News in brief – April 20 to April 27

Here’s a look at the some of the news on the side lines in the automotive industry in India.

Lamborghini re-launches restoration centre – Polo Storico

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Automobili Lamborghini is re-launching its restoration centre under the name of Lamborghini Polo Storico. The new department includes the brand’s historical archives, the vehicle restoration centre, vehicle certification, and guarantees the availability of numerous genuine spare parts for all historical Lamborghini models. Another important pillar of the Lamborghini Polo Storico is its expanding heritage services. The Lamborghini customer can benefit from a unique service that allows him to preserve, maintain and restore his vehicle to its original features using exclusively original spare parts, allowing a full professional restoration. Classic car owners can now use the resources of Automobili Lamborghini to put their classic cars back on the road.

Volvo launches V40 Cross Country petrol at Rs. 27 lakh

volvo v40 cross country petrol

Volvo Auto has launched the petrol variant of the V40 Cross Country in India. The V40 Cross Country diesel has been available since 2013. The new petrol variant of V40 Cross Country will be available with a T4 Engine, 1.6 GDTi (gasoline turbocharged direct injection) 4-cylinder, with a 6-speed automatic transmission. It puts out 180bhp of power and 240Nm torque. The car has some unique safety features such as laser assisted automatic braking (up to 50 kmph), stability and traction control and headlamps that turn with the wheels.

Lamborghini displays Aventador LP 750-4 SuperVeloce at Auto Shanghai 2015

lamborghini lp750 superveloce

At the 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition, Automobili Lamborghini showcased the Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce. Making its Asian debut, the Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce is the most sports-oriented and fastest series model ever produced by Lamborghini.  The car is limited to 600 units. The naturally aspirated V12 engine’s power is increased to 750 bhp. The Superveloce accelerates from 0 to 100 kmph in 2.8 seconds and powers on to reach a top speed of more than 350 kmph.

Goodyear launches Assurance Triple Max tyres in India

Goodyear has launched a new range of tyres in India, branded Triple Max, which claims to offer much better braking performance, reducing stoppage distance by 2 metres on wet roads, with its “hydrogrip” technology. These tyres will be available as OEM and aftermarket fitment, with sizes ranging from 14-inch rims to 16-inch rims, covering most premium hatchbacks and sedans in India, and a couple of MUVs.

3M launches 50th car care store in India

3M Car Care, a unit of the Automotive After Markets Division of 3M, has launched its 50th store in India. The exclusive showroom spanning about 1600 sq ft, offers a range of car detailing services, with prices starting at about Rs. 990. Services include complete interior GermKleen (disinfecting and detailing), 3M Scotchgard paint protection film installation, and 3M complete car wraps, as well as glazing and polishing. The 50th store is in Green Park in Delhi.