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    Ferrari GTC4 Lusso India Launch Date Revealed

    Posted on : Thursday 20th of July 2017
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    It is raining supercars in India! And this one might in all probability will be scarlet - or if you are particular about your colours, Rosso! Yes, as the headline states, it is a Ferrari that we are talking about - the new GTC4 Lusso. The four seater GTC4 is Ferrari's 'grown up' supercar for the discerning mature audience and it will be launched in India on August 2. The new supercar will be priced between the ₹ 4.5-5.0 crore mark and will only be available in the fully loaded V12 configuration to begin with. The supercar also ...

  • Jeep Grand Cherokee With Petrol Engine Launched

    Posted on : Wednesday 19th of July 2017
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    Jeep India has finally added a petrol engine to the standard (non-SRT) Grand Cherokee range in India. The Grand Cherokee is now available with a 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine that makes 286 bhp of peak power and 347 Nm of peak torque mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The Jeep Grand Cherokee petrol is only available in the fully loaded Summit version and is priced at Rs 75.15 lakh (ex-showroom) which is exactly the same as a diesel powered Limited (entry level variant in Grand Cherokee range). Jeep has also corrected the prices of the Grand...

  • 2017 Ford EcoSport Facelift Spotted Again Ahead Of Festive Season Launch

    Posted on : Tuesday 18th of July 2017
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    A couple of test mules of the 2017 Ford EcoSport facelift were recently spotted in India with minimal camouflage. The cars look production ready and were spotted in Mumbai while being transported on a flatbed. One of the units was possibly an export model considering it missed out on the tailgate-mounted spare wheel. Slated to be launched in India around the festive season, the upcoming Ford EcoSport facelift comes with a host of design and cosmetic updates but mechanically, it is likely to remain unchanged. This is a much-needed update for ...

  • Skoda rolls out new Octavia at starting price of Rs 15.49 lakh

    Posted on : Saturday 15th of July 2017
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    Czech carmaker Skoda on Thursday launched an all-new version of its best selling sedan Octavia in India with price starting at Rs 15.49 lakh (all India ex-showroom). The car will be available in both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol version comes with two engine options of 1.4 litre and 1.8 litre, priced between Rs 15.49-20.89 lakh. The Octavia diesel is powered by a 2-litre engine and priced between Rs 16.9-22.89 lakh across four variants. "The Octavia is the heart of Skoda brand. Globally, it has sold over ...

  • 2018 Jaguar E-Pace Unveiled With World's Furthest Barrel Roll Stunt

    Posted on : Friday 14th of July 2017
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    Jaguar's smallest SUV yet, the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace has been finally been unveiled globally, but not without the company's trademark stunts in place. The new E-Pace rivals the Mercedes-Benz GLA and Audi Q3 that Jaguar was prepping for a long time now and keeps up with the design philosophy started with the F-Pace last year. In addition to its unveil, the Jaguar E-Pace also made it to the Guinness Book of World Records for the furthest barrel roll in a production vehicle. The new Jaguar E-Pace takes the same route that the F-Pace wa...

  • Volvo V90 Cross Country launched in India at Rs 60 lakh

    Posted on : Thursday 13th of July 2017
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    Swedish carmaker Volvo has launched the V90 Cross Country at Rs 60 lakh (ex-showroom). It is the first ever estate from the company that has gone on sale in India. It is essentially a toughened-up version of the Volvo V90 (not sold in India), which borrows most of its underpinnings from the Volvo S90. Built on the SPA (Scalable Product Architecture) platform, Volvo says that the V90 Cross Country is engineered to deliver the comfort of a saloon and the practicality of an SUV. Like all its other products on sale in the country, the V90 Cr...

  • Jeep Compass Launch Date Announced

    Posted on : Tuesday 11th of July 2017
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    Jeep Compass, the much-anticipated mid-size SUV from the American automaker is all set to be launched in India on the 31st of July 2017. Earlier expected to go on sale in August, it seems the company has preponed the launch of the Compass, possibly after seeing the positive GST rates on SUVs that were implemented on 1st July 2017. The Fiat-owned carmaker has already started accepting bookings for the Compass for a token of ₹ 50,000 and in the first three days itself the company received over 1,000 bookings for the SUV. Now, we have alr...

  • Ducati Introduces 1299 Panigale R Final Edition

    Posted on : Monday 10th of July 2017
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    Ducati has introduced the final edition of the 1299 Panigale R, a limited edition model which will be the last production version of the model before it's replaced by the upcoming Ducati V4 superbike. The new 1299 Panigale R Final Edition was introduced at the World Superbike Championship at Laguna Seca, California, US. Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati Motor Holding unveiled the 1299 Panigale R Final Edition, together with Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri - the two official Aruba.it Racing Ducati riders.  "Maybe no other mot...

  • GST Price Impact: Hyundai Reduces Car Prices By 5.9 per cent

    Posted on : Friday 7th of July 2017
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    It was a long awaited announcement from Hyundai after the Goods and Services tax came into effect on the 1st of July 2017. Hyundai has finally announced a price reduction on its cars and this will be applicable across the company's portfolio. Hyundai Motor India Limited, announced to pass on the GST benefit on vehicles to its customers. The rate of reduction varies from state to state across the car range depending on the earlier VAT rates. The price reduction will be upto 5.9 per cent Ex-showroom Delhi and the new prices are effective f...

  • GST Impact: Maruti Suzuki Dzire Prices Cut By Up To ₹ 15,100

    Posted on : Thursday 6th of July 2017
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    The GST rates have led to many manufacturers announce pricing benefits on their car models. Maruti Suzuki too announced a price reduction up to the tune of 3 per cent on its models. One of the models to receive a price reduction was the newly launched Maruti Suzuki Dzire. The Maruti Dzire gets a price drop in the range of ₹ 8,100 to ₹ 15,100. The quantum of price reduction on the New Maruti Dzire depends on the city in which the car is bought and the variant which is bought. Small cars under 4 metres in length with a petrol engine of les...

  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA Facelift Launched In India; Prices Start At ₹ 30.65 Lakh

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of July 2017
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    Mercedes-Benz India has finally launched the GLA facelift and the price for the car start at ₹ 30.65 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The GLA facelift made its public debut at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show and since then we've been awaiting its launch in India. This is the seventh product to be launched by the Stuttgart-based carmaker in India this year, after the likes of the new-gen Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 and the S-Class Concierge Edition among others. This is the first mid-lifecycle update for the GLA in India and it ...

  • Tata Tiago Bookings Cross 1 Lakh Mark In India

    Posted on : Monday 3rd of July 2017
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    Tata Tiago, the top-selling hatchback car from the home-grown automaker has recently crossed the one lakh bookings milestone in India. Launched a little over a year ago, in April 2016, Tata Motors has already sold over 65,000 Tiago cars in India and it has been one of the top-selling models in the company's line-up. The Tata Tiago is manufactured at the carmaker's Sanand facility, in Gujarat, and the company says that the plant has been running full steam to meet the booking pipeline. In India, the Tata Tiago competes with the likes ...

  • GST Impact: Maruti Suzuki Announces Price Cuts As High As 3 Per Cent

    Posted on : Saturday 1st of July 2017
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    GST impact on car prices is a prevalent concern in the market and the onset of the new GST (or goods and services tax) regime has seen Maruti Suzuki lead the way to announce price cuts across most of its wide range of products. In a statement the company has said, "Maruti Suzuki India Limited has passed on the entire benefit of GST rates on vehicles to its customers. The ex-showroom prices of Maruti Suzuki models have come down by upto 3%. The rate of reduction varies across locations depending on the VAT rates applicable prior to GST.&...

  • Next Generation Audi A8 Makes An Appearance At Spider-Man: Homecoming Premiere

    Posted on : Friday 30th of June 2017
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    2017 is the year for the new generation Audi A8 for the Ingolstadt-based manufacturer. The all-new Audi A8 is all set to make its public debut in two weeks at the Audi Summit on 11th July in Barcelona, Spain and the automaker certainly wants to build the hype around its flagship sedan. Ahead of its reveal, the new generation A8 made a special appearance at the Spider-Man: Homecoming premiere in Los Angeles, US, albeit in a partially camouflaged avatar. The car made a blink and miss appearance in a previous Spider-Man: Homecoming video, b...

  • Maruti Suzuki Alto Sales Cross the 1 Lakh Mark In 5 Months

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of June 2017
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    The Maruti Suzuki Alto has always been one of the bestsellers from the stables of the company. Maruti Suzuki recently announced that its Alto range, which includes the Alto K10, Alto 800 and the Alto CNG have crossed the one lakh sales mark in the first five months of 2017. Truly astounding! In fact, the Maruti Suzuki Alto has been topping the sales charts for close to 17 years now. The Maruti Suzuki Alto has been a significant contributor to the dominance of the company in the Indian passenger car segment over the years. The Maruti Suzu...

  • New Third Generation BMW X3 Unveiled

    Posted on : Tuesday 27th of June 2017
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    The BMW X3 has been one of the best selling SUVs in the Bavarian automaker’s portfolio. Launched originally in 2003, over 1.5 million new X3s have been sold in the last 14 years across two generations. In India, the BMW X3 has been a popular option for customers who wanted a Rs 50 lakh BMW but wanted an SUV instead of the staple 3 Series. And now, BMW has unveiled a new third generation X3 that is larger, more efficient and offers more tech than ever before. The BMW X3 will also get a set of two diesel and three petrol engines that hav...

  • General Motors Starts Exporting Chevrolet Beat Sedan To Latin America From India

    Posted on : Monday 26th of June 2017
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    General Motors today announced the commencement of regular shipment of the sedan version of Chevrolet Beat from India to Latin American Markets. The production of the Beat sedan was started at GM India's Talegaon facility from the 5th of June 2017 and earlier today the carmaker loaded a consignment of 1,200 Chevrolet Beat sedans for shipping to Latin America. According to the company, the Talegaon plant has been one of the major export hubs for the American car manufacturer and has aided GM India to become the third largest passenger exp...

  • Ferrari's V8 Wins 2017 International Engine Of The Year Award

    Posted on : Thursday 22nd of June 2017
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    For the second year running, Ferrari's 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 that powers the 488 GTB, 488 Spider and with a slightly smaller displacement the California T and GTC4Lusso T, has bagged the International Engine of the Year Award along with the Performance Engine class and the 3-litre to 4-litre displacement category. The 3.9-litre twin turbo V8 beat the likes of the 3.0-litre flat-six from the Porsche 911 range, the BMW i8's petrol-electric drivetrain, the 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder from the Audi RS3 and TT RS, Ford's tu...

  • Renault And Tata Motors Announce Monsoon Service Camps

    Posted on : Monday 19th of June 2017
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    The next few months will be all about cloudy weather, slippery roads and waterproofing everything. The monsoons are here and its time you start preparing yourself for the rains and everything else that is going to follow. Fortunately, manufacturers understand this and have commenced with its monsoon service camps that make sure your cars are in the right condition to tackle the downpour. Tata Motors and Renault are the first manufacturers to announce the monsoon service camps, while we expect other carmakers to follow soon. Renault T...

  • KTM Strengthens Asia Presence With Philippines Plant

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of June 2017
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    Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM has formed a new joint venture with Adventure Cycle Philippines, to form KTM Asia Motorcycle Manufacturing. Adventure Cycle Philippines is part of the AC Industrial Holdings Inc, a member company of the Ayala Group, which has diversified interests in real estate, infrastructure, manufacturing, telecom and other sectors. The Philippines plant will have a key role in KTM's expansion into Asia, and more specifically the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). Initial production capacity is pegge...

  • Hyundai India Fined ₹ 87 Crore For Unfair Trade Practices By Competition Commission

    Posted on : Thursday 15th of June 2017
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    Competition Commission today imposed a penalty of ₹ 87 crore on Hyundai Motor India for unfair business practices with respect to providing discounts for cars. Besides, the company has been directed to cease and desist from such anti-competitive practices.  In a 44-page order, the regulator said the company's anti-competitive conduct include putting in place arrangements that resulted in resale price maintenance by way of monitoring of maximum permissible discount level. This was done through discount control and penalty mecha...

  • New Hyundai Kona Subcompact SUV Unveiled: Will It Come To India?

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of June 2017
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    The new Hyundai Kona subcompact SUV has been officially unveiled ahead of its official debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. In the past few months we have seen several teaser images and teaser video of the car but the real deal in now finally here. Built on the company's all-new B Platform, the new Kona SUV comes with a very quirky design, which is a lot different from signature design language of Hyundai cars.While the Hyundai Kona SUV has been specifically designed for the US and the European markets, there is a chance that the carm...

  • 2017 Hyundai i20 Facelift Spotted Testing In India

    Posted on : Tuesday 13th of June 2017
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    The 2017 Hyundai i20 facelift was recently spotted testing in India and this time we have some clear pictures of the car. While it was just back in April that Hyundai India launched a slightly updated version of the car in new dual tone colour option, the upcoming model will be a proper mid-life facelift with considerable cosmetic changes and feature upgrades. While there is no official word on the launch date for the Hyundai i20 facelift, we expect the car to go on sale by the end of this year. This will give Hyundai a few months of a head ...

  • 2017 Triumph Street Triple Launched In India; Priced At ₹ 8.50 Lakh

    Posted on : Monday 12th of June 2017
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    Triumph Motorcycles India has launched the all-new Triumph Street Triple with prices starting at ₹ 8.50 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) in the entry-level S variant. The British manufacturer's middleweight naked gets upgrades in all departments sporting an all-new engine, evolved design, updated suspension and a lighter chassis. Now, we have been bringing you all the live updates from the launch, while we've also ridden the bike and told you about it. The previous generation Street Triple was much appreciated in India and the all-new ver...

  • 6 Lakh Hyundai Santa Fe, Sonata And Genesis Recalled In The US

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of June 2017
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    Hyundai has issued two separate recalls in the US that will affect nearly 600,000 cars and will are set to begin from 30th June onward. The first recall was announced by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) for the Santa Fe with the rear hood closing issue, while the second recall involves the Sonata and Genesis cars that had a parking brake problem. This is Hyundai's second major recall in the US this year, after nearly 1.5 million vehicles were recalled April. The first recall announced covers 437,400 unit...

  • Eicher Polaris Multix Launched In Haryana At ₹ 3.49 Lakh

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of June 2017
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    Eicher Polaris today announced the launch of the Multix personal utility vehicle in the state of Haryana. Launched at a starting price of ₹ 3.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Faridabad) the Multix is a unique utility vehicle, which was first introduced in India in October 2016. The Eicher Polaris Multix is a purpose-built vehicle that has been designed for independent businessmen and offers multiple applications for both personal and business usage. The first Multix showroom in Haryana - M/S. Faridabad Motors has come up in the Ballabgarh region and ...

  • Lamborghini Huracan Has Crossed The 8000 Units Production Milestone

    Posted on : Wednesday 7th of June 2017
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    The Lamborghini Huracan has unarguably become one of the most popular models to be produced by the Italian supercar maker. A worthy successor to the Lamborghini Gallardo, which is touted as the company's most successful model, the Huracan recently crossed the 8000 production milestone. In comparison, Lamborghini sold 14,022 units of the Gallardo in the ten years of the car's existence. The 8,000th Lamborghini Huracan model is a Grigio Lynx grey Huracan Spyder, which will go to a customer in the United Kingdom. It has just been ab...

  • Volkswagen, Skoda And Audi Could Skip 2018 Auto Expo

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of June 2017
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    Volkswagen India will not participate in the upcoming 2018 Auto Expo, sources close to the company have told carandbike.com. The next Auto Expo is scheduled to take place in February and it's not just VW India that might give it a miss. Volkswagen Group which includes Audi and Skoda might also not be part of the expo. Apart from the VW Group, other manufacturers including Bajaj Auto, Royal Enfield, General Motors, Ford and Nissan could also skip the upcoming Auto Expo.  The 2018 Auto Expo is organised by the industry body Societ...

  • New-Gen Renault Duster Spotted Testing In Europe

    Posted on : Monday 5th of June 2017
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    Renault has been testing the second generation Duster for a while now. And from what we hear, Renault will launch the second generation Duster which has been code-named HJD, in late 2018 or early 2019. Some reports suggest that the new-gen Duster will be built on the Renault-Nissan's CMF-B platform while a few other reports suggest that it will continue to use the current B0/Logan platform, albeit with minor modifications. Renault might also offer the Duster in the B0/Logan platform in developing markets and use the CMF-B platform for de...

  • Audi To Be Investigated In Germany For Possible Diesel Emissions Scandal

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of June 2017
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    Luxury carmaker Audi on Friday found itself being pulled deeper into a global emissions cheating scandal that has engulfed its parent company Volkswagen after German prosecutors said they were investigating whether some of Audi's top-end models might have been tampered with in Germany. Prosecutors have already been investigating possible diesel emissions cheating by Audi in the United States. But they announced Friday that they were extending their probe to the carmaker's home country, a day after Audi announced a Europe-wide rec...

  • Mercedes-Benz E220d Launched At ₹ 57.70 Lakh In India

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of June 2017
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    Following the launch of the new-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class LWB, the Stuttgart-based carmaker has now introduced a new base diesel variant of the car - the Mercedes-Benz E220d. Launched at ₹ 57.70 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the new E220d has been positioned below the existing E350d, which was the only variant up until now. Mercedes also offers a petrol model in India - the E200, which is priced at ₹ 56.7 lakh, while the E350d is priced at ₹ 70.15 lakh (both ex-showroom, Delhi). The new Mercedes-Benz E220d is essentially the re...

  • 2017 Aprilia Shiver 900 And Dorsuduro 900 Launched In India

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of June 2017
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    Expanding its superbike range in the country, Piaggio India has launched the Aprilia Shiver 900 and Dorsoduro 900 motorcycles at an introductory price of ₹ 11.99 lakh and ₹ 12.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune) respectively. The introductory prices, however, are only available till 30th June and will be revised to ₹ 13.32 lakh for the Shiver 900 and ₹ 13.83 lakh for the Dorsuduro 900. The superbikes will be available through the bike maker's Motoplex dealerships located in Pune, Chennai, Kochi, Bangalore and Hyderabad.  Both mot...

  • General Motors To Stop Selling Cars In India By End Of 2017, But Not Pulling Out

    Posted on : Thursday 18th of May 2017
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    General Motors Co will stop selling cars in India from the end of this year, drawing a line under two decades of battling in one of the world's most competitive markets. The decision was announced as part of a series of restructuring actions from the Detroit automaker on Thursday, and marks a significant blow to India's strategy of encouraging domestic manufacturing. This has affected the company's plans for India too as the sales haven't picked up in FY 2016-17. The company sold just 25823 units in the last fiscal year and i...

  • Jeep Wrangler Limited Edition 'Night Eagle' Launched

    Posted on : Wednesday 17th of May 2017
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    The Jeep Wrangler Night Eagle limited edition model was recently launched in Europe. The limited edition Jeep Wrangler gets a few cosmetic changes in the form of exclusive decals, 18-inch mid-gloss black alloys, body-coloured grille, gloss-black accents, body-coloured spare tyre cover, headlamp rings and so on and so forth. This particular edition of the Jeep Wrangler was first showcased at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Even the interior gets a few good-looking bits such as black leather seats, all-weather slush mats, diesel grey contrast stit...

  • 2018 DS 7 Revealed As French President's New Ride

    Posted on : Tuesday 16th of May 2017
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    The French Republic recently elected its new President - Emmanual Macron, who will be using the all-new DS 7 Crossback as his ceremonial vehicle. The all-new crossover made its first public appearance at President Macron's official inauguration ceremony, while sales of the model for masses will commence from early 2018. The ceremonial car is different from the standard car, the President of France uses to be chauffeured around. The cars are used for state occasions and military parades, where the open-top layout allows the President ...

  • Royal Enfield Continental GT 750 Spotted

    Posted on : Monday 15th of May 2017
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    The upcoming Royal Enfield Continental GT 750 has been spotted testing once again, in Chennai. A BikesMedia correspondent has clicked some clear pictures of the bike in Chennai, which show the all-new parallel-twin engine with throttle bodies, twin-pod instrument console and other details. The upcoming bike is expected to be powered by an all-new 750 cc parallel-twin engine, and will be the company's flagship product once launched. So far, details have been sketchy about the upcoming Royal Enfield motorcycle's launch, but from the lo...

  • Ford Invested In Gujarat To Cut On Freight Costs: TN Govt

    Posted on : Saturday 13th of May 2017
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    Tamil Nadu government today said US car maker Ford had set up manufacturing facilities in Gujarat in 2015, after their first unit in this state, to "avoid logistics cost" and to serve North and Western parts of the country.  Responding to media reports that major investors like Ford had invested outside Tamil Nadu, the state government today said the reason cited by Ford to establish their factory in Gujarat was to provide "better logistics solution" and "service delivery mechanism." "The appro...

  • 54 Years Later The One Millionth Porsche 911 Rolls Out Of The Factory

    Posted on : Friday 12th of May 2017
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    It's taken 54 years for Porsche to produce its millionth 911. The world the first Porsche 911 belonged too was more than half a century ago and yes belonged to a time which saw the rise of stuff like computers, cable TV and even cell phones. Porsche's rear-engined sports car has endured through all these changes and now that the one millionth 911 has left the production line, from the same facility in Zuffenhausen where every other 911 was made. The one-millionth model rolled off the production line - a Carrera S in a special &qu...

  • Isuzu MU-X Brochure Leaked Ahead Of Launch

    Posted on : Tuesday 9th of May 2017
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    The new Isuzu MU-X is all set to be launched in India on the 11th of May 2017. Ahead of its official arrival, we have come across the SUV's brochure images that have leaked online. Judging by the brochure information, the upcoming Isuzu MU-X will be filled to the brim with features and some smart equipment. The new Isuzu MU-X will replace the company's current flagship model in India - the MU-7 and upon its launch, will rival the likes of Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Chevrolet Trailblazer and the upcoming Volkswagen Tiguan and Sk...

  • Jaguar XE Diesel Bookings Officially Open

    Posted on : Thursday 4th of May 2017
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    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) today announced the commencement of bookings for the diesel variant of its premium compact sedan - the Jaguar XE. Interested customers can now book the car across the 24 authorised Jaguar retailers in India. That said, the company still hasn't announced the price of the car and we expect it to happen within the next couple of months. The Jaguar XE diesel will be powered by the company's new 2-litre Ingenium diesel engine, which is already on offer in the 2017 Range Rover Evoque. It's been over a year s...

  • India Aims to End The Sale Of Petrol And Diesel Cars By 2030

    Posted on : Monday 1st of May 2017
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    The Government of India is planning to go big on electric vehicles and aims to have an all-electric car fleet by 2030. The major objective behind this is to lower the fuel import bill and running cost of vehicles in the country. Power Minister Piyush Goyal said that the Ministry of Heavy Industries and the NITI Aayog are working on a policy for promotion of electric vehicles. Pointing towards the cost factor, Goyal said that people would like to buy an electric vehicle when they find it cost effective. Currently, we also have the Faster Adop...

  • Vintage Brough Superior Set To Break Motorcycle Auction Records

    Posted on : Saturday 29th of April 2017
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    A 1928 Brough Superior motorcycle, nicknamed 'Moby Dick' is expected to become the most expensive bike ever to be sold at auction when it goes under the hammer next month in Italy. Equipped with a 1140 cc v-twin engine, and specially tuned by George Brough and JAP, the Brough Superior SS100 was nicknamed "Moby Dick" by 'Motor Cycling' magazine in 1931, when it was proclaimed as the "fastest privately owned machine in the world" at that time. During that motorcycle magazine road test, Moby Dick was timed at...

  • Ford EcoSport Titanium Trim Gets New 8-Inch Touchscreen System

    Posted on : Thursday 27th of April 2017
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    Ensuring to keep the Ford EcoSport relevant against competition, Ford India has now made the 8-inch AVN touchscreen infotainment system standard across the model's Titanium and Titanium+ trims. The feature was exclusively available on the EcoSport Platinum Edition introduced earlier this year, but is now being offered as standard fitment. The EcoSport is due for a comprehensive facelift later this year, but amidst strong competition, the American carmaker has been constantly making improvements to its subcompact SUV. The new touchscr...

  • TVS Phoenix Discontinued In India

    Posted on : Wednesday 26th of April 2017
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    The TVS Phoenix was not doing as well as TVS wanted it to and therefore, it has finally discontinued the Phoenix in India, once the BS IV emission norms came into play on 1 April, 2017. The Phoenix made its debut in October 2012 and did decently well upon launch, with TVS positioning it as the successor to the old Victor 125 model. TVS says that the Phoenix will be continued to be manufactured in order to be exported to some markets. The Phoenix had a 125 cc motor, which made 10.84 bhp of peak power and 10.80 Nm of max torque. The engine...

  • Volvo To Build It's First Electric Car In China

    Posted on : Friday 21st of April 2017
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    Volvo will build its first fully electric car in China and the company made this announcement at the Shanghai Auto Show. The all-new model will be based on Volvo's Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) for smaller cars, and will be available for sale in 2019 and exported globally from China.  The decision to make its first electric car in China highlights the central role China will play in Volvo's electrified future. "Volvo Cars fully supports the Chinese government's call for cleaner air as outlined in the latest fiv...

  • 203 Bhp Volkswagen Ameo Cup Car Revealed

    Posted on : Wednesday 19th of April 2017
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    Having gained raving success with the Polo and Vento Cups since 2010, Volkswagen Motorsport India has officially revealed the race-ready version of its subcompact sedan - the 'Volkswagen Ameo Cup' that will be kick starting the 2017 season for the automaker's one-make race championship. The new Ameo Cup takes the baton forward from the automaker's other race cars and gets performance upgrades done completely in-house by VW Motorsport India. We shared the images of the camouflaged Ameo Cup race car a few months back and now we...

  • Nissan Leaf Electric Car Considered For India; Pilot Run Planned Later This Year

    Posted on : Tuesday 18th of April 2017
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    Indian customers could soon have access to one of the most popular EVs globally - Nissan Leaf, as the Japanese automaker plans to introduce the model in the country as per the latest media reports. It is to be noted that we exclusively told you in November last year that the Nissan Leaf electric car is being considered for India and could arrive as early as 2018. The latest report only confirms the development and will be a major push for the dismal electric vehicle segment in India.  The report suggests that Nissan plans to work wi...

  • Volvo S60 Polestar to be launched tomorrow

    Posted on : Thursday 13th of April 2017
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    Swedish carmaker Volvo will launch the S60 Polestar in India tomorrow. It is slated to become the first ever Volvo with development from Polestar that will be sold in the country. For the uninitiated, Polestar is Volvo’s own in-house tuning division that has championed in injecting a whole lot of excitement in the sensible Swedish wagons. In other words, Volvo’s Polestar is what the AMG and M-division are for Mercedes-Benz and BMW respectively. But can the S60 Polestar face the competition from the German-dominated world of power...

  • Royal Enfield Scrambler Custom Unveiled

    Posted on : Tuesday 11th of April 2017
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    Thrive Motorcycle, a Jakarta-based custom motorcycle shop has unveiled what is a scrambler custom based on the Royal Enfield 350. Called the "Moltar" the Royal Enfield Scrambler build was commissioned by Royal Enfield Indonesia themselves with an open brief and a two-month turnaround time. The engine remains the same unit, the 350 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled unit, and the Thrive builders kept the overall design as authentic Royal Enfield as possible. The result is a finely finished, stripped-back Scrambler example. "The...

  • Hyundai Xcent Facelift Launch Date Revealed

    Posted on : Saturday 8th of April 2017
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    As we reported to you in February, Hyundai will launch the facelifted and updated version of its Xcent subcompact sedan in India soon. And now there is a date to it as well - April 20 2017. So as we told you then, expect the new 2017 Hyundai Xcent to have a fair number of new features loaded in. And remember it was on carandbike that you also found out that initially the facelifted new Xcent will only be targeted at individual buyers, and not the taxi or fleet market. The Xcent has after all become rather popular in that segment off late has...

  • Maruti Suzuki Baleno Overtakes Swift And DZire; Becomes Second Bestselling Car In March 2017

    Posted on : Friday 7th of April 2017
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    The Maruti Suzuki Baleno has managed to add a new feather to its hat surpassing its sales expectation. The premium hatchback was the second bestselling model in March 2017 with 16,426 units sold, just 2442 units short of the country's most selling car - Maruti Suzuki Alto. This certainly adds to the stupendous success of the Baleno, which was launched in 2015 via Maruti's premium NEXA dealerships. While the limited outlets would've otherwise meant sales to be restricted for the hatchback. That, certainly does not seem to be the c...

  • Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 And GLC 63 Coupe Revealed

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of April 2017
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    The new Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 4MATIC+ and Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 4MATIC+ Coupe were recently revealed, thus making them the only vehicles in their segment to be powered by an eight-cylinder biturbo engine. Furthermore, the new models come sporting the AMG Panamericana grille, previously reserved for the AMG GT family, as a visual indication of their links with Mercedes-AMG sports cars. The AMG Performance Studio will also offer an exhaustive list of optional provisions to make the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 4MATIC+ "even sportier, more exclusive an...

  • Over 3,800 Units Of Honda WR-V Sold In Under A Month

    Posted on : Tuesday 4th of April 2017
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    Honda WR-V, launched in India a little over a fortnight ago, is quickly gaining steam in the market. Latest sales reports from Honda Cars India state the company has sold more than 3,800 units of the WRV subcompact crossover. The aforementioned number makes the Honda WRV the company's second top-selling car in March 2017, after the Honda City of which 6,271 units were sold last month. The numbers are especially remarkable considering the fact that the WRV is the most expensive among its rivals, i.e. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoS...

  • Maruti Suzuki Ciaz And Ertiga To Become Pricier After Withdrawal Of FAME Subsidy

    Posted on : Monday 3rd of April 2017
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    The announcement of the Central Government of withdrawing the subsidies that have been provided to mild hybrid diesel cars under the FAME scheme has certainly been a bit of a dampener for Maruti Suzuki India. The company already has the Ertiga and Ciaz which come with the Smart Hybrid Vehicle System (SHVS) and which attracted incentive under this scheme. Under the FAME or 'Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric both the Ciaz and the Ertiga were receiving a subsidy of ₹ 13,000. This subsidy, however, was applicable onl...

  • Toyota Recalls 2.9 Million Vehicles Globally

    Posted on : Saturday 1st of April 2017
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    Toyota has recently issued a recall for 2.9 million cars across Japan, China, Oceania and other regions, including India to replace faulty Takata airbags. It is said that about 23,000 Toyota Corolla Altis that were sold in India are also a part of this global recall. But, when we asked Toyota India about it, the company denied this saying that they were still awaiting an update from Toyota Global about the models affected in India. The affected cars feature potentially faulty airbag inflators manufactured by Takata and propellant devices tha...

  • BS 3 Vehicles: Heavy Discounts Offered On Superbikes

    Posted on : Friday 31st of March 2017
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    BS 3 vehicles in India have seen an exponential surge in demand over the past two days, thanks to the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the deadline for transition to BS IV, thus banning the sale and registration of all vehicles that do not meet BS IV emission norms. In a bid to clear out unsold stock of BS III vehicles, companies are offering substantial discounts on cars and bikes. In addition to mass market two-wheelers, superbike brands are also being sold with heavy discounts in an effort to clear out stocks of BS 3 motorcycles. In...

  • Audi SQ7 Spotted Testing In India Sans Camouflage

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of March 2017
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    Be it luxury cars or performance machines, Audi has always managed to offer some of the best products in those spaces. One such remarkable product from the Ingolstadt-based carmaker is the Audi SQ7, which is also touted to be one of the most powerful diesel SUVs yet. And the SUV was recently spotted testing in India near Pune. Now, we loved the Audi SQ7 when we drove it last year in Germany and were waiting for the SUV to arrive in India. And the recent sighting of this new test mule of the SQ7 does indicate that the launch might not be too ...

  • 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 Launched In India; Priced At ₹ 5.69 Lakh

    Posted on : Saturday 25th of March 2017
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    India Kawasaki Motor (IKM) has introduced the all-new 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 in the country priced at ₹ 5.69 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new Ninja 650 replaces the outgoing model and sports a host of upgrades for better performance and ride-ability. The new model is also lighter in weight and comes with a naked version as well - the Kawasaki Z650. Meanwhile, IKM has also launched the all-new Kawasaki Z900 that replaces the Z800 as well as the 2017 Versys 650 and 2017 Ninja 300 in the country with new BS-IV compliance and new body graph...

  • Lexus ES 300h Launched In India; Prices Start At ₹ 55.27 Lakh

    Posted on : Friday 24th of March 2017
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    The Lexus ES 300h hybrid sedan has been launched in India priced at ₹ 55.27 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and is part of the new model range the automaker has announced for the country. The ES 300h will represent the Lexus brand in the mid-sized luxury car space, which is currently dominated by the likes of Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A7, BMW 5 Series and the Volvo S90. The Lexus ES 300h is now the only hybrid car in its segment in India, which means it will be way more efficient than its rivals. We've shown you the pictures as well as giv...

  • Luxury Brand Lexus To Launch In India Tomorrow

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of March 2017
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    It was back in February 2016 that we first told you that the Lexus brand was making its way to India. In fact, we even brought you an exclusive about the model line-up as well. Brand Lexus is all set to step into the Indian market on 24th of March 2017 and it’s been a while, but we’ve finally seen it making its way into the Indian market. The carmaker will begin its venture with the launch of its hybrid crossover, the Lexus RX450h, sand also the ES300h sedan. Since then there have been several sightings of different test mule...

  • Porsche Panamera Turbo Launched At ₹ 1.96 Crore

    Posted on : Wednesday 22nd of March 2017
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    The 2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo has been launched in India priced at ₹ 1.96 Crore (ex-showroom, Delhi). This is the fourth car to be launched by Porsche this year and that too before the end of the first quarter. A part of the new-generation Porsche Panamera range, this is the second generation of Panamera Turbo Launched in India and features a host of design and cosmetic changes that have truly enhanced the visual appearance of the Panamera Turbo, which was subjected to quite a bit of criticism for the previous generation models design. ...

  • 2017 Audi A3 Facelift Launch Date Revealed

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of March 2017
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    2017 Audi A3 sedan is all set to be launched in India on the 6th of April 2017. The facelifted A3 sedan will be the carmaker's third launch this year out the ten new products planned for 2017. The first two were the 2017 Audi A3 Cabriolet and the new Audi A4 Diesel. The A3 is the entry-level sedan in the Audi India's line-up and the 2017 model comes with a few cosmetic updates, some new features and a new petrol engine as well. Now we have already driven the Audi A3 facelift, both the global model as well as the India-spec versio...

