Top India Cars News Of The Week (July 10-14): Hyundai Exter And Maruti Fronx CNG Launched, Kia Seltos Facelift Bookings Open, And More

The last week was filled with a couple of new car launches, while a crossover-hatchback was also put through a crash test

In the last week, we saw one major launch of a micro SUV from Hyundai, while Kia also opened the order books for the facelifted Seltos. During the same period, we also got the more fuel efficient version of a Maruti crossover SUV and an updated MG EV.

Hyundai Exter Launched

Hyundai Exter

Hyundai has launched its micro SUV, the Exter, in India. The micro SUV is available in different color options, and we have also detailed one of its CNG variants in pictures. Here’s how the Hyundai Exter compares to its rivals in terms of price.

Kia Seltos Facelift Bookings Open

Kia Seltos facelift white

After unveiling the Seltos facelift in India on July 4, Kia has now opened the order books for the refreshed compact SUV. Existing Kia Seltos owners can also generate a K-code that can be used at the time of booking the facelifted model for priority delivery.

Maruti Fronx Now Gets A CNG Option

Maruti Fronx

After its market launch in April 2023, the Maruti Fronx has now been introduced with a CNG powertrain option. Only two variants of the Maruti Fronx are available in this powertrain option.

Citroen C3 Crash-tested

Citroen C3 Latin NCAP

The Brazil-spec Citroen C3 has been crash-tested by the Latin NCAP, and the cross-hatchback did not even receive a single-star safety rating. However, the C3 that underwent the crash test was equipped with dual-front airbags and electronic stability control (ESC) as standard.

MG ZS EV Gets A Safety Update


The MG ZS EV’s safety suite has been updated with 17 advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) features, all of which are limited to the electric SUV’s new range topping variant.

Update On Upcoming Fame III Scheme

Hydrogen car FAME III scheme

The Indian government has started working on the third iteration of the FAME ( Faster Adoption And Manufacturing Of Hybrids And Electric Vehicles) scheme. Some reports claim that alternative fuels like hydrogen could also be included in the new scheme.

Mahindra XUV.e8 Could Like This

Mahindra XUV700 EV

Ahead of the debut, the design patent of the electrified Mahindra XUV700, known as XUV.e8, has leaked on the internet. Based on the leaked image, the upcoming electric SUV from Mahindra could look different from its concept version, which was showcased in August 2022.

Spy Shots This Week

The spy shots of this week include two upcoming products from the same marque. Tata Curvv was caught on camera for the first time this week, while the Nexon facelift was also spotted revealing an interesting design detail.

BMW X5 Facelift Launched

BMW X5 2023 Launched

After debuting it near the start of 2023, BMW X5 facelift has finally landed on our shores, and is being offered in both petrol and diesel engine options.

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