Alpina B8 Gran Coupe spied munching the Nurburgring
German tuner Alpina spotted testing the B8 Gran Coupe. Alpina has been hinting that it might launch a model based on the 8-Series, and now it's clear one is coming. Under the hood, the upcoming Alpina B8 Gran Coupe will be powered by the same 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, but in a higher state of tune.
Land Rover Defender Official Debut (India) on 15th October
Land Rover to launch the Defender in India on 15 October 2020. The rugged off-road SUV will be made available multiple variants. The pricing of the Defender is at Rs 69.99 lakh (ex-showroom). Bookings for the SUV commenced earlier this year. Powered by a 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol engine that produces 296bhp/400Nm.
Audi R8 Green Hell Edition
Audi pays tribute to the victories at the 24 Hours of the Nurburgring. The automaker celebrates the victories with a unique, model which is limited to 50 units and wears Tioman Green paint. Inside, there’s a plethora of Alcantara on the steering wheel, knee pads, center armrest, instrument cluster hood, while the floor mats feature a “GREEN HELL R8” logo.
Is that a BMW M4 GTS on test?
New spy-shots of a BMW on test popped up recently. Is that the M4 GTS? The vehicle has four, center-mounted exhausts in an odd, two-tier arrangement. There's a wing on the back rather than the tiny trunk lid spoiler from the standard M4. Surely whatever is cooking at BMW is exciting.
Ferrari ends production for GTC4 Lusso and Lusso T
The Italian firm is set to replace its four-seat shooting brake with an SUV in 2020. The ‘Purosangue’ SUV will replace the GTC4 Lusso. In accordance with its five-year model strategy announced in 2017 and the company’s standard model life cycle, Ferrari has phased out production.
Skoda Rapid TSI Automatic launch date
Skoda India is gearing up for the launch of the Rapid TSI Automatic on September 17th. The bookings for the same is open at a sum of INR 25,000. It 1.0-liter will be powered by a 110PS 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine and will be made available from Rider variant. The Automatic on offer is a torque converter unit, unlike the DSG.
Maserati MC20: A New beginning
The Italians joined the new era with MC20. Maserati has finally dropped the veil of their all-new MC20. A spiritual successor to the iconic MC12, the newest mid-engine supercar is built from the ground up by Maserati without any external assistance.
2022 Genesis G70 official images
Hyundai's luxury brand Genesis released the official images of the Genesis G70 which we can't help but find similarities with the G80. The G70 will be powered by a familiar turbocharged 2.4-liter 4 cylinder which will produce 290-hp and a more powerful twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6. The interior features a new 10.25-inch infotainment system.
Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe
Bookings for AMG GLE 53 coupe to start from 8th September and launch on 28th September. At the heart of the GLE Coupe sits a 3.0-liter inline-six with 435 PS and 520 Nm. This engine is also backed by mild-hybrid technology-EQ booster starter-alternator, matted to a 9-speed automatic setup which sends power across all four wheels.
Nissan teased the Z sports car again
The new Nissan Z design will take inspiration from its predecessors the original 240Z and the legendary 300ZX of the early 1990s. We can also see the silhouette of the Z, which Nissan has teased before. Powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine, rear-wheel-drive and a six-speed manual transmission.
Audi Q2 launch soon
Audi India recently teased the Q2 SUV ahead of its launch. Based on the MQB platform the Q2 shares the platform with Volkswagen T-Roc. Q2 could be offered with 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine, producing 188bhp and 320Nm of torque. Mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission sending power to all four wheels. It may be a CBU product.
VW ID.4 interior teased
The German automaker revealed the interior of the upcoming ID.4 before its launch. Well VW has no plans for India for now. The Volkswagen ID.4 features a small digital instrument cluster, an infotainment system, more. The seats are upholstered with leatherette and ArtVelours, eco-friendly microfibre material from 20% recycled plastic.
TATA Nexon XM(S) introduced
Nexon is now made available with a new trim level XM(S) for the price of 8.36 lakhs. The new variant offers Electric Sunroof, auto headlights, rain-sensing wipers and steering-mounted controls. It was previously speculated to be Nexon DCT but sadly no. The Nexon is now the cheapest vehicle in the segment to offer Sunroof.
