Mercedes is actively testing its B-Class facelift. Earlier on, it was caught snow testing and now it has been snapped by Autoevolution.com when they were testing the upcoming W246 facelift, benchmarking the model against the current B-Class car.
Michael Schumacher's has shown signs of slight improvement according to rumours. The F1 legend’s manager Sabine Kehm said the Schumacher won’t be kept in a vegetative state for the rest of his life. Kehm also rubbished reports that Schumi’s family is preparing his Swiss home to become a £10m hospital as hopes of his revival fades.
Ford unveiled the 2015 Ford Everest at the Bangkok Motor Show a few days ago and according to reports, the production model won’t be much different from the concept. This concept is almost identical to the one unveiled last year in Sydney and will later end up in India as the Endeavour.
Hybrid cars are a lot more fuel efficient in countries like India and China than in the United States of America. This research was done by scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).
Hyundai is planning to add an all-new rear-wheel-drive premium car to its portfolio. Internally called ‘RK’, the fourth premium car in the Korean manufacturer’s lineup will battle it out against the likes of the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4 and the Lexus IS.
Audi’s success story in India continues. In an industry first Audi sold more than 10,000 units in a single financial year. The German luxury car maker achieved this milestone by selling 10,126 vehicles in the FY 2013-14.
Tata Motors has gained much success not only in India, but also overseas in several Asian, South American and African countries. The brand’s existing range has allowed it to magnify its presence in some of the most prominent car markets in terms of growth.
The old BMW X5, which is being sold globally since 2006, has been taken off the company’s official Indian website. The new third-generation X5, which will soon be coming here, had its Indian unveiling at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo and previous reports suggested that the car will be launched in the third quarter of 2014. But now, removing the old car from the website might be an indicator that the new BMW X5 might be launched in India sooner than expected.
Mahindra Scorpio seems to be the nation's favourite SUV. About 50,900 Scorpios were sold in comparison to 46,700 Renault Dusters and 45,000 Ford EcoSport in FY 2013-14. This puts the Scorpio back on the top as the No 1 SUV sold in India.
BMW will bring its new ULK1 platform underpinned FWD models to the Indian market and the first car in this range will be the 2015 Mini that was unveiled in London last year. This was confirmed to CarWale by Philipp von Sahr, president of BMW India during the launch of the M6 Gran Coupe in Delhi on April 4. However, he did not specify when this is expected to happen but we believe that it will be early next year and will be followed within a few months by the Active tourer models.