07/09/2020

First picture of Tesla Model Y and Ford Mustang Mach-E side by side

The first picture of a Tesla Model Y and Ford Mustang Mach-E side by side has emerged and this gives us a quick size comparison in the process.

Automakers have been aggressively electrifying the crossover/small SUV segment.

In the US, the Tesla Model Y and Ford Mustang Mach-E are expected to be two leading premium electric vehicles in the segment.

Source: https://electrek.co/2020/07/07/tesla-model-y-ford-mustang-mach-e-picture-side-by-side/

Watch A Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Hit 195 MPH

We live in the golden age of power, where cars such as the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye, and Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 offer supercar levels of performance at more than half the cost of an Italian exotic. It is a good time to be alive indeed. The Redeye is one of our favorite American performance cars and starting at only $72,295 (MSRP) it delivers a knockout punch, but laying down such immense power takes skill and patience.

Source: https://carbuzz.com/news/watch-a-dodge-challenger-srt-hellcat-redeye-hit-195-mph

The 7 Weirdest Cars Ever Made by Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth and Jeep

Talking about great cars (and discussing what makes them great) is always fun, but we at Gear Patrol also enjoy looking back at the vehicles that were downright weird. Not the worst cars –though that can be fun, too — but rather, the strangest, most eccentric vehicles that carmakers actually went to the trouble and expensive of developing and selling. Many of said cars remain absolute head scratchers, even with decades of hindsight.

Source: https://gearpatrol.com/2020/07/07/weirdest-chrysler-cars-jeeps/

Mitsubishi Motors South Africa restarts sales

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Source: https://www.just-auto.com/news/mitsubishi-motors-south-africa-restarts-at-full-throttle_id196502.aspx

Mercedes-Benz Reports Q2 Sales of 59,461 Vehicles

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported Q2 sales of 59,461 Mercedes-Benz models. Additionally, Mercedes-Benz Vans recorded Q2 sales of 10,760, bringing MBUSA to a grand total of 70,221 vehicles for the quarter, a decrease of 17.2% over the comparable period last year.

Source: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200708005560/en/Mercedes-Benz-Reports-Q2-Sales-59461-Vehicles

Mahindra Offering Benefits Of Up To Rs 3.05 Lakh On SUVs In July 2020

Mahindra is yet to cross its usual five-digit sales figure in the unlock phase. Since March, the Indian carmaker has just managed to sell a quarter of its usual monthly shipment of around 15,000 units, while its arch-rival Tata crossed five-digit sales figure at around 11,500 in June.

Source: https://www.cardekho.com/india-car-news/mahindra-offering-benefits-of-up-to-rs-305-lakh-on-suvs-in-july-2020-25780.htm

Jaguar Needs To Be Ambitious, Embrace Luxury, And Move Upmarket To Thrive

Jaguar’s fabled history means it has the potential to become an upmarket luxury brand, placing it just below the likes of Bentley and Rolls Royce with lower sales but much bigger profits.

with lower sales but much bigger profits.

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/neilwinton/2020/07/08/jaguar-needs-to-be-ambitious-embrace-luxury-and-move-upmarket-to-thrive/#3a4c50fa393b

Lotus Plans To Obliterate The Bugatti Chiron’s 12.4-Second 0-322 KPH Time

The Lotus Evija, the 2,000-horsepower electric flagship that will pioneer the next-generation of sports cars from the automaker, is not targeting low-speed acceleration. Lotus wants its car to beat the supercars where they thrive — closing in on 322 km/h as fast as possible.

Source: https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2020/07/lotus-plans-to-obliterate-the-bugatti-chirons-12-4-second-0-322-kph-time/

Maserati showcases Nettuno: an F1-based engine for road cars

The new engine will make its debut under the hood of the MC20 sportscar, which will be presented during the ‘MMXX: The time to be audacious’ event on September 9-10 in Modena

Source: https://www.evoindia.com/top-news/maserati-showcases-nettuno-an-f1-based-engine-for-road-cars

Porsche is transforming its Leipzig factory to produce only electric vehicles
Porsche has fast-tracked extension of its Leipzig facility to get ready to produce electric vehicles. The external work on the new body shop for the third-generation Macan, the first fully electric version, is now complete. The next step is to set up the plant inside the building.

