Tata Motors is undoubtedly the biggest player in the Indian automobile market. Since last few years the Indian origin automaker has been presenting spectacular concepts and production models at the New Delhi Auto Expo. 2016 Auto Expo was not any difference. Tata Motors won the award for best pavilion at Auto Expo 2016. They showcased cars like Tata Zica compact hatchback, Tata Kite 5 sub-4 metre compact sedan, Tata Nexon, Tata Hexa and many more.
Among all those cars there was a fiery Orange sporty looking compact hatchback sitting at the Tata pavilion and generating interest among the visitors. As we took a look, it looked like a rebadged and redesigned Tata Bolt, but the car was christened as Tata Sport. Well, let’s talk straight. Tata Motors is bringing another hot hatchback to Indian market, which will be their first hot hatchback also.
Hot hatchbacks are always something people love. Although India has been left behind on the hot hatchback front, but the scenario is changing fast as several automakers are bringing their own products. Till date Tata Motors has been producing passenger cars for ordinary purposes, but now they seem to have taken a new vision, which bolder. Tata Bolt was a bold step from the brand and now they want to take one step further with Tata Sport. As we have heard, Tata Motors will launch the sporty hot hatchback later in 2016 and it will compete directly against Fiat abarth Punto, Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS, Volkswagen Polo GTI.
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There were rumors that Renault was preparing to add two new variants to their popular entry level hatchback KWID. Now this has been done to get a fair share of this popular entry level hatchback segment which does not have a lot of competitors. Renault launched the KWID recently and it quickly became popular in this segment because of its one of a kind features and offcourse out of the box Crossover type styling. The KWID competes directly with the Alto800 and the Hyundai Eon.
Now all the above mentioned cars uses 800 cc displacement motors including the KWID but in order to get the attention of other auto makers Renault needed a bigger engines and that is why they have decided to introduce two more powerful variant to their existing KWID hatchback. Maruti who has completely changed the game with their product Alto has a 1.0 Litre engine placed under the hood of the K10, while the Korean auto maker Hyundai too has a powerful 1.0 Litre engine offered under the hood of their Eon.
So in order to cope with their competition Renault decided to introduce two new variants of the KWID at the 2016 Auto show powered by a new 1.0 Litre engine while they have also introduced an AMT equipped 1.0 Litre variant as well. Now we were able to click some images of the car from the Auto show floor and also were able to collect some new information as well which we updated in this article.
Update 12.02.2016:- We have updated the Renault KWID 1.0 Liter article with some latest images and information straight from the 2016 Auto expo floor
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If BMW 7 Series couldn’t bring people to the BMW India pavilion at 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo, Sachin Tendulkar surely did. Master Blaster of Indian cricket has always been known as an admirer of the BMW cars. He even owns several BMW cars and he openly speaks about his love for BMW brand. Sachin was present at the BMW pavilion to launch the flagship luxury sedan of the brand BMW 7 Series. Not only that, he even took a walk to the pavilion to check out the other cars like the all new 2016 BMW X1, BMW X5 xDrive30d M Sport edition, BMW 3 Series facelift, the M Performance models including the M4, X6M. Check this video to see how Sachin Tendulkar walked to every BMW car at the pavilion and admired them.
Tata Motors is planning to enter the most competitive compact SUV segment of the country and their newest weapon of choice called the Nexon. This car made its first official appearance at the 2014 Auto expo as a concept and it surely attracted lot of attention because of its modern design clues and innovation. We still have no idea when this car will be launched in the Indian market but reports suggests that it will be launched towards the end of 2016 but as promised Tata Motors definitely showcased their new innovation at the 2016 Auto expo this year.
This upcoming compact SUV will compete against the likes of Ford Ecosport and the newly introduced Mahindra TUV300. Codenamed X104, this SUV will definitely use the same platform which are shared with the Bolt hatchback and the Zest compact sedan however we do feel that the platform will be slightly modified to support the new compact SUV. Rumors are that the upcoming SUV will take some of its design clues from the Land Rover Evoque which definitely means that it will be one attractive looking compact SUV.
As far as its drivetrains are concerned the Tata Nexon which has been codenamed as the X104 will use a new 1.2 Litre, 3 cylinder unit while there will also be a diesel variant on offer too which will most probably source its power from 1.5 Litre diesel unit. Both the engines will be paired to a 5 speed manual transmission while there will also be an automatic transmission on offer.
Update 11.02.2016:- We have updated this article with the new images from the Auto expo and also some new information which are available with is at this moment about the Nexon compact SUV
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We knew that this was coming the R8 has spent almost 7 years of its life on road and with the increasing competition Audi surely needed to introduce the next generation R8 soon. Equipped with all the modern technologies available at this moment, there is no doubt in the fact that the new generation R8 is one popular contender and stays towards the top of the list of sportscars available in the market today. Audi has already launched couple of special edition R8’s in the market and even some track inspired variants of the first generation coupe too and they surely was able to pull the crowd and why not the R8 has almost everything of being called the ‘perfect mid-engine sportscar’.
