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Month: May 2020

2020 Datsun redi-Go launched. Priced from INR. 2.83 lakh
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2020 Datsun redi-Go launched. Priced from INR. 2.83 lakh

Datsun has launched the 2020 Redi-Go at a price of Rs 2.83 lakh and top model costs Rs 4.77 lakh. The Datsun Redi-Go is a small hatchback with a tall boy design and competes with cars such as the Maruti Alto 800, Renault Kwid and Maruti S-Presso in the entry-level hatchback segment.  The car is powered by a BSVI compliant 800cc three-cylinder petrol engine that makes 54PS of power and 73Nm of torque. This engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and the company claims a fuel economy of 20.71kmpl. And the 1.0-litre petrol engine pushes 68PS of power and 91Nm of torque and this engine is offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox and a 5-speed automatic gearbox as well. The facelifted Datsun Redi-GO BS6 version gets cosmetic updates to give it a fresh look. The entire fr...
2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R launched in India at Rs 2.48 Crore
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2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R launched in India at Rs 2.48 Crore

Mercedes-Benz has launched the 2020 AMG GT R in the Indian market. The new Mercedes-AMG GT R is available with a price tag starting at Rs 2.48 crore, ex-showroom (India). The 2020 AMG GT R facelift continues to draw motivation from a 4.0-litre Biturbo V8, which churns out 585PS and 700 Nm and manages a 0-100kmph sprint in 3.6s flat, on its way to a top whack of 317kmph. The power is fed to the rear wheels via a 7-speed transmission. The GT R features mixed tyre and wheel sizes, ceramic brakes and rear-axle steering for optimum control and agility. The engine plays its soundtrack and the crackles and pops through a three-pot active exhaust system made in titanium. The new AMG GT R comes with a number of subtle updates and revisions over the previous model as part of its mid-cy...
2020 BMW 5 Series facelift revealed
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2020 BMW 5 Series facelift revealed

BMW has revealed 5 Series facelift internationally which include new technology and engines, and the introduction of a 530hp M Performance variant. Exterior changes for the 5 Series are concentrated on the front grille, which is now wider and positioned lower than before. It also receives a new single-frame design, with a central element in chrome, and sits within a reprofiled front bumper. Further along there is a new look to the alloy wheels while the tail-lamps get the same L-shaped 3D effect we've seen on newer BMWs. Lastly, the rear bumper too has been reworked, chromed exhaust surrounds have been added here too. The M-Sport version has also been redesigned to look a bit sharper than before. The cabin has evolved over the current version and the new BMW 5 Series wel...
Mansory Rolls-Royce Cullinan with surfboard
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Mansory Rolls-Royce Cullinan with surfboard

Purists and die-hard fans weren’t impressed when Rolls-Royce announced its plans to build an SUV, but the British high-end manufacturer had little choice but to cash in on the booming market for high-riding luxury cars. The Rolls-Royce Cullinan is the brands first-ever SUV and became its best-selling model and a fashion accessory for one-percenters. Tuning companies like Mansory have made much better-looking versions over the stock Cullinan. They have decades of experience refining all kinds of cars, including Rolls-Royces. Talking about this particular Cullinan, it features Mansory body kit which makes the SUV look more sporty. The front bumper is completely new, adding carbon-fiber wings and extra intakes. The Cullinan also comes with quad exhaust tips, a diffuser and trunk sp...
Skoda Karoq launched. Single fully-loaded version available at INR 24.99 lakh
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Skoda Karoq launched. Single fully-loaded version available at INR 24.99 lakh

First showcased in India at the 2020 Auto Expo, the Karoq features Skoda’s family SUV design language in line with the Kodiaq. In fact, the overall look is much akin to a scaled-down Kodiaq with similar clean cut lines and sharp detailing. As it is Imported to India as a CBU under the 2,500-car import rule, the Karoq is priced higher than some like-sized midsize SUVs. This five-seat SUV is available in a single fully-loaded version and is available only with a petrol engine.  Powering Skoda’s new SUV is a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine from the Volkswagen Group’s TSI engine family. This unit is paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, which sends 150hp and 250Nm of torque to the front wheels. The Karoq's WLTP rated combined fuel economy figure is 14.49kpl. The Karoq ...
2020 Skoda Superb . Petrol-only model available in two trims
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2020 Skoda Superb . Petrol-only model available in two trims

