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2021 Mahindra Roxor gets unique front styling. Images leaked
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2021 Mahindra Roxor gets unique front styling. Images leaked

Mahindra had to redesign the Roxor after Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) filed an objection as the design was almost identical to a Jeep. Hence, in response to the legal action, Mahindra has adapted an entirely fresh look for the off-roader. Mahindra has stuck to the retro-styling theme for the updated Roxor and has removed almost all of the Jeep-like looks. The model now gets a much wider nose that allows more space between the headlamps that are now separated by a twin-horizontal slat grille, with honeycomb inserts finished in black. The wider bonnet, houses the wheels within its width and fenders are mostly integrated leaving the rest of the front end rather bare. The grille tapers down to the front bumper, giving a view of the exposed suspension and tyres. The headlamps cont...
Kia Sonet launched. Prices start at INR 6.71 lakh
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Kia Sonet launched. Prices start at INR 6.71 lakh

Kia has launched the Sonet sub-4 meter SUV in India. Available in 6 variants broadly classified into two trim levels  - Tech Line and GT Line prices start at Rs. 6.71 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The Sonet shares its underpinnings with the Hyundai Venue. It measures 3,995 mm in length, 1,790 mm in width, 1,647 mm in height and its wheelbase is 2,500 mm. It has a ground clearance of 211 mm and the boot space is 392 litre. The Sonet is offered with three engine options. These include a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine producing 82 BHP @ 6,300 rpm and 115 Nm @ 4,200 rpm paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox and a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine producing 118 BHP @ 6,000 rpm and 172 Nm @ 1,500-4,000 rpm. This engine is offered with either a 6-speed iMT or 7-speed DCT. T...
Mahindra TUV300 BS6 with cosmetic changes. Leaked images
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Mahindra TUV300 BS6 with cosmetic changes. Leaked images

The updated version of the TUV300 is expected to be launched towards the end of this year and it has already been spotted testing a number of times. The patent image of the facelifted TUV300 showcases notable design changes to the front fascia. The upright styling bits and silhouette remain the same as the existing model. It now comes with new grille with chrome inserts and reworked headlamp clusters. The front bumper has also been redesigned. The overall boxy shape of the TUV300 hasn't changed though. It has squared-off wheel arches and roof rails. On the inside, the TUV300 could get a few updates as well. Higher variants could be offered with a touchscreen infotainment head-unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. The BS4 version of the TUV300 was offered with...
2021 Hyundai Tucson. Its hot, tech loaded and revolutionary SUV
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2021 Hyundai Tucson. Its hot, tech loaded and revolutionary SUV

Hyundai has taken the wraps off the fourth-generation Tucson mid-size SUV. Wider and longer than the outgoing model, the new 2021 Tucson debuts with a choice of two wheelbase variants. Standing larger in dimensions as compared to its earlier counterpart, the 2022 Hyundai Tucson will measure 4500 mm in length, 1864 mm in width and 1660 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2679 mm. This will be an improvement over its predecessor that stood at 4475 mm in length, 1850 mm in width and 1660 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2670 mm. This increase in dimensions means added interior space with a more spacious cargo area. Outside, the 2021 Hyundai Tucson looks nothing like its predecessor. It follows Hyundai’s Sensuous Sportiness design language, but also features flourishes of what t...
Force Trax Crusier and Toofan BS6 launched
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Force Trax Crusier and Toofan BS6 launched

Force Motors has launched the new 2020 Trax range and will be offered in four different trim levels namely- Trax Cruiser, Trax Cruiser Deluxe, Trax Toofan and Trax Toofan Deluxe. With prices at a starting price of Rs 10.9 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the entry-level Cruiser trim and goes all the way up to Rs 12.73 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the top-spec Toofan Deluxe trim. The main difference between Deluxe and non-Deluxe trim is that the former will get an air conditioner, while the latter will be offered without AC.  The new Force Trax has undergone a minor facelift as well. The front fascia has been redesigned, with new headlamps, new front grille, and a new front bumper with integrated fog lamps. The BS4 model used to have exposed door hinges, but the BS6 has them hidden...
Ashok Leyland Bada Dost launched. Available in 2 variants
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Ashok Leyland Bada Dost launched. Available in 2 variants

