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Swede dreams are made of this

A sedan is a sedan is a sedan is a sedan. SUVs, compact SUVs, hatches and hot hatches can jostle with each other, and vie for your attention, but deep down even you know the spell a beautiful sedan casts every time it glides by, instantly catching your eye and capturing your imagination. There is a timeless elegance about sedans that has come to define motoring in the mind’s eye. From the manner in which you slide in and out of a sedan to how you’re seated inside, neither too clos...

T-ROC the party

VW T-ROC is the kind of car that will light up your face within seconds and not just because it is unconventional in the way it looks or drives, but also because it’s a bit of a rebel of sorts, defying convention and going against the wind. But then, because you’re the fearless type who does things differently, you’re probably in love with this little monster already.  Is it a hatch? Is it an SUV? Not a regular hatch that you’d use to go around to the corner st...

Audi Q2: In Love Again

Just why did Audi wait so long to bring the Q2 to India is the first thing that comes to mind after you’ve experienced this little speed monster because ideally this would have made for a great candidate amongst several other hot hatches with feeble engines out there. But then, this isn’t a hot hatch, or is it? Well, Audi is calling the Q2, a crossover. Read on to find out why. First things first. You are going to absolutely love the Q2’s arresting design language whi...

The BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo ‘Shadow Edition’ launched in India

BMW Group India launched the new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo ‘Shadow Edition’ today. The luxury tourer seamlessly unites elements of sports and comfort for customers who look for both adventure and extravagance. Locally produced at the BMW Plant Chennai, the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo ‘Shadow Edition’ is available in petrol variant at all BMW dealerships across India from today onwards. Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “The BMW 3 Series Gra...

Toyota Kirloskar Motor opens bookings for the all-new Toyota Urban Cruiser beginning August 22nd 2020

To aid customers plan their festive season car purchase, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today announced ‘bookings open’ for its much-awaited compact SUV, the all-new Toyota Urban Cruiser, beginning 22nd August 2020. The Urban Cruiser which is the youngest urban SUV from Toyota in India, is built for today’s young achievers who have earned respect for their achievements & bold choices in life & who aspire to own a Toyota SUV at a young age. The la...

Force Motors appoints DY Works to design brand and experience strategy for their new generation Gurkha

Force Motors, the Pune based automotive company has brought DY Works onboard to design the brand and experience for their iconic offroader Force Gurkha. Showcased at the Auto Expo 2020 the new generation Gurkha is BS6 compliant and completely revamped. The new Gurkha is scheduled to launch at the end of the year. Prasan Firodia, Managing Director, Force Motors, said, “There has been huge excitement and anticipation since the new Gurkha was revealed at the Auto Expo earlier ...

Honda Cars India launches refreshed New Jazz

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, today launched its premium hatchback New Honda Jazz with refreshed looks, premium styling, a new flagship grade Jazz ZX along with segment leading features. Designed for the very demanding, the New Jazz exemplifies perfection in its truest form with its modern sporty styling, aerodynamic efficiency, class-leading cabin space, advanced technology and full range of safety features.  To cater to t...

Ducati launches the all new Panigale V2 in India

Luxury motorcycle brand, Ducati today announced the launch of the all-new Panigale V2 in India at a price of INR 16.99 lacs (Ex-Showroom India). The all new Panigale V2 is a beefy yet compact bike of essential design with clear-cut lines that convey power without compromising on the classic Ducati superbike flair. The Panigale V2 is equipped with a 955 cm³ twin cylinder Superquadro engine which is now BS-VI compliant, delivers more power ( 5 HP) and torque ( 2 Nm) thanks to new inject...

Tata Motors’ SOUL introduces ‘Connect with SOUL’

Tata Motors’ exclusive SUV Owners’ community – SOUL, today announced the launch of its virtual connect property - Connect with SOUL, a webinar series with an objective to Keep the Explorer spirit alive within the community members during these testing times. With this aim in mind and in a bid to strengthen ties among the SOUL members during the lockdown period, the Company is introducing a first of its kind virtual initiative for the community by setting up a series of webin...

