Jaguar XE – news from Autoportal.com

The joint venture of Jaguar Land Rover and Tata Motors have launched a new sedan Jaguar XE, in UK, and it is speculated that its Indian version will be launched during the Auto Expo in February 2016.This new sedan is said to be introduced as a competitor to Mercedes-Benz C-Class, BMW 3-Series, and Audi A4.

Exteriors

The exteriors of XE is similar to those of XF and XJ, with the XE getting a smaller chrome mesh grille in the front, same bumper, with higher ground clearance for Indian roads.The LED daytime lights, projector headlights and fog lamps, in the front are expected to remain the same, though the rear end is looking slightly different. The rear bumper looks beefier than the XF and XJ, and the dual exhaust pipes enhance this look. The sides of XE are similar to those of XF, with regards to roof line, neatly molded wheel arches, with multi-spoke alloy wheels and the rake angle of the roof line both in the front and back. The design of the boot, with its tail lamp cluster and chrome strips is also comparable to the boot of XF, except that the XE is slightly smaller. The license plate console at the rear end is expected to be beautified with chrome inserts.

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Interiors

Though there are no clear pictures available of the interiors of the vehicle, there is a conviction that it will live up to its name of Jaguar, thereby using finest quality leather for its upholstery. The other expected features in this sedan are electric power steering, an 8-inch touch-screen intuitive new In Control infotainment system with Voice control, cruise control, 14-way power adjustment for front seats with heating and cooling option and heated rear seats with 40:20:40 split fold, for boot space. It is expected that 5 passengers can be seated comfortably in the sedan.

Engine, variants, brakes and safety

It is expected that the car will be launched in diesel and petrol versions, with the diesel one expected to hit the markets earlier than the petrol one, due to the high demand for diesel sedans in the country. The XE is expected to be fitted with the company’s newly-developed Ingenium range of 2.0 liter, 4-cylinder diesel engine, which produces power at 160 bhp and torque at 380 Nm and a second volume of power at 178 bhp and torque at 430 Nm. This sedan’s braking system is said to be efficient, with compound brake discs, attended by six piston brake calipers, apart from an emergency brake assist. The other safety features expected to be included are impact protection beams, airbags, anti-theft protection with security alarm and 3-point ELR seat belts.

Price

This sedan is expected to cost between 28-45 lakhs.

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Nissan Group to hike prices across models by up to 3% from January

CHENNAI: Japanese automaker Nissan has said Nissan and Datsun car brands will get costlier beginning January, an announcement just a week after its South Korean competitor in India Hyundai hiked rates.

A Nissan official clarified that the price hike depends on individual brands and will range between 1 per cent and 3 per cent. The Nissan Terrano, followed by Datsun roll outs, are the top-selling cars from the brand in the country while the Micra is top-exported car,

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Luxury cars get cheaper as makers line up models

India has become a top-rated destination for luxury car production, as it plays host to Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi. All of these added a string of models to their production lines.

About two dozen luxury car lines get assembled in India of the marquee German and British brands, some of which are not produced anywhere else but in their home country.

The increased localisation has led to a reduction of Rs 2 lakh to Rs 90 lakh in their sticker price, due to lower taxes. Most of these products were brought to India as a completely built unit (CBU) from their home country, Germany or the UK, which led to doubling of their rates.

News from:- http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/luxury-cars-get-cheaper-as-makers-line-up-models-115113000780_1.html

911 Turbo now even more potent

By: IOL Motoring Staff

Stuttgart – Although the 911 Turbo models are no longer the only ones in the range to have turbo power, thanks to the new Carreras being force fed, the Turbo badge still carries top dog status and that applies even more so to the refreshed versions.

Revealed on the web ahead of their debut at the Detroit Motor Show in January, the facelifted 911 Turbo and Turbo S both receive a 15kW power boost to their respective 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged flat-six engines.

Thanks to modified inlet ports, new injection nozzles and higher fuel pressure the Turbo is now good for 397kW while the Turbo S gains new turbochargers with larger compressors to push 427kW.

What does this mean on the street? According to Porsche the Turbo will now run from 0-100km/h in three seconds flat and reach a top speed of 319km/h. The Turbo S runs to 100 in 2.9s and reaches 330km/h. Porsche also claims slight improvements to fuel consumption but let’s not open that can of worms.
News from:- http://beta.iol.co.za/motoring/cars/porsche/911-turbo-now-even-more-potent-1953376

New Mustang is torque of the town

Cape Town – Easily the most eagerly anticipated launch of the year is underway this week as Ford unleashes its pony car in South Africa after depriving us of it for decades.

The all-new muscle car that you see here has morphed into a global product and local models, available in right hand-drive for the first time, will be offered with a potent 306kW/530Nm 5-litre V8 engine that makes it the most powerful Ford ever to be sold in SA.

