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  1. New Suzuki XL7

    Came across this pretty interesting render showing what a more premium-looking XL7 could look like. This one sports a dual-tone paint scheme, custom front bumper, chrome grille, sliding doors and wheels from the new Cadillac Escalade! What are your thoughts? Source
  2. Tata Harrier SUV revealed

    Tata recently launched BS6 range of the Harrie. The power output of its 2.0-litre Kryotec diesel engine bumped up from 140hp in BS4 spec to a healthy 170hp. The 6-speed manual gearbox will continue as standard. The void of an automatic option in the Harrier range has been filled by a Hyundai-sourced, 6-speed torque converter unit in the mid-spec XMA, high-spec XZA, and a new range-topping XZA+ variant. In terms of features, the new, top-of-the-line XZ+/XZA+ trims gain some highly awaited features, including a panoramic sunroof, 6-way adjustable powered driver’s seat, auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror, and two-tone, diamond-cut 17-inch alloy wheels. You can head here for more info: https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/2020-tata-harrier-bs6-automatic-range-launched-at-rs-1625-lakh-415883 Came across this walkaround showing just what's new
  3. Car Discounts in India

    With the BS6 deadline growing ever closer Hyundai is rolling out some big discounts on their portfolio of BS4 cars. I've compiled a quick list of discounts you can avail at your nearest Hyundai dealership: Hyundai Tucson Benefits up to Rs 2.5 lakh Its no surprise that Hyundai are pushing heavy discounts on the BS4 Tucson with the facelifted BS6-compliant model’s India launch confirmed for next month. The Tucson is available with a choice of 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engine options with both getting the option of manual and automatic gearboxes. Buyers will like the SUV for its space and impressive cabin quality and strong diesel engine. Pre-facelift Hyundai Elantra Benefits up to Rs 2.5 lakh Hyundai upgraded the Elantra to meet BS6 compliance in October last year along with giving the executive sedan a mid-cycle facelift. Now, dealers are offering benefits and discounts of up to Rs 2.5 lakh on any unsold stocks of the pre-facelift model. Unlike the petrol only facelift, the older model was available with both petrol and diesel engine options. Hyundai Creta Benefits up to Rs 1.2 lakh The current Creta is nearing the end of its life-cycle with the all-new SUV revealed at the Auto Expo and set to arrive sometime in March. Dealers are offering discounts and benefits of up to Rs 1.2 lakh on the mid-sized SUV though only for the 1.6-litre petrol and diesel models. The Creta is well put together, gets plenty of kit – though some newer rivals offer more – and is quite easy to drive as well making it a city friendly SUV. Hyundai Xcent Benefits of up to Rs 1 lakh Like with the Grand i10, the Xcent too has remained on sale following the launch of the all-new Aura compact sedan earlier this year. Presently Hyundai dealers are offering benefits of up to Rs 1 lakh on the first-gen compact sedan putting it in the same price bracket as the Tata Tigor and under much of the compact sedan segment. Buyers have a choice of two engine options – a 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol or a 1.2-litre three-cylinder diesel unit. Hyundai Verna Benefits up to Rs 95,000 Hyundai dealers are offering benefits of up to Rs 95,000 on the Verna in a bid to clear stocks of the BS4 compliant mid-sized sedan before the arrival of the facelift and the BS6 deadline. A rival tot eh Honda City and Maruti Ciaz, the Verna can be had with a choice of two petrol and diesel engine options – 1.4-litre or larger and more powerful 1.6-litre units. As with other Hyundai cars on sale, the Verna packs in a fair bit of kit, is refined and the diesels are quite frugal as well though it isn’t as spacious as some of its rivals. Hyundai Grand i10 Benefits of up to Rs 80,000 Hyundai mid-sized hatchback has been reduced to just two petrol variants with the diesel engine engine option and fully-loaded variants dropped from the line-up. With benefits of up to Rs 80,000 available on the hatchback, the Grand i10 will appeal to those looking at getting a spacious, well put together hatchback but on a tighter budget. Hyundai Elite i20 Benefits up to Rs 70,000 Hyundai’s rival to the Maruti Baleno and Honda Jazz, the i20 is being offered with benefits of up to Rs 70,000 depending on the variant selected. Those looking at the well equipped higher trim levels can avail of benefits of up to Rs 70,000 while lower variants attract discounts of up to Rs 60,000. As with other Hyundai cars, the i20 is well equipped and well put together. The easy going dynamics also make it very city friendly. Hyundai Grand i10 Nios diesel Benefits up to Rs 60,000 The newest car on the list, the diesel Nios is being offered with benefits of up to Rs 60,000 with the carmaker looking to clear stocks to make way for the upcoming BS6-compliant diesel model. The Nios offers a well kitted out and put together package with plenty of space within the cabin with the frugal diesel and light controls making it a good city car for daily commute. Hyundai Santro Benefits up to Rs 60,000 The Santro hasn’t quite lived up to the popularity of its predecessor but makes for a good city car owing to its compact dimensions, roomy cabin and light controls. A rival to the hot selling Maruti Wagon R, the Santro is being offered with benefits of up to Rs 60,000 across all variants. The hatchback is powered by a 69hp 1.1-litre petrol motor with a factory CNG option also available.
  4. Spy shots: Hyundai Verna facelift

