From the last few months, we have witnessed a lot of newly launched cars in India. Some of them are all new, while some are the re-styled version of the existing ones. Whenever a new car makes an entry, there always some effect on the other players in the segment. Therefore, we have enlisted the newly launched cars in India 2017 below so as to render you a quick insight regarding the fresh arrivals.

Volkswagen Tiguan 2017

Launch Date: May 24, 2017

Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0-litre TDI Comfortline – INR 27.98 Lakh

Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0-litre TDI Highline – INR 31.38 Lakh

The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan, is a much anticipated and the first ever SUV model from the German carmaker in India. The carmaker has introduced this all-new Tiguan SUV in two variants including the Comfortline and the Highline, which will be locally assembled at the Aurangabad, Maharashtra based Volkswagen facility.

Exterior wise, based on the German Automotive Group’s MQB (modular transverse matrix) platform, the Tiguan comes furnished with attributes such as LED headlamps with LED DRLs (Daytime Running Lights), LED tail lamps and Panoramic sunroof with LED surround lighting. While, the Highline trim of the SUV rides on either 17-inch or 18-inch alloy wheels.

Volkswagen Tiguan 2017

Inside the cabin, Volkswagen kept its complete focus on occupant’s comfort and convenience, as this second-generation Tiguan is blessed with several facilities such as three-zone automatic climate control system with rear controls, electronically operable front seats, heating function for both the front seats, leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel, 8.0-inch Composition touchscreen smart infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and 8-speaker sound system as standard.

Underneath the hood, the Volkswagen Tiguan is powered by a single powertrain variant of 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder, turbocharged TDI diesel engine. Mated to a single gearbox option of a 7-Speed DSG transmission, the mill is capable of producing 143 PS of maximum power at 4,000 rpm along with the peak torque of 340 Nm at 1,750 – 2,750 rpm. The Tiguan is claimed to return 17.06 kmpl, as ARAI certified.

Maruti Suzuki Dzire 2017

Launch Date: May 16, 2017

INR 5.41 lakh- INR 9.41 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)

2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire, which is the third-generation emergent is a complete change inside out from the Indo-Japanese giant auto major. The carmaker has introduced this all-new Dzire across four variants consisting  L, V, Z and Z+, which are available in both petrol and diesel powertrains.

Based on the shared Heartech platform with the current-gen Baleno hatch, this all-new sub-4 meter compact sedan is around 85kg and 105kg lighter than its outgoing petrol and diesel variants respectively.

Maruti Suzuki Dzire 2017

Underneath the hood, the premium looking Dzire is loaded with the same 1.2-litre K-Series petrol and 1.3-litre diesel engines. Both the engines are being offered with a 5-speed manual and a 5-Speed ASG (Auto Gear Shift) options across all the variants remaining the base one. While, the petrol engine is capable of producing maximum power of 83PS along with 113Nm of peak torque, the diesel engine is tuned to churn out 75PS of maximum power and 190Nm of peak torque. Thanks to the lighter Heartech platform, the company claims both the petrol and diesel variants are adequate enough to return the fuel efficiency of 22kmpl and 28.4kmpl respectively.

Aesthetically, the 2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire is decorated with several mid-class luxury components such as LED projector headlamps, DRLs (Daytime Running Light), reverse parking sensors and camera, which made it a premium offering from the auto major.

Inside the cabin, you will get a Smart infotainment system with built-in navigation and voice command supports, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, push start/stop button, automatic climate control, auto headlamps and electronically adjustable wing mirrors.

At the safety front, the 2017 Dzire is blessed with standard features including pretensioners & force limiters in the front seat belts, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) with BA (Brake Assist), ISOFIX anchorages and really important  dual airbags, across all variants.

Isuzu MU-X SUV

Launch Date – May 11, 2017
Price Ex-showroom Delhi – INR 23.99 Lakh

Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner rival, the Isuzu MU-X SUV has entered the Indian auto segment with lots of woes and wows. The 7-seater muscular SUV is the premium class offering from the Japanese carmaker and is said to be a successor of MU-7. As MU-X is the uber class SUV, it is loaded with a range of top-end features and smart equipment.

Isuzu MU-X SUVIsuzu offers this new flagship MU-X SUV in only one diesel powertrain which is a 3.0-litre 4-cylinder VGS turbo setup and develops a maximum power of 174 bhp and a peak torque of 380 Nm. The mill is only paired with a standard 5-speed sequential shift automatic transmission. The outputs are channelled to all four wheels with terrain command control and ‘shift on the fly’ 4×4 select dial.The MU-X is a full sized 7-seater SUV featuring a twin-cockpit design with a dual-tone ivory-grey colour theme. To boost the occupants’ comfort, the seats are wrapped in soft leather. The door-side armrest and center armrest are too covered with the soft pads.

The list of features inside the cabin includes climate control, aircon vents for all three rows, integrated 7-inch infotainment system, cruise control and central locking with keyless entry feature.

On the safety bag, the MU-X SUV is loaded with a number safety equipment and several drive assist technology. The list consists dual front airbags, ISOFIX mounts for the child seat, ABS, EBD, ESC, Brake Assist, Traction Control System and Hill Start Assist.

 Ford Figo Sports 2017

Launched Date – April 17, 2017

Ford Figo Sports Petrol: INR 6.31 Lakh
Ford Figo Sports Diesel: INR 7.21 Lakh

Ford Aspire Sports Petrol: INR 6.5 Lakh
Ford Aspire Sports Diesel: INR 7.6 Lakh

Ford has updated two of its popular cars in India under the Sports moniker for the model year of 2017. Based on the range-topping Titanium trim, the Sports guise of both the cars features a number of cosmetic updates along with the several mechanical tweaks.
Ford Aspire Sports
At the front, the Figo loses its horizontal grill with mesh grille patterns, making the front fascia more aggressive while the Aspire continues to feature horizontal pattern slats but all blacked out.
List of updates on the Figo includes all-black grille, black coloured 15-inch alloy wheels, a contrast roof, boot mounted spoiler and blacked out wing mirrors. The Aspire, on the other hand, features silver-finish 15-inch alloy wheels and blacked out horizontal grille slats. Other similar changes in both cars are smoked headlamps, all-black interiors, leather-wrapped steering wheel (with red stitching in Figo and grey stitching in Aspire) and side and rear decals with the ‘S’ badge.
The Figo Sports version is available in dual tone colour shades, while the Aspire Sports misses out the dual tone paint scheme.
Ford Figo Sports
Unlike the sports update to the other cars, both the Figo and Aspire gets a revised suspension in order to enhance the handling driveability of the cars.
Under-the-hood specs of both the cars remain identical to that of the current lineups. The new variants will be offered across the same three powertrains – 1.2-litre petrol, 1.5-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel motor.

Hyundai Elite i20 Facelift

Launch Date – April 7, 2017
INR 5.36 Lakh – INR 9.09 Lakh Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)

Hyundai Motors India has updated its premium entry-level hot-hatch i20 for the 2017 model year to keep it upmarket with its rivals. The facelift Hyundai Elite i20 gets inside out updates along with various added features.
Just like popular compact SUV, Maruti Vitara Brezza, the new Elite i20 now comes with dual-tone exterior paint schemes – red or white body colour with gloss black roof. Hyundai has also introduced an all new Marina Blue shade for the 2017 model of Elite i20.

Hyundai Elite i20 FaceliftInside the cabin, the facelift version features a cheerful interior theme with orange accent on the upholstery, dashboard AC vents, center console and gear knob. With the host of new tech equipment, the cabin of new Elite i20 has become a benchmark in the segment.
Under-hood specs for the 2017 model also remain unchanged. The facelift version is offered in two petrol and one diesel powertrains. The 1.2-litre Kappa petrol engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and develops 82 bhp and 115 Nm.
On the other hand, the 1.4-litre 4-cylinder CRDi turbo diesel motor is paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox and generates 89 bhp and 220 Nm.
Besides, there is also an option for 1.4-litre petrol automatic variant that is good for 99 bhp and 132 Nm. The motor is mated to a 4-speed Dual VTVT automatic gearbox.

Audi A3 Facelift 2017

Launch Date – April 6, 2017

Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi) – INR 30.5 Lakh (for 35 TFSI) & INR 32.30 Lakh (for 35 TDI)

Audi India has updated its smallest offering, Audi A3 sedan for the model year of 2017 with new powertrains and several cosmetic tweaks. This is a mid-cycle update of the Audi A3 and is based on the third-generation A3 hatchback which is not available in India.
On the exteriors, the refreshed Audi A3 features a new single frame grille up front similar to that of the Audi A4. The headlamps are also inspired from the elder sibling A4. Carmaker’s Xenon plus units are now standard in the updated range. The 2017 Audi A3 facelift drives on the new set of 16-inch alloy wheels.
Step inside, and you will see a whole blacked out cabin aura. The list of features on the 2017 Audi A3 consists a 7-inch retractable display for the MMI infotainment system, Audi phone box which enables wireless charging system and a lot more!

