Toyota began selling Qualis in India in 2000, and later in three years rolled company's first luxury sedan Corolla. In 2010, Toyota unveiled its another mid-size sedan called Toyota Etios and today the new version of Etios called All New Toyota Etios Platinum. The major change in the facelift Etios is in the front bumper, headlights and airdrome.
To gain the global smartphone market, British automotive brand Jaguar Land Rover, currently owned by Tata Motors, is all set to launch smartphones and accessories by early 2017. LandRover has tied up with consumer electronics company Bullitt Group to develop a bespoke smartphone and range of accessories.
Tesla Model S is designed with fully electronic automatic car with a new autopilot mode. AutoPilot mode is now available to test for 2 months for free only to Model S and Model X owners. AutoPilot is a second generation which is fully autonomous to be significantly safer and efficient on the road.
The world has been undergoing a sort of rapid development in the sphere of digital technology with innovative gadgets appearing virtually every single day of the year. The Android Auto is one such innovation that has taken the developed countries by storm. It was introduced earlier in 10 countries, including the US, UK, Germany, France, Spain, etc. The technology is being introduced in another 18 countries including India now.
Bengaluru based startup Ather Energy has developed India's first smart electric scooter. The company has integrated Android as operating system into scooter's tachometer. It also comes with Bluetooth connectivity, GSM, Google Map Navigation and other smart features.
Ford Endeavour 2016 is launched almost 10 years after the old version of Endeavour is out in the market. It comes with aggressive face lift and massive features in both exterior and interiors. This Endeavour is designed for almost any type of terrains like Normal, Snow, Sand and Rock. It is also considered to be one of the premium SUV available in the market.
Mahindra is yet to launch its another SUV build car called the Mahindra KUV 100 on 15th Jan, 2016. The company has already started taking advance booking for the same. With the increase in microSUV cars in the market, Mahindra does not want themself to keep behind with the launch of its new Mahindra KUV 100.
India’s largest car maker, Maruti, is reportedly bringing out a compact SUV of just below 4 meter probably by the first quarter of next year. Proposed to be named Vitara Brezza (or YBA, in short), this vehicle may compete with Hyundai’s Creta, Ford’s EcoSport and Mahindra’s TUV300 in the Indian market. The SUV is expected to be launched pretty soon, perhaps as early as in the first quarter of 2016 – most probably at Delhi Auto Expo.
Maruti Suzuki in collaboration with Nexa producing liquid design cars. Few months back, S-Cross was officially announced by the company and today a new Nexa series premium hatchback called Maruti Suzuki Baleno is launched. Suzuki's Nexa cars are developed by keeping in mind of Maruti's reputation in terms of low maintenance, high fuel efficiency, Suzuki's design, etc.
A long unfulfilled dream of many urban commuters has been to have a vehicle – a bike, an aircraft or a car – that could conveniently be folded and tacked in our carry bag. It looks such dreams are likely to be fulfilled if the present spate of experiments give any indication. Kickstarter has been on the job of bringing out a bicycle for several years now, which could fit in one’s dream of a light portable easy to maintain vehicle.
Bajaj is really working hard to build new products for 2015 and 2016. Few months back, company has launched three pulsar motorcycles a) Pulsar AS 150 b) Pulsar AS 200 and c) Pulsar RS 200 and today we came to know that Bajaj is planning to launch all new Bajaj Avenger Street 200 in 2016. It has been almost 10 years company has not given any update to its Avenger series.
Mercedes is yet to set a benchmark with its upcoming Mercedes GLE SUV 2016 model. This sports car will be officially launched by the company on October 14 and will be available in the Indian market soon. Move over the Mercedes M-Class, there is a new thug in town. Mercedes India is all set to launch the facelift version of the M Class SUV, called the Mercedes GLE on October 14. The car will be assembled at the company's factory in Pune.
Renault India is soon launching Renault Kid, and the booking has opened on the 18th September. The new vehicle – a small good looking SUV-designed car will create ripples in the Indian automobile market. Its unmatchable driving dynamics coupled with innovative features would surprise many. The car will be available soon at a cost ranging from Rs 3.00 to Rs 4.50 lacs is said to be the most fuel-efficient, petrol operated passenger vehicle. As per the ARAI certification, it gives 25.17 kms per litre – an astonishing feat indeed!
Honda has been a strong competitor of vehicles in India for a considerable period of time, both in the arena of two wheeler and four wheeler vehicles. Now, Honda has launched yet another Car which is a compact SUV called Honda BR-V. The price of this new compact SUV is expected to be within the range of Rs 9,00,000 to 12,00,000 in Indian market. This SUV is expected to be launched in India in 2016.
KTM RC390 and Ninja 300 are ruling in middle-weight Supersport bike category. But now these bikes gets a tough competitor from Yamaha called YZF-R3, which is a game changer for Yamaha. This bike is now available for sale in India at a price tag of Rs 3.25 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). Yamaha's R series bikes are a pleasure to ride and YZF-R3 is also to give the same experience. The only negative point about the bike is that it does not come with ABS.
Honda has launched a yet another mid range 160cc bike in India called Honda CB Hornet 160R which is tough enough to play hard with the existing competitors. This bike gives a feel and looks which Honda never had purely tried on previous bikes. This is not a naked bike, but the street bike feel can be fulfilled by the muscular and tough looking body design. The price of this bike is around Rs 80,000 (Ex-Showroom) in Indian market.
Are you been dreaming of a passenger car that could run on road as also take you to the sky and fly? Happily, this dream of yours can indeed be fulfilled soon, and you would see the day when the vehicle you drive can fly as well at your will. Yes, here comes a vehicle – your dream car – called Terrafugia TF-X, a four seater plug-in hybrid car that not only runs on roads and highways, but can fly with fly-by-wire vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capabilities.
Mahindra has launched a new beast into the automobile industry with its U301 compact SUV called Mahindra TUV300. This is a very tough TUV car. Incidentally, TUV stands for ‘Tough Utility Vehicle’. This compact SUV is based on Bolero, but has updated yet better design, which feels more upmarket and advanced. The base version of this car is expected to be priced at Rs 7,00,000 (Ex-Showroom) in Indian market.
The Italian-American auto manufacturer, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has launched its premium hatchback Abarth 595 Competizione in India this week. The brand-name Fiat is fairly well known in India since long, and hence it does look quite familiar. The car is a three-door hatchback seen as a replacement of Fiat’s Abarth 500. It would soon be available in five major cities, viz. New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Chennai and will be priced at around Rs 29.85 lakh (ex show-room Delhi).
Honda has launched yet another bike in its super sports bike segment. This bike is developed by Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) and Honda Motor. The RC213V-S is a road going prototype of the awesome Championship winning MotoGP RC213V machine. This bike is priced at $1,35,000 which is roughly around Rs 1,15,00,000 in Indian Market.
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