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  1. The Hyundai Alcazar three-row SUV based on the Creta, is all set to make its debut in early April. Though, in the run up to the unveil, renders of the Alcazar SUV have surfaced online, that showcase what is expected to be the final design SUV in great details. From the renders we can see that the Alcazar SUV will share much of its styling up front with the Creta. Barring the new grille, the Alcazar looks more or less like the Creta up until the C-pillar. However, it is the rear section that rear differentiates itself from the Creta with a thicker C-pillar and extended rear overhang to accommodate the extra row of seats. Other changes include a unique tailgate design which sports new and wider wraparound tail-lamps, and a restyled bumper with a more pronounce faux skid plate. The model in the renders and recently released Alcazar design sketches also sport a new alloy wheel design. The Hyundai Alcazar will compete with the like of the MG Hector Plus, Tata Safari and current Mahindra XUV500. Image Source You can read more about it here - Hyundai Alcazar design sketches released ahead of April debut - Autocar India
  2. Mahindra seems to be readying a market launch (or a re-launch) of the TUV300. Going by Autocar India's confidential story a few months ago, this could be renamed to the Bolero Neo and yes, if you see the SUV closely, the badges seems to be covered to hide its new identity. This means, this could be the new Bolero Neo. Let the pics do the talking. IMAGE SOURCE Read more about upcoming SUVs here - https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/new-cars-for-2021-suvs-419622
  3. Hyundai unveiled the i20 N performance hatchback late last year and the model came with a 204hp, 1.6-litre turbo-petrol engine. The i20 N is based on the newest generation of the i20 hatchback (also available in India), though it comes with a host of mechanical and visual changes to improve performance and sporty characteristics. I have attached some real-life images of the new Hyundai i20 N showcasing the exteriors and interiors, below. What do you guys think of the sporty hatchback and would you like Hyundai to launch it in India? You can read more about the Hyundai i20 N here - https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/hyundai-i20-n-revealed-with-204hp-418965 and about the India-bound i20 N-Line here - https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/hyundai-to-launch-n-line-brand-in-india-419365 IMAGE SOURCE
  4. The all-new Mahindra Scorpio has once again been spotted testing. The test mules are still sporting heavy camouflage, though we get a good idea of what the new Scorpio's front end design and overall proportions will be like. I have attached the images of the new Mahindra Scorpio test mule below, are you guys looking forward to the model's launch later this year? You can read more about the new Scorpio here - https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/next-gen-mahindra-scorpio-slated-for-mid-2021-launch-419500 IMAGE SOURCE
  5. Here are some new spyshots of the new Tata Tiago NRG that showcase the rear end and a bit of the front end of the new car. The car in the images is still under a fair amount of camouflage especially on the lower section. Though we can tell that the styling will be similar to the previous Tiago, with its black body cladding. Are you guys looking forward to the introduction of the new Tata Tiago NRG?
  6. I have come across some images of a new version of the Ford Endeavour called the Sport. From the images it appears that the Ford Endeavour Sport has gloss black accents all over the exterior, including the front grille, lower section of the front and rear bumpers, wheels, ORVMs, roof rails, rear strip that connects the taillights and even the faux vent on the front fender. The SUV also has a prominent 'Sport' badge on the tailgate. The Ford Endeavour Sport is expected to be launched in India soon. What do you guys think of the blacked-out Ford Endeavour Sport and would you want one of these in your driveway over the standard Endeavour?
  7. Students of automotive design at IED Italy, in collaboration with Suzuki, have released the U:man design concept (as part of their dissertation) which in essence pays tribute to the iconic Suzuki Jimny off-roader. Hence the student took design elements from the Jimny and made a modern and minimalist variation of it which is still recognizably a Jimny. This is apparent from its small form-factor, boxy shape and upright windscreen. I have attached images of the concept below. So what do you guys think of this design concept and would you like to see some of these design elements incorporated in the next Jimny? IMAGE SOURCE
  8. I have just come across some new images of the new Mahindra Thar AX variant which is supposed to be geared more towards off-road enthusiast. The Thar in the image is still covered in a camouflage wrap, though what is evident are the meatier, off-road tyres it is wearing. What do you guys think of the new Thar and are you looking forward to seeing the new AX variant? You can read more about the 2020 Thar's variants here - https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/new-mahindra-thar-ax-and-lx-variants-explained-418333 IMAGE SOURCE
  9. I have just come across some spyshots of the Toyota Innova Crysta equipped with the TRD Sportivo kit in Indonesia. The MPV features sportier bumper, side skirts and blacked out alloy wheels. The body kit is more aggressive than the Toyota Innova Leadership Edition or Touring Sport available in India. What do you guys think of the Toyota Innova TRD Sportivo and would you like to see it come to our market? IMAGE SOURCE
  10. Here are some spyshots of mid-spec - Kia Sonet Tech Line, with close to no camouflage on it. These images show of the many elements of the mid-spec's exterior, like the different front grille surround, headlights, taillights and the lack of rear windshield washer and wiper. The Kia Sonet is set to be launched in our market in September. Are you guys excited for the launch of the new model in the compact-SUV segment and what do you think of the Kia Sonet? You can read more here - https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/kia-sonet-compact-suv-revealed-418226
  11. I have just come across some new images of the upcoming, all-new 2020 Mahindra Thar off-roader. Although the car in the images is still sporting some exterior camouflage, we get a pretty good look at the many exterior elements, especially the rear bumper, taillight, rear glass house and ORVMs. We also get to see the interiors of the off-roader, in what appears to be close to production guise, with its 4 forward facing seats, touchscreen infotainment system in the centre of the dashboard, new steering wheel and more. What do you guys think of the all-new Mahindra Thar and are you looking forward to its full unveil, which will take place on August 15, 2020? You can read more bout it here - https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/next-gen-mahindra-thar-to-debut-on-august-15-418210
  12. The Almost Real Model's 2020 Land Rover Defender 90/ 110 scale models have just been released. These models are highly detailed models and are made in 1:18 scale. However the company also makes 1:43 scale models for other cars and we could expect them to do the same for the new Defender. I have attached some images of the 2020 Land Rover Defender 110 i came across online. What do you guys think of it and would you want to add one to your collection? You can read more about how to build a scale model car collection here - https://www.autocarindia.com/auto-features/how-to-build-your-scale-model-car-collection-417556 IMAGE SOURCE
  13. Here are some renders of what the new 2021 Honda HR-V could look like. The proportions are similar to the current car though the styling is much sharper and more modern in look. The well defined headlights and taillights in addition to the more squared of front and rear design fit into Honda's current global design aesthetic. What do you guys think of this render? IMAGE SOURCE
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    Honda WR-V facelift

    Here are some new images of the Honda WR-V facelift that showcase not only the exterior but also the interiors. The new WR-V will come with both a petrol and diesel engine option, both of which will be paired to a manual gearbox. Honda will offer it on only 2 trim levels -SV and VX - both of which will come pretty well kitted. The version we see in the images below is the top-spec VX variant. What are your opinions on the WR-V facelift?
  15. I came across some more images of the all-new, fourth generation Kia Carnival MPV. These images give us a look at the MPV in a real-world setting and even showcase the new headlight and taillight in use. The MPVs new and more SUV inspired design is also quite evident. What are your opinions on the new Kia Carnival and how do you think it will fair in our market? IMAGE SOURCE
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    New MG Hector SUV

    Here are some new images of the MG Hector Plus which showcase the exterior and interiors of the upcoming three-row SUV. The cars in these pictures aren't sporting any camouflage and hence we can see the revised bumpers, headlights and taillights. We also get a look at the interior with the six-seat configuration and tan interior upholstery colour. What do you guys think of the upcoming MG Hector Plus? Image Source - Prince Srikant. Thanks for sending these images in!