Audi A3 Facelift 2017The major update to the 2017 Audi A3 lies beneath its hood. The carmaker has replaced the more powerful 108 hp 1.8-litre engine with a smaller 1.4-litre TFSI engine which, however, produces lower power but increases the fuel economy. This new downsized motor generates 150 PS (30 PS less than the engine it replaced) along with the peak torque of 250 Nm (similar to earlier). This power mill is mated to 7-speed DSG gearbox.
On the other hand, the diesel powertrain remains unchanged with the same 2.0-litre TDI motor paired with 6-speed DSG automatic and develops 143 PS & 320 Nm.

Nissan Terrano Facelift

Launch Date- 27/03/2017
Price Range- 9.99 lakh to 14.2 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi)

Nissan launched the 2017 facelift variant of its mid-sized SUV Terrano along with 22 new upgradations as compared to its previous variants. The Terrano made its debut back in October 2013, and received just a single update in its Groove edition.

As we have mentioned, the company has introduced 22 new features along with the new variant, which includes a new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation and voice recognition, electrically operable ORVMs, hill climb assist and cruise control. The interior of the new variant also gets a nice black and brown dual-tone colour scheme, redesigned steering wheels with controls for telephony and audio.

Nissan Terrano Facelift

Coming next to exterior, the 2017 Nissan Terrano Facelift comes with a new paint scheme named as Sandstone Brown along with new LED DRLs. Apart from new cosmetics and feature upgradations, the new model also features anti-lock brakes (ABS) and dual airbags as standard.

The Terrano is powered by a 1.6-litre petrol engine, which develops 103 bhp of maximum power along with 145 Nm of peak torque with the help of a 5-speed manual transmission unit. A 1.5-litre diesel engine is also made available by the company in two states of tunes. The less powerful one develops maximum power of 84 bhp along with 200 Nm of peak torque, while the powerful one churns out 108 bhp of max power along with 243 Nm of peak torque.

Lexus LX 450d –

Launched Date – March 24, 2017
Price – Yet to be announced

The flagship SUV of the luxury brand, Lexus LX450d is based on the same platform that also underpins its cousin sister, Toyota Land Cruiser. This is the biggest offering of the brand in India. The hulkish SUV is only offered in diesel powertrain. The unit consists a turbocharged 4.5-litre V8 arrangement which is good for 265 PS of maximum power and a massive torque of 650Nm. Further, the power is transmitted to all four wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Lexus LX 450d

Lexus ES300h –

Launched Date – March 24, 2017
Price – INR 55.27 Lakh

The luxury sedan, ES 300h shares its platform with the Toyota Camry and is the entry-level car of the Lexus in the Indian market. Under the skin, it hides a 2.5-litre inline 4-cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor unit.

Lexus ES300h

The mechanical mill solely develops 160 PS of power and 230 Nm of torque, whereas the electric motor churns out 143 PS of power and 270 Nm of torque. The engine is paired with an e-CVT unit and transmits power to the front wheels only. The car hits 100 kmph speed from a standstill in 8.5 seconds and returns a company claimed fuel economy of 17 kmpl.

Lexus RX 450h –

Launched Date – March 24, 2017
Price – INR 1.07 Crore (RX-Luxury) & INR 1.09 Crore (RX F-Sport)

The premium crossover RX 450h is being offered in two versions – Lexus RX Luxury and Lexus RX F-Sport. The letter ‘h’ in the name stands for a hybrid powertrain.
Both the trims are powered by a 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine with VVT-i (Variable Valve Timing with intelligence) technology and a 650V AC permanent magnet synchronous battery setup.

Lexus RX 450h

While the mechanical unit churns out 262 PS of power and 335 Nm of torque, the electric battery generates 68 PS of power and 139 Nm of torque solely. The engine is mated to an e-CVT (Electronically-controlled Continuously Variable Transmission) unit and combinely develops a maximum power of 313 PS along with the peak torque of 361 Nm. The power is transmitted to all four-wheel.

Porsche Panamera Turbo (Petrol)

Launch date- 22/03/2017
Price- 1.96 crore to 2.05 crore (Ex-showroom, Delhi)

Porsche India has introduced its beautiful second-generation Panamera in two variants across the country, which includes, the Panamera Turbo and the Panamera Turbo Executive. The Panamera Turbo made its official debut in June, last year, at an event in Berlin Germany, whereas the Panamera Turbo Executive was first seen in Los Angeles Auto Show 2016.

Porsche Panamera Turbo (Petrol)

The exterior part of the second-gen Panamera has been changed a bit as compared to its predecessor. The front remains unchanged, but this time rear has been designed a bit sharper and the new tail lamps also point the latest 911. Moreover, the new German beauty also gets LED headlights (standard) with Porsche’s Dynamic Light System (PDLS), panoramic sunroof, four-zone climate control with a touch screen display for the rear occupants, sound systems by Bose or Burmester, and much more.

The new 2017 Porsche Panamera is powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol motor, which is capable of churning out 550PS of maximum power between 5,750 and 6,000rpm and a peak torque of 770 NM between 1,960 and 4,500rpm. It is also blessed with cylinder deactivation tech and new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK II), which is the reason of its improved overall efficiency.

Honda WR-V

Launch Date- 16 March 2017

Price- 7.75 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi)

Honda Cars India launched the Honda WR-V in the Indian market at a starting price of Rs. 7.75 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The WR-V is available in two trims i.e. the base ‘S’ and the top-spec ‘VX’. The car will compete against the prominent cars like Ford EcoSport and the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.

Honda-WRV

The Honda WR-V borrows some design cues from the Jazz as the side profile of the WR-V shares similar design layout with Honda Jazz. The carmaker has aimed to make the WR-V a complete off-roader vehicle. It gets a wheelbase of 2,530 mm. It is powered by a 1.2-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine that yields a maximum power of 90 bhp and the peak torque of 110 Nm. While the 1.5-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel mill churns out the maximum power of 100 bhp and a peak torque of 200 Nm. The diesel engine is paired to a 6-speed manual transmission, while the petrol engine comes mated with a 5-speed manual transmission.

The all-new Honda WR-V is loaded with an array of features such as touchscreen infotainment system integrated with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity options, reverse parking camera, climate control setup and an inbuilt navigation.

Toyota Corolla Altis

Launch date- 16/03/2017
Price range- 15.87 lakh to 19.91 lakh

Toyota, the Japanese automobile manufacturer launched its Corolla Altis facelift in 6 different variants across the country. The premium class sedan made its global debut in July last year, and was first made available for Russian markets only. The petrol variants of the Japanese beauty includes G (MT), G (CVT), GL (MT), VL (CVT), whereas the diesel variants include DG (MT) and VL (CVT).

The new 2017 Corolla Altis is now blessed with a sharper and stylish looks, which makes it way too different from its previous model. Apart from some cosmetics updates, the sedan gets new LED head and tail lamps, LED Daytime Running Lamps (DRLs), new front fascia (featuring new grille, redesigned bumper, and hood), chrome finish door handles and 17-inch alloy wheels.

Toyota Corolla Altis

Coming next to interior, the car features a new upholstery and a Sat-nav touch infotainment display as a highlight. Apart from this, it also comes with a Pre-Collision System (PCM), Lane Departure Alert (LDA) and Automatic High Beam (AHB), besides the currently offers, such as Airbags, ABS, EBD and Cruise Control as safety measures.

Under the hood, there is the same 1.8-litre petrol and 1.4-litre diesel powertrains. The petrol motor, with the help of a 6 speed manual or CVT transmission unit is capable of developing 140 bhp of maximum power output while the diesel unit is capable of churning out 88 bhp of maximum power along with 205 Nm of peak torque with the help of a 6-speed manual transmission unit.

2017 JLR Range Rover Evoque

December 20, 2016

INR 49.10 Lakh – INR 67.90 Lakh

Tata Motors-owned JLR (Jaguar Land Rover) introduced the much anticipated SUV, new Range Rover Evoque across six trims. With the launch of new Evoque range, JLR has introduced its new engine family. Now, the 2017 Range Rover Evoque became the first SUV in the country to be powered by the Ingenium Diesel motor.

What’s the biggest change to the new 2017 Range Rover Evoque series is fall beneath the front-end of the baby SUV. the new range of Evoque is powered by the all new 2.0-litre all-aluminium Ingenium diesel engine that also does duty in the Jaguar XF. The 4-cylinder motor setup is capable of churning out the maximum power of 180 PS and the peak torque of 430 Nm. On transmission, the updated Evoque range continues to get 9-speed automatic gearbox unit. All-wheel drive system will be standard across all the trims.

2017 JLR Range Rover Evoque

On the design aspects, the new Evoque remains more or less unchanged. It offers similar bold style along with the luxurious and comfortable interior.

As you step inside, you will feel the same Range Rover SUV kind of comfort with the extraordinary detailing.

Ember Edition –

The updated range of 2017 Range Rover Evoque includes a special edition, called ‘Ember Edition’ which is introduced on the range topping HSE Dynamic variant. The special Ember edition features a unique Black & Red theme inside out of the vehicle. On the other aspects, the car gets similar range topping features.

