IAB Retrospect – Mahindra Quanto AMT, 2015 Honda CR-V, Jaguar XE, Tata Zest, Qoros 3 City SUV
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 the part 1 of our compilation of this week’s significant developments in the global auto industry. Click on the images to read the respective articles.
1. Mahindra Quanto AMT
The Quanto AMT which was showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo has started testing. While the sub-4-metre MPV gets the automated unit, the Scorpio will receive a traditional automatic transmission.
2. 2015 Honda CR-V
The ASEAN spec Honda CR-V facelift which will also make its way into India has been unveiled. The vehicle resembles the US-spec version for most part but gets a new front bumper.
3. Jaguar XE
Jaguar has announced the engine, gearbox and variant details of its new entry level luxury sedan. The 3 Series rival is available with a pair of 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines in addition to a range-topping supercharged V6 petrol motor. Transmission options are a 8-speed automatic and a 6-speed manual unit.
4. Tata Zest
Tata’s game changer has managed to outsell the Honda Amaze by 42 units during the festive month of October. The sub-4 metre sedan’s performance should give the company the much needed confidence to launch the Bolt.
5. Qoros 3 City SUV
Chinese automaker Qoros has teased its crossover which goes by the name ‘3 City SUV cross’. Based on the 3 hatchback, the new model will debut at the Guangzhou Motor Show this week.