Mahindra Thar Special Adventure Edition Launched In India

Mahindra Thar, the heartbeat of every off-road goer in India, has just got special than before.

Always spiked in the image of barbed wires and slush, the off-road going Mahindra Thar in India is now launched in special Adventure Edition, available only for first 30 buyers.

The cosmetic changes made in and around make it to look meaner and admirable than before. The Java brown paint shade and decals of maps and compass covering the whole body charms it for the first sight. Head and tail lamps protector, chaff for radiator, raised wheel arches with the black plastic are the gimmicks for external protection over off-road.

Inside the cabin, black seats with orange piping and Adventure Edition embossed on the seat back makes it more lucrative with moulded floor mats. The central console too gets refreshment.

Mahindra Thar Special Adventure Edition Launched In India

Under the bonnet, Adventure Edition Mahindra Thar stores a 2498cc NEF TCi-CRDe worth developing 105hp @ 3800rpm and peak torque of 247Nm between 1800-2000rpm. The traction is sent to all wheels (4WD variant), which is now confirmed lower DI variants of Thar will not fall under the edition update.

Hence, no words on pricing, but as per our consideration prices expected to go up by certain notches looking down to the exclusively. On a brief note, a stock Thar CRDe costs Rs 7,37,201 ex-showroom Delhi.

Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG Launched In India For Rs 69.6 Lakh Ex-Showroom Delhi

Within a short time just after the launch of its compact SUV ‘GLA’ in India, Mercedes-Benz banged upon the shores once again, and this time it rolled-out GLA45 AMG for Rs 69.60 lakh ex-showroom Delhi.

GLA45 AMG is actually the powerful version of GLA that is being sold currently. Under the hoods, both comes fed by the same petrol engine of 2.0-liter. The difference between AMG-badge machine and the conventional Benz engine is – the former is titled as one of the most powerful 4-cylinder engine in the world roaring the power of 360 horses at 6,000 rpm and 450Nm peak of torque between 2,250 – 5,000rpm. All of these aggressive forces are sent to all four-wheels by 4MATIC, unlike to only front wheels in the stock GLA. A seven-speed dual-clutch AMG SPEEDSHIFT gearbox does the remaining job.

GLA 45 AMG is tanked enough to clock top-speed of 250km/h with 0-100km/h in 4.8 seconds. And as per EU regulations it returns fuel-efficiency of 13.33kmpl.

Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG Launched In India

Other technicalities that make up the most of this AMG tag are, tuned suspension for sports driving, speed responsive steering wheel, ventilated cross-drilled brakes with red calipers (peeping out of 19-inch alloy wheels), ESP (Electronic Stability Program) with three-stage and Curve Dynamic Assist system.

in the miniscule comparison note between GLA and GLA45 AMG, the AMG version wears a new front grille with a tint of red, adorns aggressive bumpers, blackened roof, side skirts, rear-diffuser and final touch led by quad-exhausts.

Inside the cabin, performance-driven compact GLA flairs couple of sport-seats at front, which are further enhanced by the red seat-belts, contras stitches, and most impressive steering wheel with flat-bottom.

Well, considering the road-conditions of India, German carmaker had topped up its ground clearance impressively.

Under the AMG badge in India, Mercedes presently sells CLA 45 AMG, E 63 AMG, ML 63 AMG, GL 63 AMG, G63 AMG, and SLK 55 AMG roadster. As per financial results, company reports a growth of 150 percent in current year for their AMG cars in India.

Fiat Avventura Launched In India For Rs 5.99 Lakh Ex-Showroom Delhi

Fiat Avventura, one more addition to the fray of hatchback turned crossover, is launched in India for a starting price of Rs 5.99 lakh ex-showroom Delhi (Petrol Active variant). The diesel trims starts at Rs 6.98 lakh.

Over the changes made, Fiat’s crossover carried a standard spare wheel, raised ground clearance of 205mm and 16-inch wheels across all the variants.

Most of the cosmetic gimmick is drawn from the new hatchback Punto Evo. The nose is reworked and add-ons are placed over the bumper for a go-anywhere looks. The aluminum roof rails and scuff plate further add to that appeal. To make a brief note about the rear mounted wheel, it has its own bracket which has to be unplugged prior to opening the tailgate.

