India’s SUV market experiences growth due to a fall in price
India’s SUV market has experienced a surge in vehicle sales as more than half of its inventory sold in September. Also, the July-September annual quarter was dominated by SUVs, even more than the sales volume of both sedans and hatchbacks.
Currently, this impressive growth is propelled by the fall in the price of SUVs as companies adopt the body style which attracts lower GST rates. Additionally, the broadening highway and roadway networks also raise the demand for this type of vehicle as owners have more ground clearance to traverse.
Source: The Times of India
Kia America teases Its New Boldly Designed SUV
Kia currently reveals that its new capable and boldly designed SUV will undergo its North American debut virtually on October 27th. Afterward, the vehicle will go on sale in early 2022, housing a host of powerful and efficient engines that are available in both FWD and AWD.
Additionally, this new Kia also comes with several sophisticated advanced driver assistance systems and high-tech infotainment options, allowing drivers and explorers to find a new level of off-road capability. Ultimately, this vehicle is built to get off the beaten path due to its multiple driver-selectable terrain modes, increased ground clearance, and dirt-grabbing all-terrain tires.
Lynk & CO Project 1 million sales Upon Unveiling new SUV
Lynk & CO is planning to raise sales to 1 million vehicles as time progresses across the next two years. Their strategy for reaching this goal involves exploring the new market in the Middle East and Asia and targeting young people and affluent drivers with the new product.
To assist Lynk & CO with achieving the sales goal, Lynk revealed their midsize 09 luxury SUV in Shanghai, which immediately gained 6,000 preliminary orders on the first day of pre-sales.
Source: Automotive News Europe
MG Motor India Exhausts Its First Batch of SUV Astor 20 minutes After Opening Bookings
MG Motors sold out its first batch of SUV Astor after 20 short minutes of opening booking on Thursday. The carmaker aims to deliver approximately 5000 units this year; however, deliveries for the previously requested vehicles will begin on 1st November 2021.
Source: The Economic Times
Toms River Police Recovers Stolen SUV
Officers from the Toms River Police successfully recovered a stolen SUV after a thief broke into the victim’s garage at night to hijack the vehicle. The theft was reported on October 20th resulting in police officers dispatching to the scene as early as 6 a.m.
According to Toms River Township Police Spokesperson, Jillian Messina, the home was burglarized at night while the family stayed asleep, allowing the suspect to leave without being noticed. Fortunately, the authorities were able to locate the missing SUV shortly after the incident was reported; however, the incident remains under investigation.
Source: Jersey Shore Online
Tata takes an SUV bet with mini, Punch, priced at Rs 5.5 lakh (7,354.02 USD)
Currently, India has experienced a surge in the sales of passenger vehicles, and Tata Motors aims to capitalize on this factor and increase the company’s monthly sales to over 40,000 units by pricing its entry mini SUV variant, Punch, at Rs. 5.49.
The car will compete with previous models like the Renault Kiger and Nissan Magnite as the company hopes to get hatchback and mini sedan customers within its fold. Currently, Tata has four SUVs in its name, starting with the Punch, moving to Nexon, and the premium ones like Harrier and Safari.
Source: The Times of India
Workers Help Seriously Injured Man By Lifting SUV Off Him
A group of workers worked together to alleviate suffering from a pedestrian pinned by an SUV in Linden. The individual, a 57-year-old jersey city man, was struck by a Kia SUV before 10 a.m as he crossed East Elizabeth Avenue.
Police reports reveal the man was taken to a University hospital for treatment, following the rescue from the group of auto-body shop workers. Additionally, investigations reveal the vehicle’s owner to be a 24-year-old city man but are seeking more information on the driver.
Man Injured After Colliding SUV With Tree
Edinboro was greeted with an early morning car accident as an SUV collided with a tree, thereby requiring the man to hurriedly visit the hospital. The accident occurred near the intersection of Crane and Draketown Roads at 2:45 a.m on Thursday
Fortunately, the hospital revealed that despite the damage, the injuries sustained were not life-threatening.
Tata Punch’s Extreme 4×4 Modification Concept Car Looks Ready For Dune Bashing
The Tata punch comes as a micro SUV that’s relatively spacious and powerful. The transformation to a 4×4 monster truck is best described as “outlandish” as it comes with a giant bullbar, 12 auxiliary lights stacked in two rows, an extra lamp below the off-road bumper, and a row of roof lights.
Additionally, the vehicle comes with massive off-roading wheels and a wide stance that makes it look like a mini monster truck. The suspensions come with dual shock absorbers and double A-arms at the front and rear sides of the vehicle.
The Tata Punch extreme 4×4 modification is an extreme, yet, impressive reimagination of the vehicle, but more are expected as time progresses.
SUV Damages Barricade At Attari Check Post
A man recently crashed his Toyota Innova into barricades outside the Attari Integrated Check Post (ICP) on Thursday morning. The owner of the vehicle, one Inderjit Singh from Amritsar, managed to cross the first row of the barrier; fortunately, the authorities apprehended him as his vehicle got stuck in the second Barricade.
According to officials, the SUV contained only one person and investigations show they were not under the influence of alcohol but another type of intoxicating substance. Further investigation is required to produce more information regarding the case.
Source: The Times of India