Skoda India launched the facelift version of its popular Superb sedan with prices starting at Rs 29.99 lakh and going up to Rs 32.99 lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India). Compared to the outgoing model, 2020 Superb prices start about Rs 4 lakh higher. There are two trims on offer with the refreshed Superb – Sportline and Laurin & Klement (L&K). The facelift version of the Skoda Superb sedan will come with several upgrades compared to its older versions. For a start, the facelift version will get a remastered bumper at the front, narrower LED headlights, updated grille, along with a slew of other styling tweaks. Inside, the updated Superb gets Skoda’s digital instrument cluster along with the addition of wireless phone charging and an updated 8.0-inch infotainment system. ...
Datsun Redi-GO BS6 reaches dealership. Launch soon
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Datsun Redi-GO BS6 reaches dealership. Launch soon

The Datsun Redi-GO has been spotted arriving at dealerships ahead of its launch in India. The company had earlier teased the upcoming Redi-GO facelift model on its official website revealing few design changes. The most significant visual change is the new front fascia with a bigger grille, tall L-shaped LED daytime running lights and sleeker headlamps. It seems unchanged from the profile but the 2020 redi-GO does get new wheel covers and extra badging on the front fenders. The top-spec variant will get fancier wheels. The rear end looks unchanged apart from an updated layout of the new LED elements in the tail lamps. The model spotted at the dealership could be an entry-level trim as it sports only a Two-DIN audio unit rather than the touch-screen infotainment display t...
BS6 Skoda Rapid TSI launched. Prices start INR 7.49 lakh
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BS6 Skoda Rapid TSI launched. Prices start INR 7.49 lakh

Skoda has launched the 2020 Rapid 1.0 TSI with prices starting at Rs 7.49 lakh and going up to Rs 11.79 lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India). This is the first BS6 Skoda car to have been launched. Skoda’s compact sedan is now powered by the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol TSI engine that has an output of 110PS of power and 175Nm of torque. It is offered with the choice of a 6-speed manual or a new 6-speed automatic transmission. This replaces the 1.6-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines. It is the same powertrain that is offered in its sister model, the BS6 Volkswagen Vento. The BS6 Rapid does not offer the quick-shifting DSG (dual-clutch automatic) option anymore like the VW. VariantBS6 PriceBS4 Price (1.6-litre petrol)RiderRs 7.49 lakhRs 6.99 lakh (limited edition)ActiveDiscontinuedRs 8....
Rolls-Royce Cullinan 1:8 scale model – takes 450 hours to build & costs $17,000
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Rolls-Royce Cullinan 1:8 scale model – takes 450 hours to build & costs $17,000

The famed British automaker is now offering a 1:8 scale replica of its first utility vehicle - the Cullinan. At one-eighth scale, this faithful replica of the Rolls-Royce Cullinan measures more than 26 inches long, 10 inches wide, and nine inches tall, and lives in a display case that is more than three feet long. Seriously, if it weren't for the gloved hands in these photos, it would be nearly impossible to tell that this is a scale model.  Constructed from over 1,000 individual parts, it takes R-R's craftspeople about 450 hours to build, or more than half the time needed to build an actual Cullinan, though it lacks none of the real SUV's detail or finish. The model Cullinan starts at $17,000 (Rs 12.90 lakh). If that sounds like a hefty sum for a model car, it’s actually at ...
Knight Rider – piece of the 1980s pop culture we still remember
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Knight Rider – piece of the 1980s pop culture we still remember

Undoubtedly, Knight Rider - piece of the 1980s pop culture is fondly remembered today. Although hardly a top-quality TV show, Knight Rider offered something for everybody: while kids watched it for the adventures of the super-intelligent car KITT, David Hasselhoff provided a little eye candy for the older crowd. https://youtu.be/oNyXYPhnUIs Debuting in 1982, David Hasselhoff and his Pontiac Firebird Trans Am named KITT (Knight Industries Two Thousand) , the show ran for four seasons and 90 episodes, with a number of TV movies and short-lived revivals to follow. Michael Arthur Long (David Hasselhoff) was an L.A. cop working undercover until shot in the face and left for dead in the desert. Wilton Knight (Richard Basehart), an eccentric billionaire and founder of Knight Industrie...
Triumph Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition. Limited to 250 units
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Triumph Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition. Limited to 250 units