BMW M3 Touring spied up-close
The spy-shots for BMW M3 Touring estate are pouring in and on the first look, the M3 Touring wears a nose that's identical to the saloon. On the other side, the exhaust layout is the same as on the M3 saloon by having two sets of dual exhausts.
Hyundai teased the new Kona and Kona N line
The Korean automobile company recently teased the new Kona and Kona N line. The update gets a wider stance and a shark-inspired nose that gives the model a sleeker look. Updated DRLs give it a high-tech, sophisticated style with aerodynamic design and an aggressive bumper.
Force Gurkha to be launched at year end
Force motor is currently testing the next generation Gurkha extensively. The vehicle has been spied many times. As seen in the Autoexpo 2020 the Gurkha's power plant is a BS6 compliant Mercedes sourced 2.2-liter diesel as well as a BS6 compliant 2.6-liter diesel.
Ford Ranger spied testing in India
Ford Ranger snapped testing for the first time in India. Is Ford evaluating the Ranger for India? Will this be the answer to Toyota Hilux which is under evaluation? Will we see a rise in pick-up trucks here?
Royal Enfield confirms plans on EV bikes
Royal Enfield too has electric mobility plans. The CEO confirmed that the company was indeed working on electric vehicles. The timeline for the launch of the first Royal Enfield electric bike wasn't disclosed however as the company is working on a sweet spot to break the news.
Rolls Royce reveals Dawn Silver Bullet
Rolls-Royce today releases the first official images showing Dawn Silver Bullet. The four-seat Rolls-Royce Drophead is transformed into an adaptable two-seat roadster, by addition of a rakish Aero Cowling with vapor-blasted titanium finisher, heightening the Collection’s sense of speed and purpose. Limited to 50 units.
Luxury EV brand Lucid claims 20 minutes charge for 300 miles
The California based company Lucid claims the Lucid Air to have the fastest charging ever with a capability to charge at rates of up to 20 miles per minute with 300 miles in 20 minutes. This charging figure is possible with a 900-volt charger at peak charging rate of 300 kW.
Benelli Launches Exclusive Dealership in Udaipur
Benelli, today launched its 29th exclusive showroom in Udaipur, Rajasthan. The state-of-the-art Benelli-Udaipur showroom is situated in a plush locale in the city of lakes. The showroom showcases the newly launched BS6 Imperiale 400, The Imperiale 400 was recently launched in India with prices starting from Rs. 1.99 Lakhs (Ex-showroom). Customers can book the Imperiale 400 with a minimum amount of Rs. 6000. Bookings can be done at the Benelli-Udaipur showroom and online at - india.benelli.com
KIA Sonet Bookings open from tonight
KIA Sonet is all set to join the already competitive segment of compact SUV. The Korean company has started officially accepting the bookings for the all-new KIA Sonet for a sum of Rs 25,000. The pricing is expected to be priced competitively as it rivals its cousin the Hyundai Venue.
All new Audi RS Q8 India launch
Audi India is all set to launch the all-new RS Q8 on August 27th. Bookings for the Audi is open at an amount of Rs 15 lakhs which can be booked online or from the dealership. The Audi houses a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 producing 600bhp power with 800Nm torque.
Renault Duster Turbo launched
Renault has launched the Duster turbo petrol in India at an attractive price tag of 10.5 lakhs. With this price tag, the Duster is the cheapest Turbo SUV as its 5 lakhs cheaper than Creta and Seltos. Powering the Duster turbo is a 1.3-liter motor with 154 bhp as seen on the Nissan Kicks.
Porsche Panamera sets Green Hell record
Porsche took their 4-door sedan to Nurburgring and claims to have set a new lap record. The vehicle lapped the 20.83km twisty loop in 7:29.81 minutes beating the Mercedes-AMG GT 63s. The lap record is set for the 'executive car' category. The new Panamera will be launched on 26-August.
BMW working on M3 Touring
The Bavarian car manufacturer has officially teased the M3 Touring wagon (estate/ station wagon) ahead of its premiere next month with the M3 sedan and M4 coupe. A 3.0-liter turbocharged straight-six motor with close to 500bhp is what powers this thing. The company will test the prototypes at the Green Hell.
