2017 Mahindra TUV300 T10
Mahindra has just introduced a top spec trim of their Compact SUV TUV300. The high spec T10 variant is priced at INR. 9.75 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and INR. 9.66 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai).
Launched during the time of the festive season this top spec surely will turn heads because it offers plenty of goodies to keep the buyers happy. On the outside, the top spec trim gets a slightly tweaked front grille with Black Chrome inserts. The redesigned, headlamp units make the SUV one of the first in its segment to receive static bending lamps which will help illuminate the corners, especially when driving at night. The front profile also gets stylish fog lamps with premium Black inserts. Apart from these changes one another major cosmetic change comes in the form of a new Grey alloy wheels alongside new Metallic Grey roof rails. Lastly, the top spec TUV300 also gets an additional glossy metallic Grey finish on the tailgate-mounted spare wheel.
Inside the cabin, there are few sophisticated changes as well which has helped in making the interior look plusher. The TUV300 T10 variant gets a new faux leather seat. There is a new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system as well which gets Wireless Bluetooth calling music and Audio calling besides GPS navigation USB video and image playback option.
2017 Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo
Toyota launched a new Fortuner variant in India just a few days before the Festive season. Called the Fortuner TRD Sportivo this trim is priced at INR. 31.01 lakh (Ex-showroom, New Delhi). The Sportivo variant is developed by Toyota Racing Development (TRD) and is available in Indian market only in the 4x2AT variant.
Now to distinguish it from the standard variant this unique trim gets few cosmetic updates both on its exterior as well as interior. However, there were no changes made under the hood. Launched back in 2009, the Fortuner has dominated the Indian market since then. The updated new generation SUV was launched last year, and it managed to score fairly in the Indian market as well.
Under the hood, the Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo gets the same 2.8 Litre four-cylinder diesel unit that produces about 175 bhp of peak power and 450 Nm of peak torque. Besides this diesel unit it also gets a 2.7 Litre petrol engine as well which is capable of producing about 164 bhp of peak power and 245 Nm of peak torque. The Fortuner gets a 6-Speed manual or a 6-Speed automatic gearbox as an option along with 4WD for some variants.
Click past jump to find out the cosmetic changes that the SUV has received recently
Bugatti Chiron Sets New World Record
Bugatti is known to break record since they introduced the Veyron in the year 2005 which was later succeeded by Chiron last year. After the Veyron broke a world record of being the fastest production car the Chiron too now walked on the same path and recently set a new World Record.
According to the reports, the Chiron recently broke the World Record for being the fastest production car to pull this driving manoeuvre. To make sure everything went according to plan the entire record attempt was supervised and certified by SGS-TÜV Saar, part of SGS. This team happens to be a world leader in inspection, testing, verification and certification.
The Chiron was able to complete the 0-400-0 km/h mark in just 41.96 seconds making it the fastest production car to reach the top speed of 400 km/h and then coming to a standstill by applying the brakes within the notified time. Former Formula 1 driver, Juan Pablo Montoya was behind the wheels of this car for this record attempt.
Ford Motors Extends Mechanical Support To Mumbai & East India Customers Whose Cars Were Affected By Torrential Rains
There is some big news for the Ford vehicle owners living in Mumbai and East India. After the devastating rains in Mumbai, Ford Motors has decided to extend their helping hand to those customers whose cars were damaged by the rains, subsequent floods and water logging.
Ford has decided to bare 50 percent of their customer’s liability in replacement of auto parts for which they claimed insurance. To ensure smooth flow of work Surveyors from insurance companies have been stationed at the Ford service centres to make sure that the insurance claims are processed swiftly. To further help their customers Ford is also extending additional benefits as well which includes free engine oil replacement on all affected Ford vehicles, 50% discount on anti-rust coating on the underbody and a 50% discount on labor charges for replacement of those parts not covered under insurance claims.
Additionally all the service centers will remain open and operational until extra hours to continue with the maintenance and repair work. Ford is also helping those customers by offering 20 percent discount on booking self-driving cars from Zoom car in case the cars take more than 24 hours to complete.
Ford Customers can also seek for Ford Road Side Assistance at 1800-209-7400 or 1800-103-7400 and Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1800-419-2500 or 1800-425-2500 for all other queries.
2017 Frankfurt motor show Preview: 8 Cars That We All Should Look Out For
The doors to the 67th IAA International Motor Show will be open to the public from September 16th onward. As usual, you can expect some exciting new releases and alongside futuristic concept cars at the show.
What we are interested in is the facts how many cars from the Frankfurt Motor show are relevant for the Indian market. Thus we have picked 10 of the most exciting cars which will be displayed at the Auto show along with their details.
Click past the jump to know more about those cars which are relevant for our Indian market from the 67th IAA International Motor show.
Tata Nexon, Renault Captur Or Jeep Renegade which one is your pick!
Indian automotive market has been changing and fast. Flooded with many renowned national as well as International Auto Manufacturers who are bringing their brand new products people now have plenty of options to choose. For the past couple of years, the biggest trend in our automotive scenario is SUV’s.
Indian people love big cars which not only can carry their friends and families comfortably but their luggage as well for weekend getaways. However, we all have moved on from boring boxy suvs to modern looking vehicles which not only look good but are well equipped with all the modern technologies as well. Apart from getting powerful drivetrains Indian customers now want an SUV which is safer and fuel efficient. It offcourse is a bonus if the vehicle can perform well when there is no tarmac.
For those of you who are planning to invest their hard earned money on a car which matches our criteria mentioned above then we have got some news for you. Some renowned Auto makers are planning to launch three of the most exciting SUV’s soon. So below provided are the list and all the new features which they will be bringing with them that makes these upcoming SUV’s unique and worth buying.
2017 Renault KWID 2nd Anniversary Edition
Renault surely knows how to keep their customers entertained. The French Automaker launched their entry level product KWID almost two years ago in India and to celebrate its second anniversary they have introduced yet another special edition variant based on the same hatchback. Now the reason why we are calling yet another variant is that there are plenty of Renault variants available in India already. However, this new edition joins the long list of KWID hatchback again.
Called the KWID 02 Anniversary Special Edition. This particular edition as usual and expected comes with plenty of cosmetic updates to its exterior as well as interior. Unfortunately just like every other special edition cars available in India the KWID 02 anniversary edition does not get any mechanical changes under the hood. However, it is available with both with 0.8-Litre & 1.0-Litre variants but only with the RXL and RXT trims.
So by paying all the extra money find out what you are actually getting with this special edition KWID
2018 Renault Duster: What’s New About This Not So New Looking SUV
Dacia has released few images of the new generation Duster recently and quite honestly while many appreciated the new generation SUV while others were not so happy about it.
The new generation Duster according to the officials was built from scratch, and they have tried to resolve the previous issues that the SUV had in this new generation vehicle. What you will find in the images is the five seater SUV although there are talks that Dacia is also interested in launching a seven seater variant of the SUV as well soon.
The reports state that Dacia has plans to introduce the new Duster at the upcoming 2017 Frankfurt Motor show while you can expect its presence at the 2018 Indian Auto Expo. There is also a possibility of Renault launching the next generation Duster at the Auto Expo itself for the Indian market, but nothing is official yet.
So now that we have provided you with some information about the 2018 Renault/Dacia Duster we are pretty sure that all of you have also grown some interest about this iconic SUV which has started the revolution of affordable SUV in India.
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2018 Hyundai Verna
Hyundai released a new teaser image of the new generation Verna sedan hinting its arrival a few months ago. The South Korean Auto manufacturer introduced their popular c-segment sedan back in 2009, and it even went onto become the best-selling vehicle in its segment.
Hyundai revealed the 2018 Verna as a concept at the 2016 Beijing Auto show, while later it was launched in Russia with a different name. The new Verna sedan is called Solaris locally in Russia while the same car is sold under the Accent nameplate in Canada. Thankfully Hyundai still retains the Verna nameplate for their vehicle in India. Do not forget the fact that the Verna is important to Hyundai like the City is to Honda or the Ciaz is to Maruti. The bookings for the fifth generation sedan have already commenced in our Country about a month ago, and finally, the car is launched here.
The sedan not only underpins a new platform but is also longer wider and has an increased wheelbase which automatically results in more interior space. What is even more interesting is also the fact that the sedan not only received cosmetic updates but mechanical updates as well.
Update 22.08.2017:- Hyundai launched the new generation Verna sedan in India. The prices and other details have been updated in this review.
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Mercedes Launched Their Flagship AMG GT-R & Droptop GT Roadster
Mercedes-Benz has launched their much-awaited flagship sports Coupe and drop top Roadster in India. The GT-R happens to be the road legal version of their award-winning GT3 race car also made quite a name for it by winning the Nürburgring 24-hour-race. The GT-R recently also broke all hell loose when it set a new record of fastest ever lap time on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, the car was able to lap around the green hell in just 7:10.9 minutes thus earning the tag of being the fastest road going sports car ever tested. The car even won hearts here in India even before its launch by setting a new lap record around the Buddh International Circuit in just 2min 9.8sec.
The flagship Mercedes-AMG GT-R priced at INR. 2.23 crore ex-showroom while the Roadster variant has a sticker price of INR 1.19 crore (ex-showroom, India).
Compared to the AMG GT the AMG GT-R gets an active rear axle steering, intelligent lightweight construction and an active aerodynamic section in the underbody.
2018 Suzuki Swift Sport
The Suzuki Swift Sport is an attractive performance hatchback which is already on sale in many parts of the world. We can call ourselves little unlucky because Maruti has decided not to launch the sportier variant of the Swift yet because performance hatchbacks were not popular in the Indian market. However, that is all going to change soon, according to the recent reports, there is a huge possibility that Maruti will be introducing the new generation Swift Sport in India keeping in mind the fact that hot hatchbacks are now finding places in the garages of many young Indian customers who want slightly powerful hatchbacks.
We already have many popular performance hatchbacks introduced in India recently by few favourite Auto manufacturers including Fiat and Volkswagen. Even Maruti too launched the Baleno RS which is their iteration of performance hatchback based on the Baleno.
Recently Suzuki has released a teaser video of their soon to be launched new generation Swift Sport hatchback which is based on the current generation Swift that was launched recently in the International markets. The new generation Swift hatchback like we all know will be launched in India towards early 2018 while the Swift based sedan is already available for sale in the Indian market. Suzuki will be showcasing the new Swift Sport at the upcoming 2017 Frankfurt Motor show. Although we are not sure at this moment, there is a high possibility that Suzuki might showcase the new Swift Sport alongside the new generation Swift hatchback at the 2018 Auto Expo.
So now that we have little information about the upcoming 2018 Swift Sport hatchback clicks past jump to read about the performance hatchback.
2017 Maruti Celerio Limited Edition
Maruti Suzuki has introduced a new Limited edition Celerio hatchback in India. The Celerio like you already know one of the most popular hatchbacks from the manufacturer and was one of the first small family car which came with an Auto Gearshift feature. Previously it was available with both petrol and diesel engine options while later Maruti decided to discontinue the diesel variant.
The limited edition Celerio hatchback does not get any mechanical change, but it does get few cosmetic updates to its exterior as well as interior. We have provided all the details of this limited edition Celerio hatchback below.
Few Quick Points About The Fifth Generation Hyundai Verna
The Verna has been one of the principal players of the game for Hyundai quite a long time. Now Hyundai is all set to introduce the fifth generation Verna sedan in India, and it also was unveiled recently by Hyundai at an event. Bookings for the car have also commenced, and the bookings will close on 21st August. The Verna is a worthy competitor to the other B-segment sedans of the Country like the Maruti Ciaz and the Honda City since its introduction back in 2006.
We have managed to gather some relevant information which will help you to know this soon to be launched sedan soon.
2017 Jeep Compass
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles after a long delay finally made their India debut back in 2016 with two exciting products which included the Wrangler and the Grand Cherokee. Both these SUV’s were sold in the Indian market via the CBU route and thus were expensive and well above the reach of many. However, that is all going to change now because Jeep has decided to launch a new SUV which is well within reach of buyers.
Jeep has unveiled the Compass SUV in India today, and the good thing is that the compact SUV is made in India product which also means that the new product will also be priced quite aggressively as well. The brands new product will be locally assembled at their Ranjangaon facility in Maharashtra from June onward. The new Jeep Compass replaces the old Compass and Patriot SUV in the International market, and apart from the Indian market, the same SUV is also produced in some other Countries as well. However, the good news is that India will be mother hub for right-hand drive Compass SUV from where it will also be exported to some other right-hand drive markets as well. For all your information the Compass SUV is offered with 17 engine options for different markets of the world.
Update 31.07.2017:- Jeep launched the Compass SUV in India today and this also happens to be their most affordable SUV till date.
Now that Jeep Compass is revealed in the Indian market below provided are all the details that you need to know about this new SUV
Kia Motors Looking For Dealers In India Are You Interested In Joining The Team?
Many Indians might still not be familiar with the Kia brand name yet, but for all your information Kia Motors Corporation is also a South Korean Auto manufacturer just like Hyundai. The Seoul based Auto maker is planning to enter the Indian market with their array of new products to attract the attention of people.
