2016 Honda Accord Hybrid
The Honda Accord is a four door sedan from the Japanese manufacturer. Worldwide, the nameplate has been applied to coupe, wagon, hatchback and crossover cars as well. When it was on sale in India, it was available only in the sedan form. The car also had quite a considerable success in the United States. It was also one of the best-selling Japanese car in the U.S. for 15 years from 1982 to 1997.
In the early 1970s, Honda was in a crisis and were about to pull out of the automobile market. However, when they launched the Civic, it went on to become a success. They then decided to build a larger version of the car and it was called the Accord. Accord stands for “Honda’s desire for accord and harmony between the people, the society and the automobile”.The first accord was launched on May 7th 1976 as a 3-door hatchback and as a 4-door sedan the following year. The Honda Accord that is currently on sale is in its ninth generation now.
In India, the Accord was launched in 2001 but even though it was a good car, the sales never took off, especially for the V6 model. 13 years later, in early 2014, Honda pulled the plug on the Accord due to dwindling sales.
The Japanese manufacturer has launched the 2016 Honda Accord in Mountain View, California. This is the first time that Honda has launched a car in the Silicon Valley, the U.S. tech hub. The car will go on sale globally in August and it is also expected to be put on sale in India next year. The car comes with a host of new equipments and safety features.
Honda has decided to reintroduce the Accord in the Indian market again in the year 2016 and they though to go full hybrid this time. The is the ninth generation facelift model which not only gets sharper exterior and interior features but also gets a 2.0L Atkinson VTEC engine and also two electric motors.There are even three different drive modes as well which makes driving even more fun.
Update 25.10.2016:- Honda launched the new Accord Hybrid in India today.The prices and the other details has been updated in this article
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2017 Audi RS3
Audi is all set to unveil the new and updated 2017 RS3 at the 2016 Paris Motor show. Now as you all are quite aware of the fact that the that the RS3 is the sportier and more dynamic variant of the A3 compact sedan, it not only features sharper design but also houses a huge 5 cylinder 400 Hp engine under its hood. What is even more interesting is also the fact that this is the only compact sedan to carry the prestigious RS logo.
The new and powerful sedan is obviously launching in the markets of USA and there is a fair chance of it reaching the Indian shores as well. Although we do have one powerful compact sedan already in our market in the form of Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG which has been dominating the segment alone because quite honestly no other car of its segment has such a big heart to take on the already existing beast. Now although it still remains a big question whether this new sedan from Audi will be able to take on its biggest rival which already attracted quite a lot of attention in the Indian market.
If we talk about the RS3 sedan in particular offcourse! This sedan looks sharp, has a four wheel drive and a powerful engine under its hood and also lighter body weight. There is no doubt that this thing can be called a pocket rocket.
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2016 Triumph Bonneville T100
We all love the very beautiful Triumph Bonneville, don’t we! Over the last many decades, the Triumph Bonneville has been able to make the motorcyclists feel the unadulterated essence of motorcycling with its simplistic design and smooth power delivery, making the rider fall in love with the Bonneville each and every time he sits on the saddle of it.
But with the changing times, it is necessary to move with those changes and be up to date with the latest trends. Triumph too feels the same, and in an intention of making the classic roadster even more desirable, it has worked on the Bonneville platform to make it slightly more contemporary and more powerful. Few months back, Triumph upped the game by replacing the erstwhile existing Bonneville T100 with the more powerful and bigger Bonneville T120. But owing to the demand, Triumph has brought back the Bonneville T100 with some noticeable and comprehensive changes. Here’s our latest version of the all new Bonneville T100.
Next Generation KTM Duke 390 Caught Testing On Indian Road Reveals New Details!
Last time the motorcycle was captured in a spy image was inside the Bajaj factory in Pune. Now once again Overdrive was able to get a clear spyshot image of the new generation KTM Duke390 test mule which was caught testing and revealed few interesting new details.
The motorcycle is all set to launch in the Indian market in 2017 and will take on some other big names of this game. The motorcycle according to the reports on Overdrive gets a new repositioned key slot. This premium yet affordable motorcycle now gets the key slot positioned right towards the front of the muscular and chiselled fuel tank instead of the handlebar. The motorcycle apart from that also received a new integrated grab rail bar towards the rear. The motorcycle also received a new sub frame as well
What else also looks new in the 2017 Duke 390 is the newly redesigned instrument cluster. The instrument cluster looks slightly bigger which also means that it might also provide more information as well. The overall layout of the instrument cluster could also be changed as well and it might receive new fonts and perhaps a new backlit display.
