Increasing number of Indian car owners are looking to equip their cars with a highly functional GPS device, otherwise known as a Portable Navigation Device (PND), that does not demand a reliable data network throughout the course and a recurring running cost. While car-pooling college gangs and ever-youthful gadget gurus didn’t seem to find using smartphones for navigation as a burden, it was high time India welcomed some in-car navigation system makers. TomTom is one among them, Amsterdam based Navigation Systems leader in Europe.
New face lifted Linea is first of four launches in India Fiat has planned for 2014, all of which debuted at Delhi Auto Expo earlier this year. With new Linea selling in good numbers across Fiat’s own 75+ dealerships, older twin is still sold at marginally lesser price. But, a dealer in Coimbatore confirmed that Linea classic will be sold only till stocks last, and no more will be supplied from factory. Guess its arrivederci old Linea then.
Skoda Superb has always been an impressive sedan with its wide repertoire of skills. Skoda has recently updated its flagship model in India and we spent some time with it to see how things have improved. Current generation Superb made its international debut in 2008. While work on the next generation car has already begun, Skoda has given Superb a midlife refresh to keep it going until the replacement arrives. So, what’s new in 2014 Skoda Superb?
Focusing on emerging markets across the globe, Nissan re-introduced Datsun brand in 2013, about 27 years after it was discontinued. With an aim to penetrate deeper into the mass segment of auto industry, 2014 will see Datsun launch cars in four countries – India, Indonesia, South Africa and Russia. Of these, India will be the first country that will receive a Datsun, in the form of Go hatchback. We recently got a chance to test drive this car, and here is our review of Datsun Go.
The all-new Honda City sedan has been launched in India for an ex-showroom starting price of Rs 7.42 lakh (petrol) and Rs 8.62 lakh (diesel). We recently drove both, diesel and petrol City, and here is Rush Lane’s review of new Honda City.
Nissan Duster is here, err, we mean Nissan’s version of Renault Duster is here. To be launched in the coming weeks, new Nissan SUV is named Terrano. It will be offered in three engine options, the same one’s that are on offer on Duster, 1.6l petrol, and two tunes of 1.5l diesel. Rushlane was recently invited for the media drive of new Terrano, and here is what we think about the car after driving on the Udaipur – Kumbhalgarh Fort – Udaipur route.
Working for Rushlane not only gives us an opportunity to travel across the country, but also gives us access to test drive some of the best cars in the world today. Recently, we had one such car in our garage, and it was the Audi R8 V10. With nothing much to offer inside the city, we took the Audi sportscar on the Mumbai Pune expressway to see what it has to offer.
Skoda is about to introduce the all new Octavia in India. Before the official launch, Skoda India invited Rushlane for the media drive of new Octavia. The pre-decided route to test drive 2013 Octavia was one of the most scenic in India, Parwanoo – Chail – Shimla and back. At first, it was not clear why select such a route, as for a car of Octavia’s stature, this is one difficult stretch. But once we were inside the car and behind the wheels, no route seemed difficult.
Drive to Discover, the annual drive / rally event organized by Honda Cars India, is an attempt towards giving participants a deeper insight into their product, along with giving them an opportunity to discover India. Into it’s fourth year now, Honda’s Drive to Discover 4 featured their all new diesel revolution, Amaze i-DTEC.