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September 20, 2014: The French automaker's economical brand Dacia is planning to introduce Duster with a Renault's 1.2L Tce turbo petrol engine UK. Moreover, Renault India will launch the new Renault Duster AWD on 24th September. Apart from the new 4WD system it gets soft-touch dash, a new multi-function steering wheel, premium three-pot instrumentation cluster, sporty burnt red fabric upholstery and all-around AWD badging along with similar Duster Adventure treatment. Duster AWD features shift-on-fly all-wheel-drive system with three modes 2WD, Auto and 4WD Lock. Powering the Duster AWD is the 110PS version of 1.5 dCi mated to a six-speed manual. Renault Duster AWD will compete with Safari Storme 4x4 and Mahindra Scorpio 4X4.
September 19, 2014: Mahindra has started taking bookings of the new Scorpio on an eCommerce website SnapDeal. The launch of the facelifted Scorpio is scheduled on 25th of September. The SUV is coming with major stylistic and mechanical upgrades.The new Scorpio is receiving a fresh new face along with modern day add-ons like day-time-runnings-LEDs, it is also getting LED taillamps. The overall profile of the vehicle is same but features subtle tweaks. New generation Scorpio is also receiving a brand new dashboard, touchscreen infotainment system along with a XUV500 borrowed steering wheel. Scorpio facelift is getting the current 2.2 liter mHwak motor but Mahindra has reportedly upgraded the engine to extract more power and torque also with bettered fuel efficiency. The chassis is also heavily altered for improved ride and handling. The base variant of Scorpio continues to carry m2DiCr motor.
August 19, 2014: Ford India celebrates another milestone with the EcoSport compact SUV; after bagging maximum no of awards (over 30 awards), the Chennai made compact SUV gets another milestone with over 100,000 sales mark (domestic wholesales and exports combined). Speaking about the Indian domestic sales, Ford India says that over 60,000 EcoSports are running on the Indian streets. The compact SUVs brilliant drivability, ruggedness, safety features and goodies on-board, helped it to lead the segment when it comes to sale and the vehicle bags a waiting period! The Chennai made compact SUV is exported to several parts of the world - South Africa, Taiwan, Australia and various European countries making Ford India as a world-class manufacturing hub.
July 31, 2014: Mahindra & Mahindra has sold over 1,00,000 units of its XUV500, since its introduction in 2011. The 1,00,000th unit of the SUV was sold about 33 months after the sales commenced. While the 50,000 units milestone was achieved in January last year. All the variants of XUV 500, come equipped with a 2.2-litre four-pot diesel engine, capable of 140 bhp and 330 Nm of peak torque. The unit comes mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, sending power to the front wheels, or to all wheels in case of the AWD model.
September 17,2014: Mahindra's next generation Bolero was spotted testing in Germany recently even the Indian test rounds are on full swing. Speaking about the changes, Mahindra has given Bolero a complete overhaul. The design has modern essence to Classic Bolero Curves. Reportedly, Bolero is getting a new three cylinder diesel engine, probably a refined form of Quanto's heart. The launch is expected later next year after the automaker's highly anticipated compact SUV codename S101.
October 21, 2013: Toyota Kirloskar Motor has introduced the Fortuner TRD Sportivo - Limited Edition for Rs. 24,26,247/- (ex showroom Delhi). The limited edition will be limited to 400 units, and will be sold till the month of December 2013. It will be available in the 4x4 MT variant and comes equipped with several features, which makes it look more sporty. The Fortuner TRD Sportivo Limited Edition gets aerodynamically designed dual tone front and rear bumper spoiler, TRD engraved sporty side body strips, rear roof spoiler, radiator grille with TRD emblem and rear TRD Sportivo badge. It will be available in two colors - Super White and Silver Mica Metallic.
October 9, 2013 : Nissan India has finally launched the Terrano SUV in India for Rs. 9.58 lakh (ex-showroom, Chennai) . The Terrano is based on the highly popular Duster, however, the company has made enough changes to make it look different and refresh. While, the front facade of the SUV gets new bumper, an all-new grille and headlamps, the rear sports a new tail-lights. The Terrano is powered by the same 1.5-litre K9K diesel engine with two power outputs - 84bhp and 109bhp. The single petrol variant of the SUV gets the same 1.6-litre powertrain. It will compete against the likes of Ford EcoSport, Renault Duster and Mahindra Scorpio.
September 19, 2013: India's leading utility vehicle maker Mahindra & Mahindra has now updated its flagship sedan Thar, basis on the feedback received by customers. The most important update made to the Thar is a new cross bar between the A and B-Pillar to improve rigidity. Also,the fixed flange setup has been replaced by the auto locking hubs at the front axle. There are few interior changes too have been made, and most important of those is the headroom enhancement by lowering the rear seats by 6-7mm.
June 4, 2014: Tata Motors and India's leading e-commerce platform ebay has launched the brand store for Tata Safari Storme merchandise. Customer can now choose from a wide variety of Safari Storme merchandise ranging from clothing to travel bags to small travelling gear such as Pocket knife and compass. The company also offers key-chains, trekking bags, t-shirts, camping Swiss knives, and many more exclusive Safari Storme gear. Interested buyers can buy the exciting merchandise by simply clicking to the ebay website.
July 17, 2013: Mitsubishi Motors has now launched a special edition of its flagship off-roading capable SUV Pajero Sport to celebrate its first anniversary edition. Called as the Pajero Sport Anniversary Edition, it has been given several exciting features including touch screen audio system with GPS navigation and rear view camera, sporty rear spoiler, body colour bumper and mud guard along with Anniversary Edition emblem. Among other facilities will be super select 4WD, which provides freedom of choosing 4X2 for fuel efficiency or three different types of 4X4 to tackle any terrain. The Anniversary Edition continues to offer state-of-the-art high quality interior, unmatched by competition.
September 11, 2014: Audi has added a new top-end variant in its Q3 SUV line-up for the Indian market. Launched at INR 38.40 Lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai), the Q3 Dynamic now comes with several cosmetic updates, including new 17' inch 5 spoke ‘Trias’ design alloy wheels, panoramic sunroof, a full chrome front grille and clear lens LED tail lights.
The car gets three new body color options - Florett Silver, Mythos Black and Monsoon Grey. The tope-end trim also comes equipped with the Audi Drive Select system, that allows the driver to adjust the suspension in three different setups, namely, Comfort, Dynamic and Auto. Although, the engine line-up remains identical, as it offers the same 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine, and a 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine.
March 5, 2013: Tata Safari has always been a legendary vehicle, much ahead in technology and refinement than many of its competitors. However, the rising competition in the SUV segment brought down the sales numbers for the product. And that was the reason why Safari Storme was launched, which was positioned above the regular safari. And this started showing the impact as well. The sales started rising, both the Safari and Safari Storme today are selling 1500 units a month on an average, which is truly commendable for a rugged SUV, as compact SUVs are now more in demand than the regular ones.
December 4, 2013 : Honda has launched the diesel powered variant of its flagship SUV, Honda CR-V in Australia. It is still unclear whether it will make its way to the Indian car market or not. Under the hood, the SUV gets the 2.2-litre diesel engine that churns out a maximum power output of 140bhp and 250Nm of peak torque. Mated with six-speed manual and five-speed automatic transmission, the SUV is tuned to offer excellent fuel efficiency of 17kmpl. More additions include, the Honda's Real Time Four-Wheel Drive with Intelligent Control System that provides appropriate grip over rough surfaces and Hill Descent Control that works in collaboration with Vehicle Stability Assist to provide most stable ride.
February 5, 2014: The much expected compact SUV Santa Fe facelift has been launched at the first day of the Indian Auto Expo 2014. introduced at the the Detroit Auto Show last year, this SUV will be developed at Hyundai’s Chennai plant. This model is equipped with a 2.2-litre diesel engine, delivering 194bhp and a top torque of 436Nm. It comes with both automatic and manual transmission, while it comes with four-wheel drive as well as two-wheel drive options. Some of its unique features include GPS device, leather seats, sunroof, Engine start-stop button, redesigned front bumper with elegantly integrated fog lamps. Santa Fe is going to lock horns with Honda CR-V, Chevrolet Captiva, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Nissan X-Trail and Ssangyong RX7.
