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Renault Lodgy long term review, final report 

Renault Lodgy long term review, final report

The MPV spent a lot of time with us on the road and we aren’t thrilled to see it go.
1 hour ago by Akbar Merchant
MPV/MUVs
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Mahindra bets big on Innova-rivalling MPV 

Mahindra bets big on Innova-rivalling MPV

Company has announced Rs 1,500 crore investment in two of its Maharashtra plants that will produce the MPV.
Friday 10 February 2017 by Akbar Merchant
MPV/MUVs
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Lexus India launch on March 24, 2017; bookings open 

Lexus India launch on March 24, 2017; bookings open

The luxury brand will offer three models initially; first dealership to be set up in Mumbai.
Tuesday 7 February 2017 by Akbar Merchant
SUV/Crossovers
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Off-roading with the Jeep Wrangler and Grand Cherokee  

Off-roading with the Jeep Wrangler and Grand Cherokee

​​We experience the Jeep Wrangler and the Grand Cherokee’s off-road capabilities on a specially designed track in Mumbai.
Tuesday 7 February 2017 by Akbar Merchant
Premium luxury SUVs
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Tata Q501 SUV mule spied testing 

Tata Q501 SUV mule spied testing

Tata Motors’s all-new Land Rover Discovery-based SUV to rival Tucson. launch likely in 2018.
Thursday 2 February 2017 by Akbar Merchant
Premium SUVs
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All-new Mercedes GLB SUV takes shape 

All-new Mercedes GLB SUV takes shape

Latest Merc SUV to get G-class like styling; will be based on MFA2 architecture.
Thursday 2 February 2017 by Akbar Merchant
Premium Luxury Saloons
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Best new car discounts this month 

Best new car discounts this month

Here is a list of some of the most exciting discounts that you can avail at dealerships for the month of February.
Thursday 2 February 2017 by Akbar Merchant
SUV/Crossovers
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2017 Toyota Corolla Altis launch in March 

2017 Toyota Corolla Altis launch in March

The Corolla Altis facelift will use the current line-up of engines; features revised styling and interiors.
Wednesday 1 February 2017 by Akbar Merchant
Executive saloons
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2017 Volkswagen Vento Highline Plus priced from Rs 11.39 lakh 

2017 Volkswagen Vento Highline Plus priced from Rs 11.39 lakh

New top-spec Vento Highline Plus gets LED headlamps and a reverse camera.
Tuesday 31 January 2017 by Akbar Merchant
Mid-size Saloons
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India-spec Isuzu MU-X interior spied 

India-spec Isuzu MU-X interior spied

The SUV is expected to be assembled at Isuzu's Andhra Pradesh plant; cabin to share components with the D-Max V-Cross.
Friday 27 January 2017 by Akbar Merchant
SUV/Crossovers
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Next-gen Mitsubishi Montero likely to get Nissan underpinnings 

Next-gen Mitsubishi Montero likely to get Nissan underpinnings

Nissan's Patrol SUV could be the platform-donor for next-gen Montero
Tuesday 24 January 2017 by Akbar Merchant
SUV/Crossovers
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Two-month waiting for Maruti Ignis 

Two-month waiting for Maruti Ignis

Available in four variants; deliveries are expected to begin in the second week of February.
Tuesday 24 January 2017 by Akbar Merchant
Premium hatchbacks
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2017 Toyota Vios revealed 

2017 Toyota Vios revealed

Refreshed Toyota Vios gets Camry-like looks and more equipment.
Monday 23 January 2017 by Akbar Merchant
Executive saloons
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Mahindra TUV long wheelbase expected to get a 1.99-litre diesel engine 

Mahindra TUV long wheelbase expected to get a 1.99-litre diesel engine

The 1.99 mHawk unit is a downsized version of the 2.2 mHawk engine seen on the XUV500.
Friday 20 January 2017 by Akbar Merchant
SUV/Crossovers
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Tata Hexa launch today 

Tata Hexa launch today

The new crossover flagship to get two engines and three gearbox options across five trims.
Wednesday 18 January 2017 by Akbar Merchant
SUV/Crossovers
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2017 Honda City facelift revealed 

2017 Honda City facelift revealed

The new City with 16-inch petal alloys will return to India with the ZX name; launch Jan-end
Thursday 12 January 2017 by Akbar Merchant
Mid-size Saloons
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Seven-seat Lexus RX SUV in the works 

Seven-seat Lexus RX SUV in the works

Lexus RX SUV will get a long wheelbase variant; to rival Discovery Sport; unveil in 2018.
Thursday 12 January 2017 by Akbar Merchant
Premium luxury SUVs
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2017 Honda Mobilio facelift revealed 

2017 Honda Mobilio facelift revealed

The updated Mobilio gets major styling tweaks, and additional safety features.
Thursday 12 January 2017 by Akbar Merchant
MPV/MUVs
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2017 Honda City facelift leaked ahead of unveil 

2017 Honda City facelift leaked ahead of unveil

Honda to bring back ‘City ZX’ moniker; to be launched in January 2017
Wednesday 11 January 2017 by Akbar Merchant
Mid-size Saloons
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Honda Mobilio to get a major update 

Honda Mobilio to get a major update

Refreshed Mobilio to get all-new City-like front styling; unveiling expected soon.
Tuesday 10 January 2017 by Akbar Merchant
MPV/MUVs
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Issue: 210 | Autocar India: February 2017

The Honda Civic is coming back, and we’ve driven it this month! This and lots more in the Feb 2017 issue of Autocar India.
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