Ashok Leyland has launched the Bada Dost LCV in the Indian market. It is available in two variants - i3 (2.99 tonne GVW) and i4 (3.49 tonne GVW) and comes in two trim levels - LS and LX. Prices start at Rs. 7.75 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). Customers can also book the vehicle online. Based on a new platform developed in-house, Bada Dost is larger than the existing Dost LCV and comes with a 9.8 inch loading bay and a 50-litre fuel tank. It rides on 15-inch wheels and has a ground clearance of 206 mm. The truck comes equipped with 2-stage leaf RFS with double acting shock absorbers at the front and semi-elliptic 2-stage leaf suspension with double acting shock absorbers at the rear. The Bada Dost comes with a 3-seat layout and has a reclining and sliding driver's seat. It s...
Supercharged Bimota Tesi H2 makes 242PS. Other details revealed
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Supercharged Bimota Tesi H2 makes 242PS. Other details revealed

Bimota had already been teasing the motorcycle on its social media platforms but now has officially revealed the prices which start at $ 64,000, an equivalent of Rs 55.61 lakh sans the import duty and taxes. Bimota will be making 250 units, to begin with, and has already started accepting pre-bookings for the same. Powering the Bimota Tesi H2 supercharged, is the Kawasaki-sourced supercharged 998cc four-cylinder engine. This unit puts out a maximum of 242PS at 11,500 rpm and generates 141Nm of torque at 11,000 rpm. These numbers are identical to that of the Kawasaki H2. The Tesi H2 has a fuel tank capacity of 17 litres and measures 2,074 mm in length, 770mm in width and 1,155 mm in height with a ground clearance of 140mm. The outlandish design cues had actually helped th...
BMW R 18 India launch on 19th Sep. Bookings open
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BMW R 18 India launch on 19th Sep. Bookings open

BMW Motorrad India will be launching its flagship and the only cruiser offering, the R 18 on September 19. The company dealerships all across the country have started accepting bookings for a token amount of Rs 1 lakh.  Most of the BMW Motorrad dealerships have display units that are being previewed to prospective customers as well as the general public. This flagship offering is being brought to the country through the CBU route. The BMW R 18 cruiser could be priced at Rs. 20 lakh for the base variant and go all the way up to Rs 24 lakh for the fully-loaded version. The deliveries are expected to commence across the country from October 2020 onward. The R 18 marks BMW's re-entry into the cruiser space and it rivals the likes of the Harley-Davidson Fatboy. The R 18's des...
Royal Enfield Meteor details leaked. Launch expected on 22nd Sep in 3 variants
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Royal Enfield Meteor details leaked. Launch expected on 22nd Sep in 3 variants

While Royal Enfield is yet to announce the launch details for the new Meteor 350, leaked data has revealed the specifications of the upcoming motorcycle. Launch date is expected to be on 22nd September but we have no official confirmation on the same. The Thunderbird 350 replacement, based on a new "J-Platform", gets revised styling, a new frame, and a new engine over the model it replaces. Royal Enfield will market the M350 as an Easy Cruiser. As per the leaked marketing material, Meteor 350 is Easy as well as Cruiser. Easy because it has Easy Turning Ability, Smoother Gear Shifts, Low Cost Ownership, Refined Engine. Cruiser because it has Leant Back Seating, Forward Footpegs, Raised Handlebars, Low Seat Height. The Royal Enfield Meteor will be powered by a 349cc, air-c...
Sunny Leone shows off her new Maserati Ghibli
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Sunny Leone shows off her new Maserati Ghibli

