This is the Jet 2+2, handmade by the Italian design and coachbuilder, Bertone, on order for a British car collector. It is basically a stretched version of the Aston Martin Rapide for bigger cabin and additional cargo space. Unfortunately it is a one-off creation; fortunately it will be displayed to general public at Geneva before begin handed over to the undisclosed owner.
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The next generation (Maruti) Suzuki Alto (A-Star in India) is slated to be more eco-friendly. According to a report from Just-Auto.com, the new model is expected to be fitted with regenerative braking system as well as a start-stop system usually only found on much bigger vehicles. All this expected to give the next generation Alto a fuel efficiency of 33kmpl!
One is a French crossover that is currently dominating its segment and the other an American one that is looking to dethrone the former. Yes, we are talking about the Ford EcoSport and the Renault Duster and they have been spotted standing side by side at an undisclosed location outside Chennai.
Another day, another EcoSport story and this time they have confirmed that the production version for the European market will be showcased by Ford at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show next month. It will share the stage with the new Toureno van and is expected to be launched there few months later.
The Bajaj RE 60 has been spotted testing in Pune. It was first unveiled at the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo and has been billed as a safer alternative to the auto rickshaws (ironically also made famous by Bajaj themselves). The Pune based bike major has been caught testing this undisguised vehicle three times in the last few months, leading us to believe that it will be launched within the next few months.
Mercedes-Benz research and development India (MBRDI) recently inaugurated a new facility at Whitefields in Banglore. Spread over an area of 20,000 square meters with capacity of 1800 people, this is the single largest R & D facility of Daimler outside of Germany.
Lamborghini has launched the Gallardo LP 560-4 and the LP 570-4 Edizione Tecnica in the Indian market for Rs 2.61 Crore (ex-showroom Delhi) and Rs 2.92 Crore (ex-showroom Delhi) respectively. The Italian automaker also held a track day at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida where it launched the cars.
The McLaren P1 is one of the most anticipated supercars of the year, and justly so. The official figures have just been released, and as expected, they are staggering: 903PS and 900Nm.
The Renault-Nissan alliance may invest 320 million Dollars over the next year (Rs 1741 Crore) to expand its Indian operations in a bid to take advantage of the growing demand for low cost cars across the region.
Honda India has stopped production of the Jazz hatchback according to a report from Autocar India. However, the report says that Honda will complete deliveries of all those who had already booked the car.