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Month: July 2021

Mahindra XUV700 leaked before launch
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Mahindra XUV700 leaked before launch

The Mahindra XUV700 is not only the most awaited SUV of this year but also the most spied upcoming car of recent times. The new model will be positioned above the XUV500 and will go on to take on the likes of the Tata Safari and MG Hector Plus. The latest leaked images feature the new XUV700 finished in a metallic brown shade. The car has a new design grille with large LED headlights with striking LED daytime running lights that we've seen on test mules before. The front bumper houses a pair of LED fog lamps. The side profile of the XUV700 is reminiscent of its predecessor. The biggest change here is the flush-fitting door handles. The rear end is dominated by large L-shaped tail lamp clusters, which from this angle looks a bit bulky. On the dashboard, it will get a dual scree...
Tata Ace Gold Petrol CX launched at INR. 3.99 lakh; India’s most affordable 4-wheel CV
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Tata Ace Gold Petrol CX launched at INR. 3.99 lakh; India’s most affordable 4-wheel CV

Tata Motors launched an all-new variant of its most popular small commercial vehicle (SCV), the Ace Gold Petrol CX starting from Rs. 3.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune). Available in two variants, the flat bed variant is attractively priced at Rs. 3.99 lakh while the half deck load body variant will cost Rs. 4.10 lakh. Its new price point, coupled with easy financing options, make it a great option for first-time commercial vehicle users, in both rural and urban areas. For further ease of buying and increased accessibility, Tata Motors has partnered with the State Bank of India to make its customers avail with lowest EMI of Rs. 7,500 (SBI 90% on road LTV scheme) and up to 90% on-road finance. The Tata Ace Gold Petrol CX Variant is the only four-wheel SCV powered by a 2-cylinder engine ...
Benelli 502C launched in India at INR. 4.98 lakh
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Benelli 502C launched in India at INR. 4.98 lakh

Benelli has announced the launch of the new 502C cruiser in the Indian market. The motorcycle has been priced at ₹4.98 lakh (ex-showroom). It is a direct rival to the likes of the Kawasaki Vulcan S. The cruiser’s design includes aggressive styling, visible steel trellis frame, ultra-comfortable riding ergonomics, free floating single piece seat, muscular tank, LED lighting, imposing front fascia, chunky front suspension and double-barrel stainless steel exhaust pipes. The Benelli 502c will be offered in two colour options – Matte Cognac Red and Matte Black. The 502c is powered by a refined 500cc, four-stroke, twin cylinder engine with EFI, DOHC and TLI. The engine churns out 47.5 PS of peak power at 8500 rpm and 45 Nm of peak torque at 6000 rpm. In terms of hardware compon...
New Hero Maestro Edge 125 with LED Headlamp, Bluetooth, Digital Speedo launched
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New Hero Maestro Edge 125 with LED Headlamp, Bluetooth, Digital Speedo launched

Hero MotoCorp has launched the new Maestro Edge 125 scooter with connected technology and new colour options. The new Maestro Edge has been priced at ₹72,250 for the Drum variant, ₹76,500 for the Disc variant and ₹79,750 for the Connected variant. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi. Hero MotoCorp has also added a fully digital instrument cluster in the new Hero Maestro Edge 125. Customers will be able to benefit from handy features such as turn-by-turn navigation, call alerts, theft alert, and more thanks to Bluetooth connectivity. The display also shows real-time mileage and has Eco and Low Fuel indicators. Overall design is retained as it gets the same design from the current model. There are subtle feature upgrades such LED headlight, a sportier front apron and sporty colour co...
Piaggio Ape HT 300cc BS6 Petrol and CNG 3-wheelers launched
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Piaggio Ape HT 300cc BS6 Petrol and CNG 3-wheelers launched

