Ducati Monster 795 is here

Italian superbike manufacturer Ducati has unleashed their Monster 795 in India at an asking price of Rs 6,99,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi).The 795 has been developed specially for Asian countries, and comes equipped with an 803cc engine synchronized to a 6-speed gearbox. It�s Desmodromic valve train equipped engine makes a maximum power of 85bhp at 8250rpm. Adding to the good news for super bike

Jaguar Land Rover's stunning expo lineup

Exhibiting alongside parent company Tata Motors, Jaguar Land Rover�s display is bound to have won the brand a whole host of new fans. India is an important emerging market for Jaguar and the manufacturer seems to have pulled out all the stops to impress Auto Expo goers. The display includes the facelifted XF, the XJ and Jaguar�s most powerful production car yet, the wild 542bhp XKR-S. However, it

BMW launches M5 Sport saloon

BMW has launched its new M5 sports saloon at the 11th Auto Expo in New Delhi. 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 offers 552bhp and

Tata unveils Safari Storme at the Auto Expo

Taking centrestage at the Tata stand is the Safari Storme. The Storme is not an all-new Safari but a throroughly revised version of the existing SUV. Among the biggest changes to the vehicle is the adoption of Tata's modern X2 platform that also underpins the Aria. The switch to the X2 platform should reap huge benefits in terms of dynamics and overall refinement.Tata has also tweaked styling to

Mini officially launched in India

Iconic British car-maker Mini has finally entered the Indian car market. The BMW-owned manufacturer will bring in four models, namely the Cooper, Cooper S, Cooper Convertible and Cooper S Countryman into India as completely built units (CBUs). The Mini range will be sold through three exclusive dealerships � Deutsche Motoren and Bird Automotive in New Delhi and Infinity Cars in Mumbai.The Cooper

Mahindra unveils REVA NXR at Expo

Mahindra showcased the production ready prototype of the NXR electric vehicle at the expo. The REVAi successor looks much more appealing and will have more variants too.The badges of the production version have changed from the large REVA logo on the front grille to the Mahindra logo and the NXR logo with four leaves is used in the rear. The rest of the vehicle remains unchanged. The NXR uses

Merc SLS Roadster, new M-class, Concept A-class displayed at Expo

Click on the image to open.Mercedes-Benz took up all of Hall 15 and presented a vast array of cars for the Indian car buying public to gawk at.Among the production models dished up were the SLS AMG roadster supercar the new, third-generation M-class and a customised S600 Pullman Guard. The star of the pavilion however was the Concept A-class � a hatchback that previews the forthcoming design

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DC Design unveils Avanti sports car

click on the image to open.Dilip Chabaria�s DC design unveiled an all-new sports car concept at the Auto Expo, called the DC Avanti. According to DC, the Avanti is India�s first-ever sports car. This is DC Design�s first attempt at doing a full production run of a car designed by them. The Avanti was built at DC Design�s workshop at Pune.It is powered by a Ford EcoBoost 2.0-litre 4-cylinder

Triumph launches seven models for India

Click on the image to open.British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph has unveiled its Indian range at the Auto Expo. It is offering seven models starting at a tempting Rs. 5.5 lakh, and will join other iconic brands like Harley Davidson and Ducati in the fast-growing niche motorcycle segment of the Indian two-wheeler market.The range starts with the legendary Bonneville, powered by an 865cc,


  ALL NEW  AUDI S5 2012 3.0 TFSI The 2012 Audi A5 models are now more distinctive than ever. The rear lights and the headlights have been redesigned and are optionally available in xenon plus technology with homogenous LED daytime running lights. New colors and materials accentuate the interior, and many details of the operating concept have been fine-tuned.The advanced technologies are being

Ford EcoSport revealed

Here are the first ever images of Ford�s all new global vehicle, the EcoSport. This next-generation compact SUV will take centre stage at Ford's high-tech interactive stand which will cover around 1,400 square metres.The EcoSport is the latest �One Ford� global product, a vehicle designed to help expand Ford's footprint in the world's fastest-growing auto markets, including India. It will be the

FIRST DRIVE Skoda Yeti 4X2 review, test drive

 Like its Himalayan namesake, the Skoda Yeti is a rare sight. Its problem is that it is too much of a crossover � too small to be an SUV, too big to be a hatchback and priced well above many mid-size luxury cars. Skoda hopes this new more affordable 110bhp, front-wheel drive version will lead to more Yeti sightings on our roads. Priced at Rs 14.32 lakh (ex showroom, Delhi) for the top Ambition

Hyundai Eon LPG production underway

Hyundai Motor India has started production of the LPG version of its recently launched Eon hatchback. The cleaner and greener Eon is expected to be unveiled at the Auto Expo, with a likely launch in the following months.The car will now get a factory-fitted LPG kit in addition to its 32-litre petrol tank. As with the recent i10 Blue Drive, the Eon�s LPG kit is likely to be ARAI-certified and

JLR to showcase a slew of concepts

India is a home away from home for JLR since Tata Motors took the reins, so these iconic British brands want to put their best foot forward at the Expo to showcase what they are capable of.Waiting to shock and awe you will be the DC100 and DC100 Sport. These radical concepts preview the 2015 successor to the Defender and the inspired styling and off-road potential are hard to miss.The