An Estate car who won’t mind getting its shoes dirty
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.
Update 12.07.2017 :- Volvo has launched the V90 Cross Country in India today. The Estate car is offered with only top of the line D5 trim and with total of 7 exterior colour options. The new V90 Cross Country prices and other details has been updated in this review.
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An outlook on the possibilities, positives and negetives on the post GST market and how it effected the pricing
Getting your hands on the car of your choice has become more affordable now thanks to our Indian Government and their recent Economic strategies. They recently implemented a new Goods and Services Tax (GST) structure which has resulted in lower tax rates compared to before.
As a consequence of this, the prices of smaller cars in the bracket of Alto to Ford Figo has witnessed a tax drop of few thousand rupees. According to the new GST structure, people will now have to pay 29 percent instead of the 31 percent tax that was demanded earlier on smaller cars. Besides that, the rate of mid-size cars has also gone down as well because they also significantly have also witnessed a drop in tax of 3.6 percent. So, as a result, the prices of sedans like Volkswagen Vento, Honda City has also gone down by atleast INR. 15, 000.
The biggest benefit will be extended to the luxury car buyers because the rate of reduction now is an astonishing 8.8 percent whereas the SUV’s will now be charged at 43 percent compared to 55.3 percent charged earlier. But for all your information the value added costs vary from state to state and thus will not remain same across the Country. Some other expenses such as road tax, insurance and registration cost, however, are not counted under GST and thus will remain unchanged.
Below provided is the list of car manufacturers and their products whose prices have gone down because of the implementation of new Tax structure take a look.
The seventh generation 5 series is bigger, better lighter and is now on sale
BMW has launched the new 2017 5-series in India today; the covers were taken off from the new generation model last year October. The new 5 Series replaced its predecessor codenamed F10, and it was an immensely popular model and was on sale until now.
BMW introduced the new 5 Series with three trim levels which include Sport Line, Luxury Line and M-Sport along with the choices of three engine options at the same time. The prices for the new 5 series start at INR 49.90 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) while the top end model is priced at INR 61.3 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). Apart from the powerful engine the new 5 Series is also more technologically advanced machine offering plenty of advanced techs both inside and outside.
Below we have provided complete details of the all new 5 series and what does this new sedan brings to the table that its predecessor didn’t and also many more interesting stuff.
The car will go into production from 2019 onward
Aston Martin announced that they would be introducing their very first all-electric production car and it will go on sale from the year 2019 onward. The all-electric car will be based on their Rapid model and will be called RapidE. However, Aston Martin also confirmed that the number would be limited to just 155 units. The car is made to take forward the manufacturers low and zero-emission vehicle strategy which is headed by Aston Martin’s President and CEO, Dr Andy Palmer.
The upcoming car will be based on the original Rapid E concept. The all-electric vehicle will be built in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering which is located in Grove, Oxfordshire.
The car will share its underpinnings with the Rapide AMR Concept which will be the most powerful Rapide ever produced. As far as the car’s styling is concerned, it will take its inspiration from the same car while for its drivetrain is it will be replacing the six-litre V12 unit. The all-electric Aston promises to offer a unique driving experience which has never been experienced before.
Although Aston Martin hasn’t released the official spec figures of the upcoming Electric car, it is expected to generate above 549 Bhp of peak power. All that power will be sent to the rear wheels. As far as the driving range is concerned, it is expected to cover 300 km on a single charge.
More power means better performance figures!
The reason why we are interested in this particular news is that all the three models which include the XE, XF and F-Pace are for sale in the Indian market. The good news is that Jaguar has decided to introduce a new 2.0 Litre four-cylinder turbocharged powerplant which will be capable of producing g about 300 Ps of peak power and an equally impressive 400 Nm of peak torque. This state of the art powerplant not only enhances the performance if the Jaguar models but is fuel efficient and low on emission at the same time. Now there is a fair chance of Jaguar introducing this petrol engine in India with all the three models.
The engine is paired to Jaguar Land Rover’s advanced ZF eight-speed automatic transmission which promises to provide butter smooth gearshifts along with outstanding performance. The engine is even available with both front as well as rear wheel drive option for the XE and the XF models. However, Jaguar is also giving the customers an opportunity to choose an all wheel drive transmission option as well.
Jaguar has given us a performance figure of what this engine is capable of doing under the hood of the all these above-mentioned cars.
