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Touchscreen-equipped Ford EcoSport priced from Rs 9.89 lakh
Titanium+ trim to get eight-inch touchscreen with navigation, reverse camera and DVD player; will now be priced at Rs. 9.89 lakh and 10.19 lakh [...]
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PhotoGallery: Autocar Price Checker: How does the Ignis stack up?
The Autocar Price Checker allows you to compare every car with its rivals, car on car and variant on variant. [...]
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New Tata Sons chairman is TCS head N. Chandrasekaran
It now remains to be seen who takes over as the chairman of Tata Motors. [...]
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More Indians in driver’s seat at foreign carmakers
Global automobile companies' local operations see a rise in number of Indian heads [...]
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2017 Audi SQ5 breaks cover at Detroit
The performance SUV is powered by a 354hp 3.0-litre V6 turbo-petrol engine; Audi claims 0-100kph in 5.4sec. [...]
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Mercedes races ahead of BMW in 2016 sales
Globally, Mercedes crosses two million sales milestone, but sees marginal degrowth in India. [...]
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UM Renegade Commando, Sport S prices hiked
Renegade Commando now dearer by around Rs 5,000, while Sport S sees an increase of about Rs 8,000. [...]
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Chrysler Portal autonomous concept revealed at CES 2017
The battery-electric car is ideal for ride-sharing and hailing and has potential for Level 4 autonomy. [...]
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Brochure for 2017 KTM RC models leaked
For 2017, the KTM RC390 gains a few pounds, while the RC200 gets new livery. [...]
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Skoda’s Kvasiny plant reaches two million production milestone
Kvasiny plant to increase production to 2,80,000 units annually; seven billion crowns invested for modernisation and expansion. [...]
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Audi and Nvidia to introduce self-driving cars by 2020
The partnering companies aim to launch cars before their competition; test car learns to drive itself in four days. [...]
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Volkswagen begins testing T-Cross SUV
Next-gen Polo-based SUV likely to come with a 110hp,1.0-litre petrol engine that was seen in the concept car [...]
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Mitsubishi XM concept’s exterior and interior detailed in video
Previews a crossover that will arrive in Indonesia next year. AutonetMagz have posted a detailed walkaround of the Mitsubishi XM concept unveiled at the 2016 GIIAS (Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show) held in Jakarta, Indonesia. Mitsubishi has confirmed that a new plant in Indonesia will commence production of the Mitsubishi XM next year. [YouTube link] As Mitsubishi claims, the styling fuses the toughness of an SUV with the versatility of an MPV. It features the company’s latest ‘Dynamic Shield’ face with sleek headlamps, heavily sculpted wheel bumper and a generous amount of chrome trim. The side profile comprises of boldly sculpted wheel arches and shoulder lines, floating roof with rails, as well as a long greenhouse. Like any concept, the interior features futuristic elements that will not make it into production. The interior does give an idea of what we can expect in the cabin. Mitsubishi have confirmed that the concept is a 7-seater, claiming that a wide body and an optimized interior layout will ensure generous interior space for seven occupants. As Mitsubishi claims, the styling fuses the toughness of an SUV with the versatility of an MPV. Mitsubishi’s new plant in Indonesia will serve as the XM’s production hub for export to markets like Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. They have made a total investment of 600 million USD, where 250 million USD goes into the development of the MPV, while the rest goes into the new Indonesian plant. Mitsubishi XM concept – Image Gallery [...]
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2017 Honda Civic hatchback vs Older model – Old vs New
Honda revealed the tenth-gen Honda Civic Hatchback for the U.S. and Canada this week and announced that the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback will go on sale in these markets towards the end of this year. Here’s a pictorial comparison between the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback and the 2015 Honda Civic Hatchback. Design The Honda Civic Hatchback has been extensively redesigned for its tenth generation. The ninth-gen Honda Civic Hatchback wasn’t a leap ahead from the eighth-gen Honda Civic Hatchback when it came to design, however the tenth-gen Honda Civic Hatchback addresses this rather well. Like the exterior, the interior too will be drastically redesigned, and be in-line with the sedan and coupe versions. Platform The all-new Honda Civic Hatchback is based on the same newly developed platform as the new generation Honda Civic Sedan and new generation Honda Civic Coupe. This platform will also underpin the successors of the Honda CR-V and Honda Accord. Engines The 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback is powered by the 1.5-litre VTEC TURBO engine. Also See: Honda WR-V (Jazz-based crossover) spied with production body In the U.S. and Canada, the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback will be powered by the 1.5-litre VTEC TURBO turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine. It has been tuned to produce 174 hp/180 hp and 162 lb.-ft. (219.64 Nm) of torque. Along with the 1.5-litre VTEC TURBO petrol, engine options in Europe will include 1.0-litre VTEC TURBO petrol and 1.6-litre i-DTEC diesel as well. 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback vs. 2015 Honda Civic Hatchback – Image Gallery [...]
