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Škoda Vision IN world premiere at the Auto Expo 2020
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Škoda Vision IN world premiere at the Auto Expo 2020

Featuring a distinctive front and large bonnet, the VISION IN’s ŠKODA SUV family resemblance is clear at first glance. The wide ŠKODA grille features striking double slats; both the frame and the slats are made of lead crystal. The two-part LED headlights also exhibit crystalline structures. In the upper part, which reaches as far as the ŠKODA grille, stunning glass elements create the LED dipped beam, LED high beam and an L-shaped LED module for the daytime running lights and indicators. The LED fog lights are arranged below this. The straight roof line with panoramic glass roof and buffed aluminium roof rails conveys a sporty appearance at first glance. The side profile of the chrome framed windows extends all the way to the D-pillar and, exhibiting a slanted rear window and ...
Royal Enfield Classic 350 single seat to rival Jawa Perak
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Royal Enfield Classic 350 single seat to rival Jawa Perak

Royal Enfield has introduced ‘Make Your Own’ initiative - a customization programme will allow its customers to opt for the Classic 350 without the pillion seat which directly makes it a rival to the newly launched Jawa Perak. Not only single seat, owners will get many more options for their bike, straight out of the factory. For now, only buyers of the latest Royal Enfield Classic 350 will be able to opt for this new initiative. The two colours on offer are Mercury Silver and Pure Black. Prices start from just Rs 1.45 lakhs, ex-showroom. The accessories include engine guards, panniers, rear luggage rack along with an optional touring seat. The company is also offering alloy wheels which have been certified by ARAI and meets the quality standards. All the additional accessories...
India-bound 2020 Isuzu D-Max unveiled. Expect launch early 2020
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India-bound 2020 Isuzu D-Max unveiled. Expect launch early 2020

Isuzu Motors has finally pulled the wraps off the next-gen 2020 D-Max pick-up truck range in Thailand, ahead of the SUV's official debut slated for October 19. It's a completely overhauled model in terms of exteriors and interiors, and along with that, it comes with a slew of mechanical revisions which has made it more efficient and safer and has improved its overall driveability. Globally, the D-Max pick-up truck has been in the market since 2011 and is finally getting a generation upgrade after 8 years. The Isuzu D-Max looks way more aggressive than before now. At the front, it gets a bigger grille which is taller and broader. At the rear, it gets twin-barrel tail lights with clear lenses and LED edge lighting. In the higher-spec models, the rear bumper now comes integrat...
Jawa 90th Anniversary Edition launched. Limited to 90 units only
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Jawa 90th Anniversary Edition launched. Limited to 90 units only

Jawa Motorcycles has launched a limited-edition motorcycle based on the Jawa called the ‘90th Anniversary Edition’ to mark the 90th year of the brand. Only 90 units of Jawa 90th Anniversary Edition will be produced. Priced the same as the standard Jawa – Rs 1.72 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the bike will reach dealerships on October 15, 2019, and customers with existing bookings, or those who make one before October 22, will be eligible to opt for a lucky draw that will determine whether they will get the limited-edition bike. The delivery of motorcycles will happen immediately after the draw results are revealed. The foundation of Jawa Motorcycles was laid in 1929 by Frantisek Janecek in erstwhile Czechoslovakia, with the first motorcycle being Jawa 500 OHV. Jawa 90th Anniver...
2020 Renault Kwid and Climber launched. Priced at ₹ 2.83 Lakh
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2020 Renault Kwid and Climber launched. Priced at ₹ 2.83 Lakh

The new 2020 Renault Kwid facelift has officially gone on sales in India today, priced quite aggressively at ₹ 2.83 lakh to ₹ 4.84 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). At this price point, the new Renault Kwid also undercuts the top-end variant of its newly launched rival, the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso. The new Kwid measures 3,731 mm in length, 1,579 mm in width and 1,474 / 1,490 mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2,422 mm and a ground clearance of 184 mm. The car comes with a 28-litre fuel tank. The Kwid facelift gets a redesigned front end featuring a new grille with chrome inserts and slim LED daytime running lights on either side. The main headlamp clusters are placed in separate pods lower down. The headlamp pods have grey surrounds. It has a dual-tone front bumper with a grey lip. ...
Maruti Suzuki S-Presso launched. Price INR 3.69 lakh onwards
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Maruti Suzuki S-Presso launched. Price INR 3.69 lakh onwards

