Free Press Journal
  • Maruti Suzuki Baleno Crosses 2 Lakh Sales Within 20 Months

    Maruti Suzuki’s premium hatchback, the Baleno, has set yet another record in the automobile industry. It has crossed the 2 lakh sales mark within 20 months of being launched. Prior to this, the car also set the record of surpassing 1 lakh sales in less than a year of its existence in India.

  • All-New Seven Seater Honda CR-V Diesel Coming To India Next Year

    When Honda made the world debut of the seven-seater version of the fifth-gen CR-V in Thailand in March 2017, it was obvious that it is India-bound. Now, Honda has told us that it will launch the same in the country next year. Expect the all-new CR-V to make a 2018 Indian Auto Expo debut with sales beginning in following months.

  • Ford Discontinues Manual Variants Of Endeavour

    Ford India has made quite a lot of changes to the Endeavour’s recipe since its launch in January 2016. The company revised its prices on a couple of occasions and also axed the base variant later in 2016. Now, though, in less than 18 months of its existence, Ford has discontinued all the manual variants of the Endeavour. With this revision, only three variants remain on sale. However, both the engine

  • Volvo Plans Polestar Evolution; Focus On Electric Performance Cars

    Swedish luxury carmaker, Volvo, has planned to give a new direction to its recently acquired performance marque Polestar. So, while Polestar will continue to make performance cars, in future, you will get to see the brand evolving into an electric performance carmaker. The big news, however, is that Polestar-optimised Volvo cars will not bear a Volvo badge anymore!

  • Mercedes-Benz GLA Facelift To Launch On July 5

    Mercedes-Benz will launch the mid-cycle update/facelift of the GLA in the country on July 5. The updated GLA made its world debut at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show in January this year and went on sale globally in the subsequent months. The GLA is locally assembled at Mercedes-Benz’s Chakan facility near Pune and the updated model is expected to be priced in the same range as the outgoing model.

  • Fiat opens pre-bookings for SUV Jeep Compass at Rs 50,000

    New Delhi, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India has opened bookings for its upcoming sports utility vehicle Jeep Compass. The vehicle, which is being locally manufactured at the company’s joint-venture facility in Ranjangaon (near Pune), could be pre-booked at Rs 50,000, FCA India said in a statement.

  • Jeep Compass: Variants Explained

    Like always, the inevitable has happened! The pre-launch brochure of the upcoming Jeep Compass has been leaked ahead of its launch. The Compass is currently being driven by the country’s media and is expected to be launched in August.

  • BMW India Begins Production Of New 5 Series

    About a month back, we reported that BMW dealers in India had begun accepting bookings for the next-gen 5 Series in India. In the first week of June this year, BMW India confirmed that the new 5 Series will launch on June 29. Well, it’s about time that the company began the production of its highly acclaimed executive saloon and that’s exactly what the company has done. BMW India has now

  • Renault Kwid India-Spec Vs Brazil-Spec: What’s Different?

    The Kwid nameplate from Renault now has a second manufacturing base – Brazil. Until now, the budget hatchback was only produced in India. The Latin American version of the Renault Kwid was unveiled last week at the 2017 Buenos Aires Motor Show.

  • Volkswagen Tiguan: Things We Like And Things We Don’t

    Having showcased their new SUV at the 2016 Auto Expo, Volkswagen India finally launched the Tiguan in May this year. While the Comfortline variant is priced at Rs 27.98 lakh, the top-spec Highline variant is priced at Rs 31.38 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Although the Tiguan is quite expensive when compared to its direct rival, the Hyundai Tucson, it does justify the price tag with additional features. Now, after driving the Tiguan

  • Porsche Introduces 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series

    We rightfully believe that chances of going to a Bentley dealership and coming out with the Continental GT variant you want are slim. But as compared to the Porsche 911 series, the Bentley is just a 2 plus 2 math problem. For the time being, only nine variants of the 911 range are on sale in India. In Porsche’s major markets, there are a total of 20 variants of 911 available.