Land Rover has just unveiled its new Discovery Sport— a replacement for the Freelander2, and Jaguar is all geared up to introduce the new XE. This will be the new baby Jaguar and will compete with the entry-level luxury sedans like the 3 Series, C-Class and the A4. This model will help Jaguar capture the numbers and grow a lot faster.
In the Indian market, Land Rover unveiled the Freelander2 Sterling Edition. The GLA-Class, which is another major SUV for Mercedes-Benz will be launched on the 30th of September. Maruti Suzuki will launch the Ciaz on the 10th of October. Skoda will be announcing the prices of the Yeti on the 10th of September.
Skoda to launch the Yeti facelift on 10th of September
Skoda will be launching the Yeti facelift on the 10th of September. The facelift variant comes exactly four years later, as the Yeti was launched back in September 2010. This was the first compact SUV for the Indian car market and we believe it was a bit ahead of its time. The compact SUV market opened up and grew in numbers with the Renault Duster and then the Ford Ecosport took over. The Yeti is however a lot more expensive than the other two.
Hyundai introduces SportZ edition of the Grand i10
Hyundai Motor India Limited is celebrating its first anniversary of Grand i10. On this occasion, the Korean car maker has introduced the ‘SportZ Edition’. The Grand i10 was launched in September 2013and it already has over 1.1 lakh happy owners in India. This car was designed for the Indian market and got launched here before the global launch.
Land Rover reveals the Discovery Sport
Land Rover has taken off the covers from the new Discovery Sport, a versatile premium compact SUV that is the first member of the new Discovery vehicle family. This will replace the Freelander2 and will be the new entrant SUV for a Land Rover badge. A compact footprint provides seven-passenger seating in a "5+2" configuration. This has a 240bhp turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol and 2.2-litre diesel engine options, with nine-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive.
Toyota Innova Limited Edition 2014 launched at Rs 12.90 lakh
Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd. today introduced the Limited Edition 2014 of its marathon MPV Toyota Innova starting from Rs 12,90,947 to Rs. 13,00,710 (Ex showroom New Delhi). This limited edition model gets a new color shade of Bronze Mica Metallic. Available for a limited period between September to November 2014, only 1500 units will be made. The new Innova Limited Edition (LE) is based on Toyota’s widely recognized D-4D advance diesel engine technology. The new Innova Limited Edition 2014 is based on the existing Gx grade and gets the options of Seven & Eight seater in both Euro III & Euro IV engines.
Aston Martin appoints Nissan's Andrew Palmer as CEO
Luxury sports car manufacturer Aston Martin today appointed Andrew Palmer as its new Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Dr. Palmer, 51, served as the Chief Planning Officer for Nissan Motor Corporation since 1991. He had also been the Chief Planning Officer, Executive Vice President and Member of the Executive Committee for the Japanese auto major. Post the departure of sub-brand Infiniti's boss Johan de Nysschen to General Motors' Cadillac, Palmer headed the luxury arm too.
NNG Launch the iGO Primo Nextgen Navigation in India
The need of the hour for OEM’s in India was a single technology that raises the navigation software to a new level of usability, easy connectivity and feasibility. NNG realized this gap in the market and to address it, developed their groundbreaking new technology - ‘iGOprimonextgen’, localizing it to India.
Tata Motors sells 40,883 vehicles in August
Home grown automobile manufacturer Tata Motors retailed 18 percent less vehicles in August. The company sold 40,883 units including commercial and passenger vehicles,in the month up against 49,611 units in August previous year. In the domestic market, the tally remained at 36,403 units, 19 percent less than previous August's 44,717 units.
EXCLUSIVE: MarutI Suzuki to launch Ciaz on October 10th
In the recently-concluded Maruti Suzuki Ciaz's media unveiling in Jaipur, the company announced that it will launch its new C-segment sedan in the upcoming festive-season in October. Now our sources have precised that widened statement and has confirmed that Ciaz will be launched on the October 10th.