Hyundai teases sharp New KONA and KONA N Line SUVs

Hyundai Motor Company today shared a glimpse of its upcoming new KONA and KONA N Line SUVs thatexpress Hyundai’s Sensuous Sportiness global design identity. The new KONA gets a wider stance and a shark-inspired nose that gives the model a sleeker look. Upgraded daytime running lamps (DRL) give it a high-tech, sophisticated style. Front skid plate and bumper add to its armored appearance. The new KONA N Line’s gets a more aerodynamic design withlow-set air intake and more agg...

Honda debuts in 180-200cc segment with muscular, sporty & advanced Hornet 2.0

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt Ltd. today made a grand entry in 180-200cc motorcycle segment with it’s all new muscular, sporty and advanced Hornet 2.0. Conceived to be an International Street Fighter, its agility complemented by a range of advanced features is expressed in its design codes while ‘Built to perform’ attitude showcases a sense of sophistication. Talking on the launch Mr. Atsushi Ogata, Managing Director, President & CEO, Honda Motorcyc...

BMW checks-in to the Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, to usher guests in Ultimate Luxury

BMW Group India has delivered 45 BMW cars to The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts. Guests of India’s premium luxury hospitality brand will experience modern luxury in the latest BMW cars during their stay. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts BMW fleet has been updated with the BMW 7 Series, the BMW 5 Series and the BMW X5 which offer the best-in-class comfort and safety.  Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “Since its inception in India, the BMW G...

Audi's most powerful SUV coupe, the new Audi RS Q8, roars into India

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today announced the launch of its sportiest Q, the all-new Audi RS Q8 in India. The Audi RS Q8 combines the power of an RS model with the elegance of a premium coupe and the ability of an SUV. The Audi RS Q8 is priced from INR 2.07 Crore.   Commenting on the launch, Mr. Balbir Singh Dhillon, Head of Audi India, said, “We are thrilled to bring the record setting Audi RS Q8 to India. It’s an all-in-one model that is at home...

Suzuki Motorcycle India launches new blue colour edition of Burgman Street

Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. (SMIPL), a subsidiary of the two-wheeler manufacturer, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan, today introduced Pearl Suzuki Medium Blue No. 2 colour edition of its 125cc Premium-scooter, Burgman Street. Inspired from the legendary BURGMAN portfolio, the scooter is dressed in European Style designs giving it a premium look with a unique appeal.  The new Burgman Street offered in Pearl Suzuki Medium Blue No. 2 is equipped with a chrom...

Škoda Auto India partners with Twitter to launch a unique ‘Speed Challenge’ game

Škoda Auto India, in partnership with Twitter India has introduced a unique ‘speed challenge’ game exclusive for the digital audience. The game goes live today and interested participants can log on to https://tweet.octaviarsspeedchallenge.com/ to play this enthralling gripping game. This game promises to replicate the same thrill that is felt while reaching 0-100 in Kmph in just 6.6 seconds in the new Octavia vRS 245.   This first-of-its-ki...

Isuzu Motors India launches ‘Win a D-Max’ Contest'

Isuzu Motors India today launched the ‘Win a D-Max’ Contest* with an aim to reward the best business idea using the Isuzu D-Max as a trusted business partner, by giving away the Isuzu D-Max Super Strong variant as the prize thereby kick-start their venture (existing or start-up). This business idea should focus on Isuzu core values like durability, reliability, efficiency and being a trusted business partner. This is a unique instance of an autom...

Land Rover opens bookings for Defender Plug-In Hybrid in India

Jaguar Land Rover India, today announced that it has opened bookings of its first Plug-In Hybrid in India, the New Defender P400e. Combining a powerful 2.0 l four-cylinder petrol engine and a 105 kW electric motor, the P400e develops 297 kW of combined power and 640 Nm of combined torque. This helps the New Defender accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 5.6 s and achieve a top speed of 209 km/h. The New Defender P400e has a 19.2 kWh battery, which can be charged at home or office using...