Source: https://auto.hindustantimes.com/auto/news/porsche-is-transforming-its-leipzig-factory-to-produce-only-electric-vehicles-41594185598190.html

Rolls-Royce Wraith Kryptos unveiled: A unique secret message hidden in each Collection Car

Rolls-Royce has unveiled its new generation of Collection Car; one that brings an intriguing and entertaining challenge for the buyer. Who will crack the code? And what answers will the code bring? Only time will tell. Or will it?

Source: https://www.financialexpress.com/auto/car-news/rolls-royce-wraith-kryptos-unveiled-a-unique-secret-message-hidden-in-each-collection-car/2017361/

A custom car company makes $250,000 Land Rover Defenders with Corvette V8 engines — check out the Twisted NA-V8

The popularity of the Hummer H1, the Lamborghini the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen, and the Land Rover Defender makes plain that there’s an appetite for land-dominating and truck-like SUVs.

Source: https://www.businessinsider.in/thelife/news/a-custom-car-company-makes-250000-land-rover-defenders-with-corvette-v8-engines-x2014-check-out-the-twisted-na-v8/slidelist/76856393.cms

Lamborghini teases its ‘mystery car’ ahead of launch on July 8

Lamborghini is all set to drive in its new hyper car on July 8. Ahead of the launch, the luxury sports carmaker took to social media to tease the upcoming ‘mystery car’.

Source: https://auto.hindustantimes.com/auto/cars/lamborghini-teases-its-mystery-car-ahead-of-launch-on-july-8-41594113807685.html

Audi unveils Q4 Sportback e-tron concept

NEW DELHI: Audi unveiled the Q4 e-tron coupe variant as a concept car.
The Audi Q4 e-tron concept was first showcased by the German automaker at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in a bid to give visitors a taste of their first compact electric SUV. The new Q4 Sportback e-tron is the second model in this line-up.

Source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/auto/cars/audi-unveils-q4-sportback-e-tron-concept/articleshow/76848849.cms

Connected cars next big thing in India: Kia Seltos, MG Hector top gainers

Kia Motors recently sold in excess of 50,000 connected cars including the Carnival and Seltos while MG claims to have retailed more than 20,000 internet-enabled cars in less than a year.

Source: https://www.financialexpress.com/auto/car-news/connected-cars-next-big-thing-in-india-kia-seltos-mg-hector-top-gainers-embedded-sim-internet-price-specs/2017454/

New Honda WR-V: The cheapest car with sunroof in India

2020 Honda WR-V is the cheapest car in India to get sunroof feature. The SUV offers this provision on the VX MT trim which costs ₹9.7 lakh for the petrol variant while WR-V diesel VX MT costs ₹11 lakh

Source: https://www.timesnownews.com/auto/car-news/article/new-honda-wr-v-the-cheapest-car-with-sunroof-in-india/618121

Strike warning for Nissan as row grows over pension scheme changes

The possibility of the first ever strike at Nissan’s Sunderland plant has been raised after a row over pensions escalated.

The automotive giant has proposed closing its defined benefit pension scheme, saying it is unsustainable.

Source: https://www.business-live.co.uk/manufacturing/strike-warning-nissan-row-grows-18563230

Ferrari Just Lost The Trademark Rights To Its Most Iconic Car.

Italian super car maker Ferrari has lost the trademark rights to the world’s most expensive car and arguably the most iconic car in its storied history, the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO.

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaeltaylor/2020/07/08/ferrari-just-lost-the-trademark-rights-to-its-most-iconic-car/#53d5f5d37993

Tesla’s Musk approaches a $1.8 billion bonanza

(Reuters) – Tesla Inc’s blistering stock rally is putting Chief Executive Elon Musk in reach of a payday potentially worth $1.8 billion, his second jackpot from the electric car maker in about two months.

