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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS launched. Gets Mercedes’ latest MBUX multimedia system
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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS launched. Gets Mercedes’ latest MBUX multimedia system

Mercedes-Benz India launched the new flagship GLS 2020 SUV at ₹99.90 lakh. The three-row SUV now in its third-generation is available in two variants- the 400d diesel and 450 petrol. Both the petrol and diesel variants have the same price tag. This is the second major launch for the German luxury car maker in just a few weeks after it introduced AMG C 63 Coupe and AMG GT R towards the end of May. As the previous-gen model, the 2020 GLS SUV has arrived in India as a CKD (completely knocked down) product. It is being assembled at the company's Pune based facility. In India, the GLS sales have crossed 6,700 units. The new GLS is based on Mercedes' Modular High Architecture (MHA) platform and is even larger than the model it replaces. The new GLS measures 5,207mm in length, ...
Range Rover 50th anniversary edition revealed. Limited to 1970 units
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Range Rover 50th anniversary edition revealed. Limited to 1970 units

On June 17th 2020, the Range Rover SUV celebrated its 50th anniversary. On the occasion, luxury automaker Jaguar Land Rover unveiled a special model of the vehicle. Dubbed the Range Rover Fifty, this special edition will be limited to just 1,970 units – 1970 was the year that the Range Rover was first introduced. Prices have yet to be announced. The Fifty special edition is based on the already luxurious Autobiography trim and can be ordered with a variety of petrol and diesel powertrains in regular or long-wheelbase form. Being a special edition and all, the Range Rover Fifty has plenty of bespoke features, like exterior accents painted in Auric Atlas and two unique 22-inch wheel designs. Further distinguishing the fact that the Fifty is a spe...
2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 S : More comfort, same power
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2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 S : More comfort, same power

The 2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 S lineup is here, and it's chock full of improvements. No, said improvements don't extend to the powertrain. The new E63 retains the previous version’s 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine, which produces 603hp and 850Nm of torque in the top-line S version. Power continues to be sent to all four wheels through a 9-speed automatic gearbox. The front end gets the A-shaped grille inspired by the Panamericana 300SL; it is beautifully integrated and gives this AMG a far more aggressive look than before. Twelve vertical slats emphasize the vehicle's family resemblance to the AMG GT range. The rear end of the sedan gets a significant makeover as well: the previously vertical, egg-shaped taillights are replaced by horizontal taillights that give the E63 a more tight...
GlamperRV Business Line is ideal for business travel or work-away commuting
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GlamperRV Business Line is ideal for business travel or work-away commuting

With home working looking set to stay, GlamperRV, the bespoke luxury motorhome brand, is launching a new ‘business class’ home office - the GlamperRV Business Line - which can also be used as a mobile office hotel, and on post lockdown weekends away or adventurous touring holidays. Offering an ultimate home office space without the need to move house, the GlamperRV Business Line motorhome will enable business people to travel to meetings while avoiding hotels, restaurants and additional shared facilities. Full business class facilities include a large central desk, LED lighting, bathroom, multiple USB charging points, mobile wifi, Nespresso coffee machine, large fridge freezer, blackout blinds and plug sockets without the need for an electric hook up, courtesy of a powerful in-b...
LuxeCamper is India’s first commercially approved premium motorhome
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LuxeCamper is India’s first commercially approved premium motorhome

Bengaluru-based start-up Campervan Camps and Holidays India have unveiled LuxeCamper. CM of Karnataka along with the tourism Minister CT Ravi flagged off a fully-equipped Camper Van called the Luxe Camper that promises to bring in a whole new dimension to the concept of travel. The campers are now available in Karnataka & soon will be available across the country. The luxe Camper which is India’s first commercially approved premium Motorhome is not your ordinary vehicle, it's literally your home on the move. The camper can accommodate about 8 people. The LuxeCamper has been approved by the ARAI as per the AIS-124 standards. The motorhomes are based on an Ashok Leyland chassis with a 4,200mm wheelbase. The camper comprises two independent compartments for driver and the p...
Kerala to deploy 65 Nexon EV for MVD’s enforcement activities
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Kerala to deploy 65 Nexon EV for MVD’s enforcement activities