Facelift Volvo V40 and V40 Cross Country

December 16, 2016

INR 25.49 Lakh – INR 29.4 Lakh

Volvo India has introduced the updated versions of its existing V40 line up, facelift V40 and V40 Cross Country. The V40 range is being offered across 4 trims – V40 D3 Kinetic, V40 D3 R-Design, V40 Cross Country D3 Inscription and V40 Cross Country T4 Momentum. The V40 D3 R-design became the cheapest car to be sold in the country carrying the Volvo badge. The updates to the facelift versions are limited to the aesthetics, while mechanically both the cars remain identical to their forerunning models.

On the exteriors, the facelift version of the V40 receives a revised front fascia which is complemented by the Volvo’s signature ‘Thor’s Hammer’ shaped LED headlights. The grille gets waterfall vertical slats holding the company’s badge and looks more prominent than before. Expect the front, the side and the rear sections of the car get no noteworthy tweaks, it continues to drive on the same 16- and 17-inch alloy wheels, features same LED tail lamps. The elder sibling, V40 Cross Country also went under the same subtle changes those were reported on the V40.

Facelift Volvo V40 and V40 Cross Country

What’s unique on both cars is the World’s first-in-industry pedestrian airbag which comes as a standard feature across all trims. The list of other standard safety equipment includes safety cage, 2-stage deployable front airbags with driver knee bag, pre-tensioners for front seatbelts, dynamic stability & traction control, emergency brake assist with ABS, side impact protection and whiplash protection.

As we mentioned above, no change has been made under the hood. Both the V40 and the V40 Cross Country continue to drive using the same sub 2L powerhouse that is capable of churning out the maximum power of 150 hp and the peak torque of 320 Nm.

Mini Cooper Clubman All4

December 15, 2016

INR 37.90 Lakh (Ex-showroom)

The all new Clubman All4 is offered in India only in a single Cooper S variant and became the most expensive Mini in the country. The Clubman All4 is more like an estate version of the Cooper hatchback and has finally entered the Indian market after launched in several global markets.

The Cooper Clubman All4 gets the same iconic Mini face with the extended wheelbase. Besides four-door entry, the car also features the two-door setup at the rear which will surely remind you of the 90s. The rear doors further give access to the boot space of decent capacity of 360 litres which can be further increased to 1,250 litres.

Mini Cooper Clubman All4

The Clubman All4 is slightly different from the brand’s regular tone and gets some new features that are completely fresh for the Mini lineup. Some of them are an electronic parking brake, electric seat adjustment, individual ‘Mini Yours Interior’ customisation option, an optional ‘comfort access’ system that allows the owner to open the tailgate without touching it physically.

Mini offered this estate Clubman All4 in only S trim. It houses a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol motor beneath its hood, the same powertrain also does duty on Cooper S. The engine is good to produce the maximum power of 192 PS which comes out at 5,000 rpm and the peak torque of 280 Nm at 1,250 rpm. The motor is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

The car gets 0 to 100 kmph in the company-claims 6.9 seconds and goes up to the top speed of 225 kmph. Unlike the all-wheel drive system which is on offer in several markets, what we get is only a front wheels drive system.

Mercedes-AMG C 43

December 14, 2016

INR 74.35 Lakh (Ex-showroom)

Mercedes-Benz India has finally come up with its 13th fresh launch of the year, the Mercedes-AMG C 43. However, Mercedes initially planned for 12 vehicles for the 2016 calendar year. The newest C-Class AMG C 43 is launched in a single variant and became the entry level performance AMG model of the series.

The more accessible C-Class AMG gets twin-turbo V6 under the hood, instead of the immersive V8 that does duty on the range-topping C 63. Also, it also misses front arches that enhance aggressiveness on the C 63, however, it gets all the AMG blessed features. The C 43 Coupe is quick and attains 100 kmph from a standstill in a decent 4.7 seconds while the top speed has been limited to 250 km/h.

Mercedes-AMG C 43

Under the hood, the AMG C 43 Coupe comes fitted with a 3.0-litre twin-Turbo V6 petrol engine that is capable of churning out a maximum power of 367 bhp and a peak torque of 520 Nm. The motor is paired to a 9-speed transmission. For effortless driving, the C 43 Coupe offers three driving modes, namely, Sport, Comfort and Sports Plus.

On the aesthetics, the new AMG C 43 looks inspired from the standard C-class. Coming on the exteriors, the entry level AMG C 43 receives new front and rear bumpers, bigger 18-inch alloy wheels and spectacular diamond grill. Inside, it is decorated with amazing graphic package along with premium upholstery and instrument panel. The list of standard features includes leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, electric seats and a panoramic sunroof. What makes C 43 different are the leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel, an AMG instrument cluster, aluminium pedals, and red seatbelts. It also comes fitted with an 8.4-inch smart infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

Nissan GT-R:-

December 5th 2016

INR 1.99 Crore (Ex-showroom)

Nissan introduced its most stylish and powerful super sports car, the GT-R in India as a 2017 model year, after the global launch in 2007. The highly expensive 2+2 seater, sports beauty gets a handmade 3.8-litre V6 24-Valve twin turbocharged engine which is capable of churning out the maximum power of 570 hp at 6,800 rpm after receiving the small bump, and the peak torque of 637 Nm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission. The GT-R attains 0-100 kmph in sub 3-seconds and goes up to the top speed of 315 kmph.

The 2017 Nissan GT-R model gets several noteworthy exterior tweaks over the regular one, including a revised front fascia that is embellished with a new front lip spoiler, a revamped bumper, restyled engine bonnet, and a signature V-motion grille along with a redesigned mesh pattern. Moving on the sides, they have also been modernised to direct airflow around the unit. At the rear, the bumper has also slightly been reworked.

nissar-gt-r

Inside the cabin, the 2017 Nissan GT-R gets a new centre console with fewer buttons, fresh multi-function steering wheel along with gear shifters comprised with the steering spokes, NissanConnect 8.0-inch touchscreen smart infotainment display paired with a Bose audio system and 11 speakers, leather upholstery and new interior trims. In terms of technology smart and driving assist features, it is blessed with Recaro seats, door panels, Semi-aniline leather on centre console, gearshift lever, Multiple drive modes, driver-adjustable shock absorber, Front & rear sonar sensors, 6 airbags, Active-noise cancellation, Traction control system, Vehicle dynamic control, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBS).

Mercedes-Benz CLA Facelift

November 30th 2016

INR 31.40 Lakh (Ex-showroom)

The German luxury automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz had made an announcement back in January this year in which it mention the plan of adding 12 new products to the company’s Indian car portfolio. Well, keeping that promise in mind, the automaker has now introduced its final edition of this year. Along with some minor cosmetic tweaks at both inside and out, the CLA facelift 2016 compact executive sedan is available at the minimum price of INR 31.40 Lakh. Under this facelift treatment, the CLA facelift gets a more expressive face that has been highlighted by larger air intakes, slightly updated LED daytime running lights and an updated set of headlights with full LED support. Dimensionally, it measures 4630 mm in length, 1432 mm in height, 1777 mm in width,and has a wheelbase of 2699 mm.

Mercedes-Benz CLA Facelift

In terms of the powertrain, it drag the same driving facility from the outgoing model. The petrol-powered unit comes with a 2.0-litre turbo unit which churns out 184 bhp at 5500 rpm  with 300 nm of torque at 1200-4000 rpm which offers a fuel mileage of 17.2 kmpl. The diesel engine is powered by a 2.1 Litre CRDi engine that makes out a power of 134 bhp with 300 nm of torque and claiming a mileage of 21 kmpl. Both the mills are mated to a 7-speed auto gearbox which transmits the power to the only front wheels. The CLA will lock the horns with Audi A3 and will also eventually taken on the likes of BMW 1 Series Sedan, once launched here in India sometime in 2017.

Porsche Macan R4:-

November 15th, 2016

INR 76.84 (Ex-showroom, Delhi)

The least expensive variant of the Porsche has gone on sale in India in the form of Macan R4. It is the fourth trim of the vehicle that is being put up for sale here in the country after the S Diesel, Turbo and Turbo with Performance Package. The decision of bringing this SUV come soon after the debut of its closest rival, Jaguar F-Pace which has been doing rounds on the Indian roads since October this year. The design of the car more or less dated with the other Macan variants, with no such distinctive updates are there.

Porsche Macan R4

On the mechanical front, it gets a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine that can propel the unit with a power of 252 PS at 5,000-6,800 rpm along with 370 Nm of torque at 1,600-4,500 rpm. The outcome is dispatched to all four wheels with the help of Porsche’s 7-speed ‘PDK’ dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Furthermore, the automaker claims that the Macan R4 can do a 0-100 kmph sprint in a just 6.7 seconds and can hit a top speed of 229 kmph. With a view to dispatch all the power in a linear manner, the automaker has offered Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) air-suspension system.

2016 Hyundai Tucson:

November 14th 2016

INR 18.99 Lakhs (Ex-showroom)

The new 2016 Hyundai Tucson has been relaunched to fill the gap between the premium SUV, Santa Fe and the best-selling crossover, Creta. It is offered with the choice of a 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engine with both manual and automatic gearbox. Coming on the exterior details of the car, the front fascia of the car is dominated by a large chrome-accented hexagonal grille, swept back LED headlights and LED daytime running lights. High shoulder line and waistline further enhance its design ideology, while the glow of the rear profile is heightened by dual exhaust pipe, skid plate, a sloping roofline and wrap-around LED tail-lamps.

hyundai-tucson

The interiors of the latest Tucson SUV looks similar to that of the recently launched new Elantra. Instead of the big 7-seat arrangement, the 2016 Tucson targets a plush five-seater segment.   Since the new Tucson sits above the Creta, it gets a slew of updated features and equipment including the dual-zone climate control, a 4.2-inch touchscreen entertainment system, automatic climate control, an 8-inch smart infotainment system paired to the six speakers.

