The passenger vehicle market these days is seeing a lot of activity. Adding to the list is Mahindra with the launch of a nine seater version of the Xylo called the D2 Maxx for Rs7.12 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai). The MPV is available in BS3 emission standard and has been targeted at the fleet market as well as tour and travel operators.
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Land rover has confirmed that it will stop production of the Defender SUV by December 2015. This sad news for all its fans and off-road enthusiasts who swear by it comes in the face of it not being able to keep up with the present-day safety and emissions requirements.
The 2014 Hyundai i10 (known to us in India as the Grand i10) has been priced in the UK for 8345 GBP (Rs 8.22 lakh). It replaces the current car and is available in trim levels and eight variants. However, unlike India which has got a new 1.1-litre diesel, the UK market will continue with a 1.0-litre and 1.2-litre Kappa petrol engine. While following the same overall design, feature list and shape, the European spec i10 is smaller than the Grand i10 by 100mm.
Nissan yesterday silently launched a new top spec facelifted XV S variant for Rs 10.55 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). It had updated its official website to include the external changes but did not provide a revised feature list. The Japanese automaker today launched the car and has now provided details of the updates to the MPV.
Honda is making sure that it leaves no stone unturned in its efforts to market its newest offering the Honda Mobilio MPV. The Japan-based automaker, has as a result, started taking customer previews for the car, which was previously showcased in September 2013 at the Indonesia Motor Show.
It’s one of the most highly anticipated luxury SUVs of the year and yet as 2013 is drawing to a close, we still have no word on when Fiat will officially launch the Jeep range for the Indian market. However, what we can give you is another set of spy shots, courtesy of the team at Motorbash, of a two test car making their way through the busy streets of the Margrapatta area in Pune.
Skoda’s volume driver, the Rapid sedan, will soon get a 2014 model year change and now some members of Team-bhp seem to have got their hands on dealer documents detailing a change in variants and the feature list as well.
Team India is now a force to reckon with at the Race of Champions (ROC) and all credit goes to the duo of Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandhok. This year too they will be representing the country at the Race of Champions 2013 being held in Bangkok from December 14-15. The former Formula 1 drivers will be aiming for a second victory in a row.
Nissan has launched a facelifted version of the Evalia MPV and a new top-spec XV S variant for Rs 10.55 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)and is priced Rs 30, 000 more than the XV variant. The facelifted version is visible on the Japanese automaker’s official India website but there is no information as yet on what the new interior features or options. However, there are some visible external changes to the MPV.
You can probably call it the Bond effect. Jaguar Land Rover said it had delivered its best ever September sales performance, this year selling 43,181 vehicles and registering an increase of 17 per cent.