Both coupé and sedan models get Honda’s 1.5-litre turbo-petrol motor; claimed to be stiffer and lighter than their predecessors. [...]
Refreshed Xcent to get new rear styling with minor tweaks to its nose; pre-facelift car to sell as fleet-only. [...]
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Special-edition Scorpio based on top S10 trim; available in 2WD and 4WD. [...]
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A code monitoring system will read the details of the driver and vehicle, and allow a customer's entire journey to be tracked. [...]
The carmaker, which holds a 52.18 percent market share in the passenger vehicle market in India, has some of its models recording smart gains. [...]
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Mathew, who assumed top role in May 2015, will be replaced by Mahindra Reva COO Mahesh Babu. [...]
Will help increase production rate of Baleno, thus reducing the waiting period.
Business Standard reports that trial production of the Maruti Baleno will commence at its new plant in Hansalpur, Gujarat from Q1 2017.
Reports suggest that the Baleno has reached its maximum production rate of 12,000 cars a month.
It will help increase the production rate of the Baleno, as well as share the load with its existing plants in Manesar and Gurgaon, which are running at full capacity and struggling to meet the demand. Reports suggest that the Baleno has reached its maximum production rate of 12,000 cars a month, although the company could adjust production rates of other products to enhance the Baleno’s output. Currently, waiting period for a prospective customer ranges between 6-8 months.
The production plant will commence operations with an initial capacity of 150,000 cars a year, before growing to 250,000 later on. Maximum capacity of the plant is pegged at 750,000 cars a year. Another plant near Hansalpur is also in the works, which will commence operations once the first plant’s maximum capacity is reached. Overall, Maruti expects to churn out 1.5 million cars a year from its two Gujarat plants.
The production plant will commence operations with an initial capacity of 150,000 cars a year, before growing to 250,000 later on.
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The first product to be produced at the new plant will be the Maruti Baleno, while the second model is reported to be the next generation Maruti Swift Dzire, which will be based on the next gen Maruti Swift. The new plant is also reported to be the global production hub of the Maruti Ignis, the company’s smallest crossover.
Maruti Baleno RS concept – Image Gallery
[Source: Business Standard] [...]
Now available to order at dealerships.
Bajaj Auto has launched two new colour schemes for the Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 and the Bajaj Avenger Street 150. The Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 is now available in new Cosmic Red and the Bajaj Avenger Street 150 is now available in new Matte Wild Green.
The Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 is powered by the 19.03 PS 220 cc DTS-i oil-cooled engine.
Previously, the Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 was available only in Divine Black and Desert Gold, while the Bajaj Avenger Street 150 was sold finished in Midnight Blue as standard without any other option.
The Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 measures 2,177 mm in length, 801 mm in width and 1,070 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 1,480 mm and a ground clearance of 169 mm. It’s powered by the 220 cc DTS-i oil-cooled engine that produces 19.03 PS at 8,400 rpm and 17.5 Nm of torque at 7,000 rpm. The Bajaj Avenger Street 150 measures 2,177 mm in length, 806 mm in length, 1,142 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 1,490 mm and a ground clearance of 169 mm. It’s powered by the 150 cc DTS-i air-cooled engine that develops 14.54 PS at 9,000 rpm and 12.50 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm.
The Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 is powered by the 14.54 PS PS 220 cc DTS-i air-cooled engine.
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The Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 and Bajaj Avenger Street 150 in the new colour schemes are priced at the same INR 85,497 and INR 75,500 (ex-showroom Delhi) respectively.
Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 and Bajaj Avenger Street 150 – Image Gallery [...]
Will be launched in India this FY.
The BMW G310R has been spied testing in India yet again, courtesy Rushlane. The G310R is already listed internationally, but India isn’t among its first markets, according to several reports.
The BMW G310R is manufactured at TVS Motor’s Hosur plant in India.
The BMW G310R is the first motorcycle from the company’s collaboration with TVS Motor, as well as its first sub-500 cc roadster. The first made-in-India BMW Motorrad motorcycle entered production last month at TVS Motor’s Hosur plant near Bangalore.
The BMW G310R is powered by a newly developed 313 cc water-cooled single-cylinder engine that develops 25 kW (34 PS/34 hp) at 9,500 rpm and 28 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm and sends drive via a 6-speed transmission. The G310R has a top speed of 145 km/h. 300 mm disc brake with four-piston fixed caliper at the front and a 240 mm disc brake with single-piston floating caliper at the rear, and dual-channel ABS are standard.
