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New Audi A4 gets a Diesel variant at Rs.40.2 lakh

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German Carmaker Audi launched the A4 Diesel variant in India on Monday at Rs.40.2 lakh (Ex-Showroom Delhi). It carries the same design and features as the Petrol variant that was launched in September 2016.

The revamped LED headlamp cluster with rear dynamic turn indicators on the new generation Audi A4 Sedan add elegance and sportiness to both variants. Equipped with a 2L motor, the Audi A4 Diesel, called the A4 35TDI produces power worth 190hp and 400Nm torque while the 4-cylinder TDI engine is mated to a 7-speed S-Tronic Automatic gearbox. Power is said to have been improved by 7 percent in comparison to its predecessor. The kerb weight has been reduced by 120kgs (thanks to Volkswagen’s MLB Platform) making it as lighter as the sibling variant. As a result, the new A4 Diesel sprints at ease from 0 to 100kmph in 7.7 seconds. Fuel efficiency too shows improved figures by 7% compared to its previous generation model and claims to return approximately 18.25kmpl, as per certified reports from ARAI.

Interiors show off with the 12.3 inch Audi Virtual Cockpit that has two display modes as seen on the petrol trim. It comes with the facility to toggle between both screens to check the meter gauge on one end and infotainment on the other. Other features included are MMI navigation plus, Smartphone integration through Apple Car Play and Android Auto, wireless charging, 180 watt audio system with 10 speakers etc.

The New Audi A4 openly challenges the Mercedes Benz C-class, Volvo S60 and other sedans from its segment. Priced at Rs.40.2 lakh (Ex-showroom Price, Delhi), the A4 35TDI is expected to take off well, reason being the consistent demand in the country for Diesel vehicles since years. Audi has also manage to establish their presence here which is evident from the A3 Cabriolet facelift launched a week ago followed by the A4 Diesel. Coming months are about to witness entry of more vehicles leaving tough competition in the Indian Auto Market.

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Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo to launch soon

As per dealer reports, Toyota Kirloskar India is about to launch the TRD Sportivo variant of the Fortuner in the Indian market. However, we will have to wait until they declare the official launch date after which deliveries of the SUV will begin. The new Fortuner expected to be priced at around Rs.30 lakh, appears trimmed but not shaved and looks exactly like a saber tooth. The company has made the Fortuner switch its expression by giving sharper details like an extended chin, black grille and headlamps.


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Tata launches Tiago Wizz in India at Rs.4.52 lakh

Tata Motors launched the limited edition Tiago Wizz in the country at a price of Rs.4.52 lakh for the Petrol variant and Rs.5.30 lakh for the Diesel variant (both ex-showroom prices, Delhi).

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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.


CAR COMPARISON
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Compass

2.0 Limited Option
18.75 Lakh

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Terrano

XL Plus 85 PS
11.7 Lakh

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Audi A3 Cabriolet Facelift makes a surprise entry at Rs.47.98 lakh

Among the recent silent launches happening in the nation, German Carmaker Audi too joined the bandwagon by introducing the facelift version of A3 Cabriolet into the market. Apparently, A3 Cabriolet was first launched in the year 2014. While the Audi A3 sedan and A4 Diesel was being expected to be launched soon, the entry of the Cabriolet facelift was indeed a surprise.

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Sony India launched In-Car Audio system priced at Rs.26,990

Sony India launched their new product XAV-AX100, an In-car audio system that not only plays music, but also navigates, communicates and enables smart driving through voice control or touch panel control. The XAV- AX100 is compatible with Android Auto and Apple Car play which is a common feature on almost all vehicles launched recently. Navigation has not been enabled for Car Play in India though.

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