Renault Lodgy Launched In India For Rs 8.19 Lakh Ex-Showroom Delhi

The MPV that has blown the lid off the competition against the sure-footed Toyota Innova, finally, got its day today. Reportedly, Renault launched the Lodgy for a starting price of Rs 8.19 lakh ex-showroom Delhi, brought down in seven trim levels.

Fitted with a Renault 1.5-litre K9k diesel engine of 85PS and 110PS, the same as of in Duster, it comes mated to a five-speed and six-speed manual transmission respectively.

As far as the drive is concerned, this MPV is based on the monocoque chassis making it to tip the weighting scale at 1350kg and at the same time also offer rigidity.

Taking on the dimensions note, Lodgy measures 4.5-metres at length, 1.8-metres on width and 1.7-metres on height. The actual delight of the MPV is its wheelbase that is of 2.8-metres.
Renault Lodgy Launched In India For Rs 8.19 Lakh Ex-Showroom Delhi
Inside the cabin, the Renault’s new offering has taken a lot from the Duster, especially the AWD variant. The top-end buyers will get a touchscreen infotainment system with media navigation system, parking sensors, rear AC vents, folding tray table for the second row passengers, bottle holders, 12V socket for every row. There are captain seats for second row, but on some variant the maker had given flat benches as well.

Renault Lodgy Launched In India

  • Mentioned below are the prices of Renault Lodgy in India

Renault Lodgy 85PS

  • Base Variant: Rs 8.19 lakh ex-showroom Delhi
  • RxE: Rs 8.99 lakh ex-showroom Delhi
  • RxL: Rs 9.59 lakh ex-showroom Delhi
  • RxZ: Rs 10.89 lakh ex-showroom Delhi

Renault Lodgy 110PS

  • RxL: Rs 10.09 lakh ex-showroom Delhi
  • RxZ: Rs 11.49 lakh (8-seater) ex-showroom Delhi
  • RxZ: Rs 11.79 lakh (7-seater) ex-showroom Delhi

Toyota Corolla ESport Nurburgring Edition Unveiled At Bangkok Auto Show 2015

Those who think the starry tag of Nurburgring can sell anything they are on the right side with Toyota. Unveiled online some days back, now the company has brought in flesh the Corolla ESport Nurburgring Edition at Bangkok Auto Show 2015. This car is not technically lumped with advancements, but since the suspensions are tweaked for better handling the automaker thought of dipping it deep in the roots of motorsports on nomenclature.

On the cosmetic front, Corolla ESport holds a decal of 24h Nurburgring on front fender, new LED lights and racy tweaks on front bumper. The designers have used side skirts, rear diffuser, and spoiler with 17-inch alloy wheels to comment the rest of changes. Moved inside, this is no more the same boring Toyota Corolla. The cabin now flourishes black leather seats, red accents on door trims and dashboard, and red stitches running across.

Toyota Corolla ESport Nurburgring Edition Unveiled At Bangkok Auto Show 2015

That’s all to say, but continuing further in technical, engine bay find the same 1.8-liter engine of 141bhp and 177Nm of torque mated to a CVT, and earned “paddle shifters” behind the steering that raised our eyebrows like the standards of Toyota for this Corolla.

Toyota Corolla ESport Nurburgring Edition Unveiled At Bangkok Auto Show 2015

Though, no other market is announced of receiving it, we believe the Bangkok may remain the only to revive the spirit of Nurburgring in Asia under the title of Toyota.

Mercedes-Benz E400 Cabriolet Launched In India For Rs 78.5 Lakh

The race to number one position as a luxury carmaker has got the Mercedes-Benz India to launch number of cars for segregating its brand value against the rival to reach a wider set of audience. Alongside the launch of CLS 250CDI facelift with diesel engine today, the maker also delighted its audience by launching the topless version, we mean, Cabriolet trim of new E-Class. This time, the E-Class convertible has a better option to offer: E400, packed with a powerful yet creamy 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine under its hood charged by a turbo. Though, such a product isn’t a mass seller, and that’s the reason this German automaker has priced it steeply at Rs 78.5 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The obsessed price against the hard-top version is due to it being imported as CBU (completely built units) – attracting high amount of import duties.

Nine airbags inside the cabin, after all it must be the standard as the machine churns out 333bhp of max power and 480Nm of torque via a 7-speed automatic transmission, clocking the top-speed of 250kmph whereas shuttling between 0-100kmph in just 5.3 seconds.

