Mahindra 2 Wheelers' Auto Expo plans

Mahindra 2 Wheelers will showcase its 2012 Moto3 bike and launch the Duro DZ scooter in Delhi at the Auto Expo 2012.Mahindra racing ended third in the Constructors� Championship in its debut 2011 season. It had taken the covers off its new 250cc Moto3 entry for the 2012 season earlier in Valencia. This will be the first time that the bike will be unveiled in India.Mahindra has already launched

Skoda Fabia Scout pictures

Peugeot to unveil future models

Feast your eyes on the 2011 championship-winning Peugeot 908 LMP1 Le Mans car. The blindingly quick Le Mans prototype weighs approximately 925kg and develops 550bhp from its 3.7-litre V8 diesel unit. At the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 908 grabbed three of the top four spots, coming second only to the Audi R18.Alongside the Le Mans racer will be Peugeot�s first car for India � the 508. This will be

FIRST DRIVE New BMW 3-series review, test drive

Testing a mainstream production saloon on a Formula 1 race track doesn�t serve any real purpose except to tell you how quick you (and the car) really are. You don�t just cruise from apex to apex but end up driving the wheels off whatever you�re piloting. So the first couple of hot laps of the Catalunya circuit in Spain were enough to reveal how far forward BMW has taken the new 3-series� driving

Tata Nano to get upgraded starter motor

Tata Motors has announced a �replacement exercise� for all Nano models except the recently launched 2012 Nano.As part of this exercise, Tata Motors will replace the starter motor with the one that comes in the 2012 Nano.  This will be done free-of-cost and will affect about 1.40 lakh customers nationwide, and will cost Tata Motors about Rs 100 crore. According to Tata Motors, there is no formal

New Hyundai Sonata launch at Expo

Hyundai�s striking design efforts of late should make the Korean carmaker�s hall a huge attraction. Treat yourself to the absolutely stunning Veloster coupe, another class example of Hyundai�s fluidic design language. Oodles of sex appeal aside, the Veloster has a 1.6-litre petrol engine developing 138bhp and a raft of safety features like ESC, ABS, TCS, Brake Assist and six airbags. The Veloster

XUV500 to be dearer by Rs 55,000

Three months after its launch, the Mahindra XUV 500 will see its first price revision from January 1, 2012. The quantum of hike will be Rs 30,000 for the base W6 variant, Rs 50,000 for the W8 2WD variant and Rs 55,000 for the W8 4WD variant.Currently, the XUV 500 W6 is priced at Rs 10.8 lakh, W8 2WD retails at Rs 11.95 and the top-end 4WD W8 variant is available for Rs 14.16 lakh, ex-showroom,

Audi Q3 to be revealed at the Expo

Come January 2012, Audi will cater to every type of visitor with its wide range of models at the Auto Expo. At one end is theQ3, the affordable compact SUV, while at the other is the camera-magnet R8 Spyder.This will be the Q3�s Indian debut and it will first be launched in mid-2012 with Audi�s Quattro four-wheel-drive system. Two engines will be offered, a 2.0-litre TFSI turbo-petrol developing

New Toyota Camry, prius, innova, fortuner launch at the Expo

Toyota will reveal a completely new face at the Expo, quite literally. A facelifted Innova, Fortuner, Land Cruiser, Prius and an all-new Camry will be displayed in the Toyota hall.The bold new Camry will be launched at the Auto Expo. The Japanese carmaker plans to assemble it from CKD kits so prices should drop considerably. A more refined 2.5-litre 174bhp VVT-i petrol engine mated to new

Ferrari pushing for F1 testing increase

Ferrari is pushing for an increase in testing in Formula 1, with its president Luca di Montezemolo claiming that it is crucial for the development of young drivers.From 2009-2011, in-season testing was banned outright with pre-season running heavily limited. In 2012, there will be one test at Mugello on May 1-3, following the early-season flyways. But there is no net increase in test days as

Hyundai Eon vs Maruti Alto

The Maruti Alto is India�s best-selling car by far. An affordable price tag is just one of many reasons why, but the fact is the Alto gets the basics right. It�s fuel efficient, easy to use and requires minimal maintenance � with the comfort of knowing if anything does go wrong, a Maruti service station is never too far away. Last year�s K10 model only added cubic capacity and horsepower to the

Tata to showcase Pixel at Expo 2012

Tata Motors will showcase the Pixel city car concept at the 11th Auto Expo in Delhi.The Pixel concept, which made its debut at the Geneva motor show in February this year, is based on the Nano, but has been developed mainly for European markets. It�s just over three metres long, and when it reaches India two years from now, will be up against the likes of the Maruti Alto. Like the Nano, the Pixel

FIRST DRIVE New Fortuner Auto review, test drive

Come January, Toyota will widen the Fortuner line-up with the introduction of a pair of new two-wheel drive variants. We have just driven the automatic-transmission variant and can tell you there is much to get excited about. But before we get into how the SUV drives, lets take a look at what else is new. For starters, frontal styling gets a major revamp. The larger grille, angular headlights and

Mahindra to showcase SsangYong range, EVs

Mahindra & Mahindra is to display two models from its newly-acquired SsangYong brand � the Korando crossover and Rexton SUV � for the first time in India at the forthcoming Auto Expo.The Rexton is a typical old-school SUV based on the tried-and-tested mechanicals of the first-generation Mercedes M-class. It is powered by a 2.7-litre five-cylinder turbo-diesel motor developing 162bhp and 34.8kgm

Auto Expo launch for new BMW M5

EXCLUSIVE!BMW is all set to showcase its new M5 saloon at the 11th Auto Expo in January 2012.Like all previous M5s, the new car's styling is subtle but aggressive in its details, most notably the lower air intakes � three gaping ducts to flow cool air into the radiator, oil cooler and turbochargers. 19-inch alloy wheels come as standard fitment.The M5 features a twin-turbo, 4.4-litre V8 that

