Mahindra and Mahindra announce petrol heads have to wait a year more for the all new G4 SsangYong Rexton. That's disappointing, of course. The carmakers say they need to make a machine that predicts the future of their product in a cost perspective.
This SUV is like the hulk in Marvel movies getting bigger, meaner and greener each time. The G4 Rexton made its global debut at the Seoul motor show, in April.
Rexton is powered by a 2.2 litre V4 e-Xdi220 diesel engine which delivers 187bhp and 420Nm of torque. This motor comes with two gearbox options, 6 speed manual and a traditional 7 speed torque converter automatic, which is from Mercedes. The new car embodies robust and dynamic SUV styling and blends drivability with high levels of safety that includes nine airbags. With an engine mounted at its front and an option to switch between a rear-wheel drive and a 4x4, Rexton will prove to be a class-leading contender. The car's 4-wheel drive system draws on SsangYong's years of experience in 4WD technology. With rear wheel drive under normal driving conditions for comfort and fuel efficiency, there is also 4WD with high/low ratios for when on and off-road conditions demand.
A combination of double wishbone suspension at the front and multi-link independent suspension at the rear ensures a high level of driving stability and sufficiently absorbed shocks from the rough terrain. The vehicle immediately recovers its stability without losing traction though in the wet and slippery surfaces. SsangYong Rexton is a massive 4850mm long, 1920mm wide, 1800mm high, and has a 2865mm wheelbase.
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.
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.
• 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
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.
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.
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.