More and more cars across all price ranges in India are offering support for Android Auto in India. While car manufacturers are still keeping Android Auto as an USP for expensive variants, very few car buyers seem to understand what exactly it does. When compared to regular infotainment systems without Android Auto, the platform can simply be seen as an extension of your Android smartphone . It is more of a software experience. Having said that, don't make the mistake of believing that Android Auto will make your car smart. Android Auto is Google’s way of providing things that you like to do on your Android smartphone while driving on the dashboard of your vehicle. Using Android Auto you can use Google Assistant, Google Maps to navigate, play music, make calls handsfree and more. It just ensures that you don’t need to touch your phone while driving by offering a parallel Android experience on your infotainment screen. That’s just it. So, don’t be under the impression that … [Read more...] about Android Auto: Key features, what it can do, what not and more
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Home Four wheelers oi-Rahul Nagaraj By Rahul Nagaraj Updated: Friday, March 5, 2021, 19:08 [IST] Audi has released a new teaser of its upcoming S5 Sportback model for the Indian market. The new Audi S5 Sportback will be the brand's next model to be introduced in the country and is expected to go on sale sometime this month. The new S5 Sportback from Audi will be imported to India via the CBU (Completely Built Unit) route. This will translate to prices of the S5 Sportback to be in the range of around Rs 65 - 70 lakh, ex-showroom (India). Once launched, the new Audi S5 Sportback will take on the likes of the Mercedes-AMG C 43 and also the upcoming BMW M340i xDrive. The 4-door Sportback is expected to be powered by a 3.0-litre V6 TFSI engine. It produces 349bhp and 500Nm of peak torque and is paired with an eight-speed tiptronic automatic transmission unit. The power will be sent to all four-wheels via the brand's … [Read more...] about New Audi S5 Sportback Teased Ahead Of India Launch: Here Are The Details!
NEW DELHI: Skoda Auto on Thursday teased the first glimpse of the interiors of the upcoming compact SUV Kushaq . Kushaq is the first model in the VW Group's INDIA 2.0 and the premiere of the SUV will take place on 18 March 2021. The pictures reveal a floating-type infotainment system, which is expected to boast Android Auto and Apple CarPlay . A panel running across the dashboard divides it into two halves before joining with the hexagonal AC vents. The AC and other key controls are, however, likely to have tactile inputs instead of knobs and buttons. The dual-pod steering wheel is an interesting touch. Skoda Kushaq aims to throw a challenge at the popular C-SUV like Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos on launch and is likely to be priced Rs 11.5 lakh (ex-showroom) onwards. Kushaq will be available in 1.0-litre turbo-petrol and 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine options with both manual and automatic gearbox options. Kushaq will offer safety equipment like ABS with … [Read more...] about Skoda Kushaq interior teased ahead of launch
The Queen has welcomed two new puppies to her household. For the first time in two years Her Majesty will have a couple of corgis at Windsor Castle. It is not known what the name, ages or sex of the pets are, but they seem to have come at a good time, with the monarch needing some company while Prince Philip is in hospital. “The Queen is delighted," a source told The Sun. "They have only been there a couple of weeks but are said to be adorable and made the castle their home. “Both are said to be bringing in a lot of noise and energy into the castle while Philip is in hospital.” It is thought that the dogs were a gift, filling a dog shaped whole in Elizabeth II's life. On her 18th birthday in 1944 she received a corgi called Susan who subsequently provided more than 30 descendants. The last of them, Whisper, died in 2018, leaving the Queen corgi-less for the first time in 74 years. Before her latest pair of pups, Her Majesty's only remaining dog was Candy the dorgi, … [Read more...] about Queen gifted pair of new ‘adorable’ corgi puppies years after last one died
General Motors is considering building a second battery factory in the United States, The Wall Street Journal reports , in order to ramp up its production of electric vehicles in the interest of becoming a completely carbon neutral company by the year 2040 . The factory would be built in collaboration with LG Chem, the South Korean battery maker that is already working with GM on a battery factory in northern Ohio. According to the Journal , the second facility is likely to be located in Tennessee, though a final location has yet to be selected. A spokesperson for GM confirmed that a second factory is being discussed with LG Chem, and a decision is expected sometime in the first half of 2021. GM announced the construction of its first battery factory in December 2019. The automaker set up a joint venture with LG Chem, with the two companies committing to spend $2.3 billion on a new facility located in Lordstown, Ohio. GM, the largest automaker in North America based … [Read more...] about GM is close to building a second EV battery factory in the US, report says
Home Four wheelers oi-Punith Bharadwaj By Punith Bharadwaj Updated: Friday, March 5, 2021, 14:14 [IST] BMW India has open bookings for the much-awaited BMW M340i xDrive from today. The sports sedan will be available in limited units. The pre-launch bookings are exclusively being accepted at BMW online shop for Rs 1 lakh. Additionally, the first 40 M340i customers will be offered a specially curated Driver Training at an iconic race track in India. This enables an opportunity for customers to master the racing line skills with the help of BMW Certified trainers. Owners will be able to extract the maximum performance of their M340i and tame their machines. Speaking about the sports sedan itself, the M340i xDrive features a muscular design with sleek-looking headlamps with integrated DRLs, the brand's distinctive kidney grille, aggressive bumpers at both ends, rear spoiler and 18-inch alloy wheels; among others. … [Read more...] about BMW M340i xDrive Bookings Open Ahead Of India Launch: Comes Slideways Ready!