ASDC and FADA join hands with Google to lead industry’s Digital Transformation

Recognizing the need to prepare over 20,000 auto dealerships to engage with customers in the ongoing and post pandemic era, Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC) and Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) have joined hands with Google India to bridge the digital skill gap in the country’s auto dealerships and build their capacity in this critical growth driver. Industry experts believe that some customers may not wish to visit a dealership as many times as b...

Bajaj Auto launches all-new Platina 100 Kick Start (KS)

Bajaj Auto, The World’s Favorite Indian, has launched the New Platina 100 Kick Start (KS) which offers great comfort with the proven ‘Comfortec technology’ of the Platina brand. The bike comes with ‘Spring-on-Spring’ Nitrox suspension that offers 15%* more comfort on long rides, taking up the comfort proposition for both, rider and pillion. It also comes equipped with tubeless tyres, assuring a safe and hassle-free ride. The new Platina 100KS also ge...

Kia Motors India consolidates connected car leadership with 1,00,000 connected cars sales

Kia Motors India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation, became the first carmaker of the country to attain 100,000 unit sales of connected cars. Kia vehicles equipped with UVO connect in-car technology contributes more than 55% of the total sales of the brand in India. The top selling connected car variant is the Seltos GTX Plus DCT 1.4T Petrol which contributed to almost 15% of the total connected car sales. As a disruptor brand and a strong market challenger, Kia strives t...

Ducati presents 2021 Apparel collection

The 2021 Ducati Apparel collection is created to satisfy all motorcyclists. From travels, even the most adventurous off-roads, to sporty riding on the track or everyday commuting in the city. And, for when you're not riding, Ducati offers a range of accessories and casual clothing.  Ducati clothing is conceived just like the motorcycles, with great attention to the combination of design and technology, with the aim of ensuring the ...

Porsche aims to fight for overall victories with an LMDh prototype

The Executive Board at Porsche AG has given the green light to the development of an LMDh prototype. After a lengthy evaluation phase, Porsche Motorsport received the order to build a vehicle based on future regulations. From 2023, the LMDh cars will make up a new top class in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the North American IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship. Both championships are hugely significant for the Stuttgart sports car manufacturer. Porsche very much welcomed ...

Studds Launches The Thunder D6 Décor Helmet

Reaffirming its commitment towards providing safety and comfort to the two-wheeler riders of India, STUDDS Accessories Ltd., the world’s largest two-wheeler helmet manufacturer (in terms of volumes sold in a year), has launched the Thunder D6 Décor Helmet.  Thunder D6 Decor is an aerodynamic designed full-face helmet with mirror visor and product features like higher impact outer shell and UV resistant paint, regulated density EPS, dynamic ventilation system wit...

MG Motor India to introduce 7-seater Hector Plus in January 2021

MG Motor India today announced that it will introduce the much-awaited MG Hector Plus 7-seater version in January 2021. The company would also undertake a price revision across its product range in view of miscellaneous cost increase. The price hike will range up to 3 per cent depending on the model and will be applicable from January 1, 2021. MG currently retails three models in India – the MG Hector, the ZS EV and the Gloster. The MG Hector is available in both petrol and die...

Renault India announces price increase from New Year

Renault India, announced a price increase of upto INR 28,000 on the entire range of Renault vehicles in India, with effect from January 1, 2021. The increase in prices would vary across variants and products. The price increase is a result of the steadily increasing input costs across the spectrum, including input costs for steel, aluminium, plastics and other affiliated cost increases during the pandemic. India is one of the key top 10 global markets for Groupe Rena...

Studds launches Cub D4 Décor helmet

Reaffirming its commitment towards providing safety and comfort to the two-wheeler riders of India, Studds Accessories Ltd., the world’s largest two-wheeler helmet manufacturer (in terms of volumes sold in a year), has launched the Cub D4 Décor Helmet.  Cub D4 Decor is a higher impact open face helmet with UV resistant paint and other product features like regulated density EPS, hypoallergenic liner, replaceable liner and quick release chin strap. The outer...

