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.
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class long-wheelbase
If you love to driven around the town by a chauffeur but don’t want to extend your budget for the high-end S-Class or the Maybach, then worry no more because Mercedes has got just the car for you. The Long-wheelbase E-Class which was originally introduced for the first time at the Auto China 2016 in Beijing will now be launched here in India as well on 28th February 2017.
The long wheelbase E-Class measures an extra 140 mm in length, and thus the passengers seating at the rear of the saloon gets to enjoy the extra benefit of a larger legroom and also a host of comfort features with the rear seats. So getting in and out of the car is actually easier now because of the larger foot entrance clearance at the foot level.
Mercedes has also taken care of those needs of those who want to get their hands dirty behind the wheels during the weekends outing with their family or close friends by providing a powerful V6 motor alongside the 2.0 Litre, four-cylinder petrol unit as well.
Now that we know that Mercedes is all set to launch this LWB sedan in India soon here are all the details available at this moment about the sedan.
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This Is How Bugatti Tested Their Fastest Supercar Chiron In Hot Weather: Video
Most of us are completely unaware about the effort that goes behind an auto manufacturer in perfecting their ultimate supercars which costs a fortune. No, building these cars from scratch isn’t easy. It takes lots of testing and hard work to make everything work perfectly. This hard work includes hours of testing and redoing everything from the beginning if something does not work according to plan. The powerful the cars are the more complex their mechanical are.
Here in this video clip released by Bugatti shows the hot weather testing that the Chiron went through before it was finally launched. There is no denying the fact how popular this supercar has become, not only because it is the successor of the iconic Veyron supercar but also because of the fact this is probably the most powerful production variant car that Bugatti ever produced.
Just to give you an idea, the Chiron powered by an 8.0-liter, 16-cylinder engine which packs four turbos. This massive engine is capable of producing about 1500 hp of peak power and 1180 lb-ft of torque. Yes! With those numbers you can launch yourself and this car to space. If we talk about acceleration the Chiron will complete the sprint from 0-100 kmh mark in just 2.5 seconds while it can touch speeds of over 420 km/h but, Bugatti electronically restricted the top speed to 420 km/h.
Bugatti has tested their newest Supercar at Death Valley where temperatures go beyond 51.5 degrees or 125 degree Fahrenheit. Bugatti started hot weather testing of their Chiron Supercar during last year summer. The car meets the most stringent quality requirements which included 4.5 weeks of hot weather testing.
Bugatti test drove the vehicle for over 35, 000 kilometers to make it perfect and the result of all that hard work is available at a Bugatti showroom near you for $2.7 million.
Lamborghini Urus Gets A Green Signal From Volkswagen
Lamborghini first showcased the Urus SUV at the Beijing Motor Show back in 2012, while we all thought that this concept SUV will never see daylight but Lamborghini actually proved us wrong.
According to the latest reports, the Italian supercar manufacturer will officially build the Urus SUV. Lamborghini is making great efforts to expand their lineup for quite some time now and planning to introduce a new third model to their lineup which will sell along the Huracan and Aventador two door variants. After a lot of effort Lamborghini finally got the positive nod to build the production variant of the Urus SUV from their parent company Volkswagen. The reports also state that the newest SUV will hit the showrooms by the first quarter of 2018.
The Urus Crossover when launched will compete directly with some high-end Crossovers of the World market including the Bentley Bentayga, Jaguar F-Pace, Maseratti Levante to name a few.
However don’t get too surprised on hearing Lamborghini, who are mainly popular for building sportscars trying their hands on a SUV/Crossover. Much before the popular Hummer surfaced on the scene Lamborghini did produced the LM002 which was a sturdy looking SUV powered by the powerful V12 unit.
The upcoming Crossover will be powered by the company’s first Hybrid powertrain. The new hybrid powertrain was already previewed on the Asterion concept, which was showcased in Paris. The SUV will most probably share the same platform which currently underpins the new Audi Q7.
Expect the Urus SUV to be showcased for the first time at the upcoming Shanghai Motor show and later to some selected VIP customers at Lamborghini’s Sant’Agata plant.
