The first week of 2021 witnessed launches by MG Motors, Audi, Mercedes-Benz and Ford in India
Published On: 09/01/21
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The first week of 2021 witnessed launches by MG Motors, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Ford in India.
Ford India launched 2021 EcoSport at a price of Rs 7.99 lakh (ex-showroom).
2021 MG Hector Facelift arrived in the Indian market at a price tag of Rs 12.89 lakhs (ex-showroom).
The first week of the new year witnessed a slew of big announcements in the Indian automobile market. The biggest news was the launch of MG Hector Facelift and Toyota Fortuner Facelift. Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Ford also brought in new products to the country. 2021 Jeep Compass Facelift was unveiled in India ahead of the launch later this month. We cover all the major automobile stories in this edition of 'Weekly Auto Shots".
2021 Ford EcoSport Launched at Rs 7.99 Lakh
Ford India launched the 2021 EcoSport at a price point of Rs 7.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The American automaker has introduced a sunroof on the Titanium trim. The new EcoSport retails in 5 variants namely Ambiente, Trend, Titanium, Titanium+, and Sports. The SUV is available with both petrol and diesel engine options. The 1.5 -litre Ti-VCT petrol engine belts out 120 bhp of maximum power output and 149 Nm of peak torque. On the other hand, the 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine churns out a power output of 99 bhp with 215 Nm of peak torque. A 5-speed manual transmission is available with both petrol and diesel engines. Plus the petrol variant is also fitted with an optional six-speed torque converter automatic transmission. Read More
Audi A4 Facelift Launched Price in India is Rs 42.34 Lakhs
Audi A4 Facelift was launched in India at a price of Rs 42.34 lakhs (ex-showroom). The price rises up to Rs 46.67 lakhs (ex-showroom) for the top-end Technology variant. 2021 Audi A4 Facelift retails in two variants - Premium Plus and Technology. It is powered by a 2.0-litre turbo petrol unit delivering a power output of 190 bhp and 320 Nm of peak torque. The engine is paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. The sedan comes with 5 drive modes namely Efficiency, Comfort, Auto, Dynamic, and Individual. Audi A4 Facelift competes against the likes of Mercedes Benz C-Class, BMW 3-Series, and petrol-only Jaguar XE in the domestic market. Read More
Kawasaki Z H2 and Z H2 SE Launched in India
Kawasaki India launched their supercharged naked motorcycles, the Z H2 and Z H2 SE in the country. The former retails at Rs 21.90 lakhs while the latter is sold at a price tag of Rs 25.90 lakhs (all prices, ex-showroom), respectively. The Z H2 design follows Kawasaki's latest SUGOMI design language. Also, both the Z H2 bikes are powered by a 998cc, inline-four supercharged engine. The bike delivers 200 bhp of maximum power output @11,000 rpm and 137 Nm torque of peak torque @8,500rpm. Its engine is paired to a 6-speed gearbox with assist and slipper clutch offered as standard fitment. Read More
Mercedes Benz S-Class ‘Maestro Edition’ Launched in India at a Price of Rs 1.51 Crores
Mercedes-Benz India outlined its ambitions for the domestic market with the launch of S-Class ‘Maestro Edition’ at a price point of Rs 1.51 crore (ex-showroom). Mercedes-Benz S-Class Maestro Edition houses a 2925cc engine under the hood. The premium luxury saloon delivers a power output of 286 bhp @3400-4600 rpm and 600 Nm torque @1200-3200 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. Talking about the colour options, it is offered in two shades namely Anthracite Blue and Diamond White. Read More
Toyota Fortuner Facelift Launch Price in India is Rs 29.98 Lakhs
Toyota Kirloskar Motors launched the much-awaited Fortuner Facelift in the price bracket of Rs 29.98 lakhs - Rs 37.43 lakhs (ex-showroom). There is also a new variant named Legender that was introduced having a price tag of Rs 37.58 lakhs (ex-showroom). The Fortuner Facelift is sold with 2 engine options - a 2.7-litre petrol and a 2.8-litre diesel. The former belts out 166 bhp of maximum power output and 245 Nm of peak torque while the latter delivers 201 bhp power with 500Nm torque. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual unit and a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Also, the standard trim of the Fortuner Facelift is available with 4×2 and 4×4 configurations. On the other hand, the Legender model comes only in a 4x2 format. The SUV provides three driving modes namely Eco, Normal, and Sport. Read More