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There are many exciting car launches coming up this year, but these beauties deserve our respect

Bentley Bentayga
Luxury carmaker Bentley forays into the SUV space with a model that combines
off-roading with the refinement and exclusivity associated with the  English brand. Debuting under
Bentayga’s hood is Bentley’s W12, a 12-cylinder petrol engine, that can take the three-tonne mammoth to
100 kmph in 4.1 seconds and propel it all the way to a top speed of 301 kmph. With it, you also get a panoramic sunlit interior (thanks to thesunroof), a capacious boot and technologylike a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, blindspot assist and an in-caraudiodesigned exclusively for Bentley.Launching today. `3.8 crore onwards


car3Jeep Wrangler
With its classic round headlights, flat fenders and slotted grill, the
Wrangler’s body reminds us of the original WW2 military Jeeps. More of the
recreational sort than a luxury SUV, it will appeal to those who enjoy taking
the unpaved road. For India, the Wrangler will be offered in a utilitarian
four-door version, loaded with the capability to navigate any terrain.
Thanks to a powerful diesel engine, the 4×4 will be a standard. A petrol variant
may be on the cards for India, too. It has won numerous awards for its
engineering and was recently awarded the ‘4×4 of the Decade’ title by the
oldest American off-road truck magazine, Four Wheeler. Expected: Mid-2016. `45 lakh onwards


Isuzu D-Max V-Cross 4×4
Pick-ups may not have received the desired traction in India, but Isuzu sure is
grabbing some attention with their version of India’s first adventure utility vehicle.
The V-Cross offers a maximum power of 132bhp at 3,600rpm, which can help
haul your mountain bikes, kayaks and camping equipment with ease. Its plush
double cab can seat five comfortably, sports 16-inch alloy wheels and the 4×4 on
the wheels promises effortless driving on and off the road.
Expected: September 2016. `15 lakh onwards

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