IAB Retrospect – 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Mahindra Mojo, Tata Zest, Ford Fiesta & Land Rover Discovery Sport
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
This is Part 1 of the compilation of significant developments from the automotive world last week. Click on the image to go to the respective post.
1. 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport rendering
Our in-house designer Shoeb has rendered the front fascia of the 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport based on the GR-HEV Concept that was showcased at 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The new Mitsubishi Triton Pickup will come out first followed by its passenger carrying sibling. However don’t expect the expensive lifestyle-oriented pickup to set foot in India.
2. Tata Zest to be launched in August, Bolt in September
According to our sources, the much awaited Tata Zest sedan would be launched in August while its hatchback sibling, the Bolt would follow a month later. Both the cars will carry the collective responsibility of rescuing Tata Motors from the deep trouble this it is in, with falling sales and low consumer interest in the brand.
3. Ford Fiesta facelift launched
The Ford Fiesta has been given a new lease of life in the form of a facelift. Available only in diesel, the refreshed sedan starts at INR 7.69 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). Click here to see how well it fared in our review.
4. Land Rover Discovery Sport confirmed for 2015
The Land Rover Discovery Sport has been teased along with the announcement that it will make its global debut in 2015. JLR also confirmed that the Freelander 2 successor will be made alongside the Range Rover Evoque at their Halewood plant.
5. Mahindra Mojo is almost here
The Mahindra Mojo has been caught testing in its redesigned avatar and is now closer to production than ever before. The 300 cc flagship motorcycle would be launched in the coming months.