The Celerio has been a runaway success for Maruti, but the company is not resting on its laurels. A CNG variant of the model has already been introduced within six months of its launch. The next step ideally would be a diesel variant and there have been rumours of the car testing for a while. This time again a Celerio has been spotted, which the source claims is the top-end variant the ‘ZDI’.
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Fiat has announced that the new Punto Evo will be launched in India on August 5. The Punto Evo is a facelifted version of the Punto hatchback and has been spotted completely undisguised quite a few times now. Fiat had started despatching the Punto Evo to dealerships a few weeks ago and deliveries are expected to commence immediately after the car’s launch.
Last month, British sportscar maker McLaren had announced that it will make a track-only version of the groundbreaking P1. Now, the brand has released an official sketch of this extreme new model which will be called the P1 GTR. What’s also now official is that the car will make its public debut at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in concept form.
Automakers have to maintain an ideal balance between good sales and optimal production, and failing in either can be disheartening for any company. So after gauging the sales performance of its newest hatchback offering Celerio, Maruti Suzuki is looking to increase the production of the AMT variant to reduce the waiting period.
Few weeks ago, Mercedes revealed the power figures of the new AMG GT, which is expected to make its way in 2016. But now, the German manufacturer has gone ahead and revealed almost everything about its engine.
Mahindra may introduce a power steering variant for their electric car, the e2o in the next few months. The introduction of this new variant has come after few of its owners complained about the steering feeling heavy at low speeds.
BMW has introduced a new base variant of its flagship SUV, the X5, in India. Priced at Rs 64.9 lakh, the X5 Expedition undercuts the X5 xDrive 30d variant by almost Rs 6 lakh but, unlike its twin, the base variant is available only as a five-seater.
The Macan has been a runaway success for Porsche, with rumours suggesting that all the allotted 50,000 units for the year have been sold out. Porsche though has introduced the Macan in only three variants - Macan S, diesel S and the Turbo. While Porsche is struggling to meet demand for its hot new SUV, spy shots of a Macan testing at the Nurburgring Nordschleife have emerged indicating at a more powerful Turbo S in the making.
The year 2014 has seen many changes in the product and powertrain development potential of Tata Motors. The company shunned by critics and the enthusiasts over the years for lack of good petrol engines showed us the small capacity Revotron petrol motor. The good news is that the company will make more petrol engines.
The upcoming facelifted Hyundai i20, also called as the Grand i20, has been spotted testing in a disguised avatar again. The revised car is expected to get a minor makeover, setting it apart from the outgoing car.