Beneath the front-end, the 2016 Tucson is offered in both petrol and diesel powertrains. The specification of the petrol mill includes an all-new 2.0-litre, naturally aspirated, four cylinder engine with the outputs of 147 PS and 180 Nm. The diesel engine gets a 2.0-litre CRDi four-cylinder unit which is good for 185 bhp and 400 Nm. Both the powertrains are mated to either a 6-speed manual or automatic gearbox. There is no option for the all-wheel drive system, all the units come with the two-wheel drive.

Renault Kwid AMT:-

November 14th, 2016

INR 4.25 Lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi)

In order to get head to head with Maruti Suzuki Alto K10, the French multinational automobile manufacturer Renault has launched an AMT version of its much in demand hatchback Kwid in India. We first saw this all-new Easy-R AMT version at the 2016 Auto Expo in February this year. First, the 0.8-litre Kwid, then the 1.0-litre and now the AMT, looks like the automaker is making every possible effort to lure the Indian buyers. Moreover, it does not get any changes in terms of styling except a digital speedometer and MediaNav multimedia and navigation system.

Renault Kwid AMT

The latest offering Easy-R AMT unit will only be available in single trim level – RXT (O) as well as gets the same 1.0-litre petrol engine that earlier introduced under the bonnet of Kwid SCe unit. The petrol motor in question here is a 3-cylinder, 999cc displacement of a motor which is making out a power of 66 bhp at 5500 rpm along with 91 Nm of peak torque at 4250 rpm. The AMT (automated manual transmission) gearbox is based out of the regular 5-speed manual unit which does its duty on the stick shift variants of this entry level hatchback.

Audi RS7 Performance:-

November 10th 2016

INR 1,59,65,000 (Ex-showroom, Delhi)

Audi, the renowned German luxury auto manufacturer has launched a new variant of the ongoing RS7 unit in order to reinforce its vigorous performance car lineup here in the country. Christened as Performance, it is clarifying itself as a more powerful and track-focused version of the standard unit. Painted in a unique Ascari Metallic Blue exterior, it also houses a fresh Sports Air suspension a dynamic ride control facility, dynamic steering and RS exhaust setup along with ceramic disc brakes. Moreover, the use of comparable steel body and aluminium in its design has made the vehicle 15 percent lighter than the standard RS7.

Audi RS7 Performance

Power comes through the same 4.0-litre TFSI turbocharged petrol engine that is underpinning the regular version, but, the outcomes have been changed. Now power and torque rated at 596 Bhp ranging between 6100 to 6800 rpm and 700 nm, which performs between 1750 and 6000 rpm in compared to a power of 552 bhp with regular model. What’s the impressive part of the  model is that it comes with an overboost function that enables the driver to temporarily hike torque up to maximum 750 Nm, available between 2,500 and 5,500 rpm. In addition, an 8-speed automatic transmission box is packed with the motor to dispatch the power to all four corners through Quattro AWD drive system.

2016 Skoda Rapid Facelift

November 4, 2016

INR 8.27 Lakh – INR 12.67 Lakh

The new 2016 Skoda Rapid facelift is available in three variants – the Active, the Ambition and the Style, and get both diesel and petrol powertrains. It grabs the attention for revamped exteriors with more angular styling, and updated powertrain.

On the designing front, the Skoda Rapid facelift shares some cues with the latest generation Superb and Skoda Octavia sedan. It hosts redesigned face integrated with a new front bumper, headlamp clusters and grille that is wider than the run-of-unit. Moving on the rear section, it houses a new bumper and a spoiler. On the inside, the cabin features the same space and a revised interior theme along with the slew of tweaks and new equipment.

2016 Skoda Rapid Facelift

The powerhouse includes a new 1.5-litre TDI diesel engine with several tweaks to enhance the resultant outputs. Now, the TDI engine produces maximum power of 110 bhp at 4,000 rpm while the peak torque of 250 Nm comes out between 1,500 to 3,000 rpm. The mill is paired with a 5-Speed manual or a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission. With the manual transmission, new facelift Skoda Rapid diesel motor offers a fuel mileage of 21.13 kmpl, while with the automatic transmission it achieves fuel economy of 21.72 kmpl.

On the other hand, a 1.6-litre MPI four cylinder petrol engine will continue to power the new 2016 Rapid. The mill is tuned to produce maximum power of 103 bhp. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed Tiptronic transmission. It offers the fuel efficiency of 15.41 kmpl and 14.84 kmpl with manual and automatic transmission respectively.

Volvo S90:-

November 4th, 2016

INR 53.5 Lakhs (Ex-showroom)

Volvo India has finally brought its much anticipated flagship sedan, S90 here in the country, which is a replacement for the ageing S80 luxury sedan. Based on the brand’s same flexible Scalable Architecture Platform (SPA) platform that is currently underpinning the XC90 SUV, it will lock the horns with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6, BMW 5 Series and Jaguar XF. Being based on the similar platform, it is slightly longer in terms of the dimensions. Interior of the car is quite a similar to the XC90 featuring leather upholsteries, wooden inserts and well-cushioned seats along with lumbar, side bolstering and under thigh adjustments support. Safety features like Lane Keeping Aid, whiplash protection, Run off-road protection, side impact protection and many others comes as a standard attachment.

Volvo S90

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Internationally, the S90 sedan is available with a range of diesel engine options, albeit, the India-bound unit has been offered only in a D4 diesel guise. Some reports are also claiming for the D5 diesel motor, which is also available with all-wheel drive setup, will be introduced later in the market. Pursuing the details of the engine, it is powered by a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder unit and generating 190 Bhp of maximum power with 400 Nm of peak torque. Moreover, an 8-speed automatic gearbox is there to dispatch the power to front wheels. Apart from these, it has also come up  with three automatic driving modes such as Eco, Dynamic and Comfort Changing the behaviour of the model based on driver need.

Volkswagen GTI:-

November 3rd, 2016

INR 25.65 Lakhs (Ex-showroom)

With an aim to cash more from the Indian car segment during this festive season, the german auto major has launched a performance based hatchback model of the Polo. Christened as GTI, it is powered by a 1.8-litre four cylinder TSI petrol engine that is running the unit with a maximum power of 185 Bhp and 250 nm of huge torque. Further mated to a 7-speed DSG gearbox, the unit has a capability of getting 0-100 kmph sprint in just 7.2 seconds as well as can hit a maximum speed of 235 km/h. With this configuration, the dynamic edition of the Polo has become one of the most affordable quick cars that you can buy here in the country.

Volkswagen Polo GTI

Initially, it is available only in 2-door version but reported to get a 5-door variant if Volkswagen receives a positive response for the unit. Moreover, the design and styling are more or less similar to the standard hatchback except LED headlights, a fresh honeycomb grille and redesigned front bumper. Apart from these, it also houses a GTI badge on the front and on the steering wheel as well as features like an integrated spoiler, a dual tip exhaust setup and an integrated spoiler are there. For safety, the Volkswagen Polo GTI sports six airbags, ABS and electronic stability control along with driver steering recommendation.

Mini Cooper S Carbon Edition

INR 39.9 Lakhs (Ex-showroom)

October 26, 2016

Mini has introduced a new Carbon edition of Cooper S which was discontinued in India. This special edition is limited to only 20 unit for sale and available exclusively on Amazon India. In terms of price, the Carbon edition costs INR 8.4 Lakh more than the standard Cooper S.

The Carbon edition of the Mini Cooper S is tuned by John Cooper Works kit and available in three exterior colour options – Midnight Black, Thunder Grey and Paper White. Aesthetic updates in John Cooper Works (JCW) include valve exhaust system with sport and track mode, carbon fibre tailpipe, Bluetooth exhaust control, an aerodynamic body kit, matte black sport and side racing stripes and decals with red piping, JCW sports seats and black 17-inch cosmos spoke alloys.

Mini Cooper S Carbon Edition
Equipment list on the Carbon edition includes LED headlamps, electronic damper control, heads-up display, drive modes, rear-parking sensors and an optional 8.8-inch smart infotainment display with a touch-pad controller.

Under the small hood, the Mini Cooper S Carbon edition features the same 2.0-litre 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine that does duty on the standard version of Cooper S, but the outputs have been tweaked. The power mill is updated to produce 210 hp of the maximum power in combination with the peak torque of 300 Nm against the old figures of maximum power and maximum torque of 192 hp and 280 Nm respectively. The engine is further mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifters and Launch Control.

