Top 5 Cars News Of The Week: Hyundai Venue Mild-hybrid, Kia SP2i Sans Camo, Skoda Karoq India Launch And More

This week’s news was mainly dominated by SUVs. Hyundai is considering a mild-hybrid variant for the Venue, while the Kia SP2i was spotted sans camo outside India. Talking about spy shots, the XUV300 Diesel AMT was also spotted this week and Skoda has confirmed that its midsize SUV Karoq will make its way here. Last but not the least, Volkswagen launched another special edition for the Polo, Ameo and Vento this week. Hyundai Considering Mild-hybrid Tech For Venue Turbo: Korean giant Hyundai is claiming that the Venue turbo’s fuel efficiency…

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Maruti Suzuki To Launch 2 All-New Car Brands In India – Report

Maruti Suzuki will reportedly introduce Nexa as a separate car brand by 2022-23; will likely offer premium vehicles Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) inaugurated the Nexa premium dealerships in 2015 and the first product was the S-Cross. Despite the initial hiccups, it did get going well following the arrival of Baleno hatchback and four years on, it is significantly contributing to the brand’s sales tally every month. Maruti Suzuki is consistently expanding Nexa’s reach and it has been paying them good dividends. Along with it, the regular Arena as well…

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Pre-Owned Car Market Bigger Than New Car Market: Study

The pre-owned or second-hand car market has been growing steadily over the past decade. Though there’s still a long way to go for it to become organised, there’s been a significant change in the way this market has grown over the years. A study done by Mahindra First Choice Wheels and published in the third edition of the “Indian Blue Book” points out to this very fact. The study says that in FY2018-19, the pre-owned car market has grown steadily and has crossed the 4 million unit mark making it bigger than…

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Top 5 upcoming cars in India 2019: Hyundai Venue, MG Hector, Tata Altroz and more

The Indian car market has already seen several big launches in 2019. The likes of Maruti Suzuki India, Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Motors, Honda Cars India and Ford India have either introduced new products or driven in facelifts. Some of the important launches this year have been 3rd-generation Maruti Suzuki WagonR, 2019 Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Maruti Suzuki Alto facelift, Ford Figo facelift, 2019 Ford Endeavour, Mahindra XUV300, 10th-generation Honda Civic and Tata Harrier. Even after so many launches, there is no halt to the flow of new vehicles in India…

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Rare cars that you can actually buy new: Mahindra Scorpio Getaway to Force Gurkha Expedition

Among the vast number of car models available in the Indian auto market, it is quite obvious for some of them to be barely visible. This is more so with cars that are placed in a niche segment or are in a price range which is inaccessible by the masses. We are talking about cars that one barely sees on road and many may not be even aware of any such vehicle being on sale. Let’s take a look at 8 such cars that are hard to spot in the…

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Buying a new car on loan: Should you go for used vehicle or rent one? Find out now

With loans available easily, the number of cars in India has been increasing virtually by the hundreds every day. If you are also planning to buy a car, then you should also consider the pros and cons before finally arriving at a final decision. This applies to all in general, and especially so to those who go for purchases to raise their status – yes, car buys as a status symbol are now very much a reality in India. And even if you are planning to buy a car on…

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Ford, Mahindra could launch new JV company: Pros and cons of the joint-venture

Ford-Mahindra joint venture is likely to be finalised in the next three months Ford Motor Company and Mahindra & Mahindra are nearing the close of a deal to form a new joint-venture company in India. According to a Reuters report, this deal will likely be the end of the American car manufacturer’s independent operations in the country. The move will make Ford the latest car manufacturer to pull back on its operations in India, joining the likes of General Motors which stopped selling in the Indian market in 2017. Ford has invested more…

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Citroen to launch three new cars in India after C5 Aircross

Citroen has revealed that it will launch the C5 Aircross SUV in India towards the end of next year. The SUV will be a rival to the Jeep Compass, Tata Harrier, Hyundai Tucson and the upcoming Kia SP2i and MG Hector. Apart from the Citroen C5 Aircross, the company will launch one new product every year from 2021 till 2023. The new vehicles will be manufactured and introduced first in India before being launched in the international markets. It isn’t clear whether these will be all-new nameplates or new-generation versions of the existing models. However, our understanding is that the…

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