The festive season is around the corner and it is that time of the year when automakers usually come up with a range of attractive offers and new launches to lure buyers into their showrooms. Ford, for one, is celebrating festive season this year with the refreshed Figo which gets a host of updates to the exterior and the interior.
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The 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (W205) has been spotted on the back of a delivery truck en route to a dealership. While these are not the first pictures of the German automaker’s entry- level premium sedan, it does reveal that the Malaysian market will get the Avantgarde trim line, classic trim line as well as the exclusive trim line when the car is launched later this year.
Japanese auto giant Toyota will present a new compact crossover vehicle at the upcoming Paris Motor Show. The vehicle, which will be shown in concept form, will showcase the brand’s vision for an innovative production crossover model.
Maruti Suzuki maybe working on a second Swift based sedan for the Indian market. A report from Overdrive suggests that this car will be based on the 2016 Swift (expected to be unveiled next year) and will be the global model in the automaker’s range.
Mahindra will launch the new facelifted Scorpio by the end of this month and the bookings for the new vehicle have started today. Mahindra dealerships are accepting bookings for an amount of Rs 20,000.
Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover is looking forward to opening a new chapter for its China operations. The brand is preparing to start the production process at the all-new plant in China, which is one of the fastest growing luxury car markets.
In what can be taken as an early Diwali gift to the Indian auto industry, Anant Geete, Minister for Heavy Industries, has announced that the Excise Duty cut will be continued into next year as well.
We reported last month that Mahindra might be launching the new Scorpio (W 105) soon in our market. There are rumours going around that India’s largest SUV maker might launch the new Scorpio on September 25, 2014.
A test mule of the eighth generation Toyota Hilux has been sped undergoing hot weather testing in Southern Europe. Alright, we don’t have provisions for lifestyle pickup trucks yet, but, the Fortuner is built on the Hilux platform.