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  1. Tata 45X hatchback - NEW spy pics

    Some more spy pics are up online - this time giving a quick look at the interior of the hatchback too! Source 1 Source 2
  2. 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.
  3. Tata Tiago

    Tata just launched a new top-spec variant of the Tiago called the XZ+, priced from Rs 5.57 lakh for the petrol variant in a single-tone paint shade. The XZ+ petrol model with dual-tone exteriors costs Rs 5.64 lakh. The Tiago XZ+ diesel trims costs Rs 6.31 lakh and Rs 6.38 lakh for the single-tone and dual-tone variant, respectively. It gets two new exterior paint shades - Canyon Orange and Ocean Blue + a dual-tone exterior option that includes a gloss-black roof and rear spoiler. It also gets 15-inch alloy wheels, projector headlamps, a new 7.0-inch touchscreen system by Harman with Android Auto. Automatic climate control is standard on this variant, along with power-folding wing mirrors. The car's currently on display at the 2018 Autocar Performance Show You can find more info here: And there's already a walkaround up showing the car in detail:
  4. Some more images giving an in-depth look at the Creta Diamond edition: Source
  5. Pics of Modified cars in INDIA

    Getting some major Land Cruiser Prado vibes from this modified Fortuner by Autobacs India! It sports a new grille, new bumper, the headlights get new LED inserts, new diffuser, more rugged tyres with black alloy wheels, a Hilux offroad snorkel, Black panther bodykit + bonnet scoops. The suspension of this Fortuner has also been lifted by four inches! Source
  6. Pics: Special Edition Mahindra XUV500

    Loving the look of this XUV500 Moonraker mod from Mahindra Customisation. Modded to cater to long-distance touring, exterior changes include a new multi-pod fog lamp unit, off-road spec tyres, more body cladding, dune lamps mounted on the rooftop, a rooftop luggage box and aircraft styled exhaust pipes. Inside, it gets electrically-adjustable leather lounge seats, ambient lighting, 19-inch smart LED TV, WiFi connectivity, PlayStation 4, personal refrigerator, and a Rolls-Royce-like starlight headliner. It also gets live video conferencing system, live streaming footage of the occupants for safety, USB ports, 12V port and a 230-volt socket to charge devices. Source 1 Source 2
  7. What's so good about Avanza?

    Lots of talk about Toyota launching the all-new Avanza MPV in Indonesia in Jan 2019. Came across these renderings showing what it could look like: Source
  8. 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
  9. Videos : Crash Test : Indian cars

    Results from Global NCAP's latest round of crash tests are out! The Tata Nexon (all units produced as from Dec 7, 2018) is the first made in India, sold in India car to achieve a 5 star rating, while the Marazzo (all units produced as from Nov 16, 2018) has achieved a 4 star result. Following the Nexon’s four star result earlier this year Tata has improved a number of safety features including making a Seat Belt Reminder (SBR) for driver and passenger a standard for all variants of the model. The Nexon received 3 stars for Child Occupant Protection and the Marazzo received 2 stars for Child Occupant Protection.
  10. Honda Civic. Why was it discontinued?

    Some more images of the facelifted Civic in Thailand. Honda's already started road-testing the car in India, with a launch slated for Feb 2019.
  11. New Toyota Innova

    Another take on what the facelifted Innova Crysta could look like. This one sports a new grille and bumper, new LED rear combination lamp, and two-tone polished alloy wheels. What do you think of it? Source
  12. Ford had updated Endeavour (Everest) on display at the 2018 Thai Motor Expo. You can check it out in this walkaround:
  13. Hyundai Palisade SUV spied

    Some more images of the new Palisade! Expected to go on sale in the US in 2020, it will be available as an eight-seater with three rows of seating or as a seven-seater with ventilated captain seats in the second row, instead of a bench. Features on the SUV include wireless charging, a 10.25-inch touchscreen, a 12.3-inch digital driver’s display, and the possibility to hook up two devices through Bluetooth at the same time – one for mobile phone connection and the other for audio streaming. It also has a head-up display, an intercom system, adaptive cruise control and a host of USB charging points dotted around the cabin. Hyundai claims that the roof-mounted AC vents provide a first-in-class diffused airflow, which can be set at partial or fully diffused. You can find more info here:
  14. Hyundai's new Palisade SUV - the carmakers biggest SUV yet - was recently revealed via a leaked image ahead of its official reveal on November 28 at the LA motor show! Now some new spy pics have emerged from a commercial shoot: The over-five-metre-long Palisade closely follows the styling of the HDC-2 Grandmaster concept. There's generous use of chrome – on the grille, bumper and window line. You can find more info HERE Source 1 Source 2
  15. Here's the new five-seat Passport SUV. It will slot above the CR-V in Honda's US range. The Passport gets a single engine-gearbox combination – a 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine making 284hp and 355Nm of peak torque that is mated to a 9-speed torque convertor automatic transmission. While drive is sent to the front wheels as standard, customers can also spec the SUV with Honda’s i-VTM4 all-wheel-drive system. The cabin of the Honda Passport is claimed to be class leading due to its larger size and five-seat layout. In terms of features, it gets A 590-watt audio system with an 8.0-inch touchscreen (on the higher-spec models), which gets Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Lower trims get a 215-watt audio system with a 5.0-inch display. You can find more info here: Here's an up-close look at the SUV:
  16. Tata Harrier SUV revealed

