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Mahindra will be launching the new XUV500 next year and this will be powered by a new 1.5-litre diesel engine that will be powering other new Mahindra vehicles too. For export markets, the XUV500 will be powered by the 1.5-litre petrol engine. This engine will be shared with Ssangyong too, which it will be using for its other vehicles. The automatic transmission on the XUV500 will be the AISIN transmission. The XUV500 will also be made available with a 2.0-litre petrol engine as well. this will happen sometime in early FY17. More details on the Mahindra XUV500 hybrid.Mahindra XUV500 2015 015

Mahindra XUV500 Hybrid Engine

The XUV500’s hybrid engine will be producing similar power of 140bhp and it will about one lakh more than the currently sold XUV500. It will available in two trim levels to begin with and more variants could be added depending on the demand. The XUV500 hybrid has been made and tested with Mahindra Reva team. This is another strong product that Mahindra will be looking at exporting to developed countries. Mahindra already has plans to export new electric vehicles to Europe and this hybrid will also be a part of its export product portfolio.

Also Read: Mahindra Bolero compact SUV in the making

Mahindra XUV500 hybrid Launch Date

The XUV500 will be launched by early FY17. At the moment, the company is working on making all its products with AMT/automatic and even adding petrol engines to its portfolio.

Mahindra XUV500 Hybrid and other products

The Quanto facelift will be powered by this new engine. The Quanto facelift (codenamed as U215) is undergoing a major upgrade. It will be sharing the same platform with the Xylo (Ingenio) but it will be a lot different from the currently sold Quanto. Mahindra will be renaming the Quanto and it will come feature-loaded too.

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New Hyundai Santro 2018 – Launched, prices start at Rs 3,89,900

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The all-new Hyundai Santro has been launched finally. We were the first to confirm the name and price of the car! The price stands at Rs 3,89,900. The car has been made on a brand new platform K1Plus. The car has gotten bigger wider and the tall boy trait of the car has been exploited and is been made a big part of cars selling point. This is big news and the New Hyundai Santro 2018 will undercut the competition and make the them them scared.To know more about the all new Santro please scroll down now.

The Santro name is legendary. Hyundai’s first car in India and the first one that tasted major success was the Santro. This iconic car was discontinued in 2014. The car broke the market majority of Maruti and ushered in a new set of buyers. A new set of Hyundai owners were born. The comeback of the Santro is a big step for Hyundai. The brand will be once again selling the marquee that made the company popular. It will be a good move and will attract a lot of older buyers.

The New Hyundai Santro 2018 is a new generation model. It will get a revised version of the Epsilon 4 cylinder engine that powered the original Santro. There will also be an option of AMT for the first time. We had revealed this earlier and now it is being confirmed from other sources as well.

We had revealed almost 2 years back that the new Hyundai Santro 2018 will see a launch this year. Hyundai is celebrating 20 years of presence in India. Santro was the car that was launched first by the Korean company.

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Honda WRV crosses 50,000 sales mark

Honda WR-V seems to be the next big thing for the brand. We share a detailed review

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The Honda WRV has been one of the best sellers from the Japanese manufacturer. The crossover has sold more than 50,000 units, thereby becoming one of the most important products for the company. Honda WRV clocked 37,031 units last financial year and the company says that the crossover accounts for 28% of its sales. Honda WRV was conceived in India and is the first Honda product to have extensive R&D work carried out in India. This is therefore an important milestone for the company. As per Honda, 80% of the sales come for the top-of the line VX variant and only 20% were in the entry-level S variant. We have in past also pointed out that surprisingly, one of the key factors for high sales of WRV in its category has been the offering of a sunroof.

The Honda Jazz was not as big a hit as the WRV. Clearly the WRV has bettered its competition on many counts. Honda WRV is one of the best sellers in its segment which comprises of the Ford Ecosport, Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Tata Nexon. This is a compact SUV that is based on the Jazz and has a lot of similarity to the hatchback.

The exterior might not say that, and it looks like a totally different vehicle. The interiors are where there is a lot of similarity. This SUV is under 4 metres too. There are more features on offer too. The engines available are the 1.2-litre petrol with a five-speed manual and a 1.5-litre diesel with a six-speed manual. The Honda WRV offers a lot more features. In terms of space it is the same like the Jazz. There is no differentiating factor there. Should you consider buying this new compact SUV? Or look at something else?

Also Read: Upcoming Honda Cars in India
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New Honda Civic 2018 unveiled at 2018 Auto Expo, coming by mid-2019

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The Honda Civic 2018 India was here at the 2018 Auto Expo. This is the new vehicle that will be making its way into the Indian market. The new Honda Civic is based on a new platform and the brand will be making a comeback into the Indian car market once again. This was the biggest competition to the Toyota Corolla Altis and it will this time come back with a diesel engine as well. 

This time around, it will look stylish, offer more features and at the same time will have good enough performance too. Honda Cars India is considering introducing this new sedan in the Indian car market once again. This time they do have a 1.5-litre diesel engine and they are working on getting a 1.6-litre diesel engine too. There will be the new-generation CR-V that will be locally manufactured with the new diesel engine too. Honda is looking at expanding its India base with more premium vehicles and the Civic is certainly the first of the lot.
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TVS Hybrid scooter launch likely in December 2017

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TVS is working on introducing a new hybrid scooter in the next one year’s time. This new hybrid scooter’s sketch has been leaked. The new TVS Hybrid scooter will have an electric motor and a petrol engine. This electric motor will be locate underneath the engine as it is shown in this image. This new scooter is likely to be launched in December 2017.  (more…)

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Peugeot 3008 to compete with Hyundai Creta

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Peugeot is making an entry into the Indian car market and it seems to be getting SUVs too. The Peugeot 3008 will be an all new SUV that will be making its entry into India as a mid-size SUV. The Peugeot 3008 will be offered in the Indian car market as an all SUV that will be somewhat longer than 4 metres in length. The French automaker is looking at getting multiple new products into the Indian car market.  (more…)

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2017 Maruti S-Cross facelift launching in October

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The 2017 Maruti S-Cross will be launching very soon. This is another Crossover from Maruti, which was launched before the popular Vitara Brezza. The S-Cross is a premium vehicle as compared to the Brezza and offers best of both worlds, which is a car like feel with a high ground clearance and good utility. The 2017 Maruti S-Cross is a facelift so the changes of this vehicle will be minimal. We were the first to bring you the news about the 1.6-litre engine being discontinued in the S-Cross facelift. This vehicle will only come with the 1.3-litre diesel engine.

