IAB Retrospect – Honda Mobilio, Mahindra S101, Fiat Punto Evo, 2015 Kia Sorento, Audi A3
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
Here is the part 1 of our compilation of important developments in the automotive industry over the last week. Click on the images to jump to the respective article.
1. Honda Mobilio
Within two weeks of its launch, the Honda Mobilio MPV has garnered over 10,000 bookings. In order to cope up with the high demand, Honda has shifted the production of the unprecedentedly-strong City from its Greater Noida plant to Tapukara plant.
2. Mahindra S101
The Mahindra S101 mini SUV continues its testing regime and it was spotted by our reader Mr. Sharav Venkatesh. The SUV will have dimensions of a premium hatchback but will offer a SUV-like driving position, our sources say.
3. Fiat Punto Evo
The restyled Fiat Punto Evo went on sale with a price range of INR 4.55 lakhs to INR 7.2 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). The hatchback retains its hardware but gets new exterior and interior.
4. 2015 Kia Sorento
The next gen Kia Sorento will no longer draw its design influence from the cousin Hyundai Santa Fe. Our rendering artist Shoeb Kalania envisions the soon-to-be unveiled crossover SUV based on the official sketches.
5. Audi A3
India’s most affordable premium luxury car, the Audi A3 Sedan, went on sale at an attractive starting price of INR 22.95 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). The sedan is available in one petrol and four diesel variants.