Jaguar has launched a 2.0-litre variant of its flagship sedan – the XJ at Rs 93.24 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai). The XJ L, with the smallest engine, will now be locally assembled alongside its smaller sibling, the XF, at its plant in Pune. This is the second locally assembled XJ after the 3.0-litre V6 diesel variant.
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Mitsubishi has launched a limited edition model of the Pajero Sport at Rs 23.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). It gets a few cosmetic changes and some additions inside.
According to a source, Maruti Suzuki has received 5,000 bookings for its new sedan - the Ciaz. It has been a couple of weeks since bookings commenced on September 3 and the numbers are impressive.
India’s largest carmaker - Maruti Suzuki, has declared that its manufacturing facility in Manesar has churned out more than 25 lakh units of vehicles. This figure was achieved in a span of 7 years and 8 months and the milestone marking car was a Swift Zxi rolling out of the production line.
Porsche has been working on a flat-four that might power the Boxster in the future according to reports. But, how far is the future? Have we got one already? As the company’s Belgium website has silently listed a Boxster with an output of 208bhp.
Honda Cars India is reportedly working on a third plant in Gujarat. It is aimed at exports. This plan was announced by the company’s senior vice president (marketing and sales) Jnaneshwar Sen. Honda currently has a plant in Greater Noida and Tapukara, Rajasthan with a total production capacity of 2.4 lakh units per annum.
Audi continues to run prototype models of the next-generation Q7, as seen in these latest spy shots from one of the world’s toughest racing venues – the Nurburgring in Germany. Due for launch sometime next year, this next-generation model will revive Audi’s popular full-size luxury SUV which has been in the market since 2006.
Mahindra has released a teaser of the updated Scorpio that is expected to be launched by the end of this month. Bookings of the refreshed Scorpio have started yesterday for an amount of Rs 20,000.
A picture of the upcoming Fiat 500X has been ‘officially’ leaked ahead of its debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show in October. As we had assumed earlier, the picture reveals that the compact SUV will share much of its design with the Fiat 500L MPV but with just the overall shape and design of the alloy wheels being different from the 500L. The car was previously teased by the automaker in a video that was released last week.
According to rumours, BMW has been toying with the idea of using V6 engines. A source reports that BMW has built a V6 engine and apparently also tested it on its road machines. So, are we seeing V6 engines being used in the upcoming or existing BMW models and will the straight-six engine be discontinued? No.