BMW unveiled its concept car, the Active Tourer, a couple of months ago. It is the first front-wheel-drive crossover from the German carmaker. The production version of the car is anticipated to reach the dealerships in the United States of America by early 2015. Also with the Active Tourer, rumours are that it might sport the 1-Series moniker.
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Jaguar Land Rover celebrated selling one million units of their cars, all manufactured at the Halewood factory in England. The carmaker achieved this landmark 12 years after they first manufactured a car in the factory back in 2001. Cars from both the brands are manufactured in the plant now.
Yesterday, the last Lamborghini Gallardo left the turnstiles of the company’s Sant’Agata Bolognese manufacturing plant. It has had a successful run of over 10 years, during which a total of 14,021 Gallardos had been sold. The last car - 14,022, a Rosso Mars Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante, will soon be part of a private collector’s garage.
It was one of the greatest and most prized of all Ferrari road racing cars - the 1964 250 LM Berlinetta, and now the beautiful car has been auctioned off at RM Auction, in association with Sotheby’s, in New York for a whopping USD 14.3 million. The amount makes it the third most expensive Ferrari ever to be sold at an auction.
Datsun vehicles will be sold in India through the dealerships of its parent company- Nissan. Considering Nissan as a well-established brand in India and relying on the wide network of the carmaker, Datsun plans to start a good establishment here. The Datsun Go will be the first model to be sold through Nissan India, after it goes on sale in early 2014.
BMW has announced that it has already got a year’s worth of orders for its new i8 sports car just two months after its official unveiling at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. It is the second car from the German automaker’s recently commissioned ‘I’ range after the i3 hatchback.
Mahindra Reva has announced a partnership with Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) to set up an electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure at the Airport. With the tie-up, BIAL will become the first Indian airport to have EV charging infrastructure in the country. The facilities are offered exclusively to Mahindra e2o customers, free of cost with an additional benefit of 20 per cent discount on parking charges.
Fiat India has launched ‘Absolute’ edition of the Linea and Punto. This new edition comes with new accessories worth Rs 25,000 but is not priced extra for the same. Existing customers can also get their hands on the same but will have to pay the full amount.
Tata is expected to revamp its Indica Vista premium hatchback very soon and is expected to launch it under a new brand name. The revamped Indica Vista (codenamed Falcon 4 Project) will share many of its components with the existing vehicle including underpinnings and platform but is expected to get new design and engine options.
Jaguar exhibited its new concept car CX 17 in a new gold colour finish at the Gangzhou Motor Show, China. This concept is a little different from the one that we have seen before and gets five seats. The CX-17 was originally displayed at the Frankfurt International Motor show in blue.