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Mazda celebrates 100 years. History of MX Models
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Mazda celebrates 100 years. History of MX Models

In a year that sees Mazda celebrate its centenary, the Japanese firm is also looking to the future with the debut of its first all-electric production vehicle – the Mazda MX-30. With UK customer deliveries beginning in early 2021, the MX-30 is a unique, stylish and versatile crossover EV. Mazda MX-30 With its distinctive styling and freestyle doors combined with a cabin where the use of environmentally-friendly materials has been carefully matched to meticulous quality and finish, the MX-30 is a stand-out addition to the Mazda line-up. However, why does it wear the MX moniker? A badge made most famous by the MX-5. Well, a look back through Mazda’s history highlights that the MX name pre-dates the world’s best-selling roadster and in fact has been used more than a dozen times across ...
Lamborghini Huracán EVO Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) revealed using AR technology
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Lamborghini Huracán EVO Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) revealed using AR technology

Lamborghini revealed the new Huracán EVO Rear-Wheel Drive Spyder virtually during this time of global emergency and social distancing, using Augmented Reality (AR) for the first time on its official website lamborghini.com. Using Apple’s AR Quick Look, the company is bringing its latest V10 super sports car directly to customers and fans worldwide: all they need is an iPhone or iPad. While looking at the Lamborghini website on your iPhone or iPad, simply tap “See in AR” and the new open-top rear-wheel drive model can be admired in people’s driveways, gardens or even sitting rooms. The virtual experience enables the viewer to rotate and expand the size of the vehicle, including on a 1:1 scale, looking closely at both its exterior and interior details and taking pictures of...
Skanda Motors Mojo Tribe – Mahindra Mojo Exclusive dealership now in Bangalore
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Skanda Motors Mojo Tribe – Mahindra Mojo Exclusive dealership now in Bangalore

Skanda Motors Mojo Tribe re-opens its Mahindra Mojo Exclusive dealership in Bangalore. The outlet situated at Rajajinagar will cater to the needs of new Mahindra Mojo  customers as well as take care of its existing customer base. After NAFS Motors of Banaswadi this will be the second outlet in Bangalore to sell the all-new Mahindra Mojo ABS. Given the magnitude and size versus the size of the city, Skanda Motors Mojo Tribe is expected to cater to motorcyclists at the north eastern frontier of Bangalore. At the Distance for about fourteen kilometers apart it rightly be said that  Mahindra Mojo is steadily taking on one of India’s motorcycling enthusiasts cities. A brief snapshot of the 2019 Mahindra Mojo 300 ABS features are as follows: 4 Valve DOHC 295cc liquid cooled engine...
VW e-BULLI concept – a 1966 classic with 2020 electric drive
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VW e-BULLI concept – a 1966 classic with 2020 electric drive

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) unveils the e-BULLI concept, an all-electric vehicle that produces zero emissions on the road. Equipped with the drive system components of the latest Volkswagen electric vehicles, the concept vehicle is based on a T1 Samba Bus produced in 1966 and comprehensively restored. VWCV partner eClassics is planning to offer T1 conversions in the style of the new e-BULLI to European customers. The 43-hp four-cylinder boxer engine gave way in the e-BULLI to a silent Volkswagen electric motor delivering 82 horsepower. With maximum torque of 211Nm, the new drive provides more than twice the force of the original T1 engine from 1966 (101Nm). Power transmission is by means of a single-speed gearbox. The e-BULLI reaches a top speed of 80 mph / 129 kmph (...
MG to supply 100 ZS EVs to NHS in UK
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MG to supply 100 ZS EVs to NHS in UK

MG Motor UK has announced that it is supplying up to 100 fully-electric MG ZS EVs to NHS (National Health Service) agencies across the UK free-of-charge for up to six months to support the national effort to overcome COVID-19. The cars will be supplied via MG’s nationwide dealer network for up to six months, completely free of charge, to support the national effort to overcome COVID-19. By providing additional transport capacity with low running costs to the NHS, MG and its dealers are doing their bit to support the national effort in these unprecedented times. The first six cars have already been supplied to Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Trust by MG dealer Chorley Group. Daniel Gregorious, Head of Sales & Marketing at MG Motor UK, said “As a proud British brand, MG is more ...
2020 Mahindra Bolero launched. Details inside
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2020 Mahindra Bolero launched. Details inside

Mahindra & Mahindra has launched the 2020 Bolero facelift in the latest BS6 specification. Prices start from Rs 7.77 lakh ex-showroom. With the update, the company has introduced a host of cosmetic enhancements to the SUV, which is also one of the best-selling products from the brand. Under the hood, the new Mahindra Bolero has an upgraded, BS6 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine called mHawk75. The new engine produces 55.9 kW (76.00 PS) at 3,600 rpm and 210 Nm of torque at 1,600-2,200 rpm. The BS4 1.5-litre mHawk70 turbocharged diesel engine of the discontinued model developed 52.5 kW (71.38 PS) at 3,600 rpm and 195 Nm of torque at 1,400-2,200 rpm. In its BS4 format, the engine was good for 70bhp and 195Nm. There is only one choice for the transmission system and that is a 5-spee...
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...