The latest member of Volkswagen’s seventh-generation Golf family, the Golf SportWagen, goes on sale in U.S. dealerships in April, starting at $21,395 for the 1.8T S model with manual transmission. Volkswagen SportWagen models have long been a top choice for customers who want a versatile and dependable vehicle that provides a sportier driving experience than compact SUVs. Based on the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) architecture introduced with the latest Golf generation, the SportWagen replaces the Jetta SportWagen and follows the winning formula introduced with the new Golf line that won the 2015 Motor Trend Car of the Year and the 2015 North American Car of the Year awards. Being bigger yet lighter and more powerful yet more fuel efficient, the SportWagen improves upon its predecessor in every way.
The Mitsubishi XR-PHEV II Concept is an urban crossover employing a lightweight, compact and high-efficiency front-engine/front-wheel drive PHEV system to achieve superior environmental and road performance.
Innovative design and product planning gave birth to the Qashqai and Juke, two of the biggest automotive success stories in recent years. Now the company has applied the same radical thinking to one of the most important sectors of the market: the compact hatchback.
Bentley Motors has shown the future direction of luxury and performance with the EXP 10 Speed 6 at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show. The concept is a British interpretation of a high performance two seater sportscar using modern automotive design, highly skilled handcrafting, the finest materials and advanced performance technology.
This feature includes the latest news in the auto world in India.
So let us first start with the breaking car news coming from the stables of the home grown manufacturer – Maruti Suzuki. As reports say, the wait is over for India’s largest car maker, as it has launched its much-awaited Swift Dzire facelift in India on the 23rd of February. Hailed as the most fuel- efficient car in India, this face lifted Dzire sedan comes with a mileage of 26.59 kmpl. The facelift gets a new chrome front grille with headlamps. The other new features include a new bumper, new alloy wheels and electrically retractable ORVMs with turn indicators. The interiors are spruced up as well and get a front and rear accessory socket, updated music system and push start-stop button. It gets 3 new body paints – Cave black, Alp Blue, Magma Grey and Sangria Red. The facelift is available in a total of eight trims – five petrol including AT and 3 diesel ones. The facelifts retain the 1248 cc DDiS diesel engine and 1197 cc K series VVT engine. Prices start at Rs 5.07 lakh for petrol variants and Rs 5.99 lakh for the diesel variants.
Mercedes-AMG will ring in the 2015 motorsport season at the beginning of March with the sonorous sound of the V8 engine: the new Mercedes-AMG GT3, with which the Mercedes-Benz sports car and high-performance brand is systematically expanding its motorsports presence, will be making its debut appearance at the Geneva Motor Show. Developed to comply with the FIA’s GT3 race rules, the racing car will compete in the world’s most hotly contested customer race series. Cutting-edge racing technology and spectacular design predestine the new challenger for victories. The new GT3 is based on the Mercedes-AMG GT, which is being launched in just a few days’ time. Following an intensive test phase, the new AMG racing car will be shipped to the first customer teams at the end of 2015.
The McLaren 675LT will make its world debut at the 85th Geneva Motor Show, with a clear focus on performance, light weight and ultimate levels of driver engagement – all key attributes of a McLaren ‘Longtail’. Offered as a Coupé only, the 675LT will be the most track-focused, yet road legal, model in the McLaren Super Series, with a power to weight ratio that eclipses established rivals. The sprint from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) takes just 2.9 seconds, with controlled torque delivery ensuring optimised traction off the line. Acceleration continues at relentless pace with the 200 km/h barrier broken in 7.9 seconds, on to a top speed of 330 km/h (205 mph).
Introducing the Aston Martin Vulcan – a track-only supercar and the British luxury brand’s most intense and exhilarating creation to date.
Born out of extensive motorsport experience – and using the brand’s acknowledged flair for design and engineering ingenuity – the 800-plus bhp, all-carbon fibre Aston Martin Vulcan promises truly extreme performance.