Land Rover today revealed its Discovery Vision Concept SUV at New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) 2014. A vision of Land Rover’s future Discovery vehicles, the first vehicle will be seen in 2015. Discovery Vision Concept was unveiled alongside a scale model of the Virgin Galactic spacecraft aboard the USS Intrepid in Manhattan a day earlier.
Porsche Macan luxury SUV will be launched in India this June. To enter into the country via the CBU route, Macan is also known as the baby Cayenne. Touted as the smallest and sportiest SUV in India once launched, Macan in Indonesia means ‘tiger’. It will compete with Audi Q5, Range Rover Evoque and BMW X3 once successfully launched.
Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept has been revealed ahead of its official debut at New York Auto Show 2014. The upcoming model is seen with a rounded front fascia, sweptback windscreen and new panoramic roof. Also seen in the video is an angular C Pillar and upscale interiors with efficient and flexible seating options.
Mercedes Benz India launched the GL 63 AMG seven seater three row premium high performance SUV in India today. Based on the GL Class SUV, which was launched in India last year in presence of tennis legend, Boris Becker, the GL63 AMG will be brought into the country as a completely built up unit and will command a price of Rs 1.66 crores, ex-showroom Mumbai.
Kia Motors (UK) Limited has partnered with Surrey County Cricket Club (Surrey CCC) to supply Graham Ford and Graeme Smith, this year’s Coach and Captain, with two top specifications Sorento SUVs.
4 years since launch, combined worldwide production of Renault and Dacia branded Duster has reached the 1 million mark. The millionth Duster was made at Renault Curitiba plant, Brazil and will be delivered in the domestic market.
During 2013, sales of Duster stood at 46,700 units while 45,000 units of Ford EcoSport were sold. However, sales of Mahindra Scorpio, which was assumed to have fallen back once Duster and EcoSport were launched, has registered sales of 50,900 units during the same period. March 2014 sales of Scorpio have reached 5,605 units led by festivals in Maharashtra and North India and increased buying from political parties ahead of the General Elections in the country.
Back in February 2014, Skoda UK encased a Yeti Outdoor within tonnes of ice and put it on display in Covent Garden. Members of the public were invited to guess the combined weight of the car and ice cube for a chance to win a Yeti Outdoor. The Skoda Yeti Outdoor weighed 1,465 kgs and the ice cube weighed 9,720 kgs for a combined weight of 11,185 kgs. Elaine Mendes from Harrow guessed the correct answer and is now a proud owner of a new Yeti Outdoor.
The sub 4 meter compact SUV segment has seen a tremendous boost in demand ever since the launch of Ford EcoSport. Many car makers are planning to launch a new car for India in this segment. This includes the likes of Tata, Hyundai, Honda, Nissan, Volkswagen, etc. Recently, Mahindra’s compact sub 4 m SUV was spotted on test in Chennai. Expected to be launched in 2015, the new Mahindra S101 compact SUV was in heavy camouflage and hence many details were not evident.