Mahindra confirmed at the launch of the new XUV 500 automatic yesterday that the new Aisin AW six-speed automatic gearbox will be carried over to other Mahindra and SsangYong SUVs. The probability of the Scorpio getting this gearbox soon is high and we can expect the SUV to get this update as well.
The Maruti Suzuki YBA compact SUV has been spotted on test in Shimla and for the first time we have also got a glance of the interior of the car. The YBA will be the production version of the XA-Alpha SUV which was unveiled at the 2012 Auto Expo.
Mahindra is offering the XUV500 automatic for prices starting at Rs 15.53 lakh (ex-Delhi). The company was planning the move for a while, but was waiting for the new six-speed transmission from Aisin AW of Japan. Here is a quick download on the XUV500 AT and our first impressions from a short spin inside the Mahindra facility.
There is a lot riding on the small shoulders of this second generation Ford Figo hatchback. Although the EcoSport has been doing pretty well, it’s a small hatch that gets you big numbers in a developing country like India. The Ford Aspire sub-compact sedan has been well received by Indian car buyers and without a doubt has aroused a positive response in the market. In an effort to follow up on this good reaction, the American car maker has quickly launched the Figo, which is essentially the hatchback iteration of the Aspire. Like with the sedan, Ford has spared no effort in making the Figo as good as it can be. It’s spacious, well equipped, has strong engines and is quite nice to look at. Ford seems to have nailed it with the pricing especially for the base and mid variants and this definitely puts the Figo in good stead. However, price and equipment is not the only determining factor of a car’s success and the Figo has to deliver as an all-rounder.