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2016 Hyundai Elantra’s Indian specifications, features reportedly leaked
To come in five variants: S, SX, SX AT, SX (O), SX (O) AT. One of the members of The Automotive India forum has managed to acquire the final specification and feature list of the 2016 Hyundai Elantra, ahead of its market launch on August 23. The Elantra could be priced between INR 15-18 Lakhs for the petrol variant and INR 16-20 Lakhs for diesel (ex-showroom). According the info, the Hyundai Elantra will offer both petrol and diesel engine options spread across five variants: S, SX, SX AT, SX(O), SX(O) AT. The petrol variant will pack a 2.0L MPI four cylinder engine producing 152 PS and 190 Nm, while the diesel variant is powered by a 1.6 CRDi engine with 128 PS and 265 Nm of torque. A six speed manual gearbox is standard in both variants, while an automatic gearbox is optional. The report also reveals its fuel efficiency figures, which is 22.4 km/L for diesel MT and 14.6 km/L for petrol MT. Some of the features inside the Elantra include an 8-inch touchscreen system with Apple Carplay support, satellite navigation, dual zone automatic climate control. Also Read: India-made Hyundai i20 AT launched in Indonesia – Report The top-end Hyundai Elantra will come equipped with projector headlamps, ‘boomerang’ LED daytime running lights, 16-inch alloy rims, LED taillights, shark fin antenna, parking sensors, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay support, satellite navigation, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, anti pinch sunroof and start/stop button. 2016 Hyundai Elantra – Image Gallery [Source: The Automotive India] [...]
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Next-gen VW Touareg starts testing
Is one of five future crossover/SUV class models from Volkswagen. Volkswagen launched the second generation VW Touareg in 2010 and is now working on the third generation VW Touareg. Spyshots published by Motor1 have revealed that the company has commenced testing the next-gen VW Touareg on public roads. The next-gen VW Touareg will be based on the MLB-Evo platform. Image of the current Touareg used for illustrative purposes only. The next-gen VW Touareg is said to have been previewed by the VW T-Prime Concept GTE unveiled at the 2016 Beijing Motor Show. Designers could look towards the concept to borrow design cues and other elements, though the overall size and shape would resemble the current model. The next-gen VW Touareg will be based on the MLB-Evo platform that currently underpins various Volkswagen Group models including the Audi Q7 and the Bentley Bentayga. This platform will be used for the next-gen Porsche Cayenne as well. Digital dashboard, and a more luxurious cabin are expected in the new Touareg. Also See: 2016 VW Tiguan LWB seen uncamouflaged in new spyshots The next-gen VW Touareg is expected to be offered with an array of TSI petrol and TDI diesel engines from the other Volkswagen models as well as Volkswagen Group models. Additionally, in some markets, Volkswagen may offer a plug-in hybrid powertrain as well. It’s a little too early to say when the next-gen VW Touareg hits the markets, and especially whether it will be sold in India or not. At the moment, VW India has announced that it will launch the new Tiguan compact SUV (expected by mid-2017). VW Touareg – Image Gallery [Image Source: Motor1] [...]
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Improving the breed
Does race car technology successfully find its way into road cars? Hormazd Sorabjee delves deep into the Audi Le Mans LMP1 racers for the answers. [...]
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Exclusive: Tata to launch sport version of Tiago
Bolt Sport to be dropped; Tiago to get hot-hatch treatment instead. [...]
