Weekly Wrap-Up: BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Sport Line and Locally produced Mercedes-Benz GLA Class Launched; Hyundai to launch Creta on 21st July

Modified On Jun 12, 2015 01:27 PM By Sourabh

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This week, we witnessed the two elegant launches in the form of BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Sport Line and locally produced Mercedes-Benz GLA Class. The 3 Series Gran Turismo gets a price tag of Rs 39.9 Lac while the locally manufactured GLA SUV is now Rs. 2 Lac cheaper as the price for diesel trims starts at Rs. 31.31 Lac (Ex-Showroom, Pune). In the upcoming car news, Hyundai will launch its new compact SUV Creta on 21st July. Let’s have a quick look on what’s being happening in auto world.

Upcoming Tata Cars - At a Glance

Tata is on a path of rejuvenation since a couple of years. After the Auto Expo 2014, all the products that Tata has launched are nowhere related to what we have seen before from the homegrown brand. Look at the Zest and Bolt, both the vehicles offer some of the best in class features, overall quality has soared up and aesthetically they are the best in the segment especially the Zest, if not the Bolt. Moreover, with the launch of Zest and Bolt, Tata has also introduced a lot of ‘NEXT’ stuff in their rejuvenation strategy - HORIZONEXT, things like - DESIGNEXT, CONNECTNEXT, DRIVENEXT, etc . And you will get to see these in all the upcoming cars including facelift, like they recently did with the 2015 Safari Storme. Let us see what Tata has in stores for near future. Read More

Volkswagen unveils the 2016 Jetta in America

Volkswagen of America has taken wraps off the 2016 Jetta GLI, with the powerful EA888 4-cylinder engine from the Golf GTI. The Jetta has been the most selling model for Volkswagen in the American market, and by the looks of these updates maybe this is what everybody was looking in the new Jetta update in India, at least the design if not that engine. The GLI gets the 2.0 litre turbocharged direct-injection engine producing 210bhp of maximum power and specially tuned sports suspension for handling to go with the package. Read More

Hyundai India to Launch Creta on July 21, 2015!

Hyundai India will launch the anticipated Creta next month on 21st, reportedly, the Korean maker has advanced the launch of the crossover couple of month to cash out on the coming festive season. Moreover, the production of the baby Santa-Fe will start this month around June 20. Moreover, bookings of the same are also expected to start by early July. Speaking of its rivals, the compact SUV will pitch against Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano, Ford EcoSport along with Mahindra Scorpio, Tata Safari Storme, and the upcoming Maruti Suzuki S Cross (which is also reportedly coming next month). Read More

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross - 5 Things You Must Know About

Maruti Suzuki will soon reveal the production spec, S Cross for the first time on TV on the upcoming IIFA awards (already showcased at the live event) and the vehicle is reportedly coming in the first week of next month. The prices are expected to be in the vicinity of Renault Duster. Let us see, 5 Things You Must Know About Maruti’s debutant crossover in the country - the S Cross. Read More

India Bound: Hyundai Reveals Santa-Fe Facelift

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. Read More

What to Expect from 2015 Facelift Audi Q3

Audi is prepped up to launch the facelifted Q3 into the country, with the Q3 we are talking about one of highest grosser for Audi India which is undoubtedly an important product for the automaker. Indeed, this entry-level luxury SUV is also one of the most successful models in Audi’s lineup worldwide. Already on sale in Europe and America, Q3 facelift was revealed online in November last year. Let us see what’s new with this facelift. Read More

Renault Duster-Based Pickup to Break Cover on June 18, 2015

The French car giant, Renault, will be debuting the pickup version of Duster in the upcoming Buenos Aires Motor Show in Argentina on June 18, 2015. The vehicle is tagged as ‘Sports Utility Pickup’ by the company and inherits all the good attributes of Duster with some new add-ons. The vehicle will come with a fresh face and graceful interiors. The reason this reveal is important for India is that it will give us an idea about the upcoming update in Duster as it might receive a similar facelift, both on the exteriors and interiors. Read More

What to Expect from VW Vento 2015?