The reports state that they are investing around $1.1 billion in building its very first factory in India. Kia Motors Indian website has also gone live recently which also reveals their factory location. Kia chose Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh to build their new facility which will have a production capacity of 300,000 units annually. The plant is set up on 23 million square feet (2.16 Km² or 536 acres) site area. Their official Indian website also reveals that they have started taking dealer and job applications as well.
Although Kia has not announced their Indian lineup yet, they are planning a dealer roadshow soon, and thus you can expect Kia to showcase some products which definitely will also be launched in the Indian market. Kia Motors will enter the Indian market and start selling their cars from the year 2019.
Some reports online state that Kia will enter the Indian market with a compact sedan and an SUV while they will later also introduce some new cars as well. There are possibilities that their first small car is none other than the Kia Rio. The fourth generation Rio sedan was showcased recently at the 2017 New York Auto show.
For all information, Hyundai Motors even owns a minor stake in Kia and thus when they finally launch their products expect them to be highly localised and might even share some of its parts with Hyundai products as well.
2017 Tata Nexon
Tata Motors is a household name which we are all familiar with not exactly for their passenger’s cars but for their array of commercial vehicles which ply on our Indian roads. However, the entire scenario changed since the year 2014 when our homegrown auto manufacturer decided to introduce their new generation lineup for the Indian market. In that particular year, Tata Motors also showcased a sub-4 meter SUV concept at the 2014 Auto Expo which looked futuristic and way ahead of its time. Later we came to know Tata Motors received a lot of enquiries about the particular concept car which encouraged them to give a green signal to the project.
Move ahead to the year 2016 Auto Expo where we saw an almost production ready Nexon concept which looked futuristic and promised to bring with it an array of new features to this segment. The SUV was spotted being tested a couple of times on the Indian road and other various conditions. We also got to see a glimpse of the production variant of the Nexon at the 2017 Geneva Motor show. Tata Motors has also confirmed that they will be launching the much awaited Nexon sub-4 meter SUV towards the month of September.
The sub-4 meter SUV is a direct rival to the popular Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Ford Ecosport. Initially, we thought that it would be launched only with a diesel engine under its hood, but now we have received the confirmation that Tata Nexon will be available with both diesel and petrol engines which also give it a slight edge over its rival the Vitara Brezza.
Tata Nexon definitely has the looks to catch everyone’s attention but does it have everything to tick all the boxes? Find it out here in our overview of this new sub-4 meter SUV from Tata Motors.
2017 Datsun redi-GO 1.0 Litre
Datsun introduced the Redi-GO last year but unfortunately was not able to attract a lot of attention either because of its compact dimensions or lack of features or perhaps an underpowered engine. Although Datsun might not have addressed the first two issues, they took care of the third and probably the most important issue.Datsun Has decided to add a bigger engine under the hood of their entry level offering.
The redi-Go was the first model that was introduced after the Renault-Nissan alliance’s CMF-A flexible platform which is the same platform that also underpins the Renault KWID as well. The hatchback even uses the same 799cc, a three-cylinder engine which also powers the Renault KWID. The slightly more powerful Redi-Go 1.0 Litre unit is also the same engine which has been borrowed from the Renault KWID, while Renault calls it SCe (Smart Control Efficiency), Datsun has decided to go with i-SAT name.
Jerome Saigot, vice president, Datsun India, added, "Datsun is focused on offering accessible and high-value-for-money cars for aspirational "young India." The Datsun redi-GO 1.0L is the latest example of our brand’s core strengths, and we will continue to enhance the Datsun model line-up in line with our customers’ expectations."
Datsun launched the redi-Go 1.0 Litre in India and for those customers who want to get their hands on the more powerful redi-Go variant can go to any Nissan dealerships and can book theirs.
Click past jump to know more about the Renault KWID 1.0 Litre
2018 Jaguar E-Pace
Almost every other Auto manufacturer has atleast one compact SUV or Crossover in their lineup because of their popularity across the World. Jaguar compared to some of its other rivals entered this competition little late but definitely with a bang with their big sporty Crossover F-Pace last year. Now Jaguar wanted some sales numbers and what else could bring them that except a crossover which collaborate almost all the qualities of their flagship Crossover in a small exciting yet affordable package.
Our spy photographers managed to capture the first testing sessions of the E-Pace Crossover towards early last year with the help of that we can assume that the development of this car began atleast one year before.
So now the question is will the E-Pace be as successful as its big brother the F-Pace? Well, the initial impression of the Crossover picked up lots of positive reviews from across the world. It definitely looks sporty and shares almost the same DNA with its successful brother the F-Pace, the E-Pace based on the modified version of the JLR D8 platform which also underpins the Range Rover Evoque and the Land Rover Discovery 4. Although the Crossover looks compact, it offers plenty of space inside, but the small shape gives it a more sporty appeal. What else is also interesting is also the fact that the E-Pace gets the 2.0 Litre Ingenium diesel and petrol engines which also powers some of the other cars of the JLR family.
So it already has almost all the right formula which is needed to make this product successful, and Jaguar calls this compact SUV "A seriously smart small SUV. Designed and engineered to be beautiful, fun and bright", but does it live up to its name?
We find out everything that you should know about this new addition which will begin its delivery from early next year and offcourse this will come to the Indian market as well.
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2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country
Volvo has launched a total of 3 cars Worldwide since the year 2014, which includes the XC90, S90 and the V90. Out of these 3 cars, Volvo has introduced the XC and the S90 in the Indian market already. There is a common link in between all these above-mentioned cars; they all are based on the Swedish auto manufacturer’s latest scalable product architecture (SPA) platform. This flexible lightweight yet safe architecture allows a number of body forms on a single platform allowing the auto manufacturer to save cost. This new platform which underpins all these unique cars made its debut with the XC90 SUV back in 2014.
According to Volvo officials, the new 90 series cars offers a unique driving experience and they call it "Relaxed Confidence". India is definitely not a popular market for Estate cars but Indian customers always are open to something new and unique. Talking about uniqueness, the Volvo V90 Cross Country definitely falls under one of the most under this unique breed of cars. It carries the ‘Cross Country’ moniker along with its name which clears many of our doubts about its purpose.
Sweden is known for its extreme weather, where the temperature can go upto -40 degree Celsius during winter. The people too are also known for their adventurous nature thus making the Volvo V90 Cross Country an ideal car for this surroundings because it combines off-road capabilities into an Estate car. The raised ground clearance and four-wheel drive capability have given the V90 a whole new meaning.
The reason why we are interested in this particular car is because of the fact that Volvo actually has plans to introduce the V90 Cross Country in the Indian market within this year, so we are here to provide you with all the details available about this truly unique car in detail.
Update 12.07.2017 :- Volvo has launched the V90 Cross Country in India today. The Estate car is offered with only top of the line D5 trim and with total of 7 exterior colour options. The new V90 Cross Country prices and other details has been updated in this review.
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Mercedes X-Class Premium Pickup To Be Unveiled On July 18th Teased!
Mercedes-Benz Unveiled their very first premium pickup concept towards the end of 2016. It even received new ‘X’ initial branding as well. Although there is no chance of it launching in our Indian market yet, we sincerely wish that this beautiful Pick-Up truck makes its presence felt on our Indian soil sometimes soon.
Although the pickup truck market is not yet flourished in our Indian market, they are quite popular in the markets of Argentina, Brazil and South America. The car will enter production towards late 2017 and will launch in the markets of Europe followed by the rest of the world.
As far as the styling is concerned the soon to be introduced X Class looks identical to the Concept it gets a bold looking front grille which looks like it has taken inspiration from the GLS SUV. It further also features a skid plate horizontal bars and a big hood at the front end. A V6 engine will power the X-Class Pickup truck. The SUV will also get Mercedes like LED headlamps along with LED daytime running lamps. The Pickup truck shares the same ladder frame chassis with the Nissan Navara and Renault Alaskan.
The new X-Class pickup truck will be made available four-door double cab design and will get a carrier deck attached to the back. Like you already know by now that this will be a premium offering and thus expect the interior to be loaded with high-quality materials like Nappa leather, aluminium and also wood inside.
The X-Class pickup truck will most probably be powered by a V6 motor which will be paired to an automatic gearbox. The gearbox will send all that power to the four wheels of the vehicle via the 4Matic all-wheel drive system.
End Of The Road For Honda Mobilio MPV
After its disappointing sales performance for the past one year or so Honda Cars India Limited was forced to take the harsh decision, they finally did stop selling the Mobilio MPV in India. The Mobilio was even taken down from their official website which confirmed the news.
To everyone’s surprise, the Mobilio MPV was a new model launched back only in the year 2014. The car was launched to take on its biggest rival the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga which was selling like hot pancakes back then. During the time of its introduction and even after a year of its launch the MPV was selling in real numbers, it even went on to beat its rivals. However, the increasing popularity of the SUV’s and decreasing demand of MPV cars recently could also be one the primary reasons for its poor sales figures.
The Mobilio was a relatively large car which underpinned the same platform that also supported the Amaze and the Brio. This MPV sourced its power from the same 1.5 Litre petrol and diesel engine which powers the City sedan. Honda even launched a sportier version of the MPV called the Mobilio RS to attract more attention of the customers and also to increase the falling sales figures. Although the standard MPV hasn’t received any updates since its launch, the RS variant did get few cosmetic updates in the form of a sportier front and rear bumpers and a spoiler, but it still was not enough.
According to HCIL because of the decline in the personal use of MPV segment, they have decided not to sell the Mobilio in Indian market anymore. However, Honda will ensure the availability of spare parts for their existing customers while the dealers will also continue the service of the current cars.
5 Budget Cars That Received Massive Price Cut Post-GST
In our previous article about GST, we have explained to you all the details of the SUVs which have received the biggest price cut post-GST. In this section, we will inform you about five budget cars which have relieved most significant price cut post-GST in the Indian market. As a result of that owning a budget, car has now become even more affordable.
For all your kind information all the sub-4 meter cars which have an engine capacity below 1.2 Litre petrol and 1.5 Litre diesel will now attract 28 percent tax rate along with 1 percent cess for petrol engines and 3 percent cess for diesel engines.
Below provided are the list of 5 budget cars which has received the maximum price cut post-GST
Bollywood Actor Ranveer Singh Gifted Himself A Brand New Aston Martin
Yesterday Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh was spotted driving his brand new car which he gifted himself on his birthday. The actor turned 32 yesterday and do you think he could settle anything less than an Aston Martin? That’s right! The fun-loving actor who is also known for his weird dressing sense planned to gift himself a brand new Aston Martin Rapide S.
The actor was spotted picking up his girlfriend actress Deepika Padukone from her residence and went for dinner at a posh restaurant in the town in his new car. Now enough about Ranveer what we are interested in is his brand new Aston. Ranveer Singh now is a proud owner of a brand New Aston Martin Rapide S, and we always loved the choice of wheels that he has in his collections. Ranveer Singh already is a proud owner of a Jaguar XJ L while he later also bought a Mercedes-Benz GL-Class and GLS, rumours said that he also owns an Audi Q5 as well. However, the biggest gift that anyone can gift himself is an Aston Martin.
6 Indian SUV’s That Has Received Humongous Price Drop Post GST
In our previous article, we have explained every detail that you would possibly want to know about the GST tax structure that the Indian Government has implemented from July 1st, 2017.
Under the new tax structure, almost all the cars have become cheaper except few which belong to the Hybrid category. However, also do keep in mind the fact that the car makers will now be able to propose a uniformed pricing across the Country. But you also do have to bear in mind the fact that the GST prices do not count the road tax which varies state to state.
With that note, we continue with the list of 5 cars which has received the biggest price cut from the Auto manufacturers Post GST.
Effects Of GST On Indian Car Market
Getting your hands on the car of your choice has become more affordable now thanks to our Indian Government and their recent Economic strategies. They recently implemented a new Goods and Services Tax (GST) structure which has resulted in lower tax rates compared to before.
As a consequence of this, the prices of smaller cars in the bracket of Alto to Ford Figo has witnessed a tax drop of few thousand rupees. According to the new GST structure, people will now have to pay 29 percent instead of the 31 percent tax that was demanded earlier on smaller cars. Besides that, the rate of mid-size cars has also gone down as well because they also significantly have also witnessed a drop in tax of 3.6 percent. So, as a result, the prices of sedans like Volkswagen Vento, Honda City has also gone down by atleast INR. 15, 000.
The biggest benefit will be extended to the luxury car buyers because the rate of reduction now is an astonishing 8.8 percent whereas the SUV’s will now be charged at 43 percent compared to 55.3 percent charged earlier. But for all your information the value added costs vary from state to state and thus will not remain same across the Country. Some other expenses such as road tax, insurance and registration cost, however, are not counted under GST and thus will remain unchanged.
Below provided is the list of car manufacturers and their products whose prices have gone down because of the implementation of new Tax structure take a look.
Vulcan AMR PRO Is The Most wildest Thing That Stepped Out Of Aston Martin’s Factory
Aston Martin is trying every formula to make their AMR brand famous. They already have introduced few cars with the AMR touches including the Vantage, and now this British Auto manufacturer has just launched a wilder Vulcan variant which is their track focused car. Now imagine the Vulcan was Aston Martin’s wildest car ever and now this particular car has received performance upgrade package which has been developed by their performance brand AMR. The car will make its official debut at the Goodwood Festival of speed.
The Vulcan is limited to just 24 units and is already delivered to their respective customers back in 2016. The owners who owned this beautiful machine has received step by step drivers training from the Auto manufacturers expert team of instructors including Aston Martin Racing works driver and three-time Le Mans winner, Darren Turner. The Vulcan is not a street legal car and thus the owners were given a chance to drive their respective cars at some of the world’s best Formula One circuits. These tracks included the Circuit of the Americas in the USA, Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi and, Aston Martin’s very own home circuit, Silverstone.
For all your information the Vulcan is powered by a naturally aspirated 7.0-litre V12 engine which has been tuned to generate 804 Hp of peak power which is paired to a Xtrac 6-speed sequential gearbox.
Below we have provided all the details of what the new Vulcan AMR Pro has received
Pay Rs 49.90 Lakh To Get Your Hands On A Brand New 2017 BMW 5 Series
BMW has launched the new 2017 5-series in India today; the covers were taken off from the new generation model last year October. The new 5 Series replaced its predecessor codenamed F10, and it was an immensely popular model and was on sale until now.
BMW introduced the new 5 Series with three trim levels which include Sport Line, Luxury Line and M-Sport along with the choices of three engine options at the same time. The prices for the new 5 series start at INR 49.90 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) while the top end model is priced at INR 61.3 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). Apart from the powerful engine the new 5 Series is also more technologically advanced machine offering plenty of advanced techs both inside and outside.
Below we have provided complete details of the all new 5 series and what does this new sedan brings to the table that its predecessor didn’t and also many more interesting stuff.
Rapid E Will Be The First All Electric Car From Aston Martin
Aston Martin announced that they would be introducing their very first all-electric production car and it will go on sale from the year 2019 onward. The all-electric car will be based on their Rapid model and will be called RapidE. However, Aston Martin also confirmed that the number would be limited to just 155 units. The car is made to take forward the manufacturers low and zero-emission vehicle strategy which is headed by Aston Martin’s President and CEO, Dr Andy Palmer.
The upcoming car will be based on the original Rapid E concept. The all-electric vehicle will be built in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering which is located in Grove, Oxfordshire.
The car will share its underpinnings with the Rapide AMR Concept which will be the most powerful Rapide ever produced. As far as the car’s styling is concerned, it will take its inspiration from the same car while for its drivetrain is it will be replacing the six-litre V12 unit. The all-electric Aston promises to offer a unique driving experience which has never been experienced before.
Although Aston Martin hasn’t released the official spec figures of the upcoming Electric car, it is expected to generate above 549 Bhp of peak power. All that power will be sent to the rear wheels. As far as the driving range is concerned, it is expected to cover 300 km on a single charge.
2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8
Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) has taken the covers off their latest monster. Based on the standard XE saloon this extreme performance Jaguar is capable of touching 321 km/h mark. The Project 8 is the second Jaguar collector’s edition car after the F-TYPE Project 7 introduced back in the year 2014.
So to explain the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 in few sentences, it’s a hand built four-door sedans which have a performance of a Supercar. This car is meant particularly for the driving enthusiast because it gets a huge 5.0 Litre supercharged V8 motor under its hood which will be capable of producing about 600 Ps of peak power and an equally impressive amount of torque. The sedan will be available worldwide in four-seat configuration. Jaguar will make only 300 examples worldwide, and you can expect atleast one or two to arrive in India as well. The car will be assembled at SVO’s Technical Centre in Coventry. The car will be making its first debut later this week at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
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More Powerful 300 Ps Petrol Engine To Power The XE, XF and F-Pace Models
The reason why we are interested in this particular news is that all the three models which include the XE, XF and F-Pace are for sale in the Indian market. The good news is that Jaguar has decided to introduce a new 2.0 Litre four-cylinder turbocharged powerplant which will be capable of producing g about 300 Ps of peak power and an equally impressive 400 Nm of peak torque. This state of the art powerplant not only enhances the performance if the Jaguar models but is fuel efficient and low on emission at the same time. Now there is a fair chance of Jaguar introducing this petrol engine in India with all the three models.
The engine is paired to Jaguar Land Rover’s advanced ZF eight-speed automatic transmission which promises to provide butter smooth gearshifts along with outstanding performance. The engine is even available with both front as well as rear wheel drive option for the XE and the XF models. However, Jaguar is also giving the customers an opportunity to choose an all wheel drive transmission option as well.
Jaguar has given us a performance figure of what this engine is capable of doing under the hood of the all these above-mentioned cars.
2017 Mahindra Scorpio Facelift
The Scorpio is a household name in the Indian car market since the year 2002; the SUV has many accolades to its name including ‘Best car of the year’, ‘Best SUV of the year’ and much more. While the first generation SUV was introduced back in 2002, the second generation was introduced just after four years in 2006. Much later Mahindra decided to up their game and introduced the third-generation SUV back in 2014. Now after almost three years of its production Mahindra has decided to launch the facelift variant of the SUV.
The 2017 Mahindra Scorpio facelift variant will most likely get some exterior and interior updates while there won’t be any significant change under the hood. The SUV was caught testing couple of times already which gives us an idea that it will most probably launch towards the end of 2017.
The Scorpio is one of the first SUV’s which was developed in-house by M&M engineers. M&M engineers also developed the 2.2 Litre mHawk engine which powers some other Mahindra suvs at the same time. While the launch of the new Scorpio facelift is nearing, we are here to provide you all the details of the facelifted SUV available at this moment.
Datsun Launching More Powerful Ready Go In July Will You Buy One?
The Redi-Go is the joint venture effort of Renault and Nissan which was not quite successful mainly because of the hatchbacks compact dimension which resulted in an insufficient interior room. The Redi-Go, when launched, was priced at INR. 2.39 Lakhs ex-showroom making it even more affordable than the Alto 800.
Now according to the recent reports, Datsun is all set to launch a slightly more powerful variant of the Redi-Go hatchback. Now just like the smaller 799 cc unit this 1.0 Litre, three-cylinder unit will also be borrowed from Renault. This is the same unit which also powers the KWID hatchback as well. Now the good news is that just like the KWID the Redi-Go will also get the AMT transmission as well which will be sold as an option beside the manual transmission.
Now installing a slightly more powerful engine and an AMT will be enough to make the Datsun Redi-Go hatchback a reliable entry level car? Well, we try to find out answers to all your questions.
Can The Nexon SUV Be The Next Game Changer For Tata Motors?
Tata Motors never left a mark in the SUV market in the recent times their only product Safari was able to leave some mark, but that was nothing compared to its rivals. To increase their shares and get a better hold of the market Tata Motors introduced the Hexa Hexa Crossover which replaced its Predecessor Arya which never was a successful product.
But now the future is looking bright for Tata Motors because recently they have introduced two of their new generation products in the form of the Hexa Crossover and the Tiago hatchback. Both of these new products were well appreciated amongst the Indian buyers mostly because they bring the modern feel with their upgraded features and better quality materials and not to forget frugal yet powerful engines.
Tata Motors will be launching another new compact SUV soon which was showcased as a concept for the first time at the 2014 Auto Expo in New Delhi. The Nexon was spotted being tested on Indian roads many times and the launch will most probably happen later 2017 or early 2018.
We have found out why and how this upcoming SUV can be a game changer for Tata Motors and the secret behind its success formula.
Did You Watch The New TVC For The Audi R8 V10 Spyder Yet: Video
Drop top sportscars always were little underestimated compared to their hardtop siblings. But that is definitely not the case with the Audi R8 Spyder. The German Auto manufacturer recently unveiled their most powerful and fastest production spec Convertible ever the R8 V10 Plus Spyder.
This is the same Audi R8 V10 with a soft rooftop which can be closed or opened within 20 seconds and can be operated upto speeds of 50 km/h. Both the R8 V10 Plus Coupe and the Convertible shares the same DNA including the heart. Powered by a 5.2 Litre FSI V10 unit capable of producing about 510 Hp of peak power and 620 Nm of torque this is the most powerful production spec engine that Audi ever built. The engine is paired to a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox which sends power to all the four wheels at the same time. Inside the cabin also looks identical to the Coupe variant you will get all the luxury that you find in an R8 and additionally it also gets Audi’s latest Virtual Cockpit infotainment system. Besides all that the R8 V10 plus Spyder also gets Audi’s R8’s signature carbon sideblade as well looks brilliant and also helps in the car’s aerodynamics. Talk about performance figures, and this convertible surely won’t disappoint, the R8 V10 Plus is capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h mark in 33 seconds while it can attain a top speed of 328 km/h mark.
EXCLUSIVE: New Jaguar E-Pace Crossover Rendered
Jaguar has recently officially confirmed that they will be launching a baby Crossover soon which will be positioned below the F-Pace Crossover and the upcoming i-Pace which will be their first effort in the electric SUV department. We were able to catch the first prototype of the new E-pace Crossover while it was being tested back in the year 2016 and now after a year and half the covers will finally be taken off from the E-Pace.
According to the reports, online Jaguar will be unveiling the new Crossover on July 13th, 2017 but before that our team has decided to digitally render the Crossover from all the spyshots which we collected before and from the teaser image of the E-Pace available at this moment. Like we already said in our review as well that the E-Pace will sit at the bottom of Jaguars Pace lineup of SUV’s and Crossovers and expect the pricing to starts from around $38,600 for the entry-level model, in other International markets.
Audi Gives Us A Sneak Peek Into The Cabin Of The New Gen A8: Video
Audi is slowly and steadily revealing few of the details of their soon to be launched new generation A8 sedan. Earlier they gave us a sneak peek of the exterior of the car (you can read about that here) and now they have shown us a small preview of the interior of the upcoming sedan.
The video not only shows us the interior but also reveals a new autonomous driving technology called Audi AI traffic jam pilot. This new technology can help the car to accelerate, brake and also steer and even start automatically upto speeds of 60 km/h mark. However, the good things are that the sedan gives us a preview of the cabin and also its new virtual cockpit and new touchscreen infotainment system.
The new generation Audi A8 which is codenamed D5 internally takes its styling inspiration from the Audi Prologue concept. As far as its drivetrains are concerned the new sedan will source all its power from the turbocharged V6 and V8 for the base and mid variants while the top end variants will get a bigger W12 unit which according to the recent reports will also get electric turbocharging as well.
Expect the new Audi A8 to be launched in the markets of Europe towards the end of this year while expecting it to hit the Indian market sometimes towards the year 2018.
The New Civic Came For A Visit At Honda’s Rajasthan Factory
Yes! I too have the same question in my mind. What is this new generation Civic doing at the Honda’s factory in Tapukara, Rajasthan. Now according to the reports on India today there is a possibility of Honda launching the new generation Civic in India within this year. The Civic introduced in 2006 and later discontinued in 2013 due to weak sales numbers. One of the leading causes of such poor sales figures was the lack of a diesel engine option.
Now that the new Civic was spotted recently at the Tapukara facility in Rajasthan could it mean that Honda is planning to relaunch the sedan in the Indian market once again?
5 Of The Fastest Luxury Sedans You Can Buy In India
It is not always that you cannot have fun with big luxurious cars well we have picked five luxurious sedans which can provide you with the equal amount of fun when you get behind the wheels of any of these sedans. These powerful cars with some serious horsepower under the hood can even make some sportscar face go red.
If you are one of those few men, who want to spend a lot of money on a single car which can serve the purpose of carrying your entire family in the lap of luxury while at the same time can also provide an equal amount of fun while you step on the accelerator. Then perhaps our list of cars might come in handy for you.
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Ford Endeavour Will Now Be Available In Three Variants Only
Ford has decided to discontinue some trims levels from their Endeavour SUV lineup because of some unknown reason. Now their brawny and large seven-seater SUV is available with a total three trim levels.
The trim levels on offer currently include the entry-level Trend which is available only in two-wheel drive guise, while the mid Titanium trim too is also available in two-wheel drive guise. The top end fully loaded Titanium trim on offer is available only in the four-wheel-drive guise. The prices of the Trend trim starts from INR. 25,49,000 while the fully loaded top end Titanium trim is priced at INR. 31,50,000. The mid Titanium trim priced at INR. 28,62,000.
Coming to the drivetrains while the Trend and Titanium trims are available with the two-wheel drive are available with the 2.2 Litre diesel unit. The top end Titanium 4X4 variant gets the more powerful 3.2 Litre unit only.
It’s already been a year that Ford has introduced the new generation SUV in India and what we believe is the low sales volume which has forced Ford to take the decision of discontinuing some variants which were earlier on offer.
The Ford Endeavour is the direct rival of the Toyota Fortuner and the recently launched Isuzu MU-X in the Indian market. We also came to know recently that Ford has already begun testing the facelift Endeavour in some International markets already. Expect the facelift SUV to be unveiled sometime towards the year 2018.
