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Mahindra XUV500 Facelift Launched for Rs. 11.21 lakh

Mahindra & Mahindra has launched the facelifted XUV500 with some changes in and out of the car at a price tag of Rs. 11.21 (Ex-Showroom, Delhi).

Mahindra XUV500 Facelift Launched for Rs. 11.21 lakh

The front of the new age XUV500 has completely been redesigned and now comes fitted with a new set of projector headlamps with ‘S’ shaped daytime running LEDs. The car has been featured with new bumper with wider air dam, new alloy wheels and a plenty of chrome garnishing on the grille and fog lamps.

Some major tweaks inside the Mahindra XUV500 facelift includes the push start button, electric sunroof, 7-inch infotainment system, 6-way power seats, logo puddle lamps, reverse camera with assist and passive key-less entry.

The facelifted XUV500 comes powered with the 2.2-liter four-cylinder mHawk diesel mill that develops 140 bhp @ 3,750 rpm and 330 Nm @ 1,600-2,800 rpm. As standard, it comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox with 2WD and 4WD options.

The prices of the Mahindra XUV500 facelift is given below (Ex-Showroom, Delhi):

W4 Variant- Rs. 11.21 lakh

W6 Variant- Rs. 12.48 lakh

W8 Variant- Rs. 14.18 lakh FWD

W8 Variant- Rs. 14.99 lakh AWD

W10 Variant- Rs. 14.99 lakh FWD

W10 Variant- Rs. 15.99 lakh AWD

Audi Confirms Q1 and Q8

Audi has officially announced the two upcoming models namely Q1 and the Q8. The brand has already delivered more than 591,000 cars in the first four months of this year and the luxury car maker is all set to cross its record sales of 1.74 million units in 2014.

Audi Confirms Q1 and Q8

This year’s increase in sales number has gone up massively by the new Q7 and the upcoming Audi A4 that is all set to launch in the second half of this year will take the company more close to the success.

To attract new customers, Audi plans to expand its model range and by 2020, the brand is keen to offer up to 60 different models, including three additional members of the Q family; the Q1, the Q8 and a sporty SUV with electric drive. With these new models in place, Audi will have a complete range of SUVs by 2020.

Mercedes-Benz India Launches S600 Guard for Rs. 8.9 crore

Mercedes-Benz has launched their most expensive armoured vehicle in the Indian market. The S600 Guard comes with a price tag of Rs. 8.9 crore (Ex-Showroom, Delhi). This armoured car is only made-to-order car and is targeted at politicians, diplomats and businessmen.

Mercedes-Benz India Launches S600 Guard for Rs. 8.9 crore

The S600 Guard features VR9 level safety stands, which offers the highest safety rating from ballistic protection. Basically, this armoured car gives protection against the military grade rifles and grenades. The luxury car maker claims that the S600 Guard is the only luxury car in the market that can offer such high level of protection.

The vehicle gets Michelin-run flats with a tyre pressure monitoring system. The air suspension system has been recalibrated with stiffer and reinforced dampers. Other key features include hydraulic power windows, emergency door opening, a firefighting system and steel brakes because the kerb weighs almost 4.5 tonnes. The S600 Guard has been featured with a reinforced damping system so as to take on all kinds of roads.

The S600 Guard is powered by a six-litre V12 engine that makes 530bhp of maximum power and 830Nm of torque and is mated to the 7G-TRONIC automatic gearbox. It has a limited top speed of 210kmph.

The German manufacturer claims a fuel-efficiency of 12.9 litres per 100kms. Mercedes-Benz will send two drivers to Germany for two-day training and this cost has been included in the price.

Volkswagen Vento Facelift Unveiled

Volkswagen has once again revealed Vento with a number of cosmetic changes in it. The changes in the facelifted Volkswagen Vento include a new bumper, a Passat-like grille and horizontal fog lamps with integrated cornering lights.

Volkswagen Vento Facelift Unveiled

The rear now has a modified bumper with a chrome strip and refreshed tail-lights. Also, chrome bits have been added to the door handles, the tail-pipe and the boot.

Volkswagen Vento Facelift Unveiled

Under the roof, Volkswagen Vento has been featured with a lighter colour scheme with some more equipments. The top trims of the Vento will now come equipped with cruise control, a cooled glovebox, a dead pedal, external boot release and auto-folding mirrors.

