Coming to India: Land Rover Freelander2 Facelift !!

Jaguar Land Rover has just launched the 2013 Range Rover and soon the British marquee will get in the facelift of the Freelander2. The new Freelander 2 now certainly gets better at comfort, convenience and driving pleasure. What makes it look more plush and attractive are some add-ons like sharper exterior design, new derivatives, vibrant colours, upgraded equipment levels, however the engine stays the same.

Exterior design details have been revamped for an integrated and co-ordinated appearance, including more contemporary lights front and rear using the latest LED technology and a new signature graphic in the front running lights. The XS model gains all-new 17-inch alloy wheels and an enhanced body styling pack.

The original Terrain Response® dial has been replaced by switches and a shutter reveals additional storage space. A new ‘Dynamic’ derivative becomes available, which comes in three new interior colours; Ebony, Ivory or Pimento, each with matching stitching and co-ordinated door casings to complete the look.

Watch out the latest commercial on the Freelander2.


Major Happening of the Auto Industry – Highlights!!

Ford India to Launch 8 New Products by 2015; EcoSport in Early 2013

We started the week by delving into the depths of Ford India’s plans to introduce 8 new products into the growing Indian market by 2015. Joginder singh, who will soon be heading Ford India replacing Michael Boneham stated, “Though the leaders have changed, base plan has not changed. We announced that eight new products will be introduced around the middle of the decade. We are well on track (towards it).”


BMW X1 to be Locally Produced; Launch by January 2013

We also brought to our readers the exciting news that BMW India plans to launch the new BMW X1 by  January, 2013 and that this new X1 will be locally produced at BMW India’s Chennai plant. The new X1 will most probably get an engine revision in its petrol model and will have the 320i petrol with 2.0-litre turbo petrol. There is a likelihood that BMW can get the 320i also, as it will be an addition of a new engine option without any additional cost. The 328i has the same engine, but with more power and will be a detuned version for the same block. 


2013 Honda City Diesel Caught Testing?

Next, we saw some rather interesting images of what may well be the next-generation Honda City, caught on camera in China. While we’re still at a speculative juncture; taking a close look at the images reveals that the overall dimensions of the car have been increased making it look more beefy in addition to a few other cosmetic changes.


2013 Range Rover Launched at Rs. 1.72 Crore, Pictures and Details

We also saw the launch of the eagerly awaited and extremely good looking SUV; the 2013 Range Rover from JLR. The new Range Rover has shed off its old skin and now comes in a rather fresh design. The luxury SUV comes with a price tag of Rs. 1.72 Crore for the base model and Rs. 1.84 Crore for the top end version.


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2013 Range Rover Launch Today; Wait is Over for India!

Wait is over for the  much awaited 2013 Range Rover launch. The SUV from JLR is set to launch on the 30th of November, 2012. Lets do a quick re-cap of what’s in the new Range Rover.

Starting with the fast paced launch, we see the reason for this is that the Range Rover will be bought to India via the CBU route, meaning a quick launch but a bigger price tag thanks to excise and import duties. However, the price may well be worth it with this particular SUV. JLR has made several changes to the Range Rover for improved performance, safety and comfort. The new Rover will feature a new wheel-base measure that has been increased by 40mm for more space and better drivabilty. Additionally the platform itself has been changed to the lighter D4u platform making the new Range Rover 400kg’s lighter.

In addition to the mechanical changes, we see the Range Rover comes with several asthetic changes as well. The front fascia has been re-vamped with new headlights and fog lamps and a new bumper to boot. The previously rounded fog lamps have given way to sleeker ones and the bumper no longer bulges out but is instead in smooth continuation with the grille.

The interior plays host to a lot of changes as well. JLR claim the Range Rover has been improved in terms of comfort and that is pretty evident where the interiors are concerned. Interior changes include a new re-designed steering wheel with beige-black colour tones at work and this same tone is played at the center console and instrument cluster. The conventional gear stick too has been replaced in favor of a slightly risen gear knob.

Coming to the engine, we see the Range Rover line-up in India comes in 2 options. The first being the 5.0-litre supercharged petrol and the second one is the 4.4-litre TDV8 turbocharged diesel engine. The more powerful petrol mill cranks out an immense 507bhp. The 2013 Range Rover will be priced at Rs. 81.50 lakh for the petrol version and Rs. 94.00 lakh for the diesel. Both prices are ex-showroom Delhi.

New Range Rover Launch this Month!

Land Rover India will spec the Range Rover for our market a little differently to what is offered in Europe, according to an insider from the company. The thinking is for the Vogue SE variant to be available with a slightly higher level of equipment as compared to the equivalent variant in Europe. Such an approach the company is confident will prove lucrative to the ultra-high net worth individuals who are likely to buy this car. All will be revealed on November last week.

range rover launch in india on november 30

This is the fourth-generation of the iconic Range Rover family, which makes a strong claim to be one of ‘the most versatile cars in the world’. Land Rover India is confident that despite the high price, the new Range Rover will be able to carve a niche for itself in this market. The diesel Range Rover uses a 4.4-litre V8 engine, while the petrol Range Rover has a 5.0-litre supercharged petrol engine.



Land Rover India will launch the new Range Rover in the Indian market, in Delhi, on November 30. The new Range Rover will be available in both diesel and petrol engine options, with prices expected to start at around Rs 1.7 crore.

The new Range Rover will be available in two diesel variants – Vogue SE and Autobiography, and a single petrol variant in the highest Autobiography trim level. The Executive seating option, which has two dedicated seats for rear passengers, will be a cost option.

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