Audi Launches The 2017 A3 Cabriolet In India
Audi launched the all new A3 Cabriolet in India today; the open top variant of their entry-level sedan priced at INR. 47.98 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), the car is sold in the Indian market via the CBU route. Audi introduced the A3 Cabriolet 2 years ago in India and it still remains to be one of the most desirable and affordable premium convertibles of the Country.
The front profile of the Cabriolet like you all can expect has adorned the new face that you all have seen in the facelift A3 sedan. The front profile now gets tweaked LED headlamps which also integrate new LED daytime running lamps which is the signature styling of Audi. The slightly tweaked headlamps are an all LED unit now. Apart from the headlamps the front profile also gets a slightly more pronounced hexagonal grille. The front bumper too looks even sportier and aggressive because of the slightly bigger air vents. While the side profile remains unchanged though the only change that the rear profile of the Cabriolet has received comes in the form of slightly tweaked LED taillamp.
Mercedes G-Wagon Gets Exclusive Maybach Treatment: Video
There is no doubt that the Mercedes G-Class stays on top of the list when we talk about big brawny SUV’s. However, that does not actually take away the fact that the G-Class has remained almost unchanged since it entered the market. Off course, the SUV has received some exciting variants like the G63 6x6 but it looks like a Mercedes-Maybach has decided new G-Class will receive a full Maybach treatment before Mercedes introduces the new generation SUV.
Although there have been no official words yet from the luxury car manufacturer about its existence, but a recent Walkaround video of the SUV gave us a full glimpse of the SUV in the flesh. Surprisingly, the SUV was not covered in camouflage and looked like a production ready variant.
The new Maybach product has been badged as the G650 and will definitely be powered by a powerful V12 Motor. The Walkaround video gave us an idea that the SUV has received Maybach badges as well in different places of the SUV, including the C pillar and also towards the rear profile which proves that this is definitely a Myabach product. The partial convertible top gives it the Landaulet nameplate.
Although bigger alloy wheels and wider tires looked dead gorgeous we were unable to get a glimpse of the interior of this SUV. Expect the big SUV to get all the high profile treatment that you expect from a Maybach product. High quality leather seats, focus on the comfort of the rear passenger seat are only few amongst them.
As far as the Drivetrain is concerned expect it to get the 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged V12 unit under the hood which churns out about 630 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque.
Expect the SUV to be unveiled next month.
Land Rover Introduces Petrol Variant Of The Range Rover Evoque
Land Rover launched the facelift Range Rover Evoque in India in December 2016 and now after a month the British auto manufacturer has introduced the petrol variant of the Evoque in India. The diesel variant which was introduced was during the time of the launch was powered by the new 2.0-litre Ingenium motor which replaced the 2.2 Litre unit.
Now the petrol variant which was introduced earlier today gets the 2.0-litre petrol mill which produces about 241 Hp of peak power. This is the same unit which powers the Discovery Sport as well. The Petrol variant of the Evoque is available only with the SE trim. The other variants which are available with the diesel unit include Pure, SE, SE Dynamic, HSE and HSE Dynamic trims.
Some other features which are available on the facelift variant of the Evoque include redesigned headlamps with xenon headlights, the headlamps unit also gets integrated LED DRLs lamps, panoramic sunroof and also17-inch alloy wheels as well towards its side profile. The rear profile on the other hand gets redesigned taillamps as well. Inside the updated Evoque features height adjustable driver seat, a completely new eight-inch InControl Touch infotainment system with navigation.
The petrol variant Range Rover Evoque rivals the likes of the new BMW X3 which also recently introduced its petrol variant.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA
Mercedes has recently taken the covers off the facelift GLA Class which will be sold as the 2018 model. The car was recently unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The GLA was launched for the first time back in 2013 and it impressed everyone with its handling and refinement characteristics. Some of the main highlights of Mercedes first compact SUV included dynamic design, light footed handling and offcourse the premium interior. This new SUV also helped Mercedes become the broadest SUV range over all the other premium European car manufacturers.
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Can A Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Beat A Plane On Track: Video
This is definitely one interesting video where a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT takes on a Plane on Track. Well! You read that right this SUV will take on a plane on the race track. Now that the Jeep brand has made their mark on the Indian market and already launched three new cars including the Grand Cherokee SRT this is definitely a instruction video which actually will give those an idea what the Grand Cherokee SRT is actually capable of.
