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May 11, 2015: Mahindra & Mahindra has announced that Scorpio has crossed 50,000 units milestone in a financial year for the 4th consecutive time. And indeed it was the highest ever annual sales number, M&M says they have retailed 51,553 units in FY15. While in the launch month of the new Scorpio, it also recorded highest ever monthly sales since its inception, having sold 6,060 units!
May 25, 2015: Home grown auto major Mahindra & Mahindra today launched the facelifted XUV 500. The new age XUV 500, as the company calls it, comes with a plethora of changes inside-out. Its front fascia has completely been redesigned and now boasts a new set of projector headlamps with ‘S’ shaped daytime running LEDs, a new bumper with wider air dam, new alloy wheels and a plenty of chrome garnishing on the grille, fog lamps and wherever possible. While the major additions on the inside includes the push start button, electric sunroof, 7-inch infotainment system, 6-way power seats, logo puddle lamps, reverse camera with assist and passive key less entry. Under the hood is the same 2.2-liter four-cylinder mHawk diesel engine that puts out 140 bhp @ 3,750 rpm and 330 Nm @ 1,600-2,800 rpm. As standard, it gets a 6-speed manual gearbox with 2WD and 4WD options like before.
July 2, 2015: Ford of Europe has started taking bookings of the updated EcoSport. The updated EcoSport was first showcased earlier this year at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The compact SUV has received stylistic changes along with added features and mechanical updates. Earlier from April 2015, Ford EcoSport has just picked up the J.D. Power Asia Pacific 2014 India Initial Quality Study (IQS) award in the SUV category. This award winning car has been an instant hit since its first launch. It registered the least number of problems against the competition, as stated by global research agency, thus picking up the initial quality trophy.
June 26, 2015: Renault has unveiled its latest version of Duster in the Russian market. The 2015 Duster is the same launched in the Brazilian market a couple of months back and will be making it's way in India as well. The car receives alteration at exteriors with new grille design, redesigned headlights with LED daytime running lights, silver finished skid guards, new roof rails and fresh wheel design. Interiors sports a new infotainment system with Media Nav and refreshed instrument cluster. The car also gets new set of engines viz. 1.6 liter 114hp and 2.0 liter 143 hp petrol motors and 109hp diesel engine.
June 5, 2015: Rumours suggest that the new Mahindra Bolero will be launched with several class leading features and a new engine lineup. The next generation Mahindra Bolero is expected to come with a new 1.5-litre diesel engine and rumours also suggest a petrol engine on offer. Mahindra will equip the new Bolero with upmarket interiors and features like rear AC vents, dual airbags, ABS, modern infotainment system etc.
May 20, 2015: Mahindra is prepping up an all new Thar that will exhibit more user friendly interiors, slightly bettered exteriors and notched up underpinnings. Earlier, Thar facelift was spotted, the off-roader is reportedly going to launch this June. This is the first major uplift Mahindra has given to the Thar since its launch back in 2010. Speaking of the changes, the rear canopy of the face-lifted Thar is now slightly tilted. Furthermore, refreshed front and rear bumpers are expected along with other subtle changes to the body. On the inside, Thar gets a new dashboard
June 22, 2015: Toyota has shed more details on the new GD series of turbo diesel engines which will pull the next-generation Innova and Fortuner. In May 2015, Toyota has revealed the 2016 Hilux pickup truck, the same vehicle on which the next generation of Fortuner is based upon. Though, the exteriors of the new Fortuner will be largely different from this vehicle but the interiors are expected to remain the same. Hilux's dashboard features high mounted A/C vents in the centre, silver brushed aluminum trims, leather stitched steering wheel with a plethora of controls, ice blue back-lit that lends a gentle touch. Earlier in January, Toyota Kirloskar Motors updated this model. The 2015 model, apart from regular 3.0-liter motor, comes equipped with an uprated version of Innova's 2,494cc turbo-diesel engine, which now puts out 142bhp of max power at 3,400rpm and 343Nm of peak torque between 1600-2800rpm, a significant 42bhp and 143Nm higher than the Innova, with an ARAI acclaimed fuel mileage of 13.31 kmpl. The sporty Toyota Racing Development (TRD) body package is offered as standard with the 2.5L, featuring a dual-tone radiator grille, body graphics, side skirts, rear spoiler and a muffler cutter.
