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  1. Hyundai’s Carlino-based compact SUV has been spied testing in India again! Slated to arrive in the second half of 2019, it will rival the Tata Nexon and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. In production form, the compact SUV (codenamed QXi) will only retain a few elements from the Carlino concept displayed at the 2016 Auto Expo. The front grille will be a variation of Hyundai’s new-age cascading grille, while the split and almost Kona-like headlamps will be new additions. It’s also likely to resemble its big brother, the Creta, in profile. Source
  2. New MG Hector SUV

    The wait for MG Motor's first SUV for India, the Hector, is set to end soon. As we already know, the Wuling Almaz for the Indonesian market (sold as the Baojun 530 in China) will arrive in India as the Hector SUV. The Almaz was just revealed in Indonesia and here's the features it comes with: 10.4-inch touchscreen AC controller, vehicle setting in screen, Dashboard with soft touch material Tire Pressure Monitoring System , 360-degree camera. Bluetooth, and Wuling Link, Steering-mounted audio controls 6-way electric seat adjust. Infinity by Harman audio system with 4 speakers, 4 tweeters , and a subwoofer Passive keyless entry with the start stop button Electronic parking brake with auto vehicle hold Cruise control. ABS, EBD, and BA, and four-wheel disc brakes. LED lights with projector 17-inch dual tone alloy wheels A sunroof measuring 0.27 meters A panoramic sunroof measuring 0.82 meters. Shark fin antenna A rear spoiler Also came across a pretty cool video showing the massive 10.4-inch touchscreen in action
  3. Hyundai's taken the covers off the Venue! Here are the engine and gearbox details: You can head here for more info:
  4. UPDATE: Looks like Hyundai will launch the Venue in India on May 21. Source
  5. Toyota's revealed the fourth-generation Highlander at the New York Auto Show... styling definitely looks similar to that of the RAV4. Toyota claims this is " safer, more comfortable, more durable and of a higher built quality" when compared to its predecessor. What do you think of it?
  6. Hyundai USA recently uploaded this teaser of the Venue ahead of its official reveal later today: Note, the thumbnail actually gives a pretty good look at the front-end!
  7. And it's finally been revealed! The production version of the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport is called the Teramont X in China. Here's the first walkaround that I've come across:
  8. Volkswagen had released pics of its five-seat Atlas Cross Sport concept last year. Now new leaked pics show the production version in full ahead of its official debut at the upcoming Shanghai Auto Show: This actually looks quite similar to the concept shown last year. What do you think of it? Here's a few pics of the concept for reference:
  9. Looks like Hyundai dealerships have started unofficially accepting bookings for the new Venue for a booking amount of Rs 50,000. You can head here for more info:
  10. Pics: Next gen Nissan Sunny

    Here it is! The next-gen Sunny has been revealed. It's based on Nissan's updated V platform that also underpins the international-spec Kicks SUV. Up front, it is fitted with Nissan’s signature V-shaped front grille with thinner and more angular headlights in comparison to the outgoing car. It also gets a new design for the alloy wheels, a larger rear door and a floating roof design as seen on the Kicks. The cabin is almost identical to that of the Kicks. Nissan will launch the Sunny in international markets with the 124hp, 1.6-litre petrol engine that does duty in the international-spec Kicks. Transmission options will include a 5-speed manual and a CVT automatic gearbox. You can find more info here:
  11. New MG Hector SUV

    The Hector has been spied testing completely undisguised ahead of its launch in June 2019. Check it out: Source
  12. The Venue will be officially revealed on April 17, but looks like the compact SUV has already been leaked in an ad at Times Square, in New York! These images confirm that Venue will also get dual-tone paint scheme options. Source
  13. Tata Harrier SUV revealed

    New spy shots have been doing the rounds, showing the interior of the upcoming Tata Harrier. Check them out: In other news, looks like the diesel variant of the Harrier won’t use Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ nine-speed automatic gearbox, but will instead get a six-speed auto from Hyundai. You can read more on there HERE: Source
  14. Mitsubishi recently launched the eK X in Japan. Styling-wise, it sports the company's Dynamic Shield front-end design, sleeker LED headlights when compared to the eK Wagon, plastic cladding around the wheel arches, side sills, and bumpers + dual tone exterior paint options. The interior is pretty similar to the eK Wagon, but the EK X does offer more personalisation options. Check it out in this walkaround: What do you think of it? Actually think it looks a lot like a shrunken Xpander
  15. Found these renders showing what a Kwid-based Renault seven-seater could look like... it doesn't identically match up to the spy pics of the test mule, but these definitely give an idea of what the Triber could look like. What do you think? Source
  16. Renault's named its upcoming compact seven-seater (earlier known by its codename RBC) the Triber. It will be based on a modified version of the Kwid’s CMF-A platform. You can head here for more info:
  17. Next Hyundai Santa Fe caught testing in India