Mercedes-Benz E400 Cabriolet Launched In India

The fabric roof can be pulled up or down up to the maximum speed limit of 40kmph, and it does that job in no lesser than 20 seconds.

As far as the sales are concerned, there is no such immediate rival to challenge it, but a number of other exceptional products are available from different categories to that may make to the list of buyers.

Mercedes-Benz CLS 250CDI Facelift Launched In India For Rs 76.5 Lakh

Nothing holds back the spirit of Mercedes-Benz India for ranking on the top position in this country. Some days earlier, it was the 2015 A-Class and B-Class facelift that made debut with minute but noteworthy changes. Now, the company has rolled out CLS 250CDI coupe in India for attending a wider sect of audience with its stench. Priced at Rs 76.5 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), this coupe is based on the facelift model, but a remarkable implementation in its selling option is the new engine at the engine bay. A 2.2-litre diesel block of 204bhp and 500Nm of torque sends power to the rear wheels, pushing its limit to 100kmph from zero in 7.5 seconds via a 7-speed auto transmission; the same motor is planted in A-Class, B-Class, E-Class and ML250. Earlier, the CLS in India was available with a V6 petrol reasoning it for unfeasible to cater buyers in this sky-rocketing times of fuel prices.

On the new course of styling, one can clearly spot the A-Class like front grille with diamond studs, new alloy wheels and tail lamps. Inside the cabin, eight airbags are given considering the height of safety this level of buyers demand.

Mercedes-Benz CLS 250CDI Facelift Launched In India For Rs 76.5 Lakh

And for the first time in India, Mercedes-Benz India introduced Cloud based apps with CLS 250CDI, namely radio, Facebook and Twitter. Soon those apps too may get available on cars which have a COMMAND system.

Hence, CLS facelift arrives in India as CBU (completely built units) – the reason it attracts more import duties that leverages the thought why it is so steeply priced. Obviously, the competition already exists for it with regards to BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe and Audi A7.

Porsche Boxster GTS Launched For Rs 1.15 Crore, And Cayman GTS For Rs 1.17 Crore

Followed by the last addition of new Cayenne to the lineup, now Porsche India has brought us the Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS for Rs 1.15 crore and Rs 1.17 crore respectively (ex-showroom Delhi).

Both these mid-engined sports machine are the uprated version of their models. A flat 6-cylinder 3.4-litre petrol engine sits in the engine bay sending power of 326bhp and torque of 370Nm for the Boxster. The Cayman due to its segmentation receives the outputs in terms of 335bhp and 380Nm of torque from the same engine. A 7-speed PDK auto gearbox in both the cars drives power to rear wheels, and what worth watching was the Sports Chrono package as a standard on the duos. Buyers can also opt for the six-speed manual gearbox if wished to drive the raw power like it is meant.

Porsche Boxster GTS Launched For Rs 1.15 Crore, And Cayman GTS For Rs 1.17 Crore
After all, Porsches are about the performance than exquisite luxuries. The Boxster GTS in Sports mode reaches 0-100kmph in just 4.7 seconds. Cayman GTS on the same strip clocks similar speed at 4.6 seconds Top-speed clocked by Boxster GTS is 279kmph; and 283kmph for Cayman GTS.

As per the European driving standards both the cars delivers 12kmpl of fuel-efficiency, which is an improved number than the previous model.

Mentioned below are the prices of New Porsche Boxster and Cayman GTS ex-showroom Delhi:

Boxster GTS: Rs 11,500,000

Cayman GTS : Rs 11,750,000

Locally Made Range Rover Evoque Launched For Rs 48.73 Lakh Ex-Showroom Mumbai

Baby Range Rover enters the local manufacturing in India. Land Rover launched India-made Evoque for a starting price of Rs 48.73 lakh ex-showroom Mumbai (Pre-Octroi).

The standard feature list across the entire lineup includes auto transmission, front and rear parking sensors, rear view camera, navigation system, panoramic sunroof and the company’s very own Terrain Response System for a gripping hold on the unpaved terrains.

Hence, it was Jacqueline Fernandez, Bollywood actress, who took the wraps off the local baby off-range Rover in Mumbai.

At the manufacturing facility in Pune, Evoque will join siblings like FreeLander 2, Jaguar XF and XJ, will be the fourth of JLR lineup to see assembly at Pune.

