Still in the conceptual stage, Suzuki’s compact SUV that was once unveiled as Alpha at Delhi Auto Expo, still hadn’t moved to the production. After these many years, the company has now once again unveiled the iM-4 concept compact SUV at Geneva Motor Show.
To show a more of the people-friendly side, its design replicates hatchbacks or small cars rather than a proper SUV-filled attitude. Must be for the developing markets, this concept is designed keeping in mind the compressed space of the urban driving.
A large front grille takes on the centre stage and huge headlamps flanking LEDs make it to subtle further, the proportions or language identical to that lapped on Ertiga and Swift. Honestly speaking, the iM-4 isn’t appealing at a large scale, where the large flared wheel arches to house 18-inch wheels had eaten up the fenders. As per the information sent by the Suzuki, it houses a 1 .2-litre mild hybrid engine in the bay.
Well, there aren’t silver linings in the sky of this joining the production; if did so, then the company would use it as a replacement of Jimny in international markets, which is known as Gypsy in India.
It is been believable, the facelifts at BMW don’t look much different than their older siblings, but this new face of 1-Series is surely bound to change that evolvement. Dropped cover at Geneva Motor show, 1-Series facelift showed us the new design language that was clearly visible from the adaptive LED headlamps with high beam assistant and cornering fog lamps. Sharper eyebrows, revamped kidney grille and big air dams further sweeten the attire. Seeing to its back, the reshaped tail lamps lend another reason to smile. Those reshaped tail lamps, with new LED layout that forms a floating design of ‘L’ are there to mark distinctive posture on the roads. In fact, similar interpretation can also be witnessed inside the cabin, with those add-ons like 6.5-inch display, chrome around the buttons and knobs, glossy black details for some, and new upholstery options. The optional list now also includes an 8.8-inch screen with navigation.
Hence, the hatchback is made available in the options of three-and-five door, both of them making way to the sales floor later this month in the international market inclusive of that 3-three cylinder 1.5-litre petrol engine. Must admit, some praises also goes to 2-Series for sending the active cues to this hatchback to claim a distinct facelift appearance than the conventional BMW facelifts.
Since realizing the mistakes of Aria, Tata Motors is gearing up for another crossover, called Hexa. The vehicle is unveiled at Geneva Motor Show 2015, and bears quite distinct gimmicks than the attempt. Yet the Hexa is now in conceptual stage, but looking down to its promises the vehicle looks feasible to enter the European terrain very soon. A wider front somewhere resembling the Safari Storme, and extensive use of chrome makes it actually to pose better on the platform of Geneva Motor Show. The specially designed interior enough to house six passengers on captain seats will compel the buyers to think about it as an option if launched. Steering borrowed from the Zest, and some more minute details also lifted from other Tata cars, but in a very fashionable manner.
Under the bonnet, there stays a 2.2-litre Varicor diesel engine sending 154bhp and 400Nm of torque. Following are the dimensions of Hexa crossover:
- Length: 4764mm
- Width: 1895mm
- Height: 1780mm
- Wheelbase: 2850mm.
Adding more oomph to the plush factor, 19-inch alloy wheels, projector headlamps, chrome inserts on the tail gate step, all under the floating roofline completes the package. Though, no one knows when the market will see Hexa coming through the production bay. Till the further statement from Tata Motors arrives, stay tuned to us for more details.
Before saying a word, we couldn’t believe our eyes; Audi had revealed the new model of its flagship car R8 by retaining entire favourite cues. Certainly, the changes are like attention-to-details, where firstly the air intakes on the front include vertical slats for better aerodynamics. The similar type of styling is also evident at the fat rear, where the designer added fresh set of exhausts and a diffuser. The front grille has shrunk in size, but the rear is beefed up. Thought the whole design gives it an appearance of Lamborghini Huracan that sits on a long wheelbase. Peeping into details, it will be supportive, immense use of carbon fibre and aluminum will save its weight by a huge chunk.
In the engine bay, power to new R8 flagship is about to be fed by a V8 as well as V10; the latter will be lifted from Lamborghini’s entry-level vehicle (Huracan) with traction being sent to all-wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Well, Geneva Motor show is bound to light up the new R8 in the real world. Till then, stay tuned to us for more automotive news…
Though, the Koenigsegg produces bright and powerful cars in limited numbers, if specifically said they manufacture only on orders for the most. So, not many knowing them will not even be knowing the Koenigsegg One:1 and many other beast rolled out of that bay.
Here, for the knowledgeful, this Swedish automaker announced to bring the Agera RS at Geneva Motor Show 2015. In fact, not many details can be sneaked out of the package of this new model. But the pictures sent by them are delighting.
Added with the S in badge, it can be speculated the car could be a racetrack car, as reflected from the history of maker.
If the speculations may happen to go right with the said, it will deal with the 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch, for delivering the 0-100km/h in 2.5 seconds (approximately). Will it be able to fit into the shoes against the One:1 is still on the shaky ground.
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