BMW has released a batch of 251 photos and a few videos to showcase its new model the M4 Cabriolet. The cabrio features a three-section folding metal roof that takes a little under 20 seconds to open and close and works at speeds up to 18kmph (11mph).
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Hyundai has revealed that the Elite i20 has registered more than 12,000 bookings, in less than 20 days of its launch. The Elite i20 has accomplished this feat despite facing some stiff competition from the recently updated B+ segment hatchbacks- the Volkswagen Polo and the Fiat Punto Evo. While the Hyundai i20 always managed to accumulate decent numbers, the Elite i20 seems to have eclipsed its predecessor in terms of its performance in the domestic market.
Driven by the strong sales of the EcoSport, Ford India has registered a 27 per cent hike in the overall domestic sales and exports. Though the domestic sales numbers fell by more than 15 per cent, strong export numbers helped the company maintain a comfortable growth in the August, as compared to the corresponding period in the last year.
Maruti Suzuki registers a 26.9 per cent increase in sales numbers for August 2014. The company sold 1,10,776 units last month in comparison to 87,323 cars sold in the same month last year.
Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) has had a good run in the past month and its sales figures are proof. The largest passenger car exporter in India registered domestic sales of 33,750 units and exports of 14,361 units with cumulative sales of 48,111 units in August.
The announcement of Suzuki Motor Corp building a solo plant in Gujarat created a furore among investors. Dark clouds still gloom over this development, but Maruti is certain that minority stakeholders will accept this development and there is no Plan B (if they don’t accept).
The Maruti Suzuki Swift is currently one of the highest selling hatchbacks on sale in India today and it has achieved this success for a variety of reasons, one of which obviously is the fact that it is a Maruti product. Now wanting to up the game even further, Maruti Suzuki may launch an Indian version of the Swift Sport during the festival season. It has been spotted at the Indo-Japanese automaker’s yard at Manesar and will most likely be limited to a large number of cosmetic changes.
The new Chevrolet Cruze has been launched in the Chinese market at a price starting from 109.900 Yuan (Rs 10.8 lakh) for the base variant to 169.900 Yuan (Rs 16.73 lakh) for the top-end model.
It has been seven years since Jaguar launched the XF saloon and till now it has been through a mid-cycle facelift as well. This now signifies that the second-generation model is due and it has also been spotted testing in certain locations. While one would expect it to be based on the same architecture. A source claims that the new XF might use the underpinnings of the upcoming entry-level luxury sedan – the XE.
The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz sedan has been spotted during the shoot of its TV commercial at Madhavpur in Gujarat. The commercial will feature a top spec variant of the car and Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh,who by the looks of it, will enjoy a drive by the coast line during the course of the TVC.