Kwid becomes Renault’s blue eyed boy
Renault Kwid made quite an impact in the Indian market when it was launched last year. The small compact hatchback with SUV like tough appearance created an all new segment which became immensely popular in very short time. Since then the Kwid has become Renault’s lucky charm, as the high sales figure of the model has put India at the fifth place in Renault’s global market. Renault has showcased the larger 1.0 litre engine at the New Delhi Auto Expo 2016 earlier this year, which will be launched later this year. The French automaker expects the car will bring more fortune in near future. Evidently, since the Kwid has been launched, the company has garnered more than 1.20 lakh bookings and sold 23000 units since the beginning of the year.
What makes Renault Kwid so desirable? The Kwid gets a compact, tough look with its taller stance, tough design and higher ground clearance; it gives out a vibe of off-roading capability. Now the Indian customers always admire a SUV and the affordability of compact hatchback makes it the best selling segment in the country. When both hatchback and SUV’s characteristics get blended in one car, it is bound to attract many people.
Renault Kwid is presently available with a 800 cc SCe engine which is mated to a 5 speed manual transmission, which churns out 54 PS peak power and 72 Nm of peak torque. The 25.17 kmpl of fuel economy is another thing, which makes it so desirable. The car comes with price tags ranging between INR. 2.50 lakh to INR. 3.50 lakh.
Mitsubishi Motors cheated fuel economy test
Mitsubishi has revealed that they cheated the fuel economy tests in several of its small cars. Shockingly, not only the Mitsubishi cars, the brand cheated the fuel economy test for some Nissan models also, which Mitsubishi manufactured as a part of deal with Nissan.
The Mitsubishi has manipulated the fuel efficiency data of nearly 6.25 lakh cars, which include 4.68 lakh Nissan cars and 1.57 lakh Mitsubishi cars. Mostly the small cars from the brand have been affected with the cheating. This scam came under light when Nissan tested the delivered cars at its own facility and found different fuel economy results than the Mitsubishi stated data. Now the Japanese brand has apologized to its customers and stakeholders as well as to Nissan also. They are preparing to compensate the Nissan, and the company will also recall the affected cars which were mostly sold in Japan’s domestic market. Later on the Mitsubishi will investigate the exported cars as well. As an impact due to the scam Mitsubishi’s share fell by 15% in Tokyo, which is the largest share fall for the automaker in last year 12%. Earlier, Hyundai, Kia and Ford cheated the fuel economy tests. In those cases Hyundai and Kia agreed to pay a fine of $350 million to the US government.
Volkswagen India will commence delivery of Ameo in July
Volkswagen Ameo was unveiled amid lot of anticipation. The first made in India and made for India compact sedan from Volkswagen has already garnered appreciation from customers and critics. Incidentally, this is also Volkswagen’s first compact SUV. Now the German automaker is all set to start delivery of the compact sedan from July onwards.
Volkswagen Ameo comes with a blended appearance. It gets a look which comes with several similarities with Volkswagen Vento and Volkswagen Polo. Compare to its competitors Ford Figo Aspire, Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire the compact sedan looks pretty much stylish. It gets sharp headlamps, fog lamps, chrome garnished front grille, crispy character lines, alloy wheels, sharp taillights. It gets lots of features inside the cabin. The features include multifunction steering wheel, dual analog dial and a digital display consisting instrument cluster, 2DIN touchscreen infotainment system, dual tone dashboard. The cabin also comes with dual front airbags as standard safety features. Volkswagen Ameo also gets ABS with EBD.
Power sources for the car a 1.2 litre MPI petrol engine and a 1.5 litre TDI diesel engine. The petrol engine delivers 74 bhp peak power and 110 Nm of peak torque, while the diesel variant produces 88.7 bhp of peak power and 230 Nm of peak toque. The transmission duty is done by 5 speed manual gearbox and a 7 speed AMT as well.
Spec comparison: Honda BR-V vs Ford EcoSport
Honda Car India is all set to launch their latest compact SUV in form of Honda BR-V in the Indian market on 5th May. The compact SUV looks like an aggressive redesigned Honda Mobilio, which is based on the same platform the Honda Brio, Honda Amaze and Honda Mobilio shares. The upcoming compact SUV will directly take on the other models in the segment like Renault Duster, Hyundai Creta and Ford EcoSport.
Ford EcoSport has been a very popular compact SUV in Indian market since it has been launched in the country. The tall and muscular stance, the sporty design, feature packed interior, practicality and the capability to run on both on and off the roads has been the USPs of this car.
Let us take a look how the Honda BR-V and the Ford EcoSport will compete against each other.
BJP MP arrives Parliament on a horse protesting Delhi Odd-Even rule: Video
In the second phase of Odd-Even rule in Delhi several people are being fined on a daily basis for violating the rule in the national capital, but surprisingly the MPs has taken interesting ways to showcase innovative commuting mediums. Some of them protesting the rule, some of them violating it and some of them is following the rule as well. Here is a video, which shows BJP MP Ram Prasad Sharma arriving Parliament on a horse. Check it out.
