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Save Rs. 69,800 on Maruti Suzuki WagonR Krest Limited Edition

To make new customers, Maruti Suzuki first launched the Limited Edition WagonR Krest in festive season and now to capture even more market, the company is now offering a saving of Rs. 69,800. The limited edition is available in factory fitted CNG kit with i-GPI technology kit.

Save Rs. 69,800 on Maruti Suzuki WagonR Krest Limited Edition

The WagonR Krest limited edition has got ten new features that include new front grille, limited edition body graphic and stylish wheel covers. In its interiors, the car has been featured with new seat covers, steering wheel cover and carpet floor mats. The limited edition model has the feature of keyless central locking and 2-din audio system with blue tooth.

Mechanically, the Limited Edition WagonR Krest is powered by 1.0-litre, 3pot, K-series engine that produces maximum power of 67.1bhp and peak torque of 90Nm. The company claims the tested-mileage of 20.51 kmpl in petrol, 26.6km/kg in CNG and 14.6km/l in LPG.

Mercedes-Benz India Inaugurated a new Dealership in Kanpur

Mercedes-Benz has inaugurated a new dealership in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh making it the 67th dealership in India. Merc has the highest number of facilities in country than any luxury car manufacturer. Inauguration was done by Boris Fitz, VP Sales and Network Development, Mercedes-Benz India and Neeraj Agarwal, Managing Director, SRM Smart Hoops Pvt. Ltd.

Mercedes-Benz India Inaugurated a new Dealership in Kanpur

The Smart Hoops showroom is located at The Mall, PPN Market in Kanpur and has been built over a period of 11 months with an investment of Rs. 2.5 crore. The dealership expands over the area of 4,000 sq. ft. and can display five cars at a time. The showroom also houses the café Mercedes and video wall.

Speaking on the occasion, Boris Fitz, VP Sales and Network Development, Mercedes-Benz India said, “Mercedes-Benz India is committed to the Indian market and inauguration of a new dealership in Kanpur underlines this commitment. We are creating benchmark in modern luxury across markets and our first-ever outlet in Kanpur is a reiteration of our pledge of extending the luxury automotive experience to the growing customer base in emerging markets.”

He further added, “Mercedes-Benz’s strategic network expansion caters to customers who aspire to own the Three Pointed Star. 2014, our ‘Year of Excellence’ has been exciting for us, as we continue to fascinate our customers and bring the Mercedes-Benz brand even closer to our discerning customers in newer markets. Our strategy is on track and is paying off well and we are confident of ending the year on a strong note.”

Mercedes-Benz India Inaugurated a new Dealership in Kanpur

Neeraj Agarwal, Managing Director, Smart Hoops Pvt. Ltd. replied: “With the new outlet in Kanpur we are extremely proud to further expand our association with the prestigious global icon -Mercedes-Benz, which has been redefining luxury motoring across continents. This strategically located showroom will enable us to fulfill the rising demand of luxury cars in the region and be a part of Mercedes-Benz India’s growth story. We are excited about the immense opportunities in Kanpur and confident to provide an unparalleled luxury car ownership experience to our customers.”

Mercedes-Benz has inaugurated five new outlets in 2014 at Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Mohali and Raipur while the Smart Hoops Kanpur is the third outlet of Mercedes-Benz in Uttar Pradesh. The new showroom should provide easy access to the Merc-Benz customers in Kanpur.

Mini 3-door and Mini 5-door 2015 Versions Launched in India

BMW has launched the new third-generation three-door Mini Cooper D in India at Rs. 31.85 lakh and new five-door Mini at a price of Rs. 35.20 lakh (Prices Ex-Showroom, India). Mini has launched the new 2015 3-door and 5-door hatchbacks, at an event in Mumbai and for the first time in its history, the luxury brand has introduced a 5-door version of the standard hatchback.

Mini 3-door and Mini 5-door 2015 Versions Launched in India

Talking about the design, both the models have got chrome surround headlamps, a hexagonal radiator grille, black body bordering and tail lamps embellished in chrome. The cars have also been equipped with head-up display, park assist and a rear-view camera. On the safety front, Mini has included front and side airbags, side curtain airbags, three-point automatic belts and tyre pressure control along with active cruise control, collision and pedestrian warning with initial brake function, high beam assistant and road sign detection.

“To ensure the new generation of Mini is as successful as its predecessors, we have made just subtle modifications to its design,” Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India said at the launch. “But beneath the skin is a brand new car with an absolutely revamped interior stacked with state-of-the art technologies seen for the first time in a small car.”

