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Toyota Fortuner 5 Speed Automatic is an Old School Feel: Test Ride

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Article by Hamza Ansari
Toyota Fortuner 5 Speed Automatic is an Old School Feel: Test Ride
Fortuner is no doubt a Cash Cow for the Toyota and to an extent a Star product as well, but everything needs to be a bit tweaked after sometime and this SUV had gone under a facelift in recent years which is then followed by automatic transmission later on. While we are not here to discuss that but it is to confirm, we had driven the newly launched 5 speed automatic version of Toyota and had came up the responses for same. Before divulging all the feedbacks, we want to clear, new Fortuner is enhanced on the gearbox itself and no other major change either on interior, nor even on exteriors. So don’t expect anything for the cosmetic rather than technical refinements instead. Toyota had fitted [...]

Suzuki Teases Authentics Concept for Shanghai

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Article by Hamza Ansari
Suzuki Teases Authentics Concept for Shanghai
Shanghai is one of the most rewarded events for South East Asian fraternity, and whatever is displayed on that paddock plays an important role for Indian clout too. Lest of all the knowledge distribution, we want to exclaim, Maruti had teased Authentics Concept for Shanghai Auto Show! There are not many information on the Authentics’ antiquity but it will be a C-segment sedan with all the sporty tweaks, as being derived from its first appearance. There looks a tremendous use of chrome on all the part and even dual exhausts finds itself cosseted in same crispy shining tweaks. Headlamps tend to be sweptback and new set of alloys with a bit of blackish pinning fills all the sportiness to core. [...]

Sahara Force India signs long term agreement with Mercedes-Benz

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Article by Ayan Sengupta
Sahara Force India signs long term agreement with Mercedes-Benz
Sahara Force India has signed a long term agreement with the engine supplier Mercedes. This will enable Sahara Force India to use their full powertrain from the 2014 formula one season. According to the agreement, Mercedes-Benz will be now responsible for supplying complete power unit for Force India which will include internal combustion engine with the energy recovery system, gear boxes and hydraulic systems. Mercedes has been supplying engines to the Sahara Force India team from the year 2009 and the alliance has now reached its fifth season. Speaking on the same, Vijay Mallya, Team Principal, Sahara Force India, said that the new agreement with the Mercedes-Benz for the upcoming year is one [...]

Jaguar F-Type bags the award for 2013 World Design Car of the year

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Article by Ayan Sengupta
Jaguar F-Type bags the award for 2013 World Design Car of the year
About 43 cars were considered for this prestigious award and the selection procedure was carried out by advisory panel of design experts before the final consideration for the 66 World Car of the Year jury members. Director of design at Jaguar, Ian Callum said that none of the design project has given him more pleasure than working on the F-TYPE. He further added that this is the project he has been looking forward to, since he joined Jaguar. He also said that it is the one project that has given a great satisfaction to him and his team. The F-TYPE represents true design value of Jaguar, purity of form, beauty of line. He also added that he felt quite honored that jury has chosen to recognize [...]

VW Golf bagged World Car of the year 2013

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Article by Ayan Sengupta
VW Golf bagged World Car of the year 2013
The Volkswagen Golf has been branded as the World Car of the Year at the New York Auto Show. This is second consecutive year Volkswagen has fetched this prestigious award and fourth time since year 2009. The Volkswagen Golf VI grabbed the award back in 2009 followed by Polo in 2010 and Volkswagen UP in 2012. The Golf was selected from an initial list of over 42 new vehicles from all over the world. The list was then further shortened to 10 vehicles and then again selecting 4 vehicles out these 10. The final four shortlisted vehicles were; Porsche Boxster/Cayman, Mercedes-Benz A-class, a combined entry Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ/Toyota 86/GT 86 and Volkswagen Golf. To be eligible for the World Car [...]
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