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November 03, 2014: Maruti Suzuki India has launched the next generation Alto K10 at Rs 3.06 lac while the AMT model is priced at Rs 3.80 lac (Ex-Showroom, Delhi). Bookings of the updated Alto k10 have already begun with an amount of Rs. 10,000. On the exterior, the car gets an updated front profile. The facelift model now adorns a sleeker grille, swept back headlamps, smiling chrome strip at front grille, new body colored ORVMs and door handles. Mechanically, the new K10 carry forward its trusted K series 998cc petrol motor churning out max power of 67.1bhp @ 6000rpm and a peak torque of 90Nm @ 3500rpm. Apart from the AMT, existing 5-Speed manual is also available on the new hatch.
September 2, 2014: Hyundai India is overwhelmed with the success of Elite i20 and there's every reason to be, Elite i20 garnered 15,300 bookings in mere 20 days of it's launch. Speaking about the pricing, the Elite i20 is priced at Rs. 4.89 lakh for base petrol while diesel starts at Rs 6.09 lakh (all Ex-Showroom New Delhi prices). Mechanically, the car remains unchanged apart from skimping the 1.4 liter petrol; on offer now is a 1.2-liter petrol engine and 1.4-litre diesel unit. Petrol trims are mated to a five speed manual while diesel packs a sportier six-speed manual.
November 17, 2014: At the 13th Edition of Maruti Suzuki Autocross more than 200 participants took part across various categories at the Buddh International Circuit. Most of the cars blazing on the circuit were were none other than Maruti Swift. Earlier, Maruti,introduced a limited edition of Swift at the ‘Windsong' Music Festival Lonavala, Maharashtra on Nov 14, 2014. The automaker recently launched the facelift version of Swift at Rs 4.42 Lac while the diesel model starts at Rs 5.56 Lac. The dealers have already started taking bookings for the Swift facelift across the country. The updated Swift embraces push start button, reverse parking assistant, new front profile, premium interiors and higher fuel efficiency by 10 per cent. It also gets 3 exciting new colors as Mysterious Violet, Fire Red and Granite Gray. The engine specification remains same but the fuel efficiency is enhanced by 10 per cent in diesel model and 9.67 per cent in petrol models.
November 15, 2014: The parent company Suzuki is all set to launch the Celerio in UK by Feb 2015. As the standard features, the hatch will offer six airbags (Driver, passenger, side and curtain), ESP along with air conditioning, alloy wheels, DAB Radio, CD Tuner, USB and Bluetooth connectivity. The manufacturer will also launch the Celerio Auto Gear Shift (AGS) model in summer which is similar to the Celerio AMT available in India. Suzuki Celerio made its European debut at the Geneva Motor Show while in India, the car was showcased at the Delhi Auto Expo 2014. In order to refresh the Indian model line-up, Maruti Suzuki launched the Limited Edition of Celerio VXi+. The limited edition VXi+ embraces cosmetic upgrades such as central locking with remote, body colored door handles and ORVMs with side blinkers.
November 17, 2014: Fiat Avventura, the only vehicle that competes with both crossovers and compact SUVs is also an option to think before buying a hot hatch, at least in India (though not stepping on the toes of VW Polo GT TDI). Build on Punto Evo's platform, the CUV (Contemporary Urban Vehicle) lock horns with Ford EcoSport, Toyota Etios Cross and Volkswagen Cross Polo and dare I say, is a better option when compared with the last two. Fiat Avventura is available in three trim levels- Active, Dynamic and Emotion, while the petrol misses out the range-topping trim. Petrol variants of Avventura gets its power from a 1.4-litre Fire engine, while the trusted 1.3-litre Multijet does its duty under the hood of diesel variants. Both the powertrains are carried over from the Punto Evo hatchback without giving any revamp.
