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Every country has its own style of design and genres when it comes to automobiles. The British cars speak about luxury, elegance and beauty. The German cars talk about power, performance and precise mechanism along with sheer amount of luxury. The Japanese cars speak about well performing mechanism within common people’s reach. The Italians speak about beauty, power and sportiness. The other part of the world is ruled by the American cars, which are more performers and utility oriented than being stylish and beautiful.

American cars are basically butch looking muscular cars, well performers. In India we generally see American automobile brands like Chevrolet and Ford. Ford being an iconic brand has been quite popular among Indians, while the Chevrolet couldn’t grab fare share of the country’s automobile market. In a few days, we are going to see another American brand Jeep owned by Fiat Chrysler entering the Indian market at the upcoming 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo.

The Ford Figo, Ford Ecosport has been very popular among Indian customers. Now they are bringing the iconic Ford Mustang to India. We have seen this model in films and dreamt of it. Chevrolet also trying to save their fortune in the country by bringing some new models in their India lineup. Jeep has always been the fascination for many people around the world. We are not out of the league. The rugged design, the extreme off-roading capability, the sense of power beneath the hood, the sheer adventurous appearance, the luxurious comfort inside the cabin; the overall package is absolutely mesmerizing for those who love adventure and off-roading with style.

So, far, several American cars are set to enter the Indian market with their launch at 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo. What are those? Let’s take a look.

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The concept of open air motoring in India may sound like an absolutely stupid idea especially keeping our congested traffic situation and our Indian climate in mind but that does not actually stop the manufacturer from introducing convertible models here in India. The latest car to enter the Indian market scene from Ferrari is called the 488 Spider, which happens to be the most powerful mid-rear mounted V8 car to feature a retractable hard top.

Now compared to the classic fabric soft-top the RTH (Retractable Hard Top) ensures better cockpit comfort, safety as well as lower weight. The 488 Spider just like every other Ferrari sportscars has that sweet Ferrari sound which actually comes out from that turbo charged naturally aspirated V8 unit. This turbo V8 unit has an constant power level upgrade across the rev range and thus eliminating turbo lag completely. The other features of the 488 Spider are its aluminum spaceframe chassis which not only provide rigidity but also makes the car even more aerodynamic.

The 488 Spider uses the same engine which also powers the 488 GTB, no other cars could perhaps match the brilliant amalgam of power and performance, although being an open top model this sporstcar can actually sprint from 0-100 km/h mark in just 3 seconds flat while the 200 km/h sprint is achievable in just 8.7 seconds.

Now that Lamborghini is here with their Huracan spider this two cars definitely are fierce rivals and the battle to claim the top spot has only begun.

Click pasty jump to read more about the Ferrari 488 Spider

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According to the recent reports Mercedes-Benz will be launching their all new A-Class facelift in India on 8th December 2016. The facelift A-Class will replace the existing A-Class in which is on sale in the Indian market currently and will take on the likes of the BMW 1 Series and the Volvo V40 hatchback.

The A-Class facelift was introduced towards the beginning of this year and while the international models received both mechanical as well as cosmetic upgrades we are afraid the Indian spec models will receive only the cosmetic tweaks.

The facelift A-Class gets exterior cosmetic updates which includes a restyled headlamps which also gets optional LED lamps as well, the front bumper has also has been redesigned although there are no changes that you will find towards the side profile but the rear profile surely gets redesigned taillamps and integrated exhaust system.

Inside the cabin the facelift A-Class gets bigger 8.0 inch touchscreen integrated with Apple car Play. The steering wheel and the instrument cluster also received their fair share of updates as well. Apart from that the cabin also has received new color and materials options.

As far as the drivetrains are concerned the facelift A-Class will continue to use the same 1.6 Litre turbocharged four cylinder petrol engine capable of producing about 120 Hp of peak power and 200 Nm of torque while the diesel variant will be powered by the same 2.1-liter four-cylinder unit capable of producing about 134 Hp of peak power and 300 Nm of torque. Both the engines are paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.