Actor Sunny Leone recently brought home a new Maserati Ghibli, her third car from the carmaker. Leone took to social media platform Instagram to share the news and also pose with her new prized possession finished in the Bianco white paint scheme. Prior to buying the new Ghibli, Sunny already has the Maserati Quattroporte in her garage and also purchased the limited edition Maserati Ghibli Nerissimo in 2017. The new Ghibli was delivered to the star and her family in Los Angeles, US, where the actor is currently based since the lockdown. The Maserati Ghibli is the automaker's entry-level performance sedan and quite stylish with the quintessential Italian flair. Powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 engine that develops 345 bhp and 500 Nm of peak torque the sedan can sprint fr...
Triumph Rocket 3 GT launched at INR 18.4 lakh
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Triumph Rocket 3 GT launched at INR 18.4 lakh

The Triumph Rocket 3 GT has been launched at Rs 18.4 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). At this price point, the Rocket 3 GT costs Rs 40,000 more than the Rocket 3 R that was launched late last year.  The GT, as the name suggests, is the cruiser version of the Rocket 3, while the R is the street-oriented roadster. The latter has a sportier riding position and a flat, single-piece handlebar. The Rocket 3 GT has a slightly relaxed riding position, with forward-set foot pegs, a slightly pulled-back handlebar and a lower seat height, at 750mm (compared to 773mm on the R).  In addition, the GT gets a fly-screen, heated grips and a height-adjustable backrest for the pillion. The alloy wheel design is the same on both models, but for the chrome accents seen on the GT’s wheels. While th...
Atum 1.0 cafe-racer styled e-bike launched. Offers 100km per charge
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Atum 1.0 cafe-racer styled e-bike launched. Offers 100km per charge

Hyderabad-based EV start-up Atumobile has launched the Atum 1.0 electric bike for a starting price of Rs 50,000. Powering it is a 48 V portable lithium-ion battery pack that offers 100 km range per charge (claimed) and it can be juiced up completely in 4 hours. A 250 W electric motor provides the propulsion to a maximum speed of 25 km/hr. The Atum 1.0 electric bike does not need a registration certificate and you don't require a driving license to ride it. Atumobile claims that the electric bike is perfect for kids, adults and elders for city commute. The new Atum 1.0 has been approved as a low-speed bike by the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT), making it ready for commercial use. Some of the bike’s features include a digital display and LED headligh...
BMW 3 Series GT Shadow Edition launched. Limited-edition variant offered in top-spec M Sport trim
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BMW 3 Series GT Shadow Edition launched. Limited-edition variant offered in top-spec M Sport trim

BMW has launched the 3 Series Gran Turismo 'Shadow Edition'. The car is powered by a petrol engine and comes with the M Sport design package. It is priced at Rs. 42.50 lakh (ex-showroom). On the exterior, the 3 GT Shadow Edition gets a gloss black finish for the grille and tailpipes, M badging on the front fenders, black 18-inch M alloy wheels and an M aerodynamics package, which includes the front apron, side skirts and rear apron finished in ‘Dark Shadow Metallic’ paint. The interior housing of the headlamps and tail-lamps are also darkened to complete the look. On the inside, the Shadow Edition comes with aluminium door sill plates, key with M logo, M sports leather steering wheel, ambient lighting, wireless charging and a panoramic sunroof. It has an 8.8-inch touchscreen...
First Drive: 2020 Mahindra Thar Freedom Drive
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First Drive: 2020 Mahindra Thar Freedom Drive

We’ve been seeing spy photos of the new Thar for some time now and in the run up to the unveil, some thinly camouflaged images surfaced, so we had a fair idea of what to expect. But today, when it finally broke cover, brute- macho-muscular-go anywhere are some of the words that came to our mind when we looked at this the latest avatar of the iconic Mahindra Thar. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4Uw_4ih7uc Off-road Champ Athira Murali shares her First Drive experience of 2020 Mahindra Thar.
Next-gen Mahindra Thar unveiled. Launch Oct 2nd
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Next-gen Mahindra Thar unveiled. Launch Oct 2nd