April 29, 2014: Ford India has launched the new 2014 Ford Endeavour at Rs.19.83 lakhs. The SUV sports an entire new front fascia which includes refreshed bold grille, bezel fog lamps, redesigned headlamps along with the bumper skid plate. The mildly facelifted Endeavour will be available in three variants - 4x2 MT, 4x2 AT and 4x4 AT. Inside the cabin, the SUV houses new leather upholstery, touch-screen SATNAV entertainment system with Navigation, audio system with bluetooth connectivity and reverse parking camera. Mechanically, the car remains untouched as it will keep on housing 3.0 litre, Duratorq engine while an option of 2.5-liter Duratorq powertrain is also made available.
Maruti Gypsy is one such car which is meant to held on to any type of terrain. Engine of the car is a thermal conductive type which works well in both cool and hot environments. Petrol engine is more powerful and more responsive in the harshest of the climatic situations. With four wheel Maruti Gypsy is capable to work in the roughest of road situations. With the five speed gear-box pattern it is high mileage delivering car on highway. Space inside is much more attractive aspect appealing for its demand in various departments like military and police.
17th-Feb-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 a Land Cruiser. The Toyota Land Cruiser 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. The Land Cruiser has a seating capacity of eight, with three-across seating in the second and third rows. Toyota Land Cruiser SUV, the costliest for wheeler of Toyota in India is essentially a four wheel drive with automatic transmission and the beast is truly dominant on any kind of Indian road conditions.
13th-Jan-2012: Audi India is a very prominent luxury car manufacturer, who was quite strong at the Auto Expo 2012. It introduces a range of cars, starting from its much anticipated SUV, Audi Q3 to Audi A3 e-tron concept. However, the major highlight was V12 Audi Q7 , which was chic, sporty and masculine. The powerful engine was successful in stealing the show. The car has smooth and swift drivability that would deliver an awesome driving experience to the owner. However, the price would burn a hole in your pocket. The new Audi Q7 Sportsback price would range between Rs. 55 to Rs. 67 lakh , which is bit high, but would give a complete feel of luxury.
August 29, 2014: Suzuki recently unveiled the production version of the IV-4 concept SUV and it is certainly the successor of the Grand Vitara. The manufacturer at the 2014 Paris Motor Show will hold the global premiere of its all-new small and stylish SUV model. The new five door car is named Vitara and it marks the return of the famous badge first used by Suzuki more than 25 years ago, also on a small SUV. The automaker will first launch the Vitara in Europe during spring 2015 and if media reports are to be believed, the company will also introduce in Indian auto sector. But if Maruti Suzuki learned something from past, it will bring the SUV with diesel powertrain.
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 Rio 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.
May 6, 2014 : India's home-grown automaker Mahindra has launched a new variant of the Ssangyong Rexton, the RX6 which will be added to the existing model range of Rexton as a mid-variant. The RX6 inherits the basic mechanics from the RX5 that is the entry level variant and all features from RX7 that is the top end variant. The newly launched RX6 comes with manual transmission along with host of features and is priced at Rs 19.96 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) . The feature list includes premium leather upholstery, electrical sunroof, 8-way electrically adjustable driver's seat with memory function, automatic headlights, rain sensing wipers and intelligent 4x4 Torque on Demand (TOD) system. The RX6 is powered by 2.7-litre 5 cylinder common rail, turbo diesel engine which produces 162bhp of maximum power and 340Nm of maximum torque.
February 10, 2014: Mahindra & Mahindra presented the auto gearshift equipped Quanto MPV at the Auto Expo 2014. It comes with a five-speed autoSHIFT transmission, which has been developed for the first time in a compact SUV. It comes with a “regenerative braking” technology in which kinetic energy is recovered through an alternator and stored in the battery.
May 30, 2014: Force Motors introduces 4-wheel-drive Force One LX at a price tag of Rs 13.98 lakh (Ex-Showroom Delhi). The 4x4 SUV 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.
September 10,2014: Skoda introduces the new Yeti 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). Yeti features 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, Yeti 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.
December 16, 2013: BMW, the German luxury carmaker has officially revealed the 2014 BMW X1 ahead of its global unveiling at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show. The new X1 now features a new air intake vents in the front apron, daytime driving lights and a 17-inch light alloy wheels with V-spoke design. The company has also added a new sparkling Brown metallic exterior paint. The interiors of the BMW xLine, Sport Line and M Sport package are also updated. The instrument cluster visor is covered with soft-touch material highlighted by lapfolded seams to add to the premium elegance. The cabin now features a high-gloss black, matt Coral Red or pearl-gloss Chrome. The new BMW X1 also gets the latest Internet-based services to the range of BMW ConnectedDrive features.
