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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander India launch soon 

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander India launch soon

Mitsubishi's seven-seater SUV to come with a 2.4-litre petrol; will be imported from Japan.
1 day 6 hours ago by Akbar Merchant
SUV/Crossovers
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Good demand for Tata Tigor, Tiago AMT 

Good demand for Tata Tigor, Tiago AMT

Both models have a waiting period of around one month.
4 days ago by Akbar Merchant
Entry level saloons
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Maruti S-Cross facelift India launch around Diwali 

Maruti S-Cross facelift India launch around Diwali

Refreshed S-Cross likely to continue with same set of engines.
5 days ago by Akbar Merchant
SUV/Crossovers
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Maruti readying three new launches 

Maruti readying three new launches

Next-gen Swift, updated S-Cross and Celerio in the pipeline.
5 days ago by Akbar Merchant
SUV/Crossovers
1
  
2017 Ford EcoSport facelift spied in India 

2017 Ford EcoSport facelift spied in India

Ford EcoSport set to get a major update inside out; launch later this year.
Tuesday 9 May 2017 by Akbar Merchant
SUV/Crossovers
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Isuzu MU-X to be priced below Toyota Fortuner in India 

Isuzu MU-X to be priced below Toyota Fortuner in India

Slated for launch on May 11, the Isuzu MU-X will come with 2WD and 4WD variants.
Friday 5 May 2017 by Akbar Merchant
SUV/Crossovers
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India-spec Isuzu MU-X spied ahead of May 11 launch 

India-spec Isuzu MU-X spied ahead of May 11 launch

Isuzu MU-X will rival Endeavour and Fortuner; Likely to be priced around Rs 25 lakh for the top-spec variant.
Friday 5 May 2017 by Akbar Merchant
SUV/Crossovers
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Honda WR-V records 12,000 bookings since launch 

Honda WR-V records 12,000 bookings since launch

Gets only a five-speed manual gearbox; waiting period of one month for lower variant and 45 days for top-spec trims.
Friday 5 May 2017 by Akbar Merchant
SUV/Crossovers
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2017 Renault Kwid 1.0 long term review, first report 

2017 Renault Kwid 1.0 long term review, first report

Another Kwid joins our fleet, but this time it’s the more powerful one.
Wednesday 3 May 2017 by Akbar Merchant
Entry-level hatchbacks
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2017 Renault Duster 1.5 petrol, CVT launched 

2017 Renault Duster 1.5 petrol, CVT launched

The new 1.5-litre petrol engine makes 106hp; RxS trim gets a CVT gearbox option.
Tuesday 2 May 2017 by Akbar Merchant
SUV/Crossovers
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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 May.
Tuesday 2 May 2017 by Akbar Merchant
SUV/Crossovers
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New Chevrolet Beat launch in July 2017 

New Chevrolet Beat launch in July 2017

Second-gen Beat gets revised styling and all-new interiors; likely to be called Intelli Beat.
Tuesday 2 May 2017 by Akbar Merchant
Budget hatchbacks
2
  
All-new Hyundai Kona SUV teased 

All-new Hyundai Kona SUV teased

New Hyundai SUV to sit between Tucson and Creta in carmaker’s global line-up; it is based on the i20 platform and shares engines with i30
Friday 28 April 2017 by Akbar Merchant
SUV/Crossovers
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Flying on a 1940 Breitling DC-3 in India 

Flying on a 1940 Breitling DC-3 in India

We get on board the iconic Breitling DC-3 airplane which has embarked on a world tour.
Tuesday 25 April 2017 by Akbar Merchant
Sports Cars
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SCOOP! Hyundai i20 facelift spied 

SCOOP! Hyundai i20 facelift spied

Refreshed i20 to get front and rear styling tweaks; 1.0-litre turbo-petrol motor and mild hybrid tech a possibility.
Saturday 22 April 2017 by Akbar Merchant
Premium hatchbacks
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New Maruti Swift Dzire Tour launched at Rs 5.24 lakh 

New Maruti Swift Dzire Tour launched at Rs 5.24 lakh

Second-gen Dzire Tour comes with petrol and diesel engine options; rivals the new Hyundai Xcent Prime.
Saturday 22 April 2017 by Akbar Merchant
Entry level saloons
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2017 Renault Lodgy Stepway review, test drive 

2017 Renault Lodgy Stepway review, test drive

We took the Renault Lodgy Stepway for a drive around Mumbai. Here’s what we felt.
Thursday 20 April 2017 by Akbar Merchant
MPV/MUVs
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2017 Skoda Rapid gets more equipment 

2017 Skoda Rapid gets more equipment

Recently updated Rapid sees addition of features like a reverse camera and more on the top-spec Style trim.
Tuesday 18 April 2017 by Akbar Merchant
Mid-size Saloons
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Feature-rich Honda City ZX in high demand 

Feature-rich Honda City ZX in high demand

Waiting period for top-spec City close to three months despite steep pricing
Tuesday 18 April 2017 by Akbar Merchant
Mid-size Saloons
1
  
India-spec Jeep Compass details revealed 

India-spec Jeep Compass details revealed

All-new made-in-India model from Jeep to launch around August; will come with two engine options; expected price Rs 18-25 lakh.
Wednesday 12 April 2017 by Akbar Merchant
Premium SUVs
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Issue: 214 | Autocar India: June 2017

We’ve exclusively driven the Jeep Compass in India, tell you what the all-new SsangYong Rexton is like, give our first impressions of the third-gen Maruti Dzire and have driven all of...
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