• M&M launches a new feature loaded variant- W9 of XUV500
• W9 priced at Rs.15.45 lakh
• This could be M&M’s answer to Jeep Compass
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. launched a new variant W9 on the XUV500 lineup that is fully loaded with innovative features. It is priced at Rs.15.45 lakh and comes as an answer to the challenge from Jeep Compass. XUV500 was launched in 2011 for the first time in India. Since then, it has managed to win the hearts of SUV lovers with attractive features that were only available in top end vehicles until then.
W9 does not receive any changes on its exterior and carries the same design as the facelift version launched in 2015. Posited itself between the W8 and W10, it gets new and top end features, a few of them borrowed from its elder sibling. They include panoramic electric sunroof, intelligent light sensing Projector headlamps, 7-inch colour touch screen infotainment display with GPS, USB, Bluetooth and Ipod connectivity, Android Auto compatibility, Mahindra Blue Sense App, ABS with EBD and many more innumerable features.
However, this feature loaded compact SUV continues to be powered by the same 2.2L four cylinder mHawk Diesel engine that makes 140bhp at 3750rpm and 330Nm of peak torque at 1600 to 2800rpm. The motor is coupled to a 6-speed manual gearbox, while an automatic one is also available in this variant.
XUV500 W9 will compete against the likes of Hyundai Creta and upcoming Renault Captur along with Jeep Compass. M&M plans to win back the hearts of their customers who might have been lured by the overflow of new vehicles into this particular segment.
Volvo launched their premium SUV, XC60 in a new avatar at a price of Rs.55.90 lakh. The second generation model appears in only one variant named Inscription and is based on the company’s in-house developed SPA platform.
Jaguar Land Rover launched their much anticipated SUV offering, Range Rover Velar in India at a starting price of Rs.78.83 lakh. Bookings for this vehicle had already begun in the beginning of this month. The Tata Motors owned company has now officially revealed the prices of the different variants of this particular model that has its base variant priced at Rs.78.83 lakh and top end variant at Rs.1.37 crore.
• 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.