    Looks like the new Santa Fe for China will be launched at the Shanghai Auto Show later this month. Only noticeable major change when compared to the international models seems to be the rear, which now features tail lights similar to what's on the new Sonata (lobster-claw taillights with an LED strip connecting the lights). Think this looks better than the international-spec model? Source
  18. New Ford Puma SUV

    Ford will revive the Puma nameplate for its new SUV, which is based on the Fiesta-hatchback. It's expected to slot between the EcoSport and the recently revealed Kuga in Ford's global line-up. Based on the teaser, the Puma will be a sportier, more style-oriented model than the EcoSport, and will feature design cues that make it look more like the latest Fiesta and Focus, rather than a boxy SUV. Came across these renders showing what it could look like... the render doesn't sport the bug eye headlights that can be seen in the teaser, but the rest of it looks pretty accurate! Source Here's the teaser for reference. You can head here for more info:
  19. New Ford Kuga revealed - Images

    Came across this walkaround giving a closer look at the Kuga ST Line & Vignale inside and out: Think this could be a good fit for the Indian market?
  20. Pretty neat job done by this artist... using the recent spy pics to create a realistic render of what the Venue could look like. What do you think of this?
  21. Just a quick compilation of some of the best April Foos' pranks from car and bike manufacturers today... feel free to add to the list! BMW Motorrad iRace Kit for the S 1000 RR Want to achieve lap times like the professionals? The iRace Kit for the S 1000 RR. Be it accelerating, braking, gear shifting or steering, with the BMW Motorrad iRace Kit, the RR is able to perform every manoeuvre fully automatically if the rider so desires. BMW lunar paint BMW claimed to roll out a Lunar Paint that "uses revolutionary photovoltaic technology to passively recharge your battery in the hours of darkness, extending your electric range even further." Toyota Water Cruiser For when you want to take off-roading off shore Jeep sedan (source) The image says it all! Kia touchscreen-based vehicle control unit Called the the Automotive Premonition Research Institute Limited's new Finger Operated Optimum Lever (yes, APRIL FOOL), the system will allow drivers to to scroll up and down through the gears, operate the horn via a 'double-tap' movement, and change direction with one flick of the finger. Toyota limited-edition Hiace "PieAce" convertible Exclusively for Australia, the soft-top convertible option for the Hiace will also come with an optional extra built-in pie oven, called 'PieAce', disguised neatly behind the rear tailgate. BMW i-setta Back to the future? Yes, that's a fully electric version of legendary Isetta two-seater Audi b-tron In Audi's own words, the b-tron concept is “creating buzz with a natural, ancient fuel: honey”. MG Motor's road-colouring tyres For those who want to leave their mark behind, MG Motor announced the world's first road-colouring tyres for the new MG3 that are "coated with a water-soluble dye that covers the road as it drives, before fading off shortly afterwards." Skoda ProjectaPal LED reminder system Coming to the rescue of forgetful drivers in the UK, Skoda unveiled its ProjectaPal LED reminder system that will enable people to "create a bespoke reminder" with the system projecting the the messages on the road. The system can project the image from a linked smartphone.
  22. New Jawa; Yey or Nay?

    Jawa has finally commenced deliveries of the Jawa and Jawa Forty Two. The motorcycles are being delivered as per the sequence of bookings that started online on November 15, 2018. You can find more info here:
  23. Videos : Crash Test : Indian cars

    The Volkswagen T-Cross scored a 5-star safety rating in the latest round of crash tests conducted by Latin NCAP, while the Toyota Yaris achieved a 4-star rating (Note: the test model had two airbags while the India-spec Yaris has seven)
  24. Honda Civic 2019 - The Legend is back!

    Check out the new Civic with the Modulo kit that's on display at the 2019 Bangkok International Motor Show. The kit gets side skirts, a more prominent diffuser, dual tone alloy wheels with a red lip, chrome applique on the bumper + a large trunk lid-spoiler. Source
  25. Kia Motors to debut in India soon

    Found a walkaround giving a closer look at the SP Signature concept: Changes over the SP Concept we saw at the 2018 Auto Expo include a contrast roof, studded mesh finish for the air dam, slim LED fog lamps, pull-type door handles (as opposed to the flush-fitting examples seen on the original concept), a different treatment for the D-pillar, prominent roof rails, a chunkier chrome bar connecting the mildly reshaped tail-lights and a tweaked design for the faux exhaust garnish and rear diffuser. What do you think of it?