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Tata Sierra Reborn at 2020 Delhi Auto Expo
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Tata Sierra Reborn at 2020 Delhi Auto Expo

The unveil of the Tata Sierra EV concept marks the return of the iconic nameplate. The concept looks quite rugged with upright stance, high ground clearance, large tyres and bold SUV-ish characters. The Tata Sierra SUV concept is based on the lightweight, modular Alfa (Agile Light Flexible Advanced) platform that also underpins the newly-launched Altroz premium hatchback. The homegrown manufacturer has certainly brought back the legendary nameplate with a stunning concept but Tata Motors has not officially commented on the possibility of its launch. With the Sierra EV concept, Tata Motors has given a modern and progressive look into the future of SUVs and it boasts a fully electrified powertrain with no specifications revealed. The timeless design of the 1990s is th...
Tata Motors Pro Edition lifestyle accessory launched
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Tata Motors Pro Edition lifestyle accessory launched

To enhance the festive joy this year, Tata Motors launched the Pro Editions on various models including Harrier, Hexa, Nexon, Tigor and Tiago. Customers can upgrade their Tata cars to the Pro editions by paying as little as INR 29,999. The Pro editions have been designed keeping in mind the ever-evolving demands of the customers who want their cars to reflect their lifestyle. While on one hand they offer highly functional elements like front parking sensors, app based TPMS and wireless mobile holders, the Pro Editions will up the desirability quotient of the cars by offering features like automatic sunroof, chrome packs and ambient mood lighting to name a few. This announcement follows a few days after the launch of the ‘Festival of Cars’ campaign where Tata Motors is offering bene...
CFMoto 300 NK, 650 NK, 650 MT, 650 GT motorcycles launched. Bookings to start August 5
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CFMoto 300 NK, 650 NK, 650 MT, 650 GT motorcycles launched. Bookings to start August 5

AMW Motorcycles today introduced the CFMoto brand in India by launching four bikes-300 NK, 650 NK, 650 MT and 650 GT. The most expensive CFMoto product launched on the Indian shores is the 650GT. Rival to the Kawasaki Ninja 650, the 650GT is available at an ex-showroom price of INR 5.49 lakh. CFMoto 650 GT Designed in Austria, the four CFMoto motorcycles will be offered here through the CKD route and assembled at AMW assembly plant in Bengaluru. The bikes will have a standard warranty of two years. The bookings will open from August 5 and the deliveries will start in October. Below are the prices (ex-showroom, India) of the four motorcycles. CFMoto 300 NK - Rs 2.29 lakhCFMoto 650 NK - Rs 3.99 lakhCFMoto 650 MT - Rs 4.99 lakhCFMoto 650 GT - Rs 5.49 lakh While 300 NK and 65...
2020 Mahindra Scorpio SUV spied under heavy camo
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2020 Mahindra Scorpio SUV spied under heavy camo

Here are the spy shots of the 2020 Mahindra Scorpio SUV and thanks to folks at MotorVikatan for getting the spy images. The new generation will be launched by April 2020, which is when the new emission BS6 norms are going to be implemented. The heavily camoflauged test mules of the 2020 Scorpio shows new grille design and headlight cluster. The overall design remains similar to current Scorpio Interiors will get a complete revamp starting of a new dashboard design with steering mounted controls, larger touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto compatibility. Other features on offer could include electric sunroof, rear AC vents, auto AC, more cabin space as well as comfort. Mahindra has already started working on a new 2 liter diesel engine, whi...
Toyota Glanza – rebadged Maruti Baleno spied before official launch
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Toyota Glanza – rebadged Maruti Baleno spied before official launch

‘Glanza’ is the official name of the rebadged Maruti Baleno hatchback which will be retailed via Toyota dealers from 6th June. It is the first car that will be launched under the Toyota Suzuki alliance, which was announced in 2017. The Toyota Glanza was not expected to have any sheet-metal changes, but even the bumpers, headlamps, alloy wheels and tail lamps having no difference from the Maruti Baleno is a little surprising. It seems like Toyota has gone beyond expectations when it comes to cost-cutting, and that the interior may completely mimic that of the donor car. As you can see in the leaked photos of Toyota Glanza, the front features the same chrome lip on the grille, but instead of the black part of Maruti Baleno’s grill, Toyota has given Glanza thick slats of chrome. A...
Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 with BSVI compliant engine launched
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Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 with BSVI compliant engine launched

Maruti Suzuki has updated its entry-level hatchback and India’s best selling car – the Alto 800 at a price of Rs. 2.93 lakhs, ex-showroom India, for the STD variant. https://youtu.be/ZLzjaS84mpg The changes that have done to the hatchback consists of tweaks in the design along with additional features over the previous iteration. Most importantly, the 2019 Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 now comes equipped with a BSVI compliant engine, a year before the regulation comes into effect. Maruti Alto 800’s 796cc petrol engine is now Bharat Stage 6 (BS6) emission norms compliant. The car’s new fuel efficiency is rated at 22.05 Kmpl, which is marked decrease from the outgoing model’s 24.7 Kmpl mileage figure. A five speed manual gearbox is standard, and there’s no automatic gearbox offer...
Force Gurkha updated with ABS safety system
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Force Gurkha updated with ABS safety system

Force Motors has silently launched the ABS-equipped Gurkha in the Indian market. The new version of the SUV is priced at Rs 11.05 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. The Gurkha Xplorer ABS is available with both the trims – 3-door and 5-door. The 3-door trim is the top-spec version and is priced at Rs. 13.30 lakh. With the new safety rules implemented in India from 1st April, manufacturers are silently updating their products to meet with the new laws. Compared to the non-ABS configurations, the ABS-equipped configurations are up to INR 30,000 dearer. Bookings for the updated model are already underway, and deliveries are expected to commence in the coming weeks. Force is yet to offer the ABS with the lower Xpedition variant of the variant but soon, the update may arrive. Non-ABS ...
2020 Mahindra Thar spied. Exterior details and cabin design revealed
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2020 Mahindra Thar spied. Exterior details and cabin design revealed

Here are the new spy images of the 2020 Mahindra Thar. While the prototypes spotted earlier featured dummy panels, the latest spy media shows the next-gen model with production-spec body panels. The 2020 Mahindra Thar will be wider than the current version. While the Thar retain much of its traditional design overall, its front- and the rear-end will receive comprehensive updates. On the sides, the redesigned model has new doors with handles positioned lower for improved ergonomics. What has under a heavy revision is the cabin. The dashboard is completely revamped and the centre stage could house an updated media system. The air-ducts are placed underneath the slot dedicated to the media system. The air-conditioning controls have been restyled as well as the levers to selec...
Hyundai Venue revealed via official sketches
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Hyundai Venue revealed via official sketches

Hyundai has unveiled the design sketches for its yet to be launched sub 4-m SUV, the Venue. The SUV will be loaded with Hyundai's BlueLink connectivity interface, an AI-powered interface with important safety features such as speed alert, geofencing, panic buttons and 'share destination' to ensure the safety of the passengers in case of a distress situation. The BlueLink connectivity interface has been developed with 33 features out of which 10 are specific to the Indian market. The Venue will have an SOS, RSA (Road Side Assistance) and BlueLink button on the inside rear-view mirror (IRVM) for easy access to the car passengers. It is also fitted with a cloud-based voice recognition system, which will be powered by Vodafone Idea network eSIM. This assists in getting real-time t...
Force Gurkha LSV for Indian Army spotted testing
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Force Gurkha LSV for Indian Army spotted testing

Pune-based Force Motors has bagged an order for supplying Light Strike Vehicles (LSVs) to the Indian Army. Force Motors has managed to get this order in spite of stiff competition from some well-established manufacturers. Spotted on test is the 5-door Gurkha based LSV which has been designed and developed by the company's R&D team. The indigenously built Light Strike Vehicles (LSVs) will be used by the armed forces for defense purposes. The vehicles, which have been designed and developed by the company's R&D team, is claimed to have high speed and reliability. The OEM states that the LSV not only uses the proven, rugged and reliable aggregates like engines and transmissions from the Force Motors’ stable but it is also uprated for the demanding applications of the armed for...
Hi, I’m Cassini – the 7-seater version of the Harrier SUV
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Hi, I’m Cassini – the 7-seater version of the Harrier SUV

Tata Motors recently showcased the 7-seater version of the Harrier SUV at the Geneva Motor Show called the Buzzard. When launched in India, the seven-seater SUV will be dubbed the Cassini. Based on the name of an official satellite launched through the collaboration of NASA with ESA, Tata’s H7X, now going by the name Cassini is one of the most anticipated SUVs of the year.The European markets will still be getting the H7X by the name Tata Buzzard. Like the Tata Harrier, the Cassini, too, is based on a platform derived from the Land Rover Discovery Sport and adopts Tata's Impact 2.0 design language. Visually, the Tata Cassini looks similar to the Harrier, donning the slim LED DRLs, a honeycomb grille, flared wheel arches and the three-dimensional taillights. The Cassini is ba...
Suzuki Future-S based micro-SUV spied with heavy camo
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Suzuki Future-S based micro-SUV spied with heavy camo

Maruti Suzuki's upcoming micro-SUV has been caught testing in Gurgaon by team-bhp member Hitanshu Gandhi. The car, which is likely to be based on the Concept Future-S is rumoured to replace the Alto. The spy images suggest that the micro-SUV is likely to borrow styling cues from the Concept Future-S. It appears to have a high stance with wraparound headlamps and rectangular tail lamp clusters. The car has short front and rear overhangs and a raked rear windshield. The new model is likely to be based on the WagonR's Heartect-A platform. Given its positioning in the market, the new micro-SUV could be offered with a 1.0-litre petrol engine paired with a 5-speed manual transmission and an optional AMT. It is expected to get all the mandatory safety features such as ABS, driver s...
Image Gallery: Mahindra XUV300 W6 in Sunburst Orange Colour
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Image Gallery: Mahindra XUV300 W6 in Sunburst Orange Colour

Mahindra XUV300 (pronounced as XUV 3 double ‘Oh’) comes with head-turning, cheetah-inspired design, ‘fun-to-drive’ performance, best-in segment safety features, first-in-segment hi-tech features and class-defining interiors. Mahindra XUV300 W6 Sunburst Orange The XUV300 is available in both petrol and diesel engine options and comes in 3 variants W4, W6 and W8, and one optional pack on the W8 variant. It is available in 6 monotone colours & 2 dual tone colours: Red Rage, Aqua Marine, Sunburst Orange, Pearl White, Napoli Black, D-Sat Silver, Dual Tone White roof on Red Rage and Aqua Marine (only on W8 optional pack). Mahindra XUV300 W6 Sunburst Orange BEST-IN-SEGMENT SAFETY FEATURES: First-in-segment 7 Airbags, All 4 disc brakes, Front Parking Sensors, Heated ORVMsEle...
Jawa dual-channel ABS variant launched; Priced at INR 1.72 lakh
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Jawa dual-channel ABS variant launched; Priced at INR 1.72 lakh

Jawa recently entered India in association with Classic Legends, shocking everyone with their range of bikes starting from INR 1.55 lakh. Not just that, the iconic Jawa 300 is priced at INR 1.64 lakh, leaving everyone stunned with unique styling and powerful 293cc engine. Now what you get is the the twin-channel ABS models with rear disc brake that cost INR 8,942 more than the single-channel ABS versions. While the Jawa classic dual-channel ABS model costs INR 1,72,942, the Jawa Forty-Two two-channel ABS variant retails at INR 1,63,942 (both the prices are ex-showroom Delhi). (more…)
Kerala, North East to get Bajaj Qute first
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Kerala, North East to get Bajaj Qute first

Bajaj Auto's Qute will finally be made available for sale next month, with the company already having started deliveries of the quadricycle to dealers. Bajaj Auto dealers in Kerala and in the North East have already placed orders for the four-wheeler as it is 'technically' possible to offer the Qute for sale in these markets, the company said. (more…)
Continental GT 535 to retire globally for Continental 650 !!
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Continental GT 535 to retire globally for Continental 650 !!

Royal Enfield Continental GT 535 will soon reach the end of its life cycle as it will be taken off the shelves globally. The model will be replaced by Continental GT 650 that will be launched in India towards the end of this year or early 2019. Royal Enfield Continental GT 535 was the first cafe racer Enfield and it came with a completely different styling than what Royal Enfield was used to. The bike was discontinued from the Indian market earlier this year while being on sale in the global markets. Reports suggests that Royal Enfield is soon going to retire the 535cc cafe racer internationally as well. A few dealerships in India have some stock of the motorcycle left and hence, you should hurry before it goes out of sale. The sales numbers of Royal Enfield Continental GT 535 ...
2018 Jeep Wrangler 3-door spied in India
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2018 Jeep Wrangler 3-door spied in India

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler SUV has been spotted in India and is expected to be launched soon. The image also reveal that the SUV is right-hand drive (RHD) model and considering the fact that the Wrangler is sold in India as a CBU (completely built unit), Jeep might launch new-gen model by the end of 2018 or early 2019. It is possible that the SUV is here for homologation. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler models (3-door & 5-door) were first showcased in November last year, at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, followed by its European debut at the Geneva Motor Show early this year in March 2018. The latest spy image of 3-door Jeep Wrangler is expected to be one of the higher-spec models (possibly the Sahara). The new Jeep Wrangler comes with: New platform that is lighter and larger ...
140 hp / 321 Nm Force Gurkha Xtreme details leak. Launch soon !!
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140 hp / 321 Nm Force Gurkha Xtreme details leak. Launch soon !!

The new Force Gurkha Xtreme will be powered by a Mercedes-Benz OM611-derived 2.2-litre diesel unit that makes 140hp and 321Nm replacing the aged 85hp, 2.6-litre diesel engine This is essentially the same engine that powered the now-discontinued Force One SUV. In addition to the engine, the Gurkha will get a new gearbox too – a Mercedes-Benz G32 five-speed manual that links to the engine via a dual-mass flywheel. The Force Gurkha Xtreme will also come with front and rear diff-locks, like the standard Gurkha. The suspension is set to receive an upgrade too, with a multi-link arrangement at the front in addition to the one at the rear. The front track will be wider by 40mm. The revised suspension will bring with it major improvements in approach, departure and ramp breakover angles ...