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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...
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...
Ssangyong Rexton G4 facelift teased
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Ssangyong Rexton G4 facelift teased

Ssangyong has released a couple of teaser images of the updated Rexton G4. The SUV will be officially revealed on November 4, 2020. The official images provide a close-up view of new headlights (Matrix LEDs, by the look of it) and an octagonal radiator grille. The exterior looks much edgier and sharper overall and shares nothing in common with the old version. Technical specifications aren’t here yet. The updated Rexton G4 is likely to retain its 2.2-litre diesel engine that puts out 184 BHP and 422 Nm. Moreover, rumours suggest that it might also get a turbo-petrol engine from Mahindra's mStallion range. In India, the Mahindra Alturas G4 was introduced in November 2018. It competes with the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and the MG Gloster. Image Gallery: Ssangyong R...
Nissan Magnite compact SUV production version teased. Debut October 21
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Nissan Magnite compact SUV production version teased. Debut October 21

Nissan has released new images of the Magnite ahead of its official reveal. The production-spec Magnite will be unveiled on October 21, 2020. The production version of the Magnite Concept will be based on the CMF-A+ platform. It is the same architecture on which the Renault Triber is based.  The production-spec Nissan Magnite retains most of the concept’s design elements. It has the same sculpted bonnet, octagonal grille and angular headlights.  The production-spec Magnite looks muscular; it has a beefy side profile with prominent body cladding and exaggerated wheel arches. The test mule also sports a dual-tone paintjob, blacked-out pillars and silver roof rails. At the back, the Magnite sports LED tail-lights, a clean, clutter-free tail-gate, a layered bumper and a conto...
Audi Q8 Celebration priced at INR 98.98 lakh
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Audi Q8 Celebration priced at INR 98.98 lakh

Audi has launched a new base variant of the Q8 called the Celebration. It is priced at Rs. 98.98 lakh (ex-showroom). has been introduced just before the 2020 festive season begins and will be sold alongside the Q8 Technology trim that launched in January 2020. The Q8 Celebration costs Rs 33 lakh less than the Technology variant. Dealer sources have confirmed that deliveries for the new trim will begin in November 2020. Despite the Rs 33 lakh difference, the entry-level Q8 gets premium features like Matrix LED headlights with dynamic indicators, Audi’s latest dual-touchscreen control system, a 10.1-inch screen for infotainment and navigation and an 8.1-inch screen for the HVAC systems, the ‘Virtual Cockpit’ digital instrument cluster, a 10-speaker Audi sound system, wireless cha...
Mercedes-Benz EQC electric SUV launched at INR. 99.30 lakh. Price applicable for first 50 customers only.
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Mercedes-Benz EQC electric SUV launched at INR. 99.30 lakh. Price applicable for first 50 customers only.

The Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV has been launched at an introductory price of Rs 99.30 lakh (ex-showroom, India). With this, Mercedes-Benz has become the first automaker to introduce an all-electric luxury car in India. This price will be applicable for the first 50 customers only. Powered by two asynchronous motors, one on each axle, the EQC produces a combined output of 408hp and 765Nm of torque. It’ll do a WLTP-certified 400km on a single charge, with energy being stored in a floor-mounted 85kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Generated by pixel @ 2020-09-22T14:35:48.087522 Charging times vary depending on the electrical supply, with a full charge from a standard 15A (3.4kW) domestic socket taking 21 hours, or 10 hours with the 7.5kW wall-box charger provided by Mercedes. These chargi...
MG Gloster launched at INR. 28.98 lakh. Comes with two diesel engine options
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MG Gloster launched at INR. 28.98 lakh. Comes with two diesel engine options

The Gloster was first showcased in India back at the 2020 Auto Expo. The Gloster is a re-badged version of the Maxus D90 that is sold in the Chinese market and the carmaker’s new flagship SUV has been launched in India with a starting introductory price of Rs 28.98 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).  The MG Gloster is powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine, which comes in two states of tune. In the Super and Smart variants, the engine comes with a single turbocharger and makes 161 BHP @ 4,000 rpm and 375 Nm @ 1,500-2,400 rpm. These variants don't get 4-wheel drive. The Sharp and Savvy variants get the 2.0-litre, twin-turbo diesel unit that is rated at 215 BHP @ 4,000 rpm and 480 Nm @ 1,500-2,400 rpm. This engine is mated to a shift-on-fly 4WD system and has an electro-mechanical differen...
Innova Crysta to get styling tweaks. Clear images out
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Innova Crysta to get styling tweaks. Clear images out

The Toyota Innova Crysta facelift will soon be unveiled internationally and will be the first major update to the popular MPV since its world premiere in 2016. The Innova Crysta facelift is expected to be launched in Indonesia first and it is unlikely that there will be any major changes to the engine line-up. As far as India goes, Toyota only just updated the Innova Crysta’s engine line-up earlier this year to comply with the BS6 emissions norms The Innova Crysta in India is available with either a 2.4-litre diesel or a 2.7-litre petrol engine. While the overall shape of the Innova Crysta remains the same, the updated MPV gets a slightly larger grille. There’s an all-new, more aggressive bumper that has a more complex design than its predecessor. It gets contrast black sha...
All New Thar prices out. Starts under INR 10 lakh; tops off under INR 13 lakh
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All New Thar prices out. Starts under INR 10 lakh; tops off under INR 13 lakh

Mahindra has launched the second generation Thar in India. The off-roader is priced from Rs. 9.80 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Mahindra Thar variant-wise prices: AX Petrol Std 6-Seater Soft Top - Rs. 9.80 lakh Petrol 6-Seater Soft Top - 10.65 lakh Diesel 6-Seater Soft Top - Rs. 10.85 lakh AX OPT Petrol 4-Seater Convertible Top - Rs. 11.90 lakh Diesel 4-Seater Convertible Top - Rs. 12.10 lakh Diesel 4-Seater Hard Top - Rs. 12.20 lakh LX Petrol 4-Seater Hard Top - Rs. 12.49 lakh Diesel 4-Seater Convertible Top - Rs. 12.85 lakh Diesel 4-Seater Hard Top - Rs. 12.95 lakh Petrol AT 4-Seater Convertible Top - Rs. 13.45 lakh Petrol AT 4-Seater Hard Top - Rs. 13.55 lakh Diesel AT 4-Seater Convertible Top - Rs. 13.65 lakh Diesel AT 4-Seater Hard ...