  • Suzuki GSX-R750 To Be Relaunched

    Posted on : Saturday 18th of March 2017
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    The Japanese motorcycle manufacturer is all set to introduce an all-new Suzuki GSX-R750, possibly as a late 2018 or 2019 model, according to reports. Currently, the middleweight sportbike class is going through a crisis of sorts globally with very few takers - Honda has already dropped the CBR600RR in Europe and Kawasaki is expected to follow the same route and discontinue the Kawasaki ZX-6R. But Suzuki is set to retain the GSX-R750, one of the most defining modern superbikes since its launch first in 1985. The last upgrade to the GSX-R7...

  • 2017 Honda City Facelift Bags 14,000 Orders; Over 40% Bookings For The Top-End ZX Variant

    Posted on : Friday 17th of March 2017
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    The 2017 Honda City facelift was launched  just about a month ago and the company said that the car has received over 14,000 bookings. The information was shared by Yoichiro Ueno, President and CEO of Honda Cars India on the sidelines of the launch of the all-new Honda WR-V. Ueno added that over 40 per cent of the bookings for the Honda City have come for the top-of-the-line ZX variant and that's quite surprising too considering the ZX variant costs ₹ 13.52 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). It's good to see that the popularity of the ...

  • Honda WR-V Launched In India: Prices Start At ₹ 7.75 Lakh

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of March 2017
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    With the launch of the all-new Honda WR-V that has been priced at ₹ 7.75 lakh to ₹ 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), Honda Cars India has finally forayed into the lucrative sub-4 metre SUV space in India. Not surprisingly, India is the first country in the world to manufacture and launch the WR-V. The Honda WR-V is built on the same platform as the current-gen Honda Jazz and the Honda City facelift. In substance, the WR-V is a crossover based on the current-gen Jazz. The WR-V was designed and developed by Honda’s R&D team in Indi...

  • Jaguar Begins Testing Of Its I-Pace Electric SUV On The Streets Of London

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of March 2017
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    Electric Mobility is the way forward as many auto manufacturers have demonstrated. Along with other manufacturers, Jaguar too has started making in-roads into the electric vehicle space. The British manufacturer had previewed its I-Pace concept earlier in 2016, but now, it has started testing its first ever all-electric vehicle on the streets of London. The I-Pace has two synchronous permanent magnet electric motors at the front and the rear axle which have a combined power output of 395 bhp and makes maximum of 700 Nm of torque. It also fea...

  • Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid To Be Launched In India In 2018

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of March 2017
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    Let's call a spade a spade and acknowledge the fact that India is just about opening up to the hybrid car market. The response to the Toyota Camry hybrid was an eye opener for sure and the Government of India supported this by introducing the FAME scheme which provided incentives for car manufacturers and customers who opt for hybrid cars. A lot of car makers have already introduced their share of hybrid cars in India and now Hyundai too is jumping on this bandwagon. Hyundai will launch the Ioniq plug-in hybrid in India by 2018. The car ...

  • Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L Rally Unveiled

    Posted on : Monday 13th of March 2017
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    Honda has unveiled a rally-ready version of its adventure model the CRF1000L or Africa Twin as it’s called.  The Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L Rally, as it’s called, was first showcased as a CRF1000L Enduro Sports concept based at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan in November 2016. Now, Honda has released the production version called the Africa Twin Rally in Italy. So far, there are no plans of releasing the model in other markets anytime soon, and as for India, we are yet to see the standard Africa Twin. The Africa Twin ...

  • Tata-Volkswagen Group Alliance: What Potential Does It Hold?

    Posted on : Sunday 12th of March 2017
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    Tata Motors and the Volkswagen Group have inked a significant Memorandum of Understanding. They will now explore possible partnerships for jointly developing new mass volume car models for Tata, VW and Skoda brand of vehicles. Skoda will front the discussion from here on for the VW Group. Here's a quick look at what that could mean in terms of the potential it holds for both entities. ...

  • Hyundai to discontinue popular hatchback i10 from India

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of March 2017
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    Hyundai has decided to phase out its popular hatchback i10 in India as it shifts focus to more premium and modern products. Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company, has stopped production of the small car, which was first introduced in 2007. Till date, Hyundai has sold a total of 16.95 lakh units of the model in domestic as well as global markets. It is one of the products that helped Hyundai cement its place in India. "We have stopped manufacturing the model," a company official told PT...

  • Harley-Davidson Street Rod 750 Unveiled For India

    Posted on : Friday 10th of March 2017
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    Harley-Davidson India will be launching a new motorcycle - the 2017 Harley-Davidson Street Rod, already updating the official website with details and specs of the upcoming model. So far, there's no word on the pricing, but the new Street Rod, based on the Harley-Davidson Street 750, is expected to be priced around Rs 5.5 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Like the Street 750, which makes up for Harley-Davidson India's bulk of sales, the Street Rod offers a more modern and slightly different aesthetic approach and is expected to be a hot sell...

  • Renault Kwid Climber Launched In India; Prices Start At ₹ 4.30 lakh

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of March 2017
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    Renault India has added another variant to the Kwid line-up and it's called the Climber. The company had showcased the Kwid Climber at the 2016 Auto Expo and since then, according to the carmaker, it has received numerous queries with regards to this car and which is why it's launched this new edition. The Kwid Climber costs ₹ 4.30 lakh for the 5-speed manual variant while the AMT costs ₹ 4.60 lakh (both prices ex-showroom Delhi) and is basically the Kwid with a cosmetic update. The Kwid Climber will only be available in the ...

  • Mercedes-AMG unveil GT concept to mark 50th anniversary

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of March 2017
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    The Mercedes-AMG partnership can be credited for many successful partnerships over the past five decades and to commemorate 50 years of their partnership, the sports car manufacturer has unveiled the GT concept at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The GT concept car is an indication of the alternative drive configurations AMG is designing. The highlight is the hybrid powertrain of the car that consists of  a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine and a high-performance electric motor that powers the rear wheels directly. Together the total...

  • ‘Look ma, No driver’: Self-driving bus to set out on California streets

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of March 2017
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    A pair of $250,000 autonomous buses began driving around an empty San Francisco Bay Area parking lot on Monday, preparing to move onto a local public road in California’s first pilot programme for a self-driving vehicle without steering wheel or human operator. California and other states are weighing the opportunities of becoming a hub of testing a technology that is seen as the future of transportation and the risks from giving up active control of a large, potentially dangerous vehicle. In most tests of self-driving cars the...

  • Geneva Motor Show: Tata Motors unveils ‘connected car’ TAMO Racemo

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of March 2017
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    On day one of the Geneva International Motor Show on Tuesday, Tata Motors pulled the wraps off TAMO Racemo, a concept sports car that can zoom from 0 to 100 kmph in under 6 seconds. The TAMO Racemo is a low-slung sports concept built on a patented MOFlex Multi-Material Sandwich (MMS) structure, a modular platform on which the automaker can design cars across all segments. Though TAMO did not reveal the technical specifications of the car or its production status, Racemo is claimed to generate a maximum power of 190PS @ 6500rpm...

  • Geneva 2017: Volkswagen Arteon Unveiled

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of March 2017
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    Volkswagen took the wraps off the Arteon at the ongoing Geneva Motor Show and will be positioning it above the Passat. The Arteon is built on VW's Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB). The engine is transversely mounted and hence, the name of the platform. The Arteon is a fantastic looking sedan; there is no doubt about that. The front end is sharp and elegant and coupled with the wide radiator grille, it lends a sleek, chic look to the car. The headlamps and the DRLs are LED and are standard fitment. The turbine style 20-inch alloy wheels an...

  • Tata Tiago AMT Launched In India At ₹ 5.39 Lakh

    Posted on : Monday 6th of March 2017
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    A transmission option everyone was waiting for, Tata Motors has introduced the Tiago AMT in the country priced at ₹ 5.39 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the XZA trim. Only available in a single variant, the Tata Tiago Easy-Shift AMT is available on the petrol version and is essentially the same automated manual unit that is seen on the Zest and Nano models in Tata's line-up. Sales for the Tiago AMT commence across all of the automaker's 597 outlets from today. Speaking on the new AMT version of the Tiago, Tata Motors - President,...

  • Bugatti Begins Deliveries of the Chiron

    Posted on : Sunday 5th of March 2017
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    Bugatti, one of the world's most revered supercar manufacturer, delivered the first ever units of the Chiron, the replacement to the Veyron to customers at its plant in Molsheim, France. The company delivered three units of the Chiron to customers in Europe and the Middle East. Each unit of the Chiron goes through a rigorous check from a team of 50 people who belong to the production, quality assurance and the logistics team. The company plans to produce up to 70 units of the Chiron in 2017. Also, there will be a Chiron on display at the...

  • Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS launched in India at Rs 8.69 lakh

    Posted on : Saturday 4th of March 2017
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    Maruti Suzuki India on Friday launched the much awaited Baleno RS for a price of Rs 8.69 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi). The new Baleno RS is Maruti's second launch for the year after the Ignis. Maruti Suzuki has also commenced with the bookings for the Baleno RS for an initial token amount of Rs 11,000. Maruti Suzuki had unveiled the Baleno RS at the Auto Expo 2016. Design: As an RS, Maruti Suzuki has given the Baleno a more sporty and aggressive stance. In the front, the Baleno RS comes with bi-xenon projector headlamps and powe...

  • Lamborghini Aventador S Launched In India Priced At ₹ 5.01 Crore

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of March 2017
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    Further expanding its line-up in India, Italian supercar marque Lamborghini has now launched the new Aventador S LP 740-4 Coupe priced at ₹ 5.01 crore (ex-showroom). Essentially a meaner version of the standard Aventador, the 'S' suffix also signifies that the car comes with an improved design, sharper styling, better aerodynamics and a retuned V12 engine that now churns out over 40 bhp of additional power. The most interesting bit is that the car has arrived in India within a couple of months of its global launch, also this is the...

  • Panamera Sport Turismo Is The Wagon Of Your Dreams!

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of March 2017
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    It seems weird that a company like Porsche that is known to make sports cars also makes a four-door family vehicle like the Panamera. Your opinion on the Panamera may vary, but it lets Porsche tap into a different market space altogether. This is because it offers performance like all Porsche cars but also is a practical daily driver because of its saloon body style. It is with this reason that the Panamera family has kept on growing over the years. Now, Porsche has added another member to the Panamera range and it is called the Panamera Spo...

  • Range Rover aims high with Velar

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of March 2017
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    British automaker Jaguar Land Rover is giving Range Rover its first midsize SUV, the Velar. The new model will be positioned between the smaller Range Rover Evoque and the larger Range Rover Sport. The automaker expects to price the Velar much higher than rivals from BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi. The Velar will start at 44,830 pounds ($55,700) in its UK home market, slightly more than the 43,553 pounds entry-level Porsche Macan and up to 10,000 pounds more than the cheapest BMW X3/X4, Mercedes GLC or Audi Q5. The Velar was unveile...

  • Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Has Crossed The 1 Lakh Sales Milestone In India

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of March 2017
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    Achieving another sales milestone for the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, the Indo-Japanese carmaker today announced the sale of over one lakh units of the subcompact SUV. Launched back in March 2016, the Vitara Brezza is one of few SUVs to have achieved this sales milestone in such a short time. The popular sub-4 metre SUV has been the top-selling model in its segment for 8 months in a row and currently one of the most popular cars in Maruti Suzuki India's line-up. The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza was designed and developed in India wit...

  • All-new Honda WR-V SUV to launch in India on March 16

    Posted on : Wednesday 1st of March 2017
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    New Delhi: Honda Cars India will soon launch, what is being touted as a Jazz-based crossover for India-the all new WR-V SUV in India on March 16. The parent company had unveiled the all new WR-V at the Sao Paulo Auto Show in Brazil in 2016. The new Honda WR-V was spotted at various dealerships across the country and was recently spotted testing on the Indian roads. The carmaker has manufactured the new WR-V at the company's plant in Tapukara, Rajasthan. Features of the all-new Honda WR-V The Honda WR-V will have the t...

  • Maruti Suzuki stops sale of popular hatchback Ritz in India

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of February 2017
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    Maruti Suzuki launched the Ritz hatchback back in 2009. Although it was placed a level below the Swift, the Ritz was on offer with the same petrol and diesel engines and the same five-speed manual transmission. According to a report published by TOI, the Japanese car firm has axed the Ritz hatchback from its portfolio. Over its eight years of existence, the hatch clocked around 4 lakh unit sales for the company. This move comes after the company decided to refresh its list of offerings in the country. Maruti Suzuki aims to match the ...

  • Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS Bookings Open; Waiting Period Up To 6 Weeks

    Posted on : Monday 27th of February 2017
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    Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS is all set to go on sale in India next month on the 3rd of March 2017. If you remember we told you that the company will start accepting bookings for the car from today, the 27th of February. And similar to Maruti Suzuki Ignis, the bookings for the Baleno RS can only be done online via the Nexa website for a token amount of ₹ 11,000. We have also come to know that the car will initially have a waiting period of 4 to 6 weeks, which is not surprising considering the regular Baleno still commands a similar waiting peri...

  • Renault Kwid AMT Gets More Affordable; RXL Variant Priced At ₹ 3.84 Lakh

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of February 2017
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    Renault India has launched the RXL trim for the 1 litre Kwid in both manual and AMT variants, making it more accessible and affordable for the customers. We said it in our review too that the AMT further enhances the benchmark status of the Kwid. The Kwid RXL 1.0 is priced at ₹ 3.54 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) which is only ₹ 22,000 more than the Kwid 0.8 Litre RXL variant. The price for the Kwid RXL 1.0 litre AMT is ₹ 3.84 lakh, only ₹ 30,000 more than same variant with manual transmission. Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing ...

  • BS IV Compliant 2017 TVS Wego Launched In India At ₹ 50,434

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of February 2017
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    TVS Motor Company has introduced the 2017 Wego scooter with BS IV compliance in the country, priced at ₹ 50,434 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new Wego has also received subtle updates, in addition to two new colour options. TVS says that the scooter will be available at select dealerships across India. With no mechanical changes, the 2017 TVS Wego continues to use the same 110 cc CVT-i engine tuned to produce 8 bhp of power and 8 Nm of torque. The scooter also gets USB charging port with the latest update. With respect to the colour option...

  • Donald Trump's 1988 Cadillac Limousine Is Ready To Be Auctioned

    Posted on : Monday 20th of February 2017
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    As the US president Donald Trump is set to get his hands on the all-new Beast - the 'Cadillac One' soon, his rare 1988 Cadillac Limousine is now on sale in the UK. Better known as the Cadillac Trump, the car is currently up for sale at a dealership in Gloucester, UK. Though the car had an initially planned run of 50 units, which Trump planned to buy himself, Cadillac only made two examples of the Trump Series limousines, which makes this quite unique. Jointly developed by Cadillac and Dillinger/Gaines Coachworks, Trump commission...

  • Bugatti Chiron Can Go From 0-402-0 Kmph In Less Than 60 Seconds

    Posted on : Saturday 18th of February 2017
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    Bugatti Chiron has been making waves in the motoring world since it was first announced. Powered by the 8.0-litre, quad-turbo W16 engine developing 1,480 bhp. The Bugatti Veyron replacement, which made an appearance last year at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, has already laid claim to the title of the world's most powerful production street car. A latest revelation in reference to its specification makes the hypercar even more impressive - Wolfgang Durheimer, CEO, Bugatti told Evo UK magazine that the Chiron can sprint from 0 kmph to 402 km...

  • Second-Generation McLaren Super Series To Get New 4.0-Litre Engine

    Posted on : Friday 17th of February 2017
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    The second-generation of McLaren's supercar, the Super Series, which is scheduled to debut on 7 March 2017 at the Geneva International Motor Show, will come powered by a new twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 codenamed M840T. "Accompanied by a soulful, clean and crisp exhaust note", the upcoming McLaren supercar, internally known as the P14, will offer acceleration from standstill to 200 kmph in just 7.8 seconds. The new car, successor to the McLaren 650S, will not only be the first of the second-generation Super Series, but also o...

  • 2017 KTM 390 Duke And 200 Duke Launch Date Officially Announced

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of February 2017
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    Orange lovers rejoice! After a much patient wait, KTM India has finally announced that it will be officially bringing the new generation Duke range in the country on 23rd February 2017. The 2017 KTM 200 Duke and 390 Duke were first revealed at the EICMA Motorcycle Show last year and have evolved with more technology on offer to make the riding experience even more exciting. The KTM Duke range is made-in-India at Bajaj Auto's Chakan facility in Pune and exported globally. The 2017 KTM 390 Duke sports a plethora of upgrades including a...

  • Porsche 718 Cayman and Boxster Launched In India; Prices Start At ₹ 81.63 Lakh

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of February 2017
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    Porsche has finally launched the 718 Boxster and the new 2017 Cayman in India. Porsche dealerships around the country had already started taking orders for these cars and deliveries too have started. The Porsche 718 Cayman is priced at ₹ 81.63 lakh while the 718 Boxster costs ₹ 85.53 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)  Yes, it's very unlike the previous-generation cars as the convertible Boxster is higher on the price scale than the coupe Cayman. Both cars are powered by a 2 litre, 4 cylinder turbocharged engine and that's a bit o...

  • Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Petrol Launched In India At ₹ 56 Lakh

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of February 2017
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    The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has now come out with a new petrol variant in India priced at ₹ 56 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). With this new addition Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)  has further expanded its Jeep line-up in the country, which also comes as a huge delight for enthusiasts who were waiting for a petrol-powered Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.One of the most capable off-roaders globally, the petrol variant of the Wrangler Unlimited joins the diesel version that introduced last year along with the whole range. The Jeep Wrangler Unl...

  • New Generation Audi A4 Diesel Launched In India At ₹ 40.20 Lakh

    Posted on : Monday 13th of February 2017
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    Audi's most popular sedan in India has just been upgraded with diesel power. The new generation Audi A4 35 TDi has been launched in the country priced at ₹ 40.20 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The diesel version joins its petrol derivative that was introduced in India last year, sharing the same features and evolutionary styling. At the outset, power on the new generation Audi A4 35 TDI comes from the 2.0 litre diesel motor that is seen on a host of Volkswagen products in the country. The oil burner is tuned to produce 190 hp of power ...

  • Hindustan Motors Sells Iconic Ambassador Car Brand To Peugeot For ₹ 80 Crore

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of February 2017
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    Hindustan Motors has sold the iconic Ambassador car brand to European auto major Peugeot for ₹ 80 crore. Interestingly, Peugeot is gearing up to foray into the Indian car market and is likely to set up its first manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu. It must be noted that the automotive company Peugeot SA has already signed an agreement with the C K Birla group, which will pave the way for the company into the Indian market. "Hindustan Motors has executed an agreement with Peugeot SA for the sale of the Ambassador brand, including ...

  • Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS Launch Date Revealed

    Posted on : Friday 10th of February 2017
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    Maruti Suzuki has finally announced the launch of tits go fast Baleno RS and the date is set at the 3rd of March. It's the first hot hatch that the company will bring to India as also the introduction of the 1.0 litre Boosterjet engine here. As expected, the Baleno RS will be sold through Maruti's Nexa dealerships across the country when launched and while we've already told you what to expect from the car, we wait to tell you more once we've driven it. The specification sheet of the Baleno RS has been leaked and in it li...

  • Aprilia SR 150 Race Launched In India At ₹ 70,288

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of February 2017
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    Adding a dash of sportiness to its moto-scooter, Piaggio Group has launched the Aprilia SR150 Race in the country priced at ₹ 70,282 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The SR 150 Race comes in less than six months after the regular SR150 scooter was launched in India and comes with Aprilia's RS-GP inspired body colour and graphics. The SR 150 Race joins the standard version of the scooter and will be sold via the Motoplex and Vespa outlets across India. Commenting on the new addition, Piaggio Vehicles, Managing Director and CEO, Stefano Pelle s...

  • Skoda Octavia vRS Revealed Ahead Of Its Geneva Motor Show Debut

    Posted on : Saturday 4th of February 2017
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    The most powerful Skoda Octavia ever is here. The Czech company took the wraps off the Skoda Octavia vRS 245 in Europe. The 245 in the name comes from the fact that it generates 245 PS or 242 bhp. The Skoda Octavia vRS 245 will make its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show to be held next month. It does the 0-100 kmph sprint in 6.6 seconds and has a top speed of 250 kmph. The Octavia vRS 245 is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged, 4-cyinder engine which produces 242 bhp and 370 Nm of torque. It can be either specified with a 6-speed manua...

  • 2017 Honda CB Shine Launched With BS IV Engine At ₹ 55,799

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of February 2017
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    Come April 2017 and all two-wheelers that will be sold in India have to be BS IV compliant and get the auto headlamp on (AHO) as a standard feature. Keeping that in mind, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has launched the 2017 model of the CB Shine which conforms to BS IV emission norms and also gets the auto headlamp feature as well. Apart from these, the 2017 CB Shine also gets two new metallic colours in Athletic Blue and Imperial Red. Also, there are styling updates which include a chrome cover for the exhaust, a chrome cover for th...

  • New-Generation Suzuki WagonR And Stingray Unveiled In Japan

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of February 2017
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    Less than a month later the brochure images of the new-generation Suzuki WagonR and Stingray were leaked, the automaker has now officially unveiled the cars in Japan. Both the new WagonR and Stingray come with an all-new design language and styling that sets them apart from all previous generation models. This is the most significant update in the design of the WagonR and Stingray ever since their launch and we are emphasising on the design because these are probably one of the quirkiest cars introduced by the Suzuki. The cars look a box...

  • Maruti Suzuki Inaugurates 200th Nexa Dealership In India

    Posted on : Wednesday 1st of February 2017
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    Maruti Suzuki has opened its 200th Nexa dealership in India, in Hyderabad. The Nexa dealership network was started in July 2015 with the launch of the S-Cross and currently sells the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross and the recently launched Maruti Suzuki Ignis. Till date, the Nexa dealership network has sold over 1, 85,000 cars since it was launched. Nexa showrooms are present in 121 Indian cities and towns. Maruti Suzuki plans to open 50 new Nexa dealerships before the end of March 2017. Also, the company is betting big ...

  • Ford Endeavour Gets Updated With SYNC 3 Infotainment System

    Posted on : Tuesday 31st of January 2017
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    The new generation Ford Endeavour has just got a major upgrade as the American carmaker has introduced the all-new SYNC 3 infotainment system on its flagship SUV. Graduating from SYNC 2, the new generation communications and entertainment system also comes with voice-activated in-car technology. SYNC 3 will be initially made available on the range-topping Titanium variant of the new Endeavour with prices starting at ₹ 27.93 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). SYNC 3 is faster and easier to use with enhanced response to voice commands. The lates...

  • Maruti Suzuki Discontinues Two Variants Of The 1.6-Litre S-Cross

    Posted on : Monday 30th of January 2017
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    With a very positive response to both the Ignis and the Baleno, the Nexa dealerships seem to have quite a lot on their hands. But the car that kick started these dealerships - the S-Cross has seen a slump in demand which is why the company has quietly discontinued the lower variants of the S-Cross with the 1.6-litre engine. The company has discontinued the Delta and Zeta variants of the S-Cross and now the more powerful 1.6-litre engine will be available in only the top Alpha variant. The 1.3-litre diesel engine will continue to be sold ...

  • Honda WR-V Production Begins In India, Launch In March

    Posted on : Friday 27th of January 2017
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    Honda has been pretty late to the sub 4-metre compact-SUV/crossover segment but the Jazz based WR-V will soon change that. The new small SUV from Honda for India will be launched in March and as these pictures show, the production for the WR-V has already begun. Honda has had an official roll out ceremony at the Tapukara factory in Rajasthan (where the WR-V) will be built and as the photos show. The top of the line car gets a new shade of orangish-gold which will possibly be the launch shade for the sub-compact SUV. The WR-V will be Honda In...

  • High-End Ferrada Alloy Wheels Launched in India

    Posted on : Wednesday 25th of January 2017
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    The easiest way to change the way a car looks is to give it a good set of wheels. In fact, a set of wheels can make or break the way any car looks. Although most alloy wheel sets in India cost under Rs 50,000 there is a market of buyers out there that want to add aftermarket wheels to the likes of their luxury sedans, supercars and sportscars. The aftermarket wheel brands that cater to these buyers usually need to be imported and cost a premium. There are a few brands that do cater to these audiences and now, Ferrada Wheels, an American high...

  • Peugeot Returns To India Through CK Birla Venture

    Posted on : Tuesday 24th of January 2017
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    French carmaker PSA Group will announce a return to India this week through a manufacturing venture with New Delhi-based CK Birla Group, Les Echos reported on Monday. The maker of Peugeot and Citroen cars, absent from the fast-growing Indian market since the late 1990s, has signed a joint venture deal with the family-owned conglomerate to include a Chennai assembly plant with current annual production capacity of 12,000 vehicles, the French daily newspaper said on its website. A PSA spokesman declined to comment on the report. Un...

  • Honda City facelift likely to launch in India next month

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of January 2017
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    Honda's most popular nameplate in India, the Honda City, is set for a revival. While it may just be a cosmetic update, it's nonetheless important for Honda since the City anchors the company's India sales and is one of the top selling cars in the C-segment. To re-register its grip over the segment by taking the first mover's advantage, Honda would want to launch the City facelift in India ahead of Ciaz facelift which could be here in March-April 2017. The Ciaz outsold the City in 2016 by a margin of 5000-odd units. Th...

  • New Toyota Fortuner Racks Up Over 10,000 Orders

    Posted on : Sunday 22nd of January 2017
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    Toyota Fortuner, which was launched in India in November 2016, has crossed the 10,000 bookings milestone. Toyota Kirloskar Motor announced that the latest iteration of its popular SUV has received over 10,000 orders in less than two months with considerable demand for the automatic transmission in both the four wheel and two wheel drive variants. The company also added that while it has already delivered nearly 5,000 units, the Toyota Fortuner currently commands a waiting period of 2-3 months. N. Raja, Director & Sr. Vice President, ...

  • Mahindra KUV100 Anniversary Edition Revealed

    Posted on : Saturday 21st of January 2017
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    The Mahindra KUV100 was launched last year and has seen decent sales for its unique micro SUV proportions and has appealed to a wider audience than the average Mahindra customer with both its petrol and diesel engines. That said, the KUV100 has recently seen a large dip in sales figures from an average of over 5000 units to just under 2000 units every month. To revive interest in the KUV100 and to celebrate the first year anniversary of its launch, Mahindra has unveiled the anniversary edition of the compact micro SUV. The Mahindra KUV goes ...

  • Jeep Compass India launch likely in June 2017

    Posted on : Friday 20th of January 2017
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    An insider source from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India has revealed that the Jeep Compass, which was globally unveiled in the latter half of 2016, is likely to make its India debut in June 2017. Since the Compass will be the first Jeep product that will be manufactured in India, sharing FCA’s Ranjangaon plant near Pune, its price-list is expected to hover around the Rs 18-20 lakh mark. Part of FCA, Jeep is an iconic American carmaker that has excelled in developing rugged utility vehicles since the early 1940s. In 2016, Jeep ...

  • Renault Kwid 'Live For More' Edition Launched At Rs.2.93 Lakh

    Posted on : Monday 16th of January 2017
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    Renault India quietly launched a special edition of the Kwid known as the 'Live for more' edition. It is basically a regular Kwid with red and grey stripes running along the length of the car, on the roof and nice looking red accents on the wheel covers and on the grille up front as well. There is also an integrated spoiler at the rear, accentuating the looks of Kwid. Then there are the contrast coloured roof-rails as well. The prices for the Renault Kwid 'Live for more' edition start at Rs.2.93 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). ...

  • New facelifted Audi A3 to be launched in India by Q1 of 2017

    Posted on : Saturday 14th of January 2017
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    The German automaker Audi, has quite a number of models in India, with almost all of them doing significantly well. The Audi A3 however, is the company’s entry level luxury sedan in the Indian market. The global Audi A3 had undergone cosmetic as well as mechanical changes back in 2016. This revised A3 is all set to step on the Indian soil by the first quarter of 2017. The Audi A3 features many technical changes. The sedan has a 1.4-litre TFSI engine, similar to what we get in the new generation Audi A4. The engine makes a maximum p...

  • Tata Hexa Experience Drive in Mumbai From January 13-15, 2017

    Posted on : Friday 13th of January 2017
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    Tata Hexa is all set to be launched on January 18, 2017 in the country. However, prior to the official launch, the company is conducting drives for prospective buyers in several Tier 1 cities in India. Recently, the home-grown automaker had conducted Hexa experience drive on a specially created off-road track in Delhi. Bengaluru also witnessed the power-packed offroading experience with ace cricketer Robin Uthappa also being an attendee. Now, its Mumbai's turn to host the Hexa extravaganza, which would be held during January 13-15, 2017 ...

  • Range Rover Evoque petrol launched in India at Rs 53.20 lakh

    Posted on : Thursday 12th of January 2017
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    Tata-owned British SUV maker, Land Rover has introduced the petrol variant of the svelte Evoque. Available only in the 'SE' variant, it is priced at Rs 53.20 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Power is courtesy a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engine that develops 240PS of power and 340Nm of torque. The engine is paired with a nine-speed transmission, which channels power to all four wheels. A 0-100kmph sprint is taken care of in 7.6 seconds, whereas top speed is rated at an appreciable 217kmph. It also gets Land Rover's Terrain Response s...

  • Maruti Suzuki Ignis waiting period rises; diesel hit harder

    Posted on : Wednesday 11th of January 2017
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    Since its bookings commenced on the second of this month, the Maruti Suzuki Ignis has seen a sharp surge in its list of interested buyers. The response can be gauged from the constantly lengthening waiting periods, ranging from 8-10 weeks for the petrol and 10-12 weeks for the diesel, depending on the city you opt for. We called up a few Nexa dealerships to ascertain the waiting tenure, and while cities like Mumbai and Bangalore currently have a waiting period of up to 12 weeks for the diesel Ignis, the waiting in Jaipur sits at around 6 wee...

  • Volkswagen To Recall Around 50,000 Cars In China

    Posted on : Sunday 8th of January 2017
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    German carmaker Volkswagen will recall almost 50,000 vehicles in China due to brake problems when using cruise control, according to the country's quality regulator.  The company will recall Beetles made between July 1, 2012 and Aug. 6, 2015, and Golfs, made between July 1, 2012 and July 6, 2013, according to a statement posted Friday on the official website of China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (ASDIQ). A problem with noise filters may cause difficulty with breaking when the...

  • Nissan Terrano facelift to be launched in India in March 2017

    Posted on : Saturday 7th of January 2017
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    Going by the recent speculations, Nissan India is planning to launch a facelifted version of the popular Nissan Terrano in March 2017. Though there are no confirmation by the company about the same, this facelift is expected to be nothing more than a cosmetic update with no major mechanical changes. The new facelifted Nissan Terrano will expectedly be getting a redesigned front panel with revised headlamps, bumpers and front grille, which are expected to get more amount of chrome finish. The rear bumper too will be seeing minor updates. ...

  • Ford To Build Hybrid Mustang By 2020

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of January 2017
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    Ford coming out with a hybrid version of the Mustang is not new. The company had announced that there is a hybrid car in the making which would make its way to the market in 2018. The plans are now confirmed as Ford CEO Mark Fields made the announcement at the automaker's Flat Rock, Michigan assembly plant, that the hybrid Mustang will make its way to production by 2020. Fields also announced that a hybrid version of the F-150 and an all-electric SUV with a range of 482 Km will also make hit the market alongside the hybrid Mustang. T...

  • Maruti Suzuki Ignis Bookings Open With 4-8 Week Waiting Period

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of January 2017
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    Maruti Suzuki Ignis is all set to go on sale in India on 13th January 2017 and the automaker has already started accepting bookings for the car. Bookings for the Ignis have been opened for a token amount of ₹ 11,000 for both petrol and diesel variant and seems to have already become a popular car with the Indian public as it already commands a waiting period of 4 to 6 weeks for the petrol variant and 7 to 8 weeks for the diesel version. The Ignis will be retailed in the country exclusively via the company's premium dealership chain - N...

  • Hyundai Motor India Sells 5 Lakh Cars In CY 2016

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of January 2017
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    2016 turned out to be an exciting year for Hyundai in India. Apart from introducing premium cars like the Elantra and Tucson, Hyundai also rolled out the seven-millionth car from its production facility in Sriperumbudur, near Chennai. In 2016 Hyundai reached a new milestone by selling 5,00,537 units of cars. This is 5.2 per cent growth as compared to the 4,76,001 units sold in 2015. Although the exports declined by 3.4 per cent, the company saw an overall growth of 2.9 percent.   Commenting on HMIL’s achievement, Y.K Koo, mana...

  • Royal Enfield Classic 350 spotted in three new colors

    Posted on : Friday 30th of December 2016
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    The Chennai based motorcycle maker, Royal Enfield is planning to introduce its hugely famous Classic 350 in exciting new colours including red, green and navy blue. The new bikes as seen in the pictures, surprisingly doesn’t have the RE’s trademark pinstripe design on the fuel tank. Only the tank is painted in scheme colors while the rest of the bike gets black and chrome treatment. The bike is currently present in five colors such as Black, Silver, Maroon, Dark-Blue (lagoon), Grey (ash) and Light-Blue (mint). After the launch of...

  • Tata Xenon Yodha to be launched on January 3

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of December 2016
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    Tata Motors, India’s largest automotive manufacturer, is gearing up to launch the Xenon Yodha. The pickup-truck concept was virtually non-existent in India a few years ago. However with the launch of the Tata Xenon, Mahindra Scorpio Getaway and the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross, the segment is steadily coming to life. So what’s new in the Xenon Yodha? Well, in essence, it will be a facelift of the Xenon XT, which is currently on sale in India. We can take our hints from the updated Xenon, called the ‘Evolve’, which made its...

  • Tata Motors Appoints Actor Akshay Kumar As Brand Ambassador For Commercial Vehicles

    Posted on : Wednesday 28th of December 2016
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    Tata Motors has roped in Bollywood star Akshay Kumar as brand ambassador for its commercial vehicle (CV) business unit. "Indian cinema's 'original Khiladi' will make his blockbuster entry in this new role at the launch of Tata Motors' latest offering in commercial vehicles, slated in January 2017," the company said in a statement. Tata Motors' association with Kumar for commercial vehicles will be supported by a multi-media campaign, beginning in the first week of January 2017, it added, Besides products and...

  • Facelifted Ford EcoSport expected to launch in india in January 2017

    Posted on : Monday 26th of December 2016
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    Launched back in 2013, the Ford EcoSport continues to be the best selling car in India from the house of Ford India. In November 2016, the company announced that the successful model will be getting a facelift and the new version will hit the Indian market in January 2017. The Ford EcoSport is indeed is a global best seller, as it has a presence not only in developing countries, but also in developed countries like Australia and the likes. The interior too get under the upgradation with the main highlight being the large 8-inch touchscre...

