Free Press Journal
  • Honda Considering New Amaze-Based Sub-compact SUV For India? Top Boss Drops A Hint

    The idea of a sub-compact SUV based on a sub-4m sedan might not sound novel given how carmakers produce cars with various body styles on a single platform these days. But the truth is that there’s only one carmaker in India that has done that – Tata. And Honda might be the second if it comes up with an SUV based on the new Amaze, which is not impossible considering

  • Renault Kwid Outsider vs Renault Kwid Climber – What’s Different?

    Renault debuted the Kwid Outsider concept at the 2016 Sao Paulo Motor Show. And now, after two years, it seems like the Outsider concept is set to see the light of production soon. If rumours are to be believed, Renault is planning to launch the Kwid Outsider in the Latin American market in early 2019. However, there is no official confirmation from the French carmaker as of now.

  • Volkswagen Polo Gets New 1L Petrol Engine That Will Power The Ameo Too

    Volkswagen India has introduced a new 1.0-litre MPI petrol engine on the Polo. The new engine is smaller but a bit more powerful than the 1.2-litre MPI engine it replaces. VW will follow the same procedure with the Ameo as well, which is currently powered by the same 1.2-litre petrol engine. Here are the vital differences between the old and the new engine:

  • Toyota Yaris Bookings To Open From April 2018; Will Rival City, Ciaz & Verna

    Toyota’s rival to popular C-segment sedans such as the Honda City, the Maruti Suzuki CiazHyundai Verna and the Volkswagen Vento has been a long time coming. However, with the Japanese manufacturer showcasing the Yaris sedan at the Auto Expo 2018, we know that the launch is fast approaching. In fact, it is likely to take place in May 2018 and you will be

  • Volkswagen Vento Gets A Sportier Variant To Compete With The Ciaz S

    Volkswagen is known to introduce limited edition variants of its Vento sedan every now and then. Now, the German carmaker has silently introduced a sportier variant of the Vento, christened the Vento Sport. Although the carmaker is yet to officially announce prices and its full range of additions over the standard Vento, the Vento Sport seems to be more of a cosmetic job rather than a mechanical one.

  • Porsche To Launch An Electric Car In India By 2020

    Stuttgart-based car manufacturer Porsche has confirmed that it plans to launch an electric car in India by early 2020. The India launch of the EV will be after the global launch, which is set for the last quarter of 2019.

  • BMW To Launch 6GT Diesel In India In 2018

    BMW launched the 6GT in India at the recently concluded Auto Expo 2018 with a price tag of Rs 58.9 lakh (ex-showroom pan-India). Now, the carmaker has announced that the first locally produced 6GT has rolled out of its Chennai plant today. With this, the 6GT has become the eighth BMW car to be locally produced, after the 3 Series3 Series Gran Turismo5

  • 2019 Volvo V60 Previews New India-Bound S60 Sedan

    Volvo has taken the wraps off the second-generation V60 in Stockholm, Sweden. It is an estate version of the yet-to-be-revealed third-gen S60 sedan. According to the US media the 2019 S60 sedan will be revealed this summer in the USA. Volvo currently retails the outgoing second-gen S60 in the country. And since its estates and sedans bear the same front fascia and interior the new V60 certainly previews what we can expect from the

  • Mahindra Xylo, NuvoSport, Verito Set To Be Discontinued?

    Preparing for the upcoming BSVI emission and safety norms, Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) is likely to discontinue its low performing models such as the NuvoSportVerito sedan & Vibe and the Xylo in the next couple of years. As the homegrown automaker looks forward to invest in volume products these vehicles are unlikely to get the technology upgrade owing to their meagre numbers. However, there’s no official word on the models that would be

  • Skoda Reveals Fabia Facelift; India-Spec Rapid Could Get New Face

    It’s been over seven years since Skoda introduced the Rapid sedan in India. Although it is due for a generation change, it’s unlikely to happen anytime soon. The Rapid was given a facelift in 2016 with a heavily redesigned front fascia inspired by the new-generation Euro-spec Fabia. Meanwhile, the Fabia is scheduled to receive a facelift at next month’s Geneva Motor Show and we expect Skoda India to incorporate some of

  • Skoda Kodiaq L&K Revealed, Will It Come To India?

    Skoda’s flagship SUV, the Kodiaq, has finally received the L&K treatment in Europe. The new variant is scheduled to make its public debut at the upcoming 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March. For the uninitiated, L&K stands for the initials of the Czech automaker’s founders – Laurin & Klement. The L&K badging is reserved for the top-of-the-line variant which features a host of tech and luxury-enhancing features. The Superb sold in

  • Hyundai Elite i20 2018 vs Maruti Baleno – Specs Compared

    Hyundai has launched the 2018 Elite i20 at Rs 5.35 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) at the Auto Expo 2018 (Read more about the i20 facelift here). The second-gen i20, termed as the Elite i20, first debuted in the country in August 2014. Introduced a year later in 2015, the Maruti Baleno was quick to snatch the bestselling tag from the Korean car in the premium hatchback segment. Let’s see if

  • New Maruti Wagon R Spied In India, Launch Expected In 2018

    A camouflaged Maruti Suzuki has been spied testing for the first time in India. Based on the tall-boy nature of the hatchback under wraps, we believe it could be the new generation Wagon R. The popular hatchback is likely to get a major revamp this time around as we expect it to be based on Suzuki’s newest Heartect platform that underpins the SwiftDzireIgnis and the 

  • New Maruti Suzuki Swift Launched At Auto Expo 2018

    Maruti Suzuki has made the public premiere and launched the third generation Swift at Auto Expo 2018. The new hatchback is priced at Rs 4.99 (ex-showroom, New Delhi). Like before, the new Swift will be sold through regular Maruti Suzuki Arena dealerships.