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 countdown has begun. We are about to leave 2015 and start our journey in the year 2016. Like every year, 2015 too brought us some stunning cars. We observed some completely new models, some new generation models and several facelift cars launched in our country. In a few months we are about to see some spectacular car launches in the country. In the meantime, when we are counting down the last hours of the 2015, let’s take a look back at the hottest car launches of 2015.
In the year 2015, we have seen some gorgeous German luxury utility and sports models like new Audi Q7, BMW I8, and Mercedes Benz AMG GT made entry into Indian automobile market, while Swedish automaker Volvo has launched XC90, which can be called an epitome of luxury and undoubtedly one of the safest cars of the world at present. American automaker Ford has launched a rejuvenated Ford Figo, which looks absolutely stylish. Hyundai launched a stylish SUV Creta, which became an immense hit among Indians. Mahindra, undoubtedly the most popular SUV maker of the country has been at the losing end of the battle because of steep competition from other automakers. They tried to bring back their good luck by launching TUV300, a rugged looking revolutionary SUV inspired by a battle tank design. In the hatchback segment the most profound entry was in form of Renault Kwid. So many things in so little budget; imagination is possible now with Kwid.
Well, the list goes on and on. We choose 10 hottest cars among so many, which were launched in the year 2015. Here are those hottest 10s presented in an alphabetic manner. Check out.
Jaguar Land Rover India has launched a new innovative smartphone integration platform; InControl Apps. Developed in collaboration with Bosch, this platform is designed to transform the interface of the user’s smartphone to the in-car infotainment touchscreen, allowing the users access to the popular apps. InControl Apps platform will be available on Land Rover Models like Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and Discovery Sport.
To develop this new platform Jaguar Land Rover and Bosch has closely worked with leading third party app developers. The India specific platform is customized to give the users access to the popular apps of the country which include NDTV, Hungama, MapmyIndia and Zomato. Both Android and iOS users can access and use this platform with ease. Commenting on the launch of this new platform Rohit Suri, the President of Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd (JLRIL), has said, “InControl Apps will enhance the overall luxury experience of our vehicles and provide technology savvy customers a more convenient option to access their favorite apps. This is an exciting new technology addition to Land Rover vehicles, which have already become popular for their design, performance, craftsmanship and luxury credentials.” It will be subsequently available to other Jaguar and Land Rover cars in near future.
He is one of the biggest business tycoons of India, chairman of India’s largest and oldest business conglomerate. We have seen him very quiet at difficult times. As it seems he is a very private person, and world knows nothing about his life away from his office.
We are talking about Ratan Naval Tata, the ex chairman of Tata Group. For decades we have seen Mr. Ratan Tata pioneering the Indian automotive industry to a new dimension. It is no surprise, that Ratan Tata has been emotionally attached with Tata Motors. He made the impossible task possible with the Tata Indica and Tata Nano. To put it in a simple way, we can say, Ratan Tata is crazy about cars, in his personal life and professional life as well.
During his tenure as the chairman of Tata Group, he has been spotted many times behind his exotic car’s steering near his residence on South Bombay roads. It is also a known fact that every weekend he takes his cars for a spin. Now, as he has retired from the post, he invests more time for his exotic rides. He is also known as one of the few business tycoons around the world who loves to take the seat behind the steering wheel rather than being seated at the rear and driven by chauffeur. Inside Ratan Tata’s garage there are dozens of beautiful cars and we tried to bring you one look at them.
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Three Spectre cars showcased in the event were – a Jaguar C-X75, which is the vehicle of choice for Mr. Hinx played by none other than the WWE Superstar Dave Bautista, who is the henchman of the villain in the movie, an extensively modified Land Rover Defender and a Range Rover Sport SVR. We have seen all these vehicles in the trailer teasers and the making videos of the latest Bond movie.
The Jaguar C-X75 is a sports car concept, which was first showcased at 2010 Paris Motor Show, but ultimately abandoned by Jaguar, for some unknown reason. In the movie Spectre, we have seen Mr. Hinx, played by famous actor David Bautista, chasing Bonds Aston Martin DB10 in this stunningly gorgeous and powerful car painted in Orange (Read and watch it here). In some other videos we have seen The Range Rover Sport SVR and two absolutely rugged looking Land Rover Defenders in a chasing scene, which were shot in Austrian Alps. In the previous Bond movie Skyfall, we have seen Naomie Harris aka Eve Monepenny driving a rugged looking Land Rover Defender during the initial action sequences.
Although various automobile manufacturers are grabbing attention of the automotive world in the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, but Jaguar Land Rover definitely steal away all the limelight with this showcase event at Palatial Thurn und Taxisin Frankfurt. Incidentally, this was the first time these spectacular vehicles were shown at some public event. After all, these are no ordinary cars; these are bespoke cars of the latest James Bond movie. Present in the event were David Bautista, who played a villainous role in the movie, and Naomie Harris, who is portraying the character of Eve Moneypenny.
Land Rover Discovery has been a great car from the British automobile giant Land Rover, for more than 25 years. Just last year the luxury SUV manufacturer celebrated 25 years of Discovery. On the occasion of the silver jubilee of this astounding car Land Rover launched a few videos, where people from across the globe captured their ‘Discovery’ experiences through lenses. This video shows how Land Rover Discovery has taken on various off roading challenges around every corner of the globe, in every circumstance.
