Accord Hybrid, the Japanese automaker's much-awaited sedan, will be launched in
India on 25 October. Additionally, Honda Cars India has also now made the Accord Hybrid available for
bookings across its dealerships across the country. Currently in its 9th
generation, the Honda Accord first arrived in India in 2008 with a rather hefty
price tag and was discontinued after nearly 5 years due to the lack of sales.
only hybrid model in India, the Accord will come sporting a lean stance,
complemented by the chrome-laced grille, re-designed bumpers, and sharp-looking
head-lamps with an LED strip. Inside, it is expected to receive provisions such
as a new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, reverse parking camera, Apple
CarPlay support, and 6 airbags.
The Honda Accord Hybrid will come powered by
a 2.0-litre iVTEC engine along with twin electric motors, which will be linked
to an E-CVT unit and a 1.3 kW lithium ion battery. While the petrol engine
develops 141bhp, the Accord Hybrid's combined power output stands at roughly
196bhp with a maximum torque of over 300Nm. It must be noted, Honda will also
launch a petrol model of the Accord in India.
The Honda Accord Hybrid, expected to
receive a price tag of about ₹ 28 lakh, will face competition from the Toyota Camry
Hybrid in India.
Source : Honda
Accord Hybrid Now Available For Bookings; Launch Details Revealed
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India announced that the nationwide delivery
of the new Fiat Avventura Urban Cross will begin on October 1, in time for the
country's festive season.
The stylish Fiat cross-hatch will hit Indian roads at a special launch price
of Rs 6.85 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). With this, FCA offers customers the
most affordable diesel in its category.
Kevin Flynn, President and Managing Director, FCA India said, "FCA's
commitment to India is firmly in place as we continue to add more products to
our Fiat portfolio. We are excited that our new product, the Fiat Avventura
Urban Cross will hit the roads in October with a special launch price."
The cross-hatch will be available with diesel engines in two trims - Active
and Dynamic - both powered by the 1.3-litre Multijet, 93 PS, 5-speed manual
transmission, and one top-of-the-line petrol (powered by Abarth) variant - the
1.4-litre T-Jet, 140 PS, 5-speed manual transmission in the Emotion trim.
With a considerable ground clearance and rigid lower body cladding, the
Urban Cross possesses better capability against tough city road conditions, for
thrill seekers looking for an active lifestyle beyond office walls. The car's
dynamic exterior with the uniquely designed intercalated Piano Black front
grille, new front and rear dual-tone bumpers with skid plates and a set of
two-tone diamond-cut-finish 16-inch alloys with Piano Black painted pockets is
a combination of capability, sleekness and excitement. A sporty spoiler
(standard on all variants), smart side body cladding and roof rails accentuate
the appeal of the Urban Cross' personality as a crossover for the city.
The Emotion trim, powered by Abarth gets the exclusive 16-inch 'Scorpion'
alloys, while the Active diesel and Dynamic diesel get the diamond-cut-finish,
Piano Black 16-inch alloys.
The dual tone interiors of the Urban Cross are fresh and premium. The car
comes with plenty of standard features across the line-up such as central and
automatic door locking, dual tone dashboard with a soft touch front panel, rear
AC vents, front 'smart' power windows with 'delay' and 'auto-down' functions
which roll up even after switching off, a Smartech 5-inch music system with
touch screen navigation (standard across all variants), Bluetooth audio
streaming and telephony.
For a limited
period that includes the upcoming festive season, the Urban Cross will
be offered with Premium Burgundy Designer Interiors with colour
coordinated door inserts, Piano finish door armrests and Designer seats
with badging. This Designer Interior package will be available as an
option only in the Dynamic diesel and the Emotion petrol powered by
Source : Fiat
Urban Cross launched in India at Rs 6.85 lakh
AHMEDABAD: Italian superbike maker
Ducati has announced to open three more dealerships across India by the end of
2017, starting from Kochi.
Ducati India is at present operational
in five major cities including Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Pune, besides
the newly opened showroom-cum-service centre in Ahmedabad.
"We will open our next
dealership in Kochi. We have planned to add another three dealerships within
the course of 2017," Ducati India Managing Director Ravi Avalur told
reporters during the launching ceremony of Ducati's cruiser bike XDiavel at
their dealership on the SG Highway here today.
Avalur, however, maintained that
company does not plan to open too many dealerships to maintain quality of
"Our plan is not to open too
many dealerships because it will be difficult to maintain this quality and
standard if we do so. We can't have dealers everywhere. We will be relatively
contained compared to some of the major players," said Avalur.
According to him, the cruiser market
in India is growing at a healthy rate, as around 6,500 bikes, which are above
500cc and having a price tag of more than Rs 4 lakh, were sold last calender
"Ducati's growth is of course better
than the market. Though we have just launched this dealership, we have out-sold
all our initial stock here. Last year, our highest selling model was
Diavel," said Avalur.
launched XDiavel comes with a price tag of Rs 16.93 lakh (ex-showroom). Another
variant of the bike XDiavel S is available at 19.70 lakh (ex-showroom).
Source : Ducati
to open 3 more dealerships in India by 2017 end
NEW DELHI: European arm of Japanese two wheeler manufacturer
Honda Motor has confirmed the production of a new breed of motorcycle for the
2017 sales season - the 'X-ADV'.
Based on the City Adventure concept machine displayed at EICMA show in Milan in
2015, the X-ADV features an upright riding position for high visibility and
long travel suspension to handle the roughest road surfaces. At the same time,
the X-ADV offers the practicality of a 5 stage adjustable windscreen and
storage space for an off-road style helmet, informed the company in a press
The X-ADV will come with Honda's Dual Clutch Transmission as standard fitment.
The X-ADV will be shown to the public for the first time at the EICMA show in
Milan, from 8 - 13 November 2016. Full technical specifications will also be
available at this time.
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