Piaggio has launched the Ape HT Range of 300cc 3-wheelers in India. The vehicles are available in both Petrol and CNG fuel options and in the cargo and passenger segments. The Ape HT range is powered by a new 300cc, BS6-complaint, water-cooled engine which has been developed by Piaggio indigenously. It produces 11.7 BHP and 24 Nm for the petrol version and 11.2-11.3 BHP and 22.4-22.5 Nm for the CNG version. It is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The vehicles are equipped with a new aluminium clutch which has a life of 30,000 km. The Ape HT Range includes: Petrol cargo - Ape Xtra HT CNG cargo - Ape Xtra HT LDX and Ape Xtra HT LDX+ CNG passenger - Ape Auto HT DX, Ape Auto HT DXL and Ape Auto+ HT. Piaggio is the only player to offer a petrol variant in the 3-wheeler cargo s...
India gets 350 new EV charging stations installed under FAME II scheme
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India gets 350 new EV charging stations installed under FAME II scheme

India's electric mobility revolution seems to gather pace with every passing day. We say that because off late an increasing number of states across the country have announced their individual EV policies. Somewhere in the middle of all the state EV policies, the central government also made some updates to the FAME 2 scheme in order to further boost the adoption of EVs, especially electric two-wheelers, e three-wheelers, and electric buses. Anyway, there has been some more movement in regards to FAME II. As on July 6, as many as 350 new EV charging stations have been installed and were functional across the country under the FAME II (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and EV) scheme, the Parliament was informed on July 20. The chargers for electric vehicles have been insta...
Ford Figo 1.2-litre petrol now gets 6-speed automatic option at INR 7.75 lakh
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Ford Figo 1.2-litre petrol now gets 6-speed automatic option at INR 7.75 lakh

Ford has reintroduced the automatic transmission for Figo. Ford had earlier discontinued the automatic transmission back in 2020. AT is available with the Titanium variant and Ford has introduced a new Titanium+ variant. The prices of the Figo AT starts at Rs. 7.75 lakhs ex-showroom. The automatic transmission is derived from the Ecosport and is a 6-speed unit. The new 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox on the Figo has been paired to the existing 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine on the hatchback. This engine produces 96hp and 119Nm of torque, which makes the Figo more powerful than all its rivals. The diesel engine on the Figo does not get an automatic gearbox option. Unlike the EcoSport, which gets paddle shifters, this gearbox on the Figo features a ‘Select Shif...
Classic Tales: Premier Rio. India’s first compact SUV?
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Classic Tales: Premier Rio. India’s first compact SUV?

It is hard to forget the car brand Premier, it was one of the first car manufacturers in India. We know the car bought the Padmini that was the re-badged version of Fiat 1100 here. Thereafter the brand manufactured a couple of more cars, one was ‘Rio’. One might or might now have heard about the car but yes it is there and yes it didn’t do well in the Indian market.  Premier Rio was the first entrant into compact SUV category before it became a hot-selling segment.   Premier Automobiles had exited the industry back in early-2000s. However, the company bounced back with the Rio in 2009. Rio was basically the Zoyte Nomad which was a rebadged version of Daihatsu Terios. PAL was importing CKD kits and assembling them at its Pune facility. Priced at around ₹ 5.1lakh, Rio was o...
Limited edition Yamaha FZ 25 MotoGP launched at INR 1.36 lakh
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Limited edition Yamaha FZ 25 MotoGP launched at INR 1.36 lakh

India Yamaha Motor has announced the launch of the FZ 25 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Edition. This edition of the quarter-litre naked roadster, which will be available in limited numbers, has been launched in India at an ex-showroom (Delhi) price tag of Rs 1,36,800/- The Yamaha FZ25 MotoGP Edition gets a host of visual updates. It features Yamaha MotoGP branding on the fuel tank, side panels and the signature tank shrouds while the Monster Energy decals can be clearly seen on the side panels and tank shrouds giving a sporty vibe. The ENEOS logo has been applied on to the fuel tank surface as well. The FZ25 is the most attractive proposition in the quarter-litre segment. This limited-edition motorcycle continues to use a negative LCD instrument cluster, an LED headlight with ...
Hero Glamour Xtec launched at INR 78,900/- Gets turn-by-turn navigation
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Hero Glamour Xtec launched at INR 78,900/- Gets turn-by-turn navigation

