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TorQue: Aston Martin, Skoda Kodiaq, Apple Car & More

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1. The 7-Seater Skoda Kodiaq SUV Comes to Our Shores in 2017

Skoda Kodiaq SUV. (Photo Courtesy: Skoda)
Skoda Kodiaq SUV. (Photo Courtesy: Skoda)

Skoda is all set to rejig its model portfolio in the country with the Kodiaq. This is a 7-seater 4X4 SUV that will be hitting the Indian market in mid-2017. It is highly likely that the Kodiaq will go up against the likes of Toyota Fortuner.

The company is focused on learning from its debacle with the steep-priced Yeti.

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2. Apple Lays off Few People Working on its Self-Driving Car Project

Apple will rival giants like Tesla and Ford. (Photo: Reuters)
Apple will rival giants like Tesla and Ford. (Photo: Reuters)

If it wasn’t enough that Apple’s latest iPhone failed to live up to its hype, a report by The New York Times now suggests that the Cupertino-based giant is rethinking its car strategy.

The company is said to have been working on its own self-driving vehicle, code named Project Titan for some time now, but lack of results mean Apple is having second thoughts about it.

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3. Aston Martin Moves Beyond James Bond With Boats, Baby Strollers

James Bond (Daniel Craig), Q (Ben Whishaw) and Tanner (Rory Kinnear) with the Aston Martin DB10 in <i>Spectre</i>. (Photo Courtesy: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/SpectreMovie/photos/pb.409815059172257.-2207520000.1447991281./482603261893436/?type=3&amp;theater">Spectre’s Facebook page</a>)
James Bond (Daniel Craig), Q (Ben Whishaw) and Tanner (Rory Kinnear) with the Aston Martin DB10 in Spectre. (Photo Courtesy: Spectre’s Facebook page)

Aston Martin, known for sports cars used in James Bond films, is expanding outside the motorway with a push into yachts, apartments and handbags, as the British manufacturer shifts its sights from rival Ferrari to the likes of Hermes.

A new store in London’s exclusive Mayfair district, a shopping mecca that includes a Louis Vuitton mega store, is Aston Martin’s biggest effort to date.

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