Affordable Jeep Compass SUV Bookings Officially Opens
FCA India has officially confirmed the commencement of bookings of the new Jeep Compass SUV yesterday. People now can book this affordable entry level SUV by using either its official website, dealer showrooms and also malls spread across 26 Cities.
Like we already did mention above that a leaked brochure did reveal that the Compass SUV will be available in 5 colour options, three variants and also with both 2WD as well as 4WD drive options. There are no official words on when exactly will it launch in India but seeing all the progress you can expect Jeep to launch the Compass SUV towards the end of this month.
The leaked brochure of the Compass SUV said that the Compass would be available in three main trim levels which include Sport, Longitude and Limited, while the Longitude and Limited trim will also get an additional optional sub-trim as well in the form of Longitude (O) and Limited (O).
The base Sport trim gets 16-inch steel wheels, projector headlamps, electrically adjustable and power folding ORVM on the outside. While inside the cabin it gets 5-inch U Connect infotainment system and an all black interior. For the safety of the passengers inside the base variant of the Compass gets dual front airbags, ABS, EBD, four-wheel disc brakes, ESC and TC.
The Compass Longitude trim gets slightly bigger 17-inch alloy wheels, front and rear fog lamps, projector headlamps and black roof rails. On the inside, the cabin gets keyless entry, push-button start, rear parking sensors and beige/black interior, 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual-zone climate control.
The top end Compass Limited trim gets a new LED taillamps, Ski-Grey interior, seat upholstery and steering wheel finished in leather. It also gets Selec-Terrain Traction Management System with 4WD system. For the safety of the passengers, it further gets new curtain airbags along with the front airbags and rear camera. The Longitude(o) trim gets HID headlamps in addition to dual tone exterior paint.
Here Are 5 Quick Points About The Sixth Generation Volkswagen Polo
The Volkswagen Polo is one hatchback which has won people’s hearts since 1975; this Supermini is practical as well as stylish at the same time which perhaps attracted the attention of many. Now after almost 2009, Volkswagen introduced the sixth generation Polo which not only is evolutionary but also uses an entirely new platform developed by VW group.
There is no doubt that the new generation Polo surely looks much more matured, technologically advanced as well as spacious and balances practicality and sportiness correctly. There is almost everything in the hatchback which the new and young buyers looks forward in their first car.
Below provided are five quick but important points that you should be aware of the new generation Polo hatchback
2018 Audi R8 V10 Spyder Plus
The Audi R8 V10 Plus is a major player of the R8 brand, and they recently rolled out the Spyder variant of the Coupe from the workshop of Audi Sport GmbH. According to their reports, this is the fastest series-production convertible model from the brand ever. Powered by a V10 unit and the Quattro permanent all-wheel drive this Spyder variant is surely a stunner.
This is the same R8 which comes with a soft top and few other modifications to increase the safety of the passengers inside while they are driving with the top open. Powering this beast is the same mid-mounted naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 powerplant which also happens to be Audi’s most powerful series production engine. This unit is capable of producing almost 70 + Bhp more than the standard unit, and luckily for us Indians, Audi decided to introduce the R8 V10 Plus variant only instead of the standard variant. So you also expect The R8 V10 Plus Spyder also to be launched in the Indian market soon.
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2018 Volkswagen Polo
There is no doubt that the Polo is a popular name throughout the world when it comes to compact or supermini cars since the year 1975 until now VW was able to sell 14 million worldwide which itself speaks about its popularity.
Today, Volkswagen unveiled the new generation Polo in Berlin. The German Auto giant recently shared two teaser images of the new hatchback online which gives us a glimpse of its exterior styling and now that the car is out infront of the public we must tell you that the new generation Car takes the game to a whole new level. Such tremendous amount of technology and details were not expected from VW.
The reports online also stated that the new Polo is bigger than its predecessor and features a new evolutionary design but like you all knew Volkswagen will never interfere with the Polo’s overall DNA and thus kept the hatchbacks distinct identity intact. The hatchback is all set to enter production this month only; this is the sixth generation Polo which underpins Volkswagens new MQB AO platform. You can also expect the hatchback also to get new petrol and diesel engines under its hood. The lightweight platform will automatically translate into much more responsive handling.
Update 16.06.2017:- Volkswagen has taken the covers off the new generation Polo hatchback at VW Wolfsburg headquarters in Germany today. ER have updated the overview accordingly.
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Jeep Compass Brochure Leaked! Is The Compass Offering Enough At This Price Point
Jeep is all set to launch the Compass SUV in the month of August 2017 in India. They already have taken the covers of the soon to be launched SUV but have decided to be non-vocal about the specs and other details. But TeamBHP gets their hands on a leaked spec sheet which looks legit, and this spec sheet reveals all the details of what you could expect from this soon to be launched entry level offering Compass.
To begin with, the Compass SUV will offer 5 variants in India which include Sport, Longitude, Longitude (O), Limited and Limited (O). Now the leaked spec says that only the Longitude and Longitude (O) variants will be offered with a diesel variant while the other variants mentioned above will get both petrol and diesel engine options.
The Sport will be their entry level variant which will feature halogen headlamps towards the front, electrically adjustable foldable rear view mirrors. Inside the Compass Sport variant will feature an all Black Interior, 5-inch touch screen system. For the safety of the passenger, the base trim will be provided with Electronic stability control, ABS and EBD, disc brakes on all the four wheels and along with an electric parking brake.
Here Is A Photo To Prove Richard Hammond Is Up On His Feet After The Accident
I even stopped counting how many times our favourite ex-Top Gear host Richard Hammond actually crashed while filming his shows. We all were shocked after we heard that Hammond crashed again just a couple of days ago while he was driving the Rimac Concept which is a £2million supercar. The small clip released showed Hammond driving the car when suddenly he lost control of it while negotiating a bend and the vehicle flipped over and burst into flames. It was a serious accident, and the 47-year-old TV presenter was immediately airlifted to the Hospital.
The presenter condition was grave and later when the doctors examined him, they confirmed that he suffered a fractured knee which required an operation.
When Hammond’s car flipped over while negotiating with the bend, he luckily managed to undo the seatbelt and jump out of the car just before it was engulfed in flame. Hammond surely is lucky to be alive after such horrific crash which took place in Switzerland.
However, this is not the first time that he had crashed his car and survived. Back in 2006, Richard Hammond was seriously injured in another car accident while they were filming Top Gear episodes. He was driving a jet-powered car which was capable of doing speeds of 595 Km/h.
This latest photograph of him after the crash once again proved that nothing could destroy this superhero. Although he is seen holding his crutches, he actually looks quite fit and ready to get back into action.
Say Hello To The Special Edition Aston Martin Vantage AMR
Aston Martin has unveiled a new limited edition Vantage which will have a limited production run of just 300 units. Called the Vantage AMR these cars are produced by the AMR division which produces high-performance cars, Aston Martin. The AMR does the same work for Aston Martin which AMG does for Mercedes-Benz.
The AMR brand was introduced earlier this year at the Geneva Motor show and like we said this group will help in uplifting the performance of standard Aston Martin road going cars by taking direct influence from Aston Martin Racing’s participation in the FIA World Endurance Championship. The new AMR brand has two distinct tiers. While on the one hand, they will produce limited edition models such as the new Vantage AMR, on the other hand, they will also concentrate on some extreme high-performance models such as the AMR Pro models created by Q by Aston Martin Advanced Operations which will be positioned on top of the lineup. We saw one fine example of their creation at the Geneva Motor show in the form of Vantage AMR Pro which is a track focused car.
Talk about exterior changes and both these cars is made available in four striking AMR exterior schemes which include Stratus White with an Orange graphic; Ultramarine Black with Blue graphic; Zaffre Blue with Red graphic and Scintilla Silver with Grey graphic. In addition to the colour schemes, there is an AMR ‘Halo Pack’ on offer as well which takes its styling inspiration from Aston Martin Racing’s 2016 World Endurance Championship-winning #95 Vantage GTE. There is even a special Union Jack-enameled AML wings badge available at no extra cost with the car. There are plenty of get exteriors adds on available as well which includes a lightweight front grille, side strakes, lamp infills and even mirror caps. Additionally one can also choose between V8 Vantage AMR’s 5-spoke alloy wheels and the V12 Vantage AMR’s lightweight 10-spoke alloy wheels.
Did You All Watch The New Forza Motorsport 7 Trailer Yet : Video
Forza is all set to release their newest installation of the game during the month Of October 2017. They recently have released a new trailer where they have showed what the gamers could expect out of this game. There is no denying the fact that Forza gameplay is known for their crisp graphics and player involvement and do not expect the new installation to be different either.
The Forza 7 will bring about 700 cars to the plate along with a Porsche 911 GT2 RS which was announced recently at the game’s E3 presentation along with some new tracks as well. However, what will catch everyone’s attention is the new graphics. Forza Motorsport 7 is one of the first games which gets Xbox One X HDR and 4K treatment, which means that the game will run at 4K resolution with high resolution and 60 frames per second. The trailer shows what you can expect from the gameplay.
Not only have the cars looks realistic had even the details of the tracks looked equally impressive as well. You can even watch the water splash on your screen clearly when the car wheels run over a poodle of water during rain. There is no doubt that if you don’t have the money to get your hands on a supercar, then this is definitely the closest that you can get behind the wheels of a supercar.
Next Generation Renault Duster Likely To Make Its Global Debut On 22nd June 2017
According to the latest reports on the internet Dacia will be taking the covers off the Duster SUV most probably on 22nd June 2017. The reports also state that it will make its public appearance at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor show later this year. For all your information Renault sales the Duster under the Dacia brand in Europe while Renault itself sells it in some other markets of the World including India.
The spy images of the new generation Duster has already been released and which gives us ideas that Renault will be making an evolutionary design to the new generation SUV. What is even more interesting is also the fact that the new SUV will also be bigger than the current generation SUV. There were also rumours that Renault might also launch a Grand Duster later as well which will also get a third-row seating.
The spyshots did reveal few details of the exterior, expect the new generation Duster to feature a V-shaped grille along with sharper and sleeker looking projector headlamps which will also come integrated with LED DRLs as well. The overall silhouette, however, will remain identical to the current generation SUV.
The next generations Duster will most likely carry forward the current generation Platform will few modifications. There are no other mechanical details available at this moment. However, expect it to get a choice of four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. Expect the new generation Duster to be launched in the International market towards the end of this year while it will make its India debut later towards 2018.
2018 Hyundai Kona
Hyundai had released a teaser image of their soon to be launched Kona SUV a few weeks ago. Now after almost few weeks Hyundai finally took the covers off the much-awaited sub -compact SUV Kona. This new Sub-compact will join some other SUVs of the Hyundai lineup which includes Grand Santa Fe, Santa Fe and the Tucson. The Kona is expected to adopt Hyundai’s new design language and will also be the auto manufacturers first B-segment SUV to launch in 2017. According to Hyundai, this SUV will create a unique proposition in the sub-compact SUV segment.
The name Kona has derived from the Kona district on the Big Island of Hawaii. The compact SUV will be positioned below the Tucson and Santa Fe in their SUV lineup, and there is a fair possibility of it launching in the Indian market towards the end of this year or early 2018. Some reports state that the upcoming Hyundai Kona compact SUV will share lots of its components with the new Elite i20. The Kona SUV will take on the Ford Ecosport, Mahindra TUV300 and some other small SUV’s when it finally launches here.
The Kona SUV underpins the companies B-Platform and has a new and distinct styling which sets it apart from the rest of the Hyundai SUV’s. Now this particular SUV has been designed for the markets of Europe and US, however, we do feel that Hyundai surely has plans to launch it in the Indian market as well soon.
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Next Generation Honda Accord Teased To Be Revealed Later This Year
Honda has released a new teaser image of their tenth generation Accord which will launch later this year. The new generation sedan according to Honda has been completely redesigned and re-engineered for the year 2018. There is no doubt in the fact that the Accord has been the number one choice for individual American car buyers since 2010.
The new generation Accord will also get two new turbocharged petrol engines in the form of 1.5 Litre, direct-injected DOHC Turbo with dual variable cam timing (dual VTC)-litre and a 2.0-litre unit. Both engines will be paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox Moreover the 1.5 Litre unit will also get an optional CVT gearbox, while the 2.0 Litre unit will get an advanced 10-speed automatic gearbox.
The sedan will be launched first in the US where it has been the best seller in the midsize sedan segment for four straight years (2013-2016). For the first five months of 2017, according to the Sales Data, the Accord is still the top-selling midsize sedan in America and the second best-selling passenger car overall.
Although the car has not been revealed in the images, it will get a wider and athletic stance. The additional details of the new sedan will be released within the next few weeks.
New Generation Audi A8 teased: Video
Audi has released a new teaser video of their upcoming A8 sedan. The video showcased the rear taillamps of the upcoming sedan. The reports state that the next generation car will make its official debut on the 11th July 2017 at the Audi Summit in Barcelona. The good news is that the car will even make official debut in the soon to be launched ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ movie which will release in the USA on 7th July 2017.
