2017 Force Gurkha
Force Motors has introduced the updated 2017 Gurkha in India. The new Gurkha has been confronted to meet the BSIV emission norms and is now available with both three and five doors body configuration. The updated SUV is provided with two body variants called Xplorer and Xpedition. The updated Gurkha is not exactly a new generation offering and thus gets minor tweaks to the exterior and interior styling along with the drivetrain.
There is no doubt that the Gurkha has achieved a lot and proved its toughness and durability since its introduction back in 2008. A true contender to the Mahindra Thar Force Motors has tried to retain the offroading genes even in this updated version and made it even more comfortable and upmarket.
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Audi Confirms Q4 SUV Launch in 2019
We all expected Audi to launch the Q4 SUV by the year 2017, but the launch delayed due to the now infamous Diesel Gate emission scandal. However, Audi is all set to bounce back and has plans not only to rejuvenate their current product lineup but also introduce three battery-electric models by the year 2020 and to electrify new model series after that. To make their plans, successful Audi has already trained 6000 of their employees to work on these electric drivetrains for over the last three years.
Apart from introducing electric vehicles, Audi will also be introducing self-driving cars as well on the road which will be taken care by their newly founded subsidiary, Autonomous Intelligent Driving GmbH in Munich.
The new models which are lined up and almost ready to launch are their most prestigious flagship A8 sedan alongside the new generation Q5 and A5. In the year 2018, Audi also has plans to launch the second generation A7 as well alongside the Q8 SUV.
However, one particular SUV which will also grace Audi’s new lineup is the Q4 Sporty Compact Utility vehicle.
India’s Richest Businessman Mukesh Amabani’s Sons Adds Two Exclusive & Expensive Cars To Their Collection Spotted!
We do watch different Hollywood celebrities add many exciting cars to their garage every month, but our Indian stars are not far behind as well, especially when we are taking into consideration the two sons of India’s richest Businessman Mr. Mukesh Ambani.
Anant and Akash are well-known personalities in their field of work and love to spend money sensibly. Akash is the elder son of Mr. Mukesh Amabani and is chief of strategy of Jio, a 4G service provides. He may be young, but there is no denying the fact that Akash has an excellent choice when it comes to his love for cars. Recently this young Businessman was spotted at a Bollywood movie success party astride his INR 3.85 crores worth Bentley Bentayga SUV.
Akash is currently the owner of India’s most expensive SUV on sale in India. The Bentayga also is the most fastest and powerful SUV from Bentley on offer. Akash preferred to choose the British Racing Green shade out of 12 other green shades on offer with the SUV, but his SUV also gets carbon fibre on the ORVM’s as well. The Bentayga also features an optional Breitling Mulliner Tourbillon watch accessory which is worth INR 1.95 crore. Under the hood, this expensive and luxurious SUV gets a 6.0-litre W12 engine which produces around 600 bhp of peak power and 900 Nm torque. The SUV is capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h mark in 4.1 seconds.
Jaguar I-PACE Electric Car Concept Take On The Streets Of London
The Jaguar I-Pace Concept attracted a lot of eyeballs at the 2017 Geneva Motor show. This is one car which has redefined our era of automotive engineering; it is the only car which has supercar inspired aesthetics, sports car performance and SUV space, in one electric package.
Now after the unveiling, the British Luxury car maker has added another feather to their crown by driving this concept car on the streets of London. The I-Pace is a very unique car to be put outside in the real world.
The I-Pace concept according to Jaguar represents the next generation of battery electric vehicles. Ian Callum who is the director of the design team, Jaguar and has many accolades to his name said that for him the future of motoring has arrived. If you are amongst those persons who keeps themselves updated with the latest news and information’s of the automotive world will surely know that the Automakers are now shifting towards more environment-friendly cars.
The I-Pace is an electric car which has a range of 500 Kilometres (NEDC cycle) from the 90kWh lithium-ion battery. Charging the car is also quick with 80 percent charge can be completed in just 90 minutes using 50kW DC charging.
