SUV Cars in India – list by AutoPortal.com

Nearly 12% of the cars sold in the Indian automobile market are Sport Utility Vehicles. With the arrival of the compact SUVs many customers have started using them for daily use. As they are all terrain vehicles they are in good demand in rural areas also. The brands Mahindra, the Maruti Suzuki, the Ford, the Toyota, the Tata, the Honda, the Hyundai, the Audi, the BMW and the Mercedes Benz all have SUVs in the Indian market. Some of the SUVs like the Mahindra Scorpio and the Ford EcoSport are always in the list of the top bestselling cars of India.

Ford EcoSport and Renault Duster

The success of the EcoSport and the Duster has opened the gate for many more compact SUVs to the Indian market. The EcoSport comes in 6 petrol and 5 diesel variants priced Rupees 6.80 to 10.44 lakh. The EcoSport has mileages of 15.8 to 18.49 kmpl in petrol and 22.7 kmpl in diesel. The Duster comes in 2 petrol and 10 diesel variants priced Rupees 8.30 to 13.55 lakh.

Also check – Ford Cars in India, Prices, Reviews, Images, Models

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Mahindra SUVs

The Mahindra and Mahindra is a specialist in utility vehicles. The Mahindra Scorpio is the best selling Mahindra SUV in India. The Scorpio comes in 12 diesel variants priced Rupees 8.97 to 14.48 lakh with one automatic AWD model. Top variant has 2 air bags, ABS, EBD, GPS and Bluetooth connectivity. The Mahindra TUV300 is a compact SUV for 7 passengers with 7 diesel variants (2 with AMT) priced Rupees 6.98 to 9.20 lakh. The Mahindra XUV500 is a 7-seater priced Rupees 11.47 to 17.37 for its 9 diesel variants.

Hyundai Creta

This compact SUV Creta launched recently tops the SUV sales charts with 7225 units sold in October 2015. The Creta comes in 3 petrol and 7 diesel variants priced Rupees 8.69 to 13.80 lakh. One diesel variant has automatic transmission.

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

The 5-seater S-Cross launched in 2015 has 7 diesel variants priced Rupees 8.34 to 13.74 lakh. The S-Cross gives segmental best mileages of 23.65 kmpl. The Maruti Grand Vitara has not much takers in the Indian market.

Other brands

The Force Gurkha priced Rupees 8.34 to 13.74 lakh, the Toyota Fortuner priced Rupees 24.17 to 27.02 lakh, the Mahindra Quanto priced Rupees 6.78 to 8.31 lakh, the Chevrolet Trailblazer priced Rupees 26.40 lakh, the Nissan Terrano priced Rupees 9.92 to 12.92 lakh and the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport priced Rupees 25.35 to 26.34 lakh are the other popular SUVs in India.

Luxury SUVs

The premium SUVs Audi Q3 (28.99-37.50 lakh), the BMW X3 (46.90-59.90 lakh) and the Mercedes Benz GL-class (77.50 lakh to 1.75 lakh) have average sales figures of more than 100 units per month.

Also check Mahindra Xylo on carsexpert.in and Honda India Bikes at Bikeportal.in and Auto Expo 2016 on Facebook

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Luxury cars get cheaper as makers line up models

India has become a top-rated destination for luxury car production, as it plays host to Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi. All of these added a string of models to their production lines.

About two dozen luxury car lines get assembled in India of the marquee German and British brands, some of which are not produced anywhere else but in their home country.

The increased localisation has led to a reduction of Rs 2 lakh to Rs 90 lakh in their sticker price, due to lower taxes. Most of these products were brought to India as a completely built unit (CBU) from their home country, Germany or the UK, which led to doubling of their rates.

News from:- http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/luxury-cars-get-cheaper-as-makers-line-up-models-115113000780_1.html

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911 Turbo now even more potent

By: IOL Motoring Staff

Stuttgart – Although the 911 Turbo models are no longer the only ones in the range to have turbo power, thanks to the new Carreras being force fed, the Turbo badge still carries top dog status and that applies even more so to the refreshed versions.

Revealed on the web ahead of their debut at the Detroit Motor Show in January, the facelifted 911 Turbo and Turbo S both receive a 15kW power boost to their respective 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged flat-six engines.

Thanks to modified inlet ports, new injection nozzles and higher fuel pressure the Turbo is now good for 397kW while the Turbo S gains new turbochargers with larger compressors to push 427kW.

What does this mean on the street? According to Porsche the Turbo will now run from 0-100km/h in three seconds flat and reach a top speed of 319km/h. The Turbo S runs to 100 in 2.9s and reaches 330km/h. Porsche also claims slight improvements to fuel consumption but let’s not open that can of worms.
News from:- http://beta.iol.co.za/motoring/cars/porsche/911-turbo-now-even-more-potent-1953376

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New Mustang is torque of the town

Cape Town – Easily the most eagerly anticipated launch of the year is underway this week as Ford unleashes its pony car in South Africa after depriving us of it for decades.

The all-new muscle car that you see here has morphed into a global product and local models, available in right hand-drive for the first time, will be offered with a potent 306kW/530Nm 5-litre V8 engine that makes it the most powerful Ford ever to be sold in SA.

While we can’t picture anyone wanting a Mustang without a V8, local buyers can also opt for a more economical 2.3-litre four-cylinder turbopetrol engine, rated at a still-pretty-decent 223kW and 430Nm.