The A8 will get similar tech-laden inside which is also found in the new generation BMW 7 Series which includes Autonomous pilot and remote parking feature. The flagship Audi sedan will also get Level 3 autonomous feature in traffic jams at speeds of upto 60 km/h mark. It also gets traffic Jam pilot function which Audi has used for the first time in their cars.
Apart from all these advanced techs, the car will get an evolutionary design instead of a revolutionary design. The front profile will look sharp and will be equipped with OLED headlamps also flanked by a single piece Audi’s signature grille. The lower front profile will get daytime running lamps. There will be a separate C-shaped grille which gives the sedan a sporty look. The teaser video also does give us a sneak peek inside the cabin as well. The A8 interior gets a two spoke steering wheel along with a virtual cockpit. The new generation A8 will be based on the new MLB Evo platform.
Under the hood, the A8 is expected to get a turbocharged V6, V8 or a more powerful W12 engine. There is also a plug-in hybrid option available as well.
Brazil Spec Renault KWID VS Indian Spec Renault KWID
Renault launched the KWID back in 2015, and this was their first attempt to make their mark in the entry level car segment of India. After the KWID’s launch, its aggressive pricing and the features that it offered in an entry-level hatchback made the car an instant hit. The KWID even bite into the sales shares of some other entry level products from renowned manufacturers like Maruti and Hyundai. The Indian customers appreciated everything about the car till Global NCAP crash tested the compact entry-level hatchbacks to measure the safety standards that they offered to the occupants inside. To our surprise and shock, the KWID failed the safety standard test horribly. The fate of the KWID at the crash test was similar to some other entry level cars like the Maruti Alto800 and Hyundai Eon.
Renault then assured the Indian buyers that they have reworked on the structure of the hatchback and launched the updated car. Later when the KWID has tested again, it managed to score 1-star safety rating. The reports stated that Renault although took steps in reinforcing the structure but they have made changes only to the driver side where as the passenger side structure was left untouched.
Now Renault has recently launched the KWID hatchback in the markets of Brazil, and it comes with plenty of upgraded equipment as well as cosmetic updates as well. Below we have provided all the difference between the Indian spec KWID and the Brazilian-spec KWID find out which one offers better equipment and safety features at the price point.
2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series
Porsche has renamed their "Porsche Exclusive", the in-house workshop which is responsible for all those special edition cars that are exclusively made for customers to "Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur" located at the headquarters in Zuffenhausen. To celebrate the renaming Porsche perhaps unveiled this limited edition Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series which has been restricted to just 500 units worldwide.
So what could be the main reason behind Porsche launching this limited edition 911 Turbo S? Is it only because of the renaming of the "Porsche Exclusive", in-house workshop or could it be something else. Whatever may be the reason we definitely get to see another exclusive and perhaps the most desirable 911 ever made. What is even more fascinating is also the fact that for the first time the customers can now also get their hands on a matching Chronograph watch which has been designed by Porsche design that matches with the limited edition Sports car.
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Mahindra Racing Secure Their First Ever Win In Formula E in Berlin
10th June was definitely a historic day for Mahindra Racing because on this day Mahindra’s E Racing team successfully secured a maiden victory in the FIA Formula E Championship. If that is not all, they won the weekend’s two Berlin ePrix races by a double podium finish in the contest.
The two drivers who managed to win the race included Swedish star Felix Rosenqvist and German teammate Nick Heidfeld. While the rising Swedish star managed to secure the second position his teammate stayed right on his trail and occupied the third. Both the driver started the race from the 3rd and 4th position after participating in the Super Pole qualifying round. While exiting the first corner both the drivers managed to take the second and third place in the race and holding these positions till the end of the race. Race driver Rosenqvis overtook the competitor for the lead at the halfway point on race on lap 22 and managed to hold the lead despite his opponent di Grassi using his extra 100kJ of energy that was awarded to him by public vote in the series’ unique FanBoost initiative.
This double podium finish helped Mahindra Racing occupy the third place in the teams overall standing with just five more races remaining under the belt.
Dilbagh Gill, Team Principal, Mahindra Racing Formula E Team said, "This is a historic milestone for Indian motorsport on open four wheels. An emotional day and so rewarding for our entire team, partners, fans and colleagues back in India and around the world. We are ready to do it all again tomorrow for the second race in this double-header weekend in Berlin!"
Nissan Car Foam Wash Saves & Reduces Water Consumption By 45 Percent
Although the World Environment Day was last week, we have some good news for you guys. Nissan has conserved 6.1 million litres of water over the period of past three years by using an innovative car wash technique. Nissan was able to innovate and use this advanced foam wash technique to clean those cars which come for services at their service centres. This is Nissan’s dedication to delivering sustainable mobility to their existing customers and also to the society.
Car washes are an integral part of any after sales and servicing, and for that, a large amount of water is also required. Standard Car Washes generally need upto 160 Litres of water to clean a single car. The foam washes introduced back in 2014 by Nissan at their Service centres requires only 90 Litres of water compared to the 160 Litre of water thus reducing water consumption by almost 45 percent. Since 2014 Nissan was able to save more than 6.1 Million Litres of water which is equivalent to the water consumption of around 25,000 households in India for one day.
Sanjeev Aggarwal, VP- After Sales, Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd. said, "Nissan always aims to deliver innovative and best-in-class sales and after-sales service to its customers. Using the foam wash technique for our customers’ cars saves their time and a significant amount of water. That’s a winning combination for both Nissan and Datsun customers and for the environment."
2018 Hyundai Elite i20 With Fancy Wheels Spotted Testing
A pre-production test mule of the upcoming 2018 Hyundai Elite i20 facelift was recently spotted caught being tested in India. The test mule was covered in heavy camouflage but what caught everyone’s attention was the new set of fancy alloy wheels. The design of the new alloy wheels looked identical to that of the Mercedes CLA Sport’s 17-inch 5-spoke unit.
The test mule was covered in heavy camouflage, but the facelift i20 apparently will continue with the same fluidic design language of the current generation hatchback. The premium hatchback will continue with the same hexagonal shaped grille towards the front with chrome slats. However, we do feel that the facelift variants front bumper will be tweaked while it will most probably also gets a redesigned headlamps as well. We will be happy if Hyundai launches the facelift variant of the hatchback equipped with a fancy set of alloy wheels. Towards the rear expect the hatchback also to get a redesigned rear bumper and taillamps. Although the test mule was covered and the interiors were not visible expect it to get an updated seat upholstery and a multi-information display in between the twin instrument cluster pods and a new touchscreen infotainment system as standard across all its variants.
India Bound Renault Captur Crossover Scores 4 Out Of 5 Stars In Latin NCAP
The crash test results of the India-bound Renault Captur (Kaptur) are out, and quite honestly it scored pretty well in the overall crash test conducted by Latin NCAP. The Renault 5 door SUV was able to score 4 out of 5 stars for adult safety and 3 out of 5 stars for Child Safety.
The version that was tested was equipped with four airbags, electronic stability control, Isofix system for securing child seats in the back seat and seat belts with pretensioners. During the time of frontal impact, the Captur offered adequate protection to the driver and front passenger neck area. The chest protection of the driver was marginal while the passenger was good. Both the front passenger’s knees were also safe. The driver tibias showed adequate protection while the passengers showed good protection. The bodyshell of the SUV was also rated stable during the side impact. The side head-thorax airbag was offered good protection to the adult to the head, abdomen and pelvis area.
As far as the child safety of the SUV is concerned the child seat for the 3year-old child was not able to prevent forward movement during the frontal impact. However, the during side impact both the child dummies were well protected. The Captur also offers a 3 point belts in all seating positions as standard, and all of them met international technical standards. Thus like we already mentioned above the SUV was able to score 3 stars concerning Child safety standard.
5 Best Value For Money Cars Under INR 10 Lakhs
If you are an average Indian car buyer and have around 10 Lakh to spend for your family car then what are the few things that you keep in mind?
‘Fuel efficiency’, this particular word has become part and parcel of an Indian Auto industry now people tends to get their hands on the most fuel efficient cars that they could buy in India. The second thing that most of the Indian buyers are concentrating on these days is the safety that the cars provide, so if you are spending your hard earned 10 Lakh rupees behind a car, you should make sure that it is safe for you and your family. Beside all these, there are few other factors that you also have to keep in mind which include weather you like to choose between a diesel or petrol cars and whether the vehicle has some modern features in it or not.
So to put an end to your confusion we have picked out five cars which are all rounder in almost all the sense and qualities and also priced within the 10 Lakh price bracket.
This Is WWE Superstar John Cena’s Most Expensive Ride: Video
If you are a regular reader, then you should be well aware of the fact that we have uploaded some videos about WWE Superstar John Cena and his car collection. These videos have garnered a lot of interest, and thus we decided to upload another video where John himself shows his most expensive ride he owns currently.
If you watch the video, you will know that John Cena showcases his 2006 Rolls Royce Phantom. John himself is a big man in the size calls the RR Phantom a big and heavy car. This car means a lot to the WWE superstar because it displays ultimate luxury. The Phantom was the first creation of RR when it merged with BMW. The car that John owns gets a V12 unit which produces around 453 Bhp of peak power. John explains that although this car weighs more than a Hummer, the ride is comfortable.
The RR Phantom you see in this video gets a 21-inch Floater wheels with a centre cap which does not move. The car has been finished in custom tungsten colour stripe. The interior too looks equally good because it gets custom finished interior.
Find out more about this particular car by watching the whole video.
2017 Kia Stonic
The reports of Kia Motors entering Indian market were doing rounds on the internet for quite some time now. The Korean car manufacturer also has plans to build a brand new manufacturing facility in India to start local production while they are planning to rollout their locally manufactured cars from 2019 onward. They also have announced that they will initially be rolling out two compact cars as of now, while their compact sedan will rival the likes of Maruti Ciaz and Honda City while they will also be introducing a sub-4 meter SUV as well.
Now talking about small SUV’s Kia Motors recently unveiled their new B-segment Crossover called ‘Stonic. Stonic is an original compact Crossover which gets true European design. The name ’Stonic’, in particular, combines two words ‘speedy’ and ‘tonic’. The name has been given in particular to describe the vehicles agility and the hint of fresh new design and features that it will bring with it.
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2017 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz
Maruti Suzuki surely made a wise decision by launching the Ciaz sedan. It not only gave them an opportunity to compete with the Honda City but also helped them to up their ante in the premium market of our Country. The Ciaz became quite popular in our Indian market, and it even went on to steal the spotlight from the popular Honda City. Now it’s been quite sometime now that the mid-size sedan has been launched in the Indian market while its biggest rival already received a facelift for the year 2017 now it’s time for MSIL to add their updates to the Ciaz to keep things fresh at their end.
Maruti made a bold move by deciding to sell the Ciaz via their premium Nexa dealerships. Now the reports state that Maruti will be launching the facelift Ciaz in the coming months with the focus mostly on cosmetic updates and some updates to the feature list. While the launch is on the cards, do not expect Maruti to hike the price extensively to stay in the competition.
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2017 Mahindra KUV100
Mahindra saw the potential in the entry-level Micro SUV segment and decided to introduce their entry level product the KUV100 last year January, and it was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo where it attracted a lot of attention. However, after a year of its launch, some other players too have decided to enter the competition. To be honest the KUV100 never actually scored high concerning overall sales figures, and that is mostly because of its odd shape and compact interior space. Now after the launch of the Maruti Ignis the sales figures of the Micro SUV the sales figures took a major hit.
Now in order stay on top of their game Mahindra has decided to give their micro SUV some updates to attract some buyers towards this particular car. According to the recent reports, Mahindra has plans to introduce the facelift KUV100 after they introduce the more powerful XUV500 in the month of August. So we are assuming that the KUV100 will be launched in India during this festive season.
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Renault Launches Seven New Graphic Designs For KWID Calls It ‘Live for More Collection’
There is absolutely no doubt in the fact that the Renault KWID is the most sold Renault car in India which even went on to beat the Duster SUV regarding overall sales. One of the main reason for its impressive sales figures is definitely the different various and types that are on sale alongside the standard variant. Renault has actually worked hard on this particular product of theirs to keep things fresh and exciting. They recently introduced the Renault Climber variant which was the cosmetically updated KWID. Last year they even added a more powerful KWID 1.0 Litre which is now on sale alongside the standard KWID which is powered by the 0.8 Litre unit.
Now recently they have introduced a new line of special edition KWID which Renault is calling ‘Live for More Collection’. There are seven different graphics option which includes Sports, Race, Rallycross, Chase, Ziip, Turbo and Classic. All these seven colour options come with various colour options which include Red, Ice Cool White, Moonlight Silver, Outback Bronze and Planet Grey. These colour options also get different graphics as well. The Live for more collection not only gets different colour options but some personalization options such as chrome grille inserts, alloy rims, full chrome door handle, new mud flaps, roof rails, illuminated sill plate, bumper protectors just like ones found in the Climber variant, and also bumper garnish.
2018 Renault Duster
There is no doubt in the fact that the Duster has kept Renaults cash register ringing since its launch. It has been a pocket-friendly SUV which had almost every quality in it to stay on top of its game. But, If we consider the competition now it’s already been quite some that Renault introduced the Duster in India and they should start thinking of adding the updated one now. Renault although launched a facelift variant of the SUV last year with few new nips and tucks still it is now facing lots of competition from its rivals like Maruti and Hyundai.