Kerala will become the first State in the country to deploy electric vehicles (EVs) for enforcement activities. The Motor Vehicles Department (MVD) has placed orders for ‘plug-in electric vehicles’ for 65 Enforcement Squads of the Safe Kerala project for enforcing motor vehicles rules and to ensure road discipline. The government has opted for 65 Tata Nexon EVs for eight years by payment of upfront cost. The EVs are being dry-leased (car without chauffeurs) from the Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), a Central government institution under the Ministry of Power, through the Agency for Non -Conventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT). An EV-charging network will also come up in the State with charging stations set up in the 65 offices of the Enforcement Squads. ...
Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Night Edition limited to just 15 units in the US
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Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Night Edition limited to just 15 units in the US

Mercedes-Maybach recently unveiled the Maybach S650 Night Edition. With the next-gen Mercedes-Maybach S-Class just around the corner, this might just be the current car’s last hurrah. The Mercedes-Maybach S 650 is exclusive. Only 15 units of the Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Night Edition will be made, exclusive to the US market. The S650 Night Edition is powered by a 6.0-liter V12 biturbo engine producing 621 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque. The car goes from 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds, making it the most powerful sedan in the Mercedes-Maybach line. It also has the MAGIC BODY CONTROL® suspension, which comes with a camera that surveys the road ahead to detect and counteract surface imperfections, and leans into curves for a more dynamic feeling and handle. The latest LED Intelligent ...
BMW X7 M50d – range topping trim launched in India
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BMW X7 M50d – range topping trim launched in India

The top-spec X7 M50d has been priced at ₹1.63 crores (ex-showroom, India). The German carmaker’s flagship SUV is now available in four variants – the 30d DPE (Rs 92.50 lakh), the 30d DPE Signature (Rs 1.02 crore), the 40i M Sport (Rs 1.07 crore) and the M50d. The BMW X7 M50d is powered by a 3.0-litre, in-line six-cylinder, quad-turbocharged diesel engine that produces 400hp and 760Nm of torque. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission as standard, which sends power to all-four wheels via BMW’s xDrive system. The M50d does 0-100kph in a claimed 5.4secs and has a limited top speed of 250kph. The new BMW X7 M50d comes with a host of features and equipment. Most of them are carried over from the current model on sale, although there are a few additional equipment...
2020 BMW X6 performance luxury SUV launched
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2020 BMW X6 performance luxury SUV launched

BMW has launched the thrid generation BMW X6 in India at INR 95 lakh, ex-showroom. The X6 is an aggressive looking SUV with ample road presence.  The coupe-SUV is being brought in as a CBU, straight from Germany, and is available with a single petrol engine option. Because of its unique design BMW calls X6 SAC which stands for Sports Activity Coupe. Powering the new X6 is a 3.0-litre, six-cylinder turbo-petrol engine that puts out 340hp and 450Nm of torque. Power is sent to all-four wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox and BMW’s xDrive four-wheel drive system.  Two trims: xLine and M Sport are available, priced identically. The xLine version comes with aluminium exterior trim in the grille, roof-rail, etc., grey body cladding and unique front bumper and alloys. The M ...
Tom Brady’s heavily modified Cadillac Escalade SUV for $300,000 is on sale
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Tom Brady’s heavily modified Cadillac Escalade SUV for $300,000 is on sale

This is no regular old Escalade. Rather, it’s a heavily modified ESV edition thoroughly customized by Becker Automotive Design owned by the six-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady. Tom Brady is making some big moves this year. He is leaving the New England Patriots after 20 years with the team to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The most obvious change in the 2018 Cadillac Escalade ESV is that it’s bigger. Becker stretched the car by 20 inches and, because of this, extended the rear doors by 10 inches. Those changes help maintain a proportional appearance for the vehicle despite its blown-up proportions. The roof was also raised by five inches and enforced with steel support ribbing so that it exceeds US Federal Safety Standards and Crush Resistance Laws while providing optim...
1964 Porsche Carrera GTS can be yours for a cool $2.45 Million
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1964 Porsche Carrera GTS can be yours for a cool $2.45 Million

