It has been a topic of whispers in the automobile market internationally that Renault tries to make a new brand in combination with Daimier or some other automobile brand. Now, a conclusion is made for this matter and finally we have the news that Renault partners with Caterham to revive Alpine. The joint venture might seem unbelievable for common people and at the same time everyone wants to have the companies to get together to have a powerful sport car on road. The companies are already linked in a way that Caterham F1 team uses Renault’s 2.4 litre V-8 engine for races. The Caterham team was also called as Team Lotus by itself. Now, Renault and Caterham tries to give a better life to Alpine. And the partnership is named as Société des Automobiles Alpine Caterham. Read More »
Tata reshaped the first SUV of India. Tata redefines Safari with the hydro form chassis that was seen in Tata Aria. The changes in engine, gear box and suspension system also makes Tata Safari Storme entirely different and powerful from the previous version on off road and smooth roads. Tata expects a bigger sale of Safari Storme in 2013 with the added features competing with the leading competitors in the market. The sale of the previous model of Safari was approximately 20,000 pieces a year and now Tata wants to increase that limit. Tata holds three aspects of Storme as the major attractive features of the vehicle and they are comfort, sportiness and off road drive. Read More »
Honda has been always a successful automotive maker in two and four wheels in all the countries they deal with. Honda City is the bestselling car from Honda in India so far. But the fact that Honda provided only petrol engine cars affected the sale of the cars quiet largely in India due to the hike in petrol price frequently though Honda cars always offer greater fuel efficiency compared to the competing petrol cars in India. Now Honda realized the fact and decided to launch diesel cars for Indian market. By 2013 Honda will lauch Brio Sedan version with diesel engine for Indian market.
This is a good news for sedan users and buyer in India as most of the car users are fans of Honda cars but are hesitating to buy one since they provide only petrol engines. Now with the diesel engine Honda cars are going to be economical for Indian roads. They simply follow the strategy of converting hatch back in to sedan as most of the car makers do. For instance, Maruti Suzuki Swift becomes Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, Tata India becomes Tata Indigo, etc. This will save the company lot of money on platform building and designing as well for the Brio based sedan. Read More »
Here comes a new SUV from Hyundai to rule the sport utility vehicle market in India. Hyundai Santa Fe Fluidic is launched to compete with the existing SUVs on Indian roads including Toyota Fortuner, Mitsubishi Outlander, Honda CRV and Chevrolet Captiva. Hyundai calls the exterior design as fluidic sculpture with storm edge. The new Sanata Fe is very much different with better attractive features compared to the existed Santa Fe in India. The powerful headlamps the male featured front grill makes the SUV attractive for off road drivers.
Santa Fe is available mainly two different models in accounts with the length of the vehicle. One model is for city drives the standard sized with a length of 4689 mm with a wheel base of 2700 mm. The second model or the bigger sized SUV Santa Fe with a length of 4902 mm and a wheel base of 2800 mm is set for the US market. Though India SUV users are fans of longer and large vehicles, the reports say that Hyundai will be making the smaller one available for Indian market. Read More »
With the advent of cheap photography on mobile phones and other devices, the importance of ‘autograph’ reached almost an end and at such a scenario comes the car makers Nissan with a new idea. World’ fastest man Usain Bolt became the brand ambassador of Nissan and plays a major role in the marketing of Nissan GT-R. Nissan introduces a limited edition car with the signature of Usain Bolt on it. And special limited edition GT-R sports model car will be sold on eBay auction. The sale of Usain Bolt signed car will be on an auction on eBay in order to raise a fund for charity in Jamaica.
The special limited edition Bolt gold car will be only one but Nissan in near future will be launching the limited edition GT-R for general public without the Bolt autograph. Nissan automobiles also reports that Bolt had played immense role in the development of the GT-R. He spent a week in Japan test driving the car and giving instructions to the car developers. Thus it will be an exclusive car choice of Usain Bolt. Read More »
Maruti Alto 800 pictures and details are now revealed to the Maruti car buyers of India. With the arrival of Alto 800, two main models of Maruti will cease production and sale in the Indian market and they are Alto and 800 which were the top selling models of Maruti ever. But there will still be production of Maruti Alto K10. Thus, taking aspects of Alto and 800 too birth the Alto 800 and the got the name thus Alto + 800 = Alto 800. Best competitor will be Hyundai Eon. Read More »