Honda Accord Hybrid:-

October 25, 2016

INR 37 Lakhs (Ex-showroom, Delhi)

The Indian arm of the Japanese automobile manufacturer, Honda, has introduced the latest generation Accord sedan in India with a host of amazing features and a hybrid powertrain. The car has made its re-entry in the country after a hiatus of three years and stands at ninth-gen. The India-bound Accord Hybrid was first displayed at the 2016 Auto Expo featuring a new front fascia and more premium cabin. Despite having a slightly higher price tag, it will compete with the likes of Toyota Camry and upcoming Volkswagen Passat GTE.

Honda Accord Hybrid

The intelligent multi-mode drive i.e. Sports Hybrid i-MMD system powertrain comprises a traditional 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder, naturally aspirated internal combustion motor and an electric motor performed by a 1.3 Kilowatt/h lithium-ion battery package. The petrol engine here is enough efficient to sprint the unit with a maximum power of 145 bhp and 175 Nm of peak torque, while the electric motor can propel the machine with a power of 184  bhp and a massive torque of 315 Nm. The combined power of the Honda Accord hybrid is rated at 212 Bhp.

For transmission, it has been equipped with an E-CVT automatic transmission that comes attached with three automotive drive modes – EV drive, Engine drive and Hybrid drive. Besides, three selectable driving modes are also available such as Sport, EV and ECON.

Mahindra e2o Plus

October 21, 2016

INR  5.46 Lakhs to INR 8.46 Lakhs

Mahindra and Mahindra offers the next-gen e2o plus Electric Vehicle in four variants namely, P2 (Commercial), P4, P6 and P8. The carmaker revamped the e2o with the four-door version which is longer (by 310mm), wider (by 61mm) and taller (by 25mm) than the two-door e2o. It gets an extended wheelbase which is longer by 300mm and provides enough room for the rear occupants.

On the power front, it uses a 72V battery pack which has increased the driving range up to 140 kilometers in compared to the 2 door e2o which has a driving range of 120 kilometers. However, with this extended driving range, the charging time has also been shot up to nine hours as opposed to 5 hours in the previous one.

Mahindra e2o Plus

The battery package drives the motor with the maximum power output of 41 hp at 3,500 rpm and 91 Nm of peak torque which comes at 2,500 rpm. The motor is further coupled with a standard automatic drive transmission similar to the 2-door version. Top speed has also been boosted a bit, the next-gen e2o has a top speed of 85 kmph compare to the 81 kmph in the 2-door version.

Some of the new highlighted exterior updates include front grill with vertical slats with chrome surroundings, rear door handles on the windows, new roof mounted spoiler and vertically stacked LED taillights at the back. Inside the cabin, the small car has sufficient space for the four occupants with the practically four doors. The standard equipment list throughout all variants include a Blaupunkt infotainment system, all four power windows and keyless go.

Jaguar F-Pace

October 20, 2016

INR 68.40 Lakhs to INR 1.12 Crore

Finally, Jaguar’s first ever SUV, F-Pace is available in India and it looks really impressive with features being more than just outstanding. Launched in four variants – Pure, Prestige, R-Sport and First Edition, the SUV will be sold in the country as a CBU (Completely Built Unit) route. It is based on the same iQ aluminium intensive architecture which is currently underpinning the recent offerings by the brand, the XE and the new XF. The overall weight of the beast has also been downsized by using magnesium in the cross-bar beam and composites in the tailgate. In order to further enhance the appeal of the unit, the car has offered its traditional signature honeycomb mesh front grille which heightened by adaptive LED headlights and the J-blade DRLs (Daytime Running Lights).

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Under the hood, the Pure and Prestige have been featured with JLR’s new 2.0-litre Ingenium diesel engine which is capable enough of firing out 180 PS of maximum power along with 480 Nm of torque. While the R-Sport and First Edition variants are packed with a 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine that is tuned to make out 300 PS of huge power and a groundbreaking torque of 700 Nm. An 8-speed automatic transmission is mated to the engine altogether with an all-wheel drive system to send the power comfortably at all the corners.

Mercedes-Benz GLA 220d 4MATIC Activity Edition

17th October. 2016

INR 38.51 Lakhs Ex-showroom

Taking a step forward with a view to expand its Indian portfolio, one of the most renowned divisions of the German company Daimler, Mercedes-Benz has introduced a new player into its GLA portfolio in India. The unit is also a part of the promised that was earlier made by the company in which it stated to launch 12 new products here in the country this year. As the name implies, it gets some special treatments and features as well as the exclusive Activity Edition Badge in order to discriminate it from the regular one. Some other prominent features are – a new 8-inch smart infotainment display, Easy Pack Tailgate, the keyless GO starting function, stowage package rain-sensing wipers, and load compartment package along with multiple storage facilities,and a 12V socket in the boot.

Mercedes-Benz GLA 220d 4MATIC Activity Edition

As far as the powertrain is concerned, the GLA 220 d 4MATIC Activity Edition shares a 2.1-litre in-line, four-cylinder diesel engine with GLA 200 d, but, makes out different power. With boost in power of 34 hp, now the engine is capable of propelling the vehicle with a maximum power of 170 hp and 350 Nm that also increased by 50 Nm. Further, the engine is packed with a 7G-DCT transmission. Having this updated engine, the GLA 220 d can sprint from nought to 100 kmph in just 7.7 seconds that is quite a good number for the SUV segment. Besides, it is also available with the off-road package and the 4MATIC as standard across all trim levels.

Honda Brio Facelift

4th October, 2016

INR 4.69 lakhs (Ex-showroom, Delhi)

A rival to the Ford Figo, Hyundai Grand i10, and Maruti Swift, the Honda Brio was first launched in the Indian car segment back in 2011. This is the first major update to the entry level hatchback after selling more than 85,000 units in five years. Under the facelift treatment, it houses so many tweaks over the styling and design, while no such changes have been made to its powertrain. It will continue to run with a 1.2-litre i-VTEC four cylinder petrol engine that is capable of generating 88 PS of power and 109 Nm of torque. Furthermore the engine is mated to the same 5-speed manual and a 5-speed automatic transmission.

Honda Brio Facelift

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The facelifted Brio shares its platform with Amaze and Mobilio as well as imports many cues from them, but the front grille is finished in glossy black paint instead of having chrome treatments. Besides, the bumper has also been redesigned and comes attached with larger air intakes along with honeycomb mesh. At the rear, the Brio facelift houses an all-new tailgate spoiler integrated with high-mounted LED stop lamps and fresh taillights.

The major changes will get to see inside the cabin that is more or less similar to the one you had seen in the Amaze facelift. The car now has a premium looking carbon finished instrument cluster with silver accents, and redesigned air-con vents. It has also been offered with a new triple analogue sporty meter equipped with white illumination. Other notable features are – 2-DIN audio system with Bluetooth, USB and AUX-in connectivity, premium upholstery, etc.

Fiat Avventura Urban Cross

26th September 2016

INR 6.85 Lakh (ex-showroom)

The Avventura Urban Cross hatchback is offered in both diesel and petrol powertrain. The diesel-powered Urban Cross comes in two variants – Active and Dynamics, whereas the petrol Urban Cross is available in only single trim – Emotion. The fresh updates include side moulding, revised bumpers and a pair of roof rails. The spare wheel on the tailgate has also been removed on this new hatch. Dimensionally, the car measures 4,000 mm in length, 1,700 mm in width and 1,500 mm in height with the ground clearance of 205 mm. The top-end trim comes with the special 16-inch ‘Scorpion’ alloy wheels while the remaining trims, Active and Dynamic models receive piano-black finish alloy wheels.

Fiat Avventura Urban Cross

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The interior houses a 5.0-inch Smartech touchscreen infotainment system with navigation and Bluetooth connectivity comes as standard. Meanwhile, the Urban Cross Emotion and dynamic variants get a premium cabin decoration theme with  piano black finish door armrests and seats plus colour-coordinated door inserts. Other interior features include automatic air conditioning,  a rear AC vent and steering-mounted controls.

Mechanically, The petrol variant comes powered by a 1.4-litre T-Jet motor which propels the maximum power of 140 PS and the peak torque of 210 Nm. Whereas the diesel variant gets 1.3-litre Multijet turbodiesel that develops power and torque output of 93 PS and 209 Nm respectively. The power transmission takes place through 5-speed manual gearbox.

Volvo XC90 T8 Hybrid

14th September 2016

INR 1.25 Crore (ex-showroom)

When its comes to the luxury SUVs, Volvo rules the segment. And the Swiss automaker has proved itself again, here is Volvo XC90 T8 Hybrid, worth having a look at. The stylish and luxury at top, the SUV has been launched with a host of innovative technologies that we never heard of.

When it comes to the aesthetics, there are no significant changes have been made so far in the vehicle design. Although, a closer look reveals some disguise details including a covered plug-in socket, residing on the front fender and a T8 named badge embossed on the boot. The 21-inch alloy wheels and additional chrome bits on either side endeavor to intensify the visual appeal of the SUV.

Volvo XC90 T8 Hybrid

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The top-spec XC90 features a 2.0-litre, turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that is good for 320BHP of power for the front wheels. The mill is further associated with an electric motor that supply a power of 87 BHP to the rear wheels, ergo making an aggregate power of 407 BHP. Moreover, a 25BHP motor/generator has been placed between the petrol mill and the transmission, which makes the transition work smoother between different driving modes. Volvo claims a driving range of 40 km while running on pure electric powertrain.

