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All-new Tata Safari launched at INR 14.69 lakh. ‘Adventure Persona’ trim introduced
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All-new Tata Safari launched at INR 14.69 lakh. ‘Adventure Persona’ trim introduced

The all-new Tata Safari has been launched in India, with introductory prices starting at ₹ 14.69 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The SUV is available in 6 variants - XE, XM, XT, XT+, XZ and XZ+. Moreover, the company has also introduced a new Adventure Persona trim which is placed at the very top of the line at ₹20.20 lakh (ex-showroom) for manual and ₹21.45 lakh (ex-showroom) for the automatic version. The "Adventure Persona" trim comes finished in a unique shade called Tropical Mist with a piano black grille and exterior trim. It comes with Charcoal Grey alloy wheels. On the inside, it gets Earthy Brown upholstery and dark chrome trim with piano black surfaces. Under the hood, the new Tata Safari features the same 2.0-litre Kryotec turbo-diesel engine producing 170hp and 350Nm as in...
2021 Lada Niva Travel: Old school SUV modernized
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2021 Lada Niva Travel: Old school SUV modernized

LADA announces the start of pre-sales for the new LADA Niva Travel. The 2021 Lada Niva is essentially a facelifted version of Chevrolet Niva which was launched back in 1998 as the VAZ-2123. Start of sales will be announced later, but even today you can choose and book your future SUV on the website lada.ru or via any official LADA dealer website. The LADA SUV is offered in two main versions: Niva Travel and Niva Travel Off-Road, the latter is distinguished by a standard snorkel, off-road tires and a body kit made of unpainted plastic, which protects the enamel of the body in adverse road conditions. The front end design now features more modern headlights and a redesigned hood with prominent creases. The grille is much larger than before and the wheel arches are more squared-off ...
Spied: Tata Tiago and Tigor CNG variants
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Spied: Tata Tiago and Tigor CNG variants

Tata Motors is looking to add new variants to Tiago and Tigor range in India. TML is currently readying the CNG versions of its popular hatchback and subcompact sedan. The company has already initiated public road tests of the CNG-powered Tiago and Tigor. Both the test mules were captured on camera at a CNG filling station. The CNG versions are likely to be launched in the country later this year. The CNG variants are expected to be mechanically identical to their petrol powered counterparts. Both cars come with a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine that puts out 85 BHP and 113 Nm. The peak output is expected to drop slightly when running on CNG. While the petrol versions are offered with either a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed AMT, the CNG variants will come only with the 5-sp...
BMW X3 xDrive30i SportX launched at INR 56.50 lakh
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BMW X3 xDrive30i SportX launched at INR 56.50 lakh

BMW has launched the X3 xDrive30i SportX, priced at Rs 56.50 lakh (ex-showroom, India) and is the latest addition to the X3 line-up in India. The new variant is locally produced at BMW’s plant in Chennai and is the new entry point to the X3 range in India. Further, if you purchase this new BMW X3 before midnight on February 28, 2021, BMW will be offering you benefits worth up to INR 1.50 lakh. These benefits include BMW Service Inclusive Package and exclusively curated BMW Accessories Package. The former covers all maintenance work, including any BMW Original Parts and oil requirements for 3 year/ 40,000 km. Meanwhile, the latter additionally brings in a the BMW Display key, 2.5PM air filter, LED door projectors and universal wireless charger. Under the hood lies a 2.0-litre, fou...
Tata Safari launch date revealed. Teaser released
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Tata Safari launch date revealed. Teaser released

Tata has just launched a video teaser which confirms the launch date of the Safari. The much-awaited Safari SUV is going to launch on 22nd February 2021 as confirmed by the teaser. Tata Motors has begun accepting bookings for the new Safari SUV at all its dealerships, for an amount of Rs 30,000. https://youtu.be/w0V_zsyT6uk Safari is offered only with a 2.0-litre Kyrotec diesel engine that we have seen on the Harrier. The engine produces 170 PS of max power and 350 Nm of peak torque. The engine is offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission and the power is transferred to the front wheels only. Tata is not offering a 4×4 or all-wheel-drive with the Safari. The exterior design of the 2021 Tata Safari is similar to the Harrier, with...
Actress Nora Fatehi buys New BMW 5-Series luxury sedan
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Actress Nora Fatehi buys New BMW 5-Series luxury sedan

