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All-new Maruti Suzuki Brezza launched. Prices start at INR 7.99 lakh, ex-showroom
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All-new Maruti Suzuki Brezza launched. Prices start at INR 7.99 lakh, ex-showroom

Maruti Suzuki has introduced the all-new Brezza in India priced at Rs 7.99 lakh, ex-showroom. Available in four variants - LXI, VXI, ZXI and ZXI+, the 2022 Maruti Suzuki Brezza is based on a new platform and is also equipped with a new petrol engine, transmission and features. The new 2022 Brezza looks completely new. The front-end gets a new design language that looks much sleeker than before. The grille is flanked by new all-LED sleek headlamp units. The new Brezza also gets new dual-LED daytime running lamps that add a unique identity to the car. The bumper design is also new and gets a more robust design with heavy cladding. Maruti Suzuki has also added a new silver faux skid plate and new foglamps. The Brezza looks very new from the side as well. Maruti Suzuki has added new ...
Mahindra Scorpio-N launched. Features, variants and prices in detail
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Mahindra Scorpio-N launched. Features, variants and prices in detail

Mahindra & Mahindra has launched its all-new Scorpio-N at a starting price of INR 11.99 lakh for the entry-level petrol MT and going up to Rs 19.49 lakh for the top-spec diesel-MT variant (all prices, ex-showroom, India). The Scorpio N is based on a body-on-frame architecture. The SUV is available in five variants - Z2, Z4, Z6, Z8 and Z8 L. Bookings will open officially on July 30, 2022, and the Scorpio-N automatic line-up's prices will be revealed on July 21. The brand has said that the prices announced today are only for the first 25,000 bookings. The new Scorpio-N is a significant step up over its predecessor, in terms of price and positioning; the latter will be renamed the Scorpio Classic and continue to be sold alongside the new model. The Scorpio-N is also geared up...
Bollywood actor Kartik Aaryan gets India’s first McLaren GT
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Bollywood actor Kartik Aaryan gets India’s first McLaren GT

Bollywood star Kartik Aaryan gets India’s first McLaren GT. This supercar has been gifted to Kartik by T-Series’ chairperson, Bhushan Kumar, after the massive success of his latest film, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. Kartik Aaryan has been currently in the news for his super hit movie, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, as it has emerged as one of the biggest blockbusters of 2022 so far and collected over Rs 180 crore at the Indian box office. The McLaren GT gets a price tag of Rs 3.72 crore, ex-showroom. This is the base price of the car without any customisation option. However, McLaren offers a preconfigured add-on pack for the GT, which costs Rs 29.77 lakh. Kartik’s new McLaren GT is finished in classic McLaren Orange shade with wheels in Gloss Black and sports Azores callipers. McLaren GT ge...
Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder teased. Debut on 1 July
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Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder teased. Debut on 1 July

  Toyota India has released the first teaser video of its upcoming Urban Cruiser Hyryder ahead of its global debut on July 1, 2022, This midsize SUV will be an all-new four-metre-plus vehicle and will sit above the current sub-four-metre Urban Cruiser SUV.  The teaser image gives us a glimpse of the SUV’s front fascia. It consists of a split headlamp setup with sleek LED daytime running lights at the top with the main headlamp cluster positioned on the front bumper. The SUV also has stylish dual-tone alloy wheels. The Urban Cruiser Hyryder SUV shown in the teaser video has a floating roof and blackened A-pillars. The video also confirms presence of 360-degree camera, atleast for the higher variants. The Urban Cruiser Hyryder could be offered with Suzuki’s K15C Dual...
Kia Carens MPV scores 3-star Global NCAP safety rating
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Kia Carens MPV scores 3-star Global NCAP safety rating

The Kia Carens has scored a 3-star rating for both adult and child occupant protection in the latest round of crash tests by the Global New Car Assessment Programme (GNCAP). The India-spec Kia Carens MPV was tested in its most basic safety specification, fitted with two frontal airbags, two side-body airbags, and two side head protection airbags. ESC is also a standard fit in this spec. An average 3-star rating is, therefore, surprising. The Kia Carens were also side-impact tested and fulfilled the UN95 regulatory requirement. During the assessment, the Kia Carens MPV demonstrated an unstable structure, marginal protection to the driver's chest, and weak protection to the driver's feet. Global NCAP noted that the model is still sold with a lap belt in the rear middle seating p...
Ashok Leyland launches ecomet STAR 1115 CNG truck
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Ashok Leyland launches ecomet STAR 1115 CNG truck