  • Lexus Cars To Be Launched In India In March 2017; More Details Revealed

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of December 2016
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    We've already told you all there is to about brand Lexus coming to India. In fact we gave you an exclusive story too, telling you about the cars that are making their way here as also the strategy the company will adopt as regards India. We've already told you about the RX450 and the ES coming to India and we've even spotted the cars out on the roads, registered and ready for delivery in fact. There are about 50 to 60 cars that have made their way to India but all will be used to garner interest within dealer principals first...

  • New Triumph Street Triple Launch Details Revealed

    Posted on : Thursday 22nd of December 2016
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    Triumph Motorcycles will be launching an all-new Triumph Street Triple on January 10, 2017, a teaser video posted by Triumph Motorcycles has revealed. Although the video doesn't specifically mention the upcoming bike as the 2017 Triumph Street Triple, the bike in the teaser video has the tell-tale headlights like the ones on the current Street Triple and Speed Triple. According to the teaser video, the new bike will set "a new benchmark in power, weight, handling and looks" and will be launched simultaneously in London and ...

  • Toyota sells over one lakh units of the Fortuner in India

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of December 2016
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    Japanese automaker, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd, has announced that it has sold more than one lakh units of the Fortuner in India. The Fortuner was launched in the year 2009 and since then the Ford Endeavour has been its primary rival. Last month, the automaker launched the second-gen model at Rs 25.92 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), and it goes up against the second-gen Endeavour, which was launched back in January this year. N. Raja, director and senior vice president, marketing and sales, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, said, “Being ...

  • Renault Opens China's First Test Zone For Self-Driving Cars

    Posted on : Monday 19th of December 2016
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    French car-maker Renault has opened China's first experimentation zone for self-driving cars in the country's central city of Wuhan, state media reported today. An electric autonomous driving (AD) car by Renault will operate on a two-km-long lakeside road in the Sino-French Wuhan Ecological Demonstration city in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province.  Visitors will be allowed to test and experience the autonomous vehicle in the zone, which was jointly built by the Renault group, its Sino-French joint venture Dongfeng Renault Auto...

  • Chevrolet India extends festive season offer for the special occasion of New Year

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of December 2016
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    After getting positive response towards the retail campaign that was announced back in November, this year, Chevrolet India has decided to extend the festive mood by announcing the New Year celebration plan. The special prices for this new year campaign is extended across all the best selling models in the gallery, including Sail, Cruze, Beat, Enjoy, etc. Through this special offer, the buyers can save from Rs 63,000 to up to Rs 1.89 lakhs. The Vice President of marketing and customer experience of GM India said that the company emphasiz...

  • 2017 Volvo V40 And V40 Cross Country Launched In India; Prices Start At ₹ 25.49 Lakh

    Posted on : Friday 16th of December 2016
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    Swedish automaker Volvo Cars launched the 2017 Volvo V40 and V40 Cross Country (CC) in India. With the prices starting from ₹ 25.49 lakh and ₹ 27.2 lakh respectively, the new V40 twins come with a host of cosmetic updates and a number of new features. Volvo Auto India has launched two variants of both the models - V40 D3 R-Design and V40 D3 Kinetic along with V40 CC D3 Inscription and V40 CC T4 Momentum. Among the number of new addition, the new Volvo V40 and V40 CC now also come with the carmaker's signature Thor's Hammer he...

  • New MINI Clubman Launched In India At ₹ 37.9 Lakh

    Posted on : Thursday 15th of December 2016
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    The new generation MINI Clubman today finally went on sale in India priced at Rs 37.9 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). It is the second product to be launched by the carmaker in India this year, with first one being the MINI Cooper S Convertible. The Clubman is currently the longest model in the British carmaker's line-up and in its second generation. It was early this year in February during the 2016 Auto Expo that MINI announced its plan to launch the new Clubman and the Cooper S Convertible in India. While we have already driven global-...

  • Mercedes-AMG C43 Launched In India At ₹ 74.35 Lakh

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of December 2016
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    Mercedes-Benz India has launched the Mercedes-AMG C43 4Matic in India in a move to expand its performance oriented automobile portfolio. The C43 is the 13th launch of the year for Mercedes-Benz India and comes as a bonus after the manufacturer originally intended to launch just 12 cars in 2016. The Mercedes-AMG C43 is priced at ₹ 74.35 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and bridges the gap between the entry level Mercedes-Benz C200 petrol and the beastly Mercedes-AMG C63. The Mercedes-AMG C43 is powered by a twin turbo 3.0-litre V6 that makes 3...

  • Kawasaki KX250, KX100 Launch Date Announced

    Posted on : Tuesday 13th of December 2016
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    Kawasaki will launch two new motocross bikes, the KX250 and KX100 on December 18. Both bikes are motocross machines made exclusively for track use and and are not street legal. So, there are no headlights, turn indicators, licence plates and the like and these bikes can't be registered as road bikes. The Kawasaki KX250 is powered by a four-stroke, single cylinder, water-cooled, 249cc engine and features high-quality off-road equipment with high ground clearance and long travel suspension. At the front is a 48mm Showa telescopic fork ...

  • Maruti Suzuki Ignis India Launch Date Revealed

    Posted on : Monday 12th of December 2016
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    The Maruti Suzuki Ignis was originally expected to be launched in the 2016 calendar year, however, the company had to push the launch of its subcompact crossover to the next year due to overwhelming demand for existing products. Nevertheless, Maruti is now gearing up to introduce the much awaited Ignis soon and the crossover will be launched on 13th January 2017 in the country. Showcased in India at the 2016 Auto Expo, the Ignis is the third Maruti Suzuki product to be sold via Nexa dealerships after the S-Cross and Baleno. The Nexa webs...

  • Jeep Wrangler Petrol Launch And Price Details Revealed

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of December 2016
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    Jeep recently forayed into India earlier this year with the launch of the Wrangler Unlimited and the Grand Cherokee in August. While both the Jeep SUVs are currently available with only diesel engines, the impending launch of their respective petrol models had already been confirmed. We have recently learned that the American carmaker will launch the Jeep Wrangler petrol in India by December-end. Though details about the Wrangler's petrol variant are yet to be revealed, the SUV will come powered by a 3.6-litre V6 motor. The engine, p...

  • KTM RC16 MotoGP Bike Gets Approval For Track-Only Production Version

    Posted on : Friday 9th of December 2016
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    Now we know that KTM has already announced its entry into MotoGP next season and also made its debut racing debut at Valencia on the new RC16 race bike. While you have to be skilled and recruited by the Austrian bike maker to get your hands on the RC16, KTM boss Stefan Pierer has now confirmed that a limited edition track-only version of the RC16 for customers will enter production as a 2018.  In a recent statement, KTM CEO, Stefan Pierer said, "Next year we will be racing with the RC16, but a year later we will tackle it. We w...

  • Royal Enfield Opens First Exclusive Brand Store in Australia

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of December 2016
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    Niche bike maker Royal Enfield has opened its first exclusive brand store in Melbourne as part of its growth strategy in Australia. The company, which aims to be a leading player globally in mid-sized motorcycle segment (250-750cc), currently has 25 dealerships across the country. The exclusive brand store at Melbourne showcases the company's complete range of motorcycles, apparel and accessories under one roof. "Australia represents one of the most important matured markets for Royal Enfield and we are already witnessing an upw...

  • India's First Nissan High Performance Centre Inaugurated In Noida

    Posted on : Wednesday 7th of December 2016
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    Nissan recently inaugurated India's first Nissan High Performance Centre (NHPC) in Noida, located in the Delhi-National Capital Region(NCR). The centre, in addition to offering sales and service for all Nissan cars currently on offer in India, will serve as the exclusive sales and service centre for the recently launched new Nissan GT-R. The NHPC is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment imported from Japan to service and repair the GT-R, Nissan's flagship supercar. This includes a dedicated service bay for the cars, wheel alig...

  • Mercedes-AMG C43's India Launch Date Confirmed

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of December 2016
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    Mercedes-Benz India has confirmed it will launch the AMG C43 in India on 14 December. The German carmaker launched the new 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA facelift last month, thus fulfilling its promise to launch 12 new products in India this year. However, it seems the company wants to send off 2016 on a decidedly beautiful note. An endeavour to familiarize the 'AMG 43' nomenclature among Indian customers, the Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC sedan will be the third AMG product in India this year, after the AMG GLE 43 Coupe and the AMG SLC 43. ...

  • The 500th Ferrari LaFerrari Is The Most Expensive New Car Auctioned In The 21st Century

    Posted on : Monday 5th of December 2016
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    When Ferrari first kick started production of the LaFerrari, it had stated that the production of this hybrid supercar will be limited to 499 units. But plans changed following the earthquakes that hit Italy last year. The Maranello-based manufacturer then decided to build one more LaFerrari coupe and round off the figure to 500. There was a strong reason behind doing this and it's purely a charitable one. The car was to be auctioned and all the proceeds from this sale will be handed over for the reconstruction of central Italy. Ferr...

  • Nissan X-Trail Hybrid Launch Confirmed For Early Next Year

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of December 2016
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    The Nissan X-Trail Hybrid was supposed to be launched in India this December, but now it seems the car will only come next year, possibly in January. The Japanese carmaker has showcased it at the 2016 Auto Expo along with the Nissan GT-R, which went on sale in India on 2nd December. At the launch of the GT-R, Nissan India President Guillaume Sicard said that the new X-Trail Hybrid will be launched in India at the start of 2017. Nissan will bring the X-Trail Hybrid to India as Completely Built-Up (CBU) units and thus will attract a premium pr...

  • Launching Today: Nissan GT-R

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of December 2016
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    D-day is finally here. The mighty GT-R will be launched in its latest avatar today. It was first showcased at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo and was originally scheduled for launch last month. Better late than never, we say! The supercar-shamer is known to be ridiculously quick around a track, yet usable on a daily basis. What's on offer? Let's take a look! The Looks The GT-R is science's favourite child. The chiselled bodywork was meticulously worked upon in a wind tunnel, to ensure it cuts through air like a hot knife thr...

  • McLaren Introduces Track Pack For The 570S

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of December 2016
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    Meet the 570S. The 'entry-level' supercar from the mad scientists at McLaren. It is slightly surprising then, that it clocks 0-100kmph in just 3.2 seconds - that's on par with the thoroughbreds from Italy and Germany, read - Lamborghini Huracan and the Audi R8 V10+ Now, how did McLaren achieve this? The answer is simple - they had a fanatical approach to physics. The need to make the car go fast clearly took precedence over everything else - which also explains why the 570S isn't a particularly good looking car too. Well,...

  • K9 Red Chopper-111 bike launched in India at Rs 59 lakh

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of December 2016
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    The United States-based motorcycle maker, Big Dog Motorcycles, has launched its K9 Red Chopper-111 in India with a surprisingly expensive price tag of Rs 59 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Powered by a 1,807cc V-Twin engine from S&S Superslider, the exclusive chopper bike weighs a total of 304kg. Big Dog Motorcycles was brought to India by Big Motorcycle Company, founded by Samar JS Sodhi. The firm also runs the Indian franchise of EagleRider which is the world's largest motorcycle tourism and luxury motorcycle rental company. Ann...

  • Ford adds ABS and EBD in Trend variants of Figo and Aspire

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of December 2016
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    The Trend variants of the Ford Figo and Aspire now get anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) as a standard feature. This variant gets even safer as it was already equipped with dual airbags. Earlier, it was only the high-end Titanium and Titanium+ trims that were equipped with ABS and EBD. Now with this update, it's only the Base and Ambiente variants that miss out on these features. These new features will be available on the upcoming new batch of vehicles. Ford hasn't announced any price r...

  • Maruti Suzuki Ignis To Be Launched In India By Early 2017

    Posted on : Wednesday 30th of November 2016
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    The Suzuki Ignis was first unveiled in 2015 at the Tokyo Motor Show, before it made an appearance at the Auto Expo 2016 in Delhi and later made its European debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. While Maruti Suzuki was earlier expected to launch the Ignis sub-compact crossover in India during the festive season 2016, the Vitara Brezza and Baleno's production constraints lead the company to postpone the launch. Now word has it that the Maruti Suzuki Ignis will arrive in India between January - March 2017. Suzuki Ignis The Suzuki Ign...

  • ABS Now To Be Standard On Volkswagen Polo Range

    Posted on : Wednesday 30th of November 2016
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    Good news for all Volkswagen Polo fans out there. We all know that the Polo has an international NCAP 4 Star safety rating and is one of the safest cars in its segment in the country. In 2014, Volkswagen India made dual airbags standard across the range in Polo, however, the base variant of Polo, Baseline, missed out on ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System). To increase safety across its portfolio, the German automaker will now offer ABS as standard in the Baseline variant too, thus making it standard across the range. There hasn't been any...

  • Facelifted BMW i3 could debut in 2017

    Posted on : Tuesday 29th of November 2016
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    Reports claim that BMW is expected to introduce the facelifted i3 next year, in line with its new found vision to target between 15 and 25 per cent of the electric car space in the future. Ever since the BMW i3 hit the global market, 60,000 units have rolled out of showrooms. In a bid to keep up with the changing EV trends, BMW’s facelifted i3 is anticipated to offer an increased electric range along with multiple advances in technology. Thanks to the new battery pack, the next i3 is expected to incorporate a 50 per cent increase i...

  • Alfieri to lead Maserati’s electric charge in 2020

    Posted on : Monday 28th of November 2016
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    With the top brass car manufacturers all announcing their electric offensive, Italian sportscar maker Maserati has announced their electric flagship as well. The Alfieri was a two seat concept that dropped a lot of jaws at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. While it’s supposed to be an F-Type competitor with a V6 internal combustion engine, it will also be powered by an electric motor. While the details of the motor and platform aren’t out yet, expect it to have scintillating performance that the brand is known for along with endura...

  • Indian Chieftain Dark Horse Launched At Rs 31,99,175

    Posted on : Monday 28th of November 2016
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    Indian Motorcycle has launched its flagship motorcycle in the India. The Chieftain Dark Horse, as it is called, has been priced at Rs 31,99,175 (ex-showroom, New Delhi) and is a visually enhanced version of the Chieftain, along with a few more features. The iconic American brand, which is owned by Polaris Industries, seems quite committed to expanding in the country. As the name suggests, the Dark Horse carries a matt black paint job, which lends it a sinister appeal. As opposed to the standard Chieftain, the swoopy bodywork of the Dark ...

  • Honda City facelift likely to be lauched in January

    Posted on : Sunday 27th of November 2016
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    The fourth-generation Honda City, which was launched in January 2014, is now due for a mid-life update. Our sources have confirmed that Honda India’s bread and butter model is likely to get a mid-life update in mid January 2017, although unofficial pre-bookings are expected to start soon. The current generation City has widened the appeal of the nameplate, as it offered a diesel option for the first time in the product’s 14 years history. Soon after its launch, the City took the throne from the Hyundai Verna and became th...

  • Renault Kwid Sells 1 Lakh Units Since Launch

    Posted on : Saturday 26th of November 2016
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    In case you need more proof of how much India loves the Kwid, here's food for thought. Within a year of launch, the French automaker has sold one lakh units of the hatchback. The Kwid made its global debut in India in May 2015 and was subsequently launched in September. Renault's most affordable offering in the country shot to fame overnight thanks to its styling, features and a relatively affordable sticker price. The SUV-inspired design, with the smoked headlamps and the matte-black cladding clicked with the masses at large. To...

  • Maruti Suzuki launches ‘Wagon R Felicity’ limited edition

    Posted on : Saturday 26th of November 2016
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    Maruti Suzuki has announced a limited edition of the Wagon R called the ‘Wagon R Felicity’. This limited edition is based on two variants – Lxi and Vxi and gets benefits worth Rs 13,500. The car is available with the AMT option and offered in both petrol as well as CNG. And has been priced in the range of Rs 4.40 lakh and Rs 5.37 lakh The limited edition Wagon R comprises of many all new features for the hatchback. This includes reverse parking sensors with voice guidance, double-DIN Bluetooth music system with speakers...

  • Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Petrol Model To Be Launched Next Year

    Posted on : Saturday 26th of November 2016
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    Spurred on by Vitara Brezza's success, Maruti Suzuki is planning to launch a petrol variant of the same by April 2017. From what we hear, Maruti Suzuki might use the 1.0-litre Boosterjet engine, which also does duty on the soon-to-be-launched Baleno RS. There is absolutely no doubt that the Vitara Brezza is somewhat of a best-seller for Maruti Suzuki in India. The company was fairly late in entering the sub-compact SUV segment, but once it did, it garnered a huge amount of sales and praise. The Vitara Brezza was launched earlier this...

  • Nissan Terrano six-speed Advance Auto Drive AMT

    Posted on : Friday 25th of November 2016
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    SUVs are the flavour of the season and that is going to continue for a lot more seasons to come. We all love our SUVs. They are big, burly and generally guzzle a lot of fuel. The demand for SUVs with economical diesel engines and automatic gearboxes is on a rise in the country. The Nissan Terrano that comes equipped with the 6-speed Advance Auto Drive AMT gearbox on the top-spec XV THP diesel variant is then, the perfect car for all of us. The Nissan Terrano SUV is defined by its butch looks owing to the unique muscular shape and decked ...

  • Skoda Delivers 1 Million Vehicles Globally In 2016

    Posted on : Friday 25th of November 2016
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    On November 23, 2016, Skoda surpassed the mark of one million vehicle deliveries in 2016. The Czech carmaker has achieved this feat for the third year in a row and one month earlier than it did in 2015. Its top-model, Skoda Superb, made a considerable contribution, crossing 1,15,000 deliveries around the world, from January to mid-November 2016. This translates to an increase of 85.2 per cent compared to its numbers in 2015. On this achievement, Bernhard Maier, CEO, Skoda said, “The current financial year shows that ŠKODA ca...

  • Toyota Fortuner Waiting Periods Rise

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of November 2016
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    The all-new Toyota Fortuner was launched on November 7. Here we are, less than 3 weeks since the day and Toyota retailers are already reporting waiting periods of at least two months, for both the petrol and diesel versions. Certain dealers say their order books are overflowing to the extent of having twice as many bookings as the available stock. Unsurprisingly, the most popular colour is white, while ‘grey metallic’ has found fewer takers. The SUV is currently offered with 2.8-litre diesel and 2.7-litre petrol engines with ...

  • Hyundai to bring in face-lifted Grand i10 in early 2017

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of November 2016
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    The Grand i10 was a big success for Hyundai when launched almost three years back with the car offering European styling, quality interiors and plenty of features. But as of today in the face of fresh competition, the perky little hatchback has started to get a little long in the tooth. Now camouflaged images of the facelifted Grand i10 have been doing the rounds for quite some time which tells us that the launch is not too far away. On the outside expect the new car to get a restyled front bumper, reshaped headlights and tail lights and...

  • Volkswagen Transform 2025: India to get entry-level push

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of November 2016
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    Volkswagen recently announced its strategic roadmap which it has called Transform 2025. In this it has announced various steps to take forward the brand into the future and in this plan, India has been clubbed with South America and Russia as part of the developing markets. Firstly, they have said that they will focus on developing the entry-level segment for the Indian market, which means that we can expect more models in the B-segment and C-segment locally. Chief among these will be an SUV offensive. We are expected to get the prod...

  • Maruti Suzuki Ignis India Launch Scheduled For Q1 2017

    Posted on : Wednesday 23rd of November 2016
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    Maruti Suzuki Ignis has been making a lot of news since it was unveiled at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. Maruti Suzuki was previously expected to launch its upcoming sub-4 compact crossover in India during the festive season 2016. However, it seems the production backlogs of the Vitara Brezza and Baleno prompted the carmaker to push the launch to next year. The Maruti Ignis is now reportedly awaiting a launch sometime between January - March 2017. The Suzuki Ignis, which is already available for sale in Japan, made its European debut at the...

  • Mahindra Inaugurates New Spare Parts Warehouse In Jaipur

    Posted on : Wednesday 23rd of November 2016
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    Home-grown carmaker Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd announced the inauguration of its new spare parts warehouse at Mahindra World City (MWC), Jaipur on Monday. Being the first such facility for the manufacturer in northern India, it will cater to the requirement of customers in the north and north-western regions of the country for both automotive and tractor spare parts, informed a press release. The campus is spread across a sprawling 11 acres of land with another five acres reserved for future expansion. The processing time for the availa...

  • Hyundai Santro To Make Comeback; Will Replace i10

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of November 2016
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    Of late, the Hyundai Santro has been in the news with rumours claiming the relaunch of the highly cherished Santro brand in the country. However, it seems that these aren’t just rumours. Hyundai is seriously working on the car and is likely to bring its most popular hatch by next year. When launched, the Santro will replace the i10 in this part of the world. First introduced in 1998, Hyundai’s best-selling car, the Santro, was discontinued in 2014 to make way for the Grand i10. In most markets across the globe, the Grand i10 ...

  • Mercedes starts accepting bookings for the new AMG GT range in Europe

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of November 2016
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    Mercedes-AMG had showcased the open top version of their supercar, the AMG GT Roadster, at the Paris Motor Show earlier this year. The two other cars on showcase were the GT C Roadster and the top-spec AMG GT R. Now, Daimler AG has just announced that the three-pointed star has started to accept bookings for the new cars, the deliveries of which will start next year i.e. 2017. The AMG GT R is the most powerful AMG GT built thanks to the 585 fire-breathing horsepower generated from the 4.0-litre V8 petrol engine. The suspension has been m...

  • 2017 Skoda Rapid First Drive Review

    Posted on : Monday 21st of November 2016
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    It’s been nearly five years since Skoda’s most popular sedan, the Rapid got an update and now the Czech manufacturer has finally decided to give the car its most comprehensive update in a bid to increase the numbers. The car now gets the new family face that brings it in line with the other sedans namely, the Octavia and the Superb. You get the multi-slatted grille with a chrome border that makes the car look not only better but also more mature. Adding some sharpness are the new quartz-cut projector headlights. Adding so...

  • Jeep to introduce under Rs 10 lakh compact SUV for India

    Posted on : Monday 21st of November 2016
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    High priced products from Jeep during its debut has earned itself a fair share of criticism. In efforts to make its mark in the country, the automaker will soon be introducing more budget friendly models in the country. Mike Manley, Head of the Jeep brand, stated at the Los Angeles Motor Show that India is an important market for the company and a global manufacturing hub for right-hand drive markets. Jeep is planning on introducing a compact SUV which is expected to be priced under Rs 10 lakh and closer to the Ford EcoSport pricing in I...

  • Hyundai Grand i10 Facelift Confirmed For 2017

    Posted on : Saturday 19th of November 2016
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    Hyundai, India's second-largest carmaker, had earlier revealed the pictures of the Grand i10 in the UK. Now our sources have confirmed that the Grand i10 facelift will make its debut in January 2017. The car was snapped testing in India recently, under wraps. It will feature several exterior and a few interior changes. So let's find out what Hyundai has to offer with the hot hatch. The new i10 is expected to take its cue from the UK-spec variant. The design of the car remains the same. However, it will come with hexagonal grille ...

  • Indian Springfield Cruiser Officially Goes On Sale; Priced At ₹ 31.07 Lakh

    Posted on : Friday 18th of November 2016
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    Legendary cruiser maker Indian Motorcycle has been one of the fastest growing premium two wheeler brands in the country and the company has now expanded its line-up with the all-new Springfield cruiser. Although the Springfield was announced for India back in April this year, the company has officially launched the model now, priced at ₹ 31.07 lakh (ex-showroom, Gurugram). Deriving its name from the brand's hometown, the 2016 Indian Springfield brings together classic styling with modern technology. "The Indian Springfield is ...

  • Half Of All New Jaguars To Be Electric By 2020

    Posted on : Thursday 17th of November 2016
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    After showcasing its first all-electric concept – the I-Pace – ahead of the Los Angeles Motor Show, Tata Motors-owned British carmaker, Jaguar revealed on Wednesday that half of all new Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles will be available as electrics at the foot of the current decade. “We are shaping the future, developing our own approach to autonomy, connectivity and electrification to offer our customers more choice,” chief executive Ralf Speth told Reuters. Last year, Jaguar Land Rover had said that it would ...

  • Maruti Suzuki sells over 10,000 units of Vitara Brezza for the second time

    Posted on : Thursday 17th of November 2016
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    The country’s largest automaker Maruti Suzuki expanded its line-up with the Vitara Brezza in the compact SUV segment. Ruling the segment since its launch way back in March this year, for the second time the automaker has crossed the 10,000 unit sales mark in the country. In October, the company sold around 10, 056 units of the Vitara Brezza, while in July the automaker sold around 10,232 units.  Reports indicate that Maruti Suzuki has sold over 60,000 units of the compact SUV since its launch and by the end of this year, hopes...

  • Tata Xenon Facelift Launch Likely In January 2017

    Posted on : Wednesday 16th of November 2016
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    The Tata Xenon has been long-overdue for an update. With the arrival of the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross, the lifestyle pickup segment now has a very formidable contender, making life all the more difficult for Tata’s pickup. Fortunately, the face-lifted Xenon is on its way and sources tell us the model could be introduced in January 2017. The refreshed Xenon has already been spotted testing and while the changes to the exterior won’t be extensive, it is expected to get updates to the powertrain. The engine is still going to be the sa...

  • Porsche Macan R4 Launched At Rs 76.84 Lakh

    Posted on : Tuesday 15th of November 2016
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    The most ‘affordable’ variant of the Macan has gone on sale in India, from Tuesday, at a sticker price of Rs 76.84 lakh (ex-showroom, Maharashtra). The Macan ‘R4’ is the fourth version of the car that’s sold in India after the S Diesel, Turbo and Turbo with Performance Package. So what exactly does all that money buy you? Well, the primary difference is, of course, the engine. Powering this Macan is a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine that makes 252PS of power at 5,000-6,800rpm and 370Nm of torque at 1,600...

  • Hyundai Tucson To Get AWD By April 2017

    Posted on : Tuesday 15th of November 2016
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    India’s SUV space has been brimming with options of late as every manufacturer is trying to make the most of India’s increasing inclination to buy bigger cars. Falling in line, Hyundai Motors India Ltd plugged the gap in its portfolio by launching the Tucson, which slots between the Creta and the Santa Fe, on Monday. And the company is now eyeing to bring the car in its AWD avatar to Indian shores by April next year. The Tucson is offered with an all-wheel drive in Australia currently; and we expect the same to be carried ove...

  • Volkswagen adds the Polo Allstar to its line-up

    Posted on : Monday 14th of November 2016
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    We had already written about the Polo Allstar variant coming in and now VW has silently added it to its line-up. The Polo Allstar petrol is priced at Rs. 7.51 lakh, while the diesel is priced at Rs. 9.07 lakh ex-showroom Mumbai. Being a special edition, the Allstar variant gets a few more goodies and is about Rs. 30,000 dearer over the standard top spec Polo. On the outside, the Allstar gets new 15-inch ‘Linas’ alloy wheels in black with a polished finish. You also get Allstar badging on the B-pillar along with a new shade, B...

  • Renault Kwid AMT Launched At Rs 4.25 Lakh

    Posted on : Monday 14th of November 2016
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    Renault's blockbuster hatch finally gets a two-pedal option. Called the 'Easy-R,' the Kwid now comes equipped with an automated manual transmission. Notably, the AMT is available only in the top-spec RXT (O) variant priced at Rs 4.25 lakh ex-showroom Delhi* i.e. around Rs 30,000 more than its manual counterpart. The Kwid AMT is identical to its manual counterpart inside out. You continue to get the SUV-inspired styling with a large grille, smoked headlamps and generous amounts of cladding enveloping the bottom half of the car...

  • Hyundai Tucson To Be Launched In India Tomorrow

    Posted on : Sunday 13th of November 2016
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    Hyundai Tucson, the long-awaited premium SUV from the South Korean carmaker is all set to go on sale in India tomorrow. The SUV is re-entering the Indian car market after a hiatus of five years and upon its launch, it will compete with the likes of Honda CR-V, Skoda Yeti, and SsangYong Rexton. In India, the new generation Hyundai Tucson will be positioned between the Creta and Santa Fe in the automaker's line-up. Currently, the company is accepting bookings for the Tucson at a payment of ₹ 25,000. The new Hyundai Tucson was first s...

  • Hyundai reveals updated 2017 Creta

    Posted on : Saturday 12th of November 2016
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    Hyundai has revealed a slightly updated 2017 Creta at the ongoing 2016 Sao Paulo International Motor Show in Brazil. As of now, it will be exclusive to the Brazilian market. A few days ago, Hyundai had announced that the Creta that will be sold in the Brazilian market will be different than the version available presently in the markets worldwide. In India, we believe Hyundai will introduce this updated model in 2017 since the Creta nameplate will have completed more than two years in the country by then. The Brazilian Creta is slightly ...

  • Renault Kwid Outsider Concept Showcased At 2016 Sao Paulo Auto Show

    Posted on : Friday 11th of November 2016
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    Renault has displayed a more rugged looking version of the Kwid hatchback at the 2016 Sao Paulo Auto Show. Called the 'Renault Kwid Outsider Concept', this hatchback is a Brazilian-spec model with added claddings. In looks, this concept bears a striking resemblance with the Kwid Climber Concept, which made its debut at the 2016 Auto Expo in India. The Brazilian-spec model of the Kwid is heavier than the Indian models as it has an enhanced structure for safety along with more safety features. The Outsider Concept has a lot of green hi...

  • Audi launches new RS7 Performance at Rs 1.59 crore

    Posted on : Friday 11th of November 2016
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    Audi has launched the new RS7 Performance in India at a price of 1,59,65,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new variant has been positioned above the standard RS7 variant which is priced at Rs 1.46 crore. Changes are limited to a tweaked engine which offers higher performance outputs.  Under the hood, the Audi RS7 Performance gets the existing 4.0-litre TFSI turbocharged petrol engine, however it has been tweaked to generate an additional 44bhp at 605bhp and 700Nm of torque. The powerful version comes mated to an 8-speed tiptronic automa...

  • Iconic AC Cobra to make a comeback in 2017

    Posted on : Thursday 10th of November 2016
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    The AC Cobra when launched in the sixties was the epitome of sportscars with a light bodyweight and a V8 engine. AC Heritage is all set to bring out a new, reborn version of the Cobra. What also helps the Cobra’s reincarnation is the Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act, which makes small car makers exempt from the obligations big car companies have to deal with. Like the builders of new DeLoreans, the makers of Cobras will rely on the LVMVMA which allows small companies to produce limited numbers of replicas built to resemble ca...

  • Mercedes-Benz E400 Cabriolet Price Drops To Rs 76 Lakh

    Posted on : Thursday 10th of November 2016
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    While Mercedes-Benz has just launched the new C300 and S500 cabriolets, the brand has also dropped the E400 cabriolet’s price. The model is, of course, on its way out and will make way for the new E-Class next year. Priced at Rs 76 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the E400 drop-top is a healthy Rs 2.5 lakh cheaper than when it was introduced last year. Powering the car is a 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine that makes 333PS of power at 5,250-6,000rpm and 480Nm of torque at 1,600-4,000rpm. The motor comes paired with a seven-speed automatic gear...

  • Jazz based Honda WR-V unveiled

    Posted on : Wednesday 9th of November 2016
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    The Honda WR-V has been unveiled at the 2016 Sao Paulo motor show. The WR-V is an acronym for “Winsome Runabout Vehicle” and is essentially a Jazz crossover, which is a result of research and development at Honda Cars, Brazil. The car will go on sale in South American market in the first half of 2017. After which it could make its way to Indian shores. Even though based on the Honda Jazz, the WR-V gets different headlamp treatment, a higher bonnet, and a more aggressive front bumper. The front also sports a silver skid plate ...

  • Audi Announces Festive Offers For The A3 And Q3

    Posted on : Wednesday 9th of November 2016
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    In a bid to take advantage of the festive season, Audi India has announced special offers for the A3 sedan and the Q3 SUV. The A3 is available in Delhi at a down payment of Rs 4.99 lakh with the rate of interest set at 4.99 per cent, while the Audi Q3 offer entails an all-inclusive down payment of Rs 5.99 lakh with a 5.99 per cent rate of interest. The offers on both these cars also include an extended warranty of 3 years and a 1-year comprehensive Audi Assure insurance policy. Also available is an exchange bonus of Rs 1 lakh and these o...

  • Suzuki Hayabusa 2017 launched in India for Rs 13.8 lakh

    Posted on : Tuesday 8th of November 2016
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    New Delhi: Japanese two-wheeler manufacturers Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL) has launched the Hayabusa in the latest colors for 2017 at a price of Rs 1,388,329 (Ex-showroom Delhi). The Suzuki Hayabusa is one of the most renowned and cult motorcycles across the globe and apart from the phenomenal performance, this motorcycle has been widely acclaimed for its all-round capabilities. The Suzuki Hayabusa began to be imported as CKD (Completely Knocked Down) Kits and assembled at the SMIPL factory in Gurgaon in the month ...

  • Maruti Suzuki working to develop low-cost hybrid cars for India

    Posted on : Monday 7th of November 2016
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    Maruti Suzuki and its parent Suzuki Motor are working to develop low-cost hybrid compact cars as they prepare to maintain their stronghold in the Indian market with eco-friendly vehicles expected gain traction. Terming development of smaller cars with hybrid technology as "as an area of big interest" for both the firm and parent Suzuki, Maruti Suzuki India Chairman R C Bhargava said they were trying to exploit the space for small cars with green technology as big companies like Toyota are currently focusing on bigger ones. ...

  • Suzuki to invest big in Gujarat facility for second production line

    Posted on : Friday 4th of November 2016
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    Japanese auto giant Suzuki is reportedly investing around 100 billion yen at its new production facility in Gujarat. The sizeable investment is to be utilised for a second vehicle production line which could be seen in action by 2019. The second production line is expected to generate the same amount of volumes as the first production line which will begin next year. The additional lines will increase Maruti Suzuki’s production capacity to 2 million cars a year. More importantly, the new facility will churn out cars like the Baleno...

  • Honda sales for October this year decline by 22.8 per cent

    Posted on : Friday 4th of November 2016
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    Overall sales of Honda in India fell by 22.8 per cent in October this year. And it’s not a dismal figure as the carmaker managed to sell more than 20,000 cars in the festive season. In the corresponding month this year exports stood at 289 units. The decline in sales figures is a year-on-year performance. In October 2016, 15,567 Honda vehicles were sold as compared to 20,166 units in the corresponding month last year. So yes, cumulative sales from the domestic market for the last month were lower than previous year. In fact, last y...

  • Volkswagen Polo GTI Launched! Yours For'Just'Rs 26 Lakh

    Posted on : Thursday 3rd of November 2016
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    Ladies and gentlemen, it's here! Volkswagen has launched the hottest hatchback of the country – the Polo GTI. After the showcase at the 2016 Auto Expo, the hatchback has officially made its way into the country with a price tag of Rs 25.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Polo GTI comes as a three-door hatchback which accelerates to 100kmph from a standstill in just 7.2 seconds and goes all the way up to a staggering 233kmph. There are only 99 units of the Polo GTI on sale and bookings are already open. So it's time to show some ...