Audi India opens bookings for New Audi A4

Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, today commenced bookings for its fifth-generation Audi A4 in India. Powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder TFSI petrol engine, the new Audi A4 promises excellent drivability and is loaded with an arsenal of updated features. Aesthetic design, a comfortable and tech-rich cabin, top-notch connectivity and best-in-class infotainment highlight the luxury and dynamic stance of the car. The Audi A4 can be booked with an initial booking amount of INR...

Hero Electric partners with eBikeGO

India's Largest Electric two-wheeler company, Hero Electric today announced its partnership with the Amritsar born-now Mumbai based Electric mobility start-up eBikeGO, to further transform the last mile deliveries from petrol to electric with their expertise in EV technology and IOT enabled operations. Hero Electric has supplied the first 120 bikes out of the 1000 planned for next financial year. eBikeGO is deploying these bikes for last mile logistics on a per delivery model and to indiv...

Studds launches Thunder D7 Décor Helmet

Reaffirming its commitment towards providing safety and comfort to the two-wheeler riders of India, Studds Accessories Ltd., the world’s largest two-wheeler helmet manufacturer (in terms of volumes sold in a year), has launched the Thunder D7 Décor Helmet.  Thunder D7 Decor is a higher impact full face helmet with mirror visor and product features like aerodynamic design with UV resistant paint, regulated density EPS, dynamic ventilation system having air v...

Fuel for fans

No, this isn’t a usual article about a car or a bike and its innards. This is actually about a part of the automotive industry that is often ignored – Merchandise. The year was 2006 and I had been deputed to head for my first ever international assignment. It was a plum assignment too, especially for a dyed in the wool motorsport enthusiast. My job was to cover the F1 race in Bahrain and as a guest of Gulf Air, the title sponsor of the Bahrain GP, I had a free pass into the pad...

Will GST rate cut on two wheelers bring festive cheer?

Times are grave as auto industry has seen de-growth of 75.49% (-75.49%) in domestic sales for the period between April-June 2020-21, with two-wheelers domestic sales de-growth of 74.21% (-74.21%).  The COVID-19 pandemic has ripped the economy and the auto industry severely. Things are slowly limping back and hopes have now been pinned on the festive season.  In July, the auto industry saw after consecutive months of significant de-growth “signs of green shoots in PVs a...

Auto sector shows signs of revival on back of entry-level cars

Auto sales showed signs of revival in the month of August mainly on the back of pent up demand, the festive season nearing, and customers concerned about safety preferring to drive their own cars and bikes rather than use public transport.  The auto sector which has been witnessing a significant slowdown in sales with a slackening of the economy for more than six months, now, with advent of the festive season has started to witness some signs of revival. Share prices of companies...

Indian EV startups: A sweeping matrix

“The point of doing this is to just give a hardcore smackdown to gasoline,” said Elon Musk, when he unveiled Tesla Roadster 2. And coming from him, the line may as well be perceived as the direction that beckons the entire industry. However, the overarching goals of green technology – to conserve energy and protect the environment – remain work-in-progress. With a limited playing field, the industry has little empirical insights to assess their innovation. On one hand,...

To the Moon and Back

Can there possibly be anything more thrilling than waking up in the morning and flying out to the capital just to slide cars? Well, that’s exactly what we did recently. A few kilometers away from the capital, in Gurugram, we got a taste of not one, not two, but three totally droolworthy mean machines that most speed addicts would kill (metaphorically speaking), to get their hands on. The best part? They were all EVs! We’re talking about BMW’s latest – the i4, their rem...

Mahindra XUV400: The New Disruptor?

