Toyota and Suzuki have announced the conclusion of a basic agreement which will see a mutual supply of hybrid and other vehicles between the two companies for the Indian market. Specifically, Suzuki is set to provide the Baleno and Vitara Brezza models to Toyota, while Toyota will supply the Corolla Altis to Suzuki. The vehicles will be sold by the respective Indian subsidiaries of both companies through their sales networks. The announcement added that specific details such as vehicle specifications and pricing as well as the schedule of the start of supply and the number of units that will be provided will be considered at a later stage. The automakers said that in line with the “Make in India” initiative promoted by the Indian government, they will strive towards realising this vision by procuring components locally to the best extent possible. The two automakers have been exploring concrete projects for collaboration in a variety of areas, including that of a mutual … [Read more...] about Toyota and Suzuki to supply vehicles models to each other in India
Toyota Toyota Yaris The Toyota Yaris sedan, aimed at taking on the Hyundai Verna, Honda City and the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz when it is launched in the country in April 2018. http://overdrive.in/news-cars-auto/auto-expo-2018-toyota-yaris-sedan-unveiled-to-target-honda-city-hyundai-verna-and-maruti-suzuki-ciaz/ RENAULT Renault Trezor concept The Renault Trezor is a 2-seater electric sportscar concept that is powered by a Formula-e’s 350PS motor. It basically previews the design and technological direction that Renault will be following in the coming years. Renault Zoe electric concept The Renault Zoe e-Sport Concept is a fully electric concept car that embodies Renault's commitment to the idea that electric cars can be fun and fast. Renault Kwid Superhero editions Renault India recently launched the Superhero editions of its most popular hatchback, the Kwid at Rs 4.34 lakh. The … [Read more...] about Auto Expo 2018: Other Car Live Updates
That's the TVS Zeppelin concept with a high-definition camera! Lohia Electric Scooters at Hall no. 6 The Vespa Elettrica scooter at the Piaggio stall at the Auto Expo 2018, Hall no. 2, stand no. E-40 TVS Zeppelin cruiser concept first look at Auto Expo 2018 The all-new TVS Zeppelin Cruiser concept will be the first cruiser offering from TVS. From the looks of it, the Zeppelin sports a similar power cruiser styling as seen on the Bajaj Dominar. The concept comes with a vertical LED headlamp, 41mm USD and a flat tracker styled handlebar. The instrumentation combines both digital as well as analog display showcasing the necessary trip and other details http://overdrive.in/videos/tvs-zeppelin-cruiser-concept-first-look-auto-expo-2018/ And here's look at the Renegade Thor! That's the Renegade Duty Ace! Cafe style urban cruiser. Low handlebar. Removable cowl on rear seat. 41mm front forks. Oil cooled … [Read more...] about Auto Expo 2018: Other Bikes Live updates
The FK8 is the fourth Honda Civic Type R built in Honda’s UK factory. Here’s a quick look at the other three. Read about our journey driving a 2018 Honda Civic Type R to Honda’s Swindon factory right here.Manufactured: 2001-2005Total built: 4490Swindon produced two versions of the EP3, the second Civic Type R, one for the European market, and one for the Japanese market, both based on the seventh-generation Civic three-door hatchback. The European version was the softer of the two, with a 197hp variant of the 2.0-liter VTEC four under the hood, a close-ratio six-speed transmission, and uprated brakes. The faster, more focused JDM model got a special 212hp engine built in Japan, as well as a helical limited-slip differential, sharper suspension settings, and red Recaro seats. Manufactured: 2012-2015Total built: 2,985Japan and Europe went quite different ways when it came to the third-gen Civic Type R. JDM versions (FD2) were based on the eighth-generation four door … [Read more...] about Type R Approved: The Three Other Civic Type R Cars That Came From Honda’s UK Factory
We’re big fans of the Mazda CX-5, which won one of our 2018 10Best Trucks and SUVs awards, and we really like the rest of Mazda’s U.S. lineup, too. The American buying public only seems to agree with us on the first part of that equation, however, because the CX-5 sold more units in January 2018 than every other Mazda vehicle combined. The compact crossover’s 13,463 sales this past month represents a huge increase of 67 percent over last January, helping to propel Mazda to an overall 15 percent sales increase for the month.Add up sales for the Mazda 3, 6, MX-5 Miata, CX-3, and CX-9, and you come to a total of 11,499 units, or only about 46 percent of Mazda’s monthly total. The 3 was the top seller of those, with 5825 units sold, but it, the 6, and the MX-5 Miata all declined significantly, bringing Mazda’s total non-crossover car sales for January to a 28 percent decline compared with last January. The CX-3 subcompact crossover (1350 units) … [Read more...] about The Mazda CX-5 Crossover Outsold All Other Mazdas Combined in January
