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  1. Kia's online configurator is finally live! It gives the first proper look at the base HTE variant [Rs 9.69-9.99 lakh]. Here's what the variant comes with: 1.5-litre diesel with 6MT 1.5-litre petrol with 6MT ABS with EBD Dual front airbags Shark-fin antenna Front and rear faux skid plates 16-inch steel wheels with covers Projector headlights Follow-me-home headlamps All four disc brakes All power windows Keyless entry 4-speaker sound system Steering-mounted controls Steering wheel tilt adjustment Rear AC vents UVO Lite (connectivity suite) For more info, you can head here: https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/kia-seltos-price-variants-explained-413868
  2. 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: https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/production-spec-kia-sp2i-suv-named-seltos-412969
  3. 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: https://goo.gl/D1ybTz Source
  4. Looks like Toyota's working on a facelift for the C-HR; this one was spied during an ad shoot in Poland. From what I can see, the front bumper is different, headlights and tail lights look different , fog slights are smaller and slightly higher and the rear bumper now gets chrome inserts. Source
  5. New Hyundai i10 spied; EDIT: Grand i10 Launched

    Here's all the colour options the Grand i10 Nios is available with: Fiery Red Titan Gray Typhoon Silver Alpha Blue Aqua Teal dual tone Polar white Polar White dual tone Aqua Teal
  6. The Seltos has finally been launched in India and its priced from from an agressive Rs 9.69-15.99 lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India). The midsize SUV is available in six engine-gearbox combinations. Here are some of the highlights from the launch event:
  7. The Seltos has finally been launched in India and its priced from from an agressive Rs 9.69-15.99 lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India). The midsize SUV is available in six engine-gearbox combinations. Here are some of the highlights from the launch event:
  8. Maruti Suzuki XL6

    Maruti Suzuki has launched the six-seater XL6 at Rs 9.80 lakh! Here's how it compares to its rivals in terms of price + some highlights from the launch event:
  9. New Hyundai i10 spied; EDIT: Grand i10 Launched

    Hyundai has launched the Grand i10 Nios in India! Here are the highlights from the launch event:
  10. Maruti Suzuki XL6

    Spied! looks like the XL6 has started reaching dealer stockyards ahead of its launch on Wednesday Source
  11. Next-gen Hyundai Creta / Hyundai ix25

    Autocar India's put up a story revealing the second-gen Creta's (ix25) dimensions and details Source
  12. Honda's revealed its new Breeze SUV, which will initially be sold alongside the popular CR-V SUV in the Chinese market. It's based on the CR-V nd has the same width and height, but is slightly longer. Front styling is different than the CR-V; it features a new and more angular front grille with a thick chrome band and a squarer headlight design with LED inserts. Inside, it features a five-seat cabin, with minor equipment differences over the CR-V. You can find more info here: https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/new-honda-breeze-suv-revealed-413808
  13. Maruti Suzuki S-Presso spied testing

    Spied on video this time... this gives a closer look at the S-Presso
  14. Maruti's S-Presso micro-SUV (Production-spec version of Future S concept) has been spied testing. Launch is expected to take place in September this year. You can head here for more info: https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/maruti-suzuki-s-presso-micro-suv-launch-in-september-2019-413581 Source Here's the Future S concept for reference:
  15. All-new Maruti Ertiga launched

