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Top 5 Car Launches of 2013

Buyers Guide, Chevrolet, Featured, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan
Article by Hamza Ansari
Top 5 Car Launches of 2013
2013 came to end, and we decided to go for a recap what the Indian automotive horizon has given to its audience, as well as the automakers. Listed down are the best of car launches that had happened in 2013; and to be a bit specific, the mentioned cars are of the layman’s category and not from the niche section. 1. Honda Amaze Prices starts at: Rs. 4.99 lakh Honda Amaze is powered by 1.5L i-DTEC (diesel) worth of 100PS and 1.2L i-VTEC (petrol) of 88PS. Amaze lands the first ‘diesel engine’ for Honda in India, so it remains a win-win equation. 2. Ford EcoSport Prices starts at: Rs. 5.59 lakh Priced efficiently for being a compact SUV, Ford Ecosport is sold in whopping numbers, and also [...]

Diesel variant of Tata Nano might be shelved

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Article by Ayan Sengupta
Diesel variant of Tata Nano might be shelved
Tata Nano has done quite well in the Indian market with customers who are looking for cars with a low price tag and also have a low cost of maintenance. Tata Motors is considering the fact of launching a diesel variant of Nano in the Indian market. The car is said to have been in the works from 2010 and has already reached the advanced developmental stage. Looking at the changes that have taken place in the market, the prices of diesel and petrol variants are almost negligible with the diesel cars having higher demand. Recent trends have shown that the petrol prices have risen by only 4.5 percent while the diesel costs have soared by 30 percent. The Tata Nano has been developed with 3-cylinder [...]

Actor Sonu Sood Audi Q7 Catches Fire

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Article by Hamza Ansari
Actor Sonu Sood Audi Q7 Catches Fire
Burning Audis are seems to be a blazing trend on the roads of Mumbai. Earlier this year it was the Audi flagship R8 which burnt during Parx Car Rally 2013 at Bandra-Worli Sea Link. Now it’s the actor’s Sonu Sood’s Audi Q7 which caught fire at Kalanagar junction, Bandra East. It happened all of a sudden when a bystander spotted smoke coming out of the car’s bonnet. Sonu Sood was on his way to home from a press-conference in Worli when this incident took place. Luckily, he wasn’t travelling in that Audi SUV instead it was friend Ajay Dhama who was driving the car. Sood was following him in one of the cars behind; fortunately Mr. Dhama escaped the spot without any injuries. Eyewitnesses [...]

Facelifted versions of Maruti Swift Dzire and Swift to come in 2014

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Article by Ayan Sengupta
Facelifted versions of Maruti Swift Dzire and Swift to come in 2014
Looking at the competition present in the Indian market, car makers are launching facelifted versions of their cars that already exist in the market. This competition mostly prevails in the sedan segment and the hatchback segment. The facelifted versions of Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire and Swift will be launched by India’s largest carmaker in 2014. Maruti Suzuki is expected to showcase the car at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo. Other car manufacturers like Hyundai will also be launching cars in 2014 that belong to the sedan segment, like the Grand i10 sedan. The competition is already getting tough with cars like Honda Amaze in the market, which are doing exceptionally well. Suzuki was motivated by [...]

Skoda Octavia Coupe Confirmed

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Article by Hamza Ansari
Skoda Octavia Coupe Confirmed
Skoda is quite delighted with the new product launches over various markets and, some aggressive sales plans for the near future. To beef up its lineup further, the Czech based carmaker is now confirmed of going the coupe way with the new Octavia (in conceptual form) by next Geneva Auto Show. There is ample of time for the carmaker to work on, while only a thin layer of information is been landed on the reporting-dial. It is reported to be based on four-door coupe version, and the Volkswagen’s modular MQB platform to be riding underneath it. Octavia’s bold triangular LED headlamps and similarly-shaped tail lamps, alongside its sophisticated creases across the body with the low roofline, [...]
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