November 2021 came with a festive mood and celebrations all around. The automotive industry also came up with a lot of surprises and happenings. While most of you might be feeling happy about some cars that are about to hit the market, some of you might be feeling sad about the departure of the XUV500 and the Skoda Rapid. Presenting, cars of the week!
Mahindra XUV500 [Discontinued]
The most disappointing news that the Indian automotive industry experienced this month is the discontinuation of the Mahindra XUV500. Although Mahindra has given us the new XUV700 if you look at its waiting period, you might want to change your thought of buying it. What are your views on the XUV500 being discontinued? Do let us know.
Skoda Rapid [Discontinued]
Another good car that left us too soon is the Skoda Rapid. This was one of the most affordable cars Skoda produced in India. Rapid was also among the top-selling vehicles that the Czech automaker has ever produced. Now that Skoda is already doing good with the Kushaq, the upcoming Skoda Slavia is also expected to hit the Indian market soon and we can expect it to be a success for sure.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio [Bookings Open]
The first piece of good news from the Indian automotive industry. Among the cars of the week for November 2021, we have the all-new Maruti Celerio. This is a completely new design and now that Maruti Suzuki has come up with a new generation of Celerio. This is being addressed as another fuel-efficient car from the lineup and the audience is waiting eagerly to buy this machine. How do you like the new Celerio’s design? Do let us know in the comments section below.
Maruti Suzuki Alto [SPIED!]
Another Maruti, that is still a household name. There is a very high chance that more than 50% of you reading this have driven or at least been inside an Alto once in your lifetime. Finally, Maruti is coming up with a new avatar of the Alto and the spy shots reveal many new changes that will make you fall in love with the new signature hatch!
BYD e6 MPV [Launched]
Talking about the MPV market in India, the Ertiga and the Innova are doing good without much competition. A new entrant in the market is the BYD e6 MPV that has been launched but it is a B2B offering only as of now. It will be open to consumers soon. This vehicle is rather a competition to the Kia Carnival because this costs around 30 Lakhs. With decent specs and features, do you think this car will sell in good numbers?
Skoda Slavia [Design Sketch Revealed]
Now that Skoda has decided to discontinue the Rapid, they will be replacing it with the Slavia. The new mid-size sedan is expected to make its global debut later this month and if we talk about the India launch, Slavia will hit the Indian market real soon too. The Indian audience has great expectations from the Skoda Slavia. Do you think it will be able to replace the Skoda Rapid?
Tata Punch [Waiting Period Increased]
If you are one of those who are planning to buy Tata’s latest micro SUV, you might have to wait over 2 months. In some metro cities, the waiting period has also increased to even 4 months! Now that we are in 2021, waiting periods are really painful for some particular brands. XUV700 customers, reading this?!!
These were the 7 cars that created buzz in the Indian automotive market in the first week of November 2021. Which of the above cars mattered the most to you in the past week? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.