Car collector Yohan Poonawalla recently snapped up this fabulous 1933 Rolls Royce Phantom II which has quite a history. This Barker & Co bodied Rolls was originally made for multiple land speed record holder, Sir Malcolm Campbell who took delivery of this ‘short’ wheelbase Phantom II, around a month after he set the Land Speed Record in 1933. Top speed of this sportier, touring saloon version of the Phantom II was 150kph which must have felt like a crawl for Campbell after the 437kph record he set in his Blue Bird he had just set. It’s no coincidence the Blue Bird was powered by a massive Rolls Royce aero engine. Campbell and Rolls Royce had a long association and the legendary record holder, called his Phantom II “the best Rolls Royce yet produced” Now, that’s some provenance this light blue car has.
Beautiful isnt it?
Kia has announced prices for the Sonet compact SUV with prices ranging from Rs 6.71 to 11.99 lakh for the fully-loaded model. Interestingly though they haven’t yet revealed prices for the fully-loaded petrol and diesel automatic models – we should expect those to come soon though.
Full pricing details can be found here >> https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/kia-sonet-launched-at-rs-671-lakh-418633
For now, prices seem to be quite competitive though with no fully-loaded petrol and diesel auto out yet and these being introductory prices, I can't help but feel that the model could get quite pricy especially for the higher variants.
However it begs the question, was it smart to list a fully-loaded GTX+ automatic in the brochure and then not reveal prices for it at the time of the launch?
Also I wonder how this will affect bookings for the model?
What do you people think? Decently priced or pricey?
Can the latest 2020 edition Thar be considered a family car/SUV. My biggest concern is it's a just a 2 door vehicle with some amazing specs however with 2nd row accessible only by flipping the front row seats which family members especially ladies will find it inconvenient in traditio
Ford is gearing up to launch the Endeavour Sport, which will be a new blacked-out variant of the SUV, on September 22. Received these images from a dealer stockyard which give a detailed look at the new variant.
The Endeavour Sport will feature a number of black accents on the exterior. For starters, all the chrome and silver accents from the standard Endeavour – like on the front and rear skid plate, grille surround, ORVM, fender vents and side-step – will be changed to gloss black. Additionally, it will also feature a new black honeycomb grille, a new ‘Sport’ badge on the tailgate and decal on the side, as well as black alloy wheels.
You can head here for more info: https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/ford-endeavour-sport-teased-ahead-of-september-22-launch-418614
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