Popular Bollywood actress Nora Fatehi has just bought a brand new BMW 5-series sedan. The brand's Mumbai-based dealership delivered the car to the actor recently and BMW India shared images of the same on its social media handle.  There is no information about which variant Nora has decided to opt for. However, what the do know is that she chose the Black Sapphire Metallic colour which gives the 5-series a very understated look. Before the BMW, Nora has been spotted with a Mercedes-Benz CLA 220d which was finished in white colour. However, that car has been now discontinued by Mercedes-Benz. The BMW 5 Series is offered with both petrol and diesel engines with power coming from the 2.0-litre twin-turbo petrol that develops 249 bhp and 350 Nm of peak torque on the 530i Sport ...
4 Star for Thar in Global NCAP crash test
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4 Star for Thar in Global NCAP crash test

The all-new Mahindra Thar SUV has been crash tested by Global NCAP and has scored 4-star safety rating for adult and child occupant safety. This makes the Mahindra Thar India's safest off-roader. The first-generation Mahindra Thar barely had any safety provisions to speak of. And this is one of the main reasons why the carmaker had to pull the plug on the model. But a few months ago, the Indian SUV maker launched Thar's second-generation model with several safety provisions. As a result, the new model is much safer than the predecessor and this is evident with Global NCAP's crash test report.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omW1q05nUak&feature=youtu.be As per the crash test report, the vehicle offered good protection to the head and neck of the driver and passenger. Dr...
Toyota Innova Crysta facelift launched. Prices start at INR 16.26 lakh
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Toyota Innova Crysta facelift launched. Prices start at INR 16.26 lakh

The Toyota Innova Crysta facelift has been launched in the Indian market. The MPV is available in three variants - GX, VX and ZX and prices range from Rs. 16.26 lakh to Rs. 24.33 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Prices are the same across the country except Kerala. Prices have increased by Rs 20,000-70,000, depending on the variant The refreshed Innova Crysta gets an imposing trapezoidal grille finished in piano black. The redesigned front bumper gets a new design with larger turn indicator housings and round fog lamps that will be LED units on higher variants. The headlamps are exactly the same as the outgoing model, they now get chrome extensions on the grille. Additionally, the updated Innova Crysta gets new-look 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels that seem to be unique for the Indian m...
Maruti Suzuki S-Presso scores Zero in Global-NCAP crash tests
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Maruti Suzuki S-Presso scores Zero in Global-NCAP crash tests

The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso scored zero points for adult occupant safety and 2 stars for child occupant safety Global-NCAP crash test. According to the crash test report, the protection offered to the driver and passenger heads was good. Driver’s neck showed adequate protection and passenger’s neck showed poor protection. The car offered marginal protection to the driver's knees, while passenger's knees showed good protection. Driver’s tibias showed weak and marginal protection while passenger’s tibias showed adequate protection. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neVAP1UCG0E&feature=youtu.be The child seat for the 3-year old was not able to prevent excessive forward movement during the impact. The car offered poor protection to the head and chest of a rearward facing 18-mo...
2021 Mahindra XUV500 spied. Gets LED headlamps and DRLs
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2021 Mahindra XUV500 spied. Gets LED headlamps and DRLs

The ageing Mahindra XUV500’s successor has been spotted testing yet again in the country. The set of images showed here shows the frontal changes the premium SUV will have upon its arrival, as Mahindra has given a comprehensive update in terms of design. The 2021 Mahindra XUV500 features the brand’s new lighting signature which was debuted by the XUV300. The rectangular headlamps run down to form a boomerang shaped DRLs. The full LED cluster has a prominent say in the premium crossover’s road presence. The bonnet structure is also new and it appears to have sporty creases and character lines to further enhance the exterior of the upcoming SUV. The restyled front bumper has wider central air inlet and the fog lamps as well as the housing are hidden under wraps. You could...
Jeep Compass facelift spotted. India launch early 2021
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Jeep Compass facelift spotted. India launch early 2021