May 14, 2015: Nissan today launched the limited edition Terrano Groove in India at Rs 11,45,123, (Ex-showroom Delhi). The limited edition is based on already existing XL (O) variant and offers INR 30,000 worth of additions at no extra cost. The key highlight of this limited edition is the addition of precision speakers by Rockford Fosgate, one of the leading brands in high-performance in-car audio. The limited edition is only limited to 250 units.
June 18, 2015: Audi India has launched the facelift version of Q3 compact luxury SUV at Rs. 28.99 lac (Ex-Showroom New Delhi). The 2015 model year vehicle is coming with added features, aesthetic uplift along with no mechanical changes. The SUV gets a new single-frame grille, Audi calls it '3D-effect Singleframe' grille. The new grille is finished in satin chrome and merges with the headlamps (LED headlamps are optional). It is pulled by the same 2.0-liter 35 TDI 4-cylinder oil burner. The engine musters out 174 bhp @ 4200 rpm and 380 Nm of max torque extracted in-between 1750-2500 rpm. The engine is mated to a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. Moreover, with this facelift Audi has offered paddle shifters with the Q3.
March 13, 2015: Mitsubishi has started testing the next-generation 2016 Pajero Sport, very first spy shorts are pouring in from Australia. It will be a comprehensive update inside-out including mechanical upgrades. And if reports are to believed, the new model will make its debut this year, reportedly in Thailand. Talking about the Indian launch, it can be expected next year. Earlier in February, company's exciting 'Heart in Mouth' rally concluded with the participants left enthralled witnessing the driving skills of Hiroshi Masuoka. The 54 year old Dakar winner and world rally champion drove this model around a treacherous hillock located at Pethkar Motoring Grounds, Pune. Masuoka San also promoted safe driving through the launch of booklet based on his rally know-how.
June 2, 2015: Tata Motors has launched the anticipated Safari Storme facelift in the country at a starting price of Rs. 9.99 lac (Ex-Showroom New Delhi). The 2015 Safari Storme has no major stylistic changes, rather it adds new features. Mechanically, the 2.2-liter VTT VARICOR gets a nearly 10 PS power bump and now generates class leading 150 PS of max power at 4000 rpm while torque remains same at 320 Nm extracting at 1700-2700 rpm. And as of now, the engine is mated to a five-speed manual transmission, available in 2WD and 4WD options.
December 10, 2014: The homegrown manufacturer Tata Motors is offering its potent SUV Safari Dicor with benefits upto Rs 53,000. The SUV embraces a 2.2-litre, DiCOR diesel engine and churns a max power of 138.1bhp at 4000rpm with peak torque of 320Nm at 1700 to 2700rpm. The engine is mated to five speed manual transmission gearbox, which sends the engine power to its front wheels. With the help of a common rail based direct injection fuel supply system the vehicle delivers a decent fuel economy.
March 31, 2015: Land Rover has made the most expensive and luxurious Ranger Rover yet, in partnership with its personalization department- Special Vehicles Operations (SVO). Named the SVAutobiography, the vehicle is set to make its world debut tomorrow at the 2015 New York Auto Show, and will replace the current Autobiography Black trim level. To be offered in both- standard length and long-wheelbase specification, the SVAutobiography will also be available with a two-tone finish for the first time. The ‘Santorini Black’ is used for the upper section, while the company offers nine different colors for the lower part of the vehicle. Powering the vehicle is a very powerful supercharged 5.0-litre V-8, rated at 542 bhp and 680 Nm of peak torque. The engine is common to the company’s Sport SVR, again built by SVO.
June 11, 2015: Mercedes-Benz India has launched locally produced GLA SUV from their manufacturing facility in Pune. The locally produced GLA is nearly Rs. 2 Lac cheaper now - prices for diesel trims starts at Rs. 31.31 Lac (Ex-Showroom, Pune). Earlier from October last year, Mercedes-Benz India launched the GLA 45 AMG at Rs 69.60 Lac (EX-Showroom, Mumbai). This AMG version of this model is powered by a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder turbocharged motor belting out 355bhp and 450Nm of torque, mated to 7-speed AT. This embraces more aggressive styling, courtesy an AMG body kit. The exterior changes comes in the form of a sporty front bumper, larger air intakes combined with a brushed aluminium front splitter, side skirts and a rear bumper that gets an integrated diffuser along with quad chrome-tipped exhaust tips. The large 19-inch alloy wheels enhances the overall stance of the vehicle.