    A proper look at the new Russia-spec and China-spec Verna facelift side-by-side. The Russia-spec car is definitely a milder update... Which one do you prefer?
  5. Citroen has revealed the refreshed C3 hatch, which sports a number of styling updated - including new LED headlights, fog light surrounds, rear quarter panel patterns, wheel fender extensions and a redesigned take on the characteristic side Airbumps on the bottom of the doors. Citroen has also expanded the possible customisation options from 36 to 97! The interior features a number of additions as well, including light-colored trim on the upper part of the seats, Advanced Comfort chairs (until now only available on the C4 Cactus and C5 Aircross) + a seven-inch touchscreen display. What do you think of the changes?
  6. Finally a walkaround of the Ciaz S. This new trim is based on the top-spec Alpha manual variant but gets a body kit that adds bits like a black boot-mounted spoiler. It also gets gloss black-finished 16-inch alloy wheels. On the inside, the Ciaz S gets all-black interiors while the standard variants continue with the dual-tone beige-black theme.
  7. Next-gen Kia Sorento

    Kia's released official interior and exterior design sketches of the next gen Sorento. More or less confirm what we've already seen in the spy pics.
  8. Mahindra XUV300 NEW spy pics

    Mahindra also had the XUV300 Sportz edition on display at Auto Expo 2020! This one is powered by Mahindra's 1.2-litre mStallion TGDI that develops 130hp and 230Nm of torque. It also gets some decals on the bonnet and door panels, an all-black interior with contrasting red trim and red brake callipers. Source
  9. Suzuki Jimny ! This is the right time

    The fourth-gen Suzuki Jimny was showcased for the first time in India at Auto Expo 2020! Important to note that the Jimny is only here for display and is not due for launch any time soon. Maruti says it will gauge public response to the model. For more info, you can head here: https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/auto-expo-2020-suzuki-jimny-at-maruti-stand-415874
  10. MG sedan for India in the works

    Here it is! MG had the RC 6 sedan on display at Auto Expo! Based on Baojun’s RC6 sedan and badged an MG for the first time, the RC 6 is best described as a cross between a coupé, SUV and sedan. You can head here to know more about it: https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/unique-mg-rc-6-sedan-debuts-at-auto-expo-2020-415909
  11. Aprilia as revealed an all-new product at the show, badged the Cross-Max concept. When it goes on sale, it'll be called the SXR and will be available as a 125cc variant and a 160cc variant, just like the current SR range. The scooters will go on sale in September, with bookings opening a month earlier in August 2020. You can head here for more info: https://www.autocarindia.com/news/new-aprilia-sxr125-sxr160-to-be-launched-in-september-2020-416015
  12. Tata Sierra Concept

    Found some more images of the Sierra EV concept. Finally a proper look at the interior!
  13. Maruti Suzuki officially revealed the Ignis facelift at #AutoExpo2020. As part of the update, the Ignis makes the switch to the BS6-spec version of Suzuki’s 1.2-litre K12 engine; 5-speed manual and AMT auto options are on offer, as before. In terms of design, the facelift sports new front and rear bumpers – both get faux scuff plates – and a toothy new grille that links the hatchback to the Jimny SUV. The changes to the cabin are more discrete. While the basic design of the dashboard remains unchanged, the 7.0-inch touchscreen gets an upgrade with the shift to Maruti’s latest SmartPlay Studio infotainment system, whch has on-board navigation and responds to voice commands. Suzuki’s S-Connect connectivity suite is also available as an option for the first time on the Ignis. You can head here for more info: https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/auto-expo-2020-maruti-ignis-facelift-revealed-415873
  14. Tata Harrier SUV revealed

    Tata Motors has opened bookings for the BS6 Harrier for a token amount of Rs 30,000. With this update, power output of the 2.0-litre Kryotec diesel engine has been bumped up from 140hp in BS4 spec to a healthy 170hp in the BS6 spec. It also gets Hyundai-sourced 6-speed torque converter unit in the mid-spec XMA, high-spec XZA, and a new range-topping XZA+ variant. Tata has added a new ‘Calypso Red’ paint shade to the available colour palette and redesigned the wing mirrors for better visibility. On the safety front, electronic stability program (ESP), which was earlier available only on the top-spec XZ, is now a standard offering across the range. Other standard safety features continue to include dual airbags, ABS and EBD, with the more expensive trims also getting four more airbags, traction control, along with hill start and descent control. The Harrier variant line-up has been expanded with new top-of-the-line XZ+/XZA+ trims that gain some highly awaited features, including a panoramic sunroof, 6-way adjustable powered driver’s seat, auto-dimming interior rear view mirror, and two-tone, diamond-cut 17-inch alloy wheels. You can head here for more info: https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/bs6-tata-harrier-automatic-bookings-begin-415860
  15. Volkswagen Taigun SUV

    The A0 SUV is officially called the Volkswagen Taigun and it has been shown in near-production-ready guise! The final production model will be closely related to Skoda’s own midsize SUV for India, revealed as the Vision IN concept, and will follow its cousin into the market in the latter part of 2021. Together the duo of SUVs will be the first products to be based on Volkswagen’s India-specific MQB A0 IN platform that will also form the basis of a new range of models to come. You can head here for more info: https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/auto-expo-2020-volkswagen-taigun-suv-unveiled-415853