Bajaj RE60 standard modelThe Bajaj RE60 has been a project which has given rise to many rumors in the past. During its unveiling before the Auto Expo, Rajiv Bajaj clearly demarcated that the RE60 is not a car but a three-wheeler with one extra wheel for stability. It is powered by a 200cc twin spark petrol engine that delivers 20PS of power. The RE60 is not just for India, it will be sold in Sri Lanka where the auto rickshaw is used for personal transport.

Questions were raised for this rather unique product positioning. Many also compared the RE60 to the Tata Nano. Rajiv Bajaj is at it again clarifying our doubts about the RE60.

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Yet again, a fleet of Renault Duster test mules was spotted on the streets on Chennai by reader Kaushik KR with one of them scantily camouflaged.

Renault Duster testing in Chennai

The last time the Duster was spotted in Chennai was by our reader Bairesh Raj who explained that the road presence of this animal, despite its lines and curves cloaked, is something different.

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2014 bmw x5Our good friends at Auto Zeitung have managed to snap up some details of the upcoming BMW X5. They have compiled all the information that they got from BMW into a very neat rendering giving us a glimpse of the upcoming SUV.

As one can see, BMW is all set to extend the design language of new BMW 3 Series to its other products.

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Posted on Mar 26 2012 - 5:41am IST

Honda Brio rearHonda’s little wonder Brio has just started to get the grip on the Indian market. However, the company already has plans to introduce it in the Indonesian markets in September 2012.

The Japanese car maker does not intend to manufacturer the Brio in Indonesia just yet. It will be assembled in the company’s Thailand plant and exported to Indonesia.

If all goes well, Honda will start manufacturing the Brio in Indonesia by 2013.

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The new Honda Civic has finally entered the Indian sub-continent but not the country that we wanted it to. The Lankans have finally received the updated Honda Civic that was launched at the Detroit Motor show last year. The Lankans get the same version that is launched in Thailand which has a different grille and bumper design.

2012 Honda Civic

The headlamps consist of clear turn indicators instead of the amber lights that are a legal requirement in the US. While most successive models of popular cars are getting longer, the new Honda Civic is actually shorter by 30mm than the outgoing model. The Lankans get two engine options:

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The largest selling name plate is all set to get a major revamp very soon. Toyota is all out with the new Camry and is going to focus on the Toyota Corolla. The current Toyota Corolla that we see on the Indian streets is a 11th generation model introduced way back in 2006.

12th Generation Toyota Corolla front12th Generation Toyota Corrola rear

The Corolla will enter its 12th generation in the coming years and our mates at have managed to publish scans of the JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) model (branded Axio/Fielder).

While we have been discussing whether the Mitsubishi Mirage should come to India, the Japanese automaker has started the production of the Mirage in Thailand. It will be produced at the company’s brand-new factory at Laem Chabang. The Mirage is a very important car for Mitsubishi because it replaces the old Colt hatchback in numerous markets.

Mitsubishi Mirage frontMitsubishi Mirage side

The Mirage will be on sale in Thailand next week and later will be exported to other Southeast Asian countries followed by Japan, Europe and other markets around the world. In the Thai market the Mirage will be priced between THB 380,000 to 551,000 (approximately 6 – 9 lakhs).

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We’ve posted the dimensional changes on the new 3 Series in Part 1 and in this post we’ll lay down the changes to the lineup. The new 3 Series debuted in Munich back in October last year. Its design shows strong influences by the F10 5 Series and F01 7 Series models. The most recent launch of this model was in Malaysia, two days ago.

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The 2012 BMW 3 Series will be brought down to India in four variants – 318d, 320d, 320i and 328i.

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