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Renault Reveals Eolab Concept

While the Paris Motor Show is about to happen, automakers, one after the other, are revealing the images of their vehicles which are to be showcased at the event. Toyota revealed an image of C-HR concept which was then followed by Honda revealing the prototype images of new Jazz. Now Renault, has not only revealed its Eolab concept, but has also removed the curtains over the event proceedings in the most awaited Paris Motor Show.

Renault Reveals Eolab Concept

The Paris Motor Show 2014 will witness the World premiere of Renault Espace’s successor. On Thursday, October 2, the Renault media conference will take place at 11am with Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Renault Group followed by the Question and Answer Session with Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Renault Group, from 2.15pm to 3pm at the Espace 2000.

Renault Reveals Eolab Concept

A Presentation will be given by Lodgy Stepway and Dokker Stepway on the Dacia stand that will again be followed by Dacia Question and Answer Session with Jérôme Stoll, Chief Performance Officer and Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing for the Group, and Arnaud Deboeuf, Entry-Level Programme Director, from 3.15pm to 4pm on the same day and at the same place.

Renault Reveals Eolab Concept

Talking about the Renault Eolab concept, the car is all set to make its debut at the Paris Motor Show, 2014. The Eolab uses three door concept having a drag coefficient of 0.235. The exterior of the car features an active front spoiler, active rear flaps and active wheels with an active suspension that automatically adjusts the height to minimize the drag.

Renault Reveals Eolab Concept

The car weighs 400kg as it makes use of magnesium roof, ultra-thin windscreen glass and a lightweight interior. Eolab comes powered by Z.E. Hybrid powertrain that has 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine, a 6.7 kWh battery and a clutch-less three-gear transmission with an integrated electric motor. The car churns out maximum power of 67.1bhp and peak torque of 200Nm.

Renault Reveals Eolab Concept

Renault says that the concept has “100 new and realistic technological developments that are designed to be introduced gradually on upcoming Renault vehicles.”

Renault Reveals Eolab Concept

Maruti Suzuki Manesar Facility Touched Production Mark of 25 Lakh

Maruti Suzuki India has announced that the company’s plant at Manesar has rolled out more than 25 lakh units of vehicles in a total of 7 years and 8 months.

Maruti Suzuki Manesar Facility Touched Production Mark of 25 Lakh

The complete production house at Manesar has three plants – A, B and C, with a total annual capacity of eight lakh units. The facility is spread over 600 acres with a total investment of about Rs. 5,100 crore, that includes the diesel engine plant and a suppliers park.

Rajiv Gandhi, executive director (Plants) said, “The Manesar facility achieved the 25 lakh production milestone in 7 years and 8 months. This milestone would be the fastest for any car manufacturing plant in the country.” He added,  “The Manesar plant had implemented several ideas from the employees with regards to productivity, cost, quality and safety.”

Last month, the company reported that Maruti has produced 25 lakh K-series engines since its introduction in 2008.

 

Toyota C-HR Crossover Concept to be Revealed at Paris Motor Show

Toyota will put its idea for a new compact crossover named C-HR concept next month at the 2014 Paris motor show. According to the company, the vehicle will unveil an “innovative vision for a compact crossover model” and the C-HR concept is said to blend a “bold new design language with an agile, engaging driving experience and a hybrid powertrain”.

Toyota C-HR Crossover Concept to be Revealed at Paris Motor Show

The Toyota C-HR crossover concept is said to be the Corolla-based crossover, which was spied undergoing high-speed testing at the Nurburgring in July. The car is likely to be come for sale globally in 2017.

The teaser image revealed by the car maker shows that the car will make an sportier appearance at the Paris Motor Show,2014 with a heavily raked front and rear windscreens, an integrated roof spoiler, flowing LED headlights and angular LED tail-lights.

The complete and finalised design of Toyota’s Fuel Cell Vehicle will also be showcased at the Paris motor show.