Hyundai showcases Indian Bound ix25 compact SUV Production Version
Hyundai world debuts the production version of its India bound compact SUV – ix25 at the Chengdu Auto Show in China. The concept version of ix25 was shown at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show and is reportedly entitled to go on sale on October 10th in China. Recently, the compact SUV was spotted in India doing test rounds. India launch is expected in the first half of next year and it is certainly the next big launch from the Korean auto major.
Mercedes-AMG GT to be unveiled on September 9, 2014
In a recent teaser video, Mercedes confirmed that its powerful and potent Mercedes-AMG GT will be unveiled on September 9. This official announcement has been done at the end of teaser video. The automaker tested this vehicle over 15 different countries with temperature varying from chilling minus 30 to as hot as upto 50 degree Celsius. As interiors and engine details are already out, the car will carry a 4.0 Liter V8 Biturbo engine.
Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle programme boosted by fuel tank deal
Toyota has reached an important production staging post in its programme to launch its first fuel cell vehicle, gaining government-approved status to build and inspect high-pressure hydrogen tanks. Toyota’s hybrid vehicles have been very successful be it in Japan or the other developed markets. This has encouraged the company to go ahead and develop a fuel cell powered vehicle, as a zero emission vehicle, and hydrogen powered.
Rolls-Royce's R&D centre to open at Bangalore : Paul Stein
The British luxury carmaker Rolls Royce is making plans to open an R&D center in Bangalore. Paul Stein, Chief Scientific Officer at Rolls-Royce believes that for out of box thinking, company has to look for the talent outside the home country UK. The company is looking for the next stage of globalisation, growth and innovation and in that India holds a key position.
Hyundai Elite i20 bags 12,000 bookings in 15 days
Hyundai Elite i20, the new sensation of Auto-Town has bagged more than 12,000 bookings in just 15 days of its launch. The new i20 was launched on August 11 with a starting price of Rs 4.89 lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi) and within a couple of days, the car took the legacy of its i brand (i10, Grand i10 and i20) to new heights. Based on Hyundai's 'Fluidic Sculpture 2.0' design philosophy, the car now looks completely different from the previous model.
Land Rover Launched the Exclusive Freelander 2 Sterling Edition at Rs 44.41 Lakh
Land Rover celebrating its 5 years in India introduced an exclusive Freelander 2 Sterling Edition at Rs 44.41 lakh (Ex-showroom Mumbai, Pre Octroi). The New Freelander 2 Sterling edition comes equipped with range of sporty exterior upgrades such as 17-inch five-split spoke alloy wheels with anthracite finish. The SUV also features front & rear apron and black finish single tail pipe.
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class launch to happen on September 30th
Revealed through its official Facebook page, Mercedes-Benz India will launch its much awaited GLA-Class on the September 30th. Dealers have already started taking the pre-bookings for the vehicle.
2014 Skoda Rapid facelift to launch on 30th September; new 1.5 TDI coming with DSG automatic
Skoda India will launch the updated 2014 Skoda Rapid on 30th of September. Meanwhile on 10th, company will be launching its facelifted crossover SUV Yeti. Speaking about the 2014 Rapid, though no cosmetic makeover, things under the hood will be revised entirely! Just like the new Polo, Rapid will be getting the new 1.5 TDI turbo diesel that VW debuted with the Polo update in India. And this new diesel engine will be mated to a VW's renowned dual-clutch DSG automatic gearbox. Expected price would be in the vicinity of 10 lakh.
Maruti Ciaz - First Drive
Maruti Ciaz is a well directed effort on the part of the Indian manufacturer to provide consumers with a product that is not just attractive to look at but functionally is pretty sorted too. In its second home coming, Maruti have left no stone unturned with Ciaz considering that its outgoing sibling SX4 had over lived its shelf life and thus had lost its charm on the mind of the consumer. Launched back in the year 2007, Maruti SX4 bore a very aggressive exterior design plus had best ground clearance with its segment which attracted many enthusiasts and customers. Another USP of this sedan was its good ride and handling characteristics. Over the years, with the introduction of new segments like the compact sedan’s the likeness of such a sedan took an adverse effect which is why we today see the introduction of Ciaz to the Indian market.
Source : CarDekho