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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
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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