Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'launch'.



More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Forums

  • General
    • Announcements
    • Introductions
  • Car & Bike Talk
    • Indian Cars
    • Indian Bikes
    • Test Drives & Reviews
    • International Scene
    • Exotics & Imports In India
    • Commercial Vehicles Scene in India
    • Vintage and Classics in India
  • Techies Garage
    • AAA - Ask Autocar Anything
    • Performance
    • Accessories & In-Car Entertainment
    • The Workshop
  • Motorsport
    • Indian Motorsport
    • International Motorsport
  • Miscellaneous
    • Opposite Lock
    • Auto Trader
    • Travelogues & Travel Queries

Found 25 results

  1. It was announced in December that Chrysler will be entering India with the Jeep brand. And now here we have a scoop picture of the Jeep models which are slated to be launched in India. This pic was taken by an Autocar India reader. The first Jeep product to hit our shores will be the iconic Wrangler. The Jeep Wrangler made its debut in 1987 as the successor to the famous World War II Jeep, also known as Willys CJ (Civilian Jeep). The latest-generation Wrangler (code: JK), like the original CJ, uses front and rear live-axles. Fiat is testing the short as well as the long wheelbase versions, and is likely to launch both in India. The Jeep Wrangler arriving here is expected to be powered by a 2.8-litre common-rail diesel engine that’s good for 197bhp. The next Jeep model seen in the spy picture is the Grand Cherokee. Codenamed WK2, this is the fourth-gen Grand Cherokee, powered by a 3.0-litre common-rail diesel that makes 237bhp and is a proper luxury SUV. The Grand Cherokee was recently given a facelift that included some cosmetic as well as mechanical upgrades such as an 8-speed gearbox. Although this looks like the pre-facelift version, we expect Jeep to launch the updated model in India. The Grand Cherokee is based on the Mercedes-Benz M-class – it is thoroughly modern and promises to offer superb off-road ability with plush, comfortable interiors. Initially, both the Wrangler and the Grand Cherokee will be offered as CBUs. Chrysler has already set up an R&D centre in Chennai that houses about 1,000 employees and is the third-largest Chrysler R&D facility worldwide.
  2. I have always loved the Duster for its macho and butch looks. And I think it has awesome street presence as well. But I always wished that it came with 4x4 to go with the looks. Looks like things might changed. Renault is looking to launch the 4x4 Duster in India next year in March. Renault apparently exports the Duster from India under the Dacia name. The 4x4 is said to come in only the 110 bhp avtaar and a 6 speed manual tranny. The 4×4 system on the Renault Duster is a selectable system with a knob on the dashboard, just below the AC controls, to the left of the gear lever, allowing the driver to switch between two-wheel drive (2WD), automatic four-wheel drive (where the Duster decides when to transfer power to the rear wheels depending on wheel slip and traction conditions) and 4×4 lock mode – where the Duster can be locked in 4×4 mode for off-road use on sand and snow. Source: http://www.cartoq.com/renault-duster-4x4-likely-to-be-launched-in-march-2013/
  3. Chevrolet has launched the Sail sedan with both petrol and diesel options. While petrol variants are priced from Rs 4.99 - 6.41 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the diesel variants are on offer from Rs 6.29 - 7.51 lakh. The Sail saloon is the second model in India from the GM-SAIC joint venture. The Sail saloon is powered by a 79bhp 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.3-litre Fiat-sourced diesel motor. The diesel motor comes mated to the F17 gearbox whose ratios are tuned specifically for India. The company's claimed fuel efficiency figures are 18.2kpl for the petrol and 22.1kpl for the diesel motor. The base trim-level comes with power steering, front power windows, power mirrors, tilt steering, a digital tachometer, engine immobilizer and a 12V power outlet. ABS and EBD