Though the 2019 Jeep Cherokee hasn't changed all that much, it does get a new engine option: a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. It's now the range-topping engine, boasting 270 horsepower (just 1 hp less than the still-available naturally aspirated 3.2-liter V6) and 295 pound-feet of torque (up 56 on the V6). The addition also means the Cherokee has a new weapon in a freshened body for challenging those compact crossovers that offer a high-output turbocharged engine.As such, we wanted to see how it compares on paper to those competitors: 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, 2018 Ford Escape Titanium, 2018 GMC Terrain, 2018 Kia Sportage and 2018 Subaru Forester. The specs are below, followed by an in-depth breakdown of the stats.Jeep Cherokee has the most grunt of the group. It has 18 hp more than the next most powerful Equinox and Terrain with their 252-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged engines, and 33 more than the 237-hp all-wheel-drive Kia Sportage SX Turbo. The Cherokee's 295 lb-ft also has a 20 … [Read more...] about 2019 Jeep Cherokee vs. other compact SUVs: How it compares on paper
Maybe you remember like it was yesterday: lighting the fuse on your first cherry bomb but fumbling it before you could launch it toward the enemy, the first time you dropped the hammer at the dragstrip, maybe your first kiss. Or your first cap gun or your first pair of blue suede Thom McAn Snap-Jacks. Or maybe you were 16, the day you finally got your ticket to the kingdom and couldn’t go back home until you’d driven the wheels off your first damn car.Certainly, Gary Popolizio has his own take on this. “My first car was a 1967 Camaro that I purchased from the original owner. I reworked the body, engine, and finished it with a new coat of paint. The car actually looked good … so good that someone else apparently liked it, too, and it ended up disappearing. It broke my heart and I always said if I could get another one I would.”Real life became his life and it steamrolled right on down the line without regard for Gary or anyone else. His children grew up, … [Read more...] about Amazing Custom-Built Pro Touring 1967 Camaro Like No Other
Ford Ranger is launching with the 2.3-liter EcoBoost inline-four, a turbocharged engine with very healthy specs in the Mustang and Focus RS. The new Ranger's direct competitor, the Chevrolet Colorado, offers three engine choices. Considering the one-upsmanship battle raging between the brand new 2019 Silverado 1500 (and its still mysterious Duramax inline-six diesel engine) and the F-150's new diesel V6, we don't think Ford is leaving things there.There are a few engines that could find their way under the hood of the Ranger. Let's cover them in turn. The Ford Transit offers the Power Stroke 3.2-liter engine backed up with a six-speed automatic in the United States, which is sold as a Duratorq in other parts of the world. It's an inline-five, turbocharged diesel engine that produces 185 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. In the Transit, it offers great payload and towing numbers: 3,280 lbs and 4,800 lbs, respectively. The EPA doesn't list fuel economy numbers for this vehicle.The … [Read more...] about 2019 Ford Ranger: Are other diesel and gasoline V6 engines possible?
Ford Ranger is launching with the 2.3-liter EcoBoost inline-four, a turbocharged engine with very healthy specs in the Mustang and Focus RS. The new Ranger's direct competitor, the Chevrolet Colorado, offers three engine choices. Considering the one-upsmanship battle raging between the brand new 2019 Silverado 1500 (and its still mysterious Duramax inline-six diesel engine) and the F-150's new diesel V6, we don't think Ford is leaving things there.There are a few engines that could find their way under the hood of the Ranger. Let's cover them in turn. The Ford Transit offers the Power Stroke 3.2-liter engine backed up with a six-speed automatic in the United States, which is sold as a Duratorq in other parts of the world. It's an inline-five, turbocharged diesel engine that produces 185 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. In the Transit, it offers great payload and towing numbers: 3,280 lbs and 4,800 lbs, respectively. The EPA doesn't list fuel economy numbers for this vehicle.The … [Read more...] about 2019 Ford Ranger: other diesel and gasoline V6 engines possible?
The all-electric Formula E championship is into its fourth season and though it has its problems, it continues to grow. Fan opinion is divided - for some, the tight street circuits aren’t really conducive to good racing, there’s too much in the way of post-race penalties, and the lack of engine sound is an insurmountable obstacle. Manufacturers, on the other hand, are tripping over each other to be a part of it. Jaguar, Renault, Audi, and Citroen are already involved, with BMW, Mercedes, and Porsche all scheduled to enter in over the next couple of years. Given that road car technology is heading for an electric future, it’s hardly surprising that manufacturers want a platform to showcase that technology. Formula E also has an appealing multi-year plan to steadily improve the technology whilst also keeping costs down. Contrast this to the current state of Formula 1, where disagreements over the future running of the sport - of which the engine rules are a big part - … [Read more...] about Formula E Reckons That Most Other Motorsports Could Be Gone By 2040