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2022 Maruti Suzuki Baleno launched in India. Prices start at INR 6.35 lakh
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2022 Maruti Suzuki Baleno launched in India. Prices start at INR 6.35 lakh

After a number of teasers and feature reveals recently, Maruti Suzuki has finally launched the heavily updated Baleno in India. The prices of 2022 Baleno starts from Rs. 6.35 lakhs ex-showroom and goes up to Rs. 9.49 lakhs ex-showroom. Maruti Suzuki is now also offering a subscription plan that lets you subscribe to the Baleno for Rs. 13,999 per month. The 2022 Maruti Suzuki Baleno comes with a couple of segment-first features and plenty of updates, both on the inside and outside. Other than that, Maruti Suzuki has given significant cosmetic treatment to the Baleno both outside and inside as well. The new Maruti Suzuki Baleno is an extensively upgraded model compared to its predecessor but the platform and powertrain remain the same. That said, it now gets a redesigned front end ...
Tata Motors Kaziranga Range SUVs launched
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Tata Motors Kaziranga Range SUVs launched

Celebrating its leadership position in the SUV segment, Tata Motors, has launched yet another special edition range of its SUVs. Dubbed 'Kaziranga', the entire SUV lineup, which includes the Punch, Nexon, Harrier and Safari models pays homage to the Kaziranga National Park situated in Assam, which is famous for the Great Indian one horned Rhinoceros. These new editions gain exterior and interior changes along with new features. On the exterior, the Kaziranga Edition SUVs come finished in an exclusive Grassland Beige paint shade with contrasting blacked-out treatment for the roof, wheels, wing mirrors and all other chrome trims. The SUVs also get a blacked-out rhino motif on its front fender and special door scuff plates with ‘Kaziranga’ lettering on it. The rhino motif is also prese...
Rs.10k fine for vehicles without reflective tapes. Noida Police
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Rs.10k fine for vehicles without reflective tapes. Noida Police

Noida Traffic Police has initiated a campaign to reduce accidents in the city due to low visibility in foggy weather. They have asked people to paste reflective tapes on their vehicles because of the weather conditions and decreasing visibility. In addition, the Noida police also pasted reflective tapes on pillars and barricades as they sometimes act as blind spot for vehicles. A few days ago, it began as an experiment, where Noida Traffic Police requested people to paste reflective tapes on vehicles passing through the DND Flyway toll plaza. The experiment has now become an essential move. All the people who will now be seen without riding or driving with reflective tape on their vehicle will be fined Rs 10,000 by the Noida Traffic Police. The said fine has now been inducted in the...
New Maruti Baleno production begins. Launch in February
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New Maruti Baleno production begins. Launch in February

Maruti Suzuki has begun series production for the heavily updated 2022 Baleno at its Gujarat plant. According to the image, production of the new car began on January 24, 2022. The first car is finished in blue. Launch and price announcement which is slated to take place sometime in late February. Upon launch, new Baleno will continue to be sold via the company’s exclusive NEXA outlets as is seen with its current counterpart. As seen from the roll-out image, almost all body panels of the 2022 Baleno seem to have been redesigned and when seen from upfront, the car looks wider than its predecessor. When viewed from the front, the new Baleno gets L-shaped wraparound headlamps that will get LED daytime running lamps and projector set-up depending on variant. The hood seems to be f...
BMW X3 facelift launched in India. Prices start at INR 59.90 lakh
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BMW X3 facelift launched in India. Prices start at INR 59.90 lakh

BMW has launched the X3 facelift in India, with prices starting at INR 59.90 lakh. For now, the X3 has been made available solely with a petrol engine in the two trims - SportX and M Sport variants. Starting with the exterior, the X3 gets a more prominent kidney grille flanked by new adaptive LED headlamps and a revised bumper lower down. While the side profile of the SUV remains unchanged. Its now comes with a new 19-inch alloy wheels that stand out (those who pre-booked get larger 20-inch units). The rear is where the restyling has taken place. The rear end of the X3 now features slimmer LED taillamps with dark highlights along with two vents just underneath them. The aggressive and angular approach from the front of the vehicle has been carried till the back end as well and a ...
Tata Tiago iCNG & Tigor iCNG launched. Price INR 6.1 lakh to 8.3 lakh
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Tata Tiago iCNG & Tigor iCNG launched. Price INR 6.1 lakh to 8.3 lakh

Tata Motors has launched the iCNG-powered Tiago and Tigor. The Tata Tiago CNG's price starts from Rs 6.09 lakh, while the Tigor CNG has been priced from Rs 7.69 lakh (both prices, ex-showroom, Delhi). With the Tiago CNG and Tigor CNG, Tata Motors becomes the third mass-market carmaker to offer factory-fitted CNG kits on its passenger vehicles, the others being Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai. The Tiago iCNG is offered in four variants. There is XE, XM, XT and XZ+. The Tigor iCNG will come in two variants. There is XZ and XZ+. The prices of Tiago iCNG and Tigor iCNG are as mentioned below: Tiago iCNG. Prices (in INR, Ex-showroom Delhi) XE 6,09,900 XM 6,39,900 XT 6,69,900 XZ+ (ST) 7,52,900 XZ+ (DT) 7,64,900 Tigor iCNG. Price (in INR, Ex-showroom Delhi) XZ 7,69...
Kia Carens MPV makes global debut in India
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Kia Carens MPV makes global debut in India

The Kia Carens has finally been unveiled. Slated for a market launch early next year, the Carens is the Korean carmaker’s fourth product here.  The Kia Carens is targeted at modern Indian families and so it has a fairly long footprint, a straight roofline and an upright stance for that quintessential MPV appeal. Now the Carens name isn't new for Kia. The company used to sell a compact MPV named Carens in Korea between 1999 and 2018, however, globally it was more popularly known as Kia Rondo. The company has revived the Carens name again and India is the first market to get it. The Kia Carens bears a resemblance to the sportier Kia’s on sale globally. The front grille for instance, is reminiscent of Kia’s ‘Tiger Nose’ on the Stinger, but apart from that, the design is decidedly MP...
Isuzu Motors India announces ‘ISUZU I-Care Winter Service Camp’
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Isuzu Motors India announces ‘ISUZU I-Care Winter Service Camp’

Isuzu Motors India will organise a nationwide Winter Service Camp for its range of ISUZU D-MAX Pick-ups and SUVs from 13th to 24th December, 2021 at all its authorised service facilities across the country. During this period, customers can also avail special offers & benefits for their vehicles. According to the manufacturer, the service camp is aimed at offering the customers exciting benefits and preventive maintenance checks for a hassle-free driving experience during the winter season. The customers can avail special offers and benefits for their vehicles during the service camp. They can call the nearest Isuzu dealer outlet or visit the official Isuzu website for service booking. The Winter Service Camp will be organised at all authorised service facilities of ISUZU ...
2022 Suzuki S-Cross makes global debut
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2022 Suzuki S-Cross makes global debut

Suzuki has unveiled the second-generation S-Cross. Based on an updated version of the Global C platform, the all-new Suzuki S-Cross gets fresh new styling inside and out and comes powered by Suzuki’s 1.4-litre Boosterjet petrol engine. With the first-gen SX4 S-Cross having come out all the way back in 2013, the second-generation model makes its world premiere almost nine years later, and going by the pictures, this one doesn’t adopt its predecessor’s crossover philosophy. Suzuki has stressed over the point of the new S-Cross being a proper SUV, and not a crossover like the original was, and you have to say it surely looks the part. The new Suzuki S-Cross certainly looks a lot more SUV-ish than its predecessor. Up front, the new S-Cross features a much larger piano black grille wi...
2022 Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza leaked
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2022 Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza leaked

The upcoming Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza has leaked online. The new images reveal all the changes that have been made to the popular sub-4 meter SUV. The all-new Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza will come with a redesigned front grille, which now gets black treatment and a chrome strip. The headlamp units are also brand-new and are designed in a way that they look like an extension of the grille. There are new DRLs that add a unique identity to the sub-4m compact SUV as well. The rear has also been redesigned. It gets slim L-shaped tail lamp clusters with the 'Brezza' lettering in the centre. The pictures do not give a clear view of the cabin. The steering wheel has been carried over unchanged, and there's a conventional twin-dial instrument cluster. The cabin may come with an ...
2022 Maruti Suzuki XL6 spied testing
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2022 Maruti Suzuki XL6 spied testing

2022 Maruti Suzuki XL6 facelift test mule has been spied under heavy camouflage. Launched in 2019, the XL6 is essentially a more premium derivative of the Ertiga MPV with a six-seat cabin configuration, unique front design and a crossover theme giving it a more rugged appearance. The facelift could get revised front styling, new bumper as well as new alloys. The headlight setup seems to be similar to the current XL6. Changes to the cabin are not noticeable in the images. On the inside, facelifted XL6 may get new upholstery. There could be other minor changes as well in terms of quality. Other features will be same as current XL6 such as leather seats, leather wrapped steering wheel, height adjustable driver seat and soft touch premium roof lining. The XL6 is expected to ca...
Toyota Belta (rebadged Ciaz) officially unveiled for Middle East
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Toyota Belta (rebadged Ciaz) officially unveiled for Middle East

Toyota has officially revealed the Belta sedan, which will go on sale in Middle Eastern markets very soon. It is a rebadged version of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, and features identical styling, with the only difference being the different logos. With the Belta, Toyota has gone down the same route as it did with the Glanza as it carries over the same mechanicals, features list, and even the design from its Maruti Suzuki counterpart, with the only change being the Toyota badging. The Belta hasn’t even received an updated front-end, like we saw with the Toyota Urban Cruiser (when compared to the Maruti Vitara Brezza).. The cabin design is also identical to Ciaz. The Belta is powered by the same 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder mild-hybrid petrol engine that is offered in the Ciaz. It produces 103...
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Skoda has officially unveiled the Slavia mid-size sedan in India. The Slavia is based on the MQB A0 IN platform shared with the Kushaq. Pre-bookings are now open and deliveries will commence in Q1 2022. Slavia is the second major model from the Czech brand and third overall to be launched under the India 2.0 project initiated by the Skoda-Volkswagen India Group. Like Kushaq, Slavia will also be underpinned by a heavily localised MQB A0 IN architecture which would lead up to 95 percent of localisation in the upcoming sedan. At 4,541 mm in length, 1,752 mm in width, 1,487 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,651 mm the Slavia is larger than the first-gen Octavia. The Slavia features familiar styling cues with a trademark Skoda grille upfront which is flanked by sleek LED h...
Mahindra Roxor reintroduced in North America
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Mahindra Roxor reintroduced in North America

Mahindra has reintroduced Roxor side-by-side in the North American market after it discontinued as it faced lawsuits from FCA based on similar designs. The Roxor is essentially based on the old Thar DI. It is classified as an off-road UTV (Utility Task Vehicle) with a 4x4 drivetrain, also referred to as a side-by-side by the North American consumers. The old Thar-based Roxor was first launched in 2018 but was sidelined a couple of years later due to a legal dispute between Mahindra and Jeep. The latter accused the former of infringing its trademarked design as it was quite similar to the original jeep vehicle from the 1940s. The new design, especially the front fascia with wider bonnet does away with any possible similarities while staying true to the iconic shape of a do-it-all jee...
Next Gen Maruti Suzuki Celerio launched. Starts INR 4.99 lakh onwards
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Next Gen Maruti Suzuki Celerio launched. Starts INR 4.99 lakh onwards

Maruti Suzuki has launched the next generation Celerio in India. Prices start at Rs 4.99 lakh and go upto Rs 6.44 lakh (all prices ex-showroom). Maruti Suzuki Celerio ex-showroom prices: LXI MT - Rs. 4.99 lakh VXI MT - Rs. 5.63 lakh VXI AMT - Rs. 6.13 lakh ZXI MT - Rs. 5.94 lakh ZXI AMT - Rs. 6.44 lakh ZXI+ MT - Rs. 6.44 lakh ZXI+ AMT - Rs. 6.94 lakh The new Maruti Suzuki Celerio is now underpinned by the modular Heartect platform that is shared with other Maruti hatchbacks like the WagonR, Swift and the Baleno. In terms of design, too, the new Celerio is a complete departure from the outgoing model. The squarish and angular design of the first-gen is replaced by smooth flowing curves and a more rounded design. The face is characterised by oval-looking h...
All-New Black Badge Rolls-Royce Ghost revealed
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All-New Black Badge Rolls-Royce Ghost revealed

The new Rolls-Royce Ghost Black Badge is a more powerful and more individual version of the luxury sedan introduced last year and, like other Black Badge models, is aimed at bringing younger buyers into Rolls-Royce’s fold. The Black Badge trim is for a specific type of eccentric billionaire. One who’s well aware of how much wealthier they are than the common folk. While other Rolls-Royce owners may try and hide in anonymity, Black Badge owners want to be seen, not just being chauffeured around in the car, but behind the wheel of it. They want people to know just what a big deal they are, and how different they are from the most successful person who came before them. Styling-wise, the exterior of the Ghost Black Badge borrows many flourishes from its Black Badge siblings – the Da...
2022 Range Rover unveiled globally
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2022 Range Rover unveiled globally

Land Rover has finally unveiled the fifth-generation Range Rover luxury SUV. The 2022 Range Rover now comes underpinned by a new platform (MLA-Flex), along with an updated design and a bunch of powertrain options. The new Range Rover is available in both standard and long-wheelbase forms, with the latter giving the option of seven seats for the first time. It will be available with a range of petrol and diesel engines at launch, with a plug-in petrol hybrid following in about three months’ time. The 2022 Range Rover can now be had either with a standard 5-seat configuration or the long-wheelbase version with 7-seats. The fifth-gen model is the first Range Rover to offer a third-row of seats. To incorporate the additional seats, the LWB version of the Range Rover is 200 mm longer ...
Volkswagen Polo and Vento Matt Edition launched. Prices Start at INR 9.99 Lakh
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Volkswagen Polo and Vento Matt Edition launched. Prices Start at INR 9.99 Lakh

Volkswagen has launched the Polo and Vento Matt Editions in India. The Matt edition is available in the GT variant of the Polo, with prices starting at INR 9.99 lakh. The Vento Matt edition, on the other hand, is priced from INR 11.94 lakh for the Highline AT variant, going up to INR 13.34 lakh for the Highline Plus AT variant (all prices, ex-showroom India). The new special edition models get cosmetic updates on the outside, while the cabin remains untouched. Upgrades on the models include Carbon Steel Grey Matt finish on the roof, fuel flap, front and rear bumper. However, the ORVMs and door handles come with a black glossy finish giving a premium look. Both cars are powered by a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder, turbo-petrol engine that produces 108 BHP and 175 Nm. Both the Polo and ...
Skoda Rapid Matte Edition launched at INR 11.99 lakhs for MT and INR 13.49 for AT
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Skoda Rapid Matte Edition launched at INR 11.99 lakhs for MT and INR 13.49 for AT

Skoda Auto India has launched a new limited edition model of the Rapid sedan in India. It's called the Skoda Rapid Matte Edition and the car comes with considerable cosmetic updates, both on the exterior as well as the interior. Rapid Matte Edition Price (ex-showroom) 1.0 TSI, Manual Transmission INR 11,99,000 1.0 TSI, Automatic Transmission INR 13,49,000 The new Skoda Rapid Matte Edition comes in an exclusive carbon steel matte colour. The dark shade is further accentuated by exterior elements like - the radiator grille, spoiler, door handle, tailgate spoiler, and trunk lip garnish, which are all treated in a stylish glossy black shade. Inside, the new Rapid Matte Edition comes with dual-tone Tellur Grey interiors. The cabin also comes with new premium black leatheret...