Porsche To Open New Outlet In Kolkata

For the Porsche patrons in Kolkata, here is a good news for them. The epic German carmaker of 911 has said to open its new showroom in Kolkata, India, on May 30.

The carmaker which has invaded India during 2004 had taken more than a decade to open an outlet in that city. Enjoying the presence with showrooms across cities like Mumbai, Gurgaon, Bangalore and Ahmedabad, the carmaker sells Cayenne, Macan, Cayman, Boxster, Panamera, 911 and 918 Spyder in India. And the showroom in the City of Joy located at Topsia Road took two years to build for meeting the Porsche international standards. Porsche Centre Kolkata is the name suggested for it that will spawn across 5,952 square feet for housing seven cars on display at a time.

Porsche New Outlet In Kolkata

Commenting about the inauguration, that is meant to happen in the next couple of days, Anil Reddi, Director at Porsche India said, Porsche Centre Kolkata is a brand new joint for the Porsche admirers where they can go through the same ownership experience witnessed around the world. This new showroom also demonstrates the commitment of Porsche towards India.

Tata Safari Storme Facelift Launched For Rs 10.41 Lakh

The catapult is on full stretch, while just awaited for the voice command to release pressure at the blink of an eye. However, quite before that Tata Motors without any fanfare launched the Safari Storme facelift in India for a price of Rs 10.41 lakh.

Reportedly, the changes are very limited in numbers, but the honeycomb mesh from Range Rovers for front grille and chin is simply remarkable. Moving to another, it is the absence of Varicor engine badge on sides.

The interiors are new and fresh. Steering wheel happened to be carried over from the Bolt and Zest while the black-silver theme is infused to name for new.

Tata Safari Storme Facelift

The list of features now makes more sense than before, includes rear parking sensors, new music system, a display screen, USB, aux, Bluetooth compatibility and steering-mounted controls are the most welcomed. Now, the rear seat passengers too get a central arm rest, but still buyers will miss the infotainment system which has become more of a standard with the cars valuing upwards than Rs 10 lakh.

Hence, under the hood Safari Storme facelift is as same as before with Aria’s 2.2-litre Varicor diesel engine of 148bhp – marginally 10bhp more than the previous model – retained by the same torque of 320Nm.

Following is the price list of Safari Strome facelift in India (ex-showroom Delhi) scheduled as per the trim level:

  • LX – Rs. 10.41 lakh
  • EX – Rs. 11.61 lakh
  • VX – Rs. 13.02 lakh
  • VX 4×4 – Rs. 14.34 lakh

New Age Mahindra XUV500 Rolls Out In Mumbai, Priced At Rs 11.12 Lakh Onwards

Following the trait of multi-city launch, after Delhi, Mahindra followed the launch of XUV500 facelift in Mumbai with prices starting from Rs 11.12 lakh. The prices mentioned are as per Thane without Octroi, if said specifically.

From the new viewpoint of this SUV, the maker has not only changed the skin, but also tweaked the suspension and other technicalities, not in major number, in order to build confidence when driving and attain better fuel-economy.

In addition to those 31 freshly added features the India-based SUV maker had also added new top-end variant to the list called W10. Talking about it in detail, which will help to clearly focus on the overall development the vehicle had went through, it owns anti-pinch electric sunroof, logo projection lamp under ORVMs, passive keyless entry, push-start button, adjustable driver’s seat, reverse parking camera with dynamic assist, Mahindra Blue Sense App, icy blue ambient lighting, lighted scuff plate and lot more.

Mahindra XUV500 Facelift

To cover those on inside, the outer skin wears chrome bezels on the front grille, new bumper, new fog lamp with chrome and black appliqué, larger number holder at rear accompanied by the chrome appliqué there too, new door handles and more. Those projector headlamps are not the only thing to talk of about its bullying stare; the daytime running lights in S-shape are quite designer-ish to look at.
However, the bookings are open and delivery too has begun across the nation.

