Mahindra XUV 400 EV:
First EV from Mahindra!
Mahindra has unveiled the all-electric XUV400. The model will reach dealerships by the end of this year, followed by the revealing of prices and bookings. The compact EV crossover features a 39.4kWh battery pack, and there’s an electric motor mounted on the front axle that pushes out 150hp and 310Nm of torque. It can accelerate from 0-100kph in 8.3 seconds, says Mahindra. Top speed is claimed to be 150kph. On a single charge, the XUV400 can cover a range of 456kms. The crossover also gets three driving modes: Fun, Fast and Fearless.
Citroen C5 Aircross
facelift: Looks Gorgeous!
Citroen launched the facelifted C5 Aircross at an introductory price of `36.67 lakh (ex-showroom). The model is available solely in one trim. The changes are mostly on the outside and inside. But the 2.0-litre diesel engine remains unchanged. At the front, the C5 Aircross sports a more aggressive look. The single-piece LED DRLs look stylish along with the grille, which features the large Chevron logo. The bumper design looks nicer and the details are refreshingly different from the previous SUV’s. The rest of the C5 Aircross remains the same, barring the darker-red tail lights.
Better Than Electric!
Toyota has finally launched its Urban Cruiser Hyryder, and prices start from `15.11 lakh, with the top-end model costing `18.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The model will be sold in both, mild-hybrid and strong-hybrid variants. The SUV will also come with an AWD variant. The Hyryder is basically Toyota’s version of the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara. It is powered by a 1.5-litre TNGA Atkinson Cycle engine, producing 92hp and 122Nm of torque, synced to an eCVT gearbox. The engine is paired to an electric motor, further pushing the output up to 114hp. Toyota claims a fuel efficiency figure of 27.97kpl for the strong hybrid model. There is also a mild-hybrid version on offer.
A Piece of Art!
Pagani, a reputed Italian hypercar maker, has unleashed its replacement model to Huayra – the Utopia. There will only be 99 of these cars made, making it very exclusive. A Mercedes-AMG sourced 6.0-litre twin-turbo V12 engine produces 864hp and 1,100Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a 7-speed manual gearbox, featuring a gated shift design. A 7-speed, single clutch automatic gearbox can be opted for as well. Up-front, the Utopia gets 21-inch forged alloy wheels and 22-inch ones at the back. At 1,280kgs, it is lighter than the car it replaces, thanks to the titanium and carbon body panels.
After a long wait, Ferrari has revealed its all-new SUV for the world, the Purosangue – and it looks drop-dead gorgeous. It’s a direct rival to the Lamborghini Urus. The Ferrari SUV has its engine mounted up-ahead, while the gearbox is rear-mounted, like on most sports cars. It is powered by a 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 petrol engine that pushes out 725hp and 716Nm of torque. This is the Italian brand’s first-ever SUV in its history of making the most desirable supercars in the world. Power is sent to all four wheels through a 2-speed front power gearbox and an 8-speed rear-set dual clutch gearbox.
Tata Tiago EV
After the roaring success of the Tata Nexon EV, here comes the hatchback with an electric motor. Comes with IP67 rated battery packs with charging options including a 24kWh battery pack offering 315km range and a 19.2kWh battery pack offering 250km range. Tiago.ev gets connected car feature with ZConnect app offering 45 connected car features. It gets an 8-speaker Harman Infotainment System with Android Auto and Apple Car Play. Safety features includes hill start and descent assist, DRLs and a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (iTPMS). With peak output of 55kw and 114Nm of torque, the Tiago.ev hits 60 Kmph in just 5.7 seconds