Fri, September 23, 2016 by
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It is evident that electric vehicles are going to be future. Germany has its eyes on one million electric vehicles in the country by 2020 and achieving 50 per cent electric car sales in another ten years. The global emission norms are getting meaner by the day and slowly hybrid engines will become mandatory to meet the norms, if not fully electric.
The Hyundai Tucson SUV will be launched for the Indian market on October 24. Unveiled in 2015, and showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo, this will be Hyundai’s new entry into the D-segment and will slot in above the Elantra sedan.
Fiat has recently launched the Urban Cross for the Indian market. The car is basically a new variation of the Punto hatchback, in fact, the third after the Avventura. However, the one that has gone on sale is slightly different from the prototype that was showcased at this year's Auto Expo. Take a look at this picture gallery that will give you a rundown on its features.
Today is World Tourism Day and the motoring enthusiasts in us have been scurrying franctically over the past few days to zero in on some of the best motoring routes across the globe. We are not saying these are the best. There will always be bigger, tougher and more scenic routes but the list that we have tried to bring together will offer you one of the widest range of roads, surfaces and terrains around the world.
Major automakers in the country have finally opted for one of the oldest modes of transportation to send their cars in bulk across the country via coastal shipping. Key players like Renault, Ford, Hyundai, Toyota and Honda are among the first ones to reap benefit of coastal shipping. The first consignment of 500 cars will arrive at Cochin Port, one of the top 12 major ports in the country and distributed across various dealerships in Kerala.
The much-awaited premium sedan, Honda Accord will be launched in India on 25th October. And instead of a diesel, it will be a Hybrid. With the festive season just around the corner, Honda aims to bring back the desirability and reputation the Accord had when it was launched back in the year 2008.
Mahindra had recently introduced the Intelli-Hybrid technology in the 2.2-litre Scorpio which is sold across the country except for Delhi and NCR region. However, this time around the market leader in the utility vehicle segment has introduced the Intelli-Hybrid Technology in the Scorpio with a 1.99-litre mHAWK engine for Delhi and NCR. Infused with mild hybrid technology, the new Scorpio is available at a starting price tag of Rs 9.35 lakh.
Jeep has unveiled its India-bound Compass SUV. The internet unveiling of the vehicle marks the start of production at the Fiat plant in Brazil but the vehicle will make its official debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show in November. This SUV will also be produced here in India at FCAs Ranjangaon plant from mid-2017 onwards.
Isuzu has just updated their D-Max V-Cross in Thailand, and while the five-speed manual gearbox costs 1.042 million baht (Rs 20.03 lakh), the six-speed auto is priced at 1.087 million baht (Rs 20.90 lakh).
If the Tata Aria was known to be a mile-muncher, the carmaker is leaving no stone unturned to make its predecessor (read Hexa) possess these properties. No wonder the Hexa's test mules are still doing rounds of the Mumbai-Pune Expressway.
The Renault-Nissan alliance has made an agreement with Microsoft to co-develop next-generation technology in advance connected driving experiences. The multi-year, global contract will be assisted by Azure, Microsoft’s intelligent cloud computing platform.
The India-Bound Jeep Compass has been unveiled ahead of its official start of production in Brazil and debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. Seen sans camouflage for the first time last week, this vehicle will also be locally manufactured at Fiat India’s Ranjangaon plant from mid-2017 and will be the American automaker’s third model in India once it is launched.
The SUV body style is fast becoming popular among car buyers and everyone wants a piece of the success pie. The range of such vehicles now stretches across segments and we have everything from full size seven-seater vehicles in the C-segment and D-segment as well as little hatchback-based crossovers in the B-segment.
Three years after introducing it in the European markets, Suzuki has thoroughly updated the S-Cross. The C segment crossover offering now gets an upright front end styling for a more impactful road presence. Here’s a deeper look into the upgrades, some of which will eventually reflect on to the India-spec Maruti Suzuki S-Cross.
The Endeavour SUV has been a popular product in India. In an attempt to boost Endeavour sales this festive season, the automaker has silently dropped Endeavour prices across its three Trend variants in the country. However, the prices of the Titanium variant remains unchanged. The fresh reduction in prices have come a month after the prices were hiked by about Rs 50,000 across all the Endeavour variants.
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!