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BS6 Mahindra Bolero base trim B4 detailed in video
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BS6 Mahindra Bolero base trim B4 detailed in video

Mahindra Bolero BS6 is expected to be launched in the coming days. Some dealerships have started accepting unofficial bookings for a token amount of Rs 10,000 With the BS6 version, Mahindra has made some changes to the exterior of the Bolero. It now gets a revised front fascia, few changes on the rear and interior as well. The overall profile, however, is unchanged. Inside, it gets the same dashboard layout as the outgoing BS4 model. Here we have a video that shows how the base B4 trim of the new Mahindra Bolero feels like both from outside and inside. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzGkZFA-rQA The video has been uploaded by Auto Gear India on their Youtube channel. The Bolero B4 being the entry level variant does not get many of the features that the higher trims get. ...
2020 Maruti Dzire with new Dual Jet K-series BS6 petrol engine launched
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2020 Maruti Dzire with new Dual Jet K-series BS6 petrol engine launched

The new 2020 Maruti Suzuki Dzire is priced from Rs 5.89 lakh for the base LXi petrol variant and going up to Rs 8.80 lakh for the top spec ZXI+ AGS model (ex-showroom, Delhi). The prices of the car have increased marginally with the update for the base variant.It is available in seven variants with AMT automatic transmission as an optional unit starting from the mid-level variant. VariantPrice (in Rs.)VariantPrice (in Rs.)Lxi589,000–Vxi679,000Vxi (AGS)731,500Zxi748,000Zxi (AGS)800,500Zxi+828,000Zxi + (AGS)880,500 The 2020 Dzire comes with a sole 1.2-litre, four-cylinder K12C DualJet petrol engine, which is also available with the Baleno. Maruti Suzuki says it has higher compression ratio, cooled EGR system and piston cooling jet for better engine efficiency and friction red...
Tiger Tasmania rally for cars built before 1985; 25-days & 5,763km
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Tiger Tasmania rally for cars built before 1985; 25-days & 5,763km

Living up to its reputation for delivering innovative classic motoring experiences, Bespoke Rallies is running a 25-day 5,763km adventure in Tasmania and Victoria state, Australia, this November. Named after the now extinct marsupial that roamed Tasmania as recently as the 1930s, Tiger Tasmania is for pre-1985 cars. It combines 11 days of unrivalled driving on many of the roads used on the legendary Targa Tasmania rally with the opportunity to indulge in the history and beauty of this extraordinary island. Starting and finishing in Melbourne, the event then comprises a further nine days exploration of the state of Victoria, taking in the iconic 12 Apostles, the volcanic crater of the Blue Lake, the famous Halls Gap village and Ballarat (a gold rush town from 1851), as well as th...
Euro NCAP rewards Volkswagen’s ‘Local Hazard Warning’ system
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Euro NCAP rewards Volkswagen’s ‘Local Hazard Warning’ system

Volkswagen’s car-to-x communication system becomes the first technology to be rewarded by Euro NCAP in nearly six years. The technology, fitted as standard to the Golf 8 and to future ID models, allows cars to communicate with each other and with properly equipped road infrastructure and emergency vehicles to give the driver advanced warning of local safety hazards. Using ITS-G5 technology, cars equipped with the system can transmit a signal to others if they have broken down or have stopped suddenly and present a safety risk. Other manufacturers are also considering equipping their vehicles with ITS-G5 technology and, in time, it may be possible for drivers to receive advance warning of motorcycles and tractors. Secretary General of Euro NCAP, Michiel van Ratingen, sai...
Rolls-Royce production at the company’s Goodwood plant to suspend
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Rolls-Royce production at the company’s Goodwood plant to suspend