Ashok Leyland has launched its ecomet Star 1115 CNG truck in 11.44 T GVW category. The truck is powered by an H series CNG turbocharged engine which produces 106kW (144HP) and 450 Nm torque. The company also offers multiple options of CNG cylinder capacity (360L to 480L) and load span (17ft, 20ft and 22ft). With this product, Ashok Leyland has strengthened its ICV CNG portfolio in the 11T CNG segment. The vehicle also comes with a spacious cabin which will have a new digital dashboard with Advance Driver Assist (ADA), Advanced telematics (i-Alert), remote diagnostics with 24×7 customer assistance through the Uptime Solution Centre will also be offered. Sanjeev Kumar, Head, MHCV, Ashok Leyland, said, “The CV industry is foreseeing a rapid growth towards greener and cleaner fuels. O...
Evtric Rise electric motorcycle launched in India at INR 1.59 lakh
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Evtric Rise electric motorcycle launched in India at INR 1.59 lakh

Evtric Motors, a Pune-based EV company, has launched its first electric motorcycle Evtric Rise in the Indian market. The high-speed motorcycle, priced INR1,59,990 (ex-showroom), was launched at a dealers’ meet in Sikar, Rajasthan. Currently selling three electric scooters – Evtric Axis, Evtric Ride and Evtric Mighty, the EVTRIC Rise is the company’s newest electric motorcycle. It is also opened for bookings at a down payment of Rs 5,000 and goes on sale via the company’s 125 touch-points across 22 states in India. Boasting of state of the art style and leading technology, Evtric Rise motorcycle is a completely Made-in-India product. It is being offered in colour options of black and red while on board features include LED headlamps with DRLs and rear blinkers. The E...
2022 Bajaj Pulsar N160 launched. Prices start at INR 1.27 lakh
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2022 Bajaj Pulsar N160 launched. Prices start at INR 1.27 lakh

Bajaj has launched next-gen version of Pulsar 160NS. Price starts from Rs 1.27 lakh, ex-sh, Delhi. In its new avatar, it has been rebranded as N160. The Pulsar N160 follows the Pulsar 250 twins launched last year and shares some of its DNA in terms of design and styling. The Pulsar N160 gets an aggressive design language with a dual-tone paint job. Split seats are offered and the rider seat is 795mm tall making it quite accessible. The tail end draws design cues from the NS160.  The bike features an an underbelly exhaust. Next-gen Pulsar 160N gets an updated fully digital instrument console with gear position indicator, distance to empty. It also gets USB mobile charger. Powering the Pulsar N160 is a 165cc, single-cylinder engine that makes 16 BHP and 14.65 Nm. The bike ri...
Omega Seiki Mobility (OSM) Stream 3-wheeler EV passenger launched
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Omega Seiki Mobility (OSM) Stream 3-wheeler EV passenger launched

Omega Seiki Mobility (OSM) launched of its first electric passenger 3-wheeler ‘Stream’, marking its entry into the electric passenger vehicle segment. The Omega Seiki Mobility Stream, e-Auto, is priced at INR 3.40 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi) post govt. subsidy. It comes with a 10 kWh of battery pack that produces a massive 535 Nm of peak torque. This electric motor can also achieve a driving range of 110 km on a full charge. The OSM Stream is powered by lithium-ion battery pack that is IP65-rated- for dust and water protection. It comes with an independent transmission with gear adding up to the torque pulling heavy loads. OSM Stream can be charged through a 16A socket. The 3-wheeler is equipped with a gradeability of 10.2 degrees, thus, making it easy to climb the steep slo...
2022 Hyundai Venue launched. Complete details inside
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2022 Hyundai Venue launched. Complete details inside

