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.
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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.
The Mahindra Scorpio facelift is expected to be launched in the festive season this year. Until then, the company continues to test the vehicle in various regions of Maharashtra. This camouflaged test mule was spotted testing on the outskirts of Nashik.
Mercedes-Benz India has reported 25 per cent growth in its overall half-yearly sales. The company sold 4717 units as compared to 3758 units in the corresponding month last year.
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’.