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars announced today that production at the company’s Goodwood-based manufacturing plant will be suspended from Monday 23 March for two weeks.  In order to further secure the health and welfare of the employees of the company this suspension will be followed by an already-planned two-week Easter maintenance shutdown. The day-to-day operations of the company will be assured by non-production employees who will remain at work at the company’s head office on the Goodwood Estate in West Sussex or who will work from home on a rotational basis.  Social distancing measures have been introduced throughout the company. This unprecedented action has been taken following the introduction of additional measures by the UK Government to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. ...
Mahindra Bolero BS6 revealed completely
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Mahindra Bolero BS6 revealed completely

As with other SUVs in its lineup, Mahindra is set to update the Bolero for 2020. The BS6 Bolero will not be updated just with a BS6 engine, but there will be cosmetic updates as well, majority of which will be centred around its looks. As for the cosmetic changes, the 2020 Bolero will get a revised grille, new front bumper incorporating a new air dam and fog lamps housing, new headlamps and a slightly redesigned hood. Apart from these updates, the new Bolero looks similar to the current version. At the rear, changes are limited to tweaked tail lamps. Inside the Bolero gets sublte changes. It features the digital instrument cluster which looks similar to the one in the outgoing model. The new Bolero will also borrow the Bolero Power Plus’ updated safety kit. So expect it...
Suzuki Baleno Cross launched. Details inside
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Suzuki Baleno Cross launched. Details inside

Suzuki Baleno Cross has been launched in Columbia. The made-in-India car receives a sportier and more expressive front bumper which is seen on the India-spec facelift, special dual-tone alloy wheels, side rub strips and roof carrier. There are no black lower body cladding, raised ground clearance or faux skid plates as we see in hatchback derived crossovers. Like the regular hatchback, it has a length and width of 3,995 mm and 1,745 mm respectively. It is 35 mm taller with a height of 1,505 mm. It can be said that the Suzuki Baleno Cross is basically an accessorised Suzuki Baleno. Under the hood is the same old K14B engine. It produces 95 HP (-1 HP) at 6,000 rpm and 130 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm, though. This 1.4-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol mill is off...
2020 Maruti DZire spied with updated exteriors. Launch soon
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2020 Maruti DZire spied with updated exteriors. Launch soon

2020 Maruti Suzuki Dzire gets cosmetic and feature updates along with a new 1.2-litre DualJet petrol engine found in the Baleno The 2020 Maruti DZire has been spied at its production facility. On sale since 2008, the compact sedan has set new benchmarks for the brand for more than a decade now and it still continues to dominate. With competition on the rise, Maruti Suzuki will likely launch the facelifted Dzire later this month or in early April. The DZire’s front fascia has been revised with enlarged grille and redesigned front bumper. The fog lamps have been given new chrome trim. The overall silhouette of the five-seater sedan remains the same and the rear end also gets subtle cosmetic revisions. The interior design of the facelifted Maruti DZire would be the same as t...
Polestar Percept four-door grand tourer electric car revealed
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Polestar Percept four-door grand tourer electric car revealed

Polestar reveals the Precept – a stunning four-door grand tourer electric car. The name “Precept” was chosen to emphasise the vehicle’s role in setting out Polestar’s intent as the contemporary electric performance brand. Minimalistic athleticism, the sculpted form of the Polestar Precept sets the tone for future Polestar vehicles. Precept features an integrated front wing above the SmartZone which accelerates air flow over the long bonnet. This allows air to attach itself to the surface earlier, which improves aerodynamic efficiency and thus improves the vehicle’s range. At the rear, the wide light-blade spans the entire width of the car, extending into vertical aero-wings – another aerodynamic feature and a nod to light-weight design. Conventional side mirrors are repla...
Aston Martin’s DBX gets touch of personalisation by ‘Q by Aston Martin’
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Aston Martin’s DBX gets touch of personalisation by ‘Q by Aston Martin’