FIRST DRIVE New Chevrolet Captiva review, test drive

With the new Captiva, which is a heavily face-lifted version of the original model, GM believes it now has muscle to steer buyers into its showrooms. Look at this refreshed SUV head-on and you will tend to agree. The massive new grille has completely transformed the car and perhaps addressed the Captiva�s biggest weakness � that it just didn�t look SUV enough. The two-part grille, split by a

Honda Brio vs Hyundai i10

The Hyundai i10 is easy to drive, has a strong fuel-efficient engine, a well-appointed cabin and thus a strong favourite in the small hatchback class. With regular revisions and facelifts it has managed to distance itself from the rest.The Honda Brio though is keen on upstaging the Hyundai with its premium positioning. Both have 1.2-litre engines and what the Honda wins with size, the Hyundai

Mercedes plans exciting display for Auto Expo

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed its plans for the Auto Expo. The German luxury carmaker will showcase a range of new models and technologies at the upcoming expo. Firstly, there will be the all-new Concept A-Class on display which will also be one of the first-examples of Mercedes� new �fascinating� design language. This concept aims towards a future range of compact cars from the Mercedes stable.

Ford confirms Auto Expo plans

Ford has confirmed that it will preview an all-new global vehicle at the Auto Expo.This vehicle, the EcoSport, will be sold in India and other global markets. This next-generation vehicle will take centrestage on Ford's high-tech and interactive stand which will cover around 1,400 square metres. The EcoSport will be the latest One Ford global product, a vehicle designed to help expand Ford's

Suzuki reveals Auto-Expo plans

The upcoming Auto Expo in Delhi will see the Japanese bike-maker showcase its international range of sport and touring bikes. This includes the Hayabusa, Intruder M1800, GSX-R1000, GSR750, DL650A (V-Strom) and RMX450Z. The Indian range will be showcased too, with models like the SlingShot Plus, the GS150R and the Access 125 scooter. Also at the Expo will be the newly launched Intruder M800, which

Harley Davidson at Auto Expo

Harley-Davidson India has revealed its plans for the Auto Expo 2012, which will see it showcase some of its stock as well as customised motorcycles.The bikes will be displayed in an industrial warehouse-type setup. The stall will also have Harley�s range of merchandise, including apparel, riding gear and accessories. It will also display its range of MotorClothes and its Pink Label range, a

Bentley reveals new V8 engine

Bentley will launch its long-awaited twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 engine at the Detroit motor show early next month, promising �an instantly recognisable growl�.The engine will initially be offered in special versions of the Continental GT and GTC, identifiable by their black grilles, red badges and �figure eight� exhaust pipes. The models will be positioned below existing 6.0-litre W12 Continentals,

Audi to set up customer driving experience

Like the Mercedes driving academy, the base for Audi�s activities will be the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida � where customers will get an opportunity to drive Audi�s entire range of performance offerings right up to the R8 supercar under the supervision of trained instructors.Instructor roles have been given to former competition drivers Gaurav Dalal, Rohitaaz Kumar, Prithveen

Renault Upgraded Fluence diesel launched Upgraded Fluence diesel launched

Renault has added a new variant to its diesel Fluence range which was earlier offered only as a basic trim variant. The new, up-market trim is called the E4.  The E4 diesel Fluence now mirrors the features list of the E4 petrol variant. The diesel E4 now comes with features like cruise control, rain sensing wipers, chrome-lined trunk-lid and window sills, auto headlamps, rear parking sensors and

Hyderabad to get Rolls Royce outlet

Affluent car buyers in Andhra Pradesh have reason to rejoice as luxury carmaker Rolls-Royce has appointed Kun Motoren Private Limited as its authorised dealer in Hyderabad. This is the third dealership in the country, after Mumbai and Delhi, as part of Rolls-Royce�s India expansion plans. The company will set up an all-new showroom that will be operational by the middle of 2012. Kun Motoren

20,000th BMW rolls off the line

BMW India rolled out its 20,000th made-in-India car from its Chennai plant.The BMW Plant in Chennai commenced operations on 29th March 2007, it produces the BMW 3- and 5-series saloons, the X1 and the X3 SUV�s. The BMW Group has invested Rs 1.1 billion in the project and it plans to increase its investment in India to Rs 1.8 billion by the end of 2012.The German carmaker currently sells the 3-

New Toyota Innova, Fortuner spied

Here are the spy pictures of the soon-to-be-launched Toyota Innova and its hot selling Fortuner SUV. Both the Toyotas were spotted by our alert reader C.B Subbaiah in Bangalore.Unveiled at the Indonesian Motor Show, the Innova gets a substantial facelift, with new lights and grille, and the profile has been altered slightly as well. The upright grille sits more vertically than the current car,

Renault hikes Koleos prices

Renault has upped the prices of the Koleos SUV by Rs 1 lakh. It is now priced at Rs 23.99 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi (Rs 22.99 lakh earlier).The Koleos is powered by a 2.0-litre, 150bhp, all-aluminium common-rail diesel engine with variable valve timing. This is the same M9R unit that powers the X-Trail, coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Koleos comes loaded with 17-inch alloy

Ducati Riding Experience subscriptions for 2012 open

Italian motorcycle maker Ducati has now opened subscriptions for its 2012 Ducati Riding Experience (DRE) events. Open to beginners and race-track specialists alike, the DRE will take place at some of Italy�s famous circuits with a complete fleet of Ducatis. Participants can use the opportunity to perfect their riding skills, thanks to the presence of some highly qualified professional instructors

Facelifted Honda City launched

Honda India has launched its updated City in India.The new City gets a host of cosmetic upgrades such as an electric sunroof, chrome-plated front grille, updated front bumper, 10-spoke alloy wheels and turn indicators on rear-view mirrors. The saloon also gets cruise control now. Safety features on the new City include Dual front SRS airbags, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist. The updated City comes

New Mercedes SL-class pics leaked

Pictures of the all-new sixth generation Mercedes SL have been leaked online, ahead of the car�s official debut at the Detroit motor show in January.These grainy brochure images of the new drop-top show the clearest indication of the car�s styling yet, which closely follows the design language used on the new Mercedes SLK. These include a large, open grille, angular headlamps with distinctive LED

