The Mahindra XUV500 has earned another feather in its cap as it became the first premium SUV in India to cross the one lakh sales mark. This feat was achieved in less than three years of its launch making it one of the faster selling SUVs in India priced above Rs 10 lakh.
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The Scorpio is Mahindra’s most popular model and it is due for a complete makeover. The company has been testing the updated model rather extensively for the last few months as spy photos continue to pour in, this time showing the interior in detail.
The next-generation Toyota Innova has been spotted undergoing trials in Bangalore, once again. Last week, the seven-seater MPV was also spotted testing in Thailand alongside the next-generation Fortuner, with which it will share the new TNGA platform.
Within a week of its launch in the Indian market, Honda’s latest offering, the Mobilio, has received 7,000 bookings. Launched on July 23, the mid-size MPV has evoked a reasonably positive response from the crowd, thanks to its practical 7-seater configuration and a highly efficient diesel engine option.
Fiat will launch the new Punto Evo for the Indian market on August 5. The car is the facelifted version of the Punto hatchback and gets cosmetic changes setting it apart from the outgoing car.
The launch of the Range Rover Sport SVR is still some time away. The high-performance SUV, in fact, will hit the showrooms in 2015; however, it is already in the news, and for a very good reason. According to Land Rover, the Range Rover Sport SVR has lapped the Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit in Germany in 8 minutes 14 seconds, making it the fastest production SUV around the challenging 20.8 kilometre-long circuit.
Honda is believed to be working on a compact SUV and an A-segment car for the Indian market according to a report from the Economic Times. Both the vehicles are likely to be sub-four metres in length and will have petrol and diesel engine options.
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.
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.