  • Bookings open for Tata Hexa at a token amount of Rs 11,000

    Posted on : Thursday 3rd of November 2016
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    As potential customers eagerly wait for the arrival of Tata’s Hexa, the company dealers in the country have started accepting bookings for the vehicle against a token amount of Rs 11,000. Tata Hexa will be sold in six variants - XE, XM, XMA, XT, XTA and XT 4x4. The upcoming vehicle will be offered as a replacement to its predecessor, the Aria crossover. Under the hood, the Hexa SUV from Tata Motors gets a 2.2-litre engine. The base variant gets the Varicor 320 which puts out 148bhp of power at 4000rpm and 320Nm at 1700-2700rpm, whi...

  • Skoda Rapid Facelift Launching Tomorrow

    Posted on : Wednesday 2nd of November 2016
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    Skoda is all set to launch the much-awaited Rapid facelift tomorrow. The sedan has been on the market since 2011, and till now has received only minor cosmetic updates. Now, after six years, this will be the most significant update for the sedan. The car gets revised styling at the front, which has been confirmed by reports of the car being spotted prior to the launch at some dealership yards. The facelifted Rapid gets a new sharp and chiselled front fascia that merges well with the length of the car. It gets a new front bumper while the...

  • Tiago builds a strong foundation for Tata’s comeback plans

    Posted on : Tuesday 1st of November 2016
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    Tata Motors had been witnessing a steadily downfall in the overall sales between the years 2012 - 2015. This has resulted in the company dropping from its third largest passenger vehicle position in the country to fifth position. However, this time around, the recently launched Tiago hatchback is turning fortunes for the company with its impressive sales figures. In the last few years, many automakers have entered the Indian market with fresh models thereby overshadowing Tata’s popular selling products like the Indica and Sumo. The...

  • Dodge Challenger to get all-wheel drive

    Posted on : Tuesday 1st of November 2016
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    American cars are known for their mammoth guzzler engines and their ability to haul anything at alarming speeds in the straight line. But, things are changing now. The Americans are taking corners seriously and it is evident in the way their new cars are being developed. The latest in line to get performance pedigree is the Dodge Challenger which is touted to get all-wheel drive. While reports of the all-wheel-drive have been doing rounds for quite some time, the latest release by the FuelEconomy.gov has given out the efficiency details ...

  • Tata Motors take third position in 2016 J.D Power customer service index

    Posted on : Monday 31st of October 2016
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    Tata Motors has achieved third position in the J.D Power 2016 India Customer Service Index Study. The Mumbai based automaker is among the most improved brand in its customer service levels with an increase of 39 points, from 2015, scoring a total of 888. The J.D Power 2016 India Customer Service Index Study is designed to provide manufacturers an objective assessment of the customers’ satisfaction with dealer service during the first 12 to 24 months of vehicle ownership. This study further examines additional service concepts &ndas...

  • 2017 Mercedes S-Class to get new set of engines

    Posted on : Monday 31st of October 2016
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    The all-new Mercedes S-Class set a new benchmark in luxury motoring when it was introduced to us three years ago. The S-Class is now due for its mid-life upgrade which is slated to arrive by mid-2017. Apart from a few nips and tucks around the car, the new S-Class will also get a new set of engines to comply with the stricter emission norms to kick in by 2020. The electrical systems will be upgraded to 48 volts. This will help the S-Class make way for the new set of engines developed by Mercedes and which employ the 48V electrical system...

  • Volvo Malaysia introduces Polestar performance packages

    Posted on : Sunday 30th of October 2016
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    Volvo owners in Malaysia can rejoice as the brand is now offering the Polestar performance programme for the V40 T5, XC60 (T5 and T6), and S60 T6. As a part of the Polestar performance parts package, one can get the chassis, intake and exhaust, wheels, interior and exterior, and optimisation. Along with the chassis will be additions like new shock absorbers, coil springs, as well as a front strut bar (only on S60). Those owners who upgrade their car’s intake and exhaust will also get a stainless steel exhaust system that’...

  • Over 45,000 cars delivered on Dhanteras by Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai

    Posted on : Sunday 30th of October 2016
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    On the Dhanteras day every year, automakers in the country are accustomed to see a long list of deliveries lined up for the day. Surpassing everyone, the country’s leading players like Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai have collaboratively delivered over 45,000 cars on the auspicious day. From the total number, Maruti Suzuki has delivered around 30,000 units, which is about 20 per cent more than last year, while Hyundai has delivered around 15,153 units, which is about 26 per cent more in comparison to the previous year. Maruti Suzuki&rsqu...

  • Maruti, Hyundai Sell Over 45,000 Cars On Dhanteras

    Posted on : Saturday 29th of October 2016
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    New Delhi: The country's top two carmakers Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai said they sold over 45,000 units on Dhanteras today. Maruti Suzuki India Ltd's deliveries on Dhanteras is expected to be around 30,000 vehicles, a company official said. "This is around 20 per cent more than last year," the official added.  Likewise, Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) also reported good sales on Dhanteras, considered auspicious for making new purchases. "This Dhanteras, the customers have done heightened purchases wit...

  • Volvo S90 India Launch On November 4

    Posted on : Friday 28th of October 2016
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    Volvo is all set to launch the S90 in India and the prices will be announced on November 4. The luxury sedan is the 2nd model based on Volvo’s SPA platform after the XC90 and it rivals the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5 Series, Jaguar XF and Audi A6. The Swedish automaker will offer the car only in the 'Inscription’ variant that comes fully-loaded. On the outside, the car gets LED headlights along with the 'Thor’s Hammer’ daytime-running LEDs, a chrome front grille with 'floating-effect’ slats alon...

  • Datsun India To Increase redi-GO Sport Production

    Posted on : Thursday 27th of October 2016
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    Back in September, Datsun India launched the redi-GO sport. The cosmetically-upgraded redi-GO gets a few added features and was supposed to be a limited-run model of 1,000 units. However, the initial batch was sold out within a month. To meet the variant’s added demand, 800 additional units of the redi-GO sport will now be produced. Priced at Rs 3.49 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi, the redi-GO Sport features racing stripes, side stripes, black painted wheel caps, and a black painted front grille. The latter two get red highlights too and ...

  • 2017 Nissan GT-R to be launched on November 9 in India

    Posted on : Thursday 27th of October 2016
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    Every car enthusiast around the world has at least once dreamt about owning the Nissan GT-R. This time around, reports indicate that the 2017 GT-R is set for its India launch on November 9. Pre-bookings for the same have already commenced against a booking amount of Rs 25 lakh. Post launch, the 2017 Nissan GT-R will compete against the likes of Porsche 911 Turbo and Audi R8V10 in India. The upcoming Nissan GT-R will be powered by a 3.8-litre, V6, twin-turbocharged engine which puts out 562bhp and develops 637Nm of peak torque. Mated to a...

  • New 2017 Mini Countryman makes its global debut

    Posted on : Wednesday 26th of October 2016
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    The Countryman is the SUV in the Mini scheme of things. While Minis are known for their petite sizes, the Countryman has to be big for it is an SUV. And the 2017 Mini Countryman, with its butch looks and dimensions does exactly that with new interiors and much more.The Mini design does an excellent job of hiding its bulk and it will be difficult to make out the 200mm increase in length and 60mm increase in width for the naked eye. You will certainly feel the increase in length when you get inside the cabin, especially in case of the legr...

  • Mini Cooper S Carbon Edition Launched At Rs 39.9 Lakh

    Posted on : Wednesday 26th of October 2016
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    Here's something absolutely wicked to 'add to cart' - a Mini Cooper S. And, it is the limited Carbon Edition', no less. You will have to be quick to check out, though. They're limited to just 20 pieces, priced at Rs 39.9 lakh, and Rs 41.5 lakh with the Wired Package. Keep that credit card handy! The Carbon Edition builds on the already potent (and fun) package that the Cooper S is. Under the little bonnet lies a 2.0-litre turbo petrol motor that's known to be quite a racket. The biggest update is the JCW Tuning Ki...

  • Vespa 946 India launch delayed to next month

    Posted on : Tuesday 25th of October 2016
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    Last week, Piaggio announced the launch of its exclusive Vespa 946 Emporio Armani in India on October 25, 2016. However, the company has postponed the launch to early next month i.e. November 2016. The reason for this change in the launch plan is not clear yet. However, the good news is that the company is also bringing the standard version along with the limited edition model. The price of the prior is expected to be around Rs 8 lakh while the latter could cost you near Rs 10 lakh in the country. The Italian automaker has already di...

  • Honda might get H-RV to India depending upon demand

    Posted on : Tuesday 25th of October 2016
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    The H-RV is a Honda Jazz-based SUV and it is different from the Honda Jazz-based crossover, the W-RV. To make things less complicated, the W-RV is the i20 Active-like butch Honda Jazz while the H-RV will be the Creta-equivalent Honda SUV. In an interview with PTI, Honda Cars India President and CEO, Yoichiro Ueno hinted at the possibility of bringing the H-RV to India. In India, Honda has always been perceived as a premium brand and the Japanese manufacturer has always cashed in on this with their premium pricing strategy. Also, in India...

  • Honda Accord Hybrid to be launched in India tomorrow

    Posted on : Monday 24th of October 2016
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    The Honda Accord Hybrid will be launched for the Indian market tomorrow. It is the new flagship vehicle from the Japanese automaker and was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo. It will be the second hybrid car to enter the market and will take on the likes of the Toyota Camry Hybrid and the soon-to-be-launched Volkswagen Passat GTE. Firstly, we have driven the car and you can find a link to our review here. It is available with a single 2.0-litre petrol engine which works in tandem with a dual electric motor setup that together produces ...

  • Tata Motors passenger vehicle prices hiked by up to Rs 12,000

    Posted on : Monday 24th of October 2016
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    Tata Motors is the latest one to hike the prices across its range in the country. Potential customers will now have to pay an additional price ranging between Rs 5,000 to Rs 12,000 depending on the model. Mayank Parekh, President, Passenger Vehicles Business Unit added that the prices of raw materials such as zinc and steel have also gone up thereby prompting the company to increase its vehicle prices. Tata Nano, the entry-level car, now starts at Rs 2.15 lakh, while the top-of-the-range Aria now starts at Rs 16.3 lakh (all prices, ex-sh...

  • Skoda produces 1 lakh units of the third-gen Superb

    Posted on : Monday 24th of October 2016
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    Skoda has just revealed that the brand has produced 1 lakh units of the current gen Superb. The announcement comes as part of the model’s 15th anniversary. Since the launch of the first Superb in 2001, Skoda has produced around 9 lakh units of all three generation models. The current-gen Superb was introduced globally in March 2015. Since then, the model has been a runaway success for Skoda, thanks to its sharp new design, tons of features and even more space inside than its already spacious predecessor. The origins of Skoda&rs...

  • Mahindra Acquires UK-Based Motorcycle Maker BSA Company

    Posted on : Sunday 23rd of October 2016
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    A move that we were anticipating for quite a while now, Indian auto major Mahindra and Mahindra has acquired the UK-based two-wheeler manufacturer BSA Company for 34 lakh Pounds (around  28 crore). The move was a much anticipated one and something we told you about back in May this year. Mahindra was contemplating between motorcycle brands Norton and BSA, but seems have to settled for the latter. In a statement to the stock markets, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd says,  "CLPL, a subsidiary of the Company, has on October 21, 2...

  • BMW i8 Spyder Scheduled For Debut In Late 2017

    Posted on : Saturday 22nd of October 2016
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    The BMW i8 drew a lot of sharp breaths, dropped many a jaw and turned quite a few heads when it first made an appearance, with its futuristic look. Now imagine an i8 without the roof, like in the pic. Yes! We got that feeling too. The German manufacturer has confirmed that it will introduce the i8 Roadster along with a mid-life facelift for the i8 at the end of 2017. It might be possible that BMW calls the i8 roadster a 'Spyder'. The design elements might be similar to the BMW I Vision Future Interaction concept shown here. It wa...

  • Facelifted Skoda Rapid Launching On November 3

    Posted on : Saturday 22nd of October 2016
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    A completely revamped Skoda Rapid will be making its way to the Indian car scene on November 3, 2016. Bookings of the same are already underway, albeit unofficially, at a refundable amount of Rs 50,000. Debuting in 2011, the Rapid rarely got any noticeable changes in its couple of refreshes down the years, but this time the story is different. The Czech carmaker has worked on the sedan’s visual appeal drastically and the facelifted Rapid now features the Octavia- and Superb-inspired front, going with the family face. There’s ...

  • Mercedes-Benz To Launch C-Class and S-Class Cabriolets On November 9

    Posted on : Saturday 22nd of October 2016
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    The German automaker will be debuting the drop-top version of the C-Class. Like we had reported previously, the cabriolet will most likely be offered in the C300 avatar. That means it will pack the same 2.0-litre turbo petrol motor, that we've seen in the GLC300. The engine packs a healthy 241PS of power and 370Nm of torque, all sent straight to the rear wheels via Mercedes' new 9-speed gearbox. It is expected to carry a near-identical (and posh) interior just like the sedan. The highlight, of course, is the fabric roof which can be ...

  • Mahindra e2oPlus Launched At Rs 5.46 Lakh

    Posted on : Friday 21st of October 2016
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    Mahindra has launched the e2oPlus at Rs 5.46 lakh and it is available in four variants – P2 (commercial), P4, P6 and P8 – priced in the range of Rs 5.46-8.46 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, New Delhi). The e20Plus' price includes the state subsidy and FAME (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric vehicles) incentive. Though the e2oPlus has no direct competitors as such, its pricing has landed it among the premium hatches in the country. Interestingly, it will be first EV (electric vehicle) from the homegrown au...

  • Maruti Suzuki Introduces 'iCreate' Customisation Program For Vitara Brezza

    Posted on : Friday 21st of October 2016
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    Maruti Suzuki pitched the new Vitara Brezza as a vehicle for younger buyers ever since its launch earlier this year; and the offering clearly has connected well with customers if the overwhelming sales figures are anything to go by. Now, in a bid to offer more personalisation options, the Indian automaker has introduced the 'iCreate' customisation program that offers different accessory packages on the subcompact SUV. The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza iCreate program includes up to 90 customisation options across five different pac...

  • Aston Martin plans to launch one super luxury car in India every year

    Posted on : Friday 21st of October 2016
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    Cars from Aston Martin have always stood out among the crowd and impressed car fans with its impressive styling, performance and plenty of comfort features. Considering the growing demand for premium luxury cars in India, the British luxury sports carmaker Aston Martin has revealed its plans to launch one new super luxury car in the Indian market every year. The luxury carmaker claims to be satisfied with its performance in India. However, in the last three years the sales were slow, which the company believes will improve with the recen...

  • BMW 3 Series Sedan, 5 Series To Get More Powerful Petrol Engine

    Posted on : Thursday 20th of October 2016
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    In May this year, BMW India launched the 3 Series petrol, followed by the petrol-powered 5 Series in June. Both cars get the same 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engine that makes 184PS of power and 270Nm of torque, with 0-100kmph times of 7.3 seconds (320i) and 7.9 seconds (520i). We’ve driven both cars and, while neither one is a slouch, we did find ourselves wishing for a little more excitement. Well, enthusiasts now have something to look forward to as both cars will be offered with a more powerful petrol motor. For reference, thi...

  • Porsche to bring in a more affordable Macan 2.0

    Posted on : Thursday 20th of October 2016
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    We recently reviewed the Porsche Macan Turbo and needless to say we were highly impressed. But with prices starting upwards of a crore, the Macan was in a niche segment. Now Porsche has decided to bring in the Macan with a 2.0 litre petrol engine which will bring down prices and make the baby Porsche SUV more affordable. A lot of things work in Porsche’s favor with the 2.0 litre engine. Engines below 2000 cc benefit from lower duties which brings down the prices. Also this being a 2.0 litre is no slouch either. With 252 bhp on tap,...

  • Chevrolet Enjoy Prices Slashed By Up To 1.93 Lakh!

    Posted on : Thursday 20th of October 2016
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    Ever since it was launched in 2013, the Chevrolet Enjoy has never really hit it off in the Indian car market. And as a part of its continuous efforts to attract more customers towards the MPV, General Motors has now done some serious chopping on its prices across all variants in the ongoing festive season. After the price revision, the base variant now costs just Rs 4.99 lakh for the petrol and Rs 5.99 lakh for the base 8-seater diesel in its LS trim. On the other hand, the top-spec Chevrolet Enjoy LTZ petrol 7-seater has become cheaper ...

  • Festive offers from Hyundai and Maruti Suzuki

    Posted on : Wednesday 19th of October 2016
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    Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai, two key players in the Indian market are gearing up for the festive season. In an effort to further boost their sales in the festive season, the automakers have offered lucrative deals across their range. From a buyer’s perspective who has already decided on buying driving home a new car this Diwali, the offers are indeed like an icing on the cake. Maruti Suzuki’s entry-level vehicles like the Alto 800 and Alto K10, attract total benefits of about Rs 35,000, which include cash discount of Rs 15,000 ...

  • Tata Hexa booking commences from November 1

    Posted on : Wednesday 19th of October 2016
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    After countless speculations and awaiting, Tata finally showcased its premium crossover, the Hexa. Initially expected to be launched by the end of this year, Tata postponed it to early next year. The bookings for the Hexa will commence from November 1, 2016. Powering the Hexa is the same 2.2-litre, 4-cylinder engine, currently doing service in the Safari Storme. The engine is called Varicor 400 and makes 156bhp of power and 400Nm of peak torque. The Tata Hexa comes with 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions. Additionally, it also ha...

  • Ford EcoSport Rivaling Honda WR-V Official Sketch Revealed In Brazil

    Posted on : Tuesday 18th of October 2016
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    Honda Cars Brazil has released the first official sketches of the WR-V subcompact SUV, ahead of its public debut at the Sao Paulo International Motor Show in November this year. A Ford EcoSport rival, the WR-V is based on the Jazz platform that also underpins the City sedan and will be restricted under the 4-metre mark. What also makes the model extremely interesting is the fact that the WR-V will make it to India as well to take on a host of sub 4-metre SUVs and crossover models. The WR-V crossover has been developed by the R&D ...

  • Next-Gen Volkswagen Passat In India By January 2017

    Posted on : Monday 17th of October 2016
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    After being spotted testing in the country recently, the imminent launch of the next-gen Volkswagen Passat is set to take place by January 2017, according to multiple reports. The car, in its GTE Hybrid avatar, was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo in Delhi earlier this year and is expected to breathe some more life into the luxury sedan segment. Launched back in 2007, the Passat has never really been radically upgraded in India. But it would only be fair to accredit this to the low sales volumes in the segment over the years. However, tha...

  • BMW to introduce the i8 roadster in 2018

    Posted on : Monday 17th of October 2016
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    The BMW i8 really does redefine what a supercar can be. With looks that are the stuff of a bedroom poster, including ground-hugging proportions and ‘butterfly’ doors, it’s BMW’s most striking car ever. The performance is brutal too, with a 4.4-second 0-100 km/h sprint, while the handling is up there with the very best sports cars. And now BMW is all set to introduce a roadster version of the plug-in sportscar. BMW first unveiled an i8 roadster concept at the 2012 Beijing auto show. The production car has been dela...

  • New Triumph Bonneville T100 to be launched in India on Oct 18

    Posted on : Monday 17th of October 2016
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    Triumph Motorcycles India has sent us an invitation for a new product launch on October 18, 2016. We believe that the upcoming motorcycle is none other than the new Bonneville T100. The previous model of the bike was discontinued a few months ago after the launch of the new Street Twin and the Bonneville T120. Recently, Triumph unveiled the new model of the T100 along with the Street Cup cafe racer at the 2016 INTERMOT in Cologne, Germany. Interestingly, the new Bonneville T100 gets the powertrain from the Street Twin while the frame...

  • Bolero leads the way in Mahindra's September sales leap

    Posted on : Sunday 16th of October 2016
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    The Bolero SUV has helped Mahindra and Mahindra's utility segment to power ahead in terms of September sales, as the last month's figures reveal. The carmaker sold 5,744 units of the Bolero in September 2016, up from 4,841 units sold in August. This shows an 18 per cent month-on-month growth and 2.8 per cent year-on-year sales increase for the brand. This result also means the Bolero is now the best-seller vehicle for Mahindra. Overall sales of Mahindra's passenger vehicles, including Bolero, Scorpio, XUV500, Verito and X...

  • Honda might introduce the 5th generation CR-V early next year in India

    Posted on : Saturday 15th of October 2016
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    The Honda CR-V has pretty much been the segment starter in India when it comes to successful soft roaders. The current Honda CR-V has been in the market for almost three years now and failed to match the success of its predecessor for a multitude of reasons. For starters the looks were too bland and did not really go with a butch SUV image. Then there was the engine. With no diesel option available, the CR-V just did not manage to find enough takers. Honda has just introduced the 5th generation CR-V which promises to change its fortunes ...

  • Skoda Kodiaq UK prices announced; starts at Rs 17.53 lakh on-road

    Posted on : Saturday 15th of October 2016
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    Skoda has announced UK prices for the all-new Kodiaq ahead of its showroom debut early next year. The full-size luxury SUV will start from £21,495 (Rs 17.52 lakh) on-road and will be available in four trim levels, five engine options, two and four-wheel drive and a choice of manual or DSG gearboxes. In all, 24 different variants will be on offer. The range includes three trims; S, SE and SE L along with a new celebration Edition grade. Starting with the entry-level S variant, the car gets LED daytime running lights, 17-inch alloy w...

  • Lexus To Debut In India With 3 New Models

    Posted on : Friday 14th of October 2016
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    It’s been a long time coming but the Lexus luxury car brand reportedly seems to be finally closing in on its Indian debut. And if speculations are to be believed, the Toyota-owned automaker will get the ball rolling in the country with three new models – the RX SUV, the ES sedan and the RC-F coupe. The Japanese manufacturer could also bring the hybrid version of the ES sedan, which was originally built on the popular Toyota Camry platform, on Indian shores. The car is expected to be priced under the Rs 1 crore price mark, acc...

  • 2017 World Car Of The Year: Baleno And India-Bound Ignis Nominated

    Posted on : Friday 14th of October 2016
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    The Japanese automaker Suzuki has announced that two of its offerings – the Baleno and Ignis – will be competing in the 2017 World Car of the Year awards (WCOTY). Both the vehicles will be competing with six other new rivals in a brand new category – Urban Car – in the 2017 WCOTY. The India-made Ford KA+ (second generation Ford Figo) is also one of the competitors in this category. For a vehicle to qualify in the World Urban Car category, first and foremost, it must be less than four metre in length. Additionally,...

  • Kawasaki Z800 Special Edition launched in India at Rs 7.5 lakh

    Posted on : Thursday 13th of October 2016
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    Celebrating 120 years of existence, Kawasaki has launched a special edition Z800 in India. Though the company's first motorcycle was introduced in the 1960s, the brand, which was started with Kawasaki Heavy Industries, has completed 12 decades. The special edition bike gets a unique limited edition livery which comprises of blue, white and red graphics on a black paint scheme, which makes it stand apart from the standard Kawasaki Z800. The company is not charging any additional cost for this special edition paint scheme and it comes with...

  • Maruti To Bring New Alto To Counter Renault Kwid Success

    Posted on : Thursday 13th of October 2016
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    Maruti Suzuki India Limited had been the undisputed king of the small car market over the years, until the past 12 months or so  And in the wake of this increasing competition, India’s largest carmaker is reportedly setting sights on launching an all-new Alto within the next three years. Internally called the Y1K, the project is already underway, according to Economic Times. The new car is likely to be launched by the festive season of 2019 and it will be the most expressive Alto one has seen till date and may even sport a cro...

  • Mahindra TUV300 Now Comes With Dual Tone Colour Scheme

    Posted on : Thursday 13th of October 2016
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    With the festive season beginning, carmakers are coming up with limited editions, special editions, facelifts and all-new models of their cars. To present buyers with a flurry of choices, Mahindra & Mahindra has also jumped in with the introduction of a new dual tone colour scheme of its sub 4-metre SUV, the TUV 300.  Speaking of the new exterior shade, it will be a combination of a silver body shell and black roof, blackened side pillars and dual tone front and rear bumpers. It will be introduced on the T8 101PS manual variant....

  • Renault Recalls 50,000 Units Of The Kwid

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of October 2016
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    French auto major Renault is recalling an estimated 50,000 units of its best selling entry level small car Kwid in India to rectify a faulty fuel system and add a hose clip. Renault India is conducting a pre-emptive and voluntary inspection of select 0.8 L variants (800cc) of Kwid that were produced up to May 18, 2016 from October 2015. "As a proactive measure, a fuel hose clip will be added to these select cars along with the evaluation of overall functionality of the fuel system to mitigate any potential disruption of fuel supply,...

  • Volkswagen Polo ALLSTAR Unveiled Ahead Of Festive Season

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of October 2016
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    With the addition of the new edition of the Polo hatchback on its website, Volkswagen has unveiled the Polo ALLSTAR in the Indian market. Except a few added bits from the Ameo, it remains a standard Polo, both inside and out. In fact, the Polo ALLSTAR can pretty much be called an 'Ameo without a boot'. It even comes in the Blue Silk colour which was launched in the Ameo. The Polo ALLSTAR will continue to rival the likes of the Maruti Baleno, Honda Jazz and the Hyundai Elite i20. Let's have a detailed look at the car to see what a...

  • Hyundai Tucson Launch Delayed

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of October 2016
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    The Hyundai Tucson's launch – which was supposed to happen on October 24, ahead of Diwali – has been deferred. Now, the much-anticipated SUV’s release date is believed to have been shifted to sometime before the end of this year. However, the bookings for the Tucson have already commenced at select dealerships, though unofficially The South Korean automaker didn’t reveal any specific reason for the delay. However, we feel that the real reason might be the recently launched Elantra, since a few of the variants ...

  • Ford EcoSport Signature Edition launched at Rs 10.39 lakh

    Posted on : Tuesday 11th of October 2016
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    As part of preparations for the upcoming festive season, Ford has introduced a Signature edition of its EcoSport at Rs 10.39 lakh (on-road, Delhi). The special edition is based on the sub-four-metre compact SUV’s Black Edition Titanium variant that was launched earlier this year. It gets cosmetic changes and extra features, all of which add Rs 38,000 to the on-road price of the Black Edition of the EcoSport. Changes to the exteriors come in the form of bumper appliques, blacked-out cross bars on the roof rails and ‘EcoSport&r...

  • Jeep To Revive Grand Wagoneer Globally

    Posted on : Monday 10th of October 2016
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    Jeep is reportedly reviving the Grand Wagoneer nameplate and it will be the range-topping SUV for the brand, sitting above the Grand Cherokee. The Grand Wagoneer was discontinued in the late 90s. The all-new version of the SUV will be rivaling primarily against the Land Rover Range Rover, along with other SUVs such as the Porsche Cayenne, the BMW X5, the Audi Q7, among others. The Grand Wagoneer is most likely to come in 2018 as a 2019 year model. Jeep has officially entered the Indian market with the introduction of the Grand Cherokee a...

  • Tata Hexa To Launch In January

    Posted on : Sunday 9th of October 2016
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    Tata's first venture into the premium space didn't garner quite as many numbers as they were hoping. The automaker is looking at turning things around with the Hexa, and their formula seems to be simple - Turn the heat up a notch. Reports suggest that the crossover will grace Tata showroom floors from the second week of January. Details about bookings remain unknown at the moment but are expected to start around the same time. Let's get a quick recap of what's on offer: The Hexa looks imposing and intimidating and houses ...

  • Aston Martin DB11 showcased, bookings open

    Posted on : Sunday 9th of October 2016
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    Aston Martin has showcased their latest arrival, the V12 DB11 in India. The bookings are already open and the deliveries are expected to start from November. The V12 DB11 comes with a price tag of Rs 4.27 crore ex-showroom India and if you book one now, you will have to wait till 2017 to drive one home. The Aston Martin DB11 is the first amongst the all new Aston Martins, seven models of which are slated to launch over the next seven years. The James Bond’s favourite car is a looker and comes with all LED cat-eyed headlamps. The si...

  • Top 3 accessories for the 2016 Honda Brio

    Posted on : Saturday 8th of October 2016
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    Honda recently launched the refreshed Brio for the Indian market. The facelifted hatchback is available with a suite of customisation options and official accessories from the manufacturer. Also, rather than choosing a bunch of accessories one by one, customers have the choice of opting for combo kits as well. The prices for the same will soon be available at different dealerships. Since you might be spoilt for choice with the long list of accessories, we are listing some of the noteworthy features that will be essential for your new hat...

  • Caterham and Harrods build a special edition Seven

    Posted on : Saturday 8th of October 2016
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    Everyone knows that the Caterham ‘Seven’ isn’t exactly famous for being luxurious. It can be quick and fun to drive, but one wouldn’t factor ‘being luxurious’ tagged to this car as it is just a bare basic vehicle. Well, that’s until now. Bent on changing this opinion, Caterham has reportedly teamed up with London’s department store, ‘Harrods’, to build a special edition Seven, which the brand believes will be the most luxurious Seven that’s ever been put together. It will ...

  • Hyundai Elantra Receives 1,100 Bookings Since Launch

    Posted on : Saturday 8th of October 2016
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    Hyundai had earned a name for itself in India with smaller offerings beginning with the Santro. The Korean manufacturer further built on this reputation with the likes of the Grand i10 as the years rolled; but since the past 12-18 months, it has been breaking new grounds with more premium products like the Creta SUV. And its latest premium sedan, the Elantra has helped strengthen its reputation further as a premium carmaker, by receiving a sizeable number of reservations since its launch in August. The car has received bookings of more t...

  • Nissan Introduces Terrano With 6-Speed AMT At Rs 13.75 lakh; Pre-Bookings Start

    Posted on : Friday 7th of October 2016
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    Nissan has finally given a much-required update to its compact SUV, the Terrano. The Japanese automaker has also started accepting pre-bookings for the same with a payment of Rs 25,000, while deliveries will start later this month. The highlight of the 2016 Terrano is the availability of an automatic option – six-speed AMT – which will be available in the price range Rs 13.75 – 13.85 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The six-speed AMT, which Nissan dubs ‘6-Speed Advanced Auto Drive’, will come exclusively with the ...

  • Vitara Brezza Crosses 50,000 Sales Milestone

    Posted on : Thursday 6th of October 2016
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    It’s been a month of new milestones for Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL). After registering record sales in the month gone by, the country’s largest carmaker also closed in on a remarkable 50 per cent market share. What’s more? The company also witnessed its Baleno hatchback breach the 1 lakh sales mark and the Vitara Brezza has now added the icing on the cake by selling half a lakh units. Most notably, it took Maruti’s first sub-4 metre SUV only seven months since its launch in March earlier this year, to achieve t...

  • Jaguar F-Pace Prices Announced; To Be Launched On October 20

    Posted on : Thursday 6th of October 2016
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    Things have been looking rosy for the British carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) India ever since the takeover by Tata Motors. And the transition can now be witnessed in the form of the company’s first performance SUV – the Jaguar F-Pace – the prices of which were announced ahead of its October 20 launch, on Thursday. To be sold as a CBU, the F-Pace will start at a price of Rs 68.4 lakh for the base 2.0-litre diesel 'Pure' variant; going all the way up to Rs 1.12 crore (both prices ex-showroom, Delhi) for the 3.0-...

  • New Honda Accord Set To Launch On October 25; To Be Imported As CBU

    Posted on : Thursday 6th of October 2016
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    Honda Cars India is all set to launch its premium luxury sedan – the new Accord – on October 25, 2016. The new-generation sedan has now grown in terms of design and performance. Showcased at this year’s Delhi Auto Expo, the vehicle is likely to be offered with only a hybrid option. The new Accord will be imported as a CBU (completely built unit) in the country. Powering the sedan will be a 2.0-litre i-VTEC petrol motor linked to two electric motors, generating 198PS of max power and 300Nm of peak torque. Moreover, a ded...

  • Hyundai Issues Recall For 7,657 Eon Models In India

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of October 2016
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    Hyundai has issued a voluntary recall for its entry level hatchback, the Eon. 7,657 units of the Eon manufactured in January 2015 are subjected to this recall. The reason why this recall is taking place is that the clutch cable could be damaging the battery cable and has to be inspected. This inspection and a possible replacement of the battery cable will be free of cost for the owner. The statement from Hyundai reads, "Hyundai Motor India will voluntarily recall 7657 number of Eon cars in India manufactured between 1st January 2015...

  • Maruti Suzuki Baleno Cruises Past 1 Lakh Sales

    Posted on : Tuesday 4th of October 2016
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    Maruti Suzuki’s latest popular car, the Baleno, has created yet another record by zipping past the one lakh sales mark in less than a year. The premium hatch is being exported to more than 100 countries and the demand is only seeing an upward trend. The Japanese carmaker always lacked a car in the premium hatchback space and the growing popularity of the Elite i20 (clocking nearly 10k sales per month) encouraged the company to join the bandwagon. The introduction of the Baleno in October last year mainly attracted new buyers and Sw...

  • Paris Motor Show: Renault Trezor Concept Unveiled; Showcases Future Design Cues

    Posted on : Tuesday 4th of October 2016
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    The French auto-giant, Renault, has revealed an all-electric grand tourer concept at the ongoing 2016 Mondial De L’Automobile aka the Paris Motor Show. The zero-emission GT concept flaunts design cues which could be seen in future models from Renault. According to Renault, the Trezor is a worthy successor of the 2010 DeZir concept. The Trezor is the brainchild of Renault’s design boss Laurens van den Acker. According to him, the Trezor’s styling has been inspired by the latest models from Renault – the new M&eacut...

  • 2016 Paris Motor Show: Maruti Suzuki Ignis showcased

    Posted on : Monday 3rd of October 2016
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    The Indian imminent Maruti Suzuki Ignis was showcased at the Paris Motor Show. The car at the show was the production ready European-spec model and was slightly different from the one which will be available to us. It will go on sale in the European market early next year. Powering the European version will be a 1.2-litre Dualjet (K12C) engine producing 89bhp and 115Nm, which can be found in the Euro-spec Baleno and Swift. With an SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) system the power will be sent to front wheels through a five-speed man...

  • Volkswagen launches Ameo diesel, price starts at Rs 6.33 lakh

    Posted on : Sunday 2nd of October 2016
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    New Delhi: German automaker Volkswagen Friday launched in India the diesel variant of its compact sedan Ameo, priced between Rs 6.33 lakh and Rs 9.31 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The company, which had earlier this year launched the petrol version of the vehicle priced between Rs 5.24 lakh and Rs 7.05 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), Friday started accepting bookings for the 1.5 litre diesel engine Ameo. The compact sedan, which has been developed specifically for the Indian market, is the German auto major's first ever sub 4-metre sedan. ...