Jeep has officially revealed the facelifted Compass in the Chinese market, and the updated SUV is expected to be launched in India early next year but with more substantial changes. Recently, a camouflaged prototype of the upcoming Compass facelift was also spotted on test in India, confirming that Jeep is working on launching the updated car here too. The Jeep Compass has been regarded as one of the most capable SUVs in its segment, however, hasn’t really been able to get a strong foothold in the Indian market. Globally, the car’s second-gen avatar first made its debut back in September 2016, which means that it was very well due for a mid-life makeover. On the outside, the Jeep Compass facelift gets new and slimmer LED headlamps, a slightly redesigned front grille as well...
2020 Hyundai i20 launched with 4 trims & 3 engine options
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2020 Hyundai i20 launched with 4 trims & 3 engine options

Hyundai has launched the new i20 in India. The price of the new i20 starts at INR 6.79 lakh (ex-showroom) for the base Magna trim and goes all the way up to INR 11.17 lakh (ex-showroom) for the Asta (O) trim. It is to be noted that these are the introductory prices which will remain valid only until 31 December 2020. Click here to watch walkaround video of 2020 Hyundai i20 The third-gen Hyundai i20 is being offered with two petrol and one diesel engine options in India. There's a 1.0L turbo petrol which churns out 120 PS and 171 Nm with either the 6-speed iMT or 7-speed DCT. The new i20’s 1.2L naturally aspirated petrol engine produces 83 PS with the MT and 88 PS with the IVT. It generates 114 Nm of peak torque. The last engine option is the 1.5L diesel that is capable of delive...
Tata Harrier Camo Edition launched. Prices start at INR 16.50 lakh
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Tata Harrier Camo Edition launched. Prices start at INR 16.50 lakh

Tata Motors launched the Harrier Camo Edition with prices starting at INR 16.50 lakh  (ex-showroom Delhi). Tata is only offering the new Camo Edition on select trims, specifically all above the XT. The cost difference for the updated styling is between Rs 10,000-30,000 over the standard trim counterparts.  The new Tata Harrier Camo Edition features a unique Camo Green colour which really helps the SUV to stand out from the crowd. Tata Motors has also added Grey cladding all around. Additionally, a number of chrome highlights have been blacked out. Enhancing the overall visual appeal of the car are the 17-in Blackstone alloy wheels. Apart from the paint, the company has used Camo badges to help identify the new model. The interiors too have received an update and now sport an...
Royal Enfield Meteor 350 launched with wide customization options
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Royal Enfield Meteor 350 launched with wide customization options

Royal Enfield has launched the new Meteor 350 in India at Rs 1.76 lakh (Fireball), Rs 1.81 lakh (Stellar) and Rs 1.90 lakh (Supernova). The Royal Enfield Meteor is based on a completely new platform and is the replacement for the Thunderbird and Thunderbird X models. It is based on a new twin downtube spine chassis that is said to be stiffer the Thunderbird's frame. The seat height is 765 mm while the wheelbase is 1,400 mm. The bike weighs 191 kg and has a ground clearance of 170 mm.  Powering the Meteor 350 is a new 349cc, fuel-injected, single-cylinder engine that produces 20.2 BHP @ 6,100 rpm and 27 Nm @ 4,000 rpm. The engine features an overhead camshaft instead of a pushrod and comes with a primary balancer shaft. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Click here ...
Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe, first AMG model to be assembled in India launched
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Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe, first AMG model to be assembled in India launched

Mercedes-Benz has today launched the AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe priced at INR 76.70 lakh (ex-showroom, PAN India). It is the first AMG model to be assembled locally at Mercedes’ Chakan plant. This marks Mercedes-Benz India's 10th launch this year. Before this, all AMG models used to reach our shores via CBU (completely built-up) route. With the local assembling, the German automaker has been able to significantly reduce AMG GLC 43 Coupe SUV's price for the Indian market. The locally assembled GLC 43 Coupe costs Rs 14 lakh more than the standard GLC 300 Coupe and Rs 13 lakh more than the GLC 300d Coupe. The new performance SUV is powered by a massive 3.0L V6 engine that features two turbochargers. The result is a maximum power output of 390 hp and 520 Nm of peak torque. Mercedes-AM...
Mitsuoka Buddy is a retro-styled Toyota RAV4
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Mitsuoka Buddy is a retro-styled Toyota RAV4