FIRST DRIVE Chevrolet Volt review, test drive

Chevrolet built the Volt to deal with one problem and one problem alone - range anxiety. Engineered to override the nagging fear you have in an electric car, when the charge in your battery is running low, the Volt is an electric car whose range can be infinitely extended by using a petrol engine as an electric generator.Powered by GM�s unique Voltec propulsion system which consists of a

New Safari 'Merlin' coming

Tata is going to launch a new Safari early next year. Codenamed �Merlin�, this will be the SUV�s most thorough update since its launch in 1998. New projector headlights, a squarish grille that looks more imposing than before, and a pronounced chin with a lip under the bonnet are major front-end revisions. The rear gets two chrome-tipped exhausts and an oversized chrome bar over the number plate. 

Work underway on new BMW R 1200 GS

BMW Motorrad is readying a major upgrade to its top-selling R 1200 GS adventure touring motorcycle, which is still as far away from launch as 2013.The final GS is similar to the model illustrated here, and shall sport revised, modern styling with a sharper, more aggressive snout apart from other substantial cosmetic changes. Refreshed instruments and an altered, adjustable wind deflector will be

New pictures of Skoda VisionD

New pictures of the Skoda VisionD concept car have been released by the Czech manufacturer. These latest images of the VisionD, which was first unveiled at the Geneva motor show in March 2011, highlight the design cues that will inform all future Skoda cars.The concept is a mid-size fastback with crisp lines and a new grille that Skoda�s chief designer, Josef Kaban, described as �proud, confident

BMW unveils 6-series Gran Coupe

BMW has unveiled the 6-series Gran Coup�. This new four-door coupe will rival the Audi A7 and Mercedes-Benz CLS. The 6-series Gran Coupe joins the existing two-door coup� and convertible in an expanded range of 6-series models aiming to attract buyers who place greater emphasis on outright style than practicality.Stylistically, the Gran Coup� is identical to the 6-series coup� and convertible

2012 Renault Zoe

One or two styles up from the unique little Twizy is where Renault's ZOE Review rests. Following in the problematic vein of last years ZOE Z.E. car, the ZOE Review is a more genuine look at the edition that will be available next year dressed in Renault's latest experience. Not only that, but it may just be previewing (ZING!) the next Clio as well.Similar in dimension to the Clio, this little

Mercedes to axe Maybach brand

Mercedes-Benz has recently revealed that its under-performing Maybach luxury brand will officially be killed off in 2013.The decision to disband Mercedes-Benz�s upper luxury marque comes after lacklustre sales of the company�s existing 57 and 62 limousines and a recent decision from chairman Dieter Zetsche not to push ahead with the development of replacement models � the likes of which were

Ford India Discover Smart Drive season two kicks off

Ford India kicked off its second season of the Discover Smart Drive (DSD). The show will cover 28 cities, 6400km across India in eight days and will conclude in Nepal. The winner gets the chance to drive the Figo in Nepal and will also get a helicopter ride over the Himalayas. The drive kicks off simultaneously on December 5 from Jammu, Lucknow, Mumbai and Chennai and comprises four legs. Ford

2012 Renault Clio

We looking for a newest information about 2012 Renault Clio RS 200 Raider. The first of Renault, and incredibly exclusive, among the more expensive vehicles currently available, Raider is done in he Renault i.d. colour. The choice of he Convert cannot be seen Dull or Diavolo Red is actually in comparison by a shiny dark-colored finish towards the top, again spoiler, F1-style front side aspect

FIRST DRIVE Range Rover Evoque review, test drive

The new Evoque looks simply stunning in the flesh. The very modern lines and raked-back profile make it really stand out in everyday traffic in Mumbai, and for Range Rover, this is a completely new direction. It is far removed from the traditional uprightness the company is known for and the show-car-like lines make you just stare and stare.We love the detailing of both the front and rear lights,

Nissan India-sales up 149 percent

Nissan India has reported a staggering 149 percent increase in its sales in the month of November 2011.The Japanese car manufacturer says that this major sales growth was driven by the recently launched Sunny saloon which accounted for 1131 units of the figure for November and has already achieved sales of more than 3130 units since its launch in September.Nissan�s other offerings like the Micra

Maruti announces Auto Expo plans

Maruti Suzuki has revealed its plans for the upcoming 2012 Auto Expo.The big news for the small-car giant will be its aggressive entry into the UV segment with two models � both of which will be showcased at the Expo in New Delhi.First up will be the global unveiling of Maruti�s first compact MPV, the Ertiga. As originally seen in our spy images, the Ertiga looks similar to the Swift from the

FIRST DRIVE Tata Indigo eCS VX review, test drive

A saloon for small car money, the Indigo CS is really hard to match on sheer value for money. Tata Motors has tweaked the car over the years and the car you see here is a further development of the eCS model launched in 2010.The majority of changes have been made under the bonnet. For starters, Tata has fine-tuned fuel delivery for improved driveability. Engine calibration has also been worked

Volkswagen reveals Cross Coupe concept

Volkswagen has showcased an all-new SUV concept at the Tokyo Motor Show. Known as the Cross Coup� concept, it hints at design themes of all future SUV�s from Volkswagen stable.The Cross Coup� previews the bold new look of its Volkswagen�s second-generation Tiguan compact SUV. Sitting onthe German carmaker�s versatile new MQB platform, the new four-seater, four-wheel drive petrol-electric hybrid

XUV500 bookings to re-open in Jan.