The BMW G310R is powered by a newly developed 25 kW (34 PS/34 hp) 313 cc liquid-cooled engine.
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The BMW G 310 R was said to be launched in India in October 2016. However, as per a recent report, the Indian launch of the G310R will take place sometime in February-March 2017. The TVS Akula 310‘s mechanical twin will be sold through BMW Motorrad outlets.
BMW G310R – Image Gallery
[Image Source: Rushlane] [...]
Will only get the 1.4L T-Jet petrol engine with 140 PS.
According to NDTV’s Car and Bike, the Fiat Avventura Urban Cross will launch in India in September. The Avventura is the third model in Fiat India’s lineup based on the Fiat Punto Evo hatchback.
The Urban Cross features a new grille, updated headlamps, revised bumper and silver body cladding, as seen in the Auto Expo show car.
The Urban Cross will only launch with the 1.4L T-Jet petrol engine sourced from the Fiat Avventura Powered by Abarth. The turbocharged engine produces a healthy 140 PS of power at 5,500 rpm and peak torque of 210 Nm between 2,000 and 4,000 rpm, and is paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
The Fiat Urban Cross is not just simply an Avventura without the tailgate-mounted spare wheel. It features a new grille, updated headlamps, revised bumper and silver body cladding as seen in the Auto Expo show car. Inside, it features a touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity and satellite navigation, dual tone red and black interior and silver accents on the steering wheel.
The Urban Cross will only launch with the 1.4L T-Jet petrol engine sourced from the Fiat Avventura Powered by Abarth.
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Compared to the Avventura, there are barely any differences in dimensions. The Urban Cross measures 4,000 mm in length, 1,700 mm in width, and 1,500 mm in height.
Fiat Avventura Urban Cross – Image Gallery
[Source: Car and Bike] [...]
The current, sixth generation BMW 3 Series was introduced in October 2011 and given a facelift in May 2015. Now, the company has started working on the seventh generation 2018 BMW 3 Series, and here are five things we know about the all-new model.
Like the new generation BMW 7 Series as well as the upcoming next-gen BMW 5 Series, BMW would take an evolutionary approach for the next-gen BMW 3 Series’ redesign. Speculative renderings suggest a more aggressive character that will make the car look sportier than it already is, but still retain the details that make it instantly recognizable as the 3er. This also means the proportions won’t drastically change. It remains to be seen, however, if BMW continues offering the Gran Turismo version alongside the Touring (estate) version.
The next-gen BMW 3 Series will be based on the CLAR rear-wheel drive platform that already underpins the BMW 7 Series and will be used in the near-future for the 2017 BMW 5 Series. Thanks to the usage of lightweight materials including carbon fibre in the structure, lightweight components, as well as other weight saving measures, the next-gen BMW 3 Series could be as much as 80 kg lighter compared to the current model.
The next-gen BMW 3 Series should be offered with an array of 2.0-litre four-cylinder and 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol and diesel engine options globally. There would be a small 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol model as well. Then there will also be an M high-performance variant which would presumably continue with a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine, however it will probably be around a year away from the standard variant.
4. Electric Power
BMW’s plug-in hybrid offensive plan will include an all-new BMW 3 Series iPerformance as well, and it can be expected to follow just a few months after the petrol/diesel-powered model’s debut. A pure electric variant could also be launched further down the road. BMW’s engineers are reportedly working on installation of a 90 kWh battery pack that could give a zero emissions driving range of around 300 miles (480 km). This variant is likely to be named ‘BMW 3 Series eDrive Sport’.
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The 2018 BMW 3 Series Sedan (codename: BMW G20) is expected to debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show and should go on sale in Germany and other first markets in early-2018.
2016 BMW 3 Series – Image Gallery [...]
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More than 70,000 units of Kwid are on Indian roads.
Speaking to the media, Renault India CEO and Managing Director Mr Sumit Sawhney has divulged that the company is working on reducing the waiting period of the Renault Kwid from 3 months to 1 month.
Since its launch, more than 70,000 units of the Kwid were sold, making it the most successful Renault product in India.
The Kwid is Renault India’s most successful product, selling over 70,000 units since its launch in September last year, and receiving well over 150,000 orders. Speaking on its success, Mr Sawhney said:
Till June, I think we sold about 62,000 units. And in July, we sold about 12,000, I think the total will be 74,000 units. It is a milestone for us.
Mr Sawhney confirmed that exports to markets like Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and South Africa will commence from this year end, while exports to Brazil are scheduled for early next year.