The Super SUV is making its video debut. After a painstakingly long teaser campaign, the Urus is finally here in all of its “Super SUV” glory. While Lamborghini has said it will stay true to its one engine, one model rule, things might change in the foreseeable future if we were to rely on a new report coming from Auto Express . The British magazine had a chat with a “company insider” and managed to find out the Urus will eventually become Lamborghini’s first production plug-in hybrid car. It won’t be the first ever electrified bull from Sant’Agata Bolognese as the Asterion concept from three years ago rocked the Huracan’s V10 and three electric motors for a grand total of 910 horsepower (669 kilowatts). Update: Lamborghini Promises To Race The Urus Super SUV Lamborghini Happy To Report Urus Is A Hit, Average Price Is $240K Getting back to the hybridized Urus , it will primarily come to life in order to give the SSUV more chances to become a hit in China, … [Read more...] about Lamborghini Insider Says Urus Hybrid Is “Necessary”
The SUV onslaught continues. Small, medium, or large, with gasoline, diesel, hybrid, or fully electric powertrains – there’s an SUV out there for anyone willing to pay the extra commanded by the increased ground clearance. Mainstream or premium, most automakers have at least one SUV in their portfolios, and many more are on the way. Even Rolls-Royce will soon have an SUV to call its own, the Cullinan. Name Change Announced: 2020 Audi Q3 Sportback Officially Confirmed For July Reveal Audi is a prime example of being an SUV promoter as it currently has a quartet of models: Q2, Q3, Q5, and Q7. Next year it will add the large Q8 and the electric E-Tron, while in 2019 it will bolster its offerings with the Q4. Largely based on the “normal” next-generation Q3 but more expensive, the new model will go after the likes of Range Rover Evoque and the forthcoming BMW X2. It will ride on the MQB platform and is going to be built in Hungary at Audi’s plant located in … [Read more...] about 2019 Audi Q4 Render Previews The BMW X2 Rival
Maybe it’s because you were stuck inside for a year. Maybe you’re finally able to fulfill a lifelong goal. Maybe you just got the idea in your head that life needs to offer more excitement than it does when you drive a crossover SUV every day of your life. For whatever reason, you’ve got it in your head that you want to buy your first sports car. Is this a logical, sensible decision? No. There is no good argument for buying a sports car. And that’s the point. Sports cars are bad at everything other cars do except one very, very important thing. Being fun. Sports cars are about emotion, sensation and exhilaration. Making a sensible decision has nothing to do with it. Stop trying to rationalize it to your friends, your spouse and yourself (that’s the first tip). Having said that, there are some things to consider as a first time sports car buyer to ensure your purchase offers more fun than it does inconvenience (or in some cases, outright misery). Be wary of buying used. It … [Read more...] about A first-time buyer’s guide to sports cars
If you're starved for content starring anime's loudest brawlers, this Saturday's Dragon Ball Games Battle Hour will likely be something worth watching. While it uses Dragon Ball Z's definition of an hour and is actually a 12-hour long event, there'll be plenty of competitive content between top players across games such as Dragon Ball FighterZ , Dragon Ball Legends , and Dragon Ball Super Card Game on March 6. An online arena lobby will allow fans and participants to interact with each other in an attempt to create an in-person environment during the event. Fans can create a unique avatar and use the lobby emote functions to cheer the competitors on during their respective games. Bandai Namco also added that during the closing ceremony there will be announcements made from various Dragon Ball games. Dragon Ball GT's Super Baby 2 was added in January to Dragon Ball FighterZ, the penultimate character in the game's FighterZ Pass 3 DLC bundle. The last spot on that season pass … [Read more...] about Dragon Ball Games Battle Hour Happening This Saturday