19 February, 2013 : Mercedes-Benz India launched the eagerly awaited G63 AMG at a price tag of Rs. 1.46 crore (Ex-showroom, Mumbai) . The new G63 AMG replaces the current G55 AMG however, much of the G-Wagen SUV remains similar in looks. The SUV does get a more aggressive look thanks to the new two-slat grille, revised bumper with larger air ducts, 20-inch wheels and other changes. In terms of mechanical changes, we see the new G63 AMG comes with a new 5.5-litre, twin-turbo V8 engine mated to a 7-speed 7Hg-tronic gearbox. This new powertrain belts out 544bhp. The G63 AMG does the 0-100 kmph run in a mere 5.4 seconds.
October 29, 2013: Tata Motors that unveiled the new Sumo Gold at the HORIZONEXT, has finally launched the vehicle. The vehicle is now available across all the Tata dealerships across the nation. It has been priced at Rs. 5.93 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), and is now 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 including first in segment dual AC, new music system with USB and bluetooth connectivity, with hands free mobile phone reception and others. The new Sumo Gold has a high performance clutch with smoother gearshifts, and also has a best-in-class ground clearance of 182mm.
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 ML 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.
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.
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.
10 January, 2013 : India's second largest luxury car maker, Audi has finally launched the updated Audi 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 Q5 has been priced between Rs. 43.16 and 48.71 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The new Audi Q5 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.
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.
August 14, 2013: General Motors India has now introduced the facelifted Chevrolet Captiva with cosmetic changes both on the exterior and interior. But one major change given to the facelifted Captiva is the addition of new 6-speed manual gearbox transmission variant in the line-up, which is a rear-wheel driven version. The exterior changes include revised bumpers, new front grille, new LED tail lamps and newly designed 18-inch alloys. The lower variants of the car have received a new upholstery. Other changes include a larger infotainment screen, ambient lighting and heated rear seat. Price for both the Manual and automatic versions are kept the same.
13 August, 2012: Conquest Vehicle Inc. introduced its first unarmored SUV in India, Evade. 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 backdoor. 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 aluminium-mild steel bend translating into a much lighter body. Evade 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.
June 4, 2014: Force Motors has finally announced the availability of Force Gurkha at their dealership from September 2014. 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.
August 21, 2014: Porsche has silently introduced their refreshed Porsche Cayenne Diesel Platinum Edition at a price of Rs 85.5 lakh (ex-showroom price, Delhi). Carrying the same 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel engine, the Cayenne Diesel Platinum Edition delivers 245bhp and is loaded with features like Sport Design steering wheel with paddle shifters, 19-inch Cayenne Design II wheels with coloured crest, Power Steering Plus and the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) incorporated with a navigation module. Furthermore, accents painted in Platinum Silver Metallic include the centre and side air intake grills, the side window trim, the rear spoiler lip and the lower tailgate trim.
16 April 2012: Mitsubishi Montero upgraded version was rolled out by Hindustan Motors with a price tag of Rs.7.99 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi). The SUV now hosts brand new features along with enhanced designs. The news features incorporated in the car includes all new muscular colored key front bumpers, new chrome radiator grille, new finish on power window panel and leather seats. The interiors are refreshed with the introduction of interior illumination color. Coming to the engine of the new Montero SUV, it will be powered by 3.2L DOHC diesel engine with intercooler and turbocharger which produces maximum power of 202 PS and 441 Nm torque. Mitsubishi Montero is available in solid white, black mica and cool silver metallic shades.
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.
April 15, 2014: Mercedes-Benz India today launched the GL63 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.