Locally Made Range Rover Evoque Launched For Rs 48.73 Lakh Ex-Showroom Mumbai
Supporting this new strategic move of the carmaker, it replied, India for JLR is one of the twenty big markets in the world that delivered more than 20% growth during the past three years. This strengthen the faith of company to engrave deeper the foothold in the economy of nation.

Under the hood, there will be existing 2.2-litre SD4 diesel engine, sending maximum power of 140kW @ 3500rpm and peak torque of 420Nm @ 2000rpm. Three trims are on offer at sales floor: Pure, Dynamic and Prestige.

Locally Made Range Rover Evoque Launched

Commenting at the launch, Mr. Rohit Suri, President of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) India, said, Indian market has offered significant growth for both the brands. And Range Rover Evoque is a very well-known product amongst the audience, which will touch new heights after being offered for a competitive price. This new form of investment at Pune facility replicates the firmer long-term commitment to the local market.

Mentioned below are the prices of locally made Range Rover Evoque ex-showroom Mumbai (Pre-Octroi):

Evoque Five-Door SD4  (140kw) Pure: Rs. 48.73 lakh

Evoque Five-Door SD4 (140kw) Dynamic: Rs. 52.40 lakh

Evoque Five-Door SD4 (140kw) Prestige: Rs. 56.21 lakh

Hyundai i20 Active Launched In Mumbai Starting At Rs 6.69 Lakh

Media footages had become a statement for the carmakers, where making the max of it remains at the core of every marketing strategy. To further elaborate, the multi-city launches eloping every name in the industry it didn’t left Hyundai for an exception. Based on the bespoke trend, Hyundai launched i20 Active in Mumbai today for a price of Rs 6.69 lakh.

Based on the same platform of i20 Elite, the Active version differentiates itself by high ground clearance of 190mm, skid plates on front and rear, new bumpers, fresh fog lamps, daytime running lamps infused in the headlamps cluster beneath projector diodes, differentiated front grille, unique fuel-cap, tail-gate mounted spoiler, roof-rails and R16 diamond cut alloy wheels. The cabin too was nicely covered in black fabric contrasted by orange for the darker paint shades. The lighter shades receives black and blue theme. The cooled glove-box and rear AC vents are the unique features like its automatic key and push-start button. The steering gets telescopic and tilted adjustable function along with the driver’s seat adjustment. Rear parking sensors, ECM display for better vision of rear, impact sensing door unlock system, ABS and dual-airbags are some of the safety features seen in the top-end variant.

Hyundai i20 Active Launched In Mumbai Starting At Rs 6.69 Lakh

In the engine bay, power delivery is done by a 1.2-litre petrol engine of 83PS and 11.7kgm of torque. In diesel, the Active is more powerful than the other by delivering 90PS and 22.4kgm of torque. The petrol motor is mated to a 5-speed manual, where the diesel turns up with a six-speed manual.

Hyundai i20 Active Launched In Mumbai Starting At Rs 6.69 Lakh
Mentioned below are the prices of i20 Active ex-showroom Mumbai:

Petrol

Active i20 1.2: Rs 6.69 lakh

Active i20 1.2S: Rs 7.43 lakh

Diesel

Active i20 1.4: Rs 8.0 lakh

Active i20 1.4S: Rs 8.74 lakh

Active i20 1.4SX: Rs 9.32 lakh

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Hyundai i20 Active Launched At Rs 6.38 Lakh Ex-Showroom Delhi

How Active are you? That’s what Hyundai wants to ask everyone who will buy their new i20 Active – the crossover type variant of Elite i20, like Fiat Avventura and Etios Cross. Launched for a starting price of Rs 6.38 lakh with the petrol engine and Rs 7.63 lakh in the diesel trim, overall five trims are available including both the trims.

Hyundai doesn’t seemed to target the huge numbers with this Active, rather would sell it as a lifestyle product. Compared to the standard i20 Active receives plastic cladding around the base at the bottom, changed front grille, new front and rear bumper with rounded fog lamps, projector lamps and daytime running lamps used, new fuel enclosing lid and gloss finish on C-pillar. Skid plates, roof rails and new alloy wheels are the obvious ones.

The cabin appears carried over from the Elite i20 but the designers have worked out new combination to give a kind of change. To name them, lighter shades on outer get blue-black theme in the cabin, and the darker ones go with all black mentioning orange on some accents and gear lever.

