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  1. Autocar India recently reported that MG is expected to bring the 7-seat Maxus D90 SUV (from its parent company SAIC’s portfolio) to India before Diwali 2020. It will rival the likes of the Fortuner and Endeavour. You can find more info on that here: Came across some images of the latest-gen model sold in China. What do you think of it - will it be a good fit for the India market? Image source
  2. First walkaround I've come across of the base variant of the Venue. It's available only with the 1.2-litre petrol (Priced at Rs 6.50 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi) and 1.4-litre diesel engine (priced at Rs 7.75 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi), both with manual transmission. ABS with EBD, dual-airbags, parking sensors, day-night mirror, central locking, speed-sensing door locks, seat belt pretensioners, child seat mounts, wheel caps, front power windows, air-con, power steering with tilt adjustment are part of the standard equipment.
  3. 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
  4. Spied: Mahindra Thar facelift

    Came across these on Facebook... Source
  5. Ford Ecosport facelift

    Along with launching the EcoSport Thunder variant. Ford also lowered prices across its range + revised equipment. Came across a walkaround video of the Titanium variant which now gets a beige interior theme, along with front map lamps, while losing out on sporty alloy pedals. Here's the difference in prices: You can head here for more info:
  6. It's official! The production version of the SP Concept will be named Seltos. In an official statement, Manohar Bhat, head - marketing and sales, Kia Motors India, confirmed the Kia Seltos “very closely” matches the SP Concept. Kia also revealed the Seltos will feature connected car technologies. Btw, for those interested the name has its roots in Greek mythology - It’s named after Celtus, the son of Hercules, and the ‘S’ in the name stands for ‘speed, sportiness and strength’. You can find more info here:
  7. Hyundai i20 2019 update

    Looks like Hyundai has started road-testing the third-gen i20... the test mules seen in the spy pics still look like in early stages of production, but the model looks slightly wider than the current car. You can find more info here: Image source
  8. Hyundai i20 2019 update

    The i20 line-up has received an update for 2019, including a standard safety kit. The base Era petrol now gets ear parking sensors and eco-coating tech for the AC unit as standard. The next variant – Magna Executive – has been renamed the Magna+. It's available with a manual transmission only and gets Bluetooth and voice recognition for audio system, steering-mounted controls, keyless entry and fog lamps with DRLs at the front. Hyundai also discontinued the Sportz and Asta trims in favour of a Sportz+ trim that gets manual and CVT options (only for the petrol engine) and also gets a dual-tone exterior finish as an extra The Sportz+ MT gets equipment such as 15-inch gun-metal alloys, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system (with MirrorLink, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay), a reverse camera, front centre arm rest, a USB charging port at the front and a tilt/telescopic adjustable steering. The Sportz+-CVT variant also gets wireless charging while the dual-tone version adds 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, adjustable rear headrests and an interior colour package. The biggest change on the top-spec Asta (O) trim is that it now gets manual and automatic gearbox options with the petrol variant. In terms of equipment, it shares all its kit with the Sportz+ Dual-Tone variant. Found this walkaround giving a detailed look at the updated i20 Magna+ inside and out: Source
  9. Reviving this thread... Skoda's set to reveal the next-gen Octavia later this year and according to a report by Autocar India, Zac Hollis, Skoda Auto India's sales, service and marketing head has confirmed that it will will go on sale in India within 2020 – just months after it's made available in European markets. Came across this render showing what it could look like: Source The next-gen Skoda Octavia will sit on an updated version of the VW Group’s MQB platform and will be slightly larger than the outgoing car. As before, notchback and estate body styles will be on offer. However, spy pics suggest that the notchback’s design will be more conventional sedan-like, even though the large rear hatch opening will be retained. You can head here for more info:
  10. Toyota-badged Baleno named Glanza

