IAB Retrospect – New Maruti Alto K10, Renault Duster Oroch, Maruti Swift facelift, Ford EcoSport concepts, HD Breakout
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 part 1 of a compilation of the top automotive stories over the course of last week. Click on the images to read the respective articles.
1. Maruti Alto K10
Maruti has released images of the new Alto K10 which gets a modern exterior and interior. While the 1-litre three-cylinder K-Series engine along with the standard 5-speed manual transmission has been retained, the new hatchback gains a 5-speed AMT. The launch is scheduled on November 3 (Monday).
2. Renault Duster Oroch Concept
The Renault Duster Oroch pickup concept has been unveiled at the 2014 Sao Paulo International Motor Show in Brazil. The double cab pickup looks the part but the French automaker has not revealed a production blueprint.
3. Maruti Swift facelift
The Maruti Swift facelift has been launched in India finally at a starting price of INR 4.42 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). The facelift brings subtle cosmetic tweaks and feature additions to the table.
4. Ford EcoSport Concepts at Sao Paulo
The Ford EcoSport Storm, Beauty and Beast design concepts were showcased at the 2014 Sao Paulo International Motor Show. According to Ford, they demonstrate the versatility of the crossover when it comes to customization.
5. Harley Davidson Breakout
The Harley Davidson Breakout soft tail cruiser has been launched in India at INR 16.28 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). The motorcycle is assembled from the US-sourced CKD kits.