It was August 1997 when Toyota first started making hybrid vehicles. The automaker launched its Coast hybrid EV bus in Japan, followed in December by the first generation Prius which is the first mass-produced hybrid car.
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Owners of certain Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan and estate models will need to make a trip to the dealership soon as the German carmaker has announced a worldwide recall pertaining to the vehicle’s steering mechanism.
The Honda Mobilio has hit the roads of South Africa and has been priced at 179,900 Rand (Rs 9.96 lakh). South Africa gets the Japanese automaker’s entry-level MPV in three petrol variants and with two transmission options. This car is made at Honda India’s plant and exported to South Africa.
Pune-based renowned car design house, DC Design, continues to test the Avanti in India. Two test mules of the supercar were again spotted testing on the Mumbai-Pune expressway.
Mercedes-Benz India will launch its fourth AMG vehicle – the GLA 45 AMG, this month, on October 27. The GLA 45 AMG is based on the GLA-Class that made its official debut last month and is apparently sold out for the year. This is the second four-cylinder AMG vehicle to go on sale in India after the CLA45 AMG.
The upcoming generation of the Jaguar XF has been spied on the world’s most arduous race track – the Nurburgring. The mid-size luxury sedan is set to be larger than ever before and with an all-aluminium body shell.
Volkswagen is expected to launch the eighth generation Passat before the end of this year in Europe. The German carmaker claims this is the best Passat ever built and it all begins with the weight as the car is now 85kg lighter than the outgoing model. The car is available for order in Germany and on paper it does look like it might turn out to be the best car in its segment too.
The Toyota Etios siblings will undergo yet another facelift and these models have been spotted testing in India recently. A report from GaadiWaadi suggests that the facelifted twins will be launched in the Indian market on October 15 and features cosmetic changes both inside and outside.
The Hyundai ix25 premium compact SUV has been launched in the Chinese market for 119, 800 Yuan (Rs 11.96 lakh). It was previewed at the 2014 Chengdu Auto Show in concept form and is being offered in the Chinese market with engine and gearbox options.
In a bid to celebrate the first anniversary of the Terrano, Nissan India has launched a limited edition model starting at Rs 12.83 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). This special edition model was launched through the company’s official website yesterday and the company is accepting online bookings for it.