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.
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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There are many stories of Land Rover vehicles around the globe. But, have you ever heard a tale, where a fleet of Land Rover Series I SUV’s still is the lifeline for an entirely remote and important zone.
Well, if you ever get a chance to visit or even visited the Sandakphu trail situated in the Northern most part of West Bengal, which is also the border area of Nepal and Sikkim, you will surely understand what we are trying to explain here.
Land Rover Taxi Association of Maney Bhanjyang is the largest operator of Land Rover Taxis in the entire South East Asia. While there are some people who claims that, this is also the biggest Land Rover Taxi operator association. Keeping aside the debate and controversy; one thing is for sure that, these fleet of ageing Land Rover Series I vehicles are the "lifeline of an entirely remote area", where there is no tar topped roads, but only some rocks laid to be called as the ‘Road’.
The association is known as the Singalila Land Rover Association, and it operates a total number of 45 Land Rover Series I vehicles. Although these SUV’s are more than half a century old, but all of them still looks and performs as good as new. From the exterior, the iconic Land Rover Green badges are gone or completely faded away; instead there are aluminium plates with the iconic Land Rover symbols and the name itself. Surely those badges took the toll of travelling on the rough roads and cloud wrapped gushy wind.
The president of the Singalila Land Rover Association Mr. Kalu Tamang discussed with us, how these Land Rovers came in the region.This is surely an interesting feature which not only proves the capability of this ageing Land Rovers but also their importance for these people living in these remote areas.
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Life is basically a story, often inspiring to movie makers. It is said, what we see in movies, are often chosen and taken from our own lives. Vice versa, while watching a movie, we often find ourselves dealing with some scenes, exactly happened in our own lives.
Well, it happens every now and then. And it happened with these four best friends - Will Radford, Jeremy Wells, Anthony Dawson and James Shatwell too. In their case, they found their long lost love interest, a 1957 Series I Land Rover, and that too on Valentine’s Day. In every love story best friends often play the role of Cupid, while in this story it was the Land Rover, or to be precise; James Mckee, a marketing manager with Land Rover, New Zealand.
The Land Rover Range Rover Evoque has been named the Car Of The Year for 2011 by Top Gear magazine in the SUV category. Launched in July 2011, the Range Rover Evoque departs from the classic body on frame design used by Land Rover for it’s off road vehicles and this SUV fought off competition from the likes of the Ferrari FF, McLaren MP4-12C, BMW 1Series M Coupe amongst other.
Time was when India was the jewel in the crown of the British Empire. The tables have turned and how. Today India again is putting her weight and money behind the English or at least the English automobile but the difference being that this time it’s for our benefit. Land Rover and Jaguar are now the jewels in the crown of the Tata Empire and the two brands which were short on cash before the takeover of Tata Motors, are witnessing a revival of sorts. The Range Rover Sport is second only to the Range Rover in the Land Rover line-up and with prices starting Rs74,46,002 to Rs89,32,791 ex-showroom New Delhi, this Land Rover is it more expensive than a BMW https://www.topspeed.in/cars/bmw/index115.html] X5 and Audi Q7. But does the Range Rover Sport deserve the extra premium?
Jaguar and Land Rover, the two jewels of the British automobile ‘Empire’ are now in Indian hands. It is a scenario which till only a few years ago seemed impossible. Whether the English like it or not, it’s the reality today and most trade analyst today say that for the long run this is a good thing to happen to both the Jaguar and Land Rover which until the takeover by Tata Motor’s were struggling for cash. Land Rover now has 3 models in India which include the Freelander 2, Discovery 4 and the Land Rover Range Rover (also available in sport version). The Freelander 2 is a 4x4 SUV build on a monocoque structure and is the second generation of the Freelander model.
Numbers notwithstanding, the Range Rover Evoque which is now launched in India is sure to create the same excitement as it did when it was launched globally. The coupe variant gets a petrol engine while the 5 door variant gets a diesel unit. The Range Rover Evoque (5 door) is available in three trim levels and the Coupe is available only in the Dynamic version.
The standard features of the Range Rover Evoque is include a 8’ inch high resolution touch screen, Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming, 11 speaker Meridian Audio Sound system, cruise control, terrain response, interior mood lighting, paddle shifters on the steering wheel and full-size panoramic glass sunroof.
The 2-litre petrol turbo engine produces 237 Hp and the 2.2 common rail engine develops 187 hp. The engines are mated to a six speed automatic transmission that sends the power to the four wheel drive system.
At the launch ceremony, Mr. P.M.Telang, Managing Director - India Operations, Tata Motors said, "The Range Rover Evoque is a very important addition to the Land Rover and Range Rover product portfolio and I am delighted to be present at such a significant launch. This car has excited audiences across the world and we expect the same from the discerning Indian customers."