After the seat belt, ESP (Electronic Stability Program) is the most important safety technology in vehicles. It might even be considered more important than the airbag. According to independent studies, up to 80 per cent of skidding accidents on the road could be prevented if all vehicles are to be equipped with the anti-skid system. ESP, then, is a must-have safety feature especially considering that the number of cars on the road is rising by the day and it’s something that will inevitably lead to more skidding incidents.
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Subaru has released some teaser images of the latest iteration of the Forester STI before its world premiere scheduled on November 25. This follows the showcasing of the concept version of the car last month.
Hyundai's Free Car Care Clinic is in its 18th edition and will start from October 31 and continue till November 9. Existing customers can get their Hyundai cars checked at the nearest service station free of cost. The manufacturer is also giving out prizes and gifts during this event.
Concept cars promise to draw a lot of attention at any motor show. Chevrolet, who is well aware of this fact, has come up with four new concept cars at the 2014 Sao Paulo Motor Show. The American auto giant, in fact, has revealed a pick-up truck, two sporty new hatchbacks and a slightly updated version of its existing vehicle – the Cobalt.
To excite the fans and enthusiasts, Audi has already revealed the R8 competition before its premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show. This car is said to be the most powerful vehicle to be ever produced by the German automaker.
The Nissan Micra/ March is a cute hatchback and with its rounded curves and bug-eyed looks is one of the main faces of the Japanese automaker globally. Now to celebrate Rio de Janeiro hosting the 2016 Olympics, Nissan has brought out a commemorative edition of the B-segment hatchback and will unveil it at the 2014 Sao Paulo Motor Show which is slated to begin from tomorrow.
Renault has taken the covers off the Duster Oroch at the 2014 Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil. Conceived at the French automaker’s design centre in Sao Paulo, the Duster Oroch is a pick-up truck featuring a robust stance of an SUV. Sadly, it is still in concept form although Renault says it’s a concrete illustration of its strategy to develop products tailored to Latin American markets.
Hyundai Brazil has unveiled the HB20 R-Spec Concept at the ongoing Sao Paulo Motor Show. The concept car is developed in South Korea and the company plans to take feedback from the public. They aim to integrate the ideas they receive in to their future models.
The next generation Mahindra Scorpio has been launched for the Nepali market for 3.57 million NPR (Rs 22.21 lakh). This follows the launch of the car in India on September where it was priced at Rs 7.98 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai). The all-new car is the most significant update for the SUV since 2006 and includes a host of changes both inside and outside.
The Mercedes-Benz GLA crossover has been launched in the Chinese market for 289,000 Yuan. It is an important vehicle for the German manufacturer in the Chinese market as it gives them access to the rapidly expanding crossover segment. The car is being imported into China at present but local production will begin at the Beijing-Benz plant in mid-2015.