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    2023 Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Walkaround Leaks – New Details Revealed

    2023 Royal Enfield Bullet 350 WalkaroundAll-new Bullet 350 will retain its iconic design, all while offering an improved overall ride experience to usersRoyal Enfield has worked diligently and proactively to introduce new models and updated versions at regular intervals. It has helped expand options available to consumers and tackle the threat from new and existing rivals. In the process, one can see the rise of new bestsellers such as Hunter 350.New Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Launch Teaser – 1st Sep 2023Next on the agenda is all-new Bullet 350, one of the most awaited bikes in 2023. As per the official teaser, the new Bullet will be launched on 1st Sep 2023. A bump in sales is expected in the initial months after launch. Bullet already registers consistent sales every month. It is usually the 3rd best selling Royal Enfield bike, after Classic 350 and Hunter 350.2023 Royal Enfield Bullet 350 WalkaroundIt is hard to resist Bullet 350’s old-world charm. The classic design, minimalistic panelling, step-up single piece saddle and liberal use of chrome are some of the key highlights of Bullet 350. It doesn’t seem appropriate to carry out any drastic changes on the bike. Especially when there are already other styling options available with products like Classic 350, Meteor 350 and Hunter 350. Bullet fans like the old-school look and feel, which will be continued with the new-gen version.However, users can expect improved ride dynamics with the new Bullet 350. It will be based on the new J-platform. Bullet is the only bike that hasn’t been upgraded to the new J-platform. Users have noted wide ranging improvements with the new J-platform such as reduced vibrations and smoother power delivery. Aural experience has also been improved, with the exhaust note now more refined and tasteful.[embedded content]New Bullet will carry forward the same ride ergonomics and go-anywhere attitude. With its upright, comfortable riding stance, Bullet can easily handle both city streets and highways. Powered by the new smoother engine, users can expect to cover longer distances without feeling fatigued. Equipped with the new engine, Bullet 350 will generate 20 hp of max power and 27 Nm of peak torque. With the engine upgrade, the old UCE engine can finally be relegated to history books. It produces 19.1 bhp and 28 Nm.2023 Royal Enfield Bullet 350 WalkaroundHardware specs will be largely the same with the new Bullet. It will have telescopic front forks and twin shock absorbers at rear. The bike has 19-inch wheels at both ends. Braking setup will comprise disc at front and drum brake at rear for entry variant while top variant will get disc brake in the front as well as at the rear. ABS will be standard.Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Brochure LeaksNew Royal Enfield Bullet 350 priceIt remains to be seen what kind of pricing strategy Royal Enfield utilizes for new Bullet. Before Hunter 350 was launched, Bullet was the most affordable Royal Enfield bike. Hunter 350 is currently available at a starting price of Rs 1.50 lakh. Such aggressive pricing is one of the key reasons why Hunter has emerged as the second best selling Royal Enfield bike. New Bullet 350 could be launched at a slightly higher price point, somewhere around Rs 1.60 lakh. (ex-sh) More

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    BMW CE02 Electric Scooter Spied In India – Testing By TVS?