The good news is that the next generation Duster was recently caught testing and although it’s from Dacia the same vehicle is rebadged and sold in the Indian market by Renault. The almost production ready prototype was recently spotted testing, and the good news is that most of the body panels that has been used will be carried over the production ready variant as well.
Although the prototype was covered in heavy camouflage, it is quite evident that the new generation Duster won’t be a revolutionary model instead it carries over some of the design cues from the popular Duster SUV. Now, the prototype which was caught testing was Dacia Duster, but we can assure you the rebadged Renault Duster won’t get much of a change though.
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Lamborghini Sets A New Record Rolls Out 8, 000 Huracan In 3 Years
Don’t get me wrong if I say that in the next few years the Huracan will become the top selling model in the Lamborghini lineup replacing their favourite now discontinued Gallardo. The Italian Sports car manufacturer recently rolled out chassis number 8,000, from their assembly line in Sant’Agata Bolognese.
Lamborghini introduced the Huracan back in 2014 as a replacement for their popular model Gallardo. Initially, Critics gave mixed reaction about this new Italian beauty and even raised doubts about its credibility. But as things settled the Huracan soon became favourite car amongst many automotive enthusiasts and even went on to replace the Gallardo and became the new wall poster for many.
Believe it or not within just three years of its launch Lamborghini already sold 8000 units of the Huracan almost reaching half way mark of its predecessor. Lamborghini was able to sell a total of 14, 022 units of the Gallardo since its launch which makes the Huracan the largest selling car in the Lamborghini history automatically.
Currently, the Huracan is available in five variants which include both coupe and spyder body style. There is also a wild Huracan Performante variant as well which is best suited for tracks. The entire Huracan range gets a 5.2 Litre V10 unit as standard. Available in three states of tune the V10 unit puts out about 510, 610 or 630bhp respectively depending on the variants. The Huracan can also opt in both rear wheel as well as an all-wheel drive option as well.
Mahindra Discontinues Scorpio Automatic Variant
Mahindra & Mahindra has officially discontinued the Scorpio Automatic from India. The Scorpio automatic variant was launched almost two years ago and was available with the S10 grade and was available with both two-wheel as well four-wheel drive configuration with a starting price of INR. 13.13 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).
Mahindra has removed the Scorpio AT variant from their Indian website entirely; the automatic variant was powered by the 2.2 Litre mHawk diesel unit which produced about 120 Bhp and 280 Nm of torque. This same engine is also available with a manual variant as well.
Now there are no words on yet on why Mahindra took the decision to discontinue this SUV variant, but few reports on the internet state that Mahindra has plans to introduce a new & modern Automatic gearbox when they introduce the facelift model in the Indian market. There is a fair chance that the new Automatic gearbox will be equally smooth and responsive as the ones found in the new XUV500.
Apart from the Automatic gearbox on the Scorpio and XUV500 Mahindra also offers AMT gearbox as well with the TUV300 and the Nuvosport.
Currently, the Scorpio price range starts from INR. 9 Lakhs onward while the top end variant priced at INR. 15.35 Lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
5 Mahindra & Mahindra Cars Launching Soon!
Mahindra has stored a lot of surprises for their fans in the coming months. The renowned Utility vehicle manufacturer has planned lots of new launches for the Indian customers to stay on top of their game. Last year the Automaker lost a lot of their ground because of the increasing competition from manufacturers like Hyundai, Maruti and also Ford. Some of the products like the KUV100, Nuvosport also failed to attract the attention of the buyers which was also one of the causes of their failure.
So to regain their lost control Mahindra is planning atleast 4 new product launches in the year 2017. Below provided are the list of 4 such cars and few others which will be launched in India in the year 2017 and early 2018.
What Is So Special About WWE Superstar John Cena’s Ferrari 360 Spider
During this weekend we have uploaded an article about John Cena’ latest car collection, and because it received a positive response from our readers, we are back once again with another news story about John Cena’s latest Car collection.
Like we already mentioned in our previous article that WWE Superstar John Cena is also a petrolhead and he owns several sweet and unique rides. Here in this video, you will actually watch his explaining all the details about his 2004 Ferrari 360 Spider.
John loved the 360 Spider when he joined WWE, but the Ferrari he owns is not just any car, but it comes with Scuderia Shields positioned on the quarter panel which is a 2000 dollar option available. Although it may look like a useless option, the sticker comes in handy when you sell the car because many buyers search for this kind of an option in a Ferrari. Inside the Ferrari gets Leather Daytona seats. The 360 Spider that Cena owns also gets stainless steel shifters. Powers comes from a 3.6 Litre Ferrari V8 engine which is capable of producing about 400 Hp of peak power the engine in this particular car is paired to a 6-speed manual transmission.
John personally loves this car for its revolutionary design back in its days and the pure sound of a Ferrari V8.
WWE Superstar John Cena’s Newest Car Collection 2017 Edition: Video
We all know the tremendous amount of success that John Cena has achieved over all these years. From being the face of WWE to grabbing some good movie role offers, he is the one person who has done it all. There is no doubt in the fact that this gentle giant is definitely one of the most successful WWE superstars after the Rock both inside as well as outside the ring. Not only he has a tremendous fan following, but he is also known to be quite a gentleman himself.
Now what many of you don’t know is the fact that John Cena is also one huge car guy. He not only has some exclusive and one of its kind cars in his garage but he regularly maintains and drives them. Now we have seen many of his cars already on youtube and various other websites, but we have got some new videos where the Superstar himself is showing his newest car collection and also explaining all the features himself.
So if you are a John Cena fan, then you all will love to watch these new videos but if you are not then I am sure many Car fanatics will also envy his one of a kind car collection.
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Tata Motors Sold A Total Of 38,361 units in May 2017 High Demand For Tigor, Tiago and Hexa Continues
Tata Motors released their sales report for the month of May stating positive growth that their passenger vehicle segment has received over the course of the month of May 2017. Their report says that they have seen a positive growth percentage of 27% during the mentioned month as compared to the corresponding month in 2016. Tata Motors has sold a total of 10,855 units of their domestic vehicle during the month of May 2017. This was all possible because of the high demands of their recently launched cars like the Tigor, Tiago->article and the Hexa.
On the other hand, they also have witnessed a decline of 4 percent in their overall sales number. The Auto manufacturer has sold a total of 38,361 vehicles compared to 40,123 vehicles in May 2016. The company’s overall commercial vehicles sales in May 2017, in the domestic market, were at 23,606 nos which are lower by 13% over May 2016.
Besides all these, the homegrown Auto manufacturers exports were at 3,900 nos. in May 2017 which has seen a steep decline of 12% compared to 4,428 vehicles sold in May 2016. The export market has taken a hit because of the Retail drop of SCV in Sri Lanka after the steep increase in import tariffs in late 2016 and also because of weak demand in Nepal because of their election process.
2017 Nissan Micra
When we all were eagerly waiting for the new generation, Nissan Micra which was unveiled last year and already launched in some other parts of the World already Nissan decided not to launch it in the Indian market yet. Instead what you do get is the updated Micra facelift which is already on sale in our Indian markets.
The Japanese manufacturer is all set to introduce the updated 2017 Nissan Micra on June 2nd in India. Nissan has given the Micra few updates on the exterior as well as interior and although we are still in doubt but there could be a possibility of Nissan reducing the prices of this updated model and make it more accessible. Besides all these the main highlight of the updated car will definitely be its connected features which Nissan will install. So to know more about the updated car and its connected features go through the overview of the car and the current updates we have about the upcoming hatchback.
02.06.2017 :- Nissan India has launched the updated Micra hatchback for the year 2017. It comes with few cosmetic and feature updates. We have updated the review with all the information
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Mercedes-Benz Introduces New Entry Level E220 d LWB Variant
Mercedes-Benz, another diesel variant to their E-Class lineup, Called the E 220 d this will be sold as an entry level diesel variant and is priced at INR. 57.14 Lakhs (ex-showroom Pune). This diesel variant is priced just above the entry-level E 200 petrol which is priced at Rs 56.14 lakh. The only diesel powered car until now in the E-Class lineup was priced at a hefty price tag of INR. 69.46 lakh thus this newly introduced entry level diesel variant will be beneficial for those who wants a diesel car within their reach.
Another good thing is that just like the E350D the E200 is also available in the long wheelbase variant of the E-Class which are sold exclusively in the markets of India and China.
The E220D, unlike its bigger brother, uses an entirely new 2.0 Litre four cylinder turbo-diesel engine which produces about 194 Bhp of peak power at 3, 800 rpm and 400 Nm of torque between 1,600 rpm and 2,800 rpm. All those power is then transmitted via the 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission to the rear wheels of the sedan. This diesel unit replaced the Luxury car makers 2.1 Litre unit internationally last year although this is a new engine has been developed to meet the Euro VI emission in other International markets, Mercedes developed it specifically to meet the BSIV norms of the Indian Government. The engine I s quite a powerful one and is capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h mark in just 7.8 seconds while the top speed is limited to 240 Km/h mark.
2018 Fiat Argo
Fiat has unveiled the new Argo which is their latest hatchback and is expected to replace the ageing Punto both in the International as well as Indian market. The Fiat Punto arrived on the market back in 2005, and it’s already been 12 years since it has been on sale and there was no better time that Fiat could think of launching its replacement.
Now although the Argo is the successor of the Punto hatchback Fiat decided not to continue the Punto name for the successor. Although, Fiat hasn’t released any details yet except those two images but rumors on the internet state that this car will go on sale in Brazil in the next couple of months while the hatchback will also reach other International markets including the markets of Europe towards Q3 2017. As far as the Indian market is concerned to expect the hatchback to replace the Punto Evo In India when it launches here sometimes towards 2018.
Update 06.02.2017:- Fiat has released images of the new Fiat Argo along with some information about the drivetrains which will power the new hatchback. We have updated the details in this overview article of the hatchback
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Jeep India Rolls Out The New Entry Level Compass SUV From Ranjangaon facility
Jeep has rolled out their first India made entry level offering the Jeep Compass from their Ranjangaon plant in Maharashtra. The new facility will be the primary or mother plant for all the right-hand drive Compass SUV which will be sold in the Indian as well some other International market of the World like Japan, Australia and UK. Almost 70 percent of the assembling is done in the Indian market, and for the first time in India, the doors are laser welded by robots. All these will ensure that the International standard of quality is maintained in the product although it is being made in the Indian market.
The Compass SUV will be offered with a total of 17 engine, gearbox and drivetrain options globally. As far as the Indian market is concerned the customers will get to choose from either a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol unit which is capable of producing about 160+ hp of power and 250 Nm of torque or a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine developing about 170 hp+ maximum power and around 350 Nm of peak torque. The transmission option will include either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. The reports state that Jeep has decided to equip only the diesel variant of the four-wheel drive setup. The transmission will send power directly to the four wheels of the Compass with the help of Jeep Active Drive four-wheel drive system.
2018 Mahindra S101
A New compact SUV was spied covered in heavy camouflage on the streets. Reports state that this could be the new D-segment player who will rival the likes of Hyundai Creta in India. The brand Mahindra is definitely the first choice for customers when they are looking to get their hands on a Utility vehicle or an SUV. Now the car which was spotted testing was heavily camouflaged, but there were few details about this upcoming SUV which is available at this moment.
The reports state that this upcoming SUV has been codenamed S201 internally and it will be based on the Ssangyong Tivoli SUV. The Tivoli was first showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo and is sold in some other International markets of the World.
This upcoming Mahindra SUV will be based on the same X100 platform and will be a 5 seater offering. However, that is where the similarities will end believe it or not the S201 will get an entirely new exterior as well as interior styling. For the Indian market, the SUV will get a raised ride height bigger profile tyres to add a more SUVish stance.
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India Bound 2017 Suzuki Swift Scores 3 Stars In Euro NCAP Crash Test
When we all were preparing to welcome the new generation, Swift hatchback after the Swift Dzire Euro NCAP dropped a bomb once again. The latest crash test reports released by Euro NCAP stated that the new generation Swift was able to score 3-star safety ratings at their latest crash test with standard safety features. These ratings were given on the cars overall performance in crash test protection as well as crash avoidance technologies provided in the car.
The car used in the crash test was equipped with basic safety features and was the 1.2 Litre GL, right-hand drive variant. This particular variant was fitted with both driver and front passenger airbags and also belt pretensioner and Belt Loadlimiter for the front passengers. The 2017 Swift was the International spec hatch, and thus it also featured side head airbag for the front as well as the rear passengers. The Car also featured side chest airbag and side pelvis airbag for the front passengers. The kerb weight of the five-door hatchback rated at 855 Kilogrammes.
The car scored 83 percent for the overall safety of the adult occupants inside while for the safety of the child it scored 75 % and 69 % for the pedestrian safety. Regarding overall safety assists, the Swift hatchback scored only 25 percent. Although the car scored fairly in the European NCAP crash test the key difference between the Indian spec Swift and this car tested here will be a lot. The Indian spec Swift variant will likely get only the front airbags as standard while this particular got 4 additional airbags.