Renault will introduce a more powerful 1.0L variant of the Kwid this month.
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To further expand the lineup, Renault will introduce a more powerful 1.0L variant of the Kwid in this month. Details on the performance figures haven’t been released yet, but it’s expected to output between 65-70 hp. It could also be offered with dual airbags and ABS.
Renault Kwid 1L – Image Gallery
[Source: ET Auto] [...]
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Will be showcased at the 2016 Sao Paulo Auto Show.
Suzuki has confirmed that it will launch the fourth generation Suzuki Vitara in Brazil. The company has announced that it’s bringing the Vitara soon to Brazil, but hasn’t revealed the launch date or any specific details as to the features and specifications planned for the country.
The 2016 Suzuki Vitara is available with three engine options in Europe.
The fourth generation Suzuki Vitara was introduced at the 2014 Paris Motor Show and entered production in March 2015. The Euro-spec 2016 Suzuki Vitara measures 4,175 mm in length, 1,775 mm in width and 1,610 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,500 mm and a ground clearance of 185 mm.
In Europe, the 2016 Suzuki Vitara is offered with three engines. The M16A 1.6-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder unit that develops 88 kW (117.96 hp) and 156 Nm of torque is the least powerful petrol engine. Another, more powerful petrol engine available is the K14C 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder unit that produces 103 kW (138.07 hp) and 220 Nm of torque in the Vitara S. Lastly, there’s the D16AA 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel unit good for 88 kW (117.96 hp) and 320 Nm of torque. Transmission choices include 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic.
The fourth-gen Suzuki Vitara will be imported in Brazil from Hungary.
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Like the Suzuki S-Cross, the Suzuki Vitara will be imported from Hungary. It’s expected to be launched in late-2016 or early-2017. Brazilian media reports say that the compact crossover will be showcased at the 2016 Sao Paulo Auto Show in November.
Suzuki Vitara S – Image Gallery [...]
Anniversary edition based on Creta SX+.
Hyundai has launched two new variants of the Creta in the Indian market: the Hyundai Creta Anniversary Edition and Hyundai Creta E+ petrol.
Based on the SX+ grade, the Creta Anniversary Edition adds a contrasting black roof, black-painted C-pillar and integrated spoiler, etc.
The Hyundai Creta Anniversary Edition is priced at INR 12.23 Lakhs and INR 13.76 Lakhs (both ex-showroom Delhi), for the petrol and diesel MT variants respectively. Based on the SX+ grade, the Creta Anniversary Edition adds a contrasting black roof, black-painted C-pillar and integrated spoiler, dual tone 17-inch alloy wheels from SX(O) grade, bright silver skid plates, body graphics,
Inside, it features a dual tone black and grey dashboard with red accents around the HVAC vents, fabric upholstery with red inserts and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Feature list is identical the regular Creta SX+ grade.
Hyundai has also introduced a new variant that sits above the base Creta E, the Hyundai Creta E+.
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Along with that, Hyundai has also introduced a new variant that sits above the base Creta E, the Hyundai Creta E+. It adds a bit more equipment such as a touchscreen audio system, steering-mounted audio and bluetooth controls and tweeters, roof rails, power-operated ORVMs with LED turn indicators & rear AC vents. Like the base E grade, it’s only available with a 1.6L VTVT petrol engine paired to a 6-speed MT. Its priced at INR 9.99 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).
Hyundai Creta Anniversary Edition – Image Gallery [...]
Malaysia could get the Innova from the Indonesian manufacturing plant.
The 2016 Toyota Innova has been spied testing in Malaysia by Paultan reader Daran. Introduced first in Indonesia in November last year, the second generation Toyota Innova was launched in India just months back, in May, and has over 30,000 bookings to speak for.
The 2016 Toyota Innova was introduced in November last year; Indonesia was the launch market.
The 2016 Toyota Innova measures 4,735 mm in length, 1,830 mm in width and 1,795 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,750 mm. In India, the all-new Innova is sold as the Innova Crysta, and offered in 7- and 8-seat versions.
Currently two engine options are offered in India: 2GD-FTV and 1GD-FTV. The 2GD-FTV is a 2.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine that produces 110 kW (150 PS) at 3,400 rpm and 343 Nm of torque at 1,400-2,800 rpm. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard for this engine model. The 1GD-FTV is a 2.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine that delivers 128 kW (174 PS) at 3,400 rpm and 360 Nm of torque at 1,200-3,400 rpm. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The 2016 Toyota is available with two petrol and two diesel engine options globally.
