The new Volkswagen Beetle will be launched in India on December 19. This new version was first shown in 2012 and is an evolution of the Beetle model that was introduced in 1997 and carried on until 2009. We have already driven the new car a nd you can find a link to our expert review at the bottom of the story. Bookings have also begun for the car at VW dealerships and the amount is Rs 1 lakh.
The Porsche Cayman and the Porsche Boxster will don a new moniker starting 2016. The cars will be unified under the 718 badge and the new names are 718 Cayman for the coupe and the 718 Boxster for the roadster. The newly named cars will be despatched with the 2016 model year cars.
Audi will launch the next generation Q7 in India tomorrow. Based on a new platform, the Q7 in its new avatar is revamped both mechanically and cosmetically to take on the Mercedes-Benz GL, BMW X5 and the Range Rover Sport in the premium seven-seater segment.
Welcome to the post festive season report. We have some interesting numbers; majority of the carmakers have done well and most of those who haven’t, didn’t do too badly either. Not surprisingly the top two have remained the same, but the reasons this time around are largely different. Also force majeure tops the list on the other side, with extensive damage in South India. Read on for more details on this month’s list.
India’s premier motor show, the biennial Auto Expo, will be held in Greater Noida, Delhi from February 5 to 9 next year. The ticket sales for the event have commenced and passes for the public days can be bought online through web portals – autoexpo-themotorshow.in or bookmyshow.com.
It’s always easier to make a large car with wide margins and big limits. Good examples of this are hyper cars which are extravagant for the sheer numbers they are made up of. But what happens when you are given a tight set of criteria to work within? The outcome is generally a cleverly engineered dinky little eco-motor that places function over form the same way Uday Chopra prioritises ham acting (in all the Dhoom movies) over things like common sense and breathing.
There has been a lot of movement in Skoda India’s variant line-up off late. Earlier this year, Skoda changed the nomenclature of the Elegance variants to Style for the Octavia and the Rapid and now, the Czech automaker has repeated the practice for its premium crossover, the Yeti.
Tata has officially launched the new variants of the Safari Storme with the 400Nm VariCOR engine with prices starting at Rs 13.25 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The updated engine is mated to a new six-speed manual transmission in the seven-seater SUV.
The next-gen Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been spotted testing for longer than we can recollect, however, it will finally make its official debut next month at the 2016 NAIAS in Detroit. But before the big reveal Mercedes has officially given us all a closer look at this new luxury model’s interior.
Sold as the flagship SUV offering from Korean automaker SsangYong, the Rexton has been thoroughly enhanced for 2016. The SUV now gets an upgraded Euro 6 compliant powertrain including a new engine and a 7-speed automatic from Mercedes-Benz.
Honda was probably right at the top of the sports car game back in the 90s. In 1990, the Japanese carmaker brought out the legendary mid-engined NSX and in 1999, followed it up with the smaller but equally brilliant S2000. While we have already seen the resurrected NSX by Acura, Honda is now said to be developing a successor to the S2000.
Audi India has increased its tally of showrooms in the country again. This time, the German luxury car manufacturer announced the opening of Audi Rajkot, its fourth showroom in Gujarat. The world-class Audi Rajkot showroom was inaugurated by Mr. Joe King, Head, Audi India and Mr. Samir Mistry, Dealer Principal, Audi Rajkot (Nixynova Motoren Pvt. Ltd.). The entire Audi India model range will be showcased in this showroom.
Mercedes-Benz India has launched the new facelifted Mercedes A-Class at a price tag of Rs 24.95 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai). This is the fifteenth three-pointed-star launched by the German manufacturer to attain their ‘15 in 15’ target for 2015.
Mercedes-Benz will launch the facelifted version of the A-Class in India today. The hatch is part of the entry-level luxury car segment, where it competes with the BMW 1 Series, Audi A3 and the Volvo V40. We put the four cars in a spec comparison to get a better perspective of the vehicles and the value each of these products offer.
The Tata Nexon compact SUV (popularly dubbed the Osprey) has been spotted on test near Pune. It was first shown as a concept car at the 2014 Auto Expo and is likely to go into production sometime next year. The car is based on the same platform as the Bolt and Zest and is expected to carry the same design philosophy in production guise.
Honda will launch an in-car app called Connect for the Indian market very soon. Unveiled at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, it is an Android-based system and offers a variety of functions that can be controlled through a smart phone. Given its foreign origins , the app is likely to debut in Honda’s more expensive models such as the Jazz, City sedan or the CR-V.
Mercedes-Benz will launch the facelifted version of the A-Class hatchback in India tomorrow. The 2016 model gets the new elbaite green colour, few cosmetic changes and a slightly revised features list.
Jeep has begun their conquest in India with the launch of the Wrangler, Grand Cherokee and the Grand Cherokee SRT. This legendary brand is synonymous with everything off-road but has grown to be a representation of luxury, power and style. With the range starting from Rs. 71.59 lac, does Jeep have what it takes to capture the Indian sentiment?
The Elantra is Hyundai's flagship executive sedan that has been around for 26 years with over 11.5 million units sold globally. This new generation is sleeker and more feature-packed than ever before. With a choice of two engine options, nine variants, five colours and an introductory price of 12.99 lakh rupees, does the new Elantra impress? Let's find out!