On the occasion of India’s 74th Independence Day on August 15, 2020, Mahindra debuted the all-new Thar, and on October 2, 2020, the company announced the pricing list. Customers can choose between the AX and LX versions of the SUV. The Thar AX (Adventure Series) is a true off-road vehicle, whilst the LX (Lifestyle Series) is more of an urban vehicle with additional comfort and convenience features. The AX series costs Rs 13.53 lakh, while the LX series costs Rs 14.22 lakh. Prices are ex-showroom. The all-new Mahindra Thar LX has been photographed in action:
“Such strategic alliances are critical in advancing the adoption of Electric Vehicles by customers to realise the national objective of carbon neutrality,” the manufacturer claims. This partnership will boost the country’s electric mobility mission by providing end-to-end EV charging infrastructure at HMIL dealerships, as well as supply, installation, and commissioning of home charging for HMIL EV customers, thereby improving customer convenience and ease of adoption of electric vehicles.”
Hyundai will debut the revised Kona EV and Ioniq 5 electric crossover this year as part of its EV future roadmap. Hyundai’s flagship electric vehicle, the Ioniq 5, will compete with the incoming Kia EV6. The model is the foundation for Hyundai’s E-GMP (Electric Global Modular Platform) skateboard platform. It’s the company’s first all-electric vehicle, constructed from the ground up around the batteries and electric motors.
The Hyundai Ioniq 5 comes with two powertrain options in the global market: a single-motor layout for the cheaper trim and a dual-motor layout for the higher trim. The former has 169 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque and is RWD, while the latter has 325 horsepower and 605 Nm. A 77.4kWh battery pack with a range of 502km (WLTP cycle) and a 58kWh battery pack with a range of 385km when completely charged are available.
The electric crossover includes 800V battery technology, which allows for ultra-quick charging. A 220kWh DC charger can charge the battery pack from 10% to 80% capacity in 18 minutes.