News from:- http://beta.iol.co.za/motoring/cars/ford/new-mustang-is-torque-of-the-town-1953409

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Custom Colors Are Now Available For Your Sportscar’s…Tires

Clients of Lapo Elkan’s uber-hip yacht and auto custom shop, Garage Italia Customs, will soon be some of the first drivers in the world to have tailor-made tires that are being created exclusively by Pirelli in a variety of colors.

It makes perfect sense as these two hyper-Italian companies collaborate to take customization to the extreme. Pirelli as the only supplier for Formula 1 has always been at the forefront of tire technology. And their design engineers are running with Garage Italia Customs’ idea to develop an exclusive new range of tires that would make the italian custom shop’s creations even more unique.

News from:- http://www.forbes.com/sites/billspringer/2015/11/30/custom-colors-are-now-available-for-your-sportscars-tires/

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Best of the Best: Luxury Cars

By: Star Motoring Staff

Johannesburg – As the countdown continues to our Best of the Best awards ceremony on December 7, our judges have been hard at work sorting through the lengthy list of cars launched in South Africa in 2015.

At the end of each year our publication’s team of motoring journalists selects an overall winning Best of the Best vehicle as well as victors in the categories of Small/Budget Car, Family Car, Performance Car, Luxury Car, and Adventure Vehicle. There is also a Best-Styled Vehicle voted for by readers.

From the more than 70 all-new or upgraded vehicles that have been launched in SA this year, we’ve come up with a shortlist across numerous categories.

These are the luxury cars, use the links at the bottom of the story to see our finalists in other categories.

More here:- http://beta.iol.co.za/motoring/special-features/best-of-the-best-luxury-cars-1951890

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EXCLUSIVE: New York state to auction luxury cars seized in Medicaid scam

ALBANY – The State of New York is getting into the luxury car business courtesy of a pair of Medicaid scammers who were busted in Brooklyn.

Officials are preparing to auction off two high-priced cars – including a 2013 Mercedes-Benz G-Class sport utility vehicle – seized from the fraudsters and will return the proceeds to the state’s Medicaid system.

“Medicaid fraud is a fraud on all taxpayers and a particularly egregious theft from our most vulnerable New Yorkers,” Gov. Cuomo told the Daily News.

“With this action, we are sending a clear message that we will not allow anyone to profit in any way from these crimes against those in need,” Cuomo said.

News from:- http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/exclusive-ny-auction-luxury-cars-seized-medicaid-scam-article-1.2444763

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The Week in Luxury Cars: The Los Angeles Auto Show, 2017 Range Rover Evoque, Lamborghini Huracán LP580-2, and More

This week’s automotive news focused largely on the Los Angeles Auto Show, taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center now through November 29.

The 2015 edition of the event—which kicks off the motor showcase season in the United States each year—is featuring roughly 50 introductions from brands including Buick, Mazda, Fiat, Jaguar, Lincoln, Cadillac, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz.

Land Rover’s latest Evoque—the first crossover to lose its head—was among the most talked-about, with much of the buzz revolving around its unconventional physique.

“It’s interesting when automakers pull the roof off anything other than a sedan or convertible,” Stephanie Brinley wrote. “Often, however, ‘interesting’ does not translate to commercial success.”

More:- http://www.forbes.com/sites/kristintablang/2015/11/21/week-in-luxury-cars-los-angeles-auto-show-2017-range-rover-evoque-lamborghini-huracan-lp580-2-camaro-ss-mercedes-benz-metris-alfa-romeo-spider-2016-toyota-prius/

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In Hong Kong’s luxury car market, a Tesla is cheap

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With its narrow streets, dense population, and tiny residential spaces, Hong Kong was not built for car ownership. Yet Tesla’s distinctive Model S is doing well here. The high-end electric car is now a common sight, whether idling at traffic lights in the congested Central district, snaking up the hills to Victoria Peak, or cruising down to the beach at Shek O.
Tesla, it turns out, has been getting help from the government.
In an effort to curb pollution, Hong Kong heavily taxes newly registered vehicles—in many cases by more than 100% of the vehicle’s sticker price. Such taxes have been waived entirely for electric vehicles for the past 18 years. Earlier electric vehicles (EVs) that came to Hong Kong suffered sluggish sales for the same reasons they flopped elsewhere: a lack of charging infrastructure and generally low battery life.

More here:- http://qz.com/559226/in-hong-kongs-luxury-car-market-a-tesla-is-cheap/

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Best luxury car of 2015: Telegraph Cars YouTube channel

Between them, Chris and Rebecca have reviewed most of this year’s most luxurious cars.
But there are luxury cars, and there are luxury cars. Do you go for luxury, or super luxury in this category?

Between them, Chris and Rebecca have reviewed most of this year’s most luxurious cars.
But there are luxury cars, and there are luxury cars. Do you go for luxury, or super luxury in this category?

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Meanwhile, in the highest echelons of the market, the Bentley Mulsanne takes on the Rolls Royce Phantom in an all-British contest.
It is a close call to see which one makes it to the top of the rich-list.
Watch the video to find out.

Read more here:- http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/motoringvideo/12001936/Best-luxury-car-of-2015-Telegraph-Cars-YouTube-channel.html