IAB Monthly Retrospect – VW Vento facelift, New Mahindra Scorpio, Mercedes GLA, Mahindra Gusto, INTERMOT 2014
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!
Here is the part 2 of our compilation of significant automotive developments from the month of September. Click on the images to read the respective articles.
1. VW Vento facelift
The refreshed VW Vento with the new 1.5-litre diesel engine mated to a 7-speed DSG, and sporting minor exterior and interior revisions, has been launched at INR 7.44 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). Its sister car, the Skoda Rapid facelift, with the same powertrain updates, followed a day later.
2. New Mahindra Scorpio
The new Mahindra Scorpio succeeded the segment-leading old model with a starting price of INR 7.98 lakhs (ex-showroom Mumbai). The third gen SUV is underpinned by a stiffer hydroformed ladder frame chassis and gets a new 5-speed manual gearbox.
3. Mercedes GLA
The Mercedes GLA is here in India to take the fight to the Audi Q3 and BMW X1. Indian Autos Blog puts the compact crossover through its paces to gauge its mettle.
4. Mahindra Gusto
The Mahindra Gusto 110 cc automatic scooter is the company’s first homegrown scooter. Indian Autos Blog got astride the newest contender in the highly competitive scooter segment to check if it can withstand the heat from established rivals.
5. INTERMOT 2014
The INTERMOT 2014 motorcycle show which took place at Cologne, Germany, is the international auto show No. 4 for Indian Autos Blog in September. The biennial exhibition hosted world premieres of biggies like the Kawasaki Ninja H2R, Ducati Scrambler and several more.