Nissan Announces Special Festive Offers

Nissan India has announced some offers on some of its variants such as Micra hatchback, Sunny sedan, Evalia MPV and the Terrano compact SUV to increase its sales during this festive season.

Nissan Announces Special Festive Offers

As a part of the festive offer, the company is providing its customers with an exchange bonus of up to Rs. 40,000 on the Nissan Micra while the Nissan Sunny will come with the special discounts and attractive schemes totalling up to Rs. 1,45,000 on select variants that includes a gift cheque too. There is also an exchange bonus of up to Rs. 60,000 on this variant.

The Nissan Terrano will be offered with a festive bonus of up to Rs 50,000 that includes a gift cheque and exchange benefits on selected variants, while the Nissan Evalia will come with free one year insurance.

Customer can avail these offers up to October 31, 2014. Ajay Raghuvanshi, Vice President – Sales, Marketing & Dealer Development, Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd said, “The festive season is the most awaited time of the year amongst Indians for bringing home a new car. Our festival offers are aimed at making our range even more attractive and accessible to car buyers this season. We have lined up several innovative offers to make it a very special and truly auspicious festival season for our customers.”

Pajero Sport Limited Edition Launched for Rs. 23.99 lakh

Mitsubishi has launched a limited edition of the Pajero Sport with a price tag of Rs. 23.99 lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi) ahead of this festive season. The limited edition Pajero Sport has got some equipment additions and a few cosmetic changes.

Pajero Sport Limited Edition Launched for Rs. 23.99 lakh

The most noticeable change in the limited edition is its dual-tone paint shade, reminiscent of the Pajero. The customer will get a chance of choosing red and white or yellow and white paint shades in their car. The limited edition car also features indicators mounted on the wing mirrors and limited edition badging.

Pajero Sport Limited Edition Launched for Rs. 23.99 lakh

Under the roof, the Limited Edition Pajero Sport comes with a DVD system with two screens for rear-passengers and a chiller in the boot.

Pajero Sport Limited Edition Launched for Rs. 23.99 lakh

The Pajero Sport Limited Edition comes powered with the 175bhp 2.5-litre, four-cylinder diesel motor that is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.

Refreshed Ford Figo Launched Before Festive Season

The new and updated Ford Figo hatchback has been launched by the company keeping in view the upcoming festive season. The car has got some exterior and interior changes that give the car a new and refreshed look and feel.

Refreshed Ford Figo Launched Before Festive Season

Talking about the fascia, the refreshed Ford Figo has been featured by new 14-inch alloys, fog lamp surrounds, rear bumper valance and indicators on wing mirrors. Under the roof, the Kinetic Blue Titanium trim has got a special Cyber Blue theme with the dual-tone upholstery (Cyber Blue and gray), centre console and door handles. Other variants get the blue-themed upholstery paired with aluminium-finished centre console and inner door handles.

Refreshed Ford Figo Launched Before Festive Season

Mechanically, the car gets power from the 1.2-litre petrol and 1.4-litre diesel engines, each coupled to a five-speed manual transmission.

The special edition Ford Figo will come with a starting price of Rs. 3.87 lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi) for the petrol variant while Rs. 4.83 lakh for the diesel trim.

Audi Updates its Q7 Variants

Audi has made some minor changes in its Q7 SUV variants to make the cars look better and keep the spirit of buying new cars alive in people. All three trims of the Q7, namely Premium, Premium Plus and Technology will now get reverse steering guidance and a panoramic sunroof as standard. Audi has also refreshed prices for these updated trims and the cars will now make a bigger hole in the pockets of customer.

Audi Updates its Q7 Variants

The Q7 variants come powered with a 3.0-litre and a 4.2-litre diesel engine. The 4.2-litre mill is available only in the top-end Technology version.

The Technology trim and the 4.2 litre engine Technology variant will now get a sporty S-line body package as standard that includes front and rear bumpers, side skirting and 19-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels.

