This week was an action packed, we have seen several big launches and biggest of them was Mahindra Quanto compact SUV, which was one of the most awaited vehicles of the year. Other than the Quanto, We have inspected the launches of Mercedes-Benz B-Class Sports Tourer, Rolls Royce Phantom Series II, Fiat Punto and Linea Absolute Editions. And like always we broke some exclusive stories on the upcoming launches including Honda Brio diesel sedan, Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, stripped down version of Mitsubishi Outlander, Ford Figo facelift, Tata Indigo Manza facelift, Volkswagen Touareg and last but not the least Honda Brio automatic.
So if you have missed any action, we present you the weekly synopsis of the all major adventure took place within this week.
Mahindra Quanto Compact SUV Launched at Rs 5.82 lakh
So finally one of the most awaited vehicle of the year, Mahindra Quanto compact SUV has been finally launched at an exciting price of Rs 5.82 lakh (ex-showroom, Thane). The Quanto has been said to be the first 4-meter yet a 7-seater sports utility in India, which has come out in a total 4 variants. Based on the ingenio platform, and having equipped with the 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder CRDi engine, the Quanto returns an impressive 17.2kmpl of mileage.
Mahindra Quanto VS Competition- CarDekho Exclusive
Since the vehicle has been priced so competitive and has got all what it takes to be a complete family car, it would certainly affect the sales of all the compact SUVs, premium hatches and entry level sedans in the country. But we compared the vehicle with its closest rivals, Renautl Duster, Maruri Suzuki Ertiga and Premier Rio on the basis f four most important factors, pricing, looks, drivability and mileage.
Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II Launched at Rs. 4.50 Crore
Rolls-Royce has finally introduced the Phantom Series II in India for the very first time at a price of Rs 4.50 crore (ex-showroom, Mumbai). The all new Phantom has come out carrying some cosmetic changes inside and out, transmission too has been changed, however the 6.75-litre V12 engine stays the same.
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Sports Tourer Launched at Rs 21.49 lakh
Mercedes-Benz India has finally launched the B-Class in two variants B 180 and B 180 Sport at a price of Rs 21.49 lakh and 24.87 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai), which is the first sports tourer of India. As per the company, their targeting group are the young professionals who are adventure lovers as well.
Mercedes-Benz B-Class VS BMW X1 and Audi Q3
However the Mercedes-Benz India has denied that the B-Class has not been positioned against the premium compact SUVs, but who can deny that it's the PRICE what matters the most in India and BMW X1 and Audi Q3 having an almost similar starting price somehow fall in the competition. So we compared the all new B-Class with both these premium compact crossovers.
Honda Brio Diesel Sedan Confirmed to Launch in India
There were a lot of speculations made on the Honda Brio Sedan, and now the diesel version of the vehicle has been finally confirmed to launch by none another than the company's Global CEO, Mr. Takanobu who had a press conference on 21st September in Japan where he share Honda's global future plans.
Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Launching Next month, cars reach dealerships- Scoop!
CarDekho has been constantly updating you on all the latest information about Maruti Suzuki's next 'People's car', the Alto 800. This time our close sources have confirmed that the vehicle is all geared up to launch in the next month that proves everyone wrong who were claiming the launch to get delayed. Cars have already reached the dealerships so we are expecting the bookings to start soon. We also brought you the spy pictures of the Alto 800's interiors and reported that the company will launch the Alto 800 in CNG as well.
Fiat Punto and Linea Absolute Editions Launched
Fiat India has finally rolled out the festive editions of both its cars Linea and Punto that they christened as 'Absolute' editions unchanging the price of the vehicle. The Absolute editions are given so many advanced features to lure the buyers in the upcoming festive season.
Ford Figo Facelift Spy Pictures, Spotted in Mumbai
Ford Figo has yet again been spotted in Mumbai and this time around the front fascia has been clicked that gives us a fair idea how the all new Ford Figo would look like. Previously we brought you the rear images, that shows that the company has been able to make it better, but the front has actually disappointed us, the older version was even better than the facelift.
Skoda Rapid Launching With New variants; Ambition Plus and Active Plus
Skoda India is all set to launch the new variants of the Rapid in the approaching festive season, Ambition Plus and Active Plus. The Plus packages will come with additional features offering convenience to the customer.
Tata Indigo Manza Facelift Launch in October-Exclusive
Tata Motors which brought the Indigo Manza three years back is finally giving it a facelift for the first time, and is planning to launch the vehicle in October. However the vehicle is already doing pretty decent in terms of sales, but a facelift would certainly attract more buyers in the festive season.
Volkswagen India Launching the Touareg Soon?
Volkswagen Touareg SUV has been in the headlines for quite sometime now, a lot of rumours were floated about its launch, now it actually feels that it might launch any moment now, as the SUV has reached the showroom and company has updated the vehicle on the official webiste of Volkswagen India.
Honda Brio Automatic Launching Next Month: Sources
Honda Brio is the one of the best selling vehicles of Honda Cars India today, and the company is making every effort to do even better in terms of sales. So they are finally launching the automatic version of the Brio, and as per our closer sources the launch would happen in the next month only.
Mitsubishi to introduce a stripped-down Outlander
Some of our trusted sources have confirmed that the Mitsubishi India is soon going to launch the stripped-down version of their popular SUV, the Outlander in India. The changes that it will come up with include fabric seats, 1-CD changer and some other little changes, so that the vehicle might cost lesser to buyers.
Source: - Top News of the Week - Summarized