Following is the price list of XUV500 facelift ex-showroom, Mumbai, where the W8 and W10 are only available with AWD (all-wheel drive) option, whereas the rest as standard are offered with standard FWD (front-wheel drive):

  • W4 – Rs 11.12 lakh
  • W6 – Rs 12.31 lakh
  • W8 – Rs 14.01 lakh
  • W8 AWD – Rs 14.85 lakh
  • W10 – Rs 14.82 lakh
  • W10 AWD – Rs 15.85 lakh

Mahindra XUV500 Facelift Launched For Rs 11.21 Lakh

After the stunning show of new-gen Scorpio, Mahindra decided to take that same brush and paint those designing cues over the new XUV500 as well. Designed to call as a facelift, but there is a whole new world opened up for it, especially the 31-new features embarked to make the competition beefier than before. Firstly, the XUV500 facelift takes the attention away from the blackened front grille with chrome inserts, new design of bonnet and bumper, L-shaped fog lamps with chrome encircling, and S-shaped daytime running lights in the headlights cluster, makes the most of it at a first stance. Furthermore, the chrome lining on the window adds premium-ness to this vehicle. The new door handles and larger number plate enclosure with chrome applique makes the deal sweetened for eyes.

On a special note, the maker had also instroduced a new top of the line variant called W10.

Moving inside, the beige-black theme is spawned across complimented by the blue lighting. Electric sunroof, adjustable driver’s seat and new navigation system, 7-inch infotainment touch screen, brushed aluminum pedal and lot more occupy the space inside.

Mahindra XUV500 Facelift Launched For Rs 11.21 Lakh

However, some resurrections are also carried out from technical viewpoint, but they are scanty in numbers. The retuned suspension and updated ESP system are two such initiatives mentioned on the list. Both of them will offer more confidence around the corners and stability built around the high-speeds.

Hence, in the engine bay, power is fed by a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine that continues to send the same power output of 140PS and 330NM of torque. But the last change on the list is its increased fuel-efficiency, which is notched to 16kmpl from 15.1kmpl earlier.

Hence, the pricing announced of XUV500 facelift are as follows:

XUV500 W4 – Rs 11.21 lakh

XUV500 W6 – Rs 12.48 lakh

XUV500 W8 – Rs 14.18 lakh

XUV500 W10 – Rs 14.99 lakh

Out of the seven color options made available across the sales, following two of them are new to the list:

Pearl White

Sunset Orange

Mercedes-Benz S 600 Guard Launched In India For Rs 8.9 Crore Ex-Showroom Delhi

Some days back, Mukesh Ambani, the Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries had paid the highest registration fee of Rs 1.6 crore to the RTO of Mumbai for his armoured version of BMW 7-Series. Now it will turn interesting to see who will throw the next big party after buying this Mercedes-Benz S600 Guard which is just launched in India for a price of Rs 8.9 crore ex-showroom Delhi.

Mercedes-Benz S 600 is actually the armoured version of standard flagship sedan S-Class, which can withstand the attack of VR9 standard; that means the 7.62x51mm rifle rounds fired from various angles around the body will not bear any affect on the occupants. However, this huge price tag of S 600 Guard is not asked for deploying high-strength steel panels on the body, instead the protective components are used in the manufacturing process itself, which consists of the outer body as well as its structure. The synthetic fibres are used to protect the occupants from the heat. In addition for the safest commitment, engineers too had deployed the fresh air system inside the cabin just to make sure the occupants remains safe in case of smoke. The window glasses are also made up of thick polycarbonate coat on the laminated glass for defense against the direct attacks. And at the last, but not the least, underbody armour protection will save the passengers from blasts and other explosive devices.

Mercedes-Benz S 600 Guard Launched In India

However, to suit house the aforementioned armour systems, the suspension system is recalibrated and stiffer reinforced dampers are used. The tyre pressure monitoring system on-board will help the Michelin-run flats to handle the situation in worst cases. Those large brakes at the end of this list hold some significance here.