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Skoda Kodiaq camouflaged as a Range Rover caught testing
Will make its world debut on September 1. Spyshots of a Skoda Kodiaq that appears to be dressed up as a Range Rover has surfaced online, courtesy of Magazin ProDriver CZ. It will make its world debut on September 1 in Berlin. The exterior design of the Kodiaq is a slightly toned down version of the Skoda VisionS concept, and is an evolution of Skoda’s angular styling. The final design of the Skoda Kodiaq was partially revealed in teasers posted last week. The exterior is a slightly toned down version of the Skoda VisionS concept, and is an evolution of Skoda’s angular styling. According to media reports from its private unveil last week, it measures 4,697 mm, 1,882 mm wide and has a 2,791 mm long wheelbase. Engine lineup will include the 1.4 TSI, 2.0 TSI and 2.0 TDI engines. The 1.4 TSI will be available in two power states: 125 PS and 155 PS, while the 2.0 TSI produces 180 PS. The diesel variants will pack the 2.0 TDI engine also available in two outputs: 150 PS and 190 PS. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual and DSG gearbox, while an AWD system is available in all variants except the base 125 PS 1.4 TSI. The Skoda Kodiaq’s engine lineup will include the 1.4 TSI, 2.0 TSI and 2.0 TDI engines. Also Read: (Indian) Skoda Rapid facelift announced in global presentation, launch this year As for its launch in India, Skoda has confirmed that the Kodiaq will arrive in 2017. It will be Skoda’s first seven-seater SUV in the market as well as the company’s new flagship product. When launched, it will rival the likes of the Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner, Hyundai Santa Fe and top-end variants of the Mahindra XUV500. Skoda Kodiaq – Spyshot Gallery [Source: Magazin ProDriver CZ] [...]
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BMW 7-series vs Jaguar XJ vs Mercedes-Benz S-class comparison
They're among the most high-end offerings from their respective makers. But which would a high-roller put money on? [...]
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Next-gen Chevrolet Beat spied testing in India yet again
Expected to arrive in early-2017. Motor Vikatan has acquired spyshots of the 2017 Chevrolet Beat testing in India, ahead of its launch scheduled for early next year. The new Beat hatchback will spawn two new models: Beat Essentia compact sedan and Beat Activ crossover. Though the styling is inspired from the new-gen Chevrolet Spark, the platform (M300) is carried over from the current Beat. Chevrolet has revealed the exterior of the next gen Beat, which is heavily inspired by the styling of the international-spec Chevrolet Spark. It features an updated Chevy 2-part grille flanked by large headlamps, chrome embellishment on the grille and headlamps, roof rails, round foglamps on either side of the lower bumper, new taillamps and a re-positioned registration plate area. Changes to the interior were previewed by the Beat Activ and Essentia concepts at the Auto Expo 2016. The next gen Beat will come with a dual-tone dashboard housing a 7-inch MyLink infotainment system and a revised bike-inspired instrument cluster. Improvements to the build quality as well as materials are also expected. The new Beat hatchback will spawn three new models: Beat Essentia sedan and Beat Activ crossover. Also read: Chevrolet Trailblazer facelift spied inside and out in India The next gen Beat will continue riding on the outgoing Beat’s M300 platform. Engine lineup is reported to include a 1.0L petrol engine, which is a downsized version of the 1.4L four-cylinder Ecotech motor from the Spark, and a 1.0L TCDi diesel engine. Next-gen 2017 Chevrolet Beat – Image Gallery [Source: MotorVikatan] [...]
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2016 Proton Persona (Iriz-based sedan) teased ahead of launch this month
One of Proton’s two new upcoming sedans this year. After teasing the car in the company’s Safety 360 initiative video last week, Proton has now released a new teaser image of the 2016 Proton Persona saying the next-gen model is “coming soon”. The all-new Proton Persona is based on the Proton Iriz hatchback. The new teaser image reveals the 2016 Proton Persona’s front fascia. However, the exterior hasn’t been a mystery since long, thanks to the undisguised spyshots captured during the car’s promotional shoot in May. The all-new Proton Persona is based on the Proton Iriz, and that’s quite evident with the exterior resemblance. The 2016 Proton Persona should be launched with the Proton Iriz’s 1.3-litre and 1.6-litre VVT four-cylinder petrol engines. The 1.3-litre engine produces 70 kW (93.83 hp) at 5,750 rpm and 120 Nm at 4,000 rpm, and the 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine delivers 80 kW (107.23 hp) at 5,750 rpm and 150 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The new 1.3-litre and 1.6-litre GDI/TGDI engines developed with Petronas could be offered from late-2017 in place of or in addition to one or both these engines. The 2016 Proton Persona is expected to be offered with the 1.3-litre and 1.6-litre VVT engines from the Proton Iriz. Also See: 2016 Proton Saga – Rendering Proton has a total of three new cars coming up this year. After the 2016 Proton Persona, the company will launch the 2016 Proton Saga and the Suzuki Ertiga-based MPV. Proton Iriz – Image Gallery (Unrelated) [...]