    Here's a detailed look at the Glanza inside and out:
  11. MG eZS

    MG Motor India has announced that the all-electric eZS SUV will be manufactured at its facility in Halol, Gujarat. It's also released a video of the first EV prototype being produced at its domestic facility, which gives us a glimpse at what to expect later this year. You can find more info here:
  12. Toyota-badged Baleno named Glanza

    Launched! Toyota has the Glanza from Rs 7.22 lakh for the G MT variant to Rs 8.90 lakh for the V CVT. Interestingly, the base Glanza variant, which has the mild-hybrid petrol engine, undercuts the equivalent variant of the Baleno (The prices are, however, introductory). Here are some highlights from the event: You can head here for to know more about what features, safety kit and creature comforts are on offer with each variant of the Glanza:
  13. Pics of Modified cars in INDIA

    Think this is the first customised Venue I've seen online... It gets red highlights on the grille, graphics on the bonnet lid and side + red highlights on wheel arches and alloy wheels. What do you think of it? Image source
  14. Kia Motors to debut in India soon

    Interesting to see just how similar the production form of the SP SUV is to the SP Signature concept that was showcased in March. Seeing the two side-by-side offers a better perspective: SP Signature concept images source: Production-spec SP SUV images source: Chris Doane Automotive via Autoblog
  15. Toyota-badged Baleno named Glanza

    Found some brochure scans for the Glanza You can head here for the Glanza's complete variants + features breakup:
  16. Mahindra's been spotted testing it's upcoming SUV (codenamed S201) in India. These new images give a closer look at the Nexon rival. Want to know more about the S201 SUV? You can head over here: Source
  17. Pics of Modified cars in INDIA

    Aftermarket 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system by Hypersonic fitted on the Tata Harrier. What do you think of it?
  18. Ford Ecosport facelift

    Came across a walkaround video giving a better look at the EcoSport Thunder's interior and exterior:
  19. The new Mahindra Scorpio test mule has been spied once again! Expected to launch next year, the new Scorpio sits on an updated ladder-frame chassis that will also underpin the second-gen Mahindra Thar. According to a report by Autocar India, the new Scorpio’s interior will also get a completely new design with a forward facing third row for all variants. You can head here for more info:
  20. According to a report by Autocar India, the Karoq will launch in India in mid-2020. The model will be a CBU (completely built unit) import. The move follows the Indian government's decision to relax the norms for vehicles imported as a CBU (completely built unit). Based on the response for the model, the carmaker will evaluate the possibility of assembling it locally in the future. More info here:
  21. Tata 45X hatchback - NEW spy pics

    The Altroz has been spied undisguised during a TVC shoot. You can get more info here: Image source
  22. Tata's upcoming 45x hatchback has been spied testing once again! This video gives a pretty up-close look at the car: Recent spy pics also give a better look at the interior of hatchback. You can check those spy pics out here: Details on engines being offered on this new hatchback are scarce but it would be safe to expect more powerful versions of the 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel powerplants currently on offer on the Nexon. Gearbox duties are expected to be taken care of by a six-speed manual, there is also a twin-clutch gearbox in development. The production version of the 45X hatchback is expected to launch sometime in the second-half of 2019.
  23. Spy pics: New Hyundai Kona SUV

    Hyundai will launch the Kona Electric - its first all-electric model for India - on July 9. Found a walkaround giving a closer look: In international markets, the Kona EV is available with two options – a 39kW battery pack with about 312km claimed range and a 64kW unit with a 482km range on a single charge. For India, Hyundai is expected to bring the 39kW model, which makes the equivalent of 136hp and 395Nm of peak torque, and has a claimed 0-100kph time of 9.7sec and a top speed of 155kph. The lithium-ion battery pack can be charged to 80 percent capacity in as little as 54min using a 100kW DC fast charger, or 6hr 10min from a standard AC source. You can find more info here:
  24. Found some new spy pics of the new Kona SUV Source
  25. Toyota-badged Baleno named Glanza

    Autocar India's put up exclusive details of the Toyota Glanza’s engine options, variants, features, fuel efficiency and expected price. You can head here for all the info: