Fri, September 23, 2016 by
Mahindra Electric (Sponsored)
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.
A heavily camouflaged BMW Z5 test mule was spotted doing the rounds at the Nurburgring in Germany. While sources suggest that the Z5 (codenamed G29) will act as a successor to the Z4, the new car could get launched by the end of 2017.
Peugeot, who is India bound in 2018, has revealed a list of SUVs that it is bringing to the upcoming 2016 Paris Motor Show. This list comprises the 2008 compact, 3008 C-segment SUV as well as the much larger 5008. Also in attendance will be their 3008 DKR which will be their competitor for the 2017 Dakar rally.
Ahead of the Paris motor show, Volkswagen revealed design sketches of its new electric car concept. The EV is bound to be revealed next week at the show and the sketches point towards it being a five-door hatchback. The company proclaims that the car will have an impressive range of around 400 km in a single quick charge.
Audi Q3 has always been a popular pick in the premium SUV segment in India. With the onset of the festive season, the German automaker has announced city specific offers. To cash in on the season, authorised dealers are also offering additional discounts and offers along with those announced by the luxury carmaker.
The Safari Storme has completed a month in our garage and the first thing I did was to take it for a week-long 1500km long trip on a well surfaced road. That’s what SUVs are for. Of course, there were some broken roads and a few ditches strewn sparsely and I had to take it off the road across the wild grass to wash her in the pond so that she was ready for the picture above. I could have done most of it in my decade-old sedan, but guess what, it certainly wouldn’t have been so comfortable and stress-free.
Fiat has launched the Avventura Urban Cross in the Indian market for a launch price of 6.85 lak[v21] h (ex-showroom Delhi). It is available across three variants - two diesel and petrol, of which the latter is an Abarth spec vehicle. Bookings began a week ago and deliveries for the car will take place in October.
India’s leading passenger vehicle manufacturer Maruti Suzuki has posited a cumulative export figure of 15 lakh (1.5 million) units. These exports were over to 100 countries in Europe, Latin America and Africa. The premium hatchback Baleno which is exclusively manufactured in India, was in fact, the first car to be exported to Japan earlier this year.
The highly anticipated India-bound Jeep Compass has been leaked in its Chinese avatar ahead of its official debut at the 2016 Sao Paulo Motor Show in November. This will be the new entry-level model from the American automaker and will also arrive in India in mid-2017.
To further enhance the performance and in an effort to bring the best of Italian automotive engineering, Ferrari has replaced V12 engine with all-wheel-drive setup in the GTC4Lusso with a new V8 turbo with a conventional rear-wheel-drive setup. Owing to this fresh technological upgrade, the four-seat vehicle now gets a new tweaked name - Ferrari GTC4Lusso T, where ‘T’ denotes turbo engine.
As Nissan fans wait to see the all new Micra at the 2016 Paris motor, the Japanese automaker has released the teaser images to further fuel curiosity. Based on what can be seen, the new Nissan Micra will share its looks with the Sway concept which was showcased earlier this year. The new model will be produced at Renault’s Flins facility, near Paris and will be available in the international markets sometime by early next year.
Jeep has over 75 years of experience in building SUVs and the brand explicitly claims that their vehicles clearly inspire a sense of freedom and adventure. If you take a trip down memory lane, you will always come across Jeep owners who confirm that the brand has always gone by the ‘Go Anywhere. Do Anything.’ slogan.
The Porsche Macan might be the second SUV Porsche has ever made, but compared to its first, the Cayenne, it is a completely different animal. And a more desirable and likeable one at that. In India, the Macan is sold in three trims – the Macan S in diesel guise, the Macan Turbo, and the Macan Turbo with a performance pack. Our car is the Turbo. It retails for around Rs 1.18 crore ex-showroom and honestly, at this price point, it doesn’t really have any competition.
For the first time in its 33 year history in India, Maruti Suzuki has tasted success in the premium vehicle segment. Sticking to something that it is well known for (hatchbacks), it launched the Baleno and things have never looked better. Now to further cash in on the success, it will launch a sportier version of the hatchback for the Indian market this festive season.
LeSEE (Super Electric Ecosystem), the electric car division of LeEco, has raised over $1 billion (Rs 7,239 crore) in their first round of funding. The electric car is called the LeEco LeSEE Autonomous Electric SuperCar, demonstrated as a concept during an event in Beijing.
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!