Source: https://in.reuters.com/article/us-tesla-stocks-musk/teslas-musk-approaches-a-1-8-billion-bonanza-idINKBN2492OY

Renault cars offers July 2020 | Benefits available on Renault Kwid, Duster, and Triber

Even though automakers in India are largely back to work after the temporary hiatus brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, sales are yet to return to normal. And when we say ‘normal’, we mean pre-COVID-19 levels. And to help them get there, companies have relied on various incentives for car buyers, especially discounts and benefits.

Source: https://www.timesnownews.com/videos/times-drive/car-news/renault-cars-offers-july-2020-benefits-available-on-renault-kwid-duster-and-triber/66565

Volvo Cars Tech Fund invests in blockchain technology firm Circulor

Volvo Cars has made an investment in blockchain technology firm Circulor through the Volvo Cars Tech Fund, the company’s venture capital investment arm.

Source: https://www.automotiveworld.com/news-releases/volvo-cars-tech-fund-invests-in-blockchain-technology-firm-circulor/

BMW India opens pre-owned car facility in Bengaluru

BMW Group India has opened a BMW Premium Selection (BPS) facility in Bengaluru and it will be under Navnit Motors.

Source: https://www.deccanherald.com/business/dh-wheels/bmw-india-opens-pre-owned-car-facility-in-bengaluru-858559.html

Refreshed Lexus LS revealed with new technology

Lexus has updated its LS flagship saloon, with a focus on improved ride, comfort and enhanced technology.

The refreshed fifth-generation saloon goes on sale in Japan later this year and is expected to be offered in the UK, although Lexus has yet to confirm markets outside of Japan.

Source: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/refreshed-lexus-ls-revealed-new-technology

Confirmed New Car Launches From Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai

India’s two largest passenger car manufacturers, Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai, have several new models in the pipeline that will roll out by the end of this year.

Source: https://www.indiacarnews.com/news/confirmed-new-car-launches-from-maruti-suzuki-and-hyundai-40691/

Fiat celebrates 63 years of iconic 500 car by launching a virtual museum

The first generation Fiat 500 hatchback was introduced to the world back in 1957. To celebrate the iconic car’s 63 years of existence, the company has inaugurated a virtual museum dedicated to the past, present and future of the 500.

Source: https://auto.hindustantimes.com/auto/news/fiat-celebrates-63-years-of-iconic-500-car-by-launching-a-virtual-museum-41594109679896.html

Maruti Suzuki moved 6.70 lakh cars by rail in last 6 years; green mode helps save fuel, cost

The country’s largest passenger vehicles maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSIL) on Wednesday said it has transported over 6.70 lakh cars through the Indian Railways in the past six years, witnessing a CAGR of over 18 per cent.

Source: https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/maruti-suzuki-moved-670-lakh-cars-by-rail-in-last-6-years-green-mode-helps-save-fuel-cost/article32019243.ece

Volkswagen showcases the new Tiguan

The third-gen Tiguan has been thoroughly reworked, with new exteriors as well as interiors and electronic suite, and the addition of crucial driver-assistance tech

Source: https://www.evoindia.com/news/car-news-1/volkswagen-showcases-the-new-tiguan

New Skoda Octavia VRS offered as plug-in hybrid for the first time

Skoda has confirmed a trio of power trains will be available for new Octavia VRS buyers to choose from when the car goes on sale in the Autumn – including a plug-in hybrid (PHEV).

Source: https://www.am-online.com/news/new-car-news/car-model-news/2020/07/07/new-skoda-octavia-vrs-offered-with-three-powertrains

There is no change in our product launch schedule or capex plan: Kia Motors

There is no change in Kia Motor‘s product launch schedule or the capital expenditure plan, said the company, at at time when many auto majors have deferred investments and launches due to corona virus pandemic.

Source: https://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/there-is-no-change-in-our-product-launch-schedule-or-capex-plan-kia-motors-120070800131_1.html

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