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Import duty might be lowered to 10%; Porsches and BMWs to get cheaper

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Article by Ayan Sengupta
Import duty might be lowered to 10%; Porsches and BMWs to get cheaper
Government of India is likely to bring in good news for luxury car enthusiasts in the country. As per available reports, government is in talks with European Union to make EU-made cars available at cheaper rates in the country. Indian government is supposedly to agree to a 10% duty on a fixed quota of EU-imported cars in terms of a free-trade agreement between the two sides. If the talks turn out to be fruitful, even luxury makes like Porsche and BMW will be available only at marginally higher price than in Europe. Government of India is currently considering allowance of 2.5 lakh car imports under the 10% levied import duty (presently it is 60%). Spanning over five years, 40,000 European cars [...]

2013 Audi R8 becomes faster than before

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Article by Ayan Sengupta
2013 Audi R8 becomes faster than before
There have been some considerable revisions to the 2013 Audi R8 sports car, which also include a more powerful engine. The new V10 plus uses the same 5.2 liter engine that is housed in other R8, but in this case it has been enhanced to produce a maximum of 542 bhp. With inclusion of new S-tronic semi-automatic transmission system, it can boost from 0-62 mph in just 3.6 seconds. Although for its top speed i.e. 196 mph, you will need to stick with the manual gearbox itself. The V10 plus is available only in the coupe version and is fitted in the standard with the carbon-fiber ceramic disc brakes which are available with some extra cost in other versions. The new S Tronic transmission is a seven-speed [...]

Jaguar Land Rover opens a new showroom in Pune

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Article by Ayan Sengupta
Jaguar Land Rover opens a new showroom in Pune
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), the 100% arm of Tata Motors, has opened its new outlet in the city of Pune in Maharashtra. As per reports, the newly opened showroom has been started in a venture with Ace Perkins. The new outlet was inaugurated by P.M. Telang, who was Tata Motors’ MD, Indian processes and quitted from then firm’s board during the last month. With the opening of a novel outlet, the auto manufacturer appears to streamline its expansion route in the nation by providinga few decent launches. With regard to strategy, Jaguar Land Rover has situated its novelshowroom in Shivajinagar, in a surrounding region of the Old Pune Mumbai Road that is said to be one of the major locations [...]

New 2013 Lexus LS sedan shown before its actual unveiling

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Article by Ayan Sengupta
New 2013 Lexus LS sedan shown before its actual unveiling
With the introduction on the way, viewed on the web are the effigies of the new 2013 Lexus LS sedan. The sedan is ready to get unveiled at a special occasion in San Francisco. The special event will take place today (30th July). The leaked effigies are of the 2013 Lexus LS sedan. that appear to have acquired a minor facelift on behalf of an all-new edition. The said model looks to be the LS 460 F Sport with diverse bumpers up front and at the back together with side skirts, rear diffuser in conjunction with high-flying tailpipes. Prior to its world debut, together with the Photoshopeffigies for the LS F Sport, there were a few real world pictures as well, which got disclosed. These genuine [...]

Ameya Walavalkar wins Race One of Round Two in VW Polo R Cup

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Article by Ayan Sengupta
Ameya Walavalkar wins Race One of Round Two in VW Polo R Cup
The Race One of Round Two of the Volkswagen Polo R Cup turned out to be brimmed with drama. Following two crashes, the race turned out to be dramatic the moment when it unfolded in a three-split race. Ameya Walavalkar, the one with car #1, was the one who won the shortened 8-lap first race. It was Rahil Noorani (car #20) and Mihir Dharkar (car #19) who occupied the second and the third position respectively. As far as the final race classification is concerned, it was Ameya’s, Rahil’s and Mihir’s aggregate of all the three parts of the race that were taken into account for the same. Ameya’s total aggregate time turned out to be 10:34.617 seconds even after having three [...]
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