Trident Iceni Revealed: Billed As The World’s Fastest Diesel Sportscar

Wow, Pretty Car.

Isn’t it just? Say hello to the Iceni, the most economical and fastest diesel sportscar in the world. Developed, designed and engineered by the British automaker, Iceni is dripping with luscious curves from every angle, and it will surely draw the crowds when you park it outside Big Bazaar.

Economical? Really?

Yes, really. The automaker has added its exclusive torque multiplication technology in the all-new Trident Iceni, as it believes that tweaking torque is the most effective way of getting more miles out of your ride. It’s managed to increase fuel efficiency by 20 percent that’s an impressive feat of engineering.

Trident Iceni diesel sports car revealed

Actually, Trident claims that Iceni can run for a whopping 2000 miles on a single tank of mineral or bio-diesel.

Wow. It’s Still Fast Though, Right?

Well, it depends. Is 190mph fast enough for you? We thought so. Motivation for the Trident Iceni comes from a turbodiesel V8 6.6 liter engine that’s rated at 424 horsepower with 950 pound feet of torque. You can even upgrade to 651 horsepower and 1057 pound feet of torque, if your wallet’s deep enough.

Trident Iceni Revealed

Speaking Of Which…

£96,000 is the starting price; however it can creep all the way to £126,000 once you opt for the extras and upgrades. Better get saving eh?

Billed As The World's Fastest Diesel Sportscar

Nissan Evalia Facelift Launch This Year

Nissan Evalia, that MPV which had most of the buyers from fleet owners rather than private customers, is now announced to receive major revamp in this year, said a source from industry.

However, the Nissan Evalia too received a facelift last year, just one year after the launch. And now another in the pipeline seems the Japanese carmaker wants to score more on badge by playing it as a new ace of affordable commuting in the time of rising car-ownership cost.

Days back, Nissan too gave us the Datsun, budget-brand, with the first product as hatchback GO. With the good responses from the penetration in mass segment, GO Plus a MPV is also touted to be rolled out by the second half of this year in India.

Nissan Evalia Facelift Launch This Year

Hopefully, Nissan Sunny facelift is taking a stand in the queue for its launch to happen in the coming times of 2014. Explaining its details, Kenichiro Yomura, President of Nissan India Operations and Managing Director and CEO of Nissan Motor India Private Limited (NMIPL), said, “The company could have done much better in India than what it has achieved so far. But things will soon change as volumes are set to go up with the launch of Terrano late last year and Datsun GO last month and new models.”

He continued, “The company is revamping its product portfolio. This will see Nissan introduce an upgraded Sunny sedan possibly by middle of the year and Datsun Go Plus in the second half this year. We will also be launching a totally redone utility vehicle Nisan Evalia before the end of the year. The revamped Evalia is based on extensive customer feedback.”

“The manufacturing unit located near Chennai, which serves both Nissan and Renault, with a capacity of 4,00,000 vehicles are likely to hit full capacity later during the year. This will necessitate us to add another shift, which will enable us to ramp up production from 4,00,000 to 4,80,000 units per annum,” he said.

Due to the increasing demand of GO and hopefully to be sold in great numbers as well, Nissan is claimed to be needed a full capacity production facility. “The launch of Datsun Go and later Go Plus will need additional capacity,” he explained.

The Nissan Evalia compete Maruti Ertiga and Chevrolet Enjoy in market. We believe, there should be more excitement stored in when the new Evalia will be launched this year.

Source: The Hindu Business Line

2014 Ford Endeavour Facelift Launched in India for Rs 19,83,898 ex-showroom Delhi

Ford launched the new 2014 Endeavour facelift in India for Rs 19,83,898 ex-showroom Delhi.

The 2014 Endeavour facelift sports a new front fascia, encompassing muscular front grille, revised headlamps, fog lamp bezel, a new air dam and a skid plate for the adventurous looks. On the top of all, Ford had placed a blind spot passenger-side mirror for max visibility.

Available in three variants, 2.5 Liter Duratorq TDCi 4×2 Manual Transmission for Rs. 19,83,898; 3.0-Liter Duratorq TDCi 4×2 Automatic Transmission (5 speed) for Rs. 21,28,119; and 3.0-liter Duratorq TDCi 4×4 Automatic Transmission for Rs 23,06,302; prices ex-showroom Delhi.

2014 Ford Endeavour Facelift

The launch event happened in Chandigarh. Nigel Harris, President Ford India was also present at the venue.

