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Aston Martin DBX 707, the world’s most powerful luxury SUV launched in India at INR. 4.63 crore
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Aston Martin DBX 707, the world’s most powerful luxury SUV launched in India at INR. 4.63 crore

The world’s most powerful luxury SUV, Aston Martin DBX 707 has been launched in India at an ex-showroom price of INR. 4.63 crore (ex-showroom, India). The DBX 707 is the most expensive model in the brand’s line-up. The new flagship performance SUV costs INR 48 lakh more than the standard DBX (INR 4.15 crore), which was launched in our market in January 2021. The biggest talking point of the new DBX 707 is its uprated Mercedes-AMG-sourced 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine. Paired to a 9-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, the engine produces 707hp (hence the name) and 900Nm of peak torque, which drives all four wheels. Thanks to a new launch control system, the SUV can complete its 0-100kph sprint in just 3.3sec, compared to the 4.3sec of the standard DBX, and go on...
Tata Punch Camo Edition launched. Prices start at INR 6.85 lakh
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Tata Punch Camo Edition launched. Prices start at INR 6.85 lakh

Tata Motors has launched the new Punch Camo Edition, with prices starting from INR 6.85 lakh and going up to INR 8.63 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new Tata Punch Camo is available in four variants – Adventure, Adventure Rhythm, Accomplished and Accomplished Dazzle. The Camo Edition was first introduced on the Tata Harrier in November 2020. The Punch Camo Edition gets exterior and interior cosmetic updates, along with changes to the features list, but remains mechanically unchanged to the standard model. The Punch Camo Edition comes with new Foliage Green exterior paint shade. It also gets a dual-tone effect, with the roof finished in either Piano Black or Pristine White. At the front, the chrome trim underlining the grille has been blacked out and there’s a new silver sk...
Tata Nexon, Harrier and Safari Jet Editions launched. Gets added features and cosmetic tweaks
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Tata Nexon, Harrier and Safari Jet Editions launched. Gets added features and cosmetic tweaks

Tata Motors has launched the JET edition of Nexon, Harrier and Safari SUVs. The company says that the new range is inspired by the ‘Business Jets’ and will cater to the demand of customers who want to soar high in luxury. The JET edition SUVs will feature an exclusive interior and exterior design with top-of-the-line features. Prices for the Nexon Jet Edition start at INR 12.13 lakh, while for the Harrier and Safari, they start at INR 20.90 lakh and INR 21.35 lakh, respectively. The Jet Edition is based on the SUVs' top-end XZ+ trim. Like the previous special editions - Dark and Kaziranga, the changes to the Jet Edition are mainly cosmetic, along with some feature additions. Mechanically, the SUVs continue to remain the same. The Jet Edition brings with it some new design ...
2022 Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 launched. Prices start at INR 3.99 lakh
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2022 Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 launched. Prices start at INR 3.99 lakh

Maruti Suzuki has launched the all new 2022 Alto K10. The new car comes with heavily updated exteriors and a longer list of features which makes it an all-new car in comparison to the outgoing model. The entry level car will take on the likes of the S-Presso in its own stable, as well as Renault Kwid. The Alto K10 is available four variants: Std, LXI, VXI and VXI+. Below are the Ex-Showroom prices Std – INR 3,99,000 LXI – INR 4,82,000 VXI – INR 4,99,500 VXI+ - INR 5,33,500 VXI AMT – INR 5,49,500 VXI+ AMT – INR 5,83,500 The new Alto K10 arrives as a whole new model altogether in terms of exterior physical appearance. The front fascia is dominated by a new blacked-out main grille with a honeycomb pattern which is broader and makes the look comparatively tren...
Mahindra Scorpio Classic unveiled. On sale August 20, 2022
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Mahindra Scorpio Classic unveiled. On sale August 20, 2022

Mahindra has unveiled the Scorpio Classic. The SUV will go on sale on August 20, 2022 and will come in 2 variants – base Classic S and the more feature loaded Classic S 11. The Scorpio Classic gets more than just Mahindra’s new logo; quite a few bits have changed in this updated SUV. The Scorpio has been on sale in India for the past two decades and has been a strong seller for Mahindra ever since. The Scorpio Classic gets a completely new face. Mahindra’s new twin peaks logo finds a place on the redesigned grille. The front bumpers are also new. That’s not all, the SUV gets a revised set of LED projector headlamps along with new fog lamps as well as DRLs. The redesigned 17-inch dual tone wheels makes the Scorpio look more premium than earlier. On the rear, the signature T...
Google Maps will now show speed limits in India. Feature active in two cities
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Google Maps will now show speed limits in India. Feature active in two cities

Google has announced that Google Maps will now show speed limits information shared by traffic authorities. As of now, the feature will be available in Bengaluru and Chandigarh but the tech giant is looking forward to partnering with more cities in surfacing speed limits info on Google Maps. Google has partnered with Bengaluru traffic police to help them optimize their traffic light timings. The pilot resulted in almost a 20% reduction in congestion across all the intersections and is now looking to run a pilot project in Kolkata and Hyderabad in the coming months. In partnership with local authorities and data aggregators, Google Maps will also be providing information on road closures and incidents across eight cities in India, including Delhi, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad,...
All-new fourth-generation Suzuki Swift spied testing
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All-new fourth-generation Suzuki Swift spied testing

Suzuki has started trials of the all-new fourth-generation Swift. The car has been spied on European roads. The new Swift is believed to be using a modified version of the Heartect platform in order to conform to more modern safety standards. A closer look at the spy photos does reveal definite changes in the next-generation model, which appears to be sleeker than the current-generation model. Up front, the cutout of the bonnet itself differs from the current generation. It gets a bigger honeycomb-mesh grille and a bigger and restyled LED headlamps. On the side, the next Swift appears to have a more swoopy roofline. The biggest change is with the rear door handles that are now placed on a more conventional spot, as opposed to the current model's configuration that's hiding...
Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT launched in India at INR 2.57 crore
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Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT launched in India at INR 2.57 crore

Porsche has launched the new Cayenne Turbo GT in India at INR 2.57 crore (ex-showroom). The Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT was globally unveiled in June 2021 and now sits at the top of the Cayenne range in India. Visually, the Cayenne Turbo GT does not look all that different from the standard Turbo Coupe. The styling changes are purely functional – either meant for more efficient engine and brake cooling or for additional downforce. For instance, the front bumper has been reworked with larger cooling ducts and a new lip spoiler. At the rear, there’s a modified roof spoiler with new carbon-fibre side-mounted wing elements. There’s also a retractable tailgate spoiler that is 25mm wider and is said to provide 40kg additional downforce at top speed. Additionally, the mirror caps and r...
All-New Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara makes global debut with AWD, Hybrid
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All-New Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara makes global debut with AWD, Hybrid

Maruti Suzuki has unveiled its new global flagship SUV, the Grand Vitara. The fifth-gen Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara will go on sale in India first, and is expected to be sold in multiple overseas markets. Bookings for the Grand Vitara SUV have been underway since July 11 for a token amount of Rs 11,000, and it will be sold through Maruti's premium Nexa dealerships. The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara has been developed jointly with Toyota, and will be built at latter's Karnataka plant along with its sister model – the Hyryder SUV. This SUV also marks the return of the “Grand Vitara” moniker after almost a decade in the Indian market. Maruti Suzuki sold the second- and third-gen of the Grand Vitara in India, but both models were full imports. The fifth-gen Grand Vitara that has been unv...
Tata Nexon EV Prime launched. Prices start from INR 14.99 lakh
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Tata Nexon EV Prime launched. Prices start from INR 14.99 lakh

Tata Motors Nexon EV has received an update. Dubbed the Nexon EV Prime, it is essentially a rebranded standard Nexon EV which receives new set of equipments from its pricier cousin, the Nexon EV Max. Prices start at at Rs 14.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The Nexon EV Prime retains the same design with blue inserts to emphasise its green intentions. The Tata Nexon EV Prime is powered by a 30.2kWh Lithium-Ion battery pack that produces 127bhp and 245 Nm of torque. According to the carmaker the vehicle is capable of accelerating from 0-100kmph in just 9.9 seconds. Also it comes in two drive modes including Drive and Sport. The Nexon EV Prime shares a lot of equipemnt features with the Nexon EV Max. The Nexon EV Prime comes loaded with Multi-Mode Regen, Automatic Brake Lamp Activation on...
Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder unveiled in India. Bookings open
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Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder unveiled in India. Bookings open

Toyota has revealed its all-new Urban Cruiser Hyryder compact SUV in India. The SUV has been jointly developed with Maruti Suzuki and will be the first model under the partnership to be manufactured by Toyota. Toyota has opened bookings for its new compact SUV in India with deliveries expected to commence in the festive season. The booking amount is set at INR 25,000. On the exteriors, Urban Cruiser Hyryder gets double-layer daytime running lamps that merge into the piano finished 'Crystal Acryalic' grille. There’s a chrome strip that extends from one corner of the grille to the other which divides the LED daytime running lights into two layers. The SUV also features sporty front bumpers with a tall airdam flanked by large full-LED headlamps. On the side, the strong hybrid models of...
2023 Kia Seltos facelift revealed. Gets Modern Styling Cues and New Digital Cockpit
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2023 Kia Seltos facelift revealed. Gets Modern Styling Cues and New Digital Cockpit

Kia has unveiled the facelifted Seltos, showing fresh design cues alongside modern tech inside the cabin. It might not seem like too long ago, but the Seltos is already three years old, having debuted in 2019. Starting with the design, the overall silhouette may remain the same, but there are enough noticeable changes making it look sharper. Starting up front, there’s a new LED DRL setup which instead of wrapping around the upper portion of the retained Tiger Nose grille, now extends to the grille mesh. Aside from a new set of alloys, there’s a new, snazzier pair of LED tail lights that are now connected by a light bar. Some minor tweaks to the bumpers round off the styling touch ups. Dimensions of the new Seltos will remain largely unchanged while the company could add some ...
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...
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...
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...
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...