“We trust the long term development of the Indian market and we could decide to produce it in India in future. We are open to it” he added.

Mini 3-door and Mini 5-door 2015 Versions Launched in India

The new Mini 3-door and Mini 5-door 2015 versions are developed on the front-wheel-drive UKL architecture and benefits from a host of mechanical changes.

The 2015 Mini range comes with three engine options. A new twin-turbo 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine produces 135bhp of power and 220Nm of torque. A bigger 2-litre, four-cylinder unit churns out 191bhp and 280Nm. The 2-litre four-cylinder diesel engine develops 168bhp of power and 360Nm of torque.

Audi A4 Premium Sport Launched in India for Rs. 38 lakh

Audi has launched the Premium Sport variant of A4 with a price tag of Rs. 38 lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi). The car is being featured in two exterior shades of red and white. Premium Sport is a middle-level variant that sits between the Premium and Technology variants. Some of cosmetic changes have been made to the vehicle and the car has got a diesel engine option.

Audi A4 Premium Sport Launched in India for Rs. 38 lakh

Some of the changes in Audi A4 Premium Sport variant include the S Line exterior package, sunroof, electrically folding OVRMs, S Line logos and either 17-inch five arm alloy wheels or 17-inch 20 spoke wheels. Under the roof, Audi A4 Premium Sport has got an all-black design along with the features of the Premium variant.

Mechanically, the car is powered by the 2.0-litre four-pot diesel engine that churns out 177bhp and 380Nm of torque and the power is sent to the front wheels through a CVT gearbox. The A4 premium Sport variant will be available to customers in the shades.

Tata Zest Waiting Period is now Six Months

The Zest is the Tata Motor’s first ever sedan that is product under the ‘Horizonnext’ strategy, but has a waiting period of up to six months for some of its variants.

Tata Zest Waiting Period is now Six Months

The long waiting period for the Tata Zest variants eventually leads to a supply constraint. The company is worried about its slow production capacity as compared to the market demand.

The carmaker is also in its way to increase the production of the compact sedan. The car maker has revealed that over 10,000 units of the Tata Zest have been sold since its launch in mid-August and the company is getting a strong demand for the petrol variant of the Zest.

Tata Motors has marked a growth of 6.5 per cent in its consolidated revenue and a drop of 7.1 per cent in the profit after tax during the July-September 2014 quarter as compared to the same period last year. The company declared its revenue of Rs. 60,564 crore while its profit after tax of Rs. 3,291 crore.

Mitsubishi Launches Pajero Sport Automatic for Rs. 23.55 lakh

Mitsubishi has launched the Pajero Sport Automatic in India with a price tag of Rs. 23.55 lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi). The car has been equipped with a five-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and comes only in rear-wheel-drive. The Pajero Sport Automatic sits below the top of the line 4WD SUV variant.

Mitsubishi Launches Pajero Sport Automatic for Rs. 23.55 lakh

The Pajero Sport Automatic is powered by 2.5-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine that produces maximum power of 175bhp and 350Nm of peak torque. The omission of the 4WD system symbolises that the Pajero Sport Automatic is around 100kg lighter in weight than the top of the line variant. The car has been featured with a two-din audio system, a new infotainment system loaded with navigation, reverse parking camera and automatic climate control.

Mitsubishi has also launched the upgraded the 4WD variant with a new price tag of Rs. 23.8 lakh. The updated 4WD variant has got some features like new infotainment system and chrome front grille. The car will be available to its customers in two-tone paint schemes – flame red with white and lemon yellow with white.

The new Pajero Sport Automatic might attract more customers and help the Japanese car giant to increase its sales. The Pajero Sport Automatic will now compete with other automatic SUVs like Toyota Fortuner and Hyundai Santa Fe.

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 4×2 AT Launched in India for Rs. 23.55 Lakh

Mitsubishi has launched the automatic variant of the Pajero Sport in an event in Delhi with a price tag of Rs. 23.55 lakh. The SUV has only a rear wheel drive option and rival with Toyota Fortuner 4×2 AT, SsangYong Rexton RX7 AT, Chevrolet Captiva AWD and Ford Endeavour 4×2 AT.

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 4x2 AT Launched in India for Rs. 23.55 Lakh

The new automatic variant of Mitsubishi Pajero Sport comes mated to a 2.5-litre turbocharged CRDi diesel engine which also powers the on-going manual variant, and produces a maximum power of 175bhp and 350Nm of peak torque. The powermill is mated to a new five-speed AT with paddle shifters that sends power to the rear wheels.

