Mahindra’s upcoming refreshed SUV, the Scorpio, has been spied testing repeatedly. This time another test mule has been spotted on the outskirts of Chennai where Mahindra’s research and development is located.
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Maruti seems to be in news more often than not, as there has been a long standing strife between the company and its investors over the Gujarat plant issue. Meanwhile, another issue has cropped up to add to their woes. Maruti’s labour union has placed its demand to the company officials for hiring temporary workers from Haryana at the upcoming plant in Gujarat.
Jaguar’s baby saloon the XE is under test in several locations, meanwhile an automotive publication has come up with details on the upcoming car. According to the report, the XE will use an all-new platform and new engines when it is launched next year.
Remember the exciting Avventura Concept which Fiat had displayed at the Delhi Auto Expo last month? Well, it turns out that Fiat won’t be so gracious when they launch the car later this year. The production model of the Avventura was spotted testing for the first time around Pune’s Airport Road and it seems that Fiat has given the axe to many features which made the concept so brilliant. The car was camouflaged at the front and rear, which indicate the sections which get the cosmetic changes.
The Volvo XC90 is the Swedish carmaker’s flagship SUV. The vehicle has enjoyed strong sales owing to its spacious cabin, decent on-road manners and of course, Volvo’s unrivaled reputation for safety above all else; having said that, the XC90 has been in the market for a decade now and is in dire need of a replacement, especially with the advent of far more modern alternatives from Germany.
The four time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel and his team Red Bull, may be looking at the worst start to the 2014 season. The first race this year will begin in Australia and until now the team hasn’t gone too far in the pre-season testing programme.
Rolls-Royce is planning to introduce a hybrid powertrain into its car lineup. With emission and fuel efficiency regulations getting stricter with every passing day, Rolls-Royce boss said that it would become necessary to adopt the hybrid technology to keep using 12-cylinder engines in their cars.
Maruti Suzuki, Honda India and MRF have been given special recognition awards by J.D. Power Asia Pacific in Delhi. The companies were awarded the prizes for their continued outstanding performance in meeting customer expectations.
The South Korean SUV manufacturer, owned by Mahindra & Mahindra, revealed at the Geneva Motor Show that it intends to rebrand itself and will try and complete the rebranding process by 2017 – ahead of its planned entry into the US.
With the hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the W222 S-Class slated to be launched later this year, Mercedes-Benz is considering making an all-electric version of the flagship luxury sedan. Currently, very few pure electric cars are available in the market and the Tesla Model S is the only competitor in the luxury sedan segment.