Hottest Car and Motorcycle Launches of August 2023

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Ducati Diavel V4 As a part of its nine-motorcycle lineup for 2023, Ducati India finally launched the highly-anticipated Diavel V4 in August for Rs 25.91 lakh (ex-showroom). The biggest change here comes in the form of the new 1,158cc V4 Granturismo engine, sourced straight from the Multistrada V4. It makes 170PS of power and 126Nm of torque, around 9PS more than the outgoing model.

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Ola S1 X Series Taking the competition to the Ather 450S will be Ola’s all-new S1 X, priced at Rs 89,999 for the most affordable 2kWh variant. There’s also a bigger, 3kWh battery variant, priced at Rs 99,999, along with the top-shelf S1 X+ which retails for 1,09,999. While the most affordable of the lot gets a claimed range of 91 km, the other two are rated to deliver 151 km on a single charge. However, the most expensive model also gets a host of connectivity features for the extra dough. (all prices, ex-showroom)

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Ola S1 Pro Gen 2 Apart from its entry-level offerings and concepts, Ola Electric also updated the S1 Pro. The Gen 2 model is now priced at Rs 1.48 lakh (ex-showroom) and gets a host of improvements over its predecessor. This includes a new top speed of nearly 120 km/h, with 0-40 km/h acceleration time now coming up in 2.6 seconds (claimed) instead of the earlier 2.9 seconds. The overall range has seen a slight increase from 181 km to 195 km (claimed), while charging time remains the same at 0-100 percent in 6.5 hours.

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2023 Mercedes Benz GLC After its global unveiling in June last year, the second-gen Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV has arrived on our shores with a sticker price of Rs 73.5 lakh and 74.5 lakhs (both, ex-showroom Delhi) for the 300 4Matic petrol and 220d 4Matic diesel variants, respectively. The biggest update here comes in the form of a new 48V mild-hybrid system that adds an additional output of 23 PS and 200 Nm to its 2.0-liter turbo-petrol (261 PS/400 Nm) and the 2.0-liter diesel engine (199.7 PS/440 Nm).

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Toyota Vellfire In a bid to reaffirm its footing in the luxury space, Toyota India launched the new-gen Vellfire MPV in India starting at Rs 1.20 crore (ex-showroom). The Vellfire will be offered in two variants - Hi and VIP, with the latter getting the Executive Lounge package. Changes here are largely subtle, with the notable difference coming in the form of new and more comfortable seat design, an overhead console for the passengers, redesigned pull-down sunshades, and fewer buttons on the dashboard.

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