Volkswagen Vento Facelift Unveiled

Mechanically, the engine running the Volkswagen Vento facelift will remain the same that is a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine developing a 103bhp, a 1.6-litre petrol giving out 104bhp, and a 1.5-litre diesel engine churning out 103.2bhp. Power will be delivered to the wheels through a five-speed manual gearbox and also via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox that the carmaker rolled out as a part of its 2014 update on the car.

Competition in the mid-size sedan space has been growing with the Ciaz, City and facelifted Verna, but with this second facelift to the Vento in a short span of 8 months, Volkswagen really wants to make its presence felt.

Tata GenX Nano Launched for Rs. 1.99 lakh

Tata Motors has launched the much-awaited GenX Nano with a price range of Rs. 1.99 – 2.89 lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi). The key features to this year’s version of Tata’s city car are an openable hatch, a considerable facelift and the option of an automatic gearbox.

Tata GenX Nano Launched for Rs. 1.99 lakh

Apart from the option of an Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) gearbox, the boot can be accessed by an openable hatch. The new Tata GenX Nano will come in five trims — XE, XM, XT, XMA (AMT) and XTA (AMT). The Automated Manual Transmission is a five-speed gearbox, which Tata calls ‘Easy Shift’. The car gets a ‘tiptronic’ mode to shift gears manually along with a Sports mode for quicker responses and a ‘creep’ function that moves the car forward slowly as soon as the driver’s foot is taken off the brake pedal.

The Tata GenX Nano is powered by the same 624cc, two-cylinder, rear-mounted petrol engine, apart from some modifications to the ECU for better fuel efficiency. Storage capacity in the automatic car is 94 litres, while the manual car can carry 110 litres. The car has been fitted with an audio system with four speakers, Bluetooth, aux-in and USB.

The front of the Tata GenX Nano has been equipped with smoked headlamps, a black band with a chrome strip to liven up the near-vertical bonnet, new front and rear bumpers, fog lamps and a new grille that gives the car a smiling face.

Prices (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)

XE – Rs. 1.99 lakh

XM – Rs. 2.29 lakh

XT – Rs. 2.49 lakh

XMA (AMT) – Rs. 2.69 lakh

XTA (AMT) – Rs. 2.89 lakh

Nissan Launched Limited Edition Terrano Groove for Rs. 11.45 lakh

Nissan has launched the limited edition Terrano Groove in India. The car is based on already existing XL (O) variant and offers additions worth Rs. 30,000 incurring no extra cost to the buyer.

Nissan Launched Limited Edition Terrano Groove for Rs. 11.45 lakh

The highlight of this edition is the precision speakers by Rockford Fosgate, seen in high-performance in-car audio. The new version is limited to 250 units and is price tagged at Rs. 11,45,123 (Ex-showroom, Delhi).

Nissan Launched Limited Edition Terrano Groove for Rs. 11.45 lakh

The limited edition Terrano Groove features ambient lighting, branded fabric mats and LED scuff plates on the doors. The front has got matte black roof wrap, chrome highlights on fog lamps, tail lamps and tailgate.

Nissan Launched Limited Edition Terrano Groove for Rs. 11.45 lakh

Commenting on Nissan’s latest limited edition, Guillaume Sicard, President – Nissan India Operations said, “The Terrano has established itself as a stylish premium compact SUV, which is equally at home in the outdoors as it is in the urban cityscape. With the Groove edition, we want to reach out to individuals who like their cars to reflect their dynamic lifestyle. We are confident that the new additions will make the Terrano even more appealing to them.”

The car maker has declared that their new advertising campaign will feature Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

Arun Malhotra, Managing Director, Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd. said, “With the Groove edition, we wish to target younger customers and opted for an energetic campaign around contemporary music and dance. Sushant Singh Rajput was an obvious choice as his young, athletic and dynamic personality perfectly complements the Terrano while his exceptional dancing skills make him perfect for grooving alongside the car”.

Mercedes Crash-Test Facility to start Next Year

Mercedes held a ceremony on May 12, 2015 for its upcoming crash testing facility in Sindelfingen, Germany. The company claims that the new facility to be the most advanced one of its kind and will be operational by the mid of next year.