The most important thing that you will also notice is that the rear pillion seat has also been redesigned which definitely means better comfort for the pillion rider. One another biggest change is the inclusion of side exhaust as well. The new Duke390 will get a fully fledged conventional exhaust instead of the underbelly unit.
What To Expect From The Next Gen Maruti Swift Dzire Caught Testing
Recently Cartoq was able to get some spy shots of what it looked like the next generation Swift Dzire. Now you all know by now that Suzuki is all set to introduce the next generation Swift in both International and Indian market as well. So Maruti will definitely be also thinking to upgrade the Swift Dzire compact sedan as well.
Expect some serious changes in the next generation Maruti Swift Dzire compact sedan both in terms of styling as well mechanical. Now this car was already testing in some other International markets but this is actually the first time that it vwas spotted testing here.
Although the test mule which was spotted testing was wrapped in heavy camouflage which actually revealed fewer details about the car but some of the details definitely were clearly visible.
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What Do We Know So far About The Chevrolet Beat Essentia Compact Sedan
When everyone is worried about the upcoming Toyota Fortuner and the Honda Accord Hybrid we definitely like to attract your attention towards another upcoming car which will surely give some hard time to its rivals. First showcased at the 2016 Auto expo Chevrolet surely was able to pull some crowd towards their counter when they showcased the Beat Essentia concept. This concept surely looked practical and also was almost ready for production. Recently the Beat Essentia compact sedan test mule was spotted for the first time while it was being tested on Indian road; this actually gave everyone a hint that Chevrolet will be introducing the new sedan sooner or later.
Details reveal that the car will be launched in the Indian market towards March 2017. This compact sedan will take on some other rivals of its segment like the upcoming Tata Kite5 compact sedan which will also be launched in2017.
The Beat Essentia concept which was showcased at the Auto expo was definitely borrowed all its design cues from the next generation Beat hatchback and also shares most of its components with the hatchback.
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2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber
Over the past twelve months, Triumph has been sweating it out on the arena and treating us with exceptionally new modern classics over and over again. Their Bonneville range is selling as fast as they can make them and just when you thought it’s time for them to take a well-deserved breather, they just pushed themselves into uncharted territory.
Calling it a “pure Bonneville hot rod” the British manufacturer captured the American way of the ‘30s in this brutally beautiful factory custom bobber. This is enough proof that this companyhas the guts to look elsewhere for inspiration when designing new models. And by the looks of it, they might have just manage to pull one over the Harleys or the Indian. That folks is a statement.
2016 Mahindra e2o Plus
Although the Indian all electric car market has not flourished completely yet but still makers like Mahindra is trying their level best to manage, provide and develop an all electric car which definitely could provide a solution and perhaps even can replace the everyday car which runs on fossil fuel.
After lot of developmental work Mahindra launched the updated e2o back in 2013; this two door hatchback replaced the previous model. The two door hatchback which replaced its successor was more practical and also had a longer range. The e20 which is powered by a Lithion-Ion battery takes around 5 hours to fully charge the battery and also has a top speed of 90 km/h. The car is manufactured at Mahindra’s Bangalore factory. There is no doubt in the fact that the e20 is definitely one tech loaded car and perhaps also one of the advanced car of its class as well.
The e20 Plus on the other hand will definitely add more practicality to daily use because believe it or not, the e20 Plus will be Mahindra’s second car after the Verito electric to get 5 doors. So you get the same electric car advantage but with a better space inside.
Mahindra is all set to launch the new car on October 21st in India and below provided are the details of this soon to be launched four door hatchback.
Update21.10.2016:-Mahindra launched the four door all electric hatchback e2o Plus in India today. The prices and the other details has been updated accordingly
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The Four Door All Electric Car Mahindra e2o Plus Launched
Mahindra today launched the e2o Plus in India which is basically a four door variant of the e2o two door all electric hatchback which is on sale in India at this moment. The word e2o means electric to oxygen and plus, this all electric hatchback promises zero emission, low running cost and also efficient home charging. This four door variant definitely promises to be more practical because it provides more space inside the cabin and also comes with an increased range.
The new e2o Plus is available in four different variants which includes P2, P4, P6 and the top end P8 variants. This all electric car is priced in between INR. 5.46 Lakhs for the base P4 variant to INR 8.46 Lakhs for the top end P8 variant(ex-showroom Delhi, post state subsidy and FAME incentive).
Although the new four door electric hatchback had not lost its original identity but it still definitely looks a lot different than the two door variant. The e2o plus sports a new grille designs towards the front which also gets vertical slats. The swept back headlamp design looks identical to the two door variant though but gets projector units. The front profile also features a newly designed bumper as well. This hatchback now also features a longer wheelbase. The C pillar has been extended a bit to fit the additional rear door.