Japanese coachbuilder Mitsuoka has given the Toyota RAV4 the retro American SUV treatment to create the Buddy. Mitsuoka's treatment is much more dramatic. The Buddy's heavily reshaped front end, for example, includes a Chevy K5 Blazer-style full-width grille, stacked two-piece rectangular headlights, a big chrome jaw/bumper and some new LED nostrils. The Buddy is more recognisable as a RAV4 from the side but receives an array of additional body creases and chunky All-Terrain T/A tyres wrapped around 1980s-style steel wheels with chrome hubcaps. The rear-end makeover is much more extreme. The RAV4's tail-light clusters make way for upright items seemingly inspired by cars like the Jeep Grand Wagoneer and Cadillac Brougham, while the tailgate is decorated with a wide contrasting tr...
DC Design custom kit for 2020 Mahindra Thar. Like it or Hate it
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DC Design custom kit for 2020 Mahindra Thar. Like it or Hate it

DC2 (formerly called DC Designs) has unveiled their dress-kit for the new-generation Mahindra Thar. Mahindra also offers a range of accessories and kits to bring a different look for each customer. However, if you want something a lot more customised to your liking DC2 has revealed the new Dress Kit for the 2020 Mahindra Thar. The company recently released renders of their Mahindra Thar dress-kit on social media. It is entirely subjective whether it is a good looking vehicle or not. As far as looks go, the new Thar has even more road presence than the previous-gen Thar. The front design is completely changed and now features a new front grille design with the familiar seven vertical-slats, smoked rectangular LED headlamps replacing the stock halogen lights, and a massive fro...
Bugatti Bolide unveiled. 1240kg hypercar does 500.50kph
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Bugatti Bolide unveiled. 1240kg hypercar does 500.50kph

The Bugatti Bolide - company calls it the fastest and lightest car it’s ever built, with a top speed over 500.50kmphh, 1,825 horsepower, and a weight of just 1240kg. These two figures are made possible by the use of Bugatti's now-venerable quad-turbocharged 8.0-litre W16 engine, powering all four wheels, pumped up well beyond the 1600hp, it puts out in the Chiron Super Sport 300+.  This is done via “dethrottling” the intake of an exhaust system, four newly developed turbochargers and a redesigned dry sump lubrication system. It’s worth noting, however, that the maximum claimed output is achieved only by using 110-octane racing fuel. Using 98-octane petrol, the figure is actually the same 1600hp as the Super Sport 300+. The Bolide sits on a super-light and super-stiff c...
New Hyundai i20 launch on November 5, 2020. Bookings open
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New Hyundai i20 launch on November 5, 2020. Bookings open

The new Hyundai i20 is all set to be launched in India on November 5, 2020. Hyundai has also officially begun accepting bookings for the new i20 at its dealerships and online retail platform, with the booking amount set for Rs 21,000. Hyundai already revealed the international-spec, 3rd-generation i20, earlier this year. The model for India will receive majority of the features and styling of the international model. Compared to the current Elite i20 offered in India, the all-new i20 will come with much sharper, sportier and more angular overall styling. The new i20 will also feature a new, wider 'cascading grille' design, new headlight and DRL design, along with new taillights with angular Z-shaped LED inserts. Inside, the new i20 with a large feature list, with the hatchbac...
2021 SsangYong Rexton G4 leaked ahead of global unveil
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2021 SsangYong Rexton G4 leaked ahead of global unveil

SsangYong recently released a teaser of its upcoming premium SUV – Rexton. The SUV is scheduled to be launched globally on 2nd November. The Mahindra Alturas G4 which is currently on sale in India, is basically a rebadged version of the Rexton. Therefore, the facelifted version of the Rexton is expected to arrive in India as a facelift for Mahindra Alturas G4. Before its global debut, a new set of images, which reveal the exteriors and interiors has leaked online. New Rexton features full-LED headlamps and an integrated LED daytime running light set-up. The updated Ssangyong Rexton also sports a wider bumper and a new grille. At the rear end, the SUV comes with a set of new LED tail lamps with Rexton lettering, along with a chrome strip. It also gets a sportier rear bu...