June 6, 2015: Hyundai Motors has launched the mid-life facelifted 2016 Santa-Fe in the South Korean market. The SUV has received an aesthetic makeover and adds few features along with mechanical updates. The refreshed vehicle is dubbed as Santa-Fe ‘The Prime' in the South Korean market. Speaking of its Indian launch, the SUV is expected to launch next year while Hyundai India might reveal it at the 2016 Indian Auto Expo. Earlier from April, 2015, Hyundai India has started offering a brand new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system in Santa-Fe. Hyundai's website is showing the latest brochure with the updated infotainment system and automatic lighting function
February 10, 2015: Honda has announced the UK pricing of 2015 CR V facelift, the prices in UK starts from a £22,340 (approximately INR 21 lac) for the base 2.0 i-VTEC manual 2WD petrol model and will top out at £35,620 (approximately INR 33 lac) for the new 1.6 i-DTEC 160PS 4WD nine-speed automatic. Speaking of the Indian launch, it can be expected this year. The 2015 CR-V features new grille and refreshed headlights sporting day-time-running-LEDs. It also receives new ORVMs and machined alloys. Interiors offer updated infotainment system along with other tweaks. In India, it will be offered with 2.0 and 2.4 liter i-VTEC powertrains and the highly anticipated 1.6 i-DTEC diesel can also be expected.
October 4, 2014: Renault is offering its flagship SUV with extra two years warranty along with free road side assistance for 4 years in this festive month. Recently, this company has also started testing the second generation Koleos ; the vehicle is expected to launch later next year or in the first half of 2016. This manufacturer in India introduced 2014 facelift with refreshed face along with other tweaks earlier this year so expect the 2nd generation model series to enter early 2016 in India. The new SUV is bigger and will be better equipped that the current model and expect a competitive price too. The new model SUV is likely to be based on the Nissan's latest Qashqai and is expected to receive 1.6 dCi turbo diesel from the same.
March 24, 2015 : JLR has started the local assembly of Evoque at their plant in Pune. Prices have significantly gone down compared to earlier CBU (completely built units) import - Range Rover Evoque now start from Rs. 48.73 Lacs, Ex-Showroom Mumbai (Pre-Octroi). Earlier in March, Land Rover has officially confirmed the new Range Rover Evoque Convertible, prototypes for which have been spying for quite a while now. The company has released a teaser video having a camouflaged prototype of the same doing test runs in the underground Crossrail tunnels of London. This production-ready avatar is almost similar to that concept, featuring a folding soft-top roof design. But one new element that was not there on the concept is a small wing spoiler at the rear. The vehicle will be launched next year internationally and its Indian launch is expected soon after that.
June 22, 2015: The next generation of Q7 will be launched this year and taking a leap in its development, the manufacturer has shoved a massive 325 kg off this behemoth SUV. Enabling it to achieve a 26% higher efficiency figure than the current vehicle. Moreover, it gets sharper exterior carvings that include a new single frame front grill surrounded by the adaptive headlamps and all new DRL setup.The sides feature the same lines that lend Audis their elegant appeal. The rear looks familiar to the current vehicle but is considerably upped in style as it is now sharper and meaner. The inside get generous amount of space and all the latest gadgetry from Audi to keep you occupied with the navigational info and more from the latest MMI infotainment system. The driver information screen is now a fully digitized cluster that could change its appearance in different modes.
April 22, 2015: The W line-up of Ssangyong Rexton , gets a top variant with changes both on the inside and out, but only for the UK market. The Rexton W ELX gets new beige/grey leather on the seats, door trims and carpets. More new features include a multi-function steering wheel covered in luxurious leather and updated instrument console. New 18 inch diamond cut alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights wrapped inside the main headlamp housing, front parking sensors and satellite navigation increase the appeal of this top version.
June 4, 2015: BMW, has officially unveiled the 2016 X1 before its tentative launch in the upcoming Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung aka Frankfurt Motor Show. The all new X1 looks is more close to its elder SUV sibling and sheds that wagon like look as was there in earlier X1, the one we have right now. BMW has offered the 2.0 litre inline 4-cylinder petrol motor in two states of tune, one producing 189.4 bhp while the other one generates 227.9 bhp. On the other hand, it gets the 2.0 litre inline 4-cylinder turbo diesel offered with 3 different outputs, one with a torque of 330 Nm, another with 400 Nm and the last with a massive 450 Nm.