Mahindra is will once again take orders for its hugely popular XUV500 SUV in January. As you may recall, the company shut down bookings on October 11, after having received over 8,000 orders � or four-months� production � over the span of just 10 days.The company says production is on schedule and will also be ramped up to meet demand, which has grown thanks in part to word of mouth from

Mercedes CLS 350 review, test drive

The long right-hander ahead stretches as far as I can see. Almost subconsciously, I pile a bit more pressure on the throttle. The suspension hunkers down, the rear wheels bite the tarmac a little bit harder and, apart from the increase in pace, everything remains completely calm inside the cabin. What�s immediately clear is that, though this car is based on the current E-class, the new CLS

BMW, Toyota confirm engine link

BMW and Toyota have confirmed their engine technology collaboration plans. The two automotive giants will supply engines to each other, with BMW offering its 1.6 and 2.0-litre diesel engines to Toyota Motor Europe in exchange for the Japanese company�s hybrid technology and expertise.BMW�s engine supply will begin in 2014 and will be installed in certain Toyota-produced vehicles planned for sale

Tata Nano 2012 review, test drive

A vibrant range of colours, which includes a Papaya Orange and Rouge Red, loudly announces the fact that the Tata Nano has been given a makeover. But look beyond the eight new shades of paint and it is hard to distinguish the new-for-2012 car from the earlier model. The only real exterior additions to the upgraded Nano are the plastic wheel caps (on the top LX model) and a passenger-side

Honda's new AC-X saloon concept

Honda has also revealed the AC-X saloon concept at the Tokyo Motor Show. The Japanese manufacturer describes this concept as a next-generation plug-in hybrid. The AC-X (Advanced Cruiser Experience) concept is between the Civic and Accord in size.Honda says the concept �offers a comfortable and enjoyable driving experience in urban and long-distance motoring�. To that end, the concept is offered

BMW forays into use-car market

BMW India has made buying a pre-owned BMW easier and more reliable with the launch of its Premium Selection range. Each vehicle is carefully selected, examined for quality and sold with a BMW warranty as well.The examination includes a 360-degree check as well as a technical and visual refurbishment. Additionally, every Premium Selection vehicle will be sold with a detailed history of servicing,

Lexus launch in India confirmed

Toyota has officially confirmed that it will introduce the Lexus brand in India by 2013. The Japanese carmaker has been evaluating the feasibility of its luxury brand in India for several years now and has finally decided to go ahead with the launch. �We have been watching India with keen interest and we are happy to announce that we will bring Lexus to India in 2013� confirmed Yukitoshi Funo,

Hyundai i10 LPG launched

Hyundai has launched an LPG variant of its i10 hatchback, called the i10 Blue Drive.This model comes with a factory-fitted LPG kit that has a 34-litre LPG tank while the conventional petrol tank has a 35-litre capacity. According to Hyundai, the LPG-kit is ARAI certified and is impact resistant as well. It is also certified by DOE (Department of Explosives). The LPG-kit is also backed by a two

Aluminium tech for next Mercedes SL

Nov 23, 2011Mercedes will unveil its sixth-generation SL roadster next year. The new SL roadster will be the very first Mercedes in large-scale series production to use an almost exclusively aluminium lightweight construction.At a preview event held close to last week�s Los Angeles Motor Show, Mercedes showed journalists a completed example of the new two-seater grand convertible�s �body-in-white

New BMW 3-series review, test drive

It�s encouraging that the sixth-generation BMW 3-series, despite its very obvious eco credentials and its numerous technical innovations, is still just a good-looking saloon that drives rather beautifully at heart. At first, the new saloon may seem like business as usual � with a slick and elegant new style that looks both familiar yet more thrusting. But beneath its new suit, the F30 3-series is

50 New cars for 2012

Nov 24, 2011What�s coming in the next few months? The most common question asked of at Autocar India. We get a huge number of mails everyday from readers wanting to know what�s coming in the near and not-too-distant future, and that�s understandable. In our ever-changing market, you really need to be on top of model upgrades and new car launches, especially if you are about to sign a considerable

Skoda launches Yeti 4x2

Skoda Auto has launched the 4x2 version of the Yeti soft-roader. This model features a de-tuned version of the 4x4�s 140bhp, 2-litre common-rail diesel engine with peak power now a significantly lower 108bhp. This model is, however, a whole 98kg lighter than the 4x4 car. The 4x2 also gets a 5-speed manual transmission in place of the 4x4�s 6-speed manual gearbox.What remains unchanged is the

Lamborghini unveils LP550-2 Spyder

Lamborghini has added another model to its drop-top Gallarado range, this time it�s the two-wheel-drive variant called the LP550-2 Spyder.�This is a purists model that adds another dimension of driving fun,� says Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini�s president, �this will appeal in particular to a very special group of customers that enjoy a spirited driving style and also like to experience the

Petrol Ventos, Mercs for a steal

The Mahindra First Choice Super Store at Goregaon, Mumbai, has on offer six 1.6-litre petrol VW Vento Autos for Rs 7.75 lakh each. Manufactured in the year 2011, these cars have only clocked 2800-12000km on the odo, and are still under factory warranty.Also on sale is a 2008 VW Passat diesel for Rs 12.50 lakh and an October 2009 Jetta that has been driven 23,000km for Rs 12 lakh. In the premium

Big end-of-year discounts on luxury cars

The luxury car market is full of serious discounts this month and leading the way is the German trio. Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi are offering selected models at prices difficult to resist.Leading the way is Mercedes-Benz with the E200 CGI. The premium saloon is being offered with a Rs 5.5-lakh cash discount and a petro card worth Rs 2.5 lakh (3,500 litres approximately). This adds up to a

Skoda Rapid launched at Rs 6.75 lakh

Skoda has launched the Rapid saloon in India at a starting price of Rs 6.75 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. The Rapid is available in both petrol and diesel engine options, and offered with manual and automatic variants.Built on the same platform as the Vento (code: VW251), the Skoda iteration (code SK: 251) shares most mechanical bits with the VW saloon which includes engines as well. Hence, the

Fiat 500 and 500C get New TwinAir 85HP Two-Cylinder Turbo Engine

Fiat has rolled out the production version of its long-awaited two-cylinder gasoline engine family called TwinAir that's has been developed by FPT (Fiat Powertrain Technologies). The first car to receive the new turbocharged engine is the Fiat 500, in both three-door and convertible forms, with sales to begin from September, 2010.The innovative 0.9-liter two-cylinder gasoline unit implements

2011 Smart Fortwo Receives Minor Upgrades

The Smart Fortwo is entering the 2011 model year with an almost invisible change here and there complemented by the introduction of more economical engines.In addition to the new range of available exterior colors that now include a matt finish and the availability of a red or blue colored soft-top for the cabrio models, the updated Fortwo gets fresh fabric and color options for the interior

SPIED: 2012 Peugeot 508 Station Wagon?

