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Top 5 News of the Week-Feb 28 to March 5 (Recap)

    Posted by Arun Dagar On 06-Mar-2022 02:43 AM

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The last week brought much exciting news in terms of new launches and other announcements. As the ongoing Russia Ukraine conflict will negatively impact automobile industry, which is already reeling from the Covid-19 pandemic. The year 2022 will still be eventful as judged by the last week.

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Here are the Top 5 News of the Week, gone by:

2022 Maruti Suzuki Baleno Launched:

Maruti Suzuki launched the highly anticipated Baleno 2022 in India last week. The all-new Maruti Baleno price starts from Rs 6.35 lakh for the base model. The Baleno top model price is Rs 9.49 lakh.

The new 2022 Baleno is in line with the new philosophy of Maruti Suzuki cars with new design and tech features. The new Baleno is sleeker in its looks with a squarish front grille and larger LED headlights. The LED DRLs are also different with re-designed bumper and front fenders.

There are new alloy wheels as well as new L-shaped taillights and new rear bumper. Inside the changes are quite comprehensive, with new dashboard layout and textures. The features include a 9-inch, free standing touchscreen infotainment screen, customisable head-up display, 360-degree camera, connected car features with Amazon Alexa support and rear AC vents among others.

It will continue to rival the Tata Altroz price starting at Rs 5.99 lakh, the Hyundai i20 price starting at Rs 6.98 lakh and the Volkswagen Polo price starts at Rs 6.16 lakh.

Honda Activa Electric Launch in 2023:

According to news reports, the first Honda electric scooter will be launched in India next year. The Japanese company, has adopted the wait and watch policy up until now in terms of launching an EV in India.

The largest scooter manufacturer in India may name its EV as the Honda Activa Electric. This will be a masterstroke in terms of marketing as the Activa name is synonymous with durability and reliability in India.

The petrol powered Activa is the highest selling scooter in India and can help people migrate to electric two-wheelers fast. Read our full coverage of the upcoming Honda Activa EV in 2023 here.

Mercedes Maybach S Class Launched in India:

Mercedes Benz has launched its first product of 2022 in India and what a way to start the year in terms of launch. The German auto major launched the Mercedes Maybach S Class in India last week.

The Maybach S Class price starts from Rs 2.5 crore for the S580 model while the more powerful Maybach S680 price is Rs 3.20 crore. The S580 will be locally assembled in India as announced by the company, while the S680 will be a CBU import.

It will be the flagship car for the brand in India and gets added luxury and comfort features over the standard Mercedes S Class. Click here to know the full details of the 2022 Mercedes Maybach S-Class.

Hero Motocorp Vida EV Brand Launched Officially:

The largest two wheeler manufacturer in the world- Hero Motocorp officially announced its foray into the electric two-wheeler market.

Hero Motocorp revealed the Vida EV brand to the world as its flag bearer in the electric two wheeler space. Due to the presence of Hero Electric in the market and the ongoing dispute over the use of the Hero name, the company launched a new electric sub-brand.

Vida electric brand will launch its first product later this year. Read to know the Hero Motocorp Electric scooter launch plans here.

Vehicle Sales in Feb 2022 in India:

February 2022 proved to be disappointing in terms of the vehicle sales in India. While, the car sales and two-wheeler sales declined last month, the electric two-wheeler sales jumped to new heights.

This year promises to be another record breaker in terms of EV sales in India while the ICE vehicles look to have a fight on their hands. The total car sales declined 1.8% in terms of YOY sales despite witnessing a 2.7% growth in MOM sales. Find out about the top 10 car brands in February 2022 in India.

Two-wheeler sales too declined by 8.2% compared to January 2022 whereas the YOY sales decreased significantly by 27% last month. Read to know about the top selling two-wheeler brands in feb 2022 in India.

Electric two-wheelers recorded positive growth with OLA electric springing a surprise as it overtook Ather in terms of sales. Click to know the top selling electric two-wheeler companies in feb 2022 in India.