Weekly Autoshot - Kia Sonet Global Unveil, Maruti S-Cross BS6, Mahindra Thar BS6 Launch

This week Autoshot comprises of Kia Sonet Global Unveil, Maruti S-Cross BS6, Mahindra Thar BS6 Launch launched in India
  • Published On: 08/08/20
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Weekly Autoshot

We are back with our weekly dose of Autoshots for you! This week, there were a plethora of new product launches in the Indian market. However, the biggest of them all was the world premiere of the highly-anticipated Kia Sonet. In addition, Maruti S-Cross BS6 petrol and KTM 250 Duke BS6 were launched in the country. Toyota rolled out the limited edition Fortuner TRD while Ferrari F8 Tributo debuted in India at a staggering price of Rs 4.02 Crores. The 2020 Mahindra Thar BS6 launch in India was confirmed for August 15, 2020 while ace Portugal Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo (#CR7) shocked the world by becoming the owner of the world's most expensive car - the Bugatti Centodieci - for Rs 75 Crores! Below are the top auto news of this week:


Kia Sonet Makes World Premiere in India

Kia Sonet

Kia Sonet finally made its world premiere in India. Being showcased as a concept at the 2020 Auto Expo in February, it is the second Kia car after the highly successful Seltos to be entirely 'made in India'. The Sonet was also presented in GT Line trim with the 1.0L turbo petrol and the 1.5L turbo diesel engines. It debuted a myriad of first-in-segment features in the subcompact SUV segment in the Indian market. It was learnt that Kia Sonet will be launched during the festive season around September-October 2020 in India. Kia Sonet price is expected to be in range of Rs 7-12 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom). Read More


Toyota Fortuner TRD Launched at Rs 34.98 Lakhs

Toyota Fortuner TRD Launched

Toyota India launched the Fortuner TRD limited edition at a starting price of Rs 34.98 Lakhs (Ex-showroom India, except Kerala) in the country. Specially designed by Toyota Racing Development (TRD) for India, it is available in two trims: 4x2 AT diesel and 4x4 AT diesel. The latter costs Rs 38.66 Lakhs. The limited edition SUV comes in dual-tone Pearl white color along with a dual-tone dashboard. Toyota Fortuner TRD Edition bookings are open across all the company authorized dealerships in India. The Fortuner TRD debuted Toyota's Air Ionizer feature in India while equipped with a Special Technology Package. Read More


2020 Maruti S-Cross BS6 Petrol Launched at Rs 8.39 Lakhs

Maruti S-Cross

Maruti Suzuki launched the 2020 S-Cross BS6 petrol at a starting price of Rs 8.39 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, India) in the country. The crossover was introduced in four grades: Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha. The bookings for Maruti S-Cross BS6 petrol had already commenced a couple of weeks back at initial payment of Rs 11,000 and now it has reached the dealerships as well to go on sale. Being Maruti's flagship product and first car to be sold via NEXA, it has been launched to commemorate the fifth anniversary of NEXA premium range of dealerships. The 2020 Maruti S-Cross BS6 petrol does not come with any cosmetic updates at the outside and the same design from the BS4 model is carried over while powered by the BS6 compliant 1.5L 4-cylinder K15 petrol engine with the next-generation Smart Hybrid technology. Read More


Next-Gen Mahindra Thar to be Unveiled on August 15, 2020

Mahindra Thar New0Gen

Mahindra & Mahindra will unveil the new-generation Thar on August 15, 2020. The automaker has planned to unveil it via a web telecast on its official website. All the details regarding the test drive, bookings, and deliveries will be revealed at a later date. However, if rumors are to be believed then many dealerships have already started accepting bookings for the SUV. Apart from this, we have also seen the off-roader doing test runs on Indian roads in the past. More so the spy shots of the All-New Thar have been hitting the internet for almost three years now. The 2020 Mahindra Thar will be offered in both petrol and diesel fuel trims with BS6 compliant 2.0L mStallion engine and 2.2-litre CRDi engine, respectively. Read More


BS6 KTM 250 Duke Launched at Rs 2.09 Lakhs

KTM 350 Duke

KTM India launched the BS6 250 Duke at a sticker price of Rs 2.09 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Delhi) in the country. The quarter litre motorcycle is now available with two new color themes – Dark Galvano and Silver Metallic. The 2020 KTM 250 Duke BS6 also gets several new features in the form of full LED headlamps with DRLs and dual-channel ABS with Supermoto mode as standard. Since its entry into the Indian market in 2012, the company has grown its presence across 365 cities & 460 stores with over 2.70 Lakh customers in the premium sport motorcycle segment. The 2020 KTM 250 Duke is powered by a BS6 compliant 248.8cc single-cylinder liquid cooled DOHC engine. Read More


Cristiano Ronaldo buys Bugatti Centodieci for Rs 75 Crores

Cristiano Ronaldo buys Bugatti Centodieci

Cristiano Ronaldo recently bought the Bugatti Centodieci for £8.5 Million (75 Crores in Indian Rupees). Adding yet another hypercar to his 'Exotic Car Collection' as the player already owns several beasts like the Rolls-Royce Phantom, Maserati GranCabrio, Mercedes G Wagon, Ferrari F430 among many others. only 10 units of Bugatti Centodieci will be made while deliveries are said to begin in 2021. Being based on the famous Bugatti Chiron, Bugatti Centodieci is powered by a W-16 engine which delivers a majestic 1500 bhp. Performance wise, it can accelerate from 0 - 100 kmph in just 2.4 seconds while reaching a top speed of 380 kmph. Fondly addressed as CR7, he also owns Bugatti Chiron, Bugatti Veyron and Bugatti La Voiture Noire. Read More


Ferrari F8 Tributo Launched at Rs. 4.02 Crores

Ferrari F8 Tributo

Ferrari F8 Tributo was launched in India at Rs 4.02 Crores (Ex-Showroom, Delhi). The newly launched F8 Tributo will replace the 488 GTB in the company's line-up. It is powered by the most powerful V8 engine in the company's history. Ferrari unveiled the F8 Tributo supercar at the 2019 Geneva motor show and now it has finally made its way to the Indian market. The supercar many believe is going to the last non-hybrid V8 supercar to be produced. Ferrari F8 Tributo holds the tag of the fastest mid-engined series-production supercar from the Italian luxury carmaker. The Ferrari F8 Tributo is powered by a 3.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine which belts out 710 bhp of maximum power and 770Nm of peak torque. The powerful engine is paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Read More


2020 BMW 320d Sport Launched at Rs. 42.10 Lakhs in India

 2020 BMW 320d Sport

BMW India silently reintroduced the 320d Sport at Rs 42.10 lakhs (ex-showroom). With the advent of BS6 emission norms, the company had earlier discontinued the variant. But now the entry-level variant of the 3 Series has been reintroduced at Rs 70,000 more than that of its BS4 counterpart. The current pricing makes the 320d Sport the second most affordable car in the BMW 3 Series line-up. The Sports trim is positioned below the Luxury Line variant. As compared to the 320d Luxury Line trim, the 320d Sport misses out on several features that include a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen, digital instrument cluster, ambient interior lightings, Apple CarPlay connectivity, leather upholstery, Luxury Line exterior package, and Parking Assist. Read More


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