While we can’t picture anyone wanting a Mustang without a V8, local buyers can also opt for a more economical 2.3-litre four-cylinder turbopetrol engine, rated at a still-pretty-decent 223kW and 430Nm.

News from:- http://beta.iol.co.za/motoring/cars/ford/new-mustang-is-torque-of-the-town-1953409

Custom Colors Are Now Available For Your Sportscar’s…Tires

Clients of Lapo Elkan’s uber-hip yacht and auto custom shop, Garage Italia Customs, will soon be some of the first drivers in the world to have tailor-made tires that are being created exclusively by Pirelli in a variety of colors.

It makes perfect sense as these two hyper-Italian companies collaborate to take customization to the extreme. Pirelli as the only supplier for Formula 1 has always been at the forefront of tire technology. And their design engineers are running with Garage Italia Customs’ idea to develop an exclusive new range of tires that would make the italian custom shop’s creations even more unique.

News from:- http://www.forbes.com/sites/billspringer/2015/11/30/custom-colors-are-now-available-for-your-sportscars-tires/

Best of the Best: Luxury Cars

By: Star Motoring Staff

Johannesburg – As the countdown continues to our Best of the Best awards ceremony on December 7, our judges have been hard at work sorting through the lengthy list of cars launched in South Africa in 2015.

At the end of each year our publication’s team of motoring journalists selects an overall winning Best of the Best vehicle as well as victors in the categories of Small/Budget Car, Family Car, Performance Car, Luxury Car, and Adventure Vehicle. There is also a Best-Styled Vehicle voted for by readers.

From the more than 70 all-new or upgraded vehicles that have been launched in SA this year, we’ve come up with a shortlist across numerous categories.

These are the luxury cars, use the links at the bottom of the story to see our finalists in other categories.

More here:- http://beta.iol.co.za/motoring/special-features/best-of-the-best-luxury-cars-1951890

EXCLUSIVE: New York state to auction luxury cars seized in Medicaid scam

ALBANY – The State of New York is getting into the luxury car business courtesy of a pair of Medicaid scammers who were busted in Brooklyn.

Officials are preparing to auction off two high-priced cars – including a 2013 Mercedes-Benz G-Class sport utility vehicle – seized from the fraudsters and will return the proceeds to the state’s Medicaid system.

“Medicaid fraud is a fraud on all taxpayers and a particularly egregious theft from our most vulnerable New Yorkers,” Gov. Cuomo told the Daily News.

“With this action, we are sending a clear message that we will not allow anyone to profit in any way from these crimes against those in need,” Cuomo said.

News from:- http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/exclusive-ny-auction-luxury-cars-seized-medicaid-scam-article-1.2444763

The Week in Luxury Cars: The Los Angeles Auto Show, 2017 Range Rover Evoque, Lamborghini Huracán LP580-2, and More

This week’s automotive news focused largely on the Los Angeles Auto Show, taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center now through November 29.

The 2015 edition of the event—which kicks off the motor showcase season in the United States each year—is featuring roughly 50 introductions from brands including Buick, Mazda, Fiat, Jaguar, Lincoln, Cadillac, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz.

Land Rover’s latest Evoque—the first crossover to lose its head—was among the most talked-about, with much of the buzz revolving around its unconventional physique.

“It’s interesting when automakers pull the roof off anything other than a sedan or convertible,” Stephanie Brinley wrote. “Often, however, ‘interesting’ does not translate to commercial success.”

More:- http://www.forbes.com/sites/kristintablang/2015/11/21/week-in-luxury-cars-los-angeles-auto-show-2017-range-rover-evoque-lamborghini-huracan-lp580-2-camaro-ss-mercedes-benz-metris-alfa-romeo-spider-2016-toyota-prius/

In Hong Kong’s luxury car market, a Tesla is cheap

Hong Kong
With its narrow streets, dense population, and tiny residential spaces, Hong Kong was not built for car ownership. Yet Tesla’s distinctive Model S is doing well here. The high-end electric car is now a common sight, whether idling at traffic lights in the congested Central district, snaking up the hills to Victoria Peak, or cruising down to the beach at Shek O.
Tesla, it turns out, has been getting help from the government.
In an effort to curb pollution, Hong Kong heavily taxes newly registered vehicles—in many cases by more than 100% of the vehicle’s sticker price. Such taxes have been waived entirely for electric vehicles for the past 18 years. Earlier electric vehicles (EVs) that came to Hong Kong suffered sluggish sales for the same reasons they flopped elsewhere: a lack of charging infrastructure and generally low battery life.

More here:- http://qz.com/559226/in-hong-kongs-luxury-car-market-a-tesla-is-cheap/