Weekly Dose of Car News: Skoda Rapid Rider Edition Launched, Kia Seltos Bookings Open and more

Last week, the automotive industry witnessed some interesting action. From the launch of Skoda Rapid Rider Edition to the commencement of Kia Seltos pre-bookings. if you missed out on any information, here we are providing a recap of all interesting events took place during the last week.

Kia Seltos Bookings Open

Kia India has commenced bookings for its much-awaited SUV, the Seltos. Desirables can book their Seltos via the company’s official website or at 206 dealerships across India by just paying the token amount of INR 25K. The SUV has got an overwhelming customer response on the very first day of booking opened.

Skoda Rapid Rider Edition Launched

Skoda Rapid Rider Edition is a limited edition model from the carmaker. It is an improved iteration of the Rapid with several modifications at the cosmetic front. It is priced at INR 6.99 lakh (ex-showroom India) and is available only with a petrol engine. The Skoda Rapid Rider Edition is available to choose from the colour options such as Candy White and Carbon Steel.
Datsun Redi Go Now Much Safer

The entry-level model from the house of Datsun, the Redi Go has been updated for improved safety for its occupants. The features such as ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, driver airbag, high-speed warning and seat belt remainder are now being offered as standard equipment. Not even this, the automaker has altered variant lineup of this budget hatchback. The count has become four from earlier five. Not even this, the pricing of select Redi Go variants has been increased due to the inclusion of the above-mentioned safety features.

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Hyundai Santro gets a New Variant

Hyundai has introduced a new Era Executive variant in its existing Santro lineup. While the existing Dlite and Era variants have been eliminated from the variants line. Besides updating variant lineup, the company has also added some features to its mid-spec Magna and Sportz trims, which makes the Santro a more value for money offering.

Lotus Evija, Most Powerful Hypercar Unveiled

Lotus has unveiled an all-electric hypercar named Evija. As the company claims, it will be the most powerful production-spec car whenever it will hit the dealerships in 2020. In terms of performance, the Evija is rated to complete the 0-100kmph sprint in just seconds and the hypercar is claimed to attain a top speed of 320kmph. It took only 9 minutes for a full charge from the charging source capable of producing 800kW of power.