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Porsche launches Panamera Turbo in India at Rs.1.96 Crore

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Porsche India launched an All-wheel Drive Panamera Turbo in the country with price ranging from Rs.1.93 crore to Rs.2.05 crore (Ex-showroom Maharashtra) where there will be an executive version too for this model. The German sports car maker introduced the second generation Turbo with plenty of cosmetic upgrades on the vehicle as a whole. Engine, transmission, chassis and the design has gone for a complete transformation to provide it the looks of a sports car while maintaining the comfort of a luxury saloon.

Porsche has launched four cars here in a row within the first quarter which itself depicts the company’s commitment and trust towards the Indian Automobile industry. The Panamera Turbo second generation is built on the brand’s popular MSB (Modularer Standard-Baukasten or Modular Standard drive train system) architecture that features a front engine rear-wheel drive seen across all new Panamera cars launched recently.

On the exteriors, the Panamera Turbo gets a new pair of LED headlamps; horizontal LED tail lamps with integrated four point brake lights, newly designed boot lid and a more prominent rear bumper with quad exhaust system. Interiors provide comfort and luxury in equal measures with a host of features. Even the rear seats get an infotainment system with removable screens integrated behind the headrests of front seats. The luxurious interiors of the Panamera Turbo is enhanced with features like LED screens with smartphone integration, 12.3 inch touch screen system for online digital functions, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist that even recognizes traffic signs, Park Assist that includes reverse camera and surround view.

Under the hood, this luxury sports saloon is charged with a 4L V-8 Petrol engine that is capable of firing power worth 543bhp and 770Nm of torque. This motor is married to a 8-speed PDK transmission (Porsche DoppelKupplung meaning Porsche dual-clutch transmission) while it lets the vehicle sprint from 0-100kmph in 3.8 seconds.

In short, All-new Panamera Turbo looks tad more impressive in terms of design, comfort and features than its predecessor.

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Mahindra Scorpio 2017: New inside outside

• Mahindra Scorpio 2017 -the most powerful Scorpio ever launched

• Price begins at Rs.9.97 lakh ranging to Rs.16.01 lakh

• Gets plenty of updates inside and outside


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Merc-AMG CLA 45 and GLA 45 launched at starting price of Rs.75.20 lakh

• Mercedes Benz launches AMG GLA 45 and CLA 45

• Facelift versions also get a new Aero Edition

• Both cars get 19-inch alloy wheels and other cosmetic updates

• Both models are powered by 2L Bi-Turbo Petrol engine

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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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