There’s a new arrival on the Indian EV scene – Mahindra XUV400 – and boy is it fast! We drove the XUV400 at MSPT (Mahindra SUV Proving Track), in Chennai, recently and were blown away by its scorching performance. Here’s what we think of Mahindra’s latest EV offering which is here to take on Hyundai Kona, MG ZS EV, and Tata Nexon EV… On the outside, one of the first things that you will notice are its dimensions. You’ll see that the XUV400 (Think Tivoli) is a 4.2m SUV in...

Zac Hollis Interview

Zac Hollis, Brand Director, Skoda Auto India talks to Rachna Tyagi from TURN OF SPEED about their brand new sedan, the Slavia.

VW Virtus

Here's a look at a brand new offering from Volkswagen, the Virtus. Available with both, the 1.0-Litre as well as the 1.5-Litre TSI engine options, the Virtus, has generated a lot of buzz in the sedan segment.

Volkswagen Virtus: First Look

The Honda City, Hyundai Verna and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz slayer has arrived. Volkswagen Virtus, cousin of the Skoda Slavi, is that sedan which already has people swooning over its good looks and robust build quality. Expected to be priced between INR 10-20 Lakh, the Volkswagen Virtus, is definitely the next big thing on the sedan scene.

Skoda Slavia: Better Than The Best

The Skoda Slavia 1.5L TSI (DCA) and the 1.0L TSI (MT) has arrived and things sure are hotting up in the sedan segment. Is the Skoda Slavia capable of taking on competitors such as Honda City, Hyundai Verna and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz? With its elegant looks and rock solid build quality, we definitely think so.

Roland Bouchara Interview

Roland Bouchard, CEO & Managing Director, Stellantis India, talks to Rachna Tyagi, Editor, TURN OF SPEED about the iconic brand, Jeep, about the relatively new brand in India, Citroen, and discusses not just their product portfolio but also their product offensive.  

Tata Nexon EV MAX Review

Tata Motors' latest offering, the Tata Nexon EV MAX is here. What do we think of this new #Electric #Vehicle that comes with a bigger battery capacity and an improved driving range? Check out our video on @turnofspeed and let us know what you think of the new Tata Nexon EV in the comments section below.  

Maruti Suzuki XL6: The Perfect Package

The All-New XL6 is a robust premium MPV from Maruti Suzuki that is not only big on Tech but is also designed to indulge your senses and nestle you in its spacious interiors. Get ready for some serious pampering.  

Maruti Suzuki Brezza 2022

We drove the Maruti Suzuki Brezza 2022 AT and MT and here's what we think of the latest offering from the car manufacturer...

M_Hawk: Velusamy R Interview

Mr. Velusamy R, President, Automotive Technology & Product Development - M&M Ltd., talks to Rachna Tyagi, Editor, TURN OF SPEED, about the company's latest offering, the #Scorpio-N. The man responsible for #M&M's fabled #m_Hawk engine, he tells us about both the second generation m_Hawk engine as well as the m_Stallion engine doing duty on the new Scorpio-N. Besides, he also talks about the Scorpio-N's Design and Development, it's Connected Car Technology and ...

Chohee Park, HOD, Hyundai India Advanced Design Team On The New Tucson

Chohee Park, Head of Department Hyundai India Advanced Design Team, talks to @turnofspeed about the All-New #Hyundai #Tucson describing it's interior and exterior #Design. She goes on to speak about the importance of interior design and explains about the role it plays in the designing process of a vehicle because that is where the driver spends a great deal of time.

Mahindra Scorpio Classic

Here's a look at the New Mahindra Scorpio Classic. From its dimensions to its engine to its tyres, and its steering, we get you everything that you need to know about the Scorpio Classic. Well, almost! Keep an eye out for our full review. Until then, enjoy our video.

Mercedes AMG EQS 53 - First Look

We take a look at #mercedesbenz India's latest #electric offering, the Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC which is built on their all electric EVA2 architecture. With a brilliant exterior design and intelligent interiors, the #amg EQS 53, is every performance enthusiast as well as digital geek's delight. And, it is also big on #sustainableluxury.