The new generation Swift Sport will be unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor show
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.
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Two seater mid-engine sports coupe from Tata could become the most affordable sports car of the Indian market
Last month when Tata Motors introduce their new sub-brand Tamo in India, they did inform at the time of introduction that they will also be taking covers of the first product from the same sub-brand at the upcoming 2017 Geneva Motor show. They indeed kept their promise and showcased the first product which surprisingly was a two-seater sports coupe.
The newest Sports Coupe is called ‘Racemo’ and is still in its concept form but this will soon turn into a reality and will go on sale in the Indian market in the year 2018 promised the Tata Motors officials. The Tamo is an experimental platform for Tata Motors which will not build mass oriented cars but some exciting products equipped with all the modern features and technology in limited numbers.
The Racemo designed at the company’s studio in Italy, and it gets its styling inspiration from Tata Motors IMPACT design language. The recent reports also suggest that the production variant of the car will also be showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo before it finally hits the Indian road.
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The new SUV will compete directly with some other sub-4 meter SUV’s of the Indian market
At a recent interview, Tata Motors Managing Director Guenter Butscheck has confirmed that Tata Motors will be launching the all new Nexon compact SUV in India towards the month of October 2017. To make it more clear the Tata Nexon SUV will launch in Indian market before Diwali 2017. There is no doubt in the fact that the car sales are highest during the festive seasons and almost all the auto manufacturer either comes up with a new product or tries to offer big discounts on their existing products.
Coming to the Nexon, this is Tata’s new generation product which was showcased as a concept for the first time at the 2016 Auto Expo and now recently it was showcased in its production form alongside the Tigor compact sedan which will launch in India on March 29th.
The range-topping compact SUV will get plenty of sophisticated and advanced technologies and features. The exterior will receive new projector headlamp unit and a LED daytime running lamps as well. The front grille gets finished in gloss black besides that front bumper will also house round shaped fog lamps. Towards the side profile, the SUV will feature bigger 17-inch alloy wheels. While the contrast roof will certainly also draw attention, the side profile will also feature roof rails as well. Towards the rear, the Nexon gets a stylish LED taillamps.
A sophisticated yet powereful car which can give Ferrari and Lamborghini some serious competition
Mclaren inevitably attracted a lot of crowd at the 2017 Geneva Motor show when they unveiled the second generation Super Series. The 720S which was unveiled at the show will replace the 650S and will sit below the P1. The car was codenamed P14 and is not only a price of art but also is practical and performance oriented at the same time. I mean look at the front or the rear profile of the 720S, this thing looks serene from every possible angle, but this also is Mclaren’s stunning new interpretation of design language and their dedication towards aerodynamic principles.
This car has a whole new design and everything looks nothing exactly like what we are used to seeing in a Mclaren. The headlight design towards the front is all new one and will perhaps slightly remind you of the Mclaren logo, the headlamp unit, in particular, is an adaptive LED light unit which gets carbon fibre surround. The lower portion of the headlamp unit has a duct for cooling. The lower front profile has an air duct which channels all the cool air from the lower portion of the car towards the side profile. Walk towards the side profile and these big air intakes surely looks purposeful there is another air cooling duct positioned towards the lower portion of the car. The first thing which will draw your attention towards the rear profile of the car Is the new Aerowing which helps in braking as well as creating downforce in normal driving conditions. The slash cut shaped exhaust system looks almost identical to the 675 LT exhaust, but this one is lighter. The new car uses Carbon fibre chassis based on Monocage II and is 40 kilograms lighter than its predecessor. The Mclaren 720S weighs 1,283kg.
The Jeep Compass will launch in India towards mid 2017
Jeep has showcased their newest SUV the Compass SUV at the ongoing 2017 Geneva Motor show. This will be the cheapest SUV offering from Jeep for the Indian market and reports are that it will be launched in India towards mid-2017 and the good thing is that it will be priced under 20 Lakh rupees as an introductory price.
The lower price tag of the Compass SUV will be possible because Jeep decided to localise most of its parts in India at the FCA’s Ranjangaon plant. The reports state that Jeep will introduce the new Compass in three variants which include Sport, Longitude and Limited variants.
While the Compass takes its styling inspiration from the bigger Grand Cherokee SUV but under the hood, it will most probably get the 2.0-litre Multijet diesel engine which produces 165PS of power and 350Nm of torque. The engine will be paired to a 6-speed manual or a 9-speed automatic transmission depending on the trims. Hopefully, to truly bring out the capabilities of the SUV, Jeep will offer it with an all-wheel drive system as well.