  17. The Volkswagen Nivus SUV Coupe has entered production in the South American markets and i slated to go on sale on those said markets later this month. Here are some images of the SUV on the production line and a few finished examples. What do you think of the Nivus and would you like an SUV-Coupe offering in our market? IMAGE SOURCE
  18. I came across this video that walks you through the basics of off-roading for beginners. This will help new comers to this hobby get initiated fast and teach the best practices for getting started with off-roaders. Hope you all find this useful and it gets you all motivated to go and give off-roading a shot.
  19. The facelift for the new Toyota Fortuner was revealed for the Thailand market yesterday. The model has received new styling up front, revised taillights, new wheels and a updated infotainment system. These updates will make to the Indian model as well sometime in 2021. I have added some additional images of the facelifted car for a closer look. What do you guys think of the facelift, has Toyota done enough? IMAGE SOURCE
  20. i just came across some images of the new of the 2020 Toyota Hilux facelift which will bring with it updated design especially up front and round the rear. In these images you can see the redesigned grille and front bumpers. Under the hood, the company is expected to tweak the current petrol and diesel engines, and provide the option of two- and four-wheel drive. What do you guys think of the Toyota Hilux facelift? Read more here - https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/toyota-hilux-facelift-leaked-ahead-of-debut-417032
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    New MG Hector SUV

    I came across this interesting image that shows all the variation of the Baojun 530. That includes the MG Hector, the Chevrolet Captiva and a few others. All of these essentially use the same platform, features and design, with some minor changes to differentiate the models from each other. What do you guys think of seeing all the variations together in one place?
  22. Here is the new Mahindra Armored Light Specialist Vehicle (ALSV) which has been built for use by military and defense forces. It’s designed to be a modular type vehicle allowing for efficient maintenance and it can be upgraded or configured in the field for a wide variety of operational roles. The ALSV offers ballistic protection up to B7, STANAG Level II. It can carry four crew members and up to 400kg of cargo. The Mahindra ASLV uses a 3.2-litre, multi-fuel diesel engine which is good for 215hp/ 500Nm and comes with a 4/6 speed automatic transmission, 4X4 with front and rear differential locks, 1,000 Kgs payload capacity, self-recovery winch, and high travel all-wheel independent suspension with central type inflation system. The vehicle has a top speed of over 120kph and the 0-100kph time is 12 seconds. The ALSV's tyres can run flat for up to 50km as well. What do you guys think of it? IMAGE SOURCE
  23. The Chevrolet Grove is based on the Baojun 510 SUV which has been spotted testing in India before. The MG Hector on offer in India uses the Baojun 530 as its base, hence the Baojun 510is a slightly smaller package and is more in line with the size of the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. The Chevrolet Groove is expected to rival the Hyundai Creta in international markets. The Groove will have all the features available in the Baojun on offer and hence should make a good case for itself in terms of value for money. Would you guys like to see a version of the Chevrolet Groove/ Baojun 510 come to India?
  24. As Of Monday, May 18, 2020, India has become on of six countries that produces high horsepower locomotives indigenously. This happened with the introduction of the Electric Locomotive dubbed WAG12 (number- 60027), which produces 12,000hp (compared to the current locomotives that produce around 6,000hp) and is the first high horsepower locomotive that can operate on a broad gauge track. Additionally the locomotive can also operate on regular rail tracks as well as special tracks present in dedicated Freight Corridors. The Electric locomotive has been built under the Make in India project and has been produced by Madhepura Electric Loco Factory situated in Bihar. The same facility will produce 800 such locomotives over an 11 year span. These locomotives are also designed to do speeds of up to 120kph though it has been tested up to 132kph. What do you guys think of the new most powerful Electric locomotive manufactured in India?
  25. I have come across some new images that show of the interiors of the new China-spec Hyundai Santa Fe facelift. The images show a new vertical touchscreen in the centre console (similar to the one in the upcoming Mercedes S-Class). I also saw these renders that show off the models styling. What do you guys think of the model and would you like these features to make their way to our market? IMAGE SOURCE