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Land Rover today unveiled a short video and few images of the interiors of the upcoming Discovery Sport. The Discovery Sport will be unveiled infront of the crowd at the Paris Motor Show. This new SUV will be the first product from the Discovery family which has been inspired by the Discovery Vision Concept.

In the above provided video you can clearly watch that the cabin and some of its features are highlighted as well as teased. The Discovery Sport will feature unique 5+2 flexible seating layout while it will also come with a full panoramic roof. Gerry McGovern, Design Director and Chief Creative Officer said the Discovery Sport with its 5+2 seating will provide generous load space and will feature configurable seating. He also added that the upcoming compact SUV from Land Rover truly deserves to wear the Discovery badge.

The Discovery Sport will be unveiled on 3rd September 2014. Keep an eye on this space for further updates.

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We all are eagerly waiting for the entry level Jaguar XE sedan and recently Jaguar has released an official video in which the details of the XE sedan’s InControl multimedia infotainment system and features are explained thoroughly, beside that Jaguar has also teased the dashboard design of their upcoming XE sedan here.

According to Jaguar what they did was they tried to connect the occupants sitting inside the cabin of the XE with the outside world. Jaguar will introduce an advanced driver aid technology and entertainment system with the help of this cutting edge technology every journey that the people will take on the XE will be much simpler, relaxing, safer and effortlessly enjoyable. Jaguar is calling the XE a connected car; this will also be Jaguars’ first product which will carry the new InControl Touch Infotainment System which can be controlled via an 8 inch touchscreen placed on the dash.

The new InControl Touch Infotainment System will also support a new smartphone technology called the InControl Apps through which you can connect your Apple i phones or Android phones to the car and access entertainment and information applications which are installed on the phone. One can also access important information’s like Parking, Conference calls, Hotel bookings and even traffic warnings. The XE will also features an in-car wifi hotspot which will allow you to connect multiple devices to the internet by the mobile connection and all that is possible by using the roof antenna placed on top of the car. The XE will also support voice commands so you can always keep your eyes on the road while driving and can access anything only by using the voice commands. The XE will also come with a heads up display which will provide important driver information’s directly on the windscreen without causing any sort of distraction, it can also be customized to your choices of information such as speed, navigation guidance, traffic sign recognition and cruise control settings.

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Ford Ecosport

Ecosport the urban SUV from Ford crossed the 100,000 sales milestone in domestic wholesales and exports. This SUV is being built at Fords Chennai Plant in India and there are more than 60,000 Ford EcoSports sold in the Indian market till now.

The Ecosport was launched back in the year 2013, and the demand of this compact SUV sore so high that there were waiting periods of even 9 months for some of its variants. It is also the most awarded car ever in India and even after one year of its launch the demand for this SUV has not faded a bit, Ford is trying hard to reduce the waiting period of this SUV and are also planning even to introduce a third shift at their Chennai plant to make sure that there are no more waiting periods and the SUV is available at every Ford showroom all over India.

The Ecosport is available with diesel and petrol engine variants, the 1.5 litre Petrol engine which produces about 112 Ps of peak power and 14.27 Kgm of torque while the 1.5 liter diesel engine produces about 91 ps of peak power and 20.8 kgm of torque whereas the famous 1.0 liter Ecoboost engine which won several awards Internationally produces about 125 Ps of peak power and 173.33 Kgm of torque. All these engines are mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox.

The Ecosport SUV is also exported to other countries like South Africa, Taiwan, Australia and several European countries where this SUV got tremendous response from the people.

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The Fabia hatch has been here in the Indian market for 7 year now and desperately needed a change because all if its other competitor already has received their own fair share of changes, take for example the Volkswagen Volkswagen Polo which recently got a facelift or the Korean auto manufacturer Hyundai Hyundai who also launched a new generation i20 in the Indian market to impress the crowd. So what the Czech auto manufacturer Skoda did was interesting they decided to bring the new generation Fabia hatch which they claim is more practical and much more improved in every aspect than the present car be it its styling, performance or fuel efficiency.

We have been after this story from the beginning and reported when Skoda officially unveiled the next generation Fabia’s sketch, we also reported that Skoda will be planting new engines under the hood of their next generation hatch which are more fuel efficient and lightweight than its predecessor. Now what is even more surprising is that fact that Skoda has already unveiled their next generation Fabia hatch ahead of its Public debut at the Paris motor show this October. The new generation Fabia hatch which you are viewing in these images will replace the old Fabia which has been here both in the National and International market.

Today we will be giving you our first impression of the next generation Skoda Fabia which will be launched in the Indian market next year and will be replacing the existing Fabia.

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Mercedes CLA 45 AMG

Mercedes-Benz India has today announced that they will hike the prices of its product range taking effect from the 1st of September 2014. This decision of price hike is taking place due to the rising input costs coupled with various other factors like the continued high exchange rate which has been impacting the bottom-line and all this resulted in the decision of overall price hike of 2.5%.

Mr. Eberhard Kern, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said that they have been forced to take the decision of increasing the prices of some of their models due to the rising input costs and continued high exchange rate. He also added that despite of the price hike Mercedes-Benz Financial Services like ‘Flexinomics’, ‘STAR Agility, STAR Lease’ and ‘STAR Supersonic’ loan approvals etc which are there to provide attractive financial solutions to the customers will find out ways for the customers to avail easy solutions and benchmark value proposition to enable tension and trouble free purchases for the customers. While the service programmes like Star Care, Star Ease and Road Side Assistance will help the customers in need will enhance the overall ownership experience. While the services packages provided the company will keep on offering highly affordable service packages and Extended Warranty Programmes which are most competitive in the Indian market.