Maruti Suzuki has launched the S-Presso in India. The car is available in four variants with prices starting at Rs. 3.69 lakh (ex-showroom). The S-Presso competes with the Renault Kwid and the Datsun redi-GO. The Maruti S-Presso is based on the Heartect platform. It measures 3,565 mm in length, 1,520 mm in width, height of 1,549 mm (with 13-inch wheels)/1,564 mm (with 14-inch wheels) and has a wheelbase of 2,380 mm. The S-Presso features a slim grille with chrome inserts and it has a dual-tone front bumper. At the rear, the car has rectangular tail lamps and a dual-tone bumper with integrated reflectors. On the inside, the S-Presso gets a circular centre console with colour matched interior trim. It includes a digital instrument cluster and a touchscreen infotainment sys...
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...
Tata Nexon Kraz launched. Celebrates 1 lakh sales of the Nexon
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Tata Nexon Kraz launched. Celebrates 1 lakh sales of the Nexon

Tata Motors launched the limited edition Nexon KRAZ to celebrate the 1 lakh sales milestone of the Nexon brand. This is the second limited edition of Nexon, which comes after the resounding success of the earlier KRAZ edition, launched last year. In this new avatar, the Nexon KRAZ gets Tangerine color highlights on both exteriors and interiors. The new limited edition will be offered in two versions – the KRAZ (Manual) and KRAZ+ (AMT), available at a Rs. 7.57 lakh and Rs.8.17 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi, respectively. With sporty-looking exteriors and spunky interiors, the new Nexon KRAZ comes with 10 styling highlights: Exterior All-new TROMSO Black body with Sonic-silver roof color. Tangerine-colored Outside Mirrors Tangerine Grill inserts Tangerine Wheel accen...
Lamborghini Sian – hybrid and quickest Lambo ever
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Lamborghini Sian – hybrid and quickest Lambo ever

Lamborghini has debuted its most powerful and fastest-accelerating car at the Frankfurt motor show. Called the Sian it’s also the firm’s first hybrid. Lambo chose the name Sian for this car because in the Bolognese dialect that supposedly means flash or lighting. The Sian features the Aventador SVJ’s naturally aspirated 6.5-litre 12-cylinder unit, but it has been uprated from 770 to 785hp with the addition of titanium intake valves, and is mated to a 48V electric motor producing 35hp, for a combined total output of 820hp. In what Lamborghini claims is a first for low-voltage hybrid powertrains, the electric motor is integrated into the gearbox and connected to the wheels for low-speed reversing and parking manoeuvres. Power is not stored in a conventional lithium-i...
2020 Nissan Juke makes its global debut
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2020 Nissan Juke makes its global debut

The 2020 Nissan Juke has been unveiled!! The next-generation Juke makes its global debut in five cities across Europe, a market where almost one million Jukes have been sold since it defined the compact crossover segment nine years ago. The 2020 Juke features larger dimensions and an athletic stance, striking 19-inch alloy wheels and coupé style ‘floating roof’ design. Equipped with full LED technology as standard, the latest JUKE retains its iconic circular headlamps but with a new Y-shaped signature which complements Nissan’s V-Motion grille. Transformed on the inside as well, new JUKE is roomier. New soft-touch materials on the dashboard, door trim and foot-wells offer a premium feel. The 2020 Juke is powered by a 1.0-litre three-cylinder DIG-T turbocharged petrol engine ...
2019 Volkswagen Polo, Vento facelifts launched. Price start Rs 5.82 lakh
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2019 Volkswagen Polo, Vento facelifts launched. Price start Rs 5.82 lakh

Volkswagen has launched the 2019 version of the Polo hatchback and Vento sedan in the Indian market.The Volkswagen Polo facelift is priced at Rs 5.82 – 9.88 lakh, while the Volkswagen Vento facelift is priced from Rs 8.76 lakh. Both the facelifted version gets a lot of visual updates and the front-end looks quite inspired by the Polo GTI, which is not available in the Indian market anymore. Polo and Vento both now get a new honeycomb-mesh grille, front bumper and tail-lights. This adds a dash of sportiness to the appearance of both cars. Higher-spec variants of the new Polo and Vento also get gunmetal-finish alloy wheels in a new design. However, the cabin of both the newly launched vehicles – Volkswagen Polo and the Volkswagen Vento get a range of minor updates including new up...
MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 India launch by Motoroyale Kinetic
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MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 India launch by Motoroyale Kinetic