The Germans always look forward to revamp their product line-up and sometimes one facelift is not enough to convince the customers that they are having an up to date product. At least that we think is the case with Volkswagen Vento. The automaker is prepping up with the launch of Vento facelift as the advance booking have already started with an upfront payment of Rs 25,000. The launch is scheduled on June 23rd, 2015, exactly nine months ago when Vento facelift was launched in September 24th, 2014. Is it too soon for another update? Let's check out, what to expect from the 2015 Volkswagen Vento. Read More

Hyundai India Reveals Official Designs of the Creta (Interior and Exterior)

Hyundai Motor India has revealed the official sketches of the upcoming compact SUV - Creta. The car will make its global debut in India next month on 21st and it is based on the China-exclusive - ix25. Earlier, Hyundai was launching it around mid-2015 but as its arch rival Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is coming in July, Hyundai has advanced the launch of Creta! Read More


Mercedes-Benz India Starts Local Assembly of GLA Class, Made-In-India Launched at Rs. 31.31 Lac

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). With the GLA, the German automaker has also inaugurated its new manufacturing facility in the Pune plant premises. The new facility will cater local production of the new compact line of vehicle like the CLA, A and B Class soon. As of now, Mercedes-Benz India has only started the local production of diesel variants of the GLA Class. Read More

Top Five Selling Cars of May 2015

The year 2015 started off with a blast and we have seen sheer action in the auto industry with new launches and facelifts coming one after another. The last month saw similar performance in terms of sales and Maruti once again emerged as the top selling brand in India. With 9 out of 20 top selling cars, Maruti has proved ‘who is the boss’. To cut it short, we will here mention the top 5 selling cars of May 2015 and here also Maruti comes with flying colors grabbing the top 4 slot in a row. Read More

Elio Motors developing 35.7kmpl car

Elio Motors, founded by American automobile enthusiast Paul Elio, has claimed that work on its fifth generation prototype vehicle has begun that will be able to achieve an astonishing high fuel efficiency figure of 35.7kmpl. The other genius of the project is that the car will be priced nearly $6,800 (about INR 4.34 lakh excluding customs and duties). The car, called simply the P5, has a 900cc 3-cylinder engine with a manual transmission. Read More

Skoda India Comes Up With What-a-June Offer On Rapid

To help churn some numbers, Skoda India is offering lucrative offers on Rapid sedan. Under 'What-a-June Offer', the company is offering free insurance, free roadside assistance, free extended warranty and low interest of 7.99 per cent. The offer is available on the complete range of Rapid and as the same suggests, is valid until 30th June, 2015. Read More


Mobilio to Munnar - Into the Nature

It’s that time of the year where the roads melt and people get a tan from just a two-minute walk. If you leave your car in the sun for five minutes, it will be transformed into a pre-heated oven. The Indian summer is upon us and this calls for a visit to someplace that is at least a minimum of 1000m above-sea-level, to escape from the scorching arms of the sun. After several considerations, we decided to go to Munnar, where we heard the news of pleasant drizzling from the past few days, which surely would be a welcoming change. To take us there awaited the Honda Mobilio with a promise of transporting all of us (six adults and a baby) and our luggage in comfort. Read More

Road Test

Audi Q3 facelift: First Drive

The Audi Q3, since its arrival, has been ruling the premium compact SUV space in India. Good looks, frugal diesel engine and aggressive pricing, made it a runaway hit and now in the newest avatar, it promises to continue the dominance. We just had a go in one on the beautiful streets of Goa to find out how it actually fairs. Read More

Auto Guide

4 reasons for tyre blowouts!

Summers are at its peak and they bring with them the unfortunate season of tyre blowouts with them. People who have experienced it will definitely tell you that it was one of the most terrifying experiences of their life. Read More

Launch News

BMW 3GT SportLine launched at Rs. 39.9 Lakhs!

Bavarian auto giant BMW has taken wraps off the 3 Series Gran Turismo Sport Line. The 3GT Sport Line will be available with a 2 litre diesel engine producing 184BHP and 380Nm of twist. The same engine does duty in BMWs hot-seller, the 320d. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Read More

Mercedes-Benz India Starts Local Assembly of GLA Class, Made-In-India Launched at Rs. 31.31 Lac

With the local assembly of GLA, Mercedes-Benz India kick starts new production facility for the compact vehicle; CLA, A and B Class are expected to follow soon! Read More

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