2017 Tata Motors C-Cube Concept
Tata Motors is taking some big steps to promote their future products and platform. They have already tied up with Microsoft for their future infotainment system. This tie-up will increase in car infotainment convenience while also making sure that the driver is safe and fully concentrating behind the steering wheel. Now the recent news also suggests that the Indian auto manufacturer has actually also displayed a concept car called the ‘C-Cube’ at the Future Decoded 2017, which was an event organised by Microsoft India.
The C-Cube, showcased as a part of the product transformation theme at the event. With this newly introduced concept, Tata Motors tried to showcase their advanced structural technology which will enable them to develop more of their breakthrough products from TAMO.
TAMO like you all know is a sub-brand which was introduced recently by Tata Motors and its main objective is to redefine mobility solution in India. They also have plan to unveil a new two-seater sports car at the upcoming 87th Geneva Motor show, while there is still some time before the Motor show let us provide you all the information available at this moment about the newly unveiled C-Cube concept.
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2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid
The concept of Hybrid vehicles might still be new for most of us Indians, and our Government is not doing enough to promote Green vehicles in our Country. But, some Auto manufacturers like Toyota, Mahindra and BMW has introduced Hybrid vehicles for our Indian market with very few takers, though.
Toyota Motor Corporation has sold more than 10.5 million Hybrid vehicles globally and has made constant efforts to Hybridise India. Recently they have introduced two new hybrid vehicles for the Indian market which includes the new Camry Hybrid and the Hybrid Pioneer: All-new Toyota Prius. According to Toyota these environment-friendly vehicles definitely can have a positive impact on the environment if they are used across the globe. They also did mention that they are euphoric to announce that they already have sold more than 10 million hybrid vehicles globally.
The Camry sedan is definitely India’s first Hybrid car which is manufactured here in India. The car promises a revolutionary hybrid technology, a modern and sporty exterior, the highest level of comfort inside and unmatched safety standard. All these features make the Camry hybrid a complete package.
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2017 Maruti-Suzuki Ertiga Limited Edition
Maruti has launched a special edition of their popular people carrier Ertiga in India today. This limited edition variant is available in two grades, the new limited edition Ertiga is available with the choices of both petrol and diesel engines and also gets additional accessories worth INR. 16,990. The VXI variant is priced at INR. 7.85 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi), the VDi trim of this limited edition model, on the other hand, is priced at INR. 8.10 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
If we talk about features then this limited edition car gets quite a few of them on both its exterior as well as interior.
Below provided are the list of details that you will find in the new limited edition Ertiga MPV
2017 Honda City
The City sedan has been here in the Indian market for quite some time now and has ruled the segment with its road presence and that impressive IVTEC motor. Then when it was time Honda introduced the diesel motor as well along with a few other updates. Now with the rising competition, Honda has actually decided to introduce the facelift variant City sedan after almost three years since it’s got its last update. This is a mid-cycle update that the car will receive before Honda introduces the new generation sedan.
Honda has already unveiled the 2017 City sedan facelift last month in Thailand and it will also make it to the Indian shores on 14th February 2017. Honda has officially confirmed that they will be launching the updated sedan on the above mentioned date. What is even more interesting is that they have teased the soon to be launched sedan on a recently launched teaser video.
Now that we have received official confirmation from Honda about its launch, we have updated the preview article with all the information available at this moment.
Update 14/02/17:- Honda launched the City Facelift in India today. The new sedan prices start from INR. 8.50 lakh onward. We have updated the review accordingly
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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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2018 Maruti-Suzuki S-Cross
The Indian automotive scenario has been changing drastically in last few years. Indian customers are opening up toward fresh new designs, new niche. The compact SUVs and crossovers have becoming more and more popular day by day in the country like the rest of the world. In 2015 Maruti-Suzuki also tried its luck in the compact crossover segment with the S-Cross.