Our colegas at Diariomotor got themselves a series of spy photos showing what they claim to be a heavily disguised prototype of the Peugeot 508 Station Wagon. The French carmaker teased the sedan version of the 508, which will replace both the 407 and 607 saloons, with the "5 by Peugeot" concept model at the 2010 Geneva Salon this past March.

Truck Spills 2,000,000 Euros on the Road, Italian Motorists Coin it in...

Italian motorists hit a mobile jackpot on Monday when a truck carrying some 2 million euros or about US$2,5 million at today's exchange rates in �1 and �2 coins overturned and spilled most of its contents on the road after blowing a tire and hitting another car on the A114 highway near Foggia, in southern Italy.Passing drivers seized the opportunity and pulled over on the motorway literally

Suzuki Cooks Up New Alto SZ-L Special Edition for UK Buyers

A new special edition version of the Suzuki Alto has been released in Britain. Featuring various cosmetic and equipment upgrades, the SZ-L model is available in a limited number of 500 units, priced at �8,170 a piece.Offered in either Superior White or Bright Red non metallic colours, the Alto SZ-L is based on the SZ3 mid grade model with air conditioning, pollen filter and side airbags fitted as

New Volvo V60 Sports Wagon: 2011 S60 gets Practical

Revealed ahead of its Paris Motor Show debut, the all-new Volvo V60 is the estate version of the recently launched 2011 S60 sedan. Aimed almost squarely at European buyers as Volvo projects that "no less than 90 percent" of the annual V60 production of 50,000 cars will find a home in Europe, the sporty-looking estate model will go on sale this fall.Volvo describes the low slung V60 as a sports

Suzuki reveals Swift EV Hybrid concept

Suzuki has released details and pictures of a new concept, this time a variant of the Swift, called the Swift EV Hybrid concept.As the name suggests, this concept is powered by an additional battery that helps extend its overall range, a set-up similar to the Chevrolet Volt. While in motion, it is powered first by an electric motor and backed up by a small range-extending petrol engine. On

SCOOP! Ford EcoSport coming next year

The new Fiesta may not have taken off quite as strongly as Ford expected it to, but the American carmaker still has a couple of aces up its sleeve. One of them is the yet-to-be-revealed EcoSport.Known internally as the B515, this next-generation EcoSport will be unveiled at the 2012 Auto Expo, followed by a launch in Brazil in the first few months of the year. The current EcoSport is quite

Hyundai EON

Hyundai Eon, the all-new entry-level small car from the South Korean carmaker, will be launched in India in October!

The second largest car manufacturer in India, Hyundai Motors India, is all set to take the wraps off its latest product, the all-new city-car called Eon. New Hyundai Eon will be the smallest car Hyundai has ever produced and is targeted at the first time buyers!

According to

Subaru BRZ 2011 Concept

At this rate, we'll probably use a paddle and a canoe to get to Frankfurt, Germany for the biggest automotive event year. How this event appears to be considerable, and is about to become even more after that Subaru has announced that they intended to bring a new "technology" concept called Prologue BRZ - Boxer Sport Car Architecture II.

The ZRE, which means "Boxer engine," "Rear-wheel drive"

KTM 200 Duke specs here now

KTM and Bajaj Auto have lifted the lid on specifications for the upcoming trendy and radically styled KTM 200 Duke. The exciting and top drawer technology enriched streetbike is all set for an India debut within a few months from now.India�s first Duke comes powered by a 200cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke, four valves, liquid-cooled and fuel injected engine. Bore and Stroke measurements are an

2012 Cadillac SRX

 CARBARN | 2012 Cadillac SRX | Another family car that would be present in the automotive world, this time from manufacturer Chevrolet, a car designed specifically to meet the needs of this family will be present in 2012 want to know? The following reportThe 2012 Cadillac SRX ranks 6 out of 8 Luxury Compact SUVs. This ranking is based on our analysis of 43 published reviews and test drives of the

2012 Chevrolet Sonic

   CARBARN | 2012 Chevrolet Sonic | The Sonic has slightly different gearing and weighs about 400 pounds Fewer than the Cruze, so We expect better acceleration and fuel economy across the board. The Sonic's turbo pulls well above 3000 rpm; there is noticeable lag at lower engine speeds, despite a low peak torque of 1850 rpm. Chevrolet had a Honda Fit and a Ford Fiesta on hand for comparison, and

2013 Chevrolet Suburban

  CARBARN | 2013 Chevrolet Suburban | This car will present the automotive world is expected in 2013, the concept car of this family have the body that is big enough and certainly have the functions it is also abundant, have the great power and the others want to know the following report The SUV model of 2013 Chevrolet Suburban Will be the latest model of GMT900 platform, together with the

Chevrolet Malibu

   CARBARN | Chevrolet Malibu | The Malibu, a North American car Previously only, Will Become the GM's latest global car in its eighth generation and the Chevrolet brand's first global midsize sedan. Chevrolet says the next Malibu Will be sold in 100 countries on six CONTINENTS and built at multiple plants around the world. The Malibu, Chevrolet says, was designed for a global audience with "

2012 Chevrolet Equinox

  CARBARN | 2012 Chevrolet Equinox | This 2012 model comes in LS, LT, and LTZ trims. For comfort of the occupants, the LS variant has all Necessary amenities like air conditioning, power driver seat partial, reclining and sliding rear seat, complete power accessories, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, audio controls, OnStar, Bluetooth connectivity, a CD player with 6 - speaker sound system,