Hyundai i20 Active Launched At Rs 6.38 Lakh Ex-Showroom Delhi

Above all, a major correction that Active i20 received which distinct it from the hatchback trim and makes to stand up in the line of crossovers is the ground clearance, notched by 20mm from the Elite i20’s 190mm.

Hyundai i20 Active Launched At Rs 6.38 Lakh Ex-Showroom Delhi

Hence, the aforementioned spunk grant the newbie a fresh image, where the engine continues to do the same with its 1.2-litre petrol and 1.4-litre diesel. The former produces 82bhp and 114Nm of torque mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The latter is found worth of 89bhp and 220Nm of torque after mating to a six-speed manual gearbox.

Hyundai i20 Active Launched At Rs 6.38 Lakh Ex-Showroom Delhi

  • Mentioned below are the prices ex-showroom Delhi:

Hyundai i20 Active Launched At Rs 6.38 Lakh Ex-Showroom Delhi

Petrol

Active i20 1.2: Rs 6.38 lakh

Active i20 1.2S: Rs 7.09 lakh

Diesel

Active i20 1.4: Rs 7.63 lakh

Active i20 1.4S: Rs 8.34 lakh

Active i20 1.4SX: Rs 8.89 lakh

Hyundai i20 Active Launched At Rs 6.38 Lakh Ex-Showroom Delhi

2015 Chevrolet Captiva Launched For Rs 25.13 Lakh Ex-Showroom Delhi

The downturn of Captiva may have led the Trailblazer to take on the Indian roads. It seems the Chevrolet still thinks this SUV still has more time to spend in the Indian market till the other one gets ready. For the said, bowtie logoed carmaker introduced MY 15 Captiva 2.2 in the country for a starting price of Rs 25.13 lakh ex-showroom Delhi with manual version. The automatic trim comes priced for Rs 27.36 lakh.

On the basis of claims made by the automaker, the SUV boasts only new instrument cluster and ‘Cluster Ionizer’ for improved air quality inside the cabin.

Under the bonnet 2015 Captiva continues to hold the same 2.2-liter diesel that sends max power of 186.5bhp @ 3800rpm and peak torque of 400Nm @ 2000rpm. The 6-speed auto transmission and All Wheel Drive (AWD) system are optional on the list.

2015 Chevrolet Captiva Launched For Rs 25.13 Lakh Ex-Showroom Delhi

The SUV is also focussed with loads of safety features like ABS, six-airbags, pre-tensioners and height-adjustable system for the seat belts.

Commenting at the launch, Arvind Saxena, President and Managing Director at General Motors India, said, the company is growing on market shares, where this MY 15 Captiva will aid the plan further. This SUV is well-received across the world by the means of fresh styling, best-in-class quality and lots more. Adding further for the interests of Indian audience, Captiva is very economical on the pockets as well. Packed with power and performance, diesel fuel for the drivetrain tops the list. Given for this much of price, it is a lucrative model to look at when out in the market to a buy a SUV.

New Mini Cooper S Launched For Rs 34.65 Lakh Ex-Showroom India

Nothing drives us crazy except for that zest of a go-kart behind the steering-wheel of a Mini. Launched the new Cooper in diesel with three- and five-door trims last year during November, the maker had now rolled out new Cooper S, the petrol variant of the fresh face for a price of Rs 34.65 lakh ex-showroom India.

On paper, the nutty hatchback owns a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder twin-turbo unit that sends the swoopy power of 192bhp and 280Nm of torque to the front wheels via a 6-speed auto gearbox. This new tranquility of petrol drives it to 100km/h in 6.7 seconds alongside with the queer of reaching the top-speed of 233kmph. A fuel-efficiency of 18.2 kmpl is rated by ARAI.

In dimensions, new Mini Cooper fares better on this note than its predecessor at 3821mm in length, 1414mm in height, 1727mm in width and 2495mm in wheelbase. The 16-inch alloy wheels takes charge of the bottom. Even the boot space gets generous from 211-litres to 731litres when second row seat folded.

New Mini Cooper S Launched For Rs 34.65 Lakh Ex-Showroom India

To make the best, Mini confirmed to bring Cooper S in India as CBU (completely built units) from abroad that will make it to cost more than the locally manufactured counterparts.

New Mini Cooper S Launched For Rs 34.65 Lakh Ex-Showroom India