Due to the growing importance of safety parameters, India will see seven vehicle testing facilities which includes crash testing labs coming up in 2017. The facilities are built at a cost of Rs 3,700 crore will come up in Manesar, Bengaluru, Rai Bareli, Silchar, Indore, Pune and Chennai. The decision comes at a right time when car buyers are finally paying more attention to safety factor in cars.
Maruti Suzuki has launched a limited edition called the Swift Deca. It is available in the VXi/VDi variant and has been priced at Rs 5.4 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi) for the petrol and Rs 6.32 lakh for the diesel. It is basically a cosmetic pack which commands an additional Rs 52,000 over the price of the VXi/VDi variants and will only be available for a limited period.
This was the most interesting machine we had at our off-road day in the picturesque and extremely challenging 19 Degree North venue. If you consider the Mahindra Thar as the most focussed off-roader in our feature then think again.