Fri, September 23, 2016 by
Mahindra Electric (Sponsored)
It is evident that electric vehicles are going to be future. Germany has its eyes on one million electric vehicles in the country by 2020 and achieving 50 per cent electric car sales in another ten years. The global emission norms are getting meaner by the day and slowly hybrid engines will become mandatory to meet the norms, if not fully electric.
Jeep has unveiled its India-bound Compass SUV. The internet unveiling of the vehicle marks the start of production at the Fiat plant in Brazil but the vehicle will make its official debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show in November. This SUV will also be produced here in India at FCAs Ranjangaon plant from mid-2017 onwards.
Isuzu has just updated their D-Max V-Cross in Thailand, and while the five-speed manual gearbox costs 1.042 million baht (Rs 20.03 lakh), the six-speed auto is priced at 1.087 million baht (Rs 20.90 lakh).
If the Tata Aria was known to be a mile-muncher, the carmaker is leaving no stone unturned to make its predecessor (read Hexa) possess these properties. No wonder the Hexa's test mules are still doing rounds of the Mumbai-Pune Expressway.
The Renault-Nissan alliance has made an agreement with Microsoft to co-develop next-generation technology in advance connected driving experiences. The multi-year, global contract will be assisted by Azure, Microsoft’s intelligent cloud computing platform.
The India-Bound Jeep Compass has been unveiled ahead of its official start of production in Brazil and debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. Seen sans camouflage for the first time last week, this vehicle will also be locally manufactured at Fiat India’s Ranjangaon plant from mid-2017 and will be the American automaker’s third model in India once it is launched.
The SUV body style is fast becoming popular among car buyers and everyone wants a piece of the success pie. The range of such vehicles now stretches across segments and we have everything from full size seven-seater vehicles in the C-segment and D-segment as well as little hatchback-based crossovers in the B-segment.
Three years after introducing it in the European markets, Suzuki has thoroughly updated the S-Cross. The C segment crossover offering now gets an upright front end styling for a more impactful road presence. Here’s a deeper look into the upgrades, some of which will eventually reflect on to the India-spec Maruti Suzuki S-Cross.
The Endeavour SUV has been a popular product in India. In an attempt to boost Endeavour sales this festive season, the automaker has silently dropped Endeavour prices across its three Trend variants in the country. However, the prices of the Titanium variant remains unchanged. The fresh reduction in prices have come a month after the prices were hiked by about Rs 50,000 across all the Endeavour variants.
The upcoming generation of the BMW 5 Series has been caught on camera yet again. This time though the mid-size sedan has been spied with relatively less camouflage than before. Codenamed G30, the vehicle may look a lot like the current F10 gen model from a distance but look closer and you will notice the new headlight design which flows into the kidney grille and a more muscular bumper design.
Volkswagen’s one-make series, the ‘Volkswagen Vento Cup 2016’ steps into its final race as it enters the fourth and final round. And playing host to the grand finale, is India’s only F1 circuit, the Buddh International Circuit in Noida. The last round is slated to be organised alongside the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) from 30th September to 2nd October.
The term car safety in India is often buried under the carpet. We depend on cars to get around everywhere, for commutes, for finding new destinations and a lot of other things. In short, we spend a lot of time in our cars, whether it’s on the front seat or the back seat.
The Nurburgring Nordschleife is many things to many people. For the locals, it’s a road - a 20-odd km toll road with banked corners, huge dips and bumps and best of all, no oncoming traffic. To racing drivers it’s the Green Hell that rewards their lightning reflexes and to carmakers it’s the ultimate testing ground.
The Alto hatchback from Maruti Suzuki is a major contributor to the company’s sales in India. The Indian automaker’s association with the upcoming movie based on the Indian cricketer MS Dhoni has gone a step ahead with the company now introducing the MS Dhoni inspired limited edition Alto. The changes are limited to cosmetic upgrades, while mechanically it continues to be powered by existing engine options.
The Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) witnessed a four-out-of-four victory for Indian rally driver Gaurav Gill at the Hokkaido Rally. With his co-driver, Belgium’s Stephane Prevot, Gill clinched a win ahead of his teammate Fabian Kreim, who finished second and Cusco Racing’s Michael Young made it to third.
Jeep has begun their conquest in India with the launch of the Wrangler, Grand Cherokee and the Grand Cherokee SRT. This legendary brand is synonymous with everything off-road but has grown to be a representation of luxury, power and style. With the range starting from Rs. 71.59 lac, does Jeep have what it takes to capture the Indian sentiment?
The Elantra is Hyundai's flagship executive sedan that has been around for 26 years with over 11.5 million units sold globally. This new generation is sleeker and more feature-packed than ever before. With a choice of two engine options, nine variants, five colours and an introductory price of 12.99 lakh rupees, does the new Elantra impress? Let's find out!