Hero MotoCorp has announced the launch of the new Glamour Xtec in the Indian market. The 125cc motorcycle will be sold in two variants – Drum (Rs 78,900) and Disc (Rs 83,500). The latest iteration of the Glamour packs several new features over the standard motorcycle. The new Glamour Xtec benefits from Bluetooth connectivity function, turn-by-turn navigation system, integrated USB charger, and an LED headlamp. The instrument cluster also packs more information than the standard motorcycle. These include a gear position indicator, eco mode, tachometer, and real time mileage indicator (RTMi). The rider aids on the Glamour Xtec include side-stand engine cut off and a bank angle sensor. The bank angle sensor cuts off the engine in case of a fall. As for the performance, the sa...
Tata XPRES-T electric sedan launched. Delivers 14 EVs in Kolkata
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Tata XPRES-T electric sedan launched. Delivers 14 EVs in Kolkata

Tata Motors recently unveiled its new sub-brand focused on electric vehicles (EV) called Xpres which will cater to the demand of fleet consumers exclusively. The homegrown auto company has now launched its first model under this new sub-brand called Xpres-T EV which is based on the facelifted battery-powered Tigor. The electric sedan is now available for booking at selected dealerships across the country. Deliveries have now started with first batch delivered to Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd., in Kolkata. Price starts from Rs 9.75 lakhs for the XM+ variant and goes to Rs 9.9 lakh for the XT+ variant. All prices are ex-showroom. The deliveries of the Tata Xpres-T EV have commenced at select dealerships and the first batch has been handed over to a private company. ...
Update: Tata Motors XPRES-T electric sedan for fleet customers launched at INR 954,000
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Update: Tata Motors XPRES-T electric sedan for fleet customers launched at INR 954,000

Update: Prices of XPRES-T electric sedan starts at Rs 954,000 and will be applicable on vehicles used for public transport or those registered for commercial purposes as per guidelines issued by DHI. The Xpres T EV sticker price could fall even further if demand incentives / subsidies extended by various state governments are applicable.   14th July 2021: Tata Motors launched a new brand ‘XPRES,’ exclusively for fleet customers. Under the XPRES brand, the company will introduce offerings, catering to fleet specific needs of safety, passenger comfort and low cost of ownership. All vehicles for the fleet segment will sport an elegantly designed XPRES badge, clearly differentiating them from the growing ‘New Forever’ range of cars and SUVs that cater to the requirements of t...
Mahindra Bolero Neo launched at INR 8.48 lakh. Replaces TUV300
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Mahindra Bolero Neo launched at INR 8.48 lakh. Replaces TUV300

Mahindra and Mahindra have launched the new Bolero Neo at a starting price of Rs. 8.48 lakhs ex-showroom. It gets modern styling and equipment over the regular Bolero. The Bolero Neo will be replacing the TUV300 which was discontinued when the BS6 emission norms kicked in last year. The Bolero Neo is available in four variants - N4, N8, N10 and N10(O). Prices start from Rs 8.48 lakh (ex-showroom) for the base N4 variant, although Mahindra hasn't yet revealed the price of the top-spec N10(O) variant. Here's a summary at the prices of the first three variants. The new Mahindra Bolero Neo gets a fresh look upfront. The headlights have been re-profiled and it looks a lot sleeker with the LED DRLs now positioned on the upper half. It also gets a re-worked front bumper with new fog...
Tata Altroz, Nexon, Nexon EV Dark Editions launched. Harrier Dark gets an update
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Tata Altroz, Nexon, Nexon EV Dark Editions launched. Harrier Dark gets an update

Tata Motors has finally launched the much-awaited Dark Editions of the Nexon, Harrier, Nexon EV and the Altroz. The new variants are available at the dealerships and booking are also open. The move to introduce the Dark Edition on other models is likely in a bid to boost demand with the Harrier Dark Edition having become a popular choice amongst buyers. Tata Altroz Dark Edition The Altroz is one of the best looking premium hatchbacks that you can buy in the Indian market. It is also Tata’s first attempt at a premium hatchback. Tata has introduced Dark Edition with the Altroz and the colour is known as Cosmo Black. Altroz Dark Edition is available in the fully-loaded petrol XZ+ variants. Buyers can choose between a 86hp, 1.2-litre naturally aspirated unit or the more powerful 1...