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2022 Suzuki S-Cross makes global debut
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2022 Suzuki S-Cross makes global debut

Suzuki has unveiled the second-generation S-Cross. Based on an updated version of the Global C platform, the all-new Suzuki S-Cross gets fresh new styling inside and out and comes powered by Suzuki’s 1.4-litre Boosterjet petrol engine. With the first-gen SX4 S-Cross having come out all the way back in 2013, the second-generation model makes its world premiere almost nine years later, and going by the pictures, this one doesn’t adopt its predecessor’s crossover philosophy. Suzuki has stressed over the point of the new S-Cross being a proper SUV, and not a crossover like the original was, and you have to say it surely looks the part. The new Suzuki S-Cross certainly looks a lot more SUV-ish than its predecessor. Up front, the new S-Cross features a much larger piano black grille wi...
Royal Enfield SG650 concept motorcycle unveiled at EICMA 2021
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Royal Enfield SG650 concept motorcycle unveiled at EICMA 2021

Royal Enfield revealed its SG650 concept motorcycle at EICMA 2021. It marks another chapter in the brand’s 120-year-old journey of creative expression and conceptual development. The SG650 concept combines the company's classic design while including few futuristic touches as well. At its core, the message underpinning the concept build was about celebrating 'transition' - marking another chapter in the brand's 120-year-long journey of creative expression and conceptual development. The concept motorcycle can be seen finished with heritage-inspired polished aluminium front end along with a digital graphics scheme which signals the transition from the analogue to the digital era. The motorcycle also features a round headlight, which has a nice flow to it, neatly integrating the tw...
2022 Suzuki Katana unveiled. Gets engine and electronics updates
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2022 Suzuki Katana unveiled. Gets engine and electronics updates

Suzuki’s popular retro-inspired Katana roadster has got a significant makeover for 2022. The new model receives revisions to its engine platform, electronic rider aids suite, and aesthetic details among other things. The Katana shares its platform with the GSX-S1000. The semi-faired litre-class bike features a retro-modern look. It has a rectangular LED headlamp and a short tail section. The modern-day Katana is powered by a 999cc inline-four engine. For 2022, it gets new intake and exhaust camshafts, valve springs, exhaust and airbox it’s now not only Euro5 compliant but power is up from 148 to 150bhp with a broader spread of mid-range torque. The 2022 Katana comes with the Suzuki Riding Mode Selector System with three engine modes, ride-by-wire throttle, a bi-directional...
Limited Editon Royal Enfield Interceptor & Continental 650 revealed at EICMA 2021
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Limited Editon Royal Enfield Interceptor & Continental 650 revealed at EICMA 2021

Indian motorcycle manufacturer Royal Enfield has revealed the 120th Anniversary edition of the Interceptor and Continental GT 650 twins at EICMA 2021. The special-run bikes celebrate the brand's 120th anniversary. Royal Enfield's first-ever motorcycle was launched in November 1901 at the Stanley Cycle show in London. There'll be a limited production run of only 480 units of both 650 cc motorcycles, with Royal Enfield allotting 120 units each for India, Europe, Americas and South-East Asia. Both Royal Enfield 650 motorcycles feature a black-chrome colour scheme, with the engine, silencer and other elements finished in black, hand-painted pinstriping, while their die-cast brass tank badges are said to pay homage to the brand's 120-year-long rich and storied legacy. Mechanica...
2022 Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza leaked
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2022 Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza leaked

The upcoming Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza has leaked online. The new images reveal all the changes that have been made to the popular sub-4 meter SUV. The all-new Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza will come with a redesigned front grille, which now gets black treatment and a chrome strip. The headlamp units are also brand-new and are designed in a way that they look like an extension of the grille. There are new DRLs that add a unique identity to the sub-4m compact SUV as well. The rear has also been redesigned. It gets slim L-shaped tail lamp clusters with the 'Brezza' lettering in the centre. The pictures do not give a clear view of the cabin. The steering wheel has been carried over unchanged, and there's a conventional twin-dial instrument cluster. The cabin may come with an ...
2022 Maruti Suzuki XL6 spied testing
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2022 Maruti Suzuki XL6 spied testing