Hyundai has launched the 2022 Venue at INR 7.53 lakh. Three years after its introduction, the 2022 Hyundai Venue benefits from styling updates, while gaining more infotainment and connectivity features inside the cabin. The  Venue is offered in multiple powertrain options and 5 variants. Design changes on the 2022 Venue includes larger Dark Chrome grille, the revised split headlights, the elongated bumper intake, the aluminum-style skid plates, the full-width LED taillights, and the tweaked rear bumper. All those elements bring the Venue closer to Hyundai’s more recent models incorporating the brand’s Sensuous Sportiness design language. Inside, the Venue facelift now comes with a dual-tone black and beige theme. Higher variants come equipped with a 2-step reclining rear seat...
Volkswagen Virtus launched. Prices start at INR. 11.21 lakh
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Volkswagen Virtus launched. Prices start at INR. 11.21 lakh

Volkswagen has launched the Virtus in India, with a starting price of INR. 11.21 lakh for the 1.0 TSI Comfortline variant, going up to INR. 17.91 lakh for the top-spec 1.5 TSI GT variant. Bookings for the Virtus are already underway. The Volkswagen Virtus is based on the MQB-A0-IN platform, which it shares with the Skoda Slavia. The exterior styling of the Virtus is distinct and typical VW, with clean and crisp lines. The car gets LED headlamps and 16-inch alloy wheels as standard. Inside, the top-spec version of Virtus gets features like a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system, an 8.0-inch instrument cluster, wireless phone charging, connected car tech, ventilated seats, a sunroof, cooled glovebox and auto headlamps and wipers. On the safety front, higher variants get six a...
Hyundai Creta N Line officially revealed. To go on sale in South American market initially
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Hyundai Creta N Line officially revealed. To go on sale in South American market initially

Hyundai has officially revealed the new Creta N Line SUV. Inspired by the performance of the Korean automakers’ N cars, the N Line gives the consumers a glimpse of what the N’s capabilities are. The sportier iteration of the popular Creta has been teased over the past few weeks, while pictures of the SUV's close-to-production form had leaked recently. The Creta N Line gets unique styling touches inside out, along with minor mechanical upgrades as seen on existing Hyundai N Line portfolio globally. The front bumper is larger and houses a horizontal air vent which has been positioned above the grille which adds to the Creta N Line's styling. The area between the grille and the headlamps is also finished in dark chrome which makes the grille look wider. The SUV also gets prominent H...
Kamal Haasan gifts Lexus ES 300h to Vikram movie director Lokesh Kanagaraj
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Kamal Haasan gifts Lexus ES 300h to Vikram movie director Lokesh Kanagaraj

Kamal Hassan-starrer Vikram has joined Rs 100-crore club within just three days of its release. It accumulated a lump sum of 58 crores on its first day of release and is continuing to do extremely well at the box office, it currently has minted over 175 crores in India alone. Extremely happy with the success of the film, the Kamal Hassan went ahead and gifted the director of the film Lokesh Kanagaraj, a brand new luxury car, Lexus ES300h. The Lexus ES 300h is the entry-level model from the Toyota-owned luxury carmaker, and it's a strong hybrid sedan. The facelifted version of the car went on sale in India last year, in October 2021, and it's offered in two variants - Exquisite and Luxury, priced at INR. 59.50 lakh and INR 65.60 lakh (ex-showroom, India) respectively. Pictures of ...
Citroen C3 launch on 20th July. Engine details, mileage and variants details revealed
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Citroen C3 launch on 20th July. Engine details, mileage and variants details revealed

Citroen premiered the sub-4m C3 in September 2021 and will now launch it in India on 20th July 2022. The Citroen C3 will be sold in a petrol-only avatar with a 1.2-litre engine in both naturally aspirated and turbo guise. Bookings for the C3 are expected to begin officially sometime next week. The C3 has been in development for almost two years now. The cross-hatch made its global debut a few months back in September 2021 and later went on sale in South American markets a few weeks ago. The cross-hatch will be based on a Common Modular Platform (CMP) with more than 90 percent localization. Coming to its exterior styling, C3 gets a proper crossover styling with bits of both SUV and hatchback body styles apparent in its design. It features a signature front face with two chrome lin...
Mahindra Bolero Neo+ details leak. Will get five variants and styling tweaks
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Mahindra Bolero Neo+ details leak. Will get five variants and styling tweaks

