Order books of the much anticipated Ford EcoSport have been filling up in India even as eager buyers await announcement of official launch date. This B-platform compact SUV which made its debut at the 2012 Delhi Auto Show is eagerly awaited in the country even as it has made its presence felt in Brazil and China.
Wranglers are instantly identified by customers and it is hence necessary to retain style, shape and performance true to Jeep traditions. It is its open air presence and flat surfaces that appeal to buyers as it exudes a certain amount of charm and allure.
Rolled out globally, this diminutive and high performance engine is being offered on the new EcoSport compact SUV launched in India and China, while it will make its way into the new Fiesta being launched in North American later this year.
German after market tuning company, Brabus has turned its attention to the Mercedes GL63. This new tuning program not only adds an aggressive countenance to the vehicle but also ensures that it accelerates from 0 to 100 kmph in 4.7 seconds, and has an electronically limited top speed of 280 km/h (174 mph).
Two days after Chrysler refused to adhere to NHTSA’s recall request, it has announced 2 recalls. One includes 409,000 Jeep Patriot and Compass compact SUV’s from 2010 and 2012 years and relate to a software issue that hampers seatbelt tightening and airbag deployment
Ford India sold a total of 5,993 units in May 2013. These accounted both for domestic wholesales as well as exports. The automaker sold 7,729 units in the same month last year. Domestic sales were down 33.69% with 4,002 units sold in the month of May 2013 as compared to 6,036 units sold in May 2012.
Renault India has seen out outstanding results where May sales were concerned. The company reported a 13 fold increase in sales during the month during which period the company sold a total of 6,013 units as compared to 438 units in May 2012.
General Motors India sold a total of 8,500 units during the month of May 2013. This resulted in a sales increase to the tune of 39.82% as compared to just 6,079 units sold in May 2012. Model wise sales for the past month saw the company sell 1,506 units of Beat, 2,851 units of Sail, 2,177 units of Enjoy SUV and 1,475 units of Tavera.
BMW India xDrive at Mumbai was held on 1st-2nd June at High Street Phoenix Shopping Mall. xDrive allows customers to test the BMW X3, BMW X5 and BMW X6 intelligent all-wheel-drive technology. At the specially created test track, 100+ customers got behind the company’s X range vehicles and test SUV capacities.