Owing to a software issue with the ECU's Restraint Control Module (RCM), Ford India suspended the deliveries and test drives of the Figo and figo Aspire models. The company announced an official recall of 42,300 units to fix the software glitch which could prevent the airbags from deploying at the time of a crash. More details on it here.
Isuzu inaugurated its first independent plant in the country at Sri City, Andhra Pradesh. The company already has a plant in Chennai which it operates under an agreement with Hindustan Motors. The new plant, made with an investment of Rs 3,000 crore, will manufacture the new D-Max and the V-Cross, both of which were displayed at the 2016 Auto Expo. Get more information on the plant here.
At the 2015 Beijing Motor Show, Volkswagen revealed the T-Prime Concept GTE. It is a precursor to the future Volkswagen Touareg, which will be Volkswagen's flagship SUV offering. The Volkswagen T-Prime Concept GTE is a plug-in hybrid, all-wheel drive luxury SUV which is powered by both, a petrol engine and an electric motor. It can do a claimed 0-100kmph in 6.0 seconds and reach a top speed of 224kmph. Read here to get all the details of the Volkswagen T-Prime GTE concept.
Hyundai has pulled the wraps off the next generation Hyundai Verna at the 2016 Beijing Motor Show. The launch of the production version has still not be announced by Hyundai. The upcoming sedan carries the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design that has been seen on the Santa Fe, Elite i20 and the Creta. After its international debut, the Verna will make it to Indian shores. Click here for information on the 2017 Hyundai Verna
Hyundai was again in news this week for a new launch. The company launched an automatic variant for petrol Creta at Rs 14.50 lakh in India. We believe this was done to further affirm their dominance in the compact SUV segment. Presently, the Hyundai Creta is the only petrol SUV with an automatic transmission in its segment. Launched in SX+ trim, it gets a host of features that include rear parking camera and sensors, push start button and fully automatic climate control. Read here for all the details on the Hyundai Creta automatic petrol variant