Porsche India launched an All-wheel Drive Panamera Turbo in the country with price ranging from Rs.1.93 crore to Rs.2.05 crore (Ex-showroom Maharashtra) where there will be an executive version too for this model. The German sports car maker introduced the second generation Turbo with plenty of cosmetic upgrades on the vehicle as a whole. Engine, transmission, chassis and the design has gone for a complete transformation to provide it the looks of a sports car while maintaining the comfort of a luxury saloon.
Porsche has launched four cars here in a row within the first quarter which itself depicts the company’s commitment and trust towards the Indian Automobile industry. The Panamera Turbo second generation is built on the brand’s popular MSB (Modularer Standard-Baukasten or Modular Standard drive train system) architecture that features a front engine rear-wheel drive seen across all new Panamera cars launched recently.
On the exteriors, the Panamera Turbo gets a new pair of LED headlamps; horizontal LED tail lamps with integrated four point brake lights, newly designed boot lid and a more prominent rear bumper with quad exhaust system. Interiors provide comfort and luxury in equal measures with a host of features. Even the rear seats get an infotainment system with removable screens integrated behind the headrests of front seats. The luxurious interiors of the Panamera Turbo is enhanced with features like LED screens with smartphone integration, 12.3 inch touch screen system for online digital functions, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist that even recognizes traffic signs, Park Assist that includes reverse camera and surround view.
Under the hood, this luxury sports saloon is charged with a 4L V-8 Petrol engine that is capable of firing power worth 543bhp and 770Nm of torque. This motor is married to a 8-speed PDK transmission (Porsche DoppelKupplung meaning Porsche dual-clutch transmission) while it lets the vehicle sprint from 0-100kmph in 3.8 seconds.
In short, All-new Panamera Turbo looks tad more impressive in terms of design, comfort and features than its predecessor.
Tata Motors launched the limited edition Tiago Wizz in the country at a price of Rs.4.52 lakh for the Petrol variant and Rs.5.30 lakh for the Diesel variant (both ex-showroom prices, Delhi).
Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari warned the automobile industry to come up with advanced technology to develop vehicles using alternative fuels instead of petrol and diesel. He also pointed out that he wanted the pollution and import bill to be reduced in the country. At the 57th annual event organized by SIAM to discuss on various programmes for the Automobile Industry, the Transport Minister clearly warned the auto makers that without choice, they will have to move to production of vehicles that run on electricity, bio-diesel, ethanol and compressed natural gas; else he will bulldoze the existing fuel setup completely that is polluting the country. He also added that the government has a crystal clear policy to reduce the import bills of crude oil and arrest pollution to a great extent.
• Maruti Suzuki Ignis to be launched on 13th January 2017
• Addressed as a premium urban crossover, Ignis comes with a lot of unique features for the Indian specific model
• Available in both Petrol and Diesel trims and expected to be priced around Rs.5-7 lakh approximately
Hindustan Motors has signed an agreement with Peugeot, selling Ambassador Brand and certain related rights at a sum of Rs.80 crore. It also said that the proceeds of the sale will be used to clear all pending dues of employees and lenders.
Maruti Suzuki has launched the New Swift 2017 in Japan and it is just months away to the Indian launch. It is expected to reach India in the second half of 2017 and there has been some real buzz about it for quite some time now.
The unique and most loved car since 2005 has chosen a new avatar for the 2017 launch and is being awaited by the enthusiasts all over.
Honda WR-V (Winsome Runabout Vehicle), the sub compact crossover was unveiled at the 2016 Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil. Now, Honda is about to launch the same here in the country on March 16th, 2017. As WR-V rolls here, India will earn the name for being the first country to produce and launch it in the world. Previously named as the Jazz Twist, this crossover is based on the company’s best seller Honda Jazz but is slightly longer and taller than the latter.