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April 9, 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. This latest accolade is another reflection of the brand's commitment in providing good quality, affordable and reliable products to its customer.
February 3, 2015: The Tata Safari Storme and Mahindra Scorpio have passed army trials and may soon be inducted into the army in their new league of vehicles called the GS800. The bidding for the army tender will begin soon and is to the tune of Rs 500- Rs 750 crore. Though the vehicles will be based on the existing platforms, they will be tweaked to service the purpose of the army with mods such as blackout lights, convoy lamps, provision for ammunition etc. Of the 15 manufacturers who participated it's only the home grown manufacturers who made it to the final trials.
April 16, 2015 : Dacia, Renault 's fully owned subsidiary, has ventured into the light commercial vehicle space in the United Kingdom with Duster Commercial. The two seater Commercial is priced at £9,595 (approximately Rs. 8.8 lac) and is available solely with a 1.5-liter dCi 110 turbo diesel. Moreover, starting this month, Renault has launched the facelift of their compact SUV in the Brazilian market. The 2015 Duster sports a lot of exterior and interior changes. At the outside, the car gets new black grille, revamped headlights with LED daytime running lights and newly designed tailights. The roof rails gets more chunkier now. Inside there is fresh central console that incorporates updated Media Nav touchscreen unit which now allows social media access and real time traffic updates. Under the hood mechanics remains the same with 1.6L and 2.0L flex fuel engines. This new facelift is expected to be launched in India at the end of 2015 or early next year.
April 23, 2015: Mahindra & Mahindra is updating their flagship product - XUV5OO soon, the vehicle is reportedly launching next month. The very first undisguised images of the refreshed XUV5OO reveal its new stylistic updates, this is the mid-life facelift of the SUV since its launch in 2011. Earlier last month, M&M introduced an iOS version of the smart app for its XUV 5OO. Christened as ‘Blue Sense,' the app is already available for the Android operating system. It enables the users to control the infotainment system as well as the climate control system through Bluetooth. Moreover, other important vehicle information including tyre pressure, fuel statistics and many more can also be seen with help of this app. The app also provides alerts and warnings such as door open notification, service reminders and distance-to- empty details.
January 7, 2014: Toyota Kirloskar Motors has launched a cheaper version of its hugely popular Fortuner SUV with a smaller capacity power plant. The new model 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 Fortuner 2.5L, featuring a dual-tone radiator grille, body graphics, side skirts, rear spoiler and a muffler cutter.
February 18, 2015 : Mahindra Thar facelift has been spotted recently, 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
October 9, 2014: Nissan India silently launches Terrano Anniversary Edition; available in two variant starting with XV priced at Rs. 12,83,645 and XV Premium Rs. 13,13,725. The Japanese auto major commemorate first anniversary of its compact SUV Terrano by launching the 450 units of limited edition. Customers can only book this edition online and deliveries are expected within 15-20 days of booking. Speaking of the changes in the limited edition, it gets contrasting roof with rally stripes, chrome addition on door handles, muffler and tail gate entry guard. On the inside, apart from the regular trims equipments, the limited edition gets HUD – Head-Up-Display – which displays speed and navigation inputs on the windscreen. Mechanically, the anniversary edition is available only with the 110PS diesel, the motor pumps out 108.5bhp and 248Nm of torque, mated to a 6-speed MT.
April 13, 2015: Mahindra Bolero has retained its top spot of the largest selling SUV in India for the 9th consecutive time. The tough off-roader also clocked over 1,00,000 units in 2014-15, which is 4th time in a row. This makes the Bolero the only SUV to land in the top 10 selling passenger cars. Earlier Mahindra's Next-Gen Bolero was caught testing. The spy images reveal that the new Bolero will be getting premium interiors. There is also a possibility that the Next-Gen Bolero will be getting an AMT transmission as the spy images indicate. It will be built on conventional ladder-frame construction which will be naturally tough. This new SUV is expected to be launched by the end of 2015.
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 Pajero will make its debut this year, reportedly in Thailand. Talking about the Indian launch, it can be expected next year. Earlier in February, Mitsubishi'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 a Pajero Sport 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.
November 7, 2014: Audi has revealed the 2015 Q3 facelift ahead of its public debut sometime early next year. This new model has retained the overall design of the current model but features a new face and updated rear along with new shoes. Mechanically, the vehicle sports uprated engine meeting Euro 6 norms. Moreover, recently this manufacturer has added a new top-end variant in this SUV line-up for the Indian market. Launched at INR 38.40 Lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai), the Dynamic version 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 top-end trim also comes equipped with the 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.
April 17, 2015: Tata Safari Storme has been spied recently and it shows its refreshed interiors; the spy shots seem to be snapped at some dealer's stockyard. In the following months, two major launches are in-line for Tata Motors - 2015 Nano GenX AMT and Safari Storme facelift. Expect its launch in coming weeks.
Earlier in February 2015, Safari Storme and Mahindra Scorpio have passed army trials and may soon be inducted into the army in their new league of vehicles called the GS800. The bidding for the army tender will begin soon and is to the tune of Rs 500- Rs 750 crore. Though the vehicles will be based on the existing platforms, they will be tweaked to service the purpose of the army with mods such as blackout lights, convoy lamps, provision for ammunition etc. Of the 15 manufacturers who participated it's only the home grown manufacturers who made it to the final trials.
October 27, 2014 : Mercedes Benz India has launched the GLA 45 AMG at Rs 69.60 Lac (EX-Showroom, Mumbai). This AMG version of GLA Class is powered by a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder turbocharged motor belting out 355bhp and 450Nm of torque, mated to 7-speed AT. Mercedes Benz GLA 45 AMG 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.
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.
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.
April 15, 2015: Hyundai has started testing the facelifted Santa-FE which is expected to be revealed next year. Speaking of India, the mid-life refreshed Santa-FE is likely to be launched next year or Hyundai India might formally reveal it at the 2016 India Auto Expo. Speaking of the changes, expect subtly updated front fascia, spruced-up bumper and grille along with headlights. Changes to the side profile will be limited, apart from new set of alloys. At the rear, the overall design of the taillamps are same but the internal graphics are different. Moreover, interior changes are miniscule compared to exterior stylistic updates, it gets new infotainment system with a larger touchscreen unit while it continue to get all-black dashboard (expect dual-tone dash for India like the current one). Mechanically, expect the same 2.2 liter Hyundai's 'R' series oil burner in India.
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 Jaguar Land Rover’s 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.
17th April 2015 : Ford Motor company will be discontinuing its full sized SUV the Endeavour as there will be the next-gen SUV coming our way till December. A few days back, Ford has announced to launch a total of four vehicles in 2015. Under this strategy, the carmaker has already started testing the new Endeavour in the country. Earlier this month, Ford Asia pacific has released a new video to demonstrate the Endeavour \Everest’s new advance Terrain Management System. It will be the third product that will be launched by Ford India after the next-gen Ford Figo and its twin compact sedan.
December 08, 2014: Maruti Suzuki has received its single largest order to manufacture 4,000 units of its sports utility vehicle 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, Maruti Suzuki 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.
January 05, 2015: Audi will showcase the new digital instrument cluster and a new generation MMI (Multimedia infotainment) system used in Q7 at the 2015 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) which starts tomorrow in Las Vegas, U.S. Enhancing the audio systems performance is a digital signal processor that uses 11 channels combined with a set of 23 speakers. The system produces brilliant first-of-its-kind 3D surround sound in a car. The 3D system has spatial height that makes your favourite music even clearer and every note vivid, very unlike conventional left and right channels.
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.
December 16, 2013: BMW, the German luxury carmaker has officially revealed the 2014 X1 ahead of its global unveiling at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show. This new model 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 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 series also gets the latest Internet-based services to the range of ConnectedDrive features.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, Renault has also started testing the second generation Koleos; the vehicle is expected to launch later 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 14, 2015 : The four-seat version of XC90 Excellence compared to the original’s seven seat configuration, creates additional space for rear seat passengers and other luxurious features. The individual reclining rear seats come with massage, ventilation and increased leg room, as well as a retractable control touchscreen, folding tables, a refrigerator with bottle and glass holders, a heating/cooling cup holder and handmade crystal Orrefors glasses. Other features of the XC90 Excellence include passenger footrests, ambient lighting, illuminated storage and unique leather detailing in blond or charcoal, a luggage compartment dividing screen, additional sound insulation in the cabin, Pirelli Noise Cancelling System tyres (PNCS) and specially-augmented 19-speaker Bowers & Wilkins audio system.
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 Cayenne Diesel, Cayenne S Diesel, Cayenne S and the range-topping Cayenne Turbo. Powering the Cayenne S is a new 420bhp-3.6-litre bi-turbo V6 engine. While the Cayenne diesel comes with 245bhp-3.0-litre V6 engine, and 385bhp-4.2-litre V8 engine gives force to the Cayenne S Diesel. Lat but not the least, the top of the line, Cayenne Turbo, comes equipped with mighty 520bhp-4.8-litre bi-turbo V8 mill.
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, Skoda introduced 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.
March 24, 2015: Land Rover has unveiled Ranger Rover Sport HST, a souped up version of the Range Rover Sport model. The Range Rover Sport HST gets an uprated power output of 380 PS from the 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine, unique chassis settings and enhanced design features. The Range Rover Sport HST unique exterior design enhancements with a striking black theme with Stealth Pack lamps front and rear, which feature non-reflective surrounds, Santorini Black contrast roof, new spoiler, gloss black finish on bonnet, front wing vents and fog lamp bezels, exclusive dark satin grey finish 21-inch alloy wheels with red brake calipers. Larger 22-inch Stealth alloy wheels are available as optional equipment.
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.
April 7, 2015: Mercedes-Benz 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.Mercedes-Benz 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.
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.
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.