September 3, 2014: Hyundai is celebrating its first anniversary of Grand i10 and to mark the occasion, the Korean car maker has introduced the ‘SportZ Edition’. The Grand i10 was launched in September 2013 and it already has over 1.1 lakh happy owners in India. The Grand ‘SportZ Edition’ gets the 14-inch diamond cut alloy wheels as a standard, the other list of features include bluetooth connectivity, steering mounted audio and leather wrap on steering wheel, rear spoiler, B-Pillar blackout along with body graphics. The interiors too have been upgraded with fabric upholstery and crafted in tones of red. The SportZ is available with both 1.2-litre petrol and 1.1-litre U2 diesel engines.
May 6, 2014 : Hyundai India launched Eon Magna+ at Rs 3.83 lakh (Ex-showroom,New Delhi) . The exterior remains same while inside the cabin, Magna+ features dual tone interiors in beige and brown colour scheme along with addition of music system with USB and AUX connectivity. Mechanically, the car in-houses latest Dual VTVT technology as it carries 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine that musters a maximum power output of 68bhp and peak torque of 94Nm at 3500 rpm. The engine is coupled to a five speed manual transmission and the hatch delivers a fuel economy of 20.3 Kmpl (ARAI Certified).
November 21, 2014: To attract more buyers in festive months, Maruti Suzuki launched the Limited Edition WagonR Krest and to lure even more buyers, the automaker is now offering a saving of upto Rs 69,800. The limited edition embraces 10 new smart features and is available in factory fitted CNG kit with i-GPI technology kit. Changes on the outside includes new front grille, limited edition body graphic and stylish wheel covers. While the interiors features new seat covers, steering wheel cover and carpet floor mats. The limited edition model also comes with a keyless central locking.
November 20, 2014: Volkswagen India has started exporting the 1.6-liter Polo Highline petrol to the North American country - Mexico. Polo joins its twin sibling Vento which was exported there since last year. Moreover, earlier this year in July, Volkswagen India has launched the 2014 Polo facelift in India with a starting price of Rs 4.99 lakh. Following the showcasing at the Geneva Motor Show, the manufacturer has finally refreshed its premium hatch after its Indian debut about five years back. The car comes with an engine option of 1.2 MPi in petrol model and 1.5 TDI in diesel model. The automaker will launch the GT variants at the end of this month. Volkswagen Polo now sports Airbags as a standard feature while the ABS is available in all the models except the base variant.
August 6, 2014: Maruti Suzuki has introduced a limited edition of Alto 800 christened as 'Alto 800 Maximum'. This limited edition adorns features such as ART leather seat covers, side moldings, keyless entry, rear roof spoiler, attractive body graphics and side decals. The heart throbbing car of Indian middle class recently witnessed ‘2,50,000 ALTOs on the road'. The most preferable iconic Maruti 800 has gone through constructive phase in terms of design and comfort which led to the evolution of the Alto 800. The new Alto 800 has been given the sporty touches on the exteriors and is now more spacious on the inside. With the phenomenal 796cc engine the car delivers a maximum power of 47.3bhp and a peak torque of 69Nm. The Alto 800 has an extra safety feature - a driver side air-bag which was lacking in its predecessor - the Maruti 800.
November 21,2014: Ford India is offering zero down payment scheme on Figo and Classic, the offer is valid on petrol and diesel Ford Figo Titanium/ Classic diesel titanium. The hatchback attracts a total saving of Rs. 68,000 while the sedan save a total of Rs. 50,000. Moreover, couple of months of ago, Ford India has launched a refreshed Ford Figo. The new hatch starts at Rs. 3.87 lac for petrol and Rs. 4.83 lac for diesel (Ex-Showroom New Delhi). Changes are cosmetic like smoked gun-metal color alloys, chromed Figo badge on the front fender along with side reflectors on the out-side-rear-view-mirrors. On the inside, the kinetic Blue color Figo gets dashboard trim, door pull handles in a new 'Cyber Blue' shade. While the other shades gets satin-aluminium dashboard trim. Moreover, the refreshed car also features a new dual-tone seat upholstery. Mechanically, it remained unchanged sporting the same 1.4 TDCI Duratorq diesel and 1.2 Duratec petrol.