All the refreshed trims have come in the market for sale now with the following prices:

Variant                            Prices (Ex-Showroom, Mumbai)
3.0 Premium                   Rs. 64.50 lakh
3.0 Premium Plus           Rs. 70.01 lakh
3.0 Technology               Rs. 79.93 lakh
4.2 Technology               Rs. 87.93 lakh

Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Launches in September

Lamborghini is all set to launch its Huracan LP 610-4. The curtains over the car will be removed on 22 September in India in an event that will held be at Taj Land End, Mumbai. The new Huracan LP 610-4 will replace Lamborghini’s most successful and longest running product – Gallardo, that has been selling since a decade.

Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Launches in September

Talking about the design of the car, the front end has been changed and has got its inspiration from the Aventador. Huracan makes use of aluminium body and the composite material so that the weight of the car remains lesser. The chassis is made up of the hybrid aluminium and carbon fiber.

Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Launches in September

 

The all new Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 is powered by 5.2 litre V10 engine, which is the one that is seen on the Audi R8 but some changes have been made into it. The engine comes mated to 7-speed LDF dual-clutch transmission and produces 610bhp of maximum power when it runs at 8,250rpm while its entire 560Nm of torque comes at 6,500rpm. The company claims that the car can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in just 3.2 seconds. The top speed of the car is claimed to be 325km/h.

Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Launches in September

 

Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Launches in September

BMW 7 Series Individual Final Edition to be Showcased at Paris Motor Show

BMW, the German car maker will reveal the 7 Series Individual Final Edition at the Paris Motor Show 2014.

BMW 7 Series Individual Final Edition to be Showcased at Paris Motor Show

Very few details about the special 7 Series could be revealed but we will surely come to know more on its debut in Paris on October 2. The luxury car maker also plans to use the 2014 Paris Auto Show platform to showcase its other variants that includes all-new 2015 2-Series Convertible and 2015 X6.

BMW 7 Series Individual Final Edition to be Showcased at Paris Motor Show

The BMW 7-series individual final edition will come featured with the exclusive paintjobs with black chrome surrounds and 19-inch alloys. Under the roof the car has got Merino leather upholstery with piping in contrasting colour, an Alcantara roof liner and glossy piano black garnishing.

BMW 7 Series Individual Final Edition to be Showcased at Paris Motor Show

Audi Launches Q3 Dynamic Variant at Rs. 38.4 lakh

Audi, the German luxury car maker has introduced a new ‘Dynamic’ variant for the Q3 which has been priced at Rs. 38.4 lakh (Ex-Showroom, Mumbai). The new top-end version of Q3 has got some additional features as well while it goes on sale to rival with the soon to be launched Mercedes-Benz GLA.

Audi Launches Q3 Dynamic Variant at Rs. 38.4 lakh

The features with which the Dynamic trim has been graced with includes a clear lens tail lamps, 17-inch alloy-wheels, off-road style package and a panoramic sunroof, the Audi Drive Select and Dynamic comfort suspension for rough road conditions. Audi has also introduced three new colours for the new version that includes florett silver, mythos black and monsoon grey.

Audi Launches Q3 Dynamic Variant at Rs. 38.4 lakh

Joe King, Head, Audi India said, “The Audi Q3 Dynamic with Audi Drive Select is yet another example of our customer centric approach. We have further fine-tuned the suspension to meet Indian road conditions and offer the right balance between ride and comfort.”  “With this new top of the line Audi Q3, we are further enhancing the appeal of one of the most successful SUVs in the Indian market. We are convinced that the Audi Q3 Dynamic will be a similar runaway success as the Audi Q3 in 2012 and will play a key role in our growth this year” he further added.

Audi Launches Q3 Dynamic Variant at Rs. 38.4 lakh

The Q3 Dynamic has been launched before the launch of the Mercedes GLA, while the two German luxury car makers compete for the top position in the Indian auto car industry. According to reports, Mercedes dealers have started accepting bookings from their compact SUV.

Audi Launches Q3 Dynamic Variant at Rs. 38.4 lakh

 

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