2016 Jaguar F-Pace
Premium Auto manufactures like Mercedes Benz, Audi and BMW has already entered the Crossover and premium SUV segment and made a lot of name, so in order to stay in the competition the iconic British auto manufacturer Jaguar who has been in the business of building cars for more than 80 years now too showed their interest in entering the competitive premium SUV and Crossover segment. So the first step they took was when they showcased the CX-17 Concept SUV at the Frankfurt Auto show back in the year 2013.
Jaguar has stunned the World towards the beginning of 2016 by revealing fewer details of their all new performance oriented Crossover called F-Pace, the F-Pace also happens to be the production version of the same CX-17 Concept about which we mentioned above.
The F-Pace carries some design DNA from Jaguar’s popular sportscar in the recent times the F-Type so you all could imagine that this Crossover is a lot sportier than you actually could think. To add to the sporty character the new F-Pace is also built on lightweight aluminum architecture. This performance Crossover promises to offer dynamic performance, agility and responsiveness. The F-Pace also promises to offer everyday usability at the same time combine class leading interior space along with an exceptional on road presence and dynamics.
The F-pace is a high performance Crossover with the capability of carrying 5 occupants inside and it underpins Jaguar’s innovative aluminium-intensive architecture like we already mentioned which is also shared with their new XE compact sedan. Besides being lightweight the F-Pace is also fitted with an advanced suspension setup. It also gets an all-wheel drive and Jaguar’s revolutionary All-Surface Progress Control technology.
So you can imagine that this is definitely a worthy Jaguar Crossover which not only gets some really advanced technologies onboard but definitely is also one worthy competitor to the other Crossovers like the Porsche Macan or the BMW X4.
Update 21.10.2016:- Jaguar has launched the F-Pace in India and it is available with two engine options and four trim levels. We have updated the pricing and other details below-
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Jaguar’s Only Crossover Offering F-Pace Launched In India
Jaguar has announced the prices of their newest Crossover the F-Pace in India. The new SUV is available in four different trims which include Pure, Prestige, R-Sport and First Edition trims. The price for the new F-Pace Crossover starts at INR 68.40 Lakhs while the top end variant is priced at INR 1.12 Crores (ex showroom, Delhi).
The F-Pace is made available with two different engine options. Powering the Pure and the Prestige trims is the 2.0 Litre, four cylinder, Ingenium turbo diesel unit which is capable of producing about 132 Kw of peak power at 4000 rpm and 430 NM of peak torque in between 1, 750-2, 500 rpm. This engine is paired to 8 speed auto transmission. The Crossover with this 2.0 Litre unit under its hood takes about 8.7 seconds to sprint from 0-100 km/h mark while it has a top speed of 210 km/h mark. The other more powerful engine on offer is the 3.0L V6 turbodiesel unit which is capable of producing about 221 kW of peak power at 4000 rpm and 700 Nm of torque at 2000 rpm. This engine too is also paired to the same 8 speed auto transmission. The engine helps the Crossover to sprint from 0-100 km/h mark in 6.2 seconds while it has a top speed of 241 km/h mark. The only eight speed transmission option sends power to the four wheels of the Crossover.
Tata Nexon Test Mule Spotted Testing In Ladakh
There is so much interest surrounding the soon to be launched Nexoncompact SUV from Tata Motors. Tata motors already previewed their new compact SUV at the 2016 Auto Expo and where we actually already got lot of details about the SUV.
The test mule which was caught testing was equipped with projector headlamps which comes with twin pod setup and also featured some chrome highlights. While apart from the headlamps the taillamp too featured some chrome highlights as well. Towards the front the test mule featured mesh grille which comes with grey upper lining. The test mule also featured black roof rail as well. Apart from the roof rails the wing mirrors too featured a duel tone characteristic and also integrated turn blinkers. The test mule also featured rear windscreen wipers as well which indicated that this might be the top end variant. Just like the fabricated exterior expect the interior too to get lots of equipments as well. The new Nexon might get a Harmann sourced infotainment system as well
The compact SUV will be based on the updated and heavily re-engineered Vista platform and will most probably be powered by 1.5 Liter Turbocharged diesel unit which is expected to produce about around 108 Hp of peak power and around 260 Nm of torque. The engine will be paired to 6 speed manual transmission while there will also be an AMT transmission on offer as well.
Expect the compact SUV to make it to the Indian market towards the first half of 2017 and will go head top head with the Ford Ecosport, Mahindra TUV300 and also the Maruti Vitara Brezza. Expect the pricing to be around INR. 7 to 10 Lakh rupee mark.