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    BMW X7 India

    BMW's brought its range-topping X7 to India with a pair of six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines under the hood. The diesel is the familiar 3.0-litre unit developing 265hp and 620Nm while the petrol unit also displaces 3.0-litres and is good for 340hp and 450Nm. And there is plenty of goodies inside as well... 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with gesture control, multi-zone auto climate control, BMW's Laserlight headlamps, a three-piece glass sunroof and more. Click here for more details >> The model you see here is the M50d - the iteration with a 400hp/760Nm quad-turbocharged version of BMW's straight-six diesel. This variant though is only arriving later in the year.
  2. Here are a few shots of the HR-V being tested in India. Source
  3. Here is another modified Venue...... White and Coffee Brown dual tone exterior and a dual-tone interior finish.
  4. Mahindra has launched the TUV300 facelift at a starting price of Rs 8.38 lakh. The refreshed SUV now gets added safety tech as standard along with cosmetic updates to the exterior and cabin. Read more here:
  5. We've already seen the fully loaded Venue. Now here is a look at the entry-level model. Wheel covers, no LED DRLs or projector headlamps, less cladding. More details here: IMAGE SOURCE
  6. Here are more pictures of the ix25. This time undergoing testing in South Korea More details here: Source 1Source 2
  7. A Tata Harrier with 20-inch alloys. The wheels fill out the arches quite nicely. Don't you think so? Source:
  8. While everyone has their eyes set on the reveal of the Venue in New York, Hyundai has revealed a rather unsuspecting model at the Shanghai Auto show - the radically styled all-new ix25 SUV. Simply put, the SUV we know as the Creta is sold in China as the ix25. This all-new SUV will share it's platform with the all-new second-gen Creta for India though expect our car to feature different styling. More info here: Image source 2
  9. Some new spy pics of the next generation Thar… unlike before, this test mule seems to be sporting production spec body panels. Source:
  10. Ford has revealed the new Kuga for international markets. The SUV has been redesigned from the ground up and the new model will be offered with plug-in hybrid and mild-hybrid powertrains, along with conventional petrol and diesel offering. You can read more about it here:
  11. Toyota's introduced a new GT body kit for the C-HR at the 2019 Bangkok International motor show. The kit comes with a front skirt, side skirts, a rear diffuser (it comes with integrated twin pipes that are fake) + red accents. image source
  12. Hyundai has given its compact SUV a name. And no it's not the Styx - what many have reported would be the SUV's production name. The QXi SUV will be called the Hyundai Venue when it goes on sale in India later this year. Now we just have to wait for the when Hyundai announces the 'Venue' for the SUV's debut. Source
  13. So Kia Motors has launched a new SUV in China called the KX5… Looks like it’s just the Sportage with a redesigned front end – with a new grille and slimmer headlights. Do you think this looks better than the Sportage? Here's what the Sportage looks like for reference Source
  14. I stumbled across this while going through a feature on interesting dashboard designs. A touchscreen from an American car from 1986. A Buick Riviera to be precise. IT's not as slick as modern units but it still controlled the radio and air-con systems amongst other things Source You can also see it in action in the video.
  15. Stumbled across these images while passing time on the internet. It's the test mules of the next-gen Nissan Sunny or Versa as it's called abroad. Source
  16. Found this video by Desi Geeek on Youtube. The guy created a render of the Duke 125 as an adventure motorcycle. What do you all think? Should KTM actually build one? They do have an RC 125 in international markets
  17. Here's a list of some of the accessories available for the Endeavour. You can read more about it here >>
  18. Yes I admit, I missed out the Yaris but I'm talking in prices generally, City prices are really up there in both petrol and diesel and you do get a Verna with the 1.6 petrol a good few lakhs under the equivalent City petrol if you go spec for spec. Run through one of the many sites with car buying guides and see. The city is very much one of the most expensive in the segment.
  19. In all honesty, the City is currently the most expensive car in the segment. Even the Vento with the TSI engine and DSG gearbox in the top trim costs less than the top end City. And the Verna is cheaper across the board when compared to the City as well.
  20. Here are some more images of the new Sonata. Source 1 Source 2
  21. Suzuki is readying a sportier variant of the popular Ertiga called the Ertiga GT which is set to debut in international markets later this month. Cosmetic changes include a sportier body kit, subtle red accents, a unique grille, rear spoiler, all-black alloy wheels, and a 'GT' badge finished in red. The cabin reportedly will be all-black with only minor cosmetic tweaks. Here are some of the first images of the sporty MPV. Read more about the sportier Ertiga here:
  22. Here is a walkaround video of Kia's largest SUV, the Telluride Kia revealed the Telluride at the Detroit motor show back in January. The SUV has been specifically designed with the US market in mind and features three rows of seating along with an all-wheel-drive layout. The new SUV also sports a plush interior, with an option of captain seats in the second row. Powering this SUV is a 3.8-litre V6 petrol engine that’s good for 291hp and 355Nm of torque. For now, this will be the only powertrain on offer. However, when this car was showcased as a concept at the 2016 Detroit motor show, there were hints of a possible hybrid powertrain as well. Read more about the SUV here >>
  23. Wish I could take the credit but the car's not mine. Ran across the link passing time on youtube. It is quite nicely done though.
  24. We've seen people go to town in modifying their cars. Here is a Swift with a much more subtle approach. IT started out life as a regular mid-level VDi diesel before it got these cosmetic updates Mesh grille, red inserts on the front, larger and wider wheels, aftermarket projector headlamps, a diffuser on the rear bumper, quad tail-pipes and a blacked out roof and a roof-mounted spoiler.
  25. Tata has taken the wraps off of the seven-seat derivative of the Harrier - the H7X SUV - and also revealed its name - the Buzzard. Also based on Tata's OMEGA platform as the Harrier, the Buzzard shares the same wheelbase as the former though it is 61mm longer and will get a more powerful diesel engine. You can read more about the Buzzard here >>