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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...
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…)
Suzuki’s mini-4×4 Jimny can go anywhere
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Suzuki’s mini-4×4 Jimny can go anywhere

The first video and action shots of the all-new Suzuki Jimny have been released, revealing the go-anywhere ability of the 4th generation small off-roader. As you can see in these images shot in moody, icy landscape by Australian photographer Benjamin Hardman, who also appears in the promo video, the new Suzuki Jimny will deliver hard-core levels of wheel articulation and off-road traction. (more…)
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...
No ‘child lock’ feature for cabs, taxis from next year
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No ‘child lock’ feature for cabs, taxis from next year

The demand for doing away with child lock in cabs has gained momentum after recent incidents of women being harassed, including in Bengaluru, Mumbai and Delhi. Once a child lock is on, doors can be opened only from the outside.  Child locks in cabs and taxis, which have been misused by drivers to confine women passengers and misbehave with them, will be a thing of the past from July next year. The automobile industry will develop a new latch without the child lock function and it will be made available in the next one year. These latches can be installed at the dealers’ end since car manufacturers could not predict which vehicle would be used for commercial purpose. While all new vehicles will get them, there will be a provision for replacing the existing child lock in already regist...
2018 Renault Duster arrives in the Middle East
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2018 Renault Duster arrives in the Middle East

Renault Middle East is welcoming the arrival of the all-new Renault Duster in the Middle East. The 2018 Renault Duster grows on the existing model and can be seen as a highly reworked version in terms of styling. While it still distinctively looks like a Duster, the design is a lot more upmarket now and keeps the butch appearance intact. The grille is now wider and the headlights have been pushed to the either corner to make the SUV look wider. A new signature LED daytime running lights divided into three sections highlight the headlamp cluster. The bonnet has been reworked for a flatter surface and gets a U-shaped masculine line for a more assertive look. A silver skid plate has been added to the front and rear bumper now, which looks like a bull bar and is finished in scratch r...
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 ...
Ford Freestyle goes off-road at CBC Ford Fest in Mavelikkara, Kerala
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Ford Freestyle goes off-road at CBC Ford Fest in Mavelikkara, Kerala

Have you heard of a new segment CUV ? Ford has a answer for that. Christened as Compact Utility Vehicle (CUV), Ford recently launched the Freestyle in India which is essentially the rugged, cross-hatch version of the Figo. But I'm not going to get into the details of the Freestyle here. I am going to share my drive experience at the CBC Ford Fest . The event was organised in Mavelikkara, Kerala by India’s one of the youngest off-road racer Athira Murali  in association with CBC Ford Thumpoly, Alappuzha . It was an honour to be a part of this event and was one of the best platform to explore the Freestyle's off-road capability. The 2-day event, 24th - 25th May, 2018, saw participation of potential customers and enthusiasts experience the Ford Freestyle.   Th...
Mahindra Mojo UT 300 launched. Its carburetted !!
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Mahindra Mojo UT 300 launched. Its carburetted !!

Mahindra 2-Wheelers has launched the new Mojo UT 300 priced at Rs 1.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).  The UT badging stands for 'Universal Tourer' and Mahindra is offering a Rs 10,000 introductory benefit on the Mojo UT 300, which is valid till March 2018. The UT 300 loses out considerably in terms of equipment in order to make it more affordable. The ongoing standard Mojo has been rebranded as the Mojo XT 300 or Xtreme Tourer 300. The UT300 will be sold alongside the XT300. Powering the UT300 is the same 292cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine but gets a carburettor fuel system instead of fuel injection which produces 23 hp @ 7500 rpm and 25.2 Nm @ 5000 rpm. Fuel injected XT 300 produces 27hp and 30Nm of torque. The UT300 also loses out twin exhausts for a single-sided setup as...
Mahindra Thar inspired Roxor off-road only SUV unveiled in USA
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Mahindra Thar inspired Roxor off-road only SUV unveiled in USA

Mahindra has unveiled the Mahindra Roxor off-road only SUV in United States. The off-road vehicle is heavily inspired by Mahindra Thar and will be sold under the Mahindra North America or 'MANA' in the United States. Mahindra Roxor will be manufactured at Mahindra's Auburn manufacturing plant in Detroit, Michigan. Prices start at $15,549, which converts to a little over Rs 10 lakhs. Considering the Thar costs about the same in Indian market, it makes for a good buy in the US. The Roxor is a bare-bones SUV with no doors or a roof! Even the dashboard is just a dial with a white face, and headlight and horn switches. The Roxor uses a five-slat grille, unlike the typical seven-slat grille of Mahindra’s current vehicles, also seen on Jeeps. The buyers of the Roxor will be able to ...
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X & 350X launched. Image gallery inside
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Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X & 350X launched. Image gallery inside

Royal Enfield launched the Thunderbird 500X & Thunderbird 350X at Rs 1.98 lakh & Rs. 1.56 lakh respectively. Prices are ex-showroom Delhi. Royal Enfield calls it factory custom models.  The Thunderbird X now gets blacked out theme will sport four new colours - Getaway Orange and Drifter Blue for the Thunderbird 500X and Whimsical White and Roving Red for the Thunderbird 350X. The Thunderbird X features Alloy wheels and tubeless tyres, a first for Royal Enfield "Gunslinger’ styled seat coupled with the new grab-rail Shortened rear mudguard Blacked-out theme on silencer, front forks, side covers, headlamp cover, indicators and grab-rail New flat handlebar for leant-in riding position Disc brakes, both in front and rear The Thunderbird 500X is powered ...
Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster launched in India
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Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster launched in India

Triumph Motorcycles India launches its first all new classic cruiser- Bonneville Speedmaster at INR 11.11 lakh (ex-showroom). This will be the brand’s most affordable ‘cruiser’ in India. With the Speedmaster, Triumph now offers four different Bonneville versions in India. The Bonneville Speedmaster is based on a tubular steel cradle frame. It has a wheelbase of 1,510 mm and its seat height is 705 mm. The bike weighs 245.5 kg and comes with a 12-litre fuel tank. The Speedmaster rides on KYB 41 mm front fork and it has a monoshock rear setup. In terms of styling, the Speedmaster is based on the Bonneville Bobber and features a circular LED headlight, twin slash-cut exhausts finished in chrome and a unique rear wheel hub. It has swept back handlebars, dual-tone fuel tank and a stepp...
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 ...