If we talk about styling, then Compass gets the muscular appeal but it also receives a boxy design. The front profile gets the signature 7 toothed grille while towards the rear the Compass gets LED elements in the taillamps. The SUV showcased at the Auto show gets black-silver finished alloy wheels. Which definitely looks bold and rugged at the same time. Expect the interior to also be well equipped with all the luxury bits which will include a U connect touchscreen infotainment system positioned in the middle of the dashboard, infact this is the only Jeep SUV which will get an option of 3 different touchscreen infotainment system, it also gets a sunroof as well.
Apart from India the Jeep Compass will also be sold across 100 other Countries across the world.
Gets the most powerful V10 unit ever installed in a Lamborghini
Lamborghini showcased their range topping Huracan at the ongoing 87th Geneva Motor show. The range-topping Huracan will be called Huracan Performante. The Coupe comes with new styling and offcourse some tweaks to the powertrain. As a result of that the 5.2 Litre V10 unit now has become the most powerful V10 drivetrain ever installed in a Lamborghini.
The new Huracan Performante combines all the lightweight technologies, active aerodynamics with aero vectoring and a new set-up of chassis. It further also gets an all wheel drive system along with an improved powertrain. This car has been built to achieve the best lap time in the circuit and also provide the most engaging drive experience on the road.
To keep the overall weight down Lamborghini has used hybrid aluminium and carbon fibre frame to keep the overall weight down. The forged composite carbon fibre has also is used to make the front and rear spoiler, rear bumper and diffuser. All the use these lightweight materials have helped in reducing the overall weight of the car by 40 kilograms. The new car also features companies latest Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva which is their newest active aerodynamic technology which provides maximum downforce and low drag setup by adjusting the front flaps and spoiler at the rear. Just like the exterior the cabin also features carbon fibre materials for some cabin parts like AirCon vents, transmission paddles behind the steering wheel, door handles, and the centre console. It further also gets new digital cockpit displays which can be used to configure different driving modes: Strada, Sport or Corsa, with a display dedicated to the ALA detailing data on downforce and drag.
This is the fourth Range Rover which joins the lineup
Land Rover showcased the fourth member of their Range Rover family at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The new Velar positioned in between the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport. The SUV has refined for every occasion and uses unique and sustainable materials and advanced engineering which will help Land Rover to continue their drive to go above and beyond.
The new Velar underpins Jaguar’s aluminium-intensive IQ platform which also underpins the F-Pace Crossover. The SUV comes with many class leading features on both outsides as well as inside. Towards the exterior the Velar gets Matrix LED headlamp unit which is the most slender looking headlamp unit ever used in a Land Rover, the Velar is also the first Land Rover SUV in the RR range to feature flush deployable door handles. The Velar also gets Burnished Copper coloured detailing on the front bumper blades and fender vents. This SUV also gets four corner suspension system which promises to deliver the highest level of comfort and control.
Just like the exterior the interior too also gets many first in class features like two high definitions 10-inch touchscreen while there is a separate 12.3 inch HD display along with a Heads up display for the driver. The driver and front passenger get 20-way adjustable seats. There is also a 1,600-watt, 23-speaker Meridian Signature Sound audio system for the entertainment of the passengers. The new Velar will be available with three trim levels including the S, SE and HSE trims.
The Indian spec hatchback will be much different than the European spec unit
The new generation Swift made its World premiere at Japan last year December. Now recently Suzuki showcased the all new European-specific Swift at the 87th Geneva Motor show. The car is codenamed YSD internally, and reports state that it will launch in the Indian market early next year.
The new generation Swift is based on an entirely new lightweight platform which also underpins the Baleno as well as the Ignis Crossover. However, the platform has been tweaked to keep the sporty character of the hatchback intact which is found in the International spec hatchback. The new platform is also expected to be lighter and more rigid which will help the new car to loose some weight and also improve its handling characteristics.
The Indian spec Maruti Swift will be heavily localised to keep the prices in check. The reports also state that the new Swift will also be tuned to deliver the best performance and to handle Indian roads. The Indian spec hatchback will also get a slightly higher ground clearance to cope with Indian road conditions. To make the product even more lucrative, Maruti will sell the new Swift through their regular dealership to increase their reach across the Country instead of their premium dealership Nexa.