Toyota to bring Gazoo Racing products to India
Toyota Gazoo Racing the performance brand from Toyota is headed for sale of products in India. The dealerships will have a dedicated 'GR' interaction corners. The legendary Toyota Supra likely to be the first 'GR' model for India. *IS THAT A SUPRA?* -screams internally-
Tata Altroz Turbo Petrol spied undisguised
Tata Motors is testing the new Altroz turbo petrol variant which may come with the DCT unit. The company is planning to set foot in the world of DCT with Altroz DCT, the DCT is expected to be a DT1 DCT from 'Punch Powertrain' which is a wet-DCT transmission.
Ford Freestyle Flair: Rs 7.69 lakhs
Ford India launched the Freestyle Flair edition in the country at a price tag of 7.69 lakhs (ex-showroom, all India). The special edition is provided in both Petrol and Diesel tunes. Freestyle Flair is based out on the Titanium+ variant of the cross-hatch with some added sporty elements on the exterior and interior of the vehicle. All these for Rs 30,000 additional over the top trim of both engine options.
BMW X3M ready for August launch
BMW India has confirmed the launch of mid-sized performance SUV X3M for India. The launch was delayed due to Corona. Powering the X3M is a twin-turbo straight-six screaming 480bhp with 600Nm torque. The signature M badge and quad-exhaust makes it stand out of regular X3.
Hyundai to launch IONIQ as a brand: Re-birth of IONIQ
The South Korean manufacturer planned to launch IONIQ as a brand to rival Tesla. The automobile giant has already set up three EV's in the portfolio. The new brand uses Hyundai's Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), which can take in fast charge and good range.
Renault Duster Turbo launch confirmed
Renault India has confirmed the launch of Duster turbo variant. The Renault will be powered by the same 1.3-liter turbo-petrol unit from Nissan Kicks. With the launch of the turbo variant, Renault will also re-introduce the CVT transmission to the lineup. The vehicle will remain mostly the same with minor cosmetic updates.
Honda Jazz: Updated
Honda Jazz facelift gets a BS6-compliant 1.2-liter petrol engine producing 90bhp. The vehicle can be booked online and offline. The updated package includes a sunroof, Chrome detailing up-front, a new set of led headlamp and foglamp. Honda has started bookings for Jazz for INR 5,000 online and INR 21,000 at the dealership.
2021 Chevy Camaro hits production
Chevrolet Camaro the Bumblebee in its 6th generation form has hit the production line. Bee will be produced at GM's factory in Michigan. Apart from cosmetic changed the vehicle gets a new 10-speed automatic transmission with the SS ZL1 package.
Cadillac Lyric EV: Luxury SUV
GM unveiled a new electric SUV named Cadillac Lyric. With a claimed capacity of 100kWh, the Lyric can be driven for 300 miles on its new Ultium battery system. The EV will support level 2 charging rated at 19kW and DC fast charging at 150kW. The EV will rival the Tesla Model X and Y.
BMW M5 to pack in 1,000hp
BMW has taken the wraps off its 2021 M5 and it is a stunner as always. If rumors are considered the company may plan to hybridize or even go all-electric for the mad M5 and M5-competition. The company is working on 'powerBEV' and its power figures are at 1000bhp. We expect to see it around 2023-2024.
Skoda Kodiaq TSI India launch delayed
Zac Hollis, Skoda India's director for sales and marketing confirmed it via twitter. Thanks to Corona the Czech company postponed the launch to the year 2021. The BS6 Skoda Kodiaq will be powered by a 2.0-liter TSI-turbocharged engine channeling power down via a 7-speed gearbox. As seen on VW Tiguan All-Space.
2021 Range Rover tests at Nurburgring
JLR group has started testing the fifth-generation Range Rover. The MK5 was spotted undergoing a handling test at Nurburgring. The new flagship will be rivaling the Mercedes GLS, BMW X7, Bentley Bentayga. Being placed on the MLA platform it can carry an option of electric, hybrid, and gasoline powertrain.
Aston Martin spotted munching miles at Green Hell
Aston Martin the brand known to people for its presence in 007 movies are snapped testing the DBS GT Zagato. The British manufacturer known for making some stunning cars like DB11 which looks gorgeous and are swift on performance like Vulcan are back at it. The company has come together with the Italian brand Zagato to make many amazing cars like DB4 Zagato, Shooting Brakes version of Virage and Vanquish and now the Aston Martin DBS GT Zagato. In the Blue shade the Zagato looks magnificent!