Inside the cabin, reworks are immense in numbers. Prominently, the dashboard gets a dual-tone treatment, compass and tilt meter for the off-roader appearance. Driver is treated with a peace of mind having dual-airbags at its bay and seat height adjustment. Rear seats can now be folded down in the ratio of 60:40 for the practicality purpose.

Fiat Avventura Launched In India

Other safety features in the list is ABS with EBD. Certain variant gets steering mounted control, rear AC vents, automatic climate control, and Blue & Me system for telephony.

Underneath the hoods, petrol variants are powered by 1.4L FIRE engine worth of 89 bhp and 115 Nm of torque. The diesel comes with 1.3L Fiat Multijet delivering 92 bhp and 209 Nm of torque. Both the guises are mated to a 5-speed manual transmission with all the power being sent to front wheels.
In the line of competition, Avventura stands head-to-head with Volkswagen Cross Polo, Toyota Etios Cross, Ford EcoSport and others of the same kind.

Six colours made available in three trims: Active, Dynamic and Emotion.

Prices of Fiat Avventura in India

Fiat Avventura Petrol

Fiat Avventura Active: Rs 5.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)
Fiat Avventura Dynamic: Rs 7.05 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)

Fiat Avventura Diesel

Fiat Avventura Active: Rs 6.89 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)
Fiat Avventura Dynamic: 7.65 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)
Fiat Avventura Emotion: 8.17 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)

Toyota Etios And Liva Facelift Launched In India From Rs 4.76 Lakh

Toyota has nothing exceptional to fume except for a certain facelift or a makeover to the existing models. One more time off its sleeve after the Innova facelift, company has launched Etios and Liva facelift in India.

Reporting the changes, they can be expressed as the revamped front grille, which gets a chrome treatment for higher trims, complemented by standard dual-airbags on all variants. Though, the base trims aren’t noteworthy of additional gimmick except the said. The mid variants in the line-up are added with larger LCD and a clock for instrument cluster, seatbelt warning buzzer for driver, headlamps and doors ajar, fabric upholstery, couple of speakers at rear. The top of line trims doses their buyers with a 2-DIN music system with Bluetooth connectivity and aux-in, steering mounted controls, rear parking sensors, cooled glovebox, electronically-adjustable ORVMs, fresh set of alloys and new faux-wood finish for armrests inside the cabin.

Toyota Etios And Liva Facelift Launched In India From Rs 4.76 Lakh

Aesthetically, the badges of Etios and Liva facelift are also changed, where the base model is wearing none of the trim nomenclature. The V and VD trim is discontinued, whereas the G and GD remains intact. The special pack of G and GD are now badged as V and VD. Earlier, the V and VD trims that is discontinued is now renamed as the new top-end VX and VXD.

Under the bonnet, there remains the same 1.2L and 1.5L petrol alongside the 1.4L diesel.


Toyota Etios Petrol Rs. 5.74 – 7.06 lakh

Toyota Etios Diesel Rs. 6.84 – 8.16 lakh

Toyota Etios Liva Petrol Rs. 4.76 – 6.57 lakh

Toyota Etios Liva Diesel Rs. 5.94 – 6.95 lakh

(All prices are ex-showroom Delhi)

Nissan Terrano Anniversary Edition Launched In India For Rs 12.83 Lakh

Nissan Terrano, the Renault Duster sibling, just completed one year in India and company rolled-out an Anniversary Edition for the celebratory call.

The efforts are done in form of cosmetics changes on outer and interiors. Styling features a couple of racy stripes on bonnet, blackened roof & door pillars along with rear spoiler. Side steps are provided on both the sides. A flash of chrome on tailgate and door-handles can be witnessed. And on the top of all ‘Anniversary Edition’ marks the exclusivity for its owners.

Inside the cabin, it gets a head-up display for the driver. The display can be paired to navigation applications on smartphones using Bluetooth to portray various details, which apparently is the segment’s first.

Nissan Terrano Anniversary Edition Launched In India For Rs 12.83 Lakh

Limited Edition is restricted to 450 examples only.

Nissan rolled it out in two variants, XVD THP priced at Rs 12,83,645 and XVD THP Premium bearing a tag of 13,13,725 (both prices are ex-showroom Delhi).

Bookings can be done at for a minimum amount of Rs 10k.

