Weekly news roundup: Maruti Swift Sport sighted, Tata Avinya concept unveiled, Hyundai Alcazar CNG

The month of April ended on a positive note with some important announcements regarding upcoming product launches in the country. Also, we came across a couple of spy shots and also reported a new variant being added to the Skoda Kushaq lineup. Read below to find out more about the top stories in India over the past week.

Registered trademark Toyota Innova Hycross; Innova hybrid coming soon?

Toyota India has registered a new trademark which it is believed the hybrid version of the Innova could be called Innova Hycross. The upcoming model is expected to receive a number of cosmetic and feature updates. The new model will continue to be powered by the existing 2.7-litre petrol engines and 2.4-litre diesel engines, as well as a hybrid engine.

Maruti Suzuki Swift Sport begins testing in India

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In recent months, Maruti Suzuki has been on the move with a number of updated models being launched in the country. This time, the Swift Sport 2022 was spied on testing with the “On test by ARAI” sticker on the rear window. When this model is launched, it will compete in India with models like the Hyundai i20 N Line.

New Skoda Kushaq Ambition Classic variant introduced; prices revealed

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Skoda India introduced a new Ambition Classic variant to the Kushaq range. This new variant was positioned between the Active and Ambition variants. The equipment list includes a rear wiper and defroster, 16-inch alloy wheels, silver roof rails, silver front and rear diffusers, power folding ORVMs, shark fin antenna, chrome accents on the front bumper air intake, LED headlights with DRLs, and fog lights with cornering function .

The new Honda City e:HEV Hybrid will be launched in India on May 4, 2022

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The hybrid version of the Honda City will be launched in India on May 4th. The updated version has recently reached retailers. Mechanically, the Honda City e:HEV is powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder Atkinson cycle petrol engine and two electric motors. We’ve been driving the Honda City Hybrid and the first ride report will be live tomorrow at 11am.

Is this the Hyundai Alcazar CNG variant?

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The ever-increasing demand for CNG has encouraged automakers to consider introducing CNG alternatives into their product range. Recently, the Hyundai Alcazar CNG was spied testing on Indian roads, hinting at its possible launch soon. Mechanical details will be announced at a later date.

Long range Tata Nexon EV is scheduled to launch in India on May 11, 2022

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For the past few months, the long-range version of the Nexon has been spied and tested around the country. After a long wait, the Indian automaker will finally launch the long-haul version of the Nexon EV in the country on May 11. The current model is powered by a 30.2 kWh battery pack that produces 125 hp and 245 Nm of torque. The range for the new model is said to increase from the currently stated range of 312km to over 400km on a single charge.

concept presented by Tata Avinya; to be launched in India by 2025

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Tata Motors unveiled the Avinya concept this week. The vehicle is based on the brand’s Gen 3 architecture and the name Avinya derives from the Sanskrit language, which means innovation. The company claims the vehicle combines the versatility of an SUV and the spaciousness of an MPV. The bezel is highlighted by a large DRL on either side, culminating in the Tata logo in the centre.

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