The long-wheelbase version of the Mahindra Bolero Neo, which has been christened the Neo+, is likely to be launched later this year.  Ahead of its official debut, the specifications and variant details have been leaked online. The new Bolero Neo+ is not an entirely new product, but will essentially be a reworked version of the rugged TUV300 Plus SUV that was on sale until April 2020. Mahindra will give the SUV's styling a bit of a nip and tuck, similar to what was noticed when its sub-four-meter TUV300 plus counterpart made its transition to the Bolero Neo. Expect a fresh-looking nose with a new grille, bumper and headlamps, a new alloy wheel design, mildly altered side cladding and rear bumpers along with re-profiled tail-lamps. On the inside, the equipment list could mimic the ...
Mahindra Scorpio Classic spied. Will be sold alongside the Scorpio-N
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Mahindra Scorpio Classic spied. Will be sold alongside the Scorpio-N

Mahindra will be launching the all new Scorpio-N on June 27th, but the manufacturer will continue to offer the older model alongside it as the Scorpio Classic. Scorpio Classic will be positioned at the lower end of the segment, however, some variants could overlap with the upcoming new Scorpio-N. With the upcoming Scorpio-N expected to be priced around the Rs 15 lakh-22 lakh mark, the upcoming Scorpio Classic would continue to hold its spot in the Rs 13 lakh-16 lakh range in Mahindra's SUV line-up. From the spy pics of the Scorpio Classic it can be clearly seen that there’s a new front grille on board which is Mahindra’s new styling philosophy also present on the Scorpio N and the XUV700. In addition, there’s the new Mahindra logo, while the alloy wheels and projector headlamps l...
2022 Hyundai Venue facelift trim details emerge. Interiors spied
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2022 Hyundai Venue facelift trim details emerge. Interiors spied

Hyundai recently revealed the 2022 Venue facelift ahead of its launch in India on June 16. The carmaker opened bookings for a token amount of Rs 21,000. The Venue facelift gets a new radiator grille with chrome accents. It now has a rectangular air dam with a skid plate beneath, but the split headlamps are still present. New L-shaped LED tail lights with a light bar that spans the width of the at the rear. The rear bumper has been updated as well, with a black insert and position lighting on both sides. It’s not just the exterior, but Hyundai has thrown in quite a few updates to the interior of the refreshed Venue as well. The most noticeable update is a new dual-tone black and beige interior theme in place of the all-black theme of the pre-facelift Venue. It also gets a new four...
Hungarian automaker Keeway launches K-Light 250V, Vieste 300, Sixties 300i in India
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Hungarian automaker Keeway launches K-Light 250V, Vieste 300, Sixties 300i in India

Founded in 1999 in Hungary, Keeway is primarily known for its product line covering scooters, motorcycles, and ATVs with displacements ranging from 125cc to 1200cc. Keeway is owned by the China's QJ Motor, the same group that also owns Benelli. The two scooters that Keeway has launched in India are called the Vieste 300 and Sixties 300i, while the motorcycle is named the K-Light 250V. Keeway Vieste 300 One of the two scooters unveiled by Keeway India is the rather smart-looking Vieste 300. It is powered by a 278cc, single-cylinder, four-valve, liquid-cooled engine that's good for 18.4bhp and 22Nm of torque. Sitting on 13-inch alloy wheels, the Vieste 300 offers front & rear disc brakes, dual-channel ABS and telescopic front suspension. This maxi-scooter 300 is available in...
Land Rover Defender 130 revealed with Eight Seats
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Land Rover Defender 130 revealed with Eight Seats

Land Rover has officially unveiled the new Defender 130 which will sit above the Defender 110 and the Defender 90 globally, with the latter two already on sale in India. The Defender 130 not only seats eight people, but it also packs in equipment such as the electronic air suspension and a larger infotainment touch-screen as standard which are otherwise offered as an option. The Defender 130 retains the iconic styling of the standard Defender. The obvious change is apparent when viewed from the side, as the Defender 130 measures 5358mm in length, which is 340mm longer than the erstwhile longest vehicle in the lineup, the Defender 110. However, the wheelbase measures the same as on the Defender 110 at 3022mm. The Defender 130 also retains the 37.5-degree approach angle, but depart...