Volkswagen reveals new engine for upcoming compact SUV & Vento replacement

Volkswagen India has announced that a new, turbocharged petrol engine would power its new crop of vehicles under the India 2.0 program. Volkswagen and Skoda are investing a Billion Euros (Rs. 7,900 crores) in India, for new product development that includes a compact SUV each under both brands, and also C-Segment sedans that will replace the Volkswagen Vento and the Skoda Rapid. The new engine will be a 1-litre, 3-cylinder unit, which Volkswagen and Skoda have deployed in a range of cars sold internationally. This motor is available in two…

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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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Ford Figo Aspire compact sedan production ends; Figo hatchback to follow

Ford India has just ended production of the Aspire compact sedan. In the coming days, the Figo hatchback’s production will also end. Don’t worry though; Ford will launch facelifted models of the Figo and the Aspire soon, and the production stoppage is to induct the new models soon. Along with the facelifted Figo and Aspire models, Ford will also launch the Freestyle – a hatchback-based crossover that will challenge the Hyundai i20 Active in India. All three cars are expected to be launched in India before the middle of the…

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Maruti Suzuki Dzire Tour S CNG compact sedan launching soon in India

Maruti Suzuki will soon launch a CNG variant of the Dzire Tour S. The Dzire Tour is a compact sedan meant for cab operators. It comes with a speed limiter and stripped down feature set. The car has already been homologated at the VRDE Ahmednagar, and will soon be in Maruti Suzuki showrooms. It’ll use the 1.2 liter K-Series petrol engine that is tuned to run on CNG as well. In petrol mode, this engine will produce 83 Bhp of peak power and in CNG mode, it will make 74…

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Kia releases first teaser image for Stonic compact SUV

Kia has released its first teaser image for its Stonic compact SUV. It will be their new global B-segment compact SUV and arrive in the market in the later half of this year. It will be a new addition to the Kia line-up and will be positioned as an alternative body style to the likes of the Rio hatchback and sedan. We had spotted the car testing previously and these new digital renderings confirm that the production version will have a typical hoisted-up hatchback crossover lines. It will obviously get…

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