When BMW launched the X6 back in 2009, it created a new breed of SUV altogether and went on to become quite a sales success. With the recently introduced X4, the brand has followed a similar route but with a smaller package. Going even further, BMW is now developing a new sporty crossover based on the X1 which is the most affordable model from the company’s X range of vehicles.
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A new batch of spy shots of the next-generation Hyundai i20, which seems to be clicked in the company’s yard, has emerged. The completely undisguised car sports a ochre yellow paint scheme, similar to the one used in the new Fiat Punto Evo, and shows off the car’s refreshing new lines which have been modeled in keeping with the ‘Fluidic’ design philosophy.
It seems like the electric turbocharger will be the technology of future for premium carmakers. Ferrari is the latest to join the bandwagon if the rumours turn out to be true. According to sources the Italian sport carmaker is said to be working on an engine that will be supercharged and will also get an electric turbocharger.
Audi will put its electric turbocharging system into production on a high performance version of the Q7 which will be christened SQ7. The new Q7 might hit the international market by 2015 and this new technology equipped SQ7 will follow its launch.
Mahindra Adventure has successfully concluded the 112th edition of the Great Escape that was held in Lonavala. More than 80 4WD Mahindra vehicles participated in this event. This Great Escape marked the start of the monsoon off-road season as Mahindra customers from Lonavala, Mumbai, Pune and other neighbouring areas participated in the event.
Volvo is planning to introduce its new Drive-E engine in the S60 sedan and the XC60 SUV for the Indian market. Reports suggest that Volvo has already launched the engine in the D4 variants of both the cars in India, though there isn’t any official confirmation from the company as of yet.
Finally some good news for the masses and petrol heads alike. There will be a drop in the price of petrol and it could be to the tune of Re 1 per litre. A drop of Re 1 is considerable by what has been the trend of late and since April we haven’t seen such a significant drop.
Honda India is planning to export its latest MPV, the Mobilio, to South Africa in the coming few months. The company is in the process of getting the necessary approvals from the South African government and once it is done, it will start exporting the MPV from India.
Maruti Suzuki has started a monsoon check-up camp for their customers, to get their cars checked, at their nearest dealerships. The company has initiated this ‘Monsoon Fit Check’ campaign to educate their existing customers about periodic maintenance of their cars. They will also recommend parts that need to be chnaged or to be replaced so that their customers do not face any issue during the rains.
The new Tata Zest is scheduled to launch next month, and production of the compact sedan has already commenced at the Tata-Fiat Ranjangoan manufacturing facility. Images of the roll out ceremony have made their way to the web, wherein the Zest is being celebrated by the Tata Motors employees at the facility.