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2017 Toyota Vios revealed 

2017 Toyota Vios revealed

Refreshed Toyota Vios gets Camry-like looks and more equipment.
5 hours ago 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.
3 days ago 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.
5 days ago by Akbar Merchant
SUV/Crossovers
2
  
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
1
  
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
4
  
Kia Sportage SUV, Soul crossover spied in India 

Kia Sportage SUV, Soul crossover spied in India

First sighting of Kia vehicles with Indian temporary plates ahead of the brand’s official entry.
Thursday 5 January 2017 by Akbar Merchant
SUV/Crossovers
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All-new 2017 Suzuki WagonR images leaked 

All-new 2017 Suzuki WagonR images leaked

All-new Suzuki WagonR gets quirky Japanese styling
Thursday 5 January 2017 by Akbar Merchant
Budget hatchbacks
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Next-gen Volkswagen Vento takes shape 

Next-gen Volkswagen Vento takes shape

All new VW Polo-based sedan to be sold globally; based on low-cost MQB A0 platform.
Wednesday 4 January 2017 by Akbar Merchant
Mid-size Saloons
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Lexus India launch in March 2017; bookings open 

Lexus India launch in March 2017; bookings open

The luxury brand will offer three models initially; first dealership to be set up in Mumbai.
Monday 26 December 2016 by Akbar Merchant
SUV/Crossovers
3
  
New Suzuki Swift global unveil on December 27 

New Suzuki Swift global unveil on December 27

New-generation Swift to come to India next year; new Swift Sport and Dzire likely to follow
Monday 26 December 2016 by Akbar Merchant
Premium hatchbacks
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Mahindra TUV long wheelbase spied 

Mahindra TUV long wheelbase spied

Expanding the TUV line-up this longer SUV is likely to be called the TUV500.
Friday 23 December 2016 by Akbar Merchant
SUV/Crossovers
2
  
Maruti Celerio diesel long-term review, final report 

Maruti Celerio diesel long-term review, final report

The dependable diesel Maruti became the fuel economy champion during its stay with us.
Monday 12 December 2016 by Akbar Merchant
Budget hatchbacks
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New Toyota Fortuner records over 5,400 bookings 

New Toyota Fortuner records over 5,400 bookings

The waiting period for the new Fortuner has crossed two months in certain cities; demand for automatic variants on the rise.
Tuesday 29 November 2016 by Akbar Merchant
Premium SUVs
3
  
Best new car discounts this month 

Best new car discounts this month

Here is a list of some of the most exciting year-end discounts that you can avail at dealerships for the month of December
Saturday 26 November 2016 by Akbar Merchant
SUV/Crossovers
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Renault Kwid long term review, second report 

Renault Kwid long term review, second report

Eight months and 4,500km later, we got to know the Renault Kwid a little better.
Monday 21 November 2016 by Akbar Merchant
Entry-level hatchbacks
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New Hyundai Celesta showcased at Guangzhou Auto Show 

New Hyundai Celesta showcased at Guangzhou Auto Show

All-new Hyundai Celesta sedan slots between the Verna and Elantra; will come with a 1.6-litre petrol engine.
Saturday 19 November 2016 by Akbar Merchant
Executive saloons
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2017 Chevrolet Beat spied ahead of launch 

2017 Chevrolet Beat spied ahead of launch

Second-gen Beat to spawn Beat Activ cross-hatch and Essentia compact sedan; launch next year.
Tuesday 15 November 2016 by Akbar Merchant
Budget hatchbacks
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Issue: 209 | Autocar India: January 2017

We bring you drives of the Maruti Ignis, the Skoda Kodiaq, the new 5-series and take you on a trip from India to Paris in a Renault Kwid. All that and lots more inside!
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