Presently we are still unaware of the Indian specs, but it will get the Boosterjet direct-injection turbo-petrol. The car will also get an automatic transmission beside the standard unit in both diesel as well as petrol drivetrain. At a later stage, Maruti could also introduce a sportier version of the Swift just like they have done with the Baleno.
The car will make it to production soon and will be launched in India
Tata Motors recently introduced their sub-brand ‘TAMO’ which promises to add new technologies to define future mobility solutions. Tata Motors will use the TAMO platform to add small volume, low investment models to provide fast-tracked proves of techniques and concepts. The Indian Auto Maker already announced during the launch of their new sub-brand that they will be introducing their first car at the upcoming 87th Geneva Motors show and like they promised, TAMO unveiled their first product at the Motor show. The new car is called ‘RACEMO,’ and what makes this even more interesting is that this is the brand’s first two-seater, mid-engine sports coupe.
The ‘RACEMO’ sports coupe designed at the Tata Motors studio in Italy, and it gets its styling inspiration from Tata’s impact design language. The Sports Coupe is the first product from Tata Motors sub-brand TAMO and rumours are that it will make it to Indian market towards the end of this year and showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo.
The Racemo is India’s first ‘phygital’ car, which merges both digitals as well as the physical world. Besides that, this also happens to be India’s first connected car which brings in many new connected technologies like advanced navigation, predictive maintenance, remote monitoring. This sports coupe also features over the air updates using Microsoft cloud-based technologies.
Both the Nexon and the Tigor will make their Indian debut this year
Tata Motors today showcased two special edition cars at the 87th Geneva Motor show. These cars are special because these cars belong to their next generation product lineup. The two products which we are talking about here are the India’s first ‘Styleback’, the Tata TIGOR and the bold, elegant and sporty compact SUV, the Tata NEXON.
Now Tata definitely has plans to introduce both these cars in the Indian market soon and before that, we got a preview of both these cars at the Geneva Motor show. Now before we get into any other details let us inform you Tata Motors also announced that they will be launching the styleback in the Indian market on 29th March while they also announced that they will also be introducing the Nexon compact SUV in India later this year.
Both these cars were showcased at the Tata Motors pavilion at the show, While the Tigor is Tata designers rendition of their first styleback. The compact sedan brings forward a lively and dynamic stance. This car is perhaps the first car in its segment which does not have a boxy stance. While the Tata Nexon compact SUV, on the other hand, gets a sculpted body structure which according to Tata Motors portrays a sense of power as well as agility. The Nexon showcased at the Motor show gets duel tone exterior color scheme.
With all these exciting products on the line, Tata Motors definitely wants to become one amongst the top 3 players of the Indian passenger vehicle market. Their new strategy is to provide advanced products to their customers which are advanced in terms of design, technology, and innovation.
The SUV is positioned above the Evoque and will definitely make it to the Indian shores next year
Land Rover has added another member to their Range Rover family. The new SUV is called Range Rover Velar and it will be positioned in between the Range Rover Evoque and Sport. The new SUV was unveiled Infront of the World on 1st March 2017 and will be showcased at the 2017 Geneva Motor show.
Like they have promised Land Rover deed introduce the Velar on the first day of March. This is actually the fourth member which has joined the RR family. According to Land Rover there are five elements which define the all new Velar SUV. These are driven by reduction, the entire SUV has been designed and engineered with belief in reductionism. The second element that the British auto manufacturer has kept in mind while building the Velar is it has been equipped with technology-enabled design which will provide the next logical step in expanding the RR portfolio. The third and perhaps the most important point about the Velar is that, the entire RR range originated from the original Velar prototypes of 1969. The last element which influences the Velar is that it also promises to incorporate advanced technologies and attention to detail. Land Rover also claims that the Velar has also been refined for every occasion.
The new Velar is based on JLR’s new lightweight Aluminium Architecture and can take on any terrain thrown in its way. So without any further due let us get straight into the details.
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The new XC60 gets a new platform and plenty of advanced safety features
Volvo has teased the new 2018 model of the XC60 Crossover which will make its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Although Volvo has not released any major details yet they did announce some exclusive safety features that the soon to be launched Crossover will get.
The new XC60 will be based on Volvo’s new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform; this is the same platform which also underpins the bigger XC90 SUV. Volvo hasn’t revealed any exterior details yet but has left some teaser image of the upcoming all new Crossovers.
