Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol Hybrid in the works?

Multiple reports suggest that Maruti Suzuki is preparing to launch a petrol-powered version of the Vitara Brezza, in India. Launched two years ago, the best-selling Maruti Brezza compact SUV has been motoring on with a single-diesel engine option, even as the competition comprising the Ford EcoSport and the Tata Nexon offers both petrol and diesel According to reports, the petrol engine for the Brezza will be the newly introduced 1.5-litre K-Series motor, which was first seen on the facelifted Ciaz. This engine will be offered in combination with the Suzuki…

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Toyota to stop making Camry Hybrid if Indian government does not reduce taxes: MD

Toyota Kirloskar Motors, who recently re-started the production of the Camry Hybrid in India earlier this year. Toyota suspended the production due to increase in tax of the hybrid vehicles, which made the sales go down significantly. Now Toyota MD has commented that the high taxes may affect the future of the vehicle. How is that? The Indian government has imposed a high GST tax rate of 43 percent on the hybrid cars which have increased the prices significantly and the sales have dipped by a considerable number. Toyota sold…

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Audi A8 to have a 48-Volt Mild Hybrid as standard

The world is long awaiting the arrival of Audi’s new flagship sedan, the A8. The Luxo-barge will reportedlymake its global debut at the end of next month. Recent development reports that the fourth generation A8 will employ a 48-volt mild hybrid system as a standard on both diesel and petrol variants. In the new powertrain, a large 48-volt lithium battery will be paired with a belt-driven alternator. It will regenerate energy during braking and store it in the battery, thus boosting fuel economy and performance. This regenerated energy then can…

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