May 7, 2014 : Toyota Kirloskar launched the New Etios Cross with base variant Etios Cross G priced at Rs 5,76,000/- (ex showroom Delhi) . With the arrival of New Etios Cross, the model line up of Etios family extends. The vehicle is available in four variants with three powerful engine options 1.5 L & 1.2 L Petrol engine and 1.4L D-4D Diesel powertrains. The petrol model churns power in two figures viz 88 bhp and 78.9 bhp while the diesel model generates 67bhp. In terms of safety, the car comes equipped with dual front SRS airbags, ABS with EBD. It boasts rugged looks with all black plastic cladding around its exteriors.
May 15, 2014: The seemingly gorgeous and feature packed Hyundai Grand i10 now gets rated for its stiffness and safety characteristics by the EuroNCAP. It grabs 4.5/5.0 in the crash test conducted by the highly acclaimed body EuroNCAP. Hyundai Grand i10 scores pretty good in terms of barrier test and absorbs all destructible forces with authority. The dummy readings showed good protection of all body parts and even the bumper provides good protection to pedestrians in case of any mishap. However, the Indian Hyundai Grand i10 lags behind American model in terms of safety airbags and ESP.
October 10, 2014: Adding another leaf to its crown, Chevrolet Beat reaches the magical sales figure of 1 million sales across the globe. Known as Spark in many countries, Beat is available in 71 markets worldwide, selling the most in South Korea, followed by the United States and Mexico. Since its launch in late 2009, Chevrolet has sold more than 1,78,000 Beats in India alone. While in the U.S. sales of the Beat are up 10 percent year to date. Earlier in July, General Motors introduced a new member in the family of Beat and Sail U-VA hatchback. The limited edition christened as Manchester United limited edition is offered in the both the petrol and diesel fuel trim. Chevrolet Beat Manchester United Limited Editions for petrol is priced at Rs 4,91,569 while for diesel its Rs 5,74,015. The limited edition is available in LS variant in the stunning Super Red color in both the fuel trims (petrol and diesel). The exclusive models feature Manchester United Decals, Special Seat Covers, Illuminated Sill Plates, Music System, ORVM's with side blinkers, roof rails, alloy wheels and exclusive logos.
October 14, 2014: Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd. has launched a minor facelifted version of the Etios Liva hatch at a starting price of Rs. 4.76 lakh for petrol and Rs. 5.94 lakh for diesel. Highlighted changes at the front - Liva comes with a new body colored grille, electrically adjustable ORVMs, chrome inserts on door handles. Speaking of the changes inside, refreshed Etios Liva sports a new premium fabric upholstery; updated instrumentation cluster with a larger multi-info LCD display; seatbelt, door ajar and headlamp buzzer. Mechanically, facelifted Etios Liva is unchanged; under the hood is a 1.4liter diesel and 1.2 liter diesel. The 1.4 liter D-4D oil burner chucks out 67.1bhp and 170Nm of torque mated to a five speed unit. The 1.2 liter petrol in Liva belts out 78.9bhp and 104Nm of torque mated to a five-speed unit.
May 6, 2014 : Honda has recalled 15,623 units of non-ABS variants of Brio that were manufactured from February 28, 2013 to January 16, 2014. The motive behind this recall is to examine and correct the faulty proportioning valve which is responsible for distributing pressure to the wheels. Customers can get their Brio checked for free by enrolling their 17-character alpha-numeric Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) on the company's website. Also, the customers will be contacted individually. The faulty parts, if found will then be replaced at the Honda dealerships for free of cost across the country.
November 12, 2014: India's ace passenger carmaker Maruti Suzuki recently introduced the limited edition of its tall boy hatch Ritz christened as Ritz Elate and to lure more buyers, the company is now offering a saving of Rs 65,000. Maruti Suzuki Ritz Elate embraces 12 additional features. The additional features offered with the limited edition version are double-din audio system with Bluetooth stereo and telephony kit, USB, AUX-in and speakers; reverse parking sensors, steering wheel cover, ,multipurpose bag, ambient lighting, neck cushions, stylish body graphics, mud flaps, door visors, seat covers and floor mats. Mechanically, it remains unchanged.
August 12, 2013: On the completion of its 15 years in the Indian automotive industry, Hyundai Motors Company has rolled out a 'Celebration Edition' for its flagship hatchback Santro Xing . To be made available for a limited period of time, the Xing Celebration edition has been made available on the GL Plus model for Rs. 3.81 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new features added to the Celebration Edition of the Xing are new stylish body graphics, chrome garnish at the rear, rear parking sensors with LED display, rear sun blind, Blaupunkt Audio system and new floor mats, which now make the Xing a feature rich car.
November 17, 2014: Tata is offering Nano with a benefits upto Rs 35,000. The entry level hatch features power steering, music system with USB, AUX and Bluetooth connectivity and delivers a fuel economy of 25.35kmpl. Earlier, a revamped version of Nano was showcased at the Indian Auto Expo 2014, held at Delhi. The restyled Nano comes with an openable boot lid. It features an automatic-manual transmission, the F-Tronic gearbox. With changes in style and appearance, the model comes with revamped bumpers, round fog lamps, new black grill and tweaked headlamps. This updated version will also come in a diesel variant.
November 17, 2014: Tata Indica eV2, the fuel efficient hatch with CR4 diesel is now available with benefits upto Rs 40,000. The car delivers a fuel economy of 25kmpl. Inside the cabin, the car gets attractive spacious dual tone interiors. Last year, the company also introduced a CNG model of Indica. Indica emax delivers an excellent fuel economy of 23.7km/kg, and it offers an additional range of 230Kms in CNG over 600km in petrol. It features an advanced F-Shift gearbox and a new dual path suspension that further enhances the handling and driveability. It is available in 6 cities across India including Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Tripura.
October 4, 2014: Like its sedan sibling Scala, Renault is giving 2 gram gold coin across the Pulse range only if booked this weekend and deliveries by 31st of October. Apart from this, there are few offers on Pulse's diesel range - RXL Diesel is available at a special one-India price of Rs. 5.69 lakh along with free insurance on RXZ trim diesel and RXL Diesel ABS is also available at a limited period price of Rs 5.87 lakh. On the Renault Pulse petrol company is giving free insurance on RXE, RXL, RXZ.
September 4, 2013: Nissan India has silently launched the new diesel-powered base Micra XE variant for Rs. 5.57 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The entry level Micra XE variant is now available at all the Nissan's dealership across the nation. It offers a fuel economy of 23.08kmpl (ARAI), and will be made available in six different colours Olive Green (new), Turquoise Blue (new), Blade Silver, Storm White, Onyx Black and Brick Red. The affordable Micra XE features a Chrome plated radiator grille, tilt steering, drive computer, driver airbag, immobilizer, driver seat belt warning indicator, door ajar warning indicator, low fuel level warning indicator, headlight on warning indicator, key remove warning indicator and others. The company is also offering a warranty of 2 years/50,000kms on entire Nissan Micra range.
July 3, 2012: Nissan India that has launched the facelifted Micra in India at a staring price of Rs 4.79 lakh, has also introduced a low-cost version of the Micra called as Micra Active. Priced at Rs 3.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) Nissan Micra Active will lure the buyers who are looking for an affordable car with good features and quality. Nissan Micra Active is basically the pre-facelift version of the car, which has now been replaced by the new version, but rather than discontinuing the earlier generation, the company has decided to sale it besides the new Micra. But the Micra Active has now received different bumpers, airbags and ABS+ EBD, which makes this model too a feature rich one. However, the advanced features will only be offered with the top-end Active variants. Nissan Micra Active has been offered with 4 different variants priced upto Rs 4.71 lakh.
November 17, 2014: Tata Vista which offers touchscreen multimedia system with GPS and potent quadrajet diesel engine is now available with a discount of Rs 50,000. Earlier this year, Tata Motors launched the new variant, 'Tata Vista Tech VX'. This is the top-end variant in the hatchback Vista's variant lineup. It gets centrally-mounted 6.5-inch touchscreen multimedia system with audio, video with DVD, USB and Bluetooth compatibility. Furthermore, it facilitates the occupants by connecting five mobiles at the same time.
