2017 Honda CB Shine SP
Ever since its inception back in 2005, the Honda CB Shine has been ruling the roots of the 125cc motorcycle. For all those motorcyclists who wanted a perfect balance between the fuel efficiency of entry level 100cc commuters and performance of a 150cc naked streetfighter, the motorcycle proved to be one capable option. Within no time of its launch, the CB Shine created and strengthened an all new segment of 125cc motorcycles, which forced other bike makers to enter this segment and amplify their profits.
Since its launch, the CB Shine has been a consistent performer in its segment, maintaining its hegemony in the 125cc motorcycle space and churning up consistent sales month after month. To double up the aura of the brand in the 125cc space, Honda replaced the good old semi-faired Stunner with a sportier avatar of the CB Shine. Dubbed as CB Shine SP, this particular variant is the sportier version of the good old Shine with spruced up front and side looks, along with a couple of modern features.
The CB Shine SP has recently received its first mid-life facelift, which comes with a couple of minute cosmetic changes and additions as well as minor changes done to its powertrain. Let’s have a look at what all changes do the new CB Shine SP gets:-
Did You All Watched The New 2017 Honda City Sedan TVC: Video
Honda launched the facelift City sedan in India on 14th February 2017. The prices for the facelift sedan starts from 8.50 Lakhs onward and it gets both petrol and diesel drivetrains under its hood.
The new sedan is available in S, SV, V, and VX grades, while Honda also reintroduced the ZX grade as well. If we talk about changes the sedan gets completely new LED headlamps which also integrated LED daytime running lamps as well. The front profile also gets a new bumper as well which also houses a new set of LED fog lamps. Towards the side profile, the car gets a new set of 15-inch wheels for the mid and lower variant while the top end variants get bigger 16-inch diamond cut two-tone alloy wheels. The rear profile also gets a restyled LED taillamps and a new integrated trunk spoiler completed with LED brake lamps.
On the inside the sedan now features Beige upholstery; the biggest change, however, comes in the form of a new 7.7-inch Digipad touchscreen infotainment system. This new infotainment system also gets integrated satellite navigational system, voice navigation, and Mirror link system. This new system also gets a 1.5 GB of internal storage as well.
Bajaj is not happy about the competition wanting amnesty on BS-IV implementation.
April 1st is the set date by the EPCA (Environment Pollution Control Authority) of India were all automotive manufacturers are said to adhere to releasing products that run on BS-IV compliant engines. Doing so, the Pune based manufacturer, Bajaj, has been the first and only manufacturer who has now switched all their two and three wheeler product line-up with engines that satisfy the new emission norms.
There are however a few manufacturers who are looking out to get an extension to produce BS-IV vehicles by a month or two, only so that they can exhaust their BS-III stocks. And this has infuriated the top heads at Bajaj and they strongly condemn this act.
The List Of Ten Exciting Budget Cars Which No One Actually Buys Anymore
Every car manufacturer has the core aim of only one thing – to sell as much cars as possible and position itself as a strong player. With this aim, they seldom produce cars which although being groundbreaking on most of the aspects, fail to click in the minds of the customers. This happens with almost every manufacturer at one point of time or the other. Blame it for the wrong pricing, bad timing or simply bad luck, there are some products which fall under this category.
In this feature story, we are going to take a look on ten such cars which unfortunately are selling in less numbers despite being great products in one aspect or the other. Following is a list of those ten cars which deserve to sell more for the great products they are:-
Tata Motors and Microsoft India Collaborates To Bring Connected Experience For Their Future Customers
Tata Motors and Microsoft has joined hands and announced a strategic agreement to redefine connected and personalized driving experiences for Indian customers. Tata Motors will now benefit from Microsoft’s connected vehicle technologies which work by bringing together artificial intelligence (AI), advanced machine learning, and the Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities on the global hyper-scale Azure cloud.
This new technology, in turn, will actually help in creating a highly personalized, smarter and also safer driving experience across both the digital and real world of the vehicle owners. The first car equipped with all these future technologies will be showcased for the first time Infront of the public at 2017, Geneva Motor show which will commence from March 7th onward.
The completely new Tata Motors user interface will now be equipped with Microsoft’s advanced functionality like navigation, predictive maintenance, telematics and also remote monitoring features.
Commenting on the partnership, Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD, Tata Motors, said, That their aim is to provide innovative and technologically advanced products which can excite their customers. They are bringing Microsoft’s connected vehicle technologies on the Azure intelligent cloud to actually bring the digital life of their customers into their cars they drive daily. They have plans to create a fully connected and seamless driving experience for their customers.
2017 Maruti-Suzuki Ertiga Limited Edition
Maruti has launched a special edition of their popular people carrier Ertiga in India today. This limited edition variant is available in two grades, the new limited edition Ertiga is available with the choices of both petrol and diesel engines and also gets additional accessories worth INR. 16,990. The VXI variant is priced at INR. 7.85 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi), the VDi trim of this limited edition model, on the other hand, is priced at INR. 8.10 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
If we talk about features then this limited edition car gets quite a few of them on both its exterior as well as interior.
Below provided are the list of details that you will find in the new limited edition Ertiga MPV
KTM will launch the "all-new" Duke 390 on the 23rd of February.
