IAB Retrospect – Maruti Ciaz, Skoda Rapid TDI DSG, Audi A6 facelift, Fiat X3U, European i20


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Here is the second part of our compilation of last week’s top events in the world of automobiles. Click on the images to jump to the respective articles.

1. Maruti Ciaz

Maruti Ciaz press shots rear quarters

Details on Maruti’s upcoming Ciaz was available last week, including detailed technical specifications and variants and features. The Ciaz will have its market introduction next month.

2. Skoda Rapid 1.5 TDI DSG

Skoda Rapid new corporate identity

Sources have told Indian Autos Blog that Skoda Auto India will launch the Rapid with the 1.5-liter TDI engine paired to a 6-speed DSG automatic transmission on September 30.

3. Audi A6 Facelift

2015 Audi A6 facelift press shots grille

Audi released details and images of the refreshed A6 which is likely to have its debut at the Paris Motor Show early next month. The updates see the A6 getting Matrix LED headlights and cleaner and more efficient engines.

4. European 2015 Hyundai i20

2015 Hyundai i20 Europe press shot dashboard

Hyundai released the images of the European 2015 i20 which celebrates its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show next month. The hatchback receives LED infused headlights, a sunroof and a navigation system in addition to the what is offered on the Indian model.

5. Fiat X3U

Fiat Avventura headlight

According to a report, Fiat is developing a sub-4 meter SUV codenamed X3U, which could see an Indian launch sometime in 2016. The SUV would be powered by a new 1.5-liter diesel engine.

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