Also gives us a preview of its new autonomous technology
Audi is slowly and steadily revealing few of the details of their soon to be launched new generation A8 sedan. Earlier they gave us a sneak peek of the exterior of the car (you can read about that here) and now they have shown us a small preview of the interior of the upcoming sedan.
The video not only shows us the interior but also reveals a new autonomous driving technology called Audi AI traffic jam pilot. This new technology can help the car to accelerate, brake and also steer and even start automatically upto speeds of 60 km/h mark. However, the good things are that the sedan gives us a preview of the cabin and also its new virtual cockpit and new touchscreen infotainment system.
The new generation Audi A8 which is codenamed D5 internally takes its styling inspiration from the Audi Prologue concept. As far as its drivetrains are concerned the new sedan will source all its power from the turbocharged V6 and V8 for the base and mid variants while the top end variants will get a bigger W12 unit which according to the recent reports will also get electric turbocharging as well.
Expect the new Audi A8 to be launched in the markets of Europe towards the end of this year while expecting it to hit the Indian market sometimes towards the year 2018.
Who said you always need a Sportscar to talk with wind!
It is not always that you cannot have fun with big luxurious cars well we have picked five luxurious sedans which can provide you with the equal amount of fun when you get behind the wheels of any of these sedans. These powerful cars with some serious horsepower under the hood can even make some sportscar face go red.
If you are one of those few men, who want to spend a lot of money on a single car which can serve the purpose of carrying your entire family in the lap of luxury while at the same time can also provide an equal amount of fun while you step on the accelerator. Then perhaps our list of cars might come in handy for you.
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The upcoming A8 will get many tech laden feature and also remote parking feature
Audi has released a new teaser video of their upcoming A8 sedan. The video showcased the rear taillamps of the upcoming sedan. The reports state that the next generation car will make its official debut on the 11th July 2017 at the Audi Summit in Barcelona. The good news is that the car will even make official debut in the soon to be launched ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ movie which will release in the USA on 7th July 2017.
The A8 will get similar tech-laden inside which is also found in the new generation BMW 7 Series which includes Autonomous pilot and remote parking feature. The flagship Audi sedan will also get Level 3 autonomous feature in traffic jams at speeds of upto 60 km/h mark. It also gets traffic Jam pilot function which Audi has used for the first time in their cars.
Apart from all these advanced techs, the car will get an evolutionary design instead of a revolutionary design. The front profile will look sharp and will be equipped with OLED headlamps also flanked by a single piece Audi’s signature grille. The lower front profile will get daytime running lamps. There will be a separate C-shaped grille which gives the sedan a sporty look. The teaser video also does give us a sneak peek inside the cabin as well. The A8 interior gets a two spoke steering wheel along with a virtual cockpit. The new generation A8 will be based on the new MLB Evo platform.
Under the hood, the A8 is expected to get a turbocharged V6, V8 or a more powerful W12 engine. There is also a plug-in hybrid option available as well.
The Phantom gets a unique paint finish to the exterior as well as interior
If you are a regular reader, then you should be well aware of the fact that we have uploaded some videos about WWE Superstar John Cena and his car collection. These videos have garnered a lot of interest, and thus we decided to upload another video where John himself shows his most expensive ride he owns currently.
If you watch the video, you will know that John Cena showcases his 2006 Rolls Royce Phantom. John himself is a big man in the size calls the RR Phantom a big and heavy car. This car means a lot to the WWE superstar because it displays ultimate luxury. The Phantom was the first creation of RR when it merged with BMW. The car that John owns gets a V12 unit which produces around 453 Bhp of peak power. John explains that although this car weighs more than a Hummer, the ride is comfortable.
The RR Phantom you see in this video gets a 21-inch Floater wheels with a centre cap which does not move. The car has been finished in custom tungsten colour stripe. The interior too looks equally good because it gets custom finished interior.
Find out more about this particular car by watching the whole video.
There are definitely no repeats and these are his latest car collection
We all know the tremendous amount of success that John Cena has achieved over all these years. From being the face of WWE to grabbing some good movie role offers, he is the one person who has done it all. There is no doubt in the fact that this gentle giant is definitely one of the most successful WWE superstars after the Rock both inside as well as outside the ring. Not only he has a tremendous fan following, but he is also known to be quite a gentleman himself.