However as the time was passing the R8 started aging and there was a buzz that that Audi will be unveiling the new generation R8 last year and it will be replacing the current generation car. The German premium car manufacturer will be focusing on using an improved chassis with special attention to weight saving while the engines will be re engineered to produce even more power and torque and at the same time reduce the fuel consumption and also the CO2 level.
Now there were talks that Audi will unveiling the new R8 at the Geneva Auto show which will be held from 3rd March but we can consider ourselves lucky because even before the show Audi already took the wraps of their new generation R8 and also gave us the details of the new car. The second generation R8 is offered with the V10 units which is available in two states of tune and they both come with more power, better acceleration and an impressive fuel economy figures.
Update 21.01.2016:- The new generation Audi R8 will be showcased at the 2016 Auto expo in New Delhi
((Update 04.02.2016:- Audi launched the new 2016 R8 in the Indian market and it will be only available in the top-end R8 V10 Plus grade. The prices and other information has been updated in this article
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Every automotive event brought us an opportunity to see some spectacular cars, some radical concepts and enchanting conversations about anything automotive. We grownups go to the expo to enjoy the automotive atmosphere, see the new cars and concepts. But, when we enter the automaker’s pavilions, we become like our early age souls and our eyes strive to get a glimpse of supercars. Yes, supercars are always something every car lover wants to see at any automotive event.
As the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo is over now, and we really got to see a larger picture this year, there are lots of things to boast about after coming back to home from the expo. We have seen exotic concepts, muscular SUVs and crossovers. Chevrolet gave us a chance to see the eye candies like Chevrolet Camaro and Chevrolet Corvette. Ford launched the Mustang GT and Nissan finally brought the Nissan GT-R. But, did you ever notice that we missed a lot of things here?
Although the SUVs and crossover segment was full of entities. But where were the supercars? Where were the new compact hatchbacks which is probably the most sold and most popular segment in Indian automobile market? MPV segment in India is not very crowded yet, but we expected several manufacturers will surprise us with their large family cars, which certainly didn’t happen. Yet, we have these reasons to brood about as well.
Maruti tried to enter the markets of compact crossover segment with their product S-Cross which was a crossover based on the SX4 but things did not go exactly as planned. Now Maruti Suzuki wants to take another dig in this particular segment and this time with a proper compact SUV, what is even more interesting is also the fact that the auto manufacturer has also unveiled the nameplate of their upcoming vehicle as well.
The much awaited upcoming compact SUV will be called Vitara Brezza, the word Brezza means “fresh breeze” in Italian. Just like the nameplate the Vitara Bezza promises to bring with it fresh new styling along which will definitely appeal to the Urban SUV consumers. Maruti Suzuki has also released a sketch of this upcoming vehicle’s side profile and said that the stylish compact SUV looks energetic and dynamic. The designers had worked to give this compact vehicle all the touches of a SUV profile while at the same time also made sure that it had all the ability and dynamism of an urban vehicle.
The initial drawings surely do not reveal much but the Vitara Brezza looks promising and will compete directly with the Mahindra TUV300 and the Ford Ecosport. Under the hood the compact SUV will get both petrol and diesel engines as well and perhaps a more powerful variant will be introduced at a later stage. The new compact SUV was showcased at the2016 Auto expo and it will be launched towards the end of March 2016.
Update 21.01.2016:- Maruti Suzuki has released a new teaser image of the Vitara Brezza front profile and also confirmed that it will be showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo.
Update 22.01.2016:- Maruti Suzuki has revealed a new teaser video of the soon to be launched compact SUV Vitara Brezza. We have added the video link in this review.
Update 29.01.2016:- According to Overdrive.in the variant details of the soon to be launched Vitara Brezza are out and we have updated the details in the review.
Update: 03.02.2016:- As promised Maruti has unveiled the new Vitara Brezza compact SUV at the 2016 Auto Expo. This will take on the likes of the Ford Ecosport, Mahindra TUV300 and Hyundai Creta. The Vitara Brezza is powered by the 1.3-liter DDiS diesel diesel motor which is capable of producing about 90 ps of peak power and 200 Nm of torque. We have updated the review with the images from the 2016 Auto Expo.
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Tata Motors has already created quite hype in Indian automobile market with their latest hatchback offering Tata Zica (Name to be changed soon), which was earlier code named as the Tata Kite. Alongside the Zica hatchback, Tata Motors has showcased a Zica based compact sedan at the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo. The compact sedan is yet to be named but showcased as Kite 5 compact sedan.
The Kite 5 compact sedan is based on the same XO platform like the Zica. Earlier in 2015, Tata Motors registered the name of these two siblings – Zica for the compact hatchback and Sway for the compact sedan. The Indian origin automaker has also registered few other names like Buck, Razzle, Haze and Woo. The Sway is the strong possible name the compact sedan is about to wear albeit.
Both the Zica and Kite 5 grabbed people’s attention at the Tata Motors pavilion at Auto Expo 2016. This compact sedan will come powered with the same powertrain options like the sibling Zica, while the front fascia, interior of the Kite 5 also boast several similarities with the Zica hatchback.