So all these interesting packages and programmes will make sure that Mercedes Benz customers get the maximum value out of their cars despite of the price hike.

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I am sure all of you have heard about the M division by BMW , AMG division of Mercedes-Benz these in-house special operation teams with some of the most able engineers makes sure that they transform the popular standard products of these brands into a more buffed up and more powerful road legal cars to satisfy those customers who have really deep pockets and an urge to drive something different and more powerful than what we see on normal roads. Jaguar Land Rover too recently opened their own special operation division which is called the SVR division and just like the popular M division and the AMG divisions the Jaguar Land Rover engineers too dedicated lot of their time and effort to create few such products which are more powerful versions than their standard products.

This SVR division recently unveiled their first product which carries the SVR badge with it the product is none other than the Range Rover Sport. The Range Rover Sport SVR as you all know is a mid size luxury SUV which was first launched by Land Rover in the year 2005 while the second generation Range Rover Sport was launched previous year and is available in both International and Indian markets as well. Land Rover already calls the Range Rover Sport the sportiest Land Rover of all time and the recently unveiled Range Rover Sport SVR is the fastest Land Rover ever produced and is powered by a V8 Supercharged engine which produces mind blowing amount of power and torque outputs but we will talk about those in just a bit but to you give you an exact idea of how fast the new Range Rover Sport SVR is on road is let’s just say that this SUV reaches the 100km mark from standstill in just 4.5 seconds while its top speed is limited to 259.2km/h.

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In this video you can watch how this person describes all the details of the new Jaguar F-Type coupe. This is perhaps the best in depth review you will get about the new Jaguar F-Type Coupe. For you information the F-Type Coupe is already available in our Indian market and you can get your hand on one if you can pay Rs. 1.21 Crores.

The F-Type Coupe is available in 3 variants the F-type, the F-Type S and lastly the F-Type R. The F-Type Coupe is available with 2 engine options the base F-Type Coupe is powered by a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine that produces 340 PS and 450 Nm torque while the same engine has been tweaked to produce an impressive 380PS and 460Nm of torque this engine powers the the mid S variant. While the top end R Variant is powered by a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 which produces about 550 PS of power and 680 Nm of torque.

Now there is no doubt that these car is fast the 3.0 Liter V6 can reach the 100 Km/h mark from standstill in just 4.8 seconds while the more powerful V8 does that in just 4.0 Seconds. You can get plenty of more information about the new 2015 F-Type Coupe when you go through the video, you can also go through our entire review of the F-Type here .

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Tata Motors has recently launched their Zest Compact sedan in the Indian market although they have launched few teaser videos of their upcoming compact sedan in the past but they recently unveiled the Zest compact sedan’s first TVC.

In this video we can clearly see that the sedan comes with three driving modes and how the person manages his time and busy week accordingly. Now we have given you all the details of the Zest compact sedan and also its different variants and features.

The Tata Zest is available with both diesel and petrol variants, the 1.2 Liter Revotron petrol engine does duty on the petrol variant which produces about 90 ps of peak power and 140 Nm of torque while its Diesel variants is powered by a 1.3 Liter Quadrajet engine which is a quite familiar engine and are available in two states of tune the first one producing 75 ps of peak power and 190 Nm of torque which will power the base diesel trims while the second one produces about 90 Ps of peak power and 200 Nm of torque which will power the top end trims. There is also an AMT transmission available with the top end diesel trim beside the regular 5 speed manual transmission which is mated to both the petrol and diesel engines.

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The sporty Range Rover SVR already made its global debut at the Pebble Beach on 14th August and is the most powerful and fastest Land Rover ever produced, beside that this is also the very first Land Rover product to carry the SVR designation which will also be adopted by the future Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles.

Now if you are confused then let us clarify you that the SVR division of Jaguar, Land Rover is a special operation division which will perform extreme modification and performance upgrades on their upcoming products and make them more appealing just like whatMercedes Benz products and the M division does to BMW products.

Now, the newly introduced Range Rover SVR is powered by a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine which produces about 550 Ps of peak power and 680 Nm of torque and can reach the 0-100km/h mark in just 4.7 seconds while its top speed is restricted to 259.2km/h. The huge range topping engine has been mated to 8-speed automatic transmission while its four-wheel-drive chassis can handle and perform equally well in any type of weather conditions.

To distinguish it from a regular Range Rover sport the Range Rover Sport SVR exterior gets sporty body kits which also include a 22 inch alloy wheels and quad exhausts at the rear which is also is equipped with a two-stage active exhaust which also features electronically controlled valves. This exhaust system makes sure to top the charts when it comes to performance and aesthetics while also providing the sweet exhaust note when you push the engine hard on track.

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The upcoming Mercedes AMG GT is not only the successor of the SLS AMG but Mercedes claims that it will be one beast which could be tamed. In this video Mercedes officials talks about the cars great handling and dynamics and how the car delivers outstanding steering precision and how it enters a corner and gets out of it. Mercedes also calls the upcoming AMG GT their most dynamic product.

The AMG GT will be unveiled infront of the public at the Paris Motor show and it will also make its way in the Indian market sometime in the year 2015 and will compete with the rivals Jagaur F-Type and the Audi R8 and will be priced above INR 1 Crore.

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