Mercedes Benz India launches 2 new outlets in Calicut

With an investment of Rs 430 million, the Titanium Motors has launched a new Mercedes Benz dealership, City Showroom and service centre which is spread over 85,000 sq. ft. The new Chennai outlets in partnership with VST Group provides employment to ninety trained staff.

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The new showroom is situated in Govt Building on Anna Salai. It took seven months for the 25,000 sq. ft Titanium Motors new showroom to come into being. Titanium Motors Mercedes-Benz experience includes a driver’s lounge, drive-in valet service, customer lounge, Cafe Mercedes and fifteen cars on display among other facilities. The architectural wonder gets a 90 feet tall frontage, 18 feet tall plate-glass windows and is built in stone.

The service centre and body shop are situated in Perungudi Industrial Estates which has been constructed with an investment of Rs 250 million. It took around ten months months to build the service centre and body shop and includes 27 service bays that are capable to provide servicing of 6,000 cars a year. The third new dealership is located in South Chennai at 148/K, Old Mahabalipuram Road, Okkiyam, Thoraipakkam and is constructed with an warranted expenses of Rs 18 Crores.

Mercedes Benz India has opened three outlets in Chennai and two in Calicut, Kerala. Mercedes-Benz India along with their partner Bridgeway Motors launched a new dealership. The Calicut dealership is the 11th dealership as part of Mercedes-Benz India’s 15 in 15 strategy.

BMW India launches 360º Program in India

The German brand have come up with new idea of launching BMW 360º Program. This program will be organised in India. Models like BMW 3 Series, the BMW 5 Series and the BMW X3  will be available with BMW 360º Program. The program helps to select the BMW model of their choice, the tenure of financial contract and the per annum mileage criterion. It also provides an assured buyback that ensures low down payment which can be easily afforded on monthly installments, complimentary service and maintenance for three years can be assisted. This provides the freedom to upgrade, retain or return the vehicle at the end of the tenure.


The President of BMW Group India, Mr. Philipp von Sahr says, “A customer’s relationship with us is defined not by purchase alone but by the relations that we are able to maintain after that. Today BMW offers the most desirable portfolio of models across various segments and commands an attractive residual value. With BMW 360º program, our cars are future proof for customers by giving them an assured buyback value. The program is specifically designed to provide exceptional flexibility, affordability and complete peace of mind to our discerning customers.”

The BMW 360º Program is completely available at the BMW dealerships like in Delhi (Deutsche Motoren), Mumbai (Infinity Cars and Navnit Motors), Chennai (KUN Exclusive), Hyderabad (KUN Exclusive), Bangalore (Navnit Motors), Gurgaon (Bird Automotive), Ahmedabad (Parsoli Motors), Jaipur (Sanghi Classic), Raipur ( Munich Motors) and Nagpur ( Munich Motors).

Suzuki iM4 compact crossover to be codenamed as Ignis

Suzuki is one of the reputed brand in India. The carmakers have decided to come up with upcoming Suzuki iM-4 compact crossover. The images has been revealed yesterday, depicting that the upcoming Suzuki iM-4 can be named as Ignis, awakening a long dead Suzuki moniker. The iM-4 Concept was displayed at the Geneva Motor Show in March, 2015 alongside the iK-2 Concept, the latter becoming the new, India-bound Baleno hatchback.


The render makes the concept more production friendly, and features conventional illumination. It replaces the concept’s LED heavy front headlamps. Large, production-spec wheels and tires are also added, but as we saw in the patent images, the production version will be shod with unflattering footwear. The mirrors on the render come off the Swift, but the real thing will feature door mounted ORVMs.

The all- new model is based on an all-new platform. The iM-4 Concept is a sub-4 meter compact crossover which will feature 1.2 litre DualJet petrol engine and will be combined to an integrated starter generator (ISG) with a lithium-ion battery that sends power through an all-wheel drive system; expect the production version to continue with a similar setup. Yet, it is not been confirmed that whether Maruti will bring the iM-4 to India or not. Indian customers still have to  wait in que for the iM-4 compact crossover.

2015 Skoda Superb India to be launched by the end of the year 2015 or early 2016. .

2015 Skoda Superb has been spotted various times in India while test muling. The continuously spied photos indicate that the model is going to be launched soon in India. The 2015 Skoda Superb belongs to the 4th generation and has been showcased at the Forum Karlín in Prague in February, 2014. The fourth generation model is based on Volkswagen Group’s MQB architecture, and measures 4861 mm in length, 1468 mm in height and 1864 mm in width.

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The model has been designed by the koda design chief Josef Kaban. It seems that the new Superb will be more athletic look wise in comparison to its predecessor. Skoda Superb has been influenced by the Vision C Concept, the lines are tauter and sharper. Sharply styled head-lamps, and the new Škoda corporate grille characterise the front, while the sides get a high set, strong waistline, and a glasshouse with a kink. The hind end features LED tail lamps, sharper edges and a subtle boot lip spoiler.

The international model of new Skoda Superb comes with direct-injection turbocharged engines which include five TSI petrol units and three TDI common-rail diesel units. According to the sources, India will get a 1.8-litre and 2.0-litre TSI petrol engines, along with the 2.0-litre TDI engine. Both engines are paired to DSG double clutch transmissions.

Other notable features are acres of leather, three-zone air conditioning, a sliding and tilting panoramic electric roof, a new infotainment systems based on Volkswagen Group’s MQB technology (Modular Infotainment-Baukasten), heated seats, automatic windscreen wipers and headlamps, amongst others. The new Škoda Superb is the brand’s first model offering adaptive Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) including Driving Mode Select.

2015 Skoda Superb India will be launched by the end of the year 2015 or early 2016.

Honda BR-V compact SUV images revealed features in detail

As of now, the all new model Honda BR-V compact SUV has been defined just by a sketch, but finally the images from Indonesia has disclosed Honda’s first compact SUV in detail. The Indonesian revealed has been planned for August 20, 2015. It will be revealed at the GIIAS 2015 (Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show) in Tangerang.


The BR-V stands for Bold Runabout Vehicle. It has been evolved by the Honda R&D Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. (HRAP) in Thailand, exactly for the Asian markets. The model will shares its platform with the Brio, Amaze and the Mobilio.

The Honda carmakers have designed the car by using Honda’s ‘XCITING H DESIGN!!!’ philosophy as the model’s front end features a big mouth, taped with horizontal slashes of chrome, glittery headlamps with projector illumination, chrome fog lamp surrounds and aggressive front bumper work with a skid plate to boot.

The sides of Honda BR-V compact SUV are marked by lines that are inclined to the Mobilio, prominent wheel arch trim, subtle side body cladding, and a rather low window line. The wheels are multi-spoke units, decked up with chrome. The outdoor intents sports thick, dual tone roof rails scream.

The model is expected to be launched in India around the end of the year or early 2016. It will feature the 1.5-liter i-DTEC diesel engine that can deliver a power output of 100 hp and a peak torque of 200 Nm. Other models like Jazz, Amaze and the City also features the same engine. The model will feature two transmission options, a 6-speed manual, CVT. The standard variants should get an Electronic Stability Control (ESC).


Honda model BR-V designed for Indonesia, Thailand and Indian markets

Honda carmakers has revealed the first image of Honda BR-V SUV, online. It seems that the model will be launched in India in the upcoming year, 2016.The  Honda BR-V compact SUV will be revealed tomorrow, at the Indonesia International Motor Show. The model is based on the Brio platform.

The name of the model can be expanded as Bold Runabout Vehicle and the design of the model is motivated from the Vision XS-1 concept. The Vision XS-1 concept was showcased at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo.

The design of the model sports a tapered A pillar, sloping roofline, heavily contoured bonnet and side profile, large logo on the front grille, ample chrome in the front and rear, plastic cladding on all sides, roof rails, silver scuff plates in the front and rear, projector headlamps, 3D LED taillights, new sporty alloys, and a high ground clearance.

The model has been especially designed for the growing markets like Indonesia, Thailand and India.The sources have informed that internally the company has  codenamed the model as 2SJ.

Honda BR-V SUV will be available in a choice of petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol engine will be in the form of 1.5L iVTECand will generate a power output of 118 PS at 6600 rpm and 145 Nm torque at 4600 rpm. The diesel engine will be in the form of 1.5l iDTEC and will deliver a power output of 100 PS power at 3600 rpm and 200 Nm torque at 1750 rpm.

The premium Audi A8 L 60 TDI has been priced for Rs 1.3 crore

The four-ringed brand Audi still hold its secured position in the luxury limo segment with its lightweight aluminium space frame chassis, diesel and petrol engines and in-cabin amenities. The model has received various changes like in the shape of the headlights and the integration of the Audi proprietary Matrix LED headlight technology. The glossy finish of the light brown, matt finish wooden inserts, glossy bits on the centre console and drive selector. The lower dashboard appears in light beige shade and restyled upholstery.