Now with almost two year after the launch of the model the automaker has developed a facelift version of the S-Cross. Suzuki has showcased the facelifted S-Cross in front of a selected audience in Hungary. As we got a glimpse of the car, it looks absolutely mean compare to the outgoing model. Any SUV lover wants his car to be rugged looking. And the new S-Cross looks exactly so. It can impress with its aggressive styling.
Maruti discontinued the SX4 sedan and launched the S-Cross Crossover in the Indian market. But there is no denying the fact that the S-Cross was not able to leave an impression in the minds of the India Customers. The S-Cross was then completely erased from the mind when Maruti introduced the Vitara Brezza compact SUV which was priced almost in the same range of the Crossover.
Suzuki already introduced the facelift Crossover in some other International markets already and there is a fair chance of Maruti introducing the updated Crosssover soon in India. Although there are no official words from the manufacturer yet but we have decided to provide you some new details of facelift the Crossover.
Update 20.07.2016:- Suzuki Italia recently released a new video of the Suzuki S-Cross and we have added the video with this review do check the new S Cross in action
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2017 Maruti-Suzuki Baleno RS
Maruti showcased the Baleno RS Concept at the 2016 Auto expo and this although this looked identical to the standard Baleno hatchback with fewer exceptions but will actually feature a more powerful engine under the hood. Maruti already launched the Baleno in India which has definitely impressed the Indian customers but haven’t yet launched the sportier Baleno RS yet.
Like we already mentioned above the Baleno RS will get a slightly more powerful engine under the hood and will be a performance oriented hatch. The soon to be launched hatchback will be positioned above the existing hatchback and will be sold through the Nexa showrooms. According to the recent reports Maruti will be introducing the Baleno RS hatchback towards March 2017 in India.
The report suggests that the newest performance oriented hatchback will get a slightly more powerful 1.0-liter Boosterjet unit. Expect the new engine which too will make its Indian debut to deliver an impressive amount of power and torque figures along with an exceptional fuel efficiency figures..
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2017 Tata Tigor
Tata Motors has already created a lot of hype in the Indian automobile market with their latest hatchback offering Tata Tiago, which was earlier codenamed as the Tata Kite. Alongside the Tiago hatchback, Tata Motors had also showcased a Tiago based compact sedan at the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo. The compact sedan was yet to be officially named when it was displayed at the Auto expo.
Both the Tiago hatchback and the compact sedan based on the hatchback grabbed people’s attention at the Auto Expo 2016. This compact sedan will get the same powertrain options like its sibling Tiago, while the front fascia, interior of the compact sedan will also boast similarities with the Tiago hatchback.
But does the mew compact sedan can turn the fortunes for Tata motors in India?
Update 09/02/2017:- Tata Motors has officially named their soon to be launched sedan Tigor. We have updated this review with all the latest information about this soon to be launched compact sedan
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2017 Toyota Etios Liva Duel Tone
Toyota Kirloskar Motors introduced the duel tone Etios Liva in India, the hatchback not only gets a duel tone overall design but also class-leading cabin space and safety features.
Toyota made their presence felt in one of the most competitive segments of the Indian market by launching the Etios Liva hatchback back in 2011 just after a year of the launch of the Etios sedan. Toyota extended their Etios family of hatchbacks by introducing the Etios Cross back in the year 2014. Last year Toyota also introduced the Platinum Etios in Indian market which has helped the auto manufacturer to register an overall growth of 7 percent towards the last quarter of 2016.
Compared to some other hatchback of its segment the Etios Liva failed to impress the crowd despite its feature packed interior, abundant safety feature and fuel-efficient drivetrains. Toyota launched the refreshed Etios and Liva hatchback last year and although these are not exactly new generation cars but mid-life refresh they certainly looked sportier and bolder than the older cars.
Coming to the newly introduced Dueltone variant, the hatchback not only gets some cosmetic updates to its exterior but interior as well. With an option of both petrol and diesel drivetrains on offer the Etios Liva Duel tone surely looks like a compact package.