2017 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Select Plus edition
Mitsubishi introduced a special edition of their popular Pajero Sport in India. Dubbed as Pajero Sport Select Plus the SUV is offered in the Indian market in both 4x2 automatic and 4x4 manual variant respectively. This special edition SUV gets few cosmetic updates and some interior updates inside the cabin.
Currently, Mitsubishi offers two products for the Indian market which includes the Pajero Sport and the Outlander. The previous generation SUV was quite popular in the Indian market for its robust exterior and off road capabilities. However, the new generation SUV failed to win the trust of the people because of poor marketing and limited dealers across the Country.
Like we said this particular limited edition SUV is available in both four wheels and two-wheel drive and is priced about 1.19 lakh above the equivalent standard AT and manual variant.
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Meet World’s Most Expensive Car The Rolls Royce Sweptail
Four years is what it took for Rolls Royce to build this car and it definitely looks gorgeous. Say hello to the Rolls Royce sweptail which also happens to be the World’s most expensive car.
Rolls-Royce wanted to create a modern coachbuilt car they already showcased 103EX to the world about a year ago but it was a vision of the future, but Rolls-Royce claims that they have already stepped in the future and created the Sweptail. This car takes its inspiration from swept-tail of particular Rolls-Royces from the 1920s. The car was presented at the Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este on Saturday 27th May 2017 where it certainly attracted a lot of attention because of its unique shape and characteristics.
The entire car has been hand-tailored to meet particular customer’s needs. The cars idea came from a client who wanted a fully customised Rolls Royce. The valued customer owned several cars including a super-yachts and private aircraft. He wanted his car to be unique and like no other. The client has Rolls Royce this idea of customising and since then made a good relationship with the design department led by Taylor.
The customer wanted a car which was inspired by the beautiful coachbuilt RR’s of the 1920’s era. He also wanted it to be a two-seater with an enormous panoramic sunroof. Rolls-Royce took design inspiration from the 1934 Phantom II Streamline Saloon by Park Ward. The beautifully designed waist-rail swept tail coachwork inspired from the 1934 Gurney Nutting Phantom II Two Door Light Saloon, while the flowing roofline rising departure angle, and again the swept tail coachwork of the 1934 Park Ward 20/25 Limousine Coupé all were used in the creation of this modern car.
BMW Unveils ’M’ Brands Flagship Offering The BMW M8 Prototype
Only recently BMW has unveiled the Concept 8 Series Coupe in Italy and we all loved the fact that BMW is launching the production variant in 2018. The Concept 8 Series coupe gets many modern features on the outside where the occupants will get to enjoy all the luxury that the German Auto manufacturer provides on their top end cars.
BMW has now also previewed the prototype M variant of the 8 Series Coupe as well, called the M8 this Coupe would not only get M brands treatment both on the outside as well inside but will also be slightly powerful than the standard variant.
The reports state that the M8 will be unveiled in a driving presentation as part of the support programme for the Nürburgring 24-hour race. As expected the M8 will get all the Classical M features like a larger air intake towards the front restyled front grille, bigger brakes and a sports exhaust with four tailpipes which helps in signifying the booster power output and performance figures of the car. The car will inherit its genes from the production variant of the 8 Series Coupe but will get added trackability and some extra sharpness that we find in other M cars. This car will BMW’s M Brands flagship offering and thus will most probably also be their most powerful offering as well. Although, no details of the interior is out yet but expect it to get all the M brands treatment like sports seats M badges on the steering wheel, etc.
2017 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350- Road Test Review
When I got a call today morning from the local Royal Enfield dealer, who also happens to be a dear friend of mine, that they are letting me test drive the new Thunderbird 350 BSIV variant, there was no dearth for my excitement. I reached the showroom and collected the keys of the Cruiser that was majestically waiting for me to acknowledge its presence. Although we are used to the styling of this Cruiser, which has remained almost unchanged since the TB got its first update back in 2012, there is still something about this motorcycle which attracts everyone’s attention.
Thunderbird 350 definitely looks like a proper cruiser with its layback relaxed sitting stance, padded seats and the proper cruiser like handlebars. Of course, there is plenty of new modern tech in the cruiser which makes it really modern, and if we think about this price range in which the Thunderbird 350 is positioned, there is no other motorcycle that can compete with this Royal cruiser.
Talking about the BSIV variant, in particular, there is no change in power or torque output which is a good thing because compared to the displacement, the Cruiser does not generate sufficient amount of power on paper. Don’t get me wrong, when you ride it in the City traffic, you will realise that there is enough to push you forward through with ease, and as always, is a breeze on the highways too.
Now, I have had the motorcycle with me for a whole day and ridden almost 150 kilometres on it, covering almost every road condition our roads have to offer. Here is a comprehensive review of the new 2017 Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 and what exactly are the changes you will find in this BSIV variant.
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Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer Is Here Don’t Miss It If You Are A Bumblebee Fan: Video
The Transformers 4 movie trailer is out, and as usual, it looks brilliant. The 4th movie of the Transformer franchise will be called ‘The Last Knight’, and it takes us back from where it all started. The trailer gives us a sneak peek back to the history of Autobots.
In the previous Transformers movie we have seen humans and robots going to war, and even in the upcoming movie we will once again witness the epic fight in between Robots and humans, but this time it will be on an even bigger scale. So does this mean it’s the end of human kind? Transformers: The Last Knight will most probably be the last movie in the Transformers series that will be directed by Michael Bay.
The lead character will be played by Mark Wahlberg while the newest addition to the Transformers cast is none other Mr Anthony Hopkins who is playing the role of Mr Edmund Burton. However, the most interesting and new thing that you will watch in this movie is that how our favourite Autobot Bumblebee has developed the ability to control its parts independently.
The film is all set to hit the local theatres in the month of June and when it is saving the human race from extinction then who else can do it better than our friendly Autobots right?
Jaguar Unleashes XE SV Project 8 The Brands Most Powerful Road Legal Model Ever
Remember Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle operation division which built some wild cars like the Range Rover Sport SVR and F-Type Project 7. The same team is back once again with yet another model, this time the SVR team has worked their magic on a standard variant of the Jaguars XE entry-level sedan. Jaguar calls the project the new XE SV Project 8. This prototype packs a lot of punch from its 5.0 Litre V8 unit.
Jaguar announced officially that this upcoming sedan would generate about 600 Ps of peak power which will make it the most powerful road legal Jaguar in History. The overall production of this special model will be limited to just 300 units worldwide. The prototype is currently undergoing testing on the harsh and unforgiving Nürburgring Nordschleife.
The car has been wrapped in heavy camouflage as you can already notice in these images. Regarding overall styling the prototype has received a redesigned bumper towards the front with bigger air intakes and a spoiler towards the front, the side profile remains unchanged however you will find a new set of wheels with race performance rubbers wrapped on it. Towards the rear what you will notice is a newly added fixed spoiler which will aid the car aerodynamics. Towards the rear profile, you also see quad exhaust outlet which helps in highlighting the sporty character of the car along with the bigger engine that is placed inside the hood. The car will also SVR badges on the front grille as well as towards the rear boot lid.
2017 BMW Concept 8 Series
BMW has just unveiled the Concept 8 Series Coupe concept at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy. Although this is a concept car, we are pretty sure the design you see here will be carried on the production car as well with few exceptions to make the vehicle worthy for the road. The car is expected to launch in the year 2018 and will be a part of the biggest model offensive in the company’s history.
As you can already notice the 8 series displays razor sharp dynamics and modern luxury and will be the next model which will be added to BMW lineup of cars. This car will be the benchmark of coupes in this segment and also will be the flagship offering from the luxury brand. You also have to keep in mind the fact the fact that BMW resurrected the 8 series after almost 19 years. The 8 series could also possibly be the replacement for the 6 series as well which means BMW might also launch few other variants as well including a two-door coupe, a four-door Gran Coupe, and a cabriole just like the ones we have seen with the 6 series.
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BMW Discontinues X3 3.0 Litre Diesel Unit In India
BMW silently discontinues the 3.0 Litre diesel unit of the X3 lineup from India. This used to be their top end diesel variant which they offered in the Indian market. After the discontinuation, the X3 model lineup now continues to be sold in the Indian market only with the 2.0-litre, four cylinder petrol and diesel powertrains in India.
The top end 3.0 Litre inline six-cylinder unit was available only with the high-end M-sport trim and only with the xDrive 30d guise. The twin turbo diesel unit was capable of producing an impressive 255 Hp of peak power and equally impressive 580 Nm of torque. The diesel engine was paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox, and it also came along with paddle shifters.
Now after the discontinuation of this powerful diesel unit the X3 model will be available with only a single 2.0 Litre four-cylinder diesel unit which is capable of producing about 188 Bhp of peak power and 400 Nm of torque. Apart from this diesel unit, there is also a 2.0 Litre petrol unit on offer as well with the X3. The petrol unit is capable of producing about 241 Bhp of peak power and 350 Nm of peak torque. Both the diesel and the petrol engine come paired to an 8-speed Steptronic automatic gearbox.
Maharashtra CM’s Helicopter Crashes In Latur : Video
Just little earlier today Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Mr Devendra Fadnavis went to attend an event in in Halgara village in Latur. The CM went there to attend an event of BJP’s farmer outreach programme along with principal secretary Pravin Pardeshi and staff Abimanyu Pawar and Ketan Pathak.
In this video, you can watch the Helicopter carrying the CM, and his fellow officials crash-landed soon after the takeoff. If you watch carefully then you will find that the chopper did not crash because of the pilot’s fault or mechanical fault of the helicopter. The pilot noticed heavy winds which could have made the Pilot lose control of the Chopper, so he decided an emergency landing soon after take-off. But during an emergency landing, the helicopter got tangled in electric wires which resulted in the Pilot losing control of the Chopper and crash landed on the spot.
Fortunately, everybody sitting in the Helicopter including CM of Maharashtra Mr Devendra Fadnavis walked out of the accident unhurt. The help arrived for the CM and his team almost immediately and took the CM and his other officials for a medical checkup. The CM has later called for a probe into this incident. According to some official reports, there was a total of 6 persons on board the helicopter, and no one was seriously injured in the incident.
The video shown here was captured by a spectator who was present there at the time of the crash
Volkswagen Tiguan Vs Ford Endeavour
Volkswagen launched the new Tiguan in India yesterday, and although this is the first Volkswagen SUV in India and the only one, this is not exactly a fully fledged SUV like the bigger Ford Endeavour or Toyota Fortuner. However, the only reason why we are comparing both these SUV’s is that of the fact the Tiguan is launched with a four-wheel drive as standard and also because both these SUV’s are priced in the same price range.
Now compared to the Tiguan the Endeavour is big and also offers a third-row seating option at the rear plus it also has atleast 3 engine options including a petrol compared to the single diesel engine option in the newly launched Tiguan.
Still there are plenty of things where the Tiguan can take on its competition directly. So go through the comparison below and find out where the newly launched Tiguan standard in the race
Lamborghini Huracan Hits A Top Speed Of 397 km/h Sets A New World Record : Video
At a recently held event, UNDERGROUND RACING’S Lamborghini Huracán set a new world speed record at 247.25 MPH / 397.91 km/h. Now this record was achieved by the Huracan in a 1/2 Mile track which is insane. Earlier this year a Ford GT hit a top speed of 472 km/h in a 1.6 km stretch of tarmac while the Lamborghini Huracan has dared to touch nearly 400 km/h mark in a much lesser distance.
We all know that Lamborghini Huracan is a fast accelerating machine and it can do speeds of 0-100 km/h mark in just 3.2 seconds while the sportscar can reach a top speed of 325 km/h mark. Obviously, the Huracan which set this new World record was not exactly a stock car. Underground Racing-tuned the White Huracan which you see in this video stretching its wings. It is one of the first twin-turbocharged Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 of this planet. The tremendous feat was achieved with a little boost from the twin turbochargers which provided some boost that was controlled by the Tuners proprietary JRR MoTeC M1 electronics and firmware and also by the correct use of gears of the DCT transmission which comes with additional horsepower.
If you ask about power, then this twin turbocharged Huracan LP610-4 produces about 1200 Hp with the 93 Octane fuel while the same engine pumps out a humongous 2200+ Hp of peak power with the special race gas.
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Volvo To Start Local Assembly In India From 2017
Volvo has recently announced that they will be starting local assembly operation for their cars in India. The Volvo car assembly according to the reports will be located near Bangalore, Karnataka. Believe it or not but the flagship Volvo SUV the XC90 will be the first car to be locally produced in the Indian market. Volvo will also announce the name of other models which will be locally assembled at a later stage. The entire project will be completed by a strategic alliance with Volvo Group India which makes truck, bus and constructional equipment.
Volvo has plans to roll out the first locally made car on the Indian road before the end of this Calendar year. Although they are focussing only on the XC90 as of now, they will later also introduce all the products based on their SPA (Scalable Product Architecture) which will include XC90 and S90. In the future, Volvo might also start local manufacturing procedure of the V90 Cross Country and also the next-gen XC60 compact SUV.