come standard on all trim levels. The LS trim level adds full wheel covers, body coloured wing mirrors, fog lamps, leather-wrapped steering wheel, rear power windows, central locking, audio system with Bluetooth and USB, rear parcel shelf and a driver airbag. The top-end LT trim comes with standard ABS and also adds features such as alloy wheels, leather gear knob, passenger airbag, speed sensitive autolock and keyless entry with remote. Available in seven colour options, the Sail saloon will come with a 3 year/1,00,000km warranty and 5 year/50,000km warranty on powertrain. Chevrolet has no plans to launch an automatic variant anytime soon. Read the Autocar India review here:http://forum.autocarindia.com/index.php?/topic/9233-aci-review-chevrolet-sail-sedan/
  4. Instead of usual fanfare, Japanese car maker Isuzu has gone ahead and silently opened bookings of the MU-7 SUV and the D Max pickup in single and double cab configurations. The first dealership has come up in Hyderabad and a second one will be coming up soon in Coimbatore Prices: Ex Showroom Hyderabad MU-7 SUV - Rs 23.75 lakhs D Max Single Cab - Rs 6.87 lakhs D Max Double Cab - Rs 8.09 lakhs Pretty steep pricing if you ask me. The D Max will surely have a tough time competing against the established, tried and tested Mahindra products
  5. Nissan today launched the 2013 Micra at an event in Mumbai. An additional variant known as the Micra Active was also launched at the same time. The new Micra starts at Rs. 4.79 lakhs and the Active starts at Rs.3.5 lakhs. All prices are Ex Showroom Delhi. The Micra was first launched in India in 2010 and has sold over 43,000 units acoording to Nissan. During the presentation we were even shown a slide depicting all the previous gen Micras. Apart from that was a detailed presentation on the Xtronic CVT transmission. Info presentation on the CVT Xtronic box Previous generation Micras Some key points on the new Micra: The Micra is the first in its segment to come with Xtronic CVT technology The 2013 new Micra will compete with B+ segment rivals while the Active will go head on against the B segment counterparts. The 2013 Nissan Micracomes with the CVT gearbox has a claimed fuel efficiency of 19.34 km/l. Available in 6 colours. Driver Airbag standard across all variants of the Micra. (Good one Nissan) ABS+EBD+ Brake Assist standard on all variants except XL The new Micra now comes with LED tail lamps and a redesigned front end and grille. The top variant diesel comes with side airbags as well Head to the next post for detailed pictures of the new Micra models
  6. Chevrolet has launched the Enjoy MPV in petrol and diesel. 1.4 petrol engine with 104 PS @ 6,000 rpm Torque of 131 Nm @4,000 rpm. 1.3 diesel engine with 77.5 PS @ 4,000 rpm Torque 188 Nm @ 1,750 rpm Available in 4 variants and 7 and 8 seater configurations Offered in 6 colours Standard 3 year/1,00,000 km warranty. Chevrolet Promise on Enjoy 3 years or 45,000 kms (whichever is first) Prices are as follows: Petrol LS 8 Seater - 5.49 Lakhs LS 7 Seater - 5.54 Lakhs LT 7 Seater - 6.31Lakhs LTZ 7 seater - 6.99 Lakhs Diesel LS 8 Seater - 6.69 Lakhs LS 7 Seater - 6.75 Lakhs LT 7 Seater - 7.42 Lakhs LTZ 7 seater - 7.99 Lakhs Autocar India review of the Chevrolet Enjoy Pics from the event:
  7. BMW seems to be on a roll. First it was the news of the Mini going CKD with the Countryman and today they launched the facelift 7 Series in India at an event in Mumbai. The facelift 7 Series will be sold in petrol and diesel in the following variants : 730ld (diesel) 740li,750li and 760li (petrol). An important thing to note here is that the 730ld diesel variant will now be assembled in India as a CKD. The other 3 petrol variants will be imported as CBUs. The new car gets revised detailing on the nose, new fog lamps, a more upright kidney grille and the option of adaptive full-LED headlights. At the rear, it gets a thick chrome strip running across the bootlid. With regard to design, the carmaker hasn’t tampered much, the new model getting a better rear seat experience and added equipment. On the inside, the front