August 5, 2014: Fiat has finally launched the Punto EVO at Rs 4.55 lakh. The manufacturer has introduced 4 variants in Petrol and 4 in Diesel model. Mechanically, Punto EVO is same but apart from this the hatch gets everything brand new and coming with several segment first features. The new Punto EVO will compete with the player in the premium hatchback space like Maruti Suzuki Swift, 2014 VW Polo, and the upcoming Hyundai Elite i20. Fiat is offering Punto with two petrol engine, 1.2-litre and 1.4-litre FIRE while the diesel model carries 1.3 liter MJD power train.
August 1, 2014: BMW has launched a limited edition of the company's most economical offering - 1 Series M Performance Edition at a starting price of INR 22.65 lakh; only 111 units of this special edition will be made. The direct competitor of this spruced-up BMW luxury hatch will be the recently launched special edition of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class - A Class Edition one. The 1 Series M Performance Edition is being made available in both petrol and diesel versions, and will be locally assembled at BMW's Chennai plant. While the petrol 1 Series gets a 136bhp, 1.6-litre 4-cylinder engine that delivers 16.28km/l, the diesel version has a 143bhp, 2L 4-cylinder engine, offering 20.58kmpl of fuel economy. The BMW 1 Series M Performance Edition is available in four variants - 116i petrol, and 118d, 118d Sportline and 118d Sportline Plus. The 1 Series comes equipped with various features including BMW's iDrive with LCD display, driver side power-seat with memory function, start-stop function, rear parking sensors, sunroof, ABS + EBD, airbags, ESP and others.
August 21, 2014: Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd a wholly owned subsidy of India's largest SUV maker Mahindra and Mahindra launches a new top-end trim of their zero emission vehicle – e2o . The new variant of the e2o comes with variable assist electric power steering (which was missing since its launch last year). The new variant also comes with an extended range of 120km! The premium variant of the e2o continues to come in Reva's unique “Goodbye Fuel, Hello Electric” scheme with no extra costs. In terms of recharging, the electric car can be re-charged through any 15 amp plug point along with the Sun2Car option that utilizes solar power technology. The company also offers quick-2-charge facility which charges the e2o completley within 60 minutes.
November 22, 2014: Maruti is launching the AMT version of Wagon R, the AGS (Auto Gear Shift) AKA AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) is reportedly available only in the Stingray Avatar! Apart from the addition of an AMT, Wagon R Stingray will remain unaltered powered by the same K10B K-series 3-cylinder motor chucking out 67.1 bhp and 90 Nm of max torque. Moreover, with the 5-speed manual Wagon R gets an certified fuel economy of 20.51 km/l, expect the same for the AMT. The vehicle is expected to launch early next year.
September 24, 2014: Chevrolet has launched the new Sail U-VA in an upgraded avatar. The hatch has been priced in between Rs 4.41-6.81 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. The car is coming up with some elegant changes in the interiors that will surely gonna attract buyers. The interiors now gets a dual-tone theme, 2-DIN audio system which now includes wireless connectivity for controlling audio functions. Exteriors also gets an impressive design that look more sportier on the move but there are no mechanical changes in the new refreshed hatch.
June 6, 2014: General Motors India has introduced the Chevrolet Spark Limited Edition in the car market with a price ranging from 3.61 lakh to 4.19 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). This new version comes with few additional features over the existing ones. The interiors come with a steering wheel cover, carpet floor mats, beige seat covers with red stripes and ambient foot-well lighting. On the outside, this hatch has side body graphics with a choice of two shades, Limited Edition badging, outside rear view mirrors with integrated turn indicators and an exclusive chrome kit. The company has retained the same 1.0-litre, SMARTECH petrol engine that is capable of producing 62.1bhp, while yielding a peak torque output of 90.3Nm. It is paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox, which enables the vehicle to deliver a peak mileage of 16.2 Kmpl. This Limited Edition trim comes in a choice of seven alluring exterior paints like Summit White, Misty Lake Metallic, Sandrift Grey, Velvet Red, Switchblade Silver, Linen Beige and Caviar Black.