Recently we found BJP MP Paresh Rawal flouting the Odd-Even rule, who later apologized as well. And after that two other BJP MPs took innovative ways of commuting. MP Ram Prasad Sharma arrived in Parliament riding on a horse with a placard displaying “Pollution Free Vehicle”. He even demanded that Delhi government should stop this rule, or the MPs should be given exemption from the rule. Another BJP Mp Manoj Tiwary was seen reaching parliament riding a bicycle. While several Mps took these innovative commuting mediums to showcase their displeasure against the Odd-Even rule, a dedicated bus for the parliament members reportedly ran empty. Later the bus service was stopped due to poor response from the MPs.
Delhi government has implemented the Odd-Even rule in the national capital in an attempt to reduce the alarmingly rising pollution level in the city. Earlier in the first phase it was seen that the pollution level significantly reduced. Later in the second phase the Delhi government implemented the rule again from 15th April for 15 days. Now the second phase is about to end in 3 days.
Audi is evaluating the Q2 for India
Audi is surely a major luxury player in Indian market. The German automaker is evaluating the prospect of an affordable luxury SUV in the country. Indian customers are generally very much price sensitive. Now a days, the demand for luxury cars have been increasing. Therefore an affordable model from luxury brand like Audi will surely attract many customers.
In an attempt to attract the price sensitive first time luxury car buyers Audi is planning to launch the Q2 in Indian market, although the newly launched SUV will come in a long wheelbase variant in the Indian market, which is a Chinese spec model. Once launched, the 2017 Audi Q2 will mark the entry of the brand’s most affordable model in the country.
The 2017 Audi Q2 was first unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. This is also the smallest model in the Q lineup. The baby SUV is being showcased at the ongoing 2016 Beijing Motor Show also. Inspired by the Volkswagen’s hatchback family this car boasts several Audi technologies and features. The German brand is considering a long wheelbase variant for the Indian market, as the Audi Q2 comes with very little legroom for the rear occupants, which can be a no go point for Indian buyers.
Based on the Audi MQB platform this car will be built in India locally, which will significantly reduce the price in the market. The power source for this car will be a 1.4 litre TFSI petrol engine, which will be accompanied by a 2.0 litre diesel engine as well. The Q2 will be offered in both FWD and AWD Quattro variants. The car will directly compete against BMW 1 Series and Mercedes Benz A Class models. India’s most affordable Audi SUV will bear a price tag around INR. 25 lakhs.
Second Generation Toyota Innova Crysta To Get 5 New Variants
According to the latest reports Toyota will launch the second generation Innova which has been christened Innova Crysta in the first week of May. The reports also states that the new generation MPV will be offered with 5 new variants.
These variants include 2.4 GX MT, 2.8 GX AT, 2.4 VX MT, 2.4 ZX MT, and 2.8 ZX AT. Not only the new Innova Crysta is longer and wider than the current generation model it also features plenty of new and upmarket features as well. You can expect the top spec MPV to get mood lighting, Automatic climate control with rear auto AC, an 8-inch touchscreen with navigation, voice- and gesture-based commands and Bluetooth connectivity, There will also be an eight-way power adjust driver seat and One-touch tumble rear seats to get easy access to the third row of seats inside the cabin.
For the safety of the passengers the Innova Crysta will be equipped with an impressive seven airbags, it will also feature Cruise control. On the outside the new generation MPV gets Automatic LED projector headlamps and Keyless entry and go.
As already mentioned above the new generation Toyota Innova Crysta gets two diesel engine options under its hood which includes the smaller 2.4 Litre unit which has actually derived from the 2.5 Litre unit. However this smaller unit is more fuel efficient and powerful at the same time. The 2.4 Litre diesel unit will produce about 147 Bhp of peak power and will be paired only to a five speed manual transmission.
Does Owning A Ferrari Really Attract Women: Video
Does owning a sportscar like Ferrari can really get you women? This is a decade old question which has been running across the mind of all men and today this guy in this video who goes by the name Doug DeMuro really answers all your questions.
As you can see towards the beginning of the video he parks his own Ferrari 360 at a spot where lot of women comes for jogging. So does he really get any attention? Well why don’t you find our yourself? In the next part of the video he actually parks his Ferrari at another spot where you can see lots of women actually jogging or passing by near the car but does this Ferrari or the person sitting inside who looks quite handsome is actually getting any attention?
The next he does is that he parks his car in the city where there are plenty of women and he is sitting inside the car and trying to find out whether any women actually gets attracted towards his car. So the result and the respond he got actually disappointed him. So the next thing he does is he actually takes his car and drives it within the city now watch the video yourself to find our that does this trick of his actually works this time?
This is really an interesting and funny video at the same time which I am sure will make your day.
Honda New Generation Brio & Amaze Coming Soon?
According to the recent news Honda is actually planning a slew of new car launches for the Indian market within the next few years. They actually have plans to launch the new Brio which is a 7 seater compact SUV in India on 5th May 2016 and besides that they also have plans to introduce the new generation Brio hatchback and the Amaze sedan based on the same platform. The next generation Brio hatchback and Amaze sedan developement is already underway and they have been codenamed 2UA and 2UB internally.