seats are now smaller, making for a better view ahead for rear seat passengers. It also gets more sound insulation to improve cabin experience. The rear seats also get 9.2-inch screens and a personal iDrive controller. New equipment comes in the form of new digital displays for the dials which change colour as one toggles between the different driving modes. There’s also the option for a 10.25-inch LCD display for the iDrive system and 3D navigation maps as well. The 730Ld comes with a 258bhp, six cylinder, twin-turbo commonrail diesel engine mated to an eight-speed gearbox. It covers 0-100kph in 6.2 seconds. The new 7-series also comes with an optional BMW night vision package. Prices for the 7 Series are as follows: (Ex Showroom all India) 730Ld : Rs. 92,90,000 740Li : Rs. 1,12,70,000 750Li: Rs. 1,29,10,000 760Li : Rs. 1,73,00,000 Deliveries for the new car begin 1st May 2013. Here are all the pictures from the event:
  8. Im super thrilled that the Jeep brand is coming to India soon. I remember the time when way back in 1993 the Cherokee was supposed to enter the country through Mahindra. I still dont know why that didnt work out. Now its coming for sure with the Jeep and Chrysler brands now owned by Fiat. But I do have my concerns. Fiat makes great cars but their After Sales Service and Spares network has a bad reputation. Thats the reason for the dismal sale of Fiat products in India. I just hope this is not the case when these two American brands are launched here. Fiat have a lot of work to do on that front. Do you think the launch of Jeep and Chrysler will change Fiats fortunes in India? Will owners get good service? I think only time will . But I cant wait to see the Grand Cherokee officially sold here What do you guys think?
  9. The Special Edition trend continues and now its an i10 which is called as the 'ITech' special edition to celebrate more than 12 lakh i10 owners worldwide. As expected there are only cosmetic changes in the car.The special edition i10 comes with red accents on the dashboard, doors and aircon vents, while the seat covers will be red and beige. As seen on the i20 and Verna, the i10 also gets a reversing camera integrated into the rear view mirror, along with a remote mounted on the steering wheel that controls audio and bluetooth functions. Exterior wise all you get is body graphics. Mechanically the car is the same. It is available only with the 1.1-litre Era and 1.2-litre Magna variants. Hyundai i10 special edition prices: (Ex-showroom, Delhi) Hyundai i10 Era 1.1 Crystal White (Solid) Rs 4.24 lakh Hyundai i10 Era 1.1 Garnet Red (Metallic) Rs 4.27 lakh Hyundai i10 Magna 1.2 Crystal White (Solid) Rs 4.57 lakh Hyundai i10 Magna 1.2 Garnet Red (Metallic) Rs 4.60 lakh
  10. Mercedes today launched the G63 AMG in India. This replaces the G55 which made its debut in the country in 2010. The G63 will be imported as a CBU and priced at Rs. 1.46 cr Ex Showroom Mumbai. The G63 AMG is visually distinguished from their standard siblings by a two-slat grille, a deeper front bumper with larger air ducts, red brake callipers and unique 20-inch wheels. As with the outgoing G55 AMG, the G63 AMG also receives side mounted exhaust pipes that exit from underneath the rear doors on either side. The G63 AMG also comes with stop-start along with brake energy recuperation systems that contributes to better fuel economy. Key points: 5.5 liter V8 twin turbo engine. & Speed G Tronic Automatic gearbox 544 horsepower @5500 rpm Torque 760 Nm @2000 rpm The G63 goes from 0 to 100 kph in 5.4 secs and top speed is a restricted 210 kph The G63 also gets an updated dashboard with some curves as opposed to the boxy interior layout of the predecessor G55. Other features include Mercedes hi-tech Distronic Plus radar controlled cruise control system, Blind Spot Assist and the parking aid Partktronic, which now incorporates a reversing camera. The standard ESP (electronic stability program) has also been revised and now includes Trailer Stability Assist and a hill hold function. All G-class models are assembled by Mercedes-Benz partner Magna Styr.
