Fiat launches the Linea Classic, Spyker coming to India

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Fiat India has just launched its new Linea Classic, which will be the new C segment sedan for the Italian manufacturer. Fiat is planning to introduce six more products in the coming years, and three are in this year. This will be the Jeep Cherokee and the Wrangler, both under the Jeep brand and the Abarth Punto. We had confirmed that Spyker will be entering the Indian market a couple of weeks ago and this week we have an exclusive interview with the CEO of the company confirming their India plans. If you have missed on this week’s automotive action, read the highlights of this week.

Fiat Linea Classic launched at Rs. 5.99 lakh

Fiat Linea Classic launched at Rs. 5.99 lakh

Fiat India has finally launched the Linea Classic sedan in India for Rs. 5.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Linea Classic is dimensionally identical to the regular Linea model, but it misses out some of the features to keep costs down. The affordable Linea Classic will compete against the likes of Honda Amaze, Maruti Swift Dzire, Chevrolet Sail, Nissan Sunny and others. Read more

Tata Motors launches the all new Tata XENON XT in South Africa

Tata XENON XT

Tata Motors today launched its new generation bakkie range – Tata Xenon XT in South Africa. The Tata Xenon XT is packed with eXTra features in all aspects - performance, safety, comfort, style and functionality - it is truly built to TAKE IT TO THE XTREME. Read more

Hyundai i10 top end variants discontinued

Hyundai i10

Recently, Hyundai launched the Grand i10 in India, which has received an overwhelming response from the buyers across the nation. Now, the company has stopped selling the i10 hatch with 1.2-litre Kappa2 petrol engine. Moreover, it has also discontinued the two top end variants - the Sportz and Asta, which sports the 1.2L Kappa2 engine. Read more

BMW 5 Series facelift launch on 10th of October

BMW 5 Series

BMW had made some minor upgrades on the 5 Series at the Geneva Motor Show and now we will soon witness the launch of this titivated version on the 10th of October. BMW won’t want to leave any stone unturned, as the E-Class has been the best seller for Mercedes-Benz and Audi had recently introduced a special edition of the A6. Read more

Nissan Terrano launch on October 9?

Nissan Terrano

The Japanese automaker, Nissan that unveiled the much anticipated compact SUV Terrano on August 20th, is now gearing up to launch the vehicle in the next month to capitalize on festive mood of Indian buyers. The company is yet to reveal the exact launch date of the vehicle, however, according to some media reports the compact SUV will make its official debut on October 9 in the Indian market. Read more

EXCLUSIVE: Fiat to launch the Punto Adventure by mid-2014

EXCLUSIVE: Fiat to launch the Punto Adventure by mid-2014

Fiat India has been planning to introduce seven new models in the coming three years, and the Punto Adventure will be one of them. The Punto Adventure will be based on the Punto, however it will be somewhat similar to the existing Punto. Our sources confirm that the Punto Adventure will get a more rugged look, to make it more like an SUV. Read more

Lamborghini unveils second dealership in Delhi

Lamborghini unveils second dealership in Delhi

Italian sports car manufacture Lamborghini today unveiled its second dealership in the national capital called Lamborghini Delhi. Spread over an area of 4000 square feet, the dealership is located on Mathura road, further expanding the brand's foot print within the country. Read more

New Caterham AeroSeven Concept unveiled at Singapore Grand Prix

New Caterham AeroSeven Concept unveiled at Singapore Grand Prix

Caterham Cars has unveiled the AeroSeven Concept at the SingTel Singapore Grand Prix. The concept will be the first ever Caterham model to be fitted with traction control. Thanks to a newly developed Caterham Engine Management System, drivers will be able to enjoy fully-adjustable traction and launch control functionality. Read more

Exclusive-Spykercars readying itself for an Indian entry

Exclusive-Spykercars readying itself for an Indian entry

It was only a couple of weeks ago that CarDekho had claimed that Dutch super sports car manufacturer – Spykercars were planning to enter into the Indian sports car market towards the end of this year. Today to confirm this news, we are bringing for you an exclusive interview of Victor Muller, CEO Spykercars who shares the company’s thoughts on India, its sports car market and their expectations. Read more

Mahindra & Mahindra to develop a new platform to compete EcoSport and Duster

Mahindra & Mahindra to develop a new platform to compete EcoSport and Duster

With the introduction of series of compact utility vehicles by the global automakers, the sales of Mahindra & Mahindra, the leading UVs maker, has gone down. Vehicles like Ford EcoSport, Renault Duster, Maruti Ertiga has badly hit the sales volume of Mahindra vehicles including Quanto, Xylo, XUV500 and Scorpio. While EcoSport grabs the attention of customers, Duster managed to remain stable in the market, though it lost some numbers. Read more

Jaguar Land Rover to start a new 150m R&D centre in the UK by 2016

Jaguar Land Rover to start a new 150m R&D centre in the UK by 2016

Jaguar Land Rover has unveiled details of its future plans for advanced research and development in the UK, which will now be focused on a new cutting-edge technology, innovation and education centre in Warwick. The National Automotive Innovation Campus (NAIC) is designed to create a large-scale collaborative research environment. It will bring academics from the UK's leading universities together with researchers and engineers from Jaguar Land Rover and our supply chain, in a single, multi-purpose, state-of-the-art research facility. Read more

Porsche reveals the images of the new 911 Cabriolets

Porsche reveals the images of the new 911 Cabriolets

The dynamic capabilities of the new 911 Turbo models combined with the driving pleasure offered by an open-top sports car: this is the compelling formula behind two new flagship 911 Cabriolet models, the Turbo and Turbo S. Some 50 years after the 911 first appeared and to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the 911 Turbo, Cabriolet versions of this iconic model are making their global debut. The pair will be unveiled to the public for the first time at the Auto Show in Los Angeles on 20 November. Read more

Tata Motors considering two new SUVs for Indian market

Tata Motors considering two new SUVs for Indian market

In the middle of a very tough market, the utility vehicle segment, specially SUVs are doing extremely well. Car manufacturers are launching their SUVs in the market, and has been receiving a good response from the buyers. The growing SUV market has also attracted the leading carmaker, Tata Motors, which is now planning to launch two new SUVs in India. The company already has a couple of SUVs- Safari Storme and Sumo Grande, but it requires more refreshed and attractive looking SUVs to cater to buyers. Read more

 

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