After scores of spy photos and a seemingly endless wait, the all-new Mahindra Thar has finally been revealed in full. It’s no coincidence Mahindra chose India’s 74th Independence Day to unveil its next-gen off-roader, as it wants its new 4x4 to be viewed as an icon of freedom. The new Thar is based on the Gen3 chassis that is claimed to have better torsional rigidity. It appears to be wider than its predecessor and features a completely redesigned exterior. While the design is new, it's a modern take of the previous Thar's retro looks. The SUV has a ground clearance of 226 mm and can wade through 650 mm. It has a 42 degree approach angle and a 37 degree departure angle. The new Thar gets a revised grille but retains the circular headlamps and wide fenders. Customers can cho...
Tata Motors launch India’s first 16-wheeler, 47.5 tonne tipper truck – Signa 4825.TK
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Tata Motors launch India’s first 16-wheeler, 47.5 tonne tipper truck – Signa 4825.TK

Tata Motors has launched India's first 16-wheeler, 47.5 tonne tipper truck called the Signa 4825.TK. The Signa 4825.TK has been designed for the transport of coal and construction aggregates. It comes with a 29 cubic meter box load body. The tipper is available in two configurations - 10X4 and 10X2. The Signa 4825.TK is powered by a Cummins ISBe 6.7-litre BS6 diesel engine that produces 247 BHP and 950 Nm @ 1,000-1,700 rpm. The engine is mated to a heavy duty G1150 9-speed gearbox via a 430 mm organic clutch. The truck comes with three drive modes - Light, Medium and Heavy. The Signa 4825.TK features a suspended sleeper cabin that has been crash tested, tilt and telescopic steering, 3-way mechanically adjustable driver's seat and air-conditioning. The truck also comes wit...
2020 Mahindra Thar spied with production body. Unveil on 15th August
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2020 Mahindra Thar spied with production body. Unveil on 15th August

The next-generation Mahindra Thar will be unveiled on 15th August 2020. Ahead of the launch, the homegrown automaker continues to text pre-production models of the same on Indian roads. Latest spy images reveals new details related to this upcoming product. The design of the 2020 Mahindra Thar is an evolution over the current model rather than a revolution. The new Thar will be longer, wider as well as taller. Also, the new version will get a hard-top variant, unlike the older generation model. New design includes an all-new front fascia with a larger vertical-slat grille, new headlamps, LED DRLs, reworked bumpers at both ends, LED taillamp; among others. The Thar runs on a five-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels with gun-metal finish. shod with Ceat CZAR A/T all-terrain tyres wi...
2021 Mahindra Roxor teased. Continues retro-theme
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2021 Mahindra Roxor teased. Continues retro-theme

Mahindra will soon release a heavily updated version of its US-market Roxor off-roader. The Roxor off-roader will come with major design updates as a new teaser of Mahindra’s off-roader has taken over the internet.  Built and designed by Mahindra’s North American subsidiary MANA (Mahindra Automotive North America) situated in Auburn Hills, Michigan, the Roxor is an off-roader and falls under the side-by-side category in the USA. The Roxor off-roader was first launched in the United States back in May 2018. Looking at the teaser, the new-look Roxor continues its retro-theme, without the Jeep influence, and now gets a much wider nose than before. The wider bonnet houses the wheels within its width, and the rest of the front end is rather bare This time Mahindra will ...
New Ghibli Hybrid is the first hybrid vehicle in Maserati’s history
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New Ghibli Hybrid is the first hybrid vehicle in Maserati’s history

The new Ghibli Hybrid represents one of the most ambitious projects for Maserati, The choice to introduce the hybrid technology on the Ghibli saloon is no coincidence: this model, with over 100,000 units produced since its launch in 2013, perfectly embodies the Modena-based manufacturer’s DNA. In fact, the challenge facing Maserati was to enter the world of electrification without altering the brand's core philosophy and values. The result? The creation of the best possible hybrid. What's more, Ghibli Hybrid will retain the unmistakable sound that has always distinguished every Maserati. The arrival of the new Ghibli Hybrid thus expands the Maserati range, which is now even more competitive and responsive to the demands of the market. Ghibli Hybrid is immediately recognis...