These Are The Most Spectacular Launches Of 2017


FROM: RS 31.40 – 34.68 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai) Mercedes has given the CLA a minor cosmetic update, adding in new equipment along the way. The car gets new LED headlamps and Mercedes’ Dynamic select drive modes as standard equipment, while the top trim additionally packs in a larger 8. 0 inch infotainment semen and gets Apple Car Play and Android Auto connectivity. The petrol and diesel engines carry forward unchanged.


FROM: Ameo: Rs 21,000-25,000; Polo: Rs 16,000; Vento: Rs 3,000 over standard price Available on the Polo, Ameo and Vento, the Crest collection package adds in black exterior detail bits, leather upholstery, front centre armrest and detachable sunblinds. The pack also sees the use of the Wolfsburg Crest that first graced the original Volkswagen Beetle. The pack is available on all variants of the Ameo, the Comfortline and Highline trims of the Polo and the highline trim of the Vento.

Mini Clubman


FROM Rs 37.9 lakh (ex-showroom, India) Essentially, the brand’s take on an estate, the Clubman is unique because of its twin door split tailgate. Available only in the petrol Cooper S form, the car is powered by a 192hp 2.0-litre turbocharged motor that is paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox as standard. The Club offers quite some bit of standard kit along with a lengthy list of add-on options.


FROM: V40: Rs 25.49 – 2S.53 lakh; V40 Cross Country: Rs 27.2 – 29.4 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) While the engine line-up for both cars remain uncharged, the facelift brings with it updated styling, new interior upholstery options and added equipment. Both models now get Volvo’s new Thor’s Hammer LED headlamps along with equipment such as park assist pilot, panoramic sunroof and electric adjust front seats. The V40 additionally becomes the first car in India to get a pedestrian airbag.

Volvo V40


FROM Rs 74.35 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) Mercedes’ take on an accessible AMG C-class, the AMG is powered by a 370hp 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 that sends power to all four wheels via a nine-speed automatic gearbox. The C 43 features a sportier body kit compared to the standard car along with sportier touches inside such as sports seats, sports steering and new trim inserts.


FR0M: X3 xDrive 28i: Rs 54.9 lakh; X5 xDrive 35i: Rs 73.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) Available on their respective mid-level trims, the petrol X3 and X5 share equipment with their diesel siblings and are locally assembled by the automaker at its Chennai plant. Powering the petrol X3 and X5 is a 245hp 2.0-litre turbo-petrol and a 306hp 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder petrol engine, respectively. Both are offered with all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic gearbox as standard. The petrol X5 though lacks the seven-seat option available on the diesel.

BMW X3 Petrol


FROM: Rs 1.99 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi) Nissan has finally brought its flagship supercar, the GT-R, to India. Currently available via a single outlet in Delhi, the GT- Ris powered by a 570hp 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine that sends power to all four wheels via a six-speed automatic gearbox. Nissan claims a 0-100kph time of under 3 seconds, for its supercar as well as a top speed of 315kph.

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