Nissan Magnite revealed
After the world premier of Nissan Magnite, the company has revealed its interior of the Magnite concept. Nissan is betting big on this sub-four meter compact SUV. From the images revealed one can notice the red-black theme throughout the vehicle. The interior has a honeycomb design pattern seen on the dashboard and seat. The dual tone dashboard houses a 8-inch floating touchscreen. The three control knobs appear to have a LED display in them which is a nice touch.
BMW 320d Sport returns to India
BMW India has decided to again bring back the 320d Sport to the country with a price tag of 42.10 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi. The price margin makes the 320d sport the most affordable BMW after the 330i. Under the hood, the 320d sport is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel churning out 188bhp with 400Nm torque. Paired to an 8-speed Steptronic gearbox the diesel can launch from 0-100kmph in 6.8 seconds. What supports run and gives good grip are the 17-inch alloys.
Toyota to join compact SUV segment
Officials at Toyota confirmed to enter the compact SUV segment with Urban Cruiser. Urban Cruiser is ideally a rebadged Maruti Suzuki Brezza. The vehicle could get a first-in-segment hybrid manual. As per reports, this time we may not see another Baleno rebadged Glanza scenario from Toyota-Suzuki alliance.
Jeep Compass 2020 recalled
FCA issued a recall of 547 units of Compass sold in 2020. The recall is initiated to rectify a faulty "Brace Nut" in the wiper assembly which malfunctions will cease the wipers to swivel when activated. The company claims no customer yet to report this issue.
BMW M3 spied with minimal camouflage
The 2021 BMW M3 had been spied testing at Nurburgring and other places under camouflage previously. However, the vehicle has been spied again this time wearing minimal camo. It appears that there are two variants of the M3 on test suspecting one to be a regular M3 churning out 460hp and the M3 competition with 510hp. While the camo on the rear and front bumpers don't reveal much but, what we do see is the huge kidney grille from the M4 which looks good with the aggressive headlight housing.
TATA's micro-SUV spied testing
TATA is currently testing the upcoming micro-SUV the HBX in its nearproduction version. The test mule seems to have retained many aspects from the concept shown at the expo. The test mule carries the grille seen on the TATA Nexon with the tri-arrow design. While the split headlamp unit is inspired by the intimidating Harrier. All we know from the AutoExpo2020 is this vehicle to be powered by a 1.2-liter NA petrol engine from Tiago mated to an MT and AMT transmission. Source : EVO
Land Rover Defender V8 on test at Nurburgring
Land Rover is testing a new range-topping variant of Defender with a V8 engine at Nurburgring. Although a race track is not the habitat of this 4X4 but its good enough to understand the handling of the vehicle. The on-test vehicle looks similar to the regular Defender and sports a quad-exhaust system with red brake calipers. Meaning the vehicle will get a performance package too. It is been speculated that the vehicle will house in a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 witnessed in the Range Rover SVR.
Mercedes-Benz EQS sedan on test
After the EQC the EQS will be another offering from the Mercedes-Benz stable. While the vehicle will be rivaling the likes of Tesla Model S the limo is expected to provide the luxury levels of the legendary S-Class. The EQS will be using the Modular Electric Architecture and house in dual electric motors on the front and rear axle for the AWD setup. The range could be close to 700kms and supported with modern quick charge support. The EQS was also spotted testing alongside two Tesla Model S.
Lotus SUV spied
Lotus is in the mid of developing its first SUV with the help of its parent company Geely who also owns Volvo and Lynk & Co. While Lotus management did confirm about an SUV but, the SUV spied looks very similar to Lynk & Co. SUV. It's may be used for hiding something under its skin since the spied vehicle doesn't look anything like the patent filed by Lotus...
Jeep launches the Compass Night Eagle
Jeep has launched the Compass Night Eagle with the tag line 'Be Fearless, Be Heard'. Night Eagle is the first Global Limited edition of the Compass to be launched in India as teased by Jeep India previously. The vehicle will host cosmetic changes and costs Rs.45,000 higher than the Longitude Plus Variant, but mechanically it will remain the same, powered by 2.0 diesel and 1.4 litre turbo petrol. The Night Eagle will lock horns with its direct Tata Harrier #Dark which looks magnificent.
Porsche Taycan, 'the most innovative car in the world'.
