Indian motorcycle brand Royal Enfield brand is gearing up to launch its next model Continental GT750 as the bike was spotted testing in the UK. The new Royal Enfield motorcycle will be powered by a 750 cc parallel-twin engine, which is expected to make around 45-50 bhp power, while peak torque is expected to be in the vicinity of 60-65 Nm. Continental GT750 is said to be launched by May.
Japanese automaker Honda will reportedly launch its new Africa Twin motorcycle in India in April 2017. According to reports, the adventure touring bike, which is also known as CRF1000L, was unveiled in India at the 2016 Auto Expo. Notably, Africa Twin will feature a 998cc parallel twin engine, 6-speed manual gearbox, four-valve Unicam head design etc.
HMSI Senior Vice President YS Guleria has reportedly said that their mini bike Honda Navi has sold over 60,000 units till date, exceeding the target of 50,000. HMSI launched the Navi at the Auto Expo in February 2016. The unprecedented market response to the Honda Navi prompted the company to increase the production capacity to 100,000 just over a year after the Navi was launched.
Automaker Maruti Suzuki is reportedly set to launch a new Swift at 2018 Auto Expo for the Indian market. According to reports, the hatchback was first unveiled in Japan and later at 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Notably, the new Swift will feature a 1.2-litre petrol engine or a 1.3-litre diesel engine, 5-speed manual gearbox, projector headlamps with LED DRLs, LED tail lamps etc.
The made-in-India Jeep Compass is reportedly set to be unveiled on April 12 in India. According to reports, the American automobile brand will release the SUV in mid-2017. Notably, Jeep Compass is expected to come in both petrol and diesel variants and likely to be priced between Rs 20 lakh to Rs 25 lakh.
German luxury and sports car manufacturer Porsche on Wednesday launched its second generation of Panamera Turbo and Panamera Turbo Executive at Rs 1.93 crore and 2.05 crore respectively. The Panamera will compete in the market with the likes of Maserati Quattroporte GTS, Audi RS7 and the Mercedes-AMG S63 in the country. The automobile comes with a 4.0-litre twin turbo V8 engine which gives the car 550PS of power from 5750 to 6000rpm and 770Nm of torque from 1960 to 4500rpm. Further, it hosts an 8-speed dual clutch transmission and could reach 100 kmph from a standstill in just 3.8 seconds.
Honda Cars India on Wednesday announced that it will increase the price of its cars from April. The rise in freight charges and input cost of raw materials are said to be the reason behind this sudden increase. All the models except WR-V are expected to get dearer by Rs 10000. This is the second time Honda India has hiked its price in 2017.
Audi Chairman Rupert Stadler reportedly announced that they will be launching the 4th generation Audi A8 on July 11, 2017, at the Audi Summit in Barcelona, Spain. Rupert added that Audi A8 will have a completely new operating concept. Audi A8 is expected to get the company's latest 6.0- liter, W12, Bi-Turbo engine churning out about 600bhp and a peak torque of 900Nm. The new model will also get its new chiseled look from the Audi Prologue Concept.
Indian automaker Hero MotoCorp has reportedly discontinued its popular Impulse bike in India. According to reports, the motorcycle was delisted from company’s website, and the BSIV version of Impulse will not be manufactured as Hero cannot make any changes to the motorcycle as per the agreement between Honda and Hero.
German automaker Volkswagen is expected to launch Tiguan in India in May. According to reports, the new SUV will sport a 2.0 litre TDI diesel engine, 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a longer wheelbase and comes in five-seat and seven-seat models. Notably, the bookings for Tiguan are likely to begin in April.
Japanese automaker Suzuki has reportedly launched new versions of its Let's scooter and Hayate EP motorcycle compliant with BS-IV emission norms. According to reports, Let's is priced at Rs 47,272, while Hayate EP at Rs 52,754. Notably, Suzuki had earlier updated its Access 125 and Gixxer series, while will be available from April.
Japanese car maker, Honda on Thursday launched its all-new WR-V in India. Based on the Jazz platform, WR-V was launched at a starting price of 7.75 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Dubbed as a crossover, the car is built with better ground clearance to tackle the Indian roads. Other than this, Honda has also added several bells and whistles to attract the Indian buyers.
According to reports, Harley-Davidson India on Wednesday launched a new mid-level racing bike Street Rod. The bike produces 11 percent more horsepower and 5 percent more torque than the Street 750. Mounted on a 750 V-twin engine, the bike offers a peak power of 8,250 rpm and a peak torque of 4,000 rpm. Street Rod is priced at Rs 5.86 lakh at an ex-showroom in New Delhi.
Japanese Automobile manufacturer Honda is set to launch its WR-V on Thursday. The cross country-hatchback will be available in two variants only and is likely to be priced at a premium compared to the Jazz. Notably, the bookings for the automobile began earlier this month.
Italian automobile brand Ducati has reportedly said that it will be launching six new models in India in 2017 across all segments. According to reports, it will launch the Monster 797 and the 2017 model of the Monster 1200 in the naked sport segment and the Multistrada 950 in the sport touring segment. The company is also planning to launch the Scrambler Cafe racer, the Scrambler Desert Sled, and SuperSport in the latter half of 2017.
Force India on Wednesday unveiled its new car for the upcoming F1 season. Force India has ditched its silver-and-black colours for an all new pink tone. Team owner Vijay Mallya reportedly said: "Changing the colour of our cars is an indication of our strength."