Weekly Wrap Up:Fiat launches the Punto, Audi gets the A3

Fiat has launched the Punto Evo, this has replaced the existing Grande Punto, with new stylish exterior and interior. It is being offered with four engine options, two in petrol and the other couple in diesel. The interiors of the Punto have been revived, however there is no change in the features that the Punto offers.

The Audi A3 on the other hand is the first new luxury compact sedan for the Indian car market. The A3 is offered with a 1.8-litre petrol and 2.0-litre diesel engine. The Mercedes-Benz CLA is here too, but it is in the AMG avatar. The regular CLA will make to India sometime next year.

Fiat Punto Evo Launched at Rs 4.55 lakh

Fiat Punto EVo

Fiat India has launched the much-anticipated 2014 refreshed Punto, now known as Punto Evo at INR 4.55 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi). Starting from Delhi today, Fiat will launch Punto Evo across 15 different Indian cities in 15 days, with the major launch scheduled in Mumbai on August 8, 2014. Fiat Punto Petrol model is priced bewteen Rs 4.55 to 6.65 lakh while the diesel model is priced in the range of Rs 5.27 lakh to Rs 7.19 lakh.

Jaguar Land Rover to launch three performance products at Pebble Beach

Range Rover Sport SVR

Jaguar Land Rover has just announced that the British marquee will be launching three product at this year’s Pebble Beach Automotive weekend: the new 550bhp Range Rover Sport SVR— which will be a global debut— the U.S. production version of the Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 and the prototype of the new Jaguar Lightweight E-Type – of which six customer cars will be built.

Jaguar celebrates 60 years of the D-Type

Jaguar D Type

The streamlined structure and breathtaking looks of the D-Type make it one of the most beautiful competition cars ever produced and Salon Prive are thrilled to be celebrating its 60th anniversary. This is the only car with an asymmetric design, as it has a fin behind the driver, for better aerodynamic efficiency.

Rolls-Royce confirms a new model by mid-2016

Rolls Royce

The manufacturer of the world’s pinnacle super-luxury automobiles today confirmed the development programme for a new Rolls-Royce. The new car will reach the market by mid-2016. The car will build on the success of Phantom, Ghost and Wraith by continuing to boldly shape the future of the marque with contemporary, graceful and sensuous styling. It will deliver effortless, open-top touring through the perfect marriage of modern Rolls-Royce luxury, style and elegance with an engaging and exhilarating driving experience.

Mercedes-Benz S600 Guard is here

Mercedes Benz

Mercedes-Benz has updated its range of special protection models with the new S 600 Guard based on the new S-Class. The S 600 Guard provides all-round protection to the level of resistance class VR9.  The new flagship Guard model sets a new standard in this segment, continuing the long tradition of armoured special protection models from Mercedes-Benz. This time the S-Guard came out faster than other times as normally it takes two years for a guard vehicle to come.

Audi A3 launched in India at Rs 22.95 lakh

Audi A3

Audi has finally launched the much-talked about A3 in India at Rs 22.95 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi). The A3 is Audi's cheapest and most compact offering till date.

The successor of Bugatti Veyron will be faster

Buagtti Veyron

The Bugatti Veyron has been world’s fastest production car and there is no denying in that. Originally launched in 2005, there are only 15 Veyrons left to be sold. But seeing the response the French manufacturer had increased the number and soon we even saw the Bugatti Veyron SS, a more powerful hypercar.

Land Rover Discovery Sport prototypes have done 750k test miles

Land Rover Discovery Sport

Land Rover had showcased the new Discovery Sport that will replace the existing Freelander 2. At the moment the vehicle has completed 75,000,000 miles of testing. The vehicle has been tested to water depths of 600m and to -36° in North America, to 42° in the deserts of Dubai. A total of 9,767 tests were carried out on the vehicle. The car was tested to inclines of 40 degrees and declines of 45 degrees.

The special edition Veyron Ettore Bugatti is here

Bugatti Veyron

Bugatti is celebrating the conclusion of its "Les Légendes de Bugatti" edition. In 2013, Bugatti launched the exclusive model series during the Monterey Car Week at the well-known and attended automotive events "The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering" and "Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance" with the first Legend. In 2014, the crowning conclusion will be held at the same location with the world première of the company's sixth Legend. It honors Ettore Bugatti, founder and patron of the brand, and is based on the historical model Type 41 Royale. As with the five previous Legends, only three of the final Legends model will be produced. Bugatti is presenting all six Bugatti Legends together for the first and only time.

Raj Bharath wins Mercedes-Benz 'Young Star Driver Programme' Season II

Mercedes Benz

Mercedes-Benz India successfully concluded the ‘Young Star Driver Programme’ Season II today at the Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida. The event saw more than five thousand applications from racing aspirants between 18 years to 25 years, in which top six finalists were chosen, who participated in the final race today. The finals of the racing event was flagged off by Eberhard Kern, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India and Vicky Chandhok, a well-known racing personality.

Renault India inaugurates its fourth dealership in Hyderabad


Indian arm of the French automaker Renault today opened a new dealership in Hyderabad at Kondapur Main Road. Inaugurated by Mr. Sumit Sawhney- Country CEO and Managing Director for Renault in India, the new dealership is named as Renault Hitech City. This is Renault's fourth dealership in the city and 32nd in South region of the country. According to the company, the all-new dealership aims at offering best-in-class customer sales experience and comprises of 8500 sq. ft. of space to display nine cars at a time.

Buy Verna Hyundai, Win a trip to Dubai

Hyundai Verna

Hyundai India, on the auspicious occasion of Independence day week, is offering its C segment saloon Verna with an assured free holiday package. The manufacturer on the purchase of every Verna is giving an exclusive offer of flying to Dubai with all expense paid. The company is giving free return air tickets, lodging and boarding, sightseeing and dhow cruise for a couple. Apart from the holiday package on Verna, the company is also giving benefits on Eon, Santro i10 Grand i10, Elantra and Sonata.

Ford launches the next-gen Figo based sedan in Brazil; India to get it aswell!

Ford Figo

Ford has launched the next generation Figo/KA based sedan KA+ in Brazil (remember the concept they showcased at the Auto Expo in February). The Indian launch is slated early next year and the compact sedan will be produced at Ford India's upcoming plant in Sanand, Gujarat along with the next-gen Figo. When launched, it will compete with Hyundai Xcent, Honda Amaze, Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire and Tata Zest. The vehicle prices in Brazil starts from R$ 37,890 (just over Rs 10 lakh) but in India it will be priced competitively inline with its rivals.

Jaguar XKR-S: Expert Review

Jaguar XKR-S

The Jaguar XKR range has carried an aura of a subtle and smooth gentleman's racer with it. But for those who considered 503bhp less and wanted a bit more power and drama for some reason, nice people at Jaguar are giving them the option of the XKR-S with a 543bhp and a very loud and snarly active exhaust. Our day out with this blue cacodemon proved us that this is the most extreme Jaguar in the entire line-up yet. In fact with power generation figures as much as the legendary XJ220 states that the XKR-S is the most powerful car Jaguar sells today.

Source : CarDekho