Hybrid cars have been in the car market since the late 1990s and most automobile manufacturers have revealed their plans to produce their own versions based on green technology. However Aston Martin has no such plans yet and will prefer sticking to their V12 engines in the near future.
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The German luxury carmaker, BMW, announced their first all-electric city car, the i3 in July this year. Cut to now, the company is reportedly considering a production increase for its i3 electric car after early preorders are forcing them to rethink production goals.
Hyundai is looking to attract the younger population and spearheading its latest objective is its plans to launch a performance brand that will help the Korean company ditch its value-focused image.
Contrary to rumours that 2015 would see the launch of the Range Rover Evoque XL, a 2016 launch is the new date that is making the rounds. Bigger but lighter, the Evoque XL codenamed as L560 is expected to bridge the gap between the Range Rover Evoque and the Range Rover Sport.
The passenger vehicle market these days is seeing a lot of activity. Adding to the list is Mahindra with the launch of a nine seater version of the Xylo called the D2 Maxx for Rs7.12 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai). The MPV is available in BS3 emission standard and has been targeted at the fleet market as well as tour and travel operators.
Land rover has confirmed that it will stop production of the Defender SUV by December 2015. This sad news for all its fans and off-road enthusiasts who swear by it comes in the face of it not being able to keep up with the present-day safety and emissions requirements.
The 2014 Hyundai i10 (known to us in India as the Grand i10) has been priced in the UK for 8345 GBP (Rs 8.22 lakh). It replaces the current car and is available in trim levels and eight variants. However, unlike India which has got a new 1.1-litre diesel, the UK market will continue with a 1.0-litre and 1.2-litre Kappa petrol engine. While following the same overall design, feature list and shape, the European spec i10 is smaller than the Grand i10 by 100mm.
Nissan yesterday silently launched a new top spec facelifted XV S variant for Rs 10.55 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). It had updated its official website to include the external changes but did not provide a revised feature list. The Japanese automaker today launched the car and has now provided details of the updates to the MPV.
Honda is making sure that it leaves no stone unturned in its efforts to market its newest offering the Honda Mobilio MPV. The Japan-based automaker, has as a result, started taking customer previews for the car, which was previously showcased in September 2013 at the Indonesia Motor Show.
It’s one of the most highly anticipated luxury SUVs of the year and yet as 2013 is drawing to a close, we still have no word on when Fiat will officially launch the Jeep range for the Indian market. However, what we can give you is another set of spy shots, courtesy of the team at Motorbash, of a two test car making their way through the busy streets of the Margrapatta area in Pune.