April 23, 2015: India bound new Suzuki Vitara is rated as one of Europe‘s safest cars according to independent crash testing results from Euro NCAP. The car received maximum 5-star rating in the crash test result which shows SUV's superior build quality. Vitara is the first compact SUV to earn five stars in the 2015 Euro NCAP testing program. Suzuki has showcased India bound Vitara SUV at the on-going 2015 Auto Shanghai. In February Suzuki announced that the new Vitara is the cleanest 4x4 SUV in the UK market with 111g/km CO2 emission (for the diesel model). The Vitara is going for sale starting this April in UK and is expected to enter India by early next year.
May 30, 2014: The 4-wheel-drive Force One SUV LX is introduced at a price tag of Rs 13.98 lakh (Ex-Showroom Delhi). The 4x4 series is powered by a Daimler AG licensed 2.2 liter FMTECH engine producing 139.1bhp and 321Nm of max torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, which is also license produced from Dailmer AG. The vehicle features projector headlamps with day-time-running-LEDs, 16-inch all-terrain tyres, leather wrapped steering wheel, wooden inserts on dash, three-row AC and shift-on-fly 4x4 with limited-slip-differential.
February 17, 2012: Toyota Land Cruiser facelift was burning stage in Auto Expo 2012. This super luxurious SUV in India carries a whopping price tag of Rs 88,48,093 (ex-showroom Mumbai). Such a jaw dropping price is enough to make a style statement by the owner of this model vehicle. It is powered by a 4.5 litre 32 valve DOHC V8 diesel engine that produces a maximum power of 195 BHP at 3400 RPM and torque 650 Nm between 1600 to 2600 RPM. The new SUV boasts of new front grille, headlamps with HID low beams and freshly designed bumpers. It has a seating capacity of eight, with three-across seating in the second and third rows. This SUV, the costliest four wheeler of this company in India is essentially a four wheel drive with automatic transmission and the beast is truly dominant on any kind of Indian road conditions.
December 08, 2014: Maruti Suzuki has received its single largest order to manufacture 4,000 units of its sports utility vehicle, the Gypsy from the Indian Army. Though the details about the financial value is still in wraps but assuming the ex-showroom price of Rs 5.42-5.96 lac, the order should be in the vicinity of Rs 216 to 238 crores. Up unitil now, the car maker has manufactured close to 1,40,000 Gypsys for India and 22 per cent of these have been exclusively produced for the armed forces. Out of 4000 units, the company has already dispacted 2100 units over the past two months while the rest of the order will made in the next four to five months.
May 5, 2015: Mercedes-Benz has revealed the 2015 G-Class family and this time the capable G500 model features a new 4.0-litre biturbo V8 engine which also does duty in G500 4x4 concept. The mighty powertrain produce an output of 416bhp with 610Nm of peak torque which allows SUV to attain an acceleration of 0 to 100 in 5.9 seconds. Earlier, the company has stopped the production of its insane off-road vehicle, G63 AMG 6x6, to ensure rarity of the model. The company still has sold over 100 units of the six wheeled SUV with three axles and five differentials. The G63 AMG 6x6 is powered by an AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine that s puts out a peak output of 544 hp and 760 Nm of torque. All the power is sent to all the six wheels as needed through an AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission. This company will replace the G63 AMG 6x6 with a more conventional four-wheeled G 500 4x42. The G500 4x42 gets a smaller 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine putting out 422 hp. The off-road features include permanent all-wheel drive, an off-road reduction in the transfer case, portal axles and lockable three differentials.
May 20, 2015: The new Endeavour is based upon Ford global product, the Ranger pickup, it will still be a fresh vehicle for India. The majestic nose gets the trapezoidal grille, projector headlamps, skid plates on bumpers with integrated foglamps upfront and reflectors at the rear and a muscular bonnet to round up things. The sides get the massive wheel arches with a huge travel gap for the tyre to move freely around while off-roading. Earlier, It was heard that Ford Motor company will be discontinuing its full sized SUV Endeavour as there will be the next-gen SUV coming our way till December. A few days back, the company has announced to launch a total of four vehicles in 2015. Under this strategy, the carmaker has already started testing the new series in the country. It will be the third product that will be launched by this manufacturer in India after the next-gen Figo and its twin compact sedan.
