BMW recently launched the third generation Mini in its three-door hardtop guise. Rumours were afloat that Mini was also working on many different models, one of which was a five-door variant. Internally called F55, the car is the company’s first five-door hatch. The car has now been spotted undergoing trials and though it seems production ready, it will be only be launched by the end of the year or early 2015.
A limited edition of the Suzuki Swift, dubbed as the SZ-L Edition, has been launched in the UK. Only 500 units of this variant will be produced. The car, with sporty looks and additional features, will go on sale in the UK market from March 1.
A new batch of spy shots of the next-generation BMW X1 has emerged. Codenamed F48, the new X1 will be radically different from the outgoing model, the E84. The new car will be smaller and will spawn off an all-new sportier model called X2 to slot in between the X1 and the X3.
“Mahindra XUV Automatic maybe launched next year” was the title of our last report on Mahindra bringing the SUV to India. We bring you more details today. The XUV automatic is likely to get a more powerful engine and the power output is rumoured to be around 170 bhp.
Ford has made quite a few high-performance versions of the Focus in the past. The previous ST and RS models, in fact, have been such big hits in Europe that enthusiasts are now hooked onto the news when Ford announces a new version of the Focus.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash tests new cars to destruction to apprehend the level of safety they offer in the event of a collision. The agency recently tested Jeep’s all-new 2014 Cherokee which, incidentally, has earned a four-star overall rating.
Toyota’s Etios has been a sluggish seller in the Indian market, while there might be several reasons for its low sales, in terms of styling , the car was left trailing behind by the competition. Now, the world’s number one car manufacturer is working on an all-new Etios and major emphasis will be on styling.
The fighting bull from Lamborghini is being tuned by Duke Dynamics to give it an even fiercer look. The Canadian Tuners and designer Marius Dumitrascu have been working on designing a new look for the Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4.
Most of the Indian manufacturers these days spend more time strategising to gain more market share and more sales. But due to negative buying sentiment and not-so-friendly economic policies, the sales have not been upto the mark. In the meanwhile, the used car market has been showing double digit growth in the past three years and has beaten the new car sales by quite a big margin. It grew 22-25 per cent in last three years as compared to flat growth in new car sales.