Volvo’s head of marketing and sales revealed to Auto News recently that a major refresh of the Volvo S60 and S80 models would be launched next year followed by the launch of the all-new Volvo XC90 in 2014.

Volvo S60 R

The new XC90 will become the first model to use the Volvo Scalable Platform Architecture. It is said to be powered by downsized engines from the Volvo Environmental Architecture family.

Posted on Oct 6 2012 - 11:51am IST

Tata Indica XL CR4We’re yet to learn any new developments on the Indica XL CR4 project after the initial round of spyshots. However the latest speculation that’s going around the internet is that the Indica XL is a MPV model.

This means it could have three rows of seats (Omni van seating arrangement?) and a flat roof.

Honda BRIO sedanAfter much delay, Honda is now focusing on diesel cars for the Indian market.

BS Motoring reports that Honda’s first ever diesel engine for the Indian market will be plonked in a sedan version of the Honda Brio.

Speculations of a sedan based on the Honda Brio platform started in 2011. We saw many renderings hit the web from famous auto designers, and we had our own image wizard SRK dish out one (inset).

Posted on Oct 5 2012 - 12:40pm IST

Our friends at have reported that Honda India is all set to introduce the automatic transmission variant of the Brio in India on the 18th of October.

Honda Brio grille

Indian Autos Blog is attending the media drive in New Delhi today and we promise to bring you our impressions on the new Brio variant sooner than you think.

Industry sources have told that Ford India is looking at the pre-Diwali time frame for the launch of the Figo facelift.

Ford Figo car cover

These sources revealed that the launch is likely to unfold in the coming weeks which is crowded with a slew of refreshments and new products such as the Honda Brio AT, Chevrolet Sail, Chevrolet Spark facelift and Maruti Alto 800.

Mercedes Benz India revealed earlier this year that it is studying the feasibility of many derivatives on the MFA Platform such as a sports tourer, a compact sedan and an SUV.

Mercedes A Class effects

The information in the public domain is that the A Class hatchback is scheduled to land sometime in 2013.

Yes, the Evoque is the hottest looking Land Rover on sale today.

Range Rover LRGT Concept

But if designer Thibault Devauze has his way around, he could make the Evoque look a bit outdated like camo cargo pants.

Nissan has launched a new trim level of their X-Trail SUV in UK called the N-Tec+.

Nissan X-Trail N-Tec+

The Nissan X-Trail N-Tec+ trim is positioned in between the Acenta and the top-spec Tekna variants. The exterior changes comprise of 18″ alloy wheels and chrome finish for the fog lamp surroundings and side steps.