Rumour: Maruti shelves 1.5L BS6 diesel engine plans

The 1.5L BS6 diesel engine was supposed to power the Ertiga, Ciaz, next-gen Vitara Brezza and the upcoming D22 crossover. Maruti Suzuki has reportedly abandoned the development of the 1.5-litre BS6 diesel engine. Maruti had been working on a BS6-compliant diesel engine ever since the ubiquitous Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre unit was

Rumour: Ford EcoSport facelift launch in October 2021

The biggest change to the EcoSport facelift is the new front fascia . According to a report, the Ford EcoSport facelift is likely to go on sale in India by the end of October 2021. The biggest change to the EcoSport facelift is the new front fascia which now gets

Rumour: Mahindra testing 3 diesel engine tunes for XUV700

It is believed that the XUV700 prototypes are running 180 BHP, 190 BHP and 210 BHP diesel engines. The upcoming Mahindra XUV700 is expected to get petrol and diesel engine options spread across 11 variants. It has now been rumoured that Mahindra is currently testing three variants of the diesel

Rumour: Isuzu V-Cross & Hi-Lander launch on May 8

The V-Cross will be offered in two trims – Z and Z Prestige, with 2WD and 4WD respectively. Isuzu has teased the upcoming V-Cross and Hi-Lander on its official Facebook page. According to some dealers, the tentative launch date is May 8, 2021. Isuzu plans to introduce two variants of

Rumour: Maruti working on next-gen S-Cross, codenamed YFG

The next generation S-Cross could compete with the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. The Maruti S-Cross was launched in India back in 2015 and received a facelift two years later. Now, the latest rumours suggest that Maruti Suzuki is working on the next generation S-Cross. The next generation S-Cross is

Rumour: Mahindra Thar to get a 5-door version

The addition of a 5-door version should widen the appeal of the Thar. According to a media report, Mahindra plans to introduce a 5-door version of the new Thar. The project has reportedly been given the go-ahead. Based on the second-generation Thar that was unveiled on August 15, 2020, the

Rumour: Next-gen Maruti Celerio launch in October 2020

According to a media report, Maruti Suzuki could launch the second generation Celerio hatchback (codenamed: YNC) in October this year. The report also states that the car will be based on the Heartect platform, which also underpins the WagonR. It is expected to be larger in size compared to the

Rumour: Isuzu BS6 stock coming next month

Isuzu’s dealers are expecting BS6-compliant stocks of the D-Max, V-Cross and MU-X to arrive in the month of September. Earlier this year, we had reported that Isuzu had postponed the launch of its BS6 vehicles to Q2 of 2020-21 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, a few dealers have reported that the

Rumour: Mahindra Thar engine & gearbox offerings

The upcoming Mahindra Thar is expected to get a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine as well as a 2.0-litre mStallion petrol engine. According to reports, the petrol engine could produce 187 BHP and 380 Nm, while the diesel engine could be rated at 138 BHP. Both engines will come with a

Rumour: Maruti imports CKD kits of Jimny into India

It is said that Maruti Suzuki has imported multiple CKD kits of the Jimny into India. The shipments are awaiting customs clearance. According to reports, Maruti Suzuki is looking to produce 4,000-5,000 units of the Jimny, most of which will be exported to international markets. The carmaker could launch a