  • Paris Motor Show: Audi RS 3 Sedan Unveiled, Produces 405PS!

    Posted on : Saturday 1st of October 2016
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    For performance car enthusiasts, the time has come to rejoice as Audi has unveiled the more powerful version of its A3, the RS 3 at the ongoing 2016 Paris Motor Show. It now becomes the first Audi sedan to get the ‘RS’ treatment after the last generation of the Audi RS 4. Moreover, the German carmaker claims that the RS 3 is the most powerful saloon on earth featuring a five-cylinder engine. It generates a massive 405PS of power. Expected to go on sale in the UK by mid-2017, the powerful Audi gets the same engine as seen in t...

  • Paris Motor Show: 2017 SsangYong Rexton Final Concept Revealed

    Posted on : Friday 30th of September 2016
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    SsangYong has revealed the final concept of the upcoming 2017 Rexton (codenamed Y400) at the ongoing 2017 Paris Motor Show. The concept is christened the ‘LIV-2’ concept which, according to the South Korean automaker, is an abbreviation of 'Limitless Interface Vehicle'. The LIV-2 is an iteration of the LIV-1 concept, which was showcased at the Seoul Motor Show in 2013, and is a good indication of how the all-new Rexton will look like. The Y400 – aka the 2017 Rexton – will be launched next year in the Europ...

  • Paris Motor Show: BMW Shows Off X2 Concept

    Posted on : Friday 30th of September 2016
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    There's a new X in town! Well, not really, it is just a concept as of now. Nonetheless, say hello to the X2 concept that BMW showcased at the Paris Motor Show. It looks well on its way to full-scale production in the not so distant future, and if the name wasn't a dead giveaway, it will slot in between the baby X1 and the X3. The X2 would have ideally looked like a scaled-down X6, but surprisingly that isn't the case this time round. The ingredients are exactly the same, incorporating the low-slung coupe stance with the high-...

  • Euro NCAP awards 5-star rating to E-Class

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of September 2016
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    Mercedes-Benz E-Class Saloon achieved a full five-star Euro NCAP rating. The German saloon achieved 95 and 90 per cent in occupant and child safety respectively, 77 per cent in pedestrian protection and 62 per cent in safety assistance. All these results were better than the NCAP’s cut-off for a five-star rating. The E-Class Saloon moreover, achieved two Euro NCAP 'Advanced' awards for Pre Safe and Attention Assist. Owing to the safety aids like the ‘Attention Assist’ and ‘Active Brake Assist’ as sta...

  • 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee To Make European Debut At 2016 Paris Motor Show

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of September 2016
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    Jeep will unveil the updated 2017 versions of the Grand Cherokee – Summit and SRT – at the upcoming Paris Motor Show this week. The cars made their world debut at this year’s New York Motor Show in March; and this will be the 2017 Summit and the SRT variants’ first appearance on the other side of the Atlantic (EMEA region). Speaking of the changes, the new version of the Summit comes with a subtly updated front fascia, with elements such as a redesigned bumper with LED foglamps. The headlamps flanking Jeep's s...

  • New Hyundai Tucson To Launch On October 24; Bookings To Start Soon

    Posted on : Wednesday 28th of September 2016
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    Showcased at this year’s Delhi Auto Expo, new Hyundai Tucson is all set to launch in the country on October 24, 2016. Keeping its promise made during the expo, to launch the premium SUV this year, Hyundai’s timing has been spot on. At a time when the festive season will be at its peak, the Tucson’s launch is likely to give the South Korean automaker the much needed thrust. Additionally, the newly found love for SUVs among buyers is also expected to bring smiles at the Hyundai outlets.  Moreover, some of the Mumbai ...

  • India-Bound S-Cross Facelift Goes On Sale In The UK

    Posted on : Wednesday 28th of September 2016
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    The S-Cross facelift, which was revealed globally in the month of July 2016, has gone on sale in the UK. The crossover is known as the “SX4 S-Cross” in the European market and the updated version is priced at £14,999 (approximately Rs 12.92 lakh). This mid-life update of the second generation SX4 S-Cross came after three years of its introduction in the European market (October 2013). However, the S-Cross was introduced in the Indian market in August 2015 and the facelift is expected to be launched here in 2017.  ...

  • Honda Accord Hybrid launching in India on 25 October, Bookings open

    Posted on : Tuesday 27th of September 2016
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    The Japanese automaker Honda is all ready to launch its much-awaited sedan, the Honda Accord Hybrid on 25th October. This will mark the Accord’s return in the Indian market after it had been withdrawn from the market in 2014. The all new Honda Accord Hybrid will be driven by a four-cylinder Atkinson Cycle i-VTEC with a 2.0-litre capacity. It is coupled with two electric motors that is mated to an E-CVT transmission along with a lithium-ion 1.3 kilowatt battery pack. It is expected that the electric and petrol engines combined will ...

  • Volkswagen to launch the Ameo diesel on 27th September

    Posted on : Monday 26th of September 2016
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    The Ameo was VW’s answer to the burgeoning entry level sedan segment. However owing to the increase in the demand for petrol’s, the Ameo was launched in petrol trim only. A diesel offering however, is important to get the desired numbers. The power-plant expected is the same 1.5 litre diesel that does duty in the current Polo and the Vento, however it will be substantially updated with a larger turbocharger which should bump up the power. Furthermore, expect the car to fully meet and surpass emission norms too. The Ameo l...

  • Peugeot reveals SUV lineup for Paris 2016

    Posted on : Sunday 25th of September 2016
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    Peugeot, who is India bound in 2018, has revealed a list of SUVs that it is bringing to the upcoming 2016 Paris Motor Show. This list comprises the 2008 compact, 3008 C-segment SUV as well as the much larger 5008. Also in attendance will be their 3008 DKR which will be their competitor for the 2017 Dakar rally. The 2008 is the French automaker’s compact SUV. At just over 4 metres, it has space for five and is offered with a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol as well as 1.6-litre diesel in various states of tune. The former can be had wi...

  • Audi unveils TT S line competition

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of September 2016
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    If you thought that the TT Coupe and the TT Roadster were sporty, then Audi is all set to raise your expectations through their recently unveiled limited edition TT S line competition. Prices are expected to start at Euros 41,940 (Rs 31.40 lakh) for the coupe, and Euros 44,340 (Rs 33.20 lakh) for the roadster. To be made available in Europe by the end of 2016, this edition comes with an array of striking details, both for the exterior and interior. While the ‘Singleframe’ grille, front splitter, door mirrors, rear diffuser, a...

  • Fiat Avventura Urban Cross launched in India at Rs 6.85 lakh

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of September 2016
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    Fiat has launched the Avventura Urban Cross in the Indian market for a launch price of Rs 6.85 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).  It is available across three variants - two diesel and petrol, of which the latter is an Abarth spec vehicle. Bookings began a week ago and deliveries for the car will take place in October. Fiat had unveiled the Urban Cross at the 2016 Auto Expo in concept form and the production vehicle has not strayed too far away. Based on the Avventura hatchover, this new car gets a chrome-laced grille and LED DRLs. The side...

  • Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman Guard Limo Revealed

    Posted on : Friday 23rd of September 2016
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    Mercedes-Benz has revealed the armoured version of the S600 Pullman limousine online. The armoured version is known as the 'S600 Pullman Guard' and will have its public debut at the upcoming 2016 Paris Motor Show. The Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman Guard will be priced at 1.4 million Euros (Rs 10.45 crore) in Germany with taxes, and initial deliveries will take place in the second half of 2017. Speaking with respect to India, Mercedes-Benz introduced the Guard version of the stock Maybach S600 at Rs 10.5 crore (ex-showroom, New Delhi)...

  • Mahindra Recalls Second-Gen Scorpio And NuvoSport

    Posted on : Friday 23rd of September 2016
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    Mahindra & Mahindra has recalled the second-generation Scorpio and the recently launched NuvoSport sub-4m SUV in the country. The exact number of SUVs recalled are not known, however, the company is recalling vehicles manufactured until June 2016 since their launch. The country’s leading utility manufacturer will recall the vehicles “for a pro-active inspection of fluid hose.”  “As an endeavour to ensure a hassle free experience for its customers, the company is proactively carrying out this activity,&rdq...

  • Audi A5 and S5 Sportback imported to India before world debut

    Posted on : Thursday 22nd of September 2016
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    Audi has imported the upcoming A5 and S5 Sportback to India for homologation. This is just weeks before the global debut of these models. Both the A5 and S5 Sportback are due for an official unveiling, which is scheduled next month at the Paris Motor Show. So, while we get an official word from Audi, we took a look at the import data. It shows that the carmaker’s Indian counterpart has brought the 35 TDI version of the A5. This comes powered by a 2.0-litre diesel mill, good to churn out 187bhp of power and 400Nm of torque. On the t...

  • GM Announces Electric Chevrolet Bolt Prices To Challenge Tesla

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of September 2016
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    General Motors made the next big move in the global electric car space by announcing the price of the Chevrolet Beat electric vehicle in the US at around Rs 20 lakh (under $30,000). Unveiled at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the car will be ‘available at select dealerships in late 2016’. The least expensive Bolt will start at $37,495 (Rs 25.1 lakh) before taking into account a $7,500 (Rs 5 lakh) federal tax credit which, GM said, means it would sell for $29,995. At this price, the car would be almost $...

  • Renault to export India-made Kwid to Nepal

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of September 2016
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    Renault has witnessed manifold increase in sales in the country and has emerged as a strong brand. The company’s India facility is a major export hub and moving forward it will now begin Kwid exports to Nepal as well. Recently, the company had also introduced the Duster in Nepal, thereby marking its entry with its two strong selling models.    With plans to expand its presence in the SAARC region, Renault has collaborated with Vishal Group which own the state-of- the-art showroom facility named Advanced Automobiles Pvt. L...

  • Fiat to conduct loyalty camp between 19th and 25th September

    Posted on : Monday 19th of September 2016
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    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles India has just announced that their second nationwide loyalty camp (this year) will happen between 19th and 25th September. Fiat customers can avail of this service camp that will be conducted at all Fiat authorised dealerships on these dates, and is primarily organised to reach out to their customer base across India. So what’s in it for you? Customers can take advantage of the camp to get access to a variety of benefits like special discounts of up to 15 per cent on spare parts, 15 per cent discount on l...

  • Volkswagen fallout: Real-time random emission tests for on-road vehicles from 2020

    Posted on : Monday 19th of September 2016
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    The government will introduce real-time random emission tests for on-road vehicles from 2020 to prevent a repeat of the Volkswagen emission scandal. German auto giant Volkswagen had last year admitted to fitting 11 million of its vehicles with a software "defeat device" that manipulated emission tests. At present, India has no rule for emission tests of on-road vehicles, which are only tested in laboratory condition before they hit the road. The government aims to usher in real-time .. The road transport and highways minist...

  • Mahindra Verito Vibe Production Stopped

    Posted on : Sunday 18th of September 2016
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    Virtually drilling a final nail in its coffin, Mahindra & Mahindra has reportedly suspended the production of its sole small car in the country, the Verito Vibe. The hatchback has performed miserably in the market and it was only a matter of time that the car was taken off the production lines. No production of the Vibe has taken place in this financial year, according to Business Standard, as the domestic carmaker has sold a paltry 32 units of the car in the first five months of the current financial year. In fact, the Verito Vibe h...

  • All-New Euro-Spec Honda Civic Hatchback Unveiled

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of September 2016
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    The car will feature 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engines along with a 1.6-litre diesel motor in the UK. Honda has unveiled the European version of the next generation Civic hatchback via an internet reveal. Notably, the Civic hatchback’s American version debuted about a month ago, giving us a fair idea of the car’s aesthetics. The Euro-spec car will be showcased at the upcoming 2016 Paris Motor Show.   The car will get an all-new 1.0-litre turbocharged inline three-cylinder petrol motor which will...

  • Volvo India To Float Hybrid Powertrains Across Entire Range

    Posted on : Friday 16th of September 2016
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    With the objective of addressing growing concerns over India’s fight with pollution and its adverse impact on the automobile industry, the Indian arm of Swedish carmaker Volvo is planning to float plug-in hybrid powertrains across its range. “Volvo has the capability of launching its entire range in plug-in hybrid version. India will look to launch all the plug-in hybrid variants of the car line portfolio relevant to the market here, which will be launched globally over the next 4-5 years,” said Volvo Auto India managin...

  • Jaguar F-Pace India Launch In October

    Posted on : Monday 12th of September 2016
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    Jaguar’s 2016 product offensive in India is concluding on a strong note towards the end of this year. Earlier this month, we got you word that JLR is set to launch the new XF in October, and now, our sources tell us that the F-Pace will be launched in the same month. This, of course, does raise the possibility of both models being launched simultaneously, though the F-Pace’s launch is expected in the third week of October. Jaguar’s first SUV has already been listed on the automaker’s Indian website for a while now...

  • Audi Q2 expected to attract buyers looking to downsize

    Posted on : Monday 12th of September 2016
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    Audi’s Q2, with a starting price tag of 22,900 Euros (Rs 17.20 lakh), is being targeted at customers with larger Merc and BMW cars, who are looking to downsize their vehicles. Audi is also confident that their smallest and cheapest SUV can compete with the likes of the luxury compact vehicles such as the BMW 1 Series hatchback or Mercedes’ GLA. With the combination of agile handling, compact dimensions, and superior infotainment options, Audi claims this SUV will attract buyers seeking a compact SUV for convenience reasons, w...

  • Lamborghini Huracan Avio To Be Launched On September 22

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of September 2016
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    India's best-selling supercar marquee, Lamborghini, is all set to introduce a special edition of the Huracan. Limited to just 250 units worldwide, the 'Avio' brings a unique aviation-inspired theme to the baby Lambo. The Avio wears a special livery inspired by the 'prestigious history of aeronautical engineering', says Lamborghini. Customers can choose from five new colours, that include three different shades of grey, a matte blue and a matte green. It also gets a super cool set of offset racing stripes, some contras...

  • Jeep India Inaugurates Its First Dealership In Ahmedabad

    Posted on : Friday 9th of September 2016
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    Jeep has kicked off with retail sales in India, with the inauguration of their first dealership in the country. Located in the bustling metro of Ahmedabad, the 'destination store' as Jeep likes to call it, is spread over 7,400 square-feet. The store is first of 10 the American brand plans on opening in 2016. Cities in line to get Jeep dealerships this year include Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kochi, Chandigarh and New Delhi. Notably, Jeep kick-started its after sales operations, by inaugurating a massive 12,000 square-f...

  • Bentley Unveils 635PS Flying Spur W12 S!

    Posted on : Friday 9th of September 2016
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    If you have ever shied away from a Bentley because it couldn't go faster than 200mph, well, you have no excuse now. The Flying Spur W12 S places itself squarely at the top of the range and is the first car with the Flying B to break the 200mph (322kmph) barrier, with a rated top speed of 202mph (325kmph). This would've been a fairly straightforward exercise if we were talking about a stripped out, performance-focussed lightweight vehicle. But the W12 S does things with a hint of arrogance that only a Bentley can pull off. Let'...

  • Honda Accord Bookings Begin; Car To Launch In October

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of September 2016
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    The premium luxury sedans aren't going down without a fight! The full-sized executive saloon segment had witnessed a steady slump in sales over the years, but has picked up fairly well with the launch of the new Toyota Camry Hybrid and the new Skoda Superb. Japanese automaker Honda is keen to cash in on this trend with its flagship for India – the Accord. Honda showcased the saloon in all its glory at the 2016 Auto Expo and confirmed its plans of subsequently launching the vehicle in the same year. At the launch of a dealership...

  • Porsche Launches Macan Turbo With Performance Package At Rs 1.40 Crore

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of September 2016
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    The German automaker’s baby-SUV has just received a new range-topper with introduction of the 'Performance Package' equipped Macan Turbo at a price of Rs 1.40 crore (ex-showroom, Maharashtra). Let’s take a look at what’s new. The Performance Package begins by uprating the Macan Turbo’s 3.6-litre, twin-turbo V6 petrol engine. Power output goes up from 400PS to 440PS, while the peak torque goes up from 550Nm to a chunky 600Nm. The result? 0-100kmph comes up in 4.4 seconds (0.4 quicker than the standard Turbo...

  • Tata Motors Rallies For Eighth Day, Hits Fresh 52-Week High

    Posted on : Wednesday 7th of September 2016
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    Tata Motors shares jumped as much as 2 per cent on Wednesday to hit a fresh 52-week high of Rs 598.40 after the automaker bagged orders for over 5,000 buses from 25 state/city transport undertakings across the country. Tata Motors said this order was more than 80 per cent higher compared to last year's order. With today's gains Tata Motors shares have rallied nearly 19 per cent in last eight trading sessions, following its better-than-estimated revenues for the April-June quarter. Tata Motors also reported strong JLR sale...

  • Audi SQ7 To Launch Soon; To Be Priced Around Rs 1 Cr

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of September 2016
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    The performance variant of Audi's hot-selling luxury SUV, the SQ7 is finally making its way to India. Sources suggest that the SUV will be launched in the coming months. The asking price is expected to hover around the Rs 1 crore mark, ex-showroom. At that price, we think it makes for a fantastic buying proposition. What you get over and above a standard Q7 are a few visual tweaks on the outside and a monster under the bonnet. The 3.0-litre motor is given the boot for a 4.0-litre V8 engine that belts out a massive 435PS of power and ...

  • Hyundai Reveals Next-Generation Verna

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of September 2016
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    Hyundai has revealed the next-generation Verna at the ongoing 2016 Chengdu Motor Show in China. The vehicle is expected to go on sale in China in the coming months and will be introduced in India in 2017. As seen in its concept version, the 2017 Verna has adopted Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language. The real estate at the front is dominated by a large hexagonal grille, much like in the recently launched Hyundai Elantra.Unlike the Elantra, the headlights flanking the grille in the new Verna are placed closer to the grill...

  • All-New Jaguar XF India Launch In October

    Posted on : Monday 5th of September 2016
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    The new Jaguar XF was revealed in March this year with a public debut at the New York Motor Show. The executive sedan has since been spotted testing in India with rumoured launch dates being announced by multiple publications. Our source from Jaguar Land Rover has now confirmed that JLR will be launching the new XF in India in the first week of October. An official announcement can be expected in the next two weeks. Jaguar’s mid-range 4-door sedan is based on JLR’s aluminium intensive architecture that sees its weight go down...

  • Hyundai Elantra gets 405 bookings within 8 days of launch

    Posted on : Monday 5th of September 2016
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    Hyundai launched the all-new Elantra for the Indian market on August 23 and priced it at Rs 12.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). They had announced during the launch that they planned to sell around 350 units a month which would allow then to capture 35 per cent of the segment. However, it looks like their fortunes with car are already going in the right direction as they have, within the first 8 days, got 405 bookings and 7,817 enquires for the D-segment sedan. This is sixth generation globally but the third for the Indian market. The car sp...

  • Porsche Macan Turbo now available with a Performance Pack

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of September 2016
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    Until the time Porsche comes up with a Turbo S variant on the Macan, the carmaker will offer a Performance Package for those buyers who are adamant about sporting more power on their Macan Turbo. It is purely available on order for 10,445 USD (Rs 6.97 lakh). So what’s new about the Performance Package? Porsche claims that this package bumps up the power over the Turbo model (400bhp and 550Nm) by an additional 40bhp and 49Nm of torque. The car maker claims that the 440bhp coupled with 600Nm of torque helps the 3.6-litre V6 in the Ma...

  • Renault India clocks highest ever monthly sales this August

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of September 2016
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    Backed by the huge sales of the entry-level Kwid hatchback, Renault India has managed to record their highest ever monthly sales last month. The company has registered a growth of 227 per cent over last year's figures. The manufacturer has sold 86,835 vehicles in the period from January to August this year. The same time last year, the carmaker had sold 26,559 units. Apart from this cumulative sales figure, Renault sold 12,972 units in August 2016 as compared to 1,527 units sold last year. This is an over eight-fold jump in the car s...

  • Official: Nissan GT-R Pre-Bookings Open In India

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of September 2016
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    Yay, it’s Godzilla! Unless you’re a petrol-head, it’s likely that you don’t get why we’re excited about a monster, but for those in the know, there’s plenty of reason to rejoice. Nissan India has officially started accepting pre-bookings for the R35 GT-R, with the exotic car shamer ready to hit Indian shores by the end of 2016. The new GT-R was unveiled at the New York International Auto Show in March this year with the outgoing edition showcased at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo just a few weeks prior. Now,...

  • Skoda unveils India-bound Kodiaq SUV

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of September 2016
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    Skoda has taken the wraps off its new Kodiaq SUV at a function in Berlin. This is the second SUV from the Czech automaker and will slot in alongside the Superb sedan as an alternative body style in the D-segment. It was showcased at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show as the Vision S concept and will go on sale in early 2017. The production version also made an appearance, albeit camouflaged, at the 2016 Tour De France.  Named after a species of brown bear, the Kodiaq is 4.70 metres long. It has seating capacity for five but can be had with ...

  • Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Unveiled; India Debut Likely

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of September 2016
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    Yet another nutter from Mercedes' tuning division sees light of day. The automaker has added an AMG variant to the GLC Coupe. Simply called the Mercedes-AMG GLC43, this hot SUV could well be on its way to India. Instead of a big, fire-breathing V8, the GLC43 gets a smaller, environmentalist-approved 3.0-litre, twin turbo V6. The engine produces a respectable 367PS of power and 520Nm of torque, that is enough to propel it from 0-100 in a shade under five seconds. Power is channeled to all four wheels, courtesy the 4MATIC all-wheel-dri...

  • Hyundai reveals the new i10 for the international market

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of September 2016
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    Hyundai Motors has revealed the second-generation i10 hatchback for the international market. The Korean automaker will showcase the production ready model at the Paris Motor Show 2016. The new i10 which is designed, developed and produced in Europe will get fresh design and feature upgrades, while mechanically it will continue to be powered by existing engine options.  Going by pictures, the new Hyundai i10 will sport a revised front in the form of a new bumper, cascading grille with new round LED daytime running lights at the edge...

  • Mercedes-AMG’s F1-engined hypercar in the works

    Posted on : Wednesday 31st of August 2016
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    To commemorate AMG’s 50th anniversary, Mercedes and AMG are believed to be hard at work to roll out a mid-engined hypercar. Last weekend, sources within the company revealed that this hypercar is in the final stages of design, post which the engineering development will begin. The Merc-AMG F1 team has been on a high of late, and their ultimate quest to be invincible looks obvious from the thought process behind this hypercar. Power to the wheels will be supplied by the same 1.6-litre bi-turbo V6 engine which also finds its way into...

  • Skoda Kodiaq Interior Revealed!

    Posted on : Wednesday 31st of August 2016
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    Now ahead of a new car’s launch, we usually expect a lot to be left to the imagination. However, it looks like Skoda can’t hold back its excitement about the Kodiaq and after giving us a teaser of the exterior, here come some images detailing the SUV’s cabin. As you’d expect, there are a few elements shared between the Kodiaq and Superb, but there’s enough distinction in the layout to give the SUV’s cabin a personality of its own. The 3-spoke steering wheel features gloss black and dull silver touches ...

  • 2017 Range Rover Evoque to get Ingenium diesel engine

    Posted on : Tuesday 30th of August 2016
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    The Range Rover Evoque is the hallmark for styling amongst modern SUVs and the diesel-only compact urban SUV from the British carmaker is set to get a new heart – the latest 2.0-litre Ingenium series of engines. The Range Rover Evoque has been Land Rover’s bestseller globally and contributes to a large chunk of sales in India. The Ingenium series of 2.0-litre diesel engines are lighter and more efficient as compared to the 2.2-litre mill while offering more torque and better driveability. Just like the new Discovery Sport, th...

  • Nissan to launch Terrano AMT soon

    Posted on : Tuesday 30th of August 2016
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    Renault recently introduced the Easy-R AMT gearbox in the new Duster’s RxL and RxZ variants. The Nissan Terrano built on a similar platform will also soon be offered with the similar Easy-R AMT transmission system. Along with boosting sales, the new upgrade will help Nissan stay abreast with competition. The Nissan Terrano is available in petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol variant is powered by a 1.6-litre petrol engine which generates 104bhp of power and 145Nm of torque, while its diesel variant is powered by a 1.5-litre...

  • Tata Motors raids counterfeit product manufacturers and dealers

    Posted on : Monday 29th of August 2016
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    To ensure customers safety, Tata Motors has carried out raids across 19 locations in the country to curb sales of counterfeit products. This exercise was conducted by the company as part of their campaign against spurious spare parts which was started in 2012-13. The raids have been conducted on 19 spurious Tata parts manufacturers and duplicate packaging suppliers across the country. The exercise ended resulting in identifying five manufacturers of counterfeit parts, packaging materials and stickers. The company has filed FIRs against a...

  • Limited edition Lotus Elise 250 sheds even more weight

    Posted on : Monday 29th of August 2016
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    Lotus, the erstwhile English car maker, is known for its sportscars and of course, the Formula one cars. For road cars, Lotus’ ideology is simple – keep the car as small and light as possible rather than concentrating on horsepower. To celebrate 50 years of their base in Hethel, Norfolk, Lotus is building 50 units of the Elise 250. The Elise 250 Special Edition is powered by a 1.8-litre four cylinder petrol engine from Toyota. Yes, it is the same series of engines that you find in your Corolla, but has undergone the Lotus tre...

  • Skoda Octavia facelift expected in 2017

    Posted on : Saturday 27th of August 2016
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    The Skoda Octavia is expected to receive a midlife upgrade next year for the European market. With Skoda’s 2017 plans for India already out, we expect the new Octavia to reach Indian shores in 2018. The new Octavia will follow the Superb’s footsteps on the design front. The new Superb is a looker with its sharp lines and chiselled fascia. While the signature front grille will be carried forward, it may become squarer and might be stacked upright for a more aggressive look. The wide air dam on the bumper will also get its edge...

  • Volvo looking forward to debut in Formula E

    Posted on : Saturday 27th of August 2016
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    Volvo has recently expressed its desire to participate in the FIA Formula E Championship with its Polestar performance division. For now, the plans are still in the initial stages and it will be hard to determine as to where this will lead to. The companies are evaluating the possibilities and potentials before deciding on introducing future products. Till today, Volvo has been known for its hybrid technology cars in the international market and they are yet to begin working on fully-electric vehicles. Once introduced, Volvo intends on s...

  • Hyundai Motors aiming to hit half a million sales mark in 2016

    Posted on : Friday 26th of August 2016
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    Hyundai Motors is not just keen on reaching the half a million sales mark, but also expects to emerge as the first one to reach that mark. The Korean automaker holds the second largest position in the Indian market. The Creta SUV is a considerable contributor to Hyundai sales in the country and with the newly launched Elantra, the company expects to see a further growth in numbers. Back in 2015, Hyundai India sold about 4,75,000 cars in the country, while this year it expects to witness a growth of about 6 per cent. Currently, the Korean...

  • Mercedes-Benz GLE400 4MATIC Launched; Priced At Rs 74.90 Lakh

    Posted on : Friday 26th of August 2016
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    Following its recent announcement to introduce petrol variants across its range, Mercedes-Benz has just launched the GLE400 4MATIC SUV in India. The model was previously available in the GLE250d and GLE350d guises, which get four and six cylinder diesel engines respectively. At a price of Rs 74.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) the petrol GLE is more expensive than its diesel counterparts as it is a direct import. Powering the SUV is a 3.0-litre V6 engine that makes 333PS of power at 5,250-6,000rpm and 480Nm of torque between 1,600-4,000r...

  • Mahindra offering benefits of Rs 57,000 on the Nuvosport

    Posted on : Thursday 25th of August 2016
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    Mahindra dealerships across the country are offering generous discounts and tempting offers on the Nuvosport. Customers can get discounts worth up to Rs 57,000 on the vehicle. Benefits can be taken in the form of cash discounts that vary from Rs 15,000 to Rs 35,000 from dealer to dealer. The other offers include a welcome bonus, low finance options, extended warranty, road side assistance schemes, accident insurance benefits, additional accessories etc. Some dealers have provisions for funding even up to 90 per cent of the value of the v...

  • Future cars from Hyundai likely to get mild hybrid technology in India

    Posted on : Thursday 25th of August 2016
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    In recent times the mild hybrid technology has been gaining popularity in the Indian market. India being a price sensitive market has always lured buyers with impressive fuel efficient numbers and low cost of ownership. Maruti Suzuki, the country’s largest automaker is the first one to introduce the mild diesel hybrid technology for the Ciaz sedan. Following suit, Japanese automaker Honda will also be introducing the Accord hybrid later this year. Hyundai Motors, a strong competitor in the Indian market, has revealed its plans to i...

  • 2016 Hyundai Tucson to launch in India in October-November period-Report

    Posted on : Wednesday 24th of August 2016
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    The launch of the 2016 Hyundai Elantra will be followed up by the arrival of the all new 2016 Hyundai Tucson in the October-November period, according to Mr. YK Koo, managing director, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. Hyundai plans to dominate the premium car category with the new Hyundai Elantra and Hyundai Tucson, two of the company’s major product launches for this year. Like the Elantra, the new Tucson will be assembled locally with CKD kits at good localization levels for competitive pricing. Reports estimate that the Tucson could be ...

  • Mahindra KUV100 offered with various benefits this month

    Posted on : Tuesday 23rd of August 2016
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    Mahindra is now giving you more reasons to buy the KUV100. The carmaker is offering different discounts on the hatchback that might make it an attractive proposition for you. There are finance options of low EMI rates of about Rs 6,999 per month. Funding up to 90 per cent of the on-road price of the vehicle is also available. Sales representatives at dealerships will also provide intricate information about finance from different brands. Mahindra is also giving prospective buyers either a welcome bonus of Rs 10,000 or an exchange bon...

  • Ford GT Production Increased Before Deliveries Even Begin!

    Posted on : Monday 22nd of August 2016
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    There’s nothing new about a manufacturer increasing production to meet the demand for a car. However, in this case, it’s happened before so much as one unit has even been delivered! Then again, few cars have the enviable legacy of the Ford GT and while its production has only just begun, Ford has doubled the manufacturing period of the supercar. Initially, the American motoring giant was expected to produce 500 units of the GT over a period of two years (250 per annum). However, the company received around 7,000 applications ...

  • Volkswagen launches Vento AllStar edition in a special shade in Russia

    Posted on : Monday 22nd of August 2016
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    Russia gets a special edition Polo sedan AllStar (popularly known as Vento in India) priced at 599,500 rubles (Approx Rs 6.3 lakh). In terms of upgrades, the vehicle gets fresh cosmetic and feature upgrades, while mechanically it continues to be powered by existing engine options. The special edition model is offered in a special copper orange metallic shade.   Speaking of features, the Volkswagen Vento AllStar edition gets chrome embellishments door sill guards and a stylish ‘AllStar’ badge on the B-pillar. Inside, the ...

  • 50 Per Cent Of Innova Crysta Buyers Opt For The Automatic

    Posted on : Saturday 20th of August 2016
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    Automatic transmissions were nothing short of taboo until the recent past. With the presumptions associated with their efficiency, maintenance and cost, most buyers opt for manual transmissions. However, the traffic situation in India has been getting increasingly congested, making constant clutch operation all the more cumbersome. As a result, autoboxes have gained popularity and a big example of that is the new Innova Crysta as Toyota has attributed 50 per cent of the MPVs sales to the automatic variant. In conversation with the Financ...

  • Kia Motors may start Indian innings with 3 models

    Posted on : Saturday 20th of August 2016
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    The internationally popular Kia Motors brand will soon announce its debut in India within the next two months. In South Korea, Kia Motors holds the second position while collaboratively Kia Motors and Hyundai Motors hold the fifth position in the global market. The automaker will soon make an official announcement in this regard. Post investing a considerable amount of time in research and development in India, Kia Motors might roll out its first model in the country in 2019. As per reports, Kia Motors is considering three locations like...

  • 2017 Ford GT production extended by two years

    Posted on : Friday 19th of August 2016
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    Ford has responded to the connoisseur cries by announcing that the production run for the Ford GT will run for two more years with 500 more cars to be built. The applications on the waitlist will be considered for the third year of production and fresh applications will be accepted only after 2018. With only 250 units of production planned per year, the two-year production run meant a total of 500 units which disappeared from the table in a jiffy. Many enthusiasts were left high and dry as their applications were either put on the waitli...

  • Maruti Suzuki Ignis Launch On Track, To Come This Diwali

    Posted on : Friday 19th of August 2016
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    After consistent rumours about Maruti Suzuki postponing the launch of the Ignis to 2017, the carmaker has clarified that the launch is on schedule and that they never delayed its scheduled launch. Showcased at this years’ Delhi Auto Expo, the Ignis will be the first under-4 metre SUV from the carmaker to be sold in India. That said, India will become the second country after Japan to get the Ignis. Not surprisingly, it will be retailed through the premium dealership of Maruti, the Nexa. This will be the third Maruti car to be sold ...

  • Maruti Suzuki Customers Steer Away From Safety Features

    Posted on : Thursday 18th of August 2016
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    Earlier this year, Global NCAP carried out a series of crash tests with multiple India-spec cars. The results, expectedly, weren’t exactly positive. However, it also made us think about the various players involved when it comes to vehicle safety in India, which is why we posted this article to highlight the fact that the responsibility doesn’t lie with manufacturers alone. Ever wonder just how many buyers consciously opt for safety features? We have some data from Maruti Suzuki that doesn’t paint a pretty picture. ...

  • Skoda recalls 539 units of Octavia sedan in India

    Posted on : Thursday 18th of August 2016
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    Czech car maker Skoda is recalling 539 units of its premium sedan Octavia in India to fix faulty manual child lock of two rear doors. "The campaign is related to 539 Octavia units produced between November 2015 and April 2016," Skoda India, the Indian unit of the Czech carmaker, said in a statement. To check the manual child lock of two rear doors, Skoda dealers will contact Octavia customers across India for a service appointment, it added.The Czech carmaker said the assessment of the locks will be done in 12 minutes only....

  • Volkswagen Tiguan XL SUV Spotted

    Posted on : Wednesday 17th of August 2016
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    The Volkswagen Tiguan SUV has been spied testing at its home ground, Germany. Given the increasing inclination of buyers here towards the premium utility vehicle segment, the seven-seater is likely to make its way to the Indian subcontinent. Expected to be priced north of Rs 25 lakh, the Tiguan will compete with the BMW X1, Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA. The Tiguan that was showcased at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo and the one that exists in Europe is a five-seater version. The carmaker has stretched the wheelbase by 110mm and bestowed the v...