Now what many of you don’t know is the fact that John Cena is also one huge car guy. He not only has some exclusive and one of its kind cars in his garage but he regularly maintains and drives them. Now we have seen many of his cars already on youtube and various other websites, but we have got some new videos where the Superstar himself is showing his newest car collection and also explaining all the features himself.
So if you are a John Cena fan, then you all will love to watch these new videos but if you are not then I am sure many Car fanatics will also envy his one of a kind car collection.
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An affordable Diesel variant is now here which costs almost 12.32 Lakhs less than the top end diesel variant
Mercedes-Benz, another diesel variant to their E-Class lineup, Called the E 220 d this will be sold as an entry level diesel variant and is priced at INR. 57.14 Lakhs (ex-showroom Pune). This diesel variant is priced just above the entry-level E 200 petrol which is priced at Rs 56.14 lakh. The only diesel powered car until now in the E-Class lineup was priced at a hefty price tag of INR. 69.46 lakh thus this newly introduced entry level diesel variant will be beneficial for those who wants a diesel car within their reach.
Another good thing is that just like the E350D the E200 is also available in the long wheelbase variant of the E-Class which are sold exclusively in the markets of India and China.
The E220D, unlike its bigger brother, uses an entirely new 2.0 Litre four cylinder turbo-diesel engine which produces about 194 Bhp of peak power at 3, 800 rpm and 400 Nm of torque between 1,600 rpm and 2,800 rpm. All those power is then transmitted via the 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission to the rear wheels of the sedan. This diesel unit replaced the Luxury car makers 2.1 Litre unit internationally last year although this is a new engine has been developed to meet the Euro VI emission in other International markets, Mercedes developed it specifically to meet the BSIV norms of the Indian Government. The engine I s quite a powerful one and is capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h mark in just 7.8 seconds while the top speed is limited to 240 Km/h mark.
Unfortunately its not for sale
Four years is what it took for Rolls Royce to build this car and it definitely looks gorgeous. Say hello to the Rolls Royce sweptail which also happens to be the World’s most expensive car.
Rolls-Royce wanted to create a modern coachbuilt car they already showcased 103EX to the world about a year ago but it was a vision of the future, but Rolls-Royce claims that they have already stepped in the future and created the Sweptail. This car takes its inspiration from swept-tail of particular Rolls-Royces from the 1920s. The car was presented at the Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este on Saturday 27th May 2017 where it certainly attracted a lot of attention because of its unique shape and characteristics.
The entire car has been hand-tailored to meet particular customer’s needs. The cars idea came from a client who wanted a fully customised Rolls Royce. The valued customer owned several cars including a super-yachts and private aircraft. He wanted his car to be unique and like no other. The client has Rolls Royce this idea of customising and since then made a good relationship with the design department led by Taylor.
The customer wanted a car which was inspired by the beautiful coachbuilt RR’s of the 1920’s era. He also wanted it to be a two-seater with an enormous panoramic sunroof. Rolls-Royce took design inspiration from the 1934 Phantom II Streamline Saloon by Park Ward. The beautifully designed waist-rail swept tail coachwork inspired from the 1934 Gurney Nutting Phantom II Two Door Light Saloon, while the flowing roofline rising departure angle, and again the swept tail coachwork of the 1934 Park Ward 20/25 Limousine Coupé all were used in the creation of this modern car.
This will perhaps be the most powerful M performance car from BMW
Only recently BMW has unveiled the Concept 8 Series Coupe in Italy and we all loved the fact that BMW is launching the production variant in 2018. The Concept 8 Series coupe gets many modern features on the outside where the occupants will get to enjoy all the luxury that the German Auto manufacturer provides on their top end cars.
BMW has now also previewed the prototype M variant of the 8 Series Coupe as well, called the M8 this Coupe would not only get M brands treatment both on the outside as well inside but will also be slightly powerful than the standard variant.
The reports state that the M8 will be unveiled in a driving presentation as part of the support programme for the Nürburgring 24-hour race. As expected the M8 will get all the Classical M features like a larger air intake towards the front restyled front grille, bigger brakes and a sports exhaust with four tailpipes which helps in signifying the booster power output and performance figures of the car. The car will inherit its genes from the production variant of the 8 Series Coupe but will get added trackability and some extra sharpness that we find in other M cars. This car will BMW’s M Brands flagship offering and thus will most probably also be their most powerful offering as well. Although, no details of the interior is out yet but expect it to get all the M brands treatment like sports seats M badges on the steering wheel, etc.