Here in this video you can watch the Grand Cherokee which packs a V8 motor that packs about 461 Hp of peak power. The SUV has got four wheel drive and many other equipments which actually makes this SUV we ll equipped and appropriate for this battle. On the other hand you have actually got a single seater plane which according to the pilot packs about 107 Hp of peak power. Now although the power on the plane seems to be less compared to the massive power that the Jeep has but this definitely wont effect the race much because obviously an aeroplane will be lot faster than the Jeep because it obviously wont have much obstruction once it takes off from the ground.
Watch and enjoy the video because this is really an interesting video which I am sure all of you will enjoy watching.
2017 Volvo V40
The entry level flag bearer of Volvo might not be popular in the Indian market but this definitely is one of the popular small cars when we talk about some other International markets of the World. Volvo introduced the V40 hatchback in the year 2012 and it came and relieved theS40 off its duty which was actually doing was performing its task since 1995. The new hatchback was actually introduced to take on the likes of some other entry level premium offerings from different auto manufacturers like BMW, Audi and Mercedes.
The Volvo V40 is based on global C platform which was actually developed for compact cars. After the successful stint in the market Volvo decided to introduce a Cross Country version of the hatchback as well in the year 2013 which actually came with some additional protective body panels, slightly bigger wheels and an increased ride height. The Cross Country variant was launched in India back in the year 2013.
The V40 hatchback on the other hand was introduced later and it actually was offered with only a single D3 Turbo diesel unit which is paired to a 6 speed automatic gearbox that sends power to the front wheels. Now after almost 5 years of its existence, Volvo has decided to introduce the facelift variant of the hatchback. As you all already would have expected the updates are cosmetic and unfortunately it has not actually received any mechanical upgrades under its hood. However there are talks that Volvo will launch the new generation V40 soon.
Now before arriving in the Indian market Volvo will showcase the new facelift hatchback at the upcoming 2016 Geneva Motor Show. But you actually don’t have to wait that long because we are providing you with all the details of the facelift V40 in this article.
Update 16.12.2016:- Volvo has launched the updated V40 in India. The prices and other details has been updated in this article
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Volvo Launches the 2017 V40 & V40 Cross Country In India
Volvo has launched the updated V40 and the V40 Cross Country in India. This is the updated V40 which was showcased at the 2016 Geneva Motor show and received minor updates on both its exterior as well as interior.
The most significant changes comes in the form of Thor’s Hammer LED daytime running lights which has now becomes the signature styling of Volvo cars. Moreover the model also gets full LED headlamps as well. Apart from the restyled headlamps the front grille gets a redesigned front grille as well which gets Volvo’s signature logo. The lower front bumper too has been slightly redesigned as well; it gets a big air inlet in the centre while there is a second air dam as well towards the sides as well. Both the Volvo V40 siblings gets a newly designed alloy wheels as well.
Inside the updated hatchback gets the same dashboard continued from the earlier car. Changes come in the form of a new upholstery option. The other new updates includes powered front seats with memory functions, it also gets panoramic sunroof, park assist pilot with front and rear sensors and parking camera. What else is also new is the inclusion of introduction of the pedestrian airbag which actually makes it the first car in its country to have one.
Mini Has Launched The Second Generation Clubman In India Priced At INR. 37.90 Lakhs
Mini introduced the Clubman in India today, the second generation Clubamn has been priced at INR. 37,90,000 (ex-showroom New Delhi) and will be sold in the Indian market via the CBU route.
This is the first time in India’s car history that Mini introduced the elongated Cooper in India. In India the Clubman is available only in the Cooper S model which means that it gets the 2.0-litre TwinPower Turbo turbocharged four-cylinder petrol unit which is capable of producing about 192 hp of peak power at 5, 000 rpm and 280 Nm of torque at 1,250 rpm. The engine is paired to a 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission. If we talk about performance the Clubman is able to sprint from 0-100 km/h mark in 7.2 seconds while it has a top speed of 228 km/h mark.
