Indian auto industry was abuzz with the rumors of Honda planning to launch Honda Citydiesel in India by the end of 2012. Diesel cars in India have been selling like hot cakes and are gaining popularity due to the rising petrol price. One of our sources close to development informed us that the company has no plans to plan any launch of Honda City in diesel guise in the year 2012. Not just Honda City, the company has apparently ruled out launch of any of the model in diesel variant in 2012. Speculations were rife that Honda will bring its premium sedan Civic with a diesel heart, but now it seemsHonda Civic diesel launch will take time.
Honda currently does not have any diesel car in its India portfolio. Due to the lack of diesel variants in …Read more >
The German car maker Volkswagen is all set to launch small cars in India, China and Brazil. Volkswagen has created a mark in Indian auto market with its smaller cars likePolo. Volkswagen admits that the small cars fetch good business in the domestic market and also bring good profits. The company is planning to continue this pattern by introducing new small car in the Asian markets like India, China and Brazil. This small car will be based on UP! platform. The company officials have not disclosed any details yet regarding the car and the launch date of the new car. But rumours suggest that the car could be launched next year after it is unveiled at the Paris Grand Palais, Champs Elysees, Paris. So we have to wait for another year to see th…Read more >
Land Rover will introduce Range Rover Evoque convertible concept at next month's Geneva auto show. According to the company the model could become a production reality if public reaction is positive.
The soft-top, four-seat SUV has a fully retractable roof system with a roll-over protection system.
Land Rover is working on a technical solution that would make it possible to open and close the soft top in about 12 seconds.
The convertible top would add minimal weight and have little effect on the vehicle's torsional rigidity, Land Rover said.
The concept keeps the production Evoque's rising waist line and the car's distinctive shape has been retained.
The new convertible body style has been achieved with minimal changes to weight and torsional r…Read more >
Volvo the Swedish car maker will be forming a joint venture with its parent company Zhejiang Geely Holdings Group Co in China. According to reports, Geely plans announce a project to develop and produce an indigenousbrand of cars with Volvo in two months.
It was reported that Geely, which bought Volvo Car in2010 and controls Hong Kong-listed Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd, would set up a 50/50 joint venture with Volvo, according to spokesman Yang Xueliang who quoted Chairman Li Shufu.
Like other sino-foreign car joint ventures, Geely/Volvo the planned venture would develop and launch a self-owned brand and new energy cars in China. Li's remarks were confirmed by Yang and said the two companies were expected to announce details of the own-bran…Read more >
Ferrari, the stylish car maker is all set to launch the Ferrari F620 GT on 29 th of February, 2012 and is being claimed as one of the most powerful cars of present generation. The F620 GT will be a successor to the mighty 599 model of the company which turned out to be a huge success during its time. According to reports, the F620 GT will be powered with a V12 engine which will generate a maximum power of 720 PS. The engine will be mated to a seven speed dual clutch transmission gearbox.
An electronic lock rear differential mechanism system will be sending the power to the back wheels. If rumours are to be believed, the company will be using aluminium in place of carbon fibre for the construction of chassis. As far as the design and looks o…Read more >