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TorQue: Mercedes A-Class, a Bugatti Yacht, Honda Recall and More

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64,428 units of Honda City were recalled this week due to safety issues. (Photo Courtesy: Honda India)

1. The New Mercedes A-Class Promises a Lot at Rs 24.95 Lakh

Roland Folger, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India with the new A-Class. (Photo Courtesy: Mercedes India)
Roland Folger, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India with the new A-Class. (Photo Courtesy: Mercedes India)

Mercedes had made a promise to launch 15 models in 2015 and with the new A-Class, they have fulfilled it. The German carmaker has launched the face-lifted version of its A-Class model range in petrol (A180) and diesel (A200 D) variants.

The new A-Class comes with an updated exterior design that brings it up-to-date with the current Mercedes design language.

Check here to see what the new model has to offer.

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2. Bugatti Niniette Is the Supercar on Water for Rs 14.5 Crore

The PJ63 Niniette combines style elements of Bugatti’s cars and Palmer Johnson’s SuperSport Yacht Series. (Photo: Facebook/<a href="https://www.facebook.com/bugatti/">Bugatti</a>)
The PJ63 Niniette combines style elements of Bugatti’s cars and Palmer Johnson’s SuperSport Yacht Series. (Photo: Facebook/Bugatti)

Bugatti is the creator of the world’s fastest production car, Veyron, and has joined hands with one of the largest yacht builders in the world – Palmer Johnson.

The result? A yacht series that looks absolutely stunning and travels fast.

Named Niniette, the series will be available in three models ranging from 42 ft to 88 ft in length. The smallest model is priced at 2 million Euro or Rs 14.5 crore.

It takes 12 months to make one of these yachts.

The yacht takes design cues from Bugatti’s classic models. Check out all the details here.

3. Honda Recalls Over 90,000 Cars: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

25,782 diesel variant units of Mobilio have been recalled by Honda. (Photo Courtesy: Honda India)
25,782 diesel variant units of Mobilio have been recalled by Honda. (Photo Courtesy: Honda India)

After the recent decision to recall vehicles by Volkswagen, Honda has followed suit.

The company has announced a recall of 90,210 units of the City sedan and the Mobilio multi-purpose model due to a safety issue. The company has to replace the fuel return pipe, which brings unspent fuel back to the fuel tank, in all the recalled vehicles.

The Quint explains what the recall means and what happens to the affected vehicles here.

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4. 63-Year-Old Bengaluru Man Travels 3,000 km in Self-Built Solar Car

Syed Sajjad Ahmed in his self-made solar powered car. (Photo: Facebook/Syed Sajjad Ahmed)
Syed Sajjad Ahmed in his self-made solar powered car. (Photo: Facebook/Syed Sajjad Ahmed)

Syed Sajjad Ahmed, 63, had to drop out of school when he was in 12th standard to earn a living, but that didn’t stop him from doing something that “would be of use to humanity”.

Syed, who was born in Kolar, 70 km away from Bangalore, has developed a solar-powered electric car. He travelled 3,000 km from Bangalore to Delhi in his car to attend the India International Science Fair (IISF) at the IIT-Delhi campus.

It took Syed Sajjad Ahmed 30 days to cover this arduous journey, that included crossing the Vindhyas.

Read the full story, here.

5. Suzuki Launches ATV Range in India, Starting at Rs 5.45 Lakh

Suzuki Quadsport Z400 in action. (Photo Courtesy: Suzuki Motorcycles India)
Suzuki Quadsport Z400 in action. (Photo Courtesy: Suzuki Motorcycles India)

Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited, a subsidiary of one of the world’s leading two-wheeler manufacturers – Suzuki Motor Corporation based in Japan, has launched two ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) models in India.

The Suzuki Ozark 250 is priced at Rs 5.45 lakh and the Suzuki Quadsport Z400 costs Rs 8.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Both vehicles weigh under 200kg and have a 5-speed transmission system with a reverse gear.

Read the full story here.

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