  • Skoda Silently Recalls Octavia For Faulty Child Lock

    Posted on : Wednesday 17th of August 2016
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    Czech automaker Skoda has issued a silent recall for its D-segment saloon, the Octavia. As per an official release issued by Skoda, the recall is to check the 'manual child lock of the two rear doors’. Only 539 units of the Octavia, produced between November 2015 and April 2016 have been affected. Skoda says that the inspection will take 12 minutes. In case the locks need to be replaced, it is another 45-minute affair. Of course, the recall is completely free of charge for the owners. The automaker says that dealers will contac...

  • Performance-Spec Tiago 'Plus' Launch Likely In November

    Posted on : Tuesday 16th of August 2016
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    Tata Motors’ image revamp is in full swing, with its products featuring a new design language and new-age tech as well. The change was also expected to include the brand’s foray into the performance hatchback segment with the Bolt Sport. While the concept was showcased at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show and this year’s Delhi Auto Expo, it looks like the plans for a production model have been shelved. Instead, Tata is expected to launch a performance-spec Tiago, which could be named the 'Tiago Plus'. Sources say the m...

  • MQB-based Volkswagen Polo, Vento on hold for India

    Posted on : Tuesday 16th of August 2016
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    Volkswagen has reportedly shelved its plans to bring the MQB platform-based Polo and Vento to India. The move is said to be coming from the cost-cutting measures that the German carmaker is adopting globally in order to salvage $9 billion on the road to recovery following the ‘dieselgate’ emissions scandal. The introduction of the new Polo and Vento was scheduled for 2018-19 and would have aligned VW's Indian portfolio with its global offerings. However, the deal breaker, according to ET Auto, was the potential $500 milli...

  • Mahindra recalls SUV Rexton to rectify faulty rear driveshaf

    Posted on : Monday 15th of August 2016
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    New Delhi: Mahindra & Mahindra is recalling in India an unspecified number of its SUV Rexton manufactured on or before September 2014 to rectify a faulty rear driveshaft. The recall of the Rexton SUV from the stable of M&Ms South Korean arm is being done to check the possibility of any loss of torque in the rear driveshaft. The inspection and the subsequent rectification will be carried out free of cost for all Rexton customers, who will be individually contacted by the company, M&M said in a BSE filing. Calling it a ...

  • Volkswagen Motorsport Launches VWe Love Motorsport App

    Posted on : Saturday 13th of August 2016
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    Volkswagen's track-ripping, rally-crossing and super-cool-in-general division, Volkswagen Motorsport India today launched the 'VWe Love Motorsport' app. The app serves as a dedicated source to stay up-to-date with the ongoing Volkswagen Vento Cup. The app is already available for Android users, and will be made available for iOS users very soon. Notably, the application is a free download on both platforms. Developed with a view of being as fast-paced as the races themselves, the app will feature live timings and tweets of th...

  • Skoda Octavia vRS To Get Both Diesel And Petrol Options In India

    Posted on : Wednesday 10th of August 2016
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    Skoda made a bold statement when it revealed that it was considering the Octavia vRS variant for India. Now, further fuel has been added to this fire as the Czech carmaker is reportedly planning to bring both diesel and petrol versions of the car to the country. As reported earlier, the petrol motor would be a 2.0-litre turbo TSI unit that is good for a whopping 220PS of power that races it to 100kmph from dead halt in 6.8 seconds. On the other hand, the diesel engine is a 2.0-liltre TDI pot that churns out 184PS of power and has an acce...

  • Suzuki Gujarat Plant Set For Trial Run In January 2017

    Posted on : Tuesday 9th of August 2016
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    Suzuki Motor Corp is eyeing to set the ball rolling at its upcoming plant in Gujarat that will become the main supplier for Maruti Suzuki in the country. And reports now suggest that trial production is expected to begin by January 2017. The new facility will have a capacity of rolling out a mind-boggling 15 lakh units per year, most of which is expected to be the Vitara Brezza and Baleno. Both these products have been warmly welcomed in India but, due to production constraints, their waiting periods stand at several months. While th...

  • Updated Jaguar XF To Be Launched This Month

    Posted on : Tuesday 9th of August 2016
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    During the 2016 Auto Expo in Delhi earlier this year, Indo-Brit carmaker Jaguar had divulged details about three new car models – the affordable XE sedan, a refreshed XF and the F-Pace SUV – that it had in its plans for India this year. While the first launch for Jaguar took place in the form of the XE at the Auto Expo, it is now time for the luxury carmaker to get the ball rolling again with the updated XF. The car is set to be launched in India by the second half of August. Replacing the current generation model, the ca...

  • Mitsubishi XM 7-Seater SUV Concept Revealed!

    Posted on : Monday 8th of August 2016
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    After being riddled with controversy, it is good to see Mitsubishi getting back to doing what they do best -- making cars. The Japanese manufacturer has taken the wraps off the 'XM' concept at the ongoing Indonesia Motor Show. The concept will eventually spawn a 7-seater SUV. Interestingly, the 'X' in the name denotes crossover whereas the 'M' stands for MPV. Being a pre-production concept the vehicle does feature some outlandish design elements, which, we must add, look super cool. The large air dam, sleek grille...

  • September 1: Jeep India To Finally Launch Grand Cherokee, Wrangler

    Posted on : Monday 8th of August 2016
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    After an excruciatingly long wait and a lot of uncertainty, Jeep India is all set to enter the Indian market. The brand will begin its journey with the Grand Cherokee and Wrangler, with the prices being announced on September 1, 2016. Jeep recently showcased its offerings at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo to get some much needed attention, considering the disheartening delays over the past few years. While it was believed that the Wrangler 3-door and 5-door would be offered here, we can confirm that at least initially, only the latter, i.e. th...

  • Hyundai Creta Records 13,000 Units In July, Gets 3 New Variants

    Posted on : Saturday 6th of August 2016
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    Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), India’s largest passenger car exporter has officially announced the addition of three new variants – the Anniversary Edition, the Diesel SX+ Automatic and the Executive version (E+) -- to its Creta lineup. In another record breaking moment, Hyundai sold the highest number of Cretas in a month -- 13,000 units. Since its launch a year back in July, the stylish SUV has been churning consistent numbers for the Korean carmaker. Up until now, 1.25 lakh Cretas have been sold. On the introduction of ne...

  • Hyundai launches Creta E+ petrol variant at Rs 9.90 lakh

    Posted on : Saturday 6th of August 2016
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    Hyundai has launched a new entry-level petrol variant for its Creta SUV. Dubbed the E+ variant, it is priced at Rs 9.90 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). This variant gets additional features and is priced Rs 73,000 over the base variant and slots in between the base petrol variant and the 1.6S petrol model. The additional feature list comprises a five-inch touchscreen audio system, steering mounted audio controls, Bluetooth connectivity, rear AC vent and tweeters. External additions include roof rails and electrically adjustable ORVMs with inte...

  • Toyota Innova Crysta Petrol Ready For Launch

    Posted on : Friday 5th of August 2016
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    The diesel variant of the new generation Innova Crysta went on sale back in May 2016 with 2 engine options. Prior to that, Toyota announced that the Innova Crysta petrol will also make its debut this year. Toyota dealerships are now taking bookings for the petrol variant. There are two diesel engines on offer for the Innova Crysta. For customers who want the petrol variant, there is only one engine available. It a 4-cylinder 2.7-litre engine producing 166PS of power and 245 Nm of torque. This engine comes from the previous generation Inn...

  • Bookings For 2016 Hyundai Elantra Begins

    Posted on : Thursday 4th of August 2016
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    Hyundai is all set to introduce the sixth-generation 2016 Elantra in India in September and dealerships have already started accepting bookings for the upcoming sedan. However, there is no official word from Hyundai regarding the bookings. Dealers are accepting bookings for the new Elantra with a payment of around Rs 25,000. Deliveries of the vehicle are expected to begin soon after its official launch. The previous Elantra is no match to the upcoming sedan, in almost every aspect.  The 2016 Elantra is based on a new lightweight pla...

  • India Bound Renault Kwid 1.0-litre And Captur Unveiled In Brazil

    Posted on : Thursday 4th of August 2016
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    Renault has unveiled the upcoming Kwid 1.0-litre in the Brazilian market yesterday, along with the Captur and the second generation Koleos. All these cars are expected to hit the Indian market within a couple of years. The Kwid 1.0-litre was also showcased at the 2016 Indian Auto Expo and is most likely to have its market debut around the upcoming festive season. Brazil has similar market sentiments to ours and a lot of cars are developed keeping in mind both these markets. The Kwid which will go on sale in Brazil soon is reportedly 130k...

  • July 2016 Sales: Maruti, Hyundai Fly High; Renault Rises 6-fold

    Posted on : Wednesday 3rd of August 2016
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    After slowing down in June, Maruti Suzuki sales picked up pace drastically in July as the company raced to its ‘highest-ever sales in a month’ by selling 1,25,778 units to consolidate its position at the top of the bestselling car brands last month. The Indian carmaker had suffered a sluggish June following a prolonged plant shutdown due to the fire in its air-conditioning parts supplier Subros’ Gurgaon factory. But riding on the back of its SUVs – Vitara Brezza and S-Cross that grew by 151.3 percent (YoY), Maruti...

  • BMW 520d M Sport Launched At Rs 54 Lakh

    Posted on : Wednesday 3rd of August 2016
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    The entry-level 5 Series gets a dash of zing! The 520d is now available in the 'M Sport' trim, with prices starting at Rs 54 Lakh (ex-showroom, pan India). What do you get extra over the standard saloon? Let's take a peek: The 520d gets a set of new bumpers and side skirts, just like its bigger-engine'd sibling, the 530d. The front is more aggressive thanks to the pronounced air intakes on the M5-inspired bumper. The profile gets side-skirts, new 18-inch alloy wheels, and a tiny '//M' badge on the front fender. Th...

  • Dominate the city and beyond with the BMW X5

    Posted on : Tuesday 2nd of August 2016
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    From its debut in 1999 to its latest version now, this luxury SUV has been creating a sensation in the automotive world with its unprecedented combination of driving dynamics and sporting ability. An ideal combination of sports, luxury and adventure, the third-generation of BMW X5 enthralls with a majestic appearance and unmatched versatility. Probably one of the reasons why BMW calls it an SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle) rather than an SUV. While the bodywork of the BMW X5 is characterised by an imposing presence, the interior is dominate...

  • India Bound: Honda Launches Accord Hybrid In Thailand

    Posted on : Tuesday 2nd of August 2016
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    After the introduction of the Asian-spec hybrid version of the facelifted ninth generation Accord a few months back, Honda has officially launched it in the Thailand market recently. The hybrid version starts at 1,659,000 baht (approximately Rs 31.83 lakh) in Thailand. It is expected of Honda to re-launch the Accord soon in the Indian market. With the midlife update of the ninth generation Accord, Honda has updated the hybrid powertrain of the vehicle internationally. The hybrid version comes with a 2.0-litre Atkinson Cycle i-VTEC four-c...

  • Maruti Suzuki July sales grow by 14 per cent

    Posted on : Monday 1st of August 2016
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    India’s leading carmaker Maruti Suzuki is breathing a sigh of relief following its highest ever monthly sales in July. The brand’s domestic sales included 125,778 units compared to 110,405 units sold during the same period last year.  This marks a healthy 14 per cent rise in year-on-year sales. Maruti had to cut down its production due to fire breakout at its air conditioning component facility. The fire ultimately led to a maintenance shutdown for nearly a week. In all, Maruti sold 137,116 units in July 2016 includi...

  • 400bhp power figure for 2019 Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG

    Posted on : Monday 1st of August 2016
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    Mercedes-Benz hot hatchback, the A45 AMG, in its next generation is likely to get a 400bhp output. This will be a 25bhp boost over the current car’s 375bhp. This boost is expected to come courtesy of a reworked engine as well as some performance upgrades. The engine tweaks are expected to give it a 0-100kmph time of just four seconds which is pretty much supercar territory!  This car will continue to make use of the turbocharged 2.0-litre four-pot motor but now with revised injectors and a new turbocharger.  It will get t...

  • BMW Launches M Performance Training For Indian Drivers

    Posted on : Saturday 30th of July 2016
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    German car major BMW recently announced the launch of its ‘BMW M Performance Training’ in India, a full-day event by the company’s driving experts on renowned race tracks. The exclusive driver training program, to be organised in Bengaluru, Delhi, Chennai and Aamby Valley, will feature the entire M car range available in the country. Performance car enthusiasts can test and hone their driving skills while experiencing the dynamic nature of BMW M models, said a press release on Thursday. The programme will involve variou...

  • Global Sales: Volkswagen Races Ahead Of Toyota

    Posted on : Friday 29th of July 2016
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    Upsetting Toyota for a second consecutive quarter in the 2016 calendar year, Volkswagen AG has overtaken the Japanese manufacturer as the world’s biggest automaker, new figures suggested on Thursday. As a result of this positive growth, Volkswagen is now threatening Toyota’s four-year reign at the top of sales charts. The latter has been affected by a drastic dip in North American sales and disaster-linked factory stoppages. While Toyota sold 49.9 lakh vehicles in the first six months of the year through June, its German ...

  • Mahindra introduces two new features in the XUV500 W10 AT

    Posted on : Friday 29th of July 2016
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    Back in 2015, Mahindra had introduced a facelift version of the XUV500 that came loaded with features and fresh design upgrades. Among a range of features, the XUV500 was offered with push-button start and stop system and passive keyless entry. However, Mahindra had restricted these two features to the manual versions of the W8 and W10 trims. This time around, the company is offering these two features in the W10 AT version as well.   The XUV500 W8 variant however continues to get these two features in the manual trim and leaves us ...

  • Maruti Suzuki Super Carry LCV now available in select markets

    Posted on : Thursday 28th of July 2016
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    Maruti Suzuki’s first commercial vehicle, the Super Carry, has been launched in select markets. This LCV (light commercial vehicle) is being offered in Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Ludhiana where it has been priced at Rs 4.03 lakh, Rs 4.11 lakh and Rs 4.01 lakh respectively. In terms of features, the Super Carry gets a mobile socket, comprehensive instrument cluster, slot for stereo and sliding back glass. There is a familiarity to the design of the Super Carry thanks to the shape of the headlights as well as the plastic grille. The ...

  • Skoda Considering Octavia vRS For India!

    Posted on : Thursday 28th of July 2016
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    Skoda seems bullish with its plans for India, as it prepares to strengthen its product portfolio for our market. Alongside the upcoming Kodiaq and the new Rapid, the Czech automaker has something in store for the enthusiasts as well. We have word from Skoda that the grin-inducing vRS variant of the Octavia is highly likely to make its way to India very soon. Let's talk about what makes the vRS special. The biggest change is in the engine department. Internationally, the go-fast version gets a 2.0-litre turbo petrol motor that whips u...

  • Tesla Exits Partnership With Mobileye

    Posted on : Wednesday 27th of July 2016
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    Mobileye, a developer of driver assistance chips and software has decided to part ways with Tesla once its contract with the electric car giant lapses. It isn't clear as to which one of the two pulled the proverbial plug, but Tesla may now have to look inward for the development of its self-driving car technology. Mobileye has enjoyed its stronghold in the small but rapidly growing autonomous car sector. The Israeli company’s software algorithms and ‘EyeQ’ chips platform had a key role in getting autonomous car tech...

  • Mercedes-Benz India To Introduce Petrol Variants Across Its Range

    Posted on : Wednesday 27th of July 2016
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    Apologies for making you read yet another news report that relates to the Delhi diesel ban, but this is a big one. Luxury car makers attribute the lion’s share of their sales to models powered by diesel engines. However, in light of the recent anti-diesel sentiment, many brands are shifting focus back towards petrol motors. Mercedes-Benz already offers petrol engines with most of its models, but now, every car in its range will get a petrol variant. Speaking to Autocar India, Roland Folger, Mercedes-Benz India’s managing dire...

  • Volkswagen Stops Sales of Vehicles in South Korea

    Posted on : Tuesday 26th of July 2016
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    Starting July 25, 2016 Volkswagen has suspended its sales for most of its models in South Korea for the next three months to say the least, as per a report from the Wall Street Journal. This seems to be the after-effect of the dieselgate scandal that has created a difficult scenario for Volkswagen across the globe. Back in South Korea, Volkswagen Group has stopped deliveries of its 79 models of 34 vehicle types which came to light through a letter from Volkswagen South Korea to its local dealers. Along with Volkswagen, sales of Audis have al...

  • Renault Lodgy World Edition Launched At Rs 9.74 lakh

    Posted on : Tuesday 26th of July 2016
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    French carmaker Renault added the ‘World Edition’ of the multi-purpose vehicle Lodgy to its Indian line-up on Monday. The car will be offered in two engine options of 85PS and 110PS at Rs 9.74 lakh and Rs 10.4 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) respectively, informed a press release. The car has largely remain unaltered barring ‘25 new features’ that Renault claims to have introduced. On the occasion, Renault India CEO and MD, Sumit Sawhney said that these changes on the exterior and interior will help enhance the Lodgy&rs...

  • Mitsubishi Lancer Gets A New Face In China

    Posted on : Monday 25th of July 2016
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    Mitsubishi might not be the most aggressive car brand in India, but globally it does offer impressive range of cars from its stable. Going by its current design language, the Lancer, which has had its own sweet success in our country, has undergone a few considerable changes in China. Taking cues from its big brother – the Outlander SUV, the Lancer sedan now adorns a sharper avatar on the whole. Sporting an x-shaped front with heavy use of chrome and razor sharp creases, the sedan looks quite stylish. The honeycomb pattern on the a...

  • Porsche 718 Boxster, 718 Cayman India Launch This Year

    Posted on : Saturday 23rd of July 2016
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    Back in December 2015, Porsche announced that the Boxster and Cayman would be prefixed with the ‘718’ tag. Having revealed the 718 Boxster in January 2016 and the 718 Cayman in April, Porsche will now launch both cars in India this year. Following the chronology of their respective reveals, the 718 Boxster will be launched first, followed by the 718 Cayman, with deliveries beginning towards the end of 2016. Both mid-engined sports cars are powered by a 2.0-litre, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. The motor produces 300PS of...

  • Hyundai Creta S+ diesel AT variant priced at Rs 13.56 lakh

    Posted on : Saturday 23rd of July 2016
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    Hyundai is now offering a lower variant of the Creta diesel AT. This is the  S+ variant and it is priced at Rs 13.56 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and Rs 1.06 lakh lesser than the top-of-the-line SX+ diesel AT variant. The model was made live on Hyundai’s official website two months ago but without pricing. The car is now available for booking in all the major metro cities but commands a two month waiting period. It is priced at Rs 13.99 lakh (ex-showroom Kolkata), Rs 14.27 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai), Rs 13.78 lakh (ex-showroom Chen...

  • Coming Soon: Hyundai Elite i20 Automatic

    Posted on : Friday 22nd of July 2016
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    Looks like Hyundai has listened to the pleas of the car-buying junta after all. Reports suggest that the Korean automaker will be launching an automatic variant of its popular Elite i20 hatchback. The launch is expected any time in the next couple of months, with deliveries beginning around the festive season. The automatic transmission is likely to be a four-speed unit, paired with a 1.2-litre petrol motor, that develops 83PS of power. The same engine-gearbox combo can be found in the Grand i10 as well. Notably, European markets get a 1...

  • Maruti Ignis expected to get AMT at launch

    Posted on : Friday 22nd of July 2016
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    The country’s largest automaker Maruti Suzuki, is expected to offer the Ignis with an AMT system at launch. The feature will evoke positive response as reports indicate the growing demand for AMT cars in India. The new model will be sold via Nexa outlets in India. Earlier reports indicated that the Ignis will be launched before the end of this year, however, Maruti has now confirmed that the vehicle will be launched before the end of this fiscal year. The new model will get a Micro SUV stance and under the hood, the upcoming Maruti...

  • Toyota Stops New Investments In India

    Posted on : Thursday 21st of July 2016
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    With manufacturers bearing the brunt of recently introduced restrictions on the sale of diesel cars, many automakers have been holding back on their investments in India. Toyota has been very vocal about the negative implications of the diesel ban and the Japanese automaker has now halted fresh investments in India. As a brand, Toyota relies heavily on models like the Innova Crysta and Fortuner in India. Both models use diesel engines that displace over 2,000cc, due to which they cannot be sold in Delhi or NCR. The sales slowdown has bee...

  • Mercedes imports the all-wheel-drive C43 for homologation

    Posted on : Thursday 21st of July 2016
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    Mercedes-Benz has imported the C43 4matic to India for homologation purposes. The petrol engined performance sedan is expected to launch within this calendar year as a part of the six launches Mercedes has planned more for the year. Mercedes has been realigning the AMG Sport cars into their AMG portfolio under which the 450 AMG Sport are being renamed as the 43 AMGs. This C-Class is powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 petrol mill that churns out 362bhp of power at 5500rpm and 520Nm of torque from 2000rpm. It is mated to a nine-sp...

  • BS6/Euro6 compliant cars for India by April 2018: Mercedes-Benz

    Posted on : Wednesday 20th of July 2016
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    “We can bring Euro 6/BS6 compliant vehicles as early as April 2018 if the fuel is readily available and there is sufficient support from the Centre,” said Roland Folger, MD and CEO of Mercedes-Benz India. He was speaking at the launch of the German automaker’s My Mercedes-My Service in Bengaluru,  yesterday. The automaker said its buyers had been expressing uncertainty over the future of diesel cars in India due to the various controversies that have been associated with it recently. It added that the future of die...

  • Autonomous cars in Germany likely to get black box

    Posted on : Wednesday 20th of July 2016
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    The autopilot function is steadily gaining popularity in the automotive world. The German transport ministry has proposed a new legislation to introduce new laws that will require self-drive cars to have a black box system. The measures come in view of a recent fatal crash of a Tesla Model S car in autopilot mode. Currently, the proposal awaits approval from other concerned ministries Reports indicate that the new law will emphasise on the need for drivers to remain seated while at the wheel so that they can pay attention to traffic and ...

  • Aston Martin to recall 6,076 cars

    Posted on : Tuesday 19th of July 2016
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    Aston Martin has issued a recall for 6,076 cars in the US for an issue regarding the locking of the vehicle doors. The issue affects the locking of doors which may lead to trapping of occupants inside the car if it is locked from outside. It affects Aston Martin cars produced between 2010 and 2016. The locking mechanism may not allow occupants of the car to open the doors from inside when locked with the remote from outside the car which may lead to getting trapped inside the car. The double-locking mechanism was developed by Aston Marti...

  • Renault unveils the new Clio

    Posted on : Tuesday 19th of July 2016
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    Renault has revamped their bestselling hatchback, the Clio. While the overall styling and the body shell remains the same as the fourth-generation 2012 car, the Clio gets subtle styling tweaks and more engine options to choose from. The top of the two-part grille has been tweaked along with the logo while the lower part is wider and more prominent. The bumper creases make it look a bit more muscular while the headlamps now get full LED option with the signature DRLs being tweaked to retain uniqueness. The profile and the tail design has ...

  • BMW 1 Series sedan officially revealed

    Posted on : Monday 18th of July 2016
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    It’s taken them a while but BMW finally has a new entry-level sedan to show to the world. The German carmaker has unveiled this new model in the form of the 1 Series sedan. However, we would like to add that the 1 Series sedan will be sold only in China for now. It previews the Compact Sedan Concept shown at the Guangzhou Auto Show last year. The 1 Series sedan will be underpinned by the UKL1 platform that forms base for all the new Minis and the X1 crossover. What this means is that the 1 Series sedan will have front-wheel drive c...

  • Government of India allows aftermarket hybrid electric kits for old cars

    Posted on : Monday 18th of July 2016
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    In efforts to control pollution levels in Delhi, the government of India had recently banned diesel vehicles older than 10 years and has also banned the registration of diesel displacing over 2,000cc. In order to strengthen its cause, reports indicate that the government has now allowed owners to covert the old BS-II and BS-III compliant vehicle into electric hybrids.  Initially, the government of India will certify manufacturers like Bosch and Cummins to develop and provide hybrid electric kits. Though the cost for conversion is no...

  • Datsun gets 10,000 bookings for the Redigo

    Posted on : Saturday 16th of July 2016
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    Datsun has got 10,000 orders for the Redigo hatchback since began bookings for the same on May 1.  A large portion of the bookings have come from metropolitan areas and Tier 2 cities. This reflects redi-GO’s ‘urban-cross’ spirit—a unique fusion of compact crossover and hatchback. Commenting on the milestone, Arun Malhotra, managing director, Nissan Motor India, said, “The Datsun Redigo is bringing a lot of new energy and freshness to the entry-level segment. Its eye-catching design and best-in-class fea...

  • Renault-Nissan Eying No. 3 Spot In Passenger Car Segment

    Posted on : Saturday 16th of July 2016
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    The Renault-Nissan alliance is now aiming to build on the strong base (in terms of numbers) it created through the KWID and the redi-GO. The group is eying the third spot in passenger car segment of India by pipping Mahindra & Mahindra, current holder of the third spot. On 14 March 2016, Tata Motors vowed to topple Mahindra to gain the third spot and now the French-Japanese duo has set their eye on the same target. Whoever wins the claim, one thing is for sure -- the situation of M&M will certainly become tough with these carmake...

  • Renault Kwid powers brand’s sales success

    Posted on : Friday 15th of July 2016
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    The Renault brand in India has been witnessing a positive growth trend in the Indian market. Reports for June indicate that the company witnessed an impressive 173 per cent growth with domestic sales of 11,837 units as against 4,340 units sold in June last year. Whereas, the cumulative sales for the period between January-June stood at 61,895 units as against 23,346 units in the corresponding period last year, thereby registering a growth of 165 per cent. Renault sells seven models in India - the Kwid, Duster, Lodgy, Scala, Pulse, Fluenc...

  • Mercedes-AMG SLC43 to be launched on July 26

    Posted on : Friday 15th of July 2016
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    Mercedes-Benz is on a rampage and has brought all of its best products from it’s standard and AMG range to India. And now it is time for yet another. Mercedes-Benz India will launch the new Mercedes-AMG SLC43 in India on July 26. The new car will be India’s introduction to the newly launched 43-spec AMG cars and will also be the replacement to the SLK model range. The new SLC will also be the cheapest AMG offering in India and is expected to be priced around the Rs 1 Crore price point. As we mentioned earlier, the SLC is the ...

  • Hyundai To Showcase Next-Gen i30 At Paris Motor Show

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of July 2016
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    Hyundai is all set to debut the latest generation of the i30 hatchback in the international market. The i30 is the elder sibling of the i20 hatchback and its current version was showcased by Hyundai at the 2016 Auto Expo. The latest generation model will make its debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show before being launched in international markets. From the spy pictures which have surfaced online, we know that the car follows the new design language of the company and gets a larger front grille, much like the other new Hyundai models. The in...

  • Ford launches Mustang in India at Rs.65 lakh

    Posted on : Wednesday 13th of July 2016
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    Greater Noida: The US car major Ford on Tuesday launched its iconic sports car Mustang in India, priced at Rs 65 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). This is the first time in Mustang's 52-year history that the company has launched the model in India. The sports cars is powered by a 5 litre V8 petrol engine and delivers power of 401PS. It is capable of reaching a top speed of 250km/hr. "On our commitment to building a drive for everyone, there's never been a better time at Ford to introduce this iconic car... Mustang is more...

  • Tata Motors nationwide monsoon check-up camp from July 15

    Posted on : Wednesday 13th of July 2016
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    Tata Motors has announced a nationwide monsoon check-up camp from July 15 to July 21. It will happen across 533 workshops in 285 cities and will include all the cars in the Mumbai-based automaker’s passenger vehicle range. The company has said that this check-up camp will comprise a 40-point vehicle evaluation, washing services as well as discounts on labour charges and accessories.  There will also be free car evaluation, exchange offers and on-the-spot loan approvals for those looking to purchase a new Tata vehicle. Comm...

  • Tata Xenon Facelift To Launch In Festive Season

    Posted on : Tuesday 12th of July 2016
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    Looks like Tata has yet another trick up its sleeve. While they are working on getting us an updated Nano, the Kite 5 compact sedan, and the much awaited Hexa, the trusty workhorse in the Tata lineup - the Xenon is all set to get a facelift as well. Rumours suggest that the facelift is likely to debut around the festive season. The update is likely to focus on freshening up the Xenon's aging looks. Expect the pickup to get cosmetic updates both inside and out. The Xenon is based on the same platform as the Sumo Grande and is powered ...

  • Hyundai to unveil the new i30 at Paris Motor Show 2016

    Posted on : Saturday 9th of July 2016
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    The Hyundai i30 hatchback has been a popular name in the international market. For a while now, the automaker has been working on the new Hyundai i30. Ahead of its official launch, Hyundai will be unveiling the new model at the upcoming Paris Motor Show 2016. Reports indicate that the new model  will be offered in three body styles - a five-door hatchback, an estate and a four-door coupe, which are mainly targeted at the European market. The reports further indicate that Hyundai might consider discontinuing the three-door body style...

  • Volkswagen and LG collaborate to introduce connected car platform

    Posted on : Saturday 9th of July 2016
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    Volkswagen and LG have entered into a three-fold agreement in an attempt to introduce a futuristic technology that enrich human lives. The technology will operate on a cloud-based service platform. The newly announced collaboration comes forth as the latest one in the automotive world. Recently, Volvo has teamed up with Ericsson to stream your favorite TV show in the car, then you have the BMW, Intel and MobiEye collaboration who expect to bring a fully autonomous car by 2021. Working in a phased manner, the first stage will see the two ...

  • Toyota Innova Crysta petrol details and features revealed

    Posted on : Friday 8th of July 2016
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    Toyota India launched the Innova Crysta earlier this year with two diesel engine options. Now though the brand has started advertising the petrol-powered derivative as well, with deliveries for the latter scheduled to begin from August 2016. The previous Innova petrol was a fairly powerful vehicle, giving similarly priced sedans a serious run for their money. With the new Innova Crysta, Toyota has made things even better and introduced their 2.7-litre, four-cylinder motor from the Middle East-spec model. This engine develops 166bhp of po...

  • Ducati launches Multistrada 1200 Pikes Peak at Rs 20 lakh

    Posted on : Thursday 7th of July 2016
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    New Delhi: Italian superbike maker Ducati has launched 'Multistrada 1200 Pikes Peak' model in India, priced at Rs 20.06 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The bike will be available across the company's dealerships in Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Pune and Bengaluru, Ducati India said in a statement. "The Multistrada 1200 Pikes Peak is a motorcycle in which touring capability meets performance. With its race inspired looks and cutting edge technology, the Pikes Peak is in a league of its own and we're sure enthusiasts will appr...

  • Hyundai Creta Anniversary Edition to be revealed on July 7

    Posted on : Tuesday 5th of July 2016
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    Hyundai will unveil the anniversary edition of the Creta SUV on July 7. The carmaker might then launch this special edition at the car's presenting ceremony to Saina Nehwal on winning the Australian Open, 2016. The name itself suggests that the Creta's new variant will be introduced to celebrate the car's first anniversary in India. The SUV was launched in July 2015 and has been a very successful product for the carmaker. No details about this new model have been announced yet, but it is expected to be similar to the Elite i2...

  • Bugatti Chiron Will Attempt To Become The World's Fastest Production Car

    Posted on : Tuesday 5th of July 2016
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    Bugatti Chiron, the successor of the current world record holder Bugatti Veyron, will finally make an attempt to become the fastest production car in the world. The attempt will take place in 2018, probably at the same facility -- the Ehra-Lessien test facility owned by Volkswagen -- where the Super Sport made its record. This was confirmed by Wolfgang Dürheimer, the CEO of Bugatti. Bugatti took the automobile industry by storm when it launched the Veyron EB 16.4 in 2005. This car had a mid-mounted, 8.0-litre, quad-turbocharged W16 ...

  • Honda's sales in June dip by 37.93 per cent

    Posted on : Sunday 3rd of July 2016
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    Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) sold 11,407 units last month showing a 37.93 per cent drop in total sales. They had sold 18,380 units in June 2015. The manufacturer exported 393 units last month showing no stellar performance there as well. The cumulative sales also accounted for 31,847 units in the period April to June 2016 as compared to the 44,447 units sold in the same period last year. Yoichiro Ueno, President and CEO, HCIL, said, "The shift in consumer preferences led to high stock of diesel vehicles at our dealerships. As a ...

  • Jeep Grand Cherokee range in UK gets fresh upgrades

    Posted on : Saturday 2nd of July 2016
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    The Jeep Grand Cherokee has been a popular name the UK market. To thrill the local car buyers further, Jeep has announced fresh enhancements to the current model for 2016/17. Along with the new Grand Cherokee (MY16), Jeep has also introduced the Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary special edition to celebrate its 75 years of history and the Grand Cherokee SRT Night in the UK market. The new Jeep Grand Cherokee in UK now gets a new feature upgrade in the form of a new Start/Stop function which helps in achieving a 14 gram reduction in CO2 lev...

  • 2017 Ford Mustang to be launched in India on July 12

    Posted on : Saturday 2nd of July 2016
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    The Ford Mustang will be launched for the Indian market on July 12. The Blue Oval’s iconic sports car was unveiled for the Indian market at the 2016 Auto Expo. Firstly, powering this iconic machine will be a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 mill producing 395bhp and 515Nm with power going to the rear wheels via a six-speed dual clutch AT. It will be offered here in India on in the GT hardtop variant though the convertible too maybe offered later. Ford’s Mustang completed its 50th birthday in 2014 making it one of the longest run...

  • New Audi Q2 goes on sale in the UK; Deliveries commence in November

    Posted on : Friday 1st of July 2016
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    Audi has announced that its newest crossover model – the Q2, is now on sale in the UK. Deliveries, on the other hand, will begin in November. The new Q2 is being offered in a total of three trim levels with prices starting at £20,230 (Rs 18.34 lakh). Shown earlier this year in Geneva, the Q2 is based on the MQB platform and is being poised as a viable alternative to the entry-level premium sedans. It’s less than 4.2 metres in length and around 20cm shorter than the A3 sedan. Expectedly, the wheelbase is marginally less ...

  • Porsche 718 and Macan 2-litre to launch in second half of 2016

    Posted on : Thursday 30th of June 2016
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    Post the new 911 launch in India, Porsche plans launching the much awaited 718 and the Macan compact SUV with a 2.0-litre engine. As revealed by sources, the new cars will be launched before the end of 2016. Under the hood, the upcoming Porsche 718 will be powered by a 2.0-litre engine which will put out 296bhp of power and 380Nm of torque. The company claims that the car will be capable of achieving a top speed of 275kmph, while its acceleration from 0-100kmph will be at about 5.1 seconds. As for fuel efficiency, Porsche claims that the...