February 5, 2014: Isuzu Motors has unveiled MU7 SUV at the Indian Auto Expo 2014 help at Delhi. Its in-line four cylinder 2,999cc intercooled variable geometry turbocharged diesel engine renders 160.7bhp at 3,600rpm and peak torque of 360Nm between 1,800 to 2,800rpm. Priced at Rs 23.75 lakhs (ex-showroom Hyderabad) this seven-seater will lock horns with the likes of Toyota Fortuner. It will be manufactured locally, as reported. A D-Max model has also been introduced along with it, which has the same design but comes at a comparatively lower price.
December 08, 2014: Quanto is the smallest MUV in Mahindra's stable, and enjoys the excise perks of being sub-4 metre in size. Based on the same platform as the younger sibling-Xylo, the MUV is powered by a 1493 cc mCR100 diesel engine, rated at a peak power of 100 bhp at 3,750 rpm, and maximum torque of 240 Nm between 1,600-2,800 rpm.
April 15, 2014 : Mercedes-Benz India today launched the GL 63 AMG in India at Rs 1.66 Crore (ex-showroom, Mumbai). Apart from all the AMG traits, this seven seater car houses a 5.5-litre, twin-turbo, V8 AMG engine with belts out power of 557 bhp and torque of 760Nm. The engine is coupled to AMG Speedshift Plus 7G-TRONIC gearbox. The enormous 5.5-litre, V8 AMG engine enables the car to achieve 0 to 100 kmph in mere 4.9 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 250kmph. The car is up against the likes of Range Rover Sport and the Porsche Cayenne Turbo.
8th April, 2013 : The homegrown automaker, Premier has now launched the facelifted Rio (called as T200 there) in China recently, the similar vehicle is likely to make its Indian debut as well, however we are not sure about the timeline of the launch as of now. While the engine of the vehicle has remained the same, the newly launched compact SUV has got changes both inside and out. The facelift receives new front fascia with redesigned headlamps, a more aggressive triple-slat grille and a contemporary looking bumper with a new set of fog-lamps. The rear however has remained almost similar to the on-sale variant, it now features revamped taillights with integrated reverse lamps and upgraded bumper. The car has got better in terms of interior too, having received a revised dashboard, dual-tone colour scheme and better plastic quality, the cabin looks more contemporary.
December 2, 2014: Tata Motors has announced that it has received an order for 1542 Sumo Gold utility vehicles from various Police & law enforcement agencies across the country. With roof mounted AC vents and double wishbone suspension, the SUV gives added comfort and ruggedness at the same time. The SUV was launched at Rs 5.93 lac (Ex-showroom, New Delhi) and is made available in 5 variants- GX, FX, EX, LX and CX. Under the hood, the new Sumo Gold is powered by a 3.0-litre CR4 diesel engine that churns out a maximum power output of 84bhp and 250Nm of torque. It claims to offer an impressive fuel economy of 15.3kmpl. The vehicle comes equipped with several features such as updated music system with USB and bluetooth connectivity, hands free mobile phone reception and others.
December 5, 2013 : Toyota Kirloskar Motor has silently launched the new Land Cruiser Prado in India at the price of Rs 84.87 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), and the bookings for the same have already been started. The company went on upgrading the SUV at its exterior front, while certain additional features are also added inside the vehicle. The exterior changes include fog lamps, newly designed headlamps, new front grille, bumper and rear combination lamp. At the rear, the car gets new license plate garnish and LED headlamps with DRLs (daytime running lamps). Inside the vehicle, the fresh changes include second row seat heater, multi-terrain monitor, display audio with 7-inch screen, cosmetic changes in centre console, newly designed optitron metre and crawl control.
May 15, 2014: Mercedes Benz have launched their all new ML63 AMG at a whopping price of Rs 1.49 crore. Only last month, the Germany based premium automaker launched GL63 AMG. The three point star company has kept its words to bring in more cars in the Indian market at the Auto Expo held couple of months back. The already powerful M-Class just got more powerful with the AMG tagged ML63. It boasts of massive front air intakes, quad chrome lined exhausts and the prestigious AMG badging across the car. Power figures of the majestic ML63 AMG shoot to 525bhp from the 5.5 litre mill besides generating 700Nm of torque.
