Jeep Compass ‘Black Pack’ edition SUV: Coming this festive season

Jeep is preparing to launch an all-black version of the Compass called the “Black Pack” edition, for the Indian market. Kevin Flynn, MD of FCA India, confirmed this to Business Standard, in an interview. Jeep is planning to launch the SUV in the all-black avatar during upcoming festive season. The Jeep Compass “Black Pack” edition will be priced around Rs. 40,000-50,000 higher than the regular variant. As the name suggests, the “Black Pack” edition of the Compass will have a blacked-out roof, wing mirrors, alloy wheels and also an all-black leather…

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Tata Hornbill Micro SUV: Is this IT?

Recently, a media report suggested that Tata Motors is developing a brand new micro SUV for the Indian market, which will compete with the Mahindra KUV100. Code-named the X445, this Micro SUV has been dubbed as a mini Nexon of sorts. Earlier this year, during the 2018 Auto Expo, Tata Motors put out a teaser video throwing hints of its future products. A screen grab from that teaser video shows a car that looks like a micro SUV. This could perhaps be the Hornbill micro SUV that Tata Motors plans…

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First impressions of MG ZS SUV – Ford EcoSport’s global rival

During our recent visit to the Silverstone race track for the #MGLive2018 event, we managed to get our hands on the much awaited and highly speculative (for India) MG ZS SUV. The quick drive lasted about ten minutes as we drove around the outer periphery of the racing circuit but later, I had more than ample time to spend with this compact SUV. So while there have been lot of speculation about this being the first offering from MG for India, the recent update is that we will get a…

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Tata Harrier (H5X) SUV: Watch the brand new official video

Tata Motors has just revealed that the H5X code-named SUV will be called the Harrier. The Tata Harrier will be put into production by the end of this year, and will be officially unveiled by November 2018. Official sales will commence only next year though, within March 2019. For now, Tata Motors has revealed a brand new video that shows what the Harrier (H5X) will offer. Here is the video. The Tata Harrier (H5X) will use a new OMEGA platform, which is actually a re-engineered LS550 platform that Tata Motors…

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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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Volvo XC40 SUV launched: India’s CHEAPEST Volvo is here

Volvo has launched their most affordable product in the Indian market – the XC40. The all-new SUV is priced at Rs. 39.9 lakhs, ex-showroom, Delhi. The new SUV will go against the likes of BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class and the Audi Q3 in the Indian market. While the car is available in many different variants in the international markets, in India only a single R-Design trim is available. The single variant of the model is filled with a long list of equipment. The car gets a distinctive front grille similar…

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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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Kia Sportage Diesel SUV : Exclusive first drive review

SUVs, both compact and large, are the next big trend in India. Even new international players are betting hard on big vehicles to establish themselves in the ever competitive Indian car market. Kia Motors too will start its innings with the SP Concept SUV that should hit Indian roads by next year. While we saw a line-up of cars at the Auto Expo earlier this year, the Sportage was one of the more interesting ones and it has the potential to create waves in the segment it could play in….

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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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