  11. BMW today launched the facelift X1 in Delhi. The new model will be available in 3 variants. Power comes from a 2.0 diesel putting out 181 bhp and 380 Nm of torque. The sprint to 100 comes up in 7.9 seconds and goes onto a top speed of 205 kmph. Mated to the engine is a new 8 speed AT gearbox, it promises better shifts and better fuel efficiency. The petrol model has been discontinued Prices for the X1 are are follows BMW X1 sDrive 20d : INR 27,90,000 BMW X1 sDrive 20d Sport Line : INR 32,50,000 BMW X1 sDrive 20d xLine : INR 32,50,000 Read the Autocar India Review here: http://www.autocarin...test-drive.aspx
  12. Honda has launched the fourth-generation CR-V in India.The new CR-V is based on an all-new platform and comes with a blend of both quirky yet modern details. The new car is slightly shorter than the one it replaces, but thanks to some clever interior packaging, it offers a wider and more spacious cabin with more storage spaces. two engine options are on offer – a 2.0-litre petrol and a 185bhp 2.4-litre petrol, mated to a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic gearbox. The carmaker claims to have tweaked both engines for better fuel economy and performance. The smaller motor will be offered with a six-speed manual and a five-speed automatic. There are four variants on offer. The base 2.0L MT comes with a six-speed manual gearbox, 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps, six airbags, a multi-info display, dual zone A/C and an integrated audio system with CD/MP3/USB and iPod connectivity. The next variant, the 2.0L AT, comes with all the features but also gets a five-speed automatic gearbox with hill start assist and a foot-type parking brake. The 2.4L AT gets a more powerful 2.4-litre petrol motor that’s good for 185bhp. It comes with 4WD, sunroof, HID lamps with washer, a five-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and outer door handles with chrome trim. The top-end trim level is the 2.4L (AVN). It comes with all the features of the 2.4AT and also gets a 6.1-inch touch screen with Navigation, DVD/CD player with IPod, USB, Bluetooth and hands-free telephone connectivity. New Honda CR-V prices (ex-showroom, Delhi) 2.0 MT: Rs 19.95 lakh 2.0 AT: Rs 20.85 lakh 2.4 AT: Rs 22.40 lakh 2.4 AT AVN: Rs 23.85 lakh Read the Autocar India review here: http://www.autocarindia.com/Review/326779,2013-honda-cr-v-review-test-drive.aspx
  13. Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) has replaced its existing scooter range with all-new 2013 year models of the Activa, Aviator and Dio. The company revealed its new scooter range after inaugurating the new Honda Technical Centre (HTC) at Manesar earlier today. The new scooters come equipped with Honda Eco Technology (HET), which has been co-developed by Honda’s R&D divisions in Japan, Thailand and Manesar, India. The company says HET improves combustion, reduces friction and optimises the transmission to enhance fuel efficiency by 11 percent. Honda says this platform can be used to develop a range of two-wheelers from 110cc through to 1200cc. Prices (all Ex Delhi) Activa RS - Rs 47,188 Dio RS - Rs. 44,701 Aviator RS - Rs 48,211 Aviator Deluxe RS - Rs 53,531 HMSI says the 110cc Activa RS, which develops 8bhp and 8.74Nm of torque, will deliver 60kpl, up from the existing Activa’s 54kpl. The 2013 Activa gets a new colour – wild purple along with the four existing colours – black, red, grey and pearl white. The scooter comes with Combi-brakes, anti-theft key lock shutter and 18-litre under-seat storage facility. The 2013 Aviator gets the same engine along with a new Royal Gold metallic colour along with the three existing black, white and red colours. This scooter gets 12-inch wheels, ABS body parts and 190mm front disc brake. The third model, the 110cc-engined Dio scooter also produces 8bhp and is available in a new pearl yellow colour along with red, white and grey. It comes with tubeless tyres, Combi-brakes and a viscous air filter as standard equipment.
