised showroom and book the vehicle by giving a token amount of Rs 50,000. The same can also be booked from the company’s official website.

Know everything about the facelift version of the Toyota Innova Crysta

The official images have been shared by the company. The photos, shows that the company did not even try to put any effort in order to change the vehicle’s styling or design from the outside, which means customers who were expecting some big changes from the exterior might get upset as the same design has been carried forward. But, customers definitely will see some minor noticeable changes in its outer body.

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In order to give a more aggressive look to the SUV, Toyota redesigned its front fascia. Now, the MPV will come with a smaller front grille and a new front chin. Apart from this, the fog lamp enclosures also have been changed. Now it will come with a chrome finish from its sides.

The 2023 model will only be available with diesel engines, as opposed to the existing Innova Crysta’s petrol and diesel engine options, which were quietly withdrawn in late 2022. The 2.4-liter diesel engine will remain coupled to a five-speed manual transmission. It will lack automatic transmission.

The updated version of Innova Crysta will come in four trims – G, GX, VX and the top-spec ZX. All trims, barring the ZX, will have either seven- or eight-seat layouts.

Meanwhile, Toyota will be selling two Innova models together for the first time in this transaction.

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