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2017 Mahindra XUV500 Sportz Limited Edition
Mahindra launched the XUV500 Sportz Limited Edition in India yesterday. This special edition SUV is based on XUV’s W10 trim. Mahindra first introduced the Sportz Special edition with the pre-facelift XUV couple of years ago.
This special edition XUV500 Sportz edition features few cosmetic upgrades to the exterior while just like the exterior, the interior too gets some significant updates of its own.
The cosmetic updates that the XUV500 Sportz Edition has received comes in the form of new Bonnet decals, exclusive mirror decals, side decals positioned towards the lower half of the SUV. While other cosmetic updates include Red inserts on front fog lamps, door handles finished in sporty red appliqué and roof racks finished in elegant Red color. This special edition SUV also gets gray alloy wheels and brake callipers painted in Red, lastly, it also has received the signature sports badge towards the rear profile.
The facelift XUV 500 on which this special edition variant is based on gets vertically slated grille, projector headlamp units and also LED daytime running lamps integrated in the headlamp unit.
Inside the special edition SUV carries over all the features from the W10 grade. Thus the XUV500 Sportz Edition features premium Black and Beige leather upholstery. The Sportz Edition also gets a 7 inch Color Touch Screen Display which has been integrated with GPS, USB (Audio / Video), and Bluetooth Audio, Handsfree Call, iPod connectivity & Picture Viewer. This is the same unit carried over from the W10 grade.
2017 Hyundai Grand i10
Hyundai Motors India LTD launched the facelift Grand i10 in India; the hatchback was unveiled for the first time in UK last year. While the hatchback is sold in the European market as the new generation i10 the same car is sold alongside its predecessor in the Indian market.
The facelift hatchback which was launched yesterday promises redefined exterior styling, Hi-tech Features, improved performance and Fuel Efficiency. Priced in between INR 4.58 Lakhs – to INR 7.33 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi), this new hatchback surely brings a lot on the table.
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2017 Maruti Suzuki Wagon-R Refresh
WagonR is one of the most renowned hatchbacks of the Indian market and it has been on sale in India for the last 7 years. There were talks that Maruti Suzuki could launch the new generation hatchback in India soon and some images of the leaked hatchback were doing rounds on the internet too recently. However that is not the case Maruti has decided not to introduce the new generation hatchback now and instead will actually launch the updated car in a new avatar.
Now before we go into any other details let us inform you that Maruti has decided to retire the Stingray nameplate from their lineup and merge the Stingray variant which until now was offered as the top variant with the entire lineup. So in short the Stingray variant of the WagonR is the standard model now. What is even more interesting is also the fact that a new top VXI+ trim has also been added to the lineup now which will receive all the bells and whistles.
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2017 Mahindra KUV100 Anniversary Edition
Mahindra & Mahindra showcased the KUV100 Anniversary edition in India and this special edition compact Crossover will also be launching soon in the Indian market along with the updated variant. Just like we recently reported in our recent preview article of the updated 2017 KUV100 that Mahindra launched the KUV100 exactly a year ago in India and initially the vehicle was in high demand but gradually the demand for the SUV has declined and was at its lowest in the month of December 2016.
What is even more interesting is also the fact while the KUV100 was the only Crossover which dominated its segment because it had no other potential threats from any rivals and definitely offered more than any other hatchbacks at this price point. But now after the launch of the Maruti Ignis which actually is more features rich and definitely more fuel efficient. Mahindra definitely needed something fancy in their plate to drive the attention from the recently launched rival on to their own product.
Now in order to increase its sales figures Mahindra surely needed something which could bring back the customers interest back to their entry level offering and hence the anniversary edition. Now unfortunately this special edition KUV100 does not get any major updates under the hood but it surely gets few cosmetic updates which has made the car more attractive.
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2017 Mahindra KUV100
Mahindra launched the KUV100 exactly a year ago in India; the auto manufacturer pitched it as a small SUV and their entry level offering for the Indian market. Basically this is actually a beefed up hatchback and gets both petrol and diesel engine under the hood. Although the KUV100 made a fiery start in terms of sales when it was launched initially but slowly the sales number declined and in the month of December 2016 only 1953 units of the vehicle was sold which is actually its lowest numbers since its launch.