The I-Pace is powered by compact electric lightweight motors which together can combine a total power output of 400PS and 700Nm of torque. It has also had the benefits of an all-weather drive with the help of an all-wheel drive system. If we talk about performance, the i-Pace can accelerate from 0-100 km/h mark in just 4 seconds.
Jaguar promises that the I-Pace will be able to deliver the agility, ride comfort and refinement which will set it apart from the other electric cars available in the market right now. It will also be a true blue Jaguar and a real drivers’ car they added.
List of Cars Best Suited For Hardcore Travellers
In recent years, the words like ‘travel’ and ‘roadtrips’ have become much more synonymous than ever before. The new generation of Indians is now much open to the idea of travelling, and that too on four wheels by enrolling the concept of drive and reach, to make their journeys much more memorable. Thankfully, the cut-throat competition among all the manufacturers has resulted into some cars which make perfect sense and match with the idea of road trips. For falling under this category of vehicles, the primary requirements of a car are the spacious and well-thought cabin, powertrain options punchy enough to breathe comfortably for long miles and a ride quality which is plush sufficiently to keep the people inside the cabin as free of fatigue as possible.
In this feature story, we are pointing and throwing some light on all such cars made for mass market buyers which fulfil all the requirements mentioned above to call themselves the best cars with which you can write new travel stories and memories. Following is a category-wise list of all such cars which are best suited for travel lovers, which ranges from an entry-level mini hatchback and going all the way up to a full-fledged SUV.
Production Spec Tata Nexon Caught Undisguised Way Ahead Of Its Launch
Only recently we came to know that Tata Motors is all set to introduce the new Nexon compact SUV in India before Diwali 2017. The production spec of the Compact SUV was also showcased recently at 2017, Geneva Motor show. However, Carwale was able to click some undisguised pictures of what looks like the production spec of the Nexon compact SUV recently.
The sub-4 meter SUV will compete directly with the likes of the Toyota Etios Cross, Fiat Avventura Cross and the soon to be launched Honda WR-V Crossovers when it finally launches here. According to the reports, Tata Motors will price the new compact SUV aggressively.
The undisguised car which was spotted looked identical to the Nexon show car showcased recently at the 2017 Geneva Motor show. Towards the front profile, the compact SUV features a large honeycomb mesh grille with the Tata Motor logo at the centre. The headlamp unit looks quite similar to the ones found in the concept car showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo in New Delhi. While the lower trims will get halogen lamps, the top end trim will receive projector units. Expect the front headlamp unit also to integrate LED daytime running lights as well. The front profile also gets aggressive looking bumpers which also houses round shaped fog lamps as well.
Nissan Kicks SUV To Make India Debut Towards End Of 2018
Nissan surely made a lot of headlines last year when they launched the new GT-R Supercar in India. Although they do not have any massive launches lined this year, they surely will impress the Indian crowd next year. Believe it or not, Nissan is all set to introduce the Kicks SUV in India in Q3 2018.
According to the latest reports, Nissan will be launching the Kicks SUV will be positioned above the Terrano SUV towards the end of 2018. The Kicks was unveiled in Brazil last year, and the model sold in the South American market underpins Nissan’s V platform. However, to cut the expense, the SUV will be launched in the Indian market will underpin a whole new platform codenamed HHA. The HHA is a modified version of Renaults much talked about MO platform which underpins cars like the Duster and Lodgy in India. The MO platform also is one of the main reasons for Renault-Nissan Alliances in India.
While Renault will launch the Kaptur SUV in India this year and it will also underpin the same modified MO platform, the Kicks, on the other hand, will be launched exactly after a year underpinning the same platform.
Tata To Launch Nexon Compact SUV In October 2017
At a recent interview, Tata Motors Managing Director Guenter Butscheck has confirmed that Tata Motors will be launching the all new Nexon compact SUV in India towards the month of October 2017. To make it more clear the Tata Nexon SUV will launch in Indian market before Diwali 2017. There is no doubt in the fact that the car sales are highest during the festive seasons and almost all the auto manufacturer either comes up with a new product or tries to offer big discounts on their existing products.