    Here's the new Harrier revealed in full! The Harrier shares its transversely-mounted 2.0-litre diesel engine and 6-speed manual gearbox with the Jeep Compass. However, in the Harrier, this motor will make 140hp and 350Nm compared to the Compass’ 173hp/350Nm powerplant. At launch, this will be the only powertrain option. It will be available in 5 colour options - Calisto Copper, Thermisto Gold, Ariel Silver, Telesto Grey and Orcus white When it comes to features, the Harrier gets a unique twin screen setup - an 8.8 inch infotainment display and 7.0-inch digital MID will share info with each other. Both screens will be able to display information such as turn-by-turn navigation, music and other infotainment data. For more info on what will be available with each trim of the new Harrier, you can head here:
  17. Mahindra S201 NEW spy pics

    The S201 SUV has been spied yet again! Received some new spy pics that offer a pretty up-close look at the interior. Autocar India has reported that the SUV will come with a sunroof, a large touchscreen, cruise control and even features like dual-zone climate control system. It will likely also get projector headlamps and daytime running lamps, while top-spec S201s are expected to come with stylish 17-inch alloy wheels. For more info, you can head here:
  18. 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
  19. Spied: New Bajaj Pulsar 150. Launch soon?

    Bajaj has launched the new Pulsar 150 Neon in India at Rs 64,998 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new Pulsar 150 Neon is basically the Pulsar 150 Classic with new colour options. The motorcycle is available in three shades – Neon Red, Neon Yellow and Neon Silver. All three versions feature neon highlights on the headlamp brows, badges, side-panel mesh, and the grab rail. Also, with the Neon Yellow edition, the Pulsar 150 gets a matte shade for the first time. Apart from the new colours, no cosmetic changes have been made to the 150cc motorcycle. For more info, you can head here:
  20. Hyundai Palisade SUV spied

    Hyundai has finally revealed the new Palisade! The SUV is powered by a 3.8-lite petrol V6 making 291hp and 355Nm; an 8-speed automatic is standard and an AWD option is available too. Safety features on offer include nclude Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Following Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist, Safe Exit Assist, High Beam Assist, Driver Attention Warning and Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go. Inside, there's a 10.25-inch TFT infotainment screen. A one-touch button slides and flips the second row seat forward to ease access to the last row and the third row is power adjustable too. Check out this walkaround video:
  21. Honda Civic. Why was it discontinued?

    The facelifted Honda Civic has been launched in Thailand and is currently on display at the 2018 Thailand International Motor Expo 2018 and this is the one that will make its way to India. This one receives some subtle cosmetic changes - a new front bumper design, new fog lamp surround + a new horizontal chrome strip in the rear bumper diffuser area. Inside, there's an updated 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also features Honda's Sending advanced driving assistance system (only on the 1.5 RS model). The Honda Sensing suite includes adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, lane keeping assist, road departure mitigation system, collision mitigation braking system, and automatic high-beam system. Autocar India recently revealed that Honda will bring the Civic sedan to India early next year. The India-bound Civic will come with a 140hp, 1.8-litre petrol engine mated to either a six-speed manual or an automatic gearbox. And, like the upcoming CR-V, the Civic will also be available with a diesel engine for the very first time (a 120hp, 1.6 litre unit). You can read more about that here: Source
  22. Spy shots: 2014 Hyundai Elantra facelift

    The facelifted Elantra has been spied in India once again! Hyundai will launch the new Elantra facelift in India sometime next year. It will rival other executive sedans like the Skoda Octavia, the Toyota Corolla Altis and the upcoming Honda Civic Source
  23. Hyundai Palisade SUV spied

    The new Palisade has been spied completely undisguised ahead of its reveal at the LA Motor Show! Source
  24. Tata Harrier SUV revealed

    Some fun renders based on the new Harrier have started popping up! What do you think of this 4x4 version? Source
  25. Next Hyundai Santa Fe caught testing in India

    Some new images of the latest-gen Santa Fe on display at the 2018 Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show! As reported by Autocar India, the 2021 Tucson will effectively replace the Santa Fe. So the all-new Santa Fe - already on sale abroad - will not be launched in India. What do you think of this decision? Images source