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TorQue: Mercedes CLA, Tesla Model 3, Fascino, Batman’s Car & More

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TorQue: Mercedes CLA, Tesla Model 3, Fascino, Batman’s Car & More

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1. India-bound Tesla Model 3 Launched, Pre-Orders Begin at $1,000

Model 3 doesn’t go on sale until late 2017, but potential buyers could reserve one with a $1,000 deposit at Tesla stores starting Thursday morning. (Photo Courtesy: Tesla.com)

Elon Musk has made his Indian fans happy. Very happy. He has announced that his electric car company, Tesla, will enter the Indian market with the recently launched Model 3.

Model 3 is Tesla’s long-promised affordable electric car and there were hundreds of people lining up to reserve one at its reveal event in Los Angeles on 31 March, 2016.

Musk said the model 3, with a minimum range of 344 kilometres per charge, would go into production in 2017 and that 1.15 lakh pre-orders had already been booked. Musk announced his India foray in a tweet which also announced Tesla’s expansion plans into Brazil, South Africa (Musk’s native country), South Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, and Ireland. Click here to know more.

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2. Review: Mercedes-Benz CLA200 Deserves To Be Your First German Car

Mercedes-Benz CLA 200. (Photo: The Quint)

In 2012, Mercedes-Benz showcased this beauty as a concept at the Beijing Auto Show. In 2013, they made it available as a production model and since then the CLA200 has all the oomph to make you drool over it.

Many people also consider the CLA200 as an A-Class with a boot, but if you look at the curves this one has to offer, it will make you fall in love with it every time.

We drove the Mercedes-Benz CLA200 petrol variant and here’s what we think about this compact luxury sedan.

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3. Review: The Retro-Styled Yamaha Fascino Places Its Bet on Looks

The Yamaha Fascino sports retro-styling. (Photo: The Quint)

The 100cc entry-level scooter segment is currently witnessing a surge both in interest and sales in the Indian market, and one of the reasons for that is the fact that there is a lot more variety for the potential buyer to choose from.

The Fascino is one of the better-looking scooters out there, which seems to be the main attraction for Yamaha’s offering.

Is there more to it than meets the eye? Find out here.

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4. Review: Chevrolet Trailblazer Is the Battle Tank You Always Wanted

Chevrolet Trailblazer LTZ. (Photo: The Quint)

While India believes in the bigger is better philosophy, when it comes to a big SUV under Rs 30 lakh, it does not get any better than the Chevrolet Trailblazer.

We got our hands on this monster and we think it makes the Toyota Fortuner and the Ford Endeavour look like things of the past. Wondering how? the answer’s here.

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5. If Cars Were Batman, Superman, Captain America, Iron Man & Hulk

If Cars were Superhero. (Image Altered by The Quint)

Comic nerds unite!

We love superheroes and they have some of the most craziest cars one could imagine. But what if these were real cars? What would they actually look like?

Click here to find out.

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