IAB Retrospect – New Ford Endeavour, Mercedes G Code, Ritz Elate, Alto K10, C-Class


Shrawan Raja,

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Here’s is part two of our roundup of the most important events from the automotive industry last week. Click on the image to go to the respective story.

1. Mercedes G-Code rendering

Mercedes-Benz G-Code production version rendering

The “From Asia For Asia” Mercedes G-Code concept car traveled to production on rendering artist Shoeb’s sketchpad. The 4.1m long crossover drew its inspiration from the lifestyle and digital association the young Asian society makes today. Daimler’s study shows that this generation would prefer sporty crossovers over other models.

2. Maruti Ritz Elate

Maruti Ritz Elate edition press shots interior

Maruti has relaunched the Ritz Elate limited edition which features a 2-DIN JVC music system with Bluetooth compatibility and an AUX-in port, special seat cover with orange contrasts and pillow, multipurpose bag, reverse parking sensors, among other features.

3. New Ford Endeavour

2015 Ford Endeavour front quarter
Ford unveiled the next gen Ford Endeavour (Ford Everest outside India) in China featuring a completely new chassis, design and interior. Designed and developed by Ford’s Asia Pacific design and product development teams, the car will come with a 3.2-liter 5-cylinder diesel engine, a 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel and a 2.0-liter twin-scroll EcoBoost petrol.

4. Maruti Alto K10 waiting period

2015 Maruti Alto K10 front quarter press shot

The Maruti Alto K10 AMT is currently having a 4 month waiting period in northern states and 2 month waiting in the south. For the manual variants, the waiting period is a more bearable 2-4 weeks depending on the colour.

5. Mercedes C Class

New Mercedes C Class at CeBIT India

The 2015 Mercedes C Class was unveiled for the first time in India in Bangalore last week at the CeBIT IT and ICT exhibition. Mercedes-Benz India has also announced that the new C Class will be formally launched on the market on November 25.

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Mercedes C-Class News & Updates

Mercedes C Class 'Edition C' launched India

Mercedes C Class ‘Edition C’ launched in India at INR 42.54 Lakhs

2018 Mercedes C Class (facelift) snapped front

2018 Mercedes C Class (facelift) snapped with new Multibeam LED headlamps

Ford Endeavour revised range and price July 2017

Ford Endeavour range expanded with previously discontinued variants

2016 Ford Endeavour 2.2 AT Titanium front three quarter toe in Review

Ford cuts prices by up to 4.5% to pass on GST benefits

2018 Ford Endeavour rendered with F-150-inspired grille

2018 Ford Endeavour (2018 Ford Everest) rendered with F-150-inspired grille

2016 Ford Endeavour 2.2 AT Titanium front three quarter toe in Review

Ford India discontinues Ford Endeavour manual variants