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Tata Nexon EV fire incident: Govt orders independent enquiry, asks for remedial measures

After being criticised by thousands of customers over a recent accident, where Tata’s one of the hot-selling product Nexon EV caught fire in Mumbai, the government took the matter into their hands and on Friday ordered an independent inquiry for the same.



Nexon EV catch fire

After being criticised by thousands of customers over a recent accident, where Tata’s one of the hot-selling product Nexon EV caught fire in Mumbai, the government took the matter into their hands and on Friday ordered an independent inquiry for the same.

A senior Road Transport and Highways Ministry official said it is very unfortunate to witness one of the hot-selling EV products from the Tata caught the fire. He said a team has been appointed for investigating the matter. The report said that the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), which was earlier given the task to investigate the recent Ola’s electric two-wheeler fire incidents by the Union Road Transport and Highways Ministry, will be leading the probe of the Nexon EV fire accident too.

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Take a look at Tata’s official statement regarding Nexon EV fire accident

As of now the cause of the fire accident in Nexon EV is not known yet, but there are reports that revealed that due to the defects in the batteries the vehicle caught the fire. The report also revealed that the recent fire incident with electric two-wheeler manufacturers like Okinawa Autotech, Pure EV, Jitendra Electric Vehicles, Ola Electric, and Boom Motors also used the lower-grade materials in the vehicle to cut costs which leads such accidents.

Reacting to the incident, Tata also released an on Thursday under which it said that the incident which has been reported yesterday from Vasai West (near Panchvati hotel) in Mumbai late on Wednesday is being investigated. The firm said that the team of experts is investigating the matter and the company will share a brief detail soon once the investigation gets over. We remain committed to the safety of our vehicles and their users, the company said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Tata Nexon EV is one of the highest-selling EV cars in India. As of now, the company sells at least 2,500-3,000 units a month in the country.

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India spec Citroen C3 engine details, variant line-up leaked, here’s all you need to know

The French car manufacturer Citroen is all set to launch one of its feature-loaded mid-size SUV C3 in India very soon. The report said, the firm is likely to unveil the car by mid-July



Citroen C3

The French car manufacturer Citroen is all set to hit the Indian market in July 2022. Ahead of its offcial market arrival, interested customers can pre-book the vehicle giving the token amount of Rs 21,000.

The feature-loaded hatchback will come in two variants – Live and Feel. Talking about the engine options, it will feature 1.2L naturally aspirated petrol and 1.2L turbocharged petrol. The naturally aspirated is likely to generate 82PS with 115Nm peak torque. As far as the mileage is concerned, the vehicle is expected to give 19.8kmpl.

Both engine options will have a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard. There are expectations that the company might offer 7-speed DCT automatic with the turbo engine.

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Know everything about Citroen C3

Talking about the dimensions, C3 will be 1,733mm wide, be 3,981mm long and be 1,586mm high. As far as the wheelbase is concerned, it will likely to have 2,540mm, which is larger than as compared to the Punch and the Ignis. In fact, the wheelbase of C3 is quite bigger than as Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon and Kia Sonet.

Citroen C3 expected price

The company expected to release the car somewhere around the Maruti Suzuki Ignis and Tata Punch. Once the car hits the road, it will compete against entry-level variants of compact SUVs such as the Kiger, Magnate, Brezza and Nexon.

At this price range, customers can expect a touch screen infotainment system, which will support Apple, Android, and Auto car play, power steering, power window, automatic dual climatic control, and partial digital instrumental cluster among others.

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Maruti Brezza 2022: From waiting period to price details, know everything about newly launched SUV



The leading car manufacturer in India Maruti launched its much-awaited product the updated version of Brezza on June 30. The company has introduced the mid-size SUV at the starting price of Rs 7.99 lakh for its base model LXi trim. While the top-spec ZXi automatic has been introduced at Rs 13.96 lakh (all, ex-showroom).

It’s been two days since the company launched the car in the Indian market. It claimed that SUV’s new model has successfully gained 46,000 bookings so far. Talking about the waiting period on the vehicle, senior ED – Marketing and Sales of Maruti Suzuki, Shashank Srivastava told the media that customers might have to face the waiting period for the updated version of Brezza for around 4 and a half months. However, the firm trying to address this issue and it is increasing production in order to reduce its waiting period, Srivastava.

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Take a look at the price details of Maruti Suzuki Brezza 2022

Seeing the price details of the newly launched Brezza, it has been observed that the company has introduced the vehicle at a higher price as compared to its ongoing model. Now, customers have to pay some of the extra money amounts of Rs 15,000 for the base model. While the top-spec ZXi+ AT variant has become more expensive by Rs 2.5 lakh as compared to its old model.

2022 Maruti Suzuki Brezza: powertrains and variants

The car manufacturer has launched the vehicle in four trims – LXi, VXi, ZXi and ZXi+. It features Maruti’s new 1.5-litre, K15C engine same as Ertiga and XL6 facelifts. It generates the power 103hp and 137Nm and is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard.

Apart from this, the company also testing the Brezza CNG version, which is expected to launch in August, this year.

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Kia Seltos facelift 2022: From launch date to expected price, know everything about upcoming mid-size SUV

After winning the hearts of customers with one of the hot-selling produce Kia Seltos, the company finally decided to launch the updated version or facelift version of the mid-size SUV in India.



Kia Seltos 2022

After winning the hearts of customers with one of the hot-selling produce Kia Seltos, the company finally decided to launch the updated version or facelift version of the mid-size SUV in India. Ahead of its official launch, spied photos of the vehicle have been circulating over social media, claiming that the mid-size SUV is slightly bigger than its ongoing model.

Now all the confusion and speculations about the vehicle will be clear as the official photos of the vehicle from overseas without camouflage have been shared online, which clearly gives the idea about the SUV. Reports said Seltos will share almost the same platform and design as its international variant.

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Know everything about Kia Seltos facelift 2022

One of the biggest updates customers might witness the ADAS technology (advanced driver assistance system) suite. Yes, you read it right. In order to attract wide range of customers, the company might introduce this advanced feature in one of its hot-selling products. Apart from this, the official images also reveal that the vehicle also features RADAS (Radio Detection and Ranging) sensors, which basically used in ADAS vehicles so that they can sense large objects on their way and work accordingly.

Customers also can expect a dual-tone interior with a brown and black finish. The company also might launch the Indian version of Seltos facelift with a fully digital instrument cluster and new color upholstery.

Some of the key features of the SUV will be carried forward in its updated model such as ventilated seats, automatic dual climate control, automatic sunroof, multi-functional steering wheel, and rear parking sensor among others.

When will be the launch of Kia Seltos facelift 2022 in India?

There are high chances that the firm might unveil its 2022 Kia Seltos facelift globally at the 2022 Busan International Motor Show, which will begin on 14th July 2022 in Korea.

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