This compilation of so many Discovery experiences collectively made a video tribute to the Land Rover Discovery itself. The Land Rover launched a XXV Special Edition Land Rover Discovery with distinctive visual style and premium interior. This luxury family SUV was launched in 1989 for the first time. Since then Land Rover has sold more than one million Discovery worldwide. The latest version of Discovery comes with three types of V6 engines. This car comes priced at around INR. 45 lakhs. Although Land Rover Discovery has fierce rival like the BMW X5, but the Discovery name itself attracts the customers. The British luxury SUV manufacturer recently launched Discovery Sports in India, which they claim is the most luxurious and sporty SUV of all time.
Land Rover Defender. For generations, it’s been a name intriguing adrenaline rush. Since the birth of Land Rover 68 years ago in 1947, when Maurice Wilks first came up with the idea of making an all terrain operational car which will be the competitor against Jeep, the pride of America.
Land Rover Defender is the car which comes heavily inspired by the original Land Rover. Introduced to the automobile world in 1983, this car gained immense popularity within a few years, and recently Land Rover celebrated 2 millionth unit production of Defender. This car has been a favorite for various people. Be it military usage, be it adventure, everywhere this car has been a hot favorite, and that too for being a true blue off roader.
Recently Land Rovers iconic premium sports utility car Range Rover celebrated its 45th birthday worldwide (Read it here). For 45 long years this car has been an icon of style meets cutting edge technology as well as the best off terrain capability with luxury.
Since its establishment as the Rover Company by Maurice Wilks in 1947, Land Rover has seen many changes, and it has shown the world of SUV manufacturing and off roading cars new dimensions with their innovations round the years. But produced first in 1970, the Range Rover was probably one of the milestones in the world of off roading vehicles, and that too with luxury. As Land Rover claims, ‘45 years of British luxury, design, innovation’, it is truly a dynamic car of all the time.
Since the year 1970, this iconic car has been the epitome of luxury off roading. Today while Land Rover boasts the success of fourth generation Range Rover, we found many interesting facts lying underneath the hood of Land Rover Range Rover, from the first classic to the present model. In several ways, this car has led the world of automobile manufacturers by innovating and bringing new technologies, achieving new feats and various other ways.
Here we will take a short look on the fact file of Land Rover Range Rover.
In the recently released movie Piku, he had a serious problem with her daughter in the driving seat of Toyota Innova, but in real life Amitabh Bachhan seems to have sheer passion to drive instead of sitting at the rear seats, and that passion comes with another interest, which is getting the luxury cars at his garage.
The success Amitabh Bachhan got in his long spanned career is beyond envy, just like his car collection. Presently he owns few of the most luxurious vehicles in the country, such as Rolls Royce Phantom, Bentley continental GT, Bentley Arnage R, Mercedes Benz SL500, Porsche Cayman S, Range Rover Vogue, Lexus LX470, Mercedes Benz E240, BMW X5, BMW 7 series, Mercedes S 320, Toyota Land Cruiser and many more.
Today we would like to take our readers to have a look at Big B’s garage.
We always take a sheer interest in knowing about the inside stories of celebrities, be they Indian or International. When it comes to those inside stories, how can we not check out the passions of those stars, who have a deep soft spot for the cars, to be precise luxury cars?
Well, there are speculations, rumors, gossips about their celebrity lives, as well as about their precious star studded garages too. Talk about Ranbir Kapoor, the blue eyed boy of Indian Film Industry, he has an avid interest for cars and bikes too. We often see him endorsing brands like Hero MotoCorp or Nissan (Ranbir endorsed Nissan Micra), but take a peek at his garage, if you are a car lover, you are definitely going to say, “Whoa!”
Well, in this article we are taking you inside Ranbir’s garage at his residence at Palli Hill, West Bandra; where you will find a few super gorgeous cars, both four wheelers and two wheelers too. In his prized possession there are an Audi A8, Audi R8 V10, Range Rover Sport, and Mercedes G 63 AMG along with a Harley Davidson Fatboy.
Jaguar Land Rover the renowned British auto manufacturer owned by Tata Motors inaugurated their newest Manufacturing facility in Changshu, China. This is the British Auto Manufacturers joint venture with Chery automobile company who actually formed 50:50 joint ventures with Jaguar Land Rover in the year 2012.
The Jaguar Land Rover facility in Changshu is actually spread upon 4, 00,000 sq. mt. and took 2 years to complete. This factory which is a part of RMB 10.9 billion joint venture investment plan will first manufacture the Range Rover Evoque SUV which is the most popular model in China while the rest of the models will be introduced later by the year 2016. If everything goes according to the plan the facility will be manufacturing a total of three Jaguar Land Rover models with a total production capacity of 130,000 units a year. JLR is already constructing a new aluminium body shop in the same facility which will even support the new XE sedan manufacturing process.
The Chagshu facility already houses highly-automated press shops with cutting-edge aluminium and steel technologies; there is also a steel body shop which is run by 306 robots. Beside all these the Changshu facility also has an energy efficient paint shop and an ergonomically-friendly final assembly line. The new facility recruited 2000 people and they have been trained in the fields of health and safety standards, process systems and problem-solving.