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Top 5 car news of the week

Jeep Compass Trailhawk: The wait is finally over. Jeep has finally introduced a diesel-auto combo for the Compass in the form of the Trailhawk. Even the lower variants are expected to get this gearbox in the future. The Jeep Compass Trailhawk carries forward the same 2.0-litre Multijet diesel engine that puts out 170PS of power and 350Nm of torque. However, the engine has been updated to meet BS6 emission norms. Instead of the 6-speed manual, the Trailhawk brings with it a 9-speed automatic gearbox. he trail-ready version of the Jeep Compass is priced at Rs 26.8 lakh (ex-showroom pan-India).

Kia Seltos: Kia Motors is gearing up to start selling its cars in India. The Korean carmaker has revealed that it will be launching its first car in India, the Seltos, in August. It will be available with three BS6 engine options and all the engines. Will be available with an automatic transmission to. Besides confirming the name of the SP2i concept-based compact SUV as the Seltos, Kia has also revealed that the upcoming SUV, which is set for its global showcase on 20 June, will feature connected car technology. Will be priced in the range of Rs 10 lakh to Rs 16 lakh.

Renault Triber: The French carmaker recently revealed its modular offering in the form of the Triber. Should you wait for Renault to launch the Triber or put your money down on the likes of Maruti Swift, Hyundai Grand i10 or Ford Freestyle. The Renault Triber has now been revealed. It features seating for seven, four airbags and an automatic transmission (AMT) option. Engine and Transmission: It will feature a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine which will churn out 72PS of power and 96Nm of torque. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual as well as a 5-speed AMT. Prices expected to range between Rs 5.5 lakh - Rs 7 lakh.

MG Hector: MG Motor is open for business in India with its first product, the Hector, having been launched recently in our market. It comes in four different variants. The MG Hector has grabbed a lot of attention and interest, especially for its segment-above technologies. But does it score well on the core aspects of a family SUV? And with well established and proven alternatives like the Jeep Compass, Tata Harrier & Hyundai Creta already here, is buying this new. The MG Hector is priced between Rs 12.18 lakh to Rs 16.88 lakh (introductory, ex-shwroom India)

Audi e-tron: The first electric SUV from the Ingolstadt based carmaker has been revealed in India. It can do over 400km on a single charge and gets all the premium bits we expect from an Audi. The total output of the system is 360PS and 561Nm and the e-tron do the 0-100kmph run in just 6.6 seconds. The SUV also has an automatic boost mode which can bump up the power by 48PS and torque by 103Nm, reducing the 0-100kmph time to just 5.7 seconds. The top speed of the e-tron is capped at 200kmph. Audi e-tron is Audi's first-ever all-electric series production model. Expected to be priced upwards of Rs 1 crore (ex-showroom).

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