2022 Maruti Suzuki XL6 facelift test mule has been spied under heavy camouflage. Launched in 2019, the XL6 is essentially a more premium derivative of the Ertiga MPV with a six-seat cabin configuration, unique front design and a crossover theme giving it a more rugged appearance. The facelift could get revised front styling, new bumper as well as new alloys. The headlight setup seems to be similar to the current XL6. Changes to the cabin are not noticeable in the images. On the inside, facelifted XL6 may get new upholstery. There could be other minor changes as well in terms of quality. Other features will be same as current XL6 such as leather seats, leather wrapped steering wheel, height adjustable driver seat and soft touch premium roof lining. The XL6 is expected to ca...
Toyota Belta (rebadged Ciaz) officially unveiled for Middle East
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Toyota Belta (rebadged Ciaz) officially unveiled for Middle East

Toyota has officially revealed the Belta sedan, which will go on sale in Middle Eastern markets very soon. It is a rebadged version of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, and features identical styling, with the only difference being the different logos. With the Belta, Toyota has gone down the same route as it did with the Glanza as it carries over the same mechanicals, features list, and even the design from its Maruti Suzuki counterpart, with the only change being the Toyota badging. The Belta hasn’t even received an updated front-end, like we saw with the Toyota Urban Cruiser (when compared to the Maruti Vitara Brezza).. The cabin design is also identical to Ciaz. The Belta is powered by the same 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder mild-hybrid petrol engine that is offered in the Ciaz. It produces 103...
Suzuki Avenis 125 launched in India at INR 86,700/-
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Suzuki Avenis 125 launched in India at INR 86,700/-

Suzuki has launched a new 125cc scooter called the Avenis at INR. 86,700/-. The 125cc scooter is a sportier alternative to the Access 125 and Burgman Street. The Avenis features a sporty bodywork with an apron-mounted LED headlamp and split LED tail lamps. Also new is the inclusion of an external fuel filler cap and split grab rails. The Avenis gets a digital instrument console that sits behind a neat looking visor. It features Bluetooth connectivity and once connected to the Suzuki Ride Connect app, displays call and message alerts on the instrument console screen in addition to turn-by-turn navigation and event reminders. Underneath the new bodywork, the Avenis shares its chassis and engine with the tried and tested Suzuki Access 125. It has the same telescopic fork, mon...
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Skoda has officially unveiled the Slavia mid-size sedan in India. The Slavia is based on the MQB A0 IN platform shared with the Kushaq. Pre-bookings are now open and deliveries will commence in Q1 2022. Slavia is the second major model from the Czech brand and third overall to be launched under the India 2.0 project initiated by the Skoda-Volkswagen India Group. Like Kushaq, Slavia will also be underpinned by a heavily localised MQB A0 IN architecture which would lead up to 95 percent of localisation in the upcoming sedan. At 4,541 mm in length, 1,752 mm in width, 1,487 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,651 mm the Slavia is larger than the first-gen Octavia. The Slavia features familiar styling cues with a trademark Skoda grille upfront which is flanked by sleek LED h...
Mahindra Roxor reintroduced in North America
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Mahindra Roxor reintroduced in North America

Mahindra has reintroduced Roxor side-by-side in the North American market after it discontinued as it faced lawsuits from FCA based on similar designs. The Roxor is essentially based on the old Thar DI. It is classified as an off-road UTV (Utility Task Vehicle) with a 4x4 drivetrain, also referred to as a side-by-side by the North American consumers. The old Thar-based Roxor was first launched in 2018 but was sidelined a couple of years later due to a legal dispute between Mahindra and Jeep. The latter accused the former of infringing its trademarked design as it was quite similar to the original jeep vehicle from the 1940s. The new design, especially the front fascia with wider bonnet does away with any possible similarities while staying true to the iconic shape of a do-it-all jee...
Next Gen Maruti Suzuki Celerio launched. Starts INR 4.99 lakh onwards
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Next Gen Maruti Suzuki Celerio launched. Starts INR 4.99 lakh onwards

Maruti Suzuki has launched the next generation Celerio in India. Prices start at Rs 4.99 lakh and go upto Rs 6.44 lakh (all prices ex-showroom). Maruti Suzuki Celerio ex-showroom prices: LXI MT - Rs. 4.99 lakh VXI MT - Rs. 5.63 lakh VXI AMT - Rs. 6.13 lakh ZXI MT - Rs. 5.94 lakh ZXI AMT - Rs. 6.44 lakh ZXI+ MT - Rs. 6.44 lakh ZXI+ AMT - Rs. 6.94 lakh The new Maruti Suzuki Celerio is now underpinned by the modular Heartect platform that is shared with other Maruti hatchbacks like the WagonR, Swift and the Baleno. In terms of design, too, the new Celerio is a complete departure from the outgoing model. The squarish and angular design of the first-gen is replaced by smooth flowing curves and a more rounded design. The face is characterised by oval-looking h...