Mahindra Thar facelift, 2015 BMW X6, Maruti Nexa to launch today – IAB Report

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1. 2015 Mahindra Thar (facelift):

2015 Mahindra Thar spyshot interior
The Thar facelift aims to spruce up the interior of the rugged 4×4.

Mahindra will launch the Thar facelift today, at an event in Nashik, Maharashtra. The second major update for the Thar, since its launch in 2010, sees cosmetic changes to the exterior and interior, the latter getting a new steering wheel and chrome-ringed dials for the instrument cluster. Details on the Thar facelift will be published at 1300 today.

2. 2015 BMW X6:

2015 BMW X6 front at the 2014 Paris Motor Show
The X6 is now 40 kg lighter than its predecessor.

The second generation of BMW’s Sports Activity Coupe, the X6, will be launched in Bengaluru today. Based on a new platform which preserves the 50:50 weight distribution, the new X6 is an evolution over its predecessor in terms of design. The SUV is lighter by 40 kg, is packed with more equipment including LED headlights, and will be powered by a six-cylinder diesel engine.

3. Maruti Nexa:

Maruti NEXA premium showroom display area
Maruti aims to have 100 Nexa showrooms by the end of this financial year.

Maruti’s premium range of Nexa dealerships will be inaugurated today in New Delhi, ahead of the S-Cross’s launch scheduled for the first week of August. The Nexa dealership will initially cater only to the S-Cross, though more products will be added later on. By the end of this financial year, Maruti aims to have 100 such dealerships across the country, and promises to offer a new buying experience for its customers.

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