Tata Kite to launch in December


If reports are true, then Tata Motors will start rolling out the latest compact sedan next month and could be priced between Rs 4.3 lakh to Rs 7.5 lakh and will compete against the Hyundai i10 and Maruti Suzuki Celerio in India.

Tata Motors have gone all out with the promotion of their new compact sedan, with the car making an appearance with Argentina and Barcelona star, Lionel Messi. Tata Motors, had recently signed the star footballer as the global ambassador of the company on a two-year deal.

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Sporty micro SUVs like Redi GO and Ignis set to rule Indian roads in 2016


MUMBAI: SUVs in India are shrinking. If compact sports utility vehicles and crossovers made waves in 2014-15, gear up for a spate of ‘micro SUVs’ to be launched next year by carmakers wooing entry-level buyers in the Rs 3-6 lakh bracket.

After Renault’s Kwid compact car caught the market’s attention with its SUV-ish design, 2016 will see the entry of more micro SUVS – Mahindra & Mahindra’s XUV100 (also called S101), Datsun’s Redi GO and leader Maruti Suzuki’s Ignis, which is expec ..

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JLR plans more locally-built models to take on Mercedes Benz, Audi, BMW


MUMBAI: Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is aiming to increase its India presence with more locally-built models as well as the introduction of the entry level XE to challenge the grip of Mercedes Benz, Audi and BMW on the country’s luxury car market. JLR wants to double its India market share to over 20 per cent in three years.

The company is examining which models can be made at its plant ..

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Super sports cars back in vogue, expected to grow for the 1st time in last four years


After over three consecutive years of decline in sales of the super sports car market, the year 2015 is expected to see the return of high single digit growth on the back of an improving economic sentiment, new launches and return of marquee brands like Ferrari and Maserati to India.

A sign of the changing sentiment in India and the perception of the market by makers of luxury car makers can be gauged by the fact that within three days of its global launch, the Italian super sports c ..

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Datsun Go-Cross concept revealed


Datsun has taken the wraps off the Go-Cross concept at its headquarters in Yokohama, Japan. The Go-Cross is based on the Go+ MPV but looks a lot more premium than current Datsun offerings. Styling will most likely be toned down a fair bit when the crossover comes into production.

The Go-Cross sports typical crossover styling elements like chunky wheel arches, body cladding all along, large rounded fog lamps that are high set and roof rails. No details have been mentioned in the release from the company but going by the pictures, and the ‘Cross’ tag, expect higher ground clearance, and protection under the front and rear bumpers.
source:- http://www.zigwheels.com/news-features/news/datsun-gocross-concept-revealed/23490/

Volkswagen India to submit emissions scandal report by November end


It’s tough times for Volkswagen due to the emissions scandal that has impacted the brand the world over. In India, the company came under the scanner last month to check if the Indian arm has been flouting any laws and so to clear the air, literally, Volkswagen India met the Heavy Industries Ministry and the ARAI.

Volkswagen Group India representatives have met Government of India – Ministry of Heavy Industries and ARAI yesterday and have updated them on the evaluations so far on the ongoing emissions issue with reference to India.

The company says that since there is a complex combination of several brands, various models, different engine variants and gearboxes as well as different model years that need to be analysed, establishing detailed facts is taking a longer time.
Source:- http://www.zigwheels.com/news-features/news/volkswagen-india-to-submit-emissions-scandal-report-by-november-end/23489/

WRC 2015: Andreas Mikkelsen takes maiden victory with first place in Spain


Same team, a different driver. Andreas Mikkelsen gained his debut WRC victory in Spain when the Volkswagen team leader Sebastien Ogier crashed on the final stage, causing the stage, to be stopped and interruption times applied for the support series and remaining competitors bringing an unexpectedly early conclusion to the WRC2 title race, won by Nasser Al Attiyah. For Al Attiyah his third place in the category in Spain clinched his third major FIA title in three weekends, after winning first the FIA Cross Country series and then the Middle East Rally Championship. Pontus Tidemand …

Source:- http://www.firstpost.com/auto/wrc-2015-andreas-mikkelsen-takes-maiden-victory-with-first-place-in-spain-2483432.html

SEMA 2015: Honda to reveal the Ridgeline Desert Race Truck concept


Honda will showcase the Ridgeline Desert Race Truck concept at the SEMA, Las Vegas, commencing on November 3, 2015. This four-door pick-up truck is expected to launch in the market by the next year. While the spy pictures and the sketch suggest that the Ridgeline Desert Race Truck retains resemblance to a pick-up, the new design is expected to be based on the 2016 Honda Pilot SUV.
Apart from the design, the Ridgeline Desert Race Truck concept is also expected to share its engine with the 2016 Honda Pilot. The SUV will get an all new 3.5-litre V6 i-VTEC which produces 284PS of power and 355Nm of …

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2015 Frankfurt Motor Show: Jaguar F-Pace SUV unveiled


The CX-17 Crossover Concept from Jaguar was unveiled two years ago on this very day and it took the world by storm, and not just because it was the company’s first attempt at a body type which its sister company Land Rover has mastered over decades. Now the production ready version of the crossover concept has been unveiled right before the Frankfurt Motorshow and in flesh it seems the wait has been worth it. You can at once tell that its got the soul of the F-Type sports car and hence the name ‘F-Pace’. But really, a Jaguar crossover? Well, why not? Porsche did it and succeeded, Bentley is about to do it in a few hours, and even Rolls Royce will do it in the near future. The crossover and SUV body forms are but an eventuality for luxury car makers. Having gotten that out of the way, here’s what the F-Pace is like in flesh.

Source:- http://www.firstpost.com/auto/2015-frankfurt-motor-show-jaguar-f-pace-suv-unveiled-2433796.html

November 2015 issue of OVERDRIVE on stands now


This issue of OD has everything you need to know to home in on what ride to bring home this festive season. Does the new Ford Figo hatch (i-)tener cojones to swiftly bolt past the competition? Our first drive report will enl-i10 you on that. This review though is not for the fainthearted – you’ve been warned.
Flip a little further and the temperate gets hell-ish among the little 100PS-plus cars, thanks to the new sting-bearing hot hatch from Fiat ” the Abarth Punto fights the ballsy Figo and the reigning champ, the Volkswagen Polo in a spirited OVERDRIVE comparo. Our review of the new Cayenne is hotter still ” we …

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