An extremely rare 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS is now up for auction at the Gooding & Company. The Gooding & Company is an automotive auction house based in Santa Monica, California – known for setting world-record prices for classic cars such as this one.  When the 904 Carrera GTS debuted in 1964, it represented Porsche’s first foray into fiberglass bodywork, but it was also the German automaker’s last hurrah for its four-cam, four-cylinder engine. In particular, the 904 was equipped with the most advanced iteration of that power plant, one that utilized a plain-bearing crankshaft and produced about 180 hp. Working in tandem with the 904’s lightweight, aerodynamic body, that engine propelled the car to speeds that far exceeded what the marque’s previous sports and racing c...
Bosch Help Connect- automatic emergency calls for motorcycles introduced
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Bosch Help Connect- automatic emergency calls for motorcycles introduced

When an accident happens, every second counts. The quicker motorcyclists receive assistance, the greater their chances of survival. The risk of being killed in a crash is still 20 times higher for motorcyclists than for car drivers. This has prompted Bosch to develop Help Connect, a digitally connected emergency call system for motorized two-wheelers that speeds up the rescue process.  The Bosch Help Connect system features an 'intelligent crash algorithm' that's installed in the motorcycle's inertial sensor unit. The system, along with the Bosch Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC), measures acceleration and angular velocity one hundred times a second. In the unfortunate event that the motorcycle meets with an accident, the system detects the sudden change in speed and angula...
2021 Toyota Fortuner revealed – Bold & Powerful
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2021 Toyota Fortuner revealed – Bold & Powerful

Toyota has unveiled the 2021 Toyota Fortuner facelift in Thailand. The new and updated 2021 Toyota Fortuner facelift hosts a plethora of new and improved features with increased performance. There are changes to the front and rear of the new Toyota Fortuner. Even the cabin of the 2021 Toyota Fortuner has been updated to accommodate several fresh features. The 2021 Fortuner facelift gets redesigned front fascia. It comes with new bi-beam LED headlamps with LED DRLs, refurbished front bumper and houses new fog lights now. The rear of the new Fortuner facelift, more or less, remains identical to its predecessor, barring the LED taillamps that have been tweaked a bit. As for the Toyota Fortuner facelift's interior, not much has changed in terms of design from the pr...
2020 BMW 4 Series Coupe revealed. Features ‘imposing’ grille
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2020 BMW 4 Series Coupe revealed. Features ‘imposing’ grille

The new BMW 4 Series Coupé gets a sleek and distinctive new exterior design, premium interiors, upgraded driver assistance technologies and even greater efficiencies from the introduction of the mild hybrid technology. At 4,768 millimetres, the new car is 128mm longer than its predecessor and 27mm wider (now 1,852mm), and its wheelbase has grown by 41mm to 2,851mm. Only 6mm has been added to the vehicle height, which is now 1,383mm. Increased track widths (+ 28mm at the front and + 18mm at the rear). Short overhangs, slender pillars, long doors with frameless windows and a flowing roofline combine to deliver a sleek look. A defining element of the striking front end is the BMW trademark kidney grille and, with its upright elements connected in the centre, it reprises a desig...
F1 supplier Mulholland Automotive unveils its first car – Legend 480 coupe
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F1 supplier Mulholland Automotive unveils its first car – Legend 480 coupe

Mulholland Group, a British company that manufactures composite parts for cars that race in Formula One and the World Rally Championship (WRC), unveiled a coupe called Legend 480. The company is taking its first steps as an automaker. The Legend 480 Coupe follows the blueprint of the classic TVR British sports car.  The Legend 480 denotes the presence of a 480-horsepower V8 engine under the long hood. Other details (like the coupe's weight) are under wraps, too. It should be relatively light, though. Twenty years of making racing components helped Mulholland design a state-of-the-art carbon fiber chassis that keeps the two-seater's mass in check.  The turbocharged 480 coupe was conceived by the famous former TVR designer Damian Mctaggart. Currently available for preo...
2021 BMW 4 Series Coupe leaked. Debut soon
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2021 BMW 4 Series Coupe leaked. Debut soon