  14. Audi today launched the facelifted model of its R8 in India at a price of Rs 1.34 crore (Ex showroom Delhi) for the V8 variant. It will also be available in as a V10. The V10 which is Lamborghini sourced puts out 518 bhp. The single biggest change to the R8 is the gearbox; the single-clutch robotised manual of old has been replaced by a dual-clutch unit. Developed specifically for the R8, the wet twin-clutch unit helps cut the 0-100kph time down by almost half a second, the ton now coming up in a claimed 3.8 seconds. And the top speed is 311kph. With the facelift, Audi has launched a new ‘Plus’ version of the R8 V10 coupé. It uses ultra-light forged wheels and carbon-ceramic brakes, which alone save 2kg. The front splitter is made of light carbon fibre, as are the rear diffuser and the R8’s trademark side blades. It all adds up to shave 50kg off the kerb weight of the standard R8 V10. The engine bay is lined with carbon fibre too, and that jewel of a motor now develops 542bhp. That means it’s finally on par with Lamborghini’s entry-level Gallardo LP550-2. And that is very good news. Here is a link to Autocar India's review http://www.autocarindia.com/Review/329354,audi-r8-facelift-review-test-drive.aspx
  15. Supercars are coming into India quick and how. Just after the global launch, Lamborghini is all set to launch the Aventador Roadster in India on the 25th of January 2013. The Roadster will be similar to the coupe except for a few changes. the rear pillar has been redesigned to offer total support for the removable roof and a new engine hood that features a central "spinal column" with two pairs of hexagonal windows connected at the sides. The new Aventador Roadster is being offered with a two-piece roof made entirely from carbon fiber that can be stored in the front luggage compartment. Rest of the madness remains the same Stay tuned to this thread for more details, prices and pictures.
  16. Toyota has launched the Fortuner with a 5 Speed autobox as opposed to the 4 speed box it had earlier. This variant is available in 2WD only. Toyota claims this new box will provide better comfort and driveability. Bookings for this model start from 18th January 2013. Additionally, the limited edition TRD Sportivo Fortuner trim has now been incorporated as a regular trim level to its line-up.The TRD Sportivo trim comes with additional features such as front and rear bumper spoilers, a rear roof spoiler, and a TRD Sportivo emblem. The Fortuner TRD Sportivo trim is available in three dual tone colours - Super White and Grey, Silver and Grey and White Pearl Mica and Grey. An all-new Pearl White Mica colour is also available in all trim levels. The new introductions are priced at: 4x2 AT (with five-speed auto transmission) - Rs 22,33,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi) 4x2 AT TRD Sportivo (with five-speed auto transmission) - Rs 22,93,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi) 4x2 MT TRD Sportivo - Rs 21,96,668 (ex-showroom, Delhi)
  17. Maruti Ritz Automatic is here

    Was just going through the Maruti website when I saw that the Ritz now comes with an AT box. Im assuming it would be the same box that comes in the DZire. Its strange that there hasnt been any announcement or ads in the papers yet. There is no indication of the price though. Here are screen grabs from the Maruti website
  18. Hyundai is looking to get the new Santa Fe to India by 2013. It will be powered by a 2.2 litre diesel motor with 194 bhp on tap. Internationally, two versions of the new Santa Fe exist. There’s the normal 4689mm (2700mm wheelbase) version for markets where urban agility is more important, and a long, 4905mm (2800mm wheelbase) version that replaces the Veracruz in the USA. Despite our infatuation with imposing road presence and acres of cabin space when it comes to SUVs, we are likely to get the shorter version, currently being produced in the USA. This is the third gen Santa Fe and also carries the Fludic Design philosophy seen in other Hyundai models on our roads. However it gets its own design dialect called 'Storm Edge' Hyundai will be looking to price the new Santa Fe between Rs. 24 to 25 lakhs. Things seem to be hotting up in the premium SUV market with many players joining the game. This is only good news for the customer who will get spoilt for choice.
