Jaguar-Land Rover sold about 55,000 cars in North America last year, which accounts for a significant share from its total global sales of 4.25 lakh. With an aim to sell around 1 million cars by the end of the decade, the automaker has lined up quite a few expansion plans wherein several new manufacturing facilities have been contemplated.
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Mahindra has been busy testing its next-generation Bolero and prototype models of the upcoming utility vehicle have been spotted in the wild yet again. Caught on camera in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, the spy shots reveal a major chunk of the centre console and the steering wheel.
Fiat has launched the Avventura crossover starting at a price tag of Rs 5.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) for the 1.4-litre petrol Active variant. The Avventura will be available in three variants – Active, Dynamic and Emotion and in six colour options.
It is raining crossovers and it seems that everyone wants to join the bandwagon in one of the hottest growing segments in the Indian market. The latest entrant is expected to be Hyundai whose ‘seen-for-the-first-time’ Elite i20-based crossover has been spotted testing outside Chennai. Ironically the pictures have arrived just a day before Fiat is all set to launch its own Punto Evo-based Avventura crossover.
The luxury world in late 2012 bid farewell to an iconic brand name when Mercedes-Benz, finding no success even after 10 years, ended production of the Maybach line of cars. Its plan is to base a whole range of vehicles on the 2014 S-Class including an extra-long wheelbase version which it has now confirmed will revive the famous moniker. The car will be unveiled at the 2015 LA Auto Show and is expected to go on sale soon after.
According to a source, Hyundai might launch the updated model of the Verna in the first quarter of 2015. It is not to be mistaken for the brand pushing the envelope to counter the competition from the recently launched Honda City, as the car is already on sale in China and Russia.
The Fiat Avventura, first unveiled at this year's Auto Expo in February, will be launched tomorrow for the Indian market. This will be just the third vehicle to be added to the hatchback compact crossover category in our country, the other two being - the Volkswagen Cross Polo and Toyota Etios Cross.
Nissan has announced its one-make racing series called the Micra Cup in Canada, which will begin in May 2015. There will be five races that will run in race tracks around Quebec. The event will constitute 25 participants driving their Micras, fighting for the top spot in this affordable motor racing.
Audi has revealed its plans to launch a one-make racing series based on the new TT sportscar. The brand will be seen running the Audi Sport TT Cup which will be a part of the DTM touring car racing in the 2015 season. Having introduced the R8 LMS Cup in Asia, the TT one-make cup in Germany will be Audi’s second one-make racing series.
Volkswagen inaugurated its new dealership in North Mumbai in collaboration with Mody Auto Corp. Pvt. Ltd. This is the sixth dealership in the city that will cater to Volkswagen customers.