Toyota Etios Platinum & Liva Platinum

13th September 2016

Toyota Etios – INR 6.43 Lakh (ex-showroom)

Toyota Liva – INR 5.24 Lakh (ex-showroom)

Toyota has launched the facelift versions of its Etios sedan and Liva hatchback, with the “Platinum” tags. Both the new variants have got several tweaks on the exteriors and the interiors, while the powerhouse remains unchanged in both the cars.
On exteriors, the sedan received a redesigned bonnet integrated with a fresh v-shaped grille with chrome accents. A revamped front bumper is also there, which is dominated by a larger air dam and round fog lamps. No major interior changes have been made to either of the models except a revised instrument cluster.

Toyota Etios Platinum & Liva Platinum

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Continue to get power from the same old powertrains, a 1.5-litre petrol and 1.4-litre diesel engines, while the former churns out 88 bhp of the maximum power with 132 Nm of peak torque, the later is only capable of generating 67 bhp of power but with a maximum torque of 170 Nm. Both the motors are mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
The Liva Platinum hatchback has also remained unchanged under the hood. It features the same 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.4-litre diesel motor options. Paired with the 5-speed manual gearbox, the former can propel the car with a power of 79 Bhp and 104 Nm of torque and the later is similar to that of the Etios sedan version.

Audi A4

8th September 2016

INR 38.10 Lakh (ex-showroom)

Finally, the ninth-generation 2016 Audi A4 has made its grand-entry in India with a lot of woos and wows. Launched in variants – Premium and Technology, the updates to the new Audi are not just limited to the aesthetics, this time the performance and the comfort have also been boosted up. Moreover, this time, the car is fully loaded with a number of goody bags. To explore the latest Audi A4, let’s get you inside-out of the car.

Audi A4 2016

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It’s quite a surprise that even after being longer and wider, the 10th generation Audi A4 is almost 95 kg lighter in total weight than its forerunner model, thanks to the new Volkswagen-Audi group’s MLB platform. The newest Audi A4 gets brand’s latest generation Virtual Cockpit that houses the all new 12.3-inch HD TFT screen, Audi’s Matrix LED headlamps, Mini infotainment system with Android and iOS connectivity, Bang & Olufsen audio system, wireless mobile charging, three-zone climate control, sunroof and driving modes.

For the time being, the Audi has launched the new A4 with only a 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine which is tuned to produce 148 hp of the maximum power and the peak torque of 250 Nm. The motor is mated to a 7-Speed dual-clutch transmission. It reaches 100 kmph from standstill in respectable 8.5 seconds and up to the top speed of 210 kmph.

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

30th August 2016

INR 71.59 Lakh (ex-showroom)

After years of waiting, the Fiat Chrysler has finally brought the Jeep here in the country with two of its most powerful and iconic models namely Wrangler Unlimited and Grand Cherokee. Both are the same units that were once displayed at the 2016 Auto Expo alongside the other popular sibling Renegade, the arrival of which isn’t expected before the second or third quarter of next year. All the units are imported in India via CBU (Completely Built Unit) route thereby it is certain to come up with slightly higher price.

Jeep-2016-Wrangler-Unlimited

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Basically a longer wheelbase version of the regular unit, the Unlimited was first introduced in the auto world in 2004 along with both two and four door version. The India bound variant is only available in 4-door version and also have a removable hardtop just like its other standard units. With the rugged off road quality features, it also comes attached with an eye-catching interior that will definitely leave you speechless.

On the mechanical front, the beast is equipped with a 2.8-litre, four cylinder engine instead of a 3.6-litre V6 engine, which is currently running under the hood of the global unit. Having this mechanism, the motor can pump out the car with a huge power of 200 Bhp and 460 Nm of torque as well as can accelerate the unit from 0 to 100 kmph in under 10.2 seconds, which is also quite a good figure for an SUV. Moreover, the engine returns a good fuel mileage of 9.5 kmpl and 12.1 kmpl in city and highway respectively.

Jeep Grand Cherokee

30th August 2016

INR 93.64 Lakh – 1.03 Crore (ex-showroom)

It is the second unit after the Wrangler Unlimited, which has been launched in the country. Available in two variants namely Limited and Summit, both look more or less identical to the one another, still there are some features that differentiate both of them, well, it’s not the design, it’s the interior, where you can find much difference like leather wrapped instrument panel, automatic dimming exterior mirror, larger touchscreen display, GPS navigation, etc.

Jeep-Grand-Cherokee

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In terms of the powertrain, both the Limited and Summit are powered by a 3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel motor that is capable of generating 243 PS of power at 3600 rpm and 560 Nm of torque at 2000 rpm. Transmission duties will be handled by an eight-speed automatic transmission box integrated with steering mounted paddle shifters. Moreover, the power will be dispatched at the all four corners with the support of an active four-wheel drive system for both Limited and Summit, while former is also coupled to a limited slip differential support.

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

30th August 2016

1.12 Crore (ex-showroom)

After ruling the SUV industry for nearly 70 years, the American giant Jeep has finally touched the Indian soil with its top of the range models out of these, this is the best one to kill every rival on the roads with nearly 500 hp of power. Yeah! You heard this right, the performance oriented Grand Cherokee SRT came out with a 6.4-litre, HEMI, 8 Cylinder V line in trim. As far as the performance is concerned, the engine is good for 470 bhp of maximum power along with peak torque of 630 Nm. Moreover, the motor is mated to the same 8-speed automatic gearbox as the regular Cherokee version to send the power at all axles. Most striking this about the unit is that it can touch the three figures under 5 seconds that is much faster against any SUV in India.

Jeep-Grand-Cherokee-SRT

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Those who don’t know, the SRT has shared the platform with Grand Cherokee, which is the joint effort of its parent company and Mercedes-Benz. Dimensionally, it measures 1954 in width, 1749 mm in height and 4846 mm in length, while the wheelbase is same as the Cherokee’s variant that stands at 2915 mm. From inside, the car is exactly same as the regular one in terms of the headroom, legroom, seating capacity, cargo capacity (1945 litre). Along with all the standard features, the carmaker has also featured a Blu-ray video system with two seatbacks mounted screens that support all the DVDs, MP3 audio discs as well as wireless remote and wireless headphones.

Renault Kwid 1.0-litre

22nd August 2016

3.83 Lakhs (ex-showroom)

Based on the Renault-Nissan Alliance CMF-A platform, the entry level hatchback Kwid was first introduced in the market back in 2014 and garnered many eyeballs for its styling elements and convenient price tag. Basically, to compete with Alto K10, Wagon R, Celerio and Hyundai Eon, the automaker has also launched a powerful version of the Kwid that comes packed with a 1.0-litre three cylinder petrol engine, makes out 67 Bhp of power and 91 Nm of torque. The 1.0-litre engine is offered RXT and RXT (O) trims only. In addition, the motor will continue to be packed with a 5-speed manual transmission box, while the automatic unit is slated to be revealed during the festive season this year.

Renault-Kwid 1.0 India-2016

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Well, there are very few changes over its designing front that can be seen with its ORVMs, which are shaded in dual tone colour, decorative stickers on the side profile and an “SCe” badge on the boot lid. Inside the cabin, the dashboard is dominated by a piano black finish centre console integrated with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, two front speakers, USB and AUX support. Besides, front power window has also been configured to this version.

6th Gen Hyundai Elantra

23rd August 2016

INR 12.99 Lakh (ex-showroom)

Hyundai has now come up with its six-generation variant of Elantra in the country priced at INR 12.99 lakh. The new car is based on a completely new plot in place of regular Fluidic Architecture ideology.

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The outer design language of the latest model features narrow headlamps, six-point LED foglamps,coupe-shaped sloping roofline, D shaped LED taillamps, 16-inch alloy wheels. The new Elantra looks wider, longer and shorter than its siblings. It measures 20mm longer, 25mm wider and 20mm shorter as compared to its previous models.Talking about the interiors, Elantra is fully loaded with latest technology like 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, electrically operable seats, leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control and hands-free boot open.

The latest generation Hyundai Elantra comes with two engine options – 2.0-litre petrol and 1.6 litre diesel. The 2.0 litre naturally aspirated, four-cylinder petrol variant of the model includes the capability of producing maximum power of 147 PS at 6200 rpm along with 180 Nm of peak torque at 4500 rpm. Whereas, the 1.6 litre is capable of developing 130 bhp of maximum power. Both the engine models are offered with an option of a 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission unit.

Mercedes AMG SLC 43

26th JuLY 2016

INR 77.5 Lakh (ex-showroom)

After making global debut in April this year, the Mercedes AMG SLC 43 launched in India with an aggressive price tag of INR 77.5 Lakh (Ex-Showroom New Delhi). The new AMG tuned convertible SLC 43 is said to be the replacement for SLK55 AMG.

The new Convertible SLC 43 has received numerous amount of upgrades. Under the hood lies a new smaller 3.0-litre V6 bi-turbo unit which delivers a maximum power of 367 bhp in combination with a peak torque of 520 Nm. This powermill is mated to a new 9G-TRONIC sports transmission which powers the rear wheels. It sprints 100 kmph from standstill in just 4.7 seconds. It is electronically limited to achieve a top speed of 250 kmph.

