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The Renault Koleos was one of the first cars to be sold in India by Renault independently, which does not go to say that the SUV was a hot-seller. The company believes volumes were not possible as the earlier Koleos was available only in a single variant. The newer one though comes in three variants. But, will that result in more people rushing to buy a Koleos? Changes in the 2014 Renault Koleos: Three...

The top-selling car in Turkey for at least 4 months last year was the Renault Fluence. In the other months, it was in the top 10 best selling cars. It makes sense then that Renault chose to debut the Fluence facelift at the 2012 Istanbul Motor Show. What doesn’t make sense is why this sedan is rejected in India. During the festive season months, the entry-level D-segment sedan market in India...

This review covers the Hyundai Xcent petrol manual. You can check out the information pertaining to the looks, interiors and features along with our review of the Xcent diesel here. Exterior Differences: Save for this badge, there are no other exterior differences. Save for the VTVT badge below the driver side wing mirror, the Xcent petrol cannot be differentiated from the Xcent diesel on the outside. Engine: 1.2-liter...

Last year, while the rest of the Indian auto industry was in a downturn, the compact sedan segment witnessed a growth of 27 percent. Brought about thanks to finance minister P. Chidambaram, the compact sedan segment in a way perfectly sums up what the Indian car buyer wants: A car which looks big, which is actually small, preferably from a trusted brand which can deliver fuel efficient engines and...

Posted on Mar 19 2014 - 10:23am by Tarun Tripathy

I like Carlos Ghosn. He is the current Chairman and CEO of the Nissan Motor Company, and also leads the global Renault-Nissan alliance. I have never met him or even in fact been in the same room as he. But from what I know of him indirectly, I have come to admire him immensely. Especially when he got on stage on the 15th day of July, 2013 and announced the return of the Datsun brand. That required...

The new Hyundai Santa Fe is a very important car for the Korean brand in India, and we say that for a reason. You see, until now, all of Hyundai’s launches in India have been mass-market products, benchmarked to rival entry- and mid-level cars from Maruti, Honda and the likes. Outside India, Hyundai makes a whole load of international products developed for international tastes and our European and...

Indonesian Indian Autos Blog reader, Iswahyudi Hanafiah (Yudi), a (Maruti) Suzuki Ertiga owner, has shared his first look at the Honda Mobilio that started retail in Indonesia a few weeks earlier. The Indonesian Mobilio is made at Honda’s second factory in the archipelago in West Java. Bookings for the light MPV began in September 2013. He shares his views and opinions in this story. Note that...

‘Often imitated, but never equalled’ is a fitting phrase for Mercedes’s flagship luxury sedan, the S Class. So just how good is the 2014 S Class? Exteriors: The 2014 S Class impresses with its classy and elegant design. Designers cannot afford to take risks with their flagship products. Keeping this in mind, the S Class appeals to both, its grey-haired company CEO and the middle-aged businessman...