Update 28.01.2016:- Tata Motors confirmed they will officially unveil the 2016 Tata Zica based compact sedan (codenamed KITE 5) on 3rd February at 2016 Indian Auto Expo.
Update 11.02.2016:- Tata Motors showcased the Kite 5 compact sedan at the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo. We have updated the review with images, information video from the Auto Expo 2016.
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Maruti Suzuki unveiled the Vitara Brezza at the 2016 Auto Expo and this is Maruti’s answer to the existing Ford Ecosport and the Mahindra TUV300. Now this compact SUV was fully developed by Maruti Suzuki and was first unveiled in the Indian market.
In this video you can watch the features that you will find on the exterior of the new compact SUV has been explained. The Vitara Brezza gets projector headlamps towards the front profile along with new LED DRL’s which is called Bull Horn LED guides according to Maruti Suzuki. Apart from the interesting headlamp setup the Vitara Brezza also gets muscular looking front grille and round fog lamps positioned towards the lower half of the front bumper. Apart from that the compact SUV also gets sporty bold and muscular stance. The side profile looks definitive and well proportioned furthermore it gets a dynamic design which actually enhances the overall appeal of the car. The side profile also gets big wheel arches and sporty alloy wheels. Just to remind you all once again the Vitara Brezza also gets dual tone paint scheme as well.
Apart from all that the Vitara Bezza also gets enhanced safety features with Suzuki’s new technology. The top end variants will come loaded with plenty of safety features which includes ABS and EBD along with duel front airbags as well.
Under the hood the Vitara Brezza gets the well recognized and popular 1.3 Litre DDiS diesel four-cylinder engine which is capable of producing about 90 ps of peak power at 4000 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 1750 rpm. The engine is paired to a 5 speed manual transmission.
Tata Kite 5 is the next offering from Tata Motors in the highly competitive sub-4 metre compact sedan segment of Indian automobile market. Tata Motors showcased their Tata Zica (Name to be changed soon) and Zica based compact sedan which is codenamed as Kite 5. The car looks nice, and it comes with similar appearance like the Tata Zica at the front fascia and at the side profile as well. The only difference you can figure out is the boot at the rear. Tata Motors is betting big on this car, and it will be launched soon. Check our 360 degree video of the Tata Kite 5 compact sedan (could be named as Sway) at the Tata Motors pavilion at 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo.
New Delhi Auto Expo has just ended, and this year the event has seen a record number of footfalls. Most of these visitors came to see the exotic machines displayed by various automakers from different continents. Japanese automakers simply rocked the event with their outstanding products. Nissan India might not be the best car seller when it comes to the sales figure in the country, but their pavilion at the Auto Expo 2016 got certainly a huge number of footfalls. Although there were different cars on display, but the main attraction was the dark red beast on the stage. Nissan GT-R; popularly called and known as the Godzilla in the car lover’s circle.
Yes. Nissan showcased the Godzilla aka GT-R at the Auto Expo 2016. Even before John Abraham stepped at the Nissan pavilion and stood beside the red beast, GT-R grabbed everyone’s attention at the show. After all, you cannot ignore a Godzilla when it’s standing so close to you. Nissan showcased a GT500 GT-R at the Auto Expo 2016, which competes in Japan’s Super GT Racing Series. This car is much more powerful than the India bound 2016 GT-R, but it gave us the preview of the upcoming GT-R.
This was the first time Nissan GT-R made its footstep to Indian soil officially, and good news is, the Japanese automaker will launch the powerful sports car in September, 2016. Before the launch this was certainly an attempt to give the people a preview, and I admire the step.
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Ford who happens to be the creator of the Model T, the first ever car built in the year 1908 with a removable cylinder head or the Model A, the very first car which was introduced with a safety glass windshield is also the creator of this pure American muscle car that roams with pride and honor on the streets of US even today. We are sure that many might have even guessed it by now, Pat your back if you have guessed the ’Mustang’ because today we are bringing you an exclusive review of this car which started its journey way back in the year 1964 and just few months before the car turns 50, Ford has stunned the world by taking cover off the 6th generation Mustang.
Yes!! Ford motors have officially unveiled one of their most iconic cars today, which is the sixth generation Mustang. Many might wonder what is so special about this car and why there is so much hype surrounding it?
it is because this 6th generation Mustang is the latest global model which was developed under ‘one Ford plan’ and will be launched in the month of April 2014, which is exactly 50 years after the official launch of the very first Mustang in the US. So to reach out globally and share the rich experience and history with the World, Ford has planned to launch the Mustang with the right hand drive for the very first time in the markets of United Kingdom, Japan and Australia and there is also a huge possibility of it making its way into our Indian market.
Update 28.01.2016:- Ford unveiled the Mustang in India today and also announced that they will launching the Mustang in the second quarter of 2016
Update 10.02.2016:- Ford showcased the Mustang at the 2016 AUto expo and also revealed some some new details about the car we have updated the review with plenty of images and information and also a new video of the Mustang
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