Launching the new model, Nigel Harris, President Ford India, said, “At Ford, we are committed to delighting customers through continuous improvements in our products. Endeavour is a trusted nameplate and holds a special place in Ford India’s product portfolio. It has remained a vehicle of choice for customers who desire a dependable, muscular, rugged yet comfortable and safe SUV. The 2014 Ford Endeavour has been made more stylish, dynamic and comfortable while retaining its core DNA of an all-terrain vehicle.”

On interiors, the 2014 Endeavour comes loaded with new leather seats and interiors lining, advanced SATVNAV with Navigation Bluetooth audio control and reverse parking camera.

“The 2014 Ford Endeavour is for enthusiasts who are outgoing, adventurous and believe in exiting their comfort zones to take the road less travelled, yet never compromise on their comfort. This is an extremely capable machine, and we are confident it’ll add to the appeal of our trusted nameplate,” Nigel Harris added.

2014 Ford Endeavour Facelift Launched in India

Volkswagen First Budget Car Approved

Low-cost segment is about to make every brand whirl in its pool at a near future. The Volkswagen is just another name in the band which seems to have completed the scripting with blue prints, ready to take on flesh in the pocket-friendly car segment soon.

According to reports sprucing up on internet, Volkswagen is uttered to have confirmed the deigning of its low-budget car. One of the reports even quoted, project manager Hans Demant found saying, “The concept and design are now in place. We will produce all components in China.”

Volkswagen Up

When the management official of second brass line is uttering the confirmation, then it may be possible the approval for new brand is already passed by higher level of management. The first appearance may be anticipated for 2016. Chinese will be the first to receive it exclusively. If proven successful, the VW low-cost brand will then be stretched to India, Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Baltic region and Africa.

In the early days, project was stationed for costing problems, with the high standards of Volkswagen meeting the price tag.

VW’s low-cost brand will have a direct competition with the likes of Dacia, and such.

Hopefully, the aim of German carmaker behind this initiative is to be the world’s biggest car maker by 2018, leaving the Toyota behind in the rear view mirror.

Volkswagen NMC Sport Sedan Spotted: First Exposure

Volkswagen NMC (New Midsize Coupe) concept looked close to production-ready when it was introduced at the Auto China 2014 just over a week ago, and now images purportedly showing a real life production version of Jetta based swoopy sedan have surfaced online. The images appear to show that the VW NMC’s not-very-coupe-like, clean lines are set to be carried over to the production, which will be manufactured and designed in China by Shanghai VW, joint venture company of Volkswagen.

The aggressive front bumper treatment appears to have been retained, as have the showcar’s swept headlamps. The shallow glasshouse mimics the concept, and the roofline appears to have gone unchanged. The quad tailpipes have been done away with and the car’s taillights are toned down; however but its wheels and ride height are the biggest departure from the show car: gone are the sports car stance and eye-catching 20-inch rims in favor of a sedan-like height and a more standard set of rims.

Volkswagen NMC Sport Sedan Spotted

The interior image clearly indicates the production-ready nature of the spied car, with a Golf-derived instruments and steering wheel, but with a media system and budget-look dash finish. In concept form, the vehicle measured shorter than Jetta at 4.59 meters, with a width of 1.83m and a roof height of 1.42m, making it wider as compared to Passat. As with the concept, the production model is likely to be built upon the same modular Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) underpinnings as the similarly sized Skoda Octavia and the current generation Golf hatchback.

Volkswagen NMC Sport Sedan Spotted interiors

Powering the concept car will be a turbocharged 4-cylinder 2.0-litre engine borrowed from the Golf GTI churning out 162kW of power and with a claimed 0-100km/h sprint time of 6.5 seconds. The show car’s engine was mated to a dual-clutch 7-speed automatic transmission with front wheel drive system. According to the sources, the all-new 4-door coupe will be originally produced for China before a more international-focused model rolls out of the brand’s Mexico plant, likely from 2016.

Volkswagen NMC Sport Sedan

Jeffrey Kruger shines at Castrol Cup 2014 with a promising Volkswagen start to the season

After all, Volkswagen Motorsport is marking its impression at the podium of every championship, though it may be on the tarmac or on the dirt. After an incredible 2013 season in Polo R Cup in India, Jeffrey Kruger takes the challenge of Volkswagen Castrol Cup 2014 in Poland. Claimed as the best rookie of the season, Jeffrey stands third in Volkswagen Castrol Cup 2014 after Round 1. After an intending success in the Polo R Cup 2013 in India he immediately managed to step into the higher racing category – from Polo to Golf GTI, which are driven in the Volkswagen Castrol Cup in Poland.

Despite the harsh weather condition, Jeffrey climbed to 6th position in the qualifying round.  Recorded a lap time of 2:19.890 minutes, Jeffrey was only 0.853 seconds behind the pole position winner Marcus Fluch. Unconditionally, the weather changed for the races, and then both the races were held in dry conditions. Jeffrey quickly improved his performance and finished 4th in his first race. During the second, he made early moves to come in 3rd position and kept fighting for the 2nd place. Finally on the last lap, he managed to make a move on Maciej Steinhof to get into the 2nd place. For the debut, it was indeed a great finish for the South African driver who gathered 38 points from the weekend to stand third overall in the championship.

Jeffrey Kruger shines at Castrol Cup 2014

Commenting  on  the  successful  weekend,  Jeffrey  Kruger  said,  “This  is  my  first  time  at Hungaroring. I liked  this track and my feeling behind the wheel  got better and better with every session. Sixth place for qualifying in such levelled pack of drivers was a very good result to start with.  A 4th and 2nd place finish was the best I could have asked for!  The second race was very exciting with  no room for boredom. I had a great fight with Pawel Krezelok. We switched our positions many times.  I want to thank all people who helped  me  in competing in Volkswagen Castrol Cup, especially Volkswagen Motorsport India.”

Marcus Fluch, who qualifies on pole position, took victories in both the races to gain the top spot in the  championship  standings.  Maciej Steinhof finished 2nd and 3rd in the two races to clinch 40 points and finish in 2nd place in the standings, 2 points clear of Jeffrey Kruger. The series moves to Eurospeedway Lausitz in Germany from 23rd to 25th May for the second round of the season.

Volkswagen Castrol Cup in Poland

Jaguar Announces Stellar Lineup Of Cars And Drivers For 2014 Mille Miglia

Jaguar Heritage Racing will tackle the revolutionary Mille Miglia classic car endurance event from 15th-18th May with a lineup of top name drivers, which will be traversed over 1000 grueling miles from Brescia-Rome-Brescia in ten of the most revered and sought-after historic Jaguar cars ever produced.

Household names from stage and screen, plus motor sport, music and fashion celebrities will campaign their assigned historic Jaguar cars through Central and Northern Italy for four tough but memorable days of hard driving. Spectators enthusiastically lining the Mille Miglia route will get to see examples of historically-significant Jaguar C-types, D-types and XKs shooting past them with famous faces in the interiors.

Jay Leno, Jaguar collector, classic car enthusiast and leading American TV chat show host, will be driving the famous ex-Sir James Scott-Douglas 1951 Jaguar XK 120 roadster, raced as part of Ecurie Ecosse team in period.

Jaguar announces a stellar line-up

Another well-known 1951 XK 120 roadster – the ex-Duncan Hamilton racer registered LXF 731 – will be shared by husband and wife team, Elliot and Erin Gleave. Elliot is better known as successful British musician Example, with his wife Erin being the Australian TV presenter, which he first met when she interviewed him for MTV.

Other significant Jaguar XK vehicles on the Mille Miglia will include the ex-Jim Swift racing XK120 roadster, which will be driven by Jeremy Irons, multiple award-winning British actor. Amy Macdonald, multi-million album selling Scottish songwriter and singer will be taking the wheel of XK140 once owned by successful British racing driver David Hobbs.

Jaguar Announces Stellar Lineup Of Cars And Drivers

Mike Cross, Jaguar Vehicle Integrity Chief Engineer will be driving the well-known ex-Stirling Moss Monthlery record-breaking XK120 Coupe, which carries the registration LWK 707. Model-turned-TV presenter Jodie Kidd and Author David Blakeley will be sharing a stunning example of Jaguar XK120, which was driven by Oscar-winning actor Daniel-Day Lewis in the 2013 event.

Jaguar Heritage Racing is also entering three famous C-type racing cars, to be driven by celebrities as diverse as Belgian singer-songwriter Milow (Jonathan Vandenbroeck) – who will be driving with Bernard Kuhnt, Jaguar Land Rover Regional Director for Europe and Brian Johnson, legendary AC/DC lead singer and car aficionado. Ex-Jaguar Le Mans 24 Hours race winner Andy Wallace will drive the Jaguar C-type which won the 1952 Reims Grand Prix with F1 legend Sir Stirling Moss at the wheel.

2014 Mille Miglia

Two motor racing greats – ex-Jaguar Le Mans and World Sports Prototype Championship winner, F1 driver and SKY F1 TV pundit Martin Brundle, plus ex-Formula 1 racer Bruno Senna will be sharing the famous ‘Long Nose’ Jaguar D-type, the penultimate example built, registered 393 RW, as this legendary Jaguar model celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2014.

Stellar Line-up of Cars and Drivers for the 2014 Mille MigliaA number of new Jaguar F-TYPE Coupes will support the Jaguar Heritage Racing team, following the full Mille Miglia route through Italy with broadcast crews and VIP guests.

The drivers making up the Jaguar Heritage Racing team will tweet live throughout the event, which was famously once proclaimed as: ‘The most beautiful race in the world’. Twitter profiles to watch for the latest personal updates on the event include:

Jay Leno: @LenosGarage
Martin Brundle: @MBrundleF1
Bruno Senna: @BSenna
Jodie Kidd: @RealJodieKidd
David Blakeley: @daveblakeley
Amy Macdonald: @Amy__Macdonald
Milow: @milow
Elliot Gleave (Example): @example
Erin Gleave: @Erin_McNaught
Brian Johnson: @BrianJohnson
In addition, the British automaker will publish live updates from 14th-18th May at: www.facebook.com/Jaguar and www.twitter.com/jaguar

Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 Stuck at a Beach in Kuwait: Finally Towed Away

The Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 is looked upon as the God of off-roaders with its unique capabilities and number of enhancement that no other in the segment seems to have seen, that too approved by the assurance head of German engineering – the Mercedes-Benz! Now what if it is said the same is stuck on a “Beach”?

Hence, no one would believe us, and for that we had brought you a video that an auto enthusiast had sent from one of the beaches of Kuwait.

Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6 Stuck at a Beach in Kuwait
There are not many details available at the moment about this video. But taking out feathers from it, by punching eyeballs deep into the clipping, it was noticed the front left tire of the G63 AMG 6×6 is punctured beyond repair, despite the fact the vehicle was equipped with self-inflating & deflating tire system.

There seems to be a lot of debris on the beach that may have caused the beast to stick in this embarrassing situation. We are drooling, what the Royal families of other Middle East Kingdoms may be thinking of, as some of them are reported to have ordered it by paying a hefty sum.

Source: World Car Fans

Hyundai Eon with 1.0L Engine Spied at a Dealership in Mumbai

Hyundai Eon with 1.0L engine is spied in a showroom in India.

However, the Eon was already been sold in Indian market, but with 0.8L engine borrowed from Santro. Now, this 1.0L petrol mill is taken from the i10 Grand, which is launched last year.

The motor is cited of European-spec, meant to produce 65bhp and 9.7kgm of torque, after mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.

It can be noted the Eon 1.0L will come only in the Magna trim tend to be having standard features like power windows, air conditioning, power steering, engine immobilizer, keyless entry and 13-inch steel wheels.

Hyundai Eon with 1.0L Engine

On the cosmetic note, the 1.0L Eon had only “1.0” badge on the bootlid, and exception to that no more changes can be speculated.

With expected price of Rs 3.85 lakhs (ex-Showroom, Mumbai), the new compact of Hyundai shall go on sale against the likes of Maruti Alto K10 and Datsun GO.

The regular Eon produces 56 PS and 7.6 kgm of torque from a 814 cc three-cylinder engine, added for the informative bit.

More details can be expected in the coming days when the launch will be nearby.

Image Courtesy: MotorTrend.in

Honda Mobilio Enters Production: Launch This July

The forthcoming Honda Mobilio MPV has hit the test production line at Japanese automaker’s Greater Noida plant in New Delhi. It will be the first such product from Honda for the Indian automotive market. It’s based on Honda Brio platform and is the third such vehicle to use this platform in the country, with other two being Amaze compact sedan and Brio hatchback. As is the case with the likes of Amaze and Brio, the Mobilio will have high amount of localization. It’s this focus on heavy localization, which is expected to give Mobilio a sharp price tag in India.

The Honda Mobilio will be marketed with turbodiesel and petrol engine choices. The 1.5 liter i-VTEC petrol engine borrowed from Honda City is rated at 117 horsepower with 146 newton meters of torque; whereas the 1.5 liter i-DTEC turbodiesel engine borrowed from the City and Amaze is good for churning out 98.6 horsepower with 200 newton meters of torque.

Honda Mobilio Enters Production

The engine will be teamed up with either turbo diesel and petrol powerplants, whereas in Indonesia, the Mobilio is marketed with CVT automatic transmission. It is slightly expensive as compared to Maruti Ertiga with the starting price of approximately Rs. 7 lakh.

Honda Mobilio

The Honda Mobilio will be introduced this July and will compete with Maruti Suzuki’s Ertiga. Following its debut in Indonesia, India will be the 2nd major market for the Honda Mobilio.

Honda Mobilio interiors