Apart from the new styling, the XC60 will also feature three new advanced driver assistance features aimed at keeping the driver out of trouble.
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Is It a Bird or is it a Plane, Nope its the new Aston Martin DB11
Aston Martin has taken all the risk and played it big this time, atleast that is what comes to your mind when you actually look at the all new DB11. This thing looks insane and what is appears Aston Martin has actually lifted this car straight from the future James Bond movie set. The DB11 promises to combine the best of latest technologies available at this moment along with an exception design and a powerful engine.
So in short the new Aston Martin DB11 which will replace the existing DB9 underpins a completely new aluminum structure which will also support the future Aston Martin cars, an all new 5.2 Litre, twin turbocharged, V12 unit which is capable of producing an impressive 600 Hp of peak power, an aerodynamic exterior body shell and all the luxury that one actually searches for in a car of this stature. To be frank Aston Martin although competes with the Lamborghini, Ferrari in this segment but they never actually competed in the sheer performance space, instead their reputation is built entirely on elegance, quality of refinement and luxury which they are able to pack inside their each and every car.
Although the 600 Hp might not sound much in today’s standards especially when we think about its rivals but the car’s overall design and its ultra luxurious interiors surely can impress even the strictest critic. There is no doubt that the new DB11 can throw all the punches and kicks at its enemies but does not actually miss its rich British Accent either.
Update 11.10.2016:- Aston Martin launched the DB 11 in India and we have updated the price in this review
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Special edition model to pay tribute to the world of aviation and aeronautics
The two cars which are actually turning heads at the Lamborghini stall of the 2016 Geneva Motor show are definitely the Centenario (read about it here) while the other one definitely has to be the Huracán LP 610-4 Avio. Now that you already know about the Centenario you can’t actually ignore the Huracán LP 610-4 Avio either. This is a special edition car showcased this year which actually pays tribute to the world of aviation and aeronautics.
This is not an unknown fact that Lamborghini designers are always inspired by fighter jets and they have actually also borrowed lot of technological details including the aerodynamics and even design solutions from all these powerful machines which rules the skies. A good example of Lamborghini’s inspiration from fighter jets comes in the form of the new digital instrument cluster controls located just in the central console as you will find in most of the airline cockpits. Apart from that even the Red engine start button in the Huracan is actually also inspired from a fighter jet cockpit. Even the exterior lines and some other matt exterior finishes are also inspired from the mean machines with wings.
Now coming to the Huracan LP-610-4 Avio, this is actually the first special edition car which joins the Huracan lineup, the other car which actually evolved from the Huracan includes is the race spec LP620-2 Super Trofeo, the gorgeous LP610-4 Spyder and the recently introduced LP580-2. Now this is definitely the first special edition car to join the Huracan lineup. Lambo will actually be producing only 250 examples of this Special edition model but don’t get disappointed because we can assure you that there will be many more special editions which will follow in the coming years.
Update 22.09.2016:-Lamborghini launched this special edition Huracan LP 610-4 Avio in India today. This car is available in limited numbers only
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Tata Tiago Aktiv was displayed at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show
Tata Tiago has achieved success in very short time, and the latest compact hatchback from Tata Motors has proven a success in Indian market. At the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo, the auto manufacturer briefly showcased an accessorized version of the hatchback which was later showcased at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show as Tiago Aktiv. The accessorized crossover has garnered much more attention than the regular variant.
Until now the Tata Tiago Aktiv is available from the Tata Motors personalization studio with an extra price over the price of the regular model. But the automaker plans to launch a complete production version of the car which would be introduced to the market later this year. The car looks different than the regular variant in terms of exterior and interior accessories. But the mechanical specifications remain same as the car will be available in both the petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol variant will get a 1.2 litre Revotron engine with 5 speed manual transmission churning out 85 PS of peak power, while the diesel variant will be featuring a 1.05 litre engine which will churn out 70 PS of peak power.
Here is a complete walk around video displaying the exterior and the interior of the car at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show. Take a look.
Unveiled at 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the SUV might come to India in 2017
Skoda Vision S concept was unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. This concept will pave the way for the India bound Skoda Kodiak SUV which is a butch looking SUV. The Kodiak will be much bigger than the Yeti, and it will sit higher than the Yeti in the lineup. The car is expected to get launched in India in 2017. Some people even call it a next generation Yeti as well.