Like you all know that the Mahindra KUV100 is definitely not a compact SUV and is also priced lower than most of the other compact SUV offerings. This car now competes directly in the B+ segment hatchbacks and locks horns directly with the recently introduced Maruti Suzuki Ignis which too is actually a beefed up Cross hatchback.
Now that its rival has been launched here how can Mahindra possible stay behind? Thus they have decided to introduce the updated variant of the hatchback. According to the reports of Autocar India not only the KUV100 will get some cosmetic updates but some mechanical updates as well which will make the crossover even more fuel efficient and refined.
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2017 Ford Ecosport Platinum Edition
Ford India today introduced the Ecosport Platinum Edition in India today. This new compact SUV not only getssome technology ugrades but few cosmetic updates as well. The Ecosport compact SUV has been here in the Indian market for quite some time now and while its other rivals has received quite a few updates recently Ford has decided not to make any major changes to their popular compact SUV. Now when we all thought that Ford will introduce the new facelift variant of the Ecosport which was showcased at the New York Auto show last year Ford has instead decided to update the current variant and sell it as the 2017 model until and unless the new Coimpact SUV is launched in India.
The Ecosport Platinum Edition as already mentioned above gets few cosmetic as well some technological updates as well.
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2017 Tata Hexa
Tata Motors is currently on a spree to revise its entire portfolio, in order to stop the exponential decline in sales that the Indian automaker is currently experiencing. With the Tiago hatchback already accumulating huge praises from customers and critics, Tata has turned its attention to other upcoming products in its lineup. The Indian origin automaker has been making gradual improvement in their design language, and they are bringing bold and fresh products to the Indian market without hesitation. And the next big thing coming our way is a premium SUV Crossover, christened as the Tata Hexa. What do we know about this Tata crossover? Well, read-on to find out.
Earlier, when Tata Motors showcased the Tata Hexa concept at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, we all knew it would be a replacement of their Tata Aria MPV which didn’t do well in terms of sales in the Indian market. But, at the recently concluded 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo, Tata Motors showcased the production version of Tata Hexa, and it took everyone by surprise. The Hexa really impressed us. Rather than being a restyled Aria it came with an individual identity, which made it look a lot different to its stable siblings. The car looks like an MPV in terms of size, but it is actually a stylish and tough looking crossover equipped with the latest off-roading technologies.
The all new Tata Hexa looks sporty and muscular, yet stylish. Not only at the exterior, but the interior too get plenty of attractive features which are luxurious and provide a new-age character to this upcoming Tata Crossover.
Update 18.01.2017:- Tata Motors launched the Hexa Crossover in India today. The new Crossover is the flagship offering from Tata Motors and the prices and details have been updated in the overview article of the Crossover
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2017 (Maruti) Suzuki Ignis Motocross Style Edition
Only yesterday we have reported that Suzuki has showcased the new Swift Racer RS concept which was based on the new generation Swift although no details of the production variant is out yet but there is a fair chance that Suzuki might introduce it first in the markets of Japan and then perhaps it might also land on the Indian shores sometimes in the near future. Now at the same show Suzuki showcased another sportier variant of the Ignis Crossover which was launched here in India last week only.
Just like what we have seen on the Swift Racer RS Concept exhibition cars, the Ignis Crossover too has been given a unique cosmetic upgrade too. Called the Ignis Motocross Style Edition, this is the same Ignis Crossover with all the added colours.
The Ignis Crossover was launched recently and is positioned below the Vitara Brezza SUV. The car is being sold in the Indian market via Maruti’s Nexa dealership and is offered with both diesel and petrol powertrain options. Transmission on offer is a 5 speed manual as standard and an AMT offered as optional with both petrol and diesel variants.
That said, we have tried to provide you all the information about this funky looking avatar of the new Suzuki Ignis Motocrosser style exhibition car which was showcased at the Tokyo Auto Salon.
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