VW India Has Opened Eight New Touchpoints In Eight Days

Earlier this month, Volkswagen India announced the opening of three new touchpoints in Karnataka, one each in Belagavi, Davanagere and Vijayapura. Post that, the company has inaugurated five more outlets in the country, taking the total up to eight in as many days. The five new touchpoints are in three states – Kerala (Kodungallur), Punjab (Mohali, Pathankot) and Tamil Nadu (Coimbatore [Workshop], Thoothukudi). Except for the one in Kerala, a 3S (Sales, Service and Spare parts) facility, the others account for Das WeltAuto centres and standalone showrooms.

First Rimac Dealership To Open In The UAE Early Next Year

Croatian carmaker Rimac Automobili has chosen Al Habtoor Motors as its official dealer partner in the United Arab Emirates. The latter will handle sales and after-sales activities for the electric hypercar manufacturer. The first dealership will open in the first quarter of 2024. Until then, customers from UAE can now place orders for the Nevera EV, a car that recently set 23 performance records in one day.

Geely Opens First Dealership In The UAE

In March this year, Chinese firm Geely announced that it had onboarded AGMC as its official dealer partner for the UAE. Also, it confirmed that the first dealership will open in May 2023. Well, it has! The dedicated showroom and after-sales outlet is now open at Al-Ittihad Road, Dubai. Spread over two floors, the facility has multiple lounge areas and F&B offerings. And besides having a separate space for after-sales jobs, there’s a display area for three cars Geely will start the innings with – the Geometry C EV, Coolrey SUV and Emgrand sedan.

The MG ZS EV Crosses 10K Sales In India

Morris Garages India has announced that its first EV for the country – the ZS EV – has surpassed the 10,000 units sales mark. What became India’s first electric internet-enabled SUV is available in two variants – Excite and Exclusive. While the former has a price tag of INR 23.38 lakh, the latter, with more features onboard, costs INR 27.30 lakh. In the market, it sits between the Hyundai Kona Electric and BYD Atto 3.

MG Comet To Come With Ceat Tyres

Morris Garages India and Ceat, the tyre manufacturer, announce their new partnership. According to the deal, Ceat will provide tyres for the MG Comet EV. Ceat, part of RPG Enterprises, introduced India’s first EV-specific car tyres – EnergyDrive. They offer high wear resistance, lower rolling resistance and longer life. Those features come from the tyre’s DuraBlock technology, which improves tangential and lateral stiffness by 6%, and the EasyFlex Cavity design.

Honda Is Coming Back To Formula One With Aston Martin

One of the most renowned names ever to be part of the Formula One world, Honda, is all set to make a comeback. The Japanese firm has entered into a works partnership with the Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One Team to supply compliant power units in the 2026 season. That’s the season when Formula One will enforce new regulations regarding the power unit, with an engine/electric motor maximum power output ratio of 50/50. That means that those propulsion systems will feature a significant increase in electrical power compared to the current balance. More specifically, the 2026 regulations require a reduction of engine output while increasing the out of the energy recovery system (ERS) by three times. Also, teams must use 100% sustainable fuel to power their F1 car’s internal combustion engine.