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Mini Countryman facelift launched in India at Rs 39.5 lakh, available in two variants

A midlife update brings a handful of cosmetic changes, a digital instruments display and new colour options for the Mini Countryman.

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Renewal of driving licence, learner’s licence application among 18 new RTO services available online

18 new services can be completed online with Aadhar-based authentication and no longer warrant a visit to the local RTO.

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Bajaj Platina 100 Electric Start (ES) launched in India, priced at Rs 53,920

At this price, the Bajaj Platina 100 Electric Start ES is among the country’s most affordable commuter motorcycles with an electric start function.

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Kawasaki Ninja 300 returns in BS6 form, launched in India at Rs 3.18 lakh

Aside from the upgraded engine and new decals, the Kawasaki Ninja 300 BS6 is identical to the BS4 model, but costs roughly Rs 20,000 more.

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Hyundai Bayon is a small crossover for Europe, based on the new-gen i20

The Hyundai Bayon also borrows its engine and gearbox options from the i20, and rides on an identical 2,580mm wheelbase.

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Hyundai i20 adjudged Indian Car of the Year 2021, beats Kia Sonet and Mahindra Thar to the crown

Other big winners at the ICOTY 2021 announcement were the Tata Nexon EV (Green Car of the Year) and the Land Rover Defender (Premium Car of the Year).

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Royal Enfield Meteor 350 crowned Indian Motorcycle of the Year 2021, pips seven bikes to the title

Replacing the Thunderbird 350X, the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 ushered in an all-new platform and debuted the brand’s Tripper onboard navigation tech.

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Maruti Suzuki Swift facelift: A closer look at its variants, features and prices

The 2021 Maruti Suzuki Swift facelift is available in four main trim levels, with prices ranging from Rs 5.73-8.41 lakh (ex-showroom).

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Aston Martin will electrify 90 percent of its model range by 2030, PHEVs to arrive first

Aston Martin is working on a plug-in hybrid version of the DBX SUV, and will also launch the Valkyrie hypercar with a hybrid powertrain.

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Off-road-focused KTM 1290 Super Adventure R breaks cover, packs more suspension travel

Based on the 1290 Adventure S, the KTM 1290 Super Adventure R features WP XPLOR suspension, larger wheels and an updated twin-cylinder engine.

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Land Rover Defender gains a 5.0-litre, 525hp V8 engine, new top-spec XS Edition joins the range

With a 0-100 kph time of 5.2 seconds and a 240 kph top speed, the Defender 90 V8 is the fastest road-going Defender till date.

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Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric crossover makes global debut, has a range of 480km

The first vehicle under Hyundai’s EV sub-brand, the Ioniq 5 has the longest wheelbase of any Hyundai model till date.

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Toyota RAV4 spied on test in India, hybrid SUV has a pure-electric range of 75km

The Toyota RAV4 could be shipped to India in CBU form; likely to be priced between Rs 50-60 lakh.

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Jeep Wrangler is now assembled in India, price to be announced on March 15

With the move to locally assemble the iconic 4x4, the Jeep Wrangler’s price in India is about to witness a significant reduction.

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Honda CB500X adventure-tourer set for India launch in March, likely to be priced at Rs 5.5 lakh

The next model set to arrive in BigWing showrooms is the Honda CB500X, which is powered by a 500 cc parallel-twin engine.

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Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 adventure-tourer revealed in full; set for India launch in 2021

The first adventure motorcycle from the brand, the Harley-Davidson Pan America is powered by the new Revolution Max 1250 engine that makes 150 hp.

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McLaren Artura revealed as the brand’s first plug-in hybrid supercar, makes a combined 680 hp

Apart from having a 0-100 kph time of three seconds, the McLaren Artura also has a pure-electric range of 30 kilometres.

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All-new Honda HR-V (Vezel) debuts in Japan, features new e:HEV hybrid system

The third-generation Honda HR-V is a complete departure from the outgoing model in terms of design.

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All-new Porsche 911 GT3 debuts with race car-derived 510hp flat-six engine, swan-neck rear wing

The 992-gen Porsche 911 GT3 has a 0-100kph time of 3.4 seconds, and has lapped the Nurburgring Nordschleife in 6 minutes, 59.9 seconds

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Entry-level BMW X3 xDrive30i SportX launched in India, priced at Rs 56.5 lakh

The xDrive 30i SportX variant of the BMW X3 costs a full Rs 5.3 lakh less than the xDrive 30i Luxury Line trim.