Maruti Ciaz Diesel Launched In India For Rs 8.04 Lakh, And Petrol For Rs 6.99 Lakh

Maruti just launched a newbie in India in the context of mid-size sedan – the all new Ciaz!

Priced the new possession of its repertoire, Maruti claimed of bringing the Ciaz’s petrol version to showrooms for Rs 6.99 lakh, and diesel at Rs 8.04 lakh (ex-Delhi).

The replacement of Baleno and SX4 is quite obvious to target young aspirers who dream of their first car. And it’s in its genre to load tons of features for the top-end variant buyers. (Four variants available: V, V+, Z and Z+)

Underneath the bonnet, lays options of a 1.3L Fiat’s Multijet diesel 89bhp/200Nm and 1.4L petrol 91bhp/130Nm. Both of them are mated to a five-speed manual gearbox for the stock vehicle, while petrol trim also gets an option of four-speed automatic for an additional amount.

Maruti Ciaz Diesel Launched In India For Rs 8.04 Lakh, And Petrol For Rs 6.99 Lakh

However, Maruti’s new sedan comes packed with projector headlamps and 16-inch alloys on exteriors. Inside the cabin, it gets the touchscreen infotainment system which doubles up as a display for rear view camera, leather upholstery and seats, keyless entry, climate control and many more for the top-end buyers.

Amongst the range, standard features are: electrically adjustable wing mirrors, audio system, keyless entry and projector headlamps.

Its rival in the market will be Hyundai Verna, Volkswagen Vento, Honda City and Skoda Rapid.

Hence, this is not the first time Maruti is going to place its car in the segment above Rs 10 lakh. Earlier attempts of SX4 and Baleno delivered not so impressive outputs, so the automaker seemed in jeopardy this time as well because of the said.

Color options for Ciaz: Dignity Brown, Midnight Black, Sangria Red, Snow white, Clear Beige, Silky Silver and Glistening Grey.

  • Maruti Ciaz Petrol Prices Ex-Showroom Delhi (Manual)

Vxi: Rs. 6.99 lakh

Vxi+: Rs. 7.55 lakh

Zxi: Rs. 8.24 lakh

Zxi+: Rs. 8.59 lakh

  • Maruti Ciaz Petrol Prices Ex-Showroom Delhi (Automatic)

Vxi+ AT: Rs. 8.65lakh

Zxi AT: Rs. 9.34 lakh

  • Maruti Ciaz Diesel Prices Ex-Showroom Delhi (Manual)

Vdi: Rs. 8.04 lakh

Vdi+: Rs. 8.63 lakh

Zdi: Rs. 9.45 lakh

Zdi+: Rs. 9.8 lakh

  • Maruti Ciaz Petrol Prices Ex-Showroom Mumbai (Manual)

Vxi: Rs. 7.46 lakh

Vxi+: Rs. 8.03 lakh

Zxi: Rs. 8.72 lakh

Zxi+: Rs. 9.09 lakh

  • Maruti Ciaz Petrol Prices Ex-Showroom Mumbai (Automatic)

Vxi+ AT: Rs. 9.19 lakh

Zxi AT: Rs. 9.88 lakh

  • Maruti Ciaz Diesel Prices Ex-Showroom Mumbai (Manual)

Vdi: Rs. 8.56 lakh

Vdi+: Rs. 9.17 lakh

Zdi: Rs. 10.0 lakh

Zdi+: Rs. 10.36 lakh

Mercedes-Benz GLA Launched In India For Rs 32.75 Lakh Ex-Showroom Delhi

Mercedes-Benz launched GLA in India for Rs 32.75 lakh, while the range concludes at Rs 36.9 lakh (prices ex-showroom Delhi). With this product, German automaker has taken on the compact SUV segment to the likes of BMW X1, Audi Q3, Volvo V40 Cross Country and some others.

To brief its significance over the rest, GLA is the only model to have a petrol variant presently while the rests are doing with diesels.

As based on the same MFA front-wheel drive platform of A and B Class, the GLA’s AWD variant is said to join the league in future.

Under the bonnet, there rests petrol engine (GLA 200) of 2.0L 4-cylinder worth of 181bhp and 330Nm with 0-100 in 7.6 seconds having a top whack of 205kmph. The diesel engine (GLA 200 CDI) that’s of bigger or similar in size than the rest of competitors powers the least output of 135bhp and 300Nm of torque with the sprint from none to a ton in 9.9 seconds. Both come mated to a seven-speed dual clutch (DCT) gearbox with the paddle shifters as standard.

