Jaguar will stop making the XK sports car later this year, and the company has announced the introduction of the XK Final Fifty Edition at the New York Auto Show. The limited edition model will go on sale late this year and will be exclusive to the US market.
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It is an open secret that the Chinese love the rear seat of their cars. Majority of premium car buyers, in fact, prioritise rear seat comfort above all the parameters. This also explains how long wheelbase versions based on their respective standard models have become the easiest of assuring sales in China. Nearly all premium luxury carmakers are currently offering LWB versions developed specifically for the Chinese market.
The next-gen Audi Q7 has been under test for a while and the revised model is slated to hit the market soon. It is rumoured that the designers of the SUV are reworking the styling as the company’s new head of R&D Ulrich Hackenberg was reportedly not pleased with the design.
Hyundai has been successfully experimenting and turning quite a few heads with its Fluidic Design Language. Seen across on a major chunk of its lineup, the design language has been taken up a notch into its second version and is now called ‘Fluidic Sculpture 2.0’. Hyundai has showcased this latest style philosophy in the 2015 Sonata which was unveiled at the 2014 New York Auto Show (NYAS), showing off a more mature and dignified look, also seen in the new 2014 Genesis sedan.
BMW might launch the X5 SUV in India this year. There are rumours that dealers have started accepting bookings for the vehicle and it may be launched in May.
BMW has unveiled the 2015 BMW X4 at the 2014 New York Motor Show. Based on the same principle as the much larger X6 it gets the coupe styling with all the required add-ons and extra beef to give it the SUV pedigree.
The latest (third) generation of the Honda Fit made its debut last year. Also named Jazz in some of the markets, this new model first went on sale in Japan in September 2013. Now, while us all of us here in India await the official launch, the Chinese are about to get a taste of this big, spacious hatchback.
Honda has unveiled the very first set of images of what is basically a renamed Vezel for the US market. Called the HR-V, this new model will make its debut at the upcoming New York Auto Show. Designed and developed using the same global compact platform that underpins the Fit (Jazz), the HR-V will feature a cleverly designed interior thanks to a center tank layout.
The Fiat 500, as we know, is a lifestyle vehicle carrying a premium price tag – Fiat sells it in limited numbers, but knows that the car has quite a following across the world. To make the most of the success of the 500, the brand decided to make the four-door version back in 2012.
Mercedes-Benz India is planning to launch the E 350 sedan in India soon. The company feels that there is a gap between the E 250 CDI and the E 63 AMG in the E-class range and getting the E 350 back might help them bridge the gap.