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Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo to launch soon

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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.

The new all black grille upfront extends sideways to the headlamps at both ends and downwards until the bumper. Even the fog lamps are housed inside the black enclosures to fall in sync with the new design. An optional sports body kit is available that includes renewed bumper, side skirts and a protruding chin. Black and Red sporty decals have been provided on the sides, black and silver alloy wheels, and a very prominent TRD Sportivo badge are counted among the few revisions. Interiors get a black themed cabin with new black seats and floor mats, while the rest of the equipment inside looks more or less the same as its predecessor.

No mechanical changes are evident on the upcoming Fortuner TRD Sportivo. The 2.8L four cylinder diesel engine produces 175bhp and 450Nm of peak torque while a 2.7L petrol engine may also be available. Both engines will come mated to 6-speed manual or automatic transmissions while sources say that there might also be chances of an AWD (All Wheel Drive) variant for sale.

Toyota Kirloskar Motors India has officially started to accept bookings for this robust SUV through their respective dealerships in different cities.

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New EV charging stations by Tata Power in Mumbai

Tata Power opened up two more new Electric vehicle charging stations at two shopping malls in the metro city of Mumbai. The first EV charging station by the company was installed in Vikhroli last year. With the country planning to have an all-electric car fleet by 2030, these additional stations have been installed by Tata Power at the Palladium Mall in Lower Parel and Phoenix Market City in Kurla. The company also has plans to install two more in the business areas of Bandra-Kurla Complex and along Western Express Highway in Borivali in another few weeks.


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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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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 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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Auto Industry warned to face agony in near future: NitinGadkari

Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari warned the automobile industry to come up with advanced technology to develop vehicles using alternative fuels instead of petrol and diesel. He also pointed out that he wanted the pollution and import bill to be reduced in the country. At the 57th annual event organized by SIAM to discuss on various programmes for the Automobile Industry, the Transport Minister clearly warned the auto makers that without choice, they will have to move to production of vehicles that run on electricity, bio-diesel, ethanol and compressed natural gas; else he will bulldoze the existing fuel setup completely that is polluting the country. He also added that the government has a crystal clear policy to reduce the import bills of crude oil and arrest pollution to a great extent.

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What are the new updates on 2017 Toyota Camry?

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.

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