10 January, 2013 : India's second largest luxury car maker, Audi has finally launched the updated Q5 today in India at a starting price of Rs. 43.16 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). Launched in a total three engine options- 2.0-litre petrol and 2.0-litre and 3.0-litre diesel engines, the 2013 model has been priced between Rs. 43.16 and 48.71 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The new series has largely remained the same in design except some positive changes like upgraded hexagonal grille, new fog lamps, all new headlamps along with surround day time lamps and updated tail lamps and a new rear diffuser at the back. But what has come as even a bigger and happier news is the fact that all three engines now return more power and 15% improved fuel efficiency.
June 4, 2014: The availability of Force Gurkha at their dealership from September 2014 has been announced by the company. The SUV is available in three variants - 2WD soft top priced at Rs 6.25 lakh, 4WD at Rs 8.35 lakh soft top and 4WD hard top at Rs 8.5 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi. The SUV still carries the same 2.6 litre Mercedes OM 616 derived turbo charged intercooled engine which develops a power of 81bhp and peak torque of 230 Nm at 1800-2000 rpm. The engine is coupled to a 5 speed synchromesh transmission. The SUV features some unique features such as differential locks on both front and rear axles, distinctive air intake “Snorkel” in sparkling chrome.
December 02, 2014: Porsche India has introduced the updated Cayenne at a starting price of INR 1.04 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi). The luxury SUV comes in four variants namely the Diesel, S Diesel, S and the range-topping Turbo. Powering the S is a new 420bhp-3.6-litre bi-turbo V6 engine. While the diesel comes with 245bhp-3.0-litre V6 engine, and 385bhp-4.2-litre V8 engine gives force to the S Diesel. Last but not the least, the top of the line, Turbo, comes equipped with mighty 520bhp-4.8-litre bi-turbo V8 mill.
March 16, 2015: BMW has introduced the first plug-in hybrid production car from the company's core brand, X5 xDrive40e. This is powered by a four-cylinder petrol engine with TwinPower Turbo technology and a synchronous electric motor, producing a total output of 313 hp. This achieves a combined fuel consumption of 3.4 - 3.3 litres per 100 kilometres and a combined electricity consumption of 15.4 - 15.3 kWh over the same distance. With 250 Nm of torque available on tap from standstill, this car can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.8 seconds. The vehicle has a range of up to 31 kms purely in all-electric mode when the high-voltage battery is fully charged.
March 16, 2015: In order to add fresh feel to its Chevrolet Captiva SUV, General Motors India, today launched the 2015 model of the premium Sports Utility Vehicle at Rs 25.13 lac. The car comes with manual transmission while the automatic transmission model is priced at Rs 27.36 Lac. Like the previous model, the SUV will offer both 4x2 and 4x4 (AWD) driving modes. Under the hood, the car is powered by the tried and test 2.2-litre diesel engine which gives an impressive output of 186.5bhp at 3,800rpm and torque of 400Nm at 2,000rpm. The engine is either mated to 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic gearbox in the All Wheel Drive (AWD) model.
August 28 , 2014 : BMW launched the facelift version of X3 at Rs 44.90 lakh for X3 xDrive20d Expedition model while X3 xDrive20d xLine is priced at Rs 49.90 lakh. The new BMW X3 adorns exterior updates such as chrome grille, redesigned bigger twin-circular headlamps, revised front and rear bumper, new taillamp cluster and new sporty alloy wheel design. The new BMW X3 ditches the xDrive30d model which was powered by 3.0-litre engine, but now the X3 SUV is only offered with 2.0-litre engine which develops a power of 190bhp.
March 10, 2015: Skoda India has launched a limited period Yeti Zeal edition in the country. The Zeal edition looks radically different compared to the stock offering. It gets sporty all-black interiors featuring opulent Alcantara leather seats and black door trims. Earlier in September, 2014, introduced the new model which now comes in two variants 4x2 and 4x4 and prices starts at Rs. 18.99 lakh for the base 4x2 and 4x4 at 20.5 (Ex-Showroom New Delhi). eatures a new face and sports Bi-Xenon headlamps with day-time-running-LEDs while the rear gets new LED tail-lamp. Interiors remained same with subtle tweaks. Mechanically, this model has remained unchanged, the crossover SUV continues to carry the 2.0 liter TDI turbo diesel. The motor is tuned in two states of tune, 4x2 version comes with 108.5bhp (110PS) and 250Nm of torque mated to five speed manual while the 4x4 version gets 138.1bhp and 320Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
September 4, 2014: Celebrating 5 successful years in India, Land Rover introduced an exclusive Freelander 2 Sterling Edition at Rs 44.41 lakh (Ex-showroom Mumbai). The new Freelander 2 Sterling edition comes equipped with range of sporty exterior upgrades such as 17-inch five-split spoke alloy wheels with anthracite finish, front & rear apron and black finish single tail pipe. The SUV is powered by 2.2 litre diesel engine, which churns a maximum power output of 150 Hp. The SUV also gets dark atlas grille, dark atlas fender and side vents, tailgate spoiler and lower door claddings.
