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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...

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...