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These latest rides on Indian roads are making waves with their style and technology



Audi’s new version of its popular sedan A4 is now on Indian roads. e car is a perfect blend of luxury with advanced engineerin­g, and comes in two trims: ‘Premium Plus’ and ‘Technology’, with ve exterior colours, including a new Terra Grey. Highlights include a large MMI touch display, which is the control centre for the new operating system, and Audi Exclusive Piano Black inlays with leather and leatherett­e upholstery. Audi A4 is loaded with tech features such as keyless entry, gesture-based boot lid opening, power front seats with memory feature for driver’s seat and three-zone climate control. It is environmen­t friendly – a 12V Mild Hybrid System minimises fuel consumptio­n.


BMW India has recently introduced the new sedan - the 3 Series Gran Limousine. e new BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine is available in four metallic paintworks namely mineral white, Melbourne red, carbon black and Cashmere silver. e car comes with equipped features like BMW Live Cockpit Profession­al that includes 3D Navigation, a 12.3inch digital instrument display behind the steering wheel and a 10.25-inch control display; a Harman Kardon Surround Sound system; LED headlights and taillights; powered front seats; sunroof; ambient lighting and threezone climate control. Key safety features on o er include six airbags and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC).


Kia Sonet features an ideal amalgamati­on of innovation and style. It is available in eight monotone colour options including clear white; steel silver; gravity grey; intense red and aurora black pearl; and three dual-tone colour options such as intense red with aurora black pearl; glacier white pearl with aurora black pearl and beige gold with aurora black pearl. e exterior is inspired by contempora­ry elements, as well as traditiona­l Indian heritage and culture. e interior is equipped with features such as 10.25-inch HD touchscree­n with navigation and live tra c informatio­n; BOSE premium seven speaker sound system with sub-woofer and Kia’s Smart Pure Air Puri er with virus and bacteria protection.


e New A-Class Limousine by Mercedes-Benz India is the widest and tallest limousine in its segment. e sporty limousine o ers new diesel and petrol engine with powerful propulsion with low fuel consumptio­n. e interior showcases the right combinatio­n of sportiness and generous sense of space. e tech features are sure to catch the auto geek’s eye. One of the striking aspects is the telematics generation MBUX (NTG6). e Mercedes me connect services further enhance the driving experience. Get full control anytime, anywhere through your smartphone, the in-car functional­ities and from the comfort of your home through voice assistants like Alexa and Google Home.


e all-new Ciaz model of Maruti Suzuki is packed with a range of luxurious amenities that make driving it a breeze. e luxurious sedan is spacious and elegant, and is equipped with Smart Hybrid Technology that makes your drive smoother and better. Ciaz comes with the Cruise Control Feature System that lets you pick any cruising speed over 40 kmph. e car’s Smartplay Studio is equated with maps and allows you to connect any smartphone to seamlessly play the entertainm­ent of your choice. Some of the colours Ciaz is available include Nexa Blue, Pearl Sangria Red and Metallic Premium Silver. marutisuzu­


e grand and much awaited entry of the American electric vehicle Tesla has caused quite a stir, to say the least. Expected to launch in June 2021, Tesla Model 3 is the brand’s electric sedan that will enter India. Internatio­nally, it is o ered in three electric powertrain options: Standard Plus, Long Range and Performanc­e. A massive 15-inch touchscree­n infotainme­nt system, a 12-way power-adjustable front seats with heated function, two wireless charging pads, and a 14-speaker sound system along with autonomous driving features are some of the frills of the Model 3. While the features Tesla will o er for the India speci c model are still speculated, it is expected to be a total feature-rich o ering.


Toyota Kirloskar Motor is a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporatio­n of Japan with Kirloskar Group, for the manufactur­e and sales of Toyota cars in India. Its latest o ering is the Fortuner Legender — the powerful SUV that is power packed and bold. e new Legender houses a re ned six-speed Diesel AT engine. From front grille to the rear garnish, its design is edgy and striking. Seven SRS airbags, catamaran style front, dual tone black roof and vehicle stability control are some of the other features. e new Fortuner Legender comes with connected car technology with features such as geofencing, realtime vehicle tracking and walk to car and a wireless smartphone charger. toyotabhar­

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