With the launch of facelift A-Class Mercedes-Benz will complete their ’15 in 15’ strategy which they planned for this year. The A-Class is brought and sold in our Indian market via the CBU route.

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The German auto giant Volkswagen has taken hit globally after the emission test cheating scandal in the US. In India too, Volkswagen is under the scanner. Due to the scandal their sales figure has also dropped. Now, the German brand is trying hard to regain faith of the customers. Volkswagen is quite popular brand in India, thanks to the good looks, comfort they offer inside the cabin, great power under the hoods, the comfortable riding quality, easy handling etc.

Indian auto market has seen an uprising of new concepts, new automotive designs and luxury cars in recent past. The biennial New Delhi Auto Expo is a platform for the auto makers present in India to showcase their product lineup, upcoming cars and new launches. Volkswagen has always surprised us with their range of cars. This time too, at the 2016 edition of the prestigious automotive event we are about to see some spectacular models from the German brand. The showstopper will definitely be the new VW Beetle which is returning to India after a gap of 2 years. There will be some other interesting models too, which will rule the VW India lineup for next few years.

So, what are the models that Volkswagen will showcase at the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo? Check our brief list.

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Jaguar XE, Land Rover Discovery Sport and Land Rover Defender are three best selling vehicles from British luxury auto maker Jaguar Land Rover. All these three vehicles won awards at the prestigious “Scottish Car of the Year Awards” ceremony.

The India bound luxury sedan XE from Jaguar won the “Best Executive Car” awards, while it also won the “Best Design and Innovation” awards at the same event back in 2014. Commenting about the vehicle Alisdair Suttie, the President of the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers, has said, "With its fine lines penned by Scotsman Ian Callum, the Jaguar XE is as good looking as executive saloons come. It has abilities to match its looks, with first rate ride, refinement, driving dynamics and efficiency." The new Jaguar XE will be showcased at the upcoming 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo by the British marquee. Once launched, it will be the cheapest offering from Jaguar in India, and it will compete against the likes of Audi A4, BMW 3 Series , Mercedes Benz C-Class and the Volvo S60. The Jaguar XE is built on an all new lightweight aluminium intensive monocoque body frame. Under the hood it gets a 3.0 litre 6 cylinder all aluminum Twin-Vortex supercharger engine, paired with a ZF 8HP45 8 speed automatic gearbox, capable to churn out 344 PS peak power and 450 Nm peak torque. The XE can reach 0-100 kmph in 4.9 seconds, with a top speed of 250 kmph.

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Jaguars are not that popular in India. But no can deny the beauty and elegance that reflects from those machines designed at Whitley. As the British marquee’s slogan says, “How alive are you?”, Jaguar vehicles are truly living remarkable piece of elegance. The Indian people at large have always been budget conscious customers. This is why, the luxury car brands took so much time to get the fare share of the Indian market pie. But, along with time the situation has changed. Indian customers are opting for luxury cars, innovative ideas, and therefore the luxury brands like Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz has got success in the country. Jaguar in that case is yet to achieve that success here, but the British brand is trying hard to come up cognizable among others.

Jaguar has recently been the topic of discussion, as they unveiled quite a few gorgeous vehicles. At the 2014 New Delhi Auto Expo Jaguar showcased the C-X17 concept and launched the F-Type coupe. After two years, Jaguar has already unveiled the F-Pace SUV a few days ago, which is based on the C-X17 concept. In the 2016 edition of the biennial event at New Delhi, F-Pace will surely be the centre of attraction at the Jaguar stall. Not only that, we are expecting Jaguar will unveil the XE and XF luxury sedans at the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo.

Before you visit the upcoming Auto Expo, here TopSpeed India has brought you a brief look at the probable Jaguar lineup at 2016 Auto Expo. Take a look.

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Mercedes are always known for pushing their boundaries and testing their limits, recently Motor Trend reported that their team at Affalterbach is actually working on an even hotter version of the AMG GT and it will most probably be called AMG GT R. This variant will be even fiercer and extreme than the AMG GT Svariant.

