Free Press Journal
  • 2018 Maserati Quattroporte GTS Launched At Rs 2.7 Crore

    Italian luxury carmaker, Maserati, has launched the Quattroporte GTS in the Indian market at Rs 2.70 crore (ex-showroom Delhi). Launched in two variants – GranLusso and GranSport – the price of the car mentioned is the average between the two and varies according to the customisation options chosen. Bearing the same internal bits, the only difference between the two variants is the styling.

  • Volvo XC60 Launched In India At Rs 55.9 Lakh

    Volvo has launched the second-gen XC60 in India at a price of Rs 55.9 lakh (ex-showroom India). The new XC60 is the fourth Volvo vehicle based on the SPA (scalable product architecture) platform after the XC90S90, and the V90 (including V90 CrossCountry). The XC60 will initially be imported to India as completely built-up unit (CBU) but Volvo plans to locally assemble it in the future.

  • November 2017 Sales Comparison: Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Vs Mahindra Xylo Vs Renault Lodgy

    The MPV segment has taken a hit recently as more and more buyers opt for either a compact SUV or a full-sized SUV. Despite being a sensible option for Indian families, MPVs haven’t managed to fight off the rising popularity of the SUVs. We pit the Maruti Suzuki ErtigaMahindra Xylo and the Renault Lodgy in terms of outright sales figures to find out who comes out on top.

  • Maruti Suzuki CelerioX Deliveries To Commence From 2018

    Maruti Suzuki recently launched the CelerioX with prices ranging from Rs 4.57 lakh to Rs 5.43 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Even though the car has been launched and the bookings are open, Maruti Suzuki is looking to make it one year younger by delaying factory dispatches. We spoke to a few dealerships and were informed that they are expecting to receive the first lot of the CelerioX by mid-January 2018.

  • Audi Brings New Offers As Year Comes To End

    Under the offer called Audi Rush, the luxury carmaker is trying to lure buyers with discounted prices of certain cars and delayed EMI options. The discount of up to Rs 8.85 lakh is only available for the petrol variants of A3A4A6 and Q3.

  • Skoda Laura Recalled For ABS/ESC Software Update

    Skoda has issued a service action alert to recall 663 Laura sedans manufactured between 2009 and 2010. This recall is being done to update the ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) software on the cars. The Czech manufacturer has clarified that the owners of these affected vehicles will be contacted by authorised dealerships and the update will be done free of cost.

  • Ford Figo Facelift In The Works

    Ford is readying a facelift of its most affordable offering in the country – the Figo. The refreshed car wearing a heavy camouflage was recently spied testing at what seems to be a dealer yard. Except for the introduction of the Figo Sports variant, the Figo hasn’t received any significant updates since it was launched in 2015. We expect Ford to launch the hatchback in the first quarter of 2018 (No, not at

  • Toyota’s First Electric Vehicle In India Could Be A Small Car

    Suzuki and Toyota have entered an agreement to work on bringing electric cars to India. Suzuki will use its production facilities to make its own electric cars as well as those with a Toyota badge while the technical support will come from Toyota. A recent release by the two automakers says, “Suzuki is to produce EVs for the Indian market and will supply some to Toyota, while Toyota is to

  • Renault Kwid Scores 3 Stars In Latin NCAP Crash Tests

    In the Latin NCAP’s (New Car Assessment Program) latest round of crash tests the South America-spec Kwid, which is made in Brazil, has scored a respectable 3-star rating both for adult and child protection. In stark contrast, the India-spec Renault Kwid, which was tested last year by Global NCAP, scored zero initially and later 1 star after structural improvementswere made but only to the driver’s side.

  • The Volvo S90 Is Calm, Cool and Comfortable

    The S90, built on Volvo’s new SPA platform, is striking to look at while keeping the reassuring simplicity and solidity that has been a Volvo hallmark. The front grille with the concave elements connects the S90 to classic Volvos. A long and low bonnet coupled with a swooping roofline gives the S90 a sleek look and will help it stand out in its segment. It is very nearly a stately fastback.