BYD ATTO 3 E-SUV Launched with 521KM Range
Based on BYD’s e-Platform 3.0, Atto 3 marks the official entry of BYD into the Indian passenger vehicle market. The platform features the world’s first 8-in-1 electric powertrain allowing the overall efficiency to exceed 89%. BYD-ATTO 3 features sharp lines and a strong, sporty posture giving it a unique design. The cabin is equally appealing and fancy with the beautifully designed and colourful dashboard with the right mix of chrome, fancy door handles, ambient lighting and much more. It also comes standard with a 12.8” rotating screen supporting a 360° holographic transparent imaging system. It comes with the ultra-safe Blade Battery; the Atto 3 offers fast charging from 0% to 80% within 50 mins, a range of 521km according to ARAI tests with a higher battery capacity of 60.48kWh offering a peak power of 204hp and 310Nm of max torque helping it to hit 100km/h in just 7.3s. It also features the L2 ADAS called BYD Dipilot. Atto 3 comes with 7 airbags and is also equipped with a mobile power station that allows the vehicle to transform into a super mobile power bank. Other features include a wireless charging pad, electric tailgate, NFC card key, an 8-speaker audio system, electric seat adjustment, voice control, LED headlamps, LED rear lights, PM 2.5 air filter, CN95 air filter, etc. Bookings have commenced in India for Rs 50,000 and prices will be announced in November.
Fastest SUV in The World: Aston Martin DBX 707 Launched at 4.63 Crore
The DBX 707 is the most expensive model in the brand’s line-up at Rs. 48 lakh more than the standard DBX (Rs 4.15 crore). Compared to the standard DBX, the new DBX 707 gets a larger grille with a double-vane mesh pattern, redesigned LED DRLs, larger side skirts, and rides on standard 22-inch or the new optional 23-inch alloy wheels. The DBX 707 also gets a quad-exhaust system and an enlarged rear diffuser. Sports seats are now standard on the inside and switchgear is finished in dark chrome. Under the hood is a Mercedes-AMG-sourced 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine. Paired to a 9-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, the engine produces 707hp (hence the name) and 900Nm of peak torque, which drives all four wheels. The DBX can hit 100kmph in just 3.3sec, compared to the 4.3sec of the standard DBX, and go on to reach a claimed top speed of 310kph.
Second-Gen BMW M2 gets 460 horsepower
BMW has unveiled the second-gen M2 Coupe. The headlights are inspired by the family of coupes that BMW produced from 1966 to 1977. It gets a rear spoiler, a low-slung, GT-style rear diffuser, quad-exit exhausts and a bespoke front end with frameless horizontal kidney grilles and wide-set headlights. M2 packs the ‘B58’ 3.0-litre straight six making
460hp of max power and 550Nm of torque helping it to hit 100kmph in just 4.1sec (with the
automatic gearbox). The M2 comes with an optional manual gearbox as well and also gets the M Race Track package, which adds carbon-fibre bucket seats and removes the 250kph speed limiter, giving the M2 a 285kph top speed.
Ducati Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak launched at Rs 31.48 lakh
Pikes Peak is the sportiest version of the Multistrada line-up. At Rs. 31.38 lakh, the Pikes Peak edition is Rs.7.33 lakh costlier than the V4 S. The bike sits on 17-inch rims loaded with stickier rubber, gets electronically adjustable Ohlins suspension, a single-sided swingarm and a new ‘Race’ riding mode. The engine and gearbox are the same as that of the regular Multistrada V4. The 1158cc liquid-cooled unit makes 170hp at 10,500rpm and 125Nm at 8,750rpm mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. It gets a single-sided swing arm and it certainly adds to the visual appeal of the bike. Other changes are Pirelli Diablo Rosso 4 tyres, Akrapovic slip-on exhaust and carbon-fibre components for weight reduction
Porsche 911 Carrera T
If you’re buying a 911 with your hard-earned money, the 911 Carrera T is the one to have if you don’t need rear seats. For 2023, the 911 T returns and it seems to be even better than the last one. The standard 911 T features a seven-speed manual gearbox or an optional eight-speed PDK. The rear seats are omitted. Featuring a PASM sports suspension with 10-mm-lowering and reduced insulation, the Carrera T is lighter and more agile. The 6-cylinder boxer engine makes 385PS and 450Nm of torque and sprints from 0-100kmph in just 4.5 seconds. The T stands for touring and traces its history back to the homologation of the 911 T as a touring car in 1968.