The Volvo official stated that they are euphoric to announce the local assembly unit of their cars which also shows their commitment towards Indian market. They are happy with the way Volvo cars are selling in the Indian market. They also added that they would maintain the International standards and quality even in the locally assembled vehicles. With these efforts, they are pretty sure that they will help create a strong foundation for their business in the Indian market.
Volkswagen Launches Tiguan SUV In India (Prices, Specs & Other Details)
Volkswagen has launched their first and only SUV Tiguan in India today. This is the second generation SUV which has hit the Indian market priced at INR. 27.98 lakh(ex-showroom, New Delhi) in India. The good thing is that it will be assembled in India at the Auto manufacturers Aurangabad plant, this is the same plant which also assembles some other Volkswagens group’s products like that of the Skoda.
The new Tiguan is based on Volkswagen’s MQB platform which also underpins some other cars like the Skoda Octavia and the Superb and also the Audi A3.The new TIgaun is available in two trims which include the Comfortline and Highline trims. The Tiguan will compete directly with rivals like Hyundai Tucson, Ford Endeavour and also the upcoming Jeep Compass SUV.
The Tiguan was first showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo in India and comes with five seat options.
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Maruti Dzire: 5 Things That You Will Appreciate About The New Sub-4m Sedan
Maruti launched the new generation Dzire last week, and we all actually love the fact that the new Dzire looks nothing like the old car. Infact it is also based on a completely new platform. This was also the first time in Indian history that the sedan was introduced way ahead of the hatchback upon which it is based. The new Dzire is the third generation model which speaks about its popularity in the Indian market. There is no doubt in the fact that the Dzire is one of the most preferred sub-4m sedans of the Indian market. The new vehicle is wider as well as lighter than its predecessor which makes it a fun car to drive.
Below provided are five things which you all will appreciate about this new generation Dzire sedan.
MS Dhoni Vs Virat Kohli Car Collection
The cars that celebrities drive has always fascinated us be its movie stars, athletes or Politicians. Today we will be talking about the cars that these two icons or shall I say two strong pillars of Indian Cricket team. Well, most of you have already got the names from the articles title itself so let’s not build the suspense anymore and get straight to the point.
Today we will be talking about the cars that Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni currently owns. But before getting into the cars let us first inform you most of the cars in the Virat Kohli’s garage consist of Audi because he also happens to be brand Ambassador of the particular luxury car brand while M.S Dhoni, on the other hand, owns several cars which consist mostly of SUV’s. Mr Dhoni is more of a Motorcycle fan besides owning a fleet of cars, Dhoni also has an interesting Motorcycle collection and believe it or not he owns some of the most exotic bike of the world including the Kawasaki Ninja H2 and the Confederate X132 Hellcat which is one of the rarest motorcycles of this planet.
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2017 Maruti Celerio (Facelift)
Some of the rumours state that Maruti will be launching the new facelift Celerio in India soon. This car, when launched back in 2014, was popular for its AMT transmission; as a matter of fact, the Celerio was the first Maruti hatchback which featured AMT transmission. The upcoming hatchback will receive its first mid-life update soon, and the rumours also suggest that that the car will be made more attractive and will feature some new technologies to compete with some of its rivals who has earned lots of popularity within the few years of their launch.
The details of the changes to the facelifted hatchback are scarce at this moment, but it will definitely get a restyled exterior as well as interior to keep things fresh until and unless Maruti launches the new generation car. As far as the drivetrain is concerned Maruti has no intentions of making any changes under the hood of this hatchback. Maruti introduced a diesel variant of the Celerio back in 2015 but was later discontinued due to poor sales figures.
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Jaguar Adds a New 2.0 Litre Diesel Unit To The XE Portfolio
The rumours of Jaguar launching the new 2.0 Litre diesel unit was doing rounds on the internet for quite some time, and finally, the rumours came true. Jaguar today introduced the 2.0 Litre diesel derivative of MY17 Jaguar XE in India at an attractive starting price of INR.38.25 Lakh, (ex-showroom, Delhi). This engine will be sold alongside the 2.0 Litre petrol unit. The new 2.0 Litre diesel will be available with all the trim levels of the XE sedan including the base Pure, the mid-range Prestige and the top end Portfolio trims.
With the entry of this new 2.0 Litre Diesel unit, the Jaguar XE can compete directly with its other rivals as well which already came equipped with diesel drivetrains alongside the petrol units.
Talking about the new 2.0 Litre 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel unit, in particular, this diesel mill is capable of producing about 180 Hp of peak power and 430 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a 8 speed eight-speed automatic gearbox. This diesel unit also powers some other Jaguar cars as well including the new XF and F-Pace. With the inclusion of the new Diesel unit, the XE can now compete directly with the entry-level Mercedes C 220d, the BMW 320d and the Audi A4 35 TDI.
There is no difference regarding equipment list the Jaguar XE gets Jaguar Drive Control, Torque Vectoring by Braking, All Surface Progress Control, Meridian Sound System (380 W), Sliding Panoramic Sunroof and 20.32 cm (8) Touch Screen with InControl Touch Infotainment System, etc.
Maruti To Launch Three New Cars In India In Coming Months
Maruti surely has planned a series of launches for the year 2017, they already introduced the sportier Baleno RS and the new generation Dzire, and now they are planning to launch some more products before the end of this financial year. The already launched cars include the Baleno RS which is the sportier variant of the existing Baleno hatchback powered by a new 1.0 Litre Boosterjet unit. The Dzire, on the other hand, is a new generation sub-4m sedan which is based on an entirely new platform and also gives us a glimpse of the new generation Swift hatchback.
Now according to the recent reports Maruti has also planned three new products for the year 2017 out of this three new cars two will receive mid-life facelift while the other one will be a new generation car.
Below provided are the list of cars which will be launched by Maruti Suzuki in the next couple of months
Have You Ever Seen A Toyota Innova Performing Reverse Drift and Burn Out: Video
Toyota Innova is a household name and its primary purpose, or it’s popular because it can carry almost 7 to 8 passengers from one place to another. In other words, it’s basically a people mover. The Innova is naturally a people mover, and thus it is a bulky and heavy vehicle. Who would have thought of even performing some stunts like reverse drifting and burnout with this machine? But here in this video, you will actually be surprised when you will watch a Toyota Innova doing all sort of things which anyone of us ever expected from a car of this size.
Here in this video, you can watch some members of the Garage Autowerks performing reverse drift and burn-out on this White Innova. As you can watch the driver manages to perform the reverse drift correctly on the tarmac and then tries to do a burnout. The Innova like you all know by now is a rear wheel drive vehicle and thus he presses firmly onto the front brakes and performs a burnout with the people movers rear wheels.
From the styling it is quite clear that this is the old generation Innova and thus is powered most probably by the 2.5 litre, inline4, turbocharger diesel engine displacing 2494 cc produces about 102 Ps of peak power at 3600 rpm and 200 Nm of torque in between 1400-3400 rpm.
This is an absolute insane video and you will actually have to watch the whole video to believe with your own eyes.
Volkswagen Tiguan Officially Launching On 24th May 2017
The rumours of Volkswagen launching the Tiguan SUV in India were doing rounds on the internet for quite some time now. The rumours then turned out to be true when Volkswagen actually listed the Tiguan on their official website. Now Volkswagen officially confirmed that they would be launching their first SUV for the Indian market on 24th May 2017.
The soon to be launched SUV was caught being tested a couple of times on the Indian road while the bookings for the Tiguan has also commenced in some showrooms already. The production of this new SUV has already begun at the Volkswagen Group’s manufacturing facility in Aurangabad. This is actually the same car which was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo after its global premiere at the 2015 Geneva Motor show.
The Tiguan will be sold in the Indian market with five-seat configuration and is based on the Volkswagen’s modular transverse matrix (MQB) platform which is also used by many Volkswagen Group of cars. The SUV at present will be offered with a single diesel engine options. The 2.0 Litre TDI diesel motor churns out about 140 Ps of peak power and 350 NM of torque. The engine will be paired to a seven-speed DSG gearbox which will send power to the four wheels at the same time with the help of 4MOTION four-wheel drive options. However, Volkswagen will also offer a two wheel drive option as well for their base level trims.
Once launched the Tiguan will compete directly with the likes of Ford Endeavour, Chevrolet Trailblazer, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota Fortuner, etc. and will be priced in the range of 25-30 Lakh rupee mark.
General Motors Exits Indian Market Will Focus Only On Exports
The rumours of Chevrolet exiting Indian market were doing rounds on the internet for quite a long time. Now, finally, those rumours come true Chevrolet officially announced their departure from the Indian market yesterday although General Motors did say that their focus in India will now only be on exports.
General Motors Telegaon assembly plant, will remain open and will be used as the export hub. As a result of their exit from Indian market General Motors now will slowly stop selling the Chevrolet cars in India by the end of the year 2017. Chevrolet cars like the Beat, Sail twins, Cruze and Trailblazer SUV will be discontinued from the Indian market by the end of this year. GM has already stopped operation of their Halol facility in April 2017. We are still not sure what forced General Motors to take such big decision, but we could certainly blame its poor sales figures and lack of new products as the main reasons.
Stefan Jacoby, GM executive vice president and president of GM International, said, "We explored many options, but determined the increased investment originally planned for India would not deliver the returns of other significant global opportunities. It would also not help us achieve a leadership position or compelling, long-term profitability in the domestic market. Difficult as it has been to reach this decision, it is the right outcome to support our global strategy and deliver appropriate returns for our shareholders." He also included that their decision in strengthening the performance of their GM international operation and establishing GM as a more focused and disciplined company.
Maruti Dzire Won’t be Getting Any Powerful Engines
Even before the launch, we all thought that Maruti will get a more powerful engine under the hood alongside the regular 1.2 Litre and the 1.3 Litre diesel unit. The rumours almost seemed true when we heard that the new generation Dzire will use the new platform which also underpins the Baleno hatchback. Now because Ford has already introduced a sports variants of their Figo Aspire sedan there was a possibility that Maruti might have introduced a slightly powerful and sportier Dzire variant in India. We all thought that the sportier Dzire will get the slightly more powerful 1.0 Litre Boosterjet unit. This is the same unit which also powers the newly introduced Baleno RS.
The 1.0 Litre, three cylinder Boosterjet unit produces about 102 Bhp of peak power under the hood of the Baleno RS. However, Maruti has called this rumours baseless and denied that they do not have any plans of introducing the more powerful unit of the Dzire. They also stated that sedans are for everyday use and leisurely drive people would rather be interested in buying a sporty hatchback than a sedan.
We say that although the Dzire might not get the powerful engine but there is a fair chance that Maruti might decide to power their upcoming new generation Swift hatchback with the 1.0 Litre unit which produces way more power than their 1.2 Litre unit.
For all your information once again the Dzire is available with the same 1.2 Litre K series petrol and the 1.3 Litre Multijet diesel unit and is priced in the range of Rs 5.45 lakh for the entry-level petrol to Rs 9.41 lakh for the top end diesel unit.
2018 BMW M5
BMW has officially revealed details of their upcoming M5 sedan even before its launch. The sixth generation of this popular sporty machine will be launched in the coming months and according to the official statement will get the M xDrive system, which is BMW’s term for the all-wheel drive system. Apart from the enhanced performance, the new generation M5 will also get better everyday practicality at the same time.
For the first time in BMW M5 history, the sports sedan will get all wheel drive system with the Active M Differential. The drivetrain, in particular, has been reinforced for greater rigidity and strength which will help in assisting the high torque, rear-biased configuration and 2WD option. Apart from all these hardware changes the new M5 also gets a redesigned cockpit as well which comes with a driver focussed cockpit and a free standing control display.
Now just like it’s more sober sibling 5-series expect the M5 sedan also to lose weight and also gain new engines. It’s been confirmed that the new generation M5 will get the latest version of 4.4 Litre V8 unit which also features M Twin Turbo power technology. There is no doubt that this new engine is more powerful than its predecessor regarding power and torque output.
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2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire
Since there is still some time before Maruti launches the new generation Swift hatchback in India, the Swift Dzire is definitely the next big thing that we all have been looking forward from the Indian auto manufacturer. Now that we know Maruti will be launching the new generation Swift Dzire in India on 16th May 2017 thus expect the bookings to commence from 1st of May onward. Let us get straight into the details of the most popular compact sedan of India.
Maruti had already made quite a name for themselves when they introduced the first generation Dzire back in 2008 and now with the new generation Dzire they surely expecting bigger sales figures. What is surprising is also the fact that Maruti has even dropped the Swift nameplate from the car to give the compact sedan its own identity.
The best thing is that the new generation Dzire will be based on a whole new platform which has helped in reducing the overall weight of the car.The only bad news is that The Dzire will continue to be powered by the same 1.2-litre VVT, while the diesel is the 1.3 DDiS, we also do not expect the numbers to be a whole lot different than the existing car.
Update 16.05.2017: - Maruti launched the new generation Dzire in India today. The new sub-4meter compact sedan is available with both petrol and diesel engines under its hood. We have updated the overview with all the details
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