    BMW CE02 Electric Scooter Spied In IndiaBMW had unveiled their new CE02 electric scooter last month, in July 2023 – Now it has been spied on test in IndiaIn the ever-evolving world of electric mobility, BMW once again captured our attention with their latest creation – the CE 02 electric scooter. This innovative two-wheeler not only marks a significant step in BMW’s electric portfolio but also stands out with its quirky, futuristic design format, making it an instant draw for the young at heart.BMW CE02 Electric Scooter Spied In IndiaJust a month after its global debut, this new BMW electric scooter has now been spied in India. It was parked in a public space, somewhere in Sringeri, Karnataka. Hat tip to automotive enthusiast Shreyas for sharing these exclusive photos.BMW CE02 Electric Scooter Spied In IndiaIn the international market, this scooter is priced from USD 7.6k, which is about Rs 6.3 lakh. It is likely that this scooter is being tested by TVS Motor. TVS is BMW’s manufacturing partner in India. TVS manufactures the BMW G310 range of motorcycles, which are not only sold in India but are also exported all over the world.TVS could be testing the scooter to launch a version of their own in India. One of the other possibilities is that TVS could be planning to start manufacturing this new BMW electric scooter at their plant.BMW CE02 Electric Scooter Spied In IndiaBMW CE 02 Styling and FeaturesThe BMW CE 02 is not your typical scooter. While it may not be conventionally beautiful, it commands attention with its youthful exuberance and rebellious spirit. One of the standout features of the CE 02 is the level of personalization it offers. Users have a wide range of customization options and accessories to choose from, allowing them to tailor the scooter to their unique tastes.[embedded content]But it’s not just about looks. BMW has ensured that riders can stay connected while cruising on their CE 02 electric scooter. The 3.5-inch micro TFT screen mounted on a single bracket creates a floating effect, displaying a range of information. To take connectivity to the next level, users can pair their smartphones with the BMW Motorrad Connected app and BMW Backend Connectivity, opening up a world of features accessible via dedicated switches on the left handle.The CE 02 also boasts a list of premium features, including LED headlights, USD front forks, a single-piece flat seat, a raised handlebar, and sporty rear-view mirrors. The riding stance appears to be fairly comfortable, although mastering the eccentric nature of this electric machine might take some time.Underneath its unique exterior, the CE 02 utilizes a double-loop steel frame with an adjustable rear shock absorber. It rolls on 14-inch wheels at both ends, ensuring a tall and confident street presence. Safety is a priority with disc brakes and ABS on the front wheel, while a single-sided swingarm and belt-drive power the rear wheel.BMW CE 02 RangeThe CE 02 offers flexibility in battery options to cater to different travel needs. Users can choose between a single or dual battery pack. Each lithium-ion battery pack has a capacity of 2 kWh. The single-battery version of the CE 02 weighs in at 119 kg and provides a range of 45 km with a top speed limited to 45 kmph. Notably, in many European countries, the single-battery version doesn’t require a license, making it an accessible and practical choice for urban commuting. However, in India, no-license electric scooters need to have their top speed limited to 25 kmph, which is worth considering for potential buyers.On the other hand, the dual-battery pack version weighs slightly more at 132 kg but offers a significantly extended range of 90 km. It generates 15 hp and can reach a top speed of 95 kmph. Charging options are versatile, with a standard 0.9 kW charger available. For those in a hurry, there’s a 1.5 kW fast charger. Charging time for the dual-battery pack version is approximately 5 hours 12 minutes with the standard charger and 3 hours 30 minutes with the fast charger. The single-battery version can be charged in approximately 3 hours 2 minutes with the standard charger. More

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    Aprilia 440cc Spied Testing Again – New Details (KTM RC 390 Rival)

    New Aprilia RS 440 front design. Image – Evo IndiaThe new 440cc parallel-twin engine on new Aprilia RS 440 is expected to develop around 45 bhp of power and 40 Nm of torqueAfter Benelli ceased production of 302R, the 300cc to 500cc multi-cylinder motorcycle segment has been yearning for an Italian offering. Aprilia seems to have figured this out. The Italian marquee is developing a brand new motorcycle that will sit below its RS 660 middle-weight super sport motorcycle.New Aprilia RS 440 – Baby RS with a pedigree?Aprilia is shooting for this genre with an all-new platform and engine. This will prove to be a more beginner-friendly offering than RS 660. Also, prove as a step up for motorcyclists upgrading from smaller machines. There have been multiple test mule sightings for Aprilia’s new baby RS. New spy shots show refinements in body design. We can also see both front, side and rear views of Aprilia’s new sports bike.New Aprilia RS 440From the front, Aprilia family genes are immediately evident. We can see a similar LED DRL design as the new RS 660. Not only do these LED DRLs underline headlights, but they shoot up into its fairing. There is a split headlight design and we hope both units have low and high beams in each.A neatly integrated windshield that should provide decent wind protection when tucked. We couldn’t see any exposed turn indicators at the fairing. This might be an indication that LED DRLs might double as turn indicators.New Aprilia RS 440There may be flush turn indicators in the fairing too. Fairing is very handsome and can be the new Aprilia RS 440’s main strength. Towards the side, we can see the exposed cast perimeter frame along with a sculpted fuel tank.Componentry and powertrainsThere is a neat underbelly exhaust that is a sign of mass centralization. Fairing covers most of the engine and we can see some of it. Rear swingarm is a custom cast unit that isn’t as sophisticated as the one on its bigger brother RS 660. Braking is less sophisticated too, as RS 660 has twin disc setup in the front.New Aprilia RS 440 has a single disc setup at both ends. Front seems to have radial calipers. Twin disc setup at the front could look a lot better and complement the overall design aesthetic Aprilia is going for. LED tail lights look smart. RS 440 lacks a tyre hugger.This could debut a new twin-cylinder 440cc engine with around 45 bhp and 40 Nm along with liquid cooling and 6-speed gearbox. Fully digital instrument screen, dual-channel ABS, bi-directional quick shifter are highly likely. Recently launched 2024 KTM 390 Duke and Kawasaki Ninja 400 are primary rivals. More

