Weekly Wrap-up: Ferrari California T launched, Ciaz Hybrid announced, TUV300 Spied Undisguised

Modified On May 30, 2016 04:52 PM By Abhijeet

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This week has been a mixed one, for some like Ferrari it was a re-entry in the Indian automotive market with the launch of California T. While Jaguar Land Rover were hit by the damage caused to their 5,800 vehicles in China’s port fire. On the other hand, Maruti have announced the launch date of Ciaz SHVS (hybrid), the much awaited TUV300 has been spied undisguised during an ad shoot. Renault have started taking bookings for their upcoming compact hatchback Kwid in certain cities. Find out what it took for the ever popular Innova to come to what it is today, in our evolution story and take a look into the history of the Tata Sumo.

Launches

Ferrari California T launched at a Price of INR 3.45 Crore

Adding to the foray of Indian supercar space is Ferrari's California T that has been launched at a price tag of Rs. 3.45 Crore (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The hardtop convertible fulfills the desire of that authentic coupe roofline with the versatility of a convertible. It is made to impress with its iconic design laced with top notch performance. Read More

Maruti To Launch Ciaz Diesel Hybrid on September 1

Maruti will be launching the hybrid version of Ciaz diesel, named as Ciaz SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki), on September 1, 2015. The aforementioned technology was showcased by the company in the Indonesian Auto Expo that took place a few days back.  Read More

Spied

Mahindra TUV300 Spotted Undisguised

Mahindra was rigorously testing the homegrown compact SUV, TUV 300, and so the spy shots of the camouflaged car emerged several times. But, as the launch date is getting closer, the car has been spotted again and this time without any veils. The manufacturer is probably shooting an advertisement in an isolated area of Bikaner, Rajasthan. Read More

Other Stories

3 Things You Need to Know about Maruti YRA aka Baleno

With every passing day, Maruti’s exciting launches draw nearer and we discover something new. Dumping the names associated with their not so successful models like “SX4” off the S cross and now the renaming of Baleno as the YRA, Maruti is all set to redefine its image. Read More

Renault Kwid: What We Know So Far!

We have heard that, few dealers have started taking bookings of this India’s first entry level crossover hatchback  - Renault Kwid, so things are on! We bring you what we know so far about the Kwid, Let us roll! Read More

Hyundai All Set To Showcase N 2025 Vision GT Concept, Teases With Images

Hyundai is all set to showcase its sub brand ‘N’ in the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. The ‘N’ brand which has, as of now, mainly existed in the World Rally Championship will now play a major role in Hyundai's future high-performance concept which will also be showcased this September in the Frankfurt Motor Show. Read More

Five reasons why nothing else is a Honda Jazz

Now, using a title that is the same used for advertising the product itself may sound cheeky but that is how good the Honda Jazz is. The Jazz has been receiving both critical and sales acclaim since its launch in 2001. Into the third generation currently, the Honda hatchback has made a re-entry in the Indian market into the B+ segment. Loaded with segment leading features, a new diesel engine option and a competitive pricing, will the new Jazz be able to achieve success that the older one missed? Here are five reasons why it will. Read More

Comparison: How TUV300 will Stand Against Ford EcoSport?

The compact SUV space is now abundant with five options available to choose from. Cars like EcoSport, Hyundai Creta, S-Cross, Duster and Terrano have added their values and benchmarks over the time. We now have another option and as known through recent teasers, Mahindra is ready to join this segment with their latest car, the TUV300. And as it is going to be a sub-4 meter car, let’s see what it offers to compete against another formidable one in the same league, the EcoSport. Let’s roll! What we know so far from Mahindra TUV300 review Read More

Renault Kwid an Intelligent Execution!