February 19, 2014: Land Rover Range Rover LWB has finally been launched in India at the price of Rs. 2.08 crore. The top level model costs Rs. 2.63 crore for respective Indian buyers. The luxurious SUV was unveiled at 2014 Auto Expo. As the name suggests, the wheelbase has been strecthed out by 186mm thereby offers 140mm of extra legroom for second row occupants. The SUV is offered with both petrol land diesel guise- 5.0-litre supercharged V8 engine and 4.4-litre V8 diesel mill. The petrol engine puts up maximum power of 510bhp and 625Nm of top torque, while the diesel offers 339bhp of top power. The diesel variant is also available with a 3.0-litre drivetrain which produces 256bhp and 600Nm of torque. Talking particularly about the top variant, it receives 10.2-inch screens at the rear seats and adjustable tables, all meant to offer the luxury feel inside the car.
September 16, 2014: Renault has started testing the second generation Koleos ; the vehicle is expected to launch early next year or in the first half of 2016. Renault India introduced 2014 Koleos facelift with refreshed face along with other tweaks earlier this year so expect the 2nd generation Koleos 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 Koleos is likely to be based on the Nissan's latest Qashqai and is expected to receive 1.6 dCi turbo diesel from the same.
July 26, 2014: After launching the X5 in May, BMW has launched another version of their powerful compact SUV tagged as BMW X5 Expedition Edition. The special edition was launched at Rs 64.90 lakh, a tad 6 lakh cheaper than the standard variant. However, the price cut has resulted in loss of a number of equipments like Bi-xenon headlamps, LED fog lamps and gets 9 speakers instead of 16 on standard version. Furthermore, seat lumbar support, foldable third row seats, paddle shifters, launch control, BMW Apps, Navigation, 26-cm display with DVD, hard drive and handwriting recognition are some other f eatures that have been left out. Powering the SUV is the company's high performance in-line six-cylinder, 3.0 litre, V6, twin turbo charged diesel motor. The engine is coupled to an 8 speed Steptronic automatic transmission delivering the output to all the 18 inch radial wheels. The vehicle delivers a certified fuel economy of 15.35kmpl.
October 18, 2013: Land Rover India has finally introduced the 2014 Range Rover Sport in the Indian car market for Rs. 1.09 crore (ex-showroom, Mumbai). The new Range Rover Sport is being offered in four variants - S, SE, HSE and the Autobiography. It is based on the new light-weight aluminium platform, which makes it 420kgs lighter than the current model. Available in a two tone paint job, it gets a restyled grille, new headlights and a sporty body kit that features a rear spoiler. The vehicle also comes equipped with various advanced features like traffic sign recognition, lane departure warning, park assist and others. The new Range Rover Sport is available in both petrol and diesel guise - a 3.0-litre V6 diesel and the 5.0-litre petrol V8. While the supercharged petrol develops 509bhp, the diesel engine churns out 293bhp. Both engines have been coupled to a ZF eight speed 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.
August 26, 2014: Volvo has officially revealed the all new XC90 SUV. The new XC90 is the next generation model which embraces premium features such as large touch screen control console, handcrafted soft leather and wood panels. Volvo will launch the all new XC90 at the countryside art hall of Artipelag near Stockholm on August 27, 2014. The Bower & Wilkins audio system is based on the bespoke acoustic technology which is developed over five decades of extensive research. The company uses low-distortion speaker designs along with extended range aluminium tweeters and Kevlar midrange units. The system comprises of a 12 channel HARMAN 1,400 watts Class D amplifier which powers 19 Bowers & Wilkins speakers - 7 Nautilus tweeters (25 mm) with the latest treble technology, 7 midrange speakers (5x100 mm and 2x80 mm).
April 25, 2014: Porsche is soon going to introduce an entry level Macan with a 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol engine that produces max power of 237bhp at 5000-6800 rpm and top torque of 350Nm in between 1500rpm to 4500rpm. The motor allows the car to accelerate from 0-100kmph in just 6.9 seconds and achieves top speed of 223kmph. It is mated to a 7-speed dual clutch PDK (Porsche Doppelkupplung) automatic gearbox. Porsche Macan is based on Audi Q5 platform and will compete against Land Rover Evoque, Audi Q5, Mercedes Benz ML-Class and BMW X5. The other engine is a 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine that churns 400bhp and the diesel car features a 3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel producing 258bhp.
5th-Mar-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, Land Rover 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. The Land Rover Discovery can seat seven passengers, has a load space volume of up to 2,500 liters and is packed with technology including Land Rover'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 Land Rover in launching a fund raising project for supporting a much needed water sanitation project in Uganda.