AUTO SHORTS | Latest Indian Automotive News | Mercedes S-Class | XUV 700 | Skoda Rapid & Slavia

AUTO SHORTS | Latest Indian Automotive News | Mercedes S-Class | XUV 700 | Skoda Rapid & Slavia

In this week’s news roundup, Auto Shorts, we fetch you news from our Automotive Industry, Mercedes Benz starts local manufacturing of the 2021 S-Class, Jaguar starts delivering the F-Pace SVR, Mahindra XUV 700 receives more than 50,000 bookings in just three hours, Skoda launches it’s Matte Edition Rapid & lastly, Skoda tease it’s upcoming Rapid’s successor, The Skoda Slavia.

Skoda Auto India has launched a limited Matte edition Rapid. This Matte limited edition comes in an exclusive carbon steel matte colour. The Matte limited edition will be offered in both automatic and manual variants.
On the outside, the Matte edition Rapid gets distinctive cosmetic changes, giving it a bold and sporty look. The radiator grille now comes with a glossy black finish, complimenting the blacked out lip spoiler. The back end of the Rapid, gets a diffuser and a black tailgate spoiler with a neat black trunk lip garnish. To complement the blacked out trims, the alloy wheels of the Rapid are painted black.

The Interiors of the matte edition Rapid, gets a Tellur Grey interior along with black leather upholstery, with subtle Alcantara inserts, giving it a premium and sporty touch. Mechanically, there is no change in the matte edition Rapid, and it is still offered with the 1.0 turbocharged TSI engine as the standard Rapid.

The Manual transmission Matte edition is priced at Rs.11.9 lakh and the Automatic transmission Matte edition is priced at Rs.13.49 lakh. Skoda India has announced the arrival of a premium mid size sedan-The Slavia.
Skoda India has revealed the Slavia, which is to be the Rapid’s successor. The brand had teased the silhouette of the car, hinting that it will be bigger in dimension than the Rapid, as the body lines now showcase a bodystyle similar to the Octavia & the Superb. The Slavia is said to be sharing the powertrain with the Kushaq and will be offered in a 1.0 & 1.5 Litre TSI turbo charged petrol engine. The Slavia is not only going to be bigger but more sporty and luxurious than the Rapid, as it will also undergo a heavy refreshment in the interiors. As the C class was termed as the baby S class, by the looks of the silhouette of the car, Slavia might just be the baby Superb, in the sedan lineup of Skoda. 

Skoda has announced to reveal the Slavia this winter, and launch it later next year in 2022.Jaguar F Pace SVR launched in India | Supercharged 543 HP V8 | Jaguar & Land Rover India, has started delivering the F Pace SVR in India. The SVR variant is launched at an ex showroom price of Rs 1.51 crore. Jaguar launched the XF derived SUV, the F pace in our country in 2016. SInce then it has done fairly well in our market and It has also been a best seller for the brand globally. The F-pace was offered with a 2 Litre petrol & diesel engine options. The 2021 F Pace SVR gets a full bonkers Supercharged 5 litre V8 petrol engine, whining out 543 horsepower and 700 Nm of torque, clocking  0-100 km/h in 4 seconds flat. The exteriors of the F Pace SVR borrows cues from Jaguar’s motorsport & SVR lineage, it gets an aggressive blacked out front grille with SVR badges, redesigned bumper housing larger air intakes. The spoiler at the back and vents on the bonnet & side fenders, increase the downforce and reduce drag coefficient for a phenomenal grip. 

At the back,the SVR F Pace gets a redesigned bumper with diffuser and functional vents. With a loud quad exhaust setup, it’s a head turner for sure, ensuring you don’t get confused  between the SVR and the standard F Pace. 
Being Jaguar’s flagship sports SUV  in the market, the SVR also gets a modernised interior with a new drive gear selector, bespoke SVR split rim steering wheel & a sporty center console. The SVR also gets an air ionisation feature for an improved air quality in the cabin, keeping you safe from the pollution on our Indian roads and to make sure you enjoy the Indian Drives.

XUV 700 Received a record breaking 50,000 Bookings In just 3 hours. Mahindra XUV 700 has clocked more than 25,000 bookings within an hour of its booking commencement. Making it the first car in the auto industry to receive such large volumes of booking in such a short period of time. Overall, Mahindra has received more than 50,000 bookings. In fact it has even managed to shadow it’s own elder sibling the Mahindra Thar, in terms of volumes. It would be justified to say that the launch of Mahindra Thar had made not just the millennials but even adults with mid life crisis go nuts behind the Thar,  and even then, it had managed to receive only 9000 bookings in the first four days of its launch. This is indeed a proud moment for the creators of the XUV 700. Mahindra says that to deliver such volumes, they will need a long production cycle, hoping they do not face any production challenges. As due to Covid-19, auto manufacturers have not been able to deliver their products on time, due to the supply shortage of key components. The XUV 700 is offered with a 2 litre turbocharged M stallion Petrol engine producing 200 horsepower and 380 Nm of torque & a 2.2 Litre turbocharged M hawk diesel engine producing 185 horsepower & 420 Nm of torque in the manual variant, whereas the automatic transmission  gets an output of 450 Nm of torque. The XUV 700 is also offered with an AWD model, but in a diesel automatic variant only. The XUV 700 can be booked through your nearest dealership or through digital platforms at your ease of comfort.

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