Coming to the Nexon, this is Tata’s new generation product which was showcased as a concept for the first time at the 2016 Auto Expo and now recently it was showcased in its production form alongside the Tigor compact sedan which will launch in India on March 29th.
The range-topping compact SUV will get plenty of sophisticated and advanced technologies and features. The exterior will receive new projector headlamp unit and a LED daytime running lamps as well. The front grille gets finished in gloss black besides that front bumper will also house round shaped fog lamps. Towards the side profile, the SUV will feature bigger 17-inch alloy wheels. While the contrast roof will certainly also draw attention, the side profile will also feature roof rails as well. Towards the rear, the Nexon gets a stylish LED taillamps.
India Bound Jeep Compass SUV Showcased At 2017 Geneva Motor Show
Jeep has showcased their newest SUV the Compass SUV at the ongoing 2017 Geneva Motor show. This will be the cheapest SUV offering from Jeep for the Indian market and reports are that it will be launched in India towards mid-2017 and the good thing is that it will be priced under 20 Lakh rupees as an introductory price.
The lower price tag of the Compass SUV will be possible because Jeep decided to localise most of its parts in India at the FCA’s Ranjangaon plant. The reports state that Jeep will introduce the new Compass in three variants which include Sport, Longitude and Limited variants.
While the Compass takes its styling inspiration from the bigger Grand Cherokee SUV but under the hood, it will most probably get the 2.0-litre Multijet diesel engine which produces 165PS of power and 350Nm of torque. The engine will be paired to a 6-speed manual or a 9-speed automatic transmission depending on the trims. Hopefully, to truly bring out the capabilities of the SUV, Jeep will offer it with an all-wheel drive system as well.
If we talk about styling, then Compass gets the muscular appeal but it also receives a boxy design. The front profile gets the signature 7 toothed grille while towards the rear the Compass gets LED elements in the taillamps. The SUV showcased at the Auto show gets black-silver finished alloy wheels. Which definitely looks bold and rugged at the same time. Expect the interior to also be well equipped with all the luxury bits which will include a U connect touchscreen infotainment system positioned in the middle of the dashboard, infact this is the only Jeep SUV which will get an option of 3 different touchscreen infotainment system, it also gets a sunroof as well.
Apart from India the Jeep Compass will also be sold across 100 other Countries across the world.
Land Rover Showcased New Range Rover Velar At 2017 Geneva Motor Show
Land Rover showcased the fourth member of their Range Rover family at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The new Velar positioned in between the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport. The SUV has refined for every occasion and uses unique and sustainable materials and advanced engineering which will help Land Rover to continue their drive to go above and beyond.
The new Velar underpins Jaguar’s aluminium-intensive IQ platform which also underpins the F-Pace Crossover. The SUV comes with many class leading features on both outsides as well as inside. Towards the exterior the Velar gets Matrix LED headlamp unit which is the most slender looking headlamp unit ever used in a Land Rover, the Velar is also the first Land Rover SUV in the RR range to feature flush deployable door handles. The Velar also gets Burnished Copper coloured detailing on the front bumper blades and fender vents. This SUV also gets four corner suspension system which promises to deliver the highest level of comfort and control.
Just like the exterior the interior too also gets many first in class features like two high definitions 10-inch touchscreen while there is a separate 12.3 inch HD display along with a Heads up display for the driver. The driver and front passenger get 20-way adjustable seats. There is also a 1,600-watt, 23-speaker Meridian Signature Sound audio system for the entertainment of the passengers. The new Velar will be available with three trim levels including the S, SE and HSE trims.
Tata Motors Showcases The Tigor & Nexon At The 2017 Geneva Motor show
Tata Motors today showcased two special edition cars at the 87th Geneva Motor show. These cars are special because these cars belong to their next generation product lineup. The two products which we are talking about here are the India’s first ‘Styleback’, the Tata TIGOR and the bold, elegant and sporty compact SUV, the Tata NEXON.
