2018 BMW 6-series GT review, road test

Make : BMW Model : 6-series GT We Like Roomy cabin Excellent ride quality Strong petrol engine We Don’t Like Shape not to all tastes No diesel engine as yet Odd spare tyre position Remember the last-gen BMW 5-series Gran Turismo? If you don’t, you aren’t alone. Developed to complement the standard 5-series sedan, the 5GT promised to offer all that the 5 was renowned for in a more luxurious and spacious package. Trouble was BMW found few takers for the 5GT’s oddball design, and even in India, sales were limited at…

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2018 Ford Freestyle vs Maruti Ignis comparison

You’ll have to agree that the Ignis stands out in the Maruti Suzuki universe. It’s unique for its combination of tall-boy dimensions and a crossover-like stance. Sure, its looks will polarise opinions, but for buyers seeking a certain degree of individuality, the Ignis does a great job. Ford’s new Freestyle gets crossover-like styling cues, a raised and retuned suspension and a premium kit that adds a lot of flavour. Is the Freestyle the better cross-hatch, though? We’ve got the diesel versions of the two models and compared out findings. Dimensions…

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2018 Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT review, test drive

  What is it? Another week and another model gets the option of an automatic transmission. This time it’s the turn of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza that has just been launched with an automated manual transmission or AMT gearbox. The Brezza AMT’s launch comes close on the heels of the arrival of the Tata Nexon AMT, although it was showcased in the Indonesian motor show in 2016. But where the Nexon AMT is available with both petrol and diesel engine options, the Vitara Brezza is offered with the sole…

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Ford EcoSport Titanium S & Signature edition revealed in pictures before launch

Ford will soon launch two new variants of the EcoSport in the market. The new vehicles will be launched on the 14th of May in the Indian market. The latest pictures of both the upcoming variants of the Ford EcoSport show the cars parked at a dealership stockyard. Ford will launch both the vehicles together in the market to further push the EcoSport’s popularity in the segment. The Ford EcoSport Titanium S will be the most expensive variant in the line-up. It will get standard 17-inch alloy wheels, an electric…

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New Maruti Swift Petrol AMT in CarToq’s Review

To say that the new-gen Maruti Swift has been selling like hot cakes would be an understatement. The latest generation of Maruti’s popular B1-segmenter has not only given the competition sleepless nights but has also been very quick in becoming more popular than its predecessor. Attractive prices, modern design, frugal and sufficiently power engines, good ride quality, precise steering – there’s really a lot that the new Swift offers. Another highlight is the AMT transmission, which is being provided on both the engine variants. AMT variants account for as much as…

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Indian Army to purchase Force Gurkha 4×4 based Light Strike Vehicles (LSVs)

Pune-based Force Motors has bagged the order for supplying Light Strike Vehicles (LSVs). Force Motors managed to get this order in spite of stiff competition from some well-established manufacturers. The Force Motors’ Light Strike Vehicle is a totally indigenous product that has been designed and developed by the company’s R&D team. The Force Gurkha-based LSV will be used for various military activities by our Forces. Commenting on the latest development, the spokesperson from Force Motors said, “We are happy that the Indian Army has reposed trust in the fully indigenous Light…

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India’s top 5 exported cars: Ford EcoSport, Chevy Beat, Volkswagen Vento & more

The Ford EcoSport is India’s most exported car. Ford India exported 90,599 units of the EcoSport in the past 12 months, between April 2017 and March 2018. In the preceding year, Ford exported 79,539 units of the EcoSport, which means that the exports of the compact SUV have grown by nearly 15 %. The high number of EcoSports exported has allowed Ford to become India’s top exporter, beating other automakers such as Nissan, Volkswagen and Hyundai in the process. Ford manufactures the EcoSport at its Chennai factory. The sub-4 meter…

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10 SUVs that can easily be modified for MEGA street presence: Mahindra XUV500 to Toyota Fortuner

One of the USPs of SUVs is that they offer a strong road presence. Thanks to their dimensions, aggressive stance and bold design, the SUVs help you make a powerful statement on the street. Here are 10 SUVs that have been modified to have a MEGA street presence, showing you how it’s done! Mahindra Bolero The Mahindra Bolero has always been appreciated for its rugged, mini-G Wagon looks. This Bolero, however, looks significantly bolder than the regular variant. Much of it is due to the all-black paint scheme and wider…

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2018 Hyundai i20 Active Facelift launched in India; Much pricier than Ford Freestyle

Hyundai has just launched the facelifted i20 Active in India. Prices start from Rs. 6.99 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi, making it a lot more costlier than the recently launched Ford Freestyle. The top-end trim is priced at Rs. 10 lakhs. The Figo-based Freestyle is India’s lowest priced hatchback-based crossover, which starts from Rs. 5.09 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi. The i20 Active Facelift gets minor changes – a contrast paint scheme for the roof, revised alloy wheels, a refreshed center console and a new pattern for the seat upholstery. These changes apart, the…

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Ford EcoSport compact SUV vs Freestyle hatchback-based crossover: Who should buy what?

Ford recently launched the all-new Freestyle hatchback-based crossover, in India. The Freestyle was launched considering the rising popularity of SUVs in the Indian market, and this entry-level hatchback-based crossover is likely to attract a lot of customers. Even though there is quite a price difference between the Freestyle and the EcoSport, many prospective customers are likely to take a look at both the vehicles in Ford showrooms while making a buying decision. If you’re one such customer facing a hard time deciding between the two, we try to simplify the…

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