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Customised Hyundai i20 showcased at GIIAS – In 8 Images
Custom bodykit exclusive to the show car. Along with the regular Hyundai i20, PT Hyundai Mobil Indonesia also showcased a customized version of the premium hatchback at the 2016 GIIAS. The custom Hyundai i20 is finished in Phantom Black, which is contrasted by red accents on the extended front bumper and side skirts. The exterior of the custom Hyundai i20 is finished in Phantom Black, which is contrasted by red accents on the extended front bumper and side skirts. The i20 also features silver faux diffuser, roof spoiler and DRLs in the foglamps and 5-spoke 17 inch alloy wheels shod with low profile tires. The Indonesian-spec Hyundai i20 is powered by the 1.4L Gamma VTVT four cylinder petrol engine from the Hyundai Grand Avega, which produces 100 PS and 130 Nm of torque. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic gearbox. The i20 also features silver faux diffuser, roof spoiler and DRLs in the foglamps and 5-spoke 17 inch alloy wheels shod by low profile tires. Also Read: 2016 Hyundai Elantra to launch in India on August 23 – Report Replacing the Hyundai Grand Avega, the new i20 is priced at 249 million rupiah and 263 million rupiah for the petrol MT and petrol AT variants. It is manufactured and exported by Hyundai India as a CBU to Indonesia. Customised Hyundai i20 – Image Gallery [Source: Rushlane] [...]
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2016 Proton Persona’s specs, images and details revealed
Will be launched in Malaysia on 23 August. Proton has revealed specifications, details and more images of the 2016 Proton Persona. The all-new Persona will become open for bookings on 15 August and will be launched on 23 August in Malaysia. The 2016 Proton Persona will be available in four trim levels. The 2016 Proton Persona will be available in Malaysia in four trim levels at launch: Standard, Executive, Premium and Premium SE. The Proton Iriz-based sedan features a single-DIN multimedia system, rear foglamps, dual airbags, Variable Stability Control and Isofix child seat anchors as standard in the Standard trim level. The Executive trim level benefits from body-colourd door mirrors and handles, bootlid spoiler, 60:40 split-folding rear seats double-DIN multimedia system and two USB charging ports. The Premium trim level brings leather seats and steering wheel, keyless entry, power folding door mirrors, colour touchscreen multimedia system, reversing camera and six airbags. The Premium SE trim level makes the car sportier with a two-tone body kit. The 2016 Proton Persona is powered by a 107 hp 1.6-litre VVT engine. Also See: Next-gen Proton Exora inspired by Proton Perdana – Rendering The 2016 Proton Persona is powered by the 1.6-litre VVT petrol engine from Proton Iriz. Like in the Iriz, this engine produces 107 hp at 5,750 rpm and 150 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. However, for the Persona, it has been calibrated with a new ECU. The Standard trim level will be available with a 5-speed manual transmission and a continuously variable transmission, while the remaining three trim levels feature the latter as standard. 2016 Proton Persona – Image Gallery [...]
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Suzuki Ciaz Urban, Suzuki Swift Urban, Suzuki Celerio Urban editions showcased at GIIAS
Yet to be launched in Indonesia. PT Suzuki Indomobil Motor has three new special editions at the 2016 GIIAS: Suzuki Ciaz Urban, Suzuki Swift Urban and Suzuki Celerio. It previews optional accessories and features that could be offered for the three models in the near future. Suzuki Ciaz Urban: The Suzuki Ciaz Urban Concept features a body kit similar to the Maruti Ciaz RS, featuring extended front and rear bumpers, side skirts and rear spoiler. It also gets a chrome accentuated radiator grille, foglight enclosures, rear bumper reflector enclosures and boot embellishers, ‘Ciaz’ badge on the pillar and seats with dual tone upholstery. Suzuki Ciaz Urban concept – Image Gallery Suzuki Swift Urban: The Swift Urban concept is finished in white, and also features a sportier body kit like the Ciaz Urban concept. Other new features include 16-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels, projector headlamps with DRLs, and ORVM-mounted turn indicators. Inside, the Swift comes with an all-black interior with contrast white stitching on the seats and steering wheel. Suzuki Swift Urban – Image Gallery Suzuki Celerio Urban: Unlike the two Urban concepts above, the Celerio takes a rugged approach. It features black-plastic cladding around the wheel arches, side skirts body colored scratch guards above the foglights, chrome embellisher on the radiator grille and roof spoiler. Suzuki Celerio Urban – Image Gallery [Source: Rushlane] [...]
