Three new KTM Dukes have been launched in India – 2017 KTM Duke 390, Duke 200 and Duke 250. Launched at Rs.2.25 lakhs, the Duke 390 made a lot of headlines because of its substantial upgrade. It has sharp LED headlights and 1200 Superduke inspired design. Powered by a 373.2cc, 43.5hp, single-cylinder, fuel-injected, liquid-cooled engine, the Duke 390 ticks almost all the right areas.
Suzuki India has launched the updated BS IV compliant Gixxer, Gixxer SF and Access 125 two wheelers in India. The latest Suzuki now comes with more eco-friendly engines, new graphics and Auto Headlamp on. Besides this, Access scooter also gets a new color option.
SsangYong has revealed sketches of the new concept car that will be revealed at the Geneva MotorShow in March. The car has been named XAVL or Xciting Authentic Vehicle Long SUV, but in reality it is really a longer and bulkier version of the XAV concept which the company revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show held a couple of years ago.
The 2017 KTM Duke 200 is all set for launch in India and ahead of its launch a few spy images of the bike has appeared on the net. While the camouflaged test mule shares little about the new model, the new 2017 KTM 200 Duke will see major upgrades. The styling takes inspiration from the Super Duke R with the sharp fuel tank and revised headlamp. Unlike the 390 Duke though, the 200 does not get a full LED headlamp cluster and instead uses a halogen bulb with integrated LED daytime running lights.
A new BS-IV compliant TVS Wego has been launched in India at Rs.50,434. The scooter remains more or less same except the fact that its 110cc CVTi engine is now BS-IV compliant.
The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has now come out with a new petrol variant in India priced at Rs.56 lakhs. With this new addition Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has further expanded its Jeep line-up in the country, which also comes as a huge delight for enthusiasts who were waiting for a petrol-powered Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.
Czech automaker Skoda Auto is going to launch limited black edition Octavia in India by next week and it would be priced Rs.15,000-Rs 20,000 more than the current top-end variant of Octavia. This new edition will be introduced only on the top variants (both petrol and diesel), and on the DSG variants. The company has teased the car in its Instagram account.
Bajaj Auto has updated one of its highest performing motorcycles in the Indian market – the RS 200. The bike is now BS IV emission regulation compliant and comes with new graphic schemes – Racing Blue and Graphite Black. The BS IV compliant Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 has been launched at a price tag of Rs.1,21,881 for the non ABS variant & Rs.1,33,883 for the ABS Variant.
The latest convertible from the Mini stable is all set to be unveiled at the 2016 Tokyo Motor show and in order to build up to the grand launch, the company has released pictures of the car. The new Mini Cooper Convertible looks great from its new images and has a fully electric roof as well as an advanced rollover protection system which helps keep occupants safe by detecting possible rollovers.
The car will be powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine or a 1.5-liter diesel variant. The engines will come mated to a six speed gearbox to be offered in both manual and auto options. In addition to this, shift paddles have been mounted on the steering wheel in the automatic option. Traction control as well as electronic differential lock has been provided as a standard feature across models.
The car has also been increased in terms of dimensions slightly and also has an increase in terms of wheelbase. The Cooper convertible will also be heavier this time around and the top will take about 18 seconds to deploy. In addition to these features, the car will also have a 6.5 inch infotainment screen as well as a USB audio connection. The car will also have reversing camera as well as rear parking distance control.
The Mini is likely to hit showrooms in UK by March 2016 and is likely to come to India later in the year.
The new compact SUV being worked on by Chevrolet and based on the Chevrolet Adra concept may be called the Gem-B when it is finally launched. The car was first seen at the 2014 Auto Expo and is likely to release in 2018. To be based on the Gamma 2 platform from the company, the car will feature the funky design language from Chevrolet and is likely to come with options of both diesel and petrol engines.
The new platform is one that has been much talked about lately and is being eagerly anticipated by the motor world. The platform is likely to give birth to a compact SUV, which is the Gem-B, a B-segment hatchback is also likely and so is a compact sedan. The hatchback will be a replacement for the Sail once the launched. The company is also likely to launch a car which will take on the Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano, Maruti Suzuki S Cross and the Hyundai Creta. This will be the largest in terms of cars based on this platform.
General Motors is taking the market here in India extremely seriously and has lined up a host of cars for the public. The company has been spending a huge amount in development in the country and will look for their investment to bear fruit in the coming years.