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    Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Brochure Leaks – Variants, Colours, Specs (All Details Before Launch)

    Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Brochure LeaksAs opposed to the current model, new Royal Enfield Bullet 350 with J-Series engine and platform will deliver improved performanceThe word Bullet evokes enough nostalgia in most Indian automotive enthusiasts. It correlates to a timeless icon of a motorcycle from Royal Enfield. For 2023, Royal Enfield is getting ready to launch the new Bullet 350 with modern equipment on 30th August 2023. Ahead of launch, Bullet 350 brochure has leaked online, revealing all the details.New RE Bullet 350 Leaks – Bullet is precious metal!Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Brochure reveals an all new J-Series chassis. This brings Bullet 350 in line with other modern 350s like Classic and Meteor line. It will be more durable, reliable and stable at higher speeds. The new J-Series LS (Long Stroke) engine displaces 349cc.Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Brochure LeaksThis engine is known for tractability, significantly less vibrations, longer service intervals and improved low-end grunt, which is a characteristic of a classic cruiser. This engine develops 20.2 bhp of power at 6,100 RPM and 27 Nm of torque at 4,000 RPM. The new 5-speed gearbox should endure reduced false neutrals and smoother shifting.Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Brochure LeaksComponentry is vastly similar, but slightly better than before. We still get RSU telescopic front forks and twin gas-charged rear shocks. Braking hardware includes single-disc setups at either end and single or dual-channel ABS options. Tyres get a big upgrade as they’re now fatter at both ends. We’re talking about 100-section front and 120-section rear.Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Brochure LeaksWheels are still wire-spoke type, which reflects the soul of this timeless machine. 19” front and 18” rear wheel setup lend an upright riding stance that aids tireless commuting and mile-munching (or km-munching) capabilities. Instrument cluster is a major overhaul too as it now gets RE’s ‘Digi analog’ instrument cluster with an LCD screen.Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Brochure LeaksModernity across the board!An LCD screen on a Bullet! What a brave new world. Switchgear is another improvement as opposed to the outgoing Bullet 350. We now get a USB charging port and oval master cylinder. Design is still unmistakably a Bullet. But brought to the modern era. Headlights get twin position lamps, new tail light and turn indicator design screams retro and fits into RE’s profound portfolio.Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Brochure LeaksTo have an attractive base price, Royal Enfield is offering Bullet 350 in three different trims. Names for these trims are not known yet. But base trim will pack rear drum brake and single-channel ABS and chrome engine finish. Mid-spec trim bundles rear disc brake and dual-channel ABS, gold pinstriping, chrome engine and ORVMs.Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Brochure LeaksOnly the top-spec trim comes with dual-tone fuel tank finish, Coppa and Gold 3D badging, Coppa pinstriping and blacked-out engine and components. There are a slew of accessories in Royal Enfield’s catalogue as well, including bar-end mirrors and rear pillion backrest. More

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    Tata Punch Electric Spied Again – Interiors Get Tiago EV Parts