  19. Continuing its series of launches, Mahindra today launched the first product from the SsangYong portfolio, the Rexton SUV in Mumbai in two variants: RX5 2.7 litre RX270 XDi engine 5 speed manual transmission, intelligent 4x4 162 bhp and 340Nm torque Price: Rs. 17.67 lakhs RX7 2.7 litre RX270 XVT engine 5 speed E Tronic Automatic Transmission with AWD 184 bhp and 402Nm torque Price: Rs 19.67 lakhs All prices are ex showroom Mumbai Other high points from the launch: The Rexton is being sold in 70 countries since its launch in 2002. This is the 3rd generation Rexton which is being launched here. The Automatic transmission is built with Mercedes Benz technology. The Rexton will be manufactured and assembled at Mahindras Chakan facility near Pune Components will be sourced from SsangYong Korea and from India. Standard warranty of 2 years/ 1,00,000 kms with option for one year extra warranty. 24x7 road side assistance for a year. And now for the detailed pictures:
  20. Mercedes launched a new variant of its new ML SUV, the 250CDi for Rs. 46.5 lakhs Ex showroom Delhi. This makes it cheaper than the 350 by around Rs. 10.4 lakhs. This makes it go directly against the X3 from BMW and Audi's Q5. Mercedes has lost out big time against its rivals in recent times. Can this new variant grab a slice of the big German pie? Whats your pick of the three SUVs?
  21. A year after launching the petrol model in India, Mercedes finally launches the R 350 CDI Diesel MPV. What would this one basically compete with? The 5-series GT? or Merc's own M-Class? Full Story here
  22. Renault has launched the Duster SUV. The India-bound Duster is slightly different from the one that was showcased at the Auto Expo earlier this year. The India-spec SUV’s lower-part front bumper gets a black finish, as opposed to the body-coloured one seen earlier. The wing mirrors are part-black, part-body-coloured, while the car seen at the Expo had a part-chrome, part-body-coloured setup. Other trim bits such as the headlights, grille and alloys are the same. The Duster comes in eight trims and three engine options, which include a base 1.6-litre petrol at a starting price of Rs 7.19 lakh, and the 1.5-litre diesel that currently powers the Fluence. The diesel engine is available in two states of tune — an entry-level 84bhp version and a top of the line 108.5bhp variant. The 108.5bhp motor is the ‘Step 4’ version of the K9K engine. The base RXE petrol variant is priced at Rs 7.19 lakh while the up-market RXL petrol costs Rs 8.19 lakh. The base diesel RXL with the 85bhp motor is priced at Rs 8.99 lakh, the RXL Diesel (option pack) is priced at Renault Duster prices (Ex-showroom, Delhi) RXE Petrol: Rs 7.19 lakh RXL Petrol: Rs 8.19 lakh RXE Diesel 85bhp: Rs 7.99 lakh RXL Diesel 85bhp: Rs 8.99lakh RXL Diesel pack: Rs 9.99 lakh RXL Diesel 110bhp: Rs 9.99 lakh RXZ Diesel 110bhp: Rs 10.99 lakh RXZ Diesel pack: Rs 11.29 lakh
  23. Mercedes’ new baby-CLS, which will could be called the CLA, has been for the first time caught completely undisguised. This new car is based on the Mercedes Concept Style Coupe (CSC) which was unveiled earlier this year at the Beijing motor show; it is tipped to go into production in 2013. It evolves the look of the F800 concept from 2010, which has led the way for Mercedes' latest design direction. The new CLA uses Mercedes' new MFA platform and has been seen so far on the A-class and B-class. Also planned to come off this platform is a small SUV called GLC, and a shooting brake version of the CLA. Power is said to come from the same turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine that appeared in the new A-Class at the Geneva motor show in March. It produces 208bhp. Source: http://www.spiegel.d...d-a-855323.html
  24. McLaren launches MP4-12C Spider

    McLaren has launched its second model, the 616bhp, twin-turbo V8-engined, open roofed 12C Spider. Based on the same super stiff carbon fibre MonoCell chassis as its hardtop sibling, the McLaren MP4-12C Spider will be capable of 315kph with its retractable hard-top roof down and 328 kph with the roof up. The Spider will do the 0 to 100 kph mark in 3.1 seconds. Deliveries for the Spider will begin in November this year and it will cost £19,500 more than the coupe. Nice to see Mclaren come out with the Spider and this will obviously be a direct rival to the Ferrari 458 open top. I personally feel this Spider looks gorgeous and more better than the coupe. See more pictures here: http://www.autocarin...r-photos.aspx/1