A few days after Hyundai launched the Grand i10 for Rs 4.29 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) we were one of the first to predict that they would phase out the 1.2-litre Kappa engine variants of the old i10 in favour of the Grand i10. We spoke to a dealer who confirmed that they have stopped taking bookings for the Kappa engined variants of the old i10 and this includes the Automatic variant. However, it must be noted that the engine and the automatic gearbox option are still listed on the Korean automaker’s official Indian website as well as the brochure of the last generation i10.
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Fiat India will launch the Classic variant of its Linea sedan at a function in Delhi tomorrow. The Linea Classic is basically expected to be a stripped down version of the standard Linea and will slot in below the base variant of the standard car. Reports also suggest that the car will get a lower spec engine in a bid to keep costs down.
Italian super-luxury sports car maker Automobili Lamborghini has officially unveiled its new dealership in India with Lamborghini Delhi. The new showroom was inaugurated by Mr. Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A and is their second showroom after Mumbai.
The facelifted Toyota Innova is likely to be launched next month. It has undergone a major transformation both inside and outside and will get a new top-end Z variant which has now been spotted Indian shores at a Toyota dealer’s yard.
Just two days ago, we told you that BMW is likely to launch the 3 Series GT for the Indian market early next year via the CBU route and now a fully camouflaged car has been spotted testing outside Pune. The car was unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show and is based on the same concept as the 5 Series GT; same underpinnings but with a larger body to increase practicality and space.
Skoda has announced that it will launch the Octavia sedan for the Indian market at a function in Delhi on October 3. It was unveiled for the Indian market on the ninth of August in Mumbai was previously spotted testing outside Pune sans camouflage on multiple occasions. The Czech automaker has already begun production of the car and we expect that deliveries will begin a few days after the launch.
Mercedes-Benz India hosted the StarDrive experience for the city of Nagpur on September 21 and 22. The StarDrive Experience offers Mercedes customers and prospects opportunity to understand the handling of critical road situations in a safe and controlled environment.
Land Rover is likely to launch the Ranger Rover Sport for the Indian market on October 17. The car was unveiled in March at the New York Auto Show and is based on the same new aluminium platform that underpins the standard 2014 Range Rover.
We have always loved the fast, light and extremely green Caterham cars for the simple reason that they are simple and incredibly fun to drive. Wanting to continue this trend in a modern way but stay true to its roots, Caterham has unveiled the AeroSeven Concept car at the 2013 Singapore Grand Prix.
BMW may launch the 3 Series GT for the Indian market next year. According to a report from Autocar India, the German luxury carmaker will bring the GT version via the CBU route and will slot in below its bigger brother the 5 Series GT in the BMW hierarchy.