Datsun had earlier announced that they will be launching three models for the Russian market. After the on-DO sedan, which has still not gone on sale in the country, the carmaker has started testing the second car - mi-DO.
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Land Rover has made yet another version of the latest-generation Range Rover. This time it’s a long wheelbase model which also happens to be powered by a hybrid power-train. The brand has unveiled this new model at the ongoing Beijing Auto Show.
Toyota has anounced an updated version of the GT86 with minor modifications that is slated to be launched in Europe this summer. The GT86 was introduced in 2012, but the Japanese car maker’s engineering team continued the development work.
Porsche has revealed a new entry-level version of the Macan which will be powered by newly developed four-cylinder engines. The Macan was unveiled at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show in three versions, all powered by V6 engines. This is the first time since 1995 that Porsche will be offering a car with a four-cylinder engine.
The next-generation Ford Ka, which will be launched here with the Figo moniker, has been spotted testing in Brasil. While the Brazilian launch of the car is just around the corner, the Indian audience will have to wait for some time. The Indian-spec Figo sedan concept was first shown to the Indian public at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo, in February.
Speculations of the 1.0-litre version of the Hyundai Eon being made available soon, now have been confirmed. The car is now on sale and has been priced at Rs 3.85 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). Deliveries are expected to commence next month.
Maruti Suzuki recently lost its second position in the export arena to Nissan Motors India. It is cited by industry experts that Suzuki cars are losing out to competition worldwide which led to a fall in the company’s exports numbers.
One of the main attractions at Volkswagen Group’s “Night of the Stars” event during the Beijing Motor Show was the Golf R400, which was built to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the hatchback. The most powerful Golf ever made, the R400 features a tweaked engine and an aggressive body kit to set it apart from the ‘regular’ Golf. Now, it has been revealed by Heinz-Jakob Neusser, R&D chief, Volkswagen AG, that the Golf R400 will be put into production.
Volkswagen might bring the T-Roc concept based compact SUV in India instead of the Taigun, according to a source. The T-Roc is based on VW’s modern MQB platform shown at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
Lamborghini Urus, the spiritual successor to the LM002, was supposed to be launched by 2017. Now though, according to Rupert Stadler, business executive and chairman of Audi AG, the production version of the SUV is on track for a 2018 launch.