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Cars Yearender 2022: From Mahindra Scorpio N to Jeep Grand Cherokee, there are Marutis and Hondas too

Amid the chaos this year, these top cars made a splash in the 4-wheeler segment with their entry in India.



Jeep Grand Cherokee

2022 is drawing to a close and will be known for many things in the automobile sector. After the Covid slump, the roller-coaster ride of the auto industry continued with low demand haunting it. The year also saw long waiting periods for bookings running into months due to the continuing semi-conductor shortage.

Amid the chaos this year, these top cars made a splash in the 4-wheeler segment with their entry in India.

Mahindra Scorpio N 2022

Indian car manufacturer Mahindra blew the minds of car enthusiasts by launching its much-awaited SUV Scorpio N at a starting price of Rs 11.99 lakh. The company introduced the vehicle as the Big Daddy of SUVs.

The buzz around the launch of the king-size SUV saw 1,00,000 customers pre-bookings for the vehicle in just 30 minutes since bookings opened.

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Maruti Grand Vitara

Seeing the growing room for SUVs in the market, Maruti Suzuki launched the Grand Vitara with two engine options. It offered a 1.5-litre petrol engine with strong hybrid technology, paired with e-CVT. This is the same powertrain used in the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder. It produces 91 bhp and 122 nm torque while the electric motor produces 79 bhp and 141 nm. Maruti Grand Vitara has been priced between Rs 10.45 lakh to Rs 19.65 lakh (ex-showroom). 

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Maruti Baleno CNG/Toyota Glanza

Maruti and Toyota launched their Baleno CNG and Glanza CNG to become the country’s first-ever premium hatchbacks with company-fitted CNG kits. Launched at the starting price of Rs 8.28 lakh and Rs 8.43 lakh (ex-showroom) respectively, attracted many buyers in the country.

The cars come with a 1.2L K12 bi-fuel CNG engine that generates 77 bhp and 98.5 nm of peak power and torque respectively.

Maruti Alto K10 CNG/ Celerio CNG/ S-Presso

Maruti breathed new life into its budget offerings, the Alto K10, the Celerio and the S-Presso. All three changed their soapbar look to that of elegant curves. Maruti has been criticised for its build quality but these vehicles are the company’s volume drivers.

The Alto K10 has the new 1.0L K10C engine that generates 57 bhp power and 82 nm torque in CNG mode. The car has won many buyers.

Jeep Grand Cherokee

American car makers Jeep turned heads this year with its well-built Grand Cherokee at the introductory price of Rs 77.50 lakh (ex-showroom) for its single fully-loaded variant.

At this price range, customers anyhow would expect some big or unique features. Luckily, the makers fulfilled the audience’s expectations and gave two entertainment screens for rear passengers, a 19-speaker Alpine audio sound system, a panoramic sunroof, and 4G connectivity among others. Apart from this, Jeep has also introduced other connected features such as a vehicle monitoring system, Alexa voice assistant, a smartwatch extension, and remote vehicle management with 24-hour surveillance.

Tata Nexon

Recently, Tata has claimed that Nexon is among the company’s hot-selling products. The firm also revealed that the mid-size SUVs have achieved sales growth of 61 percent in 2022. The firm sold almost 16,000 units in November, which is more than normal as per the company. Four-wheelers that come with conventional fuel and EVs have been considered the popular choices by customers.

Honda Civic 2022

With more and more carmakers opting for the SUV route, the sedan seems a dying breed. But there are customers who still consider sedans over gas-guzzling SUVs. Seeing room in such a scenario, Honda unveiled its 6th generation Civic Type R on July 22, 2022.

Since the launch, the vehicle has registered decent sales and has been one of the top priorities of those customers who are looking for a sedan between Rs 17 lakh to Rs 22 lakh.

The new one is much more attractive with bold design and offers an eye-catching exterior. When it comes to the interior, the vehicle offers premium class with a matte black finish dashboard, red colour company’s batching on the steering wheel.

Honda City Hybrid

In India, the Honda City Hybrid is currently the top-of-the-line City sedan model. It has a powerful strong-hybrid drivetrain that combines the power of a 98 PS IC engine and a 109 PS traction e-motor to produce an excellent stated fuel efficiency of 26.5 kmpl.

Toyota Innova Hycross

The new 2-litre petrol engine that powers the Innova Hycross in its all-new form is available with either an ICE-only or strong-hybrid drivetrain. The MPV is not only known to provide an effective drive and luxury experience, but it also does not leave a hole in your pocket: the vehicle provides a decent mileage of around 21 kmpl.

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MG set to launch Comet EV in India, here’s what we know so far

The leading British automotive company MG Motor in India has been touching the highest sales in the past few years with its existing EV vehicles, and again the firm is all set to win hearts as it is planning to introduce another budget electric vehicle in the country named Comet.