Aston Martin’s DBX has been treated to a touch of personalisation magic through the luxury British brand’s bespoke service, Q by Aston Martin, teasing the SUVs darker side ahead of this year’s Geneva International Motor Show. Featuring a range of bespoke ‘Q by Aston Martin – Commission’ and exclusive ‘Q by Aston Martin – Collection’ design features, this example of the brand’s recently unveiled SUV once again highlights the rule-breaking customisation that is achievable through the marque’s ‘Q by Aston Martin’ service. ‘Q by Aston Martin – Commission’ allows customers to create tailored options for their personal specification. 22” gloss black painted wheels complement the car’s bold exterior. Inside, a bespoke diamond patterned satin chrome aluminium jewellery pack mach...
7 years, $140,000, 12000 hours for ultimate custom on 1983 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI
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7 years, $140,000, 12000 hours for ultimate custom on 1983 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI

However much you’ve worked on a single vehicle, chances are you haven’t done as much as Canadian engineer Derek Spratt did to his 1983 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI. Over the course of seven years, Spratt estimates he spent more than 12,000 hours modifying his GTI and documenting his labor of love in over 180 videos on social media. The videos range from Spratt’s descriptions of basic electrical wiring to installing a modern digital dashboard in a vintage vehicle. His own estimate of his costs: $140,000. And today, he doesn’t even own the car. This Mk1 GTI was the first car Spratt purchased as a 21-year-old college student in Ontario, Canada. He was among Canada’s first buyers of a true GTI, which arrived that year with a 90-hp engine and stiffened suspension of the true European GTI...
GM Lansing Delta Township Plant rolls out 3 millionth vehicle
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GM Lansing Delta Township Plant rolls out 3 millionth vehicle

A 2020 Chevrolet Traverse Premier Redline Edition in Silver Ice Metallic rolled off the production line at General Motors’ Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant today, the three millionth vehicle produced at the automaker’s newest assembly plant in the United States. Since starting production in 2006, Lansing Delta Township has manufactured the Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia, Acadia Denali and Saturn Outlook. A white Saturn Outlook was the first vehicle produced on May 24, 2006. A Crystal Red Tintcoat GMC Acadia Denali was the one millionth vehicle produced in November 2011. The two millionth vehicle produced was a 2016 Buick Enclave, painted in White Frost Tricoat that rolled off line in August 2015. The plant currently employs over 2,500 employees o...
Honda Dio BS6 launched in 2 variants. Prices INR 59,990 onwards
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Honda Dio BS6 launched in 2 variants. Prices INR 59,990 onwards

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter launched the new BS-VI Dio scooter in two variants, starting at Rs 59,990 (ex-showroom Delhi) Powered by Bharat Stage VI-compliant 110cc PGM-FI HET (Honda Eco Technology) engine, the Dio gets a refreshed design language with new front ribs and signature LED position lamp. New livery on the body along with modern tail lamp design and split grab rail offer a sporty appeal. Dio will be available in two variants - Standard and Deluxe. The standard variant will be offered in four color options - Matte Axis Grey Metallic, Candy Jazzy Blue, Sports Red and Vibrant Orange. The Deluxe variant will be offered in three color options - Matte Sangria Red Metallic, Dazzle Yellow Metallic and Matte Axis Grey Metallic. The all new BS-VI Dio is pr...
Ducati’s new Superleggera V4 is missile on two wheels
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Ducati’s new Superleggera V4 is missile on two wheels

Rejoice!! Ducati has unveiled the Superleggera V4. It is, as Ducati puts it, the “most powerful and technologically advanced” production bike the company has ever produced. Superleggera means 'super-light' in Italian. To keep the weight down, Superleggera ditches the aluminium bits for carbon fibre and it's been used to form every component possible to improve performance. In all, Ducati has managed to trim 6.7kg, which is significant for a high-performance superbike. The Superleggera V4 features carbon-fibre fairing, wheels, swingarm, frame and subframe. The claimed power-to-weight ratio in this street-legal configuration is 1.41hp/kg. Ducati will also supply a track-only, titanium Akrapovic exhaust that reduces the weight further to 152.2kg, while bumping up the power...
Tata HBX – ALFA Arc-based SUV unveiled
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Tata HBX – ALFA Arc-based SUV unveiled