Mercedes Crash-Test Facility to start Next Year

The new centre has a pillar-less test area at its heart where complex crash test scenarios such as junction and pre-accident situations can also be created.

Mercedes Crash-Test Facility to start Next Year

“The new Technology Centre for Vehicle Safety (TFS), the world’s most advanced crash test facility, will enable us in future to carry out all crash tests on our own premises – not just more crash tests due to the growing product range, but also crash tests with future, new configurations,” said Thomas Merker, director for body and safety at Mercedes-Benz Cars Development.

Mercedes plans to use this new facility to improve its current Pre-Safe and driver assistance systems. The facility will even function as a crash test site for the automaker’s commercial vehicles and will feature a sled test unit to test out individual components as well.

Mercedes-Benz Inaugurates AMG Performance Centre

Merc-Benz India has introduced an AMG Performance Centre at Mahavir Motors in Hyderabad which marks the city’s first and the country’s fourth AMG Performance Centre.

Mercedes-Benz Inaugurates AMG Performance Centre

The luxury carmaker has tried to extend its AMG network by inaugurating this new centre. In fact, Mercedes-Benz India has planned to open one more centre in Pune making it a consecutive opening of AMG Performance centres in two days.

Mercedes-Benz Inaugurates AMG Performance Centre

The AMG Performance Centres feature high quality interiors with exclusive furnishings. The driving enthusiasts will also get an exclusive atmosphere at these distinct AMG Performance Centres. They are designed in such a way that it offers customised Mercedes-AMG product experience to its customers.

Mercedes-Benz introduced a number of AMG cars for the Indian market last year. At present, there are seven performance cars for India that includes the CLA 45 AMG, C 63 AMG, the G 63 AMG, the GL 63 AMG, the ML 63 AMG, the E 63 AMG and the SLK 55 AMG.

New Honda Jazz to Launch in India in July 2015

Honda has confirmed the launch of its new Jazz in July 2015. The company previously released a video of its hatchback on its website which hinted that the car will come fitted with Bluetooth-equipped touchscreen infotainment system and alloy wheels.

New Honda Jazz to Launch in India in July 2015

The new Honda Jazz was expected to hit Indian market in March 2015 but got delayed due to some production issues.

The new Honda Jazz will come in two engine options 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engine. The petrol version will get a CVT automation option.

After its launch, the new Honda Jazz will rival with Maruti Swift, Hyundai i20, Volkswagen Polo Fiat Punto Evo and the Tata Bolt. The Honda Jazz is the company’s global bestseller and is even known for its brilliant packaging and massive cabin space.

Locally Assembled Mercedes C220 CDI Launched for Rs. 37.90 lakh

Just after three months of its official launch in the Indian market, Mercedes India has now presented the locally assembled version of the C220 CDI. The diesel-powered Mercedes C220 CDI is now being put assembled at the company’s Chakan facility near Pune.

Locally Assembled Mercedes C220 CDI Launched for Rs. 37.90 lakh

Mercedes India says it has increased the localisation in the luxury sedan to 60 per cent. The very initial vehicle was rolled out of the assembly line by Eberhard Kern, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India and Piyush Arora, Executive Director, Operations, Mercedes-Benz India.

“We are delighted that the ‘World Car of the Year’, the new C-Class, will now be ‘Made in India’ at our world class production facility, here in Pune. We are glad to commence the local production of the C220 CDI and are confident that we will be able to cater to the increasing demand of this world winner for our discerning customers. The local production of the new C220 CDI will continue the sedan’s success story in the Indian market”, said Mr Kern.

The company claims that the 4-cylinder diesel engine in Mercedes C220 CDI to be the most fuel efficient in the segment with a fuel efficiency of 19.27 kmpl.

Mercedes has also announced the launch of its corporate leasing programme called Corporate Star Lease. The car maker says that this programme will benefit its corporate clients with hassle-free and simple leasing solutions for cars under the employee car benefit programme.

The Mercedes plant in Pune now assembles five models namely the C-class, the E-class, the S-class, the M-class and the GL-class.

Prices for the locally assembled Mercedes C220 CDI (Ex-showroom, Delhi):

C 220 CDI Style – Rs. 37.90 lakh

C 220 CDI Avantgarde – Rs. 39.90 lakh

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