Besides the new generation Brio and Amaze Honda also have plans to introduce the new generation CR-V SUV and the Accord sedan in India Honda who had their plans and goals set for the year 2015-16 with introduction of some new models like Jazz and City and Amaze was not able to make such impact because of the new model launches from Maruti Suzuki India Ltd and Hyundai Motor India Ltd. The poor sales figures of the Honda Mobilio also contributed to these factors as well. While their newly launched Jazz sales figures also dropped after Maruti Suzuki introduced the Baleno premium hatchback.
Thus Honda is planning a comeback by introducing some new models. Expect the new generation Brio and Amaze cars to be lot more equipped than the current generation vehicles because of the increase in the localization levels that they have achieved. The new generation Brio will be exported from India to Japan which will make it the second Japanese car maker after Suzuki to export cars to Japan from India.
Lamborghini Huracan Spyder LP 610-4 India launch on 5th May
Lamborghini Huracan Spyder LP 610-4 is all set for its India debut on 5th May in Mumbai. When in December, 2015 the Lamborghini dealership in Delhi posted a partly covered image of the roadster; it created the rumor about the launch of the car in India. When the car was first unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, it created quite a ripple in the world of automobiles. Now, after nearly five months after the revealing of the partly covered image by the Delhi Lamborghini dealership, the roadster is in headlines again.
The Lamborghini Huracan Spyder is based on the Lamborghini Huracan coupe. The 1542 kilogram weighing roadster comes with a soft top which opens in just 17 seconds while running at a speed of 50 kmph. Compare to the coupe variant the roadster looks much more appealing. It gets a 5.2 litre V10 naturally aspirated engine, which is also seen in the coupe. The engine produces 610 bhp peak power at 8250 rpm, and 560 Nm of peak torque at 6500 rpm. The car can reach 0 – 100 kmph in just 3.4 seconds with a top speed of 324 kmph. It can reach 0 – 200 kmph in 10.2 seconds. The transmission duty is done by a 7 speed dual clutch gearbox. Expect the car to be priced at around 3.43 crore in Indian market.
Toyota Innova Crysta fleet spied prior to 3rd May launch
Toyota is all set to launch the new Innova Crysta in India on 3rd May. Before that the new Toyota Innova Crysta has already reached the showrooms. Now a fleet of new Innova Crysta has been spotted at a dealership stockyard. The spy shot shows different variants of the upcoming Innova Crysta.
The extreme left image shows the base variant of Innova Crysta which is the GX trim. Take a look and you will see there is no LED projector headlamp available in that model. The base variant of the car also doesn’t get fog lamps, 17 inch alloy wheels, and chrome capped ORVMs. The other Innova Crysta seen in the image shows the upper variants of the model. The top end trim of the model will get plenty of features in it. It will get features like Start/Stop button, 7 airbags, ABS, EBD, automatic climate control, 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system, wooden trim up front in the cabin.
The Toyota Innova Crysta will replace the first generation Innova, which has been immensely popular in the Indian MPV market. The Innova Crysta will sport 150 mm of extra length at 4735 mm, 70 mm of extra width at 1830 mm and 35 mm of extra height at 1795 mm. The wheelbase remains same at 2750 mm.
The Toyota Innova will get a 2.4 litre and 2.8 litre GD turbo diesel engines under the hood. The 2.4 litre unit will churn out 149 PS peak power and 343 Nm of peak torque. The 2.8 litre engine will produce 174 PS peak power and 360 Nm of peak torque. Expect the 2.4 litre unit to be mated with a 5 speed manual gearbox, while the latter will be paired with a 6 speed automatic transmission. The Toyota Innova Crysta will compete against the Renault Lodgy and Honda Mobilio. Expect thye price of this car to be around INR. 13 lakh.
Audi SQ7 imported to India, launch imminent
Audi Q7 is the flagship SUV from the German automaker. The new generation of Audi Q7 is already present in Indian market. Now the German luxury automaker seems to be ready to launch the sporty version of the Q7, known as Audi SQ7 in the country. Recently the German automaker imported a SQ7 from Slovakia to India via Mumbai Airport on 21st April, which indicates that the car has been imported for homologation and it will be launched soon in the country.
Based on the latest generation of Audi Q7the sporty SQ7 gets a 4.0 litre V8 TDI engine equipped with three turbochargers. This engine under the hood which gets mated to an 8 speed Tiptronic transmission which will generate 435 hp of peak power and massive 900 Nm of peak torque. The car gets Audi’s famous Quattro AWD system. This car has capability to reach 0 – 100 kmph in just 4.8 seconds with a top speed of 250 kmph.
Design wise the car looks similar to the standard version of Q7, while the SQ7 badge distinguishes the car from the rest of the lot. Once launched, the Audi SQ7 will compete against the Mercedes Benz GL63 AMG, BMW X6M and Range Rover SVR. In India the car will sport a higher price tag compare to the normal Q7. In that case the Audi SQ7 will sport a price tag around INR. 1 crore.