As we have seen the concept, the Kodiak is expected to get a sharp crystal inspired design. It would sport split headlamps with LED units, a 3D effect front grille. The front fascia will get an aggressive appearance. It will get LED daytime running lights as well . The side profile will get sharp character lines running through the doors, sharp alloy wheels. It will get sloping roofline toward the rear, which might reduce the headroom for rear passengers. The car will come with LED taillights.
The interior will get three row seating arrangements. Expect the interior to get a multifunction steering wheel, digital instrument cluster, Columbus infotainment system developed touchscreen infotainment panel. The car will also sport premium quality leather wrapped seats, ambient lighting, climate control and other features. Skoda claims Kodiak will offer individual infotainment system for every passenger.
Power source for the car will be both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol unit will produce around 223 hp peak power while the diesel variant will generate around 193 hp peak power. Both these engines will be paired with a 7 speed DSG transmission. Expect the car to get a price tag of around INR. 22 to INR. 30 lakh. Check out the video here to get an idea, how the Skoda Kodiak is going to be like.
Bentley Bentayga is the fastest and more powerful SUV in the world
Have you ever though that sheer most luxury could come in a package of extreme speed, elegantly moulded masculine features and enough power to give you thrills and chills? Quite honestly even we never thought of that, until Bentley introduced the Bentayga, the fastest SUV of the world. Now we not only believe it, but we can see it in flesh, and honestly, can’t actually help ourselves from being awed!
Bentley, the British luxury auto maker has been in the business of making cars since 1919, almost a century. They produced some wonderful car, to inspire awe all over the world. Some of their early vehicles were named as ‘the fastest lorries of the world’. Now the journey of Bentley has come to such a point, where they made the fastest SUV of the world. Ironically, Bentley has never built any SUV, and when they made their fist SUV, it came out with pure perfection and that too, with sheer elegance, which is synonymous with the name Bentley.
Since last few months we have been hearing about this SUV, and recently at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto show Bentley finally unveiled it infront of the public. The moment we saw that in flesh we understood that it is not just any SUV; but, it is ’The SUV’. Two other luxury car makers Lamborghini and Rolls Royce are also working on their SUV projects, but as these projects are still under testing conditions, Bentley Bentayga has surely an edge to boast success for quite some time.
At the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show many auto makers tried to impress the world with their range of cars. But no one did it like Bentley. Now Bentley is gearing up to sale and their first Bentayga will be delivered to the Queen of England, we brought you a nose tip to toe review of this stunningly gorgeous SUV.
Update 22.04.2016: Bentley launched the Bentayga in India with a price tag of INR. 3.85 crore. We have updated the review.
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It’s a purists dream
When Porsche launched the 911 GT3 with a PDK transmission, purist Porsche lovers couldn’t be happy with that decision. Although the PDK transmission offers sharp and quick handling along with amazing performance, but there was certainly no old school charm of driving for them. Then Porsche decided to offer the purists something new in form of 911 R, a new road centric 911 GT3 with a manual transmission offering old school charm to the purists with a re-badging from the 1967 race spec Porsche.
Porsche unveiled the new sports car at the recently concluded Geneva Motor Show. Recently the German automaker released a video, which shows the significant features of the car. Check that video here.
Porsche 911 R is basically a rebadged 911 GT3 with some minor restyling and a manual transmission. The differences seen in the 911 R than the 911 GT3 are the removal of the rear wing, an underbody rear diffuser. The new car is 50 kg lighter than the GT3. The car adorns 911 R badge at different places inside the cabin. The interior also gets tartan cloth which were seen in the 1967 911 R.
Power comes from a 4.0 litre flat six engine mated to a 6 speed manual transmission, pumping out 500 hp peak power and 460 Nm peak torque. It can reach 0 – 100 kmph in just 3.7 seconds, with a top speed of 322 kmph.
It’s old school, new thrill
Porsche 911 R is the new wine in old bottle. It is a 911GT3 with revamped look and a manual transmission to those who takes the driving old school way. Purists have been complaining for so long about the new GT3 doesn’t come with manual transmission. They have been demanding for a manual gearbox. Although Porsche cleared that they won’t offer a GT3 with manual transmission, but the German automaker changed their decision, and therefore made a limited edition 911 R, which gets a manual transmission. The car debuted at the Geneva International Motor Show early this month.
Porsche has released a new video, where the power of the car can be seen. Check it out here.
