Free Press Journal
  • 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.

  • BS VI Grade Auto Fuels To Be Introduced In NCT Delhi Next Year

    The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gases announced that the introduction of BS-VI grade auto fuels in the national capital would be brought forward to April 1, 2018, today. The government has also asked oil marketing firms to examine the possibility of introducing the more refined fuel in the National Capital Region, which includes Gurugram, Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad and Muzaffarnagar, by April 1, 2019. The decision has been taken considering the increased level of

  • Ford’s Ecoboost Engine To Make A Comeback In India

    Ford has launched the thoroughly updated EcoSport in India. It not only features cosmetic updates, but changes in the engine and transmission departments as well. Prior to the facelift, the EcoSport was available in India with two petrol engines and a diesel motor. Ford has retained the diesel engine but both the petrol engines have been axed. At least that’s what it seems like. But Ford doesn’t want us to

  • Ford EcoSport Facelift: Limited Online Stock Of 123 Units Booked Within Hours

    Ford India’s dealer network across the country started accepting official bookings for the updated EcoSport from November 2, 2017. While that’s the most common route carmakers take to gain traction in the market, Ford India joined hands with online retailing giant Amazon.in and offered potential customers a chance to jump the queue by opening bookings for the sub-4 metre SUV from midnight of November 5, 2017. The booking window was slated to remain open for 24

  • Renault Captur Launched At Rs 9.99 Lakh

    Renault has finally launched the Captur in the country at an introductory starting price of Rs 9.99 lakh for the petrol and Rs 11.39 lakh for the diesel (all prices, ex-showroom New Delhi). The Renault Captur is positioned above the Duster in the compact SUV space and will take on the segment’s bestseller, the Hyundai Creta.

  • Nissan Likely To Introduce A Fortuner And Endeavour Rival In 2018

    Nissan is likely to introduce a new body-on-frame SUV in China next year, possibly at the 2018 Beijing Motor Show in April. Based on various reports, Nissan’s global commercial vehicles head has confirmed the same at the ongoing Tokyo Motor Show. The SUV, which is yet to get its official name but likely to be christened Paladin, is based on Nissan’s popular pick-up truck, the Navara. The current generation of the pickup was revealed

  • MG Motor India Website Goes Live

    British car marque MG (Morris Garages) Motor now has an official website for India – http://www.mgmotor.co.in. MG Motor, which is currently owned by SAIC (Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation) of China, has been busy beginning its innings in India. At the moment, the carmaker is reaching out to dealer partners and building the team.

  • Honda City Clocks 7 Lakh Cumulative Sales In India

    Launched in 1998, Honda’s bread and butter model, the City, in India, has achieved a cumulative sales figure of over 7 lakh units. Honda highlights that India is the largest and most important market for the City and accounts for over 25 per cent of the car’s worldwide sales.

  • New Audi A7 Sportback Introduced, Gets Mild Hybrid

    Audi has introduced the latest version of the Audi A7 Sportback at an event in Ingolstadt, Germany. Boasting Audi’s new design philosophy, the coupe carries a lot of design cues and sharp edges from the series of Prologue concepts that were revealed a few years ago. The Audi A7 Sportback will initially be launched with a 3.0-litre, V6 petrol motor with a mild hybrid system. This engine generates 345PS of power and 500Nm

  • Ford EcoSport Facelift Likely To Get A Sporty Variant

    Ford is gearing up to launch the thoroughly updated facelift of its bread and butter model, the EcoSport, in the coming months. The American automaker has recently introduced the new 1.5-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine that will power the updated sub-4m SUV. Now, an ‘S’ variant of the EcoSport facelift (based on the range-topping Titanium trim level) has been spied in the country, which might become the top-spec model in its lineup replacing the current 

  • Skoda Kodiaq Vs Mercedes-Benz GLA Vs BMW X1- Spec Comparison

    Skoda has launched its first full-size SUV, the Kodiaq, in the Indian market at Rs 34.49 lakh (ex-showroom, pan India). With its introduction, the competition in the premium SUV space has intensified for sure. Given its sheer size and seven-seat capabilities, it rivals the seasoned off-roaders like the Ford Endeavour and the Toyota Fortuner, though its steep pricing lands it in the premium space where the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLA and the BMW

  • Mahindra KUV100 Facelift To Launch On October 10

    The Mahindra KUV100 is all set to receive a facelift before this Diwali. Slated for launch on October 10, 2017, the KUV is still shy of completing two years in the market. When launched on January 15, 2016, the KUV100 got off to a fairly decent start but it never picked up the pace since then. Although it’s a bit early for a facelift (generally, facelifts are introduced between 2-3 years from launch),

  • Audi A5 Sportback Launched At Rs 54.02 lakh

    Audi India has launched the A5 at Rs 54.02 lakh (ex-showroom pan India) in the country. The Ingolstadt-based automaker has also introduced the A5 Cabriolet and the S5 at Rs 67.51 lakh and Rs 70.60 lakh (ex-showroom pan India), respectively. along with the A5 Sportback. Out of the ten new models promised by the carmaker in 2017, it is the ninth one, with the upcoming Audi Q5 likely to be the tenth product.

  • Maruti Suzuki Launches S-Cross Facelift At Rs 8.49 Lakh

    Maruti Suzuki has launched the S-Cross facelift in India with prices starting from Rs 8.49 lakh. The price of the base variant has gone up by Rs 43,000, and it’s primarily because of the addition of mild-hybrid (SHVS) tech on the 1.3-litre diesel engine. The engine specs remain the same as before but claimed mileage (fuel efficiency being the correct term) has gone up from 23.65kmpl to 25.1kmpl, a 7 per cent increase.

  • 10 Petrol SUVs In India That Offer The Best Mileage – Compass, Nexon Make The Cut

    When it comes to buying SUVs, buying a diesel one seems to be the natural choice owing to assumptions that petrol SUVs guzzle more fuel. While diesel SUVs are definitely more frugal, most modern-day compact petrol SUVs return mileage figures that are comparable to mid-sized sedans. Hard to believe? Here’s a list of the 10 most fuel efficient petrol SUVs in India. Guess what, even the least efficient of this lot delivers over

  • Renault Festive Offers: Duster Gets 1.6L Cash Discount, Kwid Joins It Too

    Renault India has kickstarted its festivities a bit earlier than other carmakers. With Diwali just a few weeks ahead, the French auto major is showering special offers on its entire lineup, including the Kwid, Pulse, Scala, Duster and the Lodgy. Barring the Renault Kwid, the performance of its cars has been sluggish in the past few months. It looks to regain the lost grounds with these festive offers.

  • The 550PS Third-Gen Porsche Cayenne Turbo Is Heading To India

    Porsche has revealed the third-gen Cayenne Turbo at the ongoing Frankfurt Motor Show. The car will make it to the company’s India portfolio by next year. Prices for India have not been announced yet, but the carmaker says deliveries of the new Cayenne Turbo will start in June 2018. The second-gen Porsche Cayenne Turbo that we have in India costs Rs 1.67 Cr (ex-showroom Delhi).

  • Honda, Volkswagen Showcase EV Concepts At 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

    Carmakers are fast adopting EVs (electric vehicles) as more markets point towards a possible ban on conventional petrol and diesel vehicles in the future to curb pollution and limit usage of fossil fuels. Honda and Volkswagen have revealed a hatchback and a crossover EV concept respectively at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Here’s how these vehicles look: