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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...
Nissan Juke hits one million. Rolled off at Sunderland Plant.
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Nissan Juke hits one million. Rolled off at Sunderland Plant.

Eight years after it created the compact crossover segment, the one millionth Juke has rolled off the line at Nissan Sunderland Plant. On average, a brand new Juke is built at the plant every 105 seconds. Well known for its distinctive sporty styling, the 2018 Juke comes with a host of interior and exterior personalisation choices. Thanks to all the options and possible personalisation combinations, more than 23,000 different versions of the latest Juke are available for customers across Europe. The one millionth Juke built in Sunderland was a Tekna grade in Vivid Blue, the most recent colour to be added to the range. Juke was the second crossover to be built at the plant, following the pioneering Qashqai, which went into production in 2006 and began Nissan’s leadership of the...
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 ...
Legendary artist D*Face creates custom Triumph Modern Classics
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Legendary artist D*Face creates custom Triumph Modern Classics

To celebrate 59 years since 1959, Triumph has collaborated with one of the world’s foremost contemporary artists, the London-based bike enthusiast, D*Face, on an incredible new customisation project under the banner of ‘The Spirit of ’59’. The motorcycle has always been cultural shorthand for freedom and individuality. It’s why bikes have always appealed to independent thinkers from film stars and fashion icons to the most innovative musicians and artists. Now a new Triumph art collaboration is poised to take that appeal even further. Working closely with the team at the Triumph factory in Hinckley, D*Face created three unique Spirit of ‘59 bikes for 2018, each one based on a model from the Bonneville Modern Classics range. All three bikes are hand-painted by D*Face and features a ...
Over 8000 units of Jaguar XF recalled in China
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Over 8000 units of Jaguar XF recalled in China

Jaguar Land Rover will recall 8,952 vehicles in China due to defective airbags. The recall was filed by Jaguar Land Rover China to the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine. Starting from January 19, the company will recall 8,952 imported 2013 Jaguar XF vehicles manufactured between June 19, 2012 and October 1, 2013, according to the administration. Gas generators of the airbags may break when airbags open, which will lead to injury to passengers, states report. The automaker will check all the affected vehicles and replace defective parts free of charge.
2018 Hyundai Santro spied. Features Kona design language
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2018 Hyundai Santro spied. Features Kona design language

Hyundai is developing an entirely new Santro (name not confirmed) for the masses and we have already seen early prototypes of the car here in India. The new Santro has now been spotted undergoing winter testing in Europe. The extensive amount of camouflage (with a zipper and a lock at the back) might suggest an official reveal is far away. Infact, at the upcoming Indian Auto Expo, the South Korean marque is expected to take the wraps off the all-new hatckback. The 2018 Santro will be a tall-boy hatchback and on offer will be generous amount of headroom for the driver and passengers. Under the camo is a more modern design compared to the old Santro Xing discontinued in 2015 after being on sale for an impressive 16 years. In terms of engines and transmissions, a brand new, 3...
Tata EV showcased. Not a special edition; It’s Pure Electric
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Tata EV showcased. Not a special edition; It’s Pure Electric

Tata Motors European Technical Centre (TMETC) has showcased the Tiago EV concept at an event at Millbrook. The Tiago EV is expected to make it to India soon as the pictures suggest the car is nearing its production stage. The Tiago EV does  0-100 kph in about 11 seconds in sport mode and is capable of a top speed of 135 kph. Power is delivered by an 85 kW motor that churns out 200 Nm of torque. The EV is offered with front wheel drive and does not have a gearbox -will be driven through a single-speed gearbox. It will also deliver a claimed range of 100 km on one full electric charge. The car uses a lithium-ion battery pack with its own cooling systems to keep them from overheating. If this car makes its way to India, it will the quickest and fastest electric car in India. The Tiago E...
JEEP Compass scores 5-STAR EuroNCAP rating
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JEEP Compass scores 5-STAR EuroNCAP rating

The Jeep Compass has attained the maximum five-star EuroNCAP rating, the manufacturer’s latest model incorporating the latest technology from the iconic brand, scored positive ratings in all categories – including adult protection, child protection, pedestrian protection and driving assistance safety systems.  The result is even more significant considering that it meets the 2017 severe, ever increasing EuroNCAP standards, underscoring how the Jeep Compass has been developed with safety and protection at its heart.The new compact SUV combines the brand’s legendary off-road capability with user-friendly technology and a full array of driving assistance systems – all wrapped up in a distinctive modern design. Making a major contribution to the Jeep Compass’s maximum five-star r...
Kawasaki motorcycles gets make-over for 2018 range
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Kawasaki motorcycles gets make-over for 2018 range

A whole host of colour updates and graphic treatments will be available soon on a variety of Kawasaki machinery, ready for the 2018 model year. In the supersport field several models have either small changes or more fundamental make-overs for the new season. Of the Supercharged models the Ninja H2R will appear in updated colour and graphic treatment for 2018, while the Ninja H2 Carbon adds mirror coated spark black to matte spark black for a new dual colour look. Both the popular race oriented Ninja 650 KRT edition and the Ninja ZX-10R KRT Replica are updated for 2018 with KRT superbike influenced graphics. The Ninja 650 KRT edition features lime green with ebony and the Ninja ZX-10R KRT Replica arrives in lime green with ebony and metallic graphite grey. Both the ZZR1400 and...
Bentley unveils the 3rd generation Continental GT
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Bentley unveils the 3rd generation Continental GT

Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Britain, the new third-generation Bentley Continental GT combines spirited, focused performance with handcrafted luxury and cutting-edge technology, to create the finest Grand Tourer ever produced. The British automaker decided to make the four-seat longer and wider. The hood is longer and the car is more hunkered down to the ground. The new powertrain uses the very latest engine management technology, with 300 million software calculations per second. At the heart of the new Continental GT sits an all-new, enhanced version of Bentley’s renowned 6.0-litre, twin-turbocharged W12 TSI engine, with 635 PS and 900 Nm on tap. 0 to 100 kmpn just 3.7 seconds, and a mind-bending top speed of 333 km/h. The engine is mated, for the first time, to a du...
MINI ELECTRIC CONCEPT- the future of urban electric mobility
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MINI ELECTRIC CONCEPT- the future of urban electric mobility

Almost 10 years after MINI E laid the foundations for production-standard battery electric vehicles within the BMW Group, MINI is now offering a window on the future of urban electric mobility- The MINI ELECTRIC CONCEPT. While production version of the MINI ELECTRIC CONCEPT will be unveiled in 2019, the MINI ELECTRIC CONCEPT will debut at IAA Cars 2017 in Frankfurt. This debut follows the launch of the brand’s first ever electrified production model, the MINI Countryman Plug-in Hybrid earlier in 2017. Unveiled in 2008, the MINI E was the first all-electric car from the BMW Group. In spring 2017, the BMW Group presented the first ever production plug-in hybrid model in the form of the MINI Countryman Plug-in Hybrid.   “The MINI ELECTRIC CONCEPT is a quintessential MINI...
All New Dacia / Renault Duster revealed. 2017 Frankfurt Show unveil
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All New Dacia / Renault Duster revealed. 2017 Frankfurt Show unveil

This is the ALL NEW Dacia / Renault Duster. The brand’s iconic SUV now boasts modern, all-new robust styling. With more than one million unit sales to date, a new chapter in the model’s history is about to begin. The new Duster gets redesigned grille, new head lights and also appears wider than the ongoing model. The car also gets a new lighting signature, including LED daytime running lights, are divided into three sections. The windscreen has been brought forward 100mm compared with the current Duster and is more steeply raked, which makes the cabin longer so it looks more spacious. There's also aluminium roof bars, 17-inch wheels and prominent wheel arches with black wing arch trims highlight the car’s adventurer credentials. Dacia’s rear lighting signature – four red s...
In Images: 2017 Rolls-Royce Phantom
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In Images: 2017 Rolls-Royce Phantom

"From its debut in 1925, a Rolls-Royce Phantom has been the choice of the world’s most influential and powerful men and women, and as a result, a constant presence at history’s most defining moments. As this next chapter in the Rolls-Royce story opens, the New Phantom points the way forward for the global luxury industry. It is a creation of great beauty and power, a dominant symbol of wealth and human achievement. It is an icon and an artwork that embraces the personal desires of each of our individual customers.” Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. New Phantom at a glance A wholly new, contemporary design interpretation of Rolls-Royce Phantom DNA The all-new aluminium ‘Architecture of Luxury’ underpinning New Phantom ensur...
Jaguar E-PACE revealed. Sets an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORD
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Jaguar E-PACE revealed. Sets an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORD

The new Jaguar E-PACE has set an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title during its world premiere. The compact performance SUV leapt into the record books with a 15.3 metre-long jump complete with a 270-degree corkscrew-like ‘barrel roll’. The E-PACE is the newest member of Jaguar’s SUV family following Jaguar’s first all-electric SUV, the I-PACE Concept and the World Car of the Year-winning F-PACE performance SUV. The Jaguar E-PACE is a five-seat, compact SUV that packs the design and performance of a Jaguar sports car into a spacious, practical and connected all-wheel-drive vehicle. The E-PACE completed its world record jump at ExCeL in London – one of only a handful of venues in the UK big enough to accommodate the 160-metre run-up and run-off vital for the 15-metre leap. ...
1959 VW Camper van ‘Holy Grail’ for auction at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre
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1959 VW Camper van ‘Holy Grail’ for auction at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre

A super rare 1959 Volkswagen 23 Window Samba Campervan, is set to bring Camper fans flocking to the West Midlands when it goes to auction with Classic Car Auctions (CCA) at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre on Saturday 10th June.     The rare 23 window model, featuring eight small skylight windows and sunroof, is among the most sought-after of all VW Campers and is considered as the ‘Holy Grail’ among collectors and enthusiasts. The right hand drive, manual example is believed to be one of just a handful on UK roads and today appears just as it did when it rolled out of the German factory in 1959 following a painstakingly detailed restoration. Originally dispatched to South Africa, the Camper spent the first four decades of its life in warmer climes before bei...