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Cars ended up with a zero rating after the NCAP crash test

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• Renault Kwid, Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Maruti Suzuki Eeco, Mahindra Scorpio and Hyundai Eon • Absence of dual airbags

The news came as a shocker when the Global NCAP conducted crash test on five Indian cars and gave them all a zero rating. The unfortunate ones were the Renault Kwid, Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Maruti Suzuki Eeco, Mahindra Scorpio and Hyundai Eon. The absence of dual airbags which was a mandatory safety requirement was the main reason all five cars failed the test. Four cars were given 2 stars for child safety where again Maruti Suzuki Celerio failed. Crash test has failed in the past in India yet this news turned out to be a huge disappointment for the auto lovers. The Global NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) conducts assessment programmes to check the safety of vehicles in markets where consumers do not have much information on the safety standards. It also encourages emerging automobile markets to conduct its own NCAP by setting better safety regulations and norms. As a part of this initiative, the Global NCAP has encouraged India to develop its own NCAP the reason being India's astounding growth in the automobile industry, ready to leap ahead of South Korea and Germany and reach the 4th position by 2020. David Ward, Secretary General of Global NCAP stated that he was surprised to see a manufacturer like Renault had overlooked one of the basic safety requirements in its car, the Kwid. He also said that the company has committed to take corrective measures and is already working on it while the others haven't yet commented.

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Design Editions of Q3 and Q7 launched in India

Audi launched special design editions of Audi Q3 and Q7 in India at Rs.40.76 lakh and Rs.82.37 lakh respectively. The new design editions get cosmetic tweaks on the exteriors while their interiors receive additional equipment


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Maserati Ghibli 2018 launched in India at 1.33 Cr INR

The entry of the Maserati Ghibli dates back to 2014 and was then introduced in the midsize luxury sedan segment. The 2014 Ghibli was offered with a turbocharged Six-cylinder engine satisfying both luxury and performance equally. The latest, 2018 Ghibli gets a little cosmetic adjustment from Maserati which is appealing in all its senses.

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Maruti Suzuki Ignis all set to be launched next month

• Maruti Suzuki Ignis to be launched on 13th January 2017

• Addressed as a premium urban crossover, Ignis comes with a lot of unique features for the Indian specific model

• Available in both Petrol and Diesel trims and expected to be priced around Rs.5-7 lakh approximately


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Peugeot buys Ambassador Car brand from Hindustan Motors

Hindustan Motors has signed an agreement with Peugeot, selling Ambassador Brand and certain related rights at a sum of Rs.80 crore. It also said that the proceeds of the sale will be used to clear all pending dues of employees and lenders.


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Maruti Suzuki Swift 2017 Old wine in a new bottle Find out

Maruti Suzuki has launched the New Swift 2017 in Japan and it is just months away to the Indian launch. It is expected to reach India in the second half of 2017 and there has been some real buzz about it for quite some time now.
The unique and most loved car since 2005 has chosen a new avatar for the 2017 launch and is being awaited by the enthusiasts all over.


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Honda WR-V ready to hit Indian roads on March 16th, 2017

Honda WR-V (Winsome Runabout Vehicle), the sub compact crossover was unveiled at the 2016 Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil. Now, Honda is about to launch the same here in the country on March 16th, 2017. As WR-V rolls here, India will earn the name for being the first country to produce and launch it in the world. Previously named as the Jazz Twist, this crossover is based on the company’s best seller Honda Jazz but is slightly longer and taller than the latter.


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Mercedes Benz India announces plans to bring hybrid & electric car

As the Indian Government has been taking quicker and necessary steps to curb the growing pollution in the country, the automobile market too seems to be rapidly making moves alongside. This year, Indian Government planned to skip the implementation of BS-V norms altogether and is about to leap from BS-IV to VI in next four years, i.e. stricter emission norms by 2020.


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Jeep Compass expected to be priced around 25 lakh

August 1st witnessed the launch of the iconic Jeep Grand Cherokee in India. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles which brought the brand to India as CBU (Completely Built Up) units with a heavy price tag had promised that they will soon launch a Made in India SUV at their new facility (JV with Tata) in Ranjangaon, Pune.


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Isuzu MU-X launched in India at a starting price of Rs.23.99 lakh

MU-X, A new SUV from Isuzu Motors India was launched in India on Thursday replacing the MU-7 from their Indian line-up. This robust utility vehicle comes in two variants- a 4x2 variant priced at Rs.23.99 lakh and 4x4 variant at Rs.25.99 lakh (Both Ex-showroom Delhi). The MU-X shares its platform with the new-generation D-Max and rivals against the likes of Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. The MU-X had conquered the global market until March 2017 after which a facelifted version of the same was launched there. The facelift MU-X will reach India in another year or so, depending on how good the Indian markets welcome this model here.


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2017 Maruti Dzire- Bookings open at Rs.11,000 token amount

Maruti Suzuki has geared up for the launch of its most popular sub compact sedan, the 2017 Dzire in India on May 16th. The company dealerships have officially started to accept bookings for the same at a token amount of Rs.11,000. There is also an option for customers who have already booked the outgoing model to upgrade it to the third generation Dzire.


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Swift 2018

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Maruti Suzuki’s huge pavilion at Auto Expo 2018 to display 18 vehicles

India’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki is all set to create news once again with the largest vehicle display at the Auto Expo 2018. This time, the company has set up a massive pavilion of 4200 square meters, built on the theme of ‘Transformotion’. Through this theme, Maruti Suzuki intends to show their transformation towards developing innovative ideas, design and technology that usher the consumers to a whole new level of future.

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Maruti Suzuki Swift RS expected to launch at Auto Expo 2018

India’s leading carmaker Maruti Suzuki is expected to launch the most awaited version of their best-selling model Swift at the Auto Expo 2018. Upon launch, the third generation Maruti Suzuki Swift will lock horns with Hyundai Grand i10, Volkswagen Polo GT TSI and Ford Figo Sport. While bookings have already begun for this model across various company dealerships at a token amount of Rs.11000, spied images of the same have been circulating online.

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Indian Automobile Market records sales growth in November

Leading Auto companies recorded double digit sales in India last month in contrary to the sales in October. Top car makers Maruti Suzuki and Toyota were the major gainers along with Ford, Hyundai, Tata Motors and M&M to follow.

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