Datsun has launched its first hatchback for the Indian car market and it will compete with the likes of Alto K10 and the Eon. This new hatchback s based on the Micra and hence is the most spacious amongst competition. The pricing of the Datsun Go starts at Rs 3.12 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).
On the other hand, we see the Tata Zest and Bolt in detail, and share our preview of this new compact sedan and hatchback. We also caught the BMW X1 on test in Germany. If you have missed on this week’s latest happenings, read further.
Go is a Go - Datsun Go priced at Rs 3 lakhs 12 thousand
Datsun, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nissan today launched the most anticipated hatchback Go D at Rs 3,12,270, while the mid level variant A at Rs 3,46,482 and the top spec variant T costs Rs 3,69,999 (Ex-showroom, Delhi). The variants are named after the first three letters of the automakers name DAT, which stands for Dream Access and Trust. The Go which had been showcased recently at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo has been around for a while with the company wanting to perceive its market perception, which is how today we see an aggressive pricing coming out from the brand. Pitched to take on Hyundai Eon and Maruti Alto 800, Datsun Go seems to be an attractive package for the end consumer as claimed by company during its price unveiling at an event held in New Delhi.
Datsun Go Launched- Check out Image Gallery with Details
Delhi: The way of success in the Indian automobile industry goes through the masses and keeping this in mind, Nissan’s affordable brand Datsun launched its first car Go at an attractive price of Rs. 3.12 lakh. Datsun Go is a B segment hatch, which comes equipped with a 1.2-litre that churns out a power output of 67bhp and 104Nm of torque making it more powerful than the competition. Besides, the car comes with features like speed sensitive electric power steering, front power windows, Mobile Docking Station (MDS) with amplifier, universal mobile holder, aux-in and USB charger, front speakers, central locking and full wheel covers. The Go hatch will be competing with the likes of Alto 800, Hyundai EON, Alto K10 and Chevrolet Spark. Please have a look at the detailed image gallery of the Datsun Go to get a better idea of how the car looks.
Tata Nano Diesel details emerge
Despite all the speculations that Tata will not introduce the Nano diesel, we have got confirmed news that the new Nano Diesel will be coming soon. This new Nano will have a brand new engine, which will be an all-new designed powerful yet efficient engine.
Tata Zest and Bolt Preview
At the HorizoNext, Tata Motors announced it would introduce new products in the coming years to increase its market share and become the second largest in the Indian car market. We saw the entire line-up being refreshed and then the Zest and Bolt were announced. These are the two passenger vehicles and we can see more products coming from Tata Motors, very soon. We got our hands on the Tata Zest and Bolt and we share our preview of these two new products that are coming from Tata Motors by mid-2014. Read further as the mystery unfolds.
Volvo launches the refreshed Volvo S80 at Rs. 41 Lakhs 35 Thousand
The facelift version of Volvo S80 is finally here. Volvo India has today launched the 2014 Volvo S80 at the terminal 3 of the New Delhi Airport. The price goes as follows: The D4 variant is going to cost Rs. 41.35 Lakhs, whereas the D5 will charge 44.8 lakhs (Ex-showroom, Delhi). The Geneva Motor Show last year witnessed the exhibition of the upgraded Volvo S80, along with its updated siblings S60, and XC60.
Mercedes-Benz to buyout Aston Martin??
Rumours has it that the German automotive giant, Mercedes-Benz, is considering a deal to buyout Aston Martin, the sports carmaker. If that ‘actually’ takes place, Merc’s existing 5% stake in the British brand is certainly going to see new heights.
Budh International Track to witness top British drivers in the T1 this 23rd
The silence of the acclaimed Buddh International Formula 1 Circuit in Greater Noida will be once again broken but this time by roar of mammoth engines of heavy modified trucks on March 23. Six racing behemoths weighing about six tonnes each will burst into sight during the T1 PRIMA Truck racing championship being introduced in the country for the first time by Tata Motors.
New BMW X1 caught on lens - SCOOP
CarDekho Team had recently visited Germany, and we got a glimpse of the upcoming BMW X1. This one is based on the new BMW platform UKL1 architecture. The current generation of the X1 is based on the previous 3-Series platform (E91) and will be replaced by this new X1.
Hyundai First Ball Handover Ceremony for ICC World T20 2014
Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), a subsidiary of HMC, the world’s fastest-growing automaker by brand and the official partner for International Cricket Council (ICC) handed over the ‘First Ball’ for the ICC World T20 2014 on the first day of the match. Hyundai holds the exclusive rights for the First Ball Handover before the opening match between Bangladesh and Afghanistan. At the ceremony, the set of First Balls were handed over by Aashish Bhardwaj, Asst. General Manager–Advertisement, HMIL to the ICC Umpires Nigel Llong and Richard Illingworth at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka in Bangladesh.
BMW M6 launch on 3rd of April
After the BMW 3 Series GT, it is ready to unveil the M version of the 6 Series. The M6 will be launched on the 3rd of April and it will be the Bavarian auto maker’s second car launched in 2014. This year, expect BMW to launch the M4 and the new M5 too.
Toyota plant lockout continues
Jaipur: After issues with the labour union, Toyota management had shut down its plant operations at its Indian-plant near Bengaluru. Last evening, Toyota realised a statement mentioning, “At the instance of the Labour Department, we appreciate the efforts taken by the Govt. of Karnataka for this reconciliation process. Discussions have taken place today but no conclusion has yet been arrived at. Another round of meeting with the Deputy Labour Commissioner has been scheduled for tomorrow.”
Mercedes Benz S63 AMG unveiled
Mercedes Benz, the German auto manufacturer, after showcasing the production version of S-coupe, will now have the world premiere of the AMG version, the S63 AMG coupe at the upcoming New York International Auto Show starting from 18th April. It is expected that the AMG variant will be made available in selected showroom of UK by the year end.
Volkswagen 1.5-litre diesel will come with an automatic option
Volkswagen has been developing the new 1.5-litre diesel engine for the Indian market and there has been no hiding in that. The updated Polo and the Vento will be launched sometime in May or June this year with these new engine options.
Fiat Linea 2014 Expert Review
Fiat isn't just building up its dealerships across the country, but also focusing on getting more products. There is already the Fiat Grande Punto, Linea and the Linea Classic. Soon, we see new more products in this line-up. Two more to be precise. One being the Avventura and then it's the Abarth 500.
Ford Ecosport Reliability Report
The compact SUV segment is one of the fastest growing in Indian car market and there is no reason why it shouldn't? Considering the road conditions, the traffic sense, SUVs are generally the pick of the lot. As these are compact, they are perfect for city use, as they are easier to drive, manoeuvre and most importantly park. The Duster was the first SUV to enter this segment, soon the Eosport followed. We get our hands on the Ecosport and tell you how does it fare in a long run.
Source : CarDekho