Mercedes Benz has re-opened the bookings for its all-electric EQC SUV in India. The second batch of the car will reach Mercedes dealers in October and the bookings can be made at these dealers across the country. Powering the EQC is an 85kWh lithium-ion battery coupled with two 3 phase AC motors making 402bhp and 765Nm of torque. The EQC claims an electric range of 400km, and the battery can be charged in 21 hours using a 3.4kW domestic socket or in 10 hours using a 7.5kW wall-box charger provided by Mercedes Benz. The Mercedes Benz EQC is priced at Rs.99.30 lakh and is available across 50 cities and 94 locations in India.
Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) has added an option of connected car technology to its Arena line-up, which was earlier available with only Nexa cars. The ‘Suzuki Connect’ can be added as an option to the Alto, Wagon-R, Swift, Dzire, Ertiga, and Vitara Brezza. The connected car tech is available at a price of Rs.11,900 for a 3-year subscription. With the Suzuki Connect, customers get features like security alerts, geofencing, vehicle status, and driver behavior analysis.
A 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder LP 550-2 is available for sale on Luxury Ride. The car is listed at a price of 1,25,00,000 and is available in Dehradun. The LP 550-2 is Jharkhand registered and has an odometer reading of 14,000km. About the Gallardo Spyder LP 550-2, the car comes with a 5.0-liter V10 engine making 550bhp with a 0-100kmph time of 3.9 seconds, a convertible rooftop, and all-wheel-drive. In terms of features, the Gallardo Spyder LP 550-2 gets a keyless engine start/stop, 19” black alloy wheels, front and rear ventilated disc brakes, and a tilt and telescopic steering wheel.
Volkswagen has introduced subscription plans for the Polo, Vento, and T-Roc in India. The subscription plan starts at Rs.16,500 for the Polo, Rs.27,000 for the Vento, and Rs.59,000 for the T-Roc, all inclusive. The Volkswagen subscription plan is available with a duration of 24 months, 36 months or 48 months. Volkswagen has partnered with Orix Auto Infrastructure Services Ltd., providing 100% on-road financing, periodic maintenance, insurance cover, and an option to upgrade or return the existing car at the end of the subscription plan. The subscription service will be available at 30 outlets across India
Ola Electric planned to commence the online sales of its S1 and S1 Pro scooters from September 8, 6 pm. But due to some technical errors with Ola’s website, the company announced on social media that the sales of the Ola S1 and Ola S1 Pro will begin on September 15, 8 am. According to Ola, the website for the Ola electric scooters faced some technical issues, which could not handle the online sales process of the scooter. Ola has also mentioned that delivery dates and preference will not be affected because of the new date of sale.
Ducati has launched the SuperSport 950 in India at Rs.13.49 lakh for the Standard variant and Rs.15.49 lakh for the S variant. The Ducati SuperSport 950 is powered by a 937cc BS-6 compliant Testastretta twin-cylinder engine generating 108.6bhp @9000rpm and 93Nm of torque @6500rpm, mated to a 6-speed transmission with Ducati Quick Shift (DQS). Standard equipment for the Ducati SuperSport 950 includes Daytime Running Lights (DRLs), full TFT color display, Power modes, adjustable windscreen, and Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) EVO.
According to reports, Toyota will launch the Yaris facelift in Q3 of 2022. The Yaris facelift will be a new model based on Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA), which will be launched in Thailand and Indonesia first. The car is also expected to get a new hybrid powertrain which will include a 1.5-litre petrol engine and an electric motor.The Yaris facelift is unlikely to make it to the Indian market. In India, Toyota will soon launch a rebadged version of the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, to be replaced with the ‘Belta’ moniker.
Yamaha has launched the Ray ZR 125 Fi Hybrid and Street Rally 125 Fi Hybrid in India at Rs.76,830 each. The scooters come with Yamaha’s Smart Motor Generator (SMG), which provides extra acceleration in situations where extra power is needed or going uphill. The Ray ZR and Street Rally are powered by a 125cc, single-cylinder air-cooled engine that makes 8bhp @6,500rpm and 10.3Nm of peak torque @5000rpm. The scooters feature an LED headlight, an LCD instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity and the Yamaha Connect X app.