Month: March 2011

Video – Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Crashes at 360 kph

  Over the weekend at the Texas Mile Hinson Motorsports’ a record setting Twin Turbo Chevrolet Corvette Z06 crashing at a mind numbing 368 kph at the 2011 Texas Mile drag event with the driver stunningly walking away unhurt. Fortunately (and miraculously), the driver emerged from the accident with minor injuries and was later released from the hospital. Now, …

Suzuki to unveil two new models at NY Auto Show

Suzuki hoped that the new Kizashi sedan would be huge sales success for the brand and help rebuild its image in the North American market. However, things haven’t really gone Suzuki’s way. The brand is now hoping to take the model to the next level at this year’s 2011 New York Auto Show. At the show, Suzuki plans …

Audi rolls out 5 millionth A4

  Audi and the A4 model are celebrating a huge milestone today. Earlier today, Audi announced that it produced the 5 millionth A4 at its plant in Ingolstadt today. The model was an Audi A4 Avant 3.0 TDI quattro in Misano Red. “This is another major milestone in Audi’s history,” said Frank Dreves, Member of the Board of …

Spied – Ssangyong Rexton in Delhi

The AutomotiveIndia forum member Shona210 caught the Ssangyong Rexton on test in Delhi with its badges taped. The Rexton is based on the earlier generation Mercedes M Class with powertrains licensed from Mercedes Benz. The Rexton is fitted with a 2.7-liter diesel engine that produces 165PS on the manual model and 186PS on the automatic variant (Mercedes Benz …

Hi-Bird Launches E-Scooters In India

  Hi-Bird, an ISO 90001 company and one of the largest bi-cycle exporters in the country, launched electric scooters. The company’s cycles are available in India and are also sold in USA and Europe. The company claims to promote their products as a blend of “European quality, Japanese Technology and African sturdiness”. With the launch of their two …

Ashok Leyland-Nissan JV unveil first LCV model

  After three years of joint working, Ashok Leyland Nissan vehicles, the 50:50 JV between ALL and Nissan Motor, has unveiled its first light commercial product, “Ashok Leyland Dost”.  The 1.25 tonne payload capacity vehicle is to hit the market in the second quarter of 2011-12. The vehicle will not bear Nissan logos. It’s not only the car segment but also …

Audi A9 to be a Two-Door Coupe Based on the A8

  It was reported earlier this year that Audi is working on a new coupe-like sedan that would compete with the likes of the Porsche Panamera and the Mercedes-Benz CL. Known as the Audi A9, the model was reported to be much more advanced than the A7, which was originally thought to be the answer to the Mercedes-Benz CLS and Porsche Panamera types. Well, …

VW unveils all new Passat

  The 2011 Volkswagen Passat Diesel Sedan was launched in India today at a price of INR 20.80 Lakhs, Ex-Showroom, Delhi. The car which features the highly acclaimed BlueMotion fuel saving and low emission technology was unveiled for the Indian market today at a launch ceremony at the Taj Lands End five star hotel in Mumbai. The 2011 Passat Diesel …