    Tata Punch Electric SpiedTata Motors has plans to launch 4 new EVs in the coming months – Punch EV is one of themThe electric vehicle (EV) landscape in India is evolving at a rapid pace, and Tata Motors is making sure they stay at the forefront of this revolution. The latest addition to Tata’s electrified lineup is the much-anticipated Punch Electric, set to compete with the likes of the Citroen eC3 and MG Comet EV upon its launch.Sneak Peek at the Punch ElectricTata’s strategy of electrifying its popular ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) models has proven successful, as evidenced by the popularity of the Nexon, Tiago, and Tigor EVs. Now, it’s Punch’s turn to embrace electric power.Tata Punch Electric SpiedRecent spy shots of the Punch Electric which were clicked while it was being charged at a public EV station have generated considerable excitement. Notably, the charging port is positioned on the front bumper, discreetly tucked beneath the grille. Beyond this distinctive feature, the overall design of the front fascia remains consistent with the ICE version, maintaining the distinctive Tata styling.Moving along the sides, Punch EV test mule sports squared wheel arches, chunky side cladding, and alloy wheels reminiscent of those found on the Tata Tiago and Tigor. At the rear, the Punch Electric showcases an extended roof spoiler with a high-mounted stop lamp, a rear wiper, and LED taillights, adding a touch of sportiness to its appearance.Tata Punch Electric SpiedEvolution of the InteriorEarlier this year, leaked interior images of the Punch Electric hinted at some substantial changes. While the dashboard layout remained similar, a redesigned center console featured an electronic parking brake, armrest, and a jewel rotary gear selector dial, akin to the one found in the Nexon EV. However, the latest spy shots of the Punch Electric’s interiors reveal a different interior design direction. The rotary knob seems to be borrowed from the Tiago EV, accompanied by a manual hand brake.Tata Punch Electric SpiedPerformance and RangeWhile official details are still under wraps, it’s anticipated that the Punch Electric will offer a competitive range of around 300 kilometers on a single charge. For context, the Tiago EV is available in two variants, one offering a 250 km range and the other an impressive 315 km range.Tata Punch Electric SpiedIn a segment where range anxiety can be a concern, a 300 km range should provide a comfortable buffer for most urban and suburban commutes. The Punch Electric is also likely to feature multiple driving modes, including Eco, City, and Sport, catering to various driving preferences. Battery packs for the Punch Electric could be similar to those used in the Tiago EV.Price and CompetitionAs for pricing, the Punch Electric is expected to be competitively priced in the range of Rs 10 lakh to Rs 13 lakh. This pricing strategy is crucial as it positions Punch Electric as an attractive option in the growing Indian EV market. It’s poised to go head-to-head with upcoming rivals like the Hyundai Exter EV, further intensifying the competition in the entry-level EV segment.Source More

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    Tesla Spied Inside Mahindra Plant – Benchmarking Upcoming Electric SUVs?