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 4x2 AT Launched in India for Rs. 23.55 Lakh

There are not many changes in its exterior, while the interiors have got some additional features as seen on the dual-tone limited edition variant. Some of the features added are 2-DIN multimedia system with integrated DVD player, navigation system and reverse parking display, cooled box placed in the boot and ORVM cover integrated indicators.

The SUV is made upon the ladder frame chassis and has 17′ alloy wheels. It has even got a double-wishbone front suspension with coil springs at the front, and the rear suspension duty is managed by three-link coil spring suspension paired to anti-roll bars.

The company has given their customers a colour choice of White Solid, Cool Silver Metallic, Titanium Gray Metallic, Black Mica and Deep Blue Mica.

 

2015 Ford Endeavour Revealed; Launches Next Year in India

Ford has revealed the all new Endeavour which is expected to hit the market globally in 2015. The Endeavour, also known as the Everest in international market, made its debut in the concept form in 2013. The new Ford Endeavour will initially launch in India, China, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand.

2015 Ford Endeavour Revealed; Launches Next Year in India

Cosmetically, the new Endeavour has got prominent design elements that include LED daytime running lights, aluminium front & rear scuff plates and a large chrome-heavy hexagonal grille. In its interior, it gets an eight-inch touchscreen for Ford’s new SYNC2 infotainment system.

2015 Ford Endeavour Revealed; Launches Next Year in India

The 2015 Ford Endeavour will be featured with some of the safety and assistance systems that include hill start assist, assist to control ascent, descent and curve when on a hill, a warning system for lane departure, a system to indicate blind spots, adaptive cruise control and ESP.

2015 Ford Endeavour Revealed; Launches Next Year in India

Mechanically, the Endeavour that will make its way to India, will employ the new ladder frame chassis with a seven-seat layout, and will expectedly be powered by 2.2-litre and 3.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engines.

Toyota India recalls 119 units of Camry

Toyota Kirloskar Motors India has recalled 119 units of the Camry sedan after the recent recall of Innova. This initiative has been taken due to a possible defect in the front suspension.

The vehicles that were manufactured between March and July 2011 in Japan and were sold in Indian market come under this move. This is a part of a global recall of 1.7 lakh Camry models manufactured by the world’s biggest car manufacturer, Toyota Motor Corp.

Toyota India recalls 119 units of Camry

The authorised Toyota dealers will contact the customers and will repair the vehicle free of cost, if necessary. “No complaints have been received in India so far. However, the company is conducting this recall as a part of the Voluntary Recall code,” TKM said.

In the month of April, the Japanese giant had recalled 44,989 units of the Innova, manufactured between February 2005 and December 2008 over the issue of faulty cable on the steering wheel.

The recall by Toyota Motor Corp. is not confined to the Camry rather it includes the Camry sedan, covering three separate defects, Hiace, Regius Ace and Dyna models to replace the fuel pipe and Crown and Crown Majesta models to replace the outer seat belt assemblies.

New Porsche Panamera to Launch in 2016

Porsche is all set to launch a new Panamera in 2016 and grace the car with an aluminium body, sportier driving dynamics and sharper looks. Porsche Panamera will be based upon the new rear-drive and all-wheel-drive platform, MSB. The new Porsche variant will feature some weight saving measures and an all-new family of V6 and V8 engines that promises strong power delivery, making it the sportiest premium sedan.

New Porsche Panamera to Launch in 2016

The new design has used six different material types that include magnesium, multi phase steels and aluminium panels which have actually helped in reduction of weight by 45kg, despite of the increase in its size.

“Weight is our enemy and we are looking for the same percentage of aluminium as on the new 911,” said Porsche technical head Wolfgang Hatz. “If you do nothing, the car becomes heavier and heavier. Comfort always equals weight too.”

At the Paris motor show, the design Chief Michael Mauer had told journalists that the styling will “still divide opinion” but will be “more attractive”. Mauer added “You have to recognise it is the new one, but as well recognise that it is the successor. So the car will look different. It will look better, but you will immediately see that it is the Panamera.”

The cabin might incorporate a new touchscreen that will carry some of the buttons that were earlier located on the centre console. The engine and transmission system are all new, and the power could be transmitted through the new PDK dual-clutch automatic and manual transmissions.

According to sources, the two-door coupe and convertible versions of the Porsche Panamera can also be expected. After the successful launch of the carbonfibre-tubbed 918 Spyder and the Macan SUV in just few years, engineers want to shift their focus on updating and replacing the existing range.

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