As far as the exterior styling is concerned the Mini Clubman looks identical to the Cooper hatchback till the B-Pillar. Towards the front the car gets round headlamps which get LED headlamps and also integrated LED dfaytime running lamps as well. While there is chrome surround as well towards the edges of the headlamps. It also gets round shaped LED foglamps as well which is housed inside the front bumpers. The side profile gets 17 inch alloy wheels while the rear profile features chrome plated duel exhausts, LED taillamps and signature Barn doors.
BMW Introduces Petrol Variant Of The X3 & X5 SUV In India
BMW has introduced the petrol variant of their X3 and X5 Crossover in India today. This step has been taken by time in order to expand their petrol model lineup in the market. The X3 is launched in the xDrive28i trim and is priced at INR. 54.9 lakh while BMW has decided to introduce the X Drive 35i trim for the X5 variant and is priced at INR. 73.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The X3 xDrive28i is powered by the 2.0-litre TwinPower four-cylinder turbo-petrol motor. This unit is capable of producing about 245hp of peak power and 350Nm of torque in between paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox as standard. BMW claims that the SUV is capable of sprinting from 0-100kph in 6.5 seconds. The car can sprint from 0-100 km/h mark in just 6.5 seconds.
The Petrol X3 will take on the Mercedes GLC and the recently introduced Land Rover Discover Sport. The SUV has received a completely new front face which gets slightly restyled front and rear bumpers. Headlamp which comes integrated with LED units. While towards the side profile it gets a completely new alloy wheels as well. Inside the car gets a Piano Black central console and dark coloured upholstery. It also gets a bootlid which comes with electric opening function.
2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the refreshed CLA models for the year 2016 even before its debut in New York. The updated CLA and the CLA Shooting brake models are the fourth and fifth models in the German luxury auto maker’s compact list, the other compact models includes the A, B and the GLA Class. There is no doubt in the fact that the compact models are immensely popular all over the globe and the sales of these compact cars have also reached an amazing 582,531 in 2015 which is almost 25.8% increase over the last year sales figures.
The sporty overall appeal, powerful and dynamic design and sensual rounded contours are some of the design highlights of the new CLA. Now the changes to the facelift model of the CLA are subtle but ask anyone and you will get to know the popularity if this compact sedan which was introduced back in 2013. The CLA was launched to take on its other compact car rivals from Audi and BMW. After staying in the market for 3 years it was time for Mercedes to give it a facelift and that is what they have done exactly.
The changes to the exterior and interior are subtle though and these updates are the same kind of updates that they have given in some other compact cars recently as well including the A Class. We have provided you all the details that are available at this moment about the updated Mercedes-Benz CLA sedan.
Update 30.11.16:- Mercedes-Benz launched the all new 2017 CLA facelift sedan in India which also happens to be their most affordable sedan for the Indian market. Available with both petrol and diesel engine option under its hood. The prices and other details has been updated with this review
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Mercedes-Benz Launches 2017 CLA Class In India (Prices, Specs & Many More)
Mercedes Benz launched their most affordable luxury sedan CLA facelift in India today. The prices for this facelift sedan start at INR. 31.40 lakhs for the CLA 200 Style diesel, while the diesel CLA 200 d Sport is priced at INR. 34.68 Lakhs. The petrol 200 CLA Sport on the other hand is priced at INR. 33.68 Lakhs (ex showroom, Mumbai).
If we talk about the changes to its exterior design then the 2017 CLA facelift features a new diamond effect radiator grille, while the headlamp design remains the same but the facelift model now gets new LED daytime running lamps and also optional Multibeam LED headlamps. The other changes towards the front include a restyled bumper as well. While the side profile remains identical the rear profile now features a slightly tweaked LED taillamps while the rear bumper also has been tweaked to match the front profile.
Apart from the exterior the interior has also received minor changes as well; the instrument cluster now looks sportier with red needles inside. The materials inside has also been improved as well. The biggest change however comes in the form of a slightly bigger 8.0 inch touchscreen. This infotainment system now also gets an updated COMMAND system which comes with both Apple car play auto and Android Auto. The other comfort features that you will also find inside comes in the form of automatic headlamps, automatic climate control and also cruise control.