Prime auto information of the week in India: EV subsidy, flex gasoline engines, launch of the brand new Hyundai Creta Variant, look ahead to the Mahindra Thar and extra

Major policy updates, launches, and other major developments made headlines last week

Policy update

Flex fuel engines: Nitin Gadkari recently announced that the government could soon make flex fuel engines mandatory for all automakers in India. So it will affect you.

Document renewal: Last year, due to the pandemic, the central government extended the deadline for renewing vehicle-related documents. Here you can find the latest dates.

Gujarat EV Incentive: The Gujarat government offers subsidies for the purchase of an electric vehicle. This is how much money you can save by taking the EV route in Gujarat.

New introductions

Hyundai Crete: Hyundai has added a new variant to the Creta range that gives new buyers more options. If you didn’t want to spend a lot of money on the top version and didn’t want to be satisfied with the basic version, this new addition may be perfect for you.

Mini Cooper: The Mini Cooper has had a facelift for 2021, with minor cosmetic tweaks making up the majority of the changes. It’s gotten more expensive, however, and that’s how much you have to spend to get one home.

BMW 5 Series: The 5 Series was also given a facelift. Aside from new feature additions, the pricing has been overhauled so now you’ll have to spend a few more lakhs to get this luxury sedan home. Click here to learn more.

Delivery, production and more

Skoda Kushaq: Skoda has started production of the Kushaq, but initially only the 1.0 liter engine will be available. You have to wait a little longer for the larger 1.5-liter engine. Here you can find out exactly how long the waiting time will be.

Mahindra XUV700: After millions of spy recordings, it looks like the XUV700 is finally ready for production. Here is the schedule and our expected start date.

Hyundai Alcazar: The newly launched Alcazar is proving to be a crowd-puller, which means you’ll have to wait a few months if you want to take one home with you. That’s how long it takes.

Mahindra Thar: The Thar continues to demand a long wait. If you book one now, you might get it before next year. Here’s exactly how long it takes.

Trust project for clean energy: Reliance has announced a new clean energy project that could have a big impact on the auto industry. Read here what this means for the industry.

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