Chevrolet Colorado

 CARBARN | Chevrolet Colorado | The Chevrolet Colorado has been given a Pepperdust Metallic exterior paint finish That has been accented with polished aluminum details on the fascia. There are also integrated side steps and black-masked projector style headlamps have LED lighting elements That. Other items worth noting include a streamlined "cab collar" design with a body-color hard tonneau cover

Chevrolet Avalanche

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 CARBARN | 2012 OPEL ASTRA GTC | It was onlt a year ago that we saw the Opel GTC Paris Concept car, but the company is ready with the production version, the Astra GTC. It will feature the very best of Opel�s latest technology, as well as unique chassis features. No details have been revealed about the engine, but the concept featured a 2.0 liter Turbo with direct injection fitted with Start/Stop

2012 Acura MDX

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Updated Audi A4 breaks cover

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Truth to be said, most Aston Martins of the past decade look so alike that even professionals have a hard time telling the difference between some models, especially when they're camouflaged. The Aston Martin DBS and DB9 are the perfect example.However in this case, we're going to disagree with some other car blogs / sites that posted similar spy photos of the same car as the facelifted DBS and

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Thanks to some leaked brochure shots, we can show you the first pictures of the Japanese domestic market (JDM) version of the subtly refreshed 2011 Lexus IS 250 / 350 sedan.The most notable exterior changes include the new headlamps that incorporate LED daytime running lights and the redesigned lower part of the front bumper with round foglamps. Though not visible from these photos, the interior

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The most environmentally friendly Skoda model to date, the new Fabia Estate Greenline II, goes on sale in the UK in the beginning of July with pricing set at �13,740.The second generation Greenline models is powered by the VW Group's new three-cylinder turbocharged 1.2-liter common rail turbo diesel engine with 75-horsepower. To help improve fuel economy and reduce CO2 emissions, the Greenline

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Porsche to Bring Historic Race Cars at Goodwood Festival of Speed

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2011 Chevy Camaro Convertibles Spied with Top Up in Canada

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Following hot on the heels from the introduction of the refreshed for the 2011MY Mondeo, Ford's European arm is now broadening the appeal of its Kuga SUV with the presentation of two new diesel engines coupled with a new 'Individual' trim.The automaker's compact SUV model gains a new 2.0-liter turbo diesel Duratorq TDCi engine that's available in two states of tune, a 140HP version that replaces

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Dodge Announces Special Edition "Mopar '10" Challenger

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2011 Ford Explorer SUV: Lame Teaser Pictures Round 3

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Tributes paid to Marco Simoncelli

Leading figures from the worlds of both motorcycle and car racing have been paying tribute to Marco Simoncelli, who was killed today in MotoGP's Malaysian Grand Prix.

The 24-year-old Italian, who had been the sensation of the 2011 season, fell on lap two of the Sepang race and was struck by following riders. He was pronounced dead at the circuit's medical centre shortly afterwards.


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Former Yamaha team manager Brivio followed Rossi to Ducati this year to continue working with the seven-time MotoGP champion. Writing on his Twitter feed today, Brivio said there was no truth in suggestions that Rossi was

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Killer Combo: Audi S5 Coupe in "Porsche Lime Green" Finish

Found for sale on eBay is this flamboyantly unique Audi S5 Coupe featuring a killer color combination that makes it stand out like a lime in a bowl of lemons. And this ain't no vinyl wrap; the "Porsche Lime Green" exterior finish was a special factory order that cost the owner $2,500. Open the door and you'll see why most manufacturers don't allow customers to combine certain exterior shades with

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Chrysler Bids Farewell to Iconic PT Cruiser, Last Model Rolls Off Assembly Line in Mexico

Only a week after the last Dodge Viper rolled off the line at the Conner Avenue plant in Detroit, production of another iconic Chrysler LLC group model, the PT Cruiser, is coming to an end today at the Toluca plant in Mexico. But unlike with the Viper, Chrysler isn't making much of a big deal about the PT Cruiser's end as the company hasn't even bothered to issue an official press release - or at

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After Darth Vader and C-3PO, Jedi Master Yoda is the latest Star Wars voice to be made available for TomTom navigation systems. As with the other characters from the movie, Yoda's voice is priced at �7.95 (US$12 or �9.5 at today's exchange rates). According to the Dutch maker of navigation systems, all Star Wars voices for its devices are available in English, while Yoda and Darth Vader are also

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What appear to be patent drawings of numerous SEAT models were found in a posting on a Spanish blog called Decoches. Unfortunately, no additional information is provided about the source of the pictures.A quick research on the European patent office didn't return any results, so we're not going to brand the sketches genuine just yet - for all we know they might be the work of an independent

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Kia Motors Corp. saw its overall global sales of passenger cars, recreational vehicles and commercial vehicles through the first six months of 2010 surpass the 1 million unit mark, recording an increase of 34.1% over the same period last year and reaching 1,004,724 units.Percentage-wise, the highest gain came from China where sales increased by 75.6 per cent to 170,977 vehicles.

BMW X6 Performance Unlimited: Japan-Only Special Edition Version

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Simoncelli dies from injuries suffered in Malaysian GP crash

Marco Simoncelli has died from the injuries he sustained in a crash on the second lap of the Malaysian Grand Prix. He was 24.

Simoncelli was fighting for fourth with Alvaro Bautista when he lost the front of his bike and slid across the circuit, into the path of Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi, both of whom then hit the Honda.

Simoncelli lay stricken on the track after the crash, his helmet

Malaysian GP cancelled after crash

The Malaysian Grand Prix has been cancelled after an accident involving Gresini Honda's Marco Simoncelli.

There has been no official news on Simoncelli's condition, but organisers took the decision to cancel the race following a crash on lap two.

A bulletin from the organisers said: "Race cancelled as the medical centre staff is focusing on treating Marco Simoncelli and track action cannot be

Hayden and Rossi say qualifying did not represent full potential

Nicky Hayden said his qualifying result was not necessarily the maximum he could have achieved, a view echoed by Ducati team-mate Valentino Rossi.

