Top Car News Of The Week: Here Are The Top Highlights From The Past Week!

The past week witnessed a number of updates from the four-wheeler industry in India. Right from Nissan receiving an exceptional response to its new Magnite SUV to a couple of other brands discontinuing some popular variants in their model lineup.

Here are our top five highlights from the four-wheeler industry from last week:

Top Car News Of The Week: Nissan Magnite, Maruti Suzuki Price Hike, Skoda Rapid Rider Discontinued & Others

Nissan Magnite Bookings

Nissan last week announced that its latest compact-SUV, the Magnite received an overwhelming response in the Indian market. The company stated that within a week of launch, the Nissan Magnite had already registered over 5000 units of sales and 50,000 units of enquiries.

The Nissan Magnite comes packed with a host of features, along with being powered by strong performing engine options. However, the USP of the Magnite is its pricing, which starts at Rs 4.99 lakh, ex-showroom, undercutting all its rivals in the segment by a significant margin — here are the details.

Top Car News Of The Week: Nissan Magnite, Maruti Suzuki Price Hike, Skoda Rapid Rider Discontinued & Others

Tata Nexon EV Subscription Prices Reduced

Tata Motors recently reduced the prices of the subscription plans for its Nexon EV model. This is the second price reduction since its introduction, with the subscription plans for the Tata Nexon EV now starting at Rs 29.500 in Delhi-NCR region.

However, Tata Motors has announced that the price reduction is for a limited time period only and will vary between each city and also the tenure selected — here are the details.

Top Car News Of The Week: Nissan Magnite, Maruti Suzuki Price Hike, Skoda Rapid Rider Discontinued & Others

Skoda Rapid Rider Discontinued

Skoda has removed the base-spec ‘Rider' variant of its entry-level Rapid sedan from the official website. The Skoda Rapid Rider was introduced with a price tag of Rs 7.49 lakh, ex-showroom and was quite a popular model in the sedan's variant lineup.

The Skoda Rapid ‘Rider Plus' is now the new entry-level variant, priced slightly higher at Rs 7.99 lakh, ex-showroom. The sedan comes packed with a host of features and is also said to be the most affordable sedan in the segment — here are the details.

Top Car News Of The Week: Nissan Magnite, Maruti Suzuki Price Hike, Skoda Rapid Rider Discontinued & Others

Maruti Suzuki Price Hike

Maruti Suzuki has announced a price hike on its entire lineup in the Indian market. The company stated that they will increase prices on all products, although the hike will vary between each model and will come into effect from the 1st of January 2021.

Maruti Suzuki has also not mentioned the exact increase in prices, although this will be announced closer to the year ending — here are the details.

Top Car News Of The Week: Nissan Magnite, Maruti Suzuki Price Hike, Skoda Rapid Rider Discontinued & Others

Toyota Fortuner TRD Discontinued

Toyota has discontinued its limited-edition TRD variant of the Fortuner SUV in the Indian market. The Toyota Fortuner TRD came with a slightly revised design, styling tweaks and mechanical updates and was priced at Rs 34.98 lakh; a premium of over Rs 2 lakh from the standard variants.

Toyota hasn't announced the exact reason for the Fortuner TRD's discontinuation, although we can expect it to be because of the impending arrival of the facelift version of the SUV — here are more details.

Top Car News Of The Week: Nissan Magnite, Maruti Suzuki Price Hike, Skoda Rapid Rider Discontinued & Others

Thoughts On The Top Car News From The Previous Week

There is still a lot more to look forward to in the four-wheeler industry in the last three weeks ahead of the arrival of 2021.

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Article Published On: Sunday, December 13, 2020, 9:00 [IST]
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