At exterior, the car gets several restyling. The rear wing of the GT3 RS is not there. The front grille and retractable front spoiler is there, which can be seen in the Porsche Carrera models. The rear underbody diffuser is also different than the 911 GT3. The 911 R is 50 kg lighter than the GT3. Inside the cockpit 911 R sports a few bit of restyling as well. It brings the old charm of the 1967 Porsche 911 R.
The ultimate super sports car and the worthy successor to the Veyron
Bugatti has World premiered their latest offering which also happens to be the successor of their iconic Supercar Veyron. The Veyron has left its mark in the automobile history and is still considered as one of the most powerful production supercars ever produced and which actually had the capability of talking with the wind. So in order to be called a worthy successor of the Veyron the Chiron had the important task of matching and even excelling the performance and capabilities of its successor.
So can the Chiron be called a worthy successor? Well the initial figures definitely looks impresses, the Chiron is actually powered by the redeveloped 8.0-litre, quad-turbo W16 engine which produces an impressive amount of power and torque figures under the Chiron’s hood as well. We will definitely talk about its power figures but let us inform you that the Chiron now generates about 300 Bhp more power than the Veyron Super Sport. The top speed of this new supercar has been restricted to about 420 km/h for road use while the speedometer indicates a top limit of 500 km/h mark.
Talk about styling and the Chiron remains unmistakably a Bugatti. The Chiron will definitely impress those who loved its successors styling because this new supercar is an evolution of the Veyron, when it comes to its styling however the new elements gives this new car its very own unique identity as well.
Update 07.03.2016:- We have updated this review with all the images from the floors of the 2016 Geneva Motor show where the Chiron actually made its World premiere
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Is touted as the most practical model ever made by McLaren
Mclaren Automotive has debuted the 570GT its newest addition to the Sports Series in Geneva. The supercar is essentially a 570S with more emphasis paid to everyday usability and comfort over long distances. The car is priced in the UK from £154,000 (INR 1,45,98,105) onwards.
At first glance the 570GT does not seem to differ much from its sibling the 570S, and that is probably due to the fact that it has the same front end. The similarities begin to fade away as the view progresses from the sides to the rear. The standard fixed panoramic sunroof and the side-opening rear hatch being the highlights. The leather-lined Touring Deck behind the seats can hold an additional 220 litres of luggage. This space can be accessed through the rear glass hatch and when combined with the 150 litres of luggage space upfront gives a total storage capacity of 370 litres. The posterior also comes with an extended fixed spoiler, with McLaren claiming that it gives the same aerodynamic performance as that generated by the flying buttresses of the 570S.
McLaren says that the 570GT has been equipped with the “latest technologies and highest quality materials”. They have equipped the supercar with extended leather upholstery, electrically adjustable heated seats with memory function, electric steering column, soft-close doors, subdued exhaust system and, front and rear parking sensors as standard fitment. Noise damping and absorbing materials have also been employed extensively to improve the refinements level inside the cabin. An 8-speaker McLaren Audio Plus system is fitted as standard but for those who want more, there is an optional Bowers & Wilkins 12-speaker audio system.
Maserati’s first SUV in its 100-year history
The 2016 Geneva Motor Show set the stage for the world debut of the first SUV to come out from the house of Maserati. Named Maserati Levante, the SUV is claimed to give the sporty character expected from the brand with good off-road credentials as well.
As is tradition, this Maserati is named after a warm Mediterranean wind that is notorious for changing from a light breeze to a strong wind in seconds. The company says that this also reflects the character of their SUV. The Levante is based on the same architecture as the Ghibli and Quattroporte but has been modified to suit the nature of the vehicle.
The Maserati Levante has a good road presence mainly due to the eight-slat chrome grille, slim headlamps, large air intakes, long bonnet, flared wheel arches and muscular haunches. Adding further appeal to the body are the wraparound tail lights, swooping roofline, the signature ‘tri-vents’ on the front fender, Trident logo on the C-pillar and quad exhausts.
On the inside, Maserati has lavished the SUV with premium soft-touch materials, spacious cabin and even more functionality. The sense of space is enhanced by the panoramic electric sunroof, while the high-quality feel is added with the use of premium leather and optional Ermenegildo Zegna silk. Onboard connectivity is taken care of by an evolved version of Maserati’s Touch Control system that can be viewed through an 8.4-inch capacitive screen.