The even hotter variant of the AMG GT will be equipped with an all wheel drive system, while the engine too will be retuned to extract more juice. The AMG engineers will even work on the cars dynamics and handling capability at high speeds. The reports also suggests that even a new kind of adjustable spool-valve shocks are also on the works, you can also expect upgraded brakes and interior. The car will also get few exterior cosmetic upgrades as well.

Expect the Mercedes-AMG GT R to arrive at the scene towards the end of 2016. It will take on the likes of Porsche 911 GT3 and the Ferrari Ferrari F12 TdF. The Current AMG GT uses 4.0 Liter V8 biturbo engine which has been specially designed for this car and is able to produce about 456 Hp of peak power for the GT S variant.

Source: MotorTrend
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We already have reported earlier that there is a fair chance that the Bugatti Veyron’s successor will most probably be called ‘Chiron’ (Read the news here ). Now Bugatti has officially revealed that the successor of one of their most successful production car ever will indeed be called Chiron.

The Chiron is actually named after Louis Chiron who is actually a legendary racing car driver and won all the major grand prix races for Bugatti in the 1920s and 1930s. Apart from the name Bugatti also revealed that this supercar will be unveiled at the 86th Geneva Motor Show in 2016. The Chiron will carry forward the legacy of its predecessor Veyron and will also be an equally fast perhaps faster, more powerful and luxurious and even exclusive sports car.

Bugatti has also shown the new Chiron to a few selected and elite groups of customers and they received 100 pre-orders already. Bugatti already revealed that the Chiron is actually going through the last stages of testing and they also revealed that number of prototypes is already on road in different continents for testing and fine tuning purposes and even collecting data’s and details under variety of road and climate conditions.

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No matter what, Mercedes Benz is undeniably the most luxurious car brand among all the auto makers around the globe for longest time in business. Indian customers too have loved this brand since its introduction in the country. Now as the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo is knocking at our doors, several global and Indian origin auto manufacturers are gearing up to showcase their amazing product line up at the prestigious event. Luxury car makers are always at the centre of attraction at any automobile event in any corners of the globe. This time too, we will keep a keen eye on the luxury brands like Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Volvo etc.

We have already discussed about the Audi and BMW probable launches at the upcoming event. Now it’s time for another German giant Mercedes Mercedes Benz. Although it’s not India’s best selling or most popular luxury car brand, but it’s undeniably one of the most talked brand, and there’s no shame assuming that Indian people have a few words of appraisal for this three star brand. Mercedes Benz has been competing against the luxury automakers like Audi, BMW BMW in the country. Auto Expo is their best bet to grab the eyeballs. At the 2014 edition of the event they showcased models like CLA , GLA . After two years, they are again set to surprise us with their range of stunning machines.

Now, as the 2016 edition of the prestigious biennial event is at our doorstep, we take the chance to bring you a brief list of the probable Mercedes Benz launches at the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo.

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Now that we all know Tata Motors will be revealing their new hatchback infront of the media during the first week of December. The auto manufacturer already revealed the first official images of the upcoming hatchbacks exterior and now we all know that what it looks like. Recently Autos Arena was able to click some images of the Zica’s interior which are actually the very first clear spyshots that reveals how the interior of the hatchback will look like.

These spyshots reveals that this variant of the Zica gets duel tone interior finished in Black and Beige. The dashboard gets a hexagonal shaped center console which has been finished in Piano Black and helps in giving a premium finish to the dashboard. The three spoke steering wheel also looks new and has no similarity with the existing Nano or the car it will be replacing; it also gets audio mounted controls on them. The door handles gets a chrome embellishment while the gear knob was wrapped, but we do expect the same chrome treatment will also be found on the gear knob as well.

The rear seats looks contoured and has an impressive leaning angle for the comfort of the passenger seating at the rear but it gets integrated headrest both towards the front and rear seat as well which has been done to save some cost. From these images few features of the upcoming hatchback are also revealed for example the top end variant will get all four power windows, 2 DIN Audio system, air conditioning, keyless entry and even perhaps an adjustable ORVM as well.

The Zest will be positioned in between the Bolt and Nano hatchback and will take on the likes of Hyundai’s i10 and Maruti’s Celerio hatchback.

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