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TorQue: Chevrolet Cruze, VW T-Prime GTE, Hyundai Creta and More

TorQue gets you all the news from the world of automobiles this week.

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1. Review: Chevrolet Cruze Facelift Has All the Muscle You Need

TorQue gets you all the news from the world of automobiles this week.
The Chevrolet Cruze. (Photo: The Quint)

The Chevrolet Cruze was an instant success for two reasons in India. One, it was the closest to a muscle car that India could get at an affordable price. The second, the sheer raw power that its engine generated.

The Cruze was a car that could satisfy any man’s ego in India. And to top it all, it came with a lot of features which were missing in India at the time of its launch.

In 2016, it faces a stiff competition from the likes of Hyundai Elantra and the Toyota Corolla. So, before Chevrolet India decides to get the new Cruze to India in 2017, they have come out with a refreshed Cruze for the Indian market. We drove the update version and here’s what we think about it.

Read the full review here.

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2. 2016 Beijing Auto Show: Volkswagen Unveils T-Prime GTE Concept

TorQue gets you all the news from the world of automobiles this week.
Volkswagen T-Prime GTE Concept from the back. (Photo Courtesy: Volkswagen)

The 2016 Beijing Auto Show is a big deal for car enthusiasts in China and automakers alike, given that it is one of the fastest growing auto markets in the world. Usually during the auto shows, it is the swanky sports cars that steal the show, but the stars in this one were the SUVs and electric vehicles (EVs).

Volkswagen’s latest offering is a combination of both, a hybrid SUV called T-Prime GTE and possibly one of the best-looking models Volkswagen has ever created.

Read the full story here.

3. Mitsubishi Motors’ Fuel Economy Scandal Explained in 5 Questions

TorQue gets you all the news from the world of automobiles this week.
Mitsubishi is in deep trouble. (Photo: iStockphoto)

Automaker Mitsubishi Motors Corp (MMC) has been the talk of the town ever since it came clean about altering data during fuel economy tests to achieve better results. It got worse for Mitsubishi when they later found out that the altering of data goes back to over 25 years, making it one of the biggest ever scandals to hit the auto industry.

In case you missed out, we’ve explained the scandal in five simple questions here.

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4. Here’s How Fiat Can Become Fun and Sporty and Do Well in India

TorQue gets you all the news from the world of automobiles this week.
Fiat Tipo Hatchback. (Photo Courtesy: Fiat)

Fiat India has been around for ages, however, their products haven’t really hit the jackpot despite receiving great reviews. Maybe it’s time to bring about a change in strategy. So, where exactly does Fiat India stand?

While most Fiat owners swear by their cars, the general perception in the market is that the brand has been floundering about for a few years now. Their focus seems to be all over the place – with a car like the Grande Punto at one end of the spectrum and the 500 Abarth at the other, it is hard to pinpoint what the company’s ambitions are. If I were to ask you to define Fiat in just one word, you would most likely respond with “confused”.

Read the full story here.

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5. At Rs 12.8 Lakh, Hyundai Creta Petrol Gets Automatic Transmission

TorQue gets you all the news from the world of automobiles this week.
Hyundai Creta. (Photo Courtesy: Hyundai)

Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL), the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter has introduced an automatic transmission variant of Creta (Petrol) to augment the overwhelming response to their mini-SUV offering,

The Creta has been a stellar success for Hyundai since its launch, racing to 1 lakh bookings within eight months. According to the company, it has been the most awarded car of 2016 with 26 awards.

Hyundai has also introduced the dual airbags as standard across all trims for Creta. The Creta Petrol (SX+) Automatic will offer refined driving pleasure along with high fuel efficiency.

With safety as our priority, we have also introduced Dual Airbags as standard across all Creta variants. The new Automatic variants and enhanced safety features will be instrumental in achieving our aim to be the most preferred car manufacturer in India.
Rakesh Srivastava, Sr VP – Sales & Marketing, HMIL

This new variant is equipped with AVN infotainment system, projector headlamps with LED positioning, rear parking camera and sensors, smart key with push-button ignition, Chrome door handles, Shark-fin antenna, child seat anchor, 17-inch diamond cut alloys, a leather wrap on the steering wheel and fully automatic temperature control.

The new variant has been priced at Rs 12.86 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

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