Triumph has rolled out the Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition, a limited edition of their Scrambler 1200 XE, featured in 'No Time To Die' the 25th film in the James Bond franchise. In the movie, 007 is seen to race through the crowded city streets, leaping huge ramps and generally causing mayhem on Triumph’s successful retro-styled off-roader. The motorcycle features unique 007 design scheme and the production will be limited to only 250 units across the globe. It is powered by a 1200cc liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine coupled with a 6-speed gearbox that pushes 90PS of power and pulls 110Nm of torque. The bike features a Brembo braking system with dual-channel ABS, LED headlamps, cornering ABS, traction control, heated grips, illuminated backlit switches, torque-assist clutch, cruis...
Maruti Suzuki Super Carry S-CNG BS6 launched
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Maruti Suzuki Super Carry S-CNG BS6 launched

Maruti Suzuki has launched the BS6 compliant S-CNG variant of Super Carry. This has made the Super Carry the first light commercial vehicle to upgrade to BS6 engine and the sixth in Maruti Suzuki's BS6 compliant S-CNG range of vehicles. The Maruti Super Carry BS6 CNG is priced at ₹ 5.07 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Super Carry S-CNG is also India's first 4-cylinder powered mini-truck commercial vehicle. The 1,200 cc BS6 compliant dual fuel petrol engine delivers 64 bhp at 6,000rpm and generates a peak torque of 85 Nm at 3,000rpm. It is the only LCV in the country with a dual fuel S-CNG variant with a 5 litre petrol tank.   Super Carry comes with deck length of 2183 mm and width of 1488 mm. The maximum payload capacity of Super Carry is 625 kg and GVW of 1600 kg. S...
Toyota Innova Crysta Ambulance donated to Indonesian Red Cross
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Toyota Innova Crysta Ambulance donated to Indonesian Red Cross

Various automobile companies and brands are doing whatever they can in order to help their countries deal with the novel coronavirus. Joining the league of such companies is Toyota-Astra Motor. The company has donated five modified units of Innova to Red Cross and the Indonesian Ministry of Health to help them in combating the COVID-19 disease. Toyota Innova Crysta, known as Toyota Kijang Innova in Indonesia, is an extremely spacious and comfortable mid-size MPV. The Indonesia-spec model is quite different from the one we have in India. It is available with two engine options.  The first one is a 2.0-litre, naturally aspirated, inline-4 petrol engine. This motor is capable of producing 137 PS and 182 Nm of peak power and torque figures, respectively. The second option is a 2.5-l...
BMW Motorrad rides in F 900 R and F 900 XR to India. Bookings open
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BMW Motorrad rides in F 900 R and F 900 XR to India. Bookings open

BMW Motorrad India has launched its F 900 twins in India. While the F 900 R is available in only the Standard variant, at INR 9.90 lakh, the F 900 XR sports tourer is available in two variants – Standard (Rs 10.50 lakh) and Pro (Rs 11.50 lakh). The bikes are imported as CBUs and bookings for both bikes open today. These two motorcycles were unveiled at the 2019 EICMA in Milan and have been launched in the middle of 2020, as planned. BMW F 900 R Powering the bikes is a new 895cc, inline-twin engine that is based on the 2018 BMW F 850 GS' motor, albeit with a slightly larger bore (by 2mm) and higher compression ratio. The displacement has been increased from 853cc. Also, the power output has been increased to 105PS from 95PS in the GS. The torque rating, however, has bee...
Supercar Blondie – the most popular female influencer in the world
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Supercar Blondie – the most popular female influencer in the world

Alex Hirschi known as "Supercar Blondie", is an Australian social media celebrity, presenter, and vlogger. What began as a casual hobby has blown into a full-time career filled with world-travels where she gets access to some of the most exclusive cars on the planet. She is best known for her automotive videos, which she posts on a regular basis on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Her Facebook page has more than 8 million followers, her Instagram over 6 million followers, and she has over 3.5 million subscribers on YouTube. Alex had a passion for cars at an early age. She learnt how to drive when she was just 11. The first car she owned was a Mitsubishi Lancer. Hirschi studied Journalism & Business at Queensland University of Technology before moving to Dubai in 2008. For...
5 badass adventure and sport touring motorcycles with Automatic Transmission
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5 badass adventure and sport touring motorcycles with Automatic Transmission