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In other markets, the 2016 Toyota Innova is offered with the 1TR-FE 139 PS 2.0-litre Dual VVT-i naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine as well as the 2TR-FE 164 hp 2.7-litre Dual VVT-i naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine. In Malaysia, the first-gen model is currently sold only with the 1TR-FE engine.
2016 Toyota Innova – Image Gallery
[Image Source: Paultan] [...]
Powered by a 3-cyl turbo-petrol engine.
Hyundai has introduced the Hyundai i20 Turbo Edition in the UK. The special edition i20 has been designed, engineered and built in Europe.
The Hyundai i20 Turbo Edition is powered by a 1.0-litre T-GDi turbocharged petrol engine.
The Hyundai i20 Turbo Edition, as the name suggests, is powered by a 1.0-litre T-GDi turbocharged three-cylinder petrol motor producing 74 kW (100 PS) at 4,500 rpm and 171 Nm of torque at 1,500-4,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The Turbo Edition model has a CO2 emissions rating of 104 g/km and a fuel consumption rating of 4.5 L/100 km (22.22 km/l). Hyundai offers the 1.0-litre T-GDi engine model with a 6-speed manual transmission also, in which the turbocharged unit produces 88 kW (120 PS) at 6,000 rpm, while the torque output remains unchanged.
The Hyundai i20 Turbo Edition is based on the Hyundai i20 SE grade. Noteworthy features include automatic lights with dusk sensor, 16-inch alloy wheels, Black/Grey interior, leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control with speed limiter, 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation and reversing camera.
The Hyundai i20 Turbo Edition is based on the Hyundai i20 SE.
Also Read: Hyundai to rename ‘i’ models
The Hyundai i20 Turbo Edition is priced from £12,975 (INR 11.33 lakhs) and will reach UK showrooms this month. Exterior colour choices include Polar White, Aqua Sparkling, Sleek Silver, Stardust Grey, Phantom Black and Red Passion.
Hyundai i20 GO! – Image Gallery [...]
F2M Global Mobility Database has released a report listing the best-selling cars in H1 2016 globally. Here are the world’s top 10 cars on the basis of sales during H1 2016.
1. Toyota Corolla – 6,34,298
Unsurprisingly, the top-most selling car during H1 2016 globally was the Toyota Corolla. Toyota managed to sell 6,34,298 units of the car. However, the sales declined by 1.2% compared to H1 2015 (6,41,850).
2. VW Golf – 5,00,630
Volkswagen sold 5,00,630 units of VW Golf during H1 2017 globally, which although being impressive given the “diesel-gate” scandal, was 1.8% lower compared to H1 2015 (508,829).
3. Ford F-Series – 4,78,384
Ford sold 4,78,384 F-Series pickup trucks during H1 2016 globally, registering a 12.6% growth from H1 2015 (4,24,884).
4. Ford Focus – 3,67,479
The Ford Focus, the VW Golf’s rival, witnessed a steep decline during H1 2016 from H1 2015 with the sales dropping by 16.4%, from 4,39,584 to 3,67,479.
5. Hyundai Elantra – 3,63,490
The Hyundai Elantra‘s sixth generation model is yet to show its colours globally, as the car’s sales declined during H1 2016 from H1 2015 by 9.7% , from 4,02,526 to 3,58,602.
6. VW Polo – 3,58,602
The VW Polo is the only sub-compact car to have made it to the top ten list during H1 2016. However, the sales dropped by 1.8%, from 3,65,257 during H1 2015 to 3,58,602.
7. Toyota RAV4 – 3,46,791
Toyota sold 3,46,791 units of the Toyota RAV4 during H1 2016, 10.8% more than it did during H1 2015 (3,12,993).
8. Toyota Camry – 3,39,611
The Toyota Camry witnessed an 11.7% decline in sales during H1 2016 compared to H1 2015; the sales dropped from 3,84,421 then to 3,39,611 now.
9. Honda CR-V – 3,33,697
Honda sold 3,33,697 units of the Honda CR-V during H1 2016, 3.9% more than it did during H1 2015 (3,21,038).
10. Chevrolet Silverado – 3,07,845
Unlike for H1 2015, when the pickup truck’s sales were 3,10,981, the Chevrolet Silverado made it to the top ten list for H2 2016 registering a half-yearly sales of 3,07,845, which translates to a 1.0% decline in sales. [...]
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Additionally, Creta E+ petrol (Rs 9.99 lakh) and Creta S+ Diesel AT (Rs 13.59 lakh) added to the lineup. [...]