Skoda UK has announced the prices for the Octavia vRS prior to its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The car has been priced at 22,900 GBP (Rs 20.65 lakh) and will be on sale from August this year. The Czech automaker had been previewing the car through various teasers and then finally unveiled on their global website last month.
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Audi has launched the S6 premium sedan in India for Rs 85.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) during an event at the Buddh International Circuit near New Delhi. The S6 is the sportier sibling of the A6 sedan and is the second high performance vehicle as well as the second S badged vehicle from the German automaker for the Indian market. It had launched the 2013 RS5 Coupe on the second of July.
Ford has issued a recalled for the diesel variants of the EcoSport over an issue with the glow plug module. We had earlier reported that the company had told its dealers to stop taking bookings for the diesel variants for a period of three weeks in a bid to meet excess demand. It is now likely that this issue too may have been a factor in halting the production.
The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe has been under the radar of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the USA after receiving a couple of complaints from owners about broken drive shaft on vehicles that have been driven less than 8,000km.
Jaguar recently launched the sharp looking F-Type in India. The car was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show and has been a major success for the British luxury carmaker. Now as a part of its entrants for the 2013 Goodwood festival of speed, Jaguar has unveiled a one-off ‘Project 7’ based on the F-Type roadster. The car will be showcased at the Goodwood Festival of Speed that commences today, along with the XJR, XFR-S and XKR-S GT models.
Mahindra has announced, via its official website, revised prices for its flagship XUV500 SUV. This comes a few days after it announced that it had reduced the ground clearance in a bid to counter the effects of the new excise duty rates announced in the 2013 Union Budget. The price revision, in the region of Rs 27, 000 to Rs 30, 000 has taken place across all three variants.
Mercedes-Benz has launched the B-Class diesel compact MPV in India for Rs 22.60 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai). The diesel B-Class is available in one variant and single engine option of which it shares the latter with A-Class diesel. The compact MPV was unveiled by actress Aditi Rao Hydari, Actor Abhay Deol in the presence of Eberhard Kern, CEO of Mercedes-Benz India.
Following launch of the Honda Amaze and the Ford EcoSport, Nepal is now all set to get the Mahindra Quanto later this month. The Quanto will be the third sub-four meter car to hit the Nepal market as there is an increasing demand for compact vehicles in the country.
India. The increase would range up to 4 per cent across models and will be effective from July 15 onwards. Among the models, the most significant hikes are of the Q5 whose price has been increased by Rs 1.52 lakh, the Audi A6 by Rs 1.80 lakh and the Audi R8 by Rs 4.42 lakh.
Mercedes-Benz will launch the diesel variant of the B-Class compact MPV for the Indian market at an event in Mumbai tomorrow. The B-Class model has been available in India from last September, but only with a petrol engine. The car will be powered by the same 2.2-litre oil burner found under the hood of the A-Class diesel.