The HBX concept gives a glimpse into Tata Motors’ next generation SUVs. Being the second vehicle built on the ALFA-ARC (Agile Light Flexible Advanced Architecture) after the Altroz, the HBX Concept is expected to offer unmatched driving characteristics and the ruggedness of a SUV and uncompromised safety. The stunning IMPACT 2.0 design language gives the HBX a striking muscular road presence. In its production form, the HBX is expected to be equipped with the Tata Tiago’s 1.2-litre BS6 petrol engine paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. An AMT is likely to be offered either at launch or a few months hence. Compact car features such as a 7-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, climate control, and steering-mounted controls are likely to be offe...
Image Gallery: Tata Sierra EV Concept 2020
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Image Gallery: Tata Sierra EV Concept 2020

The Tata Sierra Concept, unveiled at the Auto Expo 2020, carries multiple design cues from the original Sierra SUV – including a modern interpretation of the iconic viewing-room-like rear windows. The Sierra EV Concept continues the development of the IMPACT 2.0 design language creating vehicles that look sharp and reflect the contemporary expression of Tata Motors design. It is a 4.1 metre SUV and is the third vehicle based on the new 'Agile Light Flexible Advanced' (ALFA) Architecture and is a full EV. Tata didn’t disclose any plans for production. Read full story here Tata Sierra Concept 2020 Source: netcarshow
EeVe India unveils Forseti e-scooter and Tesero e-motorcycle
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EeVe India unveils Forseti e-scooter and Tesero e-motorcycle

EeVe India unveiled two of its two-wheelers, Tesero and Forseti, in the 15th edition of the the Indian Auto Expo 2020. The two premium electric two-wheelers are expected to be launched in a few months from now. The Forseti electric scooter and the Tesero electric motorcycle are scheduled to hit the Indian markets by June 2020. Harsh Didwania, EeVe India unveils e-bike 'Tesero' and e-scooter 'Forseti' at Auto Expo 2020 The two electric two-wheelers come equipped with hub-mounted motors from Bosch and feature swappable batteries, with two packs each. Both electric two-wheelers have a charging time of 3-4 hours with a fast charger. While the Forseti electric scooter has a claimed range of 100 km, the Tesero electric motorcycle is said to have a claimed range of 120 km on a single charg...
Tata Yodha BS6 unveiled at Delhi Auto Expo 2020
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Tata Yodha BS6 unveiled at Delhi Auto Expo 2020

The new Tata Yodha is powered by a 2.2-litre Di, four-cylinder diesel engine delivering 73.6 kW (100 HP) power and 250 Nm of torque and is available in single cab & crew cab variants & also with 4x2 & 4x4 drive options. Tata Yodha single cab variants come with 3 distinct payload points of 1700, 1500 and 1200 kg. The high ground clearance of 210 mm enables Tata Yodha to navigate through varied terrains with ease. The large cargo box of dimensions – L-2650 mm (8.7 ft) x W-1850 mm (6 ft) ensures Tata Yodha to carry large & heavy loads with ease. With a warranty of 3 years/3 Lakh kilometres and minimal maintenance costs, customers are certain to earn high profits and have complete peace of mind. Key Applications: Milk, Agri Produce-food grains, fruits &am...
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...
Auto Expo 2020: Maruti Suzuki Futuro-e concept unveiled
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Auto Expo 2020: Maruti Suzuki Futuro-e concept unveiled

Designed by Maruti Suzuki’s design team, the Futuro-e is pegged as ‘an Indian car with global sensibilities’. Its SUV-coupe shape is unlike anything from Maruti thus far. The ‘e’ in Futuro-e is there to tell you this is an electric SUV concept. Maruti claims that the SUV-compe concept is "future ready with a wide array of powertrain options like hybrid & pure EV". Maruti has not announced a timeline for when a Futuro-e-derived SUV will make production. Sharp styling, as seen on the Futuro-e, sure would help Maruti make the right impact in the competitive midsize SUV space. Source: ACI