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Porsche developing all-electric SUV-coupé
All-new SUV-coupe project could be greenlighted by Porsche management soon; may spawn Mission E SUV concept. [...]
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Toyota Innova Crysta showcased at GIIAS – In 8 Images
Prices start from Rp. 288.900.000. The 2016 Toyota Innova (better known as the Toyota Innova Crysta in India) is currently being showcased at the 2016 GIIAS in Indonesia. Launched last November in Indonesia, the second gen Toyota Innova is now priced from Rp. 288.900.000. The Innova was launched last November in Indonesia, and is now priced from Rp. 288.900.000. The new Innova measures 4,735 mm in length, 1,830 mm in width, 1,795 mm in height and 2,750 mm in wheelbase. Other than the unique 18 inch alloy rims likely to be exclusive to the show car, the Innova comes equipped with LED projector headlamps, chrome inserts for dual-slate grille, foglamps, new L-shaped taillamps and a shark fin antenna. Inside, it features a dual-tone dashboard with silver accents and wooden trim, a 7-inch/8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with voice command and Bluetooth, color TFT screen for the MID, ambient lighting with LED piping in the cabin, dual-zone automatic climate control, Smart Entry Key and seven-airbags. The new Innova measures 4,735 mm in length, 1,830 mm in width, 1,795 mm in height and 2,750 mm in wheelbase. Also Read: India-bound 2016 Toyota Fortuner showcased at GIIAS The Toyota Innova is available in both petrol and diesel variants. The latter is powered by a 2.4-liter GD diesel engine paired to either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission, while the former packs a 2.0-liter VVT-i petrol engine with the same transmission options as the diesel variant. The Indonesia-spec Innova does not offer the 2.8 GD turbodiesel or 2.7L VVT-i engine options otherwise available in the Innova Crysta. 2016 Toyota Innova – Image Gallery [Source: Rushlane] [...]
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Perodua Bezza gets 19,000 bookings, 6,000 units delivered – Report
Priced from RM 37,300 (INR 6,20,903.81). The Perodua Bezza was launched last month in Malaysia, and days after its launch, it was reported that the car received over 10,000 bookings. Now, the Perodua Bezza’s bookings figure has reached 19,000 units. As of 12 August, 5,000 units were delivered and a total of 1,000 units were expected to delivered by the end of the day. The Perodua Bezza is available in five variants in Malaysia. The Perodua Bezza is the company’s first ever sedan to be sold in Malaysia. Based on the Perodua Axia, the Perodua Bezza measures 4,150 mm in length, 1,620 mm in width and 1,510 mm in height. Its wheelbase is the same as that of the Axia – 2,455 mm. Its boot offers 508 litres of luggage space, which is almost 100 litres more than what the rival Proton Saga has to offer. The Perodua Bezza is available with the 1KR-VE 1.0-litre VVT-i three-cylinder petrol engine that produces 50 kW (67.02 hp) at 6,000 rpm and 91 Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm, and the 1NR-VE 1.3-litre Dual VVT-i four-cylinder petrol engine that develops 70 kW (93.83 hp) at 6,000 rpm and 121 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. Transmission choices for both engine models are 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic. The Perodua Bezza is available with the 1KR-VE 50 kW (67.02 hp) 1.0-litre VVT-i petrol engine and the 1NR-VE 70 kW (93.83 hp) 1.3-litre Dual VVT-i engine. Also See: Next-gen Perodua Myvi – Rendering The Perodua Bezza is sold in five variants: 1.0 Standard G MT, 1.0 Standard G AT, 1.3 Premium X MT, 1.3 Premium X AT and 1.3 Advance. 42% of the deliveries were for the 1.3 Advance and 43% of the deliveres were for the 1.3 Premium X (MT/AT), while the remaining units delivered were of the 1.0-litre engine models. Perodua Bezza – Image Gallery [Image Source: Paultan] [...]
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