13 August, 2012: Conquest Vehicle Inc. introduced its first unarmored SUV in India. This army style vehicle come with new body style, design and aesthetics that includes all new headlamps and tail lights, sleeker fender flares, redesigned grille, hood scoop and a wider back door. The rear end side now features a step to make the access easy and there is a third tandem sunroof in the new vehicle. Conquest Evade is spawned on Ford F550 Super Duty chassis and the heavy duty body is an all aluminum-mild steel bend translating into a much lighter body. This model is scheduled to come out this fall and with a price tag of Rs.8.5 Crore making it the most expensive SUV in the Indian car market.
May 12, 2015: Volvo has finally launched the second generation 2015 XC90 in the country at a price of Rs 64.9 lac (Ex-Showroom, Mumbai, pre-Octroi). The SUV is available solely with a diesel powertrain and gets two trim in India - Momentum Luxury and Inscription Luxury. The Momentum trim is priced at Rs. 64.9 lac while the top-end Inscription attracts Rs. 77.9 lac. Moreover, Volvo dealers across the country have started taking the booking of the new Volvo XC90 while deliveries of the SUV are expected to commence from the month of September.
April 29, 2015 : Land Rover has offered its range topping Range Rover LWB Autobiography edition at Rs 3.75 Crore and Rs 3.85 Crore (diesel and petrol respectively, ex-showroom Delhi). The Autobiography edition gets the top-class luxury features than the standard Range Rover. Rear passenger comfort is taken good care of with reclining seats, center console with various controls, flexible tables, chiller, 10.2 inch infotainment screens mounted on front headrests facing towards rear. Then their are other features like massage feature, lumbar massage on the rear seats, 12-way adjustable driver seat. Under the hood, it gets the 4.4 litre SDV8 Diesel that produces 335bhp while the petrol is the 5.0 litre supercharged V8 that generates a massive 503 Bhp and both these are mated to 8-speed automatic gearbox.
August 19, 2014 : Volvo India has launched the XC60 R-Design at Rs 51 lakh. The R-Design trims get cosmetic changes such as newly designed front bumper, 18 inch diamond cut alloys, black honeycomb air dam, black grille with R-Design badge. The other extra features embraced by the R-Design are ORVMs with silver finish, two chrome exhausts and a visible diffuser. The R-Design also gets an exclusive new Passion Red shade. While inside the cabin, the vehicle features R-Design seats, R-Design steering wheel, an upgraded audio system and paddle shifters for quick shifts. Moreover, in terms of safety, the car gets rear view camera, satellite navigation and an infotainment system.
March 05, 2012: Land Rover Discovery 4, the car that was showcased in the movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, was launched back in 2011. Land Rover has produced one million Land Rover Discovery cars across the globe, 23 years after Land Rover introduced its original model. Land Lover Discovery 4 sits between Range Rover and the rugged Defender. To celebrate its millionth vehicle made at UK plant, the company launched ‘Journey of Discovery’. The Millionth and two other Discovery cars will be embarking on a 50-day, 8,000 mile 'Journey of Discovery' from its birthplace in Birmingham to Beijing in China which is one of Land Rover's fastest growing markets. This immense vehicle can seat seven passengers, has a load space volume of up to 2,500 liters and is packed with technology including the car maker's award-winning Terrain Response System. These vehicles will be travelling through 13 countries across Europe and Central Asia, culminating at the Beijing motor show on 23 April. This will help the car maker in launching a fund raising project for supporting a much needed water sanitation project in Uganda.
March 13, 2015: Adding more flavour to a very tasteful range indeed, Porsche Cayenne, Macan and Panemera models will be offered with more customisation options. This includes a new Rear Seat Entertainment system for all four-door sports cars, and new to the Cayenne range, Sport Classic wheels including wheel arch extensions.The infotainment system gets two high-resolution 10.1 inch colour touch-screen displays, which boast a resolution of 1280x800 pixels.