Mercedes-Benz GLA Launched In India

Nothing new can be deemed in seeing this Mercedes as it draws the same line to that of A and B Class. The car thrives AMG styling on inside similar to its hatchback with air-con vents and all those gimmicks placed in same order. Large panoramic sunroof, rear-view camera, sat-nav, tyre pressure sensors and Harman system are some of them if suggested to name.

For the safety to knockout the rest, Benz’s compact SUV comes equipped with 7-airbags, ABS with brake assist and anti-skid regulation (ASR) as standard fitments. At par delivered to the SUV needs of a city, Mercedes is also shaping the performance version GLA 45AMG launch over the next month.

For ARAI on our well-versed our road condition, it delivered fuel-efficiency of 13.8kmpl for petrol and 17.9kmpl on diesel. Alongside, the ground clearance is also raised by 30mm than the international spec.

Price of Mercedes-Benz GLA in India:

Price of Mercedes-Benz GLA in India

Maruti Swift Silver Plus Edition Launched In India

Maruti’s best seller just got hotter than before. To cash over the festive season, company had rolled out Swift Silver Plus edition for an additional amount of Rs 27,500.

Under the silver lining, India’s premium hatchback gets a Sony audio system with speakers, new upholstery, rear parking sensors, neck pillows and back cushion. They would fall pricier if purchased individually.

The whole package is worth Rs 31,745 (on-floor without festive discount).

Maruti Swift Silver Plus Edition Launched In India

Hence, no changes made underneath the hoods, it continues to do the job with 1.2L K-Series petrol, and Fiat’s 1.3L Multijet diesel engine.

Alongside, automaker too has rolled out Dzire Regalia edition.

Maruti Suzuki Celerio VXi+ Limited Edition Launched

The festive season hadn’t stopped Maruti to do its frequent job of limited editions. Not even spared the recently launched Celerio, it rolled-out ‘VXi+ limited edition pack’ for LXi and VXi buyers. Likewise to its other such adornments, edition packs accessories worth Rs 20k at a discounted price of Rs 14k only.

Underneath this delightful wrap (of Celerio VXi+), there comes body-colored wing mirrors with infused side indicators, body colored door handles, 2-DIN music system by JVC, number of speakers and central locking system.

Under the bonnet, no changes are made. A 1.0L petrol engine continues its job mated to 5-speed manual & AMT gearboxes.

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Front View

Hence, instead of mulling over limited editions automaker would have made way for the Celerio diesel. It could have proven more sense during the time of festivities. But it seems plans for the said had taken a backseat.

New Skoda Rapid With 1.5L Diesel Engine And DSG Gearbox Launched For Rs 7.22 Lakh

New Skoda Rapid launched in India at Rs. 7.22 lakh for petrol variant, whereas diesel one costs Rs 8.38 lakh. Aforesaid prices are for the starting variant and are ex-showroom Delhi.

The major change of 1.5L diesel engine is to its bay, which produces 103bhp married to a 7-speed DSG gearbox. The petrol variant of 1.6L continues to the job for same 103bhp with 6-speed triptronic transmission. The 5-speed manual isn’t outdated yet; the automaker had kept it posted till date.

The Rapid at moment didn’t garner the facelift. In fact it’s the same as of 2014 model, exceptionally on outer the alloys are changed and rear parking sensors are added. Inside the cabin, a new steering wheel, card holder and cruise control gets included.

New Skoda Rapid With 1.5L Diesel Engine And DSG Gearbox Launched For Rs 7.22 Lakh

The other Rapid, that’s with the “optional black package”, is honed with black theme on projector headlamps, fog lamps, front grille, logo, ORVMs, roof, side foils and alloys. The roof and side foils can be purchased in the accessory package too, says Skoda.

New Skoda Rapid

As adding the diesel automatic to the line-up, Czech based automaker is hoping to get some good numbers this year on the sales-sheet. Yes, we know Skoda is a premium brand and stand with an image at par than rest. But it’s obvious, such additions for a competitive price tag are meant to step aggressively in the number game with Hyundai Verna and Volkswagen Vento in the rift.

Price of 2014 New Skoda Rapid