August 26, 2014: Skoda has revealed the interiors of the upcoming 2015 Skoda Fabia aster revealing it entirely couple of days ago. Moreover, Skoda is all set to start the production of its new Fabia at the Mlada Boleslav plant and will be pushing forward the biggest model campaign in the company's history. Mechanically, the new Fabia is likely to get new powertrains just like the updated Polo. On the inside it MirrorLink powered infotainment system, the system displays smartphone apps into the cars infotainment screen (certified apps). The new Skoda Fabia will roll off the production line from the end of August.
June 24, 2014: Mercedes Benz has launched a limited edition of A Class christened as Edition 1 with a price tag of INR 26.1 lakh. The changes in the Edition 1 is majorly stylistic. Externally, the A Class features Edition 1 badging, glossy black ORVMs, new set of alloys. On the inside, the car now gets sunroof, reverse parking camera and electronically adjustable front seats with memory function. The special edition is unaltered mechanically and is only available in the diesel guise. The 2.2 liter turbo diesel unit under the hood belts out 108bhp of maximum power while the torque is stated at 204NM.
August 22, 2013: The wait for the much anticipated Volkswagen Cross Polo has finally come to an end, as the company has today rolled out the car in the country for Rs 7.75 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) , which makes it about 60,000 costlier than the top-of-the-line Polo Highline diesel variant. Originally based on the Polo Hatchback, the Cross Polo is a sportier and more rugged version of the former. And what makes it look rugged both in looks and nature are 14mm longer height, 16-inch alloys, black plastic moulding around the wheel arches, revised grille with a single slat and few other changes. The car has also received roof rails, which makes it look even more aggressive. However, the engine remains the same 1.2-litre three-cylinder diesel engine, which also does its duty on the Polo diesel.The VW Cross Polo as been made available in three colours- Flash Red, Deep Black pearl and Reflex Silver.
14-Jun-2013: The highly acclaimed luxury car maker from Sweden, Volvo Car Corporation has launched their stylish crossover, Volvo V40 for the Indian populace. This wonderful cross country vehicle has been launched at a price of Rs. 28.50 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi) and will be available at all the Volvo dealerships across the country. This Volvo V40 is equipped with a power packed 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel mill, which can displace close to 1984cc and has the capacity to churn out an incredible 150bhp in combination with a pounding maximum torque output of 350Nm, which is rather excellent. The company claims that this crossover has the ability to generate a healthy mileage of 16.80 Kmpl, which has also been certified by ARAI. This performance packed diesel engine is skilfully mated with a six speed automatic transmission gear box. The company has loaded this new Volvo V40 crossover with a long list of comfort and safety aspects, which will certainly lure the customers into buying it. With the launch of this new crossover, the company will certainly increase their foot hold in the profitable Indian car market.
June 5, 2013: India's leading SUV maker, Mahindra & Mahindra has today launched the Verito Vibe notchback in India, which will rival against the likes of Ford Figo, Maruti Suzuki Swift, Chevy Beat and others. Launched only in diesel version, the Verito Vibe has three variants- D2, D4 & D6, priced at Rs 5.63 lakh, 5.89 lakh and 6.49 lakh respectively (Prices are ex-showroom Mumbai without Octroi) . The Verito Vibe has all the advanced features like ABS, driver airbag, alloy wheels and rear defogging. While the top-end variant Verito Vibe D6 also gets integrated music system with USB and AUX Input. The Verito Vibe has been made available in a total seven colour- Fiery Black, Java Brown, Mist Silver, Toreador Red, Dolphin Grey, Diamond White and Aqua Rush. The Verito Vibe promises to return the mileage of 20.8kmpl.
May 8, 2013: BMW India that started the local production of Mini Countryman in India at its plant near Chennai, has now launched the diesel version of the car called the Countryman D. The company has rolled out two diesel versions- the Countryman and Countryman high, priced at Rs. 25.60 lakh and Rs. 28.9 lakh respectively (ex-showroom, Mumbai). Countryman Diesel becomes the first Mini model to have a diesel engine. The car will be brought in India via CKD and then assembled locally. The local assembly of the car has helped BMW to price the vehicle quite competitive.