There are afew changes that S-Cross will be getting, howvwer, they are purely cosmetic in nature. The exteriors are upgraded mainly. This includes a new front fascia. The changes on the inside are not too many. Performance lover will now be a bit disappointed as the more powerful 1.6-litre version will not make it in the facelift.

The Maruti S-Cross had earned itself an expensive car tag due the high price of the 1.6-litre version. This was one of the reasons for the vehicle to clock luke warm sales numbers. This was the first vehicle to be sold from the Nexa showrooms. Now with Nexa getting more popular and spreading wide, there is a chance that the S-Cross facelift will do better than before.

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Maruti S-Cross 2017 will offer be one of the most feature loaded car in this segment. There won’t be anything new on offer especially in features.

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Volkswagen Ameo available with a discount of INR 60,000

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The Volkswagen Ameo is being offered with a discount for INR 60,000 in Mumbai. This offer is for a limited period only. After discount, the Ameo becomes even better value for money. The Ameo is based on the Polo hatchback. Volkswagen Ameo is the compact sedan from the German car major. It challenges the compact sedan segment players in a strong way. Read further for our review of the Volkswagen Ameo, to find out how good it is.

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Honda 150cc scooter launch in 10 days -EXCLUSIVE

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Honda will be entering the 150cc scooter segment in the next 10 days. The Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer has been focusing a lot of scooters and now it is ready to introduce a brand new 150cc scooter too. This will be a brand new scooter model and Honda will be looking at getting it soon. As the demand for scooters is on the rise, it is mostly urban commuters that are buying scooters. So, with a 150cc scooter buyers will move towards getting scooters over motorcycles. Our sources have confirmed that the Japanese two-wheeler maker will be getting a 150cc scooter within the next 10 days. (more…)

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Honda Navi Review

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One of the most common questions asked is – Honda Navi ? What is this? A scooter or a bike? This has been a question that many have been asking. Navi has been designed to appeal to the teenagers and youngsters. It is based on the Activa platform and shares the same engine too. Once, you have just got themselves their riding license. This one is for them. Scooters are more practical and dull for most of the teenagers. This is trendy, comes in bright colours, stylish design and looks like a bike.  What does this new two-wheeler have on offer? The Honda Navi had won our ‘Innovation of the Year’ Award in 2016. We ride the new Navi for a good 500 kilometres to tell you if it is really fun?

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Jaguar I-PACE to be unveiled in Detroit – WORLD EXCLUSIVE

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The Jaguar I-PACE concept that was showcased at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The production version of the new Jaguar I-PACE will be unveiled this year and deliveries will begin by 2018. Buyers would need to register themselves on jaguar.com to buy the I-PACE.  a A new revolutionary product from the British marquee, the I-PACE is a five-seater sports SUV. Jaguar calls it the no-compromise smart, five seat sports car and performance SUV. What does this new new SUV have? We share all the details. (more…)

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Yamaha Saluto RX is the latest bike in the Saluto family. The Saluto RX is a 110cc motorcycle. In order to carry forward the legacy of Yamaha RX100, this bike has RX added to it. Light weight and good fuel-efficiency is one of the strongest points for the Yamaha Saluto RX. The bike has been priced aggressively. Japanese bike maker is looking at storming the market and capturing a good chunk for itself. Is it value for money? We find out. (more…)

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7-seater Renault Grand Duster in the making

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Renault is working on the 7 Seater Grand Duster. This SUV is being tested in Europe and it will be sold under Dacia brand. It will also get Renault badging wherever required.  The French automaker is making a five and even seven seater versions. The Grand Duster will be a seven seater. So what does the new Grand Duster have in it? Does it pack in more features? We share our detailed preview on the new upcoming seven seater Renault Grand Duster.

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New Maruti Alto coming in 2018, codename Y1K

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The new Maruti Alto 2018 has begun testing in India. Maruti Suzuki will not want to waste any time and get the new generation to India. The new Alto 2018 will be bigger, spacious, powerful, fuel efficient and a lot more feature loaded too. We share our detailed information on the new Alto 2018. Maruti is working on a new project called Y1K, this will make the new Alto look like a crossover.
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2016 Jaguar XF launched for INR 55 lakhs (on-road, Delhi)

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Jaguar Land Rover India today announced the launch of its most dynamic premium business sedan, the all-new Jaguar XF, starting from ₹ 49.50 Lakh (ex-Delhi). The deliveries of XF are scheduled to begin from end of September 2016 and customers can now book one through any of the 23 authorised Jaguar Retailers located near them. With the introduction of the Ingenium Diesel engine, the XF becomes the first Jaguar in India to get this much awaited power-train.  (more…)

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Nissan launches freshened Micra CVT

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Nissan India has introduced the freshened Micra hatchback with a new “Sunshine Orange” exterior colour together with an all-black sporty interior. These new options are available across the Nissan Micra range including Micra Active versions. The CVT is priced at INR 6.60 lakhs (on-road, Delhi).
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