We reported last month that Mahindra might be launching the new Scorpio (W 105) soon in our market. There are rumours going around that India’s largest SUV maker might launch the new Scorpio on September 25, 2014.
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A test mule of the eighth generation Toyota Hilux has been sped undergoing hot weather testing in Southern Europe. Alright, we don’t have provisions for lifestyle pickup trucks yet, but, the Fortuner is built on the Hilux platform.
Mahindra has announced that it will launch two compact utility vehicle platforms and one commercial vehicle platform for the Indian market next year. This was announced by Pawan Goenka, president – automotive and farm equipment, Mahindra who added that the company would be launching refreshed models over the next 15 months including the new platform models.Mahindra to launch petrol powered compact SUVs in 2015
After selling more than 350,000 units of the second generation B-Class, Mercedes-Benz has decided to update its premium MPV with a host of changes to the exterior and interior and more equipment. The brand has released the official photos of the B-Class facelift, ahead of the car’s public debut at the Paris Motor Show next month.
General Motors is looking for an image makeover and about time it gets one. Its reputation had taken a beating previously, thanks to the series of recalls it ordered. Now, on a mission, GM’s CEO, Mary Barra has declared that General Motors Co plans to launch 40 new cars in India and in other international markets excluding China, North America and Europe. However, no timeline has been provided.
A facelifted version of the Mercedes-Benz M-Class has been spotted during the shoot of what appears to be its TV commercial. It retains the same overall boxy design as the outgoing model but gets major cosmetic changes all around to give it a fresh appeal. The SUV has been spotted testing on multiple occasions across Europe.
BMW has just added a third model in its 2 Series portfolio in the form of the new 2 Series convertible. The car is set to join the coupe and the Active Tourer in the line-up from February 2015, with prices starting at £29,180 (Rs 28.80 lakh). The new 2 Series replaces the 1 Series convertible which BMW claims was the most successful car in its class with global sales of more than 130,000 units.
Rafael Treguer is the new Vice President for Sales & Marketing at Renault India. The company released an intimation to inform us of the same. Treguer brings with him 20 years of international experience in various roles within the Renault Group itself.
Audi has introduced a new ‘Dynamic’ variant for the Q3 and has priced it at Rs 38.4 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai). The new top-end version of the compact SUV gets few additional features and goes on sale to compete with the soon to be launched Mercedes-Benz GLA.
The festive season is just around a month away and as is the ritual, automakers are now coming up with a host of benefits to lure customers into their showrooms and improve their sales. Datsun, for one, has kicked off the celebrations this season with special offers on the GO hatchback.