Thu. May 30th, 2024

Automobile News Roundup


1. Extortion Call to Automobile Dealer in Delhi

Days after a shooting incident at a car showroom, another automobile dealer in Delhi received an extortion call from a Portugal-based number. The police have initiated an investigation into the matter1.

2. Surge in Automobile Retail Sales in India

In April, India witnessed a 27% year-on-year increase in total vehicle retail sales, reaching 2,206,070 units. All segments, including passenger vehicles and two-wheelers, contributed to this growth2.

3. Geely Automobile Reports Strong Sales

Geely Automobile reported a 39% increase in total sales volume for April, with 153,267 units sold. The Chinese automaker continues to expand its presence globally3.

4. New Car Launches and Special Editions

  • MG introduced special editions of the Hector, ZS EV, Astor, and Comet as part of its centenary celebrations.
  • Kia’s upcoming compact SUV, internally named Clavis, is expected to hit the market early next year.
  • Honda unveiled the all-new Freed MPV with two distinct styling packages.
  • Tata Altroz Racer, a sportier hatchback, is set to launch next month.
  • Volkswagen Virtus is now available with discounts of up to Rs 1.40 lakh.
  • Bentley plans to replace its W12 engine with a 750hp hybrid V84.

5. Insights and Reports

What are the key trends in electric vehicles?

Let’s explore some of the key trends in electric vehicles (EVs):

  1. Advancements in Battery Technology:
  2. Competitive Edge Due to High Fuel Prices:
  3. Expansion of Charging Infrastructure:
  4. AI-Powered Vehicle Health Checks:
  5. Smart Grid Technologies:

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