  • Toyota Issues Worldwide Recall Of 1.43 Million Cars

    Posted on : Thursday 30th of June 2016
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    Toyota has issued a worldwide recall of 1.43 million units of its Toyota Prius and Lexus CT200h cars since the vehicles might have an issue with the airbag inflators. Out of the two, only the Prius is on sale in India. A statement from the company read: “The recall covers 2010-2012 vehicles with airbag inflators that could have a small crack in a weld, which could lead to the separation of the inflator chambers. The air bag could partially inflate and the inflator could enter the vehicle interior, increasing the risk of injury.” ...

  • Toyota recalls 1.43 million vehicles for defective air bags

    Posted on : Wednesday 29th of June 2016
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    Toyota is recalling 1.43 million vehicles globally for defective air bags, although it is not part of the massive recalls of Takata air bags, the Japanese automaker said Wednesday. Toyota Motor Corp. said it does not know of any fatalities or injuries related to the latest recalls. Being recalled are the Prius hybrid, Prius plug-in and the Lexus CT200h produced between October 2008 and April 2012 743,000 vehicles in Japan, 495,000 in North America and 141,000 vehicles in Europe, as well as 9,000 vehicles in China and 46,000 vehicles ...

  • Jeep India Reveals Details Of Grand Cherokee

    Posted on : Wednesday 29th of June 2016
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    Jeep India has revealed details of the Grand Cherokee which will be launched around the festive season, on its website. The famed American automaker made its official entry in the country at the 2016 Indian Auto Expo and displayed the Grand Cherokee along with the Wrangler. The Grand Cherokee will be available in two trims — the Limited and the Summit, along with its performance oriented version — the SRT. The Limited and the Summit variants are powered by a 3.0-litre V6 diesel while the SRT version is pulled by a massive 6.4...

  • Launching Today: Updated Porsche 911 Range

    Posted on : Wednesday 29th of June 2016
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    The Porsche 911 is all set to enter India in its latest avatar.  The updated range of the German carmaker’s flagship sportscar will be launched today and, like the outgoing model, this 911 will be sold in our subcontinent as a completely built unit (CBU). Porsche India will be importing the car from Zuffenhausen, Germany and retailing the model through its dealerships in Mumbai, Kolkata, Kochi, Gurgaon, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad. In its latest rendition, much to the despair of many Porsche loyalists, the 911 Carrera loses its tr...

  • Mercedes-AMG GT-R unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of June 2016
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    Mercedes-Benz officially presented the AMG GT-R at the Goodwood Festival of Speed recently. This latest member from the brand's AMG GT family amazed all fans as it made its public debut for the first time. The Mercedes-AMG GT-R is a new hardcore version of the GT, more of a track-oriented version. Featuring a mean green avatar, the supercar gets carbon fibre parts along with aerodynamic enhancements. Powering the GT-R is the same 4.0-litre twin turbo as the AMG GT S, but this one is tweaked for more power. 74bhp more than the current...

  • Volkswagen's U.S. settlement to cost $15 billion

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of June 2016
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    Volkswagen AG's settlement with nearly 500,000 U.S. diesel owners and government regulators over polluting vehicles is valued at more than $15 billion cash, two sources briefed on the matter said on Monday. The settlement, to be announced on Tuesday in Washington, includes $10.033 billion to offer buybacks to owners of about 475,000 polluting vehicles and nearly $5 billion in funds to offset excess diesel emissions and boost zero emission vehicles, the sources said. A separate settlement with nearly all U.S. State Attorneys Gener...

  • Indian Motorcycle eyes sales boost with Scout 60

    Posted on : Monday 27th of June 2016
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    Mumbai: Luxury American superbike maker Indian Motorcycle, which is eyeing to corner 15 percent market share this year, has taken a strategic decision to introduce its cheapest model - the 1,000-cc Scout 60 - in the country. The company, which has been focusing on 1200-cc and above category bikes segment in India, is also expecting to break even its domestic operations before 2020. "We will be commercially launching the 1,000-cc Scout 60 next month and the 1,800-cc Springfield by September," Polaris India Managing Director ...

  • Rolls-Royce launches Dawn convertible at Rs 6.25 crore

    Posted on : Saturday 25th of June 2016
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    Mumbai: Super luxury British carmaker Rolls-Royce Motor Cars on Friday launched the new version of its convertible Dawn here with an asking price of Rs 6.25 crore (ex-showroom, Mumbai). Dawn comes with a 6.6-liter engine and downs the roof in flat 20 seconds while cruising at 50 kmph, and is the quietest convertible car in the world today, said Sven Ritter, Rolls-Royce's Sales Manager for South Asia. He said the new four-seater Dawn is the first super-luxury convertible in the country and will be launched in Delhi and Chennai soo...

  • Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio prices and specs revealed

    Posted on : Friday 24th of June 2016
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    UK prices and specifications for the high-performance version of the Alfa Romeo Giulia have just been announced.  The car is sold as the Giulia Quadrifoglio and is powered by a new 510hp, bi-turbo V6 petrol engine with an 8-speed automatic gearbox as standard. Alfa Romeo has announced that the Giulia Quadrifoglio will be available to order shortly in the UK, with prices starting at £59,000 (Rs 58.83 lakh).  The Giulia Quadrifoglio is capable of sprinting from 0-100kmph in just 3.9 seconds and on to a top speed of over...

  • Launching Today: Rolls-Royce Dawn

    Posted on : Friday 24th of June 2016
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    Today marks a new Dawn in Indian motoring - quite literally! British luxury marquee, Rolls-Royce is all set to launch the Dawn convertible in the country today. The spiritual successor to the Silver Dawn that debuted in 1953, the modern day Rolls-Royce is more than just a Wraith without a roof. The automaker hasn't bothered with sharing body panels - 80 per cent of the Dawn features all-new bodywork. In Rolls' own words, it is the "sexiest Rolls-Royce ever built". It will turn heads and make people swoon, that's a g...

  • Nine new Audi models to be showcased at Goodwood Festival of Speed

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of June 2016
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    Audi has announced that it will unveil nine new models at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The range includes the SQ7, Q7 e-tron, A4 all-road quattro, R8 V10 Spyder, TT RS Coupe, Q2 crossover and three body styles of the facelifted A3. First the newest model of the lot which is the Q2. It will be the new entry-level crossover from Ingolstadt and will slot in below the existing Q3 in Audi’s range. It will be offered with six  engines in the range of 1.0-litre to 1.4-litre for the petrol and 1.6-litre to 2.0-litre units for ...

  • BMW X2 official unveiling at the 2016 Paris Motor Show

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of June 2016
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    The BMW X2 has been one of the most awaited models yet to be rolled out from the German automaker. The upcoming BMW X2 will finally be premiered at the 2016 Paris Motor Show that will be held in September. However, we anticipate that its global launch will happen early in 2017.  The upcoming BMW X2 is stated to be based on the UKL platform, thereby appearing to be the coupe-style version of the second-generation X1. The upcoming car might be offered with a three and four cylinder engine option, which will come mated to either a six-...

  • Maruti Baleno Production Ramps up, Waiting Period To Go Down

    Posted on : Wednesday 22nd of June 2016
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    Maruti Suzuki has finally decided to ramp-up the production of its hot-selling premium hatch, the Baleno. Soaring demands and constant rise in waiting periods compelled the automaker to increase the car’s production. R S Kalsi, executive director, Marketing and Sales, MSIL said, "We have wonderful products in our portfolio like the Baleno, the S-Cross and the Vitara Brezza which are doing very well in the market. Waiting period is also there (for these vehicles)." "We are making all possible efforts to de-bottlen...

  • New Dacia Duster to make its debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed

    Posted on : Wednesday 22nd of June 2016
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    Dacia will present the new Duster at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. This right-hand drive Dacia Duster is produced at the Renault-Nissan plant in Chennai, India. This is the latest iteration of the Duster that boasts of changes to both - exterior and interior. Cosmetically, the SUV now gets revised headlamps and revisions to the fascia, which have uplifted the macho appearance. Except for the grille, most updates are similar to the facelifted Duster available in the Indian market at the moment. It rides on new 16-inch ‘Tyrol&rsquo...

  • Land Rover Discovery Sport Petrol Launched At Rs 56.50 Lakh

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of June 2016
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    British luxury car maker Land Rover has launched the petrol version of the Discovery Sport in the country. Available in the HSE trim only, the baby Land Rover is priced at Rs 56.50 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The petrol motor on offer is borrowed from the Jaguar XE sedan. It is a 2.0-litre, four cylinder unit that develops 240PS of power and 340Nm of torque. However, unlike the Jaguar that gets an 8-speed gearbox, the Land Rover gets a 9-speed unit. The turbo petrol motor makes the Discovery Sport faster than its diesel sibling, clocking ...

  • BMW 725Ld arrives in India for homologation

    Posted on : Monday 20th of June 2016
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    A recent report on imports states that the BMW 725Ld has arrived in India for homologation purpose. Thereby, indicating on its possible debut in the country sometime soon. Interestingly, the new 725Ld gets a smaller 1995cc diesel engine and we believe that it might be offered as a base variant among the 7 Series variants in India. The engine in the BMW 725Ld is expected to get the B47 four-cylinder common rail diesel engine offered by the German automaker. Owing to a smaller engine capacity, post launch, the BMW 725Ld will be surpass the...

  • Maruti Alto 800 facelift debuts in Sri Lanka for Rs 9.33 lakh

    Posted on : Monday 20th of June 2016
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    Maruti Suzuki had recently launched the Alto 800 facelift in India which came with fresh cosmetic upgrades. This time around, the company has launched the new Alto 800 facelift in two variants - LXi and VXi in Sri Lanka. The small car has been introduced at a starting price of LKR 20.15 lakhs (Rs 9.33 Lakh). Mechanically there are no changes for the Sri Lanka-bound model and it continues to be powered by the existing 800cc petrol engine which puts out 47bhp of power and 69Nm of torque. The fairly powered engine comes mated to a five-spee...

  • Nissan Micra automatic now starts at Rs 5.99 lakh

    Posted on : Saturday 18th of June 2016
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    The Nissan Micra automatic is now more affordable than before. As against the older price of Rs 6.53 lakh, the Micra XL CVT is now priced at Rs 5.99 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi), thereby making it cheaper by Rs 54,252. The Micra XV CVT which was earlier priced at Rs 7.19 lakh, now costs about Rs 6.73 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi), thereby making it cheaper by Rs 46,000. Nissan has been able to offer the pricing benefit to customers owing to its increased parts localisation measures. Speaking about it, Arun Malhotra, Managing Director, Nissa...

  • Best car discounts available in June

    Posted on : Friday 17th of June 2016
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    After a slow month in terms of sales, we were right to expect more discounts and deals in June. There are a plenty of offers across the price range and here are the best ones to avail if you are looking to buy a car in June. Hyundai is offering loads of discounts on most of its line up in form of exchange bonus, loyalty bonus, free insurance, discounts and others. The entry-level hatchback, Eon, has deals worth Rs 42,000, the Grand i10 petrol and diesel have bigger offers in the range of Rs 83,000 to Rs 91,000. The Xcent also has discoun...

  • Skoda Kodiaq rendered; possible India launch in 2017

    Posted on : Friday 17th of June 2016
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    The Skoda Kodiaq has been rendered in digital form ahead of its official reveal later this year. This is the first seven-seat vehicle from the Czech automaker and will slot in above the Superb sedan as their new flagship offering. The rendering, which appears to have been made from various spy shots of Kodiaq test vehicles, shows us that the car will get the moustache Skoda grille, softly flared wheel arches and a rear sloping roofline with blacked out pillars to give a floating effect. It is expected to stay quite close to the concept c...

  • Rolls-Royce Dawn To Be Launched On June 24

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of June 2016
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    Drinking a 240 ml glass of cranberry juice per day can help women to keep urinary infection at bay, says a study led by an Indian-origin researcher. The study suggests that cranberries can also aid in decreasing the worldwide use of antibiotics. Urinary tract infection (UTIs) is an infection in any part of the urinary system, the kidneys, bladder or urethra. The findings showed that daily consumption of an 8-ounce glass of cranberry juice can reduce symptomatic UTIs by nearly 40 per cent in women with recurrent UTIs. Also, it wil...

  • Maserati Quattroporte upgraded for 2017 with new features and styling

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of June 2016
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    The current (second) gen Maserati Quattroporte has been around for over three and a half years without much in terms of upgrades. All that, however, is about to change with the launch of the 2017 model which comes with revised styling and more equipment as standard. Maserati has also made some changes to the Quattroporte range by introducing GranLusso and GranSport trims. In terms of exterior upgrades, there is a new bumper design with matte black profile. The grille is more pointed and imposing, and has new vertical chrome elements. Oth...

  • Mahindra launches XUV500 AT in Delhi

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of June 2016
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    Widening options for potential XUV500 customers, Mahindra has silently launched the XUV500 automatic in Delhi at a starting price of Rs 14.51 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi). The automatic has been offered only in front-wheel drive configuration in W6, W8 and W10 variants. In view of the recent 2.0-litre diesel engine ban in Delhi, Mahindra has downsized its 2.2-litre engine to 1.99-litre which claims to generate similar power figure of 138bhp and 320Nm of torque. The SUV’s downsized engine comes mated to a six-speed automatic transmissi...

  • Chevrolet Spin not coming to India

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of June 2016
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    Chevrolet had earlier revealed its plans to launch the Spin MPV in the Indian market in 2017. However, Chevrolet has now confirmed that it will not be introducing the Spin MPV here and shall focus more on the growing compact sedan, hatchbacks and SUV segment. The company instead chose to introduce the Beat Activ hatchback and the Essentia compact sedan which were shown as concepts during the 2016 Auto Expo event. In view of declining demand for MPVs in India, Chevrolet has decided against launching the Spin MPV in the country. Until now,...

  • Honda Amaze crosses 2 lakh sales mark in India

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of June 2016
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    Honda Cars India today said its compact sedan Amaze has crossed 2 lakh sales milestone in the domestic market since its launch in April 2013. The introduction of the Amaze in the country had marked Honda’s entry into the diesel segment in India. “During the span of three years, Amaze has achieved sales milestone of 2 lakh units bringing new customers into Honda fold. The car has been extremely popular in both big and smaller cities due to its strong value offering,” Honda Cars India Senior Vice President, Marketing ...

  • Ford Sets Up Nationwide Monsoon Service Camps

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of June 2016
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    Ford India recently flagged off a monsoon service check-up camp across India, offering free 42-point check-up along with free carwashes and other discounts. The services will be offered through as many as 376 Ford sales and service stations across 200-plus cities in the country, said the company. During the camp, Ford technicians will perform complete check-up of the cars. Parts like wiper blades, batteries, brake pads and shock absorbers will also be offered at discounted rates. Like every year, part objective of the camp is als...

  • Hyundai wins the Italian rally of the 2016 WRC

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of June 2016
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    Thierry Neuville was the fastest man at the Rally d’Italia Sardegna driving the new generation Hyundai i20 rally car to victory in the sixth round of the World Rally Championship. Volkswagen claimed the second and third places with Jari-Matti Latvala fighting closely with Neuville and reigning champion Sebastien Ogier finishing third. The 2016 WRC season has been quite interesting with five different winners in the first six races. With one more rally to go before the halfway point, Sebastien Ogier has a comfortable 64 point lead o...

  • Datsun GO Cross Coming In 2017; Touchscreen Likely To Be Offered

    Posted on : Monday 13th of June 2016
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    After launching the low-cost redi-GO earlier this month Datsun is now shifting its focus to its highly applauded vehicle at the Indian Auto Expo, the GO Cross. As per a report, the Nissan subsidiary is looking to prepone the launch of the GO Cross to 2017 based on the tremendous response it received at the Expo. The gorgeous GO Cross is based on the same platform as seen in the GO+ MPV, however, the design has been completely revamped, unlike the existing cross versions of its rivals like the Toyota Etios Cross, Volkswagen Cross Polo and...

  • Mercedes-Benz GLC-Coupe India Launch Likely In 2017

    Posted on : Monday 13th of June 2016
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    Mercedes-Benz shows no signs of slowing down. The German carmaker already has the biggest luxury car portfolio in the country, and, come 2017, it will be adding more to the tally. It is highly likely that the GLC Coupe will be on the list as well. Styled on the lines of its elder sibling (the GLE Coupe), the GLC Coupe brings in the hit-or-a-miss 'SUV meets Coupe' styling to a lower rung of the luxury segment. Mercedes-Benz recently launched the GLC SUV, their answer to the BMW X3 and the Audi Q5. It plugged a long-standing gap in...

  • JLR launches Jaguar XE Prestige variant at Rs 43.69 lakh

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of June 2016
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    New Delhi: Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover has launched a variant of its sports saloon Jaguar XE in India, priced at Rs 43.69 lakh (ex-Mumbai, pre-octroi). The variant named Prestige will add to Pure and Portfolio derivatives of Jaguar XE, which were launched in February, Jaguar Land Rover India said in a statement. Prestige is powered by a two-litre petrol engine and is equipped with advanced driving technologies like all surface progress control (ASPC), which is a low speed cruise control that helps cope with low traction sit...

  • Porsche Macan 2.0 Petrol Launched At Rs 76.16 Lakh

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of June 2016
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    Porsche has launched the Macan in a petrol avatar at a price of Rs 76.16 lakh (ex-showroom). The petrol trim sits at the bottom of the Macan variants offered in India. After the announcement of the 2.0 litre diesel engine ban in Delhi and now in Kerala sales of carmakers have gone down considerably, especially of the luxury players. Porsche is the first luxury carmaker to come up with a petrol version after the diesel car ban. With the possibility of diesel restriction spreading to other states luxury carmakers has started to bring the p...

  • Chevrolet Tralblaze Facelift Imported to India for Homologation

    Posted on : Friday 10th of June 2016
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    With the first quarter of 2017 fiscal year almost coming to an end, carmakers in India are gearing up for their next new launch. Recently, General Motors India imported the new 2017 facelift of its newest SUV - Chevrolet Trailblazer into the country for homologation. Expected to be launched in India in 2017, the car will feature some minor cosmetic changes both for the exterior profile as well as the cabin. Moreover the SUV will also come with an extended feature list as well. The new Trailblazer facelift made its first appearance just l...

  • Nissan X-Trail Hybrid Launch In Current Financial Year

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of June 2016
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    After the increased popularity of hybrid vehicles post the Delhi blanket ban on diesel cars, Nissan aims to cash in by introducing India’s first hybrid SUV in the form of the X-Trail Hybrid by the end of the current financial year Addressing the media during a launch event of the new Datsun redi-GO, Nissan India operations head, Guillaume Sicard said that the globally popular, especially in the United States, X-Trail Hybrid will be CBU (completely built unit) and will be imported from Japan He remained tight-lipped on the prici...

  • Mercedes may rename GLE Coupe 450 AMG to 43 AMG

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of June 2016
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    The GLE 450 AMG coupe that was launched earlier this year might soon have a new name. The car that is sold as the 450 AMG, will get a two-digit nomenclature in line with the traditional AMG performance cars. We noticed something interesting with one of the units imported recently – while the displacement was the same, this car carries the Mercedes-AMG GLE 43 Coupe badge. Further investigation revealed that the official Mercedes AMG global website now only shows the 43 AMG and which should then ideally be used in India as well.0 ...

  • McLaren launches limited edition Carbon Series LT

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of June 2016
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    McLaren’s bespoke vehicles division McLaren Special Operations have launched the Carbon Series LT. Limited to 25 units globally (all already sold), this new creation is based on the 675LT Spider and has been made in response to requests from customers captivated by the carbon fibre bodied P1 displayed recently at the Geneva Motor Show. As with the 675LT Spider, the front bumper, front under body, side skirts, side intakes, lower side intakes, rear fenders, rear bumper, diffuser and ‘Longtail’ airbrake are all carbon fib...

  • McLaren Working On An All Electric Sub-P1 Supercar

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of June 2016
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    McLaren, widely known for its Formula 1 race machines and their equally track-focused road-going counterparts, is now on a mission to develop a fully electric supercar. Rumours of an all-electric P1 were in the auto space for some time now but new reports suggest that the fully electric variant will be positioned below the P1 in the Ultimate Series range. This will be a limited edition track focused car and will be available somewhere around the end of the decade. The new all-electric drivetrain will make the new car quicker than the 675LT a...

  • BMW Unveils 2016 3 Series Gran Turismo

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of June 2016
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    BMW has revealed the facelifted 3 Series GT (Gran Turismo). The Bavarian automaker had already introduced the mid-life update of the 3 Series last year globally. The 2016 BMW 3 Series GT has gone through subtle aesthetic improvements inside out, along with mechanical upgrades. It will be available in three trim levels: Sport Line, Luxury Line, and M Sport. To begin with, there are subtle changes to the grille and the headlamps. The adaptive LED headlamps are now standard and come with new graphics. The redesigned front bumper looks sligh...

  • Rolls-Royce convertible Dawn might be launched in India soon

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of June 2016
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    Rolls-Royce might soon launch the convertible Dawn in India soon. The carmaker has imported one car to our country recently, hinting at its imminent launch. The Dawn comes powered by a twin turbo 6.6-litre V12 mill, which churns out 563bhp of power and 780Nm of torque. This engine comes mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission, which helps the car do the 0-100kmph sprint in just 4.9 seconds. However, the USP of this vehicle is its fabric roof that opens in 22 seconds. This super luxury convertible has been specially designed for...

  • 2017 Audi A5 And S5 Unveiled!

    Posted on : Monday 6th of June 2016
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    “#NowThatsACoupe,” said Audi when they teased the A5 last week. The German automaker has finally taken the wraps off the Sportback, in both the A5 and the S5 guise. Audi says that the new A5 is 'athletic, sporty and elegant', and we cannot help but nod our heads in approval. The A5 is based on the new Audi A4, which we drove in Germany last month. However, design cues are visibly different, and more in line with the upcoming A8 that was spotted testing. It does get trademark Audi elements, such as the hexagonal grille...

  • Volkswagen Ameo compact sedan launched at Rs 5.24 lakh

    Posted on : Monday 6th of June 2016
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    Volkswagen has unveiled the price of their 'Made for India' Volkswagen Ameo compact sedan. With prices starting from Rs 5.24 lakh for the base model to Rs 7.05 lakh for the top-of-the-line Highline variant, the Ameo undercuts most of its competition like the Honda Amaze and the Hyundai Xcent. What is more surprising is that the Ameo is priced nearly identical to the highest selling car in the segment, the Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire. At this price, the Volkswagen Ameo is one of the best value for money cars you can buy in India today. ...

  • BMW 5 Series petrol variant launched at Rs 54 lakh

    Posted on : Saturday 4th of June 2016
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    BMW has launched a petrol variant for its 5 Series sedan at Rs 54 lakh (All-India ex-showroom). It is being brought to India via the CBU route and is available in the 520i luxury line trim level. The car can be had in white, black and blue of which only white is a non-metallic option. Externally, it also gets a chrome package as well as luxury line badging. Standard features include an iDrive infotainment system, climate control and leather trim that can be had in a shade of brown or black. The engine powering this petrol variant is ...

  • Mahindra e-Verito variants explained

    Posted on : Saturday 4th of June 2016
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    Mahindra's second offering in the all-electric segment is here. The e-Verito sedan was launched at a starting price of Rs 9.5 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi) and will be available in major Indian cities now. The engine from the standard Verito sedan is replaced by an electric motor coupled with a 72V battery pack. This offers 100km of driving range and enables it to sprint to a top-speed of 86kmph. Mahindra has rightly timed the launch of the EV amidst the current debate of ban of diesel vehicles against the increasing pollution in the ...

  • Datsun Redigo prices might undercut Maruti Alto 800

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of June 2016
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    We were expecting a price tag of around Rs 2.5 lakh for the Datsun Redigo, considering the fact that the hatchback will be positioned below its partner company’s Renault Kwid. However, a supposed leak from yesterday suggests that Datsun may opt for a shock price, under cutting the segment leader Alto 800, with a sticker price of Rs 2.39 lakh. The Datsun Redigo, based on the same CMFA platform of the Kwid, is a new generation car, compared to most of its competitors. Also, like the Kwid, it is designed to look like a mini crossover ...

  • All new A5 and S5 coupes revealed in Germany

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of June 2016
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    This is a glimpse of the second-generation Audi A5 and S5 coupes that were revealed by Audi, at the company’s headquarters in Germany yesterday.  “Our coupes turn every day into a holiday for our customers,” proclaimed Audi chairman of the board Rupert Stadler as he revealed the all new A5 and S5 coupes in Germany. “We have more performance and better fuel economy, much more space, and the standard spec brings our midsize coupes to the level of a luxury car.” When you look at these machines, they do...

  • Mahindra launches eVerito at Rs 9.50 lakh, claims running cost is Rs 1.15 per kilometre

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of June 2016
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    Mahindra Electric, the electric mobility division of the Mahindra Group, today launched its new e-Verito, the all-electric zero emissions sedan. The green car will initially be available in key cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune,m Kolkata, Chandigarh, Hyderbad, Jaipur and Nagpur and is priced at Rs 9.50 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) for the D2 variant. This pricing is after factoring state subsidy and the FAME incentive. Mahindra Electric says the e-Verito, which is equipped with a direct drive single-speed transmission, can b...

  • Porsche To Launch Updated 911 Range on June 29

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of June 2016
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    Porsche will launch the latest iteration of the 911 range of sports cars on June 29, 2016. The car is iconic in its own right; it has been the poster boy for the Stuttgart-based automaker for the past five decades. The legendary silhouette of the sportscar has been left untouched. The long nose, the sloping roof and the short tail are quintessentially 911. Visual updates include new headlamps with four-point daytime running lights, door handles without recess covers, a redesigned rear lid with vertical louvres and new rear lights. The in...

  • BMW reveals 3 Series GT facelift

    Posted on : Wednesday 1st of June 2016
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    BMW has unveiled the facelifted version of its 3 Series GT sedan. It comes almost a year after the standard car was showcased and subsequently launched. A larger version of the German automaker’s compact sedan, it gets the same tweaks as its standard sibling but retains the plus sized rear for the additional space. Introduced with the current generation of the sedan, there is new chrome garnish all around, updated iDrive system and optional wood trim in the cabin. It will for the first time also be offered with an M Sport body pack...

  • Maruti Suzuki to resume production from today

    Posted on : Wednesday 1st of June 2016
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    India’s leading carmaker Maruti Suzuki has made it official that it will resume production at its Gurgaon facilities later today. The brand, as we know, had to suspend operations at its facilities on May 29 following an incident involving fire at the Manesar facility of its AC supplier Subros. Fortunately, certain operations in the Manesar facility including casting and manufacture of transmissions will also resume today. Furthermore, Subros and Maruti Suzuki are jointly working on options to obtain supply of components from other ...

  • Maruti Vitara Brezza’s extended waiting period likely to increase due to production halt

    Posted on : Tuesday 31st of May 2016
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    Maruti Suzuki’s Vitara Brezza is currently running on a six to nine month waiting period and this is likely to increase due to a temporary halt in production triggered by a fire at Subros, their leading AC supplier. The fire occurred on Sunday evening and has gutted a large part of its production facility.  All the dealer sources we spoke to are stating a lengthy waiting period for all models of the compact SUV. Out of this, the lower-spec models have a waiting period of six months while the top-of-the-line ZDi and ZDi Plus va...

  • 3 new car launches in June 2016

    Posted on : Tuesday 31st of May 2016
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    June will see debut of three new cars in the Indian market. The launch plans for a couple of these are confirmed and we are waiting for more details another. Here are more details on each of these cars. Mercedes-Benz GLC: Mercedes will launch the new GLC in India on June 2. The five-seater luxury SUV will compete with the BMW X3 and Audi Q5 in India and is expected to carry a price tag of around Rs 60 lakh. The first lot of GLCs will be imported to India as CBU and the local assembly is expected to commence in the next few months. The GL...

  • Porsche to soon offer the 2.0-litre Macan in India

    Posted on : Monday 30th of May 2016
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    Porsche is planning to soon launch the entry-level Macan for the Indian market. This model will use the 252PS 2.0-litre turbocharged engine. This motor comes mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and an all-wheel-drive system is standard. On paper, this entry model of the Macan will then become the least powerful one in the Macan range in India. Nevertheless, the 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol mill churns out 250bhp of power and 370Nm of torque, propelling the car from 0-100kmph in 6.7seconds. And, a top speed of 229kmph is not ...

  • 592bhp Nissan GT-R Nismo officially revealed

    Posted on : Monday 30th of May 2016
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    The 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo is official. The up-rated version of the regular GT-R was unveiled today at the Nurburgring circuit where the car’s potent performance was honed, tuned and developed. Like the standard model, the GT-R Nismo’s front end features a freshened face that’s highlighted by a new bumper. But unlike the standard model, the front and rear bumpers here are made of carbon fibre. Overall, the car’s new shape generates more downforce than any other Nissan production car to date, which in turn aids in ...

  • Hyundai increases number of Eon variants offering optional driver's side airbag

    Posted on : Saturday 28th of May 2016
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    Hyundai has increased the number of variants on the Eon offering the driver’s side airbag as an optional extra.It is now available on all variants except the base D-Lite trim level.  Each of these optional variants have been priced Rs 10,000 over their non-airbag counterparts. Previously, the South Korean automaker had only offered the driver’s side airbag with the top-of-the-line Sportz variant. They are being offered with both the 800cc three-cylinder engine as well as the 1.0-litre three cylinder mill. However, the 1....

  • Hyundai Silently Introduces Grand i10 Magna Automatic

    Posted on : Saturday 28th of May 2016
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    It's no surprise that the Indian auto market is consciously preferring automatic cars, over their manual counterparts. The convenience they offer is definitely worth the premium, especially in crowded metro cities. To make the two-pedal version of the popular Grand i10 more accessible to the masses, Hyundai has introduced the automatic in the Magna trim, priced at Rs 6.21 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai), that translates to an on-road price of Rs 7.10 lakh. The 4-speed automatic transmission is paired to a 1.2-litre petrol engine that deve...

  • Maruti recalls 75,000 units of Balenos; 2000 DZire cars

    Posted on : Friday 27th of May 2016
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    Maruti Suzuki India on Friday said it will recall 75,419 units of its premium hatchback Baleno to fix faulty airbag component and fuel filter. Additionally, it will also recall 1,961 units of compact sedan DZire with auto gear shift to replace fuel filter. In a statement, the company said, it will "proactively and voluntarily recall 75,419 Baleno cars, both petrol and diesel, manufactured between August 3, 2015, and May 17, 2016, to upgrade the airbag controller software." Of these, 15,995 diesel Baleno cars manufacture...

  • Mercedes AMG GT R to debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed

    Posted on : Friday 27th of May 2016
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    The much talked about R version of the Mercedes AMG GT is set for a Goodwood Festival of Speed unveiling. The AMG GT R is listed as one of the attendees at the Michelin Supercar Paddock. Mercedes-AMG has confirmed the plans of launching the GT R with significantly higher performance, earlier this year. The car is expected to deliver 570bhp and should be lighter than both the standard AMG GT and the S trim. With a more aerodynamic body work and wider body, the GT R should offer even better cornering dynamics. The GT R will be produced...

  • BMW rolls out locally assembled X1 from Chennai plant

    Posted on : Thursday 26th of May 2016
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    BMW has recently rolled out the locally assembled X1 from its plant in Chennai. The SUV was showcased and launched at the 2016 Auto Expo at the start of the year and deliveries are expected to begin this month. Priced at Rs 29.9 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the X1 is available in three variants - Expedition, xLine and M Sport. This is the second generation of the X1, which looks quite aggressive and sporty than the outgoing model. It has grown in size, which in turn has liberated some more space inside the cabin. It comes packed with new fe...

  • Toyota's Hybrids Cross 9 Million Sales Mark!

    Posted on : Thursday 26th of May 2016
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    Toyota Motor Corporation -- the first manufacturer in the world which mass-produced hybrid vehicles -- has announced over nine million cumulative figures for global sales of its hybrid vehicles. As of 30 April, the Japanese automaker has retailed 9.014 million units. The hybrid revolution started with the Prius, which was launched in December 1997 in Japan and then subsequently in Europe and America. The automaker highlighted that the use of Toyota hybrid vehicles instead of the conventional vehicles of similar size and performance has r...

  • Hyundai Grand i10 Special Edition Launched At Rs 6.05 Lakh

    Posted on : Wednesday 25th of May 2016
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    Hyundai is celebrating its 20th anniversary in style and after the recent launch of the special edition Xcent, it has now introduced a special avatar of the Grand i10. Based on the Sportz mid-level trims, the petrol and diesel variants are priced at Rs 6.05 lakh and Rs 7.06 lakh respectively (ex-showroom, Ahmedabad). Hyundai has said that the special editions of the petrol and diesel Grand i10 will offer benefits of upto Rs 55,000 and Rs 66,000, respectively. Some of the upgrades include the addition of a 6.2-inch touchscreen infotainmen...

  • Pininfarina developing an electric sports car

    Posted on : Wednesday 25th of May 2016
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    Indian auto giant Mahindra had acquired the Italian car design firm and coachbuilder from Cambiano sometime late last year. Fresh reports have emerged indicating that Pininfarina is working on developing an electric car which will debut sometime later. Back at the Geneva Motor Show, Pininfarina had showcased the H2 Speed, hydrogen sports car concept that gathered a lot of attention. Mahindra and Mahindra’s involvement in the Formula E hints on a possibility of an electric sports car to follow by using its technology with the famed ...

  • Hyundai to race at Nurburgring 24h with three cars

    Posted on : Tuesday 24th of May 2016
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    Korean auto giant Hyundai will run three cars at the iconic Nurburgring 24h Race taking place from May 26 to 29. As part of the development of its motorsport-inspired sub-brand ‘N’, Hyundai will race two production-based models - i30 1.6 Turbo and a Veloster, as well as the development car in the form of the i30 2.0 Turbo. The i30 1.6 Turbo will be looking to defend its 2015 class win, while the i30 2.0 Turbo development car will be used to gauge further performance potential ahead of Hyundai’s future ‘N’ mo...

  • India-made Hyundai i20 N-Sport does 0-100kmph in less than 9 seconds

    Posted on : Tuesday 24th of May 2016
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    Hyundai launched the India-made i20 N-Sport in South Africa last year at 265,900 Rand (Rs 11.44 lakh). The car generated some interest in the international market as it came with a better performing engine and sported a new bodykit.  A recent report from an automotive website has given out more details on the car’s technical aspect. In terms of design, the Hyundai i20 N-Sport gets graphite finished 17-inch alloy wheels, stainless steel free-flow cat-back exhaust system and N-badges on the front fenders and rear hatchback door....

  • Tatas Assembly Plant In Iran Within 2 Years

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of May 2016
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    With sanctions against Iran being lifted recently, the country’s automotive industry has emerged as a lucrative market for the world. Consequently, Tata Motors is now looking to grab a foothold in the Middle-Eastern nation through a joint venture to assemble its petrol cars. The Indian carmaker is in discussions with Iranian vehicle manufacturer Iran Khodro Company for a collective undertaking to assemble knocked down units of certain petrol cars, including the latest compact car Tiago, Bolt and Zest, which are powered by the compa...