Hayden matches his best qualifying performance of the year by sealing sixth on the grid for the Malaysian Grand Prix, ending within two tenths of Tech 3 Yamaha's Colin Edwards in fourth.

Hayden said late night set-up changes had paid dividends, but

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Infiniti has released details on its U.S. market 2011 model year lineup that includes the introduction of two all-new models, the M sedan and QX full-size SUV, as well as certain enhancements for the rest of the range such as a new 7-speed automatic transmission that replaces the 5-speed auto on the EX crossover, revised package contents and equipment features, and new color options.The Japanese

KIA UK Presents Black and White Editions of Picanto, Rio and Soul

Two new special editions named Domino and Echo that both play on black and white color schemes are joining Kia's UK-market lineup. The Domino special edition is available on the Picanto and Rio superminis, while the Echo is offered on the Soul crossover.

Tesla Working on All-Electric Toyota RAV4 and Lexus RX Prototypes

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Volkswagen Files Design Patents for Jetta Coupe

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Ford and Chrysler Group Recalling Certain Models

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If these spy photos and video are anything to go by, then Maserati could very well be working either on a facelifted version or -most likely-, a new variant of the GranTurismo sports coupe. Spied in Germany, the undisguised test car features a new lower apron up front along with a discreet but clearly visible boot lid spoiler and a redesigned rear bumper with two tail pipes mounted high on the

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Porsche officials may have not yet given the green light for the production of the 918 Spyder, but we already have a projected price for the hybrid supercar that was unveiled in concept form at the Geneva Auto Show in March - or at least, that's what a report from Bloomberg supports.Citing two people with "direct knowledge of the plan", Bloomberg reported that if Porsche goes ahead and builds the

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Maruti launches Alto Xplore

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Even though the 2011 Shelby GT500 carries a base price of $49,495 without any options ticked, Ford has already received more than 3,000 orders for the 550HP Mustang since the car was announced earlier this year. But despite the sales success, the Deaborn-based automaker said today that U.S. sales of the 2011 Shelby GT500 will be limited to just 5,500 units for this model year.

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Our spy photographers have snagged a lightly camouflaged prototype of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe that is set to hit showrooms along with the facelifted versions of C-Class sedan and Estate early next year. It has been suggested that the arrival of the C-Class Coupe will mean the end of the CLC sport hatch.Unlike the CLC which is based off the previous generation C-Class, the new

2011 Ford Explorer SUV: Lame Teaser Pictures Round 5

As if FoMoCo's marketing department would stop at round four... Anyway, here are two more crappy cropped teaser images of the all-new 2011 Ford Explorer crossover / SUV that is set to be fully revealed on the firm's Facebook page at the end of this month. If you haven't done so already, follow the jump to check out the rest of the pictures.

Land Rover Wraps Evoque Prototypes in Funky Camouflage and Hits the Streets

Still not convinced that Land Rover is marketing the new Evoque (click here for pictures and a video from the presentation) as a hip crossover - even after learning about Victoria Bdckham's involvement in the project? Then these photos should do the trick.What you see here are 10 special prototype versions of the 'baby' Range Rover wrapped in trendy camouflage with each vehicle saying 'Hello' to

New BMW X3 Officially Revealed: Mega Gallery with Over 200 High Res Photos

Six years after the introduction of the first X3, BMW has lifted the wraps off the all-new second generation model that grows in dimensions and gains new engines. The new X3 will go on sale by the end of 2010, following its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show in late September. It will be built at BMW's Spartanburg plant in South Carolina.Although familiar in shape, the exterior design of the

Thai-Made 2011 Nissan March goes on Sale in Japan [Plus 49 Photos]

Following on from the presentation of the 2011 Micra at the Geneva Show earlier this year, Nissan introduced the Japanese domestic market (JDM) version of the all-new supermini called the March, which goes on sale this week.Unlike its predecessors, the fourth-generation of the JDM March is manufactured in Thailand, marking a new trend for Japanese automakers to move more production out of the

Russian Tuner Proposes BMW X6 Coupe Conversion

If you liked Merdad's idea of a two-door Porsche Cayenne SUV, then you'll be happy to know that another tuning firm has came up with a similar conversion for the BMW X6 crossover. This time, the culprit is a Russian company called ArmorTech that specializes on custom and armored vehicles.Starting with the standard X6, Ameritech chops off the rear doors and moves the B-Column further back to fit

Ferrari Debuts 458 Challenge Track Racer

The new 458 Challenge that is destined to race in the onemake 2011 Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli series was revealed today during an annual dealer meeting in Maranello, Italy. Based off the road-going 458 Italia, the Challenge has received a number of competition-spec modifications to adapt it for use on the track.While the direct injection 4.5-liter V8 with an output of 570-horsepower at

2011 Nissan Murano gets Revised Front Styling Due to New Diesel Engine, European Sales Start in September

Back in March, Nissan announced plans to introduce a diesel engine option for the very first time on its European market Murano crossover in September. The need for additional cooling airflow to the diesel engine and radiators meant that the Nissan had to redesign the front end of the Murano which enters the 2011 model year with a reworked fascia sporting a new grille and a reshaped bumper with

Honda Pegasus Study Inspired by... Harley Earl's GM Firebird Concepts

Automotive designers find inspiration in all kinds of places. For independent designer Andrus Ciprian from Romania, it was Harley Earls' legendary GM Firebird concept cars of the 1950s. The thing is that he didn't use this inspiration on a GM product but on a futuristic Honda racing car design study that he named Pegasus.The Romanian designer has dreamed up a small gas-turbine jet engine as the

Ouch... Ferrari 458 Italia Lights Up in Paris

The owner of this Ferrari 458 Italia was in for a nasty surprise when his 570-horsepower Italian supercar started sending smoke signals from the engine compartment while he was driving on the streets of Paris. The cause of the fire remains a mystery but you can see the results in the photo gallery that was posted by a member of the Autogespot forums after the break.

