Free Press Journal
  • Toyota Vios (Yaris Ativ) For Singapore Could Be Headed To India

    Let’s start with clearing all the confusion. The Toyota Yaris Ativ and the Toyota Vios are two different cars based on the same platform, called the Toyota B. In Thailand, Toyota sells both the Vios and the Yaris Ativ. But the Vios, powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine, is priced at a premium over the Yaris Ativ that gets a 1.2-litre petrol engine and qualifies as an Eco car according

  • Honda City, Amaze and WR-V Special Editions Launched

    Honda Cars India has blown in a fresh breath of life to three of its cars, the Honda City, Amaze and WR-V, by launching upgraded special editions. The Honda City gets a ‘20th Anniversary Edition’ celebrating its 20 years in the Indian market, while the Amaze gets a ‘Pride Edition’ and the WR-V comes with the ‘Edge Edition’. The special editions are available in a single variant and for the City it is

  • Honda Car India Announces Free 50-Point Service Camp

    Honda Cars India Limited has announced that it will be conducting its ‘All India Mega Service Camp’ at its service outlets across the country starting from January 8, 2018. Existing Honda customers can reach out to their nearest Honda service outlet to schedule a service and avoid standing in queues. Apart from the free check-up for their cars during this week, customers can also avail several other benefits, the company said in

  • Ford To Launch Small Electric SUV By 2020

    Among Ford’s seven electrified vehicles coming in the next few years, there’s a small electric SUV as well. While the American carmaker has not revealed whether it plans to launch it in India, it has already stated that the e-SUV will go on sale in North America, Europe and Asia. The carmaker revealed in early 2017 that the small electric SUV will be built at its Flat Rock plant in Michigan.

  • New Maruti Suzuki Swift: Unofficial Bookings Begin

    If you’ve been gazing at the pictures of the new, third-gen Swift and considering getting one, we’ve got some good news! A handful of authorised Maruti Suzuki dealers across the country have confirmed that they have started accepting bookings for the new Swift. Official bookings haven’t started yet, but we expect them to begin soon as well. Once that happens, we expect the carmaker to launch the new hatchback at the

  • Mahindra Is Developing Yet Another Sub-4m SUV

    Mahindra has been testing a compact SUV codenamed S201 for quite some time now. While the S201 looks exactly like the SsangYong Tivoli, a sub-4 metre SUV that could in all probability be a smaller version of the Tivoli was also spotted recently.

  • Mahindra TUV300 Plus To Officially Launch Next Year, Deliveries Start!

    Mahindra and Mahindra is gearing up to introduce the TUV300 Plus early next year. Replying to a query about the delivery of the extended version of the TUV 300, Anand Mahindra, the chairman of Mahindra Group, tweeted that the manufacturer will roll out a few units in the market before the official launch next year. The upcoming utility vehicle will replace the ageing Mahindra Xylo in the Indian four-wheeler market.

  • Lexus NX 300h Launched In India At Rs 53.18 Lakh

    Lexus India has decided to end the new year with a new launch by introducing the NX 300h in two variants. The entry-level ‘Luxury’ variant has been priced at an introductory cost of Rs 53.18 lakh whereas the F-Sport is available for a premium of Rs 2.40 lakh, which gives it a price tag of Rs 55.58 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom).

  • Nissan, Datsun To Increase Prices From January 2018

    Japanese carmakers Nissan and Datsun have announced a price hike of upto Rs 15,000 across their entire product portfolios in the country. The increased prices will come into effect from January 2018. However, there is no word on the revised prices of each model that the carmakers sell in the country. While Nissan sells the MicraSunnyTerrano and the mighty GT-R supercar, its low-cost

  • Hyundai Creta Facelift: Everything You Need To Know

    The Hyundai Creta has proved to be a blockbuster for the Korean carmaker ever since it was launched in the year 2015. Although the Creta shows no signs of aging, the competition has upped the ante with updated models and new entries. While Hyundai needn’t worry too much about the Creta (it is after all the best-selling SUV in the segment), we believe it is time for a mid-life facelift.

  • Lexus LS 500h Launch Date Revealed For India

    Lexus is set to launch yet another luxury vehicle in the country. This time around, Toyota’s luxury arm will be launching its flagship sedan, the LS 500h. Scheduled to be launched on January 15, 2018, the LS 500h will arrive close on the heels on the NX 300h, an SUV we’ve already driven. Read the full review here: Lexus NX 300h: First Drive Review

  • Tata Delivers First Batch Of Tigor EVs To EESL

    Tata Motors delivered the first batch of Tigor EVs to the state run Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) today. The delivery comprised of 250 units which formed a part of EESL’s initiative of procuring 10,000 electric vehicles setting a precedent for the upcoming changes in the Indian automotive industry. Tata Motors had qualified as the L1 bidder despite tough competition from Mahindra in September, 2017.

  • 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.