The interiors of the model has been designed as the cabin gets a new 3 spoke steering wheel that replaces the four spoke unit on the previous version. The new steering wheel is wrapped in leather all around, the suede finished door panels has been replaced with regular beige leather, similar to the upholstery. The centre console looks similar to the airplane’s cockpit.

The seats have been redesigned. One push of the button helps the front passenger’s seat folds away that helps to provide enormous space for the back seater. Back seats can be electrically reclined and the model also features a small fridge. Bang & Olufsen audio system delivers crystal clear sound add ups to the model.

The new Audi A8L features a 4.2 liter diesel unit from the version. It gets a 60 TDI that delivers a power output of 385 bhp and 850 Nm of peak torque. The model can reach an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h. The model has been priced for Rs 1.3 crore.

Mini Countryman facelift to be launched in India

According to the sources, BMW India is all set for the launch of Mini Countryman facelift in a week or two and hence has suspended the local assembly of the existing variant at its Chennai plant.


It is also known that since it takes longer time to source CKD kits of a new model than CBU units, the automaker has chosen to import facelifted Countryman to India as CBUs for now rather than continuing to sell older models which have been assembled locally. CKD kits of refreshed compact lifestyle crossover is expected to be allotted to BMW India in a few months.

2015 Countryman is given slight styling improvements like a tweaked front grille, new LED daytime running lights, LED fog lights and new alloy wheels. The car is now available in three new exterior color options.

The interiors have been given new Mini infotainment system and chrome treatment of certain switches. Rest of the features has not been subjected to much changes. Mechanically, the existing powertrains have been tweaked to comply with Euro-6 emission norms. It is expected that the current Indian variant lineup will be kept intact. The BMW India will price the 2015 Mini Countryman in the same range as the existing model despite CBU strategy.

Another makeover by JS Designs of Maruti 800 Convertible

According to the information, Mr.Jagjit Singh of JS Designs yet again featured a new look of Maruti 800 Convertible. If you are looking for a convertible for your personal use, it will cost you around Rs 3 lakh and 50 thousands for this kind of modifications and JS Design urges that the car should be a 2006-07-08 model running in a good condition. It should take approximately 3 months for completing this kind of modifications.


But it is worth waiting for as you can clearly see that the modifications are unique and the finishing is majestic. The body panels looks completely different, since it has been fabricated from point zero it has no residual looks of the old model. A considerable amount of effort has been put to achieve finishing the makeover.

If you compare the previous model, this one has wider body with other changes like new side skirts, flared wheel arches and a advanced bumper work. The body is painted with yellow paintjob unlike the earlier version which is of red colour. The wheels are coloured with black alloy wheels giving it a sporty finish.

For giving it a more elegant look the front grille has been removed, and the standard headlamps have been replaced by Fiat Palio units with LED strips. There are faux air vents on the side and creases changing the look completely. There are only two doors, each being hand built exclusively. The dashboard is modified with new Nissan Terrano sourced HVAC vents, sportier seats, new gear knob, sports steering wheel and integrated music system with LCD.

BMW models to come up with 400bhp, 800 Nm quad-turbo diesel engine

The sources have informed that BMW will come up with all -new diesel engine for the model 2016 7-Series saloon.The carmakers have been using a tri-turbo diesel motor in few of their models like X5 M50d. As per information received, the German carmaker is stepping up a step, and is evidently developing a quad-turbo oil burner.


The model is codenamed as B57 TOP. The tri-turbo unit will be replaced by the new quad-turbo mill. One of the biggest advantages of the new diesel engine quad-turbo mill will likely be in the unit’s response time to burke inputs. Second advantage that can be noticed is that the torque spread of this motor will increase due to the presence of fourth turbocharger.

Though, the German carmakers have not revealed any details of the new quad-turbo mill engine. According to the sources this, quad-turbo engine will generate a power output of 400 bhp and a peak torque of 800 Nm Forced induction is something that will add ups to the internal combustion engine. The similarity noticed between tri-turbo engine and quad-turbo powerplant is that the former as well as the latter has been paired with BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive models. It will find its way to few M-Division cars like M550d G30 / G31 and in BMW X5, X6 and the upcoming X7 M50d.