    Maruti has axed the 1.3-litre diesel-powered engines from the Ertiga’s line-up. For now, the Ertiga will be available with a 1.5-litre petrol engine that is good for 105hp and 138Nm of torque that’s comes coupled to either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed torque-convertor automatic. The petrol engine also comes with Maruti’s SHVS technology – a hybrid system that claims to aid fuel efficiency. Meanwhile, the only diesel engine on offer now is the new 95hp, 1.5-litre unit that’s paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox. However, this engine will also be discontinued by April 1, 2020 when the BS6 emission norms kick in. Head here for more info: https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/maruti-suzuki-ertiga-13-diesel-discontinued-413791
  16. Renault will launch the Triber in India on August 28, with bookings scheduled to commence on August 17! Bookings will begin online on Renault's website and at showrooms for an amount of Rs 11,000. More info here: https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/renault-triber-india-launch-on-august-28-413783
  17. 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: https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/all-new-renault-triber-coming-in-july-2019-412200
  18. More pics of what looks like the HTK variant of the Seltos! In terms of variants, the Seltos will have two separate lines that consist of different trims. First up, there will be a Tech-line variant that will be available in HTE, HTK, HTX and HTX+ trims. The Tech-line will be available with either the 1.5-litre petrol or the 1.5-litre diesel engine. The Seltos GT-line will include GTE, GTK and GTX trims and will be available with the 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine option only. Source
  19. Royal Enfield recently launched more affordable versions of the Bullet 350 and Bullet 350 ES bikes in India. The new Bullet 350 models are priced at Rs 1.12 lakh, while the ones equipped with electric start cost Rs 1.27 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). This means the new Bullet 350s is Rs 9,000 cheaper than the standard models. The new 350 will be available in three new colours – Bullet Silver, Sapphire Blue and Onyx Black. Meanwhile, the new Bullet 350 ES will be available in Jet Black, Regal Red and Royal Blue colour options, while the standard 350 ES will continue to be offered in its current Maroon and Silver variants. The main difference on these variants comes in the form of a blacked-out theme that replaces much of the chrome. You can head here for more info: https://www.autocarindia.com/bike-news/more-affordable-royal-enfield-bullet-350s-launched-from-rs-112-lakh-413761 Came across this in-depth walkaround:
  20. All new 2017 Tata Nexon Launched @ 5.85 Lakhs

    Finally found a walkaround of the new Nexon XT+ variant, which replaces the XT variant. In addition to receiving a new 7.0-inch infotainment screen (Also available on the Nexon XZ, XZ+ and XZA+ variants), it also gets daytime running lamps, projector headlamps, 8-speaker sound system with USB/AUX/Bluetooth, a height adjustable driver's seat, front fog lamps and rear AC vents. It misses out on automatic climate control and the shark fin antenna. Overall, it costs Rs 7,000 more that the XT variant it replaces.
  21. Hyundai's next-gen compact sedan has been spied testing in India... from the spy pics it looks like it now gets a typical three-box silhouette. You can head here for more info: https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/next-gen-hyundai-compact-sedan-spied-in-india-413770
  22. The Ford Territory was initially meant to be a China-only model. However, it's now confirmed that it will be sold in South America, with Brazil and Argentina the first to receive the SUV. From what I can recall, Ford had the Territory on display at the Sao Paulo Auto show late last year to gauge the demand and feedback for the SUV. The Territory is essentially a re-skinned JMC Yusheng S330, but it has been heavily restyled by Ford on both, the outside and inside.
  23. Looks like Toyota will bring its Vellfire luxury MPV to India, with launch set to take place in October 2019. A leaked brochure shot confirms it will come with a petrol-hybrid powertrain, which pairs a 150hp, 2.5-litre engine and a 143hp electric motor (combined output is rated at 145hp), and sends power to all four wheels via a CVT. The brochure also confirms some of the features that’ll be part of the Vellfire’s equipment list. Specified with the ‘Executive Lounge’ package, the Toyota Vellfire will get two large thrones for the middle row passengers that not only get their very own ottomans, but are also powered, ventilated and can be reclined; this package also gets powered sliding doors and tailgate, two sunroofs, three-zone automatic climate control, mood lighting, individual tray tables, seven airbags and an option of a black or beige interior. You can head here for more info: https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/toyota-vellfire-luxury-mpv-coming-in-october-2019-413488 Came across this walkaround, giving a closer look at the MPV:
  24. Ahead of its India launch on August 22, Kia has started rolling out mass-production units of the Seltos from its manufacturing facility in Anantapur. Some cheaper trims of the Seltos were spotted at the facility too:
  25. New Hyundai i10 spied; EDIT: Grand i10 Launched

    Revealed! Hyundai's officially revealed the Grand i10 Nios, which is the third-generation model in the i10 family, ahead of its launch on August 20. Bookings open today. The Grand i10 Nios will co-exist with the current-gen Grand i10, and will slot in between the Grand i10 and i20 in Hyundai's line-up. As for design, it seems to follow in the new Santro's footsteps. You can head here for more info: https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/all-new-hyundai-grand-i10-nios-revealed-413675