In the engine bay, S 600 Guard offers the drive from a 6.0-litre V12 engine producing 530bhp and 830Nm of torque mated to the carmaker’s own 7G-TRONIC automatic gearbox. Despite the decent power output, it will not reach top-speed beyond 210km/h because of certain restrictions. Hence, all tranquilities of a standard S-Class is carried here, with exceptionally some minute of them may have been missed out. But choosing from the option of a four or five seat layout left us slightly confused.

Nissan Terrano Groove Limited Edition Launched For Rs 11.45 Lakh

If music is on top of your list at the time of buying a car, this Nissan Terrano special edition is a perfect choice. The special edition called ‘Terrano Groove’ is rolled out on the Nissan’s sales floor in India for a price of Rs 11.45lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), which will deliver some minor cosmetic upgrades of the significance importance rather than technical ones.

Listing them though, we came across the ambient lighting of cabin, chrome inserts for tail lamps, fog lamps, and tailgate, LED scuff plates, black roof wrap and Rockford Fosgate high performance speakers being deployed on the top-end XL (O) trim. Nissan had also upped the excitement of this Renault-Duster rival by making this special edition available only for 250 buyers.

However, rather than an assorted piece off the Nissan’s bay, it looks more of a summer bonanza package given away with the goodies worth of Rs 30,000 for no additional cost.

Nissan Terrano Groove Limited Edition Launched

Hence, that was our take on the Terrano Groove edition. Feel free to pen down yours in the comments box below.

Nissan Terrano Groove Limited Edition Launched

Toyota Camry Facelift Launched For Rs 28.80 lakh Ex-Showroom Delhi

Touched by the lavish gratitude of opulence, Toyota launched new Camry in India for a price of Rs 28.80 lakh. The hybrid version rolled out costs Rs 31.92 lakh. Both prices are ex-showroom Delhi.

As far as the amendment goes, changes are carried out externally and internally. From the front once can make out by those distinct headlamps with LED lights, consisted of halogen lamps for high beams, fresh front bumper, newly structured air dam, and fog lamps infused into it. A chrome strip covers the entire air dam, which by any means will surely entice the Indians.

Turning to rear, the bumper is tweaked for a better appearance, where boot lid is also slightly tweaked. A chrome strip ruining across the tip of lid divides the tail lamps. The wheels shod to petrol powered Camry facelift measures 16-inch, where the settled the account with the set of 17-inch.

Toyota Camry Facelift Launched For Rs 28.80 lakh Ex-Showroom Delhi

Inside cabin, the driver’s vision cabin holds new instrument cluster with blue backlit, a 4.2-inch information display and others.  The central console now includes a 6.1-inch media screen, wood finish and other few bits.

New Audi TT Launched For Rs 60.34 Lakh Ex-Showroom Mumbai

An average onlooker ambitiously looks to a two-seater sports car when find it across the road. Audi knows very well how to entice such audience with its cars, and TT a one of them, is now launched with a new face in India.

The German carmaker has launched the new TT for a price of Rs 60.34 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi and Mumbai), which is the third generation of its model plate.

This time, the resurrection on TT hadn’t brought a slice of change, like its competitor BMW Z4 facelift. Technically speaking, this two-seater sports machine also holds a new platform (chassis) underneath the freshly sculpted tight skin. The said technical advancement had shaved off the weight by 50 kg from this new model.

Right now, Audi offers TT only in coupe form with 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol engine of 230bhp and 350Nm of torque mated to a six-speed S-Tronic dual-clutch DSG transmission. The traction is transferred to all wheels via Audi’s very own Quattro AWD system. The car holds nomenclature of 45 TFSI. Reportedly, the drivetrain clocks it to reach 0-100km/h in 5.3 seconds and hit the top-speed of 250km/h.