The compact crossover-SUV revelation that Duster brought, taught Renault more than the rest of the peers of what Indian needs, and for that matter rest of the world! Thanks to the Duster’s runaway success and then Ford EcoSport’s cosmic one, the rest of the automakers planned their entry into this segment. But as this segment is flooding, Renault has something astounding in store in the sub-5 lac bracket, 4 to be precise and it is called - the Kwid. Read More

Jaguar F-PACE: A New Benchmark for Ride and Handling

Jaguar presents its performance SUV the F-PACE, which features sports-car derived chassis system that is evaluated on the same demanding roads as all other Jaguar vehicles. F-PACE will offer an unrivaled breadth of dynamic ability. Both passengers and drivers will experience a blend of agility and comfort from the F-PACE, which will be unmatched in its segment. Be it the twisty mountain roads, or country roads or for that matter even cruising on high-speed motorway, F-PACE will deliver precision and responsiveness with immaculate refinement and composure. Read More

Bookings for Renault Kwid are Open in Selected Cities

With the Diwali season fast approaching, it looks like along with all the other automakers, even Renault is getting ready to capitalize on the festivities. To do so, Renault will launch the Kwid, which happens to be an entry level crossover hatchback. In few cities, dealerships have started accepting bookings and dealers in other cities are expected to do the same, quite soon. The booking amount for the Renault Kwid varies from Rs 20,000 to Rs 50,000 and is relative to the location of the dealerships. Read More

Mahindra Teases TUV300's Steering Wheel

As the launch day is approaching Mahindra has come up with yet another teaser of their upcoming compact SUV - TUV300. The company has teased the steering wheel of the vehicle along with a glimpse of the instrumentation cluster and the cabin color scheme. Earlier with the revealing of the launch date (September 10, 2015), the company has showcased the front fender of the TUV300. Read More

Renault Kwid vs Maruti Alto vs Hyundai Eon vs Datsun Go

With its Duster, Renault has managed to dominate the Indian compact SUV market for quite some time now, the car has helped Renault establish its presence in the Indian automotive market and with cars like the Pulse, which happens to be Renault’s cheapest car in the market at 5.2 lakh and other cars like the Scala, Fluence sedans, the Lodgy MPV and Koleos, Renault has managed to develop an impressive portfolio over the years. Around the world, this French automaker is revered to be a manufacturer of fun, zippy little hatches but in India, it hasn’t brought in a fun-to-drive, attractive, inexpensive small hatchback. Now it seems with the global launch of the Renault Kwid, the company is all set to check that box as well. The car will be priced around Rs.3.5 lakh, which means that it will go head-to-head with the market leader, the Maruti Alto 800 and other cars in its segment like the Hyundai Eon and the Datsun Go. So we have quantified what the aftermath would be, when these big names of the small car segments battle it out. Read More

Features

Evolution: Honda Jazz

The Honda Jazz along with the Hyundai i20 can be credited for creating the premium hatchback segment in India. The Japanese premium hatchback when launched in 2009 might have been a bit ahead of its time. It had premium features like magic seats along with ample amount of cabin space that could put any sedan at bay. Rising petrol prices and increased demand for diesel hatchbacks were the main reasons behind the not-so-successful first innings of the Honda Jazz. However in 2015, the Jazz was launched again in a completely new avatar and with the very potent 1.5Litre Diesel iDTEC engine that can be seen in the Honda City/Amaze/Mobilio. So lets take a look in to the history of Honda Jazz. Read More

Toyota Innova Evolution

Toyota Innova has been present in our market from more than a decade now and is known for its sure-shot reliability, imperishable build & durability and can be called the perfect highway companion. The D4D Diesel engine has excellent drivability and is decently efficient too. Along with a brilliant car one also gets Toyota’s bother-free ownership experience with brilliant after-sales service. It is because of this reliability that the car has been every taxi owner’s first priority as well. So lets take a look in to the history of Toyota Innova. Read More

Tata Sumo Evolution

Tata Sumo has the honor of being one of the first passenger vehicles ever, to be designed and developed in India. The car is a formula which has been tried and tested over the years and has always stood its ground. The car is more than just a MUV, when you are behind the wheel of a Tata Sumo, you feel like the King of the road. This is why even after all these years, the sales of this car are going strong.

The Ultimate Gift for Your Sister this Rakhi

This article is a tool of aspiration and a reminder to all the brothers out there, tomorrow is Rakhi. So to celebrate, we have computed the top 7 cars, which would be the ideal gift for a sister and if your idea of a gift is a tad more economically feasible, then do try and harness inspiration from the thought that has been put in these listings. After all it's the thought that counts. Read More

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