MG Comet EV

The leading British automotive company MG Motor in India has been touching the highest sales in the past few years with its existing EV vehicles, and again the firm is all set to win hearts as it is planning to introduce another budget electric vehicle in the country named Comet. However, the firm has not revealed many details about the same as of now. But, the report claims that the upcoming vehicle will hit the market around April, this year.

As per the reports and all the media speculations, it has been revealed that the EV like to make an entry in the country at a starting price between Rs 10 lakh to Rs 15 lakh (ex-showroom). The booking is likely to start later this month.

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Know everything about the MG Comet EV

Talking about the features first, the report says the MG Comet will be launched a rebadged Wuling Air EV platform, which already has been seen in the international market. The upcoming EV certainly might be compact that will feature only three-door. It will provide a full-LED lighting set-up, which means customers can expect LED headlights with stylish LED tail lamps, paired with a DRL setup. When it comes to the wheels, the report says the EV might get a 13-inch tire size

When it comes to the inside, the upcoming micro SUV is likely to have a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, paired with a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system that will support Apple Android and Apple carPlay. It is also expected that the vehicle might get an electric sunroof as well.

MG Comet EV specs and Range

If rumors are to be believed, the EV will come with a 50kW motor paired with a 25kWh battery, which is likely to provide close to 250km on a single full charge. Once launched, it will compete against Tata Tiago EV and the newly launched Citroen e-C3.

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Hyundai to debut updated Verna on March 21, check what’s new in upcoming sedan

Interested customers can now pre-book the vehicle from authorised store by giving the token amount of Rs 25,000.



Launched in 2006, the leading car manufacturer Hyundai undoubtedly ruled the market over decades with one of its hot-selling products Verna as it was introduced with a futuristic design and uncommon features. Seeing the popularity of the vehicle in today’s time, the company decided to give another major update to the sedan, which is expected to launch on March 21, 2023.

However, ahead of the official launch, the firm shared the official sketches of the sedan, revealing its design. Amid this, Interested customers can now pre-book the vehicle from authorised store by giving the token amount of Rs 25,000. Or they even can book the same by visiting the company’s official website.

Know everything about the upcoming Hyundai Verna 2023

As per the leaked images, it can be seen that the luxury sedan is covered fully in camouflage, revealing the size and some of its design. The new leaked images revealed that the upcoming model of Verna is likely to come with the latest features such as ADAS (advanced driver assistance system), improved safety, and multiple airbags.

Apart from this, it is also expected that the vehicle also will feature adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, driver attention monitoring, forward collision avoidance, lane keep assist, and rear cross-traffic assistance.

According to the report and all the speculations, it has been revealed that the updated Verna is likely to come with N line badging on the front grille, redesigned front and rear bumpers with red accents on the lower portion, new alloy wheels with red front callipers, and red inserts on the roof rails are expected to be included on the Hyundai Verna N-Line badging (if it is planned). It is expected that the upcoming sedan’s N-Line will share some of the key features with Venue N-Line.

The new 2023 Hyundai Verna is anticipated to come with the same 1.5L normally aspirated and 1.4L turbocharged gasoline engines. It will likely to deliver 120 horsepower and 172 Nm, compared to the former’s 115 bhp and 144 Nm. However, it’s likely that the new 2023 Hyundai Verna model lineup won’t include a diesel engine. There will be three different transmissions available: a 6-speed manual, a CVT automatic, and a 7-speed DCT automatic.

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Kia likely to introduce CNG Sonet, photos with gas kit leaked ahead of official launch



Amid the fuel price rise in India, several top car manufacturers are either modifying their existing vehicles into CNG or launching new ones. Hyundai’s sister company Kia, which has turned many heads and won millions of hearts with its mid-size SUV Sonet, also doing the same. The report says that the company is testing the CNG version of the vehicle and soon will launch it in the market.

Ahead of the official launch, a test mule without any camouflage and a CNG kit at the back has been spotted during the testing in Pune. The images, it is clearly giving a hint that the upcoming CNG Sonet will will be launched on the same platform, with not too much changes but with just a smart CNG option.

Know everything about upcoming Kia Sonet CNG

As per the viral ingest, it showed the emission testing equipment has been placed at the rear of the vehicle’s boot, which will eventually comprise boot space in the future. The report says that the firm is testing the gas option with its advance and top-end variant X-Line with the 1.0L turbo petrol engine option.

As far as the price is concerned, it is expected that the the vehicle might become costilier by Rs 1 lakh as compared to its ongoing petrol model. However, the company has not revealed any offcial details regarding the same as of now. When it comes to the rivals, there is not direct competitio to it. But, in the future, there will be few as Maruti Suzuki is also all set to launch CNG Brezza in upcoming months, which might give a tough fight to the sub 4m SUV.

Kia Sonet CNG features and safety

Customers can expect some noticeable changes in the upcoming CNG version. It might come with an updated touchscreen infotainment system with android, apple and auto carplay, multi-functional steering where, dual climate control, power window, semi-digital instrumental clusters with rear and front parking sensors. It is also expected that the company might introduce an electric sunroof in the four-wheeler, however, there are no official details about the same.

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