In this weekly wrap-up, the major events were the launches of Tata Safari and Maruti Swift Facelift in India.
BMW Motorrad India launched the much-awaited R18 Classic in India during the week.
Kawasaki India unveiled the BS6-compliant Ninja 300 in the country.
We are back with the weekly-wrap up of the major automobile news from India and the world. This week witnessed the high-profile launch of Tata Safari on February 22, 2021. The SUV was earlier unveiled on January 26, 2021, and comes in a completely new avatar. The other big launch was that of Maruti Swift Facelift at a starting price of Rs 5.73 lakh (ex-showroom), India. Plus BMW launched the R18 Classic at a price of Rs 24 lakhs (ex-showroom), India. Kawasaki Ninja 300 was also unveiled ahead of its launch in the coming days. Read all about the major automobile news in our crisp weekly-wrap up.
All-New Tata Safari Launched at Rs 14.69 Lakhs
Tata Motors launched Safari at a starting price of Rs 14.69 in the Indian market. The iconic SUV comes back in a completely new avatar after being discontinued in the country back in 2019. Its price goes up to Rs 21.45 lakhs (ex-showroom), Delhi for the top-end Adventure Persona Edition. Tata Safari is based on the OMEGARC platform. The iconic SUV follows Tata Motors 2.0 design philosophy while becoming the brand’s flagship model in the country. 2021 Safari will compete against Mahindra XUV500, 7-seater MG Hector Plus and the New Jeep Compass Facelift in India. The SUV is quite similar to the Tata Harrier currently selling in the domestic market. New design elements incorporated in the Safari are steeped up roof, an upright tail and a new set of alloy wheels. The SUV comes equipped with safety features like ABS with BA, ESP, hill hold control & descent, rear camera, 6 airbags, traction control among others. It borrows the same engine as the Harrier which is a 2.0-litre Kryotec Diesel unit that delivers a power output of 170 bhp and 350Nm of peak torque. The engine comes equipped with transmission options of a 6-speed manual as well as a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Further, there are 3 driving modes -Eco, Drive and Sports. Read More
2021 Maruti Swift Facelift Launched at Rs 5.73 Lakh
Maruti Suzuki launched the new Swift Facelift at a starting price of Rs 5.73 lakh (ex-showroom), India The biggest selling car of 2020 gets design updates, new features and engine option. It is being sold in 5 variants namely LXi, VXi, ZXi, ZXi+ and ZXi+ Dual Tone. Mechanically, the hatchback is powered by a new 1.2-litre K-Series Dual Jet Dual VVT engine with Idle Start Stop (ISS) technology. This engine belts out 88.5 bhp of maximum power output. It is available with both manual and Automatic Gear Shift (AGS) transmission options. The automaker claims the new engine will deliver the best-in-segment mileage of 23.20kmpl with the manual variants and 23.76kmpl for the automatic trims. Read More
BMW R18 Classic