When the first Duke hit the streets few years ago, it was not here to make friends. The bike changed the game and re-wrote the rule books. A bold call to all to head to the straight narrow and embrace the life that lives at the very limit. In 2017, a whole new face hit the streets starting with the 1290 Super Duke R, the Beast mode 2.0.
The next iteration entering the country streets is the 2017 KTM 390 Duke. On the 23rd of this month, this Austrian Orange is officially landing to take over the crown for the ultimate streetfighter in the segment. And almost everything is new on this motorcycle.
Porsche 718 Cayman & Boxster Launched In India
Porsche today launched the new 718 Cayman and the 718 Boxster in the Indian market. The Boxster is priced at INR. 85.53 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi) the Cayman is priced comparatively lower at INR. 81.63 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Porsche decided to rename the Boxster and Cayman and add the ‘718’ prefix when they decided to give a mid-cycle facelift last year.
Both these cars get some subtle updates to its exterior and interior while the biggest change can be found under the hood. Both the Boxster and the Cayman now is powered by a smaller 2.0 Liter four cylinder, turbo petrol engine which is capable of producing about 300 PS of peak power and 380Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a seven-speed automatic PDK gearbox. If we talk about performance then the official figures suggests that the cars can sprint from 0-100 km/h mark in 4.7sec when equipped with Porsche’s PDK automatic gearbox and Sport Chrono package and can touch a top speed of 275kph. For the International market, the Cayman is also offered with a 6-speed manual transmission as well.
Renault To Launch Kaptur Crossover Soon
While Renault’s small cars were not able to impress the Indian customers their compact SUV has done the job perfectly. Their popular offering the compact SUV space came in the form of the Duster launched back in 2012. This is definitely counted as one of their most successful product in the Indian market. Now it seems like Renault is all set to add another Crossover to their lineup. Called the Kaptur, now this particular name will sound familiar to you all because Renault already sells the car in the markets of Europe but the Crossover is called Captur there.
Now the Crossover which will be sold in the Indian market will although look identical to the ones sold in the European market but it will be based on a completely different platform here in India, while the European spec Captur underpins Clio’s platform but in India, it will be based on Duster’s platform. Now according to the reports, this has been done deliberately keeping the developing market in mind. Renault definitely has plans to keep the pricing in check and thus also will be looking to share many of its parts as well with some of their existing cars of the Indian market.
2017 Honda City
The City sedan has been here in the Indian market for quite some time now and has ruled the segment with its road presence and that impressive IVTEC motor. Then when it was time Honda introduced the diesel motor as well along with a few other updates. Now with the rising competition, Honda has actually decided to introduce the facelift variant City sedan after almost three years since it’s got its last update. This is a mid-cycle update that the car will receive before Honda introduces the new generation sedan.
Honda has already unveiled the 2017 City sedan facelift last month in Thailand and it will also make it to the Indian shores on 14th February 2017. Honda has officially confirmed that they will be launching the updated sedan on the above mentioned date. What is even more interesting is that they have teased the soon to be launched sedan on a recently launched teaser video.
Now that we have received official confirmation from Honda about its launch, we have updated the preview article with all the information available at this moment.
Update 14/02/17:- Honda launched the City Facelift in India today. The new sedan prices start from INR. 8.50 lakh onward. We have updated the review accordingly
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Honda’s dream V4 ’speed-monster’ has been leaked
Honda made everyone sweat when they launched the CBR900RR in 1992 having huge power numbers and weighing lesser than the closest competitor. For the Fireblade’s 25th anniversary, Honda has gone big with the updated CBR portfolio and launching the Honda CBR1000RR SP & SP2.
Now, as revealed on MoreBikes, we can see new plans of Honda that might basically rejuvenate the mighty V4s’ that made debut with the VFR750 in 1995, a bike still termed as the ‘best road bike ever built’.
2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country
Volvo has launched a total of 3 cars Worldwide since the year 2014, which includes the XC90, S90 and the V90. Out of these 3 cars, Volvo has introduced the XC and the S90 in the Indian market already. There is a common link in between all these above-mentioned cars; they all are based on the Swedish auto manufacturer’s latest scalable product architecture (SPA) platform. This flexible lightweight yet safe architecture allows a number of body forms on a single platform allowing the auto manufacturer to save cost. This new platform which underpins all these unique cars made its debut with the XC90 SUV back in 2014.
According to Volvo officials, the new 90 series cars offers a unique driving experience and they call it "Relaxed Confidence". India is definitely not a popular market for Estate cars but Indian customers always are open to something new and unique. Talking about uniqueness, the Volvo V90 Cross Country definitely falls under one of the most under this unique breed of cars. It carries the ‘Cross Country’ moniker along with its name which clears many of our doubts about its purpose.
Sweden is known for its extreme weather, where the temperature can go upto -40 degree Celsius during winter. The people too are also known for their adventurous nature thus making the Volvo V90 Cross Country an ideal car for this surroundings because it combines off-road capabilities into an Estate car. The raised ground clearance and four-wheel drive capability have given the V90 a whole new meaning.
The reason why we are interested in this particular car is because of the fact that Volvo actually has plans to introduce the V90 Cross Country in the Indian market within this year, so we are here to provide you with all the details available about this truly unique car in detail.
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