In the season of festivities, we the petrolheads have reason to rejoice again, as in a few days 2016 edition of the Indian Auto Expo will be organized at New Delhi from 5th to 9th February, 2016. This is certainly the biggest automobile convention of Asia, organized by Society of Indian Automobile Manufactures (SIAM) jointly with the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) the 2016 edition of the prestigious biennial event will be bigger and better.
More than 65 automobile brands including Indian and international companies, are expected to showcase their exciting car models in the 13th edition of the event. Incidentally, in 2014 nearly 55 brands showcased their products at the event. Sadly, there will be few major brands missing this time. We will get to see some exciting new models, some new launches including world launches and hopefully a few concepts at the upcoming event.
The organizers are expecting more than 6 lakh footfall at the India Exposition Mart Ltd (IEML) in Greater Noida, resulting a 20% rise in the number of visitors. The total floor space for the event has been increased by 37240 square metres with six completely new air conditioned halls, alongside the already available eight halls, resulting the total floor space to around 79000 square metres.
Before you prepare yourself to visit the upcoming Auto Expo, we will give you a lowdown on the facts and frequently asked questions like – how to get there, timing of the show, which are the participating brands, which are the brands to miss, floor plan, hospitality, major launches to watch. Keep reading the article.
The 24th James Bond movie Spectre surely is building lot of expectations amongst the James Bond movie fans but not only the movie Spectre is all about James Bond and some of his hottest women but this movie will also feature some of the hottest cars too.
Recently Jaguar Land Rover announced in an official press release that the upcoming Spectre movie will feature three of the hottest cars that JLR has to offer. Now it’s official that the 24th James Bond movie will feature Jaguar C-X75, Range Rover Sport SVRs and Defender Big Foot. Not only these cars will just be a showpiece in the movie but the C-X75 will also feature in a spectacular car chase sequence which will take place in the beautiful city of Rome alongside another one of the most beautiful cars the Aston Martin DB10 which was also unveiled last year December.
The reports also mention that the movie production team and the stars have already finished filming with the modified Land Rover Defenders & Range Rover Sport SVR in Austria. Now we have already showed you what the Land Rover SVR is already capable of doing, while the Land Rover defender Big Foot has been fitted with huge 37 inch diameter off road tyres and this SUV was designed entirely by Jaguar’s special operations for tackling extreme terrain. Besides just the huge off road tyres the Defender big foot also gets bespoke suspension and enhanced body protection.
Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations, John Edwards, said: "This is an exciting partnership for Jaguar Land Rover and an opportunity to demonstrate the fantastic capabilities of the Special Operations team.’’
Quite honestly I can hardly wait for the movie to hit the theatres especially after hearing what this movie is bringing for us. The movie Spectre will be releasing on 6th November 2015 and if you want to see some cool action and hottest cars then mark the date.
Land Rover has revealed the 2014 New York Auto Show bound Discovery Vision Concept. It is the first step towards a revolutionary change in design language for the rugged off-roader. If the Range Rover is for ferrying the high-class elite, then the Discovery has been the workhorse of the Land Rover family.
The new Discovery Concept has been designed around modern technology with innovative systems like Transparent Bonnet head-up display, Laser headlamps and gesture control, Terrain Response system with Remote Control Drive and Laser Terrain Scanning. The high versatile SUV features an infinitely adjustable seating configuration with space for seven and incorporating an even platform and social bench.
The 2014 Land Rover Discover Vision Concept would be one of the stars of this year’s New York Auto Show. The car made its debut alongside a scale model of the Virgin Galactic spacecraft on board the USS Interpid in Manhattan. The spacecraft is the brain child of Sir Richard Branson of Virgin and is amongst the pioneers of commercial space flight.
The Discover Vision Concept borrows cues from the current Land Rover line up. The slender grille and wrap around head lamps with a bold, upright stance is characteristic of modern Land Rovers. Unique design elements like the stepped roof and alpine lights make it on to the concept.
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Jaguar launched and showcased three of their new products which included the F-type Coupe which was already showcased last year at the Los Angeles Auto Show; the manufacturer displayed the Project 7 F-Type concept which has been inspired from the D-Type at the Auto expo developed by Jaguar design Chief Ian Callum and Chief Vehicle Engineer, Mike Cross.
Beside these Jaguar also showcased the C-X17 crossover concept, which is Jaguar’s first ever attempt at a five-door crossover. This concept vehicle also has a very highly advanced modular aluminum architecture which will be used by the company’s sedan which will be rolled out in the year 2015. Although nothing has been declared officially about which engine will power these new SUV but it can be expected that might have the newly developed four-cylinder diesel and petrol engines under its hood which will also power their upcoming sedan.
On the other hand Land Rover unveiled their long wheelbase version of the Range Rover which is their most expensive product. The LWB version of this Range Rover has an extended wheelbase of 186 mm and as a result of that the occupants get to enjoy more interior legroom (140 mm to be exact) and a boosted recline of almost 17 degrees which is 8 degress more than the standard reclined position. Beside all these the interior has been built and tailored with some of the finest quality leather and materials.
Land Rover also displayed some of their other India product lineups which included the latest Land Rover Discovery and the Range Rover Evoque with 9-speed transmission.
The long wheelbase Range Rover was unveiled by none other than leading Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra while the Jaguar F-Type Coupe was launched by India’s first racing driver Narain Karthikeyan.
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Land Rover will be showcasing the Range Rover Evoque convertible at the Geneva Motor Show next month and the manufacturer has said that it will ‘explore the potential for the world’s first premium convertible SUV’. A decision on production could be made as early as in a month after Geneva. Land Rover Design Director, Gerry McGovern said, “The Evoque lends itself beautifully to the idea of a convertible. This study is not a traditional convertible design execution – instead we have worked with the balance of the Evoque’s lines to retain its distinctive shape and create something that is unique and, we believe, highly desirable.”