Here are the leaked images of the new BMW 4 Series and the car now gets a massive twin-kidney grille !! The front grille is for real, signaling a whole new corporate face for future BMWs. The design is based on the Concept 4 unveiled last year. If you can learn to live with the grille, the rest of the car has some beautiful lines. It is flanked by twin-pod LED headlights. The front bumper has also been completely redesigned. The car has fewer feature lines on the sides giving it a cleaner look. At the rear, it gets slimmer tail lamp clusters with typical L-shaped LEDs. The reveal of the 2021 BMW 4 Series will take place next week on June 3rd. The corona pandemic is still a hindrance and that means the debut will take place online. Source: instagram.com/bmworldm
2021 Mustang Mach 1 to debut with 5.0-liter V-8 engine
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2021 Mustang Mach 1 to debut with 5.0-liter V-8 engine

Ford has finally confirmed it will bring back the Mach 1 nameplate to the Mustang lineup. Set to debut in Spring 2021, the Mach 1 will be powered by Ford's 5.0-liter V-8 powertrain. Ford has yet to release any specifications on the car this time, suggesting only that it will fall between the V-8-powered Mustang GT and hardcore, track-ready Shelby variants in the car's trim lineup.  For the past two years, the special-edition Mustang Bullitt has bridged the gap between the GT and Shelby models, but now that spot will be taken by the Mach 1. The Mach 1 will be more track-ready compared to the Bullitt.
2020 Datsun redi-Go launched. Priced from INR. 2.83 lakh
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2020 Datsun redi-Go launched. Priced from INR. 2.83 lakh

Datsun has launched the 2020 Redi-Go at a price of Rs 2.83 lakh and top model costs Rs 4.77 lakh. The Datsun Redi-Go is a small hatchback with a tall boy design and competes with cars such as the Maruti Alto 800, Renault Kwid and Maruti S-Presso in the entry-level hatchback segment.  The car is powered by a BSVI compliant 800cc three-cylinder petrol engine that makes 54PS of power and 73Nm of torque. This engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and the company claims a fuel economy of 20.71kmpl. And the 1.0-litre petrol engine pushes 68PS of power and 91Nm of torque and this engine is offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox and a 5-speed automatic gearbox as well. The facelifted Datsun Redi-GO BS6 version gets cosmetic updates to give it a fresh look. The entire fr...
2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R launched in India at Rs 2.48 Crore
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2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R launched in India at Rs 2.48 Crore

Mercedes-Benz has launched the 2020 AMG GT R in the Indian market. The new Mercedes-AMG GT R is available with a price tag starting at Rs 2.48 crore, ex-showroom (India). The 2020 AMG GT R facelift continues to draw motivation from a 4.0-litre Biturbo V8, which churns out 585PS and 700 Nm and manages a 0-100kmph sprint in 3.6s flat, on its way to a top whack of 317kmph. The power is fed to the rear wheels via a 7-speed transmission. The GT R features mixed tyre and wheel sizes, ceramic brakes and rear-axle steering for optimum control and agility. The engine plays its soundtrack and the crackles and pops through a three-pot active exhaust system made in titanium. The new AMG GT R comes with a number of subtle updates and revisions over the previous model as part of its mid-cy...
2020 BMW 5 Series facelift revealed
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2020 BMW 5 Series facelift revealed

BMW has revealed 5 Series facelift internationally which include new technology and engines, and the introduction of a 530hp M Performance variant. Exterior changes for the 5 Series are concentrated on the front grille, which is now wider and positioned lower than before. It also receives a new single-frame design, with a central element in chrome, and sits within a reprofiled front bumper. Further along there is a new look to the alloy wheels while the tail-lamps get the same L-shaped 3D effect we've seen on newer BMWs. Lastly, the rear bumper too has been reworked, chromed exhaust surrounds have been added here too. The M-Sport version has also been redesigned to look a bit sharper than before. The cabin has evolved over the current version and the new BMW 5 Series wel...