    Tesla spied inside Mahindra plantMahindra aims to beat Tata Motors to become the No 1 EV brand – They are getting ready to launch a range of new electric SUVS in IndiaIn the fast-evolving landscape of electric vehicles (EVs), automakers are constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation to stay competitive. Mahindra, the Indian automotive giant, is no exception. As the world transitions towards sustainable transportation, Mahindra is making significant strides in the EV sector with the development of several new electric SUVs under its BE, XUV.e, Thar.e, Scorpio.e, and Bolero.e lineups. To ensure that their upcoming EVs stand out in the market, it seems that Mahindra has chosen to benchmark them against a formidable rival – the Tesla Model Y.The Mystery Unveiled: Tesla Model Y at Mahindra’s Pune FacilityIn recent times, eagle-eyed observers at Carversal spotted a Tesla Model Y inside Mahindra’s Pune facility, raising eyebrows and sparking discussions about the reasons behind this unexpected alliance. Among the upcoming Mahindra e-SUVs, the XUV.e8 is slated for a December 2024 launch, followed by the XUV.e9 in April 2025, BE.05 in October 2025, and BE.07 in April 2026, to name a few. This sighting of the Model Y on Mahindra’s turf has led to speculation that Mahindra is keen on benchmarking the Tesla SUV, particularly its exceptional aerodynamic profile, which boasts a remarkable 0.23 Cd (drag coefficient).Tesla Model Y spotted inside the Mahindra PlantA vehicle’s aerodynamics play a pivotal role in its overall performance, more so for electric vehicles. The lower the drag coefficient (Cd), the less resistance a vehicle encounters as it moves through the air. Tesla’s Model Y, with its astonishing 0.23 Cd, currently holds the crown as the most aerodynamically efficient electric SUV in the market. To put this in perspective, other popular e-SUVs like the Mustang Mach-E (0.3 Cd), Jaguar i-Pace (0.29 Cd), Hyundai Ioniq 5 (0.288 Cd), Audi e-Tron, and Kia EV6 (0.28 Cd), and the Mercedes-Benz EQC (0.27 Cd) fall behind.Why might this focus on aerodynamics matter to Mahindra? The answer may lie in their ambitious plans to develop their first-ever coupe model, the XUV800 Coupe, which will also have an electric variant, the XUV.e9 Coupe. Streamlining the shape and design of these vehicles for improved aerodynamic efficiency can translate into several advantages, such as enhanced top speed, extended range (for both internal combustion engine and electric versions), and overall improved efficiency. While there could be various other reasons for Mahindra’s interest in the Model Y, prioritizing aerodynamics aligns with global automotive practices.New Mahindra BE05 Electric SUV CoupeComparing the Dimensions and SpecificationsTesla’s Model Y, the smallest SUV in its portfolio, measures 4750 mm in length, 1978 mm in width, 1624 mm in height, and boasts a wheelbase of 2890 mm, with a ground clearance of 167 mm. It features a battery pack of up to 81 kWh, with the Long Range AWD model delivering an impressive 525 km of range on a single charge.Mahindra’s upcoming electric SUVs, on the other hand, promise similar attributes, with up to 80 kWh battery capacity and a twin-motor AWD setup that’s expected to provide around 675 km of range. While the specifics may differ slightly, the resemblance in performance characteristics is apparent.Tesla’s Prospects in IndiaIt’s worth noting that Tesla has been having discussions with the Indian government about establishing a new manufacturing facility in India. There are also rumours about the possibility of Tesla assembling Model S, 3, X, and Y locally. This aligns with India’s push for electric mobility and its goal to become a significant player in the global EV market.Image Source More

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    Mahindra BE05 Electric SUV Coupe New Spy Shots – Sporty Side

    New Mahindra BE05 Electric SUV CoupeMahindra will launch a new range of electric SUVs in India – Starting with the BE05 SUV coupe in Oct 2025Mahindra BE05 is in close-to-production form. New spy shots offer a sneak peek into the future of electric mobility from the Indian manufacturer. Set to be unleashed onto the market by October 2025, the Mahindra BE.05 is poised to make a significant impact in the world of electric SUVs.Sporty Design – A new direction for MahindraThe latest spy shots of the Mahindra BE05 reveal a design that strikes a balance between sportiness and functionality. Moving forward, the BE.05 exhibits a sculpted bonnet and a sharply raked front windshield, giving it a dynamic and aerodynamic appearance. Towards the rear, a roof-mounted spoiler with an integrated LED lightbar adorns the tailgate, not only enhancing its sporty appeal but also improving its aerodynamics.New Mahindra BE05 Electric SUV CoupeOne of the standout features is a massive panoramic glass roof that promises to provide an open and airy feel to the cabin. Although it’s not clear from the images whether this roof will be openable or fixed, it undoubtedly adds a touch of elegance to the vehicle.Peeking inside the BE05, we catch a glimpse of its modern and futuristic interior. Building on the concept’s design, the production version features a driver-centric layout with a wraparound effect. Twin screens, likely for infotainment and instrument cluster purposes, dominate the dashboard, highlighting the vehicle’s tech-savvy nature.Mahindra Electrified SUVs – Launch TimelineCutting-Edge Powertrain and Battery TechnologyBE.05 is built on Mahindra’s INGLO platform and will be available in both 2WD and 4WD variants. Powering this electric marvel are motors sourced from Volkswagen. The 2WD models boast a rear-mounted motor with a robust 210 kW (286 hp) and 535 Nm of torque, ensuring impressive performance. On the other hand, the 4WD models are equipped with an additional front axle motor, delivering 80 kW (109 hp) and 135 Nm. While the combined system output has yet to be officially disclosed, Mahindra has assured that these powertrains are in advanced stages of testing and development.In the energy department, the BE.05 relies on a 79 kWh battery unit featuring LFP (Lithium Iron Phosphate) cells. This choice of cells is a significant departure from the NMC (Nickel Manganese Cobalt) chemistry used in Mahindra’s XUV400. LFP cells are known for their greater energy density, slower discharge rate, reduced risk of thermal propagation, and rapid charging capabilities. Notably, the BE.05 can charge from 0 to 80 percent in just 30 minutes, which is an impressive feat for an electric vehicle.A Rivalry with upcoming Tata Curvv EVWhen the Mahindra BE.05 is finally launched in October 2025, it will occupy a premium position above the XUV400 EV in the company’s lineup. In terms of competition, it’s gearing up to take on the Tata Curvv EV, set to hit the market in 2024. This rivalry promises to be a defining moment in the Indian electric SUV segment, with both manufacturers vying for the attention of eco-conscious and tech-savvy consumers.As the electric vehicle landscape continues to evolve, Mahindra’s BE.05 stands as a testament to the company’s commitment to sustainable mobility and cutting-edge technology. With its sporty design, advanced powertrain, and fast-charging capabilities, this electric SUV coupe is poised to make waves in the automotive industry when it arrives on the scene in 2025, offering a compelling option for those looking to embrace the electric future of transportation. More

