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Jun 18, 2012, 02.45 PM IST | Source: Overdrive Magazine

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Top stories from last week (June 11-16)

In case you missed out on what was hot in the automotive world last week, here is the list.

Launches:

http://overdrive.in/details/1552/Hyosung-launches-the-GT250R-in-India

Hyosung which recently teamed with DSK Motowheels has launched the new GT250R in India. It is priced at Rs 2.75 lakh, ex-Delhi

http://overdrive.in/details/1573/Mercedes-launch-the-C-Class-AMG-Performance-Edition-in-India

The C-Class 250CDI Avantgarde is the one which gets the AMG Sports package with no changes under the hood. It is priced at Rs 34.62 lakh, ex-Mumbai

Motosports:

http://overdrive.in/details/1532/Seven-races-and-seven-different-winners

It was another gripping weekend for Formula One with the Canadian Grand Prix delivering yet another winner, bringing the tally to seven different winners for each of the seven races held so far

http://overdrive.in/details/1531/Round-one-of-the-9th-JK-Tyre-Rotax-Max-National-Championship-gets-off-to-an-exciting-start

The ninth edition of the JK Tyre Rotax Max National Championship held in Hyderabad left the racers and on-lookers salivating for more. The day started with the races being conducted in overcast skies. The second round will be conducted in July

First drive:

http://overdrive.in/details/1537/Windsurfer

Driving the new 911 Carrera Cabriolet in the European summer is a blast!

http://overdrive.in/details/1533/Top-of-the-ragtops

We drive the new Porsche Boxster and the Boxster S

http://overdrive.in/details/1546/Mini-Countryman-first-drive

Will a Mini Cooper with two more doors and a bigger boot still be a Mini? We drive the Countryman to find out

http://overdrive.in/details/1548/Volkswagen-Jetta-14-TSI-first-drive

We drive Volkswagen's latest for India - the 1.4 TSI engined Jetta

http://overdrive.in/details/1567/2012-Bentley-Continental-V8-first-drive

Everything about the new Bentley Continental V8 is colossal, except for one thing

First ride:

http://overdrive.in/details/1560/Bajaj-Discover-125ST-first-ride

When Bajaj Auto launched the Discover 125 back in 2004, the Pune-based manufacturer tried to jazz up an otherwise staid commuter motorcycle segment. The Discover tried to be a cut above the rest with its stylish looks, and features like alloy wheels, electric start and a disc brake. After eight years, the Discover has a complete makeover

Road test:

http://overdrive.in/details/1553/Hyosung-GT250R-road-test

Hyosung is hoping to gain crucial market share with the Comet GT250R in India. We put it to test

Comparison:

http://overdrive.in/details/1556/Hyosung-GT250R-vs-Kawasaki-Ninja-250R-

The Kawasaki Ninja 250R and the Hyosung GT250R face off for the quarter litre championship

News:

http://overdrive.in/details/1540/McLaren-MP4-12C-gets-power-upgrade

The much-spoken about power increments to the McLaren MP4-12C are now official. The 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine now makes 616PS, 25PS more than it used to make earlier. McLaren says that the power upgrade is possible due to a simple remap. Free upgrade offered to existing customers

http://overdrive.in/details/1542/Chevrolet-Trailblazer-production-begins-in-Thailand

Chevrolet has begun productions of its new Trailblazer SUV at its Thailand plant in Rayong. The Trailblazer was shown in last year's Dubai Auto Show and has GM's new global body-on-frame midsize truck architecture with a seven seat configuration. It will be available with two engine options producing 150PS and 180PS

http://overdrive.in/details/1544/Mercedes-unveils-the-583PS-SLS-AMG-GT

Mercedes-Benz has brought in a replacement for the SLS AMG - the SLS AMG GT. The newest AMG in the line-up is powered by a 6.2-litre V8 engine which makes 583PS of power (up by 20PS) and 650Nm of torque. Available for sale from November this year

http://overdrive.in/details/1565/Ford-EcoBoost-10-litre-engine-wins-2012-International-Engine-of-the-Year-award

India-bound 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine from Ford wins the 'International Engine of the Year' award at the Engine Expo in Germany

http://overdrive.in/details/1551/New-Audi-RS4-Avant-specifications-revealed

Audi has dished out details of its new RS4 Avant. The wagon boasts of a 4.2-litre engine with a full blown 450PS of power and torque of 430Nm. It is mated to a 7-speed S tronic transmission and Audi claims that the Avant will hit 0-100kmph in only 4.7s and deliver 9.35kmpl at the same time

http://overdrive.in/details/1555/Jaguar-Land-Rover-considering-setting-up-a-manufacturing-plant-in-India

Tata owned Jaguar Land Rover is looking at setting up a manufacturing plant in India.The manufacturing facility will also manufacture engines and if sources are to believed, Gujarat and Maharashtra are the two states which have found favour with JLR

http://overdrive.in/details/1566/Saab-sold-to-NEVS-

Saab is reported to have been sold to a consortium named National Electric Vehicles Sweden AB

http://overdrive.in/details/1569/Audi-Q3-registers-500-bookings-within-five-days

Audi's baby SUV, the Q3 has registered 500 bookings within five days of its launch. The Q3 was the most awaited vehicle in its class ever since it was displayed at the 2012 Auto Expo


http://overdrive.in/details/1572/Mercedes-game-plan-for-India

Mercedes plans an invasion in India and will diversify into the volumes segment. Compact GLC SUV coming to take on the Audi Q3 and BMW X1

http://overdrive.in/details/1570/Eric-Clapton-gets-a-special-Ferrari---SP12-EC

Eric Clapton, one of the greatest guitarists has just had one of the greatest car manufacturers, Ferrari build him a one-off model, the SP12 EC

http://overdrive.in/details/1571/Mini-Rocketman-Concept-to-be-shown-at-2012-London-Olympics

BMW had quashed ideas of this latest Mini making it to the production lines, however, the resurface of the Concept in fresh livery allures the possibility that the company might be thinking of manufacturing it

http://overdrive.in/details/1550/Tata-vehicles-will-now-be-available-in-Myanmar

Tata Motors have signed a distribution agreement with Apex Greatest Industrial Co Ltd (AGI), for supplying its passenger and commercial vehicles in Myanmar

http://overdrive.in/details/1545/Mahindra-XUV500-registers-more-than-7200-bookings

After opening bookings of their popular SUV, the XUV500, Mahindra and Mahindra have registered more than 7200 bookings. The third phase of bookings started on June 8

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