Motoroyale Kinetic launched the MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 sports tourer motorcycle in India. Priced at ₹ 18.99 lakh (ex-showroom), it is the first tourer from the MV Agusta brand. The bike was launched at the inauguration of Kinetic's latest Motoroyale showroom, which has come up in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. Globally, the motorcycle comes in four variants - Turismo Veloce 800, Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso, Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso SCS, and Turismo Veloce RC SCS. The standard version comes to India for now, while the other versions will be introduced later. The MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 features a sharp and aggressive design language, with premium fit and finish. The bike borrows several signature styling elements from other MV Agusta models, like the front fairing that re...
Tata Harrier #Dark Edition launched. Looks Badass!!
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Tata Harrier #Dark Edition launched. Looks Badass!!

Tata Motors has launched the much talked about Harrier #Dark Edition of its flagship SUV – the Tata Harrier. This edition comes soon after Tata Motors announced the launch of dual tone variants of the Harrier to celebrate 10,000 customers of the company’s flagship product. With prices starting at Rs 16.76 lakh for the top-spec XZ variant (ex-showroom, Delhi), this edition is priced identical to the recently launched Harrier Dual Tone. The #Dark edition of the Harrier will offer a total of 14 design enhancements. The New Atlas Black colour exterior paint shadeblack-finished faux skid plates, grey headlamp inserts and the R17 Blackstone Alloys in the exterior to make it a head turner. The model also wears a special badge on the front fender with the word ‘#Dark’. The i...
Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 unveiled at the British MotoGP
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Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 unveiled at the British MotoGP

The much anticipated Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 has received its exclusive world premiere at the British MotoGP round at Silverstone and is being dubbed as a genuine ‘racer for the road’. The newest, most powerful iteration of the iconic Daytona yet, the Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 has been created to mark the British firm’s involvement in the Moto2 World Championship after it took over from Honda in 2019 as the official control engine supplier with its venerable 765cc. Powered by a new version of their 765cc triple – designed by the team responsible for the development of the Moto2 engine – the single-seat supersport Daytona produces a claimed 128.2bhp at 12,250rpm, and 80Nm of torque at 9750rpm. Based on the engine found in the existing Street Triple RS, the motor has been rew...
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500cc single spied testing for 2020
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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500cc single spied testing for 2020

Royal Enfield is rigorously testing its BS-VI range, and we have seen several test mules of the 2020 models in the past via spy photographs. The new version spotted testing, although retaining its classic style, has inevitably been modernised and appears to take some clear 'learnings' from its recent 650 twins. For a start, the engine is brand new, with an external appearance much closer to that of the 650 twin. Given the company's requirements for smaller displacement machines, particularly for the vast domestic Indian market, we imagine capacity has remained at 500cc but it’s likely the new single will be oil-cooled just like the twins. The bottom end of the new engine also appears to be brand new with the final drive now on the left suggesting it’s a complete redesign rat...
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 Motors Shaktiman 200 revealed
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Force Motors Shaktiman 200 revealed

Shaktiman 200 is the new LCV from Force Motors. The details of the LCV has been published on the official website of the manufacturer. No details on the pricing are revealed as of now. The Shaktiman 200 is powered by a Mercedes derived 3-Cylinder, Common Rail driveline that delivers power and torque of 50 kW (67hp) @ 3200 rpm and 175 Nm @ 1600-2400 rpm respectively. The payload capacity of Shaktiman 200 is rated at 1750kg for Fixed Side Deck (FSD) and 1700kg for High Side Deck (HSD). The styling of the Shaktiman 200 is heavily inspired from the Shaktiman 400 LCV which essentially is the pick-up variant derived from Force Traveller passenger bus. Dimensions in mm Wheel Base: 2770 Overall Length: 4725 Overall Width: 1807 Overall Height: 2315 FSD...