Now Tata definitely has plans to introduce both these cars in the Indian market soon and before that, we got a preview of both these cars at the Geneva Motor show. Now before we get into any other details let us inform you Tata Motors also announced that they will be launching the styleback in the Indian market on 29th March while they also announced that they will also be introducing the Nexon compact SUV in India later this year.
Both these cars were showcased at the Tata Motors pavilion at the show, While the Tigor is Tata designers rendition of their first styleback. The compact sedan brings forward a lively and dynamic stance. This car is perhaps the first car in its segment which does not have a boxy stance. While the Tata Nexon compact SUV, on the other hand, gets a sculpted body structure which according to Tata Motors portrays a sense of power as well as agility. The Nexon showcased at the Motor show gets duel tone exterior color scheme.
With all these exciting products on the line, Tata Motors definitely wants to become one amongst the top 3 players of the Indian passenger vehicle market. Their new strategy is to provide advanced products to their customers which are advanced in terms of design, technology, and innovation.
Tata Hexa Pulls A Boeing 737-800 Aircraft: Video
We have seen cars pulling planes in some record setting videos but never on an Indian airstrip. Tata Motors has done something truly epic to promote their newly launched Hexa UV. Taking ‘Whatever it Takes’ philosophy of the brand to the next level Tata Motors has released a new video where you can watch the production variant of the Hexa Crossover pulling a real and fully equipped Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
They surely set a new benchmark amongst the Indian automobile industry by completing this stunt on the Indian soil. According to Mr Vivek Srivatsa, Head of Marketing, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors, said, that they were delighted to complete this incredible challenge with the newly launched Hexa Crossover. He added that the vehicle is capable of achieving the unthinkable and at the same time was also confident that the car would be able to complete the challenge. He also said that the new video would be able to bring forward the capabilities of the Hexa Crossover by towing such a significant mass and also creating a National record.
The vehicle which was used to achieve this record is powered by the 2.2 Litre VARICOR 400 units, which is capable of producing about 400 Nm of torque which has helped to pull the large aircraft. The Hexa was able to pull the plane over a distance of 50 metres demonstrating with certitude the immense reserve power and torque ability of the HEXA.
Watch the video and do tell us what you all think of this new record and off course also about the pulling power of the Crossover.
Next Generation Mahindra Thar Coming Soon!
Mahindra introduced the Thar back in 2010, and since its launch, the vehicle has always attracted the attention of those who loves some serious offroading with their vehicle. Now, this is one machine with ample amount of torque that can take on any terrain with ease. The Thar received its first major facelift back in 2015 and while the demands are slowly fading away because of some potential rivals in this segment. According to some recent reports, Mahindra is all set to introduce the next generation Thar in India.
Although not much information is available at this moment, we can certainly say that it will still take some time for Mahindra to introduce the new generation vehicle in the Indian market. However, there are few things which we can certainly inform you at this moment about the upcoming car.
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Maruti Vitara Brezza Adds Another Milestone To Its Name Crosses sells over 100,000 units
It has not exactly been one year since Maruti introduced the Vitara Brezza in India and within this short period the compact SUV went on to become the best seller in the compact SUV segment for eight months in a row. MSIL was able to sell over 100,000 units of the SUV.
The compact SUV was launched last year March after it was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo. The entire SUV was designed in-house by Maruti engineers. Presently the compact SUV is available only with a single 1, 248 cc, four cylinder turbo-diesel unit which is capable of producing about 90 Ps of peak power and 200 Nm of torque. The engine paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox which sends power to the front wheels.
The Brezza is one of the smartest SUV of the lot because it gets plenty of interior features to keep the occupants happy, for instance, the compact SUV gets a whole new infotainment system which is compatible with Android Auto and Apple car play, cooled upper glove box and much more. For the exterior enhancement, the SUV comes equipped with automatic projector headlamps with LED DRL’s, dual tone colours options. While for the safety of the passengers inside the SUV gets ABS and airbags as standard across the range.
The Vitara Brezza is a direct competitor of the Ford Ecosport, Renault Duster and the Mahindra TUV300.