Week of Launches: New Scorpio, Vento, Rapid, Duster AWD make way; Sail duo, WagonR, Xylo facelift chip in too

Mahindra has finally got the new Scorpio and the Indian utility vehicle manufacturer has back a new generation of this SUV. This is a new chassis and several changes have been implemented to make it competitive with the current competition. Mahindra has even raised the bar with the new Scorpio. If you have missed out on this week's action then there are a lot of things you need to catch up on. Next Gen Mahindra Scorpio Launched at INR 7.98 Lakh

Mahindra Scorpio

The homegrown manufacturer Mahindra finally launched the Scorpio facelift at Rs 7.98 lakh while the top end model S 10 is priced at Rs 11.46 lakh (Ex-Showroom, Mumbai). The 2014 Scorpio facelift is available in 6 variants-S2, S4, S6, S6+, S8 and top-of-the-line S10. The SUV also features two new color shades- Molten RED and Regal Blue. The bookings have already started across the Mahindra dealerships. The SUV lock horns with recently launched Renault AWD and Tata Safari.  Mahindra Scorpio: Old vs New

Mahindra Scorpio

Scorpio has taken a big leap forward, the new Scorpio that looks rather a facelift is a brand new vehicle apart from the carried over styling. As they say, you don't change what people love, cars like Safari, Swift as you have seen haven't change their overall proportions in facelifts, reason - loved for their styling. And Scorpio is also in this list along with numerous cars across the globe like Mustang, Camaro, Mini Cooper, Jeep Wrangler, etc. Now, back to the topic! Lets see what Mahindra has done with the new Scorpio. Renault India launches Duster AWD at INR 11.89 Lakh

Renault Duster

Renault India has launched the All Wheel Drive (AWD) version of its successful Duster SUV at INR 11.89 lakh. Till date, the Duster was only available in the front-wheel drive (FWD) version, but now this all-wheel-drive (AWD) version will be sold alongside the existing line-up.  GM India launches the new Chevrolet SAIL available in sedan and hatchback

Chevrolet Sail Hatchback

General Motors India today launched new variants of their popular car SAIL. The Chevrolet SAIL has been launched in both hatchback and sedan variants and is priced between Rs 4.41 lakh – 6.81 lakh for the hatchback; while the sedan is priced between Rs 5.19 lakh – 7.64 lakh ex-showroom Delhi.  Maruti Suzuki launched the limited edition of Celerio VXi+

Maruti Suzuki Celerio

On the auspicious occasion of Navratri, Japanese manufacturer Maruti Suzuki launched the Limited Edition of Celerio VXi+. The limited edition VXi+ is actually a package available at dealer end and boasts cosmetic upgrades like central locking with remote, body colored door handles and ORVMs with side blinkers. The limited edition is also available in LXi and VXi variants. The limited edition is introduced to attract more buyers in the festival season.  Competition check Rapid Vs City Vs Verna Vs Sunny

Skoda Rapid

When the Skoda rapid was launched about three years back, it was car that made an impression with its looks and performance. It was a machine that a first time sedan buyer would aspire for given its Czech legacy, aggressive styling, comfort and brand value. But it was a fuel guzzler and faced stiff competition from the likes of the Honda City and the Hyundai Verna. Over the past years though the Rapid sold fairly well for Skoda, it was about time it got upgraded to face the stiffening competition brewing in the Indian car market. Come 2014 and Skoda has launched the new Rapid making it even better than before. We do a competition check with the Rapid’s rival to give you an idea which one is topping the charts. Skoda launches new Rapid at INR 7.22 Lakhs

Skoda Rapid

After launching its potent Yeti SUV quite recently, Skoda India has launched the refreshed Rapid at INR 7.20 Lakhs. The new Rapid is being offered with two engine options, namely a 1.6-litre MPI petrol and the new 1.5-litre TDI diesel mill. While the four trim includes Active, Ambition Plus, Elegance, Elegance Package. The new Rapid will continue locking its horns with the C-segment sedans, that includes Volkswagen Vento, Hyundai Verna, Ford Fiesta, Fiat Linea and the Honda City.  Diesel Automatics Face-off - Volkswagen Vento V/s Hyundai Verna V/s Skoda Rapid

Volkswagen Vento V/s Hyundai Verna V/s Skoda Rapid

Competition in the diesel automatic finally begins as Volkswagen introduced the DSG automatic gearbox in Vento diesel model. Up until now, only Hyundai Verna offered the automatic transmission in diesel model while belonging to same VW family, Skoda will bring the Rapid with DSG gearbox tomorrow on 25th September. Lets compare these three saloons which offer automatic transmission with diesel engine. Volkswagen Vento Facelift Launched at INR 7.44 lakh

Volkswagen Vento

After all the speculations and spied images, Volkswagen has finally launched the facelift version of Vento at INR 7.44 lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi). The biggest change in the updated version is inclusion of 1.5-litre TDi diesel engine which replaces the bigger 1.6-litre engine. The fuel efficient diesel engine is offered with both 5- speed manual transmission and a 7-speed dual-shift DSG automatic gearbox (first in segment).   Renault Duster AWD - The Most Fuel Efficient AWD SUV in India @ 19.72km/l!

Renault Duster

The car that solely made Renault a mainstream automaker in India – Renault Duster is getting it's first major upgrade since its inception in the country. Looks like the French automaker has tried to improve few sore points of the Duster, like the dashboard which is now more premium on the AWD version and the much craved by Duster fanatics, an all-wheel-drive system with independent suspensions. The shift-on-fly all-wheel-drive system has three mode – 2WD, Auto and Lock (4WD – Lock), Renault calls it 'i-Drive'. This setup makes the Duster AWD the most fuel efficient SUV in the county @ 19.72km/l and the sole compact SUV which gets power in all the four wheels! Refreshed Mahindra Xylo Launched @ Rs. 7.52 lakh

Mahindra Xylo

In a bid to increase Xylo's sales, Mahindra has introduced updated Xylo at a price of Rs. 7.52 lakh (BSIII) and Rs. 7.66 (BSIV) (All Ex Showroom New Delhi). The refreshed MUV comes with both mechanical and cosmetic changes. The new Xylo comes in five trims, namely, D2, D4, H4, H8 and and the top-of-the-line H9 and is priced in between Rs. 7.52 to 10.3 lakh.  Limited edition Wagon R 'Krest' variant introduced

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R

In a bid to attract maximum customers during the upcoming festive season, India's largest Maruti Suzuki has introduced Limited Edition of its Wagon R hatchback. Re-christened as Wagon R Krest, the special variant comes with several minor tweaks inside-out. Price of the model has been kept INR 22,500 above the standard model.  Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 launched in India at INR 3.43 Crore

Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4

Lamborghini has finally launched the much-awaited Huracan LP 610-4 in India at INR 3.43 Crore(ex.showroom Delhi). The supercar marks the replacement of the most successful Lamborghini and ever- Gallardo. 

Source : CarDekho