Mercedes AMG SLC 43

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On the features confront, the roadster gets an aggressive AMG sports kit, AMG featured instrument cluster and steering wheel, AMG sports seats, and updated suspension and chassis to improve the overall performance. The interior offers a light (standard) or aluminium trim parts with a carbon fiber polish, a larger 7-inch display, an updated 20 CD audio entertainment and a COMAND online infotainment system as well.

Ford Mustang

12th JuLY 2016

INR 65 Lakh (ex-showroom)

After a long five decades, since introduction in 1965, the fifth generation of iconic American muscle car, Ford Mustang has launched in the country. First time available with the Right-hand drive facility, India-bound new Mustang is packed with 5.0-litre Ti-VCT naturally aspirated V8 engine that churns monstrous power and peak torque with the sport of 6-speed Getrag dual-clutch automatic transmission with paddle shifters.

ford Mustang

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Apparently boasts an elongated bonnet, large grille assembly with a galloping horse, signature HID headlamps, and DRLs on the front end. While rear end comprises diffuser and LED tail lights. Moreover, it is furnished with luxurious elements for comfort and drive ease like four drive mode options (normal, sport, sport+ and snow/wet), electronic line lock, dual-zone HVAC system, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), adaptive cruise control, traction control, Blind Spot Information System (BLIS), dual front airbags, Cross Traffic Alert, rain sensing wipers and much more.

Rolls Royce Dawn Convertible

24th June 2016

INR 6.25 Crore (ex-showroom)

Rolls Royce Dawn is the brand new luxurious convertible addition in the Indian product lineup from the UK based marque. The Dawn convertible borrows underpinnings with the last Wraith coupe model. Carrying a complete different identity in terms of styling and fitted elements, the convertible operation is so fast that it can easily be brought up and down just in 22 seconds at the moving speed upto 50 Kmph.

Rolls Royce Dawn India 2016

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Sits on exquisite alloy wheels inscripted with Rolls Royce emblem, the hoops bears the body weight in the 2:1 proportion wheel height to body weight. Exterior end is ripped with long bonnet that gets a higher placed chrome grille, sleek headlamp assembly integrated with projector lights and DRLs, big air intakes, central air dam etc. The Dawn is surrounded with high shoulder line while front profile witnessed short front overhangs and rear gets long overhangs.

Inside the cabin, adorned with wood and leather upholstery, Dawn also loaded with elements like 10.25-inch touch-screen HD navigation display, climate control premium audio system gesture sensitive touchpad etc. Mechanically, it is powered by 6.6-litre twin turbocharged V12 petrol engine and the oil burner is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Datsun Redi Go

7th June 2016

INR 2.38 Lacs (ex-showroom)

Datsun Red-Go is the latest entry level hatch by the automaker which can be regarded as a perfect family budget car. It is based on the CMF-A platform that also underpins the Kwid model. Dimensionally, it is measured at 3429mm in length, 1560mm in width and 1541mm in height along with the wheelbase of 2348. Further the ground clearance of 185 mm and 22 litre of boot capacity help in granting comfort to the occupants.

Datsun Redi Go

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Interior of the car is adorned with several advanced amenities like integrated 2DIN audio system accompanied by USB & AUX connectivity options, power steering, front power windows, daytime running lights and driver airbag as a standard facility. The powertrain configuration includes a 799 cc petrol motor that makes 53Bhp of power at 5678rpm and a peak torque of 72Nm at 4386rpm. For transmission, there is a 5-speed manual gearbox fitted inside the car.

Volkswagen Ameo

6th June 2016

INR 5.1 Lakh (ex-showroom)

Volkswagen Ameo is the first sub-4 meter compact sedan rolled out by the German auto-maker. In Indian market it will lock head with the renowned leaders Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze, Tata Zest and others in the entry level compact sedan segment.

Volkswagen Ameo

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Ameo is blessed with components like flat-bottom steering wheel, touchscreen infotainment
system with Apple CarPlay, rain-sensing wipers, cruise control, anti-pinch window for both front and rear, and chilled glovebox. The Ameo boasts a 1.2-liter 3-cylinder MPI petrol engine that is coupled to a 5-Speed manual gearbox. An improved 1.5 litre TDI engine diesel variant is likely to land in August with an opt of a DSG automatic transmission.

Mercedes GLC Class

2nd June 2016

INR 52.8 Lacs (ex-showroom)

This SUV has a robust stance and carries muscular body lines which perfectly blends with its graceful shape. It is also equipped with radiator grille and wide air intake that is guarded by chrome artistry thereby imparting an aggressive appeal to the front fascia. Moving inside, the vehicle reflects an irresistible design along with a stylish layout that looks pleasing to the eyes. Other features include a sporty steering wheel, TFT multi-information display, advanced instrument cluster, and a wooden finish on the centre console.

Mercedes Benz GLC

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As far as the mechanical configuration is concerned, it is equipped with a 2 litre engine that comes in both petrol and diesel avatars. The former gives out 211Bhp and 350Nm of maximum output while the latter produces output in 2 tunes i.e. 170Bhp/400Nm and 204Bhp/500Nm. Transmission duty is performed by a 9-G Tronic gearbox and mileage stands at 21-25 kmpl.

Mahindra E Verito

2nd June 2016

INR 9.5 Lacs (Ex-Showroom)

This sedan looks much similar to the regular Verito model from a lot of angles. The latest iteration- which was also exhibited at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo- has been rolled out with blue colored body graphics alongside the E-Verito lettering. It also carries elements like 14-inch alloys and a thick chrome bar on the boot lid. The top end trims may even get ORVM with turn indicators fitted onto them. Much like the exterior, the cabin also bears a lot of resemblance to the regular version of the sedan.

Mahindra eVerito

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Some of the prominent fitments include 3-spoke steering wheel, power windows, glove box compartment, updated music system with AUX connectivity, vanity mirror, instrument panel, etc. Talking about the engine the car is powered by a 72V electric motor that is coupled to a fully automatic gearbox. In one complete charge, it can cover up to 100 kms in a total duration of 7 hours. With the help of a fast charging mode present in the top end variants, it can be charged in less than 1.5 hours.

Volkswagen Ameo

5th June 2016

INR 5.2 Lacs (Ex-Showroom)

Ameo has been designed specifically for the Indian audience and the sub 4 metre sedan is actually a tweaked version of the Polo hatch. The front and rear profile up to the C-Pillar can be hardly differentiated. Some elements include double barrel headlamps, multi-slat grille and a pair of fog lamps on each side. The rear gets LED headlamps with a box-like shape and an integrated spoiler.

Volkswagen Ameo

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Moving inside, one can hardly notice any change as compared to the Polo and Vento models. The first thing that grabs attention is the flat bottom leather covered steering wheel that dons piano black inserts onto it. Moreover, there is a touchscreen infotainment with USB and Bluetooth connectivity alongside an optional MirrorLink support. Powertrain choices include a 1.2 litre MPI unit and a 1.5 litre TDI unit. Transmission is handled by a 5-speed gearbox or a 7-speed DSG facility.

Honda BR-V

5th May 2016

INR 9.0-13.2 Lacs (ex-showroom)

Honda BR-V is the latest compact SUV in town that bears a lot of resemblance with an MUV since it has replaced the Mobilio model in the market. It has got elements like 16-inch alloys, matte black cladding all over the body, roof rails, silver skid plate guarding the bumpers and the tail lamps are connected with a strip of reflectors. Inside, there is an all black layout, though some customers may also opt for the beige tone.

Honda-BR-V 2016

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It also has leather seats and leather cover for the gear knob and door armrests, roof mounted rear AC vents, parking sensors, keyless entry, etc. Mechanically, there is a 1.5 litre motor available in both diesel and petrol avatars mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. One of the trims in the lineup also gets a CVT facility.

Toyota Innova Crysta

2nd May 2016

INR 13.8 Lacs (ex-showroom)

The age old Innova has been given a major cosmetic transformation with the latest Crysta model. Now, the MPV has grown in size along with space and is fitted with various advanced equipments inside and out. It has got LED DRLS, a tweaked grille housing chrome slats, alloy rims, rear spoiler and many other features.

Toyota Innova Crysta 2016

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The cabin has been designed ergonomically, and facilities like leather wrapped multifunction steering, automatic climate control, touchscreen infotainment and a modern instrument cluster with MID interface have been made available which were absent in the earlier version. Mechanical configuration consists of a 2.4 litre and a 2.8 litre petrol engine mated to a 5-speed gearbox. There is also a 6-speed automatic tranny for some of the variants in the lineup.

Bentley Bentayga

21st April 2016

INR 3.85 Crores (ex-showroom)

Bentley Bentayga is the latest luxury crossover in the country that reflects a perfect combination of class with strength. Apart from the conventional chrome grille, its exterior has been beautified with the use of elements like alloy wheels, roof rails, rear spoiler, sun roof, moon roof, rear window washer, defogger, rain sensing wipers and so on.

Bentley Bentayga 2016

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The cabin carries leather seats along with some mind blowing amenities like seat lumbar support, touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control, rear parking sensors, engine start/stop button and automatic climate control. Under the hood, it is fitted with a 6 litre W12 petrol mater mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.

