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Archive for October, 2008

Tata Nano to roll out from Gujarat

Posted by automobz on October 8, 2008

Tata Motors today announced that the mother plant for the Nano will be relocated to Sanand in Gujarat.

The company had received overwhelming support from several states for relocating the plant. After examining various sites in these states and carefully evaluating offers from the respective governments, the company has concluded that the site at Sanand and the offer from the Gujarat Government is in the best interest of the project. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hyundai i20 – Revealed, finally!

Posted by automobz on October 7, 2008

So, the Hyundai i20 finally meets the eye in actual form, and let me share a little secret with you. There is a little of MG and Merc splashed on it. Find my words hard to digest? Check out the bonnet and you will know what I mean. There is an ‘elephant’s-trunk-sort-of-kink’ running vertically towards the grille section. Two cars, namely MG SV-R concept and Mercedes-Benz SLK instantly started ringing bells in my head the moment I saw the i20. Nonetheless, this compact from Hyundai does look quite appealing. We were hoping for it not to be just a larger version of i10, and we are glad to say that it is not. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mazda – A good prospect for India?

Posted by automobz on October 3, 2008

Just as the Paris Motor Show is about to start and Mazda will flaunt its Kiyora, I got thinking about two other cars from the Japanese auto-maker more seriously than any of its concepts. I confess that I have a personal liking towards Mazda. The RX8 is one sports car that I would love to own, primarily because it does not have any of the regular sports car drawbacks. And then is the engine – a rotary. It is merely a 1.3L unit but has 232 manic horses waiting angrily to unleash their power. Nothing gets better than owning a hyper-performance car that is endowed with the goodies and does well to endorse a mad-hat character. Read the rest of this entry »

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