Alfa Romeo Vittorio Jano Design Study for a 159 Replacement

The Alfa Romeo Vittorio Jano concept sedan is the brainchild of independent Italian designer Marco Procaccini. Named after Vittorio Jano, an Italian race car designer of Hungarian descent that worked at Alfa Romeo from the 1920s through the 1930s, Procaccini's proposal is a sporty-looking saloon with a five-door fastback body style and seating for four.Created as a direct replacement for Alfa

Toyota Releases Pricing on 2011MY Cars and Trucks, Adds Standard Brake Overide Tech

Toyota has announced pricing for its U.S. market 2011 model year line-up, which will begin arriving at dealerships in August, with the exception of RAV4 that goes on sale in September.The big news for the 2011 lineup is the installation of brake override technology as standard equipment across the range. This technology is designed to stop a car if the brakes and accelerator are applied

Nissan Micra Production Comes to End in the UK after 18 Years

On Friday, the last Micra to be produced at Nissan's Sunderland plant in the UK, rolled off the assembly line marking the end of an era stretching back to the early Nineties. The very first Sunderland-built Micra came to life on August 10, 1992. The UK plant went on to produce 2,368,704 Micras (two generation models) over the next 18 years, which is more than 40% of all cars built at the plant

2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Receives Interior Refinements and New 3.8 V6 R-Spec Model

Hyundai's well-received Genesis Coupe is entering the 2011 model year in the U.S. with some minor interior refinements, and most importantly, a new hotter model called the "3.8 R-Spec".Previously available only in conjunction with the 210HP 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the R-Spec trim level can now be ordered with the 3.8-liter V6 engine that delivers 306-horsepower and 266 lb.-ft

BMW Releases Details on M Sport Package for 2011 X3 SUV

The all-new, second iteration of the X3 SUV was only just introduced the other day, but BMW has already released photos and details of the available M Sports Package.For an unspecified amount, BMW will spice up the exterior looks of the new X3 with a body-colored kit that includes a new front bumper with larger air-intakes, side skirts and a new rear bumper with a matte black diffuser. In

SEMA: Mercedes-Benz GLK Speedster

*Updated With New High-Resolution Image GalleryOne of the most extreme concepts at this year's Las Vegas SEMA Show is the Urban Whip from Boulevard Customs. The Florida-based coach builder took the new Mercedes-GLK and transformed into a four-door, crossover speedster -that sounds even weirder than it looks... The crew over at Boulevard Customs removed the GLK's rooftop, chopped the windscreen

SsangYong Presents Rexton R-Line Based on Project Kahn Study

The customized Rexton study that was shown at this year's British International Auto Salon has found its way into production after the positive feedback from the public that visited SsangYong's show stand - or so the Chinese-owned, Korean automaker supports. Differing only in detail from the study, the Rexton R-Line is the work of Project Kahn, a tuner primarily known for its Aston Martin, Range

Citroen C1 Mini Receives Subtle Facelift

Citroen has revealed the first details of its updated C1 mini that will go on sale across mainland Europe during November/December (depending on the market) and from January 2009 in the UK. The Citroen C1 which is part of the Peugeot 107 and Toyota Aygo triplets has received some minor styling changes to the front end and in particular a redesigned bumper complementing the looks of the recently

2011 Chrysler 300 C HEMI Prices and Overview

Chrysler 300c - New Muscle Car 2011Chrysler 300 C Hemi price around $ 38,170, while the dealer invoice price to about $ 36.342, price is the range. Actual price may vary depending on options selected, could be higher or lower. Model C Hemi is already pretty much in a message at some dealerships in America. If you are interested to have it, you can book at a local dealer in your vicinity

Lincoln Concept Models Including MK9 and Mark X Going up for Auction

If you're looking to add a Lincoln concept model to your collection, here's your chance as a total of five design studies from the past decade will be offered for sale by Ford Motor Company at the RM's Sports & Classics of Monterey auction on August 12th. The proceeds raised through the sale will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and The Children's Center, an organization that is

Mercury's 2003 Messenger Sports Coupe Concept also up for Sale

The five Lincoln concept models that we told you about on Friday will be joined by the 2003 Mercury Messenger concept at the RM's Sports & Classics of Monterey auction on August 12th.The two-seater sports coupe prototype of the soon-to-be discontinued Mercury brand broke cover at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit back in 2003. It was supposed to herald a new and more stylish

VIDEO: 2011 Hyundai Elantra in Parking Competition

We're not exactly sure what's going on here -other than some men in suits trying to park the all-new 2011 Hyundai Elantra, but since this is the first video we've seen of the compact saloon out in the open, we thought we'd share it with you.Leaner and longer than the current model with a styling that draws cues directly from the new Sonata, the next Elantra made its world debut at the Busan

Audi TTS Coupe Wears Porsche 911 GT3 RS Colors

There's no doubt about what car the future owner of this Audi TTS Coupe would like to own when his bank account allows it. Finished in a washed out green shade with glossy black detailing and alloy wheels, this color combo screams Porsche 911 GT3 RS from a mile away. The 272-horsepower-strong TTS has 22,719km on the odometer and it's up for sale by an Audi dealer in Nuremberg, Germany. More

Official: Audi A7 Sportback to be Unveiled on July 26, 2010

Less than a week after the launch of the Dutch teaser site on the new A7 Sportback, and Audi announced today it will officially reveal the car at a special event that will take place on July 26, 2010, at the "Pinakothek der Moderne M�nchen", a modern art museum situated in the center of Munich, Germany.The Ingolstadt-based automobile manufacturer did not release any other details about the event

2011 Honda Insight Hybrid Refined with Suspension Changes and Trim Enhancements

The new Insight hybrid has only been around with us for a little over a year, yet Honda's UK division has just announced that the five-door hatch received a series of improvements that include suspension changes to enhance ride and comfort, and upgrades to the interior trim levels.In a press statement, the Japanese automaker said changes made to the Insight "are in direct response to the comments