Hyundai Creta Petrol Automatic

19th April 2016

INR 12.86 (ex-showroom)

After a long wait, Hyundai Creta has been finally brought in the market with a petrol AT variant. This change has been introduced only for the top end variant named SX+. The powertrain contains a 1.6 litre, 4-cylinder motor that will now be mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission facility.

Hyundai Creta Petrol Automatic

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It will definitely help the SUV to maintain its position among other players as the petrol AT option is not there with any other model in the segment as of now. This setup pumps out 122Bhp and 154Nm of maximum output. Other noteworthy features include push button start, projector headlamps, touchscreen infotainment system coupled with USB & Bluetooth connectivity and some standard safety fitments like ABS, EBD and dual front airbags.

Aston Martin Rapide

14th April 2016

INR 3.30 Crores (ex-showroom)

The Rapide is one of the most popular offerings in the Aston Martin lineup and it has been rolled out with some amazing features inside and out. It is equipped with bi-xenon headlamps with LED DRLs, LED side indicators, alloy wheels, rear spoiler, rain sensing wipers, AMI III infotainment system with a 6.5-inch display, etc.

Aston Martin Rapide

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The engine mill is a new 6-litre, 12 cylinder unit that can make a maximum power of 517Bhp. Transmission duties are performed by an 8-speed automatic XF facility. This sports car can sprint from 0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds until the speed is limited to 306 km/h.

Tata Tiago

6th April 2016

INR 3.20 Lacs (ex-showroom)

Tata Tiago is being claimed to be the best Tata product till date and is laden with some astonishing elements. It has been equipped with some features which are first in the segment like ConncetNext infotainment with 8 speaker, Juke Car App, Turn-by-Turn Navigation App and multi drive modes- Eco & City.

Tata Tiago

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It looks nothing like any other model from Tata thereby making it really special for the first time buyers. The interior is spacious and exterior is loaded with fresh cosmetic fitments. Moreover, the hatch has been introduced with both diesel and petrol powertrains fitted with a 1.05 litre Revotorq and 1.2 litre Revotron units.

Mahindra NuvoSport

4th April 2016

INR 7.35 Lacs (ex-showroom)

The famous SUV brand Mahindra is yet again in the limelight after rolling out the latest utility vehicle named NuvoSport. It is a re-furbished avatar of the outgoing Quanto and carries a wide range of wow factors. It has got black accents on the grille and a par of DRLs can be seen on the upper portion of both the headlamps appearing like eyebrows.

Mahindra NuvoSport

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The cabin also offers a decent space and there are elements like 6.2 inch touchscreen infotainment, rear parking sensors, power windows and much more. The mechanical configuration includes a 1.5 litre mHawk diesel engine that is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox which is also offered in automatic avatar for the top range models.

Mini Cooper Convertible

17th March 2016

INR 34.90 Lacs (ex-showroom)

The latest iteration of Mini Cooper Convertible has been launched in India with tweaked dimensions that make it look slightly bigger. It is adorned with some attractive features like bucket seats in the front, height adjustment facility, Alpine Hi-Fi music system accompanied by AUX and Bluetooth connectivity, speed sensitive volume controls, cruise control, vanity mirrors with dual illumination, cruise control and so on.

Mini Cooper Convertible 2016

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Further, safety is taken care of by components like ABS, EBD, brake assist, four disc brakes, traction control, airbags, and stability control. Mechanically, it is packed with a 4-cylinder turbocharged unit that is mated to a 6-speed S-Tronic gearbox.

Maruti Vitara Brezza

8th March 2016

INR 6.99 Lacs (ex-showroom)

Maruti Suzuki has made an entry to the sub-4 metre compact SUV segment with the newly launched Vitara Brezza, which is based on the XA Alpha concept. It has got projector headlamps with LED DRLs, chrome grille, flared fenders, alloy wheels, faux skid plate, rear parking sensors and defogger.

Maruti Vitara Brezza

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A unique thing of this vehicle is that the top end variants are made available in dual tone exterior shades. From inside, it flaunts an all black interior with dull silver and piano black highlights on certain portions. Under the hood, there is just one category of engine fitted with a

1.3 litre DDiS200 unit mated to a 5-speed manual transmission that claims to return a fuel efficiency of 24.3 km/l.

Renault Duster Facelift

3rd March 2016

INR 8.47 Lacs (ex-showroom)

Renault Duster was introduced in the year 2012 and hence a need for modification was felt. From outside, some additions that have been made are aggressive grille, new headlamps, and all new roof rails with Duster lettering imposed on them. In order to keep the sales graph higher, the automaker recently came up with this facelift model with cosmetic alterations.

Renault Duster Facelift 2016

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In terms of equipments, it has got updated infotainment system, rear view camera for parking assist, automatic climate control, power windows with auto up/down function and anti-pinch. Some of the close rivals for Duster include Hyundai Creta, Nissan Terrano, Maruti S-Cross and Ford EcoSport.

Honda Amaze Facelift

3rd March 2016

INR 5.29 Lacs (ex-showroom)

The Amaze facelift has been recently updated in terms of cosmetic features on the inside as well as outside. The mechanical configuration remains the same, which includes a 1.2 litre i-VTEC and a 1.5 litre i-DTEC motors. Some tweaked fitments are- re-styled front bumper, redesigned grille, larger air intakes, and restyled tail lamps.

New Honda Amaze Facelift 2016

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The automaker has also added an exterior shade of Bluish Titanium Metallic to the available color pallet. Moreover, the interior has also received a lot of tweaked features in the form of an all new dashboard, all new single pod instrument cluster and new controls for the AC vents.

Mercedes Benz E-Class Edition

24th February 2016

INR 48.50 Lacs (ex-showroom)

The E-Class lineup has been added with a limited edition model named ‘Edition E’ with three variants namely E200, E250 and E350. From outside, it is adorned with elements like alloy wheels, sun roof, smoked headlamps, power adjustable exterior wing mirrors with turn indicators, chrome garnish, rear defogger and rain sensing wiper.

Mercedes Benz E-Class Edition 2016

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In terms of comfort, it gets multi-function power steering, rear ac vents, cruise control, air quality control, automatic climate control, front & rear parking sensors and much more. It is powered by a 2.2 litre, 4-cylinder diesel motor mated to a 7-speed automatic gearbox. This setup makes 204Bhp and 500Nm of maximum output that is sent to the rear wheels.

Skoda Superb Facelift

23rd February 2016

INR 22.68 Lacs (ex-showroom)

The third generation of Skoda Superb marked its entry recently in the Indian market and has been made more appealing in terms of looks as well as space. This car utilises a perfect blend of sophistication and aggressive styling. It has been made available in both diesel and petrol avatars fitted with a 2.0 litre and a 1.8 litre TSI motor respectively.

Skoda Superb Facelift 2016

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Transmission choices include a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DSG. Some noteworthy fitments found inside include bi-xenon headlamps, electric panoramic tilt and slide roof, electrically adjustable front seats fitted with lumbar support and memory function, 3-zone automatic climate control, adaptive dampers and so on.

Fiat Punto Pure

4th February 2016

INR 4.49 Lacs (ex-showroom)

Fiat Punto Pure was introduced at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo and the sole aim for the automaker to roll it out in the market was to sell off the unclear stock when Punto facelift was revealed. It’s a pre-facelift version of the hatch and hence nothing much has been changed cosmetically.

Fiat Punto Pure 2016

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It has two variants each fitted with a 1.3 litre Advanced MultiJet diesel and 1.2 litre petrol motors. Some prominent features include rear fog lamps, power steering, wheel cover, ORVM turn indicators, low fuel warning light, rear seat headrest, anti-theft device, central locking, etc. Safety features are not up to the mark as compared to the rival models.

Jaguar XE

3rd February 2016

INR 46.50 Lacs (ex-showroom)

Jaguar chose to launch its saloon at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo and invited Actress Katrina Kaif to do the honours. This helped the automaker in grabbing all the attention of the guests present at the event. It has been offered with two variants-Pure and Portfolio. The mechanical configuration consist of a 2 litre, 6-cylinder petrol engine that makes 197Bhp at 5500rpm and 320Nm at 1750rpm.

Jaguar XE 2016

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This output is transmitted to the wheels via an 8-speed transmission. Feature wise, it has got a long list of amenities including 8-inch touchscreen display, Meridian 380 watt sound system accompanied by 11 speakers, F-Type analogue meters and EPA enabled steering.

Mahindra KUV100

15th January 2016

INR 4.42 Lacs (ex-showroom)

Mahindra KUV100 has created a lot of ripples in the market since it launch. It has been offered with a 6-seat configuration and stands for Kool Utility Vehicle. It’s a micro SUV that is giving a tough time to many other models.

Mahindra KUV100 2016

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With the use of elements like flared wheel arches, LED DRLs with red line detailing and slim grille, this vehicle has been targeted at the youth. Under the hood, there is a 1.2 litre unit available in both petrol and diesel avatars mated to a manual gearbox. The diesel variants offer 22.25 km/l of mileage in city traffic and 25.32 km/l mileage for highways.