Ultraviolette F77 to cover 307 KM on single charge
Ultraviolette hosted its first Battery Day event, where they announced an industry-leading IDC range of 307 km on a single charge on the top-end variant of the F77. The bike comes with a 2.5X higher battery capacity, compared to the existing EV 2Ws in India. The F77 has completed rigorous in-house testing, including extensive simulation, dyno and on-road testing, power cycling, and extreme off-road testing. The F77’s battery has also been put through accelerated aging and thermal stress tests. Unlike the removable battery packs that we’d seen on the initial prototype in 2019, the new battery pack is fixed, larger and packs more lithium-ion cells. The production-spec F77 will have three ride modes and riders can choose between different levels of regen, to suit their riding style. The pre-bookings for the F77 are open from 23rd of October for Rs. 10,000/- and the official launch will happen on the 24th of November.
The OG SUV: Scorpio Classic
People still want that tough appeal with the Scorpio and that is why Mahindra has retained the Scorpio Classic. The Classic retains the same iconic design on the outside but with few changes like redesigned bumpers and a grille with chunky chrome strips and the new twin-peaks logo. Headlight units are still halogen and the 17” alloys get a refresh. At the rear, you get a Classic badging as well. Step in and you are greeted with a flat and upright dashboard and high seating position. New bits include a faux-wood panel on the centre-console and a new 9.0-inch Android-based touchscreen. The rear bench is spacious enough for three with a great view upfront. The Scorpio is available in jump seat and 7-seat variants. However the third row space isn’t great for the 7-seat variant and the jump seat variant lacks basic safety features like seatbelts.
The biggest difference comes under the hood with the new 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine which makes 130hp and 300Nm mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The new engine is smoother and more refined and you thoroughly enjoy driving the Classic. The beauty of this machine is how well it can tackle bad roads. You still bounce around in the cabin, and there is a good amount of side-to-side movement as well, but the comfort has marginally increased. The Scorpio Classic is available in two variants only – S and S11 – with prices starting from Rs 11.99 lakh.
Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is The Offroad Gladiator!
While we do have a bunch of legendary SUVs, the Wrangler Rubicon is undoubtedly a legend because of its ability to tackle off-road conditions. This is the ‘Made in India’ version which is actually cheaper by Rs. 10-11 lakh, which is quite a big marginal benefit for the customers. The Wrangler is available in two variants: Unlimited and Rubicon, while the latter is the more extreme version with a higher ground clearance and better approach, ramp and breakover angles. The Wrangler carries the iconic design language which boasts of a raw offroad ready character and bucket loads of road presence.
Under the hood is the 2-litre turbo petrol motor which churns out 268bhp of max power and a whopping 400Nm of torque mated to a smooth 8-speed torque converter gearbox. It is actually surprising how fast the Rubicon accelerates from standstill being a 2-tonne mammoth. But, the Rubicon isn’t meant for highway cruising. It feels at home while tackling slush and steep terrains. It amazes you how effortless the Wrangler can tackle tough terrains. It gets electronically locking front and rear differentials and also can electronically disconnect the anti-roll bar (swaybar) for even more axle articulation.
Comes with a three piece removable hardtop which literally makes the Wrangler an open top SUV. The Wrangler has less room on the inside, but who cares. This machine is purpose built and meant to take you anywhere. When it comes to off-roading, the Wrangler is literally the ultimate offroader. Period.