  • KTM 1290 Super Duke R based Husqvarna 1301 spotted testing

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of May 2016
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    The Ducati Diavel may soon have a reason to sweat. Spotted testing is Husqvarna’s soon-to-be-launched power cruiser, the 1301. Based on the KTM 1290 Super Duke R, the test mule was snapped near the Austrian automaker’s headquarters and essentially seems to be a reworked or rather, reimagined rendition of the street-fighter. Similarities include the main frame, upside down front forks, wheels, disc brakes, single-sided swingarm and importantly, the 1301cc engine too. Unlike the Super Duke R though, the number plate bracket sit...

  • Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV to be launched in India on June 2

    Posted on : Saturday 21st of May 2016
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    The Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV will be launched for the Indian market on June 2. The vehicle will arrive in a new segment for the German automaker in the Indian market and will slot in between the GLA and GLE. This vehicle is a successor to the LHD only GLK-Class model and was unveiled at the 2016 Auto Expo.  It is expected to be offered in the GLC300 and GLC 250d nomenclature. This means the former gets a four-cylinder petrol unit producing 240bhp and 370Nm of torque while the diesel is the 2.2-litre unit producing 170bhp and 400Nm of t...

  • Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato - 600PS Of Beauty!

    Posted on : Saturday 21st of May 2016
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    Un-widen your eyes, wipe the drool off your keyboard and bask in the beauty of what is the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato concept. Now we’ve come to expect awe-inspiring designs from Aston, but this one certainly takes the cake! The Vanquish Zagato Concept will make its global debut at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, held at Lake Como in Italy from May 21 – 22, 2016. This visual treat is the fifth car to emerge from a collaboration between Aston Martin and Italian design-house Zagato, that stretches back over five...

  • Range Rover Sport facelift spotted on test

    Posted on : Friday 20th of May 2016
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    The second-gen Range Rover Sport may have been around for only a couple of years but Land Rover has already started developing a facelift for it. As a matter of fact, the Range Rover Sport has seen a number of minor mechanical upgrades and the addition of the high-power SVR model since its debut in March 2013 at the New York Motor Show. The facelift focuses mainly on the front end appearance for a refreshing new look. New design bits under the heavy camouflage seem to be a couple of vertical air intakes to the side of the bumper and a re...

  • Volvo 40 Series concepts unveiled

    Posted on : Friday 20th of May 2016
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    Volvo has revealed two new concept cars – 40.1 and 40.2, showcasing the design of the future entry- models in the Swedish carmaker’s range. The concepts will make way for the entry-level crossover and sedan, which would have pure-electric and plug-in hybrid variants, apart from the regular models. The Volvo 40.1 is a concept crossover that will form base for the new XC40, to be positioned below the XC60 in the Volvo range. The crossover should compete with the BMW X1 and Audi Q3 after the launch next year, in the entry-level ...

  • All you need to know about Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 facelift

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of May 2016
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    As the battle in the entry-level segment heats up with the Renault Kwid and the soon to be launched Datsun redi-GO, Maruti Suzuki has upped the ante with the facelifted Alto 800. Here are more details about the budget hatchback from Maruti Suzuki. In terms of design, the main difference is the new large grille in the front bumper.  Where the earlier car has a hexagonal grille, this has four sides and looks better than before. The other change is to the headlamps, the internal elements are bolder, which gives the car some character. ...

  • Ford receives over 6,500 buyers’ application for the new GT

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of May 2016
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    Ford recently opened its first application window online for those with pockets deep enough to afford the all-new GT. Having gotten interest from over 10,800 people, Ford has now revealed that the brand has received 6,506 fully completed applications from across the globe. Ford received these many applications in the one-month window it had set for potential owners to apply to purchase the new EcoBoost-powered, carbon-fibre GT. What’s more, the brand claims the number of applicants spiked in the last six days, during which 32 per c...

  • Maruti Suzuki gains over 49 per cent market share with the Vitara Brezza and Baleno

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of May 2016
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    Last fiscal year, the country’s largest automaker Maruti Suzuki witnessed a seven year high market share of 46.8 per cent. Rewriting its own feat, the carmaker has reportedly witnessed a 49 per cent rise in market share in April. Speaking about it, MSI Executive Director, Marketing and Sales, R S Kalsi said, “Our growth from new models has been 17%[FV1]  more than what we received with new models in  the same period last year.” Maruti Suzuki’s new products like the Baleno and the recently launched Vitara...

  • Next-gen Nissan GT-R expected to be a hybrid

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of May 2016
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    As Nissan prepares to launch the GT-R facelift next year, fresh reports have emerged indicating that the next-gen GT-R will be a hybrid model. Speaking to sources, Nissan’s Chief Creative Officer, Shiro Nakamura had laid emphasis on electrification for cars. He also added that one should not be surprised to find the next-gen GT-R making a debut as an electrified vehicle. At the New York Auto Show held in March this year, Nissan had showcased the 2017 facelift model which claims to have received its biggest facelift since its debut ...

  • Hyundai looks to SUVs to create volumes in the future

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of May 2016
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    Hyundai will launch an SUV focussed lineup over the next two years as it sees major potential from the body style for the Indian market. It is looking at a 20 per cent sales share from its line up as compared to 12 per cent last year. It has two SUVs and one hatchback-based crossover and is expected to add two more models over the next two years.   The two SUVs in its current lineup are the Santa Fe which only sells as a diesel and the Creta which is offered with both petrol and diesel engines. This will be expanded to include the T...

  • Volkswagen sells 1.94 million vehicles from January to April 2016

    Posted on : Monday 16th of May 2016
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    The Volkswagen Group has handed over 1.94 million vehicles to customers from January to April 2016. The global quarterly figure indicates next to zero progress over the same period last year as the scandal-hit brand continues to struggle in regaining momentum in several key markets.  The brand sold 476,700 units in April 2016, marking a 3.9 percent decline in sales compared to the same period last year (April 2015: 496,000). At the moment, China along with Central and Eastern Europe are the only growth regions where Volkswagen is ma...

  • Jaguar to bring the F-Type SVR to India this year

    Posted on : Monday 16th of May 2016
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    The Jaguar F-Type is one of the most beautiful machines to have graced the roads in recent times. The Special Vehicle Operations division of the British car maker decided to give a touch of madness to the sports coupe. The Jaguar F-Type SVR was revealed internationally at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year and it is expected to reach the Indian shores by the end of this year. The F-Type SVR is powered by the same 5.0-litre supercharged V8 from the F-Type R. The old-school V8 has been tuned up and now delivers a whopping 567bhp of po...

  • Delhi Government reduces VAT on electric and hybrid vehicles

    Posted on : Saturday 14th of May 2016
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    Taking a note of high pollution levels in Delhi and making an effort to reduce it, the government has reduced the Value Added Tax (VAT) on hybrid cars, battery-operated vehicles and e-rickshaws from 12.5 per cent to 5 per cent. The reduction was one of the measures that was announced in the 2016-17 budget. The Delhi government terms it as a step towards making the VAT rates the lowest in the country. “This step apart from promoting eco-friendly vehicles to reduce pollution in the city will also bring relief to a large number of ent...

  • BMW X7 SUV and i8 roadster to be launched in 2018

    Posted on : Saturday 14th of May 2016
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    BMW has confirmed that it will launch the X7 SUV and an open top version of the i8 coupe in 2018. This was announced by Harald Kruger, chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG at their 96thAGM held in Munich today.  The automaker has also said it will soon reveal a new top-of-the-line luxury model as part of the expanded range. The i8 roadster was showcased as a concept car at the 2016 consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas at the start of this year. As the name suggests, it is a convertible version of the i8 coupe that has bee...

  • Hyundai Tucson Spied In India For The First Time!

    Posted on : Friday 13th of May 2016
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    Hyundai India is all set to introduce the third-generation Tucson in the coming months. The SUV made its official re-introduction into the Indian market at the 2016 Indian Auto Expo in February. For the uninitiated, the first generation was launched in India in 2005 and was discontinued in 2010. The country had been denied the second-gen Tucson, but the third generation has been given the green light by the Korean brand. Presently, Hyundai has begun testing the vehicle in India. In an interview with us during the Auto Expo, a Hyundai off...

  • Ford launches EcoSport Black Edition at Rs 8.58 lakh

    Posted on : Thursday 12th of May 2016
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    Ford India has introduced a new ‘Black Edition’ model of its popular compact SUV , the EcoSport, at Rs 8.58 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Owing to rising competition from the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford is hoping this variant will help them garner a larger audience. The Ford EcoSport ‘Black Edition’ will be available in three variants - Trend+, Titanium & Titanium+ and three powertrains - Ford’s trusted 1.5-litre TiVCT petrol engine with both manual and automatic options, the 1.5-litreTDCi diesel engine as we...

  • 2016 Audi A4 due for India launch in August

    Posted on : Thursday 12th of May 2016
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    The Audi A4 has been a considerable contributor to the German automaker’s sales. The much awaited A4 facelift which was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo event will debut in August this year. The facelift Audi A4 is available in international markets since 2015. Under the hood, the 2016 Audi A4 will be offered with three engine options – a 2.0-litre diesel, a 3.0-litre diesel and a 1.4-litre petrol engine. Replacing the current CVT, the tweaked engines will come mated to a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. Audi mi...

  • Jeep To Launch New Hurricane Turbo-4 Engine With 2018 Wrangler?

    Posted on : Wednesday 11th of May 2016
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    The next-generation Jeep Wrangler, which is expected to make an appearance in 2018 will reportedly have a new 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine. The engine is likely to improve the Wrangler’s fuel efficiency drastically and will chuck out close to 300 horses. Reports claim that the motor has been under development and the parent company — FCA (Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles) has codenamed it — “Hurricane”. The engine is said to be produced at the FCA's Trenton Engine Complex in Detroit. It is...

  • BMW 3 Series petrol models launched starting at Rs 36.9 lakh

    Posted on : Wednesday 11th of May 2016
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    BMW has launched the petrol models of the 3 Series, which were earlier discontinued from the Indian market. The 320i Prestige variant starts at Rs 36.9 lakh and the Luxury line at Rs 42.70 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi). Both these variants will be powered by the 2.0-litre four-cylinder TwinPower Turbo petrol mill that churns out 181.5bhp of power and 270Nm of torque. An eight-speed automatic gearbox is standard on the transmission front, whereas the Luxury Line gets paddle shifters as well. These petrol models will get features simila...

  • Tata Sells 3,000 Units Of Tiago In First Month

    Posted on : Tuesday 10th of May 2016
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    Launched approximately a month ago, the Tata Tiago has sold 3,022 units since then. The response can be identified as moderate rather than encouraging and the number is likely to increase in the coming months. Introduced at a modest price of Rs. 3.20 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Tiago is expected to bring back the numbers for Tata. The Indian carmaker has faced the heat from its growing competition and with the Indica finally retreating, the manufacturer was in dire need of a product which would help its diminishing foothold in the mar...

  • Next Jeep Wrangler could use 300bhp motor

    Posted on : Tuesday 10th of May 2016
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    It was reported way back in 2013 that Chrysler was working on a Hurricane engine that’s based on the car maker’s existing 2.0-litre four-cylinder Tigershark powerplant. Sources have now revealed that the Hurricane engine will make close to 300bhp and is expected to power the next generation Jeep Wrangler. Reports have also clarified that the Hurricane mill makes a higher level of specific output vis-à-vis the 1.75-litre Alfa Romeo 4C, which is one of the FCA’s most stressed engines (150bhp/litre vs 120bhp/litre)....

  • Tata Tiago sells 3,000 units in first month on sale

    Posted on : Monday 9th of May 2016
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    Sales of passenger cars increased by a decent 11 per cent last month thanks to the ever rising demand for utility vehicles. Several carmakers reported growth in sales due to their respective utility offerings doing well. Tata, however, had the Tiago small car bringing in a lot more customers to the showrooms within the first month of its launch. The brand, in fact, has sold 3,022 units of the Tiago in April. Now although these initial numbers are expected to see an upward trend in the coming months, Tata certainly would have hoped for be...

  • Super rare Porsche 911 (964 Turbo Flatnose) up for sale

    Posted on : Monday 9th of May 2016
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    There are rare Porsche 911s (such as the 997 Sport Classic and the 993 Turbo S) and then there is the 964 Turbo Flatnose. Widely regarded as an unusual looking 911 even in the eyes of serious Porsche enthusiasts, the 964 Turbo Flatnose isn’t for everyone as it was made in extremely limited numbers. Now, however, there is one for sale with just 1,013km on the odometer. A leading classic car dealer in the UK has put up this particular right-hand-drive 964 Turbo Flatnose for sale. What makes the car even more special is that out of th...

  • Ford EcoSport emerges as India’s most exported car

    Posted on : Saturday 7th of May 2016
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    The Ford EcoSport has been one of the popular choices for local car buyers. As per data released by Society of Indian Automobiles Manufacturers (SIAM), the compact SUV has claimed the top position in terms of export in the financial year 2016. Last financial year, the Nissan Micra was the top exported car from its Indian facility. As per the data, Ford has exported 83,325 EcoSport units in 2016 as compared to 55,178 units last year, thereby registering a growth of 51 per cent. The Ford India unit has been exporting the EcoSport compact S...

  • 2018 Audi A8 could spawn multiple body styles

    Posted on : Friday 6th of May 2016
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    The 2018 Audi A8, due next year in concept form, could spawn multiple body styles. It is currently only offered in the standard and long wheelbase variants only. The new A8 is expected to have extended wheelbase versions and sporty two-door models which, by our estimates will wear the RS badge.   The move has been seen as a response to the success that Mercedes has tasted with the expanded S-Class lineup which has been growing in size since the car was launched in 2014. A confirmed development for the new car is that it will hav...

  • Mahindra TUV300 to come with an mHawk100 engine soon

    Posted on : Friday 6th of May 2016
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    Indian automaker Mahindra had been receiving constant feedback on the TUV300. Most customers reported that the compact SUV felt a little underpowered, especially while driving on the highways. Taking a note of it, the company plans to borrow the more powerful mHawk100 engine from the recently launched NuvoSport, to power the TUV300. Under the hood, the currently sold Mahindra TUV300 is powered by a 1.5-litre three-cylinder mHawk80 diesel engine, which puts out 84bhp power and 230Nm torque. In competition to rivals who offer cars with ove...

  • India Bound: Tesla Model 3 Will Get The 'Ludicrous' Mode

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of May 2016
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    The Tesla Model 3, the new most affordable offering from the famed electric automaker, will have the ‘Ludicrous’ mode. Elon Musk — the man behind Tesla has confirmed the same via replying to a tweet of a Chennai-based guy. For the uninitiated, the Model 3 will be the first Tesla to be introduced in India and the company has already started accepting pre-bookings from the country. The manufacturer added the Ludicrous mode to its flagship sedan — the Model S and now it is also available with the Model X crossover. T...

  • Tesla to use 75kWh battery on the Model S

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of May 2016
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    A spokesperson for Tesla has confirmed that the company will introduce a 75kWh battery pack on the Tesla Model S line up. However, details regarding a specific timeline has not been divulged yet. Tesla currently uses a 70 and 90kWh battery on the cars that are presently on sale, and the 75kWh battery pack version will serve as a mid-variant on the model range. Interestingly, the 75kWh battery saw its way into the Model X last month, and at that time, no information was released about it being considered for the Model S. The reason fo...

  • Mercedes-Benz GLS confirmed for launch on May 18

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of May 2016
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    Mercedes-Benz had announced its plans to launch 12 new models in India this year. As part of its plans, the German automaker will be launching the GLS in India on May 18. Popularly known as the S-Class of SUVs, the seven-seat premium SUV is expected to be priced between Rs 80 lakh to Rs 1.5 crore (Ex-showroom, New Delhi). Under the hood, the Mercedes-Benz GLS is expected to offer four engine options. The GLS550 4Matic with V8 biturbo engine puts out 443bhp of power and 700Nm of torque while the GLS450 4MATIC will get a 3.0-litre V6 bitur...

  • Suzuki Wagon R crossover soon to be showcased in Indonesia

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of May 2016
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    Suzuki is likely to showcase the crossover version of the Wagon R in Indonesia during the upcoming Jakarta Fair that is set to begin on June 10. A similar model rechristened as the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R XRest, was showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo event. Under the hood, the Suzuki Wagon R crossover is expected to be powered by the India-spec 1-litre, 3-cylinder engine that puts out 67bhp of power and 90Nm of torque. The engine will come mated to a five-speed manual transmission and AMT options. The crossover model is expected to carry ...

  • India-bound 2017 Hyundai Elantra gets a more powerful Sport version

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of May 2016
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    The 2017 Hyundai Elantra has just received a more powerful Sport version in its home turf, South Korea. Sold as the Avante Sport locally, this latest addition to the latest-gen Elantra range gets a 204bhp petrol engine.  As a sportier derivative to the regular model, the Avante Sport sits slightly lower to the ground by around 5mm for a more streamlined stance. As for the design changes, up front Hyundai has redesigned the headlights and the grille, besides adding a Turbo badge. The Sport version also gets 18-inch wheels, different ...

  • 2017 BMW i3 to feature a bigger battery with a range of 183 kilometres

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of May 2016
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    The 2017 BMW i3 model will feature a bigger 33-kWh battery as a replacement for the 22-kWh battery which powers the current one. The current BMW i3 covers a distance of 130kms, while the upcoming model boasts of covering a distance of 183kms, which is about 53kms more. The 50 per cent more capacity new battery in the BMW i3 does not take up additional space and is similar to the current one. To continue thrilling the electric car lovers, the range extender version of the i3 will also be powered by this new battery. To spice things up fur...

  • Royal Enfield sales rise 42% in April

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of May 2016
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    Chennai: Royal Enfield, a Eicher Motors Group company, has recorded 42 percent rise in its total sales at 48,197 units in April. The niche bike manufacturer sold 33,918 units during the same month last year, a company statement said. Domestic sales in April 2016 grew by 42 percent to 47,037 units, from 33,118 units sold during same month of last year. On exports front, the company witnessed 45 percent increase last month to 1,160 units, from 800 units sold in April 2015. ...

  • Datsun redi-GO pre-launch bookings commenced; priced from INR 2.5 lacs

    Posted on : Saturday 30th of April 2016
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    Nissan has commenced the pre-launch bookings for its recently-unveiled Datsun redi-GO. The Japanese carmaker also announced that the deliveries of their most economical offering will begin from June. The price of the Datsun redi-GO will range between INR 2.5lacs and INR 3.5lacs, undercutting all of its primary rivals – the Renault Kwid, the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 and the Hyundai Eon. Currently, the Renault Kwid is the most affordable offering amongst these which has a starting sticker price of INR 2.6lacs. Arun Malhotra, Managi...

  • Maruti exports Baleno to US, Australia and New Zealand

    Posted on : Saturday 30th of April 2016
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    Maruti Suzuki had revealed its plans to export the Baleno hatchback to over 100 countries. Recently, the Baleno had recently been exported to the Japan and European markets. Fresh reports have emerged that the India-made Baleno is now being exported to the US, New Zealand and Australian markets. Back in 2012, Suzuki had announced its withdrawal from the American market and with the Baleno entering the market, it can possibly help the brand regain its lost share. The US-bound model will be a left-hand drive model, while the Australian and...

  • Mahindra Big Bolero Pik-up debuts at Rs 6.15 lakh

    Posted on : Friday 29th of April 2016
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    Mahindra’s Bolero Pik-up gets a new sibling – the Big Bolero Pik-up which has been launched at Rs 6.15 lakh (BS-III variant) (ex-showroom, Pune). Its BS-IV trim has been introduced at Rs 6.30 lakh. As the name suggests, this is indeed a larger cargo carrying variant of the regular Bolero Pik-up. The new Mahindra Big Bolero Pik-up has a cargo bay measuring 2,765mm which is about 485mm longer than the regular variant. The Indian automaker has offered the vehicle in two payload options – 1,250kg and 1,500kg. Moreover, it i...

  • The Audi Q2 SUV Might Be The Cheapest Luxury Car In India!

    Posted on : Friday 29th of April 2016
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    Audi has generated a buzz while teasing its new baby SUV, the Q2. Its popularity was well noticed by the Indian auto enthusiasts and when the car was revealed at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, it was welcomed with open arms. Unlike its elder siblings, the Q3, the Q5 and even the Q7, the Q2 is rather sporty and fun. And since it has to be priced below the Q3, the Q2 might very well be the cheapest Audi available in the country! The Q3 SUV has become a fairly popular car, courtesy the embracement of the SUV culture by the masses. Customers ar...

  • Yamaha Motor sets up spare parts centre in Tamil Nadu

    Posted on : Thursday 28th of April 2016
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    India Yamaha Motor on Wednesday inaugurated a new spare parts centre in Tamil Nadu, with an investment of Rs 580 million. Top officials from Yamaha Motor and Mitsui and Company participated in the inauguration, located within the premises of Yamaha's manufacturing plant near here. "The new centre will play a significant role in achieving India Yamaha Motor's goals. It will contribute to the profit by strengthening the business foundation and supply chain management operation," India Yamaha Motor's Managing Direc...

  • Bentley Bentayga Speed in the works

    Posted on : Thursday 28th of April 2016
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    Bentley claims that the Bentayga is the most luxurious and powerful SUV that’s available to buyers today. Add to that an asking price of Rs 3.85 crore (ex-showroom Delhi) and you might want to think that Bentley would have rested on its laurels. Not the case though. Sources have now revealed that Bentley’s CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer has admitted at the Beijing Motor Show that we can expect a ‘Speed’ version of the Bentayga too. There is obviously no confirmation about exactly how much power the Bentayga Speed cou...

  • Facelifted Toyota Vios revealed

    Posted on : Wednesday 27th of April 2016
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    Toyota has unveiled an updated Vios sedan at the on-going 2016 Beijing Auto Show. This is a mid-life update of the third generation Vios, which debuted in 2013. Although, it is yet to be revealed whether it is a global facelift for the China-specific model. Moreover,  it is unclear if it has received any mechanical or interior upgradation. Speaking of the stylistic changes, it is the front profile that mostly underwent the hammer. The face gives you an impression that this is an entirely new car. Similar to all the new Toyotas such ...

  • Audi A6, A7 get upgrades; no change in pricing

    Posted on : Wednesday 27th of April 2016
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    Well past half a decade since their introduction, Audi is still insistent on not replacing its full-size A6 and A7 sportback car lines. But in the wake of competition from new entrants, the German carmaker has given the cars quite a bit of a refresh, with the updates seeping beneath the skin. According to a press release, the updated Audi cars feature bold contours that surround the air inlets in the new front apron, and strut in high-gloss black that divide the lateral ventilation grilles horizontally. The side sill and rear bumper are ...

  • Audi A4 L long-wheelbase revealed at Beijing Motor Show

    Posted on : Tuesday 26th of April 2016
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    Audi has revealed the latest-gen A4 in long-wheelbase guise at the ongoing Beijing Motor Show. Designed specifically for the Chinese market, it’s called the A4 L and it is 4.81m long (40mm longer than the previous China-only A4 L) to offer more legroom and comfort at the back for the chauffeur-driven crowd. The A4 L can be had in either of the two petrol engine options, both 2-litre TFSI motors but with different tunes. There’s the 190bhp version or the more powerful 250bhp version, both paired to Audi's 7-speed S-tronic ...

  • Limited Edition Mahindra Scorpio Adventure launched at Rs 13.07 lakh

    Posted on : Tuesday 26th of April 2016
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    Mahindra has launched a limited edition of the Scorpio called the 'Adventure' at a sticker price of Rs 13.07 lakh (ex-showroom Navi Mumbai). It will have a limited production run of only 1,000 vehicles and will be available in the top-spec S10 version in both, 2WD and 4WD. The limited edition is a mere cosmetic upgrade to the existing Scorpio. It features a new silver and white dual tone paint job, gun metal alloy wheels and brake callipers finished in bright red. Subtle updates to the exterior include smoked out tail-lamps, indi...

  • Lamborghini Huracan Spyder to be launched in India on May 5

    Posted on : Monday 25th of April 2016
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    Lamborghini has announced the launch of their new roadster the Huracan Spyder in India. Along with the launch of their new model, Lamborghini will also inaugurate a new showroom in Mumbai on 5th of May, 2016. The Huracan Spyder is based on the Huracan LP 610-4 coupe with an identical powertrain and gearbox combination. This means the 6.2L V10 motor churns out 602bhp and 560Nm of torque and comes mated to a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox with all-wheel drive. Those figures are enough to propel the Spyder from 0 – 100kph in just 3.4...

  • Ford not interested in tie-up with Fiat Chrysler: CEO Mark Fields

    Posted on : Sunday 24th of April 2016
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    BEIJING: Ford Motor Co is not interested in a tie-up with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV , Chief Executive Mark Fields said on Saturday, when asked about FCA head Sergio Marchionne's remark that Ford could be a potential merger candidate. "I can't speak to what Sergio or others wake up and want to say," Fields told reporters ahead of next week's Beijing motor show. After being rebuffed by General Motors last year, Marchionne said last week that Ford, Toyota Motor Corp and and Volkswagen AG are the only remaining m...

  • Volkswagen to buy back 5 lakh diesel cars in the US

    Posted on : Sunday 24th of April 2016
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    Volkswagen has reportedly offered to buy back 5,00,000 diesel cars in the US. The company in September 2015 accepted that it cheated in emission tests of its vehicles. Volkswagen attracted negative attention when its cars were found to be using the defeat device which helped them clear the emission tests. Popular ones like the Jetta, Golf and the Audi A3 sold since 2009 features the affected 2.0-litre diesel engine. About 80,000 cars, including the Audi and the Porsche SUV models, which have the 3.0-litre diesel engine that has also been...

  • Bentley Bentayga launched at INR 3.85 Crore

    Posted on : Saturday 23rd of April 2016
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    British luxury car manufacturer Bentley has launched the Bentayga SUV, with prices starting at Rs 3.85 Crore. The Bentayga is the first SUV from the British marquee and they have made sure it stands out. The design is quintessentially Bentley with trademark elements such as the split circular headlamps, large mesh grille and subtle character lines. The interiors are equally bespoke, featuring a blend of exquisite handcrafted wood and leather. Available in four- or five-seat configuration, all of the seats feature contrast stitching and a...

  • Gordon Murray’s Beijing-bound city car revealed

    Posted on : Friday 22nd of April 2016
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    British car designer Gordon Murray is best known for his Formula One designs and of course, the legendary McLaren F1. However, what you see here is his lesser known but a far more significant creation, the T25 city car backed by multinational oil major Shell. Shell recently unveiled this revolutionary lightweight car which, if it were ever to go into production, could deliver material reductions in energy use in the road transport sector. The three-seater model is tangible proof of energy efficiency improvements that can be achieved by u...

  • New all-electric supercar unveiled by LeEco

    Posted on : Friday 22nd of April 2016
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    Tesla cars have a new competitor in the form of the new Le Super Car. LeEco, a popular name in the internet and technology industry in China has introduced its first super electric car ahead of its official unveiling at the Beijing Auto Expo.  To showcase its potential in the automotive sector, LeEco has set up its subsidiary LeAuto which will cover production, EV charging strategy, research and development, car sharing and after-sales service areas. The Le Super car was unveiled by LeEco founder Jia Yueting and Le Supercar co-found...

  • Alfa Romeo begins production of the Giulia sedan

    Posted on : Thursday 21st of April 2016
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    Alfa Romeo was in news for quite a while for the achingly beautiful Giulia, the Italian brand’s much-awaited luxury model. The mid-size sedan, in fact, amassed immense interest online back then especially for the hot 503bhp version and now, it has finally gone into production.     Alfa Romeo has started making the Giulia in its Cassino plant near Rome. The first ever buyer of the model – a grey coloured diesel car – is said to be an entrepreneur from the city of Cassino. Alfa first unveiled the Giulia in i...

  • Toyota Etios facelift launched in the Brazilian market

    Posted on : Thursday 21st of April 2016
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    Toyota has launched the facelifted model of the Etios series in Brazil. The prices range from BRL 43,990 to BRL 60,295 (Rs 8.3 lakh to Rs 11.3 lakh). The exterior updates only include a new alloy wheel pattern, while the rest remains the same. The major changes are in the cabin, which gets a new steering wheel and instrument cluster. Despite the dashboard-mounted panel still being positioned in the centre, the analogue display is now replaced by a digital one. There are no revisions to the seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system, whic...

  • BMW 7 Series Centennial Model Unveiled

    Posted on : Wednesday 20th of April 2016
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    On the eve of their 100th anniversary, BMW has unveiled a limited edition 7 Series luxury sedan and has named it ‘BMW Individual 7 Series The Next 100 Years’. These cars will have an exclusive Centennial Blue metallic exterior with forged 20-inch lightweight alloy wheels.  The car is also distinguished by handcrafted signets on the B pillars which say "The Next 100 Years." On the inside, the 7-Series gets a special smoke white BMW individual fine grain Merino leather upholstery, quilted seats with hand-wove...

  • Aston Martin launches new Rapide at Rs 3.29 crore

    Posted on : Wednesday 20th of April 2016
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    Mumbai: Century-old iconic British supercar brand Aston Martin launched a souped-up version of its four-door sports car Rapide in India at Rs 3.29 crore (ex-showroom Thane) on Tuesday. The new 2016 Aston Martin Rapide will be sold through Performance Cars, a division of Infinity Cars, Aston Martin said in a release. "The new 6-litre Rapide offers unprecedented power and comfort at an extremely attractive price. India has been a market of strategic importance for Aston Martin," said Neil Slade, General Manager, Aston Martin....

  • Suzuki Ignis is now offered with Harman infotainment unit

    Posted on : Tuesday 19th of April 2016
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    The five-seat Suzuki Ignis which serves the international market now comes with Harman infotainment system. The move indeed spices up the car’s proposition in its segment. Harman, the audio and infotainment company has officially been handed over the contract to supply infotainment units for the Suzuki Ignis. The Harman infotainment system which is offered in the Ignis features a special HMI (Human Machine Interface), which offers navigation support and easy smartphone integration. The system also offers voice-recognition function ...

  • Hyundai Creta petrol AT available at Rs 13.48 lakh

    Posted on : Tuesday 19th of April 2016
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    The Hyundai Creta petrol automatic is now available for booking with the amount set at Rs 25,000. It has been priced at Rs 13.48 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai) but with a three-month waiting period. It is being offered only in a single top-of-the-line SX+ variant. However, the price has still not been listed on the manufacturer’s official website. The variant had gone live on Hyundai’s website a few weeks ago and is the same six-speed unit found in the Elantra sedan. The engine is the 1.6-litre four-cylinder unit that produces 122...

  • Hennessey Venom GT Spyder becomes World's Fastest Convertible

    Posted on : Monday 18th of April 2016
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    The Texas-based car tuner, Hennessey Performance recently celebrated its 25th anniversary in style. It went out and broke the top speed record for an open-top production car in its Venom GT Spyder. Breaking the previous record of 408.8 km/h by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Vitesse, the GT attained an exhilarating top speed of 427.4 km/h. Driven by Ford Performance Racing School director Brian Smith, the record was reportedly broken on 25 March at the Naval Air Station Lemoore in California. The news was confirmed by Jim Lau, technical d...

  • Volkswagen Beetle unlikely to go into 4th generation

    Posted on : Monday 18th of April 2016
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    The iconic Volkswagen Beetle is unlikely to enter a fourth generation. Reports suggest that Volkswagen will pull the plug on the bug-eyed hatchback due to lack of demand and to expand production capacity for increasingly popular crossover models. The Beetle is currently produced only at a single location which is in Puebla, Mexico and exported to all the markets where it is sold. The free capacity will go into producing crossover models like the Tiguan, Crossblue and the production version of the T-ROC concept. This generation of the...

  • Aston Martin launches 2016 Rapide in India; Priced at INR 3.29 Crore

    Posted on : Saturday 16th of April 2016
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    Aston Martin, the luxury sports car manufacturer, has introduced the 2016 Rapide in India. Priced at INR 3.29 crore (ex-showroom, Thane), the four-door sports saloon will be retailed through Mumbai-based Performance Cars. The 2016 Rapide gets a new front-end, a revised engine, a reinforced body, a reappraised chassis and a refreshed cabin as well. In terms of exteriors, the most prominent change comes in the form of a new grille, which is bigger and, Aston Martin claims it as world’s largest grille to have passed pedestrian saf...

  • Jeep UK introduces 75th anniversary range of vehicles

    Posted on : Friday 15th of April 2016
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    While we wait for it to officially start selling cars here in India, Jeep has introduced a limited edition range of vehicles in the UK. The brand has unleashed this new line-up to celebrate its 75th Anniversary as a carmaker. These limited edition models get exclusive branding, a higher level of standard equipment and unique green paint finishes among other colour choices. Jeep has announced that it will make a total of 8,000 limited edition cars for Europe, Middle East and Africa regions. Celebratory editions of Jeep’s popular Ren...

  • Audi Q5 variant line-up refreshed in India

    Posted on : Friday 15th of April 2016
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    Although Audi is currently working on a new generation of the Q5, the said model will make its way into the market only by 2017. Until then, the brand will continue to refresh and sell the current gen Q5. The popular crossover, in fact, has just had its variant line-up refreshed for the Indian market. Audi India is now selling the Q5 in three different variants namely Q5 30 TDI Quattro Premium, Q5 30 TDI Quattro Design Edition and Q5 30 TDI Quattro Sport Edition. These replace the old Premium, Premium Plus and Technology variants respect...

  • Latin NCAP gives 5-star rating to Toyota Fortuner

    Posted on : Wednesday 13th of April 2016
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    The Latin NCAP crash test has given out a five-star rating for the second generation Toyota Fortuner. The new Fortuner, based on the Hilux pick-up platform, is stated to perform even better in some biomechanical aspects. Last year, the Hilux pick-up had scored a maximum of five-star rating as it performed well in child and adult protection parameters. In India, the new Toyota Fortuner will be launched next year. Currently, it is available in Australia, South Africa, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Argentina. The India-bound model wi...

  • Redi-GO sketches released by Datsun before unveil

    Posted on : Wednesday 13th of April 2016
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    Digital sketches of the to-be-unveiled Datsun redi-GO have been released by the Japanese manufacturer. The sketches resemble the RediGo concept except for the design of the wheels. Built on the same Nissan V platform as the Datsun Go, this will be the Japanese brand’s third car for the Indian market. The redi-GO will get the same 1.2-litre petrol engine that runs in the other Datsuns. The engine is mated to five-speed gearbox and drives the front wheels while developing a peak power of 67bhp at 5000rpm. The test mules indicate that...

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