The month of July has seen quite a few launches and we have compiled a list of all of them for you right here!
Triumph Explorer XCx
British bike maker, Triumph launched the new Tiger Explorer XCx in India at Rs. 18,75,000/- (Pan India). The Explorer XCx is powered by a 1215cc triple cylinder engine which is goof enough for 137 bhp of power at 9,300 rpm and peak torque of 123 Nm. This makes it one of the more powerful adventure tourer bikes on sale in India. It gets three ride modes- Road, Rain and Off-road – as well as a programmable Rider mode. Each mode can customize the throttle maps, ABS and traction control.
In India, Triumph has sold over 800 bikes and the Tiger Explorer XCx will compete with the Ducati Multistrada 1200S as well as the BMW R1200GS in the adventure tourer segment.
Mercedes Benz GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe
Mercedes Benz India has launched the all new GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe in India at Rs. 74.8 Lakh (ex-showroom India). Under the hood of the AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe is a 3.0-litre bi-turbo V6 that is good enough for 367bhp of power and maximum torque of 520NM. It has been coupled with a 9-speed automatic gearbox and Mercedes claims that it can do the 0-100 kmph dash in just 4.9 seconds.
Just as the name suggests, the AMG GLC 43 Coupe is based on the GLC SUV. Now the GLC43 AMG doesn’t really have a direct competition in the Indian market and one can compare this with the Porsche Macan R4. The Coupe also features the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT system which allows the driver to change the car’s settings according to their preferences through five preset modes: Eco, Comfort, Sport, Sport Plus and Individual.
MV Agusta Brutale 800
Motoroyale by Kinetic launched the MV Agusta Brutale 800 in India today at a price of Rs. 15, 59, 000, Ex showroom, Pan India. The new Brutale 800 delivers more efficient performance with a 798cc in line 3 cylinder engine, which is good enough for 109bhp of power along with a top speed of 237 km/hr.
Aesthetically, the Brutale 800 comes with an elliptical full LED headlamp and a three-pipe exhaust. The Brutale 800 also includes a double saddle, concealed passenger handles, rear light and LED indicators. Stay tuned to Exhibit Auto for more details on the Brutale 800.
Honda Amaze ‘Privilege Edition’
Japanese automaker, Honda has launched the new ‘Privilege’ Edition of its Amaze compact sedan in India. The changes are mostly aesthetic and the cars remains the same mechanically. The Privilege edition is based on the S(O) MT grade and is priced at INR 648,888 for Petrol and INR 773,631 for Diesel(both ex-showroom Delhi). The main highlight on the inside is the addition of the DigiPad touchscreen infotainment system which has been borrowed from the BR-V and the new City. Other interior changes include a privilege edition themed Beige seat covers and a centre arm rest for the driver. hanges on the outside include new body graphics along with a “Privilege Edition’ Emblem at the back and rear parking sensors for added safety. Mechanically the car continues to use the same 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol motor/ 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel motor and their is no update in this aspect. The Amaze compact sedan has been doing well for Honda in India ever since it was first launched in April 2013 and the carmaker has sold more than 2.4 lakh units of the same.
Skoda Octavia Facelift
Czech carmaker Skoda has launched the all-new Octavia in India with prices starting from Rs. 15.49 lakh form the Ambition Petrol variant. The car hasn’t been update mechanically and it continues to be powered by a 2.0-litre engine for the diesel variant and a 1.4-litre or a 1.8-litre engine for the petrol variants.
Aesthetic changes include the addition of a new quad-lamp LED setup, CrystalGlo LED DRLs and new 16-inch Alcatras alloy wheels for the top-end vaiants. On the inside, the new Octavia gets a dual tone Onyx-Ivory front dashboard and door panels along with Style Beige upholstery. Another noteworthy addition in the Style and Style Plus trims is an 8.0-inch touchscreen Proximity Sensor-based infotainment system standard, while the latter exclusively comes with Amundsen navigation system. There is a new vRS version also in the works for the Indian market as the previous mk2 Octavia is yet to get a performance variant in India.
Mercedes Benz GLA Facelift
Mercedes Benz India has launched the 2017 facelifted GLA in India at a price tag of Rs. 30.65 lakhs. This is a mid-life update for the GLA and the crossover directly competes with the BMW X1 and the Audi Q3. The car was first showcased earlier this year at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show in January and the carmaker has now launched the same in India.
The car has not been updated mechanically and is still powered by the same 2143cc diesel engine in two tunes- 134 bhp 200d and 168 bhp 220d models and a 2-litre petrol engine with the GLA 200. Transmission duties will be taken care by the same 7-speed automatic and the 220d 4MATIC variant will get the AWD tech.
Aesthetic changes include new updated bumpers up front along with a new grille with chrome elements which give it a more SUV like appeal. The air intakes on the front bumper have also been revised along with new LED headlamps which replace the earlier bi-xenons.
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