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What are the new updates on 2017 Toyota Camry?

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Toyota Kirloskar India recently launched the facelift version of their successful model Camry in India with minor cosmetic updates. This hybrid sedan, developed on the company’s Hybrid Synergy Drive technology made its debut four years ago. The 2017 Camry is priced at Rs.31.98 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and boasts of more features compared to its previous generation.

Features on the 2017 Camry include

• New styled LED headlamps with projector lights and DLRs

• Revised LED fog lamps

• 18-inch 15-spoke alloy wheels

• Welcome lamp

• Auto folding and reverse linking outside rear view mirrors

• Reverse camera with sensors

• Wireless mobile charger

• Tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

• Audio System with 12 JBL speakers

• Nine SRS Airbags

• Emergency Brake Signal

• Power reclining rear seats

• 3-zone Automatic Climate Control

• Vehicles stability control, hill start assist control and many more other safety features

Camry Hybrid hasn’t undergone any mechanical changes on its 2017 model. It is powered by the 2.5L four cylinder petrol engine that develops 158hp and coupled to a 44hp electric motor that combines to deliver 202hp worth power to the front wheels through an e-CVT gearbox.

The Camry 2017 makes use of the electric motor only in low speeds after which it gradually shifts itself to the electric-petrol engine combination. It delivers fuel efficiency of 19.16kmpl and touches 0-100kmph in 9.2 seconds.

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Hyundai Kona Electric teaser out ahead of global debut

Hyundai let out a teaser of their all new electric SUV, Kona that is about to make its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show. The compact SUV was unveiled last year and the fully electric version will be launched in the second half of 2018 in US. However, the details and specifications of Kona will be officially made available at the end of this month.


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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 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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Toyota to unveil Yaris at Auto Expo 2018

Auto Expo 2018 is just round the corner with various carmakers planning to unveil new models. Toyota isn’t behind either and this time; they have a premium sedan Yaris from their global portfolio, that’s getting ready to be unveiled at the upcoming show.

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Toyota will launch Vios sedan in mid-2018

• Toyota Vios sedan to reach India by 2018

• The Indian spec model could feature a Diesel trim with CVT gearbox

• Vios to challenge Hyundai Verna and Honda City

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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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