Scientists at the Center of Automotive Management (CAM) recognized the electric Porsche the Taycan as the most innovative car in the world. The electric houses 27 new developments, making it the most important driver innovation in recent times. 13 of these are worlds first as per reports published by CAM under the new AutomotiveINNOVATIONS report. Apart from this Porsche Taycan has bagged in 40 international awards. Including WCOTY-2020 (world car of the year-2020).
KIA Sonet render teased.
KIA motors have finally revealed the first rendered image of their third offering in India. The official image gives up an idea of what to expect from the product. Kia's signature tiger grille which makes it look sporty is prominent. Aimed towards the young buyers the design appears to be confident, evil, and cleverly ready to take on its sibling the Hyundai Venue. Kia will soon be launching the Sonet. Stay tuned to know more.
Spied Audi Q5 at the Nurburgring
Audi is preparing itself to take on the Mercedes-Benz GLC and BMW X4 with the Q5 Sportback. The Q5 has been spotted at Nurburgring munching miles and screeching tires for its handling tests. The tail lamps appear to have been inspired by the companies flagship SUV the Audi Q8. Should Mercedes-Benz and BMW be worried about this threat? Well, we will find out when this machine hits the shores.
Andrea Dovizioso bags in 6th place at Andalusia GP, Jerez
Andrea Dovizioso managed to make it to the sixth position at Andalusia Grand Prix, Jerez. The rider was at fourteenth position off the grid and managed to climb up some positions in the early stages of the race. Due to soaring high temperatures on the track, led to many riders retired from Grand Prix. The rider from Forli manages the situation well without compromising on the race. Ducati team holds the third position in the team's standings. Andrea Dovizioso - 6th Danilo Petrucci - DNF
Formula 1 returns to Imola, Portimao, Nurburgring
As per the new race calendar, the authorities have decided to add Nurburgring, Portimao and Imola to 2020 race season. It will be for the 1st time after '06 and '13 F1 has returned to Imola and Nurburgring. The concerned authorities have also decided to add Mugello to the list. Excited for F1? Well then mark your calendar ✓9-11 Oct at Nurburgring ✓23-25 Oct Portimao ✓31-Oct to 1-Nov Imola
Leaked patents on a new exclusive Rolls Royce.
Rolls Royce has been working on the Coupe and Drop top variation of their popular 8th Generation Phantom. This could be it. The Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe / Droptop will powered by a 6.75 litre V12 with 563 bhp and 900 Nm with a possibility of a hybrid system in the works to match Europe's new stricter emission norms.
Kia and Rafael Nadal extend brand ambassador partnership.
Kia Motors Corporation, the major partner of the Australian Open, announced a five-year partnership renewal with tennis all-time great Rafael Nadal via a global livestream training session hosted on his official Facebook page. The broadcast gave fans the opportunity to help get Nadal back to match fitness, as he prepares for his return to the court.
The striking, powerful, all-new Audi RS 7 Sportback drives in.
Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today announced the launch of the all-new Audi RS 7 Sportback in India. More versatile than ever before, the Audi RS 7 Sportback is now available as a wide-bodied five-seater and showcases improved performance along with enhanced efficiency delivered by a mild hybrid system. Highly customizable, the Audi RS 7 Sportback is priced from INR 1.94 Crore. Customer deliveries commence in August 2020.
BGAUSS begins online bookings for its electric scooters
BGAUSS, from the house of RR GLOBAL, announced the online bookings for its upcoming electric scooters – B8 in LI technology, Lithium ion and Lead acid variants and A2 in Lead acid and Lithium ion variants. The online pre-booking starts on the company website, https://www.bgauss.com/, from today at a minimal booking amount of INR 3, 000/-. The two-premium range of electric scooter BGAUSS B8 and A2 will begin on ground deliveries from August '20 starting with Pune, Mumbai, Chennai & Bengaluru.
Skoda to show its first All-Electric SUV
Skoda will make their 1st step in the world of EV on September 1st with the Enyaq. Skoda has decided to launch 10 EV's to the market by 2022. The Enyaq is based on the Skoda Vision iV concept. the offering will be based on the VW groups MEB platform and will be similar to the VW 1D.3. Skoda will be providing this vehicle with three battery packs, five power tunes alongside RWD or AWD set up. The most powerful combination will house 204 BHP along with a respectable range of 500Km.