Tata Motors has launched a special edition of its flagship SUV Safari, called the Gold edition. The Gold edition gets cosmetic changes on the inside and outside. What’s more, Tata Motors has updated the feature list of the Safari with few welcome additions. As the name suggests, the Tata Safari Gold edition comes with plenty of gold highlights. On the outside, most of the chrome elements have been swapped with golden elements, which include the front grille, fog lamp surrounds, Tata logos at the front and back, roof rail, and the Safari badge.
Audi India had earlier revealed that it will launch the e-Tron GT in India as their next electric model. The brand will launch the e-Tron GT in India on September 22. Audi is expected to bring two variants of the e-Tron GT to India- standard and RS. In terms of the powertrain, the Audi e-Tron GT uses two electric motors mounted on each axle. The standard S variant generates a total output of 475hp and 630Nm of torque, while the RS gets a more powerful rear electric motor, making 598hp and 830Nm of torque.
Tata Motors is gearing up to launch its smallest UV in India, the Punch. The brand has already revealed the exteriors of the punch on social media, in a dual tone blue and white exterior shade. Tata Punch was recently spotted testing without any camouflage, in a dual tone black and red body color. The car looks aggressive, especially the split headlamp front design. The Punch rides on 15” diamond cut alloy wheels, and gets recessed rear door handles. Tata Motors will launch the Punch in the festive season, with prices starting at around Rs.5.5 lakh.
If you’re in the search of an exotic 4-door luxury sports sedan, an Aston Martin Rapide S 2013 model is available on sale on Big Boy Toys at Rs.89,00,000. The car is powered by a 5935cc, naturally aspirated V12 engine generating 549bhp and 620Nm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. As for the exterior, the Rapide S is a four-door sports sedan, with a sloping roof-line and quintessential Aston Martin styling. The car is finished in a Lunar White exterior shade. On the inside, the car seats 4, with red leather upholstery and aluminum and piano black finishes.
Tata Motors has revealed the Punch micro SUV on its social media handles. While the interiors of the Punch have not been revealed yet, images of the car’s interior have surfaced online. The leaked images reveal that the Tata Punch will get a dual-tone light grey and black dashboard, with body-colored highlights around the AC vents for certain exterior paints. It will feature a 7” infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a 7” part-digital instrument cluster, similar to the Altroz. The leaked images also reveal the presence of automatic climate control and cruise control.
MG Motors has revealed the engine details of its upcoming mid-size Astor SUV. The Astor will be available with a choice of two petrol engines. The base Super and Smart variants will come with a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine making 118bhp and 150Nm of torque mated to a manual or a CVT gearbox. The top-spec Sharp and Savvy variants will come with a 1.3-litre turbo-petrol engine making 161bhp and 230Nm of torque mated to an automatic transmission. MG Motors will reveal the Astor on September 15.
Mercedes Benz has re-opened the bookings for its all-electric EQC SUV in India. The second batch of the car will reach Mercedes dealers in October and the bookings can be made at these dealers across the country. Powering the EQC is an 85kWh lithium-ion battery coupled with two 3 phase AC motors making 402bhp and 765Nm of torque. The EQC claims an electric range of 400km, and the battery can be charged in 21 hours using a 3.4kW domestic socket or in 10 hours using a 7.5kW wall-box charger provided by Mercedes Benz. The Mercedes Benz EQC is priced at Rs.99.30 lakh and is available across 50 cities and 94 locations in India.
Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) has added an option of connected car technology to its Arena line-up, which was earlier available with only Nexa cars. The ‘Suzuki Connect’ can be added as an option to the Alto, Wagon-R, Swift, Dzire, Ertiga, and Vitara Brezza. The connected car tech is available at a price of Rs.11,900 for a 3-year subscription. With the Suzuki Connect, customers get features like security alerts, geofencing, vehicle status, and driver behavior analysis.
A 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder LP 550-2 is available for sale on Luxury Ride. The car is listed at a price of 1,25,00,000 and is available in Dehradun. The LP 550-2 is Jharkhand registered and has an odometer reading of 14,000km. About the Gallardo Spyder LP 550-2, the car comes with a 5.0-liter V10 engine making 550bhp with a 0-100kmph time of 3.9 seconds, a convertible rooftop, and all-wheel-drive. In terms of features, the Gallardo Spyder LP 550-2 gets a keyless engine start/stop, 19” black alloy wheels, front and rear ventilated disc brakes, and a tilt and telescopic steering wheel.