New Audi TT Launched For Rs 60.34 Lakh Ex-Showroom Mumbai

Going by the official notes of Audi, the maker has approached TT offering the seating arrangement of 2+2. As per to us, it’s better only two (driver and a co-passenger) shall make way to the cabin for a comfortable experience. The raked sloping roof of the coupe doesn’t permit generous headroom inside, but offers the thrilling excitement behind the steering with its agile dynamics.

On outer, designers have worked on the new LED headlights, enhanced air intakes, infused the tail lights wit dynamic indicators, refurbished the rear bumper, and also tweaked the exhausts.

Moved inside, the cabin of new TT has got a fresh story to tell. The turbine like air vents which also embeds the temperature and flow control rotary knob grabs the attention first. The 12.3-inch infotainment touch screen also doubles as navigation display. The 18-inch alloy wheels, adjustable suspension also makes way to the list.

However, new TT has turned costlier with the 2015 avatar as compared to its older sibling. Now, it is sufficed and well-equipped to take on the competition from the BMW Z4 and Mercedes-Benz SLK.

Volvo V40 Cross Country Petrol Launched For Rs 27 Lakh Ex-Showroom Mumbai

There is nothing better than a safest car to drive on our roads. Volvo, has proven its worth around the world with its safety measures, and also selling the cars successfully in India, now launched the V40 Cross Country – its starting model – with a turbocharged petrol engine.

Called as T4 V40 Cross Country, the hatchback turned crossover is powered by a 1.6-litre four-cylinder GDTi turbocharged engine sending 180bhp and 240Nm of torque via a six-speed automatic transmission.

Just like other cars of lineup, it too gets numerous safety tricks and treats. A one is knee air bag for driver, while others include active bending bi-xenon headlamps, side impact protection, City Safe Tech  that charges the brakes to act more responsively at the time of collision and others.

Volvo V40 Cross Country Petrol Launched

List of features also proves endless. Buyers can choose from two-tone or single-tone leather theme, TFT screen, reverse parking camera (optional), 8-speaker music system and 16-inch alloy wheels.

Volvo V40 Cross Country Petrol Launched

Priced at Rs 27 lakh ex-showroom, Mumbai, without octroi, V40 Cross Country petrol rakes up the competition against the entry-level models of Germans – Mercedes-Benz GLA, BMW 1-Series and Audi Q3.

Honda City VX(O) Launched At Rs 10.64 Lakh Ex-Showroom Delhi

It’s habitual. Honda kept launching new variants after every interval. The City has remained long back in the tooth of Honda, received a new face lastly, is now added with a fresh variant in the lineup called VX(O).

Priced at Rs 10.64 lakh for petrol and Rs 11.83 lakh for diesel (ex-showroom Delhi), the mid-size sedan is available with manual transmission only. It will capture the level above VX and will turn out as the new top-end trim of the lineup.

The package of VX(O) will include 6.2-inch touchscreen system with sat-nav and infotainment, that will aid the Bluetooth connectivity, on-screen dialing, call answering, call log access and address book. The same screen will also portray the footages from reverse camera with guidance lines to improve the experience.

Honda City VX(O) Launched At Rs 10.64 Lakh Ex-Showroom Delhi

Commenting about the launch, Mr. Jnaneswar Sen, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Honda Cars India Limited said, the company’s aim is  to offer the best-in class features and delight customers with such equations. Honda City with Touchscreen Audio Visual Navigation is a one example. Honda Car India Limited thanks customers for such immense responses which made the fourth-gen City the fastest mid-size sedan of India in achieving 1 lakh sales, that too within 15 months.

Honda City VX(O) Launched At Rs 10.64 Lakh

Hence, the launch of new Honda City VX(O) completes the lineup to 14 variants.

  • Prices of Honda City VX(O)

VX(O) i-VTEC MT (Petrol) – Rs. 10.64 lakh ex-showroom Delhi

VX(O) i-DTEC MT (Diesel) – Rs. 11.83 lakh ex-showroom Delhi