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Weekly Wrap-up: Mercedes SUV coupe to launch in January 2016; Mahindra Releases Teaser of KUV100; Toyota emerged as the worlds largest automaker

The week started with the news of Mercedes SUV coupe to be launched in January 2016. Mahindra then released a teaser of KUV100 in which it revealed the rear profile of the car. We also got access to the specifications of its features. Some big news came from the Japanese carmaker Toyota which emerged as the world’s largest automaker. Apart from this, Delhi Government released the blueprint for odd-even policy which is implemented in Delhi from January 1, 2016. There is also good news for second-hand car buyers as a service was launched by roads transport and highways ministry where they can check authenticity of a car by sending a text message to a particular number.

Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe to be Launched in India on January 12

Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe

Mercedes is not finished with its product lineup for India, even after successfully culminating its 15 launches for 2015 India portfolio. Mercedes-Benz has slated another offering which will soon join the German automaker's family of cars in India, the GLE Coupe. The carmaker will soon announce its record breaking sales for the year of 2015 and will be launching its SUV coupe on January 12, 2016. GLE is the renamed ML-Class and will rival the likes of BMW X6 SUV coupe. The car will come to India as a CBU import from the company’s Tuscaloosa factory in America. Read More

Mahindra KUV1OO: Where it Should be Priced?

Mahindra and Mahindra is all geared-up to get hold of an untapped segment in the country of micro SUVs. Though it doesn’t have any straight competitors as of now, but the vehicle is expected to fall in the category of B-segment hatches, which includes - Ford Figo, Maruti Suzuki Swift, Hyundai Grand i10, etc amongst several others. Speaking of its competitors, Maruti is expected to make the Indian debut of the Ignis at the Expo in February 2016. So technically in all fairness, Ignis is the vehicle which will compete head-to-head with the KUV1OO when it gets launched. For the time being, we are pitting it against the B-segment hatches for the price analysis! Read More

Union Budget 2016 - What to expect for the industry?

With almost 24 million vehicles being produced every year in our country, Indian automotive industry aims at a gross value of 18.9 trillion rupees ($285 Billion) by 2026, under the Automotive Mission Plan 2016-2026. Union government’s ‘Make in India’ campaign has also convinced a lot of carmakers to use the Indian soil as their manufacturing hub. With such massive production numbers, the upcoming union budget becomes very crucial for the sector. Read More

Toyota Remains World's Largest Automaker

Toyota Motor Corporation has topped the global car sales last month and outsold Volkswagen AG for the fifth consecutive month. Year-to-date, the Japanese carmaker is nearly 2,00,000 units ahead of the dieselgate-hit German rival and is right on track to remain the world's top-selling carmaker. Read More

New Mahindra KUV100 Trailer Reveals Rear Profile


As we slide into the New Year, one of the first and most anticipated launches of 2016 will be the KUV100. While revealing the car, Mahindra did not disclose details about the rear profile and interiors of the vehicle. Though, the interiors were spied earlier, the rear profile still remained a mystery. This Christmas, Mahindra acted as Santa and gave the world a peek of the rear side of KUV100 in their latest trailer featuring Bollywood star Varun Dhawan. The trailer also details the front and side fender. Although, only flashes of the rear are given by Mahindra, we have snapped them, so you can have a prolonged look. Read More

Renault to Showcase AMT and 1-Liter Versions of Kwid at 2016 Auto Expo

Renault will reportedly showcase the clutchless AMT and 1000 cc versions of the popular Kwid at the upcoming Expo in February 2016. The French automaker made world debut of the Kwid on September 24th, 2015 while the initial deliveries started around mid-October. The automaker priced it aggressively, with more than 90% localization, the price of Kwid ranges between - Rs. 2.56 - 3.53 Lacs (Ex-Showroom New Delhi). The company has received nearly 80,000 bookings for the vehicle since around August 2015. Now, the upcoming automatic and more powerful 1-liter versions are expected to take this figure to a new height Read More

Check The Authencity of a Used Car by Just sending an SMS!

Want to Check Authenticity of a Used Car? Just send an SMS!

Here is good news for all those who are planning to buy a second-hand car. The biggest hurdle with a used car is to check its authenticity and now with transport ministry’s initiative, here is a simple solution. You can check the complete history of the car by sending an SMS to 7738299899, a helpline number issued by roads transport and highways ministry. The government recently organised a "FAME India Eco Drive” under the Ministry of Heavy Industries. It aimed to promote electric vehicles and also highlighted the need for energy conservation. Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Odd-Even Policy in Delhi

Everything About Odd-Even Policy

Delhi Government has unveiled the blueprint for the implementation of “Odd-Even Policy”. The “innovative” formula will be rolled out for a trial period of 15 days, over which the response will be recorded. Details are largely the same, except for the criteria upon which the scheme will be implied. While previously it was assumed that the policy will be implemented on the basis of weekdays (cars with odd numbered registration plates can run on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and with even numbered plates on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday), blueprint released has slightly changed the criteria. Now odd numbered cars can run on odd dates and even numbered on even dates, with Sunday being an exception. Read More

Audi to Display Three Cars at the Auto Expo 2016

India is ready to witness a grand event in February first week i.e. the upcoming Auto Expo 2016. The popular automakers from across the world will be showcasing their products right from budget hatchbacks to SUVs and luxury vehicles, which will surely set on fire this four-day event. Amongst the prominent automakers, the Germans always pleases with their flamboyant products and that is what exactly Audi will be doing at the event. After successful 2015, Audi India has set the course for its next list of cars to be launched in coming times. While some are a mere specimen of the future launches, others will be the newer versions of the existing models. So let’s roll down what Audi is bringing at the upcoming Indian Auto Expo 2016. Read More

Jeep-India's Website Goes Live; Features Grand Cherokee and Wrangler Unlimited

To create a buzz amongst the Indian automotive fanatics before unveiling of the brand, Jeep has introduced a pre-launch website of its Indian operation. The brand will come under the Fiat-Chrysler umbrella (FCA - Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles) and will be officially launched at the 2016 Auto Expo in February. As of now, FCA India is offering Fiat, Abarth, Maserati, Ferrari brands in the country. Jeep brand will be added to the list starting next year. Read More

Source : CarDekho

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First Published: Sat, January 02 2016. 16:48 IST