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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2019 Jeep Cherokee Makes Our Top 5 Car Reviews This Week

2019 Jeep Cherokee Cars.com photo by Christian Lantry Newcomers to our top five most-read reviews since last week include the 2018 Ford Expedition and the returning 2019 Jeep Cherokee — the latter of which Cars.com has just a bit of a history with. Four years ago, we bought a then-all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee as a second vehicle for our long-term test fleet, and like so many long-term relationships, we were better off when it ended and vowed to never subject ourselves to that again. And while Cars.com reviewer Joe Wiesenfelder didn’t exactly have a change of heart,…

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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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This Is the Hottest Travel Destination for Seniors Right Now

Unencumbered by work and kids, many retirees are upping their travel game. An analysis by Priceline found that boomers book the longest average length of stay on their vacations, relative to other age groups, and spend significantly more on flights and hotels than younger travelers. “Baby boomers are active travelers,” says Kevin O’Leary, senior analyst at Priceline, via email. So where are seniors headed? To find out, MONEY teamed up with Priceline to get information on travelers aged 60 and over; the company analyzed millions of bookings across all age groups, spanning thousands of…

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Volvo XC40: Can this rival the BMW X1, Audi Q3, Mercedes GLA ?

Volvo is all set to launch the XC40 on 4th July and this SUV will rival the likes of the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and the Mercedes-Benz GLA. The XC40 will be imported as CBU (completely built unit) and will only be offered in one trim, the R Design. Expected to be priced around Rs 35-40 lakh, ex-showroom, the XC40 will be fully loaded and will also get Volvo’s semi-autonomous driving tech. We drove the car in and around Hyderabad recently and came back impressed. It is the largest among…

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Skip Croatia, and instead visit the ‘Real’ Balkans this time

It’s the unofficial beginning of summer, and the rising temperatures mean your social mediascroll will soon be overrun withinfinity pools inSantorini, the cliff-hugging villages of Cinque Terre, and the blooming lavender fields of Provence. Or, if your friends are especially on-trend, the sunburnedterracotta roofs of Croatia’s Dalmatian coast. “Croatia is huge,” says Andy Ross, head of product for the 40-year-old adventure travel companyExodus Travels. In recent years, he’s seen the country shift from an up-and-coming destination to a “very, very well-known” quantity. It is now the company’s fastest-growing European market….

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BJP-PDP split: Kashmir could fracture more in this state

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti. The balance of national interest and political interest is always a tricky play in security situations. By that shifting rubric Jammu and Kashmir could be eyeing more violence and fracture. The formal withdrawal of support on 19 June by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to its partner in Kashmir’s chaos, chief minister Mehbooba Mufti and her Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), will have feathered that future. It could also cauterize Kashmir and offer electoral gain—for the BJP, that is. For four years, the…

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Visit this place in Argentina for the best combination of luxury and nature

It was about 8 pm, and a cacophany of chirping birds and cicadas filled the inky darkness. If a large animal—a tapir, perhaps, or a jaguar—snapped branches or scampered through the bush, it would have been hard to hear it. My ears strained, my pulse quickened, as I surveyed the dense jungle ahead with a flashlight, waiting to spy a flash of green eyes… Not many visitors make it to this part of northeastern Argentina, despite its Urugua-í Provincial Park being just a 2.5-hour drive from Iguazu Falls, one of…

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Your next holiday should be to this ghost town in China

Blanketed with greenery, the ghost town is perched atop cliffs looking west into sea mists obscuring the horizon. Abandoned homes ravaged by weather and creeping vines stand silent but for the surf, the whine of mosquitos, and birdsong. This is Houtouwan — Back Bay in Mandarin — an abandoned fishing village engulfed by nature on the far eastern island of Shengshan, 90km off the coast of Shanghai. Small groups of tourists on a recent weekend braved muddy footpaths through overgrown lawns to chase foggy photographs and answers to the question:…

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India to have 500 million internet users by June this year: Experts

India’s internet user base will hit 500 million by June this year and by 2020, the country will have more than 700 million smartphone users, according to the industry experts. Mobile phones will emerge as the preferred device for online shopping by 2020, accounting for 70 per cent of total online shopping, said the experts at the seventh edition of the India Internet Day in Delhi held on Thursday. The conference was organised by TiE Delhi-NCR, the world’s largest network of successful entrepreneurs and professionals — attended by over 500…

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