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Luxury is now going to be ‘Made in China’. In a joint venture with Chery Automobile Company, Jaguar Land Rover has opened its first overseas manufacturing facility in China, to manufacture the Range Rover Evoque and introduce further Jaguar Land Rover models there by 2016.
According to rumours, Tata Motors is reportedly working on a new hatchback called the Kite (codename: XO) to be positioned below the Bolt. The upcoming Kite might replace the Tata Indica which has soldiered on for almost two decades now.
Fiat India has delivered 455 Punto Evos in a cracker of a diwali bonus deal with a Surat-based diamond merchant Savjibhai. This is regarded as the biggest single order delivery by an automotive company in India according to a source.
Jaguar-Land Rover sold about 55,000 cars in North America last year, which accounts for a significant share from its total global sales of 4.25 lakh. With an aim to sell around 1 million cars by the end of the decade, the automaker has lined up quite a few expansion plans wherein several new manufacturing facilities have been contemplated.
Mahindra has been busy testing its next-generation Bolero and prototype models of the upcoming utility vehicle have been spotted in the wild yet again. Caught on camera in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, the spy shots reveal a major chunk of the centre console and the steering wheel.
Fiat has launched the Avventura crossover starting at a price tag of Rs 5.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) for the 1.4-litre petrol Active variant. The Avventura will be available in three variants – Active, Dynamic and Emotion and in six colour options.
It is raining crossovers and it seems that everyone wants to join the bandwagon in one of the hottest growing segments in the Indian market. The latest entrant is expected to be Hyundai whose ‘seen-for-the-first-time’ Elite i20-based crossover has been spotted testing outside Chennai. Ironically the pictures have arrived just a day before Fiat is all set to launch its own Punto Evo-based Avventura crossover.
The luxury world in late 2012 bid farewell to an iconic brand name when Mercedes-Benz, finding no success even after 10 years, ended production of the Maybach line of cars. Its plan is to base a whole range of vehicles on the 2014 S-Class including an extra-long wheelbase version which it has now confirmed will revive the famous moniker. The car will be unveiled at the 2015 LA Auto Show and is expected to go on sale soon after.
According to a source, Hyundai might launch the updated model of the Verna in the first quarter of 2015. It is not to be mistaken for the brand pushing the envelope to counter the competition from the recently launched Honda City, as the car is already on sale in China and Russia.