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    Kia EV4 Spied For First Time – Compact Electric SUV (Seltos, Creta Size)

    New Kia EV4 electric SUV spiedKia EV4 electric SUV will take on the likes of Maruti EVX and Mahindra BE.05 upon launchIn recent years, the automotive industry has witnessed a monumental shift towards sustainability and electrification. As the world grapples with the environmental challenges posed by traditional internal combustion engine vehicles, automakers are stepping up their game to introduce innovative and eco-friendly alternatives. Among these forward-thinking manufacturers is Kia, a brand renowned for its commitment to cutting-edge technology and design.We know about the 11 EVs that Kia showcased in November 2021. Out of these eleven new models, Kia had promised some derivatives of existing petrol / diesel powered cars and some will be dedicated EVs built on all new platform. To be more precise, 3 dedicated and 1 derivative passenger EVs, 4 dedicated and 2 derivative recreational EVs and 1 derivative commercial EV.New Kia EV4 electric SUV spiedKia EV4 Spied Testing For First TimeAs of now, Kia has launched Niro EV, Soul EV and EV6 across multiple markets. Kia showcased production model of EV9 (Telluride equivalent) and teased concept model of EV5, which will sit below the EV6. Ahead of global debut of Kia EV5, which is set for later this month, a new test mule of Kia has been spied in South Korea. This is believed to be the upcoming Kia EV4.Kia EV4 will sit below the Kia EV5. Looking at the spy shots, this test mule looks very much similar in size to the Seltos compact SUV that is on sale in India. This new test mule has almost the same windscreen, A-pillars, ORVMs, bonnet and even front doors. However, there are different LED DRL signatures with both vehicles.New Kia EV4 electric SUV vs SeltosWheels are starkly different too. Kia EV4 sports aero wheels to maximise efficiency. Apart from that we can see cutouts for front parking sensors and a radar module for ADAS suite. Rear is where we see stark differences with both models. For starters, rear doors are different because of rear roofline shape. Rear gets a sleek LED signature for tail lights that take up almost half of tailgate. These tail lights match Kia’s design language used with its EVs like EV6.New Kia EV4 electric SUV vs SeltosInteriors, Safety featuresOn the inside, expect a minimalistic approach with less buttons and more screens. Layout will be modern with intelligent usage of space aiming to deliver maximum possible roominess and comfort in the segment. Expect the interior design to be inspired by the EV6.Other features on offer could be a high-resolution infotainment system that offers seamless smartphone integration, navigation, over-the-air updates, and access to real-time vehicle information. Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) enhance safety by providing features such as adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assistance, and automated emergency braking.Kia EV4 Battery Pack and RangeKia EV4 is likely to feature around 50 kWh to 60 kWh battery pack delivering a claimed range of about 500 km on a single charge. To keep prices competitive, expect a single motor layout, driving the front wheels. This same powertrain and battery pack could be used to power the upcoming Creta EV, which has already been spied testing in India. Potential rivals to the upcoming Kia EV4 include a range of upcoming EVs like Creta EV, Maruti Suzuki eVX, Mahindra BE.05, etc. Launch expected in 2025.Source More