As performance segment cars have been marking their presence in India, Polestar, the performance brand of Volvo too makes its big entry here with its S60 Polestar launched at Rs.52.50 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Volvo, a brand popular with sedans and cross country vehicles launched the 2017 iteration of the S60 Polestar in the country with improved engine and cosmetic upgrades.
Marking close resemblance to the standard S60, the minor cosmetic tweaks have played its part in delivering the looks of a sports car to this new model. Compared to the old S60 Polestar, this newcomer weighs almost 20kgs lesser owing to the lightweight equipment used throughout including the small engine. The all new blue paint scheme with the glossy black grille and bumper, Polestar badge on its rear, the popular R-design and the 20-inch Polestar alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Super sport tyres mark elements of sportiness on the new S60 Polestar. Interiors come with front sports seats and leather upholstery, touch screen infotainment system, Bowers and Wilkins Audio system and many more innovative features.
Volvo Polestar is equipped with a 2L T6 turbocharged engine with four cylinders that produces 367bhp and 470Nm of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels through an 8-speed automatic transmission unit. The S60 Polestar will be the fastest car in the country that touches 0-100kmph in 4.7 seconds and gains top speed of 250kmph. Safety features include dual front airbags, ISOFIX mounted seats, Emergency Brake Assist and many more. The S60 Polestar openly challenges the Mercedes Benz CLA AMG 45 and the Audi S5.
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.