Hyundai has a great spread of vehicles at every price point, but conspicuous by its absence is a compact SUV, which is the quickest-growing segment today. The ix25 was shown to the world at the Bejing Motor Show earlier this year and it held a lot of promise - it looks like a mini Santa Fe, which is no bad thing.
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BMW has started the production of the 5 Series with the second generation of popular automatic gearbox, the eight-speed ZF 8HP. Called 8HP50, the new gearbox will be first seen in the BMW 520d variant and will eventually be used in all other cars from different manufacturers.
Carzonrent has tied up with Mercedes-Benz to put in place the single largest luxury car order in the country. The company has acquired 120 Mercedes-Benz C-Class luxury sedans, making it the single largest corporate fleet deal in India.
Earlier this month, Mercedes-Benz introduced its S600 S Guard for all-round protection from armed violence. Now, another German luxury automaker has announced a new armoured vehicle. The automaker in question is BMW and the vehicle it has unveiled is the new X5 Security Plus.
Volkswagen showcased the NMC (New Mid-size Coupe) earlier this year at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show. Since then, the car has been actively doing rounds in the Chinese media. The car, in fact, has been developed specifically for China and is designed to appeal to those who fancy a sporty looking sedan.
Mercedes-Benz India has joined hands with few luxury brands in India to introduce LuxeFest 2014. The German car manufacturer has tied up with JW Marriott, Swiss International Airlines and Carl F Bucherer to offer goodies to various customers.
Last month, Volkswagen India launched the facelifted Polo with prices starting at Rs 4.99 lakh for the base-spec variant. During the time of the launch, the German carmaker had announced that it will introduce facelifted versions of the Cross Polo, the GT TSI and the GT TDI by September this year. But according to a few reports, deliveries of the Polo GT TSI have commenced already.
Hyundai has launched the Xcent compact sedan in the Nepali market for 24,96,000 NPR (Rs 15.5 lakh). It is available in three variants and with a single engine option. The car is manufactured at the South Korean auto maker’s Chennai plant and exported to the hill nation.
Mahindra Reva has launched a new premium variant of its electric car, the Reva, at Rs 5.72 lakh (on-road Delhi). This new variant comes with an extended range of 120kms and electric power steering.
Porsche India has announced the launch of a new special edition version of its flagship SUV – the Cayenne. Called the Cayenne Diesel Platinum Edition, this exclusive new version stands out from the rest of the range with its carrara white paint finish and a wider range of standard equipment.