Are scooter riders considered as motorcyclists? Surely, a true motorcyclist must be well versed in controlling each and every aspect of the motorcycle - chief of which would be navigating the transmission, right. A scooter rider, on the other hand, has to simply control the throttle and nothing else. These days, however, two wheeled vehicles with automatic transmissions are no longer limited to the scooter world. There are indeed quite a number of badass adventure and sport touring motorcycles sporting automatic transmissions. Here are 5 badass adventure and sport touring motorcycles sporting automatic transmissions.  Honda NC750X The Honda NC750X is a touring motorcycle with a 745cc parallel twin. Featuring a six-speed DC...
Royal Enfield Interceptor MCH scrambler. Limited to 10 units
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Royal Enfield Interceptor MCH scrambler. Limited to 10 units

The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is more popular in the international markets than it is here in India, especially in European countries. One such country in Europe is Latvia, where the RE dealer is currently offering a custom-made version of the Interceptor at a € 2530.00 premium over the bike’s standard price. The ‘Royal Enfield Interceptor MCH Scrambler’ is built by Moto Classic House - the Royal Enfield dealership in Latvia, and has been equipped with genuine Royal Enfield accessories. The bike gets an official exhaust system from Zard. The scrambler exhaust makes the bike look exclusive and also reduces the weight by a massive 12 kg. That’s not all, the bike also produces more power with a new ECU booster. The handlebar has been updated too. It now gets a motocross-style ...
ABT eTransporter 6.1 is VW’s first fully electric van
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ABT eTransporter 6.1 is VW’s first fully electric van

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles launched its first fully electric van in the UK with prices for the zero-emission ABT eTransporter 6.1 Developed in collaboration with Premium Partner ABT e-Line, the ABT eTransporter 6.1 combines quiet and smooth driving, instant torque, fast charging and high load capacity for the ultimate zero-emissions urban logistics van. The model offers an all-electric range of up to 82 miles (132 km) as per the WLTP procedure (world harmonized light-duty vehicles test procedure) with a cargo space of 6.7m3 and payload of up to 1,001kg. Flexible charging options allow for 80 per cent  charge in just 45 minutes. The ABT eTransporter 6.1 delivers a maximum power output of 110PS (83kW), with a 0-62mph time of just 17.4 seconds. The technically-advanced and ...
RGNT No. 1 electric motorcycle; Classic outside, techie inside
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RGNT No. 1 electric motorcycle; Classic outside, techie inside

Swedish electric motorcycle startup RGNT Motorcycles has begun taking pre-orders for its RGNT No. 1 electric motorcycle. The bike features a retro-inspired design yet still offers a host of modern features and high-tech functions. The bike is designed primarily as an internet of things (IOT) device, that enables its users to remain connected anywhere, anytime. Designed with classic retro looks, drawing on the best bike designs from the 60’s and 70’s, the RGNT No. 1 is a breath of fresh air - design-wise - in the sea of futuristic looking electric motorcycles. RGNT No. 1’s most distinguishing feature would be its sophisticated touch-based Human Machine Interface (HMI) module designed in partnership with Qamcom and Evolve. Featuring GNSS positioning and 4G connectivity, the bike w...
AKO Trike with leaning mechanism from Lithuania-based EV startup
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AKO Trike with leaning mechanism from Lithuania-based EV startup

The AKO Trike from Lithuania-based EV startup is two-seater electric three-wheeler and features a novel leaning mechanism. Described as a vehicle between a car and a bike that would, in theory, feel like riding an airplane, the AKO Trike comes with a proprietary, patent-pending mechanism that would allow it to lean by up to 30 degrees upon turns, when traveling at higher speeds. At lower speeds, turning the wheel turns the front wheels of the Trike, but there is no titling motion. The trike’s power comes from an electric motor that is paired